Grahams place | Established Campground

Ecuador

Details

Verified:
8 days ago
Altitude:
2250.0 masl
Phone:
0994494883

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Warm
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

You will park your car above a wide, park-like area with spectacular views over Ibarra.
Green and concrete parking spots, shower & toilet, good wifi and use of a fully equipped kitchen (has gas hob).

email [email protected]
In case you don't find Grahams place - the dirt road to his place is not shown by Google Map (It IS however on maps.me! :)) - just call him
+593 99449 4883

Look at the reviews below- one from Graham himself saying you don’t have to email, you can just arrive and make yourself at home

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great spot with a great view! suicide shower had enough flow when hot to be enjoyable. fast internet and dog friendly. Graham was out on vacation when we were here but the workers on the farm were very friendly and helped us out. I messaged him on the WhatsApp number on here without a response so maybe it's not current anymore.

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Graham here, we are now receiving travellers again

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Every previous description is accurate; Graham’s place is truly an oasis of tranquility and wonderful place to rest up after crossing the border from Colombia like we did.

The beautiful nursery provides an amazing backdrop to a peaceful campsite with a great view of Ibarra.

The shower can be tuned just so to get almost warm water, it’s one of those electric “suicide showers”. Be patient when fiddling with the knobs.

We chose to sleep in our RTT but Graham still let us use the kitchen in the guest area.

Highly recommended

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You find yourself above of a wide, park like grassy field of a nursery for plants - with spectacular views over Ibarra day and night! (See fotos of previous posts.) In the little ponds surrounded by tailored trees there are tilapias. If you like it tranquil and peaceful with a little bit of privacy, this is the right place. We were only passing Ibarra, but we stayed 2 days.
When we came, nobody was at home and we made ourselves comfortable. We were warmly welcomed with a cup of tea, when the hosts arrived.
BTW: we although stayed at Finca Sommerwind, but we liked this place more.

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Great place
Good facilities
Thanks very much

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Super amazing people. Loved our experience. Price changed to 5$ per person per night. Still recommend staying here. Cold showers though

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+ stunning view over Ibarra
+ super welcoming hosts! Invited us for chocolate and cake!
+ very calm
+ cute dogs (when we were there they had two puppies)
+ free laundry
+ own living room/kitchen

- not much to do close to the campsite if you don’t want to hike up to the volcano Imbabura (8-9hours) :-)

5$ per van only!

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Not so big area to park, only 2 rigd, may be 3 4x4, on concrete. it is a large place where plants are cultivated n'y Graham and his wife. they are really kind people, offering tea at their table and even more...ready to help you. very quiet area day and night. hot shower , banos, kitchen, all clean, electricity 110 & 220, water available. Can wash your clothes. 5$ for 2 inclued the motorhome. nice view, and could even fish in the pond.
Problem is the entre with big holes if you have a big rig you will break the rear of your rig....Graham has all needed to work out, but still left a very bad entrance except for 4x4...it's a pity as Graham's family enjoys welcoming of travelers...

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We came just for one night and stayed two.
Great place and great people.

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Very good place to spend several days, comfortable, with shared area and washing machine. The gardens are very beautiful with crops. Although it is a little out of the way, it is compensated by silence and tranquility.

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Wonderful first stop in Ecuador. Spent two nights here $5 pn for the van. Amalea fed us even when we weren't hungry! And they both invited us out to Chinese although we couldn't go we felt so welcomed. Level, WiFi, Laundry, toilets etc included. Thanks Graham!

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Coup de cœur d’Equateur !
Ce site dispose d’une superbe vue sur la ville, les montagnes et le volcan Imbabura. Très grands jardins (et jolie), car il s’agit d’une pépinière.
Douches chaudes, toilettes, électricité, wifi, cuisine et salle communes. Chiens acceptés. Calme de jour comme de nuit. 5$ PAR VÉHICULE incluant les machines à laver, qui dit mieux !
De plus, les propriétaires sont géniaux. Nous avons passé beaucoup de temps avec eux. Nous avons assisté aux cours de patinage de leur fille, avons visité l’école de leur fille, avons mangé tous ensemble au restaurant, avons eu droit à une petite visite de la pyramide Incas a côté d’Ibarra, sommes partis faire une bonne ballade du côté du volcan en pick-up. Graham et Amalia sont hospitaliers et disponibles. Nous avons adoré passer ces moments avec eux. Les desserts d’Amalia nous manquent déjà.
C’est un endroit reposant. Cette excellente expérience est tombée au bon moment, car nous étions partis précipitamment de la Finca Sommerwind (c’est l’autre spot IOverlander sur Ibarra) après que notre chienne fut attaquée par un des chiens du propriétaire. Les 3 points de suture de notre chienne et l’énorme stress généré par cet événement nous avait mis un coup au moral. Mais c’était sans compter la douceur et la générosité d’Amalia. Nous n’oublierons jamais ces moments-là

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Incredible! After finding Finca Sommerwind wasn’t to our taste (too cramped, too many people), we cane here and were delighted. Graham’s handyman Raul showed us around and as described by others, has everything you could wish for, in a very tranquil and beautiful environment! Thanks!

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Amazing nice place to stay, Cool and quiet.
Only 5 USD per vehicule. Washing maching included.
Kitchen and hot shower
Nice owners and friendly dogs

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Great place to stay. Comfortable. Super nice family. Super friendly big dogs!!!

Great price: 5 USD per car per night. Includes electricity, water, wifi, washing machine and the use of a big kitchen. shower and wc.

Nearly no bugs or mosquitos!!

Easy acess for big rigs

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Wonderful place. We paid $10 for 2 people for 2 nights. We had a whole self contained flat to ourselves including a decent kitchen with big fridge and water filter. Great view over the city. Graham and his family are fantastic and regularly offered us food and hot drinks as well as taking us into town to visit the supermarket. Highly recommended.

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This was a really nice place and we enjoyed our stay with the family. They welcomed us so natural and made us feel at home. And the view over Ibarra is great as well!

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I will never forget those two days with Amalia, Graham and Leah. Their arms and hearts were open, they welcomed me like an old friend and allowed me to be part of their family.
Incredible hospitality!!

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What an amazing place and family. We can highly recommend to stay here. Graham and his family are super welcoming. They are going out of their way to make your stay memorable, they assisted us with doctor appointments and invited us for coffee and cake. On top our dog loved playing with one of their dogs. For 5$ per car a day you get to use an amazing common room, kitchen and bathroom with hot shower. We were able to plug into electricity as well. Furthermore you can spend your day fishing talapia at his Pond.

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Wonderful stay with Graham and his family. They took us into the city in their van (and back) as they go almost every day themselves. We fished in their pond with the kids, enjoyed the communal room to hang out cook, and watch movies. Graham even got us the information for an air conditioning Mechanic we could trust, has a different Mechanic for other car issues. Super happy we came here. And yes, $5 per vehicle to get that stunning view from his gardens. Leah, Graham's 5 year old Daughter is sweet and happy (and bilingual) and loves to play with the kids of traveling families. Indigo and she spent a lot of time in her playroom!

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Graham and Amalia are the sweetest people. We highly recommend staying here. The cost is $5/car (not per person). They have a kitchen for use, bathroom and shower, electricity if you need and water. Amalia started baking us a cake as soon as we pulled into the property which we had for breakfast with yogurt the next morning. They even uninvited us our to dinner the night we arrived, but we had already begun making ours. They greeted us with a hot oat drink which was tasty and offered to us to do our laundry (at no cost) ~ there is no dryer so you’ll need to hand dry (make sure there is sun light left in the day). We had no issue getting here using google maps. The property is gorgeous and the view of the city is beautiful at night and in the day.

If you’re going to stay in Ibarra, stay here. It’s the least expensive with all the amenities you need - plus you get to spend some time with the nicest couple in town.

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graham here, we are now charging $5 per vehicle per night, not per person , hope that helps............ seeya!

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Graham here, just to say no real need to email us ahead. just drop in is fine and make yourself at home.

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Graham again,
we have had the internet service improved, enjoy. your stay!

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hello I am Graham . this is to advise i am now charging $5 dollars per person per night. i hope this makes overlanders feel more comfortable.... seeya!

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A real privilege to stay with these lovely people at their home. An amazing property, beautiful gardens with stunning views over Ibarra. Graham, Amalia and super-cute Leah treated us like family. Very generous hospitality. As stated in the other posts, email ahead to introduce yourself, you'll find a very friendly welcome.

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What an immense privilege to stay here. Graham, Amalia and Leah are amazing hosts. We feel incredibly grateful to have stayed and to have the opportunity to meet this lovely family. Email before you go to let them know, they're incredibly laid back and hospitable.

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Graham, the family and the place are all fantastic.
They took us in as part of the family and our children love being here.

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Un Hermoso lugar, sus dueños super encantadores, me sentí como en casa, una cama. ducha caliente, calor de hogar, hermosa vista a Ibarra. jardines alusinantes, totalmente recomendado..esta ubicado en el barrio San Cristóbal...

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We feel blessed to have been able to stay here. All the comments below are accurate. Please email ahead of time.

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Amazing view on the city, if you like photography you ll love this place. Graham is such a generous guy! We offer us many things.
We could sleep in the bedroom, use the bathroom (electric head) and the kitchen for free. Average wifi. Don't miss this place :)

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Thanks to Graham and Amalia, for host our family like part of their own family ! We have a great time here!!

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Amazing place, you have an amazing view of the whole city of Ibarra. Great wifi , hot shower, and kitchen. When we were there Graham's dog had puppies so it was awesome to play with them. He is very hospitable and so is his wife and his daughter Leah , we were received with Tea and cookies and all free.. We gave some money to the maid because she made us yummy breakfast! And we also cleaned up and left everything as it was.

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Graham's nursery is a paradise! It's up on a hill, overlooking Ibarra. Graham is an amazing host! He has a whole extra section for guests with a kitchen (with the beautiful view, also :)), full bathroom and even a big bedroom! We loved hanging out with him, drinking tea and getting great tips! :) Also, he helped us find a new power converter for our car!! :) And we got to spend some time with his daughter Leah and her mom Amalia! Very sweet, also! Oh and it's true: He all offers this for free!

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We had a wonderful time in Graham's Garden. He gave us a room, there was hot shower and a kitchen with amazing view.

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This place is a must for everybody who is in the region. Graham and Amalia are the best host I every had. I could park my car in the their garden, got food, could wash, hot shower and even a room for FREE. Graham showed me around on his farm, wedid a tour with his own motorcylces. This is the kind of hospitality that you every dreamed of, but though that it does no longer exist on that planet.

Before you arrive write him an email [email protected] Once arrived in Ibarra call him on 0994494883 since the dirt road to his "finka" is not shown on Google Maps and it might be difficult to find the place at your own.

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if you are going to Ibarra you have to visita Graham and Amalia. they are very nice and lovely people they invite overlanders to stay inhis farm for FREE. you can share with them great moments.

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Graham is very welcoming and makes a great cup of tea. Bathroom with warm shower and a kitchen with sink and hob. Free

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If I could give this place 6 stars, I would give it 7. Graham is an awesome guy and just loves having overlanders stop by and share stories. He's beyond hospitable and makes you feel right at home. There's an extra bedroom that he would let you use. A spare bathroom and a living area with a full kitchen. His garden is very nice and very peaceful. He drove us to the trail head of Imbabura early in the morning. Great guys and great experience.

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Graham is a great guy and the place is fabulous. Many of our friends have passed through and so stories keep bubbling up.

I'm copying Luis [lostworldexpedition] from his website, where we first learned about Graham: "Graham 
is 
every 
overlander’s
dream.
 He 
is 
a 
very 
nice 
Australian
 that 
owns
 some 
land
 and
 a
 nursery just 
outside 
Ibarra. 
He 
has 
built 
a
 nice
 kitchen, 
bathroom, 
and 
even 
a
room
 with 
a
 few 
beds
 and
 offers
 them
 free
 of
 charge 
to
 overlanders
coming through 
the
 area.
There 
is 
a
 flat 
cement 
slab 
in 
front 
of 
the
kitchen 
to 
park 
and 
you 
can 
run 
an 
extension
chord 
for 
electricity. 
It 
is
best 
to 
send
 him
 an email 
before 
arriving: 
[email protected]
 
to 
let
him
 know
 you
 are 
coming
 and
 get 
directions.
 Graham
 doesn’t accept
money 
for 
your 
stay, 
but 
I’m
 sure 
he 
would 
appreciate 
an
 invite 
for 
a
meal 
while 
you 
are 
there." - Thank you Luis for the introduction!

So here we are just baked some breads to share and reminiscing about the worlds wonders together.

Be sure to leave a nice comment or postcard in his visitorsbook!

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