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]
Beautifully-presented double room on the first floor, with plenty of natural light and direct access to the sun terrace, featuring a working bbq grill. Large built-in wardrobes to store all your belongings. Shared access to adjacent shower room & toilet.
Room rates include standard utilities (water and 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 La 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.
Staying at Señora Nieve's is the by far best experience I've had with airbnb, and I can't recommend it enough.
I stayed at her place for 6 weeks, and everything was perfect. The room is just as in the pictures: spacious, clean, nice light, plenty of cupboard space, great wifi and the bed is awesome!
The bathroom (specially the shower) is great, and the kitchen has everything you need.
The best thing about the place is Nieves herself. She was so kind and helpful to me before and especially during my stay, she was sweet and patience enough to practice my spanish with me even though it isn't great, and it was just nice to have someone to talk to and cook with. Her family live next door and are also great.
Finally, the area is really nice and close to everything you need.
If you stay in Quito, stay at Nieve's place, I'm definitely coming back.
Thank you Jeppe for your nice words!! I really enjoyed having you as a guest. You were everything a host could want: respectful, helpful, communicative and a pleasure to be around. If you are ever back in this part of the world, don't hesitate to get in touch. It would be a pleasure to host you again.
This was my best Airbnb experience thus far. My host Nieves, was incredibly nice and welcoming. The house was close to everything, but at the same time felt very safe.
Nieves is an Exceptional Host . She speaks excellent English , Would love to come back and stay for some more time .Its in a great Location close to great cafes and restaurants.
Nieves is great !
My stay with Nieves was wonderful. She was so welcoming, staying up the first night to welcome me when I arrived at 2AM due to a delayed flight. The room was very comfortable, and the terrace was lovely and inviting. Her house is close to the historical center of Quito, Parque La Carolina, and several other interesting downtown areas. I would certainly stay with Nieves again, when I return to Quito.
We are in Quito for 2 weeks for Spanish lessons. We're really happy with the accommodation provided by Nieves. We have a private room with access to a little terrace. The rest of the house is shared, but it's a big home and Nieves gives us lots of space so most of the time it feels like we have the place to ourselves. We've been using the well-equipped kitchen to prepare meals at night. Everything in the house is clean, well-ordered and works properly: the showers, bathroom, hot water, laundry facilities, kitchen, internet, everything. Nieves is super friendly and helpful. Since we're here to learn the language we appreciate her clear and understandable Spanish, but she speaks perfect English so there's never a difficulty in communication. When we first looked on the map we weren't sure how convenient the location would be, but it's a 3-minute walk to the Ecovia stop, a cheap (25 cents), convenient and fast way to get to the historic centre. It's a 3-minute walk in the other direction to a big modern mall with a good supermarket. All in all we can't say enough good things about this accommodation.
Staying with Nieves gave the feeling of safety and comfort. With grace and kindness, she was helpful in every way.
Definitely a home away from home.
This home is beautiful and clean and set in a charming environment. A residential haven in the middle of the city. The location is perfect.
Unfortunately I had to leave after 3 days and I paid for 3 weeks. I was hoping that Nieves would understand that I had an emergency and refund me some of the money (even half would've been nice, I stayed only 15% of the time I booked the place, but she said that she doesn't get the money until the last day of the initial reservation (that's a lie). I wish she was a little more empathic with the hosts, other than that the place was good.
The fact that you had to leave a few days into the reservation, was absolutely your decision and had nothing to do with your stay in my house. We discussed this personally and you said you had undestood that you leaving early meant I would loose those days for any other guest from straying in my house. Refund policies are very clear and if you did not agree to them you shouldn't have booked through airbnb. I never lied to you because I have been having trouble with my communication with airbnb and everything has been delayed for such reason including payments. Just a week ago they fixed this problem.
Finally I thing you would have been more sincere with your opinion when you were here because we could have handled it in a different way rather than you give out such an opinion.
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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!