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Fabulous Salinas Oceanfront Penthouse Suite

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, with Terrace Sleeps 2

Your own penthouse suite while on vacation right in the middle of the malecon/ boardwalk.

This 8th floor penthouse suite was completely remodeled with everything built as close to us/ Canadian standards as is possible in Ecuador. The high quality design and construction supervision was performed by USA licensed architect and a USA interior designer.

The suite has everything you will need for your stay, just bring your clothes and bathing suit!

There are unobstructed views to mar bravo (angry sea) on the south coast of Salinas and focused views of Salinas bay, malecon (boardwalk) and beach from your living room and terrace.

The beach is right across the street and you can hear the waves from your suite.

Jet skis, paddle boards, water ski, banana boat, whale watching are available just down the malecon from your casa.

The suite is well appointed with ceiling fans and separate ac units for the bedroom and the main living room for your comfort.

Direct TV and WiFi for internet access provided at no cost. All utilities are included in the cost with no additional charges.

LED TV's with DVD players are provided in the main living room and the bedroom for your viewing pleasure.

A separate desk provided for use for your laptop.

Local cell phone is provided with approximately $10 of minutes for your use.

Laundry service can be arranged for additional cost.

A security guard is on premises in lobby.

Parking space provided if needed in the garage adjacent to building although transportation by taxi and bus is easy and inexpensive.

Airport pickup by English and Spanish speaking driver can be arranged at additional cost.

Bookings are restricted to approximately 6 week maximum per customer during high season Dec. 1 - April 31.

More Details

James Flannery
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About James Flannery

We 'retired' in August of 2012 and moved to Salinas Ecuador in October 2012 from Oakland California. We have lived here for over 4 years.

I am a retired architect and Cecilia a retired admin hospital assistant. We have several vacation rentals that we manage in Salinas, Ecuador and the Riviera Maya in Mexico which keeps us as busy as we would like.

Cecilia volunteers to the Salinas Red Cross and volunteers to teach English to local Ecuadorian vendors, police etc. in Salinas.

James Flannery purchased this condo in 2011

Why James Flannery chose Ecuador

We purchased the complete floor of a penthouse condo which we completely gutted and remodeled in 2013. The rental suite is on one end of the penthouse floor.

The weather and swimming is great in Salinas and friends are easy to make. Shorts, t-shirts and flipflops are our attire most of the year. We think you will enjoy your stay here.


Salinas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Salinas Oceanfront Penthouse Suite
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Johns Creek, Georgia (metro Atlanta)

Our Favorite Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this condo for a month because of its location, space, security, internet reliability, and especially the owners.

Being on the top floor in a corner unit, across from the beach and within easy walking distances to the best restaurants, made this condo a perfect location. Also, we could see both sides of the peninsula. From the balcony, we saw whales feeding.

This very clean and well-maintained space was brilliantly designed to maximize space and light. The chic and comfortable furniture accentuated the design and was sufficient for our need as a couple. We (mostly husband) particularly enjoyed the recliner and ottoman. The essentials in the kitchen and bathroom exceeded our expectations in quantity, quality, and variety. Even beach towels, small cooler (what a pleasant surprise), and cellphone were provided. The bedroom was spacious with built-in closets, which had lots of hangers, and built-in drawers. The desk was a bonus. The bedding and linen were of good quality with extras available!

We always felt safe, and the ever vigilant doorman added to this feel. The internet was reliable and speedy.

As world travelers, vacation rentals are our primary housing choice. Most owners follow a basic model. James and Cecelia are very speciall. As guests, we always felt our happiness was paramount. James arranged for us to be picked up from the Guayaquil airport by Viktor (an excellent driver and spontaneous guide) for our two-hour ride to Salinas. Also, they arranged for a nail tech to come to the condo, made a massage appointment (walked wife to location), suggested a three-night trip to Montanita and Puerto Lopez including where to stay and eat - all excellent recommendations!! Our orientation was thorough. Thanks James for your patience.

Let's not forget Ralph. One look at this dog, and you will want to become a pet owner.

We highly recommend renting this condo.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic get away!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Stay

James and his wife, are the perfect host!

The apartment, was perfect for all our needs! As James, provide all the things and more to make a perfect get away. The apartment has air conditioning in both rooms, flat panels TV in both rooms, a full kitchen, and a nice living room. We received a warm welcome from the host and a wonderful memories. We love to go back to stay with them! This is a perfect place to stay for a long time.We recommend to anyone that like to be pamper!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Cecelia and James provide a wonderful and tastefully decorated suite. They are terrific hosts and are a wealth of information about the area. The accommodation, furnishings and sunsets from the balcony are second to none. We had a wonderful experience and look forward to going back. James and Cecelia thanks for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed @ James & Cecilia’s condo for 13 days and enjoyed every day. We had all that we needed to make our stay comfortable. The condo is very cute, clean & yet modern. Ample space for me and my husband. Bed was comfortable and the kitchen was equipped for us to cook our meals. We shopped and cooked delicious foods. The bathroom contained all the supplies you might need: shampoo, conditioner, soaps, towels, etc.

There are many restaurants just around the corner & you can walk there. There is a store nearby where you can buy all that you need (small supermarket).

This being our 1st trip to Ecuador and knowing very little Spanish, we appreciated the instructions that we found at the condo, which told us all we needed to know to move around. James assisted us with booking great massage for us as well as having pedicure and manicure done right in the suite. Both James and Cecilia are great property owners that ensure you have all the privacy you may seek and yet they are right there if you need something. The WIFI in the suite is a definite asset. We felt very safe, comfortable & the last day of our stay was sad one because we just didn’t want to leave. We’re already thinking about our next trip and I would definitely book this condo again.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tamara and Mark, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our sweet and your time in Salinas. Salinas has some of the best weather in the world and it is easy to meet people here. Hope to see you again next year. Warm Regards, James
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Great property and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a gem right in the middle of Salinas. It was immaculate, well furnished, lots of closets and a great value. Everything you need to have a relaxing stay.

James and Cecelia were a wealth of knowledge about where to go and how to get there. We enjoyed some great restaurants and wonderful fresh markets. Two weeks went by in a flash. I would definitely recommend this to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Wendy, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again down here! Regards, James
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  • 5 of 5

James and Cecilia’s Condo in Salinas was Fabulous. It is very clean, modern and has all the conveniences we needed for the 10 days we were there. It is so nice that we could live there. The bed was comfortable and there is lots of closet space. There is a balcony to sit and have coffee in the morning or in the evening you can watch the night life, especially on Saturday nights. There was a wonderful breeze on the balcony that was very refreshing. We cooked most of our meals. We had pots and pans, rice cooker, blender, utilities, coffee maker, bottled water etc. I could go on and on but suffice it to say we had everything we needed. The Condo is in the middle of the Malecon and you can walk everywhere. The beach is just across the street. Families are walking the Malecon and playing on the beach and swimming. I found some unusual sea shells. There are beach umbrellas and chairs you can rent so you can sit and enjoy the Pacific Ocean. The water was cool/not cold but refreshing as it was hot. There are many restaurants all around and a Grocery Store and Laundry Mat very close by. Buses are 30 cents and Taxi’s are very cheap so getting around is easy. James and Cecilia were great Hosts. They are friendly, thoughtful and very knowledgeable. James even arranged for a driver (Viktor) to pick us up in Guayaquil where our plane landed and drive us 2 ½ hours to Salinas (for a very reasonable price). We highly recommend this Condo for a wonderful stay and we hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Salinas Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

A Security Deposit will be required at move-in. This will be refunded upon checkout after review with tenant. Contact owner to confirm deposit and specific rent rate as needed for booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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