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Ecollacta - Elegant House #2 in Exclusive Ecological Property

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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum
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*** We guarantee ventilation, disinfection, and closing of each house for a minimum of 2 nights between each rental. I. GENERAL INFORMATION: Ecollacta has been described as a paradise by everyone who has visited it. It is ideal for short-term or long-term visits to relax away from civilization while less than 2 hours drive North-West of Quito. Ecollacta offers a peaceful and private stay in the Andes Mountains in the comfort of 2 large elegant homes with 360° views over the cloud forest. The 95 hectares (230 acres) property is located between the towns of Nanegalito and Nanegal, in the well-known birds region of Mindo, passing by the Equatorial line and enjoying a spectacular ride through the Andes Mountains. The property shares a 1.5 km (1 mile) river border with the Maquipucuna Res...*** We guarantee ventilation, disinfection, and closing of each house for a minimum of 2 nights between each rental. I. GENERAL INFORMATION: Ecollacta has been described as a paradise by everyone who has visited it. It is ideal for short-term or long-term visits to relax away from civilization while less than 2 hours drive North-West of Quito. Ecollacta offers a peaceful and private stay in the Andes Mountains in the comfort of 2 large elegant homes with 360° views over the cloud forest. The 95 hectares (230 acres) property is located between the towns of Nanegalito and Nanegal, in the well-known birds region of Mindo, passing by the Equatorial line and enjoying a spectacular ride through the Andes Mountains. The property shares a 1.5 km (1 mile) river border with the Maquipucuna Reserve. The year-round temperature varies from 18 °C to 26°C (64 °F to 78 °F). II. HOUSE INFORMATION: The house is built mainly with wood, which gives it an aspect of chalet. Capacity for 7 guests. 2 bedrooms with queen beds, and their private full bathrooms. 1 bedroom with one queen bed and one single bed. 1 half bathroom Fully equipped kitchen - with fridge, oven, microwave, blender, toaster. Terrace. BBQ. WIFI. The area is 200 sqm. Guest houses are located at the center of the property, at the top of a hill, and are separated by a 40 m (130 feet) walkway. This unique location in the property as well as the houses architecture offer 360 degrees breathtaking views over the mountains, the forest, and the rivers. It also allows bird watching from anywhere inside the houses and from their terraces. III. ACTIVITIES & DAY TOURS: The year-round temperature varies from 18 °C to 26°C (64 °F to 78 °F), which makes it ideal to enjoy the many activities available at any time of the year: 1. Swimming in Ecollacta’s private river. 15 minutes walk from the guest houses. 2. Bird Watching inside the property: 244 bird species thus far officially registered at Ecollacta. 3. Hiking the “Walk of the Incas”, a 500-year old historic Inca trail which borders the estate. 4. Bird Watching Tour #1: Guided bird watching tour in the Maquipucuna Reserve (which borders Ecollacta). 5. Bird Watching Tour #2: Visit to the Cock-of-The-Rock bird (“Gallo de la Peña”). 45 minutes drive from Ecollacta in Mindo’s direction. 6. Day Visit #1: Mindo Village. 1 hour drive from Ecollacta. Activities include: visit of the butterfly garden, chocolate factory tour, horseback riding, as well as sporting activities such as tubing, rafting, canoeing, and ziplining. 7. Day Visit #2: Tulipe Museum. 45 minutes drive from Ecollacta, in Mindo’s direction. IV. LOCATION & NEAREST MARKETS / RESTAURANTS: Ecollacta is located less than 2 hours drive north-west of Quito, between the towns of Nanegalito and Nanegal. - The nearest markets and restaurants are in Nanegalito, 30 minutes drive from Ecollacta. Nanegalito is a small town, there aren't supermarkets, only small stores, you can still find pretty much any you will need (meats, wine, sodas, vegetables, etc). - Santa Maria supermarket at Mitad del Mundo, 1h30 minutes drive from Ecollacta. - Megamaxi supermarket in El Condado, 1h45 minutes drive from Ecollacta, at Quito's exit. V. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION: The last 2 Kms (20 minutes drive) to Ecollacta is an unlit and unpaved rural road composed of gravel and stones. Sport Utility Vehicles and Pickup Trucks are recommended for the last 2 Km to Ecollacta. (4x2 is fine). Sedans and Vans are not recommended for the last 2 Km to Ecollacta. If you are traveling with a van or sedan: you can park it at our neighbor's property at the 2 Km mark (in a secure gated parking, free of charge). This option is only available up to 7 PM daily. We offer one round-trip per stay from-and-to the 2 Km 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 Km mark, rates are around 15 dollars each way. 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. We can arrange all third party transportation upon request, including to and from Quito airport. VI. CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT TIMES: Check-in time starts at 11 AM. Due to road conditions (unlit and unpaved last 2 km rural road to Ecollacta), we recommend to check-in during daylight hours before 5 PM, as it gets pitch-dark at night. Once you get to know the road once, you will be able to travel back and forth at anytime with ease. Check-out time is 1 pm. VII. CAPACITY: When making your reservation please indicate the total number of guests on the reservation details. VIII. COOKING and CLEANING service: Cleaning/cooking service is can be made available upon request for 25 USD per day. WorkMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
1. Due to the unlit and unpaved last 2 km rural road to Ecollacta, we recommend to check-in during daylight hours before 5 PM, as it gets pitch-dark at night. Once you get to know the road once, you will be able to travel back and forth at anytime with ease. 2. Please make your reservation indicating the number of adults and children. 3. Please no cutting flowers
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Eric S
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2015
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Reviewed 20 February 2019

Absolutely stunning house, surrounded by hundreds of hectares of mountainous green field and forest, and directly bordering the bio-luscious Maquipicuna Cloud Forest Reserve, which we hiked to for a half day of phenomenal birding. Bit of a wild ride in with recent rains, but Eric...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This property is by far one of my favourite in Ecuador. It enjoys beautiful panoramic views. The house is very tastefully decorated, clean and is very well kept. The area is surrounded with much wildlife and an abundance of bird species, which are not only...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We had the pleasure of staying for a short time, but I wish we were able to spend more time there. The accommodation is at the top of a large hill surrounded by mountains in all directions. Getting there was an adventure in itself and...More

Date of stay: March 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2018
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2017
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Date of stay: July 2017
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
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Refrigerator
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
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Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Hiking Trips
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The last 2 Kms (20 minutes drive) to Ecollacta is an unlit and unpaved rural road composed of gravel and stones. Sport Utility Vehicles and Pickup Trucks are recommended for the last 2 Km to Ecollacta. (4x2 is fine). Sedans and Vans are not recommended for the last 2 Km to Ecollacta. If you are traveling with a van or sedan: you can park it at our neighbor's property at the 2 Km mark (in a secure gated parking, free of charge). This option is only available up to 7 PM daily. We offer one round-trip per stay from-and-to the 2 Km 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 Km mark, rates are around 15 dollars each way; each taxi can take up to 4 people. If you are traveling by bus: there are double cabin p...
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