|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
4Volcanoes Villa is a stylish, one-of-a kind, custom-built home with amazing 5,000 sqft 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 six acres of private land (completely secure and secured), 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 the ample living room with comfy couch and spectacular view over the valley. 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. The property is an ecological place with a biodynamic plant and bee sanctuary. We use only organic cleaning supplies and natural materials.
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. 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 spacious Master Bedroom has windows to three sides, King size bed, a sofa bed, 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 queen size bed, sofa bed, desk, wardrobe and windows to two sides. Across the hall from the master bedroom is an additional bedroom with two Double beds, TV, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of books. We have 2 Baby cribs, a laundry room and a games room with lots of toys for children of all ages.
Extra rooms for bigger groups available upon request!
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, but we will always respect your privacy. Your house is standing free in a two acre landscaped perennial garden with a big outdoor playground, a two story tree house, BBQ area, and a soccer field. Furthermore and attached at the back of the garden, we have 4 acres pasture land, where we run a small Equine Therapy Program with 8 horses and the bee sanctuary.
Please email us with your ideas of a perfect vacation and we will help you to make it happen: from absolute privacy and self catering, up to a luxury service deal with english speaking guide and chauffeur. Contact us for a pre-trip information package with FAQ list, itinerary ideas, special offers, maps and more!
Rates include: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood, use of laundry room, potable water tank & maintenance/ gardening. Hot tub $20 each fill, Transportation & Service available upon request, Special discounts for small groups/ long stays.
Check out our 2nd vacation rental '4 Volcanoes Cottage, on the same property: http://www.vrbo.com/594529
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 bussiness 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!
Thomas Ring purchased this villa in 2009
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!
The area is perfect for outdoor activities, shopping, there are restaurants close by 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. Later a trip to Otavalo, some crafts shopping, visit a cultural event or just watch the people at the plaza. 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 you can count the stars of both hemisperes. Tomorrow you can do a trail ride and have tea time at a colonial hacienda. And change your flights - stay a week longer!
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.
My wife and I and our boys, 12 and 10, recently stayed at 4 Volcanoes for 4 nights before traveling to the Galapagoes. Thomas personally picked us up in Quito and brought us to the villa. While there he arranged drivers for our day trips and also for our return tip to the Quito airport. Thomas and his wife and boys were the perfect family hosts and our kids totally loved meeting some new friends to play with on the beautiful grounds of this magnificant property. As wonderful as the photos depict this place, they still cannot totally capture the wonder of the view to the lake and the surrounding mountains. We built nice fires in the cool evenings and one night Thomas arranged for a local Ecuadorian expert to provide us massages by the fire. The house is simply stunning- inside and out! We cannot wait to return. Thanks Thomas and Cristina and the boys!
It was my second stay at San Pablo. Again,it was a marvelous experience to be on the roof of the world with such a friendly atmosphere. No whishes stayed unfulfilled. There were so many intense moments that are unforgettable. Whenever you want to escape from your routine und feel what really matters in your life, this is the place to be to find new perspectives. You don't know what you've been missing until you've seen for yorself.
Rarely do we return to a destination but we can't wait to go back. We spent Christmas week at 4 Volcanoes with our adult children. We hiked, went horseback riding, visited markets, hot tubs daily, magnificently prepared food by Clever and Juanita. The house was absolutely perfect, comparable to a 5 star resort. Thomas and his family made us feel so welcomed. We experienced not only the beauty of Otavalo, but the culture and warmth of the people. We have a new family in Ecuador. There is no place like this on earth!!!
Oh my God! This one-of-a-kind villa takes me back to my childhood days. This villa is absolutely stunning and gorgeous! It's like a little piece of heaven in the middle of nowhere. I can stay at this place forever. My fiance and I will be coming back soon. Can't wait!
We stayed at this property for three nights and it exceeded our expectations! The property itself is exactly as portrayed in the photographs and, if anything, is more beautiful in person. Thomas and Christina were wonderful hosts and our 8 year old son loved playing with their boys! We especially loved the hike with Leo and Luca to the secret waterfall! We loved sitting out on the patio, taking in the beautiful views of the lake and Imbabura volcano. The hot tub in the evening was so relaxing and everything in the home was extremely comfortable. We loved our stay here and will definitely be back!
4Volcanoes Lodge is a magical place. The house itself lends to total relaxation. What we wanted was an escape from the daily grind and we got it all here. Lots of reading. Lots of exploring. Lots of relaxing. A true place where you can turn it off. Thomas & Christina are excellent hosts with as much or as little interaction as wanted. The views are magnificent, the aura is natural and the trip, a memory to last a lifetime. Thank you for such a great place to stay while exploring the Ecuadorian Andes. P.S. We´ll be back with the kids!! -Nate & Alli"
We named the house 4Volcanoes Villa, due to its unique setting. Located at 2.600m 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, snowcapped Cotacachi and the Mojanda rim.
Its 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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||€75 + Tax|
Includes: Wi-Fi Internet, kitchen basics, firewood, initial stock of gas & potable water tanks. Hot Tub US$ 20/each fill. Transportation available upon request. Special discounts for small groups/ long stays. Extra rooms for bigger groups available upon request.
Check out our 2nd vacation rental "4Volcanoes Cottage", on the same property:
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.