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Cozy Andean Family Cottage in Restored Historic Building

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Living Room with terrace towards garden/entrance


Last updated: 10/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Otavalo cottage description

4 Volcanoes Cottage is a cute home with a unique, Mediterranean flair and lots of cozy living space – indoor and outdoors. It is perfect for families or small groups and also 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 also has a queen size 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 with barbecue and sitting area.
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 90minutes 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, the walkable flower labyrinth, a playground, soccer field, tree house and lots of room for your children.
Staff is available for assistance, while 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!

Special discounts for small groups and long stays, please ask for details.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Available
          • Chauffeur


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            only on roofed terraces...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            sliding doors, no stairs...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

            private bathroom and glassroofed terrace, child bed/baby opt...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib

            child bed/baby crib optional...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 double

            giant, build-in bunkbeds for children...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Airport pickup $100 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


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Television
              • Toys
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Lago San Pablo, biggest lake in Ecuador...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Imbabura, Cotacachi, Cusin y Mojanda Volcanoes...moreless

              • Rural
              • Village:

                San Pablo del Lago, 5min walking distance...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Rock Climbing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                elecric heaters available...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone:

                local prepaid celphone...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Bicycles
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included


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                  7 night min stay

                  €330 €990
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                  • Tax Rate 22%


                  INCLUDES: Wi-Fi Internet, local prepaid cellphone, kitchen basics, firewood, use of laundry room, weekly linen change, potable water and basic housekeeping/gardening.

                  Transportation & Service available upon request.

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                  Last updated: 10/26/2014
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                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Red Pub, Otavalo
                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Doña Esters, Otavalo
                  200 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Las Peñas

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  We named the house 4Volcanoes Cottage, due to 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.


                  Owner info

                  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 Lode) 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 Cottage:
                  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 week longer!

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                  Speaks: english, german, spanish



                  • Living Room with terrace towards garden/entrance

                    Living Room with terrace towards garden/entrance

                  • Volcanoe Imbabura as seen from property

                    Volcanoe Imbabura as seen from property

                  • fireplace master bedroom

                    fireplace master bedroom

                  • bath tub master bedroom

                    bath tub master bedroom

                  • dining room

                    dining room

                  • 2nd bathroom

                    2nd bathroom

                  • living room

                    living room

                  • colourful local traditions

                    colourful local traditions

                  • local weavers

                    local weavers

                  • Hike to Lake San Pablo

                    Hike to Lake San Pablo

                  • Lake San Pablo and surrounding communities

                    Lake San Pablo and surrounding communities

                  • terrace of master bedroom

                    terrace of master bedroom

                  • Queen bed in master bedroom

                    Queen bed in master bedroom

                  • terrace master bedroom

                    terrace master bedroom

                  • children's dormitory

                    children's dormitory

                  • living room

                    living room

                  • patio


                  • restored historic building as seen from street

                    restored historic building as seen from street

                  • Waterfall hike at Volcanoe Cusin

                    Waterfall hike at Volcanoe Cusin

                  • Main square of San Pablo del Lago

                    Main square of San Pablo del Lago

                  VRBO #594529

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, October 26, 2014

                  €330 per week (EUR)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 10/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english, german, spanish
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