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Ocean Front House, Surf.Fish,Chill/Walk Minutes to Perfect Surf/Very Private!

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Taquillo house description

Casa de Karma was constructed in 2007.
The main objectives were to build a home that maximized the incredible Ocean view directly out front.
While limiting the angles of which you could see into the house.
The home is located on a rock cliff with the constant sound of the Ocean and indigenous wildlife echoing through the circular cylinders.
Being the last home in the row of five beach front homes make it extremely private and serene.
The home is also located on the edge of the owners 30 acres of private reserve property.
With many walking paths paved and packed dirt you can roam for hours without even leaving the property.
The local people you encounter on the beach and on the road are friendly, courteous and always willing to talk story, as El Salvador is a rightfully proud nation.
Buenas is a typical greeting that will usually get you the same in return.
I cannot say enough good things about the resourceful local people, my friends, family/care takers and neighbors here in El Salvador.
Without all of whom I would not be privileged enough to visit their hospitable, beautiful country.
The house itself was built with all local materials, from the foundation using the same rock as the volcanoes to the stone floors and lime stone walls.
We set out to build a home that also was not all bling bling.
There were actually guys that spent weeks chipping away at columns to make them look aged.
Special molds were hand built to form Mayan patterns with-in the home to respect the roots of the country and its people.
The Kitchen which was originally going to be a third bedroom, it was changed last minute to my favorite room.
The Kitchen is the place in most homes where people enjoy hanging out.
Therefor we destructed all the walls except the back supporting wall and opened the Kitchen up completely to the elements of nature.
There is a surrounding Lava Top Bar with a central (also round) cooking station.
Along the sides are sinks, serving bars as well as an in development stone oven.
The Kitchen chairs were custom built with extra height to optimize the incredible 360 degree view of the Ocean and surrounding mountains.
You can enjoy your meals and beverages to the sound of the Ocean and indigenous wildlife.
The home was designed with multiple levels and individual cylinders to enhance the features listed below.
Privacy, sound levels, acoustics, ceiling heights, lighting, air flow and all of the little things that can make a difference in a good vacation, restful sleep, peacefulness etc. were taken into consideration, thought out and applied into this unique karmic structure.
All The furnishings and art with-in and on the Terrace were custom built and designed by the locals who knew, the homes unique structure, myself and the intended vibe.
Which makes the home seem all that much more comfortable.
I find myself not leaving the property for weeks at a time, due to fact that the best fisherman are my care taker/friend and his friend two doors down.
The local ladies bake tortilla's and bread and our the locals bring fresh picked vegetables and fresh cheese to the front door.
Most else can be found at the small market (5 minute walk) at the end of our street (dirt road) there are also great restaurants a short distance away.
Special trips such as the Mayan Ruins, Capitol, Volcano, Zip Line, Shopping or Night Life Tours etc. require a 24 hour notice.
Horseback rides can be arranged with a same day morning notice.
The Fishing and Sailboat tours require a 48 hour notice.
What is so cool is that whatever you would like to experience during your stay is with-in a two hour drive of your private paradise.
We have a professional driver with a car, pick-up and microbus who is friendly, safe, reliable knowledgeable, he has been driving for our family for 20 years.
Let us know if you have specific questions.
Gracias



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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Car Available
      • Chauffeur
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

      • Friends Room: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

        Air Conditioning, also includes 2 Single Air mattresses ...moreless

      • Ocean Room: 1 queen

        Air Conditioning, Private bath & terrace to Pool/Beach...moreless

      • The Friends room is round in shape with natural volcanic stone floors, sliding windows, slanted ceiling with chandelier lighting and good ventilation as well as air conditioning and black out curtains. The Ocean room features a direct view of the Ocean Room is complimented by a private terrace with a private entrance/exit to the pool area as well as a private bathroom with a large limestone shower. This room is also round in shape, spacious with good ventilation and optional air conditioning. It also has a small lighted terrace for evening poolside, ocean front relaxation. ...moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      • Friends Bathroom: toilet, shower

        Limestone walls and Volcanic Rock Flooring ...moreless

      • Ocean Bathroom: toilet, shower

        Limestone Walls with smooth ceramic tiling ...moreless

      • Round in shape with large round shower. Limestone walls with Volcanic Rock Flooring Large Comode Standard size sink Cleaned Daily (unless notified otherwise) ...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • El Salvador has it all with-in a 3 hour drive border to border along the sea. Venture into the mountains and whole new world expands your expectations. Cruise up an eastern estuary, adventurous serenity is guaranteed. Throw down in the Capitol and you will have the time of your life. Spend time in a Mayan Pueblo and feel the roots of the people. Eat at a Pumpuseria along the road. Chill in a Hammock with a chilled Coconut and enjoy the fading sunset. . . . . It's All Here. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Games

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Duty Free Shops
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues
          • Water Parks
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Luaus
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            Views are everywhere, the home is beach front and built in the round with a 200 degree surrounding terrace. All rooms give you Ocean view and breeze.There are also walking trial all along the Ocean. ...moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Directly in front of the home which is located on 30 acres of private beach front property. ...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            The homes view from the back side is an amazing volcanic formation mountainside which engulfs itself in the evening sunset light! ...moreless

          • Ocean View:

            The Ocean View is all around you as the home is Ocean Front and has an 200 degree surrounding terrace as well is open air designed and includes an 360 degree open air kitchen....moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            The home is situated on the Ocean in front of 2 perfect right hand surf breaks as well as multiple fun left breaking waves. The entire 38 acres of private property are Oceanfront. ...moreless

          • Rural:

            Casa de Karma is located 20 minutes west of the tourist town of La Libertad in the rolling countryside. It is located on over 30 acres of private reserve property. Stores/restaurants = short walk. ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Big Game
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Racquetball
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining area is either in the Kitchen Bar or on the outside terrace (dinning table) both complete with Ocean view and the sound of Surf and Nature. ...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Garage:

            Garage is connected to the parking lot. Garage = one car capacity. ...moreless

          • Internet:

            USB wi-fi only...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            complete with bar, sofa, chairs, game table, bongo drums, large candles, chandelier lighting, local art. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Secure, Lighted Parking ...moreless

          • Telephone:

            local cell 24 hour...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            bring personal beach towel...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Laundry available on-site by request Requires 24-48 hours to complete....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            in construction...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            30 cup capacity coffee maker coffee grinder no expresso machine ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes, utensils, ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Donna Maria (house keeper/cook), clears the eating area and cleans all dishes....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Round outdoor kitchen/Ocean View with the stove in the center and surrounding bar, coffee maker, mixer, toaster, coffee grinder, pots, pans, etc. ...moreless

          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Fully supplied = Please inform us of all allergies and special dietary, organic, dairy needs prior to arrival....moreless

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            200 degree Terrace / covered with hammocks. ...moreless

          • Bicycles:

            available to rent ...moreless

          • Boat:

            We offer local Fishing 1/2 or full day trips. We also have a 3 day Sailboat Island tour with mystery surf spots. ...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            200 degree ocean view Terrace/covered with hammocks. ...moreless

          • Golf:

            Golf course is 1/2 hour awat=y from house. ...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Available to rent with incredible lakes and estuaries to explore. ...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            acres of walkways, hammocks and lush gardens, paved and dirt walkways....moreless

          • Tennis:

            Tennis courts are 1/2 hour from house....moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            Surfboards available for rent ...moreless

          Pool / Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Sit in your private pool and watch the surf as the Moon rises over the mountain ...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  4 night min stay
                  $170
                  $1,150 $4,500
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $69
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  Owners are not responsible for act of nature, such as bug & or animal bites etc.that may occur while in El Salvador or on the property of Casa de Karma.

                  Owners are not responsible for personal injury or pre existing conditions of any of its clients or affiliates.

                  Casa de Karma Staff will act expediently and professionally in the event of emergency situations.

                  Pass Port Required +10$ entry fee.


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


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                  Last updated: 12/01/2014
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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Comalapa International
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  200 yards
                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  San Salvador
                  0.2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  1/2 mile = Pan American HWY CA 2E
                  0.2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  KM 59
                  Taquillo
                  Nearest Beach
                  KM 59

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Casa de Karma is centrally located in the western region of El Salvador's Pacific Coast.

                  A short 45 minute drive from the airport (we will pick you up) as you pass through sugar cane fields and volcanic formations, you parallel the Pacific Ocean.

                  While you absorb the smell of the local foods and pumping surf as you glide by the friendly faces of the local people.

                  You are not delayed by a single traffic light or stop sign on your journey to your private paradise located in the rural area outside of the historic fishing town of La Libertad where you can stock up on supplies.

                  As you bounce down our 4 wheel drive access only street and through the gates of Casa de Karma you are instantly surrounded by serenity and endless private beauty.

                  Located directly in front of and above a playground of an Ocean of warm water (83-86 degrees) perfect surf and friendly locals.

                  There are only a few homes in our special cove with lots of beach to roam, caves to get lost in and fresh seafood being offered up by the local fisherman out in front of the house.

                  We have access to multiple trained user friendly horses for mountain or beach cruises.

                  There are Mayan Caves on the property to explore. The fishing all around the property is incredible.

                  There is a daily soccer game that occurs just before sunset on the beach out front.

                  There are also restaurants and bars with-in walking distance of the home as well as many un-surfed mystery points.

                  We are also with-in one hour of the Capitol City that has incredible museums,great cuisine from around the world, fun night clubs, 3 huge shopping malls and many small eclectic shops and clubs, 14 Volcanoes, Mayan Ruins, Volcanic formed Lakes, Zip Line Operations, Motocross Tours and so much more . . .it's all close.

                  So Surf, visit some culture for a few hours and surf some more before a refreshing sunset and delicious dinner and beverage. All prepared by our fourth generation family that has been caring for this special property for over forty years! Bienvenido, The Staff

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: I've been fortunate enough to have been a visitor to this wonderful country and its incredibly hospitable/humble people for almost 25 years now. I have also traveled the globe for over 35 years and this place has captured my heart like no other. Currently I reside in San Diego and Mammoth Lakes CA. as I am a snowboard product representative in the winter. When summer comes its time for music and surfing! I especially enjoy showing people parts of this country that you the average visitor would never see. Believe me there are many magical adventures to be had within the borders of this small country and the Islands that border the east of the country. I know of many places in this tropical paradise that you would guess that you are elsewhere in the world. My connection to this country is lengthy and ever developing as we have a very special neighborhood that I enjoy giving back to when and where possible. My 1974 Land Rover has been nick named by the locals as Carro Fantasma (everything here has a second name) and is know up and down the coast as well as deep into the mountains and rivers. No worries, we have professional full time drivers with current/safe vehicles if you are not in for an adventure in Carro Fantasma. We can arrange a 1/4, 1/2 or full day trips to whatever you would like to do or see with in and around El Salvador and beyond! We are also affiliated with other operations throughout different parts of the country, so if you desire a multiple location visit we can assist you there as well. I encourage anyone of any age or family size to visit this incredible country. I have been all throughout Latin America and there is something phenomenal about this country. Maybe it's the smell of the burning wood fires pushed by off shore winds as the local prepare fresh fish and pupusas over salt soaked drift wood as you surf a perfect right hand wave to the beach at sunset. Poetry in Motion by the Ocean! Come Join US Soon !

                  Why the Owner Chose Taquillo:
                  The surf break out front has always been one of my favorites. While surfing this break one day I happened to crack my head on the reef gashing the crown of my head open requiring 57 stitches. When I asked the doctor for 2 more he just mumbled something to the effect of 'loco gringo' so I ended up with 59 (K59) stitches total. My original piece of property was shown to me me by my friend Aldo, whom without his hospitality and friendship, I would not have continued to visit this country during its more challenging times. As well as Roberto and Jimmy Rotherham and their incredible families, Muchas Gracias! This property is out of town and off the beaten path, incredibly beautiful and private. It features perfect uncrowded surf (for regular and goofy footers) at the bottom of the stairs with friendly locals that are a blast to surf, fish, laugh and play soccer with. The house sits on a cliff away from the beach providing complete privacy. You can sit in the pool or hammock sipping your beverage of choice while watching the surf and soccer game go off! The Property itself is amazing as it is spans over 30 acres with a mile of paved walking trails and miles of dirt walking trails through the dense surrounding jungle. Which will eventually lead you to to the KM 59 restaurant on the Pan American Hwy. As you cruise the property there are mango tree's, almond tree's a Plumeria Tree forest, Mayan Caves, Natural Jacuzzi's with mineral water, endless birds etc. This is one of the largest Ocean Front properties in the country, many times I go weeks without leaving the property. Our care taker and neighbor friend are two of the best fisherman in the area, therefore fresh sea food is abundant daily. Being that the property is so large, you can easily separate from travel companions and enjoy some quality time alone. Saludos, Casa de Karma

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The original piece of property involved 3 terraces leading to the Ocean. I spent five years just building Mayan style walls to secure the property for development. During which time the property to the west (the coast runs east & west) became available, so I purchased it and decided that was the spot for Casa de Karma. We decided on a round structure with round cylinders for ambiance and Ocean views. The home features two levels. As you enter the house you are on the friends level which includes the friends bedroom with 2 twin beds (also designed to combine into a queen size) as well as 2 air beds. Guest bathroom with limestone shower and the large open air kitchen facing the Ocean and Mountains in the circular central zone. You then proceed down four stairs to the second larger circular central living room, bar,master bedroom and two arched doorways out to the 200 degree Ocean Front terrace. Once on the terrace you are directly in front of a private swimming pool, beach with 86 degree Ocean water and perfect waves and friendly swimming. To access the beach you simply walk down the stairs, through another doorway and onto the beach. If you are off for a surf there is a waxing station at the bottom of the stairs. If you notice the lineup is a bit more crowded than you prefer, just walk five minutes west to the next right point which could have minimal or no people. If your just beach cruising to the left (east) there are endless tide pools, little caves, private beaches etc. all of which are tide dependent. Sunsets and sunrises from every angle of the property are some of my favorites as well as the full moon nights. From the top of the property you can see multiple points down the coast as well as the top of the mountain top. The care takers have been on the property for forty years working around the property daily to ensure safety and maintenance. The Family will ensure that you have cultural memorable experience.


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                  Speaks: english, spanish

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                  • Casa de Karma

                    Casa de Karma

                  • www.lookoutyourwindow.com

                    www.lookoutyourwindow.com

                  • Kitchen = everything is better when cooked outside

                    Kitchen = everything is better when cooked outside

                  • local legend Jimmy Rotherham

                    local legend Jimmy Rotherham

                  • Sunset = Low Light

                    Sunset = Low Light

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Friends Room

                    Friends Room

                  • Front Yard

                    Front Yard

                  • Looking West to another perfect point break

                    Looking West to another perfect point break

                  • walking trail to the east

                    walking trail to the east

                  • Casa de Karma = Ocean to Friends level

                    Casa de Karma = Ocean to Friends level

                  • House from the beach

                    House from the beach

                  • low tide, time for fishing and soccer . . .

                    low tide, time for fishing and soccer . . .

                  • Friends to Ocean level

                    Friends to Ocean level

                  • Walkway to the beach

                    Walkway to the beach

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Friends Room

                    Friends Room

                  • Parking Zone

                    Parking Zone

                  • Buenos Noches

                    Buenos Noches

                  • walking trails throughout the property

                    walking trails throughout the property

                  • Bienvenido

                    Bienvenido

                  • Gather Around

                    Gather Around

                  • Outside Shower under Banana Tree

                    Outside Shower under Banana Tree

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                  $170 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english, spanish
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