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Vacation House in Quito Ecuador

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located in Conocoto, only 25-minutes from downtown Quito and the Nord of the city, in the Valley of the Chillos, in Conocoto, you and your family will be able to enjoy your vacation in the capital of Ecuador. Noiseless, just the chirping of birds in a European style house full of comfort and good taste. All of its rooms have a view to the garden, a terrace shadowed by a beautiful bougainvillea for eating outdoors or having appetizers in company of hummingbirds that are drinking nectar from the many flowers. You can enjoy the view of the mountains of the Andes mountain chain..

Gated house with intercom, automatic entry and remote access for guests/visitors/taxi/food delivery.

You can stroll down the property which is totally private (4.000 square meters). A 6-minute drive will get you to the largest shopping center of Quito, full of fashionable boutiques, banks, light food, Ecuadorian traditional food restaurants, bookstores, supermarkets, cinemas, play zones, local and international phone booths, etc.

It is a great opportunity for visiting Quito. The downtown area and the north of the city are only at 25 minutes.

For transportation you can hire a Rent-a-Car that we can arrange or hire the services of a local private chauffer or make use of the taxis that are economical.

Gated house with intercom, automatic entry and remote access for guests/visitors/taxi/food delivery.

Keywords: Vacation House

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, French basic knowledge
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2018

About Vicky

My name is Vicky Frey and my professional background is in acting. A few years ago, I decided to make one of my homes available to guests. Since that time, I've been delighted to meet a number of interesting people and have had the chance to exchange ideas, practice my English and to help introduce them to the customs and culture of Ecuador. I know my country and my city well and have been able to refer my guests to fine restaurants, little-known tourist sites and markets, shopping, theater, concerts and a variety of other local and regional events, as well as to help my guests with their own planned travels and agenda. During their visit, I remain in residence in a small home close by with my daughter Pamela, and we delight in helping our guests with the information they need for a wonderful stay. We speak Spanish, German, English and Italian. Our experience has been that our visitors arrive as guests and leave as our friends. I hope you will visit us.

Vicky purchased this house in 1984

Why Vicky chose Conocoto

Years ago we wanted to buy a property in a valley surrounded by a forest. My family and I always wished to have a special place to relax and enjoy the nature and a great weather, plenty of sunshine, where the nights are not so cold. As well, we chose this property in order to be close to the city, it is a paradise where my daughters have grown and enjoyed the sun and the pool.

What makes this house unique

It's nice to have a place that has all the modern city benefits and at the same time is a place where there is peace and opportunity for in the evening, finding oneself in the heat of the fireplace and a glass of wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay in this amazing home. The view is the best!

We appreciate the advice with tours, taxis, shops. We loved Termas Papallacta and the teleferico! Thanks. Your garden is lovely + the dogs are a riot! Finn loved them Thanks again
Jul 2016
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Conocoto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) The queen size bed has an extended length of 4 inches., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
We provide maid service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We provide a cell phone, renter must buy time card for cell phone. One bedroom has 2 twin beds. Gated house with intercom, automatic entry and remote access for guests/visitors/taxi/food delivery. Information of restaurants and transportation.


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Vacation House in Quito Ecuador
average rating of 4.972973 based on 79 reviews

It's worth it to spend weeks ot months there!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve been Vicky’s guest for three and a half weeks in February/March 2018. She gave me a warm welcome and I felt really comfortable in here cosy house. The big garden with hundreds of flowers and trees invites to sit outside, and the warm pool to have a daily swim. There is a taxi stand nearby as well as a bus station to Quito. All kind of shopping is possible in Conocoto or nearby San Rafael. Werner Gremlich / Switzerland

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tank you Werner for your kind review. It makes happy you enjoyed the house, gardens and the great weather that is always here. Greetings from the middle of the word. Vicky
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Wonderful home with beautiful gardens, great views, and an excellent host

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay in Vicky's beautiful home. The home is located in a quiet section of Quito (Conocoto). It has good access to the highways... we were able to take day trips in our rental car from the home to Otavalo, the next day to Cotopaxi, and the next day to Papallacta (hot springs). It was very nice to return to a lovely quiet home after our day trips. Vicky has created a genuine oasis from the city on her property. The grounds are wonderfully landscaped with gardens and trees and the views of the city below are beautiful, especially at dusk. The property is behind walls so it feels very private, secluded and secure. There is a lovely pool that is heated by a solar heating system, so it was always 85+ degrees. There is also a ping-pong table, a hammock, and lots of space in which to relax. The home itself is large, comfortable, and very nicely decorated. It has all of the features you would want including three bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, good WIFI, TV (don't really need it), hammock, outdoor tables and sofas, and more. Vicky lives on the property in a separate home. We definitely had all of the privacy we wanted but we very much enjoyed getting to know Vicky as well. She was able to give us advice about traveling in the area, finding groceries, etc.

All in all, we highly recommend this home for couples, families (our 8-year old loved this home), groups of friends, etc. It is affordable, convenient, very pleasant, and has a wonderful host in Vicky.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeff Amy and Max, Thanks for your comments on my house , I like to know and encourages me to always keep that attitude. It was nice to have you as guests , hopefully return soon . Affectionately, Vicky
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United States

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this great home. Even though Vicky was not in Quito throughout our stay, she checked in and had others make sure our needs were met. The house has great views of the Valley de Los Chillos and an amazing yard filled with gardens and a large grass field, wonderful (and warm) pool, large patio with hammock and a covered gazebo with a ping pong table. The kids loved the pool and ping pong table and the yard for playing soccer and spent lots of time on the patio in the hammock.

The house has everything you need with a full kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and two big entertaining areas (living room and sunroom). Cristina arrived every other day to help with the trash, bedding and general clean up and she was great.

Two dogs on the property are friendly and the kids (initially apprehensive as we don't have dogs at home) grew to love them after a few days.

The commute into Quito is an easy taxi ride ($15-$20) or a city bus ($0.50) after walking 6 blocks down a steep hill to a main intersection. We went into Quito frequently and it would take roughly 35-45 minutes by bus and then we would grab a taxi to get to the historic district or other destinations.

Definitely not ideal if you want to be right in Quito but if you don't mind the commute and are looking for a compound to relax and avoid the urban hustle, this is a great option. Overall this was an ideal spot for us with young kids (Ages 4, 6 and 9).

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests. Really glad you liked the stay at home, and everything worked well although I was not there. I wish you a pleasant stay in Cuenca and when you return to Quito come back to our house. I wish you a Happy New Year for the whole family Sincerely,
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Semana excelente

  • 5 of 5

For the spanish speaking fellows:

Fue una semana muy agradable en la casa de Vicky, disfrutando la tranquilidad, el jardin bonito, la casa completamente amueblada y equipada, y la ayuda y cuidado de Vicky misma. Si debemos recomendar una casa vacacional a seis personas en la cercanía de Quito, sin duda será esta casa.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My kids and I had the best time ever at this nice home! Vicky and her sweet daughter Pamela were extremely welcoming. This home has a beautiful view of the Valley de Los chillos with a beautiful garden. This place is very peaceful, relaxing and secure. If you are looking to relax and have a great time in Quito this is the place! I will be back with my family sometime soon! I will recommend to anyone to stay here. This is the best choice ever! I also want to thank Vicky for inviting me to have a cup of coffee at her Place. Vicky, you are a sweet lady and I wish I had more time to get to know you. Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much appreciated

  • 5 of 5

This house has a definite charm, is comfortable and the gardens are + whole property is perfect for a family with young kids as ours. The house is South of Quito so perfect for southern escapes. Travelling around town and north is harder but no location can have it all. The neighbourhood centro and close by family park are perfect for a rest day. Vicky was very kind and helpful. The house is fully equipped. Truly happy I found this place!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Isabelle I'm so glad to know how you liked my house, these are the reasons that motivate me to improve services and maintain the garden beautiful and colorful and children running among the flowers. I hope you always come back. Sincerely, Vicky Come as a guest and leave as a friend
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Colonial Quito
Parque de Conocoto
Iglesia La Compañía
San Francisco Church
Plaza Foch
Museo Guayasamín
Parque La Carolina
El Panecillo Hill and Monument
City of Quito
Ocho Y Medio
Iglesia de la Catedral
Jardin Botanico
Noe Sushi Bar
Cafe de la Vaca
Mindo Canopy Adventure
Ilalo Hill
Palacio de Gobierno
Bus to the Middle of the world, Quito Ecuador
Convento y Museo de San Francisco
Rincon de Francia
Nambilla Cascadas
San Rafael Falls
Crepes & Waffles
Western Bar
La Ronda
Mall El Jardin
El Pobre Diablo -- CLOSED
Parque El Ejido
Capilla del Hombre
Mindo Cloud Forest
La Basílica
Plaza de la Independencia
La Mariscal
Mariscal Sucre International Airport
Avenida Amazonas
Plaza El Quinde
Cafe Mosaico
Guapulo Colonial Chruch and Convent
Calle La Ronda
Antisana Ecological Reserve
Cotopaxi National Park
Termas de Papallacta
Quilotoa Crater Lake Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La casa de la abuela, Café de la Vaca, C&W.
Car: recommended

Conocoto, 22 minutes to dowtown Quito.

Visit Cotopaxi with an elevation of 5.897 meters, is a unique experience!

Cotopaxi is only one hour from the property.

Near to the Pasochoa Wildlife Reserve with 127 bird species!

La Moya Park.

Mall San Luis.

Sangolquí Open Market.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $35

The house is for max. 6 people if they are over 6, will be charged an extra cost and rooms will be provided in the next house if its available.
Cleaning fee is $35.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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