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Ecollacta - Elegant House #2 in Exclusive Ecological Property

6 reviews
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
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This is the House #2 at Ecollacta. It has capacity for up to 6 guests, and the space is 200 sqm. It has a kitchenette with microwave, stove, and fridge. Ecollacta is a unique 230-acre Birdwatching paradise, with over 240 bird species. It offers a comfortable, peaceful, and private stay in the Andes Mountains 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. Ecollacta 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. The house are built mainly with wood, which giv...This is the House #2 at Ecollacta. It has capacity for up to 6 guests, and the space is 200 sqm. It has a kitchenette with microwave, stove, and fridge. Ecollacta is a unique 230-acre Birdwatching paradise, with over 240 bird species. It offers a comfortable, peaceful, and private stay in the Andes Mountains 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. Ecollacta 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. The house are built mainly with wood, which gives them the aspect of chalet. It has two bedrooms with queen beds, and their private bathrooms. There are also 2 additional single beds in the upper deck area, as well as a half-bathroom. 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. GUEST ACCESS: Guest will have access to the rented house(s), private river, and the waterfall. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 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. We offer free guided tours within the property.
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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
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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
Reviewed 13 February 2018
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Date of stay: February 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
TV
Microwave
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
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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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