About this listing
When you stay with us, this is your home and you have access to the parlor, dinning room, kitchen, terrace, patio. We live here and enjoy sharing our home with interesting travelers.
Beautiful, comfortable, independent restored bedroom /suite, with private bathroom, sunny private corridor/working area; authentic antique furniture, colonial and art-deco. Sunny terrace with a beautiful and interesting view of surrounding architecture and gorgeous mountains.
Ours is a historical, XVI Century house, mostly restored. We are located in the heart of the Colonial Quito, one block from La Ronda Street, half a block from Plaza de Santo Domingo, three blocks from Iglesia de La Compañía, three blocks from Casa del Alabado and Plaza de Santa Clara, Iglesia de la Compañía and Plaza Grande and four blocks from Plaza de San Francisco. Many call us: ¨casa de las Tías,¨ due to our great-aunts` work, generosity towards the surroundings´ community. This place, always was and still is an organic ¨slow house.¨ If you are looking for an authentic space, surrounded by the wonders of Quito´s ¨Centro ¨Histórico¨, this is the right spot.
Some areas of this beautiful 470 year-old house still need to be restored and are periodically being worked on.
Weekly maid service included. Your quarters will be thoroughly cleaned, your towels and bed linens will be nice and fresh.
We, artists, live work and own this house; we share our place with our friendly, polite cats.
Half a block access to public transportation: trole, buses, taxi.
Two blocks from our house, from 7 am to 7 pm, a recently inaugurated Qmandá Park offers some fun alternatives such as:
- "Baño de cajón", literally means, box bath, used as a relaxing treatment.
- Swimming pools
- Aerobics, etc.
If interested, we will be glad to help you arrange a visits to some interesting sites as well as one, two or more days within Indian Communities North and South of Quito.
Hermosa y cómoda habitación/tipo suite, con baño y corredor privados, en el primer piso, dentro de nuestra casa. Auténticos muebles coloniales y art-deco. Terraza con vista hacia la arquitectura de los alrededores, el Pichincha, el Panecillo, etc. Estamos a media cuadra de la Plaza de Santo Domingo, a una cuadra del Museo del Carmen Alto y el Museo de la Ciudad, a tres cuadras de La Iglesia de la Compañía, a tres cuadras de la Plaza Grande.
Esta es una casa histórica, del S. XVI, con algunas áreas aún en restauración. Está rodeada de arte, iglesias coloniales, plazas, galerías, monumentos; a pocos pasos de La Ronda (Calle Morales) y Plaza de Santo Domingo, a una cuadra del Museo del Convento del Carmen Alto, a tres cuadras de la Casa del Alabado, la Plaza de Santa Clara, la Iglesia de la Compañía y la Plaza Grande, a cuatro cuadras de la Plaza de San Francisco. Muchos conocen este espacio como la casa de las Tías porque perteneció a nuestras queridas Tías, quienes aportaron generosamente, a la comunidad de esta zona de Quito. Si el interés es conocer un espacio auténtico, vivirlo como en otros tiempos, además de rodearse historia, arquitectura, monumentos representativos del Quito Colonial y experiencias humana auténtica, éste es un lugar preciso e ideal para hacerlo.
En el precio incluímos servicio semanal de limpieza con el correspondiente e indispensable cambio de sábanas y toallas frescas.
Esta casa está habitada por nosotros, artistas y todos, ligados a la restauración. Gatos educados y amigables.
Café y pan integral fresco, hecho en casa, disponible para el desayuno.
Transportación pública: trole, taxi, buses a pocos pasos de la casa; a media cuadra.
Recientemente inaugurado un parque urbano deportivo, a continuación de La Ronda, exáctamente a dos cuadras de nuestra casa. En este lugar se pueden realizar varias actividades como por ejemplo:
- Baños de cajón, terapéuticos y relajantes.
Si fuera de su interés, nos dará mucho gusto asistirlos en organizar visitas, turismo comunitario, ecológico a distintas comunidades indígenas, al norte o/y al sur de Quito.
Guests have full access to our kitchen, dinning room, palor, patio, terrace (still being worked on), all spaces viewed on our photos.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests as much as needed; we enjoy meeting new people, we share useful info and of course, if possible, try to help them have the best experience.
Eventually we share concerts with our guests.
We are a few steps away from Plaza de Santo Domingo, Plaza Santa Clara, Convento del Carmen Alto, a block from La Ronda, three blocks from the Main Plaza, museums art exhibits and more are within three blocks from us.
We are a block from the trolebus station. Taxi drivers are a phone call away. Most and many points of interest are within three, four blocks from us.
Other Things to Note
We also welcome artists, writers that are looking for a wonderful, safe place to stay and enjoy.
Room hosts a maximum of two people. Private bathroom, sunroof, hot water, clean towels covers and sheets. Very nice clean space.
We keep an electric heater in your room.
We share with you, our guests, our beautiful antique furniture, needless to say we know you will care, as everyone else has. Thank you!
We have a nice patio; we also have a terrace with a view, this space is still being worked on; views are interesting from here.
We are happy to share our nice, restored kitchen.
Our cats are well behaved, friendly and very clean.
This is the most amazing place. Not only is the house a piece of restored history, Francesca is the the best historian. Her house has been in her family for centuries and she is restoring the house to its former glory with modern touches to make your life easy and comfortable. Francesca is so welcoming. She gave us a tour of the house and a glimpse into her family history. She also gave us a great art history lesson on recently discovered centuries old Franciscan Fresco on her kitchen wall. Her house is perfectly located in El Centro, just a block from La Ronda. And once you enter, you step back in time into an oasis of tranquility and Francesca is the perfect host. We wish we could stay longer.
Francesca is an amazing woman and an amazing host! We were greeted with warmth and excitement. Francesca arranged a driver, to pick us up at airport and to drive us on our daily excursions. Francesca's home is every thing the photos portray. We enjoyed the welcoming, comforting atmosphere. We enjoyed our conversations over a very healthy breakfast. We ourselves, being very food and health conscience, we appreceiated Francesca'a insight to healthy eating, foods, and living. She also assisted with recommendations for restaurants, historical sites and museums to see and not miss, places to stay near Otavalo. This location was another historical home and was absolutely exquisite.
Fantastic stay again @ Francesca's wonderful home.
Our home away from home in Quito.
Thanks so much. Great visit!
Another perfect stay with you. Thank you for sharing your immaculate home and breezy way of life with us! xx
Francesca and her home are both just wonderful. We stayed with Francesca at the beginning of our trip to Ecuador and after returning from an excursion to the Oriente, and returning at the end of the week felt in many ways like coming back home. I cannot say enough good things. The home itself is a beauty and also incredibly interesting to peruse with the historic furniture and Francesca's artistic touch, and the room is inviting, spacious (bedroom, private terrace, closet, and large bathroom all included!), and very comfortable. Her cats are very, very sweet, and my husband and I enjoyed playing with them. We were also very grateful for the excellent (and very careful) driver Francesca uses, Patricio, and also for the many superb recommendations for restaurants and other attractions.
But even better than the amazing space was meeting Francesca herself. A favorite part of the trip was enjoying breakfast each morning with her, learning about this wonderful city, the beautiful country of Ecuador, and getting to know one another. We are so fortunate to have found this. If we are ever lucky enough to make it back to Quito, I know where (and with whom) we will be staying.
Francesca is incredibly welcoming, and her place is a beautiful, unique, and very special way to experience Quito's Centro Historico. Her home is it's own journey into Quito's history, full of incredible antiques and relics. You will be surrounded by beauty, history, and comfort and you explore Quito's historic center, all easy walking distance from your doorstep.
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About the Host, Francesca
I am a member of Airbnb for some months now, I currently live in Ecuador, I work in the arts. I am a painter. Happy to share our "slow house".
I, we are, indeed, privileged to be able to restore our 475 year-old historic house in Quito's "Centro Histórico". Ours is one of the few historic houses which has always been "alive" and well kept. Historians: Fray José María Vargas, Dr. Fernando Jurado have written about our house. When you choose us, you are helping us continue our work. We love to share our big house, our comfortable kitchen, our sesame milk, our organic homemade bread (when we can get non-GMO flour), coffee, etc. We found clear evidence of a very interesting, XVI century fresco right in our kitchen!!! We really like that our guests feel welcome, at home. Living here is like traveling, comfortably, back in time.
If you choose to stay somewhere else, come and visit us anyway. We will be happy to welcome you and share our art, some of what we do.
Miembro de Airbnb desde hace algunos meses. Actualmente vivo en Ecuador, trabajo en las artes. Ésta es una casa lenta/slow house.
Nos sentimos felices al restaurar y mantener esta bella casa histórica, de 475 años, en pleno corazón del Centro Histórico de Quito. Célebres historiadores como Fray José María Vargas, el Doctor Fernando Jurado han investigado y escrito acerca de este entrañable espacio. Es más, encontramos partes de un antiguo fresco del Siglo XVI, rastro dominico en la cocina; varios miembros de la Orden Dominicana vivieron, temporalmente, en esta casa, durante el Siglo XVI y mientras construían su convento.
Nos encanta recibir huéspedes, queremos que se sientan bienvenidos, en casa, así como compartir la "sala grande", comedor y acogedora cocina. Valoramos y compartimos productos orgánicos, café de altura, leche de ajonjolí, pan sin levadura, (hecho en casa, cuando conseguimos harina orgánica). Vivir en este espacio es como viajar cómodamente en el tiempo, y mediante múltiples intervenciones durante cuatro siglos y pico, actualmente, al menos a principios del Siglo XX y XXI.