CASA WF Guesthouse 

San Jacinto, La Boca, Manabi,Ecuador!

As seen on HGTV Beachfront Bargain Hunt!

"Opening Up Shop in San Jacinto, Ecuador!" 

We are pleased to announce that Casa WF is now "Casita Las Mareas" . The Warner family;  Ed, Bev and Anna are the new innkeepers, they are looking forward to hosting guests and providing excellent accommodations, meals and service.  We are confident that you will enjoy your stay at " Casita Las Mareas ". 

Please make your reservations via their website:

www.casitalasmareas.com

You can continue to visit this website to see what we're up to in our next adventure.  Thanks for visiting.
Saludos!  Marty & Jim

 

Our nightly rate is $60.00 for 2 people and requires a 2 night minimum

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Welcome to Casa WF!

Come visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the Ecuador. Casa WF is located in San Jacinto, Manabi, Ecuador. A small working fishing village. San Clemente and Crucita are nearby. Our guest house is located at "La Boca". This is where the Portoviejo River spills into the Pacific ocean. Our guest house is at the end of the road on the beach. Come to relax, take long walks, or take day trips from the guest house. We are a 1 mile walk to the village.

We are here for you during your stay. We can help plan a day trip or sharing information. Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable and that you have the best experience during your stay with us.

What do our guests think about Casa WF?

Casa WF received the 2016 Award for Best Places to Stay based on our guest reviews!

We are very proud to receive this award!

From TripAdvisor 4/8/2017-

*****

Reviewed April 8, 2017
"Perfect End Of The Road Escape"
When you need to escape the meetings, rush hour traffic, and fast paced career pressure, head to where the road ends near the river, the Pacific meets the Ecuadorian coast, and check in with Jim and Marty at Casa WF. Turn off your devices, relax by the pool, enjoy the sound of the surf, the sea birds, and the unspoiled coast. This quaint, clean and quiet hidden gem is tonic for the tired, respite from the city. Discover Ecuador undeveloped, away from throngs of tourists, where you can walk the beach to town, or sit quietly and read a novel. You will fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the sand, and wake to the smell of coffee, enjoy breakfast on the veranda. Every morning the breakfast is superior to the best restaurants, and Jim and Marty are the most gracious and delightful hosts. We have made wonderful new friends there and plan to return.

From TripAdvisor 2/27/2017-

*****

Reviewed February 27, 2017
"Tranquility"
A beautiful property on the ocean. Very peaceful and relaxing. The breakfast each morning was delicious and the suite was perfect. Marty went above & beyond as a host. A must stay if in the area. 10+ stars!

From VRBO 2/20/2017-

Review #16876925 “Casa WF Suite 1 Beach Front Guesthouse 2 private suites each with private bath”
 
"A little piece of paradise-living the dream at Casa WF!"
*****
The thought of vacationing on another continent, in a Spanish-speaking country, off resort and in a rural fishing village on the coast of Ecuador was, to us, a risky venture. Our flight from Toronto had a lengthy layover in Bogota, Colombia then on to Guayaquil a very large city 240 km from the pacific coast. Had we to do this trip over we would have flown from Toronto to Quito then flown to Manta which is a mere 40 mins cab ride from Casa WF.
We arrived at the B&B a little after 5AM in the dark during a rain storm. We were met by our hosts Marty and Jim with umbrellas and warm greetings in hand and we were quickly introduced to our very rooms which were both well decorated and very well appointed. It filled us with some confidence that Marty and Jim took the time to get up early and wait for our arrival and this initial act was a harbinger of the care and attention to detail that was to come.
The suites were immaculately clean, the washroom and shower facilities I later told Marty were world class. There was satellite TV in the room but we never turned it on but I was told by our travelling companions it came with plenty of English language channel choices.
Each morning the sun and surf opened our days and we had brought some coffee from Colombia which Jim and Marty happily brewed for us as we devoured fresh fruit and a truly delicious American breakfast sourced fresh from local markets. The breakfast serving always revolved around our schedule and we felt somewhat pampered and spoiled during our stay.
San Jacinto and its neighbouring villages had a plethora of dining establishments. Jim and Marty thoughtfully explained the local cuisine, their favorites and even produced a Spanish language guide to the menus! All of our meals were very fresh, well prepared and could not say we had a bad meal.
Marty and Jim's local knowledge and advice was key to our enjoyment to the Casa WF experience. They gave us many excellent suggestions on where to go and what to do and for that, we are grateful. They were respectful of our privacy while at the same time attentive to our questions and requests.
Casa WF is located at a river mouth emptying to the sea and the ebb and flow of tide water creates an ecosystem of songbirds and seabirds all day long. The gardens and grounds are exceptional and the quiet and privacy of the location was key to the true "getting away from it all" experience.
Our stay at Casa WF far exceeded our expectations. Thanks Jim and Marty
 
Reviewer location
 
Kingston
 
Date of arrival
 
February 6, 2017

From VRBO 2/19/2017-

Review #16873357 “Casa WF Suite 2 Beach Front Guesthouse 2 Private Suites Each with Private Bath”
 
"Absolute Best Place To Stay!"
*****
I admit to being a bit skeptical upon booking my first B&B for a vacation. I'm so glad I didn't let that stop me! This place is absolutely AMAZING!!

Our gracious hosts, Jim & Marty, were the perfect blend of friendly and professional. The rooms more than met our needs and were always clean and fresh. The bed was comfortable, and the rooms spacious. A lovely patio for morning coffee with the birds and the surf. A private dipping pool for those hot afternoon days when you want to just laze in the lounge and imbibe a cool refreshment.

Breakfasts were prepared to perfection with lovely little daily twists. Large portions and amazing tastes and textures were a delight to look forward to each morning. Ecuadorian coffee is also a true delight for those cafe aficionados.

The scenery was incredible, and surrounding villages were friendly and provided plenty of dining choices. The beach was large and, for the most part, clean and clear.

While our hosts had absolutely no control over these external features, they made an excellent accompaniment to Casa WF. I'm not sure whether they accented our experience at Casa WF, or if it's the other way around. If you want to stay somewhere on the central coast of Ecuador and you're looking for a quality experience without the crowds and noise of a typical resort, THIS is the place to be. You will leave here feeling rested, pampered, and spoiled for any other experience. Thank you Marty and Jim!

Bill
 
Reviewer location
 
Kingston
 
Date of arrival
 
February 6, 2017

From TripAdvisor 2/13/2017-

"AMAZING Bed and Breakfast"

*****
5 of 5 stars 

If you don't want to be spoiled rotten, fed amazing breakfasts and relax in the pool directly on the Pacific ocean, then DO NOT book here.... otherwise, if you are like us, and want these amazing things BOOK HERE!


From williamsandfranks.com 2/5/2017-
Date of stay 30 Jan 2017

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)
Location 5 - Excellent

Cleanliness 5 - Excellent

Facilities 5 - Excellent

Service / Staff 5 - Excellent

Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property:
Excellent hosts! Always available for guests. Beautiful suite with an amazing view. Pool was wonderful. Breakfast tailored to our preference. Highly recommended!
Tips for other travellers
Must have fried shrimp from neighborhood restaurant!

From Booking.com and TripAdvisor 2/5/2017-

Score 10.0 from 10.0

Michael, (CA)

Welcoming friends and amazing amenities
First, it must be noted that if we could give Casa WF 12 out of 10 we would! The home and facilities were outstanding, but what made this so special were the hosts, Marty and Jim. Marty was warm and welcoming from the first moment we arrived. He was constantly checking in to make sure we did not need anything and he always had time to answer our numerous questions about life in Ecuador. Jim prepared amazing breakfasts (included!) and these were served to us on a tray by Marty. Our hosts also shared many funny stories about their life in Ecuador during & Happy Hour. The Casa is home to three dogs who were rescued just after the earthquake. They are part of the welcoming committee! Finally we must acknowledge that Marty and Jim provided us with the ponchos of their backs on the day we left, so we could keep our belongings dry during our rainy day travels. Our most sincere thanks to Marty and Jim! We have made some lifelong friends!

From TripAdvisor 1/19/2017-

*****

Reviewed January 19, 2017
"Great Place to Stay"
Owners Jim and Marty are super hosts. Rooms extremely clean and well furnished right down to the fridge and microwave. Breakfasts are fantastic. Gorgeous view of ocean and the river. Could not ask for more

From williamsandfranks.com 1/3/2017-

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)

Date Submitted: 03 Jan 2017 
Traveller from Lexington, US Date of stay 29 Dec 2016
Location 5 - Excellent

Cleanliness 5 - Excellent

Facilities 5 - Excellent

Service / Staff 5 - Excellent

Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

Comments about this property:
Mary and Jim have created a little slice of heaven with Casa WF! Marty went above and beyond to ensure that we were comfortable and enjoyed our stay. Their B&B is beautiful and comfortable and the views of the river and the beach are incredible. Our stay provided a perfect balance of authentic Ecuador with the conveniences of home. I only wished we had stayed longer!

From Airbnb 12/23/2016

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)
*****

My daughter and I went to Casa WF for a relaxing beach getaway and had a wonderful time. Besides the perfect room and beautiful serene beach with calm waves, we were treated like royalty by our hosts who made the stay especially memorable and lovely. If you're thinking of traveling with children, this is a great, safe, lovely place to go. I highly recommend visiting Casa WF, Marty and Jim will make you feel right at home in a little corner of paradise.

From williamsandfranks.com 12/15/2016

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)

Date Submitted: 15 Dec 2016 Booking 
Traveller from , US Date of stay 04 Dec 2016


Location 5 - Excellent

Cleanliness 5 - Excellent

Facilities 5 - Excellent

Service / Staff 5 - Excellent

Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes


Comments about this property:
We loved our stay at Casa WF. Walking on the beach, watching the local fishermen bring in their catch and visiting local villages. This is an escape from the city life and a wonderful place to relax. Jim and Martin were extremely accommodating and helpful. The facilities are well kept and nicely decorated, we only wish we could have stayed longer!

Tips for other travellers
Bring your sunscreen. The local restaurants have a good variety of food and drinks.

From TripAdvisor 2/13/2017-

*****

Reviewed December 14, 2016 
"CASA WF in December"
We had a fantastic stay at casa WF and wished we had booked for a longer period. The view is fantastic and being in a fishing village gave us a sense of coastal Ecuador. We would recommend this to anyone who loves long walks on the beach and a tranquil vacation. We will return often!

From williamsandfranks.com 11/21/2016

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)

Traveller from Cotacachi, EC Date of stay 14 Nov 2016
Location 5 - Excellent

Cleanliness 5 - Excellent

Facilities 5 - Excellent

Service / Staff 5 - Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes

Comments about this property
Great location next to river flowing into ocean in front. Fridge, microwave, coffee and the best breakfast every morning. Jim and Marty are the greatest, so helpful and informative. Everything is clean and comfortable. Highly recommend

From williamsandfranks.com 11/30/2016

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)

Traveller from Glasgow, GB Date of stay 24 Nov 2016
Location 5 - Excellent

Cleanliness 5 - Excellent

Facilities 5 - Excellent

Service / Staff 5 - Excellent


Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes


Comments about this property
I loved the location.Marty and Jim were excellent hosts. The vacation was paradise.the owners went out of their way to make you feel like part of the Ecuador .The market on Sunday in nearby villiage was very fun and full of culture.I have to say this vacation spot is in my top 10 places to stay and revisit
Tips for other travellers
Do everything with the locals they are beautiful people who enjoy life to its fullest.

From TripAdvisor 10/06/2016-

5 out of 5 Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile
"Scott"
Best place on the coast of Ecuador. Marty and Jim made me feel like family. Their hotel is new, modern and has a great feel to it. It is directly on the ocean with awesome views. I had the best sleep in years. Comfortable friendly helpful and the food was great. I will be back.

From TripAdvisor 10/06/2016-

5 out of 5 Reviewed October 6, 2016
"Wonderful"
We had such a great time, wonderful hosts, very relaxing, "todo tranquilo" as they say here in Ecuador. Great American breakfasts! Nice soft towels. We loved our hosts! We also loved being able to hear the ocean at night.

From TripAdvisor 9/27/2016-

“Absolutely Amazing!!”

Reviewed 3 days ago by Peggy F


My husband and I spent two great weeks at Casa WF, our intention was this B and B was going to be a home base and we would travel up and down the coast but after a few days here we decided this was the place we wanted to spend most of our time at. It is absolutely beautiful here. Everyone including the Ecuadorians were very friendly

The hosts Marty and Jim are the best!!, they make you feel like you have known them all your life. Very knowledgeable of this beautiful fishing village and the surrounding areas. We were lucky to have Marty accompany us on several trips to other towns and learn the history and the best places to eat and he is very helpful and a great translator!

Jim is a fabulous cook and was creative with our breakfast, each morning he would make Eggs in a different style such as Scrambled, Over Easy or a Quiche and was served with Sausage or Bacon, Potatoes were created into Hasbrowns or Fried with different seasonings or with Onions and Green Peppers, all served with Toast, Butter, Jelly, Fresh Fruit and Juice.

The Suite was excellent, has everything you need. Direct TV, Microwave, Refrigerator, Drinking Water, Large Shower with great pressure and hot water.

I will have to say we enjoyed and miss sitting on the patio in the evenings and having great conversations while watching the Sunset with Marty and Jim!!

We're hoping for a return stay at CasaWF within a year!

From Airbnb 8/5/2016-

“Staying with Marty and Jim was absolutely wonderful. They are extremely warm and kind people who went above and beyond to make my girlfriend and I feel welcome and comfortable. Their house is beautiful and has a great location right by the water. The room is excellent; it has everything you need and is very private. The breakfast each morning was delicious and a perfect start of the day. If you're looking for a relaxing getaway at the beach I cannot recommend this place enough. Thank you again Marty and Jim!”

From TripAdvisor 3/25/2016-

This location is steps from where the Ocean and River meet which makes for a magical sunset each evening! Hosts Marty and Jim are both so knowledgeable about the area and can make recommendations for wonderful fresh seafood restaurants! The accommodations are spotless with all the creature comforts. Guests have use of a sparkling dipping pool and even an outdoor kitchen!
The fruit and vegetable truck comes every Friday which is a sight to behold and so economical!

Stayed March 2016, traveled solo

From williamsandfranks.com 3/22/2016

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)

Date Submitted: 22 Mar 2016   
Traveller from St. Petersburg, US      Date of stay 11 Mar 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
Outstanding in every way! The suite was appointed with all the comforts of home including large shower, hairdryer, microwave, purified water, refrigerator, air conditioning and even Direct TV!!! Steps to both the beach and river with the opportunity for a kayak tour if so inclined. Hosts Marty & Jim are extremely helpful and excited to share their knowledge of both the quaint fishing village of San Jacinto and the surrounding areas!
Tips for other travellers
The local seafood is delicious! I especially enjoyed when the fruit and vegetable truck came right to the house on Fridays. The surrounding areas are easily accessible by bus. Just ask your hosts for suggestions!

From williamsandfranks.com 1/30/2016

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)

Date Submitted: 30 Jan 2016   
Traveller from Sacramento, CA, US      Date of stay 24 Jan 2016
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
This is our second time staying at Casa WF, and this time was even better than the last time. I have only given 3 five star ratings in 40 years of travel, and Casa WF has 2/3. Marty and Jim (owners) make this place the best. This trip, I asked if Marty could get me three thick pieces of bamboo about 3 feet long to take home with me. He brought back a beautiful 10' piece of bamboo and cut it with a hand saw to my specifications. WOW, amazing helpfulness and he would not accept money for his efforts. I will only stay at Casa WF when I have to fly from Manta to Quito. Thanks so much, Marty and Jim!!
Tips for other travellers
Just ask Marty and Jim. They are very knowledgable about the area and have great contacts. Marty even talked to the owners of a restaurant that was closed so we could have dinner there. Simply the best!

From Airbnb 1/8/2016-

We had a great time at Casa WF Beach Front Guesthouse. The room was very modern and beautifully furnished. It was well-appointed with a spacious bathroom, refrigerator, water cooler, microwave, coffee maker, and AC! Jim was a very gracious host and made us delicious breakfasts every morning. On our last day we had to leave early in the morning and he offered to make us breakfast to eat on the road. The house is mere feet from the beach and is almost surrounded by water views, with the ocean in front and a river to the side. It's a short walk into San Jacinto, a sleepy little Ecuadorian beach town with charming little seafood restaurants by the ocean. We had a wonderful, very relaxing visit.

From Booking.com 1/5/2016-

10.0
2016-01-05 
  • "What a gem! Toes in the sand, AMAZING hosts, lovely private beach, couldn't ask for more"
  • Staying at Casa WF was one of the highlights of our trip...definitely the best host's and accommodations we have had! The house is in the perfect location because it is at the end of the road where the river meets the ocean and still walking distance to restaurants and town. The room is perfect, lovely, great AC, hot showers, delicious breakfast and coffee, very comfy bed. The best part --along with the beachfront views are the hosts. Marty and Jim were absolutely AMAZING and always available to answer any questions or give us whatever we needed. This was the perfect little getaway during our travels. We only wished we could have stayed longer! San Jacinto was a cool little town a little off the path and the residents are super friendly.

From TripAdvisor 9/25/2015-

“Beachfront Tropical Oasis”
5 of 5 stars

We arrived at night due to a missed flight and our host Jim was so gracious to arrange a driver waiting for us on arrival at the airport. Our room was closest to the ocean, clean, nicely appointed, tastefully decorated and quite spacious, and also enjoyed one of the nicest breakfasts we had in Ecuador served with fresh squeezed juice every day.

There is a brand new observation platform the Municipality built overlooking the Mangrove adjacent to his property, very nice place to watch the sunset, or enjoy nature. Jim is well known in the local community and recommend local restaurants, unfortunately many places were closed due to the low tourist season.., which we were expecting.

This location is a nice quiet place to relax with a drink by the pool, or take walks along the beach... we would definitely stay there again but with a rental car to get out and explore other areas instead of taking the local bus service.

From williamsandfranks.com:

Our Guest said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)

Date Submitted: 29 Aug 2015   
Traveller from , EC      Date of stay 26 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
We had an absolutely magical time staying at Casa WF! Marty and Jim are wonderful hosts and attend to your every need. The room has everything you could possibly want and is decorated with a fine eye to detail, in beautiful taste and with a great sense of fun. Casa WF is secure and safe and everything functions perfectly. I must say they have the softest, coziest towels ever! If you happen to need anything else, Marty and Jim are more than happy to accomodate your special requests or to help in any way. The area is quiet for the perfect night's sleep. During the day there is lots to do as you can swim or walk on the beach or just relax and chill out by the pool and read a book. A generous size breakfast is handmade by Jim and it is absolutely delicious and delivered at whatever time you wish right to your own table outside your door. Wow. We cannot recommend this spot highly enough. You won't be sorry if you choose Casa WF!!!

 

From williamsandfranks.com:

Jorge and Laura said: based on 1-5 (5 being Excellent)

 

Date Submitted: 14 Aug 2015
Traveller from , EC      Date of stay 12 Aug 2015
Location Cleanliness Facilities Service / Staff
5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent 5 - Excellent
Would you recommend this property to other travellers? Yes
Comments about this property
all excellent , a house , very quiet very good hosts , thanks for everything , we hope to in the future.
Tips for travelers
( Local restaurants , things to see and do , etc. )
Tips for other travellers

a short walk will find : beach , restaurants , 3 minutes downtown San Jacinto and 10 minutes by car this San Clemente where fun , restaurants of typical food of the place, if you go with family or friends , go ahead and prepare your trip .

 

From VRBO:

FRANCO S. said...
Jul 7, 2015

"Great place beachfront with pool"

Date of Stay
July 4, 2015
This is a very nice suite just few steps away from a long beach that neighbor a river. The place is clean has hot water, wifi, pool and everything is great and clean. Jim and Marty are great hosts and will make you feel royalty. I would not hesitate to stay at their place if an other opportunity would ever arises. Great value too. Oh I forget they also offer private parking for your car in case you be driving. The sunset alone are priceless

From Facebook:

Alan and Gail said:

6/21/2015

From Booking.com:
02/22/2015
Michelle said:

  • In our one month in Ecuador this was the best establishment that we stayed in. Jim and Marty were excelled hosts, ensuring that we had everything that we needed, and treated us like Royalty. On our arrival we were invited to the rooftop patio to watch the sun set over the ocean with a glass of vino! The rooms were immaculate and tastefully decorated. The towels were fluffy. The showers had great pressure AND hot water. The air conditioner was quiet. The fridge was cold. The coffee was freshly ground. The pool was amazing and the fresh squeezed orange juice delicious. And, of course, we were right on the beach. I am looking forward to visiting again!


From VRBO.com:
Ruth W. said...
Feb 15, 2015


Highly recommended

Date of Stay
February 2, 2015


We recently stayed at Casa WF and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Jim and Marty could not have been better hosts. They were a wealth of information and their hospitality knew no bounds. The accommodations were delightful and we spent many hours cooling off in the wonderful pool. We highly recommend Casa WF. Wish it was closer to home so that we could go more often. Thanks again Jim and Marty.


From Airbnb:

Kathleen said:

Spent a delightful two days at CasaWF. I only wish I had planned more time there! Jim and Marty were the quintessential hosts...warm and welcoming but not intrusive. Jim and Marty provided a fantastic breakfast each morning (the best since my arrival in Ecuador) complete with fresh squeezed orange juice, fruit, sausage, eggs and fresh brewed Ecuadorean coffee. Yum! I especially appreciated the coffee pot, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and filtered water in the room. Jim says they plan to add an outdoor kitchen in the future so guests can cook their own meals. Sounds (e-mail hidden)cause I wasn't interested in going anywhere once I arrived. I loved walking for hours on the beach collecting shells or relaxing by the pool. The pool is cleaned with a special mix of green chemicals...no chlorine. Swimming in the pool was heavenly. I found several interesting shells on the beach and even saw a blue footed boobie. I was able to get close enough to get some amazing photographs! The bed was incredibly comfortable (I slept like a rock) and there was plenty of hot water in the roomy shower. I'm already planning my return trip. I just hope they're not completely booked!


From Greenwich, NY · January 2015

 

Marty and Jim own and operate Casa WF. We both worked in the travel industry for many years including American Airlines and American Express Travel. Our goal is to make sure you are comfortable and we will always be on site during your stay.