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La Casa De Curia Beautiful Ocean View House

Bedrooms 5
Space 200 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 2 Baths, (Maximum capacity 12)

This beautiful house is located 6 km North of Montanita on top of a small hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it provides peace and relaxation like no other, located within a family owned property it is very private and lovingly taken care of. The beach which is one of the most beautiful in the coast is at 5 minutes walking distance down the hill and has a private access. 10 minutes by car is Montañita, a very eclectic little village with a very cosmopolitan atmosphere and lots to see and do, Montañita is mostly known as a world class surfing destination.

Long walks on the beach, surfing, whale watching during the summer months and many other activities are possible in the area. The house is perfectly located to be used as a base to explore the coast North and South. The nearest international airport is in Guayaquil which is at 2.5 hours by car.

Keywords: Ocean view House, Beautiful beach,peaceful and private setting, Near famous Montanita surf spot in Ecuador,strategic location to explore the coast,bird watcher paradise and biodiversity hotspot,

More Details

Bernardo Jaramillo
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Bernardo Jaramillo

My name is Bernardo Jaramillo, I am a marine Biologist currently living in Hawaii's big Island. Built and lived in my house La Casa de Curia for 12 years.

Bernardo Jaramillo purchased this house in 1990

Why Bernardo Jaramillo chose Santa Elena

The house was built as my private residence.

What makes this house unique

Peace, relaxation, privacy, and beauty


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Santa Elena

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Loft - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Loft - 1 double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
5 gal bottled water provided at check in,Daily complimentary housekeeping, boogie boards available, gated family compound, Always somebody is on-site to answer questions give advice and resolve problems, owner (Bernardo) is fluent in French and English, Guests are given keys to private beach access.


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La Casa De Curia Beautiful Ocean View House
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

A beautiful house for in a beautiful and convenient location with space for plenty of guests.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house for in a beautiful and convenient location with space for plenty of guests.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything needed for a perfect stay. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful beach and adequate house.

  • 3 of 5

After reading all of the previous reviews I was prepared to be wowed by our little vacation in Curia. The beach is beautiful and very clean. The town is quiet and feels safe. The house was fine. Not amazing, not spectacular (as many of the reviews suggested), but fine. It met our needs. Yes, it is stocked with adequate dishes. It was nice to have use of the washer and dryer. I did not feel that it was SUPER clean as some of the reviews claimed. When we arrived I asked for some floors to be redone and for hair to be removed from one of the showers. It felt like a rustic beach cabin with the heat, bugs, and sand/dirt that you'd expect to find. There is no A/C and we really suffered at night. Both of the bathrooms have plumbing issues which is kind of gross (one shower doesn't drain well and one toilet doesn't flush well). The rooms of the house are smaller than pictured. Yes, the personal (Bernard and Gilson) were excellent. Overall, it was a fine beach trip. I would love to give it 4 or 5 stars, but that would be a dishonest representation.

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a great escape!

  • 5 of 5

La Casa de Curia was the perfect place at the end of busy trip. The layout of the house allowed our group of 6 adults just the right amount of privacy and togetherness. The location just a few minutes from Olon and Montanita gives the option of hanging out with others, or the peace of your own private beach. Life's essentials are available just a minute down the road at the shops in Olon. The house itself benefits from its placement on a hill, as others mention, with refreshing breezes, the sound of the ocean waves, and plants and trees surrounding the house keeping it cool and comfortable. We also felt very safe. The house is beautifully maintained and very well supplied.

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed twice in this dream house. Perfect for kids. Ocean view, beautiful gardens. M.Julio was so helpfull and attentioned. La Casa de Curia is our family favorite house on the Coast!

  • Review Submitted: 26/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to everything but away from it all

  • 5 of 5

La Casa de Curia is the absolute perfect homebase for exploring a bit of Ecuador's Ruta del Spondylus. The house is very comfortable and was ideal for our group of 5 (although it could easily accommodate more). It's location high on a hill allows you to take advantage of the refreshing ocean breezes, while being close enough to the beach to hear the crashing waves. And with access to a private and nearly deserted beach just a short walk down the hill, you might not want to leave the property at all.

Once you do get motivated to leave, there is much to do and see within a short drive. Montañita's party scene - if that's your thing - is an easy (and cheap) cab ride away. Personally, we preferred the more peaceful vibe on the beach in Olón, where a row of beachfront restaurants serve up delicious fresh seafood and cold beers at unbelievably affordable prices. Don't miss the ceviche de ostra sold from the little cart - it seriously doesn't get any fresher. One of the highlights of the trip was watching local fisherman pull up their catch on the beach while the enormous frigates and pelicans swooped and dove to get their fill of fish. Amazing!

But much more amazing than the house and it's incredible location are the people you will meet at Casa de Curia. Don Julio was incredibly helpful to us and I am so glad to have met him. He truly went above and beyond for us, especially when my daughter had a little surfing accident and split her lip. I was so worried that she might need stitches, but Don Julio knew just who to call (it seems he knows everyone and everyone knows him) and she got treatment within half an hour. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness.

I would simply add that you can book this house with confidence, knowing that you will be in excellent hands during your stay. We will definitely be back. Thank you Bernardo and Don Julio.

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Guayaquil (GYE)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Many in Montañita
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Isla de La Plata
Nearest Point of Interest
Puerto Lopez
Car: not necessary

Surfing, whale watching, Bird watching, nature trekking, fishing, snorkeling, beach combing, Mountain Biking, Night life, dancing, restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Santa Elena

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August 10 Ecuador Holiday
10 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Oct 12 Holiday
12 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
Day of the dead holiday
2 Nov 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
24 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Special prices for weekly and longer stays are available, contact us for information. During Big and important Holidays like Christmas and new years eve, Carnaval, and the wholly week our rates will be higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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