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Ecofriendly Harwood and Bamboo Apartment Close to Beach and Downtown

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment Close To The Beach

Our property is conveniently located close to the beach and downtown area.

Your home is the 1st floor above the ground floor, fully furnished and modern (mini-split) air conditioned- in bedrooms- apartment with two rooms and two baths that can comfortably accommodate 5 persons.

The house was entirely designed to have a comfortable, relaxed, stress free and very enjoyable atmosphere. Thanks to its construction materials (hardwood and bamboo,) the apartment remains cool even in very sunny day (you will find concrete only in the bathrooms).

Come visit or stay for long in UNESCOs (1982) declared 2nd best climate in the world: Playas (General Villamil).

Playas is just an hour and 15 minute drive from the main city of Guayaquil and from Salinas, a fishing and marina port.

When you come to Playas, you can have fun enjoying the sea breeze, relax in an uncrowded, light, fine-sand beach, order seafood and lunch meals that are conveniently low in price, go for a boat ride to near Puna island, where you will, on the way there, find and see marine and bird life, or simply go for a walk at the central park (day or at night).

At night and on weekends, during high season, the downtown and beach area becomes very active. High season is between January and April.

If you are more of a surf addict, there are many nearby places where you can ride the waves: one of them is el Pelado.

Other amenities of the house include two led tvs, a 32 inch in the master bedroom and a 32 inch in the living room, cable tv, blue-ray and blue-ray movies, fast internet connection (wireless), kitchen, two balconies, patio and ground floor, where you can entertain guests.

You can enjoy barbecues on the patio and can get together with friends at night on the ground floor. There is a large yard in-front of the house suitable for gatherings with a pine and orange tree nearby. The nights are great, with clear nights most of the time, and an spectacular climate (averaging 77 farenheit year ound), although between January and March it can get a bit hotter. During the day you can enjoy plenty of sun at the house patio, or if it is too much sun, you can find shade from the nearby trees, bamboo, and cade shades strategically located around the patio and yard.

In case you need smaller accommodations (for friends or visit), we can set them up for you. Just let us know what you need, and we will do our best to find a suitable and comfortable place for your party-stay. If you find the dates you wish to come as been unavailable, send me an email anyway as I may be able to accommodate your party on another floor.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1050 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you smoke in the apartment, your deposit will be forfeited....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    trained, no more than 35 lbs...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    There is a two seat sofa, a 32 inch led tv in master room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and is very spacious with a private bath, two lavatories and a tub. The second bedroom has a double bed - 2 plazas and a twin. Closets are spacious and comfortable. The second bedroom bathroom doubles as a guest's bathroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    two lavatories...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Two bathrooms. All walls are floor to ceiling tiled. They are modern and have new and comfortable lavatories and eco-toilets. There is a bathtub in the masters bathroom. Both bathrooms have hardwood finish on the ceiling....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We can have a person meet you at the airport and transport you to the property for a small fee. Washing and drying room room open from 9am to 9pm. you will receive a key and must lock the room once you are done using it. Music played on the patio should be lowered at 10pm. You may entertain guests on the patio....moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    sony family entertainment system with speakers...moreless

  • Television:

    two 32 inches; one in the master bedroom and the other in the living room...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    beautiful beach at walking distance; light and fine sand, calm and warm water....moreless

  • Downtown:

    at only 3 blocks from the house, you will find banks, parks, churches, as well as bars and restaurants with seafood menu meals ranging from 6 to 9 dollars per person or lunches for about 3 dollars....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    located at 7 small blocks from the beach. far from the downtown noise, yet at a walking distance to food markets, restaurants and the beach, which is one of the largest in Ecuador....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Quite and modern Panasonic splits in each room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    dryer on the ground floor; a key will be given for access for week renters....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    a bike exercise machine is provided in the master bedroom. on the ground floor you will find two more exercise machines....moreless

  • Garage
  • Internet:

    high speed wireless...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    books, tv, games are available...moreless

  • Parking:

    one car per floor in the property...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine on the ground floor; a key will be given for access for week renters....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric oven is provided...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Bottled water, toilet paper and local in-season fruit basket, as a welcome gift is provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.2
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Off-season Rate
May 1 - Nov 30, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $60
  • Cleaning Fee $40
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar El Pescador
Playas, Ecuador
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
El Puneno
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
General Villamil (Playas)

Car: Not Necessary

In 1982, UNESCO declared Playas to have the 2nd best climate of the world. The beach has a very fine sand and the water is really warm. It is so warm that even in the 'cool' season (August through November) you can still get in and find comfortable water temperatures.

The fauna on el Canal del Morro, which separates the Puna Island from the Continental land, is spectacular. You will be able to see dolphins, patas azules birds, fragatas and many more birds that have made the small islands - islotes - their home, as you venture in a boat trip to the Puna Island (15 to 45 minutes- it is up to you how far you want to go), where you can take plenty of pictures and then disembark in any of the three comunas (communal lands) to enjoy more beach privacy and very calm and warm waters.

If you enjoy peer fishing or surfing, el Faro and el Pelado, respectively, will be your favorite places to visit. Both are a 10 minutes drive from your apartment.

You can visit a historic wood church: la Iglesia del Morro (over 500 years old); do roller skating at the central park, bike and climb in el Cerro del Muerto. We can help you contract a small boat or lancha if you prefer going deep sea fishing, diving, or getting snorkeling certified.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Hi, I am Frank and am an University professor who enjoys outdoor activities as well as nice meals. For me, it has been a long history of family tradition to spend the weekend and beach seasons in Playas, and we continuously adhered to it. This is how I, beginning from my childhood years, became appreciative of Playas, and recently decided to build a comfortable, eco-friendly home here. At the same time, I have a concern for nature and the environment, which is the reason why I had the apartment constructed with as minimum cement as possible. By gaining access and using local natural resources (hard bamboo from Quevedo and hardwoods from Esmeraldas), I was able to have this three story house built from local and environment friendly resources.

Why the Owner Chose Playas, Ecuador:
Playas is one of the most peaceful and most untouched beach areas that can be found along the Ecuadorian coastal front. Its people are very accommodating and love the simple things of life: family is at the top, life enjoyment through outside gathering of family and friends is encouraged and practiced, and its people rarely engage in any forms of violence or confrontation.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
What makes this property unique is the construction materials: hardwood and bamboo. Due to this, the apartment stays cool and fresh year long, and the wood texture and color will certainly put you in a relax mood and help you unwind.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • Corner View

    Corner View

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom Lavatories for him and her

    Master Bathroom Lavatories for him and her

  • Master Bathroom Toilet

    Master Bathroom Toilet

  • Master Closet

    Master Closet

  • Dining Room Seats Five

    Dining Room Seats Five

  • Front, yard and patio

    Front, yard and patio

  • Modern mini-split in 2nd Bedroom

    Modern mini-split in 2nd Bedroom

  • The beach: 14 km long and a block and a half wide

    The beach: 14 km long and a block and a half wide

  • Balcony View

    Balcony View

  • Modern mini-split in Master Room

    Modern mini-split in Master Room

  • Master Bathroom Zoom-in

    Master Bathroom Zoom-in

  • Master Bathroom Tub

    Master Bathroom Tub

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Guest Bathroom

    Guest Bathroom

  • Smaller accommodation on the ground floor with private bath and exterior window

    Smaller accommodation on the ground floor with private bath and exterior window

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