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Welcome to Sonido del Sol (Sound of Sunshine) with an ocean view

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,207 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

AS SEEN ON HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL 2017! When you go on vacation, you want more than just a house. You want a sanctuary and an adventure rolled into one. With a private location, easy access to nearby towns of Olon & Montanita, and a perfect view of the coast, this property delivers. Located in the coastal community of San José Ecuador, you'll find that the location and surroundings are ideal. This extraordinary home is located next to the Ruta del Spondylus on a private road paved about 300 feet above sea level.

The 3 bedrooms are spacious and each has a wardrobe tailored from sustainable Ecuadorian hardwood sources. Each room features a seating area and it's own walled terrace or patio. Also, there is a twin size couch with a pull out twin bed underneath. Each bedroom also features a full bathroom; in addition to a pool bathroom and a rooftop terrace bathroom.

The rooftop terrace has a built-in sofa system, marble tables, bar and bathroom - the ideal place to relax, sunbathe, do some whale watching, enjoy the beautiful Ecuadorian sunset and entertaining guests.

The home is very accessible to public transportation and taxis. Buses run every 20 minutes in both directions from 4:30 am - 11 pm and cost 50 cents per ride. Or taxis are readily available for trips into Olon or Montanita for around $2-5. Or if you are renting a car, you'll have plenty of room to park at the house.

Our property manager is available to help you with any needs you may have during your stay. He will pick you up at the Olon bus station or meet you directly at the house and give you an overview of the home and answer any questions you may have.

We have a 12-person capacity at the house. Pricing breakdown is as follows for low-season (May through November):

1-6 people = $150/night; $800/week; $1750/month

7-12 people = $200/night; $1000/week; $2000/month

Price breakdown for high season (December through April) is as follows:

1-6 people = $215/night; $1000/week; $2200/month

7-12 people = $250/night; $1200/week; $2500/month

You are welcome to bring additional people but we do charge an over-capacity fee of $20 per day per person. For instance if you have a party of 14 you would pay an additional fee of $40 per day during your stay.

Please be aware that we do have a security camera on the property in the main living area. This is for security purposes when no one is at the home. We do not check the camera when there are renters in the home.

More Details

Karen & Pat
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Santa Elena around the Santa Elena Province

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3207 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All bedrooms have a private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Check in time is 2 pm Check out time is 12 pm (noon)


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Welcome to Sonido del Sol (Sound of Sunshine) with an ocean view
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

We loved our stay at Sonido, views were amazing, we saw whales nearly every day. Pool was a delight!

  • 4 of 5

We really loved Sonido del Sol, the house sits just on top of a hill overlooking San José beach, because of the time of year, the weather was a bit cold but the bonus was that we were able to see whales almost daily from our just about every room in the house. The kids loved the pool, even though it was a bit cold for the adults, however, we loved the hot pool, that was a big plus, once I was sitting in the hot tub enjoying the afternoon and watched two whales putting on a great show in the ocean, very cool! The climb up to the house from the road is really a kicker on foot and a bit scary in the car but completely doable. We walked to the beach every day and it wasn’t too bad. We were two families and 10 all together, there was a place for everyone to sleep.

House was stocked nicely with everything you need to cook and prepare all meals. Linens and towels all sufficient.

Gabriela, the administrator was wonderful to communicate with, she was always helpful and informative.

Would love to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leah, Thank you so much for the positive review! I am thrilled you had a great stay. I am also a bit jealous that you saw so many whales! We have never seen,more than a tail splashing into the water. You are welcome back any well.
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views. Definitely coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn’t have been better. Perfect place to relax , unwind and recharge ...

  • 5 of 5

San Jose is a quiet sleepy fishing village , freindly people , honest ... safe environment, long walks on beautiful beaches and the house was the center point of it all. Perfect amenities, right down to the dominos game for lazy afternoon ... pool and hottub provided many hours of fun ... Gabi was great , helpful etc ... and I’d recommend Andrea as a driver Everything was first rate , Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to spend your vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house. It was very nice, comfortable, clean and cozy. The view is gorgeous from the inside of the house and even better from the pool and rooftop. The owner Karen and the caretakers Gaby and Ricardo Are very nice people and always willing to help.

The only problem we had was that there was no TV in the house (luckily Gaby helped renting one for us) also the water pressure and hot water in the master bedroom was very weak. The other bathrooms were ok.

Other than that we had a great experience. Yes, I would stay again :)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Karen and pat were easy to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Property is beautiful. Amazing private pool.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you and your family for being such wonderful guests. We appreciate your kindness.
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A paradise... Can’t wait to book again.

  • 5 of 5

A truly great experience. Sonidos del Sol is amazing. We had a great time enjoying this wonderful place. Great location. Excellent view of the forest and ocean. Highly recommended. Great help from Karen and Gaby.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Santa Elena,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Daily Low-Season
1 May 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Daily High-Season
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £37.68
Refundable Damage Deposit £188.4

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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