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Lola

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Beautiful condo overlooking city of Cotacachi -12D

6 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Cotacachi holiday condo

A lovely view every time you look out your window.

This two bedroom condo has a open floor plan. This is a upstairs unit, with high ceilings. Has 2 bedrooms and two baths. Has wood burning fireplaces. Very cozy . Complete with all needed appliances and linens. About a mile from town. Wake up every morning with awesome views, different every day.No need for a car, Taxis cost $2.00 to town. Many restaurants, leather street, has leather purses, belts, luggage, etc. there is a large amount of site seeing tours you can schedule. This is a fairly new development and there is still a few units for sale. The Community building has a complete gym. the town of Cotacachi is often called leather town, because it has very nice leather products, such as purses, wallets, Belts, etc. this development sits between two inactive Volcanoes . This wonderful development is new and the condos here are lovely. The views are awesome, over looking the city lights and the beautiful volcanoes. You will never want to leave. maid service available ,if you want it. The Taxis cost from Quito airport to my Condo is between $60-$65. It is approximately one and half hour ride. There are many things to do and see in this area of Ecuador. Water falls, Hot mineral Springs, known as the healing baths. 15 minutes to Octavolo where the indigenous market is located. Hiking, fishing, many tours to keep you busy. Your vacation will be spectacular.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lola (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks english

Reviews

4
based on 6 traveller reviews

Beautiful condo overlooking city of Cotacachi -12D
average rating of 4.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Beautiful and peaceful! We just got home from our week at Juaha Pacha and we miss it already.

  • 5 of 5

Condo was very large and clean with a big equipped kitchen. Grounds were beautiful and safe for walking. We slept like babies and loved waking to the crows of distant roosters. View of mountains out both front and back were lovely. Would visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime. Lola
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3

Beautiful condo and views, but could be better

  • 3 of 5

The condo itself is really beautiful, large and modern, and the views of the mountains are stunning. We arrived to a nice vase of flowers, some bottled water and coffee/coffeemaker, which was lovely. The neighbors in the complex were very friendly and helpful if we needed anything. The area is also beautiful; we spent some time in town (the Jora Festival parade was fantastic!), at the lake, went to Ibarra, Otavalo Market, and even made a day trip to Colombia.

However, we did encounter several challenges during our 11-day stay (some of which admittedly come with staying in a developing country):

-Directions to the property were not provided so we had to email from the road to get them

-We were given 18 poorly-labeled keys, which made it difficult to get in and out of the complex/condo

-The internet went down several times an hour, and sometimes for hours at a time

-The power went out three times

-The shower was either scalding or freezing

-The kitchen was missing some basics (fire extinguisher, wine opener, scissors, clean dish sponge, dish soap, etc.)

-There were no directions for laundry and how to get in (spent 15 minutes trying keys)

Overall, we had high expectations, but were a bit disappointed in the experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear anonymous, sorry about your issues. We have been working hard to get these things fixed. What I have done to eliminate the above things are to bring a lovely couple that will live onsite and manage the condos. They will be there to meet and greet our guest. If there is any issues they will take care of them hopefully before your arrival and if they occur during your stay they will ensure they are handled quickly and appropriately. I believe this will resolve all issues. Lola
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3

clean & Quiet

  • 3 of 5

If you're looking for privacy this is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it's a mile from town, sitting on the Andes mountain overlooking the Ciry of Cotacachi. Your right there is privacy and a spectacular view. Thank you for your comment.
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4

Lovely secluded place just outside Cotacachi

  • 4 of 5

I love staying at these vacation rentals as it give me the choice of having a kitchen so I can have a relaxing morning with coffee and breakfast.

This place was in a complex that still has a few units for sale - some people were renting full time from owners and some were owners living on the property.

The space was very large - there were four of us and we each had a large bedroom. The road to the complex was a bit of a challenge to drive to - we had rented a car as we wanted to explore this area - Cotacachi, Otovalo, Chichimbiro and Ibarra.

My husband and I had the larger suite which had a Jacuzzi tub - unfortunalely the maintenance has not been kept us as every day there was a leak in the master bath and I was not sure about using this tub which was one of the features I was looking forward to when I selected this property.

The living area had a beautiful desk which was a wonderful place to do internet and the connection was excellent. There was a patio on the front which was a wonderful place to have morning coffee or tea, or just to sit and read a good book. The owner had placed a few interesting books that were of great interests to us and were able to read them as we were there a week. The living room had very comfortable couches and chairs. There was a fireplace in the living room and in the master bedroom, but we had a difficult time in finding out how to get wood, paper and small pieces of wood to get a fire started.

The kitchen had a lot of counter space but was not fully equipped as advertised. The skillet was designed for 2 people and there was only one. There was a coffee pot but no tea pot for those who like tea in the morning or even afternoon tea time.

The owner uses a local lady who was very helpful in acknowledging the problems and also was glad to show us some other properties in the area - Yolanda with the local Remax.

I would definitely stay in this place as long as the maintenance was maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bartha for your review. The Jacuzzi that had a leak has been repaired . Also additional cookware has been purchased. I am glad you enjoy your stay and hope you will visit us again soon. Lola Young
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4

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property, but could use a few tweaks,

There were no tools for the fireplace, we bought some tongs and left them there.

Could use more info on walks and directions to the laundry.

All in all though, a great stay, and neighbours that made us very welcome and tried to persuade us to buy a condo

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your vacation. I will immediately put the laundry location in the three ring binder. Also I will replace the fireplace tools. Thank you so much for your input. Lola Young.
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5

What a bargain for luxury

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away with the condo. It was unclear how to get there but we figured it out and were greeted with huge rooms and vases of roses. The whole place was lovely and very secure. It seemed like the entire complex were expat retirees so it was very quiet and our neighbors were extreme nice. It was great to have room for our young children to run around. We loved Cotacachi and the surrounding areas. It was easy to drive to from Quito and we hope to come back again someday. We'll definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you loved your stay in our Condo. Your welcome back anytime. Thank you, Lola
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Quito
Car: not necessary

There is tons of things to see in the Catacachi area. Hot mineral baths, waterfalls, lakes, hiking, indigenous markets for shopping. Cotacachi is notorious for there leather products. La Mirage is the place to go for a day retreat, full of fun and relaxation. Massages are wonderful there. My favorite message is the eucalyptus message.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Cotacachi, Ecuador

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard Rates
24 Jun 2016 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$107
A$537
A$1,142
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$202
Cleaning fee A$121

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Cotacachi

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Health spa in town , just ask taxis to take you to LaMirage for appointment. If you prefer a massage at your condo, just request the manager to arrange it for you.