|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our property is conveniently located close to the beach and downtown area.
Your home is the 1st floor above the ground floor fully furnished and modern (mini-split) air conditioned- in bedrooms- apartment with two rooms and two baths that can comfortably accommodate up to 5 persons.
The house was entirely designed to have a comfortable, relaxed, stress free and very enjoyable atmosphere. Thanks to its construction materials (hardwood and bamboo,) the apartment remains cool even in very sunny day (you will find cement only in the bathroom).
The housekeeper will take care of your clothes cleaning and drying needs every Saturday for stays a week or longer. Light cleaning will be provided once a week by the house personnel.
Come visit or stay for long in UNESCOs (1982) declared 2nd best climate in the world: Playas (General Villamil).
Playas is just an hour and 10 minute drive from the main city of Guayaquil and from Salinas, a fishing and marina port.
When you come to Playas, you can have fun enjoying the sea breeze, relax in an uncrowded, light, fine-sand beach, order seafood and lunch meals that are conveniently low in price, go for a boat ride to the near Puna island, where you will, on the way there, find and see many marine and bird life, or simply go for a walk at the central park (during the day or at night).
At night and on weekends, during high season, the downtown and beach area becomes very active. High season is between January and April.
If you are more of a surf addict, there are many nearby places where you can ride the waves: one of them is el Pelado.
Other amenities of the house include a nice 32 inch led tv, cable tv, blu-ray and bluray movies, high internet connection (cat 5 and wireless), fully loaded kitchen, two balconies, and you are welcome to use the patio and ground floor to entertain guests.
You can enjoy barbecues on the patio and can get together with friends at night as well on the ground floor. There is a large yard in-front of the house suitable for gatherings with a pine and orange tree nearby. The nights are great, with clear nights most of the time, and the climate magnificent (average 77 farenheit) all year round, although between January and March it can get a bit hotter. During the day you can enjoy plenty of sun at the house patio, or if it is too much sun, you can find shade from the nearby trees, bamboo, and cade shades strategically located around the patio and yard.
In case you need smaller accommodations, we can set them up for you. Just let us know what you need, and we will do our best to find a suitable and comfortable place for you and your party to stay. If you find the dates you wish to come as being taken, send me an email anyway as I may be able to accommodate your party on another floor.
Hi, I am Frank and am an University professor that enjoys outdoor activities as well as nice climate and comfort. It has been a long family tradition to spend the weekend and beach season in Playas, and we constantly followed it through. This is how I, from my childhood years, came to appreciate and get to know Playas better, and later decided to build a comfortable home here. At the same time, I have a concern for nature and the environment, which is the reason why I had the apartment constructed with as minimum cement as possible -only bathrooms have it. By gaining access and using local natural resources (hard bamboo from Quevedo and hardwoods from Esmeraldas), I was able to have this three story house constructed from local and environment friendly resources.
Frank Alache purchased this apartment in 2010
Playas is one of the most peaceful and most untouched beach areas that can be found along the Ecuadorian coastal front. You can really escape here from the stress. Its people are very accommodating and love the simple things of life: family is at the top, life enjoyment through outside gathering of family and friends is encouraged and practiced, and its people rarely engage in any form of violence or confrontations.
What makes this property unique is the construction materials: hardwood and bamboo. Due to this, the apartment stays cool and fresh year long, and the wood texture and color will certainly put you in a relax mood and help you unwind.
Frank was great and very accommodating especially as our previous property fell through at last minute but thankfully Frank came to the rescue! Arrived to find the fridge stocked up with all basic necessities and a fruit bowl full of fruit, bottled water etc.
The house is great for what we wanted and the beds were super comfortable. Wifi worked well.
The house is about 8 blocks to the beach or 10 min walk or you can get a tuk tuk for $1. The mall on the beach was a great escape from the heat when needed!
We had a great week, thanks for having us!
My wife and I stayed here for a Honeymoon and Vacation Combo apx 8 days!
We were very impressed with the property and the warm welcome from the owners and staff. The property was walking distances to the beach and restaurants... We even found a Mall that was a $1 taxi ride away. :) Honestly we had a great time and we will be back :)
Also the owners can arrange site seeing tours with a personal driver - we took advantage of this perk apx two times :)
Thanks Mrs & Mr Frank (and staff...)
--Tampa Florida Family :)
My husband and I stayed in this 2nd floor (ground, 1st floor, 2nd floor) apartment during the month of February. The apartment and yard are well maintained by staff who are on site 6 days per week. In addition the owner is available for any questions and was very helpful before and during our stay. There's a gated sitting area and small lawn/garden in front of the building. We enjoyed the cool ocean breezes while sitting on the porch in front of our apartment on the 2nd floor.
The apartment is comfortable. The kitchen consists of stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and enough dishes/glasses/silverware for 4-6 people. We only used the master bedroom and we found the room to be large and the queen-sized bed to be comfortable. Mosquito netting is provided if needed, and we used it because my husband is a mosquito magnet. The bathrooms are good sized and there is plenty of hot water.
The apartment is on one of the main streets in Playas. This added a little more noise than we were expecting, but we got used to it. The town of Playas offers many typical Ecuadorian seafood restaurants as well as a few restaurants with other cuisines. We often walked the 8 blocks or so to the beach, which is well maintained for a public beach. If you are staying for a long time I recommend choosing your beach days during the week and let the families who come from Guayaquil to have it on Saturday and Sunday.
My friend and I were very comfortable here during our monthlong stay. This is a nice, clean property with a number of conveniences including a pretty well-equipped kitchen, Internet, cable, and a washer and dryer. The only downside might be the noise level on weekends, but that's not a fault on the property.
Frank was very helpful with whatever we needed throughout our stay - he arranged a taxi to pick us up from the airport when we first arrived in addition to putting us in contact with a local surf instructor after we expressed an interest in it. Frank also helped us with arranging a taxi to take us to our next destination.
In 1982, UNESCO declared Playas to have the 2nd best climate of the world. The beach has a very fine sand and the water is really warm. It is so warm that even in the 'cool' season (August through November) you can still get in and find comfortable water temperatures. These two things make Playas unique.
The fauna on el Canal del Morro, which separates the Puna Island from the Continental land, is espectacular. You will be able to see dolphins, patas azules birds, fragatas and many more birds that have made the small islands - islotes - their home, as you venture in a boat trip to the Puna Island (15 to 45 minutes- it is up to you how far you want to go), where you can take plenty of pictures and then disembark in any of the three comunas (communal lands) to enjoy more beach privacy and very calm and warm waters.
If you enjoy peer fishing or surfing, el Faro and el Pelado, respectively, will be your favorite places to visit. Both are within a 10 minutes drive.
You can visit a historic wood church: la Iglesia del Morro (over 500 years old); do roller skating at the central park, bike and climb in el Cerro del Muerto. We can help you contract a small boat or lancha if you prefer going deep sea fishing, diving, or getting snorkeling certified; we can arrange for you to do just that.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My other rate
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
|Notes||With a 12 month stay, there is a 700 monthly rent opportunity for two guests. For each additional guest add 30 dls to the monthly rent, to a maximum of three additional guests.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.