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Off-Grid Eco-Solar House in Mindo Countryside – Home 4745243 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Off-Grid Eco-Solar House in Mindo Countryside – Home 4745243

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Posada La Lomita is an eco-friendly country house in the outskirts of Mindo, nestled in the mountainous countryside of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest, at a leisurely 30 minute walk past the town of Mindo. We function off the electrical grid, and rely on solar panels for electricity and a local waterfall/mountain spring for water. For a smaller accommodation, check out our country cottage which is located on the property as well, and is also listed on FlipKey. At Posada La Lomita, 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. Accommodations include an eco-friendly house off the electrical grid, with solar panels. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps up to 8. The home is custom built and constructed entirely of wood. Views are possible in every location throughout the house, and the scenery and nature is breathtaking and awe inspiring of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest & forest reserve. A separate gazebo/lookout, complete with hammocks and an artisan crafted table is located down the hill from the house, also providing a relaxing escape into the fresh air, where you can get a closer, bird's eye view of the forest and its sounds.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, playing/wading in the creek or swimming in our outdoor, natural, chemical free pool! For the 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. We are completely secluded and offer privacy from the bustle and noise in the town of Mindo. Other small cottages 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 cabañas, 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 house and property are child and eco-friendly, using only non-toxic products, and offering entertainment for children such as games, art, 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 living 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, bean bag, or typical colonial chair.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 at 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, we would be more than happy to accommodate (if at all feasible), please just give us a day's notice!The owners live on the property as well, yet we are at a comfortable, private distance from the house, 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 you require, and we will present you with the best package and offer to ensure you have the most wonderful, at ease, & memorable vacation while here in Mindo & Ecuador!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 2: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
  • 2 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Please, no more guests are allowed than what has been stipulated in the reservation. If you believe your group will be larger than what has been reserved, we must know in advance and it must be OK'd with us prior to the group's arrival. This is out of respect for any guests who might also be staying in the cottage (which is also occasionally rented out to tourists), and for our family who lives on the property as well.

Ayahuasca is not permitted.

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About the owner

Fernando S.
Average reply time:
1 hour 16 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 Sep 2021
Years listed:
7
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

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“Stunning”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2018

Very quiet idyllic location, very sweet little cottage with 2 bedrooms and everything on and in it to have a wonderful stay. Small swimming pool and a covered seating area with chairs and hammocks. SO… More

“gorgeous property in an idyllic setting”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2018

I had a fantastic stay at this beautiful property with my family. The house is incredibly confortable and well equipped with all you can need. the grounds are beautiful and Nano and his family very we… More

“Perfect retreat in every way”

Reviewed 6 Mar 2017

This property is tranquil and very well maintained. The all wooden house is well designed, kitchen is well appointed for serious cooking if desired, screens fit well so you can wake to the birds in t… More

“PARADISE IN PARADISE”

Reviewed 23 Nov 2015

My husband and I had the great treat of spending a week at this very special property created by a very special family. Though it was just two of us, we opted to pay more and have the luxury of the a… More

Response from the owner Thank you for such kind words Janeal and Aaron! We enjoyed your stay as much as you did and hope to see you again in the future ;-) Happy travels!

“We were blown away by this rental-it was amazing!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2015

There are many places to stay in Mindo but you would be missing out big time if you didn't stay here--it's the only place you should stay! This place is incredible! It is an absolutely breat… More

“Best of our dozen rentals in Ecuador”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2014

This Mindo house was the BEST rental location we experienced after spending over a month in Ecuador, and out of a dozen other rentals. A few things that should be emphasized: Hot water! Most renta… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Fernando (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Fernando (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Fernando (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Fernando the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Fernando (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Fernando (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Fernando (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Fernando (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Fernando (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Fernando (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Fernando (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Fernando (the owner) a message.

If Fernando (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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