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Gordon Kauffman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Casa Tia Tita - El Zonte - Special Beach Front Property

78 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

El Zonte House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9, includes Housekeeping & Cook

El Zonte is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of El Salvador. I have met numerous people who were traveling through and ended up staying or returning for the duration of their vacation. It's a difficult place to leave.

Ana & I have tried to make it even harder to leave by giving you the best of both worlds. I'm Gringo and Ana is Salvadorian. You will find that our property reflects both cultures. We live here part of the year and even after an extended stay, I hate to leave. This is our home and we look forward to having you as our guest.

The property is maintained by a full time Caretaker and we have included with your stay, a daily Housekeeper and Cook. This staff will be there to insure that you have what you need, when you need it. You are welcome to cook your own meals and clean your own rooms but we feel this is a waste of your valuable vacation time. Optional Services include; Airport Pick Up & Drop Off, On Site Masseuse, Guided Tours, and Nanny Services.

Keywords: Beach Front Property

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gordon Kauffman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Gordon Kauffman

My name is Gordon. My wife Ana was born in El Salvador and moved to the states at the age of 12. We met in High School and have remained partners for the past 41 years. On our visits to El Salvador we fell in love with the community of El Zonte and when this property became available, we bought it with retirement in mind. We currently live here a couple of months each year but decided that at this point, it would make a beautiful rental property. I'm sure you'll find that El Zonte is a perfect little slice of paradise. If you don't stay at our place, make sure you visit El Zonte while you're in El Salvador. Enjoy and Happy Trails.

Gordon Kauffman purchased this house in 2004

Why Gordon Kauffman chose El Salvador

The ocean front community of El Zonte is located 30 minutes west of El Salvador's Comalapa International Airport (SAL), convenient to shopping in the Port Town La Liberted, and this part of the coast line is scattered with local restaurants and activities. Nestled between mountains on three sides and the Pacific Ocean in front, it remains a secluded getaway for beach goers as well as a hot spot for local and international surf communities. Casa Tia Tita sits in the center of this active seclusion and is designed to offer the best El Salvador has to offer with all the comforts of home.

What makes this house unique

While staying at Casa Tia Tita we will be providing daily housekeeping as well as a cook to prepare and serve your meals. The kitchen is yours and available for your use at any time but we felt that you would have better things to do. I've found that a swim in the ocean, a dip in the pool and a good lunch will put me in the perfect mood for a siesta in the hammock. There are plenty of them hanging around. A walk on the beach will offer great food, entertainment, and if you're younger than I am, surfing. Lessons, and board rentals are available at multiple locations so there's no need to bring your boards with you.

Reviews

5
based on 78 traveler reviews

Casa Tia Tita - El Zonte - Special Beach Front Property
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 78 reviews
5

Beachfront Treasure in Little Known El Zonte

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 8 days here over Christmas and we couldn't have asked for anything more. First off the live in host family (Mario and Marina) the stay relaxing by cooking the most delicious meals we have ever had while on vacation and touring us around for supplies and to attractions. They don't speak much English and we speak even less Spanish, but through hand signals and a translation App communication was simple. Mario and his family are very special people.

Now to the property. Tia Tita is everything as advertised and more. It is situated right on the beach where 80 degree water awaits to go tackle the waves. We swan several times everyday we were there. The beach was never crowed and a couple of days we had it pretty much to ourselves. The pool is small, but very refreshing after some suntanning. The temperature was between 93 and 96 everyday with no rainfall. The property is well maintained everyday and the layout is perfect. There is a two tiered gazebo that overlooks the ocean that we often sat on the upper deck for hours. The sunsets and sunrises are the most amazing we have ever witnessed. If you are looking for rest and relaxation mixed in with seeing some of the country this is the place. Not being at a resort and still not having to worry about preparing your meals makes this place special. We always felt safe off the property and everyone had an "Ola" and a smile to offer. Finally, dealing with Gordon was easy and smooth even if he gets the arrival date wrong lol. Sun, fun and relaxation is what Casa Tia Tita is all about. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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montara, ca
5

4th year, better than ever

  • 5 of 5

this is the fourth year we have gone to Casa Tia Tita, and as others have said, it just keeps getting better. My friends and I committed to doing 20 years in a row here, why go anywhere else.

Mario and Morena and their beautiful kids are the best!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 4 young boys, just returned from Casa Tia Tita for our second time. It was just as nice as the first! The beach, house, pool, the food and sunshine! Mario and his family are so kind and warm. We visited Cerro Verde this year with Mario and his son. It was beautiful! We highly recommend visiting some part of the country. Gordon is a pleasure to work with. Go visit El Salvador and stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA, USA
5

Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Tia Tita for 10 nights... me, my husband, our 1 YO and a friend. If relaxing beach vacation is what you want, this is a great spot. Our days were filled with great food (courtesy of Morena and Laura (I think)), books by the pool/beach, swimming in the pool with our baby, surfing, beach walks, massages, afternoon naps and tasty beverages.

Mario and Morena and the other staff were very welcoming and friendly. They don't know much/any English, so I was happy my husband knows a fair amount of Spanish. I would take the opportunity to brush up on some basics before you go! Accommodations are simple and clean - nothing fancy but just fine for being right on the beach and having great service by the staff. We also took advantage of having a nanny - Doris or Rina was there each day from 7-7 and our little guy loved to play with them while we were able to enjoy some real relaxing.

El Zonte is a pretty quiet community - we had drinks at a couple of the bars/restaurants, but mostly stayed at home. We did have Mario take us to El Tunco (5 miles away) a couple of times for a change of pace. There is a little more action and restaurants/shops at that beach.

I would certainly recommend! Great spot for a change of pace.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

My family's extended stay was truly an unforgettable experience--from breakfasts in the rancho to playing in the pool to touching both a sunrise and sunset over the pacific on the same day! We especially loved growing as friends with property caretakers (and much more) Mario and Morena. We will never forget our time at Casa Tia Tita!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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montara, ca
5

Better than ever

  • 5 of 5

This was my third trip to Casa Tia Tita....the first time bringing my family (wife and three young kids 9,7 and 5) - usually its just the guys on a surf trip. The house, grounds and setting are as amazing as ever, and an estatic THANK YOU to Mario (driver/groundskeep) and Morena (cook/chef) and their beautiful kids. They are amazing (my kids referred to the meals as Morena's Amazing Food). As always, Gordon was super easy to deal with to get it all set up. We love El Salvador and Casa Tia Tita!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Tia Tita
Nearest Point of Interest
La Libertad, Fish Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
San Salvador
Nearest Point of Interest
Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Cerro Verde National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Juayua

We can also connect you with: Surf Guides for Lessons, Board Rentals, & Guided Excursions.

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Rates & Availability

El Zonte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$298
$2,086
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rent includes Caretaker, House Woman, & Cook.
Tipping is at your discretion.

$200.00 deposit required to reserve your dates.
1/2 rent due 60 days prior to arrival.
full rent due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

El Zonte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 child bed
  • 2 King size beds, 2 Twin or Single Beds, 1 Pac & Play, 1 set of Bunk Beds
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Many Outdoor Hammocks, Two Story Beach Front Gazebo, Housekeeping & Cook Included, Restaurant next door will deliver meals to your table, Tours Available, Airport Pick Up Available, Nanny Services Available, Masseuse Available, Weekly Grocery Run Provided

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