Large Deluxe Beach Studio "Barney"

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Vía Circunvalación, Manta, Manabi, Ecuador

The Space

Our apartment units are our largest units. They are fully equipped with all the amenities of home and on a clean, sandy, safe beach. They both have stunning views from the balcony of the Pacific Ocean, 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 a:

• Full Kitchen
• Private bathroom
• Satellite TV
• Air Conditioning
• King sized bed
• Ocean View Deck
• Couches and Living Area
• Access to Laundry
• 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. Your well behaved pet is always welcome.. Sorry no children.

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.

Guest Access

Guest will have access to laundry

Interaction with Guests

May long lasting friendships have developed here.

The Neighborhood

No locks, guards or bars needed.. You can walk the beach at night

Getting around

Have several drivers for $10.00 per hour that will take you around or try the local white pick up trucks to the central market for $1.00 for a true local flavor.. Of course welcome to ride in with me for no charge when I am on my way to town.

Other Things to Note

Smoking outside of rooms Please...

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $480 /week
Monthly Price: $1400 /month
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Our stay at the Donkey Den was everything we hoped it would be. It was the perfect spot to explore Ecuador's beaches. Linda was more than a hostess... she adopted us! She helped us understand Ecuadorian culture and gave us every opportunity to see daily life with both Ecuadorians and ExPats, making friends every day. All of Donkey Den's crew were so helpful, friendly, sincere and fun. Studio Barney was spacious, clean and comfortable. We cannot wait until our next trip to see them all again!

    Michael & Sherry

    October 2013
  • My family and I spend several wonderful days at Linda's place. We rent several rooms and the accommodation for all of us was so easy. The beach was so close and pretty. The great communication made our stay possible.

    July 2013
  • Wonderful, beautiful, relaxing, exciting, friendly....Linda is a wonderful hostess. She took us to "Gringo Night" in Manta where we met expat Americans and Canadians now living there. Had a lot of fun with the other guests and now have new friends. Loved the communal breakfasts and dinners, walks on the beach with the dogs...especially the two pups, Holly and Molly. Found the Ecuadorans to be a happy and friendly people. Cannot wait to go back.

    March 2013
  • Lovely studio apartment with views of the beach. Linda is very kind and thoughtful. She picked us up at the airport and even took us to the supermarket to pick up some groceries. There was an ever changing group of work volunteers on site that were cheerful and pleasant to chat with. We both love animals but 4 cats and 4 dogs in a small property is a bit much.

    January 2013
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    I certainly enjoyed having Barbara and am sorry that she did not enjoy my animals.

  • Linda is a fabulous host! Nothing is too much trouble and she does everything she can to ensure your stay is the best it can be. She seems to know all of the ex-pats in the area and includes her guests in all of the ex-pat activities they would like to be part of. They are truly a diverse very fun group.

    Her apartments are very spacious, comfortably furnished and just steps from the ocean. There is nothing better than falling asleep to the sound of breaking ocean waves at the end of a day of exploration and adventure.

    We had a wonderful time at this little gem of a place at Santa Marienita.

    November 2012
  • Stayed in Santa Marianita to get a feel for the Beach life in Ecuador. Linda is a valuable resource for anyone thinking of moving to Ecuador. She makes you feel welcome and shares her experiences freely. Her "home" is very clean and has all amenities to make your stay a pleasant one.

    October 2012
  • Linda is a most gracious hostess! She introduced us to many people, many of which will be our lifelong friends.

    October 2012
  • My husband and I stayed at Linda's apartment on the ocean for 7 days. We had a wonderful time. Linda took us in and treated us like old friends. She went out of her way to help us with any request we had and really helped us experience what it would be like to live as expats in Ecuador.

    March 2012
  • we were very pleased with our stay at lindas. she was very nice and very helpful in our adventures. the place was very clean and roomy. the other renters we also very fun to be with. linda showed us around the area and brought us to partys and get-togethers. we felt very safe and welcomed.. you would be best off renting a car. thanks linda for everything

    January 2012
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I am a 69 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
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