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Room in Vilca Retreat Center
Hosted by Dorothy
Dorothy is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This is a one bedroom with a bed and closet, in my home on 1-acre, set out on a 7-minute taxi ride from the town of Vilcabamba, Ecuador. Share the bath and the kitchen, the outdoor horno and gardens, hammocks, washer. Tea, coffee and seasonal fruits are available in the kitchen, Make yourself at home!

The space

This is a one-bedroom in my 2-bedroom house. It has 2 wide, spacious, screened windows to see the mountains. You share the new bath, next to your room, the kitchen and gardens, horno and clothes washer. Hot water is dependent on the solar power - there may be hot water or not! Tiko the dog, and Cuko the cat live here as well! 3 windows are still to be put in the house, but your room is quite warm. The ambient temperature in the morning when you arise is 67 degrees.

Guest access

You can access the bath, the kitchen, the walking trails, the garden, and the town, which is a 5-6 minute taxi drive away. We have wi-fi. You can use the wood-fired horno outside, the propane stove on the porch, or/and the fire pit at night, with wood available. Hot water is dependent on the solar power - there may be hot water or not!

Interaction with guests

I live here and am available for advice on where to get and eat food, ride horses, walk on trails and visit the river. I can call taxis, if needed.

Other things to note

There is/are guests in the cottage and the cacoons - the hanging tents, and the gazebo at times.This is the rainy season!


House Rules

I am a quiet person, doing yoga, tai chi and meditation, reading and walking the dog. I go to bed early, so there is no late-night partying, smoking in the house. If you want to bring your pet, he has to get along with Tiko, who is avery good-natured and sweet german shepherd.

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


5 Reviews

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Clare User Profile
June 2016
Dorothy is seriously the BEST host EVER. She made me feel instantly at home. The house was clean and cozy and I felt INSTANTLY welcomed. I loved staying with her and would stay with her again. Her home in Vilcabamba is quite possibly the most beautiful place I have ever been.... from the orchard to the little grass hut.... everything. I loved it ALL.

Clare User Profile
June 2016
Dorothy is the most amazing host I've ever had! I've been using Airbnb for 5 years and honestly, staying at her place is the most incredible experience. She is so warm and welcoming and just instantly makes you feel at home. There's something about her that makes you feel like you've known her your entire life! The house is super clean and cozy and the property is GORGEOUS! Her little orchard is incredible and her dogs, Tiko and Toto are the sweetest pups in the world. I could literally have stayed forever. I would recommend this place and this host to anyone.

Chelsey User Profile
February 2016
We had an excellent time staying at Dorothy's place. She was very kind and hospitable, and went out of her way to help us more than once! The property is gorgeous and very well-maintained, and surrounded by beautiful views and trails. We both work online, and the internet works great. The place has everything you will need (washer, hot showers, coffee maker, alkalized water filter, juicer) and she even leaves fruits out for the guests! Her pets, Tiko and Cuko made our visit all the better. Tiko will become your new best friend, I guarantee it. Dorothy is an excellent host and we would definitely return, we miss it already!

Pavlina User ProfilePavlina is a superhost.
January 2016
We love Dorothy's place. Her house is beautiful and we especially like her furniture. She's a great host and her dog is very friendly and great with kids. They become best friends with our daughter. Papaya and passion fruits from her garden are delicious. We highly recommend staying with Dorothy.

Bo User Profile
December 2015
Dorothy was a very graceful and generous hostess and her place was clean, comfortable and peaceful. Papayas from her garden was equally delightful and the resident puppy Tiko was additional joy to spend relaxing days at her lovely retreat. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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Vilcabamba, EcuadorJoined in September 2013
Dorothy User Profile
I am excited to announce that I have several possibilities for travelers in this wonderful retreat here in magical Vilcabamba! A single cottage with outdoor propane cooking, rooms in the retreat center, or hanging tents for travelers. I offer yoga, reiki, tai chi or massage in …
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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