About this listing
Room can sleep 4 on request
This unit is a great option for the budget traveller. Kitchen available, hot water and the wonderful opportunity to fall asleep with the sound of the ocean. During the season you can watch the whales and/or the kite surfers.
The room features two single beds and a bunk bed that sleeps 2 and the following amenities:
• Private Bathroom
• Air Conditioning
• Access to Laundry
• Access to Kitchen
• WiFi in Common Area
Santa Marianita is a quiet beach. We have 3 kite surfing schools and several small restaurants. Small breakfast cafe on property serving an exceptional breakfast. This is pet friendly and owner has cats and dogs.
Pick up from the Manta airport or bus terminal on request $ 20
Santa Marianita is 20 mins south of Manta. Manta has a very active and friendly expat group. We meet twice a week and all are invited.
The location is great for exploring the coast, meeting expats, or just relaxing and enjoying the peace of the beach. Owner is open to yearly rental.
This was a pleasant surprise - a real find! Linda was very welcoming and the room was just as pictured. It had a lovely bathroom and shower. It was nice to relax in the hammocks and visit with the other guests. We enjoyed meeting the expats at the Sunday gathering. They also make a nice breakfast.
The beach was nice although a little rough for swimming. The temperature was nicer and less humid than Bahia with a confortable breeze.
No complaints; would love to return.
The description was completely accurate! We arrived at 12:;5 am and found the room because the light was on and looked just look the pictures.
I had a wonderful experience at Donkey Den Guesthouse! Cheryl and the crew were great, always friendly and kind. I really enjoyed the breakfast every morning -delicious- and the company of the other guests and Linda's friends. Everything else was as I expected, comfortable and clean! Hope to come back soon.
Great stay and awesome view. Real laid back vibe. Everyone was very hospitable and helpful. Lot of animals on the property, but they were cool too.
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About the Host, Linda
I am a 70 year old widow who retired to Ecuador from The States. I manage a guest house consisting of 5 apartments on a beautiful quiet beach. The beach is only 20 mins from Manta
Santa Marianita is known for its kite surfing and is very International. I meet people from all over the world, ages, and professions. Every day is an adventure. Also have an animal friendly enviroment.
I can remember hearing the old saying Life is a Beach and now I know its really true. LIFE IS A BEACH