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Cabanas Rio Yambala

Yamburara Alto | Vilcabamba L1, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We spent 11 days in Hummingbird Cabin, a self contained little nest with a great deck and views. Our place was very comfortable, we slept like logs, the wifi that suited our needs. Really, we can´t speak highly enough of the helpful, patient owners and our little hide a away at the end of eventful days. Philip is a mad... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Sarah, the owner, was incredibly helpful to us getting settled in Ecuador during our 4 month stay. This is truly a great place to get away from it all and relax and the river and mountain views are wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Wonderful cabins! I rented the 'Eagles Lair' cabin for two weeks, and it is exactly what I wanted as a quiet getaway. It a simple wooden cabin with everything self contained, (kitchen, hot shower, big bedroom in the loft) including a perfect porch where you get a gorgeous view of valley. There are various hiking trails basically at your doorstep,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's perfect. We rented the Eagles Lair for a week. You get 2 separate, nicely built cabins, an outdoor kitchen and a nice clean bathroom with incredible shower all for $150/week. It can't be beat. It's about a 45 minute walk to town, or 3 dollar cab ride. It is peaceful, and perfect for reading in a hammock all day.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Recently we spent several weeks in the riverside cottage, on the road below Sarah and Charlie's other cabins, and about 50 feet from the Rio Yambala. We like leaving the towns behind, finding a small place to put our bags down, buy our own food and gaze into space. Our time here was perfect for our needs. The cottage is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One month of exactly what I needed and thought I was booking. The Eagles Lair is a very private Balinese style layout hideaway. Two hardwood cabins with balconies are set elevated on nicely treed property, overlooking a beautiful green valley. bathroom and fully equipped kitchen are in a separate building along the terracotta walkway. It is evident Charlie and Sarah... More 

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a great landing spot for people moving to Vilcabamba, or wanting to vacation in Vilcabamba a few weeks or longer. We stayed in the Hummingbird cabin, which was clean, affordable, fully furnished (including kitchen utensils and linens), and had a beautiful view from the porch. Sarah and Charlie were very helpful as we planned our stay and in... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A beautiful little cabana amidst inspiring nature and belonging to the very sweet, helpful and interesting couple, that have built their place with love over the last 35 years,Sarah and Charlie. With its private kitchen and bathroom, its cable internet, its balcony and its hamac, windows that bring in light and nature, the cabana is beautiful, very confortable and cozy.... More 

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you like mountain settings, wow this was perfect! The cabin I stayed in is nestled in the beautiful mountains just outside of Vilcabamba Ecuador. From my cabin looking down through the valley you could see and hear the rushing white waters of the Yambala River. The almost three months I stayed there I got to know Charlie and Sarah... More 

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you want your street noise to be burros and birds, if you want your white noise for sleep to be a rushing river and if you want the stars for your night light…..this is your place! Locally it is known as Charlie’s Cabanas and Charlie and his wife Sarah couldn’t have been more accommodating hosts over the 3 months... More 

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