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Free WiFi Fiber Optics Salinas Ecuador Ocean Front

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean Front Condo On The 'Malecon' In Salinas 2-3 Blocks From Hotel Barcelo

Ocean Front. Whale Watch from Breakfast (sometimes one can see whales from the apartment during the Season) Down the elevator, walk 75 feet and you are on the South Pacific! Free WiFi. Super Fast Fiber Optics. Overlooking the tranquil bay of Salinas and the Pacific Ocean. During the season, you can catch a glimpse of whales and do a bit of whale watching from the balcony during season. See some blue footed boobies like in the Galápagos Islands in nearby Ancon. Wireless Internet in La Siesta.

3 bedrooms with 2013 newly installed AC and 3 baths. One bath in the Master and the other two are located in the hallway. One at the end of the hallway and one adjacent to the kitchen. Washer and a gas dryer in kitchen area. 1350 square feet. + open air garage behind gates. The kitchen/dining/bar and great room are all connected so that all activities in this area has an ocean front.

Activities include watercraft rental, fishing tours at 'Pesca Tours' (we can help arrange this for you if you speak no Spanish), whale watching, or just enjoy the beach, we have it all. We are situated on a large shallow bay, but twelve miles from shore the water is 19,877 feet deep. 'Salinas is the most well known bill fishing location and seasonally offers good fishing for large striped marlin as well as blue marlin and other gamefish such as big eye tuna. The other popular Blue Marlin destination in the country is Manta which is usually in season when Salinas is not. A large fleet of sport fishing vessels operates out of both towns. Blues in this area are known to reach large sizes, with the most notable capture being a 1,014 lb fish boated by local angler Jorge Jurado which formerly held the IGFA 80 lb class record. ' In the day, Hemingway fished for Blue and Black Marlin in Salinas. Great Sunsets!

A few minutes walk on the Malecon and several others on street in the back. One of our favorite restaurants is the Mar Azul which is on the same street as the back of the Hotel Barcelo Miramar, a couple of blocks down toward the ice cream shop.

Across the road the water is warm and the waves are gentle, so your children can play in the water while you watch from your rented beach chair and umbrella. You can purchase ice cream, sandwiches, coconuts, or a bottle of beer from beach vendors that cater to your every need. I love this place!

The Salinas Market is a few blocks away and restaurants, and shops are up and down the Malecon where we are located. Soups here are $1 and talk about fresh fried fish! The word for market in Spanish is 'Mercado,' Just ask anyone where it is located. 'Donde esta el Mercado por favor?' Where is the market please?

More Details

Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador

Owned by an American/Ecuadorean family who reside in both the USA and Ecuador. Condo is right on the beach.

Fully furnished just like a condo in the United States. Peace Corps Volunteer 1976-1978 in Ecuador. Wife from Guayaquil.

Lots of insights offered if you want to ask about Ecuador.

Bring your own beach towels. All the amenities plus help from the staff at the condo.

Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador purchased this condo in 2011

Why Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador chose Salinas

The apartment is located on the 6th floor of La Siesta, an oceanfront condo in the exclusive San Lorenzo section of Salinas in the Province of Santa Elena. Very near Hotel Barcelo, about 2-3 blocks. Great view of the bay, the yacht club and the ocean going vessels moored in La Libertad. 3 bedrooms can accommodate 6 people in beds. If you have an auto, there is parking in our garage. If not, one can easily get around in taxis and buses. We also have a storage room that is complete with 'sunbrellas' and a tent to guard you from the very strong direct sunlight. The 'guardians' or on duty helpers on the main floor will put the tent up for you on the beach and again store it in the storage room when you are done.


El departamento esta localizado en el sexto piso del Condominio La siesta, en el Malecon y frente al Mar. A una altura primordial para contemplar la Bahia de Salinas, los arrecifes y las lagunitas de la Punta San Lorenzo en Salinas.

El departamento consta - sala-comedor en un sólo ambiente completamente amoblado, cocina con toda clase de utensilios, lavandería con lavadora y secadora de ropa, 3 dormitorios en los que se pueden acomodar cómodamente 6 personas (2 cuartos con camas de 2 1/2 plazas y 2 cuartos con literas, uno par dos y el otro para tres personas, 2 Banos , garaje y bodega. Los dormitorios son con Aire/C bien frio.

En la bodega tenemos parasoles, carpa y sillas para su deleite en la playa. Hable con los guardianes para que ellos acomoden en la playa carpa con sillas y luego la recojan.

What makes this condo unique

Ocean front. Spacious. Updated kitchen. Free WiFi. Granite tops and new gas stove. Natural warm bath pools of ocean water on the beach. When the tide goes out, it leaves the ocean water to warm in the equatorial sun leaving you with a still pool of clean, warm ocean water to bath in. The parking lot is behind a locked gate, however no car is necessary here. Taxi, bus service is sufficient for your needs. The condo has a 24-hour guard for your security. And if you stay at least one week, then we will have our cleaning lady come and clean once per week for you. Deep-sea fishing, banana boat, water ski, paddle boats, and jet-ski rental is available directly down on the Malecon a few blocks away. This condo is not located away from all the action like others which are located in Ballenita, Ancon, San Pablo, Capae, and others up the Coast line.

Ecuador is beautiful.

The Salinas Market is one block towards the Hotel Barcelo and 6-7 blocks to the rear walking. The market has fresh seafood, fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, and inexpensive eaterys inside. Great fresh soups for $1 in the Market about 7 blocks back from the ocean.

There is a gym in La Libertad which is about 10-15 minutes via taxi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was just as presented on the website. Salinas is beautiful and this condo is great....right in front of the Pacific! Owners were very accomodating AND EVEN though we do not speak Spanish, they got us from the Guayaquil International airport to the door of La Siesta Condo in a nice van. Great, we will be coming back as soon as we can with all our friends.All bedrooms have newly installed AC, new curtains, new LG Smart TV, newly painted throughout August 2013.
Dec 2012
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Salinas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No more than 8 people can sleep in beds. There is an upcharge of $15 per person per day if more than 5 people as verified by the Guardians.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bath in front hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bath is located inside the front master bedroom. Excellent ocean views. Ocean front. Seagull views. Another bath is adjacent to the kitchen and there is another bath in the rear of the condo shared by the two bedrooms on that end of the La Siesta.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , All bedrooms have new AC installed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New AC in all bedrooms
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , New AC in all bedrooms
  • Master Front Bedroom has full bath inside the bedroom and is front of the ocean so you can read while watching the seagulls fly by or the ocean activities outside your window. Sometimes see whales while reading in bed. Galapagos like natural warm water pools in rock formations nearby in front of condo perfect for relaxing.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • 3 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The staff (for a few dollars tip) can get you food, alcohol, bottled water, gas for cooking/clothes dryer or anything needed during your stay at La Siesta. Do not over tip. Or if you speak no Spanish, just let us know what you want and we will talk to them for you. $1-$2 dollar tip is usual and the parking lot is behind a locked gate, however no car is necessary here. Taxi, bus service is sufficient for your needs. The condo has a 24-hour guard for your security.


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Free WiFi Fiber Optics Salinas Ecuador Ocean Front
average rating of 4.428571 based on 8 reviews

Nice with incredible view

  • 5 of 5

The unit location right on the beach was close enough yet far enough away from the crowds for a perfect getaway. Unit was clean and the view was spectacular. Ricky was quick to respond to all my questions and needs during my stay . Between the great unit and great communication I couldn't have asked for more

Thank You

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Marcus. Come back anytime!
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  • 3 of 5

Our Family of 7 stayed there for 5 days. The living room, kitchen, and dining room were very good. The bathrooms need a little more attention. Well located for good restaurants and food markets.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. Attention has been given to the bathrooms. Come back and see us!
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Lovely Vistas

  • 4 of 5

This spacious and fairly modern three bedroom three bath condo is on the sixth floor with a great ocean view. The beds are comfortable and there is also DirecTV and wireless internet. The Internet went down for the last three days of our 9 day stay. There is a landline phone in the unit for local calls.

Building security guys were very helpful with groceries and other minor tasks. The elevator works well, when the power is on. We lost power at least four times in 9 days.

The linens and towels are excellent, the kitchen is well appointed. As is common, there is no oven for baking or roasting. There is a good sized toaster oven, microwave, gas cooktop, refrigerator, and full-sized washer and dryer.

The condo is well situated near good restaurants and just a short walk down the malecon to local establishments. The beach is right across the street from the condo. Couldn't be easier.

The owner was really quick to reply to any requests for information. Would definitely rent from him again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great condo on the beach for your stay in salinas . The owner is very helpful and answers all your questions very quickly . highly recommended

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great and come back and see us!
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Salinas Oceanfront

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 6-week stay at this very nice and spacious condo. The view was spectacular and loved looking at the small pools formed by the rocks. The distance to most restaurants and stores was only a short pleasant walk down the Malecon. The owners were very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had--fantastic working with them from beginning to end. This was our second stay in Salinas and by far the more enjoyable. The building guards were very helpful and pleasant. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped ....critical for a lengthy stay!

We had a couple join the two of us for a couple of weeks and they were equally impressed.

We travel internationally 3-4 months a year and this was a fantastic experience.....thanks to the lovely place, great location, and super owners. We definitely plan to return so save us a spot!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you guys back anytime you can make it. Salinas is great and glad you all enjoyed your stay!
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Loved the Views and access to the beach

  • 4 of 5

We arrived in Salinas mid afternoon on July 4th. Just a couple of wrong turns and we found the Condo bldg. We were met by a very friendly caretaker who helped us with our bags and showed us where to park in the gated area. The unit is on the 5th floor and the open concept living/dining room sliding doors open completely so the views and sounds of the ocean are wonderful. Access to the beach is just an elevator and short walk and then you have miles to discover.

The unit is spacious, comfortable and fairly modern. It is located in a great area walking to distance to many restaurants, bars and the beach. We had a great time

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All bedrooms have newly installed AC, new curtains, new LG Smart TV, newly painted throughout August 2013.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Guayaquil Mariscal Sucre
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Lot and lots of them
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Salinas Country Club
Car: not necessary

Located on the coast of Ecuador just 1 hour and 20 min from the Guayaquil Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Salinas is the number one beach area of Ecuador. Shopping and movies just 10 minutes away from the apartment in La Siesta. Whale watching when in season. Some wrongly label Salinas “little Miami.' Except for the sun, sand and surf, Salinas is really nothing like Miami. Shallow pools of clean sun warmed ocean water await you in the rock pools in front of La Siesta. Perfect for floating with closed eyes and drift away in a peaceful trance surrounded by the sounds of the splashing waves and seagulls overhead.

During high season, which is from December to March, the beaches of Salinas are very active. Vendors sell everything from ice cream to Sunglasses and shark-tooth earrings to shrimp on a stick, hot off the grill.

The low season is from mid-May to December 15 or so. If you want fewer people at the beach with you, then this is the time to go to Salinas, Ecuador’s most popular Pacific Coast beach resort.

Salinas is THE Ecuadoreans 'vacation destination.'

Salinas has long been a vacation home destination for Ecuadoreans. Glittering high-rise condos line the beach road. Fashionable seafood restaurants and trendy clubs come alive at night. (even in slow season, the nighttime streets are thronged with young people out to see and be seen.)

Unlike Miami, though, Salinas Ecuador is a relatively small town. The beach is divided almost perfectly in half by a jetty where you’ll find the docks of the Salinas Yacht Club. The sandy half-moon bay on the North side, where the abundance of action takes place, is Salinas beach. To the south is San Lorenzo Beach where La Siesta is located. It is quieter and more family oriented.

As you’d expect, most of the activities here center around watersports: game fishing, whale watching, wake-boarding, water skiing, yachting, sky diving, parasailing, and surfing—the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship was held here this past Spring.

Despite the flurry of activity that is Salinas, though, it may be one of the world’s least-expensive beach resorts. A steak or seafood dinner in one of those trendy restaurants. Or chow down on fish or shrimp, cooked any way you like, at the local 'mercado'—more than you can eat. See the photo of the fruit in market...really nice.

'La Siesta' is located about 5-6 blocks from the new market which is located to the west of the condo 'La Siesta.'

'La Siesta' has 6 full time employees to help you with your luggage and with anything that you might need. Alternating shifts, 2 are on duty 24/7. Rest easy things are secure up in 'La Siesta.' Call us in the USA at 205-275-5005 or 205-275-9413 with any questions you may have about 'La Siesta,' Ecuador or Salinas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-Administration $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50

Housekeeping available for $25 additional fee daily.
Email or call to discuss arrival and other questions you may have about travel to Ecuador.

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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