Romantic artist appartment historic center

Entire rental unit hosted by Marco

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 baths
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
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PROMOTION END OF SUMMER. Reduced tariffs end of August. CHECK OUR CALENDAR. Appartment (called "Casa de los leones") "with soul" in restored old house in the historic center, colonial essence with contemporary touch, with magnificent views over the colonial town and a lot of charm. Perfect for a romantic stay!

One of the appartments with more positive reviews in Quito. More than 200 guest have enjoyed an unforgetable stay with us!

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Apartment (called "Casa de los leones") to rent in restored old house in the colonial center, with wonderful views over the historic town.

90 m2 one bedroom triplex appartment for 2 guests.

Ideal for travelers that are art lovers and are looking for a special place with soul outside the beaten tracks. The place is an oasis of peace and relaxation in the heart of the historic center of Quito. Decorated in a chic colonial style, with very large windows and lots of light and the best view of the city over the historic center and its wonderful churches. It has a fantastic jacuzzi where you can relax after exploring the city. And a large terrace where it is a pleasure to have breakfast or a drink while watching the incredible sunset over the city. The common areas have an idyllic garden. Perfect for a romantic stay or a honeymoon.

The appartment is part of this process and an exceptional arquitectural project by a Quito known arquitect, to restore an old house and convert it into 11 charming appartments. The renovation was completed in 2009. The arquitect succeeded in preserving and restoring the old charm, while adding a contemporary touch.

The flat is minimalistic in design and furniture. It combines the historical and colonial essence of the place with a contemporary touch. The owner has put there just a few nice things, so his family feels confortable but not overloaded by objects, when staying in Quito. He has chosen all what you see in the appartment for his family to enjoy. He hopes you will like it as well.

The owner is an Ecuadorian artist that has designed the interior and decorated the flat with some of his works and antique pieces. Some of the arts works in the appartment are for sale. So, if you like one you can take it with you.

The appartment has 3 floors:

1st floor: hall, atelier, art room, toilet
2nd floor: kitchen, dining space with table
3rd floor: salon with sofas and little table, 1 bedroom (with a queen size bed), 1 bathroom with toilet and shower, 2 lavabos, 1 jacuzzi, big wardrobe

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed

What this place offers

City skyline view
Private hot tub
Private patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 272 reviews


Where you’ll be

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

It is located in one of the most traditional quartiers of the historic center of Quito. The quartier is going thorough a process of renovation and revitalisation and artists and creatives are starting to move there.

Hosted by Marco

  1. Joined in April 2013
  • 324 Reviews
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I am an Ecuadorian art restaurator and contemporary artist. I have been working for many years restoring churches in Quito historic center.

When an arquitect friend showed us the project, we fell in love with the place. The atmosphere is magic and we can see many of the churches I restored, from our room or when we are having breakfast.

I have also contributed to the interior design of the flat. I specially ordered the floor tiles from an old artisan in Ambato. He also made for us two stone lions that we placed in the house to protect it. This is why it is called: Casa de los leones. I designed the kitchen. I decorated the appartment with some of my works and some antique paintings. I have also have a small art room and atelier in the 1st floor where the works of art are on sale.

The flat is minimalistic in design and furniture. We just put there a few nice things. As we use it only when go on holidays, we have the basics for my family to feel confortable. We like to be surrounded by beautiful things but not overloaded by objects. We have personally chosen all what is in the appartment for the family to enjoy. I hope you will like it as well.

My family and I we return as often as we can to our magic place in Quito.

We love art, culture, arquitecture and good food. We can help you to plan your trip and give you some hints about interesting things to visit, expos or give you tips about my favourite restaurants and places. We will help you to have a trip to Ecuador beyond the typical touristic circuits.

If you are an artistic person, you like contemporary art and design, arquitecture, antiques and exploring, this is the place for you. You will not be disappointed. Welcome to Casa de los leones!.

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I am an Ecuadorian art restaurator and contemporary artist. I have been working for many years restoring churches in Quito historic center.

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During your stay

We are not on the spot but we are in regular contact with our guest and we have someone available in the appartment to help them with any issue that might arise and provide them with any information needed.
  • Languages: English, Français, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy