A STYLISH DREAM OF LIGHT & SPACE: 4 VOLCANOES LODGE IN THE ANDES

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Christina Ring

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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A STYLISH DREAM OF LIGHT & SPACE: 4 VOLCANOES LODGE IN THE ANDES

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Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-12)

4Volcanoes Lodge is a stylish, one-of-a kind, custom-built home with amazing 7,596 sqft of living space. The villa is perfect for families, romantic luxury breaks and retreats.

The setting and scenery of the villa are spectacular: Sitting on six acres private land and in a green valley of the dramatic Andes mountains, right at beautiful lake San Pablo, this is the only private villa in South America recommended by Conde Nast Johansens luxury guidebook. The care we offer at 4Volcanoes Lodge by our bilingual staff puts it in a class by itself compared with other casual, family-friendly homes.

Relax in the unique, open concept home with stylish (yet child friendly!) interior design. Enjoy our private super size hot tub in an orchid filled patio, the ample living room with comfy couch and spectacular view over the valley, savor home cooked meals with freshly picked herbs, or sip a fabulous fresh fruit juice in the hammock while enjoying the equatorial sun.

The adobe 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. Whether you would like to retreat and rest or climb the volcanoes and have an active stay, the exceptional beauty, texture and light of our home will caress your senses.

The Lodge is an ecological place with a biodynamic plant and bee sanctuary. We use organic cleaning supplies and natural materials. Textures, natural colors, a constant dance of light and shadow and the respectful use of local resources makes this house a perfect stage for your Holy-Days.

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. 90min to Quito airport. Our unique home is nestled into corn fields and surrounded by a professionally landscaped garden, with walkable labyrinth and lots of room for your children. There are amazing views from every corner of the house. Look to the north for an immediate, unobstructed view of Imbabura volcano, it is literally a stone through away. To the South enjoy green fields, huge eucalyptus trees, the center piece of our garden and the ever changing shadow play at Mojanda mountain. To the West you let your sight explore a long distance of the valley, the lake, and Cotacachi peak in the distance. And towards the East gaze into the lush green triangle of Cusin crater, decorated by the rural San Pablo village and its church towers.

There is staff available for cleaning, cooking, child care and whatever else you might need, but we will always respect your privacy. We – the german owners family – live in our own house next to the gate and will be happy to assist during your stay – just as much as you like. Of course you may also stay completely private.

Your house is standing free in a two acre landscaped perennial garden with a big outdoor playground, labyrinth, organic horticulture, BBQ area, and a toy room with entrance from the garden. Furthermore and attached at the back of the garden, we have 4 acres pasture land, where we run a small Equine Therapy Program and the bee sanctuary.

Not two people have the same needs and expectations. That's why we like tailored service packages. Please email us with your ideas of a perfect holiday - and we help you to make it happen: from absolute privacy and self catering, up to a luxury service deal with chef and chauffeur. We are flexible! Just talk to us, and we figure out our best deal.

The area is quiet, and the house has a soothing and relaxing energy. It is perfect for retreats!

The extremely spacious, sunlight Mojanda master bedroom suite has a king size bed, windows to three sides, a French door to the orchid patio & Jacuzzi, ample bathroom with all natural materials, rainfall shower and separate tub, a fireplace, big desk and antique storage furniture. The Imbabura bedroom, also with windows to three sides and a French door access to the patio, has a queen size bed with extremely confortable down duvets, anti allergic pillows and high treat count sheets. A closet, glass desk, two dark-green leather chairs and fluffy white alpaca rugs will make you feel right at home. The bathroom with stone shower, separate tub and big mirrors is very spacious. The library, usually a second living room, can be turned into an extra bedroom for children, with lots of shelf space, large windows and sliding doors to the terrace. On the garden level, we have two more bedrooms with private bathrooms. They are decorated with more alpaca rugs and natural materials, and the paintings of our friend and renowned Ecuadorian painter Marco Vasquez add a colorful touch of native art.

4Volcanoes Lodge is your base for a year-round adventure to Ecuador. Just a short flight from Miami and with mild climate at any time, you can explore the dramatic Andes mountains, lakes and green valleys of the Imbabura province, colonial haciendas and traditional artisans. The vivid indigenous culture is unique in all South America, how about a cleansing at a local shaman? There are hot springs, famous handicraft markets, rural villages and the UNESCO world heritage sites of colonial Ibarra and Quito. Visit the ruins and earth mounds of pre-inkan cultures or a precious modern museum of famous painter Guayasamin. View stars of BOTH hemispheres.

4Volcanoes Lodge near Otavalo can be the home base, beginning or perfect ending of your Ecuador adventure!

Contact us for a pre-trip information package with FAQ list, itinerary ideas, maps and more!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Christina Ring

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english, german, spanish
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We are a family from Germany and live permanently in Ecuador since 2002.

With our own Lodge and the Equine therapy facility next door we live our dream close to nature, with cultural experiences and of course sunshine all year round! Our three boys are born in this wonderful country and homeschooled - we truly love our way of life here. As former buisness consultants and managers of the award winning Hacienda Zuleta hotel, we know the hospitality industry quite well - take advantage of our contacts and insights!

We also spend our time teaching at the university, coaching alternative schools, learning about shamanism, and volunteering at a local orphanage. We are happy to share, and looking forward to meeting you!

Christina Ring purchased this villa in 2009

San Pablo is an authentic village in a quiet rural setting, but only 1 hour from the capital Quito. The climate is convincing too - Sunshine on 350 days!

The area is perfect for outdoor activities, there are restaurants around and the cultural experience offered is amazing.

A perfect day: get up with the first rays of sun and hike up the Imbabura volcano. Come back, have a late breakfast on the terrace. Watch the horses in training while you check your emails - yes, wifi! Later a trip to Otavalo, some crafts shopping, visit a cultural event or just watch the people at the plaza. Take sun protection, it is hot around noon! Grab some fruit at the market and head for early dinner towards the lake, for a beautiful dining experience with sunset view at the shore. When home, the hot tub is boiling and we count the stars of both hemisperes. And tomorrow we´ll do a trail ride and have tea time at a colonial hacienda. And change our flights - we stay a week longer!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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A stylish dream of light & space: 4 Volcanoes Lodge in the Andes
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
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A stylish dream of light & space: 4 Volcanoes Lodge in the Andes
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Otavalo Ecuador
duxbury, ma USA
5

the most beautiful relaxing spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We stayed for four nights with our two children ( 10 and 13) and from the moment we entered the gated property we knew we had found a gem. Our warm welcome from Thomas and Christina and their wonderful animals was exactly what we needed after a long journey. The cook made us dinner for our arrival and lit the fires and it truly felt like heaven! We truly did not want to leave the property but when we did the charming town of san Pablo is a 5 minute walk and here you can experience the culture, right outside your door. we did not rent a car and never felt that we needed one, the taxis are great and very cheap and buses run from right outside the house. Thomas was very kind too and offered us a ride if he was heading into town and knew we were thinking of going too. The owners had just rescued a three week old baby horse and our children had the experience of bottle feeding her and learning about horses which was something they will never forget.The house was incredibly comfortable and beautifully furnished and every possible amenity is there. the grounds are spectacular and the photos cannot even do it justice. I truly recommend staying here, you will be so glad that you did and we plan to return one day, hopefully soon and stay for even longer.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A stylish dream of light & space: 4 Volcanoes Lodge in the Andes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318401vb
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Otavalo Ecuador
Charlotte, NC, USA
5

Family of four DREAM vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We have traveled all over the world - with kids and without - and I can absolutely say this was one of our BEST rentals ever. It will be hard to top 4 Volcanos Lodge!!! We stayed here for a month with our two small kids - 1.5 and almost 3 years old - and loved every moment. From the evening we arrived, the home, staff, and service was top-notch. We stayed pretty busy our entire trip, but loved having such an incredible "home base" to come back to. Juanita, the housekeeper, was wonderful and very attentive. She kept the house tidy and looked after our kids several times. Thomas and Christina were available anytime to answer questions or take care of anything we needed. The property itself is flawless. Beautiful outdoor spaces, beautiful views, and one amazing house. The beds were comfy, master bath HUGE, Lots of natural light, hot tub, fireplaces, and tons of space for the kids to run around. The house is naturally baby-proofed, which was great. And the basement full of toys was more than we could have asked for! 4 Volcanos includes a lot of items for kids that you won't need to bring with you - car seats, cribs, high chair, books, toys, and plenty of loving animals to play with outside. (Our daughter still talks about the animals!) The area - San Pablo De Lago - was a great location to stay. Just a quick drive to Otavalo, but near the beautiful lake and volcanos. Everything was right outside the gate! We used a rental car for the month and loved having the flexibility. The local roads are in good condition and easy to navigate. The weather was ideal - like springtime every single day! We were in Ecuador for four weeks and still wished for more time. It was difficult to leave this wonderful home (and wonderful people) and we hope to be back someday soon!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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A stylish dream of light & space: 4 Volcanoes Lodge in the Andes
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Otavalo Ecuador
Ontario Canada
5

Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We have rented many wonderful homes around the world but none have met the standard of 4volcanoes. The home is even more beautiful than the pictures depict on the website. The location is ideal- within the village yet a private oasis containing the most spectacular gardens- all with a view of the surrounding volcanoes. Our hosts have thought of everything to ensure a comfortable stay - including a jar of their delicious homemade honey! We cannot say enough about this spectacular home and give it the highest recommendation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
A stylish dream of light & space: 4 Volcanoes Lodge in the Andes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318401vb
+593 0983591568
Otavalo Ecuador
5

Beautiful location, great villa

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Truly stunning views. Beautiful one-of-a-kind villa. We stayed here for 9 nights. 3 kids (ages 11, 3, and 1) and 4 adults. The kids loved the play room (and the adults loved the break from the kids!). We'd like to thank you all ... Thomas and Christina for all the help, Juanita for watching the kids and keeping the house clean, Washington for driving us all around and being great with the kids, the owner's three friendly boys (kept my 3 yr old boy entertained), and even the friendly pets!
Tons to do/see in the area, or just relax on the wonderful property!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
A stylish dream of light & space: 4 Volcanoes Lodge in the Andes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p318401vb
+593 0983591568
Otavalo Ecuador
Miami, Florida
5

Simply Lovely

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Ecuador is a remarkable place. The weather is wonderful, the food is delicious, the people are warm and friendly and 4 Volcanoes Lodge is simply lovely. We recently stayed there for a week with our extended family. It was the perfect place for our group. Our three year old son ran the property and had great fun with the owner's three children. We retained the services of the chef and driver for the week and could not have been more pleased. Aida and Carlos were better than we would have expected and we highly recommend utilizing their services. We were picked up at the airport, driven to our destinations, had our meals cooked, laundry done and housed cleaned during the entire stay. The house is warm and inviting and the grounds were beautiful. We loved the organic honey made on the premises and our son learned much during his horse instruction with the owner, Christina. On slower paced days, we took the public bus to Otavalo for 25 cents. It stops right outside of the house! This was the easily the most relaxed vacation we have had in years. Cool morning walks in the garden and evenings by the fireplace. We are already planning our return trip. Thank you, Thomas and Christina!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Quito
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Panamericana Norte
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hacienda Cusin, Cabañas del Lago
Car: not necessary

We named the Villa 4Volcanoes Lodge due to its unique setting. Located at 2.600m in the northern Andes of Ecuador and within a 5minute 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, snowcapped Cotacachi and the Mojanda rim.

Its just a 1 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.

The list of possible daily excursions and adventures is endless. What do you like to do?

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Availability & Rates

Otavalo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$2,000
2 nights
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2016
$4,000
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$3,000
$6,000
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exact rates depend on group size and month. Special rates for 2-3 week stays. Monthly rate depends on group size and month.
30% of total amount is required to confirm the dates. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.
Notes Rate includes half day maid service (5d/wk), wifi, utilities, taxes, housekeeping, free laundry, kitchen basics.

Extra hour maid or nanny $10
Private chef $15 per hour

Airport transfers $100

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Otavalo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Imbabura Suite - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Very stylish, spacious, with natural stone, raw marble.
    Mojanda Suite - tub , shower , jetted tub , toilet , Very spacious & stylish, with natural stone, raw marble.
    Cotacachi Suite - toilet , shower , Small & modern
    Guestroom - toilet , shower , Spacious and modern.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Library - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 baby crib , Shares bathroom w/ Mojanda Suite. Great view, abundant light
    Cotacachi Suite (ground level) - 2 double , In the lower floor, garden level. Cozy, private bathroom.
    Guestroom (ground level) - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Imbabura Suite (main level) - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Desk, sitting area, great view, hot tub. Child beds optional
    Mojanda Master Suite (main level) - 1 king , Fireplace, glass desk, sitting area, fabulous view, hot tub
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Bunkbed (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa (2). Bedrooms with spectacular mountain views, sitting areas, desk, WiFi. Beds have high quality linens and down duvets. Master bedroom with fireplace.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room ...
  • Books ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • ruins
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
4Volcanoes Lodge and garden is 100% accessible for wheelchair. Please ask us for details. Family friendly with many activities for children of all ages!
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