GORGEOUS BEACHFRONT ESTATE, 'LA DOLCE VITA' (HOUSE + 3 APTS) MONTAÑITA

Cecilia Behr

Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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GORGEOUS BEACHFRONT ESTATE, 'LA DOLCE VITA' (HOUSE + 3 APTS) MONTAÑITA

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3BR/2BA Main House, One 3BR Apartment, Two 1BR Apartments & Caretaker Residence

Welcome to paradise! *SMALL GROUP? We can customize your reservation! Please inquire for details...*

Perfect location with 12 miles of beach, flourishing vegetation and surrounding mountain views. Upscale neighborhood. Unobstructed view of beach and sunsets. Beachfront location with direct access to the beach and water. Ideal for weddings, reunions and special events. Swimming is very easy, with no rocks to worry about, all sand. Surfing lessons can be taken right in front of the house. 24/7 access to caretaker and to maid/cook. World-class surfing in Montañita less than 10 minutes south, featuring dancing, restaurants and bars in the evening. Taxis are on-call anytime, day and night.

What makes 'La Dolce Vita' different from other properties in the region? Firstly, we are on a very large and private lot of 2,000 square meters - and the land is covered by mature plants, fruit trees and flowers. Many other properties are on smaller lots and lack our privacy... There are no vendors or buses full of tourists all over our beach. The beach feels as if it's all to yourself, but you're only 10 minutes from town. Our privacy, large lot and safety make this ideal for children to run free and play. Also, La Dolce Vita's construction is a combination of stone, brick and natural wood throughout the home, featuring striking wooden ceiling beams creating a rich, rustic and unique charm. The perfect home away from home.

30 minutes north is a town called Puerto Lopez, where tours can be taken to go snorkeling, fishing or to see the whales breaching. Also at Isla de la Plata there are sites for world-class birdwatching where half-day to full-day tours are offered!

Exquisitely landscaped property with coconut palms, fruit trees, flowers and a stunning, custom-built 8 foot brick privacy wall. Featuring gate for car entrance; Parking available for up to 10 vehicles.

Main home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, upstairs loft, living area, gourmet kitchen and vaulted ceilings throughout. Master bedroom upstairs has ocean view and hot tub which looks directly out to ocean. Also features fully renovated master bathroom. Queen-size bed.

2 Bedrooms downstairs share a full bath. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, the other has one full-size bed. **Special requests for an extra bed can be accommodated.**

Living area downstairs features beautiful stone fireplace and dining area off kitchen with seating for six. Kitchen also has bar with 4 stools and features stainless steel appliances.

In upstairs loft there is a flat-screen TV with DVD player with large movie selection, and DIRECT TV included with many channels including CNN, Fox News and other English channels. We now offer WiFi on property, accessible from every area including the beach.

Grill and barbeque on porch for family gatherings and meals outdoors. Apartments on estate also offer built-in grill and seating areas.

NEW, HIGH-EFFICIENCY CEILING FANS THROUGHOUT THE HOME & IN EVERY BEDROOM

FURNITURE IS OWNER'S OWN, NO HOTEL/HOSTEL FURNITURE. FULL OF DETAILS AND PAINTINGS THROUGHOUT THE HOME.

During your stay you will have 24/7 access to our caretaker, Catalino and his wife, Maria. Catalino is there to help you with groceries, special requests, taxis, transportation, parties, beach canopy setup, and anything else to make your stay comfortable. For an extra fee Maria can assist with cooking and cleaning.

The apartments are not attached to the house; each has separate entrance. Apartments can be rented with or without the house.

Contact the owner for more details on his wonderful property. ALL INQUIRIES WELCOME and prices negotiable.

**No refunds or cancellations**

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Cecilia Behr (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks english, spanish

About Cecilia Behr

Hello! We are brother and sister currently residing in Columbus, Ohio, USA. We have had strong ties to Ecuador since we were little and much of our family lives there. Our mother has managed the property since her retirement and lives in Ecuador full-time. We're very flexible and hands-off, and will do anything we can to accommodate your requests. Please give us a call if you have any questions or concerns before making your reservation.

Cecilia Behr purchased this estate in 2003

Why Cecilia Behr chose Salinas

The beach frontage and quality of the beach at the property was unmatched. Most of the other homes have rocky beaches or shorelines. Also loved the rustic and warm feel of the home, it feels like a real residence and not like a hostel or motel. We have invested many tens of thousands of dollars in upgrades to the property and our goal is to make this a world-class vacation destination.

What makes this estate unique

Best value in the region. Perfect, unobstructed ocean view and access. Accommodation for large parties while keeping intimacy and privacy. Not a large, cold hostel environment. Full of details and intimacy. Stone fireplace in living room.

Paintings, furnishings, mirrors, rugs, etcetera are placed throughout the home and apartments as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The best experience at this property. My current husband and I opted to

celebrate our marriage at" La Dolce Vita", a beautiful property and we just fell in love with this place, the enviroment transmitting only peace and tranquility.

We lived a dream come true. Cecilia the owner took care of every detail

to make sure we had great accomodations, we had everything we needed

and everything was perfect, our guests were fascinated by the place, the

scenery, the ocean and even the weather. Cecilia once again Thank You

for sharing this little piece of paradise with us!!

Our family will cherish forever the moments we spent at La Dolce Vita.
Nov 2013
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Beachfront Estate, 'La Dolce Vita' (House + 3 Apts) Montañita
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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Gorgeous Beachfront Estate, 'La Dolce Vita' (House + 3 Apts) Montañita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439144vb
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Salinas Ecuador
Torrance, CA
5

Great place for a great family reunion

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky to stay at La Dolce Vita this past July for 5 days. We were a group of 17 altogether. We had a great time at this house. The house is very spacious and there were enough beds for everybody to be comfortable. We never felt crowded. The house and the apartments are beautiful and the location is great. Maria and her husband, the caretakers of the home, were very accommodating and helpful. Maria cooked for us every day we were there and it was great. She made us delicious fish, crab, ceviches, etc. They helped us with groceries too. The house is very close to Montañita so a couple of days we went there to have dinner and it was a lot of fun. All the time we were there it felt like we had our private beach. It was great! I would definitely return again and would recommend to anybody looking for a great place to stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Beachfront Estate, 'La Dolce Vita' (House + 3 Apts) Montañita
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+593 9985767304
Salinas Ecuador
5

A lot of pleasant memories!

  • 5 of 5
Writing a review for La Dolce Vita is easy and brings back a lot of pleasant memories.
Our large group (17) stayed on the property for two weeks and we were looked after by Cecilia from the moment we arrived. She arranged for transportation to and from the airport and was always around when we had questions. The rooms were clean and everything was there in the kitchens if we wanted to do our own cooking. We arranged to have Maria, who lives on the premises with her husband (Catalino) and children, to cook for us. After consulting Cecilia and the internet, we prepared a meal plan and Maria cooked most lunches and dinners for us. Catalino did most of the shopping for fresh produce, fish, and meat. To write that Maria's cooking was delicious is an understatement; it was oftentimes the highlight of our day and even our picky children came back for seconds. Catalino also looked after the property and was always around to help, making us feel safe.
The beach is big and lovely and there is plenty to see and do within a short bus ride away. We really had no expectations of Ecuador, especially the area around the house. Being seasoned travelers, we ventured out almost every day and ended up falling in love with the country and it's people. We explored the nearby town of Montanita a few times, went whale watching, deep sea fishing, and hiked the dense jungle and cloud forest. The fishing town of Puerto Lopez, where we bought fresh sea food, was also a favorite. We took advantage of very accessible and cheap public transportation to get around and took cabs when it was more convenient.

I (we) highly recommend Ecuador as a travel destination, and if you're looking for accommodations on the coast, La Dolce Vita should be on top of your list.

(link to photos to come)
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Salinas Ecuador
New Jersey
4

Lovely home!

  • 4 of 5
This is an absolutely fantastic home, exactly as described. Our family and friends enjoyed this home for 2 nights. The house is very well maintained, comfortable and nicely decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook.
We loved our time at this wonderful house. It is amazing! Quiet. Gorgeous scenery. This beach house exceeded our expectations.
The owner and caretakers were wonderful. I would recommended this house to anyone that is looking to relax and create memories for their family.

Thank you Cecilia, for allowing us to make your home, ours, for our vacation. Hope to see you again next year.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Beachfront Estate, 'La Dolce Vita' (House + 3 Apts) Montañita
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Salinas Ecuador
5

Fabulous Vacation and Hospitality

  • 5 of 5
We stayed a week here with my family of four and one of my teenagers' friends. It was beautiful and we felt so welcome. The photos do not do it justice. The owner had thought of everything. We had a local phone to use and she had great recommendations of sites to see while we were there. We rented a car, but if we come again I do not think it is necessary. The taxis and local buses are so reliable and reasonable. Thank you for a fabulous week!!!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Beachfront Estate, 'La Dolce Vita' (House + 3 Apts) Montañita
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p439144vb
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Salinas Ecuador
5

An incredible house and trip you will not regret

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at "La Dulce Vita" for 5 nights with a group of 9 friends. Many in the group have traveled to a wide range of places in the world and yet every single one of us thought this was one of the most amazing trips we have ever been on. I had never used VRBO before but the house could not have been more perfect. It was an experience I will never forget and have already recommended to countless friends and family members.

THE HOUSE:
Since there were 8 bedrooms only two people had to share a room. My room had a queen-sized bed, a hammock, a jacuzzi, and a personal bathroom. The house is not just large and comfortable, it is really, really well designed. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into the furniture, the lights, the paintings on the walls, etc. The house also has WIFI, a TV/DVD set up with a huge range of movie channels, a phone to use to make local calls, and even a croquet set.

Catalino and Maria, the caretakers who live on site, were delightful and helped us with everything: booking cabs for us into town, finding a pharmacy when needed, going grocery shopping, cleaning, and even cooking breakfast. Cecilia, the owner, was there when we arrived to make sure we got settled and then called several times to make sure the trip was going well. She even helped arrange activities for us like going on a snorkeling trip and going to a spa.

LOCATION:
The house has a small backyard and is right on the beach. There are only neighboring houses around it so we rarely saw many people on the beach--it was like it was completely private. The house was about a 7 minute cab ride (which cost $3) from town. The was perfect because we got a balance between feeling like we had our own space and yet we were close to town when we needed it.

MONTANITA:
I had never been to Ecuador and had no idea what to expect. This place is a hidden gem. The mountains and the beach are stunning. The town has a ton of shops, vendors, and restaurants to explore during the day. At night time the town is alive with people from all over listening to music and enjoying food and drinks. Most importantly, the people we met were so welcoming and kind. I don't think I have ever met friendlier people in my live.

I told Cecilia that if anyone ever asks her for a personal reference, she can pass my info along to anyone. This trip was the closest thing to perfect I have ever experienced. If you are having doubts I can assure you this is a visit you would not regret.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Beachfront Estate, 'La Dolce Vita' (House + 3 Apts) Montañita
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Salinas Ecuador
5

Best ever experience

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 11 1/2 The half was a baby,spent a wonderful week at La Dolce Vita. This was our first time in Ecuador. The day we left our home town in Michigan it was only 2 degrees and we flew in to Ecuador it was 80 degrees and some rain but mostley sun. We started in Guayaquil and then came to this location. Our time here was wonderful and we all wanted to stay longer. The house was roomy and clean. The location and privacy was excellent right on the ocean. We played in the big waves everyday and had a blast. We took many walks on the beach and watched the fisherman bring fresh fish and shrimp right up to the property everyday. We came during carnival and the town was busy but was quiet where we were. Buses and cabs were available for a minimal fee 2-3 dollars. The owners even arranged rides from Quayaquil for a reasonable fee for a couple of our group that came in later or had to leave earlier. Thank you so much to the owners for that. The caretakers were amazing and Maria and her husband cooked many meals and attended to our every need. The owners would come by every so often just to make sure we were comfortable or needed anything. We have told friends about this place and they are going to be booking a stay this year. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

10 mins from Montanita (40 cent bus ride/$3 by taxi)

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Availability & Rates

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Salinas Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Whale Watching Season 2014
Jul 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,650
$4,500
 
 
Holidays & High-Season 2015
Dec 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,350
$6,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,650
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Notes *SMALL GROUP? We can customize your reservation! Please inquire for details...

*Supplemental charge for Christmas, New Year's and Special Events*

Catalino's assistance provided free-of-charge, however gratuities appreciated.

A driver can be arranged to pick you up from the Guayaquil airport. Up to 11 people in newer, nice van with A/C. $130 USD flat fee each way, which covers the entire group

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Salinas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Queen size Beds, Double Beds, Twin/Single Beds; Sleep Sofa or Futons upon request
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
Notes:
Light cleaning services are provided every other day, including cleaning of bathrooms, kitchen, sweeping main areas, etc. 24/7 caretaker provided free-of-charge however gratuities are appreciated. For an additional fee cooking or additional services may be made available. Please inquire. Sleeps 6+ in main house and 10-12 more in additional apartments on estate. **Crib and high-chair are available** Less than 10 mins from Montanita, (40 cents bus, $3 USD taxi) for nightlife, bars, restaurants, shopping and conveniences. Canopy and chairs for beach provided. Fully furnished with owner's furniture. Pickup/dropoff service from Guayaquil airport can be arranged for $130 USD each way (for entire group), air-conditioned shuttle van fits 10-11 people. You will be held liable for any property missing or damaged
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