|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
It is a historic home originally built 1890 and was completely renovated in 2007. It is one of the most beautiful colonial homes in the center of Quito and is one of the few that has been restored as a single family home. It is about 1450m2. It is ideal for families coming to visit Quito as it is walking distance from all the sites in the historic part of the city. It is more beautiful than the majority of high end hotels in the city. It is built in the colonial style around an open patio and has stunning views of the center. The bedrooms and casual living area are on the second floor and most of the social, dining and kitchen areas are on the first floor. All the furniture is of the highest standard as it was decorated by the owners for their own use.
Second Floor- It has 5 bedrooms.
1. The Master bedroom has its own fireplace and TV. It has an ensuite bathroom with a double shower and an antique bathtub.
2. Large guest bedroom with a queen bed and a mezzanine with 2 twin beds. This room can be for 4 people. It has a small ensuite bathroom with a shower.
3. Small guest bedroom is located in a small tower and has a queen bed and an ensuite open bathroom (no door between the bathroom and bedroom) just a screen.
4. The "boys room" which has 2 twin beds. It shares a bathroom with a shower and bathtub with the nursery.
5. The "girl's room" contains 1-2 single beds. The second single bed is set up when requested. The boys and girl's rooms share an adjoining bathroom with shower and bathtub.
The second floor also has an informal living room between the master bedroom and the girls room with a large TV seating area and a small table for 6. This room has an outstanding view of the city. There is also a sitting area located in the small tower that has a fireplace and a desk. It is necessary to go out onto an exterior hallway to go from room to room except for the master bedroom, the boys room and nursery which are all connected from the inside. There is also a large loft area that is empty except for a few toys and is ideal as a child's play area. It would be encouraged for any children who do play there be supervised at all times as the stairs can be dangerous.
First Floor- There is a very large double living room and a large formal dining room. They have views of both the city and the central patio. The central patio has a small table as well as a small sitting areas. It is a beautiful space with hanging ferns, flowers and trees. There is a wine cellar with a bar as well as a table and a sitting area. There is a large kitchen with top quality appliances and fully-equipped.
Other: There is a garage that fits 3 cars. The owners car will be parked there. A driver can be provided at an additional cost. There are service quarters below the kitchen where the housekeeper & her husband live. There is a washer and dryer in this area. It can be used by the guests.
Housekeeper/Driver: There is a couple that sleep in the service quarters from Monday-Friday. They take care of the plants and clean the house but they work only until 10am and from 6-8pm. They can help tidy up the rooms in the morning if they are vacated by 9am. They will change linens once a week and towels once every 3 days unless requested otherwise. The man is a driver and he can use our car to drive up to 6 people around during the day for an additional fee and with at least 3 days notice.
No large events are permitted at this house. Only 12 people are allowed to sleep in the house. No more than 20 people can be allowed in the house at once during the day unless prior consent is given by the owner.
The house has several areas (stairs, lofts, and balconies) which could be dangerous for small children and we encourage parents to keep an eye on them at all times.
The house has surveillance cameras monitoring the common areas. There is 1 camera in the main downstairs living room, 1 in the fountain/patio areas, 1 in the upstairs/outside hallways, 1 in the kitchen, 1 in the service quarters hallway, and 1 in the garage. These do not record sound and have been used by the owners to monitor the house while away. There are no cameras in any of the bedrooms or bathrooms.
We stayed at the Colonial House in Quito a few weeks ago and it was a wonderful experience. The staff was super helpful (spoke both English and Spanish) and was ready to assist us, whether it was driving some where, doing laundry or making a meal, but they were completely out of the way when not needed. Their quarters were in a separate section of the House and it seemed as though they were not there. The house itself was very large and built around a central courtyard that made us feel like we were in our own Hotel. There is a lovely fountain, seating and landscape in the courtyard that takes you away from the home's location, which is a few blocks from the bustle of the Historic center of old Quito. We were able to easily walk to all the Old Town historic spots, which was a big plus. The house is wonderfully furnished with an eclectic mix of modern pieces and beautiful antiques and art work. Quite simply, it was a great find for us, and we didn't want to leave!
we just spent 3 nights in this most beautiful home that you should not hesitate to rent if you come to quito. as an earlier review stated the picture do not tell the story. In short the entire downstairs is one large room after another where every room leads into a beautiful courtyard. Upstairs you will find an incredible master, 2 more completely independant living areas...2 more bedrooms that share a full bath and lastly a lounge with an amazing view of quito. If this was not enough fernando and maria, the caretakers were more than icing on the cake...they cooked us 3 meals, did laundry and even voluntarily went to the pharmacy when they saw i was under the weather. really??? my wife sells the highest end properties available in chicago and this place left her speechless. do it.
This house is absolutely amazing!! The pictures don't do it justice. We came down as a business group of seven and stayed here for five days and had a wonderful trip. You are walking distance to many of the important sites in the old city. The caretakers were extremely accommodating and helpful. The rooms are spacious and private. I cannot say enough positive things about this house, and the caretakers. If you have the opportunity to stay here, you will not regret it.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$1,070.24|
A driver and car can be arranged with the owner for an additional daily fee $100 for a full day and $50 for a half day (and depending on availability). Airport pickup and dropoff can also be arranged with the owner for $50. If interested please enquire.The car fits 4 + luggage or 7 with no luggage.