Bright, spacious, central loft

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Your host, Pablo
32 Reviews
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The Space


- 936 square feet (87 m2), one bedroom attic apartment, on the top floor of a beautiful Swiss-style villa.

- This stylish apartment is on a quiet street, in a very central location, just 5 minutes walk from Mariscal and Plaza Foch, a few blocks from Marriott Hotel, Swissotel and Hotel Quito. It's possible to walk to some of the best restaurants. Public transportation nearby and easy access to taxis.

- The 3rd floor apartment has its own private entry. Your safety is paramount to us. The apartment is protected by a steel Italian security door.

- The owner is an award winning photographer who has published several books, and who intimately knows Ecuador's natural and cultural diversity.


- The clear, minimalist design as well as the many windows facing the four cardinal directions make the flat bright and spacious. The bedroom receives sunlight from morning to evening.

- A long balcony with geraniums and a table for two frames the eastern end of the living room.

- Ultra comfortable King bed with 450 thread count 100% cotton sheets. A futon serves as an extra bed.

- No smoking & no pets

- Refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, dishes

- Large private garden in the back of the house.

- A large bathroom includes a bathtub and a window.

- No shoes have ever been allowed in the apartment, so the white hypo-allergenic carpet has remained spotless. We like to keep it perfectly clean.

- Free cleaning service once a week.


- Fast wireless internet, fastest availbale in Quito.

- Pioneer 5.1 Amplifier and Sony speakers.

- Vonage phone number. Free phone calls to the USA and Western Europe.

- Courtesy cell phone provided.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $40
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The place is really comfortable and wonderful space if you are visiting Quito. The location is perfect if you want to be close to a supermarket and la mariscal. All the accommodations were clean and comfortable, however there is no stove if you're planning on doing any cooking. I'd stay here again for sure.

    May 2014
  • Everything was perfect and the stay was pleasant.

    We enjoyed Quito very much!

    Gracias Pablo!

    March 2014
  • Centrally located yet on a calm and quiet side street, this is a superior apartment. Clean, simple, tasteful, comfortable and relaxing. We appreciated the high quality bed and linens and slept very well. Thank you, Pablo, for your thoughtful hospitality. The map and suggestions were a valuable plus, your caretaker was also kind and helpful. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to returning someday. We only had a taste of the city, so we hope to return for a bigger bite. You are a great ambasador for Ecuador, both through your interactions with your fellow human beings and the passion and sensitivity of your photos! Happy trails 'til we meet again.

    March 2014
  • We had the most wonderful host to our stay in Quito! I can't say enough great things about Pablo and the apartment. He was very attentive to any needs we might have had including providing us with a local cell phone, a map of his favorite spots and recommending a driver to take us around! The apartment was clean, bright and comfy and in a nice safe neighborhood close to nightlife. I would definitely stay here again .

    February 2014
  • I've spent 6 wonderful days in the most beautiful chalet in Quito!The loft is very clean, bright, super chic and is close to the most attractive things to do in Quito.
    Pablo is a perfect guest who will help you in every way, this is the best way to live Quito!

    February 2014
  • Un excelente lugar el de Pablo, un vecindario muy tranquilo y céntrico. El ático me encanto y se pasa ahí un momento de mucha tranquilidad. Muy recomendable.

    Excelente anfitrión Pablo, esperamos volver a finales de año.

    Atte: Elena y Billy

    January 2014
  • Beautiful and comfortable apartment and charming, helpful host. It was a pleasure to stay there.

    December 2013
  • Nice comfortable and spacious apartment!

    December 2013
  • The loft is beautiful and exactly what you would expect from the photos online. It is very airy, spacious, and quiet! It is conveniently located near busy streets where you can hail a taxi, and most sites within the city are a $5 taxi ride away. Pablo was a very gracious host, despite being very busy launching his new book. He responded quickly to all questions/messages and also provided us with a (website hidden) map which had links to a variety of restaurants and businesses which was very helpful.

    November 2013
  • We are so fortunate to have stayed with Pablo. The loft is beautiful, and his recommendations for food and attractions were spot on.

    September 2013
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Colegio Alemán, Saint Lawrence Academy, PUCE, Harvard University, University of Missouri
Pablo Corral Vega (1966) is an Ecuadorian photojournalist and lawyer whose work has been published in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, the Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times Sunday magazine, Audubon, the French, German, Spanish, and Russian editions of Geo, and other international reviews.  He is the founder and director of (website hidden), the network of Latin American photojournalists and is the codirector of Pictures of The Year Latin America, the largest contest of its kind in the region. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and was a judge for both World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year. His work has been exhibited in Perpignan, Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Tokyo, Seville, Washington, D.C., and Houston, and he has published six books of photography: Tierra Desnuda, Paisajes del Silencio, Ecuador: De la Magia al Espanto, Ecuador, Twenty-Five and Andes. For Andes, published by the National Geographic Society, Nobel Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa wrote twenty short stories inspired by the photos. About Corral’s work, Vargas Llosa had this to say: “In Pablo Corral’s photographs there is always a hope, an affirmation of life, a will to survive even in face of the worst adversities, and this hope, this affirmation, this drive manifest themselves in the humblest and the most mistreated, whether by their fellow human beings or by catastrophes. It may be, in fact, that these images that portray the ability to resist, the ability not to be crushed by the most elemental and terrible conditions of life, are the most persuasive of the collection. They are images of people bowed under the weight of a centuries-long oppression, people who have been exploited, are being exploited, and then forgotten, condemned to live in the most extreme poverty, the most extreme conditions, at the constant risk and in the constant awareness of death. And yet none of that has taken away from these people their joie de vivre, the gaiety of their fiestas, the fun of getting into costumes and dancing to the music of their bands, the happiness of walking with their saints and virgins in sumptuous processions. In the villages of the Sierras, Pablo Corral’s camera, filled with sympathy and solidarity with those he is about to photograph, can always pick out that secret little flame that never stops flickering, even in the darkest of circumstances, and whose philosophy can be summed up by this old saying: ‘The last thing that dies in the human being is hope.’”
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