Welcome to your home away from home just (25meters) a 3 min walk to the beach. We are a family of four currently living in Quito, Ecuador. Having only taken the essentials with us, the home is totally equipped for a family with little ones to enjoy. Our home reflects our love of music, cooking, reading and of course, the beach! We would love to share our treasures with you, including baby and beach gear, premium educational toys and the experience of the ocean waves lulling you to sleep.
Catalan Registry Number HUTB-015119
New, modern, wood floor with a lot of heart, 83.83 mts2., triplex apartment, second line in from the beach. EVERYTHING is literally within 10 min/or less walking distance: supermarkets, municipal market, Calle Iglesia (commercial street with all the main shops), parks, church, municipal square, pharmacy, hospital and the best restaurants & bars). It is a 2BD, 2.5 Bath with a queen size futon sofa bed in the TV room/Office that can comfortably sleep two people more. Each room has two glass door window balconies, facing the street (Jovara), which allow you the opportunity to really soak up local Calella life as many of the special events planned (parades and exhibitions) by the municipality has our street as part of its trajectory. The master bedroom has a sliding glass door window that leads to an intimate 10 mts2 terrace. The terrace overlooks the ocean and one of the last few Art Nouveau houses left in Calella. On clear days/nights, one can also observe the truly magical sunlight/moonlight dances on the ocean water. From the master bedroom, one can also appreciate the colorful sunrises/sunsets and the incandescent starry ocean sky nights with special appearances from our beloved moon.
Please note that it’s a triplex meaning there are three flights of stairs. There is also a flight of stairs from the street level to the door to enter the home. It is a building with two apartments only.
KITCHEN (Fully equipped to make a gourmet meal) :
•Sleek hideaway refrigerator and dishwasher
•Microwave, electric stove top with oven and white marble countertops
•Oversized wood cutting board, electric tea kettle, rice cooker, popcorn maker, toaster, Braun immersion blender, Fagor pressure cooker, pots and pans, baking utensils,.etc. (any other appliance that may be needed to prepare those beyond the call gourmet meals can be provided if we can get a hold of one, don’t hesitate to ask)
•Spices galore, basic condiments/oil, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, etc.
Feel free to make any contributions to your fellow future co-guests
DINING ROOM/LIVING ROOM
•Two Stokke high chairs that can be adapted accordingly to child
•Extensive CD collection
•World’s most comfortable Italian leather couch with chaise longue
•Wood Play Kitchen fully equipped
•Panasonic air conditioner/ heater wall unit (also in bedrooms and tv room/office
•Cotton linens, pillows and comforters
•Master bedroom: brand new queen size Visco elastic memory foam mattress
•Baby changing table
•Toys galore: art material, puzzles, dress up costumes, books, stick horse (toys are organized by categories and age appropriateness, goodies for the real little ones also included to keep them well entertained during the non beach hours )
•Flexa solid wood bunk beds
•Iron and ironing table
TV ROOM/ OFFICE
•LG Smart Tv
•Workspace with desk and accessories
•Futon sofa bed
•Children drawing table with chairs
•Towels and bath necessities (soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, bath toys
•Bathtub and walk-in shower
***Why lug around all the baby stuff? Also included baby gear:
Baby Bjorn bouncer, Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier, Ergo Baby Carrier (four position carrier perfect for the hikes and walking trails), baby wrap carrier, Baby bed guard for master bed.
***Beach gear: 2 beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels, sand toys.
***Remember it’s a triplex apartment…meaning there are many stairs.
***We DO NOT have a garage/parking spot to park guest’s car and parking is not allowed on the street where the apartment is located. There are, however, many options, including parking for free on the beach and at the train station all year round. The beach option is the closest. There is also municipal parking where you pay by the hour/day/week rate. All information about parking will be submitted upon request.
***The solar panel heats the water.
***Our electricity is 100% from renewable sources, as we are part of the
consumer cooperative SOM ENERGI
*** Official tourist license granted by the Government of Catalonia HUTB-
Tourist Tax included in the price. Catalan Registry Number HUTB-015119
***Precio incluye impuesto sobre Estancias en Establecimientos Turísticos
(IEET) de 0.90 euros por persona y día, mayor de 18 años.
***Price includes Tax on Stays on Touristic Establishments of 0.90 euros per
person per day, 18y/o and over.
“Where are you from?” is the question I seem to get all the time especially now living in Ecuador. I automatically switch to explanation mode. “My origin is Colombian but I was born in the States – born and raised.” Then I get the, ok that explains it, nod. Due to my physio type, I can easily be identified as a fellow Ecuadorian but once I open my mouth and begin to express myself, the confusion and intrigue arise. Perplexed because they cannot pin where I am from, they feel compelled to ask me, “the question”. It’s hard to pin me because I have moved around a lot. I left the States in 2002, to live in Europe (Italy, Austria and Spain). I have picked up, through osmosis, I guess, a little bit of each country’s essence; some of its customs, expressions and mentality. Needless to say, I am a very open minded person who loves to travel and soak up the local scene especially when it involves or deal with: music, art, creative vegan food, biodynamic farming, supporting local produce, sustainable living, yoga and anything/everything with our beloved mother nature. Despite my nomadic tendencies, I can also say that I am very much a homebody. I guess it must be the crab in me – I’m Cancer. I have developed the art of giving places a true sense of home and belonging. So just as the crab takes his home everywhere he goes, so do I. As your host, this is what my goal is for you, to give you that sense of home because if you really think about it, “Home is where the heart is.”See Owner Profile