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Beautiful, Affordable Beachfront House and Studio Apartment

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR + 2BA-Sleeps 6, or 3 BR + 3 BA- Sleeps 8, Montanita #482641

This is a beautiful, freshly renovated (Oct 2014), 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath house (or add the Studio for 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath option) right on a gorgeous, wide Pacific beach moments away from the action of Montanita. Enjoy a fun-filled, relaxing Ecuadorian vacation with plenty of amenities--and all this at bargain rates! We also offer the use of a local cell phone during your stay, programmed with my number, taxis, tour companies, restaurant delivery, and other helpful local contact info. Housekeeping and personal laundry are also available during your stay for an additional fee, depending on your needs. The internet speed is fast and reliable, so you can stay in touch with people at home.

Curia is a quiet, peaceful little town 2 km (1mi.) north of Olon, 5 km, (3 mi.) north of Montanita, 184 km (114 miles) from Guayaquil. It is a 2.5 hour drive by car or 3 hours by convenient, comfortable express bus from Guayaquil and the Int'l airport.

Montanita is famous for its great surfing beach, fun nightlife with excellent restaurants, bars and shopping. Good beach breaks, surfing, and surfing lessons can also be enjoyed right in front of the house! The beach is gently sloping, so that the close-in surf is gentle and safer for children. Huge upstairs deck is perfect for dining and parties, providing long views up and down the beach. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony, watch whales when they come through, and watch the sunset over dinner! There are two small convenience stores in Curia and two fresh produce trucks that park 10 meters (35 feet) from the house 6 days a week, offering a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh-caught fish is sold on the beach. There is also a very good restaurant and little bar nearby on the beach that serves typical Ecuadorian foods, fresh fruit smoothies, cocktails, etc. Perfect for those lazy beach days. For more information please call US (925)998-1019 and ask for Matt.

More Details

Owner
Carolina Avendaño
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

Amenities

Santa Elena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This BA is in a separate studio apartment for additional fee
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Beach house downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beach house upstairs bathroom
  • The house has two full bathrooms and an outdoor beach shower. The third bathroom is located in a separate studio apartment that can be rented for an additional fee.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , The beach house guest bedroom has ocean view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This BR is in a separate studio apartment for additional fee
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The master BR includes a very large ocean view balcony.
  • The beach house master bedroom has a queen size bed, and connects to a huge deck with a 180 degree view of the pacific ocean and the extensive beach. The deck is furnished with a table and four chairs...perfect for enjoying food and drinks at sunset! The beach house guest bedroom has a double bed, two twin beds, and a window with an ocean view. The studio apartment has a double size bed, and also has a window with a limited ocean view (through the trees and greenery) that can be rented for an additional fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Cell phone, broadband internet with WiFi throughout the house and studio; Curia now has a small restaurant serving food and beverages right on the beach. Fresh caught fish is sold, usually once a day, on the beach...just give them a wave and they will come and offer you the catch of the day. There are also fresh vegetables sold just steps from the house, usually 2-3 times during the week. Most of the other items you might need during your stay are sold at various locations in Curia, all in easy walking distance. In nearby Montanita there are two ATMs, a bank, lots of shops and street venders, and many excellent restaurants. Beach house has a fully equipped kitchen and living room with DVD player, DVD library, large monitor, CD player/radio with ipod dock. If the calendar is full for your desired dates, please contact us for possible cancellations or availability of the studio apartment located on the property.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, Affordable Beachfront House and Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
Las Vegas, Nevada
4

Relaxing on a quiet beach!

  • 4 of 5

The great -- The house is on a great quiet beach with a beach bar and restaurant 100 feet away (weekends only). Going to sleep every night to the rhythmic sounds of the ocean. Casa Blanca is a 25 minute walk or 5 minute taxi down the beach to Olan where there are restaurants with good music and lots of beach bars. If more action is desired a 10 minute taxi to Montanita. The house is comfortable and roomy. The 2 porches are great for socializing and watching the sun go down. Fish venders are up and down the beach all morning hawking inexpensive shrimp and fish.

The outstanding – Carolina and Enrique. When the cooking gas ran out at 7 AM we called them thinking that we would get gas on Ecuador time. There were over in less than 10 minutes with a new tank of gas. When they cleaned the house it was spotless. They are a fun and loving couple who made us laugh.

The not so good -- Internet and water were spotty. This was not a Casa Blanca problem as our friends staying in Olan had the same problems. Call it Ecuador.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

My new husband and I honeymooned here for the second half of our trip (8 days). The house is beautiful and right on the beach. Literally, you walk out of the gated yard and you're on the beach. Since it is off season, the beach was practically secluded. A few surfers came on a couple days but they stayed for a couple hours of waves and then left. So it felt like we had the whole beach to ourselves. Cuatro Palmas restobar sits next door but wasnt open but maybe 5 days because of the season. Danilo owns it and he speaks some English and is funny and sweet and we enjoyed talking to him and his girlfriend Pamela at length several times.

The restobar has amazing juices and food. And Danilo knows no strangers. Everyone is a friend.

The house we were unnecessarily worried would be hot. It only has AC window units in the bedrooms. But it has ceiling fans throughout, a high quality ocilating fan and a plug in AC unit that you have to fill with water or ice. This made it very cool inside with the windows closed. (The only issue with the house was lack of cable. The DVD selection wasnt good.)

Plenty of hot water in the bathrooms. But not much counter space so we took a side table from one of the bedrooms and put it in there and voila! perfect amount of space.

Everything was clean although the floors pick up sand easily so I swept a couple times.

The house comes with 10 gals of filtered water on a dispenser in the kitchen. Kitchen comes with all the appliances and plates, silver etc. Even condiments.

We were given some coffee by the manager which was nice. There is a market in Olon which is a 2 min taxi drive. Or a 20 min walk. It was open until 10pm which was nice.

Eddie at Eddies Tacos in Olon speaks perfect English and has good food and beer but the cheescake was a real treat. After being in country for over a week, being able to speak English and eat sugary desserts was nice. Ecuadorian food is delicious but they dont use sugar the way Americans do or love desserts as much and I think we were having withdrawals. ☺

Carolina the manager at Casa Blanca super helpful and sweet and speaks English well. The phone provided with the house was really helpful.

My husband and I chartered a private boat through Machalilla Tours and MariaJose arranged a few special things for us as newlyweds. (I cannot say enough good things about Machalilla Tours! The snorkeling, boat, guides--all perfect.)

Casa Blanca was an amazing experience and we loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto Ontario canada
4

Casa Blanca - at the top of our list!

  • 4 of 5

Casa Blanca is located on a beautiful beach and is very accurately described in the listing. We rented the house for almost two months, met some of the most friendly local people of Ecuador and many expats as well. The house itself requires some updating such as a frost free refrigerator, and definitely an air conditioner in the second bedroom. Barb, the property manager was wonderful and had screens installed on all of the doors, and met all of our requests and needs with an immediate response. She will go out of her way to ensure you have everything you need to make your stay a memorable one.

The closest grocery store which is very tiny and stocks a very limited number of items, is within walking distance in Olon, but you need to be in good shape to get there. It is about a four mile walk on the beach to get to Olon, a walk that we enjoyed every morning. You can also walk in the opposite direction for about four miles as well! Taxi's and local transit is very cheap and a fairly quick means to get around. If you need a hospital, however, the closest major one is about one and a half hours away by taxi. This might be a concern for retirees! We felt very safe no matter where we travelled to, day or night, but as in any country, be aware of your surroundings and be smart.

There are many great places to eat for around $8.00 a person such as Le Bistro in Montanita, Pegros Italian restaurant also in Montanita, Cinco Mundas and Casa Rosa in Olon and Jinmey's in Los Tunas. Excellent food! There are also many places along the beach to get drinks and good food! Pack lightly, bathing suits and cover ups, a few pairs of shorts and tops, that's all you will need, and remember this is a third world country, not an all inclusive resort in the Caribbean.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great choice for vacationing.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with friends, my wife and my dog (yes the house is pets friendly), we had a great time, kitchen is fully equiped, big fridge, many dishes and glasses, there is cold or hot water and the pressure is good. Internet is fast and worked all the time, the matress from the main bedroom is comfortable and the second room with 3 beds is very proper for fit all your friends or family. It has 2 bathrooms one upstairs and the other downstairs, both are big. Location is perfect, is in front of the ocean with a small garde between palms that introduce you to the sand and later to the ocean. At the beach there is a cocktail bar and restauran where you can meet "Danilo" and he can give you a hand if you need a jar of fresh juice, or coktails, also if you dont feel like cooking you can ask for some shrimps from Danilo's restaurant that is literally next to the house and makes you feel like a full 5 stars hotel room service. Inside the house there is 2 coconut palms, with fresh coconut water you can serve it yourself. Neighboors are friendly. I highly recomment this house if you want to be close to party in Montañita or if you want to be also close to the most beautiful quite beaches from Ecuador.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Casa Blanca en Curia- good choice

  • 4 of 5

Casa Blaca is a good choice, we will come back...

PROS:

- location directly on the beach, in walking distance to Olon (app. 30 min.)

- beach bar / restaurant on the step

- clean

- fully equipped kitchen

- spacy for a family of 4

- well maintained

- manager close by and very helpful

CONS:

- matrass in master bedroom needs to be replaced

- only aircon in master bedroom which might be a problem during the warmer month of Dezember to April

(- free running dogs which is not exculsively a problem for this rental, but for all of the costal area of Southern Ecuador)

Improvement suggestions:

- change the mattress

- provide some beach stuff like chairs and umbrellas

All in all a very good choice to stay at. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are committed to ensuring a wonderful time for all of our guests. This house is located in a perfect location right on the beautiful beach, close enough to all the activity, yet far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing. The beach bar/restaurant sure is handy for ice cold fruit juices, drinks, and if you don’t feel like cooking, you can walk on over and have a delicious meal! You are the first guest to mention any problem with the master bedroom mattress, so we did take a look at it after your visit. We found that it was quite wet, so we’ve already put a brand new mattress on the bed. The chairs and chaise lounges on the front patio area can be taken outside the front gate to enjoy on the beach, and you can rent one of the canopies that are set up on the beach for five bucks a day. On your next visit, maybe we can join you for a fruit smoothie at the bar, and help you get the chaise lounges set up on the beach! Danilo, the restobar owner, has been offering to give surf lessons, too, if you’re up for it. Look forward to seeing you and the kids during your next visit.
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5

excelent, order, clean, owner and location

  • 5 of 5

Muy buena elección, merece la pena el precio, esta todo impecable de orden, limpieza, y sobre todo bien situado.

Barbara se porto muy bien, incluso la confianza depositada y las atenciones fueron buenas. siempre están ahi para lo que necesites.

no hay nada que decir en contra, y con lo meticuloso que soy yo, eso es algo muy bueno. gracias.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Santa Elena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$100
$680
$1,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$130
$910
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$90
$630
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $50

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates include clean towels and sheets each week. To add studio apartment (3rd BD, 3rd BA) for a party larger than 6 guests, please inquire for availability and rates.

HOLIDAY RATES: The following holidays are an additional $20/night....Jan. 1-3, Feb 5-9, March 24-27, April 29-May 1.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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