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Casa Banana - beachfront apartment with terrace
Casa Banana - beachfront apartment with terrace

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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A cozy room with large porch and stunning view of Mompiche's famed point break. Access to communal kitchen. Hammocks. Perfect for couples, singles or small families (3). A large fenced-in and well vegetated yard provides the right degree of privacy. We welcome well trained and obedient pets.

The space

The room is in a very privileged location. It sits right on the beach front, and has a large porch with hammock and stunning view. A fenced in yard provides privacy. There is no better place to stay in Mompiche.

Guest access

Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen, a large yard and hammock hut. If you desire we can arrange for a walking jungle tour guided by Ramon who has a thorough knowledge of the area. Horse back rides and surf board rentals (discount for guests) are also available as is wifi connection.

Interaction with guests

We, the hosts reside within the compound. We have a thorough knowledge of the area. Our goal is to make your visit pleasant and enriching. We speak fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese and get along in French. We can provide advice on surfing spots, make arrangements for boat tours, horse back rides and guided jungle tours.

Other things to note

Casa Banana, the complex of which this room makes part, is committed to nature conservation. To this effect we have invested in the voluntary creation of a 21 hectare reserve that is home to howler monkeys, toucans and countless species of birds and plants. The Choco, the biogeographic region, is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 8 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

Please do not play loud music and keep the noise down after 10 pm. Pets are allowed but please keep them off the beds.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Sandra User Profile
June 2017
Given the rave reviews, I wasn't expecting the accomodations to be quite so basic: minimal furnishings, no hot water, no wifi in room, and a fan that has seen better days. That being said, the room is not without its charm: the private porch, location ( just meters from the sea and near all restaurants), and resident dogs are great! Joao, despite not being there until the end of my stay, was very responsive and leaving Ramon in charge ensured any questions I had were quickly addressed.
Joao And Ivan User Profile
Response from Joao And Ivan:
It was a pleasure having you Sandra. We operate in a fairly rustic setting which is what makes Mompiche what it is. Our water we pump from the ground and because of its chemical composition (a bit of salt) is unsuitable for heaters. The fan may look rusty because we are right on the beach -- and this is what happens to every domestic appliance. But the window are big and the room cool. Most people don't use the fan. Besides, our prices are very reasonable. There is an all inclusive 3 kilometers down the road with 700 beds, air conditioned, swimming pools etc. Perhaps this would have suited you better. Our aim is to provide a distinct experience.
June 2017

Angela (& Biff) User ProfileAngela (& Biff) is a superhost.
February 2017
Oh, Mompiche, what can I say? We were looking for a relaxing getaway with the chance to explore Ecuador, and we certainly found it at Casa Banana! From the moment we meet Joao when we walked in the gate, we knew we were going to love it. Joao was happy and knowledgeable about Mompiche and Ecuador and happy to share anything he could to make our stay better. Casa Banana is right on Mompiche beach, has ample parking and wonderfully appointed rooms. The bamboo buildings, railings and furniture are so unique! There is a communal kitchen with refrigerator, sink and dining area. Our room (#3) as spectacular with a huge private veranda, complete with hammocks, for whiling away the afternoons. Casa Banana is 1/2 block to town with restaurants and bars and shops. Joao can also hook you up with horseback riding on the beach or surfing lessons! Definitely worth the drive from Quito, we would certainly return here on our next trip!

Mayesse User Profile
January 2017
We loved staying at Casa Banana. Our bedroom had a wonderful balcony with the best and amazing view of the beach. We could spend hours just watching and listening the waves from the balcony :) There is a kitchen equiped with basic things where we enjoyed cocking fresh fish and shrimps everyday! Ivan and Joao were great hosts and helped us with everything we needed. Casa Banana is very well located and easy to reach by bus from Esmeraldas. We will return for sure! Thanks for all Casa Banana.

Claire User Profile
November 2016
Excellent location right on the beach. Joao was so helpful during our visit as were everyone else who lived at Casa Banana. Mompiche is an excellent place to relax.

Christina User Profile
July 2016
We love Mompiche, and staying at Joao and Ramon's beachfront cabin makes it even better. Nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the waves and waking up to sit in your private hammock and sip on coffee :) thank you for everything , hope to see you all next summer
Joao And Ivan User Profile
Response from Joao And Ivan:
It was a pleasure having you two. Next time the jungle walk and horse back ride. Good luck with your projects and we look forward to having you next year. Joao
July 2016

Alejandro User Profile
January 2017
Una habitación muy cómoda, en un lugar descontracturado, con el mar como protagonista principal.
Joao And Ivan User Profile
Response from Joao And Ivan:
Hola Alejandro Genial tenerlos aquí. Sé que podremos mejorar pero la idea es que la gente se sienta en casa. Abrazos
January 2017

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Joao And Ivan User Profile

We are a father (Joao) and son (Ivan) team who have joined forces with Don Ramon and his family (Juana, Mario, Dina, Kenia, Jocelyn) to create a unique experience for our guests. We all believe that we - humankind - need to change direction; that we need to uncouple the notion that consumption brings happiness; and understand that man is imbedded and part of the whole; that we are unavoidably connected. We practice what we preach and to this effect have created a small reserve where animals and plants can be at peace. By staying at any of our units (Casa Banana) - you will be helping us maintain it. João is an ecologist (Ph.D) and conservationist who decided to simplify his life. Ivan is a wise young man, that sees the need for change. Don Ramon is a local with in-depth knowledge of life, local community, and nature. We really look forward to meeting you. You can rely on us to provide sound advice and information about Mompiche and environs. Yes we also surf! We like to keep things simple and peaceful. We all share the notion that you reap what you sow.

Languages: English, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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