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Double/Shared Room at Vilca Retreat
Double/Shared Room at Vilca Retreat
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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My place is close to great views, restaurants and dining, family-friendly activities, and nightlife. You’ll love this setting with the people, the ambiance, the outdoor spaces,the neighborhood, and the light. It's so great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), big groups, and furry friends (pets).

The space

Everyone says how special it feels. It's seven minutes from town, so you really feel like you've gotten away from the hustle and bustle, but can return to it at any time! People say they feel "held" and "safe" here. It's a wonderful place to be.

Guest access

The kitchen rustico, (simple kitchen with bamboo cupboards, propane stove and much-needed utensils) is available for guests. Bathroom and tub, heated from the glorious sun. Outside horno (wood oven) for your use. The land is available to walk upon, with several hikes nearby. Internet and taxis available.

Interaction with guests

I interract with you as much as you need, to provide ideas, help with taxi rides, best restaurants, etc... I am a quiet person who gardens and meditates, walks my dogs, and am always ready to help. I teach tai chi and yoga in town if you'd like to come to class!

Other things to note

Just let me know how I can help! Calling taxis, finding good places to walk amd eat, and locating the artisans in town!


Extra people £9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £4
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- You can smoke outdoors, but please don't leave cigarette butts laying around.
- Help keep Vilca Retreat beautiful!
- Communicate any needs to your host or hostess.
- Make sure that if you are cooking, you clean up after yourselves.
- Have fun, but also keep others in mind and be polite. Some have come here to heal.
- Make sure to pet Tiko and Toto, the dogs, at least once a day :)
- Ecuador is a place that is very aware of its environment and very respectful of nature. Help preserve the quiet by respecting the wildlife, turning off lights when not needed, lighting efficient fires to burn paper, keeping music low at night and being aware of the other guests need for privacy.
Thanks for staying with Vilca Retreat!

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Some pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

2 Reviews

Leon User Profile
February 2017
Staying at Dorothy's place is amazing, a huge garden and plenty of sleeping spots to choose from - tents, hanging tents beds in the main house and secluded cabin. Theres Fireplaces, lots of fressh herbs in her garden, beautiful scenery and walks a very cute kitten and a handsome and friendly dog. A cab in to town costs around 1 dollar and the town is a must see with great people, arts and crafts and of course lots of tasty food. Its a must stay for adventurers or for just kicking back and relaxing with nature on the doorstep. Have a fun stay! Lion.

Clare User Profile
December 2016
Dorothy is everything you want in a host. Her property is clean and beautiful and feels just secluded enough if you want to be alone and yet the cab drive into town is a breeze... only a few moments away. She has the most AMAZING views and an orchard brimming with bananas and fresh fruit. She has really created something special here. I would HIGHLY recommend staying with her, in any of the spaces she has available. It was a perfect stay!

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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 town as a certified instructor, andoffer my eleven-year experience with raw and living foods to create fruit, vegetable salads, smoothies, green drinks or home-made ecuadorian food for you if yoiu'd like to pre-order breakfast. I also share my love for birds in this bird sanctuary, my love of my dogs and yours, and many various walks and hikes.I water and work the garden, and may be found meditating in any of several secret hideouts around the place.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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