About This Listing
We will pick you from Iquitos airport at no extra cost. Let us know your arrival an we will coordinate.
Moskito-free room with a full size bed for up to 2 guest, big closet, desk w/chair, all hand made furniture, Wi-Fi access and with air conditioning. Towels always provided. A Flat 32" LCD loaded with Direct TV (all channels), mini-fridge, extra $ 5 A / C air conditioning day, empty room, open window or door open, always closed air conditioned, thank you.
The house is surrounded by vegetation, medicinal plants, fishes and exotic animals of which you may interact with all in a peaceful area where you may relax and plan your day. You'll have access to all the common areas including the kitchen and our beautiful upstairs viewpoint where you will see the amazing beauty of the amazon.
We are lovers of all animals and run an animal refuge. We have a small tiger, nocturnal kinkajou (looks like a teddy bear and wins hearts, always), monkey, etc… We constantly receive animals… you never know what you may find during your visit.
Interaction with Guests
There are many things to do in the Amazons, if you plan to come with not a lot in mind or need advice, please let me know ahead of time... Glad to help you make the most out of your trip.
The House is located in the beautiful City of Iquitos. We are not in Downtown as transportation is very noisy due to the constant MOTOCARS running 24/7. Yet we are just minutes away from all that noise but in a peaceful atmosphere surrounded by the jungle, Within 8 min to Downtown and Iquitos Airport. You may find a lot of authentic Peruvian cuisine restaurants and bars within walking distance.
Iquitos is one of the few cities in the world that runs 99% on MOTOCARS (motorcycles transformed into a tricycle for carrying passengers). And the other 1% on local colectivos (bus). No need to rent a car as you will find it difficult to navigate with all the MOTOCARS.
Other Things to Note
Full bath room, with ample shower, always with hot water .
The house rules are general sense and therefore would be difficult to enumerate, respect for what is contracted and not wanting to abuse our good faith and that is what we take for nature, guests may not be accompanied by any do not be in the same condition (guest) otherwise only say that the rules would be logical coexistence.
Air conditioning is extra $ 5 USD per day
Wow. Xavier's house is just perfect. A little off-site, away from all the noise of this wild city. We enjoyed this bnb a lot. It actually has a breakfast, which is not always the case ;) I dare to say, the best airbnb I had a pleasure to stay at so far. Strongly recommended for animal-lovers! Thanks Xavier!
Xavier was the perfect host. He did everything to make you feel at home. If you are only English speaking, it can at times be awkward, but with my limited Spanish and his limited English we actually succeeded at conversing one night :). The house is incredible. It's not just a room, you are renting. You have access to this huge house and property. He gladly picked me up at the airport and there was breakfast every morning. I can't say enough about Xavier and the young lady that helps him out during the day. I definitely recommend this property.
Really relaxed place to stay, one of the cleanest and well maintained places of my trip so far! Xavier and Karina are very helpful and nice. 15/20 min with a moto from the centre as mentioned before, I would like to say make good note of where to get out on your way back. First time I made the mistake not too and in the dark I had to search a little. Also my moto taxi didn't know the landmark Iglesia San Juan situated across the street, which didn't help :)
Only thing, there isn't really any place to 'relax' inside, like a sofa or comfortable chairs or something. Xavier said he was working on it so I trust it will be ok in the future. There are hammocks outside though!
Thank you for your evaluation, we feel that his inexperienced taxi driver did not know a reference such as the historic church, fortunately not common, also we felt that all types of chairs none of them were comfortable, sun loungers, hammocks and different designs of chairs, sorry his criticism will help us as we save it, we are pleased that we only have to improve this small point of your stay.
Una excelente experiencia visitar y hospedarme en casa de Xavier, tanto mi madre como yo disfrutamos de nuestra estadia, las fotos describen en menor medida lo bonita y acogedora que es la casa, la zona es muy tranquila y bien localizada para desplazarte pues esta muy cerca de una avenida principal, mantiene un aire rural pero con todas las comodidades de la urbe.
Con respecto a los servicios todo de primera calidad, el jardin increible, lo mismo con el mini zoo, en general fue una experiencia increible y recomendable.
The place is in a very calm area, 15 minutes and 4-8 Soles motocar ride away from the main boulevard . It is situated on a poorly maintained road, so motocars can't really take you all the way to the property and you will end up walking 1-2 blocks. It's ok during the day, but gets sketchy at night. I would not want my girlfriend to walk such street alone at night. They have cute animals on premises which are fun to pet and play with. They had baby ocelot, which was super adorable! The AC is $10 extra per day, which I find to be ridiculous, single inside the property it is 10-15 degrees warmer than outside and to cool down the room just a bit you have to pay $10 extra even if you do not plan to run AC all night. The breakfast consist of good coffee, tetra-pack juice, and hot sandwiches. The overall experience was good, but I will try to find something closer to the city next time.
I'm sorry your experience was not as nice as the previous over 50 guests, "it seems that they did not see what you"
The house is located 120 meters from the main avenue that offers all types of public transport at your disposal and always motocars reach the door (if you do not ask, are cunning and drive are saved, not by street conditions ) reside more than eight years here and nothing ever happens to anyone (you either) and the house has many security measures.
On the air conditioning could not be any surprise, the website is specified and explained that his room is the energy here is very expensive for diesel produced with more than 500,000 inhabitants, besides the ecological impact the price is huge, however we are always flexible and you never proposed anything I act only on their own.
The reality is that you the first night home acted incorrectly and endangering the safety of the house, disconnect the cable from the AC at risk, stretch the cable and connect it to another place that was not ready for a high consumption of this machine, I discovered him and you no arguments says he did not know, all that work was taken without knowing?
If you wanted air free had to be honest and not jeopardize short circuit, we have always been flexible and have given much more than engaged in more than 50 guests at home, fortunately their assessments demolish his and continue working with the same spirit before arrival, very lucky.
Xavier and Karina were incredibly welcoming, and the house was beautiful and peaceful as described. They provided advice for planning our weekend in Iquitos, introduced us to the animals in the sanctuary, and were fun to talk to as well!
These two hosts are much more than just wonderful people - they are terrific ambassadors to this lovely planet and you can feel their positive energy from the moment you meet them. The home is so much more than you expect and the variety of plants and great animals offers the best of Iquitos. They are my family and go way beyond simply a host in my heart....
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About the Host, Xavier
Spanish living in Iquitos, a lover of wildlife that gives the region, we like to share and learn experiences, we are Europeans with years of stay here and we can help you get the most out of your trip.
You may find cheaper but not more rewarding every guest who spends just become one more of the family.
Español residiendo en Iquitos, amante de la fauna y flora que regala la region, nos gusta compartir y conocer vivencias, somos europeos con años de estancia aqui y podemos ayudar a sacar el maximo provecho a tu viaje.
Quiza encuentres mas barato pero no mas gratificante, cada huesped que pasa acaba convirtiendose en uno mas de la familia.