About this listing
[Please note this is one of two rooms available to rent in the same house; for more info on the other room click on my profile]
This room is the largest (measuring 38ms2) and most luxurious of the house with a vaulted ceiling, beautiful exposed roof beams and its own working fireplace!
There is a very spacious walk-in closet allowing you to unpack and unwind and an en-suite shower/bath. The room is decorated with hand-crafted, cast-iron and wooden furniture made by local artisans; it has a large double bed, night stand and a bedside lamp, as well as two chest of drawers. There is small entertainment area where you can find a seating bench with cushions and a working fireplace.
Room rates include standard utilities (water & electricity) and Wifi access. Guests can also make use of laundry room facilities.
About the house:
Spanish colonial style family home, with beautiful communal areas that include lounge with working fireplace, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sun terrace and patio garden with working bbq.
Our house is in a great location! It is one of 6 houses in a safe, gated, condominium, in the upscale residential district of La Paz offering quietness and seclusion but at the same time we are walking distance to Carolina park, El Jardin and Multicentro shopping malls, to the bars and restaurants of La Mariscal tourist district and trendy restaurants in the Coruña district.
There are excellent public transport links along the nearby Av.6 de Diciembre and local taxis are abundant and cheap. Nearest ecovia (tram) stop (La Paz) is only 200 mts away.
Airbnb does not have an official screening process for members, and though we're sure most members are pretty awesome, it is still the internet! This is our home and we are welcoming strangers into it, so we therefore have a policy to ONLY consider accepting reservations of members who have a "complete" profile with:
1) Some basic information uploaded to their profile (a quick way to add info to your airbnb profile is to link it to your social networking profile) AND
2) At least TWO friend and/or host recommendation (and preferably also a photo).
If you don't yet have host recommendations, please forward an invitation to your friends so they can vouch for you, which will then be posted on your profile (from your home page, click on "Profile" then "References" and forward the link to your contacts so they can leave you recommendations).
Only named guests on booking will be allowed on premises. No visitors at any time.
Upon arrival, guests will need to complete a booking form with personal information and present a photo ID.
Guests are expected to leave all their personal items in their room, not in the common areas.
Guests may use the kitchen, but are responsible for their own food and for cleaning up after use.
Linens & blankets are provided.
Really nice cosy and clean rooms! Totally equipped kitchen and a lot of space in the shared rooms.
Nieves is really friendly and helpful. Our children loved to visite her in her privat room and played with her grandson.
It was my second stay and it was even better than the first one. The location has only improved with more cafes and options around. Nieves house is getting prettier and prettier, now all decorated and ready for xmas.
Señora Nieves is an amazing host and her place is a beautiful house that makes you feel home as soon as you enter it. She was very helpful with showing me the neighborhood on the map and giving me good advice on how to go around the city and use public transport. The room is just amazing, has everything and beautifully decorated and exactly as shown in the pictures. I highly recommend this listing to anyone visiting Quito.
Nieves is a great host. She was so welcoming and caring. I doubt my whole experience in Quito would have been the same without her. The house is beautiful and has absolutely everything you could possibly need. It is located is a very nice and safe area, walking distance from most of the main universities in the city. There was an Ecovía stop really close to the house and I felt pretty safe walking around. If you need to stay in Quito for any reason, you should definitely pick this place and its awesome host!
I want to thank Nieves so much for the unforgettable stay in her beautiful house.
From the very first moment I felt really home in the rented room and in all other parts of the house. Not only Nieves but also her son and his family gave me a very warm welcome and directly integrated me in their family! Furthermore, Nieves helped me with my trip from the airport to her house and she always had a great answer to all my questions. Nieves is a lovely, helpful and very open minded woman, who is furthermore an excellent cook. She always offered me to try her delicious dishes...
Some more information about the room, the house and the area: I promise you, the room is even greater than it is shown on the pictures. You will have your own bathroom, your own dressing room and there is even a fireplace in the room! It is such a cozy place to stay in. Nieves house is very clean and you really have everything you need. The house is located in a safe area of the city and you are very close to the tram station.
All in all, I had a great stay at Nieves house and I would recommend everyone to book this room, if you want to have a great start in Quito and I cozy and comfortable place to live in.
I´m going to miss Nieves and her family a lot!
Nieves' home is located in a good part of Quito. I enjoyed the ecovia stop being less than a block away, and there is a good grocery store about 3 blocks away. I also really enjoyed running in Parque La Carolina, a really large and beautiful park that is about a 6 minute walk from Nieves' home. Nieves herself is a very attentive hostess but she is also very respectful of personal space. She was very good about only speaking Spanish with me when I told her I wanted to practice (although her English is excellent). She was very easy to live with and I also enjoyed meeting her son and spending a little time with her grandson who is adorable. Nieves even bought me roses for my birthday, which was very sweet. The room is spacious and comfortable. The shower is maybe not ideal for taller people (I'm 6' tall). I had to kneel down if I wanted the water to actually hit my head. I also hit my head on the lower ceilings and light fixtures - but this happens to me in many places in Latin America!
Our family moved to Ecuador because my husband is working in Quito for a couple of years. We stayed at Nieves' house for our first three weeks and rented two rooms. It was a perfect stay. Everything was perfectly prepared. Lots of space, nicely decorated with a well-equipped kitchen. Centrally located, still amazingly quiet. Too bad that we did not meet Nieves in person because she was on vacation. However, even then, she was really helpful via e-mail. And her son with his family lives next door. They did everything to support us, answered our questions, helped us and gave us great advice where to go or where to buy things. Thank you very, very much. This was a great first encounter with Ecuador and its friendly people.
We used airbnb for the first time and we were very satisfied. Everything was easy and not complicated at all.
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About the Host, Nieves
Hi! I have three rooms to rent in my gorgeous colonial style family home in the heart of Quito's new town upscale residential district. You will be just minutes away from Parque La Carolina and La Mariscal tourist district!
Each room is unique and has its own decor and original features; the house has beautiful communal areas that include lounge with working fireplace, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, sun terrace and patio garden.
I am originally from Colombia but lived in the US for over 15 years. I love traveling and meeting people from different parts of the globe. I would love to welcome you into my home and look forward to hearing from you!