About the property
- Villa5000 sqft
- 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.
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- 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.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
What can we say....
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.
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!
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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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.