BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT VILLA FOR YOUR TROPICAL VACATIONS

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
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BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT VILLA FOR YOUR TROPICAL VACATIONS

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Villa Bendicion is uniquely situated on a cliff offering a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and the surf. Bendicion is the Spanish word for blessing. We feel blessed to stay in such a place surrounded by natural beauty. The large terrace and gazebo offer many opportunities to enjoy the day with the sea and sky as a constant companion. I have a special home made chair in the corner of the terrace where I have my morning beverage and contemplate the surf conditions.

El Zonte beach, is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. Sheer cliffs border a 3 kilometer beach. Rock formations rise out of the powdery volcanic sand. At low tide discover tiny sea creatures among the rocks and swim in tidal pools, at high tide swim in a saltwater pool that overflows with the incoming waves.

Keywords: casa, beach house,

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
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Paola and I met at sunset on El Zonte beach in 2001. Her grandfather built one of the original homes in El Zonte in the late 50's. Her family visited the beach almost every weekend. Originally from Virginia, I first surfed in El Zonte in 1995 and bought my first home there in 2000. Paola is a theater actor and I am a visual artist. We have two daughters.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

For me, El Zonte means childhood memories. I have the opportunity of having my children enjoy it as much as I did. The house is well located in El Salvador map. We are close enough to San Salvador to enjoy the entertainment dining and art, but far enough to feel the serenity of the beach. The colonial towns of Ataco and Apaneca can be reached by car in a little over an hour as well. Mike traveled a lot through south and Central America and when he came to El Zonte he found the right place for him in its unique, quiet and beautiful scenery.

Our house was designed for relaxation and entertainment. Last year we added lighting mosaic tile, and an underwater bench to our pool. The bench facilitates enjoying the pool with our girls while they learn to swim. We love seafood, grilling a big Red Snapper by the pool, eating fresh oysters brought out from in front of our property, and making ceviche. Our terraces and gazebo are large enough and separate enough to hold group and private activities simultaneously. Often, when we are entertaining, someone is sleeping in the hammock while another group socializes, and someone else meditates or reads at the gazebo.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa for Your Tropical Vacations
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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El Salvador Central America
5

KEYWORD: RELAX

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a wonderful stay in El Zonte, and we can't wait to go back! My husband and I travelled with our 2 year old son. We found the home a great stay for our family- lots of wonderful outdoor space and the convenience of having a kitchen for our little guy. The house and location are even more picturesque than the photos. We enjoyed early mornings watching the surf and having a leisurely breakfast, days at the beach and swimming in the pool, afternoons relaxing with a drink in El Zonte and watching a local soccer game on the beach, wonderful dinners of fresh seafood prepared by a fabulous cook that Mike arranged, and evenings being lulled to sleep by the crashing of the waves. This was our first trip using vrbo.com and we were so pleased. Mike and Paola were so gracious and helpful. And we loved visiting with them, their daughters and pets. We fell in love with El Salvador and will visit again!
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa for Your Tropical Vacations
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(757)4266827
El Salvador Central America
Ymir, BC
5

SAFE HAVEN IN A QUIET (OTHER THAN THE OCEAN) PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4 spent 12 nghts at this property. It was absolutely relaxing and beautiful.The view was spectacular, the pounding sound of the waves relentless, and the house itself quite comfortable with lots of room. Definitely room for 6. Having Mike and Paola and their beautiful daughters on site made our stay more enjoyable. Although our Spanish is adequate, Mike was incredibly helpful with getting a rental car, water, directions, advice and even picked us up at the airport.

We definitely enjoyed and needed the amazing A/C as the nights were hot. The power was out in the area 3 times during our stay and having the cool inside shower and the pool was helpful in cooling down for bed. It never did get hot in the inside shower and we often used the outside showers which got incredibly hot! The beds were clean and comfortable.

Oneida the "cook-for-hire" and "housecleaner" was pleasant. Be aware that you need to ask her to clean anything other than the kitchen. The three meals she cooked for us were tasty, and her cleaning up the kitchen was a real treat.

My favorite things: the sunsets, the gazebo, the pool.

Be aware there is no wi-fi, and Mike had a USB drive containing internet that plugs into a laptop, which fortunately, my teenager brought.

Also, we were hoping for a stereo, or some entertainment at night--especially with the kids (15 and 9). It got dark by 6:30-7 and then we stayed home so as to not be out much at night. We ate out only a couple of time in the town and, although sometimes tasty, usually regretted it. Next time, we would bring games.

Definitely a surfer's paradise!!! It was great to see Mike living his dream!! We are beginners and the ocean got VERY big (mid March), so we could only go in the water for the first 1/2 of our trip. Down the road in El Tunco, a town emerging with youth culture and young surfers, the waves were a bit easier, although still fast and powerful. We watched some amazing surfing and boogie boarding.

We adventured up and down the coastline and enjoyed many secluded, pristine beaches and then would spend the next day resting on the property and exploring the local El Zonte village and beach.

I didn't see any bad guys, only felt sketched out a couple of times in Libertad, and got the feeling it is a well-armed country. Overall, the people of El Salvador were kind, gentle, gracious and peaceful.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa for Your Tropical Vacations
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(757)4266827
El Salvador Central America
Golden, BC, Canada
5

PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
6 of us had a fantastic fall trip in El Zonte. The only thing that out matched the accommodation and location was the wonderful family that owns and runs this property. The combination of friendliness, comfort and location was perfect! This rental is suited for a huge variety of travellers (surfers, families, friends, young and old). We will be back for sure.
Thanks for the perfect holiday
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa for Your Tropical Vacations
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332427vb
(757)4266827
El Salvador Central America
Vancouver, BC, Canada
5

AMAZING, RELAXING AND UNFORGETTABLE STAY, A SURFERS DREAM!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week here in late 2012 with six adults. We are return visitors to El Zonte and this house combined with Mike and Paola's hospitality made for an awesome trip. The house itself was well maintained and clean, the pool was cool clean and refreshing and the grounds and view amazing. The rooms/kitchen were basic, but we spent most of our time in a hammock or lounger on one of the two large outdoor areas.

We mainly cooked breakfasts in the house and took advantage of the quick walk to "town centre" for delicious and ultra inexpensive group dinners. Among other things, Mike was very helpful and forthcoming in organizing transfers, stocking the place with food prior to arrival, recommending activities and surf spots to visit. Mike's ceviche recipe recommendations were also great after a quick visit to the fish market in La Libertad.

A great experience all in all.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa for Your Tropical Vacations
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(757)4266827
El Salvador Central America
Tofino
5

PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
This was our third trip to El Salvador and our third time staying here.I would not think of staying any where else. Mike, Paola, Zoe and Tessa invite you into there day to day life surrounded by flowers and palm trees over looking the Pacific, they make you feel like family. The house and property are fabulous! simple, comfortable in to many ways with a pool and the best view of the surf in El Zonte. My wife and I are due with a child in April and we will make Mike and Paola's our "try out" travel with child first on the list.

I would go on, but the review before this pretty much says it all!
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Oceanfront Villa for Your Tropical Vacations
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(757)4266827
El Salvador Central America
Golden BC
5

SURFERS SANCTUARY

  • 5 of 5
Mike and Paola's place is fantastic in every way. The house is simple, clean and well maintained. Their children Tessa and Zoe are wonderful as well and a joy to be around. The gazebo is wonderful for watching the surf and sunset. There were 6 adults in our group and we cooked most meals at home. There is some sort of fruit truck that comes almost every other day and Mike was helpful in getting us to La Libertad for a grocery and fish run. The surfing was great for our mixed abilities and it was super helpful to be able to see the surf from almost anywhere in the house. You could then decide if you wanted to go or not. The locals in the town are wonderful and it is an easy walk to get there if you want to go out for a meal. We caught the bus a few times to go to Sunzal for a different surf scene and that was easy as well. We rented boards when we went to Sunzal for ease. I could go on and on about how much we loved this place. We will be back for sure. We didn't have any children in our group but it is a perfect place for little ones with the enclosed property and pool.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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El Salvador Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high season
Nov 1 2013 - Aug 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Fri
$930
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee 100
50% of total required to reserve. the remainder due 2 weeks before in check or in cash upon arrival
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Amenities

El Salvador Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) extra mattress can be provided.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • fishing
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