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Unforgettable Beach Cliff Home with Panoramic Ocean Views

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Private Pool Deck, Gardens and Surrounding Greenbelt


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:13
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom House / Detached Bunk Bedroom / 4 Baths (Sleeps 11)

“Casa Los Riscos” is a home retreat located in an amazing and unforgettable setting, in the middle of El Salvador’s West Coast--the country’s most popular tourist destination. Nestled inside the secure, gated community of “Xanadu”, “Casa Los Riscos” is perched high atop a cliff with breathtaking views! Here the ocean and sky become one spectacular panorama with birds playfully soaring at eye level. Against this dramatic backdrop, a stunning Polynesian-styled wood deck reaches out to the sky. Beside this deck, a pool, jacuzzi, hammocks and lounge chairs all await your pleasure. Complementing this lovely setting is a lush terraced garden and a greenbelt of mature native trees. Imagine yourself sitting on this beautiful deck enjoying an 'Al Fresco' meal of freshly caught seafood…...a refreshing breeze blows in as the sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean serenade all your senses! No wonder the Mayans called this part of El Salvador “Cuscatlan”, “The Land of Precious Things”.

Our home has been renovated to provide guests a spacious, gracious retreat. The colorful, sophisticated décor blends architectural design with elements of El Salvador’s Mayan culture. The main house features a large master bedroom with a private bathroom, plus two other bedrooms and a second bathroom. There is a well-appointed indoor living & dining room space, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry / maid quarters, and an outdoor covered porch overlooking the pool and gardens. A detached ocean-view bedroom with two bunk beds and a private bathroom is located below the pool deck. To top it off, this private community offers members and guests a secluded pearl-sand swimming beach, a large swimming pool and an adjacent community picnic area, all within a 5-minute walk or 2-minute drive.

“Casa Los Riscos” is centrally located and we encourage our guests to venture out to explore the many points of interest nearby, some just minutes from the property, none more than a few hours away. Several dining options are just outside the community. Enjoy taking a variety of day trips: to the mountain coffee towns of Apaneca, Ataco & Juayua (Ruta de las Flores); to the modern city of San Salvador (about one hour away) for shopping and entertainment; or to the local fisherman’s wharf in the port of La Libertad. Additional adventures include a national parks system with majestic volcanoes and forests to tour, as well as many other scenic sights and cultural events. Finally, let's not forget the surfing El Salvador is known for! “Casa Los Riscos” is next door to some of the best Surf Central America has to offer. In places like El Tunco, El Sunzal, Punta Roca and El Zonte, the epic surf waves at any of these popular locations will make for some awesome entertainment. So, whether you are a surfer looking for action, a family looking for a magical cultural experience or just wanting to get a away and relax in the sun and ocean, this retreat can offer you a vacation filled with memories that will last a life time!!!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 13
  • Children Welcome:

    Young and old are all welcomed. but, because of the terraced profile of the property, special precaution should be taken - not to leave small toddlers unattended. For the vary elderly the many terraces and stairs may be taxing and, therefore, not recommended. On the other hand, because of the unique design of the terraced spaces of this retreat, the house manages to provide such spectacular views from so many different angles. The different deck levels actually act as small rooms where different groups from young children and teenagers to parents and grandparents can gather separately, or, as larger groups according to their particular interest and activities. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking: Permitted in outside areas, but not inside the house...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Limited accessibility / Multiple stairs / Several terraces...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    with it's own private bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 : 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

    Detached Bedroom (below Pool Deck)...moreless

  • Bedrooms 2 & 3 share a common bathroom. All bedrooms have individual AC units. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master bedroom bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Storage Service Area...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Detached bunk bedroom bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This property is located in a private gated community with 24/7 security. It's close proximity to some of the best surf spots and many of the other top tourist destinations in El Salvador; makes this an ideal home base to fan out from. In fact, the house is only around 4 miles from the popular surf & entertainment spot of Punta Roca; about 15 minutes drive to the port town of La Libertad; 1/2 mile from playa El Zunsal and about 3 miles East from the surf village of El Zonte. The “Comalapa International Airport” is only 45 minutes away. In terms of it's natural appeal, the entire community is surrounded by many tropical gardens, a winter creek and a number of small trails. The uncrowded pearl sand beach at the bottom of the cliff is a true jewel!!! Finally, there are several excellent restaurants (with seafood, international, and typical Salvadorian menus offered) immediately outside Xanadu - none more than a few minutes away - with several of these dining places offer food catering....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite DirecTV - Channel Line-up similar to USA. Several channels with Spanish channels programing....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo w/ I-Pod connection & Four outdoor speakers (located at wood deck area). ...moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch Flat Screen TV in master bedroom. Flat screen TV/Computer in living room area....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Round dining-room table w/6 chairs, breakfast bar w/2 Stools (main house). Dining on main house terrace w/ ample sitting (optional). Spectacular dining setting at the Polynesian deck -12 plus people ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All Bedrooms (including electric Fans). Also, electric fans in kitchen, living & dining room areas....moreless

  • Internet:

    WI-FI (wireless internet throughout the house) ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    One (1) housekeeping service per week (Middle of wk) for stays of one week or longer. Service includes general cleaning / fixing of beds. Stays longer than one week include bedding sheet changes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    With comfortable chairs & sofas, coffee tables, reading lamps & various pieces of artwork & flower arrangements. All areas with a view of the Pacific Ocean...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 3 vehicles @ house entrance area. Additional street parking available at edge of the property’s front yard....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Magic Jack phone (free calls to the USA and Canada) / Cell Phone for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom Towers at each bathroom. Six (6) large beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Sun-drying of clothing in the back area patio...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Four 12 people...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    includes blender, complete cutlery set & silverware. dishes, all necessary cookware (pots & pans), serving bowls & glass & plastic glasses....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    All consumables (toiler paper, detergents, soap, etc.) are provided for a period of one week, for longer stay periods, the guest are responsible for restocking - to meet their own needs....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is a large supermarket (“Super Selectos”) at La Libertad with a full line of supplies. Fresh Seafood also available at La Libertad. A small grocery store just minutes away at Playa El Tunco ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Propane Gas Stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    These house has many Balconies, but the one at the very edge of the house (above the cliff) provably tops them all!!!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The property features several patios, Lawn terraced gardens & many flower pots. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Balcony off living room with ample setting areas / Concrete deck below tall nature tree groove. Polynesian styled wood deck (with spectacular views of the Pacific ocean) ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Outdoor hammocks provided throughout. Additional chairs at the pool deck, picnic tables and several chairs. There is also a beautiful green belt and an expansive view deck around the pool. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is an outdoor gas BBQ, stainless steel prep table and a small portable stove @ the pool deck. Try 'Al-Fresco' cooking experience next two the Polynesian deck. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Property rental includes access to a community pool & picnic area next to the beach. There are several covered porches, cloth changing area & bathrooms. All surrounded by lush tropical gardens....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Newly renovated Infinity effect pool & jacuzzi, floating pool chairs. ...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325 $375
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 11 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Daily cleaning charge: For weekend rentals: add a $50 charge. For rentals of one (1) week, or longer: Add $25.00 per day. This extra charge is negotiable for small groups.

A $500.00 security deposit in the form of a personal check is required for all rentals - following departure and acceptance of the house in good condition (by the property manager) the check will be returned by mail.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Comalapa International Airport
0.02 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
La Ola Beto's
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
El Sunzal & El Tunco

Car: Recommended

Rental of this property Includes access to a community picnic area which has several covered porches (w/ tables & benches), clothing changing areas, bathrooms and a large swimming pool with views of the ocean. These fun community amenities are located immediately adjacent to the club's own secluded volcanic sand beach. This beautiful flat swimming beach is without a doubt one of the best things about our property. With the water temperature perennially around 71 to 74 F and a sparsely populated setting; there aren't too many places left where a traveler can enjoy warm water, amazing natural beauty and peace and quiet, all at the same time!!! As you make your way back to the house; after an early morning swim, you are met by the lush gardens and green lawn areas. Here you can rest your bones a bit after your swim, or, simply dry up under the warm sun rays. In short, the entire community is surrounded by many tropical gardens and a number of small trails. Most of the owners in this community only come during the weekends. This means that during the week, not only do you have the place mostly to yourself, but the peace and quiet of the place is very relaxing. However, just in case you are interested in more action, do not worry, there are plenty restaurants just outside Xanadu. One of these, Beto's, is actually just two blocks away from the community's main entrance. So you can even walk there if you prefer.

A really fun place, close to the House is the beach community of El Tunco. Here you can find bars, hostels, surfshops & other fun retail stores, as well as a small mix of fun & exciting nightclubs. In El Tunco you can enjoy a really exciting 'beach Community' experience throughout the day - Specially at night, when it comes alive with a joyous mix of a Beach Party in a tropical atmosphere.

A bit further out, but still less than a 20 minute car drive away, is the Port town of 'La Libertad'. Here you may restock on supplies at one of the two 'Supermercados Selectos' with a full line of products, from personal hygiene and drinks to all you need to cook a great meal, including fresh fruits and vegetables. If you are a more adventurous cook, you may want to take a look at the main fisherman's pier for a full assortment of fresh seafood. This is also the location where most of the international Surf competitions held in El Salvador take place. Check-out the outdoor amphitheater for a any upcoming surf tournaments, festivals, or music concerts. A longer trip, but still only about 1 hour away from the house is the Capital City of San Salvador. Coming from the direction of the house you will first see a group of large modern shopping malls ('Galerias' and 'La Gran Via') as you enter the city. These are good places to watch a movie, do some upscale shopping, or even visit a number of good restaurants. Also here, a recently opened Starbucks at la Gran Via. Also, if you have a need, the US embassy is around this area of the city. As you venture further into the city you will see a number of other points of interest, just keep in mind that traffic will start to get much heavier at this point. A good travel book guide is recommended as you look for additional tourist and sightseeing options.

The Western part of El Salvador, the side of the country where 'Casa Los Riscos' is located, boosts many other great tourist destinations. From many small Coffee Mountain Towns in the Departamentos de 'Sonzonate y Ahuachapan', to the great Neo-gothic cathedral in the City of Santa Ana. Additionally, national parks such as 'El Cerro Verde',' Parque El Impossible' and 'Parque El Trifinio (Parque de la Democracia)' are all on this side of the country and not very far away. Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that, since El Salvador is such a small compact county, its roads and infrastructure so well developed, traveling to the Eastern, or, the Northern parts of the country, are very convenient tourist propositions. So, if you really want to get to know more of the country, places like La Palma, Berlin, San Miguel, or other cities, or, if you have an interest in the Pre-columbian Maya-Pipil culture, we encourage you to strike out from your spectacular Home base. The are also some very impressive Mayas / Pipil ruins not too far away. San Andres, El Tazumal and Joyas De Ceren (a world heritage site and the Central American version of Pompei) are great easy to get to day tours. Finally it is also worth noting that the house has a convenient transportation connection with the very popular destination of Antigua, Guatemala. Surf buses travel daily between the City of La Antigua and El Zonte (Xanadu - via a previous arrangement) and El Tunco. this small buses do a good job shuttling tourist back and forth between these locations and the trip only takes 4-1/2 to 5 hours. So, if you want to travel to, or, from Antigua, we can put you in touch w/ an operator and even help you get a full tour package together!!!!!


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  • Private Pool Deck, Gardens and Surrounding Greenbelt

    Private Pool Deck, Gardens and Surrounding Greenbelt

  • Main house dining room & kitchen (in the backgrown)

    Main house dining room & kitchen (in the backgrown)

  • Corridor & 2nd bathroom

    Corridor & 2nd bathroom

  • Main house terrace

    Main house terrace

  • Surfing @ El Zonte (only 10 minutes away)

    Surfing @ El Zonte (only 10 minutes away)

  • Pool deck @ sunset time

    Pool deck @ sunset time

  • Fresh-cut flowers from our gardens - house entrance area

    Fresh-cut flowers from our gardens - house entrance area

  • A beautiful sunset at Xanadu beach

    A beautiful sunset at Xanadu beach

  • Panoramic view of beach and nearby restaurants (in the background)

    Panoramic view of beach and nearby restaurants (in the background)

  • Secluded private beach

    Secluded private beach

  • Spectacular sunset @ Polynesian deck

    Spectacular sunset @ Polynesian deck

  • Living room & dinning room

    Living room & dinning room

  • View @ the edge of the pool deck

    View @ the edge of the pool deck

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Cliff & ocean view from New wood deck

    Cliff & ocean view from New wood deck

  • Master bedroom private bath

    Master bedroom private bath

  • View of main house & terrace

    View of main house & terrace

  • Xanadu beach @ low tie

    Xanadu beach @ low tie

  • Surfing fun @ El Sunzal

    Surfing fun @ El Sunzal

  • New furniture @ Polynesian deck

    New furniture @ Polynesian deck

  • Fresh oyster feast - caught @ bottom of our cliff by a local fisherman

    Fresh oyster feast - caught @ bottom of our cliff by a local fisherman

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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