About the Homestay
Gioconda vive con su esposo Roberto y su hijo Daniel, son una familia muy alegre. Roberto es Arquitecto, Gioconda trabaja en turismo, a Daniel le gustan los deportes, divertirse con sus amigos y salir de paseo.
Vivimos en un departamento amplio moderno, confortable con buenas instalaciones, con jardines y terraza, nuestra vivienda tiene dos habitaciones para nuestros huéspedes, una con baño privado y la otra con baño compartido, tenemos Internet las 24 horas.
Estamos ubicados en el sector centro-norte de Quito, a pocos minutos de la zona turística y sitios de diversión, en una zona residencial con buen servicio de transporte público.
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Nuestra vivienda se encuentra en un sector estratégico ya que está a 20 minutos caminando del sector turístico de diversiones, a 30 minutos caminando de la ciudad antigua (centro histórico), a 10 minutos caminando de un supermercado, banco, farmacia, a dos cuadras de un servicio de lavandería.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No se permite fumar dentro de las casa, hay un jardín donde se permite fumar.
Disfruta tu estancia y trata nuestra casa como lo harías con la tuya propia.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Gioconda Davila is a treasure. She made me feel totally welcome and more than that, was unfaiilingly helpful in explaining transportation choices in Quito, how much to pay, where to get my laundry done at a fair price, where to find this service or that product. She helped me navigate my new Ecuadorian cell phone. She even helped me with phone calls to find people I had known in Ecuador years before. She prepared simple but delicious dinners for me and another guest, at a very reasonable price. She was more than willing to help me with Spanish and I in turn helped her with her English. Finally, she and her husband Roberto drove out to the Quito airport with a suitcase I had purposely left with her, as I was returning to the States from Guayaquil via Quito. Gioconda's house is in the La Gasca neighborhood not too far from the touristy Mariscal district. There are frequent buses that take you towards downtown. Getting back to the neighborhood is a little trickier, but cabs are cheap and easy to find. The house is very secure -- she'll give you a set of keys and ask you to lock up carefully as you leave. The room I stayed in was in the back of the house -- small but adequate with a private bathroom with shower. You'll need to be respectful of the family's private time and space -- I tended to stay in my room when I was in the house. There aren't a lot of tourist-class restaurants in the neighborhood, so having dinner at the house is a good idea. It gives you another chance to interact with Ecuadorians, which certainly is a goal of homestays. Overall, the experience was excellent and I heartily recommend the Davila household.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.