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La Casa De Curia Beautiful Ocean View House

Santa Elena, Ecuador
  • House2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

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,


Bernardo Jaramillo

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 04, 2018
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 Santa Elena Province

The house was built as my private residence.

What makes this House unique

Peace, relaxation, privacy, and beauty


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Loft
        2 twin/ single
      • Loft
        1 double, 2 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)


      • 2 Bathrooms

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Mountain View
            • Ocean View
              Beach is 5 minutes away walking.
            • Oceanfront
            • Water View


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          and includes complimentary weekly bed linen and towels laundry
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Dryer available
                        • Fireplace
                          For wood please ask the staff, the fireplace works wonderfully well.
                        • Garage
                          Covered garage for one vehicle
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Complimentary WiFi internet connection throughout the house
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Covered Parking
                          Covered parking for one vehicle, outside parking for two more cars
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          outside parking for two more cars
                        • Towels Provided
                          All bathroom towels provided and exchanged daily if needed.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Personal laundry service can be arranged for a fee, or feel free to use our W/D (guests should get their detergent)
                        • Wireless Internet
                          WiFi all around the house(s).
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          For wood please ask the staff, the fireplace works wonderfully well.


                            • Coffee Maker
                              We have several options for coffee, a french press, a dripping coffee maker and an expresso maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Everything you could need
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              All utensils and dishes provided
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped open Kitchen, great for socializing while preparing your meals
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Propane Oven in range
                            • Pantry Items
                              One complimentary 5 gallon drinking water bottle at check in, the next bottles should be bought by the guest, they are available at the house. Also have fresh ground coffee, tea bags sugar and salt.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Propane 4 burner stove with oven
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Inside a big wooden table for 8 and outside on the veranda a table for six
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                      We do have a few books left and exchanged by our guests.
                                    • Games
                                      Multi games set and playing cards deck.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      DIRECT TV service with US News and sports
                                    • Television
                                      One small TV in one bedroom


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Two sun decks and several lounge chairs.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          One covered exterior terrace with a table for six.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          One mobile charcoal barbecue grill.
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Boogie boards available


                                            • smoking allowed

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Staff


                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • shelling
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming


                                                                    • 5 gal bottled water provided at check in,Daily complimentary housekeeping, boogie boards available, gated family compound, Always somebody is on-site to answer questions give advice and resolve problems, owner (Bernardo) is fluent in French and English, Guests are given keys to private beach access.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      23 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A beautiful house for in a beautiful and convenient location with space for plenty of guests.

                                                                      William E.

                                                                      A beautiful house for in a beautiful and convenient location with space for plenty of guests.

                                                                      Really nice beach house!

                                                                      Sandra V.

                                                                      The house has everything needed for a perfect stay. Would definitely recommend it.

                                                                      A beautiful beach and adequate house.

                                                                      Amanda H.

                                                                      After reading all of the previous reviews I was prepared to be wowed by our little vacation in Curia. The beach is beautiful and very clean. The town is quiet and feels safe. The house was fine. Not amazing, not spectacular (as many of the reviews suggested), but fine. It met our needs. Yes, it is stocked with adequate dishes. It was nice to have use of the washer and dryer. I did not feel that it was SUPER clean as some of the reviews claimed. When we arrived I asked for some floors to be redone and for hair to be removed from one of the showers. It felt like a rustic beach cabin with the heat, bugs, and sand/dirt that you'd expect to find. There is no A/C and we really suffered at night. Both of the bathrooms have plumbing issues which is kind of gross (one shower doesn't drain well and one toilet doesn't flush well). The rooms of the house are smaller than pictured. Yes, the personal (Bernard and Gilson) were excellent. Overall, it was a fine beach trip. I would love to give it 4 or 5 stars, but that would be a dishonest representation.

                                                                      a great escape!


                                                                      La Casa de Curia was the perfect place at the end of busy trip. The layout of the house allowed our group of 6 adults just the right amount of privacy and togetherness. The location just a few minutes from Olon and Montanita gives the option of hanging out with others, or the peace of your own private beach. Life's essentials are available just a minute down the road at the shops in Olon. The house itself benefits from its placement on a hill, as others mention, with refreshing breezes, the sound of the ocean waves, and plants and trees surrounding the house keeping it cool and comfortable. We also felt very safe. The house is beautifully maintained and very well supplied.

                                                                      Dream house!

                                                                      Marie M.Canada

                                                                      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!

                                                                      Close to everything but away from it all

                                                                      Brittany D.Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

                                                                      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.


                                                                      Santa Elena, Ecuador

                                                                      Surfing, whale watching, Bird watching, nature trekking, fishing, snorkeling, beach combing, Mountain Biking, Night life, dancing, restaurants.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Additional Guest Fee

                                                                      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.

                                                                      23 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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