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Recent Montanita reviews

  • Wedding Getaway

    "La Casa Grande is very spacious and comfortable. The location is great, a few minutes from Olon and the beaches of Montanita. The private access to the beach is kept clean and we walked no more than three minutes, the beach is beautiful, quiet and clean. We enjoyed our time in Curia, it was wonderful not having to worry about cooking, for a small fee you can enjoy delicious food. The venue of the wedding was five minutes away, so convenient for us. The property is beautiful and well taken care of. My children enjoy the beach, however, if the house had a pool it would be even better. We would definitely consider coming back. Don Julio was of great help, he is very friendly and informative."
    Guest: Giovanna Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 4, 2014
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  • Huge House and Beautiful Views! A Must-See!

    "This was my fiance and I's first trip to Ecuador and I cannot fully describe how great of a stay we had. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, Kim and Bruce made us feel welcomed and at home. We stayed for 9 days and had a wonderful time and made wonderful, lasting memories. First, our room was amazing! The owners have literally thought of everything! From the built in desk to the super comfortable bed, the accommodations were great! Our room had a set of double doors that opened to the ocean, which was great for relaxing and listening to the ocean. The house was so big; my fiancé and I definitely had more than enough space. The property itself was very nice! The front of the house had a beautiful garden and the beach side of the house had the veranda, grass lawn, and a coconut tree. We spent our days sightseeing in the nearby towns and cities. Some great places to see include: Montanita, Olon, San Vicente, and Puerto Lopez. Montanita is a very nice town with great restaurants and a happening nightlife. With Montanita being so close (about a 5 to 10 minute drive) we would grab breakfast there in the morning and then walk around and shop around the local street vendors and shops. We spent a day in Puerto Lopez, which was a very nice stop. We spent some time at the fish market (which is a sight to see!) and walking around the city. There are many cabanas situated right on the beach which was nice to relax at after walking around the city. Another great day was spent at the hot springs in San Vicente. We were treated to a dip in the hot springs, a mud bath massage, an aloe vera massage, and an aloe vera steam room. This was a great stop for relaxation and rejuvenation. During the time between our massages, we went out and sipped on coco helado. The sights we saw and the sunsets we watched made our trip great, but what made our trip amazing was Bruce and Kim. They really try to give back to the community, which was inspiring to see. We got to hand out presents to the community and then got to play with the children and their new toys. We then got to go with Bruce and Kim when they donated money to a local school to repair the school's roof. It's amazing to see not only how nice the owners are, but how much they give back to the local community and how willing they are to help. After our great experience renting this house and sightseeing along the coast, we've already booked our next trip for this time next year!"
    Guest: Miranda Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Multiple visits!

    "Canadian friends and I have stayed at this lovely home on its beautiful beach front estate several times during the past couple of years, and have recommended it to many friends, who've enjoyed it as well. There are actually FOUR houses on this large, lush estate...each one of them charming and very well equipped. The property is breath taking, thanks to Martha's expert gardening skills and Mario's obviously superlative architectural talents. The beach front is secluded and quiet...wonderful to come home to after enjoying the busy night life offered in Montanita. Mario and his family are always so welcoming and helpful, and they employ very loyal staff who are always available for anything we need. This is our "home away from home" whenever we travel to Ecuador's beautiful coast along the Ruta del Sol. We'll be back!"
    Guest: Deborah M. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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  • 5 Stars of course!

    "Well first off I picked this place based on reviews, as of no surprise it met EVERY expectation. I also chose this villa based on the location. Close enough to Montanita to see the nightlife but also very ease of travel with public transportation to neighboring towns and larger cities from 50 cents locally to $2 for a trip up the coast to see Isla De la Plata which I Highly recommend. Marsha and Shell went WAY above "hospitality" they even stood out on the street to help flag down a bus (which doesn't stop, only slows down for you to jump on). They both showed us local restaurants, and even got us discounts on local fishing and horse back riding trips. They are extremely well versed on the culture, the how to do's and NOT how to do's. The breakfast is always something to look forward to with the freshest fruit, and squeezed juices to the freshest pastries made that morning. The view is also breathtaking, and this place has the best views on the whole 8 mile stretch. If you are a dog lover and had to leave your little pet home, no worries! Choco will be your best buddy from waiting for you to wake up or take a stroll down the beach and providing hours of comfort and enjoyment. Rooms are very large with a closet a kitchenette and amazing views, there is always a gentle breeze and the sounds of the waves are tranquil that make sleeping through the night amazing! We will DEFINITELY be coming back and brining friends next time! 5 STARS! I have traveled the world and I attest the BEST place and guest services I EVER received!! Thanks Marsha and Shell see you soon!!"
    Guest: Mike and Mackenzie Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 26, 2015
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