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Missionary Retreat House (no esta a la renta solo por misioneros Cristianos)

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About the property

Brand new House 3 bedroom, 2 bath sleeps up to 12

(Esta propiedad no esta a la renta. Esta casa fue construida exclusivamente para un groupo de misioneros Cristianos. Existen muchos otras propiedades en renta en El Zonte pero no est)

Family friendly tropical paridise with great pool and steps from beautiful beach with great waves. This house was built as a place of refuge for Christian Missionaries that are part of the El Salvador Missionary Fellowship.

We love El Zonte and have been spending several months a year here since we bought the property 8 years ago. Last year we decided to build this new guest home primarily as a retreat for a number of Christian missionaries who are serving the people of El Salvador (children's homes, water projects, churches ect) In order to help us cover the cost of monthly utilities and staff we have also opened it up to use by families and groups who wish to provide a market rate donation for use of the home April-August. The home has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms a full kitchen, and indoor living room and and outdoor living room. All the bedrooms have oversized top of the line quiet mini split AC units. The showers also have HOT WATER which is a rare find in homes here. Everything is brand new. Downstairs there is one bedroom with a queen bed and futon and a second bedroom with 2 queen beds and two single beds, There is also a futon in the living room. The bathroom is off of the full kitchen. The upstairs room has a separate entrance off a large deck that sits up in the trees overlooking the pool. The upstairs room has a queen bed, futon couch and a private bathroom.

Since we set this up as a retreat home you get the benefit of our amazing staff and we do not charge any extra for their services.

Our caretaker Maria Helena comes over every morning to clean the yard and pool, does the dishes and any laundry you need done (you can of course use the washer and dryer yourself if you prefer.

Jamie our cook will provide delicious meals, and afternoon snacks and smoothies for you 6 days a week. There is a separate kitchen for her (this in in addition to the kitchen in the house that you can use if you want to cook yourself) so that you have maximum privacy.

Jorge the property manager can take care of any other needs you have. He is an avid surfer and can take you to all the other great surf breaks in El Salvador. He is also a great surf instructor, and is the one who taught my young kids how to surf. He can also help you pick up groceries, fresh fish, or help plan any tours and airport pick ups or drop offs

We want to make sure your time is as carefree as possible and so everything you need is included free of charge including.

Bottled drinking water service

Use of washer and dryer and we provide laundry detergent

toilet paper

linens and towels

boogie boards for the beach

surf lessons if Jorge is available. If not we can help you arrange them but there will be a charge

cook (5 days a week)

We have one of the best pools I have seen in El Salvador complete with swim up bar and table area built into the water. There is also a propane BBQ area next to the pool

The yard is very tropical and private, yet just a 30 second walk across the street to the beach. Our family lives on the property from September-March in a separate home, so if you come during that time we would love to have you over for dinner or take you to some of our favorite places in El Salvador.

Keywords: Great surf, Amazing pool area,

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Michael Peterson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Michael Peterson

I (Mike) and my wife Brittney bought this place 8 years ago. We have an 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter. We spend part of the year (Sept-Mar) working with different churches and missionaries in El Salvador and the rest of the year operating a seasonal business in California.

Michael Peterson purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael Peterson chose El Salvador

We have traveled all over the world but on our first trip to El Salvador we knew it was different. The waves are great, the water is warm and most importantly the people are amazing. We loved the fact that you don't have people always trying to sell you things.

What makes this house unique

Very private and peaceful. Best pool around and great places to laze the day away. Great waves and beach steps away. Many restaurants on the street and little corner store right accross the street. Our staff are super friendly and helpful


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Missionary Retreat House (no esta a la renta solo por misioneros Cristianos)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A Relaxing Experience

  • 5 of 5

Hello, my husband and I spent 3 nights at you place and are very thankful for that opportunity. We felt welcomed and comfortable. The weekend was relaxing and refreshing. You have a beautiful family and we were blessed to get to know you better.

The house was perfect, the A/C was awesome, the pool was refreshing and to be able to sit on the patio reading while listening to the ocean waves completed the experience. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we absoluetly love it here. We always look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Relaxation and Awesome Waves

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (2 adults and three children) just finished spending 5 days and 4 nights in El Zonte. First off, we felt entirely safe the whole time we were in El Salvador. The community of El Zonte is laid back and friendly. The home we stayed in exceeded our expectations in every way. We had a great time whether we were playing in the pool (with the funniest dog ever), enjoying game time under the ceiling fans on the porch, or sleeping peacefully in our (very) air-conditioned rooms. The staff went above and beyond to help make our stay as nice as possible. Jorge (PM) and Jami (cook) are special people and a pleasure to be around. Our only regret is that the owners were out of town and we were not able to spend time with this special family. Hopefully we can visit again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Family time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six enjoyed a long overdue getaway. What a wonderful treat it was to spend it at this beautiful spot. The grounds were beautiful. The house was clean and well equipped. The swimming pool was perfect! The personnel were superbly helpful. It was a delight to be there. We are already looking forward to going again. We recommend it 110%!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely beautiful. The staff were super friendly and the property was perfect for our family. A wonderful place to relax and get away from it all and make wonderful memories as a family. We are planning to return soon with some of our friends and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Campers!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place were we rested and enjoyed the beach, pool and friendly people.

The accomodations are excellent and very clean! People treat you lovingly! Christian atmosphere!!!

Best place ever!!! Returning any time soon!!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Casa De Frida
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Casa De Frida
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
El Zonte
Nearest Point of Interest
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Rates & Availability

El Zonte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

The above rates are for main 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit. The upstairs 1 bedroom 1 bath unit is additional $40 per night or $250 per week. Cleaning fee is waived for rentals of 4 or more days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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El Zonte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hot water
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hot Water
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    upstairs unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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