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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

Recent Ecuador reviews

  • Close to everything but away from it all

    "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: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • Perfect Getaway

    "We spent almost the entire month of March in the Alta suite. As first time travellers to Ecuador, Bob and Roxanne were fantastic.Any questions that arose, prior to or upon our arrival, they had the answers.They even arranged our transportation from the airport to the coast.They greeted us warmly when we arrived,and the suite is exactly as advertised, everything you could need is here.It's obvious our hosts have the enjoyment of their guests in mind when furnishing these suites, and any request is simply not too big for them.The property is gated, the gardens lovely and the beach is wonderful. Fine sand, shallow,warm water that stretches for miles makes it hard to leave everyday when the sun goes down. Monglaralto has the hospital across the street, a pharmacy and some small restaurants, and the larger town of Montanita is just a quick cab ride(or 40 min walk up the beach), with a larger selection of eateries and bars.All the local people are friendly, the area is safe, and we would definitely recommend staying with Bob and Roxanne.Thank you both for sharing your slice of paradise with us."
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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  • The perfect homebase to explore Quito

    "I can't say enough about our stay in Quito at this comfortable and conveniently located apartment. Clemencia was very responsive and helpful throughout the booking process and also when our flight was delayed due to the weather in the Northeast. When we did finally arrive, we were greeted at the airport by Javier, who helped us to get situated in Quito. Especially nice was that he took us to the grocery store and helped us pick up some essentials before arriving at the apartment. It was lovely to be greeted by such a kind and friendly person after our long flight! The apartment provided us with more than enough room for our group of 5. We loved waking up in the morning and sipping our coffee while looking out at the incredible view of Quito and the volcano towering over the city. Bellavista is a great neighborhood, very safe, with everything you need within walking distance. If you want to venture out beyond the immediate neighborhood (and of course you will) it is very easy and affordable to get around Quito using public transportation - there is a stop right at the bottom of the hill. I would also add that we had no problems whatsoever with the water pressure, as another commenter noted. The only suggestion I could give to improve the experience might be to have a folder or notebook with some local suggestions - for example the best and closest restaurants, the nearest pharmacies and grocery stores, the owners favorite sites in Quito, etc... I certainly wouldn't hesitate to stay at Clemencia's apartment again, and I do plan on returning to Quito sooner rather than later. We had a wonderful stay."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 2015
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  • Exceptional hosts !!!!

    "You are still debating where to stay ?? Stop your research , here is where you want to spend an unforgettable time in Ecuador. Beautiful view of the ocean, very clean place, fresh fruits for breakfast every morning with fresh pastries and eggs on top of it if you wish. The remarkable aspect of this villa is the hosts !!! Marsha and Shell !!!! The best ever. They sure go beyong your expectations, soooo generous of their time . Using their van they take their guests to this restaurant on the beach, propose day trip, and more and more. They also gave us the opportunity to meet people by inviting them over which turned out to be very pleasant and every one did have a good time. Thanks for those beautiful souvenirs we brought back with us. Without you it would not have been the same. No wonder why you are NO 1 in Ecuador !!! You deserve way more than a 5 stars. We definitly highly recommand this place, do not hesitate."
    Guest: Constant D. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
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