YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN COTACACHI ECUADOR

Christine or Bill Dean

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN COTACACHI ECUADOR

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

Overview

Cotacachi House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This traditional style adobe home with red tile roof and enclosed backyard is a perfect retreat for one or two couples or a couple with children. From the house, there are incredible views of both the towering peaks of Cotacachi (from the back windows) and Imbabura (from the front windows) The house is located in a gated community of single family homes with 24/7 on-premises security service. It is a short 15 minute walk or a 5-minute, $1 taxi ride from the house to the center of town.

It has 2 large bedrooms, each with its own fireplace and built-in gas heater, and 2 baths, one with tub and shower, the other with a walk-in shower. The master bedroom has a king bed and nightstands. The second bedroom has two queen beds. There is ample built-in storage in both bedrooms.

The open concept living area has a full size kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator and microwave, toaster, blender, mixer and everything you will need to cook a gourmet meal or a quick snack. There is a dining table with four chairs, and the living room has a third fireplace and a 30-in. flat screen TV connected to Direct-TV.

There is a desk for your computer in the master bedroom. High speed Internet service is provided and included in the monthly rent. Off the living area there is an outdoor patio covered with a pergola. On the patio there is a grill and another table with four chairs for al fresco BBQing and dining.

Weekly housekeeping service and every other week gardening service are also included in the rental price and will be managed by our onsite rental manager.

We can arrange a car to pick you up at Mariscal Sucre International airport outside of Quito, and transport you and your luggage right to the front door of this home. This service costs from $55 to $80 depending on the size of vehicle required and the time of your arrival. Our rental manager (who also lives just a few houses away) will meet you at the house or make arrangments for your entry into the home if it is late at night.

We have installed a combination front door latch. With an entry code (provided in your check-in letter) you can enter the house at any time of the day or night without disturbing the neighbors.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christine or Bill Dean (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english, spanish

About Christine or Bill Dean

We are a recently retired couple who enjoy traveling and living in a variety of places. Ecuador had intrigued us for some time, so we decided to come for a visit. We loved Cotacachi immediately--and ended up buying this lovely house.

Christine or Bill Dean purchased this house in 2013

Why Christine or Bill Dean chose Cotacachi

The house is located on the edge of the city, just a 10-15 minite walk to the center of town or the bus station. The location is quiet and serene with outstanding views of the surrounding mountains. It is also located in a gated community with 24-7 security service. Great neighbors, both Ecuadorian and North American, complete the package.

What makes this house unique

All the comforts of home, but you don't need a car!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

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Cotacachi Ecuador
5

Beautiful Property, Beautiful Country!

  • 5 of 5
The house was lovely, with all the amenities, including maid service weekly and an ice cream maker! The property manager lives in the neighborhood and was very helpful and easily accessible via email or local cell telephone, which was provided. Taxis and local buses were easily accessible, so car rental was not necessary.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5
We took a family trip to Cotacachi this past summer with our two young children (3 and 5 years old) and were fortunate to lodge here. The home is BEAUTIFUL and nestled in a quite little community, just 15 minutes walk from town where we would grocery shop, eat meals and let the kids play on the playground. Every morning, we woke up to the amazing view of two gorgeous volcanoes on either side of us. The weather was perfect (mild and dry) and the locals were amazingly friendly. I'd recommend staying here to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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California Central Coast
5

Great place, Wonderful people!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this lovely property in Cotacachi was fabulous! The view of Imbabura volcano (dormant) just outside the front door was breathtaking. The house was comfortable with everything we needed to feel at home. DJ, the property manager, provided my husband and I with lots of information about the local area and was very helpful in arranging transportation for us to/from the airport and the major tourist sites. We were nervous in planning this trip because it was our first visit to Ecuador, but we left with wonderful memories. Looking forward to our return.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Cotocachi property

  • 5 of 5
The property was all that we expected and more.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
Staying at this home was simply just about perfect. Waking up each day with Mount Cotacachi in your backyard is truly amazing. This home is located within easy walking distance to the town and bus terminal, meant we didn't even need a car. It was very well maintained and furnished with everything you could want to live comfortable. DJ, the property manager, was a wealth of information on local culture and area information. The owner provided an information booklet prior to the start of our trip that was extremely helpful in packing, traveling and getting settled in the house. She could not have been easier to work with or more honest in her attempt to make our stay a pleasant one. The option to pay on line through VRBO was smooth and seamless.

Travelers in this area should check out the outdoor market at Otavalo, the Peguche weavers and Peguche Falls, Lake Cuicocha, Leather Street in Cotacochi, and the wood carvers at San Antonio.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Mariscal Sucre International Airport Quito Ecuador
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Pan American Highway
Car: not necessary

Must See Destinations Near Cotacachi

One of the reasons my husband and I chose Cotacachi for our second home, is that there is so much to see and do in the area. The setting of Cotacachi is amazing. The city lies in a fertile valley between two dormant volcanic peaks that tower over the city: to the east is Imbaburaat more than 15,000 ft and to the west Cotacachi at more than 16,000 ft—absolutely spectacular.

For those interested in hiking, bird watching, and the flora and fauna of the region, there is the enormous Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve, with an entrance (free admission) located just a 15-kilometer taxi ride west of the city. This reserve extends from the mountains of the Sierra to the western edge of the coastal rain forest in the Esmeraldas region. It contains 752,235 acres of land and a mix of many biological zones, so it is possible to view many different kinds of flora and fauna depending on the altitude.

One of the more interesting areas included in the reserve is the Cuicocha Lake. This lake was formed when the caldera of the now dormant Cuicocha volcano filled with water. The islands in the middle of the lake are the remnants of lava domes from its former days of volcanic activity more than 3000 years ago. The lake is crystal clear and more than 600 feet deep. You can take a 4 to 5-hour hike around the rim of the caldera, which offers spectacular views, enhanced by the local flora composed of miniature orchids and other Andean flowers, and the possibility of spotting local animals such as fox, llamas, Andean ducks and even the majestic Condor or the Spectacled Bear. After hiking, you have the optional opportunity to take a short cruise around the islands in the lake.

Otavalo, just a short bus ride away from Cotacachi, is a center for traditional weaving and the site of the largest weekly market in Ecuador spreading out for more than 36 blocks around the Plaza de Ponchos. At dawn on any Saturday, you can see indigenous people arriving at the market place from many nearby villages and towns to sell their products. One may also visit the workshops of these local weavers working on back-strap and Spanish treadle looms. One local artist is Jose Cotacachi. Visit his workshop and showroom in the town of Peguche (a $2 taxi ride from Otavalo) for a demonstration of natural dyes and weaving and a display of his tapestries that are for sale. Also in Peguche visit the Peguche Park. Stroll through the towering Eucalyptus forest and enjoy the cascading waterfall in this charming park. Not far from Peguchi and Otavalo is the Condor Park (Parque de Condor) where rescued birds of prey have been rehabilitated and remain on display. Flight demonstrations are given at different times on most days.

The Thermal Baths of Chichimburo are another must to experience. They are volcanic in origin, and are some of the most healing waters in Ecuador. The chemical composition is high in iron, copper, iodine and other minerals. The springs can be reached by bus, car or taxi from Cotacachi either by way of Ibarra, a slightly longer route, or through Atuntaqui. Either way, the route takes you through the village of Urcuqui. Our favorite location is Arco Iris where you can sample pools of different temperatures from steaming hot to comfortably warm. In between, take a plunge into the polar pool to really get your circulation going. Usually a cab will charge about $30 -$40 for the round trip from Cotacachi to Chachimbiro and a 2-3 hour stay at the hot springs. From Cotacachi, a van now takes groups every Thursday morning departing the Solid Rock Restaurant on Leather Street near the market at 8 a.m. sharp.

While you're in the area, try an overnight stay at Hostelería Pantaví for the ultimate relaxing spa and getaway experience. Just follow this link for pictures and more information. The owner is an artist and has decorated every square inch of this spectacular environment with his paintings and sculpture. The gardens are a delight, and the restaurant offers delicious meals for a reasonable price.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per week

Cotacachi House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes A 4-digit code will allow entry to the house. The local manager will arrange a tour of how everything in the house works and help you with whatever questions you have about the house and the Cotacachi area during your stay. Our local property manager will also take care of the gas, electric, and water and manage the gardener and maid, both of whom are trustworthy.
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Amenities

Amenities

Cotacachi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1974 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Lavatory with single bowl and separate linen storage cabinet
    Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lavatory w/ single sink and storage cabinet for linens
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest - 2 queen , Guest bedroom has two queen beds and three nightstands.
  • Master bedroom has king bed, full-sized desk, built-in wardrobes and under-bed storage for suitcases.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This house in its lovely, quiet location, is close to everything you'll need during your stay in the area. There are many attractions in the area to stimulate your interst and keep you busy. Plus there is the opportunity to explore the culture of the Ecuadorian people. There are also several schools in the area that teach Spanish for those who are interested in acquiring Spanish as a second language or perfecting your existing Spanish skills.
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