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Ecofriendly Harwood and Bamboo Apartment Close to the Beach and the Downtown

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 above the ground 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 (you will find cement only in the bathroom).

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 just an hour and 10 minute 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 going for a walk 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, blu-ray and blray movies, 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 tree nearby. The nights are great, with clear nights most of the time, and the climate magnificent (average 77 farenheit) all year round. During the day you can enjoy plenty of sun at the house patio, or if it is too much sun, you can find shade from the nearby trees, bamboo, and cade shades strategically located around the patio and yard.

In case you need smaller accommodations, we can probably set them up for you. Just let us know what you need, and we will do our best to find a suitable and comfortable place for you and your party to stay.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed:

            only on patio and front yard...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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          • 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

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            two lavatories...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Two bathrooms. All walls are tiled from floor to ceiling. They are modern and have new and comfortable lavatories and toilets. There is a bathtub in the masters bathroom. Both bathrooms have hardwood finishes on the ceiling....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                available upon request; free of charge...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                bluray and dvd can play most dvds and cds. you can get dvds for 1.50 downtown playas...moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                beautiful beach at a walking distance; light and fine sand, calm waters and restaurants that will cater your needs right on the beach. the people of playas are very outgoing and friendly....moreless

              • Downtown:

                at only 3 blocks from the house; you will find banks, parks, churches, as well as bars and restaurants with seafood meals ranging from 5 to 7 dollars per person or lunches at about 3 dollars....moreless

              • 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
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Water Tubing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Telephone:

                    local calls are included....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    high speed wireless and wired access is available in the living room of apartment; a computer and video camera is available for your use on the ground floor...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    on the ground floor in an air conditioned room with a 32 inch tv...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    covered and secured parking for one car inside the property...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    high quality - bought in the US...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    high quality - bought in the US...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Living Room:

                    6 persons...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    onsite - housekeeper will take care of your clothes washing and drying needs once a week...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    onsite - housekeeper will take care of your clothes washing and drying needs once a week...moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        very spacious; full kitchen for your use. if you need anything you could not find in the apartment, we will certainly try our best to accommodate your request....moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        quiet and spacious 11'...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        coffee and sugar is not provided...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        availability in the nearby area...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        large patio and yard that can accommodate 10 to 20 persons...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        available upon request...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        you can carry on events such as birthdays, and small reunions on the patio. there is also an air conditioned area on the ground floor you could use for a small group get together....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        natural Gazebos around the patio and yard made out of bamboo and cade perfect to keep the area and yourselves cool during real hot days...moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        with an available hammock and furniture for your comfort with front and garden view...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        medium size, 10-16 guests - utilizes charcoal...moreless

                      • Boat:

                        can accommodate and contact local private renters...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $60
                          $310 $700
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                          • Cleaning Fee $30
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          With a 6 month staying, there is a 600 monthly rent opportunity for two guests only. For each additional guests add 25 dls to the monthly rent, to a maximum of three additional guests.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                          Location

                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport
                          Playas
                          Nearest Motorway
                          E40
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Playas, Pelado, Engabao, Posorja, Puna island
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Bar El Pescador; Extasis and Cubata night club
                          Playas
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Las Delicias de Playas, seafood with peruvian chef

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          In 1982, UNESCO declared Playas to have the 2nd best climate of the world. The beach has a very fine sand and the water is really warm. It is so warm that even in the 'cool' season (August through November) you can still get in and find comfortable water temperatures. These two things make Playas unique.

                          The fauna on el Canal del Morro, which separates the Puna Island from the Continental land, is espectacular. You will be able to see dolphins, patas azules birds, fragatas and many more birds that have made the small islands - islotes - their home, as you venture in a boat trip to the Puna Island (15 to 45 minutes- it is up to you how far you want to go), where you can take plenty of pictures and then disembark in any of the three comunas (communal lands) to enjoy more beach privacy and very calm and warm waters.

                          If you enjoy peer fishing or surfing, el Faro and el Pelado, respectively, will be your favorite places to visit. Both are within a 10 minutes drive.

                          You can visit a historic wood church: la Iglesia del Morro (over 500 years old); do roller skating at the central park, bike and climb in el Cerro del Muerto. We can help you contract a small boat or lancha if you prefer going deep sea fishing, diving, or getting snorkeling certified; we can arrange for you to do just that.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2010

                          About the owner: Hi, I am Frank and am an University professor that enjoys outdoor activities as well as nice climate and a peaceful live. It has been a long family tradition to spend the weekend and beach season in Playas, and we constantly followed it through. This is how I, from my childhood years, came to appreciate and get to know Playas better, and later decided to build a home here. 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 as possible -only bathrooms have it. By gaining access and using local natural resources (hard bamboo from Quevedo and hardwoods from Esmeraldas), I was able to have this three story house constructed from local and environment friendly resources.

                          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 accommodating and love the simple things of life: 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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                          Speaks: spanish, english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Front of the house; your apartment is the one above the ground level

                            Front of the house; your apartment is the one above the ground level

                          • Balcony view

                            Balcony view

                          • Closet in master bedroom

                            Closet in master bedroom

                          • Master bedroom front view

                            Master bedroom front view

                          • Modern eco-toilet and hot tub in master room

                            Modern eco-toilet and hot tub in master room

                          • A better view of the bunk beds

                            A better view of the bunk beds

                          • 2nd Bathroom

                            2nd Bathroom

                          • Kitchen front view

                            Kitchen front view

                          • Front view of the dining space

                            Front view of the dining space

                          • Computer with internet and printer/scanner available for use on the ground floor

                            Computer with internet and printer/scanner available for use on the ground floor

                          • Closer look of sofas in living room

                            Closer look of sofas in living room

                          • Smaller accommodation on the ground floor with private bath and exterior window

                            Smaller accommodation on the ground floor with private bath and exterior window

                          • Corner view showing yard with garden

                            Corner view showing yard with garden

                          • Master bedroom with ample closets, open entrance door, and close bathroom door

                            Master bedroom with ample closets, open entrance door, and close bathroom door

                          • Master bedroom corner view

                            Master bedroom corner view

                          • Dual lavatories in master room

                            Dual lavatories in master room

                          • 2nd bedroom set up of beds

                            2nd bedroom set up of beds

                          • Second bed located in the 2nd bedroom

                            Second bed located in the 2nd bedroom

                          • Kitchen space corner view

                            Kitchen space corner view

                          • Dining space

                            Dining space

                          • Comfortable hardwood six seat table

                            Comfortable hardwood six seat table

                          • Living room

                            Living room

                          • The beach: 14 km long and almost a block wide

                            The beach: 14 km long and almost a block wide

                          • Smallest accommodation on the ground floor with private bath and exterior window

                            Smallest accommodation on the ground floor with private bath and exterior window

                          $60 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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