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Ermel and Cecilia Benalcázar

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Penthouse centrally located, spacious terrace with nice view

36 Reviews
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in La Colon

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7) Bedroom 1: California King Size Bed

MODERN GORGEOUS PENTHOUSE WITH MAGNIFICENT LOCATION AND VIEW.

RATES:

$ 125per night

$ 1,400/bi-weekly

$ 2,000 monthly

Special Rates: (1 month or more)

Minimum Stay- 3 nights

A one time cleaning fee of $ 60 non-refundable

Cable TV (2) one 60" smart TV in the living room, one in the master bedroom.

Broadband wireless Internet. High speed & WI-FI Internet, cable TV, two phone lines (One for calls inside Ecuador and other one to make free calls to USA and Canada also we provided with a free cellular phone to make calls inside Ecuador (you have to recharge minutes)

'Meridian Travel Agency' located in the lower level of the building, to arrange tours inside or outside the City and also any where in the World, also there is a beauty shop.

LONG TERM RENTERS WELCOME (special prices)

Beds:California King, Queen, 2 full beds and one Convertible sofa.

PLEASE READ GUEST'S COMMENTS.

Please note: A $ 25.00 fee per day per person if more that 6 guests

Trustworthy housekeeper available at a low daily price

Transportation= Van service up to 9 people available upon request (reasonable daily rates)

LOCATION: Quito Ecuador South America 60 minutes from the New Airport 'Mariscal Sucre'; Quito was declared 'Cultural Heritage of Humanity 'by UNESCO, with the aim of preserving its colonial churches, museums and historic center en general. The main tourist area of modern Quito is today an Enterprising Metropolis and political center of the country,surrounded by Pichincha Mountains. Quito elevation is 8500 feet. Whether:60 to 80 oF. spring climate all throughout the year.

Accommodations: Apartment 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps up to 7)

Keywords: Visiting this Colonial and Modern beautiful City of Quito for business or pleasure. This private secure penthouse apartment is the perfect Ecuador getaway in Quito. Whether you are visiting for pleasure or business, you will find your stay convenient and relaxing. Located near the Marriott hotel, Holiday Inn hotel, the neighborhood offers a spacious parks, shopping centers and restaurants in walking distance.

As the capital of Ecuador, Quito has much to offer the visitor, the equator (Mitad del Mundo), 20 minutes runs through the north of the city with an interesting visitor’s center marking the 0’latitude spot. The Cable car offers a fantastic view of Quito as you ride the enclosed gondola go up to 2000 feet. Quito is a charming city with more than 400 years of colonial history in it‘s Old Town section. Nestled in a valley of the Andes mountains, it boasts one of the highest altitudes of any city.

This centrally located apartment makes a great starting point and home base for visiting different sites in the beautiful country of Ecuador, or just passing through to embark to the Galapagos Islands.

This splendid penthouse apartment is available for a three day, weekly or monthly rental. This fabulous 3 bedroom/3 bathroom lodging option is newly and completely furnished with all the comforts from home. Step out to the 600 sq.ft terrace for a picturesque view of the city. There you will find an outdoor table, chairs, and a built-in grill. Relax and enjoy the panoramic scenery after a long day out, perhaps with a glass of wine or a nice cup of coffee.

Our getaway apartment is located in one of the best residential areas in northern Quito. It's just a 60minute taxi ride from the New Quito’s international airport, 'Mariscal Sucre'. A 90 minute ride will take you to the famous outdoor Indian market of Otovalo, the majestic snow capped Cotopaxi volcano, and the cloud forest Mindo bird sanctuary. Whatever is your interest, Ecuador is a fascinating country and Quito is a great starting point.

Keywords: The Penthouse is new and fully furnished on top of the 8th floor with spectacular views of the city and the mountains. A spacious 1800 sq.ft. apartment with a private terrace of 600 sq.ft.

Assigned two underground parking.

24 hrs Security

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ermel and Cecilia Benalcázar (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

About Ermel and Cecilia Benalcázar

Who we are: Ermel and Cecilia Benalcazar are the proprietors of this apartment. We were born in Ecuador and have resided in Baltimore,Maryland USA since 1970. Now we are retired and enjoying visiting Ecuador. Now that our children are grown and have families of their own, we love both the US and Ecuador, each meaning different things to us. Being retired we have the flexibility to travel.

We want to share the beauty of our country, so we are inviting you to come to our place and feel at home away from your home.

We hope you will choose our accommodations, it's a comfortable, perfectly situated getaway.

Please contact us with any questions.

Telephone: Cells:410-303-9309 -443-909-0514

410-308-1418 home

Ermel and Cecilia Benalcázar purchased this condo in 2007

Why Ermel and Cecilia Benalcázar chose Quito

We purchased this beautiful penthouse because we like to come and visit our country/city where we have many memories and friends and family. . Now I feel that I can share my country with people like you.

What makes this condo unique

Very spacious, comfortable, lots of light,quiet, has a large terrace with a nice view of the city and the majestic Pichincha Andean mountains. Also walking distance to many places, like: Shopping center, grocery store, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Neighborhood known as 'LA MARISCAL', the dreams and dialogues of people from all corners of the planet come together, reverberate, and interwine; The range of available activities increases with every year as new facilities in the City provide further opportunities for entertainment and dialogue. For those looking for a good time. 'La Mariscal's' nightlife will have the head of even the most seasoned night-owl swiveling until the wee hours of the morning.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is a pleasure to read this wonderful REVIEW and to know that you were happy the 10 days of adventure en Ecuador. We will continue making feel our guest "Home away from home"



Thank you very much.

Ermel and Cecilia
Sep 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Penthouse centrally located, spacious terrace with nice view
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 37 reviews
5

Beautiful apt in central location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 11nights as our home base for our trip. It was a total of 7 of us ranging in ages from 9-75. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable. It has beautiful views of the volcano Pichincha. The building is secure with a guard outside at all times. It was so convenient to have a large kitchen, the three bathrooms and washer/dryer for clothes. We were able to have family come over without impeding on everyone. We were able to walk to restaurants and the supermarket was very close by. You could take a taxi to the historic center for approx. $3. Quito is a loud city with car alarms and sirens which was disturbing at night, but that's what you get with such a central location. The renter also helped arrange a driver to pick-up and drop-off from the airport which was very nice. In fact, the driver was so nice and convenient we used him another time during our trip. To make life easier, the owners also have a cell phone to use; all I did was add $5 worth of minutes and that lasted the entire trip. People who visited us at the apartment commented how nice and spacious the apartment is. This apartment is highly recommended for larger groups visiting Quito.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice apt!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this apartment. Everything was as we had anticipated. The building was very secure. The location was very convenient with good proximity to grocery, restaurants, shopping, all within walking distance. We opted to buy our own bottled water as the filtered drinking water provided had a very chlorinated taste but that would not deter another stay here at all. The four of us never had any problem with having hot showers. Ermel (owner) and Jorge (caretaker) were very helpful. We hired Edgar Jaramillo's driving services for trips to Mindo and Otavalo and he was very accommodating! Would very much recommend this apartment for a stay in Quito!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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T n T

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our stay in this lovely apartment. We felt as if we were in our own home. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. The bedrooms are huge with plenty of storage. The living and dining room are large and comfortable with plenty of space for visitors. We couldn't ask for a better eat in kitchen. Everything I needed to cook meals was provided. The Benalcazars were lovely to work with and they made sure everything was perfect for our stay. The balcony was so big we were able to enjoy our meals over looking the city. We had a great time and hope to visit again. Quito was a wonderful city and the people were so warm and gracious. Loved everything about our visit and would recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Penthouse Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This 3br apartment was everything advertised. Great views, plenty of room for three couples. Got in about midnight and security guard let us right in. Good location, well-equipped.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a spacious penthouse!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your penthouse. There was plenty of room for my husband, our 2 sons (ages 21 and 19) and me. Jorgé, the caretaker, explained everything very well (in Spanish). We were even provided a cell phone with a local number. The apartment was clean and tastefully decorated. And the flat screen tv with DirecTV in the family room was a definite plus. Thankfully, there was a counter-top water filtration system, so that we didn't have to worry about buying and transporting water. The one major con that I want to mention is the lack of sufficient hot water for 4 people to take a decent shower. The water pressure was fine, but on several occasions, I had to take an ice-cold shower. Perhaps, it was just a fluke. But, would we stay here again? Yes, if the Benalcazars would allow us to. The building is located in a safe area...we felt very secure. The distance to nice restaurants, the grocery store, or even a nice artisanal market is no more than a 20-minute walk away. And a beautiful mall or a really nice movie theater is just a short taxi ride away. One final note, if you get there in the evening or at night, you may want to request that some of the basics be purchased for you (eggs, bread, orange juice, wine, etc).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Americans first time in Ecuador

  • 5 of 5

Cecilia was very helpful with booking our stay in Quito. Also Edgar jaramillo, the van driver, was an excellent help. When our flight was delayed 4 hours in Miami he still picked us up at the airport at 1 in the morning. He has a fun personality and though he speaks little English and we speak little spanish we had a great time. He was on time every time we asked him to pick us up & helped find my passport when I lost it in his van. If you plan on going to Otavalo let him take you! We felt very safe with him and he will haggle with the salesmen to get you a good price at the market. We also had him take us to the equator which is well worth the ride! And to old town at night which is beautiful! We recommend having Edgar take you wherever you need to go as driving requires a local talent.

The apartment had everything we needed for our 3 day stay in Quito and had a great view from the terrace. We felt very safe in the apartment and would recommend it to other travelers. WARNING: the flight into Quito should come with an "I Survived" T-shirt. Because of the wind through the valleys it is normal to have BAD turbulence.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Location

Colonial Quito
"The colonial city of Quito was founded by the Sebastian de Benalcazar in 1534, it was built ..."
Parque La Carolina
Mall El Jardin
"Mall EL Jardin, located( just 5 minutes from the apartment) in the financial center of the c..."
San Francisco Church
"Building by the Spanish in 1553. See the fine good carving in the choir, high altar of gold ..."
Iglesia La Compañía
"La Compania is a Jesuit church, the most ornate and richly sculptured façade and the interio..."
El Panecillo Hill and Momument
"The Panecillo is one of Quito's viewpoints, while you there you can browse the crafts stalls..."
La Mariscal
"La Mariscal called by the young quitenos La zona. Travelers the world over through this exci..."
La Basílica
"Church has been in construction since 1926, is a very large, has many gargoyles and stained ..."
TelefériQo
Museo Guayasamín
"The painter who represent the ecuadorian school of art. "
Quicentro
"This is one of the shopping malls."
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Mariscal Jose de Sucre
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
'Rincon La Ronda' Across the street of the apt.
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Turism
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Panamericana (Simon Bolivar)
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
'Rincon La Ronda'
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Esmeraldas
Car: necessary

Since the condo is centrally located, many places you can go, walking, like to 'Parque de la Carolina', very spacious grounds with trees and green spaces and sports activities such as soccer fields, tennis, voley,basket boll activities, walking trails,running and biking and also people are invited to join differnt exercises activities taking advantage of the nice weather(spring time year around 60 to 80 degrees fahrenheit like Zumba and others. Shopping mall 'El Jardin' or visiting old churches, also very convenient grocery store 'Supermaxi'. Very close(6 blocks from the condo) is the district known as 'la Mariscal'you can find arts and crafts stores and stalls, jewellery stores, bookshops, car rentals agencies, travel agencies, pastry shops,many rerstaurants, bars and cafes, Live entertainment center at night. You can take the double deck bus to tour around the colonial city.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in La Colon, Ecuador

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£1,742
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

One time cleaning fee £46

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in La Colon, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Intercom System
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bathroom with tab and shower. Bathroom 2 and 3 shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • California King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Transportation available previou request.

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