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New Romantic Beachfront Property/Private Beach/Gated Community

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 2); add AirBed for +30.00 per night

Location: El Sunzal, El Salvador, Central America (35+ minutes from major International Airport. Near El Sunzal and centrally located to all major surf destinations.)

Beautiful Beach Bella Vista Rental Casita sleeps 2 guests comfortably in a luxurious Queen Pillow top mattress. This Adorable Romantic Beachfront Casita has won several awards Nationally and Internationally for EXCELLENCE, including the coveted, 'Property of the Year Award.' More importantly, our guests hail it's praise as the perfect 'Romantic Get A WAY.' It is fully furnished, American Standard with AC and hot running water. Boasts direct access to the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean onto the private community beach of La Leona.

Also on site, enjoy hammocks, built in pool, jetted jacuzzi and outdoor living spaces, BBQ and beautifully mature landscape of flowering trees and Grand Palm trees. We are Located in an Exclusive gated and guarded community of Club Atami in El Sunzal.

This Property is your 'DREAM' vacation.

El Salvadoran Coastal Living meets High American Standards with one of the few coastal homes that has HOT running water for showers, ultraviolet water purification system, A.C in the Bedroom with ceiling fans throughout the Casita, comfortable pillow top mattresses, Italian tile bathrooms and kitchen with modern appliances such as water cooler, refrigerator, microwave, stove. Beautiful wood vaulted ceiling, Italian stone flooring, and amazing views of the private pool, jacuzzi, beach, Pacific Ocean at your finger tips, romantic night lit palm trees, and jagged cliffs. The grandeur of the outdoors is breathtaking, as is the desirable outdoor living space!

Relax in your own little paradise to the lulling sound of Ocean waves as every care in the world gets swept away. Take a long leisurely naps in a handmade hammock built for two swinging in the breeze under breathtaking palm trees; don't forget to include your favorite beverage in hand. Handmade wooden reclining beach chairs are also dispersed around the outdoor living space so every seat is the best VIEW seat.

Take a hike on the meandering trails throughout this private gated community, for convenience and a little local color, stop at one of the several choices of little neighborhood tienda's stores for a cold beverage, homemade baked goodie or get a needed household supply. Large Super Market is within 15 minutes. The trails also lead to Restaurants at Palmarcito Beach and the sandy beaches where you can collect sea shells; enjoy the therapeutic lava sea pools, natural sea pools or gaze out to sea, you may even spot whales or dolphins migrating South.

You can enjoy both your own private beach of 'La Leona,' where just 7 lucky residential homes, yours included, dot the coast with direct access to the beach and exotic lava sea pools. Or, for a change of scenery, take a short walk to a nearby public beach called El Palmarcito, where vendors and local seafood Restaurants are available during weekends. Surfing at Palmarcito is awesome also. For other areas to surf or outings, hop the public bus which runs regularly and affordably throughout the day at the main entrance of Atami.

Enjoy boogie boarding, paddle boarding, and surfing right outside your villa with not one, but two, choices of beaches to surf from; and your within minutes, in either direction, from World class consistent swells and right hand breakers. This Casita is centrally located for a variety of surfing destinations as well as local night time 'hot spots,' and Restaurants all within 10 minutes from the Casita. El Salvador is one of the top 10 places to surf in the world. Surf lessons are available. Surfing is a fine art and a joyful observation sport.

Almost daily, Local divers go off the reefs at La Leona beach for fresh lobster and oysters. Put in your order and they are happy to hand deliver to your doorstep their fresh catch of the day. The back yard BBQ can cook up some of the best lobster you'll ever taste, it's super FRESH, just add butter, lime and cilantro. Bon Apetitt'!

Another fabulous outting is a short trip to La Puerta for Centro America's largest fresh seafood pier where every imaginable seafood can be purchased for a very reasonable price.

Perhaps you'd be interested in transportation or do some sight seeing around the 'Jewel' of Centro America, or short outings to fine dining nearby. Let us know how we can best serve you and we will make all the arrangements for you. We offer other services, such as: bike rental, board rental, personal laundry service, seaside massages and personal chef to name the most commonly requested. Ask the Property Mgr. to assist you. We are at your service.

Enjoy this Romantic Casita and daily maid service, barring Sundays, located right on the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, with your own 'ENVIABLE' private beach, AC, hot running water and Queen Pillow Top mattress. These are just a few reasons that makes us the CHOICE above all other choices. We like to call our Casita the 'Affordable Luxury Option.' This Casita is an Ideal honeymoon suite or private get a way. Great for for small party accommodations, or large party overflow accommodations from the larger Rental Home sharing this property which you can view at VRBO # 377210.

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D'Arcy Burke/owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 November, 2016

About D'Arcy Burke/owner

My husband and I fell in love with the people of El Salvador and then the place. We bought land during our very first visit to this amazing Country several years ago.

We built a home on the Coast and with so many people wanting to visit to see El Salvador for themselves, we embarked on a new endeavor to help others fall in love with El Salvador as we have. It must be working because many of our guests at both our Bed Breakfast and Spa and our Rental Properties are now property owners themselves in and around the Coastal region.

We take great joy in helping others see this incredible Country and culture through our eyes.

We like what we do and it shows!

D'Arcy Burke/owner purchased this villa in 2011

Why D'Arcy Burke/owner chose El Salvador

Before we even owned land at the end of a beautiful peninsula in a gated community, we would drive to witness the spectacular sunrises and sunsets. On our last day of vacation, I said, 'let's say goodbye to OUR PLACE.' hanging on a tree was a sign said that said 'for sale.' We called even though we were running late to catch our airplane. The owner, at the time, had just posted the sign and said he'd turn around and be back in less than 10 minutes, He came, we placed an offer, he accepted and we made a mad dash to the Int'l airport arriving last call for the Burkes. We hit the seats laughing but were slightly numb; being the adventuresome sort we are, we dove into being proud property owners of El Salvador with gusto.

We returned weeks later to start the building phase and have been enjoying the Country and it's people for over 5 years. We love the slower pace of El Salvador, we love how relational and community oriented it is and recently, we have taken up surfing!

What makes this villa unique

The sound of the ocean ranks at the top of what we enjoy the most about El Salvador. The smell of the Ocean is second and how it is brimming with life. I love to watch the dolphins, manarays, turtles, pelicans, whales, fish etc. The ocean is constantly changing and yet it so soothing! There is nothing quite so relaxing as the sound of the ocean from my hammock; or the view of the colorful sunsets from our observatory deck.

I love everything about our little Paradise on the Coast. I especially love sharing it with others!


4.4/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

New Romantic Beachfront Property/Private Beach/Gated Community
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
Pasadena, CA

Excellent view, beach, pool -decent accomodation

  • 3 of 5

Stayed in the Casita. The bed, shower, exposed toilet combination is unusual. Bath towels, 4 gallons of drinking water, a corkscrew and a limited supply of toilet paper is about all that the place comes with. Primitive Wi-Fi will cost you extra and the TV is essentially a wall hanging - no local or cable channels. You absolutely need a car but the roads are in good shape for CA and its a fairly easy drive. A new restaurant on the property (El Pelicano) offers good North American/ Euro style food complete with a great sunsets -everyplace else offers the same local food. Drive to El Tunco for variety, backpackers/surfer type nightlife. Carry small money only -few places can make change for a $20 or larger.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The casita is fully furnished with towels, linens, DVD's for movie viewing, pots and pans, dishes, stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker , etc. including outdoor chairs and chaise lounges to take in the beautiful ocean views and sunsets. Should there be something you don't have that you would like or need, all you have to do is ask our friendly staff and they will do their very best to provide additional needs for you.
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Love it and can't wait to come back!

  • 4 of 5

I am in my early 40's and well travelled (25+ countries). I am accustom to the quality and cleanliness you find in a 4 or 5 star hotel. My partner and I were very pleased to find The Romantic Casita met our expectations; and the property (grounds, pool, location, view, beach access) easily exceeded our expectations. The casita is a unit attached to the side of a larger home which is also rented out, therefore you will be sharing the grounds and pool with other guests. We expected this and had no issues/concerns/problems etc. Inside the unit we did not hear any noise/sounds from the guests in the larger house.



-great bed

-fantastic view, location, pool, and beach....absolutely stunning

-gated community with armed guards

-we ordered food (pupusas) from a vendor who came by on his bike - it was a fantastic, inexpensive and a unique service....and delicious

-the food at the restaurants at the neighbouring beach (El Parmacito- ask the owners/property manager for directions) was fantastic and inexpensive eg. Breakfast (omelette) and coffee for two was $7 total. These restaurants are huts on the beach, however the food is fresh and restaurant quality. I had a lobster dinner which came with two small lobsters covered in prawns (20 +) with rice, salad, tortilla for $15.

-unit has a combination safe

-D'Arcy (owner) is excellent at responding quickly to any questions or concerns

-Roxanne (ppty mgr) comes by each morning to attend to needs

Things to keep in mind:

-WIFI signal did not work for us until the last day (on the last day the ppty mgr advised us it works if you place the wifi stick by the window....only then did it work for us).

-stairs - there are not a lot of stairs however people with disabilities will find the stairs and pathway to the pool challenging

-in a residential area therefore not within walking distance to markets, shops

-stop at the market on your way in to pick up groceries (don't forget oil, herbs, charcoal (for the BBQ) etc.

-include hand soap, hair dryer, shampoo with the rest of your toiletries

-AC is only in the bedroom

-ants- this is a tropical destination so you have to expect to have ants, geckos etc. it is part and parcel! (Note: these ants did not bite). However, I recommend more effort be made into controlling them -traps etc. and be prepared to put all food items etc away regularly.

This property was stunning and I can not wait to return to it. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario Canada

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (age 40ish) stayed 8 nights at this romantic casita. It is spectacular in every way and really does exceed every expectation.

The house comes complete with all basic cooking utensils and basic kitchenware. I would recommend bringing paper products such as paper towels, plastic wrap, and perhaps refrigerator containers to store left over food (fresh cut up fruit) in the fridge.

The house offers 2 bathrooms, one in the casita, one outside for pool access. Bring hand soap for each bathroom. The daily maid service and pool cleaning every other day is a true luxury.

There are a few beach front restaurants within walking distance. Roxanna the property manager is very helpful in recommending all sorts of sights to see as well as dining options. She speaks excellent English.

You will not be disappointed staying at this property. DÁrcy the property owner is very quick to answer any booking inquiries and is very professional arranging money transfers for payment and refund of damage deposit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved El Salvador and the Casita was a perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 nights - our first time in El Salvador. D'Arcy was helpful in preparation and Roxanna was delightful. We loved the pool and the views from the house ... and especially loved the sound of the ocean hitting the wall. The Casita provided us everything we needed for a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

A dreamcome true!

  • 5 of 5

This romantic casita was beyond what we had expected! The property manager was helpful and in tune with our needs while we were there. The casita is beautiful and provides all the necessity amenities for sun bathing, cooking, and relaxing. The location is perfect for surfers, beach combers, or those looking to relax in a hammock and listen to the ocean. There is a unique trail that leads to neighboring El Palmarcito with natural pools along the way. The house is a dream for anyone who wants to experience El Salvador in style. Also, the neighborhood is gated which would make anyone feel more comfortable in their surroundings. There is a private walk to the beach which you can lock at will. Overall, the pictures do not do this casita justice. It is even more beautiful when you see it with your own eyes and feel the mist of the ocean while standing on the balcony. We will be staying there again next time we go!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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boogie boarding, body surfing


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400

The Casita is a private and self contained unit with it's own entrance and private terrace; however, it does share the pool, jetted jacuzzi and entrance to the beach with the main house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Libertad in Central & South America

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) California Queen, deep pocket pillow top and Matrimonial Queen deep pocket pillow top mattresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Delux Queen Air bed
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Daily Light Maid Service is included, barring Sunday. Land keeping Service is included. Personal Laundry Service is included for an up charge; ask property manager for assistance and laundry will be washed, dried and folded for guests. House linens and towels are included in House Maid Service. Bedding is changed every other day unless otherwise specified and towels are "GREEN POLICY," washed when on the floor.

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Portable wifi hotspot

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