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4 Volcanoes Cottage is a homey Estate with a unique, Mediterranean flair and lots of cozy living space in its three interconnected buildings, laid out around a private patio and within extensive gardens. It is perfect for families or small groups and especially suitable for mid/ long term visitors.
Our location couldn´t be better: right at the foot of Imbabura volcano, in the green valley of lake San Pablo and within walking distance of a small Andean village where you can buy fresh vegetables at the farmer´s market. The historic adobe and stone build cottage is an ideal getaway for families with children, outdoor enthusiasts, or those who are looking for a quiet place to write, paint or learn Spanish.
Enjoy a sun bath in the private patio or a good read in the ample living room on our comfortable, modern couch. The master bedroom is privately located in its own little building next to the living room, it has a queen size bed, garden views to two sides, and a bathroom with a free standing bath tub. The fire place keeps it cozy warm at night and the morning sun is best enjoyed on the little terrace. The second bedroom has a double bed and counts with an amazing mountain view. And the kid´s dormitory next door features a built-in, super size bunk bed. Those two rooms share an ample bathroom with shower. All rooms, including the fully equipped, practical kitchen and a separate dining room with fantastic mountain view are distributed around a private, inner patio.
The area is a must see: Vivid indigenous culture, 350 days of sun, amazing nature for outdoor activities, authentic rural villages for crafts/ antique shopping, and all just 90 minutes from Quito international airport. Your home away from home is situated next to the renowned 4Volcanoes Lodge luxury villa. You are welcome to stroll its professionally landscaped garden, and enjoy the mountain views to all 4 directions, a playground, soccer field, tree house and lots of room for your children. Your privacy will always be respected. Please email us with your personal needs and ideas or ask us for the pre-trip information package with FAQ list, itinerary ideas, special offers, maps and more!
Rates include: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood, use of laundry room, potable water tank & maintenance/ gardening. Transportation available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays, please ask.
Airport pickup and local transportation available upon request.
Guided mountain tours, natural horsemanship sessions and English-speaking guide/chauffeur with Van/ 4x4 vehicle available for other activities like Cuicocha lake, Cotacachi leather village, Otavalo handicraft market, Mojanda crater lagoon visit, Cusin & Peguche waterfall visits, parque Condor, and Lake San Pablo boat trip, ask for details....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Cleaning€38 + tax
Includes: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood & potable water tank. Transportation available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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We named the house 4 Volcanoes Cottage because of its unique setting. Located at 2.600m in the northern Andes of Ecuador and within a 5 minute walk from the main plaza of the rural village of San Pablo del Lago, we are surrounded by 4 majestic peaks of (extinct) volcanoes: Imbabura, Cusin, snowcapped Cotacachi and the Mojanda rim.
Its just a 1,5 hour drive from Quito international airport, and yet another world. Indigenous walk their cows and sheep to the grazing field every morning. The land is worked the old fashioned way and fresh mountain air clears your senses.
We have renowned hotels with an excellent restaurant offer within a 10 minute drive and some of Ecuador´s major tourist attractions such as famous Otavalo market or Cuicocha crater lagoon are just 30 minutes away.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a family from Germany and live permanently in Ecuador since 2002.
We own another vacation rental (4Volcanoes Villa) which I manage, my wife works as family therapist and in equine therapy. We love living close to nature, with cultural experiences and of course sunshine all year round! Our three boys are born in this wonderful country and homeschooled - we truly love our way of life here. As former buisness consultants and managers of the award winning Hacienda Zuleta hotel, we know the hospitality industry quite well - take advantage of our contacts and insights!
Why the Owner Chose Otavalo: San Pablo is an authentic village in a quiet rural setting, only 50 miles from the capital Quito and with endless activities within 1 hour driving around the house. The climate is perfect - Sunshine on 350 days of the year
The Unique Benefits at this Estate: The area is perfect for outdoor activities, shopping, there are restaurants close by and the cultural experience offered is amazing.
A perfect day: get up with the first rays of sun and hike up the Imbabura volcano. Come back, have a late breakfast on the terrace. Watch the horses in training. Later a trip to Otavalo, some crafts shopping, visit a cultural event or just watch the people at the plaza. Grab some fruit at the market and head for early dinner towards the lake, for a beautiful dining experience with sunset view at the shore. When home, you can count the stars of both hemisperes. Tomorrow you can do a trail ride and have tea time at a colonial hacienda. And change your flights - stay a little longer!