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Family-Friendly 7th Floor Beachfront Condo in Ecuador-Full Resort-Amazing Views!

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You will absolutely LOVE this beautiful Pacific ocean beachfront condo located in Tonsupa, Ecuador in the prestigious Playa Almendro Resort.

Put up your feet and relax with a drink on the 7th floor patio overlooking the bay with a spectacular view! Swim laps in the olympic swimming pool or read on the beach under the shade of a large beach tent. Play a round of tennis and then ride the waves on a Boogie Board.

Owned by American missionaries who live in Quito, the condo is FULLY furnished including sheets, blankets, pillows, washer/dryer, bath towels, beach towels, toilet paper, soap, dish soap, garbage bags, DVD's, boogie boards, tennis rackets and a complete kitchen with oven (rare in Ecuador), fridge, microwave, coffee maker, rice maker, crockpot, and more!

The apartment has three bedrooms--the Master has a comfortable queen bed, 32' flat screen TV with DVD player, and DirectTV service. The second bedroom has a double bed and a set of bunk beds. The third bedroom also has a double bed. There are two additional single mattresses (with bedding) that can be put wherever desired in the apartment to sleep a total of 10 people. There are also two complete bathrooms with showers, a kitchen, dining area and living room (complete with a 32' flat screen TV with DVD player and DirectTV service and a nice selection of DVD's). The condo also features a nice sized balcony complete with table and four chairs and gorgeous views of the bay.

The resort has a total of ten buildings which surround a large common area which features six swimming pools (one olympic, one diving, one child's pool, and three medium size pools), two large jacuzzis, two tennis courts with lights, one half court with wall, two full-size basketball courts, a volleyball court and a sand volleyball court (on the beach). There is a 24 hour guard, a small general store with basic groceries and snacks and a restaurant on the grounds.

There is an elevator in the building to get you up to the 7th floor and the apartment also has air conditioning available, although with the nice breeze from the ocean you may not want to use it! Every room is also equipped with ceiling fans to keep the air moving. This particular beach is so close to the equator that it is beautiful year round--with temperatures generally ranging from 80-90 degrees during the day, and in the 70's at night.

With chairs lining the boardwalk in front of the beach, outdoor showers, pool-side bathrooms with showers, outdoor tables and chairs, beautiful local flowers, plants and trees, and even live iguanas and schools of dolphins swimming by, para-sailing, banana boat rides and boat tours to see the whales further out in the ocean, and many local restaurants within walking distance (the resort is right next to the town of Tonsupa and 8 km from the larger town of Atacames), you will enjoy many new experiences while you relax at this beautiful resort.

To top it off, even during 'holiday' times the resort is not very crowded, and if it is not a holiday time, it will feel like it is just YOUR resort as you will often be the only ones at the pools, etc.

A large beach tent with 8 beach chairs is also provided for all of our guests--the concierge will put the tent out on the beach at about 8:00 a.m. and bring them back in for you around 4:00 p.m. This tent is exclusively for your use!

If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, relaxing place to spend your vacation, with lots of amenities and beautiful views and at a reasonable price this condo located in the Playa Almendro Resort ( just feet from the beach should be at the top of your list!!

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/20/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 7
  • 104 m²
  • Details:

    Elevator : The elevator comfortably fits about 4 people, but 6-7 can fit when desired....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    A wheelchair can fit in the elevator and through the front door, and most likely can get into the bedrooms. But there is not room in the bathrooms for a wheelchair....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, no smoking in the apartment or even on the balcony (since it will blow in to the apartment)…smoking outside is permitted. Owner has allergies....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small, non-allergenic, non-shedding dogs are permitted with a pet deposit. Please do not allow any animals on the beds....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Also has a 32' flat screen TV with DVD player and DirectV....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    There is an extra mattress under the bunk bed for one person...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Also has an additional, single mattress (stored under bed)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Each TV also has a DVD player....moreless

  • Games:

    We provide a few games such as regular cards, Rook, Bingo, Dutch Blitz, and a few others....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Both TV's subcribe to DirectV…a few of the channels are in English....moreless

  • Stereo:

    We have a stereo which also has a cord to connect your phone or iPod....moreless

  • Television:

    There is one 32' television in the Master bedroom and one 32' television in the Living Area....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a large DVD library of which most DVD's can be played in English and Spanish....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    It's right there---and it's a gorgeous beach!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    This condo is RIGHT ON the beach--there is a small grassy area in front of the building, then a boardwalk, and then the beach! ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The view from the condo is spectacular! You can see the entire bay and more from the 7th floor location......moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Pacific ocean here is always pleasantly warm, with perfect waves for boogie boarding and even some surfing! The beach is sandy with very few rocks or shells to step on while swimming....moreless

  • Resort:

    From the back of the condo you can see the common area of pools, courts, etc, so you can easily check to see what your family members are doing!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Although the dining table officially seats 8, it is quite easy to add a couple more chairs to make seating for 10....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We do have central air available in the apartment if you need it--there is a wonderful, fresh breeze most of the time and ceiling fans throughout the apartment also....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, it is also for your use!...moreless

  • Elevator:

    The elevator comfortably fits about 4 people, but 6-7 can fit when desired....moreless

  • Internet:

    We have internet service for your use in the apartment. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide sheets, blankets, and pillows. All beds have comfortable mattresses with mattress protectors that are washed regularly....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable seating and a 32' flat screen TV with DVD player and DirectV service....moreless

  • Parking:

    We own a parking spot right in front of the building and a parking spot under the tennis courts, so we can accommodate 2 vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide 8 bath towels (for use in the apartment) and 12 beach towels (for use at the beach and pools)....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    You are welcome to use the washing machine!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, we have a coffee maker available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    From wine glasses to plates and cups, there is a full selection of just about everything you would need....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully furnished with place settings for 10. Just about everything you would need is provided!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    We have a medium sized microwave available....moreless

  • Oven:

    Yes, it works well!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We also have a crock pot, electric frying pan, high quality stainless steel pans, an electric citrus juicer, and a rice cooker....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Very few beachfront apartments will have an actual stove with an oven--ours is a Maytag. It is an electric stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes, we have a two-slice toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Yes, we have a nice sized balcony....moreless

  • Boat:

    There are several companies that will take people out to see the whales, go fishing, etc....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The resort property is large and beautiful--with lots of native trees, plants, and flowers! There are chairs on the boardwalk facing the beach, and lots of places to sit or recline at the pools....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are two tennis courts and a half court with a wall in the resort. We provide four (inexpensive) tennis rackets--please bring your own balls (or buy them at the resort store)....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There are six communal pools with nice, warm water!...moreless

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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$150
$875 $2,700
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $35

Notes:

No smoking is allowed in the apartment, and no pets unless approved ahead of time--no cats because of owner allergies, and only small, hypo-allergenic, non-shedding dogs are allowed with prior approval.

Also, the resort requires each client (over 6 years of age) to pay for a security bracelet--a one-time fee of $15 each. This is paid directly at the resort office upon arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Esmeraldas
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
On the beach in front of Tonsupa
Tonsupa, Ecuador
Nearest Restaurant
In the resort
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Right at the Resort

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We have been living in Ecuador since 1988, and all eight of our children were born in Ecuador (our last is adopted from Ecuador). We are missionaries and work in partnering with national Christian organizations to do radio and healthcare with the purpose of sharing the gospel. My husband is Vice President and also the Executive Director for Latin America, and I have home schooled our children for 25 years now (and still have an 11 year old and 2 others at home). We bought this condo because it provides a wonderful place where we can get away from a very busy schedule/ministry and relax together as a family. I've also been known to bring the kids and the school books down to the condo when my husband has an especially busy work week--doing school at the beach is, well, pretty cool!!

Why the Owner Chose Tonsupa, Ecuador:
We bought this property after looking at all of the beachfront options in Tonsupa because the resort, Playa Almendro, has more amenities than just about all of the others, more space, and has been around the longest and has proved that they care for their property and clients very well! It's right next to Tonsupa giving easy access to restaurants and stores, and the beach in front of the resort is one of the widest in the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The Tonsupa area consistently has better weather than just about any other Ecuador beach. If you go to Salinas, there are times when you will need a sweatshirt, and the water is much colder at other beaches on the coast of Ecuador--there is a warm gulf stream that keeps the water on the coast near Tonsupa quite warm and inviting, and the beach gets deeper and deeper slowly--it doesn't drop off quickly! We love the people at the resort, too, and know they would be willing to help any of our clients with anything they could at any time!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/20/2016

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Photos

  • Looking at the resort from the beach--the building in center front is ours.

    Looking at the resort from the beach--the building in center front is ours.

  • Looking down at the beach from the balcony--this is during a holiday w/low tide.

    Looking down at the beach from the balcony--this is during a holiday w/low tide.

  • Our well-furnished kitchen with granite counters.

    Our well-furnished kitchen with granite counters.

  • The kitchen has a Maytag stove, washer/dryer, fridge and large pantry.

    The kitchen has a Maytag stove, washer/dryer, fridge and large pantry.

  • Another photo of the comfortable couches in the living area.

    Another photo of the comfortable couches in the living area.

  • The TV/DVD player in the Master bedroom.

    The TV/DVD player in the Master bedroom.

  • The double bed in the 3rd bedroom.

    The double bed in the 3rd bedroom.

  • A refeshing waterfall at the olympic sized pool.

    A refeshing waterfall at the olympic sized pool.

  • The dining table easily seats 8 people.

    The dining table easily seats 8 people.

  • Another view of the pools.

    Another view of the pools.

  • There are gorgeous flowers all over the resort!

    There are gorgeous flowers all over the resort!

  • View from the balcony towards the south.

    View from the balcony towards the south.

  • Our beach tent with our building behind--our balcony is the 2nd from top on left

    Our beach tent with our building behind--our balcony is the 2nd from top on left

  • The entryway.

    The entryway.

  • View towards the kitchen.

    View towards the kitchen.

  • Looking out towards the ocean.

    Looking out towards the ocean.

  • The queen bed in the Master bedroom.

    The queen bed in the Master bedroom.

  • The double bed and bunk beds in the second bedroom.

    The double bed and bunk beds in the second bedroom.

  • The view from the balcony.

    The view from the balcony.

  • The view from our apartment of some of the pools.

    The view from our apartment of some of the pools.

  • Looking at the Olympic pool from the kiddie side.

    Looking at the Olympic pool from the kiddie side.

  • The view from the boardwalk.

    The view from the boardwalk.

  • Small playground for children.

    Small playground for children.

  • Looking north from the balcony--gorgeous!

    Looking north from the balcony--gorgeous!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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