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La Casa De Curia Beautiful Ocean View House

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house

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House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 2 Baths, (Maximum capacity 12)

This beautiful house is located 6 km North of Montanita on top of a small hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it provides peace and relaxation like no other, located within a family owned property it is very private and lovingly taken care of. The beach which is one of the most beautiful in the coast is at 5 minutes walking distance down the hill and has a private access. 10 minutes by car is Montañita, a very eclectic little village with a very cosmopolitan atmosphere and lots to see and do, Montañita is mostly known as a world class surfing destination.

Long walks on the beach, surfing, whale watching during the summer months and many other activities are possible in the area. The house is perfectly located to be used as a base to explore the coast North and South. The nearest international airport is in Guayaquil which is at 2.5 hours by car.

Keywords: Ocean view House, Beautiful beach,peaceful and private setting, Near famous Montanita surf spot in Ecuador,strategic location to explore the coast,bird watcher paradise and biodiversity hotspot,

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Bernardo Jaramillo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Bernardo Jaramillo

My name is Bernardo Jaramillo, I am a marine Biologist currently living in Hawaii's big Island. Built and lived in my house La Casa de Curia for 12 years.

Bernardo Jaramillo purchased this house in 1990

Why Bernardo Jaramillo chose Ecuador

The house was built as my private residence.

What makes this house unique

Peace, relaxation, privacy, and beauty


based on 19 traveler reviews

La Casa De Curia Beautiful Ocean View House
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Dream house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed twice in this dream house. Perfect for kids. Ocean view, beautiful gardens. M.Julio was so helpfull and attentioned. La Casa de Curia is our family favorite house on the Coast!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Close to everything but away from it all

  • 5 of 5

La Casa de Curia is the absolute perfect homebase for exploring a bit of Ecuador's Ruta del Spondylus. The house is very comfortable and was ideal for our group of 5 (although it could easily accommodate more). It's location high on a hill allows you to take advantage of the refreshing ocean breezes, while being close enough to the beach to hear the crashing waves. And with access to a private and nearly deserted beach just a short walk down the hill, you might not want to leave the property at all.

Once you do get motivated to leave, there is much to do and see within a short drive. Montañita's party scene - if that's your thing - is an easy (and cheap) cab ride away. Personally, we preferred the more peaceful vibe on the beach in Olón, where a row of beachfront restaurants serve up delicious fresh seafood and cold beers at unbelievably affordable prices. Don't miss the ceviche de ostra sold from the little cart - it seriously doesn't get any fresher. One of the highlights of the trip was watching local fisherman pull up their catch on the beach while the enormous frigates and pelicans swooped and dove to get their fill of fish. Amazing!

But much more amazing than the house and it's incredible location are the people you will meet at Casa de Curia. Don Julio was incredibly helpful to us and I am so glad to have met him. He truly went above and beyond for us, especially when my daughter had a little surfing accident and split her lip. I was so worried that she might need stitches, but Don Julio knew just who to call (it seems he knows everyone and everyone knows him) and she got treatment within half an hour. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness.

I would simply add that you can book this house with confidence, knowing that you will be in excellent hands during your stay. We will definitely be back. Thank you Bernardo and Don Julio.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Best Trip Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend La Casa de Curia - beautiful views, amazing home and great locations. You will not be disappointed when staying at La Casa De Curia. Truly a memorable experience and can't wait to go back. You are so close to Montanita, have access to a private beach, witness the most beautiful sunsets...we can't say enough good things about La Casa De Curia - you will just have to experience it for yourself.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christina. I hope we will see you again soon. Cheers Bernardo
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clifton park, NY

Best vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every single moment at La Casa de Curia, wonderful people, food, beach. Planning to go back ASAP. House is exactly as describe in this website. Beach just cross the street, clean, magnificent!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Wedding Getaway

  • 5 of 5

La Casa Grande is very spacious and comfortable. The location is great, a few minutes from Olon and the beaches of Montanita. The private access to the beach is kept clean and we walked no more than three minutes, the beach is beautiful, quiet and clean. We enjoyed our time in Curia, it was wonderful not having to worry about cooking, for a small fee you can enjoy delicious food. The venue of the wedding was five minutes away, so convenient for us. The property is beautiful and well taken care of. My children enjoy the beach, however, if the house had a pool it would be even better. We would definitely consider coming back. Don Julio was of great help, he is very friendly and informative.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. I like it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Guayaquil (GYE)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Many in Montañita
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Isla de La Plata
Nearest Point of Interest
Puerto Lopez
Car: recommended

Surfing, whale watching,Bird watching, nature trekking,fishing,cannopy,


Rates & Availability

Santa Elena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Special prices for weekly and longer stays are available, contact us for information. During Big and important Holidays like Christmas and new years eve, Carnaval, and the wholly week our rates will be higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Santa Elena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 4 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
5 gal bottled water provided at check in,Daily complimentary housekeeping,Bicycles and boogie boards available,gated family compound,Owner is on-site to answer questions give advice and resolve problems, he is fluent in French and understands and speaks some English, Guests are given keys to private beach access.

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