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A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa

(45 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

5,000 sqft living space, outdoor Hot tub, extensive gardens, 1.5h north of Quito

4 Volcanoes Villa is a stylish, one-of-a kind, custom-built home with amazing 5,000 sq ft of living space within two acres of flower gardens with swings, a little soccer field and a two story tree house. The house is perfect for families, romantic luxury breaks and retreats. The setting and scenery of the villa are spectacular, as it is sitting on two acres of private land, and in a green valley of the dramatic Andes mountains, right at beautiful lake San Pablo, with 5min walking distance to the village.

Relax in the unique, open concept home with stylish (yet child friendly) interior design. Enjoy your private super size outdoor hot tub or one of the two ample living rooms with comfy couch and spectacular views over the valley. The adobe, wood and stone build Villa is an ideal getaway for families with children, gatherings, outdoor enthusiasts, or those who are looking for a quiet place to write, paint or learn Spanish. The property is an ecological place with a bio-dynamic garden and a bee sanctuary, maid and laundry service included .

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, just 90min from Quito airport. Your home away from home is nestled into corn fields and surrounded by a professionally landscaped garden, with lots of room for your children. There are amazing views from every corner of the house.

The huge living room with floor to ceiling windows and views to the lake has a super sized sofa, a standing free, tree shaped fireplace, and a dining area for up to 12. Furthermore the Villa has a fully equipped kitchen with direct access to the terrace and its traditional wood burning bread and pizza oven.

The spacious Master Bedroom has windows to three sides, King size bed, a sofa bed, fireplace, desk, cabinet, sitting area, direct access to the outdoor hot tub in the patio, private bathroom with rainfall-shower AND family size bathtub, as has the second bedroom, with two twin size bed, sofa bed, desk, wardrobe and windows to two sides. Across the hall from the master bedroom is an additional bedroom with a queen size bed, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of books. Downstairs has the optional guestroom, a laundry room and a games room with lots of toys for children of all ages.

We will be happy to assist during your stay – just as much as you like, but we will always respect your privacy. Your house is standing free in a two acre landscaped perennial garden with a big outdoor playground and BBQ area.

Transportation, Service, guides and extra rooms are available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays. Use of hot tub, kitchen basics, linens, towels, potable water tank, firewood, concierge, security and 2h/day cleaning services included in rates.


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    lots of toys & games, a playground, sandbox, soccer court, tree-house...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    only outside/on roofed terrace ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    please send info and a pic of your pet...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Our house and garden are 100% accessible for wheelchair - guaranteed!...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Mojanda Master Suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Fireplace, hot tub, desk, sitting area, mountain view...moreless

  • Imbabura Suite: 2 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Spacious, great view, hot tub, desk, wardrobe....moreless

  • Library extra bedroom: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Great views, abundant light, across the hall from Master...moreless

  • Bedrooms are very spacious with spectacular mountain views, sitting area, desk and storage space. Beds have high quality linens and down duvets. Master bedroom with fireplace. Two bedrooms have direct access to the private patio with hot tub, one to the spacious balcony. Extra rooms available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Imbabura Suite: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Very stylish, with natural stone, raw marble. ...moreless

  • Mojanda Suite: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Very spacious, with bath tub & rainfall shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Airport pickup, guided mountain tours, and English-speaking guide/ chauffeur with Van or 4x4 vehicle for 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 trips available, ask for details....moreless


  • Books:

    well stocked library with books in German, English, Spanish......moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    popular board games and lots of games for children...moreless

  • Toys:

    Playmobil, lego, doll house, cars, tricycle, bikes, arts corner, etc, etc......moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake View:

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

  • Mountain View:

    4 inactive, partly snowcapped volcanoes right out the window...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Other smaller tables for outdoor dining on the terrace, balcony and in the garden...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    big free standing fireplace in the living room and another one in the Master bedroom...moreless

  • Garage:

    roofed space for two cars, parking for another 2...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heaters in the bathrooms...moreless

  • Internet:

    broadband wireless and ethernet conection, wireless printing...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    very spacious and stylish living room with a million dollar view... ...moreless

  • Parking:

    secure parking inside the property...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    luxurious organic and naturally antiseptic bamboo towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    for pizza, bread or smoked trout...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grinder, electric coffee maker and italian espresso maker for a delicious, organic ecuadorian coffee!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    including design tableware and child friendly dishes...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The comfort of a fully equipped kitchen! Oven, blender, raclett, fondue set etc. Wood fired bread & pizza oven on the terrace. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric oven in the kitchen and a woodburning pizza oven on the terrace...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Bottled water, initial stock of condiments, tea bags, sugar, salt...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with freezer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    sun roofs on two sides, unique view to the lake and surrouding volcanoes, fresh herbs...moreless

  • Boat:

    available for private tours on lake San Pablo at extra cost...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    with palm trees, orchids and the jacuzzi...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acres of landscaped garden with art objects, ponds and perennial plants...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    big argentine style tripod barbecue in the garden...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor hot tub for up to 8 people...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 45 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Season
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $98.05
  • Tax Rate 14%


Includes: Concierge, Security, 2h/day Maid & laundry service, Wi-Fi Internet, linens, towels, kitchen basics, firewood, potable water tank and use of outdoor Yacuzzi.

Extra rooms, cook, massage, guide and transportation services available upon request.

Special discounts for small groups/ long stays.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Pub, Otavalo
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Panamericana Norte
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hacienda Cusin, Cabañas del Lago
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Las Peñas, Esmeraldas

Car: Not Necessary

We named the house 4 Volcanoes Villa, due to its unique setting. Located at 9,000ft 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, snow-capped Cotacachi and the Mojanda rim.

It is 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 from Germany and live permanently in Ecuador since 2002. With our own Lodge we live our dream 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 bussiness consultants and managers of the award winning Hacienda Zuleta Hotel, we know the hospitality business quite well - take advantage of our contacts and insights! We also spend our time teaching at the university, coaching alternative schools, learning about shamanism, and volunteering at a local orphanage. We are happy to share, and looking forward to meeting you!

Why the Owner Chose Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, Ecuador:
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 Villa:
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, the hot tub is boiling and you can count the stars of both hemispheres. Tomorrow you can do a trail ride and have tea time at a colonial hacienda. And change your flights to stay a little longer!

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Volcano Imbabura as seen from your terrace

    Volcano Imbabura as seen from your terrace

  • Cuicocha crater lake. Hiking trail, boats, Panorama restaurant, 30min drive

    Cuicocha crater lake. Hiking trail, boats, Panorama restaurant, 30min drive

  • The main square of village San Pablo del Lago on a quiet morning, 5min walking

    The main square of village San Pablo del Lago on a quiet morning, 5min walking

  • Lake San Pablo and the neighboring communities

    Lake San Pablo and the neighboring communities

  • traditional, colonial Andean village

    traditional, colonial Andean village

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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