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We spent 10 days at La Dolce Vita. This place is like staying in a friend's house rather than in a vacation rental. It is homey and well-maintained. In general, it is quiet, though on weekends the family next door arrives from Guayaquil and is a little more noisy. But that is a minor distraction. The beach is quiet and expansive. The caretaker and his wife are unobtrusive but terrifically helpful when asked. The house is roomy, the kitchen and baths clean and well-organized. The front porch facing the ocean is delightful; we spent most of our time there just enjoying the weather and the view. Internet service is decent, though we did have a few problems with it being inaccessible. The owner was on property for a few of the days we were there, and she was pleasant. We would recommend La Dolce Vita without reservation.
Beautiful home in an excellent location. We had a group of 15 people, consisting of family and friends. We had plenty of privacy and space, even with 6 children. Safe for the kids to explore and play. Whether you just want to relax or have an adventure, there are plenty of things to do and see. Buses are cheap and stop right out front, or the caretaker can call a cab for you. The on site caretakers were very helpful and Maria's cooking was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful family trip!
House is Beautiful, comfortable and safe.
Excellent for family vacations. Housekeeper is always there to help if needed.
We just spent a wonderful week at La Dolce Vita. There were 12 of us(6 adults and 6 kids ages 9-15). We all had a great time. We rented boogie boards in Montañita(easy 10 min bus ride) and frolicked in the waves for hours everyday. The house keepers, Maria and Catalino were very helpful and Maria cooked fabulous meals for us for an addl minimal fee. It is a wonderful, gorgeous beach and a terrific place to stay. We were all comfortable. Thank you, Cecilia for renting your home to us!
The best experience at this property. My current husband and I opted to
celebrate our marriage at" La Dolce Vita", a beautiful property and we just fell in love with this place, the enviroment transmitting only peace and tranquility.
We lived a dream come true. Cecilia the owner took care of every detail
to make sure we had great accomodations, we had everything we needed
and everything was perfect, our guests were fascinated by the place, the
scenery, the ocean and even the weather. Cecilia once again Thank You
for sharing this little piece of paradise with us!!
Our family will cherish forever the moments we spent at La Dolce Vita.
We rented the entire property (including the apartments behind the main house) and could not have been more pleased with the our stay at La Dolce Vita. We had our wedding reception on the property and had several visitors from out of the country. All of my family could stay in the same place as the reception (perfect!) and everyone still can't stop talking about how beautiful it was. The owner, Cecilia, and the guard's family had everything prepared before our stay. We were in constant communication and she was very helpful.
In addition to having the breathtaking scenery as a backdrop for my wedding reception, all of my family was able to enjoy several days of beach, bbqs, and (highlight) fresh ceviche lunch straight from a beach cart. We also got oysters a couple of times from a guy selling from his cart - my family and friends really got a kick out of that!
I'm an American living in Ecuador, so I've visited a lot of places and stayed at several hotels/rental properties/hostels/etc. La Dolce Vita is a stand-out and should not be missed!!!
My husband and I & our dog stayed at "La Dolce Vita" for over one week for the New Years holiday. This place is simply amazing - even more beautiful in person!! We even arrived to find a really nice goodie basket in our room. We were also pleased to have cable tv & internet (even though we barely used it).
Maria (caretaker's wife) is a great cook - everyday, we ate fresh crab, fish, and shrimp. Catalino (caretaker) would cut down coconuts for us, and we'd enjoy fresh coconut water...delicious!
The beach was beautiful and I found it to be the best in the area, compared to others that had a very rocky beach, which makes it impossible to really enjoy if you like to take long walks. Our dog also loved it there! She had so much land to run around on, and she also loved the beach. You really feel as though you have the whole beach to your self.
New Years Eve was an incredible experience! We took a 10 min taxi ride to Montanita and immersed ourselves in the culture, music, and food...people danced until dawn!
I highly recommend this little piece of heaven....we can't wait to visit Ecuador again and stay at "La Dolce Vita".
Thank you, Cecilia for being so friendly and helpful, it made our trip simply AMAZING! :)
This beautiful house right on the beach was great for our large group. We had 18 people and still felt like we had extra space. Both Cecilia the owner and the caretaker family were extremely accommodating, on arrival we found the house well stocked with all the essentials.
The beach access, large yard, and expansive property made this the perfect choice for our large group. However the setup Cecilia has with one main house and several smaller apartments makes this property adaptable for any size party.
I can say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning to La Dolce Vida in the future!
Nos hospedamos por 4 dias en este "Paraiso" con toda nuestra numerosa familia y quiero hacer el siguiente comentario: Para subir al cielo se necesita una escalera grande y una chiquita, me falto la chiquita pero igual llegue al "Paraiso" que es un lugar muy hermoso que se llama "La Dolce Vita".
Muchas gracias Dona Cecilia
My wife and I traveled to Montanita with three other couples as a week-long beach getaway. One of our friends has been to Ecuador numerous times and recommended this area, and we found this property beautiful. Upon arriving we were not disappointed, it's even more gorgeous than it looks in the pictures! What's amazing is the lush surroundings and feel of the area, the mountains, the landscape, along with the massive beach frontage, it just feels like another world. A real vacation getaway was had by all, and getting to Montanita whenever we wanted was very easy. a $3-$4 10 minute cab ride. very fun place!
The guard Catalino and his wife were very helpful and always around in case you needed something. We all had an amazing time and will stay again when we come back to the area.. Cecilia the owner was easy to deal with and everything went smooth. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
We rented La Dolce Vita for a long weekend while we were in Ecuador & invited my husband's entire family -- he is one of 6 so we were a large group. Cecilia, the owner of the property, responded to my initial request with a warm welcome and every subsequent email with equal attention to detail. When we arrived the property was just gorgeous -- warm, clean, lovely. Cecilia had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and homey. The beach in front of the house is great for rock & shell hunting and there are some nice sandy spots just down the way a bit. The area feels very safe and is nice and quite -- just the waves. Montanita is about 15 minutes away by car & there lots of restaurants, bars, arts and dancing to enjoy. We are planing on renting this property again for our next visit to the coast!
This was a great choice. Beautiful location,perfect for beach walks,very helpful caretakers Castelino and wife Marie.The one bedroom apartment was cosy and confortable,even had a welcome basket with several thoughtful items included.
Easy to catch local bus in front to go 5minutes down the road to Olon or 5 minutes further to Montanita, 1 hour the other direction to Puerto Lopez.
Cecilia, the owner, was very prompt and informative in replying to our e mails.
Would stay again in this lovely place in this great country.
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