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Ecollacta - Elegant Homes in Exclusive Ecological Property

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Overview
4 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
12 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Ecollacta is a unique 230-acre Birdwatching paradise, with over 240 bird species, and guest capacity of up to 12 people. It offers a peaceful and private stay in the Andes Mountains in the comfort of 2 large and elegant homes with a 360° panoramic view over the cloud forest. There is pure-spring private river inside the property, as well as a waterfall located a few meters from the entrance gate. The property is located less than 2 hours drive North-West of Quito, in the well-known birds region of Mindo, passing by the Equatorial line and enjoying a spectacular ride through the Andes Mountains. It shares a mile long river border with the Maquipucuna Reserve. Both houses are built mainly with wood, which gives them the aspect of chalets. There are 300 sqm and 200 sqm (3200 sqf and 2200 ...Ecollacta is a unique 230-acre Birdwatching paradise, with over 240 bird species, and guest capacity of up to 12 people. It offers a peaceful and private stay in the Andes Mountains in the comfort of 2 large and elegant homes with a 360° panoramic view over the cloud forest. There is pure-spring private river inside the property, as well as a waterfall located a few meters from the entrance gate. The property is located less than 2 hours drive North-West of Quito, in the well-known birds region of Mindo, passing by the Equatorial line and enjoying a spectacular ride through the Andes Mountains. It shares a mile long river border with the Maquipucuna Reserve. Both houses are built mainly with wood, which gives them the aspect of chalets. There are 300 sqm and 200 sqm (3200 sqf and 2200 sqf). Each of them has two bedrooms with queen beds, and their private bathrooms. They also each have 2 additional single beds in the upper deck area, as well as a half-bathroom. Total capacity is 12 guests, including children of all ages. ACTIVITIES: The year round temperature varies from 64 °F to 78 °F (18 °C to 26°C) which makes it ideal to enjoy the many activities available at any time of the year: 1. Bird Watching of over 240 bird species. 2. Hiking the cloud forest and the “Walk of the Incas”, a 500-year old historic Inca trail which borders the estate. 3. Swimming in the property’s private river and in the waterfall. 4. Nearby Day-Trips: only 45 minutes to 1 hour drive to enjoy the following: Tulipe Museum, waterfalls, and Mindo Village for the Butterfly Garden, the Chocolate Factory Tour, horseback riding, bird watching as well as sporting activities such as tubing, rafting, canoying, and canopy. COOKING/CLEANING SERVICE: Guests may choose to bring their ingredients and cook their own meals. A cleaning/cook lady can be made available for 25 USD. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION: The last 2 Kms (20 minutes drive) to Ecollacta is a unpaved road composed of gravel and stones. It is necessary to have an SUV (type: Vitara / Hyundai Tucson / Pickup Truck etc). 2-wheel drive vehicles are fine. Sedans and Vans will not make the last 2 KMs to Ecollacta. If you are traveling with a sedan or a van: you can park it at our neighbor's property at the 2 KMs mark (in a secure gated parking, free of charge). This option is available only up to 8 PM daily. We offer one round-trip (free of charge) from-and-to the 2 KMs mark with our vehicle to take up to 4 people. If more trips are needed we will arrange for pickup taxis to meet you at the 2 KMs mark, rates are around 12-15 dollars each way, they can take up to 4 people each. If you are traveling by bus: there are double cabin pickup taxis available in Nanegalito (30 minutes drive from Ecollacta), rates to and from Ecollacta are around 15 dollars each way, they can take up to 4 people each. ------------------------------------------------------------------ We also rent out a beachfront apartment, the link is: https://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g6950400-d8407754-Only_a_few_steps_from_the_beach_Beautiful_Apart-Same_Esmeraldas_Province.html More
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About the Owner
Eric S
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
Interaction with guests
We are available to our guests, we stay in a cabin located 5 minutes drive from the houses.
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We rented this place because we wanted a place large enough to hold all 12 members of our family and wanted a location in a cloud forest. This place was incredible. Upon driving up the road and approaching the top of the hill, you are...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank avocadoman
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We had such a lovely time at Ecollacta. We had lots of fun swimming in the river and the waterfall, and hiking around the property and the "camino de los incas". The guest houses are absolutely gorgeous and the views from inside are just incredible!...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Manelle M
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

In November, we booked both houses for our 9 person family, 3 adults and 6 kids 4-16 years of age. Eric and his Father met us at the entrance to the property and drove us the 20 minutes to the secluded and VERY Private homes....More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank lora n
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was truly a one-of-a-kind experience. The house is on an elevated piece of land with all glass windows that gives you beautiful views of the mountains and nature. The tranquil setting and attractive décor made our stay extremely relaxing. I was able to decompress...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Heather P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for incredible, relaxing and beautiful memories in the Andes! The house was very comfortable, spotless and perfect for the visit we had in mind. We were able to visit and hike the region, while enjoying nice and romantic dinners in the...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank StevenS3044
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Fireplace
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Are there nightlife options close to this holiday rental? YesNoUnsure
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TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION: The last 2 Kms (20 minutes drive) to Ecollacta is a unpaved road composed of gravel and stones. It is necessary to have an SUV (type: Vitara / Hyundai Tucson / Pickup Truck etc). 2-wheel drive vehicles are fine. Sedans and Vans will not make the last 2 KMs to Ecollacta. If you are traveling with a sedan or a van: you can park it at our neighbor's property at the 2 KMs mark (in a secure gated parking, free of charge). This option is available only up to 8 PM daily. We offer one round-trip (free of charge) from-and-to the 2 KMs mark with our vehicle to take up to 4 people. If more trips are needed we will arrange for pickup taxis to meet you at the 2 KMs mark, rates are around 12-15 dollars each way, they can take up to 4 people each. If you are trav...
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