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Salinas Ecuador Ocean Front Santa Elena Province

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View from La Siesta Balcony On the Malecon or Boardwalk

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

2 blocks from Hotel Barcelo-Miramar where they charge $300 per night. Overlooking the tranquil bay of Salinas and the Pacific Ocean. During the season, you can catch a glimpse of whales and do a bit of whale watching from the balcony during season. See some blue footed boobies like in the Galápagos Islands in nearby Ancon. Wireless Internet in La Siesta.
3 bedrooms with 2013 newly installed AC and 3 baths. One bath in the Master and the other two are located in the hallway. One at the end of the hallway and one adjacent to the kitchen. Washer and a gas dryer in kitchen area. 1350 square feet. + open air garage behind gates. The kitchen/dining/bar and great room are all connected so that all activities in this area has an ocean front view.

Activities include watercraft rental, fishing tours at 'Pesca Tours' (we can help arrange this for you if you speak no Spanish), whale watching, or just enjoy the beach, we have it all. We are situated on a large shallow bay, but twelve miles from shore the water is 19,877 feet deep. See this Wiki quote, 'Salinas is the most well known bill fishing location and seasonally offers good fishing for large striped marlin as well as blue marlin and other gamefish such as big eye tuna. The other popular Blue Marlin destination in the country is Manta which is usually in season when Salinas is not. A large fleet of sport fishing vessels operates out of both towns. Blues in this area are known to reach large sizes, with the most notable capture being a 1,014 lb fish boated by local angler Jorge Jurado which formerly held the IGFA 80 lb class record. '

A few minutes walk on the Malecon and several others on street in the back. One of our favorite restaurants is the Mar Azul which is on the same street as the back of the Hotel Barcelo Miramar, a couple of blocks down toward the ice cream shop known as 'Pingueno.'

Across the road the water is warm and the waves are gentle, so your children can play in the water while you watch from your rented beach chair and umbrella. You can purchase ice cream, sandwiches, coconuts, or a bottle of beer from beach vendors that cater to your every need. I love this place!

The Salinas Market is a few blocks away and restaurants, and shops are up and down the Malecon where we are located. Soups here are $1 and talk about fresh fried fish! The word for market in Spanish is 'Mercado,' Just ask anyone where it is located. 'Donde esta el Mercado por favor?' Where is the market please?

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 6
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 2 Elevators in the building

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    All bedrooms have new AC installed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    New AC in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    New AC in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Master Front Bedroom has full bath inside the bedroom and is front of the ocean so you can read while watching the seagulls fly by or the ocean activities outside your window. Sometimes see whales while reading in bed. Galapagos like natural warm water pools in rock formations nearby in front of condo perfect for relaxing....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Bath in front hallway...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bath with shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Master Bath is located inside the front master bedroom. Excellent ocean views. Ocean front. Seagull views. Another bath is adjacent to the kitchen and there is another bath in the rear of the condo shared by the two bedrooms on that end of the La Siesta....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The staff (for a few dollars tip) can get you food, alcohol, bottled water, gas for cooking/clothes dryer or anything needed during your stay at La Siesta. Do not over tip. Or if you speak no Spanish, just let us know what you want and we will talk to them for you. $1-$2 dollar tip is usual and the parking lot is behind a locked gate, however no car is necessary here. Taxi, bus service is sufficient for your needs. The condo has a 24-hour guard for your security. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Has a 1/8th inch TRS connector such as iPhone, iPad, ....anything that accepts a stereo cable....moreless

  • Television:

    2013, New LG Smart TV mounted on the wall. Can pick up all internet channels such as Netflix and DirectTV, History Channel, etc....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Right on the beach. Whales watch from balcony during the July, August. Watch the seagulls fly by at eye level. Just take the elevator down to the beach....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Right on the Ocean. Take one of the elevators down to floor level and Walk across one street or the 'Malecon' to the beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal dining table and chairs and also has 2 bar chairs. In addition has two office type chairs, with rollers, for the granite topped. Floor is tile. desk...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All 3 bedrooms have newly installed Air Conditioners in each bedroom installed August 2013...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas clothes dryer...moreless

  • Elevator:

    2 Elevators in the building...moreless

  • Garage:

    Open air garage with parking for one auto inside the gates...moreless

  • Internet:

    Has WiFi with password...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    ocean front view of the Pacific...moreless

  • Parking:

    Has enclosed garage area for parking of one automobile...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls only. You can use your iPhone or smart phone via the WiFi using Google Voice or the app called Talkatone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Fully updated with granite tops and new appliances, gas stove top, dishwasher, gas dryer. Gas is by tanks which are refilled at $3 each and will last 1 month of everday use....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Regular microwave....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Blender, American Style coffee maker....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Stove. No Oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Fully in front of the ocean. The view is fantastic!...moreless

  • Boat:

    We DO NOT have a boat, however, boat rentals with a driver are available for skiing, fishing and also banana boats rentals are available on the Malecon....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas-Navidad
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$900
flat fee
New Year
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,500
flat fee
Carnaval 2016
Feb 5 - Feb 9, 2016
4 night min stay
$250
$900
Good Friday - S.Santa
Mar 25 - Mar 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$200
$900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125
$700 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning-Administration $75
  • Tax Rate 4%

Notes:

$300 Security Deposit; $500 Security Deposit during Holiday Season. Housekeeping available for $25 daily.

Email or call to discuss arrival and other questions you may have about travel to Ecuador. Contact us via email at rickey.harris@gmail.com or call my cell in the USA 205-275-5005 or 205-275-9413.


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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Guayaquil Mariscal Sucre
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lot and lots of them
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Salinas Country Club
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Not Necessary

Located on the coast of Ecuador just 1 hour and 20 min from the Guayaquil Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Salinas is the number one beach area of Ecuador. Shopping and movies just 10 minutes away from the apartment in La Siesta. Whale watching when in season. Some wrongly label Salinas “little Miami.' Except for the sun, sand and surf, Salinas is really nothing like Miami. Shallow pools of clean sun warmed ocean water await you in the rock pools in front of La Siesta. Perfect for floating with closed eyes and drift away in a peaceful trance surrounded by the sounds of the splashing waves and seagulls overhead.

During high season, which is from December to March, the beaches of Salinas are very active. Vendors sell everything from ice cream to Sunglasses and shark-tooth earrings to shrimp on a stick, hot off the grill.

The low season is from mid-May to December 15 or so. If you want fewer people at the beach with you, then this is the time to go to Salinas, Ecuador’s most popular Pacific Coast beach resort.

Salinas is THE Ecuadoreans 'vacation destination.'

Salinas has long been a vacation home destination for Ecuadoreans. Glittering high-rise condos line the beach road. Fashionable seafood restaurants and trendy clubs come alive at night. (even in slow season, the nighttime streets are thronged with young people out to see and be seen.)

Unlike Miami, though, Salinas Ecuador is a relatively small town. The beach is divided almost perfectly in half by a jetty where you’ll find the docks of the Salinas Yacht Club. The sandy half-moon bay on the North side, where the abundance of action takes place, is Salinas beach. To the south is San Lorenzo Beach where La Siesta is located. It is quieter and more family oriented.

As you’d expect, most of the activities here center around watersports: game fishing, whale watching, wake-boarding, water skiing, yachting, sky diving, parasailing, and surfing—the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship was held here this past Spring.

Despite the flurry of activity that is Salinas, though, it may be one of the world’s least-expensive beach resorts. A steak or seafood dinner in one of those trendy restaurants. Or chow down on fish or shrimp, cooked any way you like, at the local 'mercado'—more than you can eat. See the photo of the fruit in market...really nice.

'La Siesta' is located about 5-6 blocks from the new market which is located to the west of the condo 'La Siesta.'

'La Siesta' has 6 full time employees to help you with your luggage and with anything that you might need. Alternating shifts, 2 are on duty 24/7. Rest easy things are secure up in 'La Siesta.' Call us in the USA at 205-275-5005 or 205-275-9413 with any questions you may have about 'La Siesta,' Ecuador or Salinas.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Owned by an American/Ecuadorean family who reside in both the USA and Ecuador. Condo is right on the beach. Fully furnished just like a condo in the United States. Bring your own beach towels. All the amenities plus help from the staff at the condo.

Why the Owner Chose Salinas:
The apartment is located on the 6th floor of La Siesta, an oceanfront condo in the exclusive San Lorenzo section of Salinas in the Province of Santa Elena. Very near Hotel Barcelo, about 2-3 blocks. Great view of the bay, the yacht club and the ocean going vessels moored in La Libertad. 3 bedrooms can accommodate 6 people in beds. If you have an auto, there is parking in our garage. If not, one can easily get around in taxis and buses. We also have a storage room that is complete with 'sunbrellas' and a tent to guard you from the very strong direct sunlight. The 'guardians' or on duty helpers on the main floor will put the tent up for you on the beach and again store it in the storage room when you are done. --------------- El departamento esta localizado en el sexto piso del Condominio La siesta, en el Malecon y frente al Mar. A una altura primordial para contemplar la Bahia de Salinas, los arrecifes y las lagunitas de la Punta San Lorenzo en Salinas. El departamento consta - sala-comedor en un sólo ambiente completamente amoblado, cocina con toda clase de utensilios, lavandería con lavadora y secadora de ropa, 3 dormitorios en los que se pueden acomodar cómodamente 6 personas (2 cuartos con camas de 2 1/2 plazas y 2 cuartos con literas, uno par dos y el otro para tres personas, 2 Banos , garaje y bodega. Los dormitorios son con Aire/C bien frio. En la bodega tenemos parasoles, carpa y sillas para su deleite en la playa. Hable con los guardianes para que ellos acomoden en la playa carpa con sillas y luego la recojan.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Ocean front. Spacious. Updated kitchen. Granite tops and new gas stove. Natural warm bath pools of ocean water on the beach. When the tide goes out, it leaves the ocean water to warm in the equatorial sun leaving you with a still pool of clean, warm ocean water to bath in. The parking lot is behind a locked gate, however no car is necessary here. Taxi, bus service is sufficient for your needs. The condo has a 24-hour guard for your security. And if you stay at least one week, then we will have our cleaning lady come and clean once per week for you. Deep-sea fishing, banana boat, water ski, paddle boats, and jet-ski rental is available directly down on the Malecon a few blocks away. This condo is not located away from all the action like others which are located in Ballenita, Ancon, San Pablo, Capae, and others up the Coast line. Ecuador is beautiful. The Salinas Market is one block towards the Hotel Barcelo and 6-7 blocks to the rear walking. The market has fresh seafood, fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, and inexpensive eaterys inside. Great fresh soups for $1 in the Market about 7 blocks back from the ocean. There is a gym in La Libertad which is about 10-15 minutes via taxi.


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Speaks: english, spanish

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Photos

  • View from La Siesta Balcony On the Malecon or Boardwalk

    View from La Siesta Balcony On the Malecon or Boardwalk

  • Comfortable hammock in front of the Pacific in Salinas La Siesta Ecuador

    Comfortable hammock in front of the Pacific in Salinas La Siesta Ecuador

  • Ruta del Sol. Fishermen bringing in the catch of the day near Monte Verde.

    Ruta del Sol. Fishermen bringing in the catch of the day near Monte Verde.

  • View of the Bay in Salinas from a neighbors condo.

    View of the Bay in Salinas from a neighbors condo.

  • Deep Sea Fishing. Weighing Marlin after the day fishing.

    Deep Sea Fishing. Weighing Marlin after the day fishing.

  • La Siesta from the beach looking back up at the building

    La Siesta from the beach looking back up at the building

  • View from 'Malecon' or Boardwalk

    View from 'Malecon' or Boardwalk

  • Ulvia and Rickey Harris

    Ulvia and Rickey Harris

  • Low Tide View from La Siesta

    Low Tide View from La Siesta

  • View of Chipippi and looking West from the Balcony of La Siesta Salinas

    View of Chipippi and looking West from the Balcony of La Siesta Salinas

  • Coastal scene up from Salinas. Province of Santa Elena. Ruta del Sol.

    Coastal scene up from Salinas. Province of Santa Elena. Ruta del Sol.

  • Washer Dryer Fridge

    Washer Dryer Fridge

  • Beach in nearby Ballenita taken from Farallon Dillon. 15 minutes in taxi.

    Beach in nearby Ballenita taken from Farallon Dillon. 15 minutes in taxi.

  • View from La Siesta Salinas. Ocean going vessels in port at La Libertad,Ecuador

    View from La Siesta Salinas. Ocean going vessels in port at La Libertad,Ecuador

  • Newly remodeled kitchen and bar

    Newly remodeled kitchen and bar

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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