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Exclusive Villa, Tropical Paradise, Amazing Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate


About the property

Exclusive Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

El Zonte is one of the most magical and beautiful places in all of El Salvador. I guess that’s because it’s amazing landscape and beautiful ocean rhythm.

Peñiscola, a trilling and beautiful spot in El Zonte. It has been in our family for quite some time. Since 2008 we decided to open our doors to public.

Peñiscola is located on an amazing cliff, which allows an incredible 200-angle ocean view and the comfort of a beachfront property.

Around this magical landscape there are plenty of perfect waves to surf, or simply relax by taking a beautiful long swim at the ocean.

¨Travelling is not only about where you stay but the quality of the service to¨.

In Peñiscola we prioritize in your comfort with a full time housekeeper, cook assistant; and a full time caretaker.

Optional Services include; Airport Pick Up & Drop Off, On Site Masseuse, Nanny Services, Adventure tours and extreme sports.



ALL INCLUSIVE TRAVEL PACKAGE : Service provided by: AMPHIBIOUS ADVENTURE EL SALVADOR, a company which specializes in luxurious rentals and tourist services. They can easily get you anything you need or eat for your vacation. They have a checklist system which pretty much allows the client to build their own vacation. From a sunrise surf session, to a exciting tour around the volcanos and then, to beautiful lobster dinner.

A little bit more…

Well, in general, El Salvador’s coastline and the surrounding regions are filled with magical coves, villages, and cool mountain ranges minutes from the coast. The exploration of the local culture and mingling with the ever-friendly Salvadorian people is right outside your door. You can begin your day at the beach, then venture out for some mid day exploration to the volcanoes, Mayan ruins, rain forest, mountains, lakes, rivers, cities etc. and still be back at the beach for a sunset surf session or refreshment before dinner.

Keywords: surfing, beach front house, private beach, good waves, exclusive, unique, amazing

More Details

Marisa Fortin-Miranda
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Marisa Fortin-Miranda

15 years working on Social Development in Central America.

Has made us dream on starting this tourist business which consists on

develop a tourist project in which everybody of the community wins.

Help the poeple of El Zonte to improve their life quality. Creating a new economic model in the area.

Marisa Fortin-Miranda purchased this estate in 2011

Why Marisa Fortin-Miranda chose El Zonte

Ease access to the whole country.

It is just a paradise and its affordable

What makes this estate unique

The view in the whole Villa is beutifull. There is never to hot because it is located on a cliff.

The comfort of the house is very special and anyone who has been in Peñiscola all they want is to come back soon. It´s a magical place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed at Casa Peniscola five nights during the first half of our honeymoon in El Salvador. This house is amazing, with truly gorgeous views from any spot on the spacious property. As others have mentioned, the master bedroom is spacious and filled with light, while the other four bedrooms (with 2 twin beds each) are smaller and more basic, but certainly clean and suitable. The kitchen is well stocked if you are cooking your own meals (as we did), with great grilling options on the back patio. We did not rent a car, but often caught the bus which passes on the street outside the gated driveway. It is .25 or .50 cents for a bus ride down the coast to other surf spots (Sunzal etc.) or to La Libertad. You can walk 10 minutes to surf El Zonte point break, or surf the beach break in front of the house. We found we didn't really need a car at all. Our favorite aspect about the house was the many different spots outdoors to sit or relax- from the shady gazebo overlooking the ocean to the three giant hammocks, to cushioned couches, wooden tables, breakfast nooks, poolside lounging chairs, etc. etc. The landscaping is impeccable as well. From the property, you can walk down the spiral stone staircase to the ocean (passing by an awesome outdoor shower!), to explore a magnificent natural arch/cave and black sand beach. Such an incredible spot!!! Finally, Santos and Karin were lovely and helpful hosts. Thank you, Marisa, for giving us such a fabulous experience and memorable honeymoon!!!
Jun 2014
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El Zonte Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 7:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Air conditiones
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , AC
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Two single beds can be added as requested, AC
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Exclusive Villa, Tropical Paradise, Amazing Location
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 27 reviews
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dream Villa !

  • 5 of 5

Incredible place to stay !!! The view is amazing, the rooms are super comfy and Angelita, Karen & Santos are just adorable ! They are just so helpfull and so nice :D !

I've got only EXCELLENT comments about this Villa !

I'm certainly coming back :)

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views,expectacular sunrise and sunsets perfect for vacation with the family, looking forward for next stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My second stay at peniscola and wont be my last.

For those of you curious.... private beach, private pool, ac, wifi, tons of places to veg out, relax, read and soak up beauty. El Zonte is a special place... a little off the beaten path but so much the better. The pictures dont do it justice..sunsets are magical.

Santos/Karen are such a pleasure and super this point I consider them friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ane Lisse

  • 5 of 5

The house is more than beautiful, it has a lot of space to just hang around in it. Perfect for vacations or even a just a weekend. The owner is a lovely person. We enjoyed our stay, the weather, the view and the accommodations are 100% recommended.

Once again, it is a perfect place to stay and have a lovely time!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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linda casa!

  • 5 of 5

Tuvimos una experiencia super agradable, las personas que nos atendieron eran re atentas a nuestras necesidades y la casa si es lo que las fotos aparentan! linda, grande y comoda

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
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San Salvador, El Salvador

Unique Luxury

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic coastal property with spectacular views, luxurious grounds, friendly and helpful staff and great accommodations. Great for a romantic get-away or a large family reunion. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay - the beach with private access, outdoor shower, pool area, outdoor dining, gazebo for dramatic sunsets, and expansive grounds. Beachcombing, night-time ocean dips, and the sunsets were our favorite. We were also close to wonderful 3 and 4 star dining. We will definitely return as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate vey much guests like you. Best wishes!! Marisa
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Car: recommended

The property is located near the best surfing spots in El Salvador and one of the most amazing beach breaks in the American pacific coastline.

Around Peñiscola´s location you can find plenty of relaxing and magical spots. The different beach breaks have different local towns with a unique set of bars and restaurants. And last but not least, the magical gazebo with stunning ocean and surf views.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit is requiered to close dates. The deposit will be equivalent to one or two nights upon dependance of the number os nights of staying.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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