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Fabulous Salinas Oceanfront Penthouse Suite

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, with Terrace Sleeps 2

Your own penthouse suite while on vacation right in the middle of the malecon/ boardwalk.

This 8th floor penthouse suite was completely remodeled with everything built as close to us/ Canadian standards as is possible in Ecuador. The high quality design and construction supervision was performed by USA licensed architect and a USA interior designer.

The suite has everything you will need for your stay, just bring your clothes and bathing suit!

There are unobstructed views to mar bravo (angry sea) on the south coast of Salinas and focused views of Salinas bay, malecon (boardwalk) and beach from your living room and terrace.

The beach is right across the street and you can hear the waves from your suite.

Jet skis, paddle boards, water ski, banana boat, whale watching are available just down the malecon from your casa.

The suite is well appointed with ceiling fans and separate ac units for the bedroom and the main living room for your comfort.

Direct TV and WiFi for internet access provided at no cost. All utilities are included in the cost with no additional charges.

LED TV's with DVD players are provided in the main living room and the bedroom for your viewing pleasure.

A separate desk provided for use for your laptop.

Local cell phone is provided with approximately $10 of minutes for your use.

Laundry service can be arranged for additional cost.

A security guard is on premises in lobby.

Parking space provided if needed in the garage adjacent to building although transportation by taxi and bus is easy and inexpensive.

Airport pickup by English and Spanish speaking driver can be arranged at additional cost.

Bookings are restricted to approximately 6 week maximum per customer during high season Dec. 1 - April 31.

More Details

James Flannery
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About James Flannery

We 'retired' in August of 2012 and moved to Salinas Ecuador in October 2012 from Oakland California. We have lived here for over 4 years.

I am a retired architect and Cecilia a retired admin hospital assistant. We have several vacation rentals that we manage in Salinas, Ecuador and the Riviera Maya in Mexico which keeps us as busy as we would like.

Cecilia volunteers to the Salinas Red Cross and volunteers to teach English to local Ecuadorian vendors, police etc. in Salinas.

James Flannery purchased this condo in 2011

Why James Flannery chose Salinas

We purchased the complete floor of a penthouse condo which we completely gutted and remodeled in 2013. The rental suite is on one end of the penthouse floor.

The weather and swimming is great in Salinas and friends are easy to make. Shorts, t-shirts and flipflops are our attire most of the year. We think you will enjoy your stay here.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Salinas in Santa Elena Province

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Fabulous Salinas Oceanfront Penthouse Suite
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Lovely apartment just steps to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Every night at 6 we would sit on our balcony, wine in hand and watch the sunset into the ocean, a favourite part of our day. Our apartment met all our needs, comfortable bed, good closet space, a kitchenette that was well equipped, lounge area and great shower in the bathroom.

The area is perfect for Salinas Beach and Pepepe Beach just a short walk away. There are many restaurants in the area and a decent sized grocery store nearby.

Our hosts were an important part of helping us obtain transport from the airport, shopping orientation, even finding us an English speaking doctor and accompanying us there for the appointment.

If you are looking for a great place for a long or short term stay this is one we can highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, Tim, It was great having you stay here. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It was like we have known you a long time even though we only recently met. I hope Anne is recovering in time for your excursion to the Galapagos Islands! Hope to see you again next year. Safe travels. Warm regards, James
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Great Views

  • 5 of 5

A comfy little apartment 90 seconds from the beach. Handy to a wide variety of restaurants and a more than adequate supermarket. Easy walk to laundry where the price to have your wash done and folded is less than if you took it to a self-serve in the States. A very active place for night life activities so, if you are a light sleeper, you may want to bring ear plugs or use the ones that James Flannery provides especially on Friday and Saturday nights. James, Celia, and Ralph were all great hosts and took care of any needs that may have arisen. The airport transport from Guayquil that James suggests is a superb option. The facilities in the apartment--shower, bed, closet space, kitchen, kitchen supplies--were more than ample to make one truly comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deb and Tony, Thank you for staying in our suite. We are located in the middle of Salinas Malecon and the Guayaquilians like to come for the weekend so it can be more lively on those 2 nights. I know you like to keep the windows open for the great fresh air we have on the peninsula so our apartment may not have been the best for you in this regard. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Salinas during the month you were here.
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Clean, well equipped, across street from beach

  • 4 of 5

All the extra little touches and amenities make this a great place to stay! All of these were provided: well-equipped kitchen, cleaning products, bath gel, q-tips, ear plugs for late night holiday celebrations, beach towels, super balcony.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tiny, Ontario, Canada

Great Location with great owners

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Salinas.....the condo was well appointed/clean/ comfortable and located right where you want to be. Corresponded with James many times and always got quick replies to my questions. Don't hesitate to rent will love Salinas and the condo. We will return to Salinas sometime soon.....

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, Barb, Thank you for staying in our suite in Salinas. I hope you enjoyed your stay here even with the unusually strong and extensive rain we are having this year. You can now say you survived Carnival :) Now you need to experience New Years Eve which is a great experience! Enjoy your stay in Cuenca. Let us know when you return. Regards, James
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Johns Creek, Georgia (metro Atlanta)

Our Favorite Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this condo for a month because of its location, space, security, internet reliability, and especially the owners.

Being on the top floor in a corner unit, across from the beach and within easy walking distances to the best restaurants, made this condo a perfect location. Also, we could see both sides of the peninsula. From the balcony, we saw whales feeding.

This very clean and well-maintained space was brilliantly designed to maximize space and light. The chic and comfortable furniture accentuated the design and was sufficient for our need as a couple. We (mostly husband) particularly enjoyed the recliner and ottoman. The essentials in the kitchen and bathroom exceeded our expectations in quantity, quality, and variety. Even beach towels, small cooler (what a pleasant surprise), and cellphone were provided. The bedroom was spacious with built-in closets, which had lots of hangers, and built-in drawers. The desk was a bonus. The bedding and linen were of good quality with extras available!

We always felt safe, and the ever vigilant doorman added to this feel. The internet was reliable and speedy.

As world travelers, vacation rentals are our primary housing choice. Most owners follow a basic model. James and Cecelia are very speciall. As guests, we always felt our happiness was paramount. James arranged for us to be picked up from the Guayaquil airport by Viktor (an excellent driver and spontaneous guide) for our two-hour ride to Salinas. Also, they arranged for a nail tech to come to the condo, made a massage appointment (walked wife to location), suggested a three-night trip to Montanita and Puerto Lopez including where to stay and eat - all excellent recommendations!! Our orientation was thorough. Thanks James for your patience.

Let's not forget Ralph. One look at this dog, and you will want to become a pet owner.

We highly recommend renting this condo.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic get away!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Stay

James and his wife, are the perfect host!

The apartment, was perfect for all our needs! As James, provide all the things and more to make a perfect get away. The apartment has air conditioning in both rooms, flat panels TV in both rooms, a full kitchen, and a nice living room. We received a warm welcome from the host and a wonderful memories. We love to go back to stay with them! This is a perfect place to stay for a long time.We recommend to anyone that like to be pamper!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Salinas, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Season
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Years Eve
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

A Security Deposit will be required at move-in. This will be refunded upon checkout after review with tenant. Contact owner to confirm deposit and specific rent rate as needed for booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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