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LUXURY SUITE IN COLONIAL QUITO

Maria T Farr

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks English, Spanish
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Maria T Farr

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LUXURY SUITE IN COLONIAL QUITO

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Quito - Portón de Benalcázar

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

In the heart of the Colonial City, this beautifully 300 year old renovated home was completed in 2004 and while the builders preserved or restored the old charm, they were careful to add all the contemporary comforts. The apartment has open spaces, comfortable furniture and it is fully equipped with what one needs to feel at home.

Maid service once a week is available, it exits to a large corridor where one can sit and read, or just relax in the beautiful courtyard, There is 24h guard security and sensor lighting in the corridors in the evening. If you are driving, there is parking space available as well.

It is located three blocks from the Presidential Palace, it is near small supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, museums, Sucre theater,  and of course, the magnificent world famous churches.

Parking available, wifi, cable, free prepaid cell phone.

Keywords: Luxury Suite in Colonial Quito

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Maria T Farr (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
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About Maria T Farr

I am an ecuadorean-american photographer and my husband Ken is an American who for 28 years was a US diplomat. After living in other countries and having marvelous experiences, we decided to settle in Ecuador because it is such a unique country, where one can enjoy eternal spring weather, be close to the beach and to the jungle, to the Galapagos Islands, enjoy the mountains, the lakes, the ocean, the jungle...all in a matter of a few hours and have a quality of life without too much expense. We are on the equator, thus, we can travel north or south with ease.. GUIDED TOURS AVAILABLE!!!! As of now, Ken has agreed to give the wonderful tours he has given to our friends in the past, as an option to our guests! check for details!

Maria T Farr purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Maria T Farr chose Quito

I grew up in the Colonial City of Quito, and always wanted to return to it. My husband fell in love with it as well and we searched for a property that we can use and that can be shared with other guests who would fall in love with the city as well. This is a 300 year old house and when we saw it as a possibility to purchase an apartment, we immediately decided to acquire it though only in a blueprint then. We were able to design it to suit our taste as if it was for our exclusive use. We love the proximity to all what makes the Colonial city what it is..

What makes this apartment unique

We enjoy the unique life in the Colonial City, which is very different from the north or the south part of the city. This is like a different city, with a fantastic dynamic of it's own. The energy, the people, the time, the architecture, the pace, the markets, the churches are different and unique. The city was declared World Heritage Site in 1978 by the UNESCO and rightly so when you live it. The suite gives us this possibility as it is located three blocks from the Presidential Palace and very close to all the important monuments.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Review from mmacnaughton@cfl.rr.com - Jul 31, 2010

"Enjoyable Visit to Colonial Quito"



We recently spent a week at the ideally located apartment in Colonial Quito. Located only a few blocks for La Plaza Grande, there are many sights nearby along with many restaurants. The nice kitchen is up to date and includes a dishwasher and washing machine. There is a separate living area with gas fireplace for cooler evenings. A separate bedroom with bath is adjacent. Wifi access available. Maria is a wonderful and attentive hostess. We enjoyed a great tour with her husband Ken to antisana and the market at Sangolqui. We highly recommend this apt.
Jul 2010
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury Suite in Colonial Quito
average rating of 4.928571 based on 16 reviews
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Luxury Suite in Colonial Quito
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Quito Ecuador
5

Great apartment

  • 5 out of 5
The location is great, about two blocks from the historic city center. Nice apartment in a safe location. Ken's walking tour helped with orientation. He also arranged a day tour with a guide he knew. You can't go wrong with this apartment.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury Suite in Colonial Quito
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p321367vb
+593 -22254699
Quito Ecuador
Fort Smith, NWT, Canada
5

Beautiful suite in an amazing location!

  • 5 out of 5
Our family stayed at Maria and Ken's apartment in November 2013 and it was perfect for us! The apartment is in great location right in the heart of colonial Quito. It really is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful historical city. The apartment is beautiful - the space is very well planned, and very comfortably furnished and decorated. Traveling with kids, the kitchen and washing machine were really important to us! The kitchen had everything we needed, and there is a grocery store about 2 blocks away, which was great! Of course, there are also great restaurants nearby, so you certainly don't have to cook if you don't want to. The building was very secure, with very helpful guards on duty 24 hours/day. The guards can help you call a taxi - when our taxi didn't arrive, the guard helped us get another ride to the airport in the morning which was great!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Suite in Colonial Quito
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p321367vb
+593 -22254699
Quito Ecuador
4

Great location, very secure, couple of niggles

  • 4 out of 5
My husband and I rented this apartment for 10 days and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Quito. Maria and Kens help and hospitality were fabulous, including the half day walking tour with Ken of the old city which really helped us get our bearings. The kitchen was well equipped and very fast and reliable broadband. Our only niggles were some early morning noise from the buses in the street and the shower could do with being a bit more enthusiastic. Overall we would recommend this apartment for a stay in Quito.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Luxury Suite in Colonial Quito
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p321367vb
+593 -22254699
Quito Ecuador
Vernon BC Canada
5

Introduction to Ecuador

  • 5 out of 5
Ken and Maria's suite was absolutely perfect for our week in Quito. This was our first visit to Ecuador and this "home away from home" was so welcome and comforting to return to each day after exploring this beautiful historic city. Ken's walking tour of colonial Quito, with his wealth of knowledge of the history and present day politics of the area was an invaluable experience. Maria took charge of all the rental arrangements and was full of great advice about restaurants, grocery shopping, sights to see, taxi service etc that helped us orientate to life in Quito. The suite hade everything we needed right down to a coffee grinder! The beds were comfortable, kitchen well stocked, washing machine a bonus and the gas fireplace cosy in the cooler evenings. It was central to the old colonial city so we could walk anywhere we wanted to go. The building was secure with very friendly guards 24/7. One highlight was dining at the Hotel Grande complete with opera singers serenading us! Our only regret was that we didn't have longer in Quito as a week is not long enough to visit all the historical museums,churches and art galleries. Maria and Ken even took us to the village she grew up in to a fabulous market and to their county villa. I highly recommend the suite to anyone wanting to explore"old town" Quito and would love to return again myself. Thank you Ken and Marie for helping us get the most out of our visit... Wish we could pick your brains more, South American history is just so interesting.
Best wishes
Al and Nancy
  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Nancy and Al, we love to meet and have guests like you that enjoyed what Ecuador and we have to offer. We are happy you had a good time and hope to see you again!
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Luxury Suite in Colonial Quito
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p321367vb
+593 -22254699
Quito Ecuador
Atlanta, GA- USA
5

Great apartment--wonderful owners!

  • 5 out of 5
My daughter (who is currently volunteering as an English teacher in Quito) and I stayed in this apartment over the Christmas holidays. Wonderful location--very comfortable. The pictures on VRBO are very accurate. The kitchen is well equipped, great internet and comfy beds. My daughter and I had her new German friends over for dinner and the building attendant was so sweet--walking them to the corner at around 11 pm to make sure they were safe catching a cab. The apt. is close to a local grocery store, bakery, President's Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), and restaurants--very easy to navigate on foot. Maria was so helpful--with emails and follow up phone calls while we were there. I highly recommend this apt. especially for those who are visiting Quito for the first time.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Angie, it was a pleasure to have you as guests! We are very happy all went well, that you had a home away from home and that you enjoyed Quito and the nearness to all the main attractions.
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Luxury Suite in Colonial Quito
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p321367vb
+593 -22254699
Quito Ecuador
West Hollywood, California
5

Great Place to Stay in Quito

  • 5 out of 5
This is a wonderfully situated apartment in the historic center of Quito. Quito itself is just beautiful and the people are incredibly nice, friendly, and helpful. Maria was wonderful in communicating with me from the start of the rental process to my return back to California. The apartment is nicely appointed and I was just a block away from Canadian friends who were in Quito with their granddaughter. I would recommend this apartment, which is very reasonably priced, to anyone who is interested in staying in this part of Quito.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
New Quito Mariscal Sucre
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
35 minutes
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Panamericana
Nearest Beach
250 Kilometres
Esmeraldas
Car: not necessary

Close to the Colonial City of Quito, the best preserved Colonial City in the New World, declared World Heritage Site in 1978, features it's unique, world famous quitenian baroque churches, museums, republican and colonial architecture, still unexploited real neighborhoods, unique shops with handicrafts and artists workshops where quitenian art is still taught and made. The suite has double pane doors to keep it quiet, all comforts, wifi, cable, etc. and it is located three blocks away from the Presidential Palace..

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Rates & Availability

From $92 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Quito, Ecuador

Rental Basis:
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high season
1 Dec - 31 Dec
3 night minimum stay
$300
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$100
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Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$574
$1,800
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$276
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$525
$1,380
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Notes These prices are all inclusive except when there is a third party, please add additional $40 a week.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Quito, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

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