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Villa Montanita - Luxury Beachfront Villa With Swimming Pool & Outdoor Jacuzzi

Bedrooms 3
Space 278 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Location: ‘Paradise Point’, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Ecuador, South America (located 5 minutes south of Montanita (home of the isa world surfing competition) 2.5 hour drive from Guayaquil International airport west to our beach front home- view map

Accommodations: New modern home, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (sleeps 8), 3000 sq.Ft. including large covered patio adjoining pool. Spectacular unimpeded ocean views from property located steps from the beach.

This brand-new executive-style beachfront home, completed in August of 2013, offers all the luxury amenities you may expect and much more. We encourage you to compare our beach front rental with any other beach front rental property in Ecuador or Central and South America. Paradise Point Villa falls in a rare category of jewels available for rent. It is meticulously maintained by our full time caretakers, Gilson and his wife Kathy who live on the property in their own separate home. They will greet you with a smile and make sure your vacation is most relaxing and enjoyable.

The following items are included free with your rental package:

-convenient pick-up service directly from Guayaquil International airport by our driver Luis (some english & spanish speaking) in a fully-appointed, air-conditioned, television on board, 9-passenger late model van;

-daily maid service: beds, towel change, light cleaning, etc. At an agreed-upon time and bed sheet change every few days;

-24 hour caretaker: Gilson and Kathy can help you bargain for fresh fish and vegetables, sold daily on the beach side, or in town;

-grocery shopping service for guests desiring basic items.

Enjoy your vacation; leave the cooking, cleaning and activity planning to Gilson, Kathy and Luis . They will do what they can to make your vacation a most relaxing and happy one.

Wi-fi and free phone service to USA & Canada

** basic meal preparation by on-site staff is included

Activities of interest: tours: thermal baths, museums, city tours, whale watching (June thru Sept.)

Fishing trips: famous blue marlin and swordfish record holders in Ecuador!!

Scuba diving trips: padi instructor guided tours, several reefs available.

This house goes far beyond many rentals in that what is stated here is actually the case in real life. What separates this rental from most others is that ocean front means toes in the sand 10 feet from the front yard…. Not up on a cliff... unimpeded view of the ocean. Internet that works, 24 hour caretaker on property, all water on property goes through a state of the art water purification process, caretaker managed generator available in case of power outage (this is Ecuador), safe beach with a 24 hour caretaker. This is single family house on its own property that is gated off and not connected to other houses as in a townhome environment.

The main home is a single story consisting of over 3,000 sq ft of living area and covered patios directly over looking the gently sloping beach, which at low tide goes out a great distance.

The master bedroom has an unbelievable view of the pacific ocean and memory forever sunsets. The master ensuite bathroom is very large with double sinks, jacuzzi with jets, and large walk-in shower, with a large walk-in closet for those travellers who like to travel with large wardrobes. All bedrooms have king size beds with deluxe sheet sets and flat screen satellite tv’s. A large open living area hosts a huge kitchen with the latest appliances, a 27’ glass wall that opens up to the ocean and pool & outdoor jacuzzi. Before stepping down a gentle step to the pool area there is a 500 sq ft covered patio with custom built stainless grill cooking area. All bedrooms and living room area have fans as well as air conditioning ( sliding glass doors must be closed for ac to come on)

Cook dinner on the large outside gas grill and enjoy a local drink while relaxing or have our caretaker Kathy make you a great meal or grill up some of the world famous local fish or prawns. After dinner enjoy a quiet private walk on the beach with no one around or enjoy floating around in our unique pool with tile inlays of 3d dolphins and turtles designed by local mosaic artist Luis Miranda.

Located just 3km south from the bustling nightlife of world famous Montanita. This setting unlike many (ie Hawaii or Mexico) is more of a cultural experience as the friendly local people and their culture are only minutes away in Manglaralto, Cadete or Olon.

Please send an email if you would like to see more photos and actual floor plans of home.

Other features of the home include:

Privacy fence with driveway gate.

Home is decorated, fully furnished and outfitted.

Custom high end construction and finish out, all high end tiled flooring throughout with no carpet in home.

Home is complete with private 8m x 5m (26’ x 16’) pool in back yard of home on beach, and 2.4 m (8’) heated jacuzzi. Detached staff house, is located on the property.

Unobstructed views of the beautiful fine-sand beach, blue waters and the hypnotic sound of the rolling surf are the ideal ingredients for visitors seeking a relaxed, magical, and unique experience; due to the geographical location, Manglaralto is blessed with amazing warm weather all year round - adventure and comfort awaits you!

If you need accommodation for more guests, only 10 minutes away, new condominiums on pleasant hillside at reasonable rates vrbo listing 454287.

Night life – Montanita is a popular tourist destination, hosting many restaurants, a few night clubs, and shopping. (only 5 mins away)

More Details

Rick Plotnikoff & Joe Scarborough
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

Why Rick Plotnikoff & Joe Scarborough chose Ecuador

We picked this property because of the following:

amazing beach

close proximity to all amenities

wonderful friendly people with a great culture

good base for surrounding travel to north or south coast

reasonable distance to an international airport

rural, quiet and safe area

Ecuador is the most ecologically diverse country in the world

What makes this villa unique

One of the few houses on the coast built to North American standards and as far as we know the only one with a water purification system through out the entire villa. For those who have travelled a lot you will realize what a fabulous luxury this is...

This executive villa boasts 3 large bedrooms, 3 large bathrooms, with wide screen satellite tv's in each bedroom and wifi through out..

The proximity of the villa to the beach is 4 stairs away with the pool and jacuzzi within feet as well..

A large covered pool side patio with barbecue and uniqe hardwood burl table...

On site caretakers in their own house to help you in all aspects of your stay with daily linen, towels, grocery shopping and housekeeping included...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Santa Elena

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Master - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
  • All bathrooms have top of the line faucets, sinks and granite counter tops with large mirrors
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Master - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Queen Matress - 1 large double bed
  • 3 Deluxe bedrooms all with king size beds, AC, wide screen tv's..... Master has ocean views and cover patio slider and ensuite..... Bedroom 1 has deluxe ensuite.... Bedroom 2 has mountain view with slider to balcony
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Villa Montanita - Luxury Beachfront Villa With Swimming Pool & Outdoor Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Picton, Ontario Canada

Wonderful property with everything promised and more

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this property. The interior and exterior of this home were immaculate and certainly exceeded our expectations. Western exposure gave breathtaking sunset views. Everyone unique.

On-site hosts Gilson and Kathy were so helpful in each and every way. They went out of their way to ensure our visit was special. Kathy is an excellent cook and provided us with 5 star dinners each night we requested. No concerns in any way.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Guys So glad that you had such a great holiday. Our pleasure to have things work well for our guests.. Thx Joe & Rick
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Luxury Living in the best location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing, and even better than the pictures show!!

We spent 8 nights in March enjoying this magnificent place with a beautiful ocean to body surf in steps away.

When not in the ocean you can enjoy the great pool and hot tub as well as the outdoor dining space....true luxury to enjoy with friends or family. The dolphins swam by twice a day which we could watch from the pool!

It easily accommodated the 8 of us with it's spacious interior and we loved the wall of windows which open up so you can bring the outside in and really enjoy paradise.

This home is in a great neighbourhood with few people on the beach, but a reasonable ocean walk/or short $2.00 taxi brings you to Montanita to enjoy the funky little surftown with it's great restaurants and surf flavour.

This home provided us a great jumping off point to tour the other small villages and I highly recommend it to share with your family!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Batavia, Illinois

Even Better Than Expected

  • 5 of 5

Having rented villas in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America for the last twenty nine years. We know that part of the rental is usually as advertised. Part is not as good as advertised. Paradise Point is 100% as good as, if not better than advertised. It is better than the pictures indicate. The location is great. The owners were prompt and answered all our questions and wants immediately. The Van driver, Luis, speaks English and gives Surfing Lessons. He drove us to Monti Cristi for Panama Hats. A nominal charge, better than a taxi. Long drive, but worth it. They were having a festival. Lots of open air markets with everything from jeans for $5 to caps for $5. None of it made in China, not something americans are used to. Buy boogie boards when you stop at the grocery store near Guayaquil. You won't be sorry when you rent this villa. Kathy is a great cook and Gilson is very helpful when you need anything. In summary, this is one of the very best villas we have had the pleasure of renting. The villa is excellent, as is the staff and all dealings with the owners. First Class.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the feedback. .Our goal is for our guests to have the best holiday possible. Happy your trip went so well.
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Excellent house!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week with two other couples. Everything about the house matches the description and photos of the house. The view is perfect and so is the weather and ocean temperature. It was nice having the ocean water only a few steps away from the swimming pool.

The house is perfectly located, far enough from the crowds and noise of Montanita, but a short 5 minute $2.00 cab ride to the fun festivities of Montanita. For a buck more, a couple minutes further down the road is Olon. Olon is a nice little town for those that want to get out, but go somewhere quieter and less crowded. Both are great choices depending on what you're in the mood for.

The location is absolutely perfect in every way, and the house is exactly what you expect it to be.


  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much. We are glad you had a great vacation. Joe & Rick
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Pacific northwest


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here after a busy 8 days in the Galapagos, it was wonderful to relax in this beautifully appointed house on the beach. We enjoyed our morning coffee watching the dolphins swim by, played in the waves during the day, waiting for a spectacular sun set then off to Montanita for a fun evening with the locals. We slept to the sound of crashing waves in the most comfortable king size bed. One day we took a guide and went to the amazing market in La Libertad, then on to Salinas for lunch and a walk on the malecon, what a great day. The caretakers Gilson and Katty took wonderful care of us, always there to assist, Katty cooked us numerous meals, what a treat, make sure you have her bbq chicken – yum. The owners were great to deal with, what a wonderful vacation in a most beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful home in the most beautiful setting I have ever seen. Coming from the North West we are spoiled with our scenery but nothing can compare to the endless west views or the perfect sand. This home is is stunning, the pictures truly don't do it justice. 25/10, it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much !! Glad you both had a great time.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Car: not necessary

Tours: Thermal Baths, Museums, City Tours, Whale Watching (June thru Sept.)

Fishing Trips: Famous Blue Marlin and Swordfish Record holders in Ecuador!!

Scuba Diving Trips: Padi Instructor guided tours, several reefs available.

Montanita only 5 minutes away with non-stop night life for those individuals seeking a party atmosphere.

Manglaralto only minutes away for the Ecuadorian cultural experience.

Salinas to the south 45 minutes is a bustling tourist city with gorgeous beaches, casino, restaurants and many other attractions.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Santa Elena

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Whale Watching 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017/18
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$668.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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