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Casa WF Suite 1 Beach Front Guesthouse 2 private suites each with private bath

Bedrooms 1
Space 320 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our beachfront guesthouse located on the outskirts of San Jacinto, Ecuador, a quaint fishing village, offering two guest suites. Guests can reserve a spacious suite that will accommodate up to two guests. Each guest suite has a private bath, living area with a Sofa Bed, WiFi, TV, A/C, Filtered hot/cold water, Refrigerator, Microwave and Coffee maker. Start your day with our complimentary FULL American breakfast. You will have your own Lanai and outdoor shower to rinse off after the beach or before you enjoy the swimming pool. There is a sun deck for lounging by the pool and tables with umbrellas to sit and enjoy the breeze off the Pacific ocean. Come visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. San Clemente and Crucita are nearby. Our guest house and walk up sunset bar is located at 'La Boca'. This is where the Portoviejo River spills into the Pacific ocean. Our guest house is at the end of the road on the beach. Come to relax, take long walks, or take day trips from the guest house.

We are here for you during your stay. We can help plan a day trip or sharing information. Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable and that you have the best experience during your stay with us.

Marty Williams and Jim Franks own and operate Casa WF. We both have worked in the travel industry for many years including American Airlines and American Express Travel. Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable and we will always be on site during your stay.

More Details

Jim Franks and Marty Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Jim Franks and Marty Williams

Marty Williams and Jim Franks own and operate Casa WF. We both have worked in the travel industry for many years including American Airlines and American Express Travel. Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable and we will always be on site during your stay.

Jim Franks and Marty Williams purchased this studio in 2012

Why Jim Franks and Marty Williams chose Ecuador

We are beachfront and river front. We are the only accommodations at La Boca (the mouth of the river into the ocean). We have all of the amenities for your comfort. Someone will always be at the property to answer any questions and help in anyway.

What makes this studio unique

Marty and I have traveled to countries and we have stayed in many different types of accommodations while working in the travel industry. We built our home and guesthouse to make sure our guest are comfortable, safe, and in a beautiful place that is so different than other properties in the area while still offering a good value.


Manabi Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom. Nice shower with hot water and good pressure.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Suite has a queen size bed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Casa WF Suite 1 Beach Front Guesthouse 2 private suites each with private bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

A little piece of paradise-living the dream at Casa WF!

  • 5 of 5

The thought of vacationing on another continent, in a Spanish-speaking country, off resort and in a rural fishing village on the coast of Ecuador was, to us, a risky venture. Our flight from Toronto had a lengthy layover in Bogota, Colombia then on to Guayaquil a very large city 240 km from the pacific coast. Had we to do this trip over we would have flown from Toronto to Quito then flown to Manta which is a mere 40 mins cab ride from Casa WF.

We arrived at the B&B a little after 5AM in the dark during a rain storm. We were met by our hosts Marty and Jim with umbrellas and warm greetings in hand and we were quickly introduced to our very rooms which were both well decorated and very well appointed. It filled us with some confidence that Marty and Jim took the time to get up early and wait for our arrival and this initial act was a harbinger of the care and attention to detail that was to come.

The suites were immaculately clean, the washroom and shower facilities I later told Marty were world class. There was satellite TV in the room but we never turned it on but I was told by our travelling companions it came with plenty of English language channel choices.

Each morning the sun and surf opened our days and we had brought some coffee from Colombia which Jim and Marty happily brewed for us as we devoured fresh fruit and a truly delicious American breakfast sourced fresh from local markets. The breakfast serving always revolved around our schedule and we felt somewhat pampered and spoiled during our stay.

San Jacinto and its neighbouring villages had a plethora of dining establishments. Jim and Marty thoughtfully explained the local cuisine, their favorites and even produced a Spanish language guide to the menus! All of our meals were very fresh, well prepared and could not say we had a bad meal.

Marty and Jim's local knowledge and advice was key to our enjoyment to the Casa WF experience. They gave us many excellent suggestions on where to go and what to do and for that, we are grateful. They were respectful of our privacy while at the same time attentive to our questions and requests.

Casa WF is located at a river mouth emptying to the sea and the ebb and flow of tide water creates an ecosystem of songbirds and seabirds all day long. The gardens and grounds are exceptional and the quiet and privacy of the location was key to the true "getting away from it all" experience.

Our stay at Casa WF far exceeded our expectations. Thanks Jim and Marty

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola! Thank you choosing Casa WF for your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure meeting you all and hosting you at Casa WF! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
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Las Vegas

Great place beachfront with pool

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice suite just few steps away from a long beach that neighbor a river. The place is clean has hot water, wifi, pool and everything is great and clean. Jim and Marty are great hosts and will make you feel royalty. I would not hesitate to stay at their place if an other opportunity would ever arises. Great value too. Oh I forget they also offer private parking for your car in case you be driving. The sunset alone are priceless.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Franco and Kazuko, Thank you for staying with us at Casa WF. We enjoyed meeting you and are delighted that you found our accommodations to be of "five star" quality rating. We hope that you had a wonderful time throughout the remainder of your trip and we wish you safe travels home! Thanks again!
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Casa WF and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Jim and Marty could not have been better hosts. They were a wealth of information and their hospitality knew no bounds. The accommodations were delightful and we spent many hours cooling off in the wonderful pool. We highly recommend Casa WF. Wish it was closer to home so that we could go more often. Thanks again Jim and Marty.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maine, USA

Amazing stay, excellent hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed last year during the week of Thanksgiving - the location is amazing, right on the beach. The hosts, Jim and Marty were very attentive and available if I needed them. They introduced me to other Americans who were wonderful. The local town is a treat to visit and the dining is delicious. I'm going to be staying again this coming November, I can't wait! I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone who is thinking about visiting Ecuador or considering purchasing a property down there as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward o hosting you again in November!
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Manta, Ecuador MEC
Nearest Beach
La Boca Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Manabi Studio Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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.
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