|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
News - Read the article in NY Times travel section about our villa Sept 14/2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/travel/three-sides-of-ecuador.html?ref=travel&_r=0
Location: ‘Paradise Point’, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Ecuador, South America (located 5 minutes south of Montanita (home of the isa world surfing competition) 2.5 hour drive from Guayaquil International airport west to our beach front home- view map
Accommodations: New modern home, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (sleeps 8), 3000 sq.Ft. including large covered patio adjoining pool. Spectacular unimpeded ocean views from property located steps from the beach.
This brand-new executive-style beachfront home, completed in August of 2013, offers all the luxury amenities you may expect and much more. We encourage you to compare our beach front rental with any other beach front rental property in Ecuador or Central and South America. Paradise Point Villa falls in a rare category of jewels available for rent. It is meticulously maintained by our full time caretakers, Gilson and his wife Kathy who live on the property in their own separate home. They will greet you with a smile and make sure your vacation is most relaxing and enjoyable.
The following items are included free with your rental package:
-convenient pick-up service directly from Guayaquil International airport by our driver Luis (some english & spanish speaking) in a fully-appointed, air-conditioned, television on board, 9-passenger late model van;
-daily maid service: beds, towel change, light cleaning, etc. At an agreed-upon time and bed sheet change every few days;
-24 hour caretaker: Gilson and Kathy can help you bargain for fresh fish and vegetables, sold daily on the beach side, or in town;
-grocery shopping service for guests desiring basic items.
Enjoy your vacation; leave the cooking, cleaning and activity planning to Gilson, Kathy and Luis . They will do what they can to make your vacation a most relaxing and happy one.
Wi-fi and free phone service to USA & Canada
** basic meal preparation by on-site staff is included
Activities of interest: tours: thermal baths, museums, city tours, whale watching (June thru Sept.)
Fishing trips: famous blue marlin and swordfish record holders in Ecuador!!
Scuba diving trips: padi instructor guided tours, several reefs available.
This house goes far beyond many rentals in that what is stated here is actually the case in real life. What separates this rental from most others is that ocean front means toes in the sand 10 feet from the front yard…. Not up on a cliff... unimpeded view of the ocean. Internet that works, 24 hour caretaker on property, all water on property goes through a state of the art water purification process, caretaker managed generator available in case of power outage (this is Ecuador), safe beach with a 24 hour caretaker. This is single family house on its own property that is gated off and not connected to other houses as in a townhome environment.
The main home is a single story consisting of over 3,000 sq ft of living area and covered patios directly over looking the gently sloping beach, which at low tide goes out a great distance.
The master bedroom has an unbelievable view of the pacific ocean and memory forever sunsets. The master ensuite bathroom is very large with double sinks, jacuzzi with jets, and large walk-in shower, with a large walk-in closet for those travellers who like to travel with large wardrobes. All bedrooms have king size beds with deluxe sheet sets and flat screen satellite tv’s. A large open living area hosts a huge kitchen with the latest appliances, a 27’ glass wall that opens up to the ocean and pool & outdoor jacuzzi. Before stepping down a gentle step to the pool area there is a 500 sq ft covered patio with custom built stainless grill cooking area. All bedrooms and living room area have fans as well as air conditioning ( sliding glass doors must be closed for ac to come on)
Cook dinner on the large outside gas grill and enjoy a local drink while relaxing or have our caretaker Kathy make you a great meal or grill up some of the world famous local fish or prawns. After dinner enjoy a quiet private walk on the beach with no one around or enjoy floating around in our unique pool with tile inlays of 3d dolphins and turtles designed by local mosaic artist Luis Miranda.
Located just 3km south from the bustling nightlife of world famous Montanita. This setting unlike many (ie Hawaii or Mexico) is more of a cultural experience as the friendly local people and their culture are only minutes away in Manglaralto, Cadete or Olon.
Please send an email if you would like to see more photos and actual floor plans of home.
Other features of the home include:
Privacy fence with driveway gate.
Home is decorated, fully furnished and outfitted.
Custom high end construction and finish out, all high end tiled flooring throughout with no carpet in home.
Home is complete with private 8m x 5m (26’ x 16’) pool in back yard of home on beach, and 2.4 m (8’) heated jacuzzi. Detached staff house, is located on the property.
Unobstructed views of the beautiful fine-sand beach, blue waters and the hypnotic sound of the rolling surf are the ideal ingredients for visitors seeking a relaxed, magical, and unique experience; due to the geographical location, Manglaralto is blessed with amazing warm weather all year round - adventure and comfort awaits you!
If you need accommodation for more guests, only 10 minutes away, new condominiums on pleasant hillside at reasonable rates vrbo listing 454287.
Night life – Montanita is a popular tourist destination, hosting many restaurants, a few night clubs, and shopping. (only 5 mins away)
We picked this property because of the following:
close proximity to all amenities
wonderful friendly people with a great culture
good base for surrounding travel to north or south coast
reasonable distance to an international airport
rural, quiet and safe area
Ecuador is the most ecologically diverse country in the world
One of the few houses on the coast built to North American standards and as far as we know the only one with a water purification system through out the entire villa. For those who have travelled a lot you will realize what a fabulous luxury this is...
This executive villa boasts 3 large bedrooms, 3 large bathrooms, with wide screen satellite tv's in each bedroom and wifi through out..
The proximity of the villa to the beach is 4 stairs away with the pool and jacuzzi within feet as well..
A large covered pool side patio with barbecue and uniqe hardwood burl table...
On site caretakers in their own house to help you in all aspects of your stay with daily linen, towels, grocery shopping and housekeeping included...
This house is a haven of peaceful luxury, immaculately clean, spacious and easy private living for our 3 couples that holidayed for 2.5 weeks. Tasteful, classic decorating with an open concept floor plan. Other than touring about, there is no reason to leave. The pool and hot-tub and outdoor dining are ideally situated for sunset celebrations. You cant get any closer to the beach which is spectacular and you can walk for miles. All internet/cable amenities worked like a charm. The housekeepers provided cooking and cleaning, while being very discreet. Easy walking distance to Manglaralto where we found a clean, traditional restaurant right at the end of the town's walkway. Montanita is a $2 taxi ride away with shopping, restaurants and dancing late into the night. This holiday home is great value for the money. We took many day trips to Puerto Lopez, where we boated to "poor man's Galapagos Island", snorkeled, saw the Blue Footed Boobies. Also the town of Valdivia was an interesting day where we explored the local museum which held some surprising archaeological findings. The people are gracious, every ready to help and practice their English! Having a driver was a Godsend as neither my husband nor I would hazard our driving skills in Equador! There are all kinds of treasures waiting to be discovered in the small towns that surround. Highly recommended if you are looking for a peaceful, restful holiday that is laced with cultural uniqueness. I would say that for North Americans this is what Mexico might have been like 40 years ago - so go before it changes!
We stayed for 4 nights, 3 adult guys. House is even more beautiful than the pics posted in VRBO, modern, well designed, clean, spacious, with good wifi and AC, cable TV and nice pool and jacuzzi. Excellent and peaceful view of the sea since the waves are 10m far from the terrace. Every room has its own bathroom and the open kitchen and living room are very comfortable. The housekeepers Gilson and Cathy were wonderful, very cute couple always willing to help. The owners managed all the booking with high professionalism and great communication. For any person looking to explore this part of Ecuador I'd recommend to stay in this house to relax or as camp base to go to Montañita, los Frailes, Puerto Lopez, etc. We'd love to be back soon!
As mentioned in other reviews. This place is as described. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The cute caretaker family certainly added to the experience in a positive way. I will remember their smiles and agreeable attitude. They helped us with meals (buying, preparing, etc in whatever way possible which was really nice as we learned how to navigate the country). The pool, hot tub and beach and house were wonderful! We loved the location, being close to Manglaralto where we could walk to on the beach. The driver who picked us up and took us back to the airport was also exceptionally helpful. He advised on many activities and helped to accomplish during our short stay there.
It was a great spot for ourselves and family of three boys 20-26 to congregate and reconnect. There was space for all of us to relax, but yet be together, which was the goal.
On our last night there, as icing on the cake, we got in on the local fishing community pulling in a huge net of fish on the beach right by the VRBO. It was so fun to be a part of that with all the people, children, birds, dogs, and neighbors all pitching in to bring in the net and pick the fish out of the net. Quite a lot of excitement for everyone!
We would love to return and stay here again as a family, or with two other couples or groups of friends. Having three separate bedrooms, each with a bathroom was a bonus. Until we return, we will enjoy our memories of the fabulous sunsets that we enjoyed first-hand from this first rate property!
We stayed for a week at Paradise Point and absolutely loved it! The house is gorgeous and impeccably appointed and obviously built to very high standards. The outdoor space is fantastic and we loved listening to the crashing waves just outside. With Puerto Lopez (jumping off point for Isla de la Plata and whale watching) and Machalilla National Park just a half hour north, the villa was perfectly located. I especially loved the retractable wall of glass which dramatically increased the indoor/outdoor space. We also loved the gorgeous wood table on the patio and spend many mornings there having tea and enjoying the ocean just steps away. We felt so at home and would definitely recommend Paradise Point to anyone wanting a luxurious stay near Montanita!
The best holiday of my life. Everything in the add on VRBO is correct. The pictures in all honesty do not do it justice. A 5 star resort feel from the first minute until you depart. The family on the property made the stay very simple and helpful to find things to do. Overall a definite holiday spot again in the future. It is far enough away from the city to give you the desired privacy, but close enough to allow you the quick cab ride in to grab food or go see the tourist spots.
My husband and I stayed at Paradise Point for one week in between an Amazon lodge and a Galapagos tour. We were glad to finally have some modern conveniences (anyone who has traveled through Ecuador knows this can be hard to come by!). Beautiful house built to very high standards, fast Wi-fi internet 24/7, comfortable beds, fantastic pool, jacuzzi and great views. The house is quite expansive for two people...in fact we didn't even use half of it! Kathy and Gilson, the charming live-in caretakers, are available as much or as little as you require for all your shopping, cooking, cleaning, and laundry needs. They are also great for practicing your Spanish with! The small surf town of Montanita is only about a half hour walk down a beautiful beach, where we also saw parrots, turtles, pelicans, vultures, ghost crabs, lizards, and local fisherman bringing in their catch of the day. Be sure to wear lots of sunscreen, even on overcast days....the sun on the equator is really something else! For birdwatchers, I would recommend contacting Ben Haase, a local naturalist who also runs the whale museum in Salinas. We took the local bus ($1.25) to a natural salt lagoon called Ecuasal (restricted entry) and had Ben show us the flamingos, stilts, grebes, pelicans, frigates, and about 30 other species of native and migratory seabirds. Salinas is also worth checking out on a daytrip--about a $2 bus ride or $30 taxi. Overall we were very happy to enjoy a relaxing week at this property in between our other high-paced adventures!
Tours: Thermal Baths, Museums, City Tours, Whale Watching (June thru Sept.)
Fishing Trips: Famous Blue Marlin and Swordfish Record holders in Ecuador!!
Scuba Diving Trips: Padi Instructor guided tours, several reefs available.
Montanita only 5 minutes away with non-stop night life for those individuals seeking a party atmosphere.
Manglaralto only minutes away for the Ecuadorian cultural experience.
Salinas to the south 45 minutes is a bustling tourist city with gorgeous beaches, casino, restaurants and many other attractions.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
whale watching 2015
1 Jun 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500.00|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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