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Off-The-Beaten Track Vacation Get-Away

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Private suite in Rancho house

A fan room with private entrance in the main house, it has a sitting area with table and ensuite bath.

The attached

The lush tropical garden contains a pool with garden furniture and hammock for the guests to enjoy and relax.

A mere 10 minute stroll leads to a 7 km stretch of secluded sandy beach where one can enjoy playing in the Pacific Ocean.

The ranch house contains a communal kitchen for use by guests, an open air covered dining/common area is attached.

Dial-up internet available in the office

Semi-hourly public buses take you to La Libertad where connections can be made to the airport, San Salvador or anywhere else in the country.

More Details

David Hawke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

About David Hawke

A farm boy from Quebec’s Eastern Townships, who after a decade in trucking started my own business. 37+ yrs experience in business serving the needs of discerning the public, 25+ as a school/charter bus O/O operating for the PVNCC & KPR school boards as well Havergal College, Bishop Strachan School & Great Lakes College of Toronto private schools in Toronto. Working with and learning from Transtario Tours with 60 yrs in the business doing public charters. Have supplied 25+ buses for camp trips to Scouts Canada Scouts Canada, served the Sri Lankan community in Toronto in conjunction with Max2000, transporting the local Mennonite/Amish communities in KawarthaLakes/Peterborough area to their sister communities in the Elmira area gave me extensive experience in working with people of many ethnic origins.

Upon closing my business (Deck-Way Services Ltd), nearly 3 yrs of world travel combined with my past experiences, gave me enough understanding of different cultures that I was comfortable relocating to a Spanish speaking country, opening a Bed & Breakfast/Hostal and marrying a local lady.

5 things I can’t live without:

1) Tropical beach weather

2) Living in a country setting

3) Stimulating conversation with travellers

4) Internet

5) A good paper book (no Ebooks)

I enjoy travelling on a shoestring with the occasional splurge.

My favourite countries visited (in no particular order) Iceland, Greenland, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia + the US states of Alaska and Hawaii. Of course, El Salvador where I relocated is my favourite.

Favourite modes of travel: trains, ferries, buses, passenger ships with planes only when necessary.

Like historical novels, mystery and thriller books especially Stephen King, Star Trek, action movies, reality TV shows, Mexican, Thai and Salvadorian food.

Also like Palm trees, antique vehicles/farm equipment of all kinds, cows and water buffalo

My hosting style is helping guests learn about my adopted country but givi

David Hawke purchased this apartment in 2010

Why David Hawke chose La Libertad Department

Quiet, off the beaten track, a short stroll from Playa San Diego, a mere 25 cent bus ride to stores, the Pier and attractions in Puerto La Libertad, 1/2 hr from Compalapa airport or San Salvador malls.

What makes this apartment unique

Experience the laid back life of residents in this tropical beach setting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Libertad Department in El Salvador

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • 1 double bed in fan room clothes rack with shelves, clothes hangers & locking document drawer table & stools dressing area with stool & mirror a cot is available for a 3rd person, adult $5.00, child under 12 free
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
¿Tired of the anonymity of large Mexican/Caribbean AI resorts but still want the security of knowing the cost of your vacation in the tropical sun, sand and sea with the ability to explore the local area safely on your own for just pennies? Rancho Las Brisas is now offering an All Inclusive Package just for you. Minimum 7 nights based on double occupancy. AI package includes: Personal pickup as Compalapa Airport on arrival/return by taxi at the end of your stay. * 7 nights in a private fan room with ensuite bath. Full breakfast, light lunch and traditional dinner daily. ** Familiarization tour of Playa San Diego and Puerto La Libertad at the begining of your stay. A sunset dinner on Playa San Diego with an Ice cold beer to enjoy the end of the day. A couple hours Saturday evening at the Bamboo Bar in Puerto La Libertad with 2 complementary beer. *** Package cost for 2 people $399.00, 1 person $299.00, extra person $99.00, childern 6 and under Free, 2-11 49.00 *Spirit Airlines


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Off-The-Beaten Track Vacation Get-Away
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Quick walk to access the beach!

  • 4 of 5

The place is not as clean as it could be, and it is quite a distance from the city or nearby markets or stores. Nonetheless, it was adventurous, calm, quiet, and very private. We celebrated New Year's with the locals that were on the property and Mr. David was very helpful in informing us about the areas and bus routs.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very accurately described.

  • 4 of 5

The description for this property was extremely accurate. The property is rustic, but comfortable. The location is secluded, but beautiful. The weather was wonderful during our stay and we made great use of the pool. The nearby beach is stunning and largely deserted. It seems like a perfect haven for surfers. The property is located a short ride by bus or taxi from the port city of La Libertad so supplies are readily available. It is also easily accessed by bus from San Salvador. The owner, Dave, is a very interesting and pleasant host who helped us organize a wonderful day long excursion to San Salvador with his driver. We enjoyed our stay at Playa San Diego and felt the accommodation and amenities were good value for the money we spent.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
San Salvador Compalapa
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bocana San Diego
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa San Diego
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in La Libertad Department, Central & South America

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £3.72

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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