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, all hand made furniture, mini- frigo, Wi-Fi access and with air conditioning, empty room, open window or door open, always closed air conditioned, thank you.. Towels always provided. A Flat LCD loaded with Direct TV (all channels).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Las normas de la casa son de sensatez general y por ello seria difícil de enumerar, el respeto a lo que se contrata y no querer abusar de nuestra buena fe ya que es lo que nosotros damos por naturaleza, los huéspedes no podrán ser acompañados de nadie que no sea de su misma condición (huésped) por lo demás solo decir que las normas serian de convivencia lógica.
Aire acondicionado son extra $10 USD por dia
Xavier's house is beautiful. He is very helpful. He picked us up at the airport and gave us advice on how to get around town. We also got breakfast in the morning! The animals are adorable. I would recommend his place for sure.
Wonderful stay with Xavier. He has an exquisitely designed home (be sure to take pictures for inspiration) that also serves as an animal sanctuary (there were 2 ocelots and 2 monkeys in residence when we visited, but these change depending on what animals need rehabilitating). Xavier made all aspects of the trip easy--he picked us up from the airport, helped us get settled in (providing fresh towels and toiletries), and had a laminated instruction sheet with very specific details about WiFi/TV usage/AC--which costs extra given high energy cost, but we did not need. If I were to return to Iquitos, I would gladly stay with Xavier!
(review by David, who occupied the other room that I booked)
It is seldom that I come across any place or anywhere that makes me stumble with great surprise and admiration; I was very fortunate to have just such an experience when I reached Xavier's "jungle oasis!" Xavier's home is a gem hidden in a back road a few minutes by moto taxi from the airport. Winding down a field path to arrive at Xavier's, I had my doubts, but then I was introduced to a gorgeous, architecturally equisite and spacious estate! On Xavier's property, there is a combination of natural habitat and modern features of convenience. Xavier's home serves both as a refuge for endangered wild life - at the time I stayed there, he had 2 jungle "Tigrillos" (leopards) a monkey and a type of jungle sloth - it was unbelievable - and a sanctuary for the master of the house and guests who are fortunate enough to find and stay in this slice of paradise. Beyond the incredible decor that the property show cases (hand made wooden pieces, tables, art, sculptures, pictures, etc), what was almost more impressive was the amazing hospitality that Xavier and his staff exhibited; this kind and humanitarian group were always present, gave me great suggestions and advice and spoiled me on tasty breakfasts in the morning; I felt "at home" if not better than at home and always safe and comfortable. As an Airbnb property owner and host myself, I have nothing but tremendous reverence, respect and admiration for Xavier and what he has done to share the good energy that he possesses for the benefit of others and the environment.
Xavier and Carina went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable, I cannot say enough good things about them, their home and accommodations. Xavier is very warm hearted and tender and will do everything he can to help. He has a beautiful home and it's nice to see he has an animal refuge too and lives in accordance with nature. Thank you for everything, Xavier! We really appreciate it.
We had a great stay with Xavier, the house is big, and the room is nice with tv, fridge and aircon. Xavier was very friendly and a good host who made us feel very welcome. The animals he takes care of are amazing!
The room is a 5 soles ride from the center, a little bit far but no problem really. And worth to mention that aircon is extra, and you probably want it. I would highly recommend to stay here.
My best friend and I arranged to go into the jungle in Inquitos.
We arranged to stay at Xavier's home before we went.
Our host greeted us at the airport with his wife.
They drove us to their home.
Even with the language barrier, we felt welcomed immediately.
Our stay was brilliant.
The home was absolutely beautiful.
The construction and size of the home , simply amazing .
Once you consider the fact that they operate an animal sanctuary as well, it makes wanting to stay to assist with the funding of the animals care that much more rewarding.
We are about to leave for our jungle retreat but I will try to update photos upon our return.
I can't say enough wonderful things about our host and his wife.
Beautiful , loving and hospitable.
We enjoyed our stay so much that we have made arrangements to return after our jungle retreat.
We were going to stay at another location but it was a no brainer.
We look forward to coming back on the 20th.
Thank you so much for the company, sharing your home, your family and your animals.
Our hearts are full of joy and gratitude .
We are thrilled gratitude already been a pleasure staying with prospects to meet again, eager people like you, just a detail, Karina's family certainly, she and I formed a team to give all our attention to the maximum for our guests but not my wife, my wife was attending business in Spain, many thanks for being are like.
A big hug, Xavier.
Xavier was a great host and made us feel very welcome. His home is beautiful and we enjoyed seeing the animals in the sanctuary. The room was clean and tidy and breakfast was very tasty. Good location to get into town and away from all the noise of the motor taxis! Would definitely recommend!
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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.