Vistamar Guesthouse - Entire house

House • Entire Place • Ayampe, Ecuador

Our three story Cedar and Teak house - modern comfort with nature inspired elements
  • 12 maximum guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 4 bathrooms

The Property

This three story Cedar and Teak house features all modern amenities, ocean and jungle views from your bed, ample hammock balcony space that spans 3 floors, hot water, a fully stocked kitchen with filtered drinking water, a garden, fire pit, outdoor living room and a 3rd floor loft and sundeck and a movable yoga or dance platform. The view from the kitchen to the rooms to the decks face out to an unobstructed ocean and jungle vista, oriented with a few islands dead center.

The space is ideal for hosting a variety of events, from co-work events, to meditation and yoga retreats, to family reunions, to destination weddings, to surf retreats, to a quite place to get work done and be inspired. If your group requires more rooms than the house has, I am happy to organize cabanas that my neighbor has for rent.

Further, included in the price is maid service that will come daily for an hour so you can concentrate on enjoying your time.

When I built this house I had the goal in mind that one should be able to enjoy the natural beauty of Ayampe in complete comfort. In doing so, I wanted to keep the rooms open, starting from the view of the ocean and islands from your bed to the views of the jungle from the windows. For your tranquility the house is equal parts balcony and equal parts rooms. We believe rustic doesn’t mean sacrificing comfort; quality pillows, fresh linens, comfortable beds and a high attention to detail and cleanliness are esteemed as essential at Vistamar.

Vistamar competes for the best views in Ayampe (see pictures as words cannot do justice; see in person as pictures can only do so much justice). Also, the house is only one of several nestled in the one block that makes up the dirt road. The north end of the block is bordered by an estuary, the front by a pasture that opens to the beach, to the south the street dead ends into a quint road with a few restaurant that dead ends into the beach a half block later.

Also, this house is ideal for bird watching because of all the balcony spaces and its location; nestled at the edge of a forest and the Jocotoco Nature Preserve renowned for bird watching.

The house devotes equal parts rooms as it does balcony space and garden. When you see the view that the house is open to it becomes obvious why so much space is dedicated to 3 floors of shaded balcony and sun deck. Further, the indoor/outdoor kitchen is outfitted with amenities including filtered spring water, a whole house surge protector and power cleaner that keeps all your items safe while charging, a blender, cooking utensils, a fridge/freezer etc.

Also, there are dirt bikes, mountain bikes, surfboards, snorkel and scuba gear, tubes for when the river is high for rent, cooking classes (and/or personal chef) with Fernando, and a 4 wheel drive vehicle for jungle excursions.

About the Neighborhood

The house is located in a quiet, quaint local section of the village of Ayampe. The house is one of the few that make up the one block street; there is a big pasture that opens up to the beach directly to the front of the house, an estuary that borders the north end of the block, houses behind populated by friendly neighbors and a few small restaurants on the other end of the block. Their is a vegetable truck that comes to the house every other day with fresh local produce and dairy. And the neighbor behind the house is a fisherman with a variety of fresh catch whenever the ocean is calm enough to fish.

There are buses that pass in either direction on the panamericana every 30 minutes. Taxis are cheap and I am happy to call one for you. That being said, there is no need to leave Ayampe; restaurants are cheap, cold beer and coconuts are a stone's throw away; produce trucks come right to the front door. There is a free medical clinic a few blocks away as well.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    1 Full/Double , 2 Sofa Beds
  • Bedroom 2
    1 Full/Double , 2 Sofa Beds
  • Bedroom 3
    1 Full/Double , 1 Sofa Bed
  • Bedroom 4
    1 Full/Double
Nearest Break


Ayampe, Ecuador 0.2 miles from this house
Nearest Airport
General Ulpiano Paez Airport (SNC) 74 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap)
  • WiFi
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Filtered water included
  • Fully equipped kitchen - private
  • Pantry essentials (cooking oil, salt, pepper)
  • Clothes dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Desk/workspace
  • Beach towels
  • Parking
  • Outdoor grill
  • Hot water
  • Ceiling fans
Safety Amenities
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Lock on door with key
  • Exterior lighting
Surf Amenities
  • Boards to rent on-site (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost
  • Cook available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services included
  • Yoga on-site at additional cost
  • Bicycles available to use


Nearest break at 0.2 miles

Ayampe is a powerful and punchy, normal to long beach break that goes right and left. It's a very dynamic wave which can be mellow and crumbly at high tide but punchy and barreling at low tide. All boards work well here. Consistency is year-round.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in winter
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Bodyboard, Longboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, High
  • Power
    Powerful, Punchy
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

Other surf breaks near this property

Las Tunas
  • Distance
    1.4 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, advanced, beginner
Rio Chico
  • Distance
    4.4 miles
  • Skill Level
    intermediate, beginner
La Entrada
  • Distance
    4.6 miles
  • Skill Level
  • Distance
    10.7 miles
  • Skill Level
Vistamar Guesthouse - Entire house
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Hosted by Matteo Glaser

Matteo Glaser Joined in August, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Pet friendly
  • Suitable for infants (2 and under)
  • Suitable for children (2 to 12)
  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Events or parties allowed
  • Fires allowed on property
  • Outside guests allowed
  • Check in after
  • Check out before
    11:00 hrs

Other Rules

  • Expect daily cleaning service and consierge service to insure a smothe and unforgetable experince
  • Expect daily cleaning service and concierge service to insure a smooth and unforgettable experience
You must also know
  • Pets live on property

Cancellation Policy

70% refund to guests if they cancel at least two weeks before check-in day and time. If they cancel less than two weeks in advance, they will receive a 50% refund.