Manta house rental - Inside the courtyard.
Inside the courtyard.
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 3 nights
 

Manta House Rental Photos and Description
Mediterranean villa with ocean views, two blocks from the beach and restaurants

Known for surfing and relaxation, newly renovated Casa Blanca in Puerto Cayo can be your home away from home while exploring the beautiful coast of Ecuador. Fully furnished with amenities you've come to expect such as WIFI, Casa Blanca has two guest bedrooms with queen beds and their own private bathrooms. Lounge in the courtyard or relax in your own private pool while listening to a Bob Marley CD or your own IPod tunes on the outdoor speakers. Swing open the many french doors to let the party flow inside or out while you prepare the day's catch in your fully stocked kitchen. Later, enjoy a movie on the plasma TV selected from the library of available DVDs. There is plenty of covered outside seating along with multiple hammocks, and several levels to view the ocean and the fantastic sunsets. Comfortable air conditioning if needed is provided throughout.

We are a semi-retired American couple who first visited Ecuador in April and again in June of 2010 with our three sons, buying the run-down property in August of the same year. The house was in bad shape, vacant for over 15 years and in dire need of rescuing. Renovation began in September and the house was completed in June of 2011. In January of 2011 the owners also bought the run-down resort hotel, Luz de Luna, 3 kilometers north of town. The name was changed to Los Suenos del Mar and it continues to be updated and renovated as funds permit. Thoroughly committed to the Puerto Cayo area, the owners in January of 2012 also provided the financing for the Las Palmas neighborhood project located next to the hotel. Some of the new lot owners stay in long-term rental units at the hotel while overseeing the building of their new homes in the neighborhood next door.

Casa Blanca purchased this house in 2010

Puerto Cayo is a safe, tranquil fishing village on one of the longest and most beautiful beaches in all of Ecuador. Beachfront property here is abundant which makes the prices very reasonable, and the people are friendly and welcome newcomers with open arms and happy smiles. Conveniently, there are larger towns nearby, such as Puerto Lopez 20 minutes down the coast and Jipipapa 20 minutes inland, to shop for groceries and tourist trinkets and do some of the more commercial vacation activities, such as whale watching and snorkeling. Montanita, a little farther south, full of hotels, bars, night clubs, restaurants, and shops, is a great weekend adventure for the young at heart. A wild and fun place to visit, but not someplace we would want to live! We are always excited when arriving in Montanita and just as excited to get back home to Puerto Cayo. Manta, an hour north, is the largest seaport city in Ecuador, too big and busy for us, but it's our destination for that twice a month shopping experience at the mall and the larger grocery stores, or for trying out another nice restaurant, or for seeing an English-speaking movie. Canoa, a somewhat tamer version of Montanita, is a fun destination even further north of Manta.

The outside seating is a plus at Casa Blanca. The courtyard is completely private, and there are outside speakers for enjoying your favorite music while sitting enjoying the pool and sun. Fresh seafood and produce can be purchased locally at amazing prices. Extremely cheap moto-taxis are available for traveling all over Puerto Cayo or to Los Frailes, the beautiful white-sand public beach, or out to the Los Suenos hotel for maybe an America breakfast, or a cocktail at sunset before a nice evening meal at Breakers restaurant. The bus stop is less than a mile away for trips of greater distance.

4 Reviews of Property 421162 in Manta, Ecuador

Casa Blanca - Located in the heart of Puerto Cayo
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Casa Blanca - Located in the heart of Puerto Cayo
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Manta Ecuador
Chicago area, Illinois
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My wife, myself and 2 new friends that we met in Quito made the drive to Puerto Cayo, and stayed at Casa Blanca. The house was beautiful, and had everything we needed. Everything was clean and well kept. The view was beautiful, though it was consistently cloudy, due to the time of year. The house is an easy walk to the beach, as well as small stores to shop for food and snacks. The town is quite slow and quiet, but I expect that to change over time.Gary and April, our hosts, helped us with everything we needed. I would certainly recommend this rental home to anyone.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Manta Ecuador
Houston, TX & El Tablon Ecuador
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
What a great place! Clean, close to the beach, beautiful view, well furnished, safe and private. If you want to get away with your family or some other couples this is the place. The pictures don't do it justice it is much nicer in person. Gary, the manager, met us in the middle of the night to let us in and he and his son were very accommodating making sure we had all the information we needed and how to contact him if we needed anything else. I would highly recommend this property to anyone needing a fully functional get-away at the beach. Even though the kitchen is fully furnished I don't know why anyone would want to use it when on vacation when you are only two short blocks from some of the freshest seafood available at more than reasonable prices too and unforgettable sunsets to enjoy with your meal. I can also recommend Gary's hotel restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinners. He has the best chef on the coast. Just tell them you want Carlos' special of the day!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
The Dyes Family
August 2011
Our stay in Puerto Cayo was great! The house was beautiful… it had all the amenities we wanted for a great beach vacation… beautiful pool, huge kitchen & living area, gorgeous ocean views, awesome master suite overlooking the ocean! We were just a few steps away from the beach and the best seafood we’ve ever had! I would definitely recommend this beach house to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing beach vacation.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Casa Blanca - Located in the heart of Puerto Cayo
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Manta Ecuador
5

Excellent place to spend your vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
This is the second time that we have had the pleasure of staying at Casa Blanca. We stayed in the house last August, 2011 and again for two weeks in June 2012.
The house itself is a beautiful property. You are secure, more than comfortable, and close to the beach. So close, you can see it, hear it, and fell it as well.
The house has everything that you will need and more. We are two adults and this trip we brought our two childen, ages 11 and 15. They had a blast in the pool!!
The house is close to the little stores in the town, so you can pick up the daily items that you need. Major shopping is about 45 minutes away, either direction.
The village of Puerto Cayo is great!! The people there are so friendly and helpful. The beach is beautiful. It is not crowded and you can walk for miles down the beach, if you wanted to do so.
Puerto Cayo for us was kinda centrally located for our travels. We went from Manta to the North and Montanita to the South and all point in between.
Gary and April and all of the other staff that helped us out during our stay were amazing!! We would aask a question about someting and someone would be knocking on the door or calling us very quickly.
We really enjoyed our stay at Casa Blanca and will return there next year.
We are glad to recommend Casa Blanca to anyone, it is affordable, clean, secure, and close to activities.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3