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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Otavalo reviews

  • Truly Special

    "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."
    Guest: Randy V. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: March 3, 2017
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  • Quite, with spectacular views of the volcanos

    "These condos are units of 4 and ours was on the top left; lovely neighbors right below, others traveling. Interior design reminded me of medieval keeps with a very large, open living room, dining room, kitchen with at least 20 foot ceilings, some skylights, and lots of dark beams and dark wood through out. We did not need the fireplace, but it was nice to have. The master bedroom was huge, gorgeous, and the bathroom very nice with jets in the tub as well as a great shower. I took the guest bedroom, also very large, bathroom just out the door, so available to guests as well. The only drawback was that the tap water could not be used for cooking because the well had become contaminated with ecoli. Of course, we only used bottled water for drinking, cooking, and brushing our teeth. I do hope the Home Owners Association will remedy this as soon as possible. The enclave, call Jauha Pacha, was a kilometer from downtown, a walk downhill through homes of indigenous Quecha people, then a climb of 4 blocks to the bus terminal and market. By taxi, it was just $2.50 from our door. Cotacachi is only about 10,000 people, the leather capital of the country, so shopping was fun and prices were quite reasonable. One of our favorite days was spent with a local guide who took us to the villages where we saw weavers starting with raw wool and finishing with gorgeous shawls, blankets, bags, and more. We also got to go to a local artist who does amazing wall hangings in designs both modern or native. Also that afternoon, we went to see the family that makes the range of flutes and other instruments; they did a concert for us and have toured all over Europe and South America. Lastly he took us to a 300-year-old hacienda, owned by the same family for generations, where we had an excellent upscale lunch. This tour was just $25.00 each, so find Luis at his store just across from the Cotacachi bus terminal. We loved being in this interesting small town."
    Guest: Pamela O. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 12, 2017
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  • Wonderful

    "My husband and I stayed 5 nights at Hacienda San Juan de La Vega. A wonderful experience! Staff and owners are so helpful and friendly. Scenery is spectacular. Surrounding communities are rich in culture. The house was very clean and well furnished. The property is gorgeous with a variety of flowers in constant bloom. Enriching activities, such as cheese making are some of the amenities of this property. Do yourself a favor; acquire experiences. This is the place."
    Guest: Sandra Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 11, 2017
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  • A truly wonderful home

    "We stayed at this home for 2 weeks. The house and location are wonderful. The manager of the house picked us up the Airport. We had a great time in Ecuador. We truly recoment this home."
    Guest: Canadian Travelers Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
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