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Changes In Attitudes, Changes In Latitudes. Oceanfront B & B

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Santa Elena - Latitude 1 B and B

Beachfront, 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Bed and Breakfast

Please note: VRBO's quote is for 1 bedroom w/ double occupancy. Contact us for prices for additional rooms or the entire house.

Oceanfront B & B situated in the middle of 12 miles of sandy beach, luxuriant forests and surrounding mountain views. Upscale neighborhood. Unobstructed view of beach and sunsets. Beachfront location with direct access to the beach and water. Our softly sloping, sandy beach makes swimming easy, no rocks! Surfing lessons are available nearby. Full time housekeeper and gardener are included Monday through Friday, 8-5. Montañita is a short 10 minutes south, featuring dancing, restaurants and bars in the evening. Taxis are on-call anytime and the local buses run every 20-30 minutes.

What makes 'Latitude1 B and B' different from other properties in the region? First, we are on a large private estate of 3,000 square meters - and the property is landscaped with mature plants, fruit trees and flowers. Few other properties in our area have our open space and privacy... no vendors or buses full of tourists swarming our beach. You will feel like you are on your own private island. Our large fenced property is an ideal place for you and your family to play. Latitude1 B and B is a charming property constructed from a combination of stone, brick and natural wood throughout, with wood plank ceilings, beams and posts featuring unique joinery crafted by a skilled shipwright. It is the perfect base from which to explore Ecuador's many delights.

Awake each morning to the sounds of birds singing and the smell of freshly brewed coffee to be enjoyed on the veranda. A delicious breakfast awaits you including fresh fruit, cereal, eggs to order and pastries. Then off to explore!

A 30 minute bus ride north is Puerto Lopez, where tours can be taken to go snorkeling, fishing or to see the whales breaching. Also, at Isla de la Plata there are sites for world-class bird watching where half-day to full-day tours are offered!

Main home features 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, upstairs loft with billiards table, living area with flat screen TV, DVD player and Netflix, gourmet kitchen and dining room with seating for 8. Separate upstairs balcony for private massages. Master bedroom upstairs has ocean view and private bathroom with large walk in shower. King-size bed with luxurious linens.

2 bedrooms upstairs share a full bath with walk in shower. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, the other has one full-size bed and a twin bed.

The forth bedroom upstairs has a queen sized bed and a private bath with a walk in shower.

Free WiFi is included.

There is a grill and barbecue on the covered veranda for family gatherings and meals outdoors. Also, a large table with seating for eight for outdoor dining. In addition, there is a comfortable sectional couch and coffee table for relaxing and enjoying the sunsets.

Latitude 1 B & B operates as a bed and breakfast. For a quote to rent the entire house please email us.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Susan and Myron McCumber
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2015
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About Susan and Myron McCumber

Myron and I, (Susan) are originally from the U.S. We moved to Ecuador in 2012 from Pt. Barrow, Alaska where we owned and operated a small B and B. We have traveled extensively in the U.S. on our harleys and always enjoyed staying in B and B's, meeting new people and exploring new places.

Susan and Myron McCumber purchased this villa in 2013

Why Susan and Myron McCumber chose Ecuador

We spent 6 months walking the beach between Montanita and La Entrada looking for our dream of owning a beachfront home. With its convenient location to restaurants and nightlife while still maintaining the serenity of a countryside estate, Latitude1 B and B met all of our needs. You will feel at home the minute you step through the door.

What makes this villa unique

A cool ocean breeze, the sound of the waves, the palm trees swaying gently in the wind. An afternoon nap in a hammock, curling up with a good book or enjoying a cold beer on the veranda. Life doesn't get much better than this.


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Changes In Attitudes, Changes In Latitudes. Oceanfront B & B
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Salem, Oregon, USA

Wonderful find

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this amazing home away from home. The property is beyond beautiful, and the home is beautiful and cozy at the same time. The dogs made us feel safe, and we're very well behaved and sweet to be around. I would highly recommend this remarkable B and B!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly exceptional B&B with stunningly beautiful oceanfront views

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the McCumber's B&B near Montanita in Ecuador was nothing short of remarkable. The accommodations were as advertised and then some. Our bedroom, and the whole house for that matter, make you feel completely at home. Our queen-sized bed was the most comfortable of our entire trip and was outfitted with first class linens.

The five bedroom home has an upstairs area with a great billiards table, a living room with a flat screen TV, and a nicely appointed kitchen. There is something of interest to see wherever you look in the house and the furnishings were all first-rate and very comfortable. There is even a covered outdoor balcony with an ocean view for private massages, which we didn't have time to enjoy this trip. Maybe next time.

The B&B is located on a substantial parcel of land with a large fenced yard running from the house to the beach. It is situated right in the middle of 12 miles of a smooth and sandy beach that rarely seems to have more than five people on it at any one time. The waves in front of the house were perfect for boogie boarding and the sunset was gorgeous during our visit.

The popular surf and party town of Montañita is only a 10 minute ride down the highway, but feels like a world away from this relaxing B&B. The town is definitely worth checking out though, with some good restaurants, bars and a wide variety of interesting individuals.

I can't complete this review without talking about the tasty breakfast served that included freshly brewed coffee, fresh fruit, cereal, eggs and a nice pastry. We had a choice of enjoying our breakfast at the dining room table or out on the covered deck. Both offer great ocean views and the relaxing sounds of the waves and we chose to eat outdoors. Susan is an exceptional host and cook and you can tell she is willing to personalize your breakfast to the degree possible. She also has an excellent knowledge of the area and is quick to offer suggestions about where to visit and what to do during your time on the coast.

All in all, this was a great stay for us and it is very easy to give the B&B a full five star recommendation to anyone looking to experience the Ecuador coast.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helsinki, Finland

Stunning oceanfront views, comfortable lodging and great breakfast and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We needed a relaxing getaway with personality and comfort after visiting Guayaquil and we certainly found it at Susan and Myron's beautiful B&B just outside of Montanita, Ecuador. No matter what you are looking for, this location delivers. Their beautiful home sits right on the ocean and offers a panoramic vistas that have to be seen to be believed. While you are a short ten minute ride to popular Mantanita and all of the fun and frolic to be found there, the 12 mile beach - with the B&B located right at the center - is virtually empty for hours at a time.

Inside the B&B, nothing is left undone. The furnishings are interesting and nicely eclectic, the beds are comfortable with the highest quality linens and the breakfast Susan makes is honestly the best I have ever experienced at a B&B anywhere in the world.

This is a B&B experience that competes with one of the most beautiful ocean views you will find anywhere along the Pacific Coast. I highly recommend it and these exceptional hosts to anyone looking for a relaxing, best of both worlds getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary

Montanita offers an active nightlife scene and some amazing surfing including international events drawing thousands of spectators to the beach.

There is whale watching during migration times and this area is a bird watchers paradise.


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Prices for this holiday villa in Santa Elena, Ecuador

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Elena in Central & South America

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , shared with bedroom 3 and 4
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom with walk in shower
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are a B and B. Breakfast is included in the room rate. Lunch and dinner menu items along with pricing are posted daily. Interested guests can sign up. If you are interested in renting the entire house, please call or email for a quote: Latitude1bnb@gmail.com

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