Ecofriendly Harwood and Bamboo Apartment Close to the Beach and the Downtown
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Playas apartment description
Our property is conveniently located close to the beach and to downtown area.
Your home is a 2nd floor fully furnished apartment with two rooms and two baths that can comfortably accommodate up to 5 persons.
The house was entirely designed to have a comfortable, relaxed, stress free and very enjoyable atmosphere. Thanks to its construction materials (hardwood and bamboo,) the apartment remains cool even in very sunny day (only the bathroom floor and walls have cement.)
The housekeeper will take care of your clothes cleaning and drying needs every Saturday. Light cleaning will be provided once a week by the house personnel.
Come visit or stay for long in UNESCOs (1982) declared 2nd best climate in the world: Playas (General Villamil).
Playas is an hour drive from the main city of Guayaquil and from Salinas, a fishing and marina port.
When you come to Playas, you will have fun enjoying the sea breeze, relaxing in an uncrowded, light, fine-sand beach, ordering seafood and lunch meals that are conveniently low in price, going for a boat ride to the near Puna island, where you will, on the way there, find and see many marine and bird life, or by walking at the central park (during the day or at night).
At night and on weekends, during high season, the downtown and beach area becomes very active. High season is between January and March.
If you are more of a surf addict, there are many nearby places where you can ride the waves: one of them is el Pelado.
Other amenities of the house include a nice 32 inch led tv, cable tv, two internet providers (cat 5 and wireless), kitchen, two balconies, and you are welcome to use the patio and ground floor to entertain guests.
You can enjoy barbecues on the patio and can get together with friends at night as well on the ground floor. There is a large yard in-front of the house suitable for gatherings with a pine and orange trees nearby. The nights are great, with most of the times clear skies, and the climate magnificent (77 farenheit) all year round. During the day you can enjoy plenty of sun at the house, or if it is too much sun for you, you can find shade from the nearby trees, and bamboo and cade shades strategically located around the patio and yard.
In case you need smaller accommodations, we can set them up for you. Just let us know what you need, and we will do our best to find a suitable and comfortable accommodation for the number of people in your party.
- 3 story
- On floor 2
- 950 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Master bedroom has a queen bed and is very spacious with a private bath, two lavatories and a tub. The second bedroom has a bunk bed (on the bottom there is a double bed - 2 plazas, and on top a full sized bed - 1 plaza y media). Besides this bunk bed, there is a separate full sized bed. Closets are huge and comfortable. The second bedroom shares its bathroom with the living room....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- we can have someone meet you at the airport and transport you to the property for a small fee; light housekeeping will be done once a week. washing clothes and drying will be performed by the house staff once a week. you are also welcome to use the laundry room in case you do not feel comfortable with us handling your laundry. there is a person on property almost every day that will do his/her best to accommodate any special needs and guide, or give advise if requested...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Not Necessary
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
Near The Ocean:
located at 7 small blocks from the beach. far from the downtown noise, yet at a walking distance to main markets, restaurants and the beach, which is one of the biggest in length and width in Ecuador...moreless
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Tubing
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Living Room:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided:
high speed wireless and wired access is available in the living room of apartment (there is a back-up internet in case needed); a computer and video camera is available for your use on ground floor...moreless
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Housekeeper Included
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
ReviewsWrite a review
nice place not too far from the beach
nice place not too far from the beach
My friend and I were very comfortable here during our monthlong stay. This is a nice, clean property with a number of conveniences including a pretty well-equipped kitchen, Internet, cable, and a washer and dryer. The only downside might be the noise level on weekends, but that's not a fault on the property. Frank was very helpful with whatever we needed throughout our stay - he arranged a taxi to pick us up from the airport when we first arrived in addition to putting us in contact with a local surf instructor after we expressed an interest in it. Frank also helped us with arranging a taxi to take us to our next destination.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/22/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
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|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
with 1 year contract, there is a 550 monthly rent opportunity for two guests. additional guests add 20 dls to the monthly rent to a maximun of four guests.
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $100
- Cleaning Fee: $30
- Taxes Included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport at 50 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: E40 at Playas
- Nearest Beach: Playas, Pelado, Engabao, Posorja, Puna island at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Bar El Pescador; Extasis and Cubata night club at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Las Delicias de Playas, seafood with peruvian chef at Playas
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Hi, I am Frank and I live with my partner, Cinthya, and ten year old daughter in Playas in one of the three floors of the property. It has been a long family tradition to spend the weekends and beach season in Playas, and we constantly followed it. This is how I, from my childhood years, came to appreciated and get to know and love Playas, and later decided to move here permanently. At the same time, I have a concern for nature and the environment, which is the reason why I had the apartment constructed with as minimum cement -only bathrooms have it- as possible; By gaining access and using local natural resources (hard bamboo from Quevedo and hardwoods from Esmeraldas), I was able to make this three story house a reality.
Why the Owner Chose Playas:
Playas is one of the most peaceful and most untouched beach areas that can be found along the Ecuadorian coastal front. You can really escape here from the stress. Its people are very friendly and love the simple things: family is at the top, life enjoyment through outside gathering of family and friends is encouraged and practiced, and its people rarely engage in any form of violence or confrontations.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
What makes this property unique is the construction materials: hardwood and bamboo. Due to this, the apartment stays cool and fresh year long, and the wood texture and color will certainly put you in a relax mood and help you unwind.
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Front of the house; your apartment is the one above the ground level
Closet in master bedroom
Master bedroom front view
Modern eco-toilet and hot tub in master room
A better view of the bunk beds
Kitchen front view
Front view of the dining space
Computer with internet and printer/scanner available for use on the ground floor
Closer look of sofas in living room
Smaller accommodation on the ground floor with private bath and exterior window
Corner view showing yard with garden
Master bedroom with ample closets, open entrance door, and close bathroom door
Master bedroom corner view
Dual lavatories in master room
2nd bedroom set up of beds
Second bed located in the 2nd bedroom
Kitchen space corner view
Comfortable hardwood six seat table
The beach: 14 km long and almost a block wide
Smallest accommodation on the ground floor with private bath and exterior window
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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