Our Story

How It All Began

Tri-cultural and bilingual, Nano (Fernando) and Marjorie met 20 years ago in Quito, where their adventures since began in the town of Mindo. Close, yet far enough from the capital city of Ecuador, this small, cloud forest town quickly turned into their favorite getaway.

Nano, of Chilean and Ecuadorian descent, and Marjorie, a born North American, both found themselves continually drawn to the nature of the Mindeñan Cloud Forest.  After years of travel, living and working in the Americas, they opted to raise their children in Mindo, where they have since shared their space with fellow tourists.

As a superhost in Airbnb, they’ve added 2 more cabins & are finishing the 3rd, to round out their hacienda for the most private & rustically luxurious, eco-retreats.

Since 2013

Superhost Recognition

La Lomita joined the vacation rental space in 2013, when it became the first listing in Mindo, Ecuador for VRBO.  It later expanded to Airbnb in 2014, where it has consistently received 5 star reviews & superhost recognition for both the cottage and country house. After multiple inquiries and requests by guests to host retreats, it turned its off-grid hacienda into what is now known as Cloud Forest Retreats–growing from 2 houses to 2 more cabins (with a 3rd on the way)…Read what guests have to say below, and book your retreat now!

What People are Saying

“Perfect Setting to Relax & Enjoy Our Time!”

“Not too far from Mindo, tucked away in a quiet setting, this beautiful house and gardens were the perfect setting to relax and enjoy our time there…”(read full review by Eileen)


“This Place is Outstanding!”

“This place is outstanding. The house is gorgeous and so well-equipped. The gardens are stunning and Fernando is an excellent host…”(read full review by Lucinda)


“Ends Up Feeling Like Home!”

“Nando and Margerie were great hosts. From recommending local hikes (guide as well) to loaning us some of their home made hot sauce made our stay one to remember. It’s not often that the place you stay for a weekend ends up feeling like home but that’s the case at Nando’s…”(read full review by Eric)


“The Property is Amazing!”

“My husband, our son and I stayed in the two bedroom cabin, what a treat! The house is charming, comfortable and has everything you need for a stay. The property is amazing with thoughtful plantings of amazing plants, a gazebo/pavilion with relaxing hammocks to watch…”(read full review by Lisa)


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