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Remote Luxurious Riverside Jungle Retreat/Farmstay

SuperhostMindo, Pichincha, Ecuador
Farm stay hosted by Cheryl
3 guests2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
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The PERFECT RETREAT to enjoy nature's splendor after months of confinement! Safe, clean, and remote while at the same time, comfy and luxurious. It is the ONLY ACCOMMODATION on the farm, the place is all yours to explore and the meals are all delivered ! NO MASKS REQUIRED! Remote, Luxurious, cliff side, one of a kind, river front cabin at the union of two large rivers. Uniquely located at the end of the road on a 140 acre organic farm and nature reserve featuring 1.5 miles of riverfront.

The space
A one of a kind, timber framed, thatch roofed structure, envisioned, designed and hand built by the owners with onsite, local, renewable and salvaged materials. The space is created and filled with natural materials, at once warm, inviting, comfortable and stylish. The design highlights the dramatic location, epic views and features a blend of Japanese, Bungalow, and arts and crafts architectural influences. This cabin is located on Finca Aveterra, a one of a kind farm and homestead envisioned and created by the owners, Jon and Cheryl. At Finca Aveterra our focus is - designing and sculpting a life and a way of living that provides for our basic needs in a sustainable, independent way while creating a richer more diverse landscape for all the farms inhabitants, human, plant, wild and domesticated through the application of Syntropic Agriculture and Permaculture principles and good old fashioned hard work!

Guest access
Includes a local guide to assist with hiking and fishing and a farm tour if you are interested. Access to an extensive trail system and all riverfront and swim holes. We have free range pigs, natural swimming pond, cows, fruit trees, bananas, yuca, cacao and coffee and much more.

Other things to note
*** The beautiful photos that caught your eye are the incredible work of our friend and artist BEJAT MCCRACKEN, incredible work, Google her!****

NOTE: WE OFFER ONE NIGHT STAY PACKAGES providing guests choose our meal plan. Please inquire if interested and we will do our best to accommodate a one night visit.

FOOD:
The base price of the cabin includes a continental breakfast stocked in the cabin. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking including staples, oil, spices, condiments, coffee, tea, etc.

There are a number of options for lunch and dinner: 1) Bring you own supplies and enjoy cooking! 2) Sign up for our farm meal plan and enjoy continental breakfast and a four course lunch served in the cabin and a fireside four course dinner in our outdoor kitchen and dining area (price for full meal plan is $35/day per person). PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERENCE WHEN YOU BOOK!

**** We also have a terrific AIRBNB PLUS property in Quito - filter for AirBNB plus in Quito, look for picture with leather sofas, some say it's the nicest AirBnB they have ever stayed in !! *****
The PERFECT RETREAT to enjoy nature's splendor after months of confinement! Safe, clean, and remote while at the same time, comfy and luxurious. It is the ONLY ACCOMMODATION on the farm, the place is all yours to explore and the meals are all delivered ! NO MASKS REQUIRED! Remote, Luxurious, cliff side, one of a kind, river front cabin at the union of two large rivers. Uniquely located at the end of the road on a… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Kitchen
Washer
Hangers
Essentials
Private entrance
First aid kit
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Mindo, Pichincha, Ecuador

The farm is located 10 miles from Mindo in an area known as Cinto Bajo/Saloya. We have no address. Two of the property borders are rivers so the farm is effectively on a peninsula and it feels like an island! The only entrance and exit to the farm are through the pueblo of Mindo. This area is totally rural and mainly agricultural with the primary products being milk and beef. Lots of space and not many people. No internet connection what so ever. There is plenty of space and walking trails. The location is 40 minutes from Mindo and the focus is not on activities such as chocolate tours and butterfly gardens. The focus is peace, quiet, nature and unplugging in luxurious comfort from the hectic world and connecting with nature!
The farm is located 10 miles from Mindo in an area known as Cinto Bajo/Saloya. We have no address. Two of the property borders are rivers so the farm is effectively on a peninsula and it feels like an island!…

Hosted by Cheryl

Joined in May 2015
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I am a mother of 3 grown children, a cook, pastry chef, gardener and exceptional host. I get the most satisfaction in life by nourishing and caring for those around me, and that includes my guests! Born and raised in the US to an Ecuadorian mother, when young I traveled many times to Ecuador to visit and I have extensive family and friends here. This is now my home. In 2011, I moved here with my husband (an ex software executive from Baltimore) searching for health, good food, travel, opportunity, adventure and a farm to grow our own organic food! Once here we also decided to develop a home in Quito for ourselves, family and friends Our dreams have been realized as we have our beautiful home in Quito and have purchased a large tract of land, 140 acres and 1.5 miles of riverfront, near the international Ecotourism destination, Mindo Ecuador. We are in the process of developing an organic farm while restoring and regenerating the landscape. Working alongside the forces of nature, we aim to create a landscape which yields a healthy bounty for man and beast, while at the same time supports the region's unique Choco-Andean biodiversity. Finca Ave Terra - aveterralodge com Come visit us in Quito and If you get to Mindo (and you should!) come see us!
I am a mother of 3 grown children, a cook, pastry chef, gardener and exceptional host. I get the most satisfaction in life by nourishing and caring for those around me, and that in…
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During your stay
We can be as involved as you need or leave you totally alone. Please let us know. We can also arrange birding with some of the best guides in the Mindo area at an extra cost. In addition there are options to hike to a waterfall, tube in the river, etc. We are totally flexible and here to make sure your experience is one of a kind.
We can be as involved as you need or leave you totally alone. Please let us know. We can also arrange birding with some of the best guides in the Mindo area at an extra cost. In…
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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