About this listing
This unit is a great option for the budget traveller, 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.
This unit features:
• Private Bathroom
• One Double bed
• 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 $ 15
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.
We had a great time with Linda and her volunteers. Linda picked us up at the airport in Manta and drove us to her little place of paradise, Santa Marianita. Our room had a view of the ocean, and the waves put us right to sleep at night. And, the breakfast although not included in the price of the room, was reasonably priced and excellent. Linda and her staff went out of their way to be helpful and informative.
Linda likes to take road trips and invited us along for one of her outings, which we really appreciated. Our room was clean and comfortable, and I can't say enough about the view!
It was our 30th wedding anniversary during our stay and we celebrated with Linda and another couple that we met at The Donkey Den. Linda made a call to one of her favorite restaurants and the chef opened just for us.
Linda goes above and beyond for her guests and we will be sure to return the next time we are in Ecuador.
Thanks again, Kristin and Luc
It's a wonderful place , we had so much fun and the company in DONKEY DEN was incredible you actually feel welcome and in family , the donkey Den guesthouse is 100%recommended , the room are great , super clean specially the sheets are really soft and with a wonderful smell of clean .
Enjoying every morning breakfast with a great view and if you are lucky you get to see the wales right in front of the DONKEY DEN guesthouse .
Thanks Cheryl for your wonderful attention . Hopefully will visit you again .
Me and my boyfriend loved this place so much that we ended up staying here much longer then planned. Everything about the Donkey Den is amazing, especially the staff, the animals and the food!!!
Overall experience..... Great stay!
This place is right on the beach and has a very cozy and comfortable atmosphere. The owner and all staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The room is basic but very clean and even has a sea view and you can hear the waves going to sleep.
The breakfast burito is excellent! Best breakfast we had in Ecuador.
We would definitely recommend any body to stay here.
p.s. make sure you like animals as there are plenty around waiting to be petted :)
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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