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$140 night! Luxury home w/pool on OCEAN! AC, Wifi, Sat TV, 3 bedrooms/3baths

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


$140 a night for 4 people! Add $5 per person, per night after 4 people for total rental amount. Sleeps up to 11 people.

LOCATED ON PLAYA SAN DIEGO ( 5 minute drive east of La Libertad)

*Located on the most beautiful & flat beaches in El Salvador! LOCATED ONLY A 5 MINUTE DRIVE TO LA LIBERTAD.


*OCEAN VIEW, POOL, AC'S, WiFi, HOT SHOWERS, 3 BEDROOMS each with their own PRIVATE FULL BATH. TV's & Satellite in 2 Bedrooms & Living area. VERY CLEAN & MAID/COOK AVAILABLE IF NEEDED at small extra cost. PRICES LISTED BELOW AT BOTTOM.

*Exceptional CLEAN, COMFORTABLE & PRIVATE. Caretakers lives off the property to give you your privacy.TOTAL PRIVACY. NO PEERING EYES. They only come in morning to clean pool, yard, & outside patio furniture which is included in the price.

My manager, Nathaly, lives 2 houses from house in case you need help with anything or have any problems. She speaks both English & Spanish.

*2 NIGHT STAY IS AVAILABLE BUT at a price of $375. Arrive early Friday morning & leave late Sunday. Also can apply to any other 2 night stay during the week. Email me if you need more info. Maximum amount for rental is 11 people.

*2 SUPER SELECTOS ( large supermarkets) only a 5 minute drive into La Libertad. Great location if you need to make a quick run to the grocery supermarket.

*Local police station located about 7 houses down from house. Police also walk the beach/street day & night for added security to our beach.

*Local restaurants & small bars are located in walking distance to house. Also you can call, order, & have plates of food delivered to house at very reasonable prices of as low as $5 or $6. Breakfast is $3. All plates of food can be delivered to your door by phoning. I eat there a lot!. Also on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday you can just walk down the path a couple of minutes & pick up Pupusas. That is the traditional El Salvadorean food. She sells them 3 for a $1.00. Another place I also go to for food.

*DIRECT on Pacific Ocean with SPARKLING BEAUTIFUL POOL. Just steps away from Ocean. INSIDE POOL has LARGE SEATING AREA & TABLE. Great for those sunny days.


* 3 BEDROOMS all with PRIVATE FULL BATHS & A/C. Two BEDROOMS HAVE TVS & SATELLITE. House Sleeps a total of 11 people.

*HUGE ALL GLASS LIVING AREA looking out to BEACH & OCEAN. 4 CEILING FANS in this room alone with DIMMER LIGHTS for that perfect ambiance at night. This room has 2 large sectional sofas. Also has 2 tables, one seats 8 people & other seats 4. Also located right off the Kitchen & Bedrooms. This house was MADE FOR ENTERTAINING!

*LARGE INDOOR KITCHEN that has HUGE ISLAND SNACK BAR that SEATS 8 Has GREAT VIEWS of OCEAN. 2 CEILING FANS with DIMMER LIGHTS to set the perfect mood. Also includes Fridge, 6 burner stove & oven, Microwave, coffee pot, blender, toaster, pots & pans for cooking, utensils, plates, bowls. coffee cups, drinking glasses, baking pans. . Everything you need to cook and serve a meal.

*BRICK BBQ grill on LARGE OUTSIDE PATIO FACING BEACH. Patio has ONE METAL TABLE WITH 6 CHAIRS. ALSO 2 LARGE PICNIC TABLES THAT SEATS UP TO 12 PEOPLE. ONE SMALL PLASTIC SQUARE TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS. Also 3 lounge chairs for sunning. All under a large tree with a bright mural wall.

* SOFT BED LINEN & LARGE TOWELS provided during stay. PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT provide small face towels or kitchen paper towels so please bring your own.

*We also have a free 5 gallon bottled water with a dispenser. Next 5 gallon is $3 each.

*MASTER BEDROOM has TV/Sat & 2 beds in it. One KING with MEMORY FOAM for added COMFORT & one DOUBLE bed .Has a GREAT VIEW of both BEACH & front patio w/ gardens.. ROOM includes FULL PRIVATE BATHROOM with HOT SHOWER. A/C & Ceiling fan.

*2nd BEDROOM has TV & Sat plus QUEEN BED with MEMORY FOAM. This ROOM IS GLASSED IN on 2 sides to see GREAT VIEW of OCEAN. Also has FULL PRIVATE BATH with HOT SHOWER. A/C & Ceiling fan.

*3rd BEDROOM is done in a NAUTICAL THEME and has 3 BEDS. 1 King, 1 double & 1 single bed. This bedroom also has A FULL PRIVATE BATH. A/C & Ceiling fan. Sorry no hot shower in this bathroom or TV/Sat in this room.

*FRONT OF THE HOUSE is made of STONE and has LARGE COVERED PATIO. Plants surrounds the patio with my collection of ornamental frogs throughout the plants . Extra SPECIAL LIGHTING hanging along roof line on patio for those festive nights. This patio alone has 2 tables. One wooden dining table seats 6 people and other large wooden picnic table. Also has a wooden sofa & 4 more additional wooden chairs. All traditional Salvadorean furniture on this patio.. Driveway to the house is all made of stone too & can fit 3 cars. More parking space on street if needed.

*EXTRA OUTSIDE SHOWER when coming off beach into yard.

*Sliding doors and windows are ALL SCREENED IN for those perfect ocean breezes.

*During the 6 months of RAINY SEASON (May to October) we MOSTLY have SUNNY DAYS and if the rain arrives it is around 8 or 9pm at night. It rains for a little while and then stops. Not like San Salvador where they get more rain in the daytime.

The book EXPLORER'S GUIDES, EL SALVADOR wrote that Playa San Diego was the MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH in EL SALVADOR. I agree with them. . TOTALLY FLAT SAND w NO ROCKS.. Can walk for miles in either directions. Many other American, Canadians & Europeans have retired to this beach. I have lived on this beach for 8 years & have always felt SAFE to live & walk the beaches here.

* Also you can choose if you like to walk down the street to get an idea of life in El Salvador or just choose to relax behind the private walls. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

* In the morning cars & bikes are delivering fresh bread, produce, eggs, etc. Around 2 to 4 pm they are delivering sweet pastries to the locals on bikes. Woman walking the beaches selling local jewelry. Beer trucks go by delivering cases of beer or soda. Bikes selling ice cream throughout the day. Playa San Diego is the perfect place to experience El Salvador at it's finest.

*Location is great since it is only 5 minutes from everything you will need in La Libertad. The NEW BEACH WALK ALONG THE PACIFIC OCEAN has restaurants, tourist center, & large fishing pier to buy your fresh seafood. On Weekends this area comes alive with both the local & tourist that come to dance under the moonlight. Area has become very popular for both the locals & tourist. Police walk this area making sure it is safe for everyone. Across the street is the local market where you will find the locals selling anything you can imagine. Quite an experience for first timers visiting Central America. Also state park named Deininger Park is located about 5 minute drive from house.

*If you care to CALL ME I have a MAGIC JACK U.S. NUMBER that I answer in El Salvador 337-376-7780. ( If no answer, leave a message & I will call you back

Please Note: A $100 DAMAGE DEPOSIT will be paid upon arrival. When we do the final walk though right before you leave and everything is still there we give you back your money.

When you arrive we do have one roll of toilet paper in each bathroom. We also provide you with 2 large trash bags but you provide the rest during your stay. We provide linens for the beds & large towels. We do usually have filters for the coffee maker.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Dianne

I am originally from South Louisiana. In my 20's my son & I made our way to Houston. Worked my first 10 years in sales & marketing in the oil industry. Traveled the world for a few years and then when the oil market dried up in the 80's opened up a real estate company in Northwest Houston for 13 years. After 22 years of Houston decided to move to Florida to live on the ocean . After 6 years living in Florida I moved to El Salvador where house prices & taxes were affordable . I bought me a couple of houses, did some major construction & I have been here ever since. Not an easy task since I don't speak Spanish. Learning Spanish slowly but not as easy as you would think.

I know you hear of stories about how terrible crime is in El Salvador but I am a single woman living here on my own and never have understood why they say what they do about this country. I find the people wonderful and so much caring in them. Also living here has made me appreciate how lucky I was to be born in the U.S. where I had been given so many opportunities in life. All I have to do is look around me each day to understand that life could have been so much different if I had been born just a little farther South of the border. The good news is that I get to live on the ocean & never have to do housework again since labor is sooooo cheap. Love this country!!

Dianne purchased this house in 2005

Why Dianne chose Playa San Diego

This property I bought in 2005 and have gone through all the pain of getting it perfect. I bought it cheap so it did not look anything like it does today. I have added special touches to this house everywhere. When you stay here everyone feels those special little things all around them to give them a real feeling of home. I love what I do and it shows throughout this home that I have built with love for both this house & this country. It has been up for rent for over 2 years and has become very popular. I wanted to offer people a special experience while they were staying in El Salvador with as many of the modern conviences I could for an affordable price. I love Playa San Diego because I feel I can mix with both the locals & the other American & Canadians that have retired here. Also I get tired of speaking in my broken Spanish so off I go for a little visit among friends right down the street. I love the location due to it being so close to both the airport & San Salvador. The other thing I love is the beach here. It is the most beautiful I have seen traveling throughout El Salvador. Also I walk the beaches without fear of anything happening to me. It is a small community and most locals know of each other & if something does happen, everyone knows who did it so it keeps our crime to a minimum. We have a local police station about 10 houses from mine and they patrol on bikes and foot. We also have lights on our electrical post so you can see at night if you are walking or driving. When I get bored or need to shop, all I have to do is take a 5 minute drive to La libertad. Love the location & convenience to everything. If I had to do it all over again with what I know today, I would still come back and buy in San Diego Playa. I hope you come to my house and enjoy the great experience of El Salvador as I have. The house looks like the photos so no surprises when you arrive.

What makes this house unique

WI FI INTERNET available. AFFORDABLE...AIRPORT TRANSPORATION AVAILABLE *CLOSE to AIRPORT 30 minutes away, San Salvador* & SUPERMARKETS.....A/C IN BEDROOMS.. Satellite TV. HOT SHOWERS. MAID SERVICE AVAILABLE FOR EXTRA COST. PAY FOR ONLY THE EXTRAS YOU WANT. , great house for entertaining. COMFORTABLE, CLEAN & QUIET. . KING & QUEEN BEDS with MEMORY FOAM. direct on ocean with a FLAT BEACH and NO ROCKS. FRIENDLY COMMUNITY so you get to experience El Salvador the way it should be. large community with small local restaurants, little convenience stores up and down the streets,& local buses that run every 30 minutes A great place to experience local life at it's best in El Salvador.


Playa San Diego House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , hot shower. located off of bedroom with queen bed
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , hot shower, located off of master with king & double bed
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , located off room with 1 king, 1 double & 1 single bed
  • 3 full baths. All have a shower, toilet & basin. One for each bedroom. Bedroom #1 which is the King & double has a hot shower in it. Bedroom # 2 with Queen bed has a hot shower, toilet & basin. Bedroom #3 with King bed & 2 double has shower, toilet & basin. This shower is NOT a hot shower, only cold.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed w/memory foam on top. Full Bath. TV & Satellite.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , King bed W/ memory foam.Double bed. Full Bath. TV/ Satellite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , King bed. 1 single & 1 double.
  • ALL BEDROOMS HAVE FULL PRIVATE BATHROOMS Bedroom #1 has King & double bed. Private full bath. TV/satellite. This king has a memory foam on top of it. Also has a closet with drawers. Great views of beach & front garden/patio area. Bedroom # 2 has Queen Bed. Full Private Bath. TV & Satellite TV. This bed has a memory foam on top of it. Dresser. Also lots of glass for an amazing view. Bedroom #3 has King bed, 1 double & 1 single bed. Full private bath. King bed has a Memory foam on top.. Dresser. .
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
All the things you will need is only a 5 minute drive away to La Libertad. La Libertad offers lots of restaurants, 3 large super markets, seafood pier, boardwalk along ocean that have dances on weekend. A large market area that you can find almost anything including fresh fruits & veg. On our beach we have a turtle sanctuary that at certain time of the year you can see turtles hatching. There is also a state park just a few minutes from the house that has a bat cave & other activities. We are located very close to some of the best surfing in the world. Also in La Libertad they offer offshore fishing. Our beach also has small little restaurants & local own convenient stores in walking distance. The local bus comes along about every 30 minutes very close to house & can you anywhere you want to go at a very cheap price.


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$140 night! Luxury home w/pool on OCEAN! AC, Wifi, Sat TV, 3 bedrooms/3baths
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! From day one Dianne was there and came by daily to insure everything is great or if I needed anything. The location is great, there is a store near by that had everything I needed. The access to the beach was awesome! I will be back next time I travel. I definitely recommend Rancho Cajun to everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice meeting you & your family. I am so glad that your stay at Rancho Cajun was a happy one & I loved having you stay here.! I am hoping that I will get to see you & your family again in the future. Please keep Rancho Cajun in mind on your next trip to El Salvador. Also thanks for taking your time to write me a great review. Dianne
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A Place In The Sun

  • 5 of 5

This was by far one our best family vacations. Dianne went above and beyond to keep the beach house stocked with all amenities and even better, beach chairs. My family had the best time in the pool with a place in the sun and digging for hours in the sand a few steps away from the house. Since we traveled from LA and San Salvador, there was no way we could pack those things offered by Rancho Cajun. This area of San Diego, La Libertad, was just perfect. While here, we visited many little areas around Pacific littoral. It was such a neat community with stunning views of local people, dogs and turtles. We went to the grocery store only a few blocks away. This house is spacious and very secure and very family friendly. We definitely want to return here!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a really nice review for me. It was a delight meeting you & your family. I am glad that you enjoyed yourself at Rancho Cajun. Hopefully you will keep Rancho Cajun in mind the next time you visit El Salvador. Again thanks!
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Exelent from the hall family

  • 5 of 5

Hi...very nice place to stay ...Dianne very nice I will return from my next vacation

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you George for taking the time to write a good review on my house! It was so nice meeting you & your family. I am looking forward to your next visit. You & your family were perfect guest & are always welcomed at Rancho Cajun!
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Arizona USA

Fantastic Home Fabulous Price

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I, Look and Look for a Beach Front Property in La Libertad, something that would be close to Santa Tecla so family could visit and of course a place that we would feel safe.

We were not disappointed at all, we had the pleasure to have met Dianne the owner and she was very attentive to our needs and made us feel at home. Her maintenance staff Nelson and Martha were there every day making sure the grounds were very clean. My family came to visit almost every day and they were also very impressed and had a great time. Dianne if you'll have us we will definitely will be back soon. And Thank you so much for everything.

Sincerely yours Angela and Julio.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julio & Angella for giving my house a chance. Glad that you enjoyed the house while you were here. I hated to see you go. You were great guest & sorry I got the message too late to have wine & cheese with you. Hopefully on your next trip here, I can get to know you better. You & your family are always welcomed to stay here. Already looking forward to your next visit to El Salvador.. Good luck in real estate! The two of you make such a great couple!
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Austin, Tx

Wonderful house especially at this price!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! I found that the house looks better than the photos when I arrived. I have had bad experiences renting other homes over the years where the house looks so much worst than the photos but this house was absolutely perfect & beyond what I expected. ! With it's open airy floor plan & all the glass, I could see the ocean from anywhere in the house. The beds were comfortable & clean. The AC's worked great! The bath towels were large which I like. The black & white table with the stools in the kitchen made a perfect area for my friends & family to gather around. There are several areas including the front patio & also the patio facing the beach that could handle my large group no matter where we gathered. We also saw large turtles laying eggs at night right in front of the house. The beach was also great where you could walk on the sand & they didn't have rocks. The other times I have rented in El Salvador, all the homes had rocks on the beach which made it impossible to walk along the beach. I felt very safe here. After staying here at Rancho Cajun, I don't feel I need to look for another home on my next visit. I do plan on returning each year to Rancho Cajun. Also I loved the fact that you can call the restaurant down the street & they will deliver food to the house so we didn't have to leave the house unless we wanted to. The fruit/vegetable truck comes by the house everyday so we didn't really have to go to the store. Everything came to us. We also took the bus into town for a quarter one day which was a great experience! The bus stop is just a few feet from the house. Dianne, the owner, was a great host & gave us tips on where to go & eat out if we wanted to venture out for the day. i would highly recommend this house to anyone staying in El Salvador. I am already looking forward to my next visit to Rancho Cajun.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you had such a great time at Rancho Cajun. It was great meeting all of you. Looking forward to your next visit to El Salvador & hopefully you will stay at my house again. Thank you for the nice bottle of wine you gave me as a gift when you were leaving. That was so thoughtful of you. Until next time, I hope all is going well in your life.
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  • 5 of 5

We had such an Amazing time at this house! It felt like HOME, everything was perfect. Diane was so nice and very helpful. I look forward to staying there again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for giving me such a great review! Also thank your Dad for giving me such great advice on how to fix things. Hopefully you will choose Rancho Cajun on your next visit to El Salvador so I can see all of you again. Take care & don't work too hard.
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Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

We have a turtle sanctuary in walking distance on our beach. There also is a state park just 5 minutes away. San Salvador is a short 30 minute ride and you can find anything you want there. Also a state park named Deininger Park is located about a 5 minute drive to the house


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $200

If you stay ONLY 2 NIGHTS, the price $375. We allow up to 11 people for that price which is our maximum amount of beds in house. If you RENT BY THE MONTH the price is $2900. Please free to email me if you have any questions. Holiday prices are higher than regular prices. The holiday weeks that we charge $200 a night (up to 11 people) are Easter week or Semana Santa, Xmas & New Years, & Agosto Semana. Please email me if you need anymore information on prices & holiday dates. We always charge an additional $200 damage deposit in cash when you arrive & it is returned to you when leaving if everything in the house is accounted for.

I usually want 25% to 50% of the rental amount as a deposit & the rest is paid in cash on arrival. Holidays or a month stay may require more deposit at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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