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“Casa Los Riscos” is a home retreat located in an amazing and unforgettable setting, in the middle of El Salvador’s West Coast--the country’s most popular tourist destination. Nestled inside the secure, gated community of “Xanadu”, “Casa Los Riscos” is perched high atop a cliff with breathtaking views! Here the ocean and sky become one spectacular panorama with birds playfully soaring at eye level. Against this dramatic backdrop, a stunning Polynesian-styled wood deck reaches out to the sky. Beside this deck, a pool, jacuzzi, hammocks and lounge chairs all await your pleasure. Complementing this lovely setting is a lush terraced garden and a greenbelt of mature native trees. Imagine yourself sitting on this beautiful deck enjoying an 'Al Fresco' meal of freshly caught seafood…...a refreshing breeze blows in as the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean serenade all your senses! No wonder the Mayans called this part of El Salvador “Cuscatlan”, “The Land of Precious Things”.
Our home has been renovated to provide guests a spacious, gracious retreat. The colorful, sophisticated décor blends architectural design with elements of El Salvador’s Mayan culture. The main house features a large master bedroom with a private bathroom, plus two other bedrooms and a second bathroom. There is a well-appointed indoor living & dining room space, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry / maid quarters, and an outdoor covered porch overlooking the pool and gardens. A detached ocean-view bedroom with two bunk beds and a private bathroom is located below the pool deck. To top it off, this private community offers members and guests a secluded pearl-sand swimming beach, a large swimming pool and an adjacent community picnic area, all within a 5-minute walk or 2-minute drive.
“Casa Los Riscos” is centrally located and we encourage our guests to venture out to explore the many points of interest nearby, some just minutes from the property, none more than a few hours away. Several dining options are just outside the community. Enjoy taking a variety of day trips: to the mountain coffee towns of Apaneca, Ataco & Juayua (Ruta de las Flores); to the modern city of San Salvador (about one hour away) for shopping and entertainment; or to the local fisherman’s wharf in the port of La Libertad. Additional adventures include a national parks system with majestic volcanoes and forests to tour, as well as many other scenic sights and cultural events. Finally, let's not forget the surfing El Salvador is known for! “Casa Los Riscos” is next door to some of the best Surf Central America has to offer. In places like El Tunco, El Sunzal, Punta Roca and El Zonte, the epic surf waves at any of these popular locations will make for some awesome entertainment. So, whether you are a surfer looking for action, a family looking for a magical cultural experience or just wanting to get a away and relax in the sun and ocean, this retreat can offer you a vacation filled with memories that will last a life time!!!
Young and old are all welcomed. but, because of the terraced profile of the property, special precaution should be taken - not to leave small toddlers unattended. For the vary elderly the many terraces and stairs may be taxing and, therefore, not recommended. On the other hand, because of the unique design of the terraced spaces of this retreat, the house manages to provide such spectacular views from so many different angles. The different deck levels actually act as small rooms where different groups from young children and teenagers to parents and grandparents can gather separately, or, as larger groups according to their particular interest and activities. ...moreless
Pets Not Allowed
Smoking: Permitted in outside areas, but not inside the house...moreless
Limited accessibility / Multiple stairs / Several terraces...moreless
This property is located in a private gated community with 24/7 security. It's close proximity to some of the best surf spots and many of the other top tourist destinations in El Salvador; makes this an ideal home base to fan out from. In fact, the house is only around 4 miles from the popular surf & entertainment spot of Punta Roca; about 15 minutes drive to the port town of La Libertad; 1/2 mile from playa El Zunsal and about 3 miles East from the surf village of El Zonte. The “Comalapa International Airport” is only 45 minutes away. In terms of it's natural appeal, the entire community is surrounded by many tropical gardens, a winter creek and a number of small trails. The uncrowded pearl sand beach at the bottom of the cliff is a true jewel!!! Finally, there are several excellent restaurants (with seafood, international, and typical Salvadorian menus offered) immediately outside Xanadu - none more than a few minutes away - with several of these dining places offer food catering....moreless
Satellite DirecTV - Channel Line-up similar to USA. Several channels with Spanish channels programing....moreless
Stereo w/ I-Pod connection & Four outdoor speakers (located at wood deck area). ...moreless
32 inch Flat Screen TV in master bedroom. Flat screen TV/Computer in living room area....moreless
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Round dining-room table w/6 chairs, breakfast bar w/2 Stools (main house). Dining on main house terrace w/ ample sitting (optional). Spectacular dining setting at the Polynesian deck -12 plus people ...moreless
Seating for 6 people
All Bedrooms (including electric Fans). Also, electric fans in kitchen, living & dining room areas....moreless
WI-FI (wireless internet throughout the house) ...moreless
One (1) housekeeping service per week (Middle of wk) for stays of one week or longer. Service includes general cleaning / fixing of beds. Stays longer than one week include bedding sheet changes...moreless
With comfortable chairs & sofas, coffee tables, reading lamps & various pieces of artwork & flower arrangements. All areas with a view of the Pacific Ocean...moreless
Parking for 3 vehicles @ house entrance area. Additional street parking available at edge of the property’s front yard....moreless
Magic Jack phone (free calls to the USA and Canada) / Cell Phone for local calls...moreless
Bathroom Towers at each bathroom. Six (6) large beach towels....moreless
Sun-drying of clothing in the back area patio...moreless
includes blender, complete cutlery set & silverware. dishes, all necessary cookware (pots & pans), serving bowls & glass & plastic glasses....moreless
All consumables (toiler paper, detergents, soap, etc.) are provided for a period of one week, for longer stay periods, the guest are responsible for restocking - to meet their own needs....moreless
There is a large supermarket (“Super Selectos”) at La Libertad with a full line of supplies. Fresh Seafood also available at La Libertad. A small grocery store just minutes away at Playa El Tunco
These house has many Balconies, but the one at the very edge of the house (above the cliff) provably tops them all!!!...moreless
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The property features several patios, Lawn terraced gardens & many flower pots. ...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
Balcony off living room with ample setting areas / Concrete deck below tall nature tree groove. Polynesian styled wood deck (with spectacular views of the Pacific ocean) ...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Outdoor hammocks provided throughout. Additional chairs at the pool deck, picnic tables and several chairs. There is also a beautiful green belt and an expansive view deck around the pool.
There is an outdoor gas BBQ, stainless steel prep table and a small portable stove @ the pool deck. Try 'Al-Fresco' cooking experience next two the Polynesian deck. ...moreless
Pool / Spa
Property rental includes access to a community pool & picnic area next to the beach. There are several covered porches, cloth changing area & bathrooms. All surrounded by lush tropical gardens....moreless
Newly renovated Infinity effect pool & jacuzzi, floating pool chairs. ...moreless
Peak Season Rates Nov 29 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
$400 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 11 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Low Season Rates Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
$375 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 11 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
$375 Fri, Sat, Sun
Rates are based on 11 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Daily cleaning charge: For weekend rentals: add a $50 charge. For rentals of one (1) week, or longer: Add $25.00 per day. This extra charge is negotiable for small groups.
A $500.00 security deposit in the form of a personal check is required for all rentals - following departure and acceptance of the house in good condition (by the property manager) the check will be returned by mail.
A "non-refundable" 50% deposit is required for booking the property. Upon arrival to the property the balance will be charged to the credit card account.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Also, reservations are not confirm until a deposit payment has been made.
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Rental of this property Includes access to a community picnic area which has several covered porches (w/ tables & benches), clothing changing areas, bathrooms and a large swimming pool with views of the ocean. These fun community amenities are located immediately adjacent to the club's own secluded volcanic sand beach. This beautiful flat swimming beach is without a doubt one of the best things about our property. With the water temperature perennially around 71 to 74 F and a sparsely populated setting; there aren't too many places left where a traveler can enjoy warm water, amazing natural beauty and peace and quiet, all at the same time!!! As you make your way back to the house; after an early morning swim, you are met by the lush gardens and green lawn areas. Here you can rest your bones a bit after your swim, or, simply dry up under the warm sun rays. In short, the entire community is surrounded by many tropical gardens and a number of small trails. Most of the owners in this community only come during the weekends. This means that during the week, not only do you have the place mostly to yourself, but the peace and quiet of the place is very relaxing. However, just in case you are interested in more action, do not worry, there are plenty restaurants just outside Xanadu. One of these, Beto's, is actually just two blocks away from the community's main entrance. So you can even walk there if you prefer.
A really fun place, close to the House is the beach community of El Tunco. Here you can find bars, hostels, surfshops & other fun retail stores, as well as a small mix of fun & exciting nightclubs. In El Tunco you can enjoy a really exciting 'beach Community' experience throughout the day - Specially at night, when it comes alive with a joyous mix of a Beach Party in a tropical atmosphere.
A bit further out, but still less than a 20 minute car drive away, is the Port town of 'La Libertad'. Here you may restock on supplies at one of the two 'Supermercados Selectos' with a full line of products, from personal hygiene and drinks to all you need to cook a great meal, including fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are a more adventurous cook, you may want to take a look at the main fisherman's pier for a full assortment of fresh seafood. This is also the location where most of the international Surf competitions held in El Salvador take place. Check-out the outdoor amphitheater for a any upcoming surf tournaments, festivals, or music concerts. A longer trip, but still only about 1 hour away from the house is the Capital City of San Salvador. Coming from the direction of the house you will first see a group of large modern shopping malls ('Galerias' and 'La Gran Via') as you enter the city. These are good places to watch a movie, do some upscale shopping, or even visit a number of good restaurants. Also here, a recently opened Starbucks at la Gran Via. Also, if you have a need, the US embassy is around this area of the city. As you venture further into the city you will see a number of other points of interest, just keep in mind that traffic will start to get much heavier at this point. A good travel book guide is recommended as you look for additional tourist and sightseeing options.
The Western part of El Salvador, the side of the country where 'Casa Los Riscos' is located, boosts many other great tourist destinations. From many small Coffee Mountain Towns in the Departamentos de 'Sonzonate y Ahuachapan', to the great Neo-gothic cathedral in the City of Santa Ana. Additionally, national parks such as 'El Cerro Verde',' Parque El Impossible' and 'Parque El Trifinio (Parque de la Democracia)' are all on this side of the country and not very far away. Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that, since El Salvador is such a small compact county, its roads and infrastructure so well developed, traveling to the Eastern, or, the Northern parts of the country, are very convenient tourist propositions. So, if you really want to get to know more of the country, places like La Palma, Berlin, San Miguel, or other cities, or, if you have an interest in the Pre-columbian Maya-Pipil culture, we encourage you to strike out from your spectacular Home base. The are also some very impressive Mayas / Pipil ruins not too far away. San Andres, El Tazumal and Joyas De Ceren (a world heritage site and the Central American version of Pompei) are great easy to get to day tours. Finally it is also worth noting that the house has a convenient transportation connection with the very popular destination of Antigua, Guatemala. Surf buses travel daily between the City of La Antigua and El Zonte (Xanadu - via a previous arrangement) and El Tunco. this small buses do a good job shuttling tourist back and forth between these locations and the trip only takes 4-1/2 to 5 hours. So, if you want to travel to, or, from Antigua, we can put you in touch w/ an operator and even help you get a full tour package together!!!!!
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