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Beachfront Condo; Infinity Pool; 2 Bdrm ;2 Bath; Plus Gorgeous Views

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Piece of paradise on the beach, 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo in small gated development

Playa Dorada is a 6 unit gated condo development north of Bahia de Caraquez and about 5 km south of Canoa, Ecuador. The condos sit directly on the beach. Simply unlock the gate and the beach is there. Sitting on the balcony, enjoy the view of the ocean, the locals bringing in their catch, spectacular sunsets and a beautiful infinity pool which appears to drop into the Pacific Ocean.
Our fully air conditioned second floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath luxury condo has a maximum capacity of 4 people and a minimum age of 13 years. The condo comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, linens, washer, dryer, high speed internet, flat screen TV (no TV service, for computer use) and hair dryer.
Next to the infinity pool is a thatch covered gazebo complete with a propane BBQ, tables, chairs and a sink with running water. Enjoy cooking with low cost shrimp & fish from the local fishermen and an abundant supply of vegetables from the markets. Relax around the pool and enjoy the sunshine and tropical vegetation.
The condo and grounds are non smoking. Electrical plug ins are 110 V, as in North America. Plumbing in our condo is to North American standard so toilet paper may be flushed down the toilet.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    short and long term rentals welcome...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • full bath off of both bedrooms

Other Amenities

  • car not necessary - frequent inexpensive buses and inexpensive taxis.


  • Books


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Unimpeded view of the warm Pacific ocean and beautiful beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular view from our 2nd floor balcony....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Clear view of the Pacific Ocean on our doorstep and balcony....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Handmade local hardwood table & chairs which matches all wood in the condo....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    3 Panasonic remote controlled air conditioners....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    gas dryer...moreless

  • Garage:

    Plenty of room for car, surfboards and other toys....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Fibre Optic Internet. Wireless internet High speed 1.5 Mb down and 500 kb up...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, pillows, blankets supplied...moreless

  • Living Room:

    double doors open to balcony and Ocean View...moreless

  • Parking:

    secure parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone provided with property manager's number programmed. Phone may also be used to call taxi service....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    cooking utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped with toaster, microwave, dishes, utensils, blender, rice cooker, 8 cup coffee pot and Keurig individual cup coffee maker, pots and pans, linens...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    available for rent in Canoa...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Bamboo gazebo complete with propane BBQ, sink, tables and seating....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane grilling...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Infiniti pool shared with other 5 condos....moreless



from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 15 - Nov 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$335 $910

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Peak 2017-18
Nov 16 - Apr 14, 2018
2 night min stay
$450 $1,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$335 $910
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are based on 2 people. $10.00/day/person for additional. Maximum 4 people in condo unit. Monthly rates are approximate, actual rate depends on the days of the month you stay.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Manta, Manabi, Ecuador
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Canoa, Ecuador
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Canoa, Ecuador
Nearest Beach
Walk out of condo to the beach

Car: Not Necessary

Buses run approx every 20 minutes going north and south of Playa Dorada. Taxis are very inexpensive - just confirm the price before you get in.

The popular surfing town of Canoa is approx 5 km north of Playa Dorada where you will find many hotels and restaurants and lots of American style food including hamburgers, fries, onion rings and pizza. The biggest bang for your buck is the Ecuadorian lunches for about $2.50 which include meat or seafood, rice, lentils, fresh juice and soup.

Going further north about 45 minutes, you will find Jama and the small authentic fishing village of El Matal.

South of our Playa Dorada condo, approx 12 km is San Vicente. The local market will provide you with all the fresh vegetables you could imagine for exceptionally low cost. We love to catch the bus into San Vicente for breakfast of Encobollada (tuna & onion soup), an amazingly great way to start the day.

The longest bridge in Ecuador now connects San Vicente to Bahia de Caraquez and is bringing better infrastructure to San Vicente. We expect the local airport will soon be servicing flights from the international airport in Quito. Bahia is the Eco City of Ecuador, has paved streets, wonderful restaurants and has a large expat community.

Manta is further south and at this time is the closest domestic airport. Manta is a large industrial city with a shipping port and fishing fleet. It boasts shopping malls and a very good American owned butcher shop.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2012

About: We currently live near Calgary, Alberta, Canada and had been looking for many years at international properties. We were looking for certain criteria such as inexpensive living, infrastructure, medical and of course, the weather.

Why Canoa, Ecuador:
We chose Playa Dorada because of it's location and size. There are only 6 condo units so you never have to feel crowded in the infinity pool. You just cannot beat being right on the beach and the sunsets are amazing. We also liked that the developer was American and built to American plumbing standards.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Warm Pacific Ocean water, miles of beach to walk and bus transportation right outside of our property make this property location perfect.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

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  • Sunset from our balcony

    Sunset from our balcony

  • entry and road side of Condo building

    entry and road side of Condo building

  • beautiful vegetation

    beautiful vegetation

  • kitchen - all cabinetry is made from local hardwood

    kitchen - all cabinetry is made from local hardwood

  • master bedroom - beautiful local hardwood throughout

    master bedroom - beautiful local hardwood throughout

  • Water taxi - get to travel like the locals

    Water taxi - get to travel like the locals

  • one of the many local markets

    one of the many local markets

  • Check it out from Canoa.

    Check it out from Canoa.

  • Beach and pool side of condo building

    Beach and pool side of condo building

  • from our balcony

    from our balcony

  • water taxis - another way to cross the estuary to Bahia

    water taxis - another way to cross the estuary to Bahia

  • bringing in the catch

    bringing in the catch

  • very colorful people

    very colorful people

VRBO #498103

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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