The SpaceThis listing is for a large private room with a private bath. The bathroom has high ceilings and a skylight, plenty of mirror space, and hot showers. The room also offers a queen bed, high wooden ceilings, a flatscreen tv, 2 bedside tables, a large desk/workstation with chair, and big views of the east side of the valley and of Parque Envigado. There is a full wall of closet space.
EcoHouse comprises two separate 3 bedroom apartments on the top floor of a new building, one block from Parque Envigado. Shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, pharmacies, supermarkets, gyms, etc. are outside your door. Public transport to EAFIT, Poblado, Llaureles and the rest of the city is a block away.
We are located 10 - 15 minutes from Universidad EAFIT and 15 minutes from Poblado and Parque Lleras.
Being in the heart of Envigado, when you walk out your front door, you are surrounded by Paisa life and the energy that the streets of Envigado exude. Buy your fruit from street vendors and cheap, delicious and typical lunches from the restaurants on the park. We try to live as part of our community as opposed to as a group of foreigners separate from it, and we invite you to do the same.
To all of our guests we offer:
- Reusable shopping bags
- Flatscreen TV in each of the bedrooms and living rooms
- Hot showers + Fresh Towels and Linens
- Ample closet space in each of the bedrooms
- Fully stocked, modern kitchen
- Washer / Dryer
- High-Speed Wifi, Cable TV with 100 channels, Phone Line
- Maid service once a week
- Solid collection of English language books
- Big Grill / BBQ on the terrace
- Hookah / Nargila
The hosts are bilingual and have over 5 years of experience living in Medellin and Envigado. We are enthusiastic about sharing our knowledge and helping guests fulfill their Colombian dreams. To that end, we also offer the following services:
- Help procuring student, work and tourist visas
- Business / Entrepreneurship advice and training
- Help establishing or registering businesses in Medellin/Colombia
- Access to a shaman for healing ceremonies
- Hikes to nearby waterfalls and mountain trails
- Yoga / Meditation classes
- Help meeting Paisas!
- Airport pickups
- Getting a cellphone
- Private Spanish tutors
- Health Insurance
- Bank Accounts
- Salsa classes
- Extreme sports
Let us know what you need and we'll be more than happy to help.
Finally, it goes without saying that the safety of our guests is our top priority. Envigado may be the safest area of Medellin, and our neighborhood is extremely secure. However, we ask that all guests treat themselves and all other people they encounter in their adventures with respect and dignity, as we have found that that is the key to ensuring a safe and rewarding stay.
Welcome to Medellin and Bienvenidos a Envigado!! Guest AccessGuests have access to the fully stocked kitchen, the terrace with a grill that has views of the city and the mountains, the washer machine, strong wifi signal, and strong hot water showers. We also offer a maid service once a week and fresh herbs from the plants on the terrace. If you enjoy cooking, make use of the spices and oils that we have around, and make yourself a cup of coffee in the mornings, on the house. Interaction with GuestsWe have constant interaction with guests and are always available if anyone needs help in the city. We also like to walk guests around the area and offer additional services such as horseback rides, salsa classes and Spanish classes. The NeighborhoodA real Colombian barrio that exudes energy and vibrancy. I love the parks that are around for soccer, basketball, and outdoor workout gyms, and the fact that you can walk safely around Envigado without fear of being robbed. It's also important to me that we have relationships with our neighbors and have the opportunity to speak with them or at least say good morning and meet their families. Getting AroundIt could not be more convenient for public transport as buses to Poblado, EAFIT and the Metro pass one block away. Other Things to NoteGuests and especially couples should ask about spending a few nights in the country at the finca. Build a fire at night and enjoy views over all of Medellin, and leave the noise and commotion behind!