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A Dream of Light and Space: Amazing Villa with Yacuzzi at Lake San Pablo/Otavalo

San Pablo del Lago, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador
  • Villa5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Special discounts for small groups and long stays!

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 three 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 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 a childrens bedroom with two single beds, a baby crip, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of books. Downstairs has three optional guestrooms, two bathrooms, 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, and guides 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 included in rates.


Thomas Ring

Member Since 2010
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within a few hours
english, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
Why Thomas Ring chose Imbabura Province

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!

What makes this Villa unique

The area is perfect for outdoor activities, shopping, there are restaurants close by and the cultural experience offered is amazing.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Imbabura Suite
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Spacious, great view, hot tub, desk, wardrobe.
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Fireplace, hot tub, desk, sitting area, mountain view
      • Library kids dormitory
        2 double, 1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon, Great views, abundant light, across the hall from Master
      • Mojanda suite
        1 king, downstairs, private bathroom, desk, sitting area
      • Cotacachi guestroom
        1 queen, downstairs, private bathroom, desk, sitting area, fireplace
      • 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.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Imbabura Suite
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Very stylish, with natural stone, raw marble.
      • Master Suite
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Very spacious, with bath tub & rainfall shower.
      • Mojanda suite bathroom
        toilet, shower, downstairs
      • Cotacachi guest room
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            Lago San Pablo, biggest lake in Ecuador
          • Mountain View
            4 inactive, partly snowcapped volcanoes right out the window
          • Rural
          • Village
            San Pablo del Lago in 5 min walking distance


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        three fireplaces and electric heaters in the bathrooms
                      • Internet
                        broadband wireless and ethernet conection, wireless printing
                      • Fireplace
                        big free standing fireplace in the living room and another two fireplaces in Master bedroom and downstairs games room
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee grinder, electric coffee maker and italian espresso maker for a delicious, organic ecuadorian coffee!
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Bottled water, initial stock of condiments, tea bags, sugar, salt
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Other smaller tables for outdoor dining on the terrace, balcony and in the garden
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Books
                                    well stocked library with books in German, English, Spanish...
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                  • Games
                                    popular board games and lots of games for children
                                  • Toys
                                    Playmobil, lego, doll house, cars, tricycle, bikes, arts corner, etc, etc...


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        2 acres of landscaped garden with art objects, ponds and perennial plants
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • smoking allowed
                                            only outside/on roofed terrace
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Our house and gardens are 100% accessible for wheelchair - guaranteed!

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Outdoor hot tub for up to 8 people

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Car Available
                                                  • Chauffeur
                                                  • Massage


                                                      • playground
                                                      • churches
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • recreation center
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • ruins
                                                      • water parks
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • photography
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • miniature golf
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • Babysitter
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • whitewater rafting


                                                                      • 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.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 5:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        53 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        What can we say....

                                                                        Maria B V.West Chester, PA USA

                                                                        What an amazing place!!! The weather is perfect, the views breathtaking. Our one month stay gave us the opportunity to insert ourselves into small village life where we were welcomed like neighbors. For one month this house truly became our home. Thomas made us feel so comfortable - he and his sons even shared the Super Bowl with 2 Eagles fans far from home! We honestly cannot say enough about our stay at 4 Volcanoes - the fully equipped kitchen was a real plus. It's an easy walk to town for fresh vegetable, staples, and really fresh chicken, eggs, and delicious bread. San Pablo del Lago is small but there are also several options if you want to go out for a meal or a late afternoon glass of wine to watch the sunset. Don't miss the papas fritas in the square at night. We didn't rent a car - we used the modern, comfortable, local bus (senior fare of 35 cents each to Otavalo) or very reasonably priced taxis ($5 or $6 to Otavalo or about $12 to Cotacachi) to get where we needed to go. The bus runs almost every 10 minutes and stops right outside the gate. You can hail a taxi or walk 7 minutes to the town square. For our trip to and from Quito, Thomas arranged for transportation. Safety was never a concern. We only speak a little Spanish but language never seemed to be a barrier to getting around or ordering a meal. We are home less than a day but already miss 4 Volcanoes.

                                                                        Intriguing location

                                                                        Constance W.Charlottesville

                                                                        There is something mystical about the villa and location. The earthen walls nestle your sleep, which was fantastic. The residential animals, (cats, dogs and geese) are the right combination of friendly but leave you at peace.

                                                                        The volcanos play hide and seek with the clouds, revealing themselves episodically with grandeur.

                                                                        There are many many things to see and do in the area. With Thomas' expert knowledge of the area and fine drivers to recommend, we saw so much more than if we had tried to trek on our own.

                                                                        Definitely worth the trek. Beautiful country and beautiful people.

                                                                        I loved everything about it!

                                                                        Jim C.

                                                                        Simply put, this property is incredible and I wouldn't hesitate to return with a big or small group, Our group (family) was 11 and were very comfortable in the space and made even more comfortable by the hospitality of Thomas. He arranged meals in the house (Clever), transportation all week (Milton) and spent time with us planning every part of our trip. The village of San Pablo has good basic offerings and the setting of the house makes you feel instantly part of the community. Yolanda and her husband take care of the house/property each day and have been there for years. Each day we would return to multiple fireplaces ready to light and a house ready to enjoy. The scenery literally changes by the minute with various volcanoes peaking through the sky at any moment. Flowers and birds were plentiful on the property and bees producing incredible honey for the breakfast table. No issues with any of the group on altitude and that included a significant hike that began right outside the doorstep. The house was a great central point for all the places we traveled and a perfect size for times we wanted to converge for a big meal and times we wanted things a little more quiet. Can't wait to return someday!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Anytime you want, Jim, thanks so much, it was really great getting to know all of you, have a great 2018!!!

                                                                        Great Location for groups and retreats

                                                                        Jutta Petra K.

                                                                        The 4 volcanoes lodge is sincerely still the best place I ever had in 10 years for my retreat groups! An oasis of peace, perfect for intense and personal coaching work, awesome location, unique place and energy. You feel comfortable and safe in this luxury and welcoming home. Thomas the lodge owner is a lovely host, solves every problem you might have and gives everyone the feeling to be at home. He makes everything possible. We needed a cook during our week and he organized everything, we had EXCELLENT food! We really spent a wonderful time there. All my group participants enjoyed their stay so much, they left super happy and fulfilled. Thanks so much!!

                                                                        Four Volcanoes is a slice of heaven

                                                                        Jan D.

                                                                        Our family spent a week at Four Volcanoes. The home is very comfortable and also stunning. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area and then coming "home" to quality family time. The sunsets from the terrace and roof are incomparable. Thomas and Christina are very attentive owners and their staff is the best! One night Juanita and Klever came to cook pizzas in the wood-fire grill for us and they brought their 4 year-old son Benjamin to play with my 4 year-old granddaughter. Another night Thomas and Christina helped organize a very fun parrillada for our daughter's wedding rehearsal party. Their staff worked so hard to make the night special for us. We loved having a party in this beautiful home with a gorgeous view. More importantly, we were given the opportunity to join two families in an informal get together at Four Volcanoes. We were no longer two separate families after spending the afternoon and evening together -- eating, drinking, chatting, dancing -- we were now friends and one family. Our stay at Four Volcanoes was magical. We hope to return soon.

                                                                        Amazingly beautiful property

                                                                        Greg B.

                                                                        If you look at this property and are not blown away with how beautiful it is, you (and not the property) have a problem :) The grounds are so well kept, and the interior is absolutely stunning too. Lots of large windows to enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Imbabura.

                                                                        My family, consisting of my wife, six young children, and me, stayed here for 2 1/2 weeks and had a great experience. Thomas was very easy-going and nice to deal with. He was also very kind to our kids. The property is well-suited for kids; it has a little playground (swing set with slide), a wooden fort, and lots of grassy areas to run around on.

                                                                        The property is also very safe. San Pablo del Lago is a very safe town, plus the property has a large wall around it. During our stay, I had to return home for one week to work, and I was not nervous at all about my wife and kids' safety.

                                                                        Thomas also has some good connections for transportation (he arranged transportation from the Quito airport for us, and we also used his recommended taxi driver a couple of times). He also knows a lot about the area and can help identify lots of things to do.

                                                                        We also appreciated having laundry facilities and extra drinking-water tanks (extra charge).

                                                                        I highly recommend 4 Volcanoes and would definitely stay there again.


                                                                        San Pablo del Lago, Provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador

                                                                        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.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                                        $9 - $18
                                                                        Tax Rate

                                                                        Includes: Concierge, Security, 2h/day Maid & laundry service, Wi-Fi Internet, linens, towels, kitchen basics, firewood, potable water tank and use of outdoor Yacuzzi once a week. Extra rooms, cook, massage, guide and transportation services available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays, please ask.

                                                                        53 Reviews
                                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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