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Hacienda San Vicente

Mindo, Ecuador
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Texas
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay at the Yellow House, but chose to hike their trails to look for birds. The staff was extremely friendly in giving us a map and getting us started on the trails, as well as providing advice as to the timing of which trails best fit our plans. We found that the elevation gain was moderate, and... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Hacienda San Vincente (aka Yellow House) is a great choice in Mindo. It is far enough out to be away from the noise and feel like you are in the country, but still an easy (5-8 min) walk to town. The track is lit at night so we didn't need a torch (although one is good for night time wildlife... More 

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Abilene, TX
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

When the tree rising up to the second floor of your guest house is a poinsettia, you know you're not in Kansas (or even Texas) anymore. Yellow House Lodge & Trails (aka Hacienda San Vicente) might well be the best lodging choice in Mindo, especially for birders and nature enthusiasts (for whom the extensive trail system is a prime attraction).... More 

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vancouver island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this very pleasant B&B whch is set in a garden full of birds. We had a large room (#4 in the Yellow House ) . It was simply furnished but had lovely wood floors and the balcony overlooked the garden. As our purpose in Mindo was birdwatching we had to forego the great breakfast for... More 

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Clare, Australia
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80 reviews
62 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Our stay here was short but delightful. We had a spacious upstairs room with roomy ensuite bathroom in a building which was situated at the back of the property. It was utterly magical to wake up to the beautiful sounds of various birdsong in the morning! And it was equally delightful to watch the antics of hummingbirds from our balcony... More 

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Mindo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We (Danish biology family with three teenagers July 2015) are very happy that we decided to have a couple of nights at HSV. The hostel’s comfort and breakfast was far above standards of our experiences of Ecuador. The breakfast was served on the veranda and we watched literally hundreds of hummingbirds feeding and also saw both Aracari and Motmot from... More 

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great place to stay in Mindo, only 5min walk to the city's center. The sisters are lovely and serve a lovely breakfast with view on the feeding platforms for the hummingbirds. Great views on the city and the surroundings. They have some nice walkingtrails on the property. It's a quiet place, except for the barking of the dogs, who are... More 

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Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed 2 weeks in a cabin at the yellow house. We had a very comfortable, clean room at the second floor with windows on three sides and an attached spacious bathroom. Off the room was a balcony with 2 chairs and 2 hammocks overlooking the garden. Downstairs was a spacious, well equipped kitchen. The grounds are beautiful with lots... More 

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Kangaroo Valley, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

2 friends and I spent 10 days staying in the River cabin at the Yellow House. It was a wonderful period enjoying the verdant gardens with ponds, plentiful birds and forest trails. The Garzon family sisters were extremely welcoming and helpful. We don't look for luxury but want cleanliness, relative peace and quiet, a working shower and comfortable bed, and... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What Yellowhouse (or Hacienda San Vicente) may lack in terms of luxury (although it is certainly comfortable enough!) is more than made up for in terms of the owners welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful nature. Its buildings are surrounded by lush vegetation which is positively teeming with birdlife. The tracks which lead from the property up into the hills provide... More 

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