Hello from Nashville-We have just returned from Quito Ecuador and a lovely stay with Sandra L.This exotic local features a natural beauty and unknown to us in the Northern hemisphere.The Ecuadorian people are warm and welcoming. We had clean lovely accomodations with Ms Sandra 's apartment in Quito.Sandra is a native of the Ecuador with a vast knowledge of the sites of the area.She also is fluent in Spainish French and England.She however went far above and beyond caring for us when we became ill. She shopped for us providing liquids and wonderful soup.She also transported us to the airport to catch a very early flight.
We were with Sandra for four days. She was an excellent guide. We stayed in her beautiful home for one night before touring other places in Ecuador. Her home is lovely. The apartment that we stayed in had 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms a fully equipped kitchen which was stocked with fruit, juice, coffee and tea. We arrived late at night. She picked us up at the airport. We were tired and opened the door to this gorgeous apartment. The bed was very comfortable. Sandra was a huge help to us with her navigation of the roads and language. I would highly recommend her apartment. I would even go a step further and highly recommend her as your guide to this beautiful city and Country.
I forgot to mention how friendly and hospitable that Sandra is. We had lots of laughter and fun during our 4 days with Sandra as our guide. She was very helpful in the restaurants and helped introduce us to native drinks and food. She also was a huge help in the markets in Otavalo. We also toured the cloud forrest in Mindo. She led us on a beautiful waterfall hike. I can't imagine our trip without having her as our guide. We initially met Sandra through Quito my home. After emailing, we found that she is also a guide. So, we not only stayed at her beautiful and comfortable apartment, we also found a wonderful guide and friend. Thank you Sandra
Once we decided to visit Ecuador we started righ away the search of a place to stay
We looked in sevaral sites and this apartment keept coming again and again with perfect FIVE STARS comments. So I read almost all of them. They were all very consistent so I wrote to have a better feeling.
Sandra the owner, help us clarify our trip planning and to manage a better budget which help us include four glorious days in Galapagos!!!
The apartment was a warm place to relax and enjoy family time. As well as cooking great meals with fresh fruits and vegetables from just around the corner.
We even took some cooking clases with our three kids. Sandra showed us how to prepare QUINUA SOUP WITH CHEESE sooo yummy!!! FRITADA roasted pork with onions and garlic!!! And CEVICHE DE CAMARON!!!
We all enjoyed eating and learning some Spanish. This was a great activity for all ages.
Sandra also took us to churches out of the turistic path which were hiden gems we would have never found them on our own.
Well recommended, the time here was totally worth!!!
Sandra was so helpful to the 5 seniors that made up our group. The rental was as advertised, very clean and well decorated.
My family of 4 adults stayed here for a little over a full week. Sandra is beyond awesome! In addition to answering so many of my questions before we ever arrived, she is extremely helpful in Quito. I found myself emailing her so I wouldn't disturb her at home, but she lives upstairs and is accessible by phone.
The apartment was the perfect size for us with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The kitchen had everything we needed, and we prepared meals for ourselves a few times. There is a fruit stand, bakery, pharmacy, and a couple of tiendas within walking distance. A SuperMaxi (grocery store) is also within walking distance, but it's a cheap taxi ride if you prefer. There are several restaurants close by as well, and we had great meals at all the ones we chose.
The location is close to a main road in Quito, so you can easily catch a cab to any destination within the city. A bus stop is close as well although we chose not to take one while in Quito.
It can be chilly in the apartment in the evening and early morning, and there are ample blankets on the bed.
Great home base for exploring Quito and the surrounding area.