• BOUTIQUE-modern design
• HOME-LIKE coziness
• AUTHENTIC Old Town Quito vibe
• CENTRAL location
• SPECTACULAR View from terrace
Your perfect home-base when in Quito.
Exclusive & fully-equipped apartment housed within "Casa LunaLoma", a lovingly restored 100 yr old Colonial Home, located 5 mins from Quito's Historic Center, iconic landmarks, churches & museums.
Apt "Chuquiragua" takes its name from a beautiful, high-altitude, orange flower native to the Ecuadorean Andes.
"Chuquiragua" is a spacious, fully furnished, modern loft apartment located on the first floor of "Casa LunaLoma" (The MoonHill House), a charming and beautifully restored 3 stories high House. This 100 yrs old grand colonial house is located in the heart of "La Loma Grande" (the Big Hill) a colorful and traditional residential neighborhood adjacent to Quito's Historic Center.
This house was the original home of the Cascante-Lopez family and its 9 children and for 80 years it has remained family owned. Today it houses a collection of 7 unique apartments, each one with its own personality and special qualities, yet they all exude the same welcoming warmth and charm.
Loft "Chuquiragua" features modern amenities and is a mix of uniquely curated design touches and classic colonial architectural details. Its hardwood floors and exposed wooden beams add warmth and coziness.
Our thick walls with tapered, deep-inset windows are unique to our building, creating Casa LunaLoma's signature, modern-colonial style. These windows beautifully frame views of "El Panecillo" and "La Virgen de Quito" as they face the south west side of our House.
Loft "Chuquiragua" is the perfect place for couples, solo adventurers, friends & business travelers that appreciate design esthetics, boutique designer touches, comfortable modern amenities yet seek out immersive cultural experiences. Our apartments are designed and inspired by a mix of colonial-modern style and are centrally located, making your experience uniquely local.
Our Loft is also a great place for those travelers looking for a spacious home-base while exploring Quito's surroundings, or for those nearing the end of their travels through Ecuador, looking for a place that feels like home away from home while not missing a beat in maximizing their cultural immersive experience.
Our apartment is 850 sq. ft and is spacious enough for 2-3 travelers to feel right at home.
Below please find more detailed description on "Chuquiragua"
Entry Bottom Floor:
As you first enter the loft, you will be greeted by our cozy dining room and living room. Our dining room is perfect for intimate breakfasts and dinners. It can accommodate up to 4 people (photo only shows 2 chairs). Our adjacent living room has a set of comfy wicker chairs great for relaxing, kicking your feet up and having a glass of wine after your day exploring the city. It also holds a smart TV you can hook to your Netflix in case a little binge watching is in the works for the evening.
Both spaces are beautifully lit by one of our most striking and favorite features of our unit, its windows. As our building is almost 100 years old, the thickness of our walls are, let's just say very deep! And so are our windows! We have two unique windows: A horizontal panoramic, deep-inset window with a beautiful view of Old Town Quito as well a very modern vertically narrow, deep inset window with a perfect framing of "Our Virgin of Quito". This narrow window travels upward to our upper loft. A special design touch we love.
Across from our living room is a kitchen that faces our house shared courtyard and water fountain. The lighting through this window is very lovely in the mornings! When you first arrive, our kitchen will warmly welcome you with a small basket of goodies which we always provide to our guest to include: Small bottles of our most iconic local mineral water called "Guitig" (A must-try), local Ecuadorian ground coffee, local Tea, etc. (We know how it is to finally arrive at home-base from long flights!)
The kitchen itself has all the essentials for meal preparation: Electric stove, fridge, coffee maker, microwave, tea kettle, pots, pans and cooking utensils. Whether you are doing a light morning coffee prep or if you want to fully venture into doing a more immersive cooking, the kitchen is ready. Many of our guest purchase items from the local "Tienditas" (mini-markets) to prepare their meals. Also, let us know if you have any special requests for foods to be stocked in the fridge prior to your arrival, we are happy to help with that at an additional charge.
On this floor, you will also find our bathroom and shower with hot water as well as a washer & dryer (yes, note on the dryer!) which is great when you have traveled from various spots and need some garment freshen ups. It's right here, just like home. :)
Now as we head upstairs, the wooden loft stairs are safe, modern and beautifully crafted. The upstairs loft has a lovely traditional colonial window that faces the front of the house and fills this room with great light.
Our loft bedroom has a king-sized bed with hotel quality cotton sheets & bedding. Our down comforters were specially selected with a thick density to embrace the colds of Quito's evenings. Our mattress is very comfortable. Needless said, your evening will be ultra cozy!
The bedroom also has plenty of storage: on the sides of the bed and on a built-in closet. You will also find a build in work table station and build-in bookshelves making it very functional and practical for those who want to get a little laptop work done!
As the evenings in Quito can get very cold, the apartment comes equipped with 2 space heaters as well as extra blankest for your cozy usage.
For parties of 3, a temporary bed can be set up on the bottom floor at additional cost.
Our apartment has free fiber optic internet connection with high speed WiFi enabled access throughout the house, so you remain connected.
Overall, Our Loft "Chuquiragua" is an excellent choice apartment with a lot of character and beautifully curated design touches. It's perfect if you are looking for a home away from home that allows you to relax while still experiencing a unique and memorable taste of Quito and still being central to all that Old Town Quito has to offer.