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Fabulous Salinas Oceanfront Penthouse Suite

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 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 Salinas

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
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fabulous Salinas Oceanfront Penthouse Suite
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Great Views

  • 5 of 5

A comfy little apartment 90 seconds from the beach. Handy to a wide variety of restaurants and a more than adequate supermarket. Easy walk to laundry where the price to have your wash done and folded is less than if you took it to a self-serve in the States. A very active place for night life activities so, if you are a light sleeper, you may want to bring ear plugs or use the ones that James Flannery provides especially on Friday and Saturday nights. James, Celia, and Ralph were all great hosts and took care of any needs that may have arisen. The airport transport from Guayquil that James suggests is a superb option. The facilities in the apartment--shower, bed, closet space, kitchen, kitchen supplies--were more than ample to make one truly comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well equipped, across street from beach

  • 4 of 5

All the extra little touches and amenities make this a great place to stay! All of these were provided: well-equipped kitchen, cleaning products, bath gel, q-tips, ear plugs for late night holiday celebrations, beach towels, super balcony.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tiny, Ontario, Canada

Great Location with great owners

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Salinas.....the condo was well appointed/clean/ comfortable and located right where you want to be. Corresponded with James many times and always got quick replies to my questions. Don't hesitate to rent will love Salinas and the condo. We will return to Salinas sometime soon.....

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, Barb, Thank you for staying in our suite in Salinas. I hope you enjoyed your stay here even with the unusually strong and extensive rain we are having this year. You can now say you survived Carnival :) Now you need to experience New Years Eve which is a great experience! Enjoy your stay in Cuenca. Let us know when you return. Regards, James
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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: August 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: June 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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