About This Listing
A relaxing place to stay and enjoy your holidays, with great views and all the basics to keep you comfortable.
In the house you will have, fast internet WI FI, Tv, dvd, some movies, air conditioning, complete kitchen supplies, hammocks, barbacoa...
The house is on the top of a hill with a beautiful sea view, it is surrounded of pure nature and silence, one of the main reason to choose living there is that you will be only 5 minutes from the beach and the town. There are beautiful landscapes of both the Pacific Ocean on one side and the forest on the other.
Montañita is one of the most popular beaches for surfing in Ecuador with perfect waves and many surfing schools, there you will meet people from everywhere and could find a variety of restaurants, bars and parties almost 24 hours!
The house has internet service with Wi-Fi , air conditioner, hot water, barbecue place, porsche with hammocks. There are two bedrooms, the main one has a double bed and the other room has a bunk bed, both have closets just for your stuff. If you bring pets like dogs for instance there you will find enough space for them to run and play.
Interaction with Guests
I am always checking any questions that my guests have, I will not be in the house during your stay but I keep in touch with all my guests through emails or whatssapp and my friend Gaspar who is taking care of my place is the one who receive them and help them any time they need.
To get to my house is accessible on foot, by taxi or by car.
I hope that my guests are ordered and keep the house clean, in addition to caring electricity consumption by turning off the air conditioning when leaving home. It is very important that also care water consumption.
We had an amazing experience at the house! We booked online just hours before arrival because of a change in travel plans and Patricia and Gaspar were enormously helpful and patient each step of the way. Our mobile phones were not working so we had trouble confirming the booking and finding the house, but they made it all work out.
The house itself is beautiful and the views are incredible. We never took a taxi as we enjoyed the walk each day. This place is the perfect escape from the noise of Montanita while being close enough to fully enjoy it. I would definitely come back.
The views from the house are amazing! A/C was a definite plus that not many places offer in this area. There are many reviews that mention the hill and the challenge it presents. We had a 4wd vehicle so it wasn't a challenge for us, but it could be a concern for other vehicles. Patricia was very responsive and did a great job of coordinating our arrival and always seemed available via email.
We had a nice stay in Patricia's house in Montanita for a week in April 2014. The house was comfortable and the kitchen had a good selection of cooking utensils for us to prepare meals. The view from the hammocks is GREAT, great wifi, and the house has a good A/C unit in the open kitchen area (but not in the bedroom which gets a bit stuffy, though there are stand-up floor fans to help move some air around). Patricia's friend, Victor, who helped us at check-in (and was always available to answer any questions as he lives next door) is a great guy - he brought us smoothies our first morning and came over with a map to give us more information about Ecuador. He even invited us to a bbq get together with his friends for his birthday on the shared bbq porch area of the house and played us some really wonderful music. We had a minor problem with the stove one morning and Victor came over right away and fixed it without complaint.
Overall, we had a very pleasant stay, our only criticism is that the shower really isn't that great - the water pressure seems ok but there are very few streams of water that can make it through the dirty shower head (note: it is a suicide shower) so a few little sprays weren't enough to clean off the sand from the beach and there's no outdoor shower. Plus, the little hose kept popping off of the shower head but it lets out more water so maybe that's a good thing.
Future guests should know that the hill leading up to the house is REALLY steep and makes for some serious exercise. If you're in good physical health, it shouldn't be a problem to climb up and down (though the sun makes this a hot walk!!), but we had a couple of cases where taxis assured us they knew the location of the house and could drive up the sandy, steep hill in their cars…but then they would give up on the drive half-way through and we'd have to walk the rest of the way uphill in the dark. Small rental cars may not be able to drive up.
It is only a $3.00 taxi ride from Montanita centre to the house if you can convince a driver to go up the hill, otherwise it's $1.50 to the base of the hill if you're able and willing to climb up.
A great price and a great view made for a lovely introduction to Montanita…and it was very nice to be able to get away from the loud music and noise from the town but still be close enough to indulge whenever we wanted.
We are repeat customers at Patricia's. It's a great place and our friends quickly adjusted to the climb up the hill. The fan was broken when we arrived, but Patricia quickly responded and we had two new fans in a matter of hours. Very responsive and greatly appreciated!
We had a wonderful time at Patricia's house in Montanita. She and her property manager, Victor, made our entire stay there so easy and comfortable. The house was the perfect size and perfect distance from town, close enough for an easy walk, yet far enough to get away from the noise of the party scene in town. Beautiful views, strong wifi, and everything else you would need to have a great vacation. (The walk up the hill can be a bit of a strain, but if you don't feel up to it, just pay the taxi an extra $1.50 to drive you all the way up). I wish there was a Patricia & Victor in all the places we stay!
Patricia's house was comfortable and clean. It had a great view of the ocean and the surrounding area. Very relaxing. Patricia responded quickly to our emails every time we had a question. We did not meet her personally, but our contact (Victor) was very helpful and respectful of our privacy. Great combo. We would definitely stay here again.
Our only suggestion for people is to make sure you have a strong enough vehicle to make it up the hill, very steep. We never tried to take a cab home, but I doubt any cab driver would have agreed to try and drive to the top.
Montanita – house with a view, this little cabin was ok for a few nights.
It is very ‘bare bones’ though. We had Patricia’s nice friend show us the house and help us be guided up with a taxi, he was very attentive to our needs. It really is quite a steep trip up, as others have mentioned. The view is great, the fridge is cold, and the new hammocks work wonderful for a relaxing time.
We also appreciated that the wifi worked and the air-conditioner.
The house pictures shown are definitely from when the house was new, it needs a bit of a tune up. We found the price a bit high(when you include the cleaning fee and the Airbnb fee on top), as I expect a certain level of comfort and cleanliness. I informed Patricia of the necessities we felt were missing in the house, and it sounds like she will take it to heart and upgrade a bit. Maybe it is just my standards that are not being met, but if airbnb hosts would like to rent to foreigners (and apply the price tag) there should be a bit more stuff and care put into the place to make it comfortable.
It would be a great place if you would like to stay outside of town and had a car and were expecting to bring some of your own things, ie. pots and pans, coffee maker, a flashlight, your own pillows or other little comforts.
About the Host, Patricia
My name is Patricia and I am from Guayaquil - Ecuador. I have a house and two cottages in Montañita and the best thing about my place are the beautiful views of the sea and countryside and the quiet surrounding it.
I like to give my guests the chance to relax, making them feel as comfortable and happy during their stay. You'll enjoy it a lot!