Well decorated 3 bedroom 2 bath with spectacular sunset and ocean views
- english, spanish
About Phil Hand
I am an American from SF who came to El Salvador in 1975, set up a company,got married and have now retired here. We use the house a lot but also travel frequently too.
Phil Hand purchased this House in 1992
Why Phil Hand chose Llano de Los Patos
We fell in love with Maculis beach the first time we saw it. The broad sandy beach, the calm Pacific ocean in front of the lot, the beautiful tall coconut trees and the tranquility of the surroundings and we were sold on it.
What makes this House unique
We named the house “El Oasis” because it is an island of calm. The area is so peaceful and calm. The Pacific ocean is not really 'pacific' but here there is a break water 500 yds in front that keeps big waves, undercurrents away, making it a calm, safe beach for you and your family to swim on and enjoy. The swinging hammocks, afternoon breeze make for a great place to relax and enjoy yourself too. But at the same time there are a lot of activities that are available if so inclined: We have snorkeling gear to enjoy the pretty tide pools, kayaks to go out and paddle around in or surf on, fishing of the beach or in a panga (small fishing boats available for rent) or just going beach combing. The onsite caretakers provide you with almost anything you need so it is like being at a resort without the crowds.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Dogs are welcome
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The location is a bit farther from the typical beach homes that are about a 30 mins - 1hr from the airport, but the extra drive time is worth it. This part of the country is very relaxed and chill, the house is wonderfully maintained and has all the perfect relaxation accommodations. The beach is one of the calmest in the country and very private. But best of all is the family that takes care of the property - Marina and Mauricio are the best: willing to let you just enjoy your time but also available if you need anything. Marina is willing to cook if you bring the food and they can get wonderful seafood for delicious meals. Of course tipping is a must, but you will be happy to do so because everything is perfect. All the rooms have air conditioning that work wonderfully and the views of the ocean are outstanding. We love it here and will be going back again and again.
Tatyana, It was so nice of you to take of your time to say these kind words. Mauricio and his family and I really appreciate it.
I'm glad that you enjoy our Oasis so much. Mauricio and his family enjoyed having you and look forward to be able to attend you and yours again in the future.
Could not have been better!
The Oasis beach house is paradise! I went with a group of friends and we had a fantastic time. What with the kayaks, snorkeling equipment, bicycles and a beautiful beach how could someone not have fun.
The caretakers were just great too. Cooked up all our meals, no need to leave the house. We had fresh fish, lobster and they even got oysters for us. Mauricio cooked up a good roasted chicken for us one noon. Marina cooked up some very decent breakfasts and did a great job with the fish.
We didn’t have to do a thing other than enjoy the sun, beach and the solitude of this beautiful place. No crowded touristy beach here. Other than some local fishermen we were the only ones there.
The house is beautiful and well maintained. Good AC, the beds are comfortable, the furnishings in the bedrooms is sparse but nice and one doesn’t spend much time there anyway. The house was well equipped with sheet, pillows, blankets, towels,
soap, and shampoo even beach towels. We felt like we were at a resort.
We didn’t use the kitchen since Marina did all our cooking but it has everything, stove, microwave, coffee maker, small oven and all the utensils that one needs. Lots of ice and bottled water too.
Be careful to bring any special foods you may want. There are no supermarkets nearby (30 minutes away) and the small stores nearby have just the basics. We brought our wine, most fresh vegies, coffee, wheat bread and pastries.
The “rancho” or gazebo in front of the ocean is a fantastic place to hang out. With the hammocks, rocker chairs we would sit, drink our wine or beer, watch the waves and chill out. A great place to take naps with the sound of the waves.
There is a sea turtle nursery next door and while we were there we had the luck of watching them release the baby turtles into the ocean.
We also watched while Mauricio’s helper climbed the coconut trees ( no OSHA here). Really scary and then we had fresh coconut water, the real McCoy, not the packaged stuff!!
Like General Mac Arthur said “I’ll be back”!!
Thank you Mauricio and Marina for such a great time.
We had a wonderful weekend at the Oasis. The caretakers were very attentive to us and our dog (they have multiple friendly and non-aggressive dogs on the property). The accommodations were comfortable and clean. Towels were readily available. The AC was great and took the edge off the heat and mosquitos at night. Farther out, the ocean is a little rough but there is a lot of beach to play and you can walk out quite a ways before it gets deep. We never worried about our security or privacy. The kitchen was well stocked with cups, ice, water, and pots and pans. We brought all of our food with us except for the chicken and lovely seafood meals prepared by the care takers. Several pounds of fish, lobster, shrimp, and chicken cost us less than $35. We will definitely go back again. The owner was easy to deal with and readily available to answer questions.
On behalf of Mauricio, his family and myself we'd like to thank you for your kind words about your stay at our Oasis. Apart from the long deserted beach and the house one of the pluses that El Oasis has is the attention that the caretakers give to our guests. We are glad that you found everything to your liking and look forward to you, your family and dog visiting us again soon.
Awesome great place for vacation!!!
Phil thanks for giving us the opportunity to stay in your beautiful beach house. The home is not only but in an awesome place very well kept and very very clean, but the best part are the great and attentive care takers Marina and Mauricio and the family they are very nice and house warming people my family enjoyed their stay and also have not stop talking about all the attention and care received from Marina and Mauricio....definitely will be visiting again and Phil thanks for being very helpful and easy to work with to make this a very memorable vacation for my family truly appreciate you!!!
Bessy, the whole El Oasis family, myself, Mauricio, Marina and the kids are so happy that you and your family had a good time. We know that celebrating the birthday of your suegra (mother in law) was an important family event and we're glad that we could help you. We look forward to seeing you again,
Great stay, exactly as advertised. Super hosts.
This is the second time we've stayed at El Oasis and it didn't disappoint. Phil the owner gave really clear instructions and directions and responded quickly to questions we had before our stay. The house is beautiful and the beds super comfy. There was plenty of space for us all to spread out and do our own thing, or spend time together. Mauricio and his family are really accommodating and looked after us so well.
On behave of the whole " Oasis family" thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. Mauricio and his family enjoy having you all. We hope to see you back again soon.
Acabamos de volver de pasar de nuevo un excelente fin de semana alargado en El Oasis y como era de esperar, tanto la casa como las atenciones de Marina y Mauricio han estado a la altura de un excelente hotel de 5 estrellas. El lugar es ideal para descansar, leer, darse largos paseos en la playa casi privada y jugar con las olas y como no, disfrutar de las riquezas del mar, esos camarones jumbo que Mauricio siempre nos consigue, esas ostras,,,en fin,,, maravillas. La casa tiene todas las comodidades para sentirse a gusto y si tuviera que añadir algo, le añadiría una pequeña piscina donde poder refrescarse cuando el mar está más bravo. Esta será para nosotros la última ocasión de disfrutar de El Oasis porque nos toca trasladarnos lejos, pero lo echaremos de menos y dejamos a los amigos en relevo, estamos seguros de que van a volver de nuevo. Gracias Mauricio y familia por cuidar de la casa y sus huéspedes con tanto cariño. Gracias Phil por tu confianza. Hasta pronto.
Que bello tu nota! De parte mía, Mauricio, Marina y sus hijos muchas gracias por estas palabras tan bonitas de tu estudia(s) en nuestra Oasis. Tu y tu familia van a hacer falta a Mauricio y su familia. Todos les deseamos todo lo mejor en tu nuevo trabajo y esperamos que algún día pueden regresar a tener el merecido descanso y que podemos atenderles nuevamente. Un abrazo Phil