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Santiago BANDERAS

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English, French, Spanish

You have to see IT to Believe IT :-)

13 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Ecuador - Villa Portugal

Located in the northern part of the historic city of Quito Ecuador, this modern and spacious 7th floor corner apartment offers breathtaking 360-degree mountain and city views from any room in the apartment. It is only 20 minutes from the new Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport, nearby the central colonial district, and surrounded by the most high-end shopping and restaurants this unique and beautiful city has to offer. The apartment comprises of 2 Bedrooms, 1 Office/Bedroom, 2.5 Baths w/Jacuzzi, expansive Kitchen with modern appliances, a spectacular Entertaining-Living-Dining Area, and complete with cozy and modern furniture. The apartment comfortably sleeps 2 to 5, it is pet friendly, includes a full gymnasium, a rooftop BBQ area, 24-hour security, and more!

In other words……………

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TOO BELIEVE IT!!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Santiago BANDERAS (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish

About Santiago BANDERAS

I moved from Quito to the US when I was 22 to complete my education and pursue my career as a Graphic Designer. You will love the Apartment as everybody does. It is uniquely modern and is located in the thriving heartbeat of a growing South American cosmopolitan city. It is truly designed with all of the comfort and security of your own home. All while you are literally sitting at the top of the Andes surrounded by the most beautiful views on the planet, in one of the most historic cities in South America, and filled with the magic of the Incan folklore. This is why we love Quito and this is why you will love and enjoy your stay at the apartment.

Santiago BANDERAS purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Santiago BANDERAS chose Ecuador

Actually Quito chose me. Quito is the city where I grew up and where my family and passion still live. You will immediately feel the same passion that I felt as I did when I was a child growing up enjoying the enchantment of Quito and Ecuador. Ecuador is a country with diverse cultures, incredible history, and a delicate eco-system that will overwhelm you during your visit. The climate in Quito is always mild and Ecuador is known for being a small country with multiple climates depending on the altitude. Quito and Ecuador are centrally located in South America right on the equator. And with the new international airport, numerous flights from all the major carriers arrive and depart daily from around the globe.

What makes this apartment unique

The unique benefits of the apartment are: the 24-hour security, the breathtaking views, the spaciousness, modern appliances, exclusive amenities, unique interior design, within walking distance to numerous 5-star restaurants, nearby exclusive shopping malls, walking distance to several parks, easy access to the international airport, and just the perfect central vacation location to visit all of the sites within Quito as well as all of the sites in Ecuador including the Rainforest, the Andes, and the Galapagos Islands.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

You have to see IT to Believe IT :-)
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was gorgeous, inviting, and warm. And, as needed to ensure a great vacation, the beds were comfy! It really did feel like our home away. Plus, the 24/7 guard service and the key security measures made us feel safe. Any time we needed a cab, we just stepped outside and could flag one down within minutes every time. I would absolutely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC USA
4

Amazing views and gorgeous apartment!

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed this apartment in Quito! Everyone was so helpful and easy to work with. I gave a 4 Star rating because we arranged pick up at the airport and they forgot (not a big deal because taxis are easy in Quito) and we felt cheated on our security deposit. Specifically, I felt that because we acknowledged that we broke an item in the apartment we were subject to replacing items that were not broken or stolen by us. I would stay here again, but I encourage you to be diligent. I guess we should take this as a good thing because the owner and property manager take EXTREME care of the property. You won't be disappointed.

On a different note, Quito is a very awesome city and choosing where to stay in the city can be difficult your first time. Just stay here. You can easily get everywhere you need (grocery, restaurants, museums, and bars).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear from you guys! and very happy that you enjoy the apartment and the everything that we offer to our clients. I am very disappointed that you missed your transfer from the airport to the apartment! And I would to offer you my deepest apologies to you and your family!!!! And I would like to make it up to you next time you visit us! we will make sure you are going to be treated like a king. About the charges if you feel that the extra charges are unfair we will like to offer you a refund as long as you visit us again to show you our appreciation and commitment to perfection. Sincerely, SB
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Miami, Florida
5

Spectacular Views, Modern Apartment, Felt Like Home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful apartment. Loved the proximity to everything. Walking distance to great restaurants, shops and easy access to taxis. Loved to get back from the farms everyday and to lounge in your living room area soaking in the spectacular views. I will surely love to use it every time I am back in town!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was great pleasure to have you guys!!! People like you guys makes us very happy to work with. And will be our great pleasure to have you back in the apartment. just give let us know and we will be delated to accommodate you and make your stay unforgettable. Villa Portugal Team Santiago, Rocio, Gabriela
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4

Beautiful Apartment with Nice View

  • 4 of 5

*Plus:

- Nice view of Quito & mountains

- Spacious layout with many interesting art decorations

- WiFi is included

- Only around 6-8 minutes taxi ride to Megamaxi supermarket & Quicentro shopping mall

- Restaurants nearby within walking distance

- A local cellphone is provided which connects you with the manager, but only to receive phone call (can't make phone call)

*Minus:

- Noise level; located at the corner between two 2 busy main roads (not suitable for light sleeper)

- WiFi only works in 2 bedrooms (no WiFi access in living room and kitchen)

- The master bedroom is exposed to intense sunlight in the morning, starting as early as 7 am (not suitable for light sleeper)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Your review help us to become the best in the market!!! Unfortunately Quito is the capital of Ecuador and the entire city is one big noisy city. There are not regulations of the Ecuadorian goverment on how to control the noise in residential areas or traffic noise pollution. Sorry for the inconvenience of the wifi and cell phone! These issues have been fixed and they are running properly. Again these features are out of my control when the service is provided for an outside company. "Cable-Wifi-Phone" Ecuador still have long ways to go but they are doing the best to provide services to us the clients. Thanks again, Hope to see you very soon.
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Austin Texas
5

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Better than advertised. The views were outstanding. Apartment had everything you needed and more. Always felt safe and secure with the doorman at front controlling access. Good restaurants nearby and a supermarket a short walk away. Taxis are plentiful and very cheap. Enjoyed the cool evenings on the terrace sipping wine and watching the sunset. This is MY choice for a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent service & beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Santiago and his English speaking daughter were excellent and very attentive to our needs. They were very informative and helpful!We were two couple who only had 2 days to explore Quito and found the location of this property excellent.

On Sunday enjoyed a walk through the park viewing the art market and souvenir stalls as well as sampling from the local food vendors. Sunday night had a fantastic meal at the Argentinian restaurant beside the condo - highly recommend; even bought a painting that was on display.

Monday went to the old town and saw the changing on the guard - more pomp than Buckingham Place. Be sure to stop by the tourist center as it has beautiful local authentic local products for sale. Make sure you try the local Chocolate Coffee chocolate bars; I wish I had bought more.

Monday night we went to the restaurant Carmichael's - down the hill, first street on your left about 200 meters in. OMG what a beautiful place, it is like stepping into another world, the atmosphere and food were amazing and we found it very reasonable for the food & experience - 4 of us with bottle of wine $200.

Highly recommend this property - nothing we would change.

Thank you Santiago and family!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Mariscal QUITO
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
6 de Diciembre
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Located in the northern part of the historic city of Quito Ecuador, this modern and spacious 7th floor corner apartment offers breathtaking 360-degree mountain and city views from any room in the apartment. It is only 35 minutes from the new Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport, nearby the central colonial district, and surrounded by the most high-end shopping and restaurants this unique and beautiful city has to offer. The apartment comprises of 2 Bedrooms, 1 Office/Bedroom, 2.5 Baths w/Jacuzzi, expansive Kitchen with modern appliances, a spectacular Entertaining-Living-Dining Area, and complete with cozy and modern furniture. The apartment comfortably sleeps 2 to 6, it is pet friendly, includes a full gymnasium, a rooftop bbq area, 24-hour security, and more!

In other words……………

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Quito, Ecuador

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Price
17 May 2016 - 17 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£494
for 3 nights
From
£114
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£573
for 3 nights
From
£141
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £68
Cleaning Fee £76
Property Damage Protection £75

Prices can be negotiable! Just give me a call and we can discuss an affordable price for your needs.
or e-mail me at sabl70@aol.com (954) 647 1550 Santiago.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ecuador in Central & South America

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 8 stories
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • 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:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski pass optional
  • tennis

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