About this listing
I have 20 years of experience working with travelers in my home. I am a Spanish teacher and speak English. I have a 6 year old daughter named Francesca. I am very fun and always willing to help my guests that stay with me with tourism, transport, or any information about my city.
I have a 5 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment in the best part of the city!
Guests have access to their bedroom and common areas.
Interaction with Guests
I always check in with my guests while serving them breakfast and dinner to make sure they are enjoying their stay. I am always available for helping with directions, giving suggestions for places to go, and even providing private transport for a very reasonable price.
I live walking distances from restaurants, shopping, mall, parks, bars, etc.
The public transportation is only a block away.
Please remove your shoes at the door.
No smoking or pets
Close doors slowly
Yadi was an absolutely wonderful host. Gave tips on where to go, made a nice breakfast, kept me feeling welcome and comfortable. Can't recommend her place highly enough to people visiting Quito for the first time.
Yadi, Francisco and Francesca deserve the Medal of Honor for going far beyond the call of duty on our recent trip to Quito. My companion and I stayed with them for 4 nights in July 2015; two friends stayed in a second room for the first 3. The apartment is on a mostly quiet street a half block from a trolley line to downtown, a 15 minute walk from the Mariscal or the Artesan Market, and across from a private park with an ostrich. The 4 story hike up the stairs was a schlepp, but Francisco insisted on carrying our luggage every time and, once we arrived, we felt that we were above any problems of city life. The rooms were clean, a daily shower was wonderful, breakfasts of coffee, eggs, toast, yogurt and fresh juice started each day just right, and we enjoyed talking with Yadi, her family and other guests about our travels and plans each day. Yadi is warm and helpful. She enjoys meeting people, welcoming them into her home, and sharing her ideas for activities in Quito and beyond. She will tell you that once she meets you, she treats you like family -- a nice thing to say. If the above described all that happened during our time in Quito, I would recommend Yadi's apartment as a very good place to base your stay in Quito. But we learned what it really means to be a part of Yadi's family through the things that didn't go right with our trip. We arrived in Quito late -- at 1 AM. Francisco was waiting to drive us to the apartment. Yadi was waiting to welcome us. The first time we left (for the Galapagos), Yadi had breakfast ready at 5 AM and Francisco took us to the airport. When we returned, Yadi's entire family came to pick us up at the airport -- and waited for nearly 3 hours while the airlines struggled to find a way to get us home to California the next day after canceling the second of our three flights. We left the airport without a resolution. The family drove us to the artesan market to get an extra travel bag, then Yadi assisted us throughout the evening, providing her phone and speaking to Avianca for us. When a solution was found at 11 PM -- but requiring a 5:30 AM departure -- Yadi got up with us at 2:45 AM and Francisco took us to the airport, arriving at 4 AM. Yes, the four airport rides involved extra payment, but less than for a taxi every time. More than that, the convenience to us at each step, despite the inconvenience to Yadi's family, was invaluable. Yadi set a standard of hospitality and helpfulness, at a much lower price, that I believe cannot be matched at a Four Seasons. We are extremely grateful. We hope to return to Quito soon to enjoy the city again, to see Yadi's family and to reiterate our...
Yadi and her family are amazingly welcoming. Helped me settle in and we had great conversations before dinner. Even had a nice welcome sign that warmed my heart. Yadi's husband even drove me to the airport in wee early morning to make my trip home easier! Thanks Yadi!
Yadi's home felt like home away from home. Conveniently located and comfortable, great breakfast, nice bed, and lovely view of exotic animals next door. The best part of this home away from home is Yadi and her family - they feel like family in the best way. Yadi is warm and truly cares that you enjoy her country.
Francisco, Yadi's husband picked us up at the airport, and had a sign with our names.
We plan, without hesitation to return to Yadi's later in this trip, we loved it!
Yadi's Home really felt like home. We arrived in Quito at night and her husband picked us up at the airport which was wonderful after a long day of travel. We were warmly greeted at the door by Yadi and left after 2 days feeling like part of the family. Breakfast included delicious homemade fruit juice and good coffee. We loved spending time with her daughter and sharing a little about Canada. It was a great start to our Ecuador vacation.
She is so thoughtful and generous with her time. Most welcoming! Yummy well balanced breakfasts.
I really enjoyed my four weeks staying with Yadi and her family. Nothing is too much trouble for Yadi and included being met at the airport by her husband Francesco, in the middle of the night which was very much appreciated. Yadi is very friendly,warm and welcoming plus has lots of knowledge and contacts to help meet every need. The location is perfect, breakfasts first class, the flat is very clean and cosy with hot water, wifi and comfortable furniture. Yadi is an excellent host - I totally recommend staying with Yadi and her family.
About the Host, Yadi
I have 22 years of experience working with travelers . I am a Spanish teacher and editor , I speak English. I have a 8 year old daughter named Francesca. I am very fun and always willing to help my guests that stay with me with tourism, transport, or any information about my city.