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Beautiful, Affordable Beachfront House and Studio Apartment

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR + 2BA-Sleeps 6, or 3 BR + 3 BA- Sleeps 8, Montanita #482641

This is a beautiful, freshly renovated (Oct 2014), 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath house (or add the Studio for 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath option) right on a gorgeous, wide Pacific beach moments away from the action of Montanita. Enjoy a fun-filled, relaxing Ecuadorian vacation with plenty of amenities--and all this at bargain rates! We also offer the use of a local cell phone during your stay, programmed with my number, taxis, tour companies, restaurant delivery, and other helpful local contact info. Housekeeping and personal laundry are also available during your stay for an additional fee, depending on your needs. The internet speed is fast and reliable, so you can stay in touch with people at home.

Curia is a quiet, peaceful little town 2 km (1mi.) north of Olon, 5 km, (3 mi.) north of Montanita, 184 km (114 miles) from Guayaquil. It is a 2.5 hour drive by car or 3 hours by convenient, comfortable express bus from Guayaquil and the Int'l airport.

Montanita is famous for its great surfing beach, fun nightlife with excellent restaurants, bars and shopping. Good beach breaks, surfing, and surfing lessons can also be enjoyed right in front of the house! The beach is gently sloping, so that the close-in surf is gentle and safer for children. Huge upstairs deck is perfect for dining and parties, providing long views up and down the beach. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony, watch whales when they come through, and watch the sunset over dinner! There are two small convenience stores in Curia and two fresh produce trucks that park 10 meters (35 feet) from the house 6 days a week, offering a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh-caught fish is sold on the beach. There is also a very good restaurant and little bar nearby on the beach that serves typical Ecuadorian foods, fresh fruit smoothies, cocktails, etc. Perfect for those lazy beach days.

More Details

Owner
Carolina Avendaño
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Curia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , This BA is in a separate studio apartment for additional fee
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Beach house downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Beach house upstairs bathroom
  • The house has two full bathrooms and an outdoor beach shower. The third bathroom is located in a separate studio apartment that can be rented for an additional fee.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , The beach house guest bedroom has ocean view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , This BR is in a separate studio apartment for additional fee
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , The master BR includes a very large ocean view balcony.
  • The beach house master bedroom has a queen size bed, and connects to a huge deck with a 180 degree view of the pacific ocean and the extensive beach. The deck is furnished with a table and four chairs...perfect for enjoying food and drinks at sunset! The beach house guest bedroom has a double bed, two twin beds, and a window with an ocean view. The studio apartment has a double size bed, and also has a window with a limited ocean view (through the trees and greenery) that can be rented for an additional fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Cell phone, broadband internet with WiFi throughout the house and studio; Curia now has a small restaurant serving food and beverages right on the beach. Fresh caught fish is sold, usually once a day, on the beach...just give them a wave and they will come and offer you the catch of the day. There are also fresh vegetables sold just steps from the house, usually 2-3 times during the week. Most of the other items you might need during your stay are sold at various locations in Curia, all in easy walking distance. In nearby Montanita there are two ATMs, a bank, lots of shops and street venders, and many excellent restaurants. Beach house has a fully equipped kitchen and living room with DVD player, DVD library, large monitor, CD player/radio with ipod dock. If the calendar is full for your desired dates, please contact us for possible cancellations or availability of the studio apartment located on the property.

Reviews

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(26 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful, Affordable Beachfront House and Studio Apartment
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 26 reviews
4

Quiet, friendly and good value

  • 4 of 5

Sorry we didn't have more time!

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have you as our guests! We hope you can come back with more days of vacations...
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Renter be aware - I would give it "zero" stars if I could

  • 1 of 5

We booked this property based on the pictures and information provided to us but we ended up having to find different accommodation after our first night there. You will notice that there are no pictures of the surroundings posted...it's for a reason. The house is right besides a "resto-bar" which we were told only opens on weekends and given it was low season (we were there in August 2018), sometimes does not even open, that the music was not too loud and that if open they close it by 10pm. When we arrived, we found out that the resto bar is basically steps from the property (on the bedrooms side) and has a sign which advertises "New Years party every night in Curia". The day we arrived, the music was loud and there were about 8 guys drinking on the outside tables. We asked the manager and she indicated that those people must have hired the owner to open (likely not given the sign which indicates it's open daily). We expressed our concern about the noise and she said that it they don't turn it off by 10:30 to let her know so that she can call the police to shut them down. She said that this is what she normally does when they are open late... I'm not sure how other people feel about it but I don't really want to be the tourist shutting down the local's party by calling the police on them!

This was not the only problem - briefly here are the other problems we encountered:

- not enough dishes/cutlery and all the dishes were extremely dirty with old food and grease caked onto them. The coffee maker had been left with the filter and grounds and it was full of mould. The manager did not take any responsibility and she simple said that the previous guest must have left it like that.

- the WIFI was not working and the manager only started to do something about it when we complained

- the water pressure was low (be prepared for a shower turning from cold to burning hot) and the upstairs toilet was clogged)

You would think that they check things are clean and in working order before guests arrive.

If you can get past the deficiencies of the house and don't mind the noise from the bar. Be aware that the beach is used as a road so motorcycles and trucks go by often and there are packs of dogs hanging out on the beach (the kind that would chase you down...)

We were refunded some of the money for our stay but were very disappointed and surprised that they charged us the one night we had to suffer there and for part of the cleaning fee. Shame.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m very sorry that these guests did not enjoy their stay, however It was obvious from the moment that they arrived that their trip had been filled with challenges, and they were not having a good time. Unfortunately, during this period the bar was breaking the rules by being noisy and staying open too late. That issue has since been resolved. When I rented the house to them the house was clean as were the dishes. The WIFI was also working. I advised them to let me know if they need anything and that I would do whatever I can to make their stay as pleasant as possible. They called me and stated that one of the toilets was clogged, and so I immediately called a pl;umber. They called right back stating that it was working fine. They also stated that the WIFI wasn’t working, and so I immediately called to get it looked at. The beach is a beautiful eight mile long flat beach that families come from all over to enjoy the tranquility of the waves. It is also one of the best beginning/intermediate surfing beaches in the country. It is not used as a freeway. There is an occasional motorcycle that drives up and down the beach selling fish to the local residents. I am sorry that they did not enjoy their stay. I wish for all of my guests to have a great time as they usually do. I feel that I was more than fair in refunding all of the money for the remainder of the stay as I was not obligated to do that. I always do my best to make sure that all of my guests have the best time possible, but it became very clear that there was nothing that I was going to be able to do to make these guests happy.
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great location directly on the beach

  • 2 of 5

This home is in a great location however this house needs a lot of attention and cleaning. There were so many mosquitos and noseeums in the house we got bitten so very badly. We sprayed heavily with raid and after we found many dead mosquitos all over the house but more kept getting inside and we realized there are so many you cant win. I don't know why it would be so bad we did not experience any bites the 10 days before coming to this house. We noticed some of the window screens were ripped letting these bugs in. The air conditioner in the master bedroom is so loud one cannot sleep with it going and you couldn't sleep with the balcony doors open at night due to the bugs. My husband slept on the couch cause there were so many mosquitos biting him in the bedroom but it didn't make any difference, he was awake all night. When we arrived there were ants all over the counters in the kitchen and we sprayed to remove them as well. We did not eat there so it was odd to have so many there. The beach is wonderful, this could be the perfect get away with some attention and cleaning. The curtains in the bedrooms are very old and have holes in them and terrible stains. The windows need washing, and the area near the big windows need cleaning there are so many dead bugs and dust there. We were a bit disappointed with the overall cleanliness and bugs. Upstairs bathroom toilet didn't refill so we were always adding water to it. So Sorry, Carolina, you were so very nice and informative but I can only give this rental a 2 out of five. The best news is that it can be fixed up, fumigated and cleaned up and it could be wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The home was well maintained and had everything we needed. The care provided by Carolina was very responsive, if a problem arose. We loved Danillo's next door and had a great time surfing right in front of the home, especially at sunset. The beach was amazing and the location was near enough to Olon and Montanita, but much quieter. Our family had a wonderful time at Casa Blanca in Curia.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your comment and we loved to have you as our guest in our house! We like to offer our customers the best we can so you can enjoy your holydays in a lovely place.
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5

My own private beach.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this home. The beach was nearly empty every day. The house is as advertised. Catalina was a great host. Close by but not intrusive. Bought fish bread, eggs beer from the local community. My Spanish is terrible, but we managed to get by. Avoid the crowds and chaos of Montinita and stay in Curia.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing on a quiet beach!

  • 4 of 5

The great -- The house is on a great quiet beach with a beach bar and restaurant 100 feet away (weekends only). Going to sleep every night to the rhythmic sounds of the ocean. Casa Blanca is a 25 minute walk or 5 minute taxi down the beach to Olan where there are restaurants with good music and lots of beach bars. If more action is desired a 10 minute taxi to Montanita. The house is comfortable and roomy. The 2 porches are great for socializing and watching the sun go down. Fish venders are up and down the beach all morning hawking inexpensive shrimp and fish.

The outstanding – Carolina and Enrique. When the cooking gas ran out at 7 AM we called them thinking that we would get gas on Ecuador time. There were over in less than 10 minutes with a new tank of gas. When they cleaned the house it was spotless. They are a fun and loving couple who made us laugh.

The not so good -- Internet and water were spotty. This was not a Casa Blanca problem as our friends staying in Olan had the same problems. Call it Ecuador.

  • Review Submitted: 20/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house around the Curia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
1 Jun 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$110
 
 
Christmas/New Year
24 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$165
 
 
High Season
8 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$138
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$110
AU$772
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$68.94
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$689.4

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates include clean towels and sheets each week. To add studio apartment (3rd BD, 3rd BA) for a party larger than 6 guests, please inquire for availability and rates.

HOLIDAY RATES: The following holidays are an additional $20/night....Jan. 1-3, Feb 5-9, March 24-27, April 29-May 1.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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