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About Bernard Jones
I am semi-retired. I love to travel - particularly to South America. I like to be active, swim, go to the gym,cycle and kayak. I have travelled extensively.
Bernard Jones purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Bernard Jones chose Salinas
This is not a typical Ecuadorean property, it is an 'open plan' design. You can see the ocean from almost every part of the apartment. It is very nicely furnished and has excellent amenities
What makes this Apartment unique
It is probably the newest and best rental property on the beach. You can open up the balcony doors and feel like you are almost on the beach in the open air. The balcony is huge and I just added sofas and a table where you can sit and relax: read a book, drink some wine - watch the stars...
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
2nd time to stay here, great vacay. Great service
Noelia is great along with her staff. Bernie is also always quick to respond. We had a great time!!!!!
Best view in town
Great place to stay, amazing view, very clean, welcoming, and friendly environment. My family and I truly enjoyed our stay!
Thanks for your kind words...
Its was nice to have you stay and you are welcome back anytime..
Thanks for being a good guest!
Since u left I added some more things: a stand up lamp in the living room, two new lamps in the second bedroom, more plates, glasses and cooking pans. More bowls and baskets (for bread etc) and more cooking utensils..
I also added new bath towels and beach towels.
I try to make a great place to experience..and I always love to stay there..the views of the beach and the Ocean are my favourite things..
I love to open the balcony doors so that you have indoor/outdoor living and sit with a tea in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening and watch the view..
I agree with you - it is the best place to stay on the Malecon and has the best facilities: two pools, hot tub, gym, club room, games room, sauna, and steam room.
Great place to stay!
My family and I loved the apartment. Very spacious with an amazing ocean view.
Jose and his family were great guests. We are glad that they had a good time ..thank you for appreciating our efforts to make this a great pace to stay....come again soon!!
This is for sure the best view on the Malecon - very modern and we have put furniture on the balcony so guests can sit and have a coffee/glass of wine. There is also a hammock.
It is unique in that it is ' open plan' and you can open the balcony doors and have inside/outside living..
Property was great! Would stay here again.
Loved the condo. View was great. Wonderful location and nice pool!! I would stay here again if or when I return. Only one con the master bathroom door squeaked very loud but that is an easy fix.
Thanks for your nice review...sorry about the squeaky door. I was there last week and asked my guy to oil it - he obviously forgot...I will ensure that it is done.
You are welcome back any time
Beautiful and quiet location!
Condo was beautiful and fantastic with 2 pools and workout facilities. Owner Bernie was fantastic, beds comfortable, ocean view deck outstanding!!! Needs a few necessities to be VRBO ready. It was the most expensive condo in the area but we thought well worth it.
Condo was quite dirty when we got there, ants everywhere in kitchen, food in the area rug, towels were folded damp and kitchen counters and bathrooms disgusting- not hotel ready. Couches need good fabric cleaning. Only one partial roll of toilet paper for 3 bathrooms and no cleaning supplies- no dish soap, wash cloths, garbage bags, or cooking utensils. Two wooden spoons and a rice maker does not negate the need for serving dishes and a spatula to cook. Only 1 beach towel for capacity of 6 also was not enough. We did not know that patio doors lock from inside automatically when you walk outside on deck- so we has a few incidents of getting locked out (one time for 2 hours until others woke up). Property manager, Noelia, said she would have TV fixed- never showed. (didn't matter beautiful beach but we hung out all day thinking we had to let someone in). We did express how dirty the condo was when we arrived. We arrived after 9pm and cleaning staff was still doing laundry. She was somewhat rude on the phone when her driver could not speak enough English to say we owed him more money for our late flight and short diner stop. Plan on spending at least $50 before you get there on basics- we left everything we bought including ant spray, dish clothes, soap, Counter cleaner, window wash, Tupperware, paper towel and toilet paper so hopefully the next VRBO visitors will not have to buy a sponge to wash dishes and wont be scrambling for Toilet paper after 15 hours of travel. Make sure to bring your Spanish speaking friends or Google translate because English was not a language any of the drivers arranged for us, condo staff or taxi drivers spoke. Thank goodness owner Bernie was so awesome because the property manager seemed too busy to project good customer service skills and did not return our calls.
I gave this VRBO 5 stars because I think most of the cleaning and agent bad experience was situational and this has the potential to be a great and popular VRBO in the future! Hopefully they can vamp up the cleaning staff (I didn't plan on doing a whole kitchen and bathroom clean myself) and let renters know to bring supplies, towels, and DON'T SHUT THE PATIO!