Luxury Villa, Mountain Views- Metropolitan Quito
When we saw the spectacular views that the property offered, we fell in love with it. We then noticed all the rural activity that our neighbors do: tending their agro fields and herding sheep, cows, goats, pigs, and occasionally ducks, and we smiled, for our grandchildren would look forward to experience this very rural paradise. We took walks, we drove around, we visited the nearby hot spings and decided, this is the place to come to for a weekend getaway! It turned out to be great for families with or without children and to invite friends.
We decided to have it built environmentally friendly, so we used tapial which is made of soil as the main material. As a result, the house has the same 75 degree temperature day and night…We also used design stucco for the ceilings, an artesanal product made by our people.
The property is at the end of a road, thus there is hardly any traffic. There is a bus lane that ends there as well and departs to Quito via San Rafael and Sangolquí on the hour. If you want to tour around, however, you may need a car.
Quinta La Solana, is a kilometer away from the charming and friendly little town of La Merced where there are small food stores and other supplies. It is also where the Hot Springs are located.
For a more sophisticated shopping, movies, restaurants, and megasupermarket, we go to San Rafael (San Luis Mall), 15 minutes away.
This is a non-smoking villa, however, you may smoke outside the villa.
Located in the friendly little village of La Merced on the outskirts of Quito where forever families have used their villas as weekend getaways. La Merced, a 10 minute walk from our place is famed for its volcanic hot springs, and their wonderful religious celebrations where masked dancers take over the town. Its town square with a quaint church, small shops and internet services get busy on weekends. Nearby is Alangasí (10 min drive), a town known for their Holy Week and Corpus Christi celebrations which are amongst the countrys most traditional and colorful. Great shopping, restaurants and movies are in San Rafael (10 min.drive) and a bit further is historic Sangolqui, (15 mins.) known for its great wet and animal market on Thursdays and Sundays. Mountain excursions include Ilaló, (10 min.drive) and the Western Hemisphers highest active volcano, snow-capped Cotopaxi (about an hour drive) Also, the wonderful hot springs of Papallacta (also an hour drive car) that sits on a volcano crater!
The property includes the main house and a caretakers cottage.It is sourrended by trees and flowers all year. It has a fireplace-oven in the living-dining area, a fireplace in the master bedroom, brathtaking views of the mountains, a path built within the property to reach the river or just to stroll, a terrace, an outdoor jacuzzi, and a barbecue area. The river at the base of the property is lined with 150 foot tall giant eucalytus trees and makes a lovely spot for a picnic. The small cottage is rented to a very nice young lady.
An ample sitting area with exit and view to the garden and mountains, integrates to the dining and kitchen areas. There is a very cozy fireplace-oven that gives you a warm, seductive atmosphere. The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances & an island with 4 stools and a good size pantry.
The second bedroom has two bunker beds, ample storage space and window views to the garden. A good size bathroom with a shower complements this bedroom.
Glass double doors lead to the terrace from which you see 350 degrees of spectacular mountain view. This level includes an wide open master suite with sitting area in front of the cozy fireplace and a balcony. The windows have spectacular views of the mountains and gardens as well. The tastefully decorated master bathroom has an antique soaking tub, and his and hers sinks.
This is a fully fenced property, 9000 meters in total,
OWNER GUIDED TOURS available UNLIMITED GOLF IN OUR COUNTRY CLUB AVAILABLE
We have created special owner guided tours for our guests exclusively. Ken is a former US diplomat who has worked and traveled in country for the past 20 years. We tailor tours for each group according to their wishes.
Golfers: We are members of a country club and our guests can take up a short term membership for unlimited GOLFING FOR ONLY $100 A WEEK.
Outdoor jacuzzi, river in property, when in season, home grown vegetables available. If requested, we can provide a childs crib . A HEAVEN FOR CHILDREN who like nature and animals. we have a cat, rabbits, chicken in the grounds and cows, pigs, goats, sheep, horses that pass in front of the villa. Maid cleaning once a week included if stay is longer than one week and she has been hired to do cooking, washing and ironing at extra cost. SAFETY BOX included for your convenience.