Hacienda San Juan De La Vega, a B&B Experience If You Choose! Just Ask!(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 bedroom with private bath, Great Livingroom & Den with cozy fireplace...
Visiting our ranch is about truly having an incredible new experience away from the big city yet close to all of the fantastic tourist activities in the Imbabura province, home of the famous Otavalo market & Cotacachi!
You are invited to come stay at Casa Ana one of our charming villas located on our ranch, “ Hacienda San Juan de La Vega” in San Pablo del Lago in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador. This majestic hacienda (40+ hectares = 100 acres) is located at the end of a long Andean valley with a stream flowing through its green pastures. Along the stream you will find pools that are perfect for taking a little dip if you dare…the water is a bit chilly; however, extremely invigorating! Our nieces and nephews love this outdoor pastime. We also have horses on our property for those of you who enjoy horseback riding! If you really want to go back intime we invite you to take a horse drawn hayride... it is just a lot of fun!
A perfect retreat from wherever you find yourself at this moment… into a serene nature filled environment. A complete RETURN to NATURE, If you choose you can leave your cell phones, internet, emails & stress behind… its up to you! We do have wireless internet if you choose to use it.
On our property we have an organic vegetable garden. You are welcome to harvest from our garden for your meals. If you are a garden lover you are also welcome to work in our garden, which is my personal favorite pastime. Learn about permaculture farming methods that take being organic to a completely new level! We are in the process of implementing this philosophy of farming on our ranch. You are also welcome to gather eggs from our free-range chicken coop & enjoy fresh scrambled eggs for breakfast!
Some of our guest have enjoyed going to the local animal market / fair, where they purchase their own egg laying hens, baby chicks, bunny rabbits, guinea pigs & more... We have plenty of space on our ranch to make this possible, so just have fun bring your own farm animals back to our ranch. Your children will have a blast! P.S. The animals at the Animal Fair are very inexpensive... It´s just fun for your children! As an adult I love the experience myself.
For those of you who enjoy hiking, just step outside, there are amazing views and waterfalls to be discovered in the surrounding mountainside. Please see our facebook page for more pictures.
A little slice of heaven! Come discover it for yourself, you will not want to leave. We are surrounded by majestic volcanic peaks (all extinct), spectacular views, and fun tourist activities/adventures. This is a perfect retreat for a group of friends looking to get away for a long weekend or a family adventure looking for great memories. We have also had more than one family visit at a time, which we highly recommended. You can share one home (Casa Ana) or rent our other home (Casa Monica) located on the same ranch. You can find it advertised on Homeaway # 956566. Our hope is that you will take with you fond memories that will last a lifetime. Priceless!
If you would like to read some reviews about our property just email us and we will send you a link.
This Ecuadorian adventure is perfect for those of you who are interested in discovering Otavalo (the largest pre-Incan market in South America), Cotacachi(known for its incredible handmade leather goods), Cuicocha (a beautiful lake in the crater of an old volcano), el Cayambe & el Imbabura (volcanic peeks with picturesque views and great hiking). These are five of the most sought after tourist attractions in the Ecuadorian Andes. Our hacienda, “San Juan de La Vega,” is located within a 20 to 30 minute drive from these tourist hotspots. San Pablo del Lago is a local weekend getaway spot for Ecuadorians interested in aquatic sports and local cuisine.
This ranch contains 4 villas, this villa, the Casa Ana is available for those of you who are currently living in Ecuador and would like to take some time to discover this area, as well as those of you who are considering moving to Ecuador and want a home-base and not a hotel as you discover the surrounding region. If you are simply looking for a great VACATION you will definitely enjoy your stay with us!!! Our Hacienda makes a fantastic DESTINATION VACATION! Riding horses, learning Spanish, hiking, gardening, milking cows, making home made cheese & more...
If you are interested in learning Spanish... we can recommend a fantastic teacher. She is great with adults as well as with children... At our ranch, San Juan de La Vega, you will be well taken care of by our friendly & caring staff. Refer to our rates/packages to see what can be included. We are happy to accommodate your needs. Your home has a great kitchen especially if you love to cook! You can prepare your own meals or we can arrange for our housekeeper/cook to be available.
Feel free to contact us via email or phone... we look forward to making your stay all that you would love it to be! If you have not heard back from us within 24 hours please email us. Our ranch is truly a wonderful place to stay, the fresh mountain air and a dip in our river pool will leave you feeling invigorated!
I am originally from the Northern Virginia/D.C. area and have been living in Ecuador for the last 10 years. I must say if I could I would spend all of my time on our ranch; however I live in Quito with my husband, which is also a wonderful place! We generally get down to the ranch most weekends and stay in one of our other homes on the property so we are available if you need us. We both love to cook so maybe we can share a meal together! If you wish...
We hope you will enjoy OUR REALITY… and you are welcome to stay! Enjoy and have a wonderful time during your visit with us.
·Housekeeping every morning
·We have what we call our Honesty Pantry for you to shop at for some basic supplies. We do this to help get you started for your stay with us. The pantry is stocked with some locally available food. We always recommend that you stop by one of the larger supermarkets in Quito before arriving. If you are being picked up by one of our drivers they will be more than happy to take you to one of the best grocery stores available in Quito.
IMPORTANT NOTE to all travelers: Ecuador is a third world country and you may not find all of your regular cooking needs i.e.: spices, packaged foods etc... If there is something you just can't live with out please bring it with you.
ADDED SERVICE RATES:
·Full day Housekeeping / Cook (You provide the food) or if you wish, you can order a family style meal which is quite delicious.
·We have what we call our Honesty Pantry, which is stocked with local supplies and available for you to shop at.
A deposit is required to confirm your reservation (This is a non-refundable fee).Payment in full is required 15 days prior to arrival. Cancellations within less than 72 hours prior to arrival cannot be refunded.
Payments via Paypal are welcome.
Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 8
Your villa is located in the country side and is perfect for families with children. Come and enjoy all that we have to offer. Learn how to milk a cow and make home made cheese! In the evenings you can enjoy S'mores by the bonfire. ...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Details: ·Large living room with fireplace. ·Den with a fireplace and large screen TV great for movies. ·Comfortable dining room sits 10 to 12, extra seating also available. ·Great kitchen especially if you love to cook (you can prepare your own meals or we can arrange a cook to be available). ·You will need a rental car to feel independent or we can arrange a local driver for you. Really it works out to be approximately the same price. ·Housekeeper available 2 to 3 hours daily M-F (full time optional with an extra fee). ·If there is something that you would like that is not mentioned, please let us know. If it is possible we will be happy to accommodate you!...moreless
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Welcome to San Juan de La Vega… Leave your REALITY and ENTER ours… Visit our peaceful, private & charming ranch. We are located in San Pablo del Lago in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador. This majestic hacienda (40+ hectares = 100 acres) is located at the end of a long Andean valley with a stream flowing through its green pastures. We have horses on our property for those of you who enjoy horseback riding! If you wish you can also take lessons! :o) ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
We have a honesty pantry that has some basic items for when you first arrive. You can replace them before you leave for the next guest or just leave us the money and we will purchase it for you....moreless
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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 22%
Hacienda San Juan de La Vega is more than just a rental. We are happy to offer you all of the comforts of a B&B in your own private villa. You choose... If you want to be 100% independent or if you would like all of the perks of a B&B. Just let us know, we are here to make your vacation all that you would like it to be.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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YOUR LOCAL DRIVER SUGGESTS:
·All packages include a stop at a grocery store if you wish.
·Package 1 ·Lago San Pablo
·Cabañas del lago
·Package 2 ·Parque condor
·Cascada de peguch
·Package 3 ·Cotacahi
·Quiroga (pueblo atresania en madera)
·Package 4 ·Atuntaqui
·Sanantonio de ibara
·Supermaxi de ibara
·Package 5 ·Agua santa cachimbiero (pisinas termales, bara terapia, tarabita (teleferico), zip wire (canopy)
·Package 6 ·Yawarcocha lake
·Vaye del chota (oaisis pisina)
·Package 7 ·Via el charchi El Angel,
·La Virgen de la paz (gruta con estalagmitas) cueva
·Reserva de fociles de dinasaurios ??
·Package 8 ·Mojanda
·Pesca y senderos (30min walk)
·Showroom artesania en Totora
·Package 9 ·Feria de animales
·Cayambe viernes (1/2 day)
·Otavalo sabado (1/2 day)
Note ·for otavalo you can add the rest of the day for the indigenous market
·Package 10 ·Caminata Imbabura
·Package 11 ·Cochas
·Cayambe (biscochos con dulce de leche y queso de hoja)
·Casa de Fernado (Hidroponic Strawberries)
paquete 12 ·Mitad del mundo (The real one)
·Pesca de trucha
Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: Hacienda San Juan de La Vega has been in my husband David´s family for about 20 years... We love our ranch dearly and in the last year or so we have really put a lot of love and joy into renovating our property. We finished renovating Casa Ana in May 2012 and then started renovating Casa Barbarita in Jan. of 2013... That villa took along time but was finally finished in 2014. We've loved our rental experience, having many lovely families & couples visit for long month stays or just a quick long weekend / week visits. I've loved living in Ecuador for the last 8 years... When I lived in Northern VA, I was a pre-school teacher / Director of a wonderful little preschool that I opened with my mother. Clifton Children's Academy. I grew up in the McLean VA area most of my life... however now I find myself completely in love, living in Quito Ecuador. I love Ecuador and definitely recommend a visit! We are trying to create a new kind of Vacation experience on our Ranch... We hope you enjoy it!
Why the Owner Chose Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, Ecuador:
We are near Otavalo in a small community called San Pablo del Lago (about 10min away). Our hacienda San Juan de La Vega was a passion and a dream for David's father... He loved the land and always wanted to create a sustainable life style on the ranch... We have tried to follow his dream as we continually implement new projects that are permaculture related. We are constantly learning and find that life on the ranch is extraordinary enriching for us as a couple as well as for our visitors... For us it is important that you and your family share valuable life lasting memories... In a way it is like going back to a more simple life style... Getting back to the basics... Visiting grandmas farm... making home made biscuits and more... You create the memories we provide the possibilities... Enjoy!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We fell in love with our ranch because it is truly a unique place... The beauty of the landscape is picturesque... just imagine the sun setting as you are riding your horse along the pastureland at the end of a beautiful green valley. The wind just slightly rustling... Your children playing with the farm animals... milking the cows and making your own butter for home made pancakes! :o) Since I am a teacher at heart, I love to create memories with our nieces and nephews...Really you can feel free to come up with your own fun ideas as well as use some of mine! The point is for you to enjoy and reconnect with nature... it is fabulous! We hope you feel the same way about our ranch... I guess you can tell that we really love our ranch and look forward to sharing it with you! We look forward to your visit!
Links to more information:
Casa Ana: Just remodeled! Great for entertaining!
Casa Ana: We Love to cook and hope you do to! :o)
Double bed, perfect for a great night's sleep, you have a private bathroom.
Romantic, 2nd floor master bedroom, queen bed, fireplace, just relax and enjoy!
Should I get in??? Its a bit chilly... but super fun! Loving life! :o)
Learn how to milk a cow and make home made cheese! Aslo ask about Nata, Tasty!
Our chickens getting ready for a little nap...
All Organic! Try making a chocolate cake out of our beets! Incredibly Delicious
Building a homemade BBQ out of our river rocks and a little mud! Lots of fun!
Casa Ana: Our cozy living room! Beautiful views from every window!
Your den with a large screen TV! Cozy by the fireplace...
Travel w/friends 2 adults can fit in the queen bed and the children in the bunk.
View of our ranch walking back from the waterfall. Taken by our Canadian guests.
What majestic animals! If you want, go on trail rides or take lessons!
On our Hacienda San Juan de La Vega, we have a lot for you to do! Come Play!
Our visitors helping make our garden grow! Lots of TLC!!!
Taking lessons on our green pastures... How Fun! You can also go trail riding!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017
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