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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
"Paradise awaits! Mario and his team have absolutely thought of every detail to make your stay unforgettable. Although the house is not in the sand it is just steps from the sand and waves. The staff makes every attempt to make certain that your stay is all you have dreamt it would be.
Our stay was for two weeks. We arrived to the coast a week ahead of when we had originally planed. We stayed at a small rustic resort a short walk down the beach in the town of San Jose which we absolutely loved. Try the baker on the corner his chocolate coconut cakes are to die for as well as any other items he has for sale. We did contact Mario who offered to allow us to check in early free of charge! How often does that happen? Mario went out of his way to make sure we had everything we could possibly want or need. We plan to come back as soon as we can. We love Ecuador, the people, the land, the sea, but most of all the kindness of the Ecuadorian people. We spent 6 weeks in Ecuador and ended our trip with our stay at this property. If you are considering staying here do it you will not regret it. Thank you Mario & staff you made our trip absolutely amazing. We can not mention enough kind words to express the welcoming feeling you folks provided us. True hospitality at its best."
Guest: Grant & DenellDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: February 26, 2015
"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
"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
"We spent 18 amazIng days at this peaceful beach location in rural Ecuador. If you are looking for beautiful beaches where you can take long walks, collect beautiful shells while having the beach totally to yourself this is the place.
We stayed in the Alta Suite and watched the waves breaking from our balcony. The water was very warm and clean.
Suite is very well equipped and comfortable.
We can not say enough about Bob and Rox who were very great hosts and looked after all our needs. We highly recommend this suite especially if you are looking to get away for peace and tranquility.
Harvey and Terry. Canada"
Guest: Terry F.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: June 19, 2015