view from artists residence EnChantingWind in the rainy season.The temple of Nature
Living the Way of Tao - artist residence
Living the Way of Tao - artist residence
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Living off the Grid, WIFI YES, No electricity, 30min from the town by taxi.

Would you like to be hidden away from busy daily life for a while?
In this mountain you will participate in reconnecting your body, mind, and spirit with nature and inspiring, allowing yourself to drink in the amazing creative spirit here on top of the mountain. Or just wander around the mountain. There are many great hiking trails here.

The space

A magical place, atop a hill overlooking the Podocarpus National Park and Vilcabamba Valley, this is indeed an enchanted mountain with the wind, morning mist, clouds, the moon and the sun, rainbow all in harmony.

Artist Residence Enchantingwind(ARE) is for the people who just want to immerse themselves and nature. It is a great place to do yoga, to meditate, to create art or just wander around mountains, NOT a place for entertainment.

You can get to ARE by taxi or walk. The road comes up to my house. It takes about 30min from town(Vilcabamba) and cost $15. I normally walk from bottom of the mountain to my house taking about 1 hr.

Guest access

You have access the whole cabin you stay and of course, the whole mountain is waiting for you to explore. And guest has access to using Laundry machine but it's $5 per load.

Interaction with guests

we offer guests yoga class, meditation, art, photography, hiking session.

Other things to note

We don't have the conventional electricity but we have a small solar panel for use of internet and a small generator for use of washing machine and charging a laptop. But it might not be enough when it's heavily overcast. So, it is a good idea to bring a portable solar panel to charge your own laptop if you have one, especially a writer who uses a computer a lot to write.

You are going to wake up when the sun comes up. You are going to bed when the sun goes down. I believe It is a great way to harmonize your body and mind with nature.

Wireless Internet

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To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 9AM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Security deposit is $151

-No smoking inside
-No pet
-$5 per load of using laundry machine
-Hours of using internet: 9am-5pm

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


2 Reviews

Ruth User Profile
August 2017
Maya's place is very secluded and peaceful. If you want to get away from it all this is definitely the place to rest. The views are amazing, beautiful mountain scenery, a place to relax and enjoy nature.

Joseph User Profile
February 2016
Maya's house is located atop a beautiful mountain over looking the podocarpus forest. There were rainbows in the evenings and occasional fireflies in the distance. She has a lovely garden and a wealth of knowledge. It is a beautiful place to unplug and unwind. It's a bit of a hike to get there but once you arrive you will forget that the rest of the world exists. I had my own earthen cabin with private bath. I also ate like a king when I stayed with Maya. She prepared extravagant meals from her garden. She is a very peaceful lady and I learned a lot from her.

Vilcabamba, EcuadorJoined in March 2013
Maya User Profile

I am an Artist, who paints, takes photographs, does Website & Book (ebook/print)Design and love playing tennis.

In 2009 I moved from New York City to Vilcabamba, a small cosmopolitan village in southern Ecuador where I felt a deep connection with the natural world and I have settled on top of mountain where the beauty of nature is amazing. Ever since then I have been creating an artist residence ARE to share the beauty of nature with courageous artists.

You can find me on the web, searching artist residence enchantingwind in Vilcabamba or Maya Choi on . Thank you for taking time to read it.

Maya from the mountain.

Languages: English, Español, 한국어
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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