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Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Special discounts for small groups and long stays!

4 Volcanoes Villa is a stylish, one-of-a kind, custom-built home with amazing 5,000 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 two 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 three 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 area is a must see: Vivid indigenous culture, 350 days of sun, amazing nature for outdoor activities, authentic rural villages for crafts/ antique shopping, just 90min from 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 huge living room with floor to ceiling windows and views to the lake has a super sized sofa, a standing free, tree shaped fireplace, and a dining area for up to 12. Furthermore the Villa has a fully equipped kitchen with direct access to the terrace and its traditional wood burning bread and pizza oven.

The spacious Master Bedroom has windows to three sides, King size bed, a 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 one queen and one twin size bed, desk, wardrobe and windows to two sides. Across the hall from the master bedroom is a childrens bedroom with two single beds, a baby crip, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of books. Downstairs has three optional guestrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry room and a games room with lots of toys for children of all ages.

We 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.

Transportation, Service, and guides are available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays. Use of hot tub, kitchen basics, linens, towels, potable water tank, firewood, concierge, security and included in rates.

More Details

Thomas Ring
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

About Thomas Ring

Business Consultant, Hotel Manager, Shaman, Mountain guide...

Thomas Ring purchased this villa in 2009

Why Thomas Ring chose San Pablo del Lago

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Pablo del Lago in Distrito Metropolitano de Quito

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Imbabura Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Very stylish, with natural stone, raw marble.
    Master Suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Very spacious, with bath tub & rainfall shower.
    Mojanda suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs
    Cotacachi guest room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs, shared with games room
    Garden Cottage - Toilet , Bath with Shower , private
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Mojanda suite - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs, private bathroom, desk, sitting area
    Imbabura Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Spacious, great view, hot tub, desk, wardrobe.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Fireplace, hot tub, desk, sitting area, mountain view
    Library kids dormitory - 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Great views, abundant light, across the hall from Master
    Cotacachi guestroom - 1 Double Bed , downstairs, desk, sitting area, fireplace
    Games Room - 1 Double Bed , one extra bed can go in the games room, in case needed
    Garden Cottage - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Private suite with fireplace and bath tub in extra building
  • 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 the private patio with hot tub, one to the spacious balcony.
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting
Airport pickup, guided mountain tours, and English-speaking guide/ chauffeur with Van or 4x4 vehicle for 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 trips available, ask for details.


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 59 reviews

I loved everything about it!

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, this property is incredible and I wouldn't hesitate to return with a big or small group, Our group (family) was 11 and were very comfortable in the space and made even more comfortable by the hospitality of Thomas. He arranged meals in the house (Clever), transportation all week (Milton) and spent time with us planning every part of our trip. The village of San Pablo has good basic offerings and the setting of the house makes you feel instantly part of the community. Yolanda and her husband take care of the house/property each day and have been there for years. Each day we would return to multiple fireplaces ready to light and a house ready to enjoy. The scenery literally changes by the minute with various volcanoes peaking through the sky at any moment. Flowers and birds were plentiful on the property and bees producing incredible honey for the breakfast table. No issues with any of the group on altitude and that included a significant hike that began right outside the doorstep. The house was a great central point for all the places we traveled and a perfect size for times we wanted to converge for a big meal and times we wanted things a little more quiet. Can't wait to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anytime you want, Jim, thanks so much, it was really great getting to know all of you, have a great 2018!!!
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Breathtaking views, Gorgeous home, Wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Imagine waking up everyday, looking out of huge windows, where from every vantage point in the house, you see volcanoes, mountains and lush gardens.

The house - absolutely beautiful and with such a rich history; The host Thomas - so very kind, accommodating and knowledgeable about the area, the people and things to do; The weather - perfect! Even with brief showers our first week, the temperature was always mid 60s during the day, nice and cool mid 40s at night. The people - friendly and pleasant, just make sure to have your basic Spanish phrases ready since very few if any people in the town speak English. We requested a chef for 3 meals a day and chef Klever is amazing and talented giving us delicious food every single day. The star gazing at night - breathtaking.

I researched SEVERAL vacation homes in Ecuador but none of them compared to the 4 Volcanoes - nothing! I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to experience a place that I can truly call "home." You'll love it!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What can we say....

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place!!! The weather is perfect, the views breathtaking. Our one month stay gave us the opportunity to insert ourselves into small village life where we were welcomed like neighbors. For one month this house truly became our home. Thomas made us feel so comfortable - he and his sons even shared the Super Bowl with 2 Eagles fans far from home! We honestly cannot say enough about our stay at 4 Volcanoes - the fully equipped kitchen was a real plus. It's an easy walk to town for fresh vegetable, staples, and really fresh chicken, eggs, and delicious bread. San Pablo del Lago is small but there are also several options if you want to go out for a meal or a late afternoon glass of wine to watch the sunset. Don't miss the papas fritas in the square at night. We didn't rent a car - we used the modern, comfortable, local bus (senior fare of 35 cents each to Otavalo) or very reasonably priced taxis ($5 or $6 to Otavalo or about $12 to Cotacachi) to get where we needed to go. The bus runs almost every 10 minutes and stops right outside the gate. You can hail a taxi or walk 7 minutes to the town square. For our trip to and from Quito, Thomas arranged for transportation. Safety was never a concern. We only speak a little Spanish but language never seemed to be a barrier to getting around or ordering a meal. We are home less than a day but already miss 4 Volcanoes.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Intriguing location

  • 5 of 5

There is something mystical about the villa and location. The earthen walls nestle your sleep, which was fantastic. The residential animals, (cats, dogs and geese) are the right combination of friendly but leave you at peace.

The volcanos play hide and seek with the clouds, revealing themselves episodically with grandeur.

There are many many things to see and do in the area. With Thomas' expert knowledge of the area and fine drivers to recommend, we saw so much more than if we had tried to trek on our own.

Definitely worth the trek. Beautiful country and beautiful people.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for groups and retreats

  • 5 of 5

The 4 volcanoes lodge is sincerely still the best place I ever had in 10 years for my retreat groups! An oasis of peace, perfect for intense and personal coaching work, awesome location, unique place and energy. You feel comfortable and safe in this luxury and welcoming home. Thomas the lodge owner is a lovely host, solves every problem you might have and gives everyone the feeling to be at home. He makes everything possible. We needed a cook during our week and he organized everything, we had EXCELLENT food! We really spent a wonderful time there. All my group participants enjoyed their stay so much, they left super happy and fulfilled. Thanks so much!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location with very nice owner

  • 5 of 5

I had been to Ecuador from Germany for several times, but the 4 Volcanoes lodge was the greatest location. Very nice rooms and excellent service. As Otavalo is nearby you can easily travel to a lot of beautiful places.

Thanks to the owner, Thomas, I will surely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Red Pub, Otavalo
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Panamericana Norte
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hacienda 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
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Nearest Point of Interest
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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, snow-capped 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Pablo del Lago, Central & South America

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3 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Includes: Concierge, Wi-Fi Internet, linens, towels, kitchen basics, firewood, first 5gl potable water tank (extra $5 each) and use of outdoor Yacuzzi once a week (extra fills $20 each).
Guide and transportation services available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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