TerraceBedroom with terrace
Artist appartment historic center

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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

The space

Apartment (called "Casa de los leones") to rent in restored old house in the colonial center, with wonderful views over the historic town. Highly reviewed by 100 guests!!.

90 m2 one bedroom triplex appartment for 2 guests.

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 appartment is totally new. Contemporary furniture. Unbeatable views over the city historic center with its beautiful churches. Jacuzzi. Lots of lighth. Full of character. Big terrace.

The flat is minimalistic in design and furniture.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 double bed - a bit smaller than a queen one), 1 bathroom with toilet and shower, 2 lavabos, 1 jacuzzi, big wardrobe

Guest access

Common spaces are magical. The arquitect payed a lot of attention to details. It has a small garden, small mural paintings, trees, a fountain, a barbacue, hammocks, tables and a billiard space.

- No smoking & no pets
- Space for two people
- Refrigerator, microwave, oven, bed linen, towels and bathrobes, kitchen cutlery, iron and iron board and hair dryer available. Also washing and drying machine.
- No TV
- Free cleaning service once a week.
- Security guard
- Free internet wifi

Please take into account that the access to the appartment is up hill specially in the last bit. This is the "price" to pay to have such a great view. :-)

We can help you to organise your visits in the country (such as "not to miss" Galapagos Islands, organising cultural visits, tips about restaurants etc…) as well as to organise transportation or cleaning services.

Interaction with guests

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.

Other things to note

Our doorman Segundo will be on the spot to help you. We can offer you flexible check-in and check-out to suit your needs except when we have a previous/subsequent reservation. If you plan to arrive after 9pm please let us know in advance when you do your reservation.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Security Deposit: $224
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

- Take good care of the flat
- Respect common spaces
- Respect the neighbours
- Do not smoke in the flat
- Use the cutting board on the kitchen, dont cut food directly on the kitchen furniture
- If possible, try not to walk with high heels on the wooden floor
- Enjoy



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

129 Reviews

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John User Profile
May 2017
Amazing view, loved the place

Graham User Profile
May 2017
Fantastic view over the Centro Historico from almost every window. Very comfortable and secure apartment - Segundo, the security/maintenance guy, is very alert and helpful. Be prepared for some climbing - the street is very steep, so you don't want to be carrying two jugs of water with you! Plaza Grande, the centre of all the action, is less than 10 minutes' walk away. I'd stay there again, without question!

Frank User Profile
April 2017
Great place with amazing views and in convenient location to explore old city center. Was very quiet and comfortable.

Grace User Profile
April 2017
Marco's apartment has the best view of the city we saw in three days in Quito. From the apartment it is easy to walk to the main attractions in the old town. We used many of the suggestions in Marco's guide and had a great time exploring. The apartment itself is stunning, clean, and spacious. Highly recommend!

Kellyn User Profile
March 2017
We had a delightful time in Quito! Marco's place was very comfortable and conveniently located. The view was incredible and definitely our favorite part! If we were to venture back to Quito, we'd definitely stay here again.

Tom User Profile
March 2017
Marco's place in Quito was the perfect sanctuary from which we explored this wonderful city. While the view is fantastic, the layout of his home is very open and beautiful. The kitchen was very useful - fully stocked with all things needed for cooking the wonderful food purchased at Mercado Central. I cannot image a better place to stay in Quito. Very highly recommended.

Alex User Profile
February 2017
Location is less than 10 minute walk from Plaza Grande. Quiet neighborhood and felt very secure. Clean and modern interior with a great view of the surrounding city. Highly recommended for those looking to explore El Centro (Old Town).

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Marco User ProfileMarco is a superhost.

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 restaured, 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 surronded 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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