About this listing
• Beautiful Quito apartment
• Fabulous views over the historic village of Guapulo.
• Located in one of the best areas of the City
• Wifi internet
• Excellent reviews -check them out
On a clear day you can see the massive volcano Cayambe in the distance, and at nights you see Quito's oldest church, Sanctuaria de Guapulo illuminated below. You will also see an amazing variety of birds ranging from the ever active humming birds to vultures soaring on thermals.
The apartment is fully furnished and should have most things you need for a comfortable stay. It has one bedroom with double bed, living room with bed-settee and a well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar facing the living room. The bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is a further toilet and laundry room.
• Security guard
• Weekly maid.
• Telephone for calls to local numbers (you can receive incoming international calls).
• Wifi internet -bring your own laptop.
• Cable TV in bedroom.
• Good selection of books.
This is our own personal apartment, which we use for occasional visits to Quito and we endeavour to keep it in top condition. It is situated in a quiet part of the city away from the noise and pollution of the colonial centre, but within easy reach of both the old city and new parts of Quito including the Mariscal.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is looked after by Susana's sister in law, Ruthy. She and her son Jorge will meet you at the apartment to hand over the key and deal with any questions you have.
Just 100m up the road you will find the beautiful courtyard cafe, Warmi, and at the top of the hill, the upmarket shops and cafes of Av Gonzales Suarez. Hotel Quito offers top notch meals from its penthouse restaurant, or take a swim at its outdoor pool. There are some great restaurants in Avenida Isabel La Católica.
Provisions can be bought from the well stocked Supermaxi -a short taxi ride away in La Floresta.
Take a walk down the hill to the village of Guapulo -home to artists. On the first bend is the corner shop, selling croissants and daily provisions. A little further down you can find the gift shop, Rayuela, selling beautiful arts and crafts, followed by a number of bars and cafes. Continue to the bottom to see the fantastic Sanctuary of Guapulo, Quito's oldest church, before taking a taxi back to the top along a different route.
You can get to the Mariscal or the Old City by taxi for £3.00-4.00 or buses are cheap at 25c. If you decide to hire a car, there is a parking space at the front of the building.
The apartment is looked after by Susana's sister in law. She will meet at the apartment to show you round and handover the keys -please do advise your approximate time of arrival so that she can be there, as she is based some distance away.
Arrivals after 10.00 pm will be subject to a small surcharge.
Details on how to get here will be sent following your booking.
Please respect other guests and not make excessive noise.
Sorry, no dogs.
The apartment is cleaned once a week (this is included in the rate). The maid can also do ironing and laundry -please agree a rate with her if you want this additional service.
You must handover the keys to Ruthy on departure, please.
El apartamento es bellísimo y súper cómodo. Nuestra estadía fué genial. La atención de Ruthy inmejorable y la hermosa vista.... Simplemente Espectacular!!
La descripcion y fotos del apartamento son fieles a la realidad, cuando se llega ahi se siente verdaderamente en casa.
Esta todo impecable, Ruthi, quien nos recibio fue amabilisima, igual que las personas de la guardia.
Es hermosisimo, no paramos de sacar fotos de la vista con todas las luces. Nos esperaron con una canasta llena de cosas ricas, que mas se puede decir? inmejorable, lo recomiendo sinceramente.
Great apartment! Really felt like home to us with the equipped kitchen and cosy living room. It's a bit more worn that pictures suggest but overall very nice and the view's fantastic! Excellent communication with Chris, Jorge and Ruthy!
The apartment is excellent. Perfectly situated behind Hotel Quito providing easy access to Quito city and Cumbaya (conference centre). The view from both living room and bedroom is spectacular.
Also by far the most useful information pack I have ever received outlining places to go shopping/eating etc.
The internet works quite well and all necessary amenities are provided. The apartment seems to be in a very safe area and we were not concerned even walking out at night to get a taxi etc.
Highly recommend it and would love to return at some point.
Staying in this lovely apartment was a wonderful experience--the place is amazing. I felt I had found exactly the right place to be able to accomplish what I needed to do in Quito.
Thank you so much, Chris.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone. May God bless you.
We spent two great weeks at Chris's apartment in Quito. Excellent in every respect! Communication with Chris (and Jorge, who takes care of the place) was extremely easy. We were arriving very late from Lima and arranged to have Jorge pick us up, which is wise. The apartment is exactly as pictured, with a gorgeous view over Guápulo, wonderful safe location that is walkable to the many restaurants and cafes on Isabela Catolica, etc. Immaculately clean. Quick cab ride into the New Town or the Centro. We loved how quiet it was, loved being able to get up and make some breakfast in the morning and watch the view while getting ready for another day in Quito. Highly recommended!
Great apartment! I would gladly come back. The location is really nice: only $3-4 ride on taxi to the Old Town. Quite, safe neighborhood. It's steps away from Hotel Quito. A few cute restaurants nearby. The apt. itself is very clean and cozy. Chris and Jorge really make sure you have a comfortable stay.
About the Host, Chris
I am British with an Ecuadorean wife -we live in Bristol in the UK but have been travelling to Quito for 25 years.
In 2005 we bought a small apartment in Quito that we rent out on a short term basis. We have hosted many visitors over the last eight years and enjoy helping visitors to discover Ecuador. We try to get to stay in Quito at least once a year, and enjoy our little refuge in the mountains with its views.
I am an architect, with my own practice in the UK. Susana is a doctor. Our son James is doing a PhD in evolutionary biology in the University of Southern California, and our daughter Maria is an actress working in London.