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New Beachfront Condo, right on the Sand

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Unobstructed ocean views abound from the living room, master bedroom and the infinity pool.

The condo is on the main floor and has a master bedroom and bath, and a guest bedroom and bath. Air-conditioning is throughout the condo with hand-held remote controls. Doors from living room and master bedroom open to a furnished patio with fantastic views of the secluded beach and direct access to the pool.

The unit has its own washer and dryer on the rear porche, and a fully-equipped modern kitchen.

The condo has wifi internet, DVD player and a 32-inch flat screen, also has Kody that plays internet content such as Netflix as well as free video sites.

Two thatched gazebos near the pool are perfect for socializing or barbecuing.

Equatorial temperatures are typically around 29 degrees C, 85 degrees F in the daytime. Evenings are cooler in the 70’s F. The ocean is warm with pleasant breezes.

Nearby towns offer a variety of restaurants with locally-caught fresh seafood, and very affordable prices. There are several farmers’ markets to choose from with a wide range of exotic and familiar offerings.

If swimming or walking on the beach isn’t enough, there is para-gliding, surfing, boogie-boarding, horseback riding, or kayaking for the more adventurous. Playa Dorada condominiums are a gated community of only 6 units with on-site security. Located 4.5 Km south of the surfing town of Canoa, and 11.5 Km north of San Vicente. Look for the 11 Km marker and the Playa Dorada sign on the Coast Highway. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes and fare to either town is 50 cents, and 25 cents for seniors. Inexpensive taxis are also readily available.

Ecuador uses the U.S dollar.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2017


Canoa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(2 traveler reviews)

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New Beachfront Condo, right on the Sand
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 8 week stay at Playa del Sol just south of Canoa.

This was our 3rd winter holiday in Ecuador and by far the best we have experienced.

We found the Playa del Sol complex a great place to spend our winter vacation.

It's located on a fairly busy road 11km North of San Vicente, although somewhat noisy

at times it does provide the opportunity of easy access to local towns, restaurants,

markets and shopping. Local bus and taxi services are readily available and provided

many memorable experiences.

Our condo/unit was on the 2nd floor of the southern building, just perfect for us.

We found the unit very clean, very functional and very well appointed. The unit is very well laid out, certainly no shortage of space, even when we had company join us for a few weeks. The photos on VRBO site doesn't do the unit justice.

We enjoyed many hours on the roomy balcony having meals, viewing the ocean and

experiencing beautiful sunsets.

The Infiniti pool was a big favorite of ours, always clean and inviting, a nice place to enjoy

Sunsets or relax after a long walk on the beach. The gazebo provided good shade for reading and relaxing. It is also a good gathering place to enjoy a cold cervesa during

"Happy hour" or to BBQ supper.

Within seconds you can be walking miles on miles of beautiful beach or searching for sea shells.

The ocean was warm and fun to swim and play in. The never ending waves provided an opportunity for "boogie boarding " and "surf boarding".

Our unit manager Monica proved to be a great help to us in many ways. Our needs were

well taken care of, she is very efficient and always has a smile.

We are hoping to be able to return again next year and enjoy another winter away

From the cold and snow.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat & Kevin I am pleased you had such a good time and you are welcome back anytime. Monica Robinson
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  • 4 of 5

had a good time there. unfortunately although there is a tv provided there is no cable or tv reception available. So only dvd's or if you have access to netflix. Enough drinking water was not available so you need to get refills and or order some in advance, which is an inconvienance to visitors. Direction to the place needs to be better. Was told it was by 4.5 km marker but it is more like the 11km marker south of Canoa and north of Bahia de Caraquez.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying at our home in Ecuador and for giving us a 4-star rating, and especially for bringing to our attention some issues that can be improved upon for our guests' experience. Regarding TV, we provide an internet connected TV that is, as you stated, capable of accessing Netflix and other content sites that require subscriptions. Thanks to your input, we will provide future guests with a list of free websites that stream video content. For example, is just one of several video streaming sites that have free video content along with commercials, just like cable, which by the way is simply not available at our location, nor is broadcast TV. I am sorry for your inconvenience with your drinking water running out. We provide an initial supply and should have made it clearer that it is the guests' responsibility to get refills. Based on your experience, we will attach a sign to the water dispenser that explains how to get refills delivered hassle-free. As per directions to the condo, our directions on the website are in fact correct. Playa del Sol is 11 Km north of Bahia de Caraquez; however, I did make a mistake converting from Km to miles. It should have said: 11Km or 6.8 miles north of Bahia. Our home is so new that yours is our first review and we appreciate your comments. It would be very helpful to us if you would consider modifying your initial review based on our response. Best Regards, Robert Owner
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Nearest Airport
104 Kilometres
Manta - Airport Eloy Alfaro -
Nearest Golf
101 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Ask about excellent long term rates, more than 3 months

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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