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Spacious Andean Family Cottage in Fully Restored Historic Buildings

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Welcome to 4 Volcanoes Cottage - view from the private garden


Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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 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.

Transportation available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays.


Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge


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

    only outside/ on roofed terraces...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    sliding doors, no stairs...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

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

    child bed/baby crib optional...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    private bathroom, chiminea and glassroofed terrace...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    giant, build-in bunkbed for up to 4 children...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 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


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


  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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:

    in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric & gas 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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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30 night min stay


Discounts: 30 nights or more: €33 Nightly

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  • Tax Rate 22%


Includes: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood & potable water tank.

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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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 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.


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 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!

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish

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  • Welcome to 4 Volcanoes Cottage - view from the private garden

    Welcome to 4 Volcanoes Cottage - view from the private garden

  • Master Bedroom Terrace looking out to the Gardens

    Master Bedroom Terrace looking out to the Gardens

  • Neighboring 4 Volcanoes Villa

    Neighboring 4 Volcanoes Villa

  • Master Bedroom Fireplace

    Master Bedroom Fireplace

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Bathroom besides Master Bedroom

    Bathroom besides Master Bedroom

  • Bathroom between 2nd Bedroom, Dining Room and Dormitory

    Bathroom between 2nd Bedroom, Dining Room and Dormitory

  • Volcanoe Imbabura as seen from property

    Volcanoe Imbabura as seen from property

  • Hike to Lake San Pablo

    Hike to Lake San Pablo

  • local weavers

    local weavers

  • colourful local traditions

    colourful local traditions

  • Master Bedroom Terrace

    Master Bedroom Terrace

  • Glass Porch between Dining Room and Kitchen

    Glass Porch between Dining Room and Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • children's dormitory

    children's dormitory

  • Bathroom besides Living Room

    Bathroom besides Living Room

  • Historic House front

    Historic House front

  • Lake San Pablo and surrounding communities

    Lake San Pablo and surrounding communities

  • Cuicocha Crater Lagoon at Cotacachi Leather Village - just 30min away

    Cuicocha Crater Lagoon at Cotacachi Leather Village - just 30min away

  • Main square of San Pablo del Lago

    Main square of San Pablo del Lago

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