Ocean Front House, Surf.Fish,Chill/Walk Minutes to Perfect Surf/Very Private!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- 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.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Included
- Car Available
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- 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 optional air conditioning. The Ocean room features a direct view of the Ocean complimented by a private entrance/exit to the pool area as well as a private bathroom with a 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
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Towels Provided:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Wood Stove:
- 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
Pool & Spa
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- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio:
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & 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
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
- Ocean View:
- Not Necessary
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- 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...moreless
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Awesome Times, Waves, PeopleGuest comment entered by owner
Awesome Times, Waves, People
Hola Doug, We wanted to finally touch base and Thank you and La Familia for an incredible experience in El Salvador. It was really hard to leave your extensive paradise, the last day when Ernesto, Micheal & Edgard blasted off fireworks for my Uncles Birthday and Maria made a cake and the whole staff sang Feliz Cumpleano in spanish brings smiles to our faces upon every recollection ! The setting,the house, the food, the countries people and their hospitality were all top notch as well a full on surf filled cultural experience !! We will be back to Casa de Karma annually. Thanks Again, Mateo y Familia
- Guest Matt
- Date of stay 11/22/12
- Review Submitted 02/25/14
Muchos GraciasGuest comment entered by owner
Hi Doug, We have finally finished our five month tour of Central/South America! Just wanted to Thank you as well as Maria, Ernesto, Jose Antonio & Micheal and all the local people for making our stay at your incredible reserve the most memorable of our entire trip! For sure we will never forget the amazing sunsets, fresh oysters and mango margarita's while watching the waves with great music and the local's daily soccer match out front. We would like to return in August or Sept. with friends and will contact you with our dates when confirmed. Best Regards, Isabella
- Guest Isabella
- Date of stay 09/10/13
- Review Submitted 02/01/14
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 - Sep 1, 2014
2 night min stay
|Easter Holiday/Semana Santa
Apr 15 - Apr 29, 2014
15 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 11, 2014
11 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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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.
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- Tax Rate 10%
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- Nearest Airport: Comalapa International at 35 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 1/2 mile = Pan American HWY CA 2E at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Km 59 at 200 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: 200 yards at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Golf: San Salvador at 45 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: KM 59 at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
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.
- Primary: 619 261-7433
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Casa de Karma
Kitchen/Bar = every thing is better cooked outside
Friends to Ocean level
outside shower under the banana tree
walking trails throughout the property
House from the beach
low tide, time for fishing and soccer . . .
local legend Jimmy Rotherham
Walkway to the beach
Looking West to another perfect point break
walking trail to the east
Casa de Karma = Ocean to Friends level
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