Skip to content

Gorgeous Riverside Tree House - 2 min walk to town

SuperhostMindo, Ecuador
Entire cabin hosted by Alison
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to a rigorous cleaning protocol developed with leading health and hospitality experts. Learn more
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Cancellation policy
Add your trip dates to get the cancellation details for this stay.
A short walk from central Mindo, this impressive work of craftsmanship, built almost entirely of beautiful local hardwoods, offers an idyllic natural setting surrounded by trees & overlooking a rushing river that will help you sleep like a baby. With lots of creature comforts - a cozy queen size bed & duvet, a well outfitted kitchen, consistent hot water, a 3rd floor loft with incredible views, use of the yoga studio & a short loop trail. Everyone always says - "this is absolute paradise".

The space
The large room below at ground level is also available for rent, likewise offering a comfortable bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom facilities, and wonderful views out to the garden.

Guest access
Feel free to use the yoga studio - either for yoga (just ask us for mats and other props) or to lie in one of he hammocks to relax or read. Feel free to put ripe bananas on the bird feeder platform and fill the hummingbird feeder (noting that it should be prepared at a ratio of 1:6 as amounts for sugar:water (healthier for birds here). Feel free to access the stairs down to the river and the short loop trail, noting there is a family of Guatusas (mammals) who are adorable and quite shy, as well as a family of Roufus Mot-Mot birds living around the yoga studio.

Other things to note
There is an additional public washroom down below for yogis using the studio. You are also welcome to pick fruit that is ready to harvest, including bananas, lemons, oranges, and guayabas/guavas.

Although most people say they get the best sleep of their lives with the constant sound of the river rushing by, anyone acutely sensitive to noise may find it bothersome. During the day the air is filled with the sound of birds and at night, with tree frogs and crickets. It truly is paradise.
A short walk from central Mindo, this impressive work of craftsmanship, built almost entirely of beautiful local hardwoods, offers an idyllic natural setting surrounded by trees & overlooking a rushing river that will help you sleep like a baby. With lots of creature comforts - a cozy queen size bed & duvet, a well outfitted kitchen, consistent hot water, a 3rd floor loft with incredible views, use of the yoga studi…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Kitchen
Dryer
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Washer
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

Select check-in date

Add your travel dates for exact pricing
Check-in
Add date
Checkout
Add date

4.94 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

Cleanliness
Accuracy
Communication
Location
Check-in
Value

Location

Mindo, Ecuador

We have two neighbours only - la Casa de Cecilia and the Quetzal artisanal chocolate factory, which is also the best restaurant in town. The river runs the perimeter of the property on the other side. We are only a few minutes' walk to the central park an the village offers many lovely shops, restaurants, and other amenities such as ATMs and a good pharmacy.
We have two neighbours only - la Casa de Cecilia and the Quetzal artisanal chocolate factory, which is also the best restaurant in town. The river runs the perimeter of the property on the other side. We are on…

Mindo Valley
0.2 km

Hosted by Alison

Joined in April 2018
  • 81 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
I should start out by saying I really enjoy hosting Airbnb guests. I am a Canadian, living in Orillia, Ontario, who has had a second home in Mindo, Ecuador for the last twenty years. I run my ecotourism company, EarthTreks, from both locations - running different kinds of retreats from my yoga studio in Mindo, and leading trips through three specialty geographies: Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands & Peru. I originally went down to Mindo to do environmental education work, and then ended up staying for a few years. I have a large extended family throughout the village - the Perez family, including the owners of the neighbouring hostal, Casa de Cecilia, the delicious wood-fired pizza restaurant, Fuera de Babylonia, and owners of the adventure company, Kamac, that can set you up repelling through waterfalls. I speak Spanish fluently and can get by in a few other languages - if you are patient :). I'm a people person and will do everything in my power to make your stay in either of my homes as comfortable and memorable as I am able to. Thank you for your interest! Alison
I should start out by saying I really enjoy hosting Airbnb guests. I am a Canadian, living in Orillia, Ontario, who has had a second home in Mindo, Ecuador for the last twenty year…
During your stay
Although I won't be there in person, I am available by phone or email, and my extended family is just a one-minute walk away and happy to help with anything you may need. Paola and her family are the owners of la Casa de Cecilia and their lovely staff members provide the cleaning and laundry services (for a small fee per load), as well as run a wonderful riverside restaurant serving breakfast from 7:30 - 9:30 daily.
Although I won't be there in person, I am available by phone or email, and my extended family is just a one-minute walk away and happy to help with anything you may need. Paola and…
Alison is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more