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Ecofriendly Harwood and Bamboo Apartment Close to Beach and Downtown

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Last updated: 05/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our property is conveniently located close to the beach and downtown area.

Your home is the 1st floor above the ground floor fully furnished and modern (mini-split) air conditioned- in bedrooms- 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 for stays a week or longer. 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 can have fun enjoying the sea breeze, relax in an uncrowded, light, fine-sand beach, order seafood and lunch meals that are conveniently low in price, go 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 simply go 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 April.

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 bluray movies, high internet connection (cat 5 and wireless), fully loaded 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, although between January and March it can get a bit hotter. 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 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. If you find the dates you wish to come as being taken, send me an email anyway as I may be able to accommodate your party on another floor.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    only on patio and front yard...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and is very spacious with a private bath, two lavatories and a tub. The second bedroom has a double bed - 2 plazas. 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


  • Two bathrooms. All walls are tiled from floor to ceiling. They are modern and have new and comfortable lavatories and eco-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 clothes. there is a person on property 6 days a week that will do his/her best to accommodate any special needs and guide, or give advice if requested...moreless


  • DVD Player:

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


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


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

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 & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

  • Garage:

    a remote control key will be given to open the garate gate electronically...moreless

  • Internet:

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

  • Linens Provided:

    high quality - US bought...moreless

  • Living Room:

    6 persons...moreless

  • Parking:

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

  • Telephone:

    local calls are included....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    high quality - US bought...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

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


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee and sugar provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    for 6 persons...moreless

  • 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 to fix this....moreless


  • Balcony:

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

  • Bicycles:

    available upon request...moreless

  • Boat:

    can accommodate and contact local private renters...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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    availability in the nearby area...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

  • Lawn / Garden:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

Pool / Spa

Building Type

  • Cottage

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My other rate
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$270 $680
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$325 $820
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $30
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Taxes Not included


With a 12 month stay, there is a 700 monthly rent opportunity for two guests. For each additional guest add 30 dls to the monthly rent, to a maximum of three additional guests.

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Last updated: 05/08/2015
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar El Pescador; Extasis and Cubata night club
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Las Delicias de Playas, seafood with peruvian chef
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playas, Pelado, Engabao, Posorja, Puna island

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 comfort. 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 comfortable 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: english, spanish



  • 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

  • Kitchen Front View

    Kitchen Front View

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Modern minisplit in Master

    Modern minisplit in Master

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

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

    The beach: 14 km long and a block and a half wide

  • Master Bathroom Zoom-in

    Master Bathroom Zoom-in

  • Master Bathroom Shower

    Master Bathroom Shower

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • 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

    Corner View

  • Kitchen Corner View

    Kitchen Corner View

  • Dining Room Seats Five

    Dining Room Seats Five

  • TV&Living Room

    TV&Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Closets

    Master Closets

  • Modern minisplit in Bedroom

    Modern minisplit in Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom Lavatories for him and her

    Master Bathroom Lavatories for him and her

  • Master Batroom

    Master Batroom

  • Master Bathroom Tub

    Master Bathroom Tub

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 05/08/2015
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