The SpaceWe are nestled in the mountainous countryside of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest, at a leisurely 30 minute walk past the town of Mindo, just 10 minutes before the Butterfly Farm.
Our house is eco-friendly and functions off the electrical grid, using solar panels for energy. It consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 full bath, and sleeps up to 4. We are completely secluded and offer privacy from the bustle and noise in the town of Mindo. A larger house and other small cabins are located on the property as well (one of which we, the owners, live in), making Posada La Lomita an excellent location for larger group gatherings in your own private hacienda. These other cabañas might also possibly be housing other tourists, yet due to the expansiveness of our property, privacy is not an issue, as space is abundant.
In addition to the solar panels for electricity, we also rely on 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 habit not only emphasizes the importance of energy conservation within all of our cultural visits, it also allows us the opportunity to remind and reinforce resource conservation to our children, fellow guests and future generations.
Our cottage at Posada La Lomita is custom built and constructed entirely of wood. Views are possible in every location throughout, offering a scenery and nature of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest that is breathtaking and awe inspiring.
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.
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, playing/wading in the creek or swimming in our outdoor, 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 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 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 (down to the 50s or 60's), 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 or super cozy 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 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), just please 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 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! Guest AccessWithin the country cottage and grounds of Posada La Lomita, guests have access to hot water at all times, a refrigerator, stove, basic pantry items such as tea, coffee, noodles, rice, condiments, etc., kitchenware, a TV for movie viewing purposes (a large movie collection is provided), board games, regional books, daily breakfast, housekeeping, linens and towels, plenty of indoor & outdoor hammocks, trails, an indoor ping pong table, outdoor badminton, soccer, baseball, croquet, an outdoor, natural, chemical free pool, a bonfire pit, hike to a local waterfall, and lastly, seclusion, peace of mind, and breathtaking views throughout! Interaction with GuestsAs 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 needs; 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!
Likewise, we are as present or invisible as you wish. We live on the property ourselves, in a smaller house over the hill from the country cottage offered here. Rest assured that you're not alone on the property and that we are there to assist you in anything you might need during your stay ;-) The NeighborhoodBecause Posada La Lomita is located in the countryside, up a mountain slope, it's not a typical neighborhood, per se. We are surrounded by forest on all 4 sides, with no visible dwellings around us. The closest house (which also functions off of solar panels) is located at a 2-3 minute walk down the dirt road and across the stream, and is passed by before arriving to our property. Farther down the hill, at about a 3-4 minute walk are other haciendas, with the main dirt road that follows the Mindo River at a 5 minute walk down the hill. We are just 10 minutes walking distance from the Butterfly Farm and the starting place for Tubing in the Mindo River. Getting AroundGuests frequently walk and/or call taxis, depending on where they're going. We are located at a leisurely and pleasant 30 minute walk to the town of Mindo, or an approximate 1 1/2 mile (2.5 km) distance. We are 10 minutes walking distance from the Butterfly Farm and starting point for Tubing. We are also across the river and a 30-40 minute walk from the zip lines and tarabita, located in the mountain range across from us.
Taxi services are readily available and are just a phone call away. Bikes can also be rented in town, for use during your stay. We will happily assist you with any transportation needs you might require ;-) Other Things to NoteIt is important to note that we are completely off the grid and rely on solar panels for electricity. As such, high watt electronics such as hair dryers, clothes irons, curling irons, blenders, electric coffee makers, etc., are strictly prohibited because of their potential to fry our battery supply. The guest is able to charge low watt items such as cell phones, computers, and other small, electronic gadgets without issue. To compensate, a hand-cranked blender, organic ground coffee, and a french press are provided as off-grid replacements. By accepting these terms and conditions, the guest agrees to not use such high watt items (no greater than 60-80 watts/hour, maximum), and if in doubt, will ask the owner before their use. Upon reservation, the guest accepts full responsibility for any battery damage that might result from the use of high watt items that have not been previously approved by the owner. We thank you sincerely for understanding!