- English, French, Spanish
About Sandra Lanas
I am a person who loves meeting new people, seeing new cultures... the never ending and fun learning! I lived 2 years in Vancouver and 4 years in Montreal, from where I improved my English and French, now they are put to the test almost every day. Moving back to my beloved home land has let me be able to enjoy family and old friends again. To stay I decided to develop a new activity that would give me joy and challenges at the same time, so I thought, why not tourism. Renting this studio for two and a bigger apartment for five proved to be a great idea! Looking forward to hear from you, Sandra
Why Sandra Lanas chose La Granja
I am renting my little studio, where I spent most of my college years looking at the Andes and the snowed capes volcanoes every day. So inspirational, especialy when tyred of the books. Looking at beauty is an important part of traveling, so why not share this cozy little corner where I grew up.
What makes this Studio unique
This is an independent studio with a little kitchen, private bathroom and little balcony. Hot water 24/7. We provide WiFi, cable, telephone for local calls, DVD with tons of movies, plasma TV. I can also help with your traveling arrangements or simply with the right information for you trip.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Quiet, clean apartment you can call home
We had originally booked the studio for our stay in Quito but realized right away that it was too small a space for two people for 3 weeks. Sandra was a great host and offered for us to take the 3 bedroom apartment in the same house. It did cost more but in the long run it was well worth it. We really enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle of the core. We spent our days exploring in and around the city and were happy to come home to our quiet space. Taxis are available at every corner and quite inexpensive. We did take the buses and tram around town.
About the apartment, it is super clean, comfortable beds, nice furniture, well equipped kitchen ... nothing lacking. Thank you Sandra.
Dear Renee and Rob,
Thank you so much for staying at our property; it was a real pleasure to have you.
Very sorry I was not there on your check out, I always like to be there to say good byes; I hope my son was a good replacement and help.
The trip to the beach was great, the group was very nice and we had an amazing weather, I just got back home!
If you ever come back to Quito I would love to have you here again.
Enjoy rest of the trip!!!
An absolutely perfect stay in a HomeAway rental in Quito, Ecuador.
We truly had a great apartment with a great view and this helped t make this a fantastic vacation. This location was ideally located in Quito where everything was easily accessible. Sandra was an exceptionally great host. She had maps waiting in the house of public transportation routes, contact numbers, and local attractions. Sandra has made her own booklet of places and attractions to see both locally and within a couple hours of Quito. Sandra is also a guide, fluent in Spanish, English and French so as she help showing us the area also gave us the history of the areas as well.
While we were there we visited the Basilica, the Panecillo, the Crystal Palace, the cloud forest, a small Chocolate estate, a coffee plantation, plaza Foch, we did a zip line and the list goes on. There is a vegetable & fruit stand, a "fantastic" cafe within three blocks.
We stayed in the studio which was great, but a little small for a long stay. We moved into the three bedroom that is very large with two bathrooms, a dining room, full kitchen and a den.
Overall this was a great stay, in a great location with a super host. Thank you Sandra for helping this vacation become a very memorable one. We will be back!!!
Dave & Deb
Dear Dave & Deb
Thank you so much for staying with us. Traveling along with you was very exciting and fun, you have a great spirit no doubt!
Definetelly I am going to miss you both.
I hope to see you soon in your adventure away from winter in the States.
Perfect couple apartment in ideal Quito location!
We loved this cozy & clean apartment with its outstanding 360 degree view of the city of Quito and the mountainous peaks that surround this ideal location. With only a quick taxi ride you are at the cable cars of Teleferico to hike up Ruco Pichincha or colonial old town to see the many beautiful & inspiring churches and architecture. Everything you could need was in the apartment - I have no suggestions for items to bring with you. Sandra was the perfect host and was only a phone call away. We took advantage of her tour services and were not disappointed! She even braved the heights of the Basilica to share the outstanding views. Loved the tour north of the city to see Mitad Del Mundo, the middle of the earth (equator), plus the displays & monuments there. Excellent detailed tours including stops for the best coffee and local cuisine, great history presentations and very familiar with the locations, plus all in English for us! Also helped with our Spanish so we could easily get around. Walking distance to several eateries and markets. Amazing what you can buy for a $1, and US dollars, too. This vacation escape from the US was ideal because of Sandra and her wonderful accommodations.
Dear Alan and Susan
Thank you very much for staying with us, it was great to get to spend time with you. You make such a nice couple!
You probably got some really nice pictures from the Basilica, it was a great climb indeed!
I would love to see you again, hopefully when retiring and perhaps moving here in few years.
That was the best time I've ever had!
The property is great: good location, excellent services, very comfortable apartment that has everything you need for comfortable living, and a very friendly and helpful hostess.
Seems Sandra has the answer to any question you can ask her. Very hospitable, charming and welcoming - she makes you feel at home. She was the best hostess we've ever had! I will definitely recommend this property to my friends and relatives!
Warmth and Charm
We stayed with Sandra for two occasions during our month of touring Ecuador. She picked us up at the airport, and we also took a private tour with her to the ruins and equator. She helped us book travel to Cotachi and navigate our time in Quito. Her property is in an excellent location-very safe and close to grocery stores and restaurantants. Sandra has very clean and comfortable accommodations - including a comfortable bed and well set up kitchen. She is a warm and compassionate person. You will not be disappointed staying here!!
Dear Leigh and Jim
It's being a month since your last visit and I am still missing your company. I hope, if you decide to retire in Ecuador in the near future, you will be close enough to spend some time together again.
If you need anything to make your decition please let me know, I will help with great pleasure.
A must stay!!
Our long journey ended with the bright smile of our host - Sandra’s Lanos, who graciously met us at the airport at 1 am!! Sandra is an excellent host-very knowledgeable, caring and gracious. The property is secure, safe, clean and very comfortable. We stayed three days coming into Quito, and have rebooked at the end of our journey for four more days. While in Quito, we went to the Old Town-it was Sunday, and the people were very friendly. Our Spanish is very limited! We were helped along the way by many kind people-in the internet store buying a SIM card, in the restaurants, grocery store-many kind Ecuadorians! This property is everything it states, and the added kindness of our host was a wonderful bonus.
Dear Leigh and Jim
It has been so great to have meet you. You are two wanderfull souls to be around, can't wait to see you again!
Enjoy Cotacachi, Cuenca and the beach!!!
See you very soon :)