Posada La Lomita is an eco-friendly country house in the outskirts of Mindo, nestled in the mountainous countryside of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest, at a leisurely 30 minute walk past the town of Mindo. We function off the electrical grid, and rely on solar panels for electricity and a local waterfall/mountain spring for water. For a smaller accommodation, check out our country cottage which is located on the property as well, and is also listed on FlipKey. At Posada La Lomita, 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. Accommodations include an eco-friendly house off the electrical grid, with solar panels. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps up to 10. The home is custom built and constructed entirely of wood. Views are possible in every location throughout the house, and the scenery and nature is breathtaking and awe inspiring of the Mindo-Nambillo cloud forest & forest reserve. A separate gazebo/lookout, complete with hammocks and an artisan crafted table is located down the hill from the house, also providing a relaxing escape into the fresh air, where you can get a closer, bird's eye view of the forest and its sounds.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! 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. We are completely secluded and offer privacy from the bustle and noise in the town of Mindo. Other small cottages are located on the property as well, making Posada La Lomita an excellent location for larger group gatherings in your own private hacienda. Due to the presence of other caba単as, other tourists might also be on the property, yet privacy is not an issue, as space is abundant. The 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, art, 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, 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, bean bag, or typical colonial chair.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 also 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), please just 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 you require, and we will present you with the best package and offer to ensure you have the most wonderful, at ease, & memorable vacation while here in Mindo & Ecuador!
Tax and a guided hike to a local waterfall are already included in the price.