Location: Mindo, Ecuador, South America (3 hours from Quito airport). We are nestled in the mountainous countryside of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest, at a leisurely 30 minute walk past the town of Mindo (towards the butterfly farm), and a 10 minute walk before the butterfly farm (Mariposario).
Accommodations: Eco-friendly cottage off the electrical grid, with solar panels. 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps up to 4.
For a larger accommodation, check out our country house listing which is located on the property of Posada La Lomita as well, at: vrbo 467511
Posada La Lomita offers an eco-friendly country cottage in the outskirts of Mindo, functioning off the electrical grid, and relying on solar panels for electricity and a local waterfall/mountain spring for water. We practice energy conservation, and are conscientious of not utilizing high voltage consuming products as well as turning off the lights and electrical appliances when not in use. This practice not only emphasizes the importance of energy conservation within all of our cultural visits, but it also allows us the opportunity to remind and reinforce resource conservation to our children, fellow guests and future generations.
The home is custom built and constructed entirely of wood. Views are possible in every location throughout the cottage, and the scenery and nature is breathtaking and awe inspiring of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest & forest reserve.
For the small family or couple who enjoys nature, and the uncontaminated, pure environment that the Mindo countryside has to offer--and for those who are still looking for the luxury comforts of a home--this is the perfect getaway for some peace and quiet, filled only with the sounds of birds, insects and running water.
Here at Posada La Lomita, we sit on 3 hectares (7.5 acres) of nature filled land, with trees, fields, creeks, birds, armadillos, guatusas, and other abundant wildlife all around us. Outdoor, on-site athletic activities include badminton, soccer, croquet, nature walks, and playing/wading in the creek or swimming in our natural, chemical free pool.
There is nothing more relaxing, gratifying, and peaceful, then to have your own private haven amidst the birds and animals chirping and moseying outside. You can discreetly watch them through the limitless windows, or from the hammocks of our outdoor lookout! Come enjoy your family meals, relaxing reads, and gatherings with your loved ones in your own private paradise!
We are completely secluded and offer privacy from the bustle and noise in the town of Mindo. A larger house and smaller cabins are located on the property as well, making Posada La Lomita an excellent location for larger group gatherings in your own private hacienda. Due to the presence of other dwellings, other tourists might also be on the property, yet privacy is not an issue, as space is abundant.
The owners are bilingual in English and Spanish and we raise our two children bilingually as well. The cottage and property are child and eco-friendly, using only non-toxic products, and offering entertainment for children such as games and movies (in English and Spanish), plus badminton, soccer, croquet, and free range chickens to feed and collect eggs from.
The light colored wood construction blends in naturally with the forested mountainous environment, emphasizing the oneness with your surroundings. Our water source comes from natural water spring & waterfall in the mountains above, thus supplying filtered (yet untreated) chemical and pollutant free water for the house.
Though daytime can reach the 80's F, nighttime tends to be cool, for which one controls the temperature by simply closing the windows and using extra, supplied blankets if needed.
The kitchen is built with socialization in mind, fostering openness to the dining and kitchen area, thus making mealtime sociable and family friendly events.
The living area is surrounded on 3 sides with floor to ceiling windows and screens, permitting a 270 degree view of the wildlife and forest scenery below. You can enjoy these views in the comfort of your own hammock or bean bag.
Nighttime at Posada La Lomita resembles a starry sky, except instead of stars, you will notice that they are lightning bugs, illuminating the darkness! Sometimes it's as if you were in your own private galaxy, surrounded by twinkling stars (flashing fireflies) as you walk the property in the dark. Paths are also automatically illuminated with solar lamps that turn on at dusk.
Apart from the basic package, extra available services include a private chef, maid (basic housekeeping is already provided), chauffeur, guide, and babysitter. Please inquire if any of these interest you, as only a basic daily cleaning service is already included (changing the trash and sweeping the floors).
Breakfast is also available for an additional cost, and consists of coffee/tea/hot chocolate, fresh juice, bread, eggs (usually free range from our chickens), cheese, fresh fruit, butter and jelly. If another kind of breakfast is desired, please discuss it with us beforehand, and if feasible, we would be more than happy to accommodate! Likewise, please give us a day's notice if you would like breakfast.
For a guest quantity of 2-4, we charge an additional $25/person, not including the breakfast.
The owners live on the property as well, yet we are at a comfortable, private distance from the cottage, and are available to assist with any of your needs or arrange them entirely for you. Advance notice is kindly appreciated, however.
As experienced travelers ourselves--and having our own small children--we realize that one's own accommodations and necessities might be unique from the next. We are more than flexible and happy to fulfill your desires; just tell us what it is you require, and we will present you with the best package and offer to ensure you have the most wonderful, at ease, and memorable vacation while here in Mindo and Ecuador!