My adobe built, sunny place is close to family-friendly activities. You'll love my place because of the comfy beds, the kitchen, the coziness, fireplaces, the views. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and families.
We are located a kilometer away from Termas La Merced where hot springs from the Ilaló mountain are enjoyed!
Close to highways that will take you to highlights without having to deal with Quito, yet only 30 minutes from Colonial Quito.
We can advice make arrangements for you to take tours as well if you choose not to rent a vehicle.
First complementary breakfast will be included
Address: CALLE CESAR CHIRIBOGA S3-211, Barrio Las Palmeras, La Merced, Valle de los Chillos, Metro Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Your phone number at La Solana is 593 2 2385 909.
Our phone numbers are: 2254699/098110348/099736414
THE ADDRESS IS:
Ave. Cesar Chiriboga #S3-211, Barrio Las Palmeras, La Merced, Valle de Los Chillos, Metro Quito.
W E L C O M E to the Villa that will become your home for a few days!
These are some of the details that will make your stay more pleasant and will help you feel at home.
--CHECK YOUR PASSPORT, IF IT EXPIRES IN LESS THAN SIX MONTHS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE YOUR COUNTRY TO ECUADOR.
--TRAVELER'S CHECKS ARE NOT CASHED ANY WHERE IN ECUADOR!
--DRINK ONLY BOILED OR BOTTLED WATER!
--WE HAVE A PREPAID CELL PHONE AVAILABLE FOR OUR GUESTS.
--THE NEW AIRPORT IS ABOUT ONE HOUR FROM THE VILLA, THE TAXI THAT SERVICES OUR GUESTS CHARGE $30. DORIS, THE DRIVER TAKES THE KEYS TO THE VILLA WITH HER AND WILL LET YOU IN.
--YOU WILL FIND SOME FOOD ITEMS IN THE VILLA SUCH AS SPICES, SALT, SUGAR AND SOME BREAKFAST ITEMS FOR YOUR FIRST MORNING IF YOU ARRIVE LATE AT NIGHT
--WE WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A TRANSFER FROM THE NEW AIRPORT AS IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND ONE’S WAY TO THE VILLA, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. THE COST IS $35
H O U S E I N F O R M A T I O N
LIVING AND DINING AREA:
--The living area sits seven guests, the table and chairs up to eight guests.
--There is an oven/fireplace in this area with wood for your use.
KITCHEN AND COOKING
--The stove uses gas.
--The oven is electric. To turn the oven on, please push the little black knob in the upper central part of the clock where you will see a bell icon, turn it to your left side and set the baking time. The oven will be turned on, then, you can set the temperature and the method of baking with the other knobs.
--The hot water in the kitchen sink comes out when you place the faucet knob all the way to the left.
-- There is a microwave oven for your use.
--There is a full size refrigerator and freezer
-- The set of dishes and trays are inside the armoire, the glasses above the sink.
--The silverware and cooking utensils as well as pots and pans are in the cupboards.
-- The napkins, placemats and spices are in the pantry as well as the cleaning utensils._You will also find basic items such as sugar and salt. If you arrive late at night, I will make sure you have some coffee and toast.
--The Dishwasher uses dishwasher soap which you will find under the sink
--The left knobs in the bathroom sinks and shower/bathtub are for hot water. The master bathroom has a tub, the second bathroom a shower.
-- Please place all used toilet paper inside the toilet, it is safe to do so.
--You will find plenty of towels and extra toilet paper.
--The master bedroom has a KING size bed and a sofa, table and chair. There also a wood fireplace which can be used/ wood is provided.
--There is a safe box for your use inside the closet. The combination is 7677A but you may change it though PLEASE set it back to the original combination when leaving. No one knows the combination except us and you.
--The second bedroom has bunk beds, the bottom ones are double size and the upper ones single ones. There is also a library and you are welcome to use the books.
--The beds will be made and if staying over a week's time, the maid will come to change sheets and clean the house.
TV AND INTERNET (WI FI)
There is a TV and VCR. Inside the drawers you will find the latest movies. There is no cable TV. To use the TV and video: there are two controls, the gray one is for the TV, on this you will see an AVbuttom to change to video/dvd/
The black one is for playing dvd's and vcr's.
There is UNLIMITED WI FI (mariagarcia) The PASSWORD IS garciamaria
--Since the stove, showers, dryer and Jacuzzi all depend on bottled gas, we have 4 tanks connected to these and will make sure they are full; but if one of them runs out of gas, please call Paul at 2385157 and he will bring anc change the bottle. We will pay him later.
--There is one set of keys for you to use.
-- A maid can be hired if you want this service, please let me know to contact her. she charges $25 a day
--The telephone is for local calls only, no long distance and no cell phones. There is telephone service in La Merced from which you may call long distance. The phone number in the Villa is 592 2 2385909.
--We have a prepaid cell phone available for our guests, you only have to purchase time at the pharmacies or supermarkets.
--The outside lights switch is inside, next to the hutch, (next to the large exit door). The switch for the main gate is on the left side of the gate (inside).
P R O P E R T Y
--Feel free to roam around the property. The river at the buttom is delightful but please take precautions not to fall off the narrow beach. There is a stone path leading all the way down to the river, these are at the extreme right edge of our property.
--The Outdoor Jacuzzi works with gas water heater, the instructions are on the white desk It needs about two hours to get the water hot. The pump turns on every 15 minutes or so and will recycle the water thru the water heater and keep it warm.
The Catholic Church in La Merced offers services on Sunday at 8am, 10am and 12m and also on religious holidays such as Christmas Eve (midnight mass)
There is a Baptist Church near the villa as well.
La Merced is known for it's hot springs... there is a complex with large pools one kilometer away from the villa, in the village, you can actually walk to them taking the road to the left and when it opens to a Y taking to the right and to the end of it. They are called TERMAS DE LA MERCED. It cost $5 per person and BEST to go at 6am when the water has been freshly changed and there are no people around!
The best shopping area for you is San Luis Mall, barely 15 minutes away, they have just about everything you need to make yourself comfortable:
MEGAMAXI For groceries, clothing, electronics, etc. this is sort of a "WalMart"
FYBECA Drugstore for medicines, snacks, beauty items, etc.
MULTICINES for the latest movies
DEPRATI for clothing, etc.
PRODUBANCO, BANCO DEL PICHINCHA for banking, you can use an international debit card to draw dollars.
SUPER PACO for anything to do with office and home items
RESTAURANTS: Try El Cafe de la Vaca for Ecuadorean fare; Crepes y Wafles for great ice cream, delicious salads and crepes, El Español for sandwiches and cold meats/cheese/wine, KFC, etc.
In La Merced
There is a vegetable and fruit store diagonal to the Church in town where you can purchase such items, there are also a number of stores for emergencies such as bread, milk, etc. (the best one is next to the drugstore at the entrance to town).
G O L F
We are members of Los Chillos Club where you can enjoy unlimited golf, their fee varies and we will need to check, you can bring your own golf clubs or rent them from this club.
T O U R S
My husband Ken offers tours only to our guests to several locations, please check with him directly at kennethfarr@
Sangolquí.- This lovely, bustling market town is 15-20 minutes away. To get there, take the route to San Rafael and as you approach the town, and the main intersection, make a left right after the bridge because you cannot make the turn at the light. At the end of the street, make a right that will take you to the light on the main road, make a left and continue straight. You will see the San Luis Mall on your left side, follow the traffic which veers to the right and then to the left at the light. Continue on the road and soon you will see the town. There is a wonderful wet/animal market on Thursday and Sunday mornings where you may buy fresh produce and fruit. Beware of pickpockets! Visit the town main plaza, this is a very old and historic town. Stroll around and peek inside the old homes. IF YOU ARE NOT DRIVING, HIRE DORIS TO TAKE YOU THERE, her fees are listed and waiting time is $5 an hour.
--Alangasí .- This town is not so attractive, but there are many festivals celebrated here where you can see very traditional customs and costumes. Christmas brings the pase del Niño where the people that have made a nativity scene will take the baby Jesus to church for a mass before they put the set away. These are done with angels, Mary and Joseph, etc. Holy week is one of the main celebrations as well with very tall bonnets and devils, angels and cucuruchos. The celebrations take a whole week in which the whole passion is reenacted. Corpus Christi is another one when the people ride horses in costumes and masks, giants and dancers.
Pintag.- The scenery is lovely, this is a very agricultural town and once a year you can enjoy the toros de pueblo (village bull fights) where everyone jumps in. There is a wet market on Saturdays.
Antisana Mountain.- This is a great ride, close to the villa and up to the base of this lovely mountain, full of birds, rabbits, deer and splendid lakes where sometimes you can fish wild trout.
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