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Ballenita, Santa Elena, Ecuador

Host: Kelley I.
Published June 09, 2020

General description

  • Secondary home
We're an active 50+ year old couple originally from California. We've lived in Ecuador for 4 years and we love it. My husband is an architect and I work in the insurance industry. We enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and the kind people that we encounter on our travels locally and around the country.
We're going on vacation and would like to find trusted housesitters to care for our home. We enjoy walking the beach, shopping in the local mercado and watching the fishermen in front of our house. We think you will, too.

Needs and Animals

  • My property
We live in a tranquil little town named Ballenita.    We´re looking for a dependable and trusted sitters to look after our home during our vacation.  Our employee will come twice a week to water the plants so your main responsibility would be to keep the house clean and safe. You're welcome to come a couple of days early so that you can get a feel for the area.
We live on a 1/2 acre lot facing the ocean. We call our guest house, the "Bird House" because all day you can hear birds chirping outside of it. This self contained house has a shower with hot water, kitchenette, toilet, Queen size bed and dining area.  It will not have A/C since the ocean provides a great breeze and the windows have screens.  The walls have been plastered in order to keep out insects.  If you are nervous of heights,  very tall or have issues with stairs, this may not be a good place for you. 

At low tide you can walk from our house for hours collecting shells and exploring tide pools.  In Salinas, a 20 minute drive south, you'll find several good restaurants and local shops.   There is an inexpensive bus system with buses frequently passing ($0.20) and an abundance of taxis (about $1.25). The closest town for shopping, fresh produce and fish is La Libertad, 5 minutes away. 

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the coast of Ecuador and spot whales during mating season.

Practical life

  • Village
  • Less than 50 m² (530 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Bus stop
  • Market
  • Supermarket
  • Pharmacy
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Enclosed garden
  • No elevator
  • 3e floor
  • No disabled access
Life is tranquil here. Listen to the waves, walk the beach, hear the birds and spot whales

Comfort and Luxury

  • 3 floors
  • 3 rooms of which one bedroom
  • Regional
  • Terrace / Balcony

Tourism and Leisure

  • Sea
  • Beach

Ballenita, Santa Elena, Ecuador

Ballenita, Ecuador


From Sunday 2020

To Sunday 2020

firm dates

Due to COVID, Ecuador requires 7days quarantine in a hotel if you can provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within 7 days of arrivall. There are several hotel choices in the city ofGuayaquil, our closest airport. After the 7 days, there is a 7 day quarantine at our home. After that, you will have 4 months to explore Ballenita, Salinas and the surrounding areas.



Kelley I.

Registered since 09/06/2020

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