2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4
About Jon Steel
We are a travelling couple who love to experience different cultures.
Jon Steel purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Jon Steel chose Canoa
We chose this location as a less hectic relaxing getaway, as compared to our regular faster paced travelling - and a change from home (especially the winters!).
What makes this Condo unique
The people, culture, climate, fresh food (seafood!) - just some of the benefits of Manabi.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful location, great condo
Thank you John, we had a great time in your condo. Deb and Carol were so helpful and all the other's there, were so friendly. It's like a private little community with wonderful people who made us feel very welcome. Terrific beach, great pool, spectacular sunsets quaint Canoa and fun trips to Bahia and San Vincente. We would definitely stay here again. Glad the building sealing and painting is getting done it was a bit noisy and dusty but it will be beautiful once completed.
So glad you enjoyed your stay! come back anytime!
Take a break
Perfect place to unpack after wks. in the Andes. Many thanks to condo manager Debbie who went beyond the usual reception and helped us get stocked, provided transportation and made introductions. Canoa is a beach walk away and there is a bus stop right out front, perfect. Sunsets and waves from the balcony, long strolls on the beach, late afternoon drinks around the pool, a more relaxed way to sample Ecuador. Thanks for the good times .
Glad it was as you expected, and kudos to our on-site managers!
Great ocean front property.
Enjoyed our stay at Playa Azul. The condo is wonderful and has a great view. Security is awesome. The other residents were welcoming and informative. Each unit has its own wifi although it would be nice to have it in the pool area. The pool is fabulous and well cared for by Pete. Loved the get togethers each afternoon under the palapa. A very quiet and relaxing place. Still a lot of recovery going on in Canoa, San Vicente and Bahia after the 2016 earthquake so there are a limited number of restaurants open. The grocery store in Bahia has everything you need. The kitchen in the condo is fully stocked with all the dishes and pots and pans required. Loved trivia night at the Surf Shack in Canoa and got to know a few of the expats at the Condo down the beach. The beach is 17+ kms long and a great walk at low tide. Lots of treasures to be found. We travelled around Ecuador a bit and it was great to come back to Azul. A great place.
Perfect on everything
Only the good comments about Jon and his condo, Manon and Denis (managers) were frendly and helpfull. The photos represent the reality..... Amazing vacation . I recommend this condo.
We are pleased you had such a good time and you are welcome back anytime.Thankyou
Great Ocean View, Weather, Clean& Comfortable
You are guaranteed every day a great second story ocean-view with the sound of waves gently rolling outside. At night, for sleep, you can leave your balcony doors open, as the temperature is perfect day and night, and there are no mosquitoes here. (Neighbors from N.America said this is normal, but changes if it rains for several days in a row.) The waves are a perfect distance away -- about 100 feet away -- allowing a gentle slumber each night.
The kitchen was complete, and there was a nice-sized dining table. We had the blender we needed, and an Arrowhead-type water jug system with purified water. We felt safe as the 2 three story buildings (6 units each) are gated and so is access to the unit. We enjoyed privacy as no neighbors were heard above or beside us even though some were around.
The unit has 2 bedrooms enough to sleep 4. I used the couch alot to sleep...it was a flat leather couch perfect for sleep.
I did a lot of time lapse videos off the balcony which you can find on YouTube if you search Ecuador, Timelapse. Every sunset was different and the highlight of our daily relaxations. The beach out front goes for miles in each direction. A couple of times, we walked the beach north to Canoa for a 2 mile midday walk, and found excellent vegan dishes at Amalur hotel. (We made friendships there too, including with the owner Diego and his wife.) We drove 15 mins south to Bahia to go to Hipermas - a Walmart-quality supermarket and superstore -- where we purchased fruits and vegetables, and did some quality shopping. All great.
Activities? Umm... That was not our aim. We relaxed most of the time, but there is an eco-adventure nearby - at Hermanos just outside Canoa - that we would do had learned about sooner. You can get organic fruits and veggies there. The internet is wireless and worked fine.
Also, the owner's on site managers who live in a nearby unit, Denis & Manon, were great, and very helpful / informative. Denis drove us to Bahia the first time, letting us know how to do shopping there, which helped. We did not use the pool, but it is certainly big enough to lap swim. We only saw a couple of times in 10 days that others used it, so it is available almost 99% of the time for others. The owner, Jon, also was very good to us, and helpful in his emails and binder-materials provided in the unit on activities you can do in the area. We also liked the N. American neighbors who own the other units.
It's nice when guests enjoy your digs as much as we do.So glad you had an enjoyable anniversary!
Relaxing and Scenic
My daughter and I stayed at the condo for a couple of days during a 10 day trip through Ecuador. We both enjoyed the location. The owner of the condo was very responsive to our last minute request for availability and I mean last minute. We contacted Jon within 48 hours of our stay and he was very accommodating ensuring the condo was ready for us on arrival including having WiFi available the evening of our arrival. The property managers, Denis and Manon, who live onsite in one of the 16 units were available to greet us upon our arrival. They were great hosts and very helpful in providing us information about the area including were to buy groceries, restaurants and even escorted us to a local gentleman in downtown Canoa who sells freshly caught shrimp! The town of Canoa is an enjoyable stroll down the beach and takes about 40-50 mins depending on how fast you walk. I highly recommend the location if relaxation and a scenic view are on your itinerary.
Local organic u-pick farm, Museum in Bahia, climb up to the cross in Bahia, surf/spanish lessons in Canoa, tandem paraglide over the ocean in Canoa. Isla de Corazon estuary Park tour.