Ocean Front Condo On The 'Malecon' In Salinas 2-3 Blocks From Hotel Barcelo
Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador
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About Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador
Owned by an American/Ecuadorean family who reside in both the USA and Ecuador. Condo is right on the beach. Fully furnished just like a condo in the United States. Peace Corps Volunteer 1976-1978 in Ecuador. Wife from Guayaquil. Lots of insights offered if you want to ask about Ecuador. Bring your own beach towels. All the amenities plus help from the staff at the condo.
Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Rickey Harris or Ulvia Harris --USA and Salinas Ecuador chose Salinas
The apartment is located on the 6th floor of La Siesta, an oceanfront condo in the exclusive San Lorenzo section of Salinas in the Province of Santa Elena. Very near Hotel Barcelo, about 2-3 blocks. Great view of the bay, the yacht club and the ocean going vessels moored in La Libertad. 3 bedrooms can accommodate 6 people in beds. If you have an auto, there is parking in our garage. If not, one can easily get around in taxis and buses. We also have a storage room that is complete with 'sunbrellas' and a tent to guard you from the very strong direct sunlight. The 'guardians' or on duty helpers on the main floor will put the tent up for you on the beach and again store it in the storage room when you are done. --------------- El departamento esta localizado en el sexto piso del Condominio La siesta, en el Malecon y frente al Mar. A una altura primordial para contemplar la Bahia de Salinas, los arrecifes y las lagunitas de la Punta San Lorenzo en Salinas. El departamento consta - sala-comedor en un sólo ambiente completamente amoblado, cocina con toda clase de utensilios, lavandería con lavadora y secadora de ropa, 3 dormitorios en los que se pueden acomodar cómodamente 6 personas (2 cuartos con camas de 2 1/2 plazas y 2 cuartos con literas, uno par dos y el otro para tres personas, 2 Banos , garaje y bodega. Los dormitorios son con Aire/C bien frio. En la bodega tenemos parasoles, carpa y sillas para su deleite en la playa. Hable con los guardianes para que ellos acomoden en la playa carpa con sillas y luego la recojan.
What makes this Condo unique
Ocean front. Spacious. Updated kitchen. Free WiFi. Granite tops and new gas stove. Natural warm bath pools of ocean water on the beach. When the tide goes out, it leaves the ocean water to warm in the equatorial sun leaving you with a still pool of clean, warm ocean water to bath in. The parking lot is behind a locked gate, however no car is necessary here. Taxi, bus service is sufficient for your needs. The condo has a 24-hour guard for your security. And if you stay at least one week, then we will have our cleaning lady come and clean once per week for you. Deep-sea fishing, banana boat, water ski, paddle boats, and jet-ski rental is available directly down on the Malecon a few blocks away. This condo is not located away from all the action like others which are located in Ballenita, Ancon, San Pablo, Capae, and others up the Coast line. Ecuador is beautiful. The Salinas Market is one block towards the Hotel Barcelo and 6-7 blocks to the rear walking. The market has fresh seafood, fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, and inexpensive eaterys inside. Great fresh soups for $1 in the Market about 7 blocks back from the ocean. There is a gym in La Libertad which is about 10-15 minutes via taxi.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
No more than 8 people can sleep in beds. There is an upcharge of $15 per person per day if more than 5 people as verified by the Guardians.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice with incredible view
The unit location right on the beach was close enough yet far enough away from the crowds for a perfect getaway. Unit was clean and the view was spectacular. Ricky was quick to respond to all my questions and needs during my stay . Between the great unit and great communication I couldn't have asked for more
Thanks for the kind words Marcus. Come back anytime!
Our Family of 7 stayed there for 5 days. The living room, kitchen, and dining room were very good. The bathrooms need a little more attention. Well located for good restaurants and food markets.
Thanks for the review. Attention has been given to the bathrooms. Come back and see us!
This spacious and fairly modern three bedroom three bath condo is on the sixth floor with a great ocean view. The beds are comfortable and there is also DirecTV and wireless internet. The Internet went down for the last three days of our 9 day stay. There is a landline phone in the unit for local calls.
Building security guys were very helpful with groceries and other minor tasks. The elevator works well, when the power is on. We lost power at least four times in 9 days.
The linens and towels are excellent, the kitchen is well appointed. As is common, there is no oven for baking or roasting. There is a good sized toaster oven, microwave, gas cooktop, refrigerator, and full-sized washer and dryer.
The condo is well situated near good restaurants and just a short walk down the malecon to local establishments. The beach is right across the street from the condo. Couldn't be easier.
The owner was really quick to reply to any requests for information. Would definitely rent from him again.
This is a great condo on the beach for your stay in salinas . The owner is very helpful and answers all your questions very quickly . highly recommended
Great and come back and see us!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 6-week stay at this very nice and spacious condo. The view was spectacular and loved looking at the small pools formed by the rocks. The distance to most restaurants and stores was only a short pleasant walk down the Malecon. The owners were very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had--fantastic working with them from beginning to end. This was our second stay in Salinas and by far the more enjoyable. The building guards were very helpful and pleasant. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped ....critical for a lengthy stay!
We had a couple join the two of us for a couple of weeks and they were equally impressed.
We travel internationally 3-4 months a year and this was a fantastic experience.....thanks to the lovely place, great location, and super owners. We definitely plan to return so save us a spot!!
Thanks so much for your kind review. We look forward to having you guys back anytime you can make it. Salinas is great and glad you all enjoyed your stay!
Loved the Views and access to the beach
We arrived in Salinas mid afternoon on July 4th. Just a couple of wrong turns and we found the Condo bldg. We were met by a very friendly caretaker who helped us with our bags and showed us where to park in the gated area. The unit is on the 5th floor and the open concept living/dining room sliding doors open completely so the views and sounds of the ocean are wonderful. Access to the beach is just an elevator and short walk and then you have miles to discover.
The unit is spacious, comfortable and fairly modern. It is located in a great area walking to distance to many restaurants, bars and the beach. We had a great time
All bedrooms have newly installed AC, new curtains, new LG Smart TV, newly painted throughout August 2013.
Located on the coast of Ecuador just 1 hour and 20 min from the Guayaquil Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Salinas is the number one beach area of Ecuador. Shopping and movies just 10 minutes away from the apartment in La Siesta. Whale watching when in season. Some wrongly label Salinas “little Miami.' Except for the sun, sand and surf, Salinas is really nothing like Miami. Shallow pools of clean sun warmed ocean water await you in the rock pools in front of La Siesta. Perfect for floating with closed eyes and drift away in a peaceful trance surrounded by the sounds of the splashing waves and seagulls overhead.
During high season, which is from December to March, the beaches of Salinas are very active. Vendors sell everything from ice cream to Sunglasses and shark-tooth earrings to shrimp on a stick, hot off the grill.
The low season is from mid-May to December 15 or so. If you want fewer people at the beach with you, then this is the time to go to Salinas, Ecuador’s most popular Pacific Coast beach resort.
Salinas is THE Ecuadoreans 'vacation destination.'
Salinas has long been a vacation home destination for Ecuadoreans. Glittering high-rise condos line the beach road. Fashionable seafood restaurants and trendy clubs come alive at night. (even in slow season, the nighttime streets are thronged with young people out to see and be seen.)
Unlike Miami, though, Salinas Ecuador is a relatively small town. The beach is divided almost perfectly in half by a jetty where you’ll find the docks of the Salinas Yacht Club. The sandy half-moon bay on the North side, where the abundance of action takes place, is Salinas beach. To the south is San Lorenzo Beach where La Siesta is located. It is quieter and more family oriented.
As you’d expect, most of the activities here center around watersports: game fishing, whale watching, wake-boarding, water skiing, yachting, sky diving, parasailing, and surfing—the Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship was held here this past Spring.
Despite the flurry of activity that is Salinas, though, it may be one of the world’s least-expensive beach resorts. A steak or seafood dinner in one of those trendy restaurants. Or chow down on fish or shrimp, cooked any way you like, at the local 'mercado'—more than you can eat. See the photo of the fruit in market...really nice.
'La Siesta' is located about 5-6 blocks from the new market which is located to the west of the condo 'La Siesta.'
'La Siesta' has 6 full time employees to help you with your luggage and with anything that you might need. Alternating shifts, 2 are on duty 24/7. Rest easy things are secure up in 'La Siesta.' Call us in the USA at 205-275-5005 or 205-275-9413 with any questions you may have about 'La Siesta,' Ecuador or Salinas.