About the Homestay
I have 1 Double available for guests with desk and lamp, air conditioning, radio, closet for clothes, mirror, TV, and refrigerator. I love television and movies but I am open to meet guests from all over the world.
Jose has 54. We speak English, Portuguese, and Spanish and likes sports, movies, and books
Lina is 47 and enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading, socializing, travel, learn languages, and television. She speaks English and Spanish
Jose has 2 children living at home
The room rate includes the following services: internet services at additional cost (paid directly to the host upon arrival): Regular Cleaning fee: USD 5.00 per day Transfer: $ 15.00 one way
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is a good choice in Puerto Azul. Once you've completed your booking you will receive an email with our full address. Do not worry you'll have no problem finding us. I can also give advice on transportation from the center of Guayaquil if necessary.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep the safety of our home and locked the main door when you enter and leave Please do not adjust the heating. Just ask me and I will happy for you If you want to use the kitchen, do it, but clean it after! Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please do not invite strangers into our home; if you want to invite a friend, tell me before you enjoy your stay and take care our house as if it were your own.
Smoking is allowed indoors and outdoors.
Jose and Lina are nice people with a nice middle class home that is about a 20 minute drive ($10 cab fare one-way) to downtown Guayaquil. It is a somewhat upscale suburban enclave that is physically isolated from Guayauil proper. There are a few restaurants and shops in the neighborhood but for basic groceries you would need to go elsewhere to shop and pay a cab fare. Their home has a 1BR apartment (it appears to be a former maid's quarters) attached to it and that is where I stayed. The interior of the apartment was generally clean and comfortable other than the fact that there is only one window A/C unit in the bedroom. Although it has a kitchen and you can cook, the range is old and does not work properly and the kitchen is under equipped by most standards.
Unfortunately, I did not feel welcome in this home from the start primarily because the family isolated themselves from me during my stay except for a single trip to the grocery store on my first day. Furtermore, the limited interactions I had with my hosts were sterile. The best way I can think to describe my overall stay would be that it was much like staying in a commercial hotel rather than being invited into a family home. My hosts were the landlord and I was the "tenant" rather than a guest. Also, despite the fact that I told Jose in advance of my booking that I was a smoker and would be glad to smoke outside, I was confronted by Jose when I smoked a cigarette in the outside patio/pool area and told that I must not smoke anywhere on the property as he considered smoking in the outside patio/pool area to be "inside" not "outside" (??) so my best advice to anyone who smokes would be not to stay here unless you are comfortable smoking in the street.
I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 days with Jose and family. I would have like to have stayed longer but perhaps will stay again in the future. They were very welcoming and extremely hospitable. The accommodation was perfectly comfortable and clean!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.