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

Thomas Ring

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, German, Spanish
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Thomas Ring

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Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2015
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A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Otavalo - 4 Volcanoes Villa

4,000 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 4,000 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 six 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 plant and a bee sanctuary. We use only organic cleaning supplies and natural materials.

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. 90min to 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 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 queen size bed, sofa bed, desk, wardrobe and windows to two sides. Across the hall from the master bedroom is an additional bedroom with two Double beds, TV, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of books. Downstairs has the optional guestroom for up to four, a laundry room and a games room with lots of toys for children of all ages.

We – the German owners family – live in our own house next to the gate and 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. Furthermore and attached at the back of the garden, we have 4 acres pasture land, where we run a small Equine Therapy Program with 6 horses, and the bee sanctuary.

Transportation & Service available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Thomas Ring (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2015

About Thomas Ring

We are a family from Germany and live permanently in Ecuador since 2002.

With our own Lodge and the Equine therapy facility next door 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 industry 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 Otavalo

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 hemisperes. Tomorrow you can do a trail ride and have tea time at a colonial hacienda. And change your flights - stay a week 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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Reviews

5
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A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Florida
5

THE PERFECT ANDES VILLA!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our boys, 12 and 10, recently stayed at 4 Volcanoes for 4 nights before traveling to the Galapagoes. Thomas personally picked us up in Quito and brought us to the villa. While there he arranged drivers for our day trips and also for our return tip to the Quito airport. Thomas and his wife and boys were the perfect family hosts and our kids totally loved meeting some new friends to play with on the beautiful grounds of this magnificant property. As wonderful as the photos depict this place, they still cannot totally capture the wonder of the view to the lake and the surrounding mountains. We built nice fires in the cool evenings and one night Thomas arranged for a local Ecuadorian expert to provide us massages by the fire. The house is simply stunning- inside and out! We cannot wait to return. Thanks Thomas and Cristina and the boys!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cologne, Germany
5

Marvelous

  • 5 of 5

It was my second stay at San Pablo. Again,it was a marvelous experience to be on the roof of the world with such a friendly atmosphere. No whishes stayed unfulfilled. There were so many intense moments that are unforgettable. Whenever you want to escape from your routine und feel what really matters in your life, this is the place to be to find new perspectives. You don't know what you've been missing until you've seen for yorself.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

Rarely do we return to a destination but we can't wait to go back. We spent Christmas week at 4 Volcanoes with our adult children. We hiked, went horseback riding, visited markets, hot tubs daily, magnificently prepared food by Clever and Juanita. The house was absolutely perfect, comparable to a 5 star resort. Thomas and his family made us feel so welcomed. We experienced not only the beauty of Otavalo, but the culture and warmth of the people. We have a new family in Ecuador. There is no place like this on earth!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Stunning Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my God! This one-of-a-kind villa takes me back to my childhood days. This villa is absolutely stunning and gorgeous! It's like a little piece of heaven in the middle of nowhere. I can stay at this place forever. My fiance and I will be coming back soon. Can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for three nights and it exceeded our expectations! The property itself is exactly as portrayed in the photographs and, if anything, is more beautiful in person. Thomas and Christina were wonderful hosts and our 8 year old son loved playing with their boys! We especially loved the hike with Leo and Luca to the secret waterfall! We loved sitting out on the patio, taking in the beautiful views of the lake and Imbabura volcano. The hot tub in the evening was so relaxing and everything in the home was extremely comfortable. We loved our stay here and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, Texas, USA
5

Life In Slow Motion

  • 5 of 5

4Volcanoes Lodge is a magical place. The house itself lends to total relaxation. What we wanted was an escape from the daily grind and we got it all here. Lots of reading. Lots of exploring. Lots of relaxing. A true place where you can turn it off. Thomas & Christina are excellent hosts with as much or as little interaction as wanted. The views are magnificent, the aura is natural and the trip, a memory to last a lifetime. Thank you for such a great place to stay while exploring the Ecuadorian Andes. P.S. We´ll be back with the kids!! -Nate & Alli"

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Quito
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Red Pub, Otavalo
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Quito
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Ibarra
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Panamericana Norte
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hcda 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
Ibarra
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, snowcapped 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.

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Prices & Availability

From €268 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Otavalo, Ecuador

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€897
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€1,556
€3,752
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning €75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 22.0%
Notes Hot Tub US$20/ each fill.
Transportation or extra rooms for bigger groups available upon request.
Special discounts for small groups/ long stays.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Otavalo, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Imbabura Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Very stylish, with natural stone, raw marble.
    Mojanda Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Very spacious, with bath tub & rainfall shower.
    Games Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Imbabura Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Spacious, great view, hot tub, desk, wardrobe.
    Mojanda Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Fireplace, desk, cabinet, sitting area, mountain view
    Cotacachi Bedroom - 2 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Great views, abundant light, across the hall from Master
    Guestroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , On the lower level beside Gamesroom
  • 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 private patio with hot tub. Extra rooms available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
Notes:
Airport pickup, guided mountain tours, natural horsemanship sessions and english-speaking guide/chauffeur with Van/ 4x4 vehicle for other 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 trip available, ask for details.

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