About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 2(Sleeps: 4)
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Shower
- Washer & dryer
- Children welcome
- No smoking
Hosted by Marilyn MaranoAsk a question
About Marilyn Marano
In 2016, my husband saw an ad in a newsletter online for a ‘Condo For Sale’ in Cotacachi. After contacting the lawyer handling the sale, we learned that this was a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, unfinished condo located on the third floor of a building with a commercial business located on the ground floor. The views from every window were terrific! We put down a deposit the next day, planning to use the condo for a turnkey short-term rental, and staying there several times a year ourselves. The sale was completed in August of 2017. When we went to see the finished condo, we fell in love! There was also access to a rooftop, with a breathtaking 360˚ view!
Why Marilyn Marano chose Cotacachi
We first visited Ecuador in 2012. On that visit, we went south to Guayaquil and Salinas. In 2015 we returned to Ecuador, staying in Quito. We took a one-day-tour of the surrounding areas, which included Cotacachi. This small mountain town captured our hearts immediately! We loved the scenic views at every turn – low-lying clouds, the rolling mountainous farmland, the vibrant culture, the shops and restaurants. Cotacachi has a warm, relaxed, welcoming feel. The children are beautiful, the locals pleasant and friendly. Much of the architecture is quite old and beautiful. It is a community with a long and colorful history.
What makes this Apartment unique
At this visit, we learned that ours was one of four condos above the first floor restaurant. There was a finished condo, also 2 bedroom and 2 bath, finished, on the second floor. There were also 2 unfinished condos, one on the second floor, and another on the third floor. After returning to the States, our lawyer contacted us and asked if we would be interested in acquiring any of the other condos! To make a long story short, we proceeded over the next months to complete the purchase of the other 3 condos! The owner of one of the condos is a contractor, so he finished off a lot of the work on the 2 unfinished condos. We enlisted the help of an excellent local with many ties in the community, who coordinated the work necessary to bring the condos to rental-ready status. The decor of each condo is Ecuadorian and local, from furnishings to artwork. The bonus of owning all the condos is that there is secure first-floor access just to the 4 condos, which means that our tenants have their security and privacy, as well as sole entry to the rooftop terrace.
- english, Property manager, Raphael, speaks Spanish/English
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - over the age of 8over the age of 8
No smoking - no smoking or vapingno smoking or vaping
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 8 - not suitable for children under 8 years of agenot suitable for children under 8 years of age
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)