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ECOFRIENDLY HARWOOD AND BAMBOO APARTMENT CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND THE DOWNTOWN

Frank Alache

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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ECOFRIENDLY HARWOOD AND BAMBOO APARTMENT CLOSE TO THE BEACH AND THE DOWNTOWN

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Playas - Casa Rustica

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment Close To The Beach

Our property is conveniently located close to the beach and to downtown area.

Your home is a 2nd floor above the ground floor fully furnished apartment with two rooms and two baths that can comfortably accommodate up to 5 persons.

The house was entirely designed to have a comfortable, relaxed, stress free and very enjoyable atmosphere. Thanks to its construction materials (hardwood and bamboo,) the apartment remains cool even in very sunny day (you will find cement only in the bathroom).

The housekeeper will take care of your clothes cleaning and drying needs every Saturday. Light cleaning will be provided once a week by the house personnel.

Come visit or stay for long in UNESCOs (1982) declared 2nd best climate in the world: Playas (General Villamil).

Playas is just an hour and 10 minute drive from the main city of Guayaquil and from Salinas, a fishing and marina port.

When you come to Playas, you will have fun enjoying the sea breeze, relaxing in an uncrowded, light, fine-sand beach, ordering seafood and lunch meals that are conveniently low in price, going for a boat ride to the near Puna island, where you will, on the way there, find and see many marine and bird life, or going for a walk at the central park (during the day or at night).

At night and on weekends, during high season, the downtown and beach area becomes very active. High season is between January and March.

If you are more of a surf addict, there are many nearby places where you can ride the waves: one of them is el Pelado.

Other amenities of the house include a nice 32 inch led tv, cable tv, blu-ray and blray movies, two internet providers (cat 5 and wireless), kitchen, two balconies, and you are welcome to use the patio and ground floor to entertain guests.

You can enjoy barbecues on the patio and can get together with friends at night as well on the ground floor. There is a large yard in-front of the house suitable for gatherings with a pine and orange tree nearby. The nights are great, with clear nights most of the time, and the climate magnificent (average 77 farenheit) all year round. During the day you can enjoy plenty of sun at the house patio, or if it is too much sun, you can find shade from the nearby trees, bamboo, and cade shades strategically located around the patio and yard.

In case you need smaller accommodations, we can probably set them up for you. Just let us know what you need, and we will do our best to find a suitable and comfortable place for you and your party to stay.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Frank Alache (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Frank Alache

Hi, I am Frank and am an University professor that enjoys outdoor activities as well as nice climate and a peaceful live. It has been a long family tradition to spend the weekend and beach season in Playas, and we constantly followed it through. This is how I, from my childhood years, came to appreciate and get to know Playas better, and later decided to build a home here. At the same time, I have a concern for nature and the environment, which is the reason why I had the apartment constructed with as minimum cement as possible -only bathrooms have it. By gaining access and using local natural resources (hard bamboo from Quevedo and hardwoods from Esmeraldas), I was able to have this three story house constructed from local and environment friendly resources.

Frank Alache purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Frank Alache chose Playas

Playas is one of the most peaceful and most untouched beach areas that can be found along the Ecuadorian coastal front. You can really escape here from the stress. Its people are very accommodating and love the simple things of life: family is at the top, life enjoyment through outside gathering of family and friends is encouraged and practiced, and its people rarely engage in any form of violence or confrontations.

What makes this apartment unique

What makes this property unique is the construction materials: hardwood and bamboo. Due to this, the apartment stays cool and fresh year long, and the wood texture and color will certainly put you in a relax mood and help you unwind.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.3
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

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Ecofriendly Harwood and Bamboo Apartment Close to the Beach and the Downtown
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Ecofriendly Harwood and Bamboo Apartment Close to the Beach and the Downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3503473
+786 759-9552
Playas Ecuador
5

A Perfect Rental!!! -From Tampa Fl :)

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a Honeymoon and Vacation Combo apx 8 days!
We were very impressed with the property and the warm welcome from the owners and staff. The property was walking distances to the beach and restaurants... We even found a Mall that was a $1 taxi ride away. :) Honestly we had a great time and we will be back :)
Also the owners can arrange site seeing tours with a personal driver - we took advantage of this perk apx two times :)
Thanks Mrs & Mr Frank (and staff...)
--Tampa Florida Family :)
  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return trip!
The people in Playas are very competitive, friendly, and prompt to quickly help others. This is the reason why prices, at times, can be seeing as inexpensive. Also, It is not unusual that tourists get the same prices as locals, which is something hard to find in other places.
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Ecofriendly Harwood and Bamboo Apartment Close to the Beach and the Downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3503473
+786 759-9552
Playas Ecuador
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4

Well maintained 2 bedroom, very helpful owner

  • 4 out of 5
My husband and I stayed in this 2nd floor (ground, 1st floor, 2nd floor) apartment during the month of February. The apartment and yard are well maintained by staff who are on site 6 days per week. In addition the owner is available for any questions and was very helpful before and during our stay. There's a gated sitting area and small lawn/garden in front of the building. We enjoyed the cool ocean breezes while sitting on the porch in front of our apartment on the 2nd floor.

The apartment is comfortable. The kitchen consists of stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and enough dishes/glasses/silverware for 4-6 people. We only used the master bedroom and we found the room to be large and the queen-sized bed to be comfortable. Mosquito netting is provided if needed, and we used it because my husband is a mosquito magnet. The bathrooms are good sized and there is plenty of hot water.

The apartment is on one of the main streets in Playas. This added a little more noise than we were expecting, but we got used to it. The town of Playas offers many typical Ecuadorian seafood restaurants as well as a few restaurants with other cuisines. We often walked the 8 blocks or so to the beach, which is well maintained for a public beach. If you are staying for a long time I recommend choosing your beach days during the week and let the families who come from Guayaquil to have it on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great that you stayed with us, even though we did not meet in person. I am glad you mentioned about the cool ocean breeze on the balcony, as I also think that is one of the top things about the house.
I understand about the noise, specially because your stay was right in the middle of a political election campaign. Now things have calmed down.
Please remember I will always be ready to answer any questions about the house or about Playas or Ecuador.
Frank.
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Ecofriendly Harwood and Bamboo Apartment Close to the Beach and the Downtown
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3503473
+786 759-9552
Playas Ecuador
4

nice place not too far from the beach

  • 4 out of 5
My friend and I were very comfortable here during our monthlong stay. This is a nice, clean property with a number of conveniences including a pretty well-equipped kitchen, Internet, cable, and a washer and dryer. The only downside might be the noise level on weekends, but that's not a fault on the property.

Frank was very helpful with whatever we needed throughout our stay - he arranged a taxi to pick us up from the airport when we first arrived in addition to putting us in contact with a local surf instructor after we expressed an interest in it. Frank also helped us with arranging a taxi to take us to our next destination.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport
Nearest Motorway
E40
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playas, Pelado, Engabao, Posorja, Puna island
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar El Pescador; Extasis and Cubata night club
Nearest Restaurant
Las Delicias de Playas, seafood with peruvian chef
Car: not necessary

In 1982, UNESCO declared Playas to have the 2nd best climate of the world. The beach has a very fine sand and the water is really warm. It is so warm that even in the 'cool' season (August through November) you can still get in and find comfortable water temperatures. These two things make Playas unique.

The fauna on el Canal del Morro, which separates the Puna Island from the Continental land, is espectacular. You will be able to see dolphins, patas azules birds, fragatas and many more birds that have made the small islands - islotes - their home, as you venture in a boat trip to the Puna Island (15 to 45 minutes- it is up to you how far you want to go), where you can take plenty of pictures and then disembark in any of the three comunas (communal lands) to enjoy more beach privacy and very calm and warm waters.

If you enjoy peer fishing or surfing, el Faro and el Pelado, respectively, will be your favorite places to visit. Both are within a 10 minutes drive.

You can visit a historic wood church: la Iglesia del Morro (over 500 years old); do roller skating at the central park, bike and climb in el Cerro del Muerto. We can help you contract a small boat or lancha if you prefer going deep sea fishing, diving, or getting snorkeling certified; we can arrange for you to do just that.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Playas, Ecuador

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2 night minimum stay
$150
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$340
$730
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $30
Notes With a 6 month staying, there is a 600 monthly rent opportunity for two guests only. For each additional guests add 25 dls to the monthly rent, to a maximum of three additional guests.

Cancellation Policy

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Playas, Ecuador

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , two lavatories
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two bathrooms. All walls are tiled from floor to ceiling. They are modern and have new and comfortable lavatories and toilets. There is a bathtub in the masters bathroom. Both bathrooms have hardwood finishes on the ceiling.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and is very spacious with a private bath, two lavatories and a tub. The second bedroom has a bunk bed (on the bottom there is a double bed - 2 plazas, and on top a full sized bed - 1 plaza y media). Besides this bunk bed, there is a separate full sized bed. Closets are huge and comfortable. The second bedroom shares its bathroom with the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Boat ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • water tubing
Notes:
we can have someone meet you at the airport and transport you to the property for a small fee; light housekeeping will be done once a week. washing clothes and drying will be performed by the house staff once a week. you are also welcome to use the laundry room in case you do not feel comfortable with us handling your laundry. there is a person on property almost every day that will do his/her best to accommodate any special needs and guide, or give advise if requested
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