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Cabanas Rio Yambala

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Wolfe Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Our stay was a great experience. The cabanas are in a perfect location to take advantage of the mountain views, the hiking trails and the distance fron the town. Sarah and Charlie are very accommodating hosts. They went above and beyond to help us in the middle of the night when a fallen tree blocked our taxi from getting to... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We had a great experience at Cabanas Rio Yambala (CRY), from start to finish. After not hearing back from one of the online reservation sites, I wrote to Sarah at CRY directly to see if I could still make a reservation. Sarah was very prompt and thorough, and she gave us good advice for how to get from the Loja... More 

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2 Thank OliviaNLuka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We stayed about 3 weeks and it was very safe, peaceful, beautiful and a gorgeous walk through villages on a dirt road with the Andes Mountains looming above, bright blue sky and flowing river. The hosts are very helpful and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Enjoy the refreshing beauty of Ecuador in all her splendor from a lovely... More 

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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
1 review
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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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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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2 Thank chris k
Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy Vilcabamba's warm climate, it's picturebook valleys & its clear mountain rivers at Cabanas Rio Yambala, in the foothills of the Podocarpus National Park. Vilcabamba's best spot for hiking, horse trekking & birding. A great retreat, where you can enjoy the birds and the views from the comfort of your hammock. If you are seeking a peaceful retreat in nature; a place to retire in Vilcabamba; or just want to get off the road for a few weeks, our houses and cabins are a great spot to land and find your feet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabanas Rio Yambala

Address: Yamburara Alto, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Loja Province > Vilcabamba
Number of rooms: 6
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