Ecuador Real Estate MLS – May 2011

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The Ecuador Real Estate MLS – May 2011 includes new listings including a beach project, Hacienda Palo Alto, north of Bahia starting in Cabuyal.


We have been reporting for years that the area in Ecuador with the most explosive potential is north of Bahia.


Bahia.  See below how to get our updated report on Bahia FREE.

Bahia is a wonderful city, small, but large enough for services. There is easy access from Quito and elsewhere. There are big investments pouring into the area.

The spark we suggested would ignite the growth was the completion of this new…

bridge – bridge over the Chone Estuary.

Next will come…


regular flights from Quito to San Vicente Airport.


Dirt roads from Quito and up and down the coast have been paved into four and six lane highways.

Now there is rapid change and development in Bahia, Ecuador’s first Ecocity.   This is the favorite town in the area with a population of 25,000 people located on the mouth of the river – Rio Chone.

There are clean beaches, a Museum of archeology and art, organic Eco-Shrimp farms and tourism.

Over the bridge is where we’ll see the fastest growth. The towns north of Bahia but still in the lovely province of Manabi are:

San Vicente


Hacienda Palo Alto is in Cabuyal. The turnoff to the project is about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Canoa.

Currently Cabuyal is a very small town. Expect significant changes over the next few years, mostly due to the upcoming Hacienda Palo Alto.

Highway improvements will reduce drive from Quito to 4 hours (from 7+ hours last year, currently around 4.5 to 5 hours.

This is a gated Community with 24/7 security, underground utilities, fire hydrants, internal paved streets, outdoor shower at the beaches, paved beach access, manager and sales office, Clubhouse with pool, bar and gym,
helipad, walking trail, children’s playground and beach ranchitos for relaxing.

The majority of the property will be left in its natural state.


The land has creeks and huge ceibo trees, wild orchids, parrots, and howler monkeys.

The beach is mostly sandy and has a gentle slope.  There is a nesting area for sea turtles. Waves provide excellent surfing and bodysurfing. Humpback whales visit July through September.

This is an approved subdivision with 453+ acres and 1 km (.6 mile) of Pacific beach.

There are 166 ~2000 sq. meter (20,000 sq ft.) lots near the beach that are not low-lying, plus fractionals, and homes and some commercial retail. Most of the property is to be left in its natural state.

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New Assisted Living in Cotacachi

Floor Plan

The MGP GROUP of companies is a UK based company with offices in Florida, USA and Cotacachi, Ecuador announced the ground breaking of their current project, high end quality retirement condominiums in a gated environment in Cotacachi, Ecuador.

In addition to the homes they are offering top quality assisted living services for clients who require them, a heated swimming pool, gymnasium with scheduled & supervised wellness training, Sauna and Steam rooms plus a restaurant, community center and small chapel.

All the living areas of the independent condominiums will overlook beautifully manicured gardens with a back drop of spectacular mountain views. Their plan is to include a supermarket by the time the complex is completed.

The company broke ground in March 2011 for an assisted/retiree living complex of 70 condominium homes with a gym, swimming pool, doctor’s office and nursing station, organic restaurant, micro market, meeting room and a small chapel.


One bed, one bathroom, 3rd floor condominium – $ 74,000

Two bed, two bathroom, 2nd floor condominium – $81,000

Larger two bed, two bathroom, 1st floor condominium – $88,000

Closing cost of approx $500 to $1,000 will apply to all sales.

Payment options:

Option # 1
 Payment in full on signing the Agreement = $2000 discount will apply

Option # 2
  50% down and 50% on completion

Option #3    3rd floor one bed= $37,000 down, balance on fixed mortgage over 5 or 10 yrs.

2nd floor two bed = $40,000 down, balance on fixed mortgage over 5 or 10 yrs

1st floor two bed= $45,000 down, balance on fixed mortgage over 5 or 10 yrs


Initially there will be three types of floor plans available making a total of 70 condominiums on three levels. The 1st floor is on ground level and the 2nd & 3rd levels will have stairs and elevator access.

Total of 14 one bed, one bath condos (on the 3rd floor) , 28 two bed , two bath condos (2nd floor) and a further 28 larger two bed, two bath condos on the 1st (ground) floor.

ALL condominiums will have a full-size kitchen, complete with fridge and cookers, in the rear of the property, with the living rooms all facing inwards towards the landscaped gardens with amazing views of the mountain range in the distance. From the living room there will be a door leading to the balconies with provision for floral displays on top of the safety walls.

The homes are all designed so that entry to each will be through the rear or the “working areas” ( kitchen etc) leaving the living room areas and the main bedrooms all overlooking the wonderful gardens. All condominiums will be equipped with an emergency alarm system linked to a 24 hour monitored system. Pre installed points for TV, Internet and phone jacks will be fitted in all condominiums as well as tiled floors and all walls will be painted a neutral color suitable for any type of furniture.

This group offers Ecuador Living subscribers a 2% discount off the  quoted purchase price of their properties.

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New Galleries in Vilcabamba.


Manuel Vivanco reports: We re-open the old farmhouse of the Hacienda “El Atillo” located next to the “Club hacienda El Atillo and Lodge complex”, it is a 140 year old house, the center of a huge old farm which was the production center of the Valley of Vilcabamba (the Village was born with the farm’s workers). Now there you can find there: 2 art galleries, a coffee-shop, a reiki house, and plenty of space to walk around.  It is a magic point to watch the mountains, the valley and the Village.


There were in the event more than 200 people, 90% of the them foreigners who live in the Valley. A lot of music, Japanese food and joy.


Vilcabamba house to rent.

Vilcabamba is one of the five most popular Ecuador destinations for North American expats and the “El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort & Spa” has appealed beyond this to both expats and residents of Ecuador.


Tennis courts with a view at El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort & Spa.

Just Five Lots Left

The “El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort & Spa” consists of 36 lots.  16 have sold to expats, 12 from the USA, three from Spain and one from Australia.  15 of the properties have been purchased by Ecuadorians, five from Quito  and 10 from Loja.  This wide acceptance of the project by different cultures has created a delightful international neighborhood.

Other key features of the the El Atillo project are its proximity to Vilcabamba Village (five minutes walking),  full services including 4 electric transformers and all underground cabling, two water systems, one potable and one agricultural,  two sewage systems, one for  black and one for rain waters, three acres for the club and green areas, total security, five star club facilities, a unique history and great acceptance by the local population.

One house at El Atillo, Club Hacienda, Resort & Spa is for Rent.

Vilcabamba Rentals



The rental of $950 per month, includes all services, utilities and club’s facilities.


Five lots are left for sale. They range from  6,000 to 12,000 sq. ft.  and include club shares. prices range from $35,000 to $70,000.

You can get more information, prices, a full brochure and site plan of the Club Hacienda from Manuel Vivanco  by email  at or  his cell at (593)  099.444495

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Manta Condos

Manta is the center of the Ecuador coast and currently the only city on the beach with  its own airport.  Many of our readers who take Ecuador real estate tours find Manta condos an excellent value and enjoy life there.

So we are happy to have this paid advertisement for these Manta beach condos.


Nerea Condos have begun.


Architect’s computer generated rendition of how these Manta condos will look when they are complete.


Every now and then there comes a great deal that really requires us to stop and take a look. Nerea is the right choice for our customers due to the combination of three major advantages it presents: location, quality of design and construction, and prices. All of them, backed up by the professionalism and experience of Atiaga & Iturbide, the Quito-based development firm.

Manta’s anthem refers to the city as “Nereid” in a warm tribute to its people. The Nereids were mythological figures of the sea, endowed with remarkable beauty and friendliness. Our project NEREA, therefore, honors such allusion.



The building is located in the Barbasquillo area, which is the new area of up-scale residential developments in Manta. It is conveniently close to downtown, yet distant enough to allow a quiet retreat. Recent investments in the area have resulted in increased property values for current and future owners. In addition to the pleasant weather of Manta, Barbasquillo enjoys an unobstructed view of the Pacific, which has been considered in the design of Nerea.




Atiaga & Iturbide is a Quito-based firm, seriously oriented to satisfying clients’ needs with high attention to architecture design. The distinguished design of Nerea is the result of US-trained professionals, who have enthusiastically worked to make Nerea unique in Manta.


Three bedroom unit.

Nerea is an 8-story development and the only building in town with apartments that run front to back, to allow ocean view in every apartment. The social areas in each apartment are oriented towards the ocean, with large windows that slide to extend the interior area into a private terrace.



Bedrooms are set in the back, with sufficient windows to light the interiors, without excessive heat.



See more on Manta Condos here.


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Ecuador Beach Rental Location: Montanita, Ecuador


You can see the entire offer here.


Accommodations:  Villa, 8 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 6.5 Baths (Sleeps 16-20).

This private Oceanfront Villa “Delfin Feliz” has eight bedrooms, six and a half baths, right on the beautiful Pacific beach between San Jose and San Francisco De Las Nunez. Located in a private, quiet, upscale gated neighborhood area 5 miles from Olon beach and 7 miles from Montañita; 25-cent bus ride from the front of the house takes 10 minutes. Montañita world-class surfing by day and restaurants/bars/dancing by night.


Upstairs two master suites open onto the huge balcony vista view to the Pacific Ocean. King-size beds.

Two more master suites downstairs, one opens to the huge veranda (can sit up to 30 people) with vista view to the Pacific Ocean. Total of four king-size beds downstairs and upstairs. Four more bedrooms downstairs with Queen and Twin and Single Beds. Full baths in between the rooms.

The owners says “You will love this private villa. Great value for your money.”

Beautiful landscaped yard with coconut palms, orchids, fruit trees, hammocks, and gardens. Surrounded by a wall for privacy with a gate to the beach; and brick wall with gate for car entrance.


Phone (804) 874-5276 or (804) 364-9198 (Virginia, USA)

You can see the entire offer at the owners’ Ecuador beach rental website.

Contact Kim Anh Whiting, directly at

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