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BEAUTIFUL, AFFORDABLE BEACHFRONT HOUSE

Barb and Robert

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Barb and Robert

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL, AFFORDABLE BEACHFRONT HOUSE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Montanita House Rental Photos and Description

2BR + 2BA-Sleeps 6, Montanita#482641

This is a beautiful, freshly renovated (OCT 2014), 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath house right on a gorgeous, wide Pacific beach moments away from the action of Montanita. Enjoy a fun-filled, relaxing Ecuadorian vacation right on a beautiful beach among friendly, peaceful people, with plenty of amenities--and all this at bargain rates!

Curia is a peaceful little town 2 km (1mi.) north of Olon, 5 km, (3 mi.)north of Montanita, 184 km (114 miles) from Guayaquil. It is a 2.5 hour drive by car or by convenient, comfortable express bus ride from Guayaquil and the Int'l airport.

Montanita is famous for its great surfing beach, fun nightlife with excellent restaurants, bars and shopping. Good beach breaks, surfing, and surfing lessons can also be enjoyed right in front of the house! The beach is gently sloping, so that close-in surf is gentle, safe for children. Huge upstairs deck is perfect for dining and parties, providing long views up and down the beach. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony, watch whales when they come through, and watch the sunset over dinner! There are two small convenience stores in Curia and two fresh produce trucks that park 1000 meters (35 feet) from the house 6 days a week, offering a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh-caught fish is sold on the beach.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barb and Robert (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Beautiful, Affordable Beachfront House
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful, Affordable Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482641vb
-623 242 2420
Montanita Ecuador
Pioneer
5

The perfect spot on the beach!!!

  • 5 of 5
I'll just have to say vacationing here was an absolute dream!!! Barb & Rob not only took care of all our wants they went above an beyond, but truly they treated us like family. The house was way better than expected it felt shiny & new and more than cozy...very very clean and very spacious! Honestly though it's just that much prettier in person with live sunsets!!! If your in need of seafood you'll be able to get fresh seafood at your front door here! If you need fruits & vegetable, no problem trucks drive around in the morning, or if you need other items a short bus ride (50 cents!) to Oloncito Tienda can get you other necessities. If you want to stock your fridge with some cold beer, just down the street from the house the locals will be happy to oblige, and in case you are wondering where Rob & Barb will give you a tour of this cute little town everything you need is sooo very close. Nearby, in Olon Ojas Hostal & Bar gets more than a happy nod great place to grab a drink, and meet the Bar Maiden Shell or chat with the owner Julio cool people awesome atmosphere! Now, if your looking to shop, eat,drink,surf you name it the wild & crazy town of Montanita is just a 5 minute hop skip & jump by bus (50 cents) or taxi ($2.50) Please note we always tipped no matter what, even if it was a little that was just us, and it seemed the polite thing to do just saying. Now, let's get to the language barrier not a huge one if you have a Spanish/English dictionary AMEN it most certainly helps, and the locals really appreciate you for giving it your best shot. I loved everything about Ecuador it's people, it's culture, it's amazing different landscapes! I loved just being so close to the sea, and I mean literally you just walk a few steps outside from your little beach bungalow, and it's toes to sand baby! Who wouldn't love that. The entire time during out stay we felt safe, and comfortable and we have Barb & Rob to thank for making our dream vacation a magical time, and an experience will always treasure! We hope to come back soon!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • 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, Affordable Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482641vb
-623 242 2420
Montanita Ecuador
4

Tranquility Right on the Ocean --for Relaxing and Entertaining!!

  • 4 of 5
I took an amazing 9 month sabbatical in this house and couldn't have dreamed a better location! The house had everything I needed and was not too big and not too small. Private yet, right on the sand offering gorgeous views and ocean breezes. Big kitchen, which was a priority for me. big fenced yard offered security and room for my american furry friends ( dogs). Plenty of space for entertaining and cooking (big outside BBQ!) Super convenient location ( 5 min by bus or taxi) from Montanita yet far enough away to have peace be the focal point of living. Perfect 10 mile stretch of beach to bike on, walk down, surf at and star fish hunt! Whale watching is easy from the master bedroom deck! An amazing location-- amazing place, I will be back for sure!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful, Affordable Beachfront House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p482641vb
-623 242 2420
Montanita Ecuador
5

We loved the month we spent in this house!

  • 5 of 5
We had an incredible time! We rented this house because I didn't want to be surrounded by other Americans/vacationers. The house sits on the beach in the middle of the small fishing village of Curia. The view of the beach from the balcony! The pounding surf! The beach was all sand and very gradually sloped. Popular surf spot for the locals. We watched, and I helped, local fishermen haul in their nets right in front of the house. Seafood was plentiful and delivered to the front gate on a daily basis if you want. Fruit/vegetable vendors stopped on nearby streets almost daily. We only had to go into Olon, riding the jungle bus ($.40 each way), when we needed other supplies like butter so very seldom. Everything was available locally.
The neighbors were very friendly, helpful. I speak only rudimentary Spanish, theirs is Latin based, yet was able to get the point across with no problems. Neighbors directly behind us even provided us with the freshest chicken you could imagine. All fruits and vegetable were tree ripened and so tasty.
The house itself was just as depicted in the pictures. Clean, comfortable, everything worked. Outside tables/chairs were weather beaten by the sun and the white plastic chairs on the balcony were cracked. Mosquito nets/fans were provided. I find it hard to imagine how 6-8 people could find it comfortable. A queen bed in the front bedroom and two twins in the second, so really suitable for a couple and two children. We had planned to travel with 1-2 other couples and were glad they didn't go. Would not have worked...
The caretaker, Pablo, I cannot write enough about. Amazing individual, and an immense help. Knowledgeable about local cultures, spent two days with us basically showing us the ropes. Everybody knows Pablo. A very gregarious individual and he became a close friend over the month we spent there.
I would recommend this rental to everybody. Totally laid back, relaxing atmosphere.
Excellent location, peaceful and beautiful. Anything you need, food or otherwise, is available nearby or they will go out of their way to procure it for you. Visit the local Mantililla National Park for a history lesson and a gorgeous, white sand secluded beach. We enjoyed an amazing month in Curia, Ecuador and will revisit in the near future. One piece of advice, bring seasonings. The Ecuadorians are fond of bland food and spices are not readily available.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • 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
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you two had a great time, and I hope that you will return in the future for another stay. I agree with your assessment that the house is better suited for four people, with six being the maximum. In the past I have rented out the studio apartment in the back of the house along with the house which made it more comfortable for more people. I will edit the listing stating four to six people.

Matt (owner)
(925)998-1019
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Beautiful, Affordable Beachfront House
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Montanita Ecuador
Fridley, MN/USA
5

Relaxing and Enjoyable Experience

  • 5 of 5
Hello All,
I just got back from a very enjoyable time staying at the house advertised above. While staying at the house I went running on the beach every day, cooked awesome food in the house's well-furnished kitchen, slept in a very comfortable bed, watched movies from the house's video collection on a 40" TV, and used the house WIFI for internet connectivity.

The house's owner, Matt, is very friendly and helpful, along with Todd, the house manager. Also, the next door neighbors are on call to help out with just about anything you need.

The neighborhood where the house is located is really low-key and the neighbors were friendly and helpful to me with directions and getting to know my family. I felt great going out at night walking around close to where we were staying... it seems like a very safe little community.

While at the house, I went whale watching and snorkeling about 30 minutes N of where we were staying. We also went to Montanita to party for one night and that was really cool (the party doesn't start till 12 and doesn't end till 6 am. Most days we just hung out on the beach and swam, and then walked down the beach 20 minutes to Olon to eat out at one of the restaurants. Prices are pretty good in Olon since it is still 5 minutes away from Montanita.

Anyway, me and my family have no complaints after 7 days of holiday at La Casita Blanca. I'm planning on using this house next year if it is available when I am planning our next trip to Ecuador. This is definitely way better than staying in Montanita since it is a more relaxed setting, cheaper and still very close to all the fun stuff you want to do.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • 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
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review Joel.
I'm glad you and your family had a great time. We are committed to ensuring a wonderful time for all of our guests. This house is located in a perfect location right on the beautiful beach, close enough to all the activity, yet far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing. I'm glad that you met some of the neighbors. They are very nice people, and are always eager to help out in any way they can. I hope that you and your family do return next year for another visit.

Matt (owner)

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Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Montanita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$125
$850
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
$700
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $50
Notes No refund within 60 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Montanita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs bathroom
  • The house has two full bathrooms and an outdoor beach shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , The upstairs guest bedroom has ocean view.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master includes a very large ocean view balcony.
  • The upstairs master bedroom has a queen size bed, and connects to a huge deck with a 180 degree view of the pacific ocean and the extensive beach. The deck is furnished with a table and four chairs...perfect for enjoying food and drinks at sunset! The upstairs guest bedroom has a double bed, two twin beds, and a window with an ocean view. The studio apartment has a Double size bed, and also has a window with a limited ocean view (through the trees and greenery).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Cell phone, broadband internet with WiFi throughout the house; Curia now has a small restaurant serving food and beverages right on the beach. Fresh caught fish is sold, usually once a day, on the beach...just give them a wave and they will come and offer you the catch of the day. There are also fresh vegetables sold just steps from the house, usually 2-3 times during the week. Most of the other items you might need during your stay are sold at various locations in Curia, all in easy walking distance. In nearby Montanita there are two ATMs, a bank, lots of shops and street venders, and many excellent restaurants. Cell phone; WiFi throughout the house; Washing machine and dryer, small charge per load. Fully equipped kitchen and living room with DVD player & DVD library, large monitor, CD player/radio with ipod dock. If the calendar is full for your desired dates, please contact us for possible cancellations or availability of the studio apartment located on the property.

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