Boutique-Colonial Loft within Colonial Home - Private Balcony with Amazing View
Maria D Redin
- English, Spanish
About Maria D Redin
Hello, we are Tatiana and Maria! Mother & Daughter! We are originally from Quito, Ecuador, but now we live in Los Angeles, CA. Our family owns Casa LunaLoma, a beautifully restored 100-year-old colonial house in the heart of Old Town Quito and the house that raised my Mother and her 8 siblings. Needless to say, it's a very special home which our family has now opened its doors to welcome guest visiting Ecuador. About us? are passionate for El Centro Colonial of Quito, urban revitalization, social impact work, ecotourism and the design. Please feel free to reach out to us and connect if you are new to Quito and are looking for pointers and recommendations!
Maria D Redin purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Maria D Redin chose Quito
This house was built at the beginning of nineteen hundreds in one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Old Town Quito, La Loma Grande. With a colonial architecture, three internal cobblestone patios adorned with geraniums and green climbing plants around the wooden pillars, was home of the Cascante-Lopez family that lived in this house for more than fifty years. The house “stayed sleeping” for a long time, everything was closed down. Fortunately a family member took in his hands the big undertaking of restoring the house. While rebuilding the house he and the architect were able to balance the original architecture and antiqueness and at the same time bring the new comfort to the seven apartments. The combination of stone and a variety of travertine tiles that was employed through the interior patios, along with the beautifully crafted stone water fountain that decorates the first patio, provides a warm atmosphere. The house has a superb and magnificent view of the Panecillo and Virgen of Quito, from the terrace. In a perfect night with open sky and shining stars you can have a drink in the terrace and enjoy the view. Following completion of the remodeling, preserving the old and balancing the new, bringing up the best of the artisans involved in the work, we are very pleased with the results and proud to present six wonderful apartments. Each apartment has its own personality, nicely and comfortably decorated. These belong to the family, and are ready to be placed at the service of the tourist. We want to offer our guests a flavor of past generations, and comfort, and enjoyment of the present.
What makes this Apartment unique
In your staying you will be transported to a place of old charm, peace and tranquility, but at the same time you will be to a walking distance to the most iconic places of Old Town Quito, such as Plaza de Santo Domingo, Iglesia de Santo Domingo, Plaza Grande, Palacio de Gobierno, Barrio La Ronda, etc. etc. and a close distant to access public transportation.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Roomy close to old town
Charming home with easy access to the historic center
We loved our stay in Quito! Our hosts were gracious ensuring that we had transportation from the airport and accommodating for the needs of my elderly parents. The home itself was just lovely. The pictures don't do it justice. We found it to be warm and inviting. Everything was clean and comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
It was a pleasure hosting you and your family in our place. So happy you had a great experience. Thank you for the lovely review. Siempre Bienvenidos!!
Very very nice and good location
We had a very nice stay and everything was as we expected. A couple of times we had some questions and we received prompt help from Esteban in Quito. I have only nice things to say about the apartment, location and help if you need it.
Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to receive you in our house. Siempre Bienvenido!!
The apartment is spacious, incredibly clean, well-located and beautifully decorated. The beds were very comfortable. There were beautiful views and our host was extremely helpful and accommodating with recommendations. We highly recommend the apartment.
Laura, it was a pleasure hosting you and your family in our place. Thank you for your kind review. So happy you had a great experience!!. Siempre Bienvenidos!!
Maria and Esteban were terrific hosts and extremely helpful! I truely appreciated their accomodating our schedule, helping arrange transport, and suggestions for gettinf around.
The apartment was perfect; in a great location, clean, very cool. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Quito!
We had the pleasure of hosting Nicole and her mother during their stay in Quito. They are kind, polite and friendly guests who took well care of the loft. We'd welcome them back any time!
"Casa LunaLoma" (The MoonHill House), a charming and beautifully restored 3 stories high House.
This 100yr old grand colonial house is located in the heart of "La Loma Grande" (the Big Hill) a colorful and traditional residential neighborhood adjacent to Quito's Historic Center.
Our neighborhood also distinguishes itself by facing "El Panecillo" (Small Hill) a beautiful hill once called by the Inca's "Shungo Loma" which means "Heart of the Hill" and now holds one of the most iconic landmarks in Quito "La Virgen de Quito" our winged statue of Mother Mary who oversees and protects our city and our Casita.
We are also just minutes away walking distance from the must-visit spots in Old Town Quito like:
• Plaza de Iglesia de Santo Domingo y Plaza Grande
• Plaza San Francisco
• Plaza de la Independencia
• Presidential Palace
• "La Compañia" Church and all other churches
• San Francisco Art Museums
• "Calle La Ronda", only a brief 5 minute walk away, this is a very popular and iconic, pedestrian-only classic colonial street with a lot of heritage and history from Quito's past. Now it holds a very eclectic scene with great restaurants, cafe's and shops during the day and a very vibrant nightlife scene with great pubs, bars, and local street artists. It's a definite must to check it out both during the day and evenings!
What also makes our neighborhood unique is that it is not within the full hustle, bustle of the more touristic areas and it is amidst locals. You will find that within the immediate streets there is quite a bit of foot traffic, yet mainly made up of local merchants serving locals. Within our most immediate surroundings you will find various little businesses that cater to locals, from street food vendors to holes in the wall eateries (of course, eat at your own discretion! :) As well as mini "Tienditas" (Mini stores) where you can buy your daily essentials for cooking and living and local fruits. If you are interested in living like a local, you may feel right at home.
As well, our local Firestation is around the corner from us. They are very friendly and always welcome guest who want to say hello!
Getting into Old Town Quito can be a bit tricky as the streets are pretty old, narrow and many of them are a bit of a one-way street mazes! Our best recommendation is to rely on Taxis or public transportation. That said, taxis in Quito are quite affordable and are a very common way of getting around. In fact, we have Taxi drivers we can recommend that are highly reliable and trustworthy and we are happy to recommend to our guest. They know our house location well and have worked with many of our guests to pick them up from the airport or take them around within the city or even arrange for out of the city same day local trips. Let us know if you'd like to arrange any of these, we're happy to help facilitate that. So if getting around the city with a trusted driver was a concern, no worries, you can check that one off. :)
Also, our location is also about 800 meters to Trolley stops and buses if you chose to use that form of transit.
That said, if you still venture to drive within Quito's streets, we have one private parking spot available within our House for an additional charge or can easily recommend a paid, safe parking location close by.