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“Escape from my cold mountain home in Racar, Ecuador.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa de Los Suenos
Ranked #1 of 2 La Entrada B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Escape from my cold mountain home in Racar, Ecuador.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed for a week with 4 other couples, during the month of July. July is a winter month in Ecuador. But on the coast, where Villa de Los Suenos is located, directly on the ocean, warm balmy weather (lots of free moisturizer for us women) was exactly what the doctor prescribed.
The soul of a building, house, or hotel are the people who own it, who live in it, and manage it.
About Marsha and Shell, the owners of the hotel I can only say: generous, very helpful, gracious, and perfectly capable to make a vacation a dream indeed. And if you encounter any nightmares, they even take care of it as well. Our required state insurance was expired and Shell jumped with us through every hoop to resolve it. What a relief it was.

Paula Z.

Room Tip: Second floor for those who do not want or cannot climb two flights of stairs. All floors have beauti...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Oeiras, Portugal
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172 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great spot on the beach. We stayed for a week and loved it. We were on the 3rd floor king size bedroom. It is accessed by a spiral staircase. Always had great breakfasts with cooked eggs, bread, and fruit. Also, had a small refrigerator in our room. The hosts were fantastic and we took advantage of their offer a few times to transport us into Montanita.

Rocks are in front of the facility but are covered with sand during the high season, according to the host, Shell. this is exactly the same thing that we had seen in Manta when we lived there.Even with the rocks, just walk 100 feet to a sandy beach. The pool and Jacuzzi were very nice.

Room Tip: Great view from the third floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Issaquah, Washington
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for several days, and my wife wanted to stay longer but we couldn't. (Had reservations to go to the Galapagos.) The place is beautiful and the site is beautiful, right on the beach. We had spent a couple of days in Salinas (which was too touristy and humid) and wanted to see another "beach town". This place was recommended by a couple we know in Cuenca, plus we met a couple in Salinas who also recommended it. Shell and Marsha make you feel like part of the family and provide lots of info about the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank John G
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Madisonville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

As I said, "Best Experience" on the coast. Its not just a place to stay, but a truly awesome experience. Shell and Marsha are kind and friendly, like long time friends. They have put together a hotel second to none, A/C, granite, comfy beds, hot water, drinking water, WiFi, views, great breakfast, best pool/jacuzzi in Ecuador, yes better than Salinas, and location, location, location. Right on the south pacific ocean. Close enough to enjoy the night life in Montanita, but far enough away to hear only the waves at night crashing on the shore. My family and I lived in Ecuador for 6 years and explored the whole country, from the Amazon, to the Andes, to all the beaches. This is the place that we always came back to for as long as they have been operating. You will not go wrong, nor be disappointed if you stay at Villa De Los Suenos. Every stay was more than just a vacation or hotel stay, it was always a truly awesome and memorable experience. Shell and Marsha, we will miss you guys and Choco, oh so much, but we shall return to Ecuador, if for nothing to visit great friends and and your awesome beach paradise.

Room Tip: Every room has an awesome ocean front view and cool breeze.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bellevue, Washington
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173 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

We have traveled as a family quite a bit, in different parts of the world, but we have never encountered the hospitality we did at Villa de Los Suenos anywhere else. Ever! Shell and Marsha go above and beyond in every regard. Their place is just beautiful. Lovely rooms and grounds. Stunning sunsets. Fantastic pool for the kids and adults. Steps down to the beach. Bikes, kayak, boogie boards to use whenever we wanted. Delicious breakfasts. They offered us rides to the beach, surf shop, restaurants, market, airport, etc. (Also the bus stops right outside their place so getting rides of our own was never a problem either)

And their dog Choco....oh how we all fell in love!!! Seriously, our family had tears saying goodbye. I read in reviews before we went about how great their dog was, but never expected to find such a sweet, gentle, fun, protective dog. He was like a best friend to our boys (ages 5 and 7). We are all still missing him terribly. The kids keep asking when they can go visit Choco again.

There is no way for us to truly summarize how amazing our time was at Villa de Los Suenos. Shell and Marsha really do make you feel so relaxed and welcome. They accommodated us in every imaginable way. My only world of caution is to plan for much more time than you think you want to be there. Once you watch a sunset from their hanging hammock chairs, and fall asleep listening to the surf each night, you will never want to leave. We intended to stay 3 weeks, and ended up there for 7 weeks. Yes, 7 weeks!!!

Don't think twice about staying there. Just go. It'll be one of the best things you've ever done.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank lilbsmom
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

I have been in lots of places in Ecuadors coast but nothing similar to Villa de los Sueños. Amazing place, great rooms, fantastic swimming pool for kids and just a door away of the beach where you can go for a swim or running, or looking for crabs with your kids.
They have four big rooms with a big a confortable toilet and a walk in closet. In the first floor they have a door so that you can close it to keep little kids safe from the stairs. There is also a little house with a kitchen in case of a longer stay, very useful if you are with kids so that you can prepare something for them. There are also 2 BBQ for the use of the guests.
The swiming pool is great as it has an area with 40 cm of water where little kids enjoy so much, and also a nice jacuzzi that you can heat whenever you want to use it.
About Marsha a Shell there are no words to describe how confortable they make the stay. I wouldn't doubt about choosing this place as there is no other similar to this one in all the coast line.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Enara8
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

We live in Cuenca and went to the beach for some warm weather R&R. Staying at Villa de Los Suenos made it a perfect getaway. The hotel is beautiful and the views are amazing, but the best part is how at home Marsha and Shell make you feel....like visiting friends you’ve known for years.

We took the Alianza bus line to Guayaquil, switched to another bus to Montanita, and then took a short taxi ride to the Villa. The buses were comfortable and on time, with plenty of air conditioning on the buses to and from the Coast.

From the Villa, Montanita and Olon are just down the road; we did an easy day trip to Salinas; and went to Puerto Lopez for a boat trip out to Isla de la Plata for hiking and bird watching.

Great way to relax, meet new friends and enjoy the beauty of Nature!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Villa de Los Suenos
Address: Ruta Spondylus | Montañita, La Entrada 240111, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > La Entrada
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in La Entrada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the magic of the Ecuadorian Coast. Ten minutes North of Montanita. Vlilla de los Suenos provides first class lodging. No surprises. Direct access to beach. Themed suites with small kitchens. Panoramic view of the coast from the terrace of each suite. Infinity pool with water slide and grand Jacuzzi. Private beach for Sun Tanning. What are you waiting for ?? You need to be in Ecuador. Come dream at Villa de los Suenos. U.S ... more   less 
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