Bungalow by the Sea "No Longer For Rent."

Street View of Property. Nice and private with 10.5 foot wall around compound.Downstairs Area Lots of Fun to be had here. Ping Pong anyone? Outdoor Shower 2Welcome to Crucita, Manabi, Ecuador beach. House is 5 minutes walk from here.Front View, Property spans 3 Lots with house in the Middle. Remodel 2013-14.Dinning room with water cooler and some games to enjoy next to it.Computer station with all hookups for your laptop. Keyboard, mouse, HDMI.Nice open Kitchen area with top of the line oven and many extras.New Fridge 5/14Living room with very comfortable sectional to relax after a day at the beach.Master Bedroom with his and hers wardrobe, dresser, nightstands, and AC.Guest bedroom with small computer desk and antique armoire.Nice Bath Rooms in each Bedroom. Master has pull down guest has raindrop SH.Downstairs area, with Garden lot to the left. Very private area to enjoy.Outdoor kitchen with prep table. Large grill with sink and 4 burner stove.Courtyard to the left of the downstairs area. Complete with Doggie Door.Laundry room with 1/2 Bath to the left in downstairs area. Bikes to use.Casa Before 2013-14 Remodel. Our labor of Love that we want enjoyed that way.
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2 Reviews
Malecón, Crucita, undefined, Ecuador


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 4
Type: Home
Per night: $1,000
Per week: $2,000
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Crucita vacation home rental
Cozy bungalow with private outdoor living space, located in the Manabí Province in Crucita, Ecuador. This property is just a four minute walk to the Pacific Ocean. This home offers a nice open plan so that you can entertain with your guest and the cook can be part of the party. The two bedrooms are a good size with private full bathrooms attached. Crucita is between Manta and San Clemente; the perfect location.

We visited Crucita on our honeymoon in 2012 and fell in love with the country and people of Ecuador. We purchased this home with three lots and spent a year remodeling it for a vacation rental as an investment and our paradise getaway. We enjoy Crucita very much and the beach is really great. We love the outdoors so the downstairs was a must of comfort and fun.The upstairs we made very open for relaxing after your days adventures. The house is 3 blocks from the Malecon so at night you can come home to peace and quiet and leave the noise and partying of the beach strip behind when you have had enough.Thank you for visiting our site and for your interest in our great private paradise getaway.

We will be returning to our home in Crucita at the end of April when our current renters check out. We will be spending the rest of 2015, thru 2017 at our house. We have a few more improvements we want to do and enjoy the fruits of our labors. The house will be listed for sale at the end of 2017 beginning of 2018. If you would like to be added to a list of people we will contact when the property is put up for sale. Please let us know your email address and we will keep you updated with new improvements and when the house is listed For Sale
Area Information
Crucita is a small rustic fishing village located about 30 minutes from Manta. This location is perfect to get to and from the airport and to do your major shopping. You can take a taxi or we can arrange for a driver to pick you up, take you shopping and drop you off at your front door. How easy is that? You do not need to rent a car in Crucita, you are in walking distance to restaurants and small family owned stores for your basic groceries. Also, there is great bus transportation that can take you to the major cities.

Crucita has about an eight-mile stretch of flat beach, which has tall rocky cliffs that act as bookends on each end. You will enjoy watching the paragliders launch from the top of the hill (La Loma), where they catch the thermal breezes. You can enjoy a cold cerveza at the restaurant and watch the paragliders launch and land just feet away.

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Feb 15 2015 Feb 14 2017 $1,000 $1,000 $2,000 $5,000 3 Months
Check In: 1 p.m. Check Out: 1 p.m.
Deposits: If bring pets, non-refundable pet deposits as per individual case.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal
Other Fees: For weekly occupancy add $37 for utilities, water, and internet per week. For monthly occupancy add $145 for utilities, water, and internet. A one time cleaning fee of $40.00 is paid at time of booking. Weekly cleaning is available if desired all that information and more is in your welcome packet with the owners notes at check in. Also we leave one Clario mobile phone for your use we just ask you put minutes on the phone and return it to the administrator upon checkout.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Bikes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (25 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (20 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
A short walk to the Malecon where there are many restaurants, and bars. This home also has it's own security system. HDMI Hookups have been left at Computer station by kitchen and at the living room TV for a Laptop, Roku, or Apple TV.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Crucita, Ecuador

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Michael Higdon

Michael Higdon

Hilton Head, SC


January 9, 2015

"We are enjoying our fifth of nine months in the rental and the bungalow is totally safe and we love all of our neighbors on Calle Brazil. We love the location, easy to catch the bus, easy walk to the beach and stores in Crucita. We have fallen in love with Crucita and Bungalow. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this rental property an 11."

David n Donna Kannard

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the review on our home in Crucita. We have enjoyed having you as tenants and long distant friends. We look forward to meeting you in person and thank you so much for taking such great care of our dream home. As far as tenants go you guys are 11's.

Cheers, and rub those toes in the sand for us,

David n Donna

Paige Adams

Paige Adams

North Carolina, USA

Great jumping off point

January 4, 2015

We rented this place for 2 months, as a home base while we checked out the surrounding area and neighboring beach communities. It is well situated between big cities and small towns and we got a lot of bang for our buck staying here, fully furnished, all we needed was to unpack and relax. While the house is not beach front, it has nice views and good breeze, we enjoyed our coffee on the porch, and the short walk to the beach where there are plenty of good restaurants. Home after a day on the beach for sunset on the porch was another favorite, MANY great memories were made here.

David n Donna Kannard

Owner's reply:

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our house and are enjoying the Ecuadorian life now. There is lots to see and do in this beautiful country. If you have not yet taken a trip to Banos by the Amazon it is a great about three to four day trip in the mountains. We are looking forward to visiting our labor of love we call it the;
"House of Sun and Dreams .... Casa del Sol y Sueños."

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Dear Tripadvisor,

My husband and I have had the pleasure of renting Donna & David's "Bungalow" beginning August 1st. I am happy to enthusiastically endorse this wonderful property.

When we arrived on August 1st, our plans were to rent Bungalow for 6 months. However, we were so pleased with this rental property, we quickly asked to reserve/rent for the remaining 3 months of our stay. This is our 2nd visit to Ecuador and we've seen many rental properties; Bungalow is a keeper.

Bungalow is totally safe (I stayed here by myself for a few nights when husband traveled with son) and we love all of our neighbors on Calle Brazil. We love the location, easy to catch the bus, easy walk to the beach and stores in Crucita.

We have fallen in love with Crucita and Bungalow. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this rental property an 11.


Jane (& Michael )

P.S. We are glad to talk to any potential renters on behalf of the property and owners. Plus being here for 9 months we have lots of good tips as well as the owners.

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David n Donna Kannard

David n Donna Kannard


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  • School:

    Arizona State University, WT AMU.
  • Work:

    Computer IT, JP Morgan Chase Banking
  • About:

    We are young professionals, I am a computer IT guy and my wife works for JP Morgan Chase banking. We visited Crucita on our honeymoon in 2012 and feel in love with the country and people of Ecuador. We purchased this home with three lots and spent a year remodeling it for a vacation rental as an investment...
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