Thursday, July 9, 2015
Renter's review of 2br/1bth La Ronda rental in Quito. July 2015.
We stayed at Liliya’s apartment for 5 weeks when we first moved to Ecuador while we found a permanent place. It was wonderful to have a furnished place to arrive (where our cat was welcome, too!). The apartment is cozy but not cramped, with a beautiful view of the statue of the Virgin of Quito from the balcony. Inside, the apartment is tastefully furnished, with art matching the colors of the accent walls, and comfortable furniture. There are two bedrooms (one master and one twin) and a single bathroom (shower only). The entire apartment has been remodeled, and is very modern, with very effective noise canceling windows in the bedrooms. There is an enclosed back patio with a washer and clotheslines.
The apartment has fast DSL internet, so you can watch Netflix no problem, but the upload speed is limited, so VOIP calls to the US can be problematic. (Liliya tried to install fiber optic service while we were there – but it was not yet available in the area).
The area is amazing, with the La Ronda neighborhood starting at the end of the block, and access to all of the churches and museums in the Centro Historico by foot within a 5 minute walk. You can also walk up the Panecillo to the Virgin in about 30 minutes. All of the streets are well lit at night, and we were there for 5 weeks with no crime related problems at all. (It helps that there are police officers on the corner most nights when the La Ronda area is active).
Liliya is a great landlady, and made sure to show us where everything is and how everything works when we arrived. We highly recommend this rental as a primer location for anyone who is looking for a vacation spot or looking to have a nice transition to Ecuador. It is the best of classic historic Quito. We are likely to rent it out again to host visiting friends and family.
From Zac, formerly from USA, now living in Ecuador.
Rental in Quito, for tourists and expats.
We have a 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled
Colonial Quito, furnished apartment for rent.
Anti-noise windows in both bedrooms
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