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Oceanfront with Pool Getaway, 3.5km S. of Canoa. Great reduced wkly/mnthly rate"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4

Playa Azul is a piece of heaven located on an expansive, yet quiet stretch of fantastic beach, just 3.5 km. south of the eclectic surfer town of Canoa. The unit is on the second floor facing the ocean and Canoa, with a large tiled balcony and 2 double glass patio doors - one from the living area, and one from the master, providing spectacular views and sunsets. Each bedroom has it's own full bathroom w. shower. The gated, secure community also has a large, well maintained swimming pool, shared garden, and palm covered common palapa sitting area with a charcoal BBQ. Enjoy a beautiful array of orange sunsets every night. Try surfing, or body boarding right out front, Kayak tours, or parasail rides at Canoa. Seafood and fresh produce is plentiful at local markets for very reasonable prices! Take a short trip to Isla de la Corozon in the estuary, or a days journey to Isla de la Plata (the poor man's Galapagos), or up to the rain forest and Mindo bird sanctuary. Temperature averages range from 26C in the Summer to 29C in the winter. Local buses stop out front every 20 minutes.

Minimum 5 night rental. Reduced weekly (stay 7 nights) and monthly (stay 30 nights) rates. Please use the calendar to compare the value in the 7, 14, 21 and 30 day booking against lesser stays! ie., check out on the 31st day.

$200 refundable damage deposit required.

4 max. visitors, No kids under 13 please. Must be 25 to rent. Smoking only on the beach or designated east parking area.

More Details

Jon Steel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Jon Steel

We are a travelling couple who love to experience different cultures.

Jon Steel purchased this condo in 2012

Why Jon Steel chose Canoa

We chose this location as a less hectic relaxing getaway, as compared to our regular faster paced travelling - and a change from home (especially the winters!).

What makes this condo unique

The people, culture, climate, fresh food (seafood!) - just some of the benefits of Manabi.


Canoa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , each BR has full bathroom w. shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , each BR has full bathroom w. shower
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
This unit is managed by an onsite resident. NOTE: Entering 1 month plus 1 day (checkout) will bring up reduced monthly rates!


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Oceanfront with Pool Getaway, 3.5km S. of Canoa. Great reduced wkly/mnthly rate
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Take a break

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to unpack after wks. in the Andes. Many thanks to condo manager Debbie who went beyond the usual reception and helped us get stocked, provided transportation and made introductions. Canoa is a beach walk away and there is a bus stop right out front, perfect. Sunsets and waves from the balcony, long strolls on the beach, late afternoon drinks around the pool, a more relaxed way to sample Ecuador. Thanks for the good times .

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it was as you expected, and kudos to our on-site managers! Jon&Cheryl
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Great ocean front property.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Playa Azul. The condo is wonderful and has a great view. Security is awesome. The other residents were welcoming and informative. Each unit has its own wifi although it would be nice to have it in the pool area. The pool is fabulous and well cared for by Pete. Loved the get togethers each afternoon under the palapa. A very quiet and relaxing place. Still a lot of recovery going on in Canoa, San Vicente and Bahia after the 2016 earthquake so there are a limited number of restaurants open. The grocery store in Bahia has everything you need. The kitchen in the condo is fully stocked with all the dishes and pots and pans required. Loved trivia night at the Surf Shack in Canoa and got to know a few of the expats at the Condo down the beach. The beach is 17+ kms long and a great walk at low tide. Lots of treasures to be found. We travelled around Ecuador a bit and it was great to come back to Azul. A great place.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect on everything

  • 5 of 5

Only the good comments about Jon and his condo, Manon and Denis (managers) were frendly and helpfull. The photos represent the reality..... Amazing vacation . I recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you had such a good time and you are welcome back anytime.Thankyou
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Great Ocean View, Weather, Clean& Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

You are guaranteed every day a great second story ocean-view with the sound of waves gently rolling outside. At night, for sleep, you can leave your balcony doors open, as the temperature is perfect day and night, and there are no mosquitoes here. (Neighbors from N.America said this is normal, but changes if it rains for several days in a row.) The waves are a perfect distance away -- about 100 feet away -- allowing a gentle slumber each night.

The kitchen was complete, and there was a nice-sized dining table. We had the blender we needed, and an Arrowhead-type water jug system with purified water. We felt safe as the 2 three story buildings (6 units each) are gated and so is access to the unit. We enjoyed privacy as no neighbors were heard above or beside us even though some were around.

The unit has 2 bedrooms enough to sleep 4. I used the couch alot to was a flat leather couch perfect for sleep.

I did a lot of time lapse videos off the balcony which you can find on YouTube if you search Ecuador, Timelapse. Every sunset was different and the highlight of our daily relaxations. The beach out front goes for miles in each direction. A couple of times, we walked the beach north to Canoa for a 2 mile midday walk, and found excellent vegan dishes at Amalur hotel. (We made friendships there too, including with the owner Diego and his wife.) We drove 15 mins south to Bahia to go to Hipermas - a Walmart-quality supermarket and superstore -- where we purchased fruits and vegetables, and did some quality shopping. All great.

Activities? Umm... That was not our aim. We relaxed most of the time, but there is an eco-adventure nearby - at Hermanos just outside Canoa - that we would do had learned about sooner. You can get organic fruits and veggies there. The internet is wireless and worked fine.

Also, the owner's on site managers who live in a nearby unit, Denis & Manon, were great, and very helpful / informative. Denis drove us to Bahia the first time, letting us know how to do shopping there, which helped. We did not use the pool, but it is certainly big enough to lap swim. We only saw a couple of times in 10 days that others used it, so it is available almost 99% of the time for others. The owner, Jon, also was very good to us, and helpful in his emails and binder-materials provided in the unit on activities you can do in the area. We also liked the N. American neighbors who own the other units.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's nice when guests enjoy your digs as much as we do.So glad you had an enjoyable anniversary!
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Relaxing and Scenic

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I stayed at the condo for a couple of days during a 10 day trip through Ecuador. We both enjoyed the location. The owner of the condo was very responsive to our last minute request for availability and I mean last minute. We contacted Jon within 48 hours of our stay and he was very accommodating ensuring the condo was ready for us on arrival including having WiFi available the evening of our arrival. The property managers, Denis and Manon, who live onsite in one of the 16 units were available to greet us upon our arrival. They were great hosts and very helpful in providing us information about the area including were to buy groceries, restaurants and even escorted us to a local gentleman in downtown Canoa who sells freshly caught shrimp! The town of Canoa is an enjoyable stroll down the beach and takes about 40-50 mins depending on how fast you walk. I highly recommend the location if relaxation and a scenic view are on your itinerary.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 5 nights here with another couple at the end of April. Everything with the condo was as advertised. The location is incredible, it is very remote so if you are looking for some hustle and bustle this will not be the place for you. The closest restaurants are a 45 minute walk along the beach, which we did every day, there and back, it is a beautiful walk. The food in Canoa is some of the best we had while we were in Ecuador, Saboreame #2 and Amarul(?) were our favorites. Denis and Manon, the property managers, were excellent. They were very helpful especially when our beer supply ran low!!! The few full time residents in the complex were all wonderful people. Dealing with the condo owner was simple and quick, very prompt in his responses. A few negatives would be the lack of beach towels, we did not want to take the towels from the bathroom to the beach, a very low level of toilet paper upon arrival and it is quite remote - difficult to get to, but, it is worth the travel time it takes.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: More beach towels - comin' up! There are also several good restaurants in San Vicente and Bahia de Caraquez. Jon
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Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Manta or Quito
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Canoa Beach Hotel
Nearest Motorway
150 Metres
HW 15 EC
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
out front
Car: not necessary

Local organic u-pick farm, Museum in Bahia, climb up to the cross in Bahia, surf/spanish lessons in Canoa, tandem paraglide over the ocean in Canoa. Isla de Corazon estuary Park tour.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

On-site rental manager.
Minimum age of renter~25 years.
Minimum five night rate.
Maximum 4 people per condo.
Accompanied children 13 and up only.
No pets.
Smoking in east parking area only.
Standard rates for 2018 commence April 01 thru Oct.31.
Ask about excellent long term rates > 3 months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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