My place has great views of the Tomebamba river and it is very close to the Cajas mountains. There is a park directly in front of the house and very little traffic. The walk along the river into the city takes about 30 minutes. There are plenty of buses, and taxis to centro cost about $2,50. The front garden has an oriental theme with a Pagoda and a bodega that I designed myself. The front garden is full of local rocks. The house has a great open kitchen.