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A STYLISH DREAM OF LIGHT & SPACE: UNIQUE ANDEAN FAMILY VILLA

Thomas Ring

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks English, German, Spanish
People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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A STYLISH DREAM OF LIGHT & SPACE: UNIQUE ANDEAN FAMILY VILLA

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Otavalo - 4 Volcanoes Villa

5,000 sqft, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, sleeps 8, extensive garden, 2h north of Quito

4Volcanoes Villa is a stylish, one-of-a kind, custom-built home with amazing 5,000 sqft 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: Sitting on six acres private land and in a green valley of the dramatic Andes mountains, right at beautiful lake San Pablo, this is the only private villa in South America recommended by Conde Nast Johansens luxury guidebook.

Relax in the unique, open concept home with stylish (yet child friendly) interior design. Enjoy your private super size outdoor hot tub or the ample living room with comfy couch and spectacular view over the valley. The adobe 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 biodynamic plant and 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 walkable labyrinth and lots of room for your children. There are amazing views from every corner of the house.

The Master Bedroom has windows to three sides, King size bed, fireplace, desk, sitting area, direct access to the outdoor hot tub in the patio, rainfall-shower AND family size bathtub, as has the second bedroom on the main floor with Queen size bed, desk and sitting area. Across the hall from the master bedroom is the library/ TV-room, which can be turned into an extra studio with two sofa beds for children. The lower level of the villa has another cozy bedroom with desk and sitting area, its private bathroom with shower, the laundry room and a games room with lots of toys for children of all ages.

There is staff available at extra cost for cleaning, cooking or child care, but we will always respect your privacy. 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. Your house is standing free in a two acre landscaped perennial garden with a big outdoor playground, BBQ area, and a toy room. Furthermore and attached at the back of the garden, we have 4 acres pasture land, where we run a small Equine Therapy Program with 8 horses and the bee sanctuary.

Please email us with your ideas of a perfect vacation and we will help you to make it happen: from absolute privacy and self catering, up to a luxury service deal with english speaking guide and chauffeur. Contact us for a pre-trip information package with FAQ list, itinerary ideas, special offers, maps and more!

Our rates already INCLUDE ALL TAXES! No extra fees whatsoever. Also included: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood, use of laundry room, weekly linen change, potable water tank & maintenance/gardening, Transportation & Service available upon request, Special discounts for small groups/long stays, please ask.

Check out our 2nd vacation rental '4 Volcanoes Cottage', on the same property: http://www.vrbo.com/594529

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Thomas Ring (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks English, German, Spanish

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 buisness 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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5
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A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318401vb
+593 -998818892
Otavalo Ecuador
5

Stunning Villa!

  • 5 out 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: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318401vb
+593 -998818892
Otavalo Ecuador
5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 out 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: 25-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318401vb
+593 -998818892
Otavalo Ecuador
Austin, Texas, USA
5

Life In Slow Motion

  • 5 out 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: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318401vb
+593 -998818892
Otavalo Ecuador
duxbury, ma USA
5

the most beautiful relaxing spot

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed for four nights with our two children ( 10 and 13) and from the moment we entered the gated property we knew we had found a gem. Our warm welcome from Thomas and Christina and their wonderful animals was exactly what we needed after a long journey. The cook made us dinner for our arrival and lit the fires and it truly felt like heaven! We truly did not want to leave the property but when we did the charming town of san Pablo is a 5 minute walk and here you can experience the culture, right outside your door. we did not rent a car and never felt that we needed one, the taxis are great and very cheap and buses run from right outside the house. Thomas was very kind too and offered us a ride if he was heading into town and knew we were thinking of going too. The owners had just rescued a three week old baby horse and our children had the experience of bottle feeding her and learning about horses which was something they will never forget.The house was incredibly comfortable and beautifully furnished and every possible amenity is there. the grounds are spectacular and the photos cannot even do it justice. I truly recommend staying here, you will be so glad that you did and we plan to return one day, hopefully soon and stay for even longer.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318401vb
+593 -998818892
Otavalo Ecuador
Charlotte, NC, USA
5

Family of four DREAM vacation!

  • 5 out of 5
We have traveled all over the world - with kids and without - and I can absolutely say this was one of our BEST rentals ever. It will be hard to top 4 Volcanos Lodge!!! We stayed here for a month with our two small kids - 1.5 and almost 3 years old - and loved every moment. From the evening we arrived, the home, staff, and service was top-notch. We stayed pretty busy our entire trip, but loved having such an incredible "home base" to come back to. Juanita, the housekeeper, was wonderful and very attentive. She kept the house tidy and looked after our kids several times. Thomas and Christina were available anytime to answer questions or take care of anything we needed. The property itself is flawless. Beautiful outdoor spaces, beautiful views, and one amazing house. The beds were comfy, master bath HUGE, Lots of natural light, hot tub, fireplaces, and tons of space for the kids to run around. The house is naturally baby-proofed, which was great. And the basement full of toys was more than we could have asked for! 4 Volcanos includes a lot of items for kids that you won't need to bring with you - car seats, cribs, high chair, books, toys, and plenty of loving animals to play with outside. (Our daughter still talks about the animals!) The area - San Pablo De Lago - was a great location to stay. Just a quick drive to Otavalo, but near the beautiful lake and volcanos. Everything was right outside the gate! We used a rental car for the month and loved having the flexibility. The local roads are in good condition and easy to navigate. The weather was ideal - like springtime every single day! We were in Ecuador for four weeks and still wished for more time. It was difficult to leave this wonderful home (and wonderful people) and we hope to be back someday soon!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
A Stylish Dream of Light & Space: Unique Andean Family Villa
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p318401vb
+593 -998818892
Otavalo Ecuador
Ontario Canada
5

Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 out of 5
We have rented many wonderful homes around the world but none have met the standard of 4volcanoes. The home is even more beautiful than the pictures depict on the website. The location is ideal- within the village yet a private oasis containing the most spectacular gardens- all with a view of the surrounding volcanoes. Our hosts have thought of everything to ensure a comfortable stay - including a jar of their delicious homemade honey! We cannot say enough about this spectacular home and give it the highest recommendation!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

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 4Volcanoes Villa, due to its unique setting. Located at 2.600m 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.

Its 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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Rates & Availability

From €1,040 Weekly

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Cleaning €80
Notes ALL TAXES ALREADY INCLUDED!
Includes: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood & potable water tank. Hot Tub US$ 20/each fill, transportation & extra rooms available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays. Check out our 2nd vacation rental "4Volcanoes Cottage", on the same property:
http://www.vrbo.com/594529

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Otavalo, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • village ...
Theme:
  • 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 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Imbabura Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Very stylish, spacious, with natural stone, raw marble.
    Mojanda Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Very spacious & stylish, with natural stone, raw marble.
    Cotacachi Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small & modern
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mojanda Master Suite (main level) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Fireplace, glass desk, sitting area, fabulous view, hot tub
    Imbabura Suite (main level) - 1 Large Double Bed , Desk, sitting area, great view, hot tub. Child beds optional
    Library - 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Great views, abundant light, across the hall from Master
    Cotacachi Suite (ground level) - 2 Double Bed , In the lower floor, garden level. spacious, private bathroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa (2), child beds optional (2). Bedrooms with spectacular mountain views, sitting areas, desk. Beds have high quality linens and down duvets. Master bedroom with fireplace.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
Notes:
Airport pickup $100, 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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