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News - Read the article in NY Times travel section about our villa Sept 14/2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/travel/three-sides-of-ecuador.html?ref=travel&_r=0
Location: ‘Paradise Point’, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Ecuador, South America (located 5 minutes south of Montanita (home of the isa world surfing competition) 2.5 hour drive from Guayaquil International airport west to our beach front home- view map
Accommodations: New modern home, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (sleeps 8), 3000 sq.Ft. including large covered patio adjoining pool. Spectacular unimpeded ocean views from property located steps from the beach. This brand-new executive-style beachfront home, completed in August of 2013, offers all the luxury amenities you may expect and much more. We encourage you to compare our beach front rental with any other beach front rental property in Ecuador or Central and South America. Paradise Point Villa falls in a rare category of jewels available for rent. It is meticulously maintained by our full time caretakers, Gilson and his wife Kathy who live on the property in their own separate home. They will greet you with a smile and make sure your vacation is most relaxing and enjoyable.
The following items are included free with your rental package:
-convenient pick-up service directly from Guayaquil International airport by our driver Luis (some english & spanish speaking) in a fully-appointed, air-conditioned, television on board, 9-passenger late model van; -daily maid service: beds, towel change, light cleaning, etc. At an agreed-upon time and bed sheet change every few days; -24 hour caretaker: Gilson and Kathy can help you bargain for fresh fish and vegetables, sold daily on the beach side, or in town; -grocery shopping service for guests desiring basic items.
Enjoy your vacation; leave the cooking, cleaning and activity planning to Gilson, Kathy and Luis . They will do what they can to make your vacation a most relaxing and happy one.
Wi-fi and free phone service to USA & Canada ** basic meal preparation by on-site staff is included
Activities of interest: tours: thermal baths, museums, city tours, whale watching (June thru Sept.) Fishing trips: famous blue marlin and swordfish record holders in Ecuador!! Scuba diving trips: padi instructor guided tours, several reefs available.
This house goes far beyond many rentals in that what is stated here is actually the case in real life. What separates this rental from most others is that ocean front means toes in the sand 10 feet from the front yard…. Not up on a cliff... unimpeded view of the ocean. Internet that works, 24 hour caretaker on property, all water on property goes through a state of the art water purification process, caretaker managed generator available in case of power outage (this is Ecuador), safe beach with a 24 hour caretaker. This is single family house on its own property that is gated off and not connected to other houses as in a townhome environment.
The main home is a single story consisting of over 3,000 sq ft of living area and covered patios directly over looking the gently sloping beach, which at low tide goes out a great distance. The master bedroom has an unbelievable view of the pacific ocean and memory forever sunsets. The master ensuite bathroom is very large with double sinks, jacuzzi with jets, and large walk-in shower, with a large walk-in closet for those travellers who like to travel with large wardrobes. All bedrooms have king size beds with deluxe sheet sets and flat screen satellite tv’s. A large open living area hosts a huge kitchen with the latest appliances, a 27’ glass wall that opens up to the ocean and pool & outdoor jacuzzi. Before stepping down a gentle step to the pool area there is a 500 sq ft covered patio with custom built stainless grill cooking area. All bedrooms and living room area have fans as well as air conditioning ( sliding glass doors must be closed for ac to come on)
Cook dinner on the large outside gas grill and enjoy a local drink while relaxing or have our caretaker Kathy make you a great meal or grill up some of the world famous local fish or prawns. After dinner enjoy a quiet private walk on the beach with no one around or enjoy floating around in our unique pool with tile inlays of 3d dolphins and turtles designed by local mosaic artist Luis Miranda.
Located just 3km south from the bustling nightlife of world famous Montanita. This setting unlike many (ie Hawaii or Mexico) is more of a cultural experience as the friendly local people and their culture are only minutes away in Manglaralto, Cadete or Olon.
Please send an email if you would like to see more photos and actual floor plans of home.
Other features of the home include: Privacy fence with driveway gate. Home is decorated, fully furnished and outfitted. Custom high end construction and finish out, all high end tiled flooring throughout with no carpet in home.
Home is complete with private 8m x 5m (26’ x 16’) pool in back yard of home on beach, and 2.4 m (8’) heated jacuzzi. Detached staff house, is located on the property. Unobstructed views of the beautiful fine-sand beach, blue waters and the hypnotic sound of the rolling surf are the ideal ingredients for visitors seeking a relaxed, magical, and unique experience; due to the geographical location, Manglaralto is blessed with amazing warm weather all year round - adventure and comfort awaits you!
If you need accommodation for more guests, only 10 minutes away, new condominiums on pleasant hillside at reasonable rates vrbo listing 454287. Night life – Montanita is a popular tourist destination, hosting many restaurants, a few night clubs, and shopping. (only 5 mins away)
3 Deluxe bedrooms all with king size beds, AC, wide screen tv's.....
Master has ocean views and cover patio slider and ensuite.....
Bedroom 1 has deluxe ensuite....
Bedroom 2 has mountain view with slider to balcony
whale watching 2015 Jun 1 - Dec 18, 2015 4 night min stay
Christmas Holidays Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$500
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Fishing Trips: Famous Blue Marlin and Swordfish Record holders in Ecuador!!
Scuba Diving Trips: Padi Instructor guided tours, several reefs available.
Montanita only 5 minutes away with non-stop night life for those individuals seeking a party atmosphere.
Manglaralto only minutes away for the Ecuadorian cultural experience.
Salinas to the south 45 minutes is a bustling tourist city with gorgeous beaches, casino, restaurants and many other attractions.
Year Purchased: 2013
Why the Owner Chose Montanita: We picked this property because of the following:
close proximity to all amenities
wonderful friendly people with a great culture
good base for surrounding travel to north or south coast
reasonable distance to an international airport
rural, quiet and safe area
Ecuador is the most ecologically diverse country in the world
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: One of the few houses on the coast built to North American standards and as far as we know the only one with a water purification system through out the entire villa. For those who have travelled a lot you will realize what a fabulous luxury this is...
This executive villa boasts 3 large bedrooms, 3 large bathrooms, with wide screen satellite tv's in each bedroom and wifi through out..
The proximity of the villa to the beach is 4 stairs away with the pool and jacuzzi within feet as well..
A large covered pool side patio with barbecue and uniqe hardwood burl table...
On site caretakers in their own house to help you in all aspects of your stay with daily linen, towels, grocery shopping and housekeeping included...