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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"La Casa de Curia is the absolute perfect homebase for exploring a bit of Ecuador's Ruta del Spondylus. The house is very comfortable and was ideal for our group of 5 (although it could easily accommodate more). It's location high on a hill allows you to take advantage of the refreshing ocean breezes, while being close enough to the beach to hear the crashing waves. And with access to a private and nearly deserted beach just a short walk down the hill, you might not want to leave the property at all.
Once you do get motivated to leave, there is much to do and see within a short drive. Montañita's party scene - if that's your thing - is an easy (and cheap) cab ride away. Personally, we preferred the more peaceful vibe on the beach in Olón, where a row of beachfront restaurants serve up delicious fresh seafood and cold beers at unbelievably affordable prices. Don't miss the ceviche de ostra sold from the little cart - it seriously doesn't get any fresher. One of the highlights of the trip was watching local fisherman pull up their catch on the beach while the enormous frigates and pelicans swooped and dove to get their fill of fish. Amazing!
But much more amazing than the house and it's incredible location are the people you will meet at Casa de Curia. Don Julio was incredibly helpful to us and I am so glad to have met him. He truly went above and beyond for us, especially when my daughter had a little surfing accident and split her lip. I was so worried that she might need stitches, but Don Julio knew just who to call (it seems he knows everyone and everyone knows him) and she got treatment within half an hour. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness.
I would simply add that you can book this house with confidence, knowing that you will be in excellent hands during your stay. We will definitely be back. Thank you Bernardo and Don Julio."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
"We really enjoyed our vacation in this apartment. It is clean, safe, and well maintained. The pool is always clean, the ocean is right next to pool and condo. The views are beautiful and you can walk on the beach for a long time. It was a calm and relaxing vacation, we will definitely return."
Guest: María José P.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 9, 2015
"My friend and I enjoyed our short stay here, just outside San Jose. The accommodation was very comfortable and Victor, who lives in an adjacent property, was on hand to help us with any questions or requests. The balcony looks out over a communal garden sheltered by trees. At the bottom of the garden is the long, sandy beach with hardly anybody on it - suitable for strong swimmers. Montanita has a good choice of restaurants, bars and some shops - you will need to get there by car, bus or taxi as it is too far to walk. We organised a day trip to Isla de la Plata which we would recommend - the boat sails from Puerto Lopez and we saw whales and dolphins on the way."
Guest: CassandraDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 5, 2015
"This place is an absolute dream. I've gone several times and each time I wish I had more time to spend there. I met Shell and Marsha through a Peace Corps Volunteer, and they are truly two of the nicest people in the world. They go out of their way to make you have an incredible time, their place is beautiful, and they have every amenity possible (swimming pool, hot tub, a slide, bbq, beach volleyball, DELICIOUS breakfast, and a gorgeous view). The room I stayed in was really spacious, beautifully painted, even had A/C and a refrigerator, and the balcony has hammocks. Shell is so wonderful always offering to drive if you don't have a car. And really the bottom line is that both Shell and Marsha are just the kindest people always supporting the community and Peace Corps volunteers, and just willing to go out of their way for you! I can't wait to come back to Ecuador and stay with them again!!!"
Guest: Talia O.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 22, 2015