These condos are units of 4 and ours was on the top left; lovely neighbors right below, others traveling. Interior design reminded me of medieval keeps with a very large, open living room, dining room, kitchen with at least 20 foot ceilings, some skylights, and lots of dark beams and dark wood through out. We did not need the fireplace, but it was nice to have. The master bedroom was huge, gorgeous, and the bathroom very nice with jets in the tub as well as a great shower. I took the guest bedroom, also very large, bathroom just out the door, so available to guests as well.
The only drawback was that the tap water could not be used for cooking because the well had become contaminated with ecoli. Of course, we only used bottled water for drinking, cooking, and brushing our teeth. I do hope the Home Owners Association will remedy this as soon as possible.
The enclave, call Jauha Pacha, was a kilometer from downtown, a walk downhill through homes of indigenous Quecha people, then a climb of 4 blocks to the bus terminal and market.
By taxi, it was just $2.50 from our door.
Cotacachi is only about 10,000 people, the leather capital of the country, so shopping was fun and prices were quite reasonable. One of our favorite days was spent with a local guide who took us to the villages where we saw weavers starting with raw wool and finishing with gorgeous shawls, blankets, bags, and more. We also got to go to a local artist who does amazing wall hangings in designs both modern or native. Also that afternoon, we went to see the family that makes the range of flutes and other instruments; they did a concert for us and have toured all over Europe and South America. Lastly he took us to a 300-year-old hacienda, owned by the same family for generations, where we had an excellent upscale lunch. This tour was just $25.00 each, so find Luis at his store just across from the Cotacachi bus terminal. We loved being in this interesting small town.