A writer's paradise in the Andes

Last Updated: Mar. 14th, 2022
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We offer you our comfortable family farm (organic) in the Andes, Granja Urkuwayku, located just a 30 km drive from the City of Quito and Mariscal International Airport. Resting on the equator at 2,700 meters above sea level, the farm enjoys perennial Spring-like weather, with the days climbing to 23C (75F) and nights dropping to a cool 7C (45F). Our recently rebuilt farmhouse has three sunny, comfortable bedrooms – two with spacious loft beds and a skylight of the spectacular Andean stars. The house includes a spacious, modern farm kitchen with a large wooden work table, industrial sink, and cooking facilities. The kitchen includes a classic Gaggia espresso machine and burr grinder for coffee lovers. Our living room is organized around a woodstove and surrounded by large windows of flower gardens. A large office with high-speed fiber-optic internet is at one end of the living room. Stepping out the two large living room doors, you enter a cleanly cut grass pitch, ideal for kicking a football or tossing a frisbee, with a trampoline on one end and swings at the other. Next door lies a rustic guest house with a covered patio that includes hammock chairs hung from the roof, a traditional wood oven, outdoor grill, and picnic table, perfect for a morning coffee and letter-writing, while accompanied by the view of the Cotopaxi glacier across the valley. The farm has no immediate neighbors, so you can walk off the property and onto over 100 km of trails, guiding you up to the 3,200-meter peak of the dormant Ilaló Volcano. Granja Urkuwayku is a perfect place to focus on creative pursuits, breathe fresh air, and take long walks in the mountains.


Home Details:

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Contact: Myriam P., Academic - Faculty/Instructor
Location: Quito, EC
Neighborhood: La Merced
Postal Code: 00000
Type: House (Single Family) (Suitable for up to 8 people)
Cost: (USD) $2,500.00 per month (Negotiable)
Lease: Aug. 1st, 2022, until Jun. 30th, 2023
(Minimum lease length: 3 months)
(Lease dates/length somewhat flexible)
Utilities: Heat, Water, and Electricity Included
Size: 3,767 square feet / 350 square meters
Rooms: 3 full-bathrooms
4 bedrooms
7 total rooms (excluding bathrooms)
Near Park Rural Environment
Walk/jog Trails
Balcony Cable Available
Deck or Patio Dishwasher
Dryer Family Friendly
Fireplace Furnished
Garage Hardwood Floors
Internet Access Landscaped
Laundry New Construction
Range Refrigerator
Security System Storage
Storage Shed Washer
Washer/Dryer Wheelchair Accessible
Nearby Universities: Universisdad San Francisco de Quito

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