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

Bedrooms 3
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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.

More Details

Thomas Ring
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Thomas Ring

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!

Thomas Ring purchased this villa in 2009

Why Thomas Ring chose 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!

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.

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Un lugar lleno de paz, ideal para encontrarse y conectarse con la naturaleza. Christina y sus caballos dignos de ser experimentados! Saludos y hasta pronto.
Nov 2012
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Distrito Metropolitano de Quito Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Imbabura Suite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Very stylish, with natural stone, raw marble.
    Mojanda Suite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Very spacious, with bath tub & rainfall shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mojanda Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fireplace, hot tub, desk, sitting area, mountain view
    Imbabura Suite - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious, great view, hot tub, desk, wardrobe.
    Library extra bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Great views, abundant light, across the hall from Master
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 50 reviews
Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Truly Special

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the month of February [4 of us for first two weeks, 6 of us for last two weeks].

The home is spacious, well-appointed and as described on the website.

The climate in the Andes is spring-like and the views of the surrounding volcanic landscape are spectacular.

Thomas, the owner, is readily available and exceedingly helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations as well as his recommendations for things to see and do. Thomas is also a wealth of knowledge about Ecuadorian shamanism, wellness and spiritual healing....... Take him up on his offer to enjoy a visit with a local shaman.

Yolanda and Antonio are exceptional caretakers of the property and will assist with most anything including laundry, meals [...try the outside pizza oven] and maintenance of the outside hot tub.

The town of San Pablo, with small shops and a daily market, is a short walk away as are great local dining venues such as Hacienda Cusin and Cabanas Del Lago.

The location of the house allows for numerous day and overnight tour opportunities including Otavalo, Iberra, Cotacachi, Quito, Cotapaxi, Banos and Mindo [just to name a few]. We suggest hiring a driver/guide to fully enjoy your Ecuadorian experience.

We highly recommend this outstanding hacienda as your home base in Ecuador......we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house and the host!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice house; you can see that from the pictures. The decor is uncluttered and spacious. The views are terrific. What really makes this house worth five stars is Thomas, the owner/on-site host. He spent so much time with us answering questions about the area. We hired him for a day to visit Zuleta (wild Andean condors), Ibarra, and Manual Andrango (master weaver). It was one of the best days from our 2.5 week vacation. If you stay here, take advantage of Thomas' knowledge and expertise. --------- The house's location is fun, just off the main road into town. We could hear some of the political parades from the back porch and the local music. It is very convenient to Otavalo and Cotacachi.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found .

  • 5 of 5

This house is the epitome of serenity and tranquility placed in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. We were so blessed to have had this paradise for 2 weeks over the Christmas and New year break. The home is so spacious that you get your exercise just walking the floors and the grounds. The weather is absolutely perfect all year round. Christina and Thomas will guarantee that you have a great time as they are more than willing to share the many activities in the area with you. If you are an adventurous traveler Thomas has a Landrover and is willing to take your group on excursions to Intag or to the jungle or wherever. Christina is always more than willing to offer suggestions on destinations or to book a helpful taxi driver or a maid or cook when you need it. They have three wonderful and adventurous children living nearby that played with our kids when we wanted some downtime too. In this area itreally is not necessary to rent a car. The taxis were very inexpensive and the bus service to Otavalo was frequent and dirt cheap. The home is full of many books and games for both adults and kids to enjoy after a day full of activities. Also, the village is only about a 5 minute walk from the house if you are searching for some fresh bread or ice cream for the kids or maybe some a beer or two for yourself. It was so convenient.If you are looking at Ecuador as a holiday destination do not look any further than 4 Volcanoes. The memories we will have of this wonderful home and location will stay with us forever.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good but under the expectations

  • 3 of 5

The house is spacious and in good technical condition.

It is a quite new house, quite nice architecture, but not a heritage mansion as expected.

The house is located along the main road of a normal village, 20mn drive from Otavalo centre. From the village there is nothing exciting to expect. The bus stop is next to the home with connections with Otavalo every 10mn which is convenient. Taxis are also not expensive.

In the home there hardly no personal touch. Upon our arrival the home was clean but nothing else was giving the signal that guests were expected, the kitchen was empty, the bathrooms without any cosmetics other than a pure soap.

When we asked for a cook, this was each time a nice experience and good value for the money. But the price asked for the cleaning service is 10USD/hour which we found a litlle excessive.

In general, the home has a real potential but disappointing becouse of the lack of soul. It is probably because it is part of a business, made to rent, it is not the owner’s home. You could expect more from some hotel rooms.

Otavalo is an interrestion city with exciting day trips around.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry to hear that you couldn´t enjoy this magic place and its pureness and simplicity as much as everybody else did.
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An Oasis of Beautiful Scenery and Spacious Living

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the 4 volcanoes lodge represented our first impression of Ecuador. This home is as truly captivating as depicted in the pictures of the VRBO website. It is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, and the home itself is absolutely beautiful, spacious, and peaceful. We could not have asked for a better place to live for the first 30 days of our journey through Ecuador.

The owners of the home (Thomas & Christina) were so helpful and kind. Upon our arrival, we had so many questions and needed a lot of assistance. They took the time to answer our questions, help set up doctors appointments for our pregnant daughter in law, set up Spanish lessons for the entire family of 8 adults, and set up transportation for trips around the Quito area. Oh, and the jar of honey was absolutely amazing. We are so grateful for their kindness, generosity, and Ecuadorian wisdom. Their sacrifice helped ensure our stay was pleasurable and enjoyable.

We highly recommend this beautiful home to others who are seeking a beautiful, spacious, and peaceful place to stay. You won't be discouraged!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic experience staying in a Andean Villa with breathtaking veiws.

  • 5 of 5

The 4 Volcanoes Villa was wonderful!!!

We stayed (6 of us) for 10 days and never tired of the wonderful, ever changing views of the volcanoes from every vantage point in this open, spacious and Fung Shui home. The best part was the huge indoor fireplaces with a plentiful supply of the best smelling firewood, that we had burning nightly in the month of June. The climate is cool and what a treat to be able to enjoy this as well as the Jacuzzi, filled up and ready to relax in, at your request. The glass floor to ceiling windows and doors can be opened up completely, to give the feel of being totally outdoors. We enjoyed soft comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen, ample reading material and a huge dining table for the meals we prepared or had cooked for us by the hired cook. The walk into the village is easy and very safe, the bus to Otavalo comes directly in front of the gated entrance for 35 cents. The buses are modern, clean and safe to ride. The Villa is exactly as described in the listing, and is immaculately maintained. A cleaning woman is available if you want or need, during your stay. There is no television (not needed) or music system, so if you want music, bring something portable .

We did not get to meet Thomas Ring, who was away at the time of our stay, we were greeted and assisted with all of our needs by Christina, his wife, who was always there on site in their separate home, and 100% helpful.

(Things to be aware of that certainly were not negatives but just part of the way of life in Ecuador, be patient with your needs for a HOT shower, this may be inconsistent due to the plumbing (gas and solar power), and toilets do not accept flushing paper.)

We stayed during the Inti Raymi Festival of the Sun, and I can still hear the wonderful musical sounds of the panpipes coming from the surrounding Andes mountains villages throughout the evening and into the night, into the villa with the windows open, and see the locals dancing through the narrow streets, and only wish I was still there.

This is a truely wonderful home and location.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Red Pub, Otavalo
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Panamericana Norte
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hacienda Cusin, Cabañas del Lago
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Las Peñas, Esmeraldas
Nearest Point of Interest
Imbabura volcano
Nearest Point of Interest
Cotacachi volcano
Nearest Point of Interest
Mojanda volcano
Nearest Point of Interest
Cusin volcano
Nearest Point of Interest
Otavalo village
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Hacienda Zuleta
Nearest Point of Interest
San Marcos lagoon
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.


Rates & Availability

Distrito Metropolitano de Quito Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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