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Stunning Colonial House In The Center Of Quito With Modern Finishes

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths3
Space 8,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Historic home originally built during the Republican period (mid 1800s). Fully renovated in 2007. It is one of the most beautiful homes in the center of Quito and one of the few that has been restored as for a single family. Its about 1450m2. Ideal for families or couples looking to explore Quito's history and culture. Walking distance from all the main sites of the city. Built in the southern Spanish style around a central open patio. It has stunning views of the city's centre from its many balconies. 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- 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.

A little known fact.... Gonzalo Escudero, one of Ecuador's most famous poets, grew up in this house. His poetry is beautiful, you can find some of his literature in the bookshelves in the main sitting room.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2018

About Property Manager/Owner

We are a family of 5. Have three young children who love this house. Our holidays here are always memorable. Full of historic walks, hikes in the countryside, tourism, games, history, love, and fun. Enjoy our home.

Why Property Manager/Owner chose San Juan

We are in love with Ecuador. It is a unique country with diverse languages and cultures. There are so many things to do that its a perfect destination for tourism. We love this house, its location, its feel, its people, everything about it. its our Oasis.

What makes this house unique

You wont find a similar property in the country. We wanted something that would give us the ability to live the centre of Quito without the hassle of being stuck in traffic. The property is ideal, as it is a 5 minute walk from all the main sites, but also has good access to the main roads out of the centre, avoiding eternal traffic jams.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in San Juan, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Guest Room Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Tower Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet
    Den Bathroom - toilet
    Wine Cellar/Bar Bathroom - toilet
    Shared Bathroom Boys Room & Nursery - toilet , bath with shower
  • There are 2 additional full bathrooms which are only for the use of the domestic staff and have not been included in this list.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Large Guest Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Small Guest Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Boys Room - 2 single bed
    Girls Room - 2 single bed
  • There are 2 staff bedrooms which are for use by the domestic staff only and are not included in this list. A portable cot/crib is available if requested beforehand.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
A chauffeur is available at an additional rate. The car fits 6 + the chauffeur. A cook can also be provided at an additional rate and depending on availability. Please ask the owner.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Awesome, Relaxing, Luxurious, Everything and then some!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 decided to go back to our native land. We ranged in ages from 30 to 85. There was not one person that was not awed by the luxuty and comfort of the accomodations. The breakfasts were delicious (fresh juices, cheese, eggs, fresh bread, COFFEE, or cafe con leche. ) You name it you could have it. Just let her know the day before. It is in the best part of town to see the real Quito. Plenty of museums, presidential palace, and markets within walking distance. The accomodations and the service was next to none we have ever experienced. We have a lot of relatives in Quito and all were impressed and were going to recommend to anyone they knew would be coming in for vacation. I would come and stay here anytime I come back in a heartbeat. Thank you, we felt like royalty the whole time.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Remarkable residence in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing in EVERY way!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marc, Thank you for your kind review! We will certainly let Fernando & Maria know how happy you were with them. -The Owner
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Incredible House in the Historic District of Quito!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Mariscal Sucre International Airport Quito

The colonial centre of Quito is unique. Every corner is a photo opp. Make sure you simply go out, walk, discover. Museo del Alabado one of our favourites. Try the local chocolate, buy a Panama hat, and have a drink at the terrace of Hotel Carlota, owned by our friend Renato. Good gin and good view!


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,093.92

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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