August 2011 Ecuador Property Multiple Listing

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August 2011 Ecuador Property Multiple Listings: July & August 2011, plus links to earlier listings.

How to use the Ecuador Property MLS:

The Ecuador Living MLS is divided into #1: Ecuador real estate for sale and #2: Ecuador rentals.

See all Ecuador rentals here.

Ecuador real estate for sale is below and all listings on this page were posted July and August 2011.

We have also provided links on this page to older listings.  Since there is no other organized national Ecuador real estate Multiple Listing Service these older listings can readers can get a feel for how Ecuador real estate prices are evolving, but of course do not represent today’s prices or the current position of the property.

You can tell the date of the listing by the URL address. For example the Puerto Lopez beach condo in this MLS was listed August 16, 2011 and is posted at

We post two types of ads. Free and paid.   Seller contact information is shown for all paid advertisements.

Seller contact information on free ads is available at the password protected Ecuador Living Club site.

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Ecuador Real Estate For Sale (Alphabetical)

Bahia, Ecuador:

New Bahia Condos.  9 stories/9 apartments with nice views of the bridge.


Price is $110 per square foot. See Bahia condo details here.

Cabuyal, Ecuador:


Pre-sales of the 453+ acre Hacienda Palo Alto in Cabuyal just north of Bahia are about to begin with first come, first served reservations. Contact Carl A. Wescott at   This is a beautiful piece of property on the beach.

Canoa, Ecuador:

Beach real estate for sale.


Price  $4.50 to $9.00 per square foot.  See details on this Canoa  beach real estate here.

Cotacachi, Ecuador:

Yana Pamba. Gated Community in Cotacachi.


Yana Pamba homes are under construction. One is complete.  See more here.

Cotacachi studio resale in Prima Vera II available for $49,000.

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The Primavera studios are among the most popular properties in Cotacachi.

The studios are small, inexpensive but with large balconies that have one of the best views in the village of Mt. Imbabura and…


Mt. Cotacachi.


Price $49,000.   See Cotacachi Studio condo details here.

Between Cotacachi and Otavalo – designer house for sale.

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.3 acre (1206 sq mtr or 12,000 sq ft ) with mountain views.

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View of Imbaburra Mountain from front of house and one lot next door to Otavalo – Cotacachi house for sale.  Ornamentals and fruit tree plantings and the organic vegetable garden add to this great feeling of a wonderful space.

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View of vegetable garden and front of house

The 1750 square feet (163 square meters) house was recently completed by a professional designer who used best materials and practices throughout.

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View from side of house with patio and palapa

The world class kitchen has full-access cabinetry, granite countertops, large propane refrigerator, and commercial style range and ventilation.

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Custom kitchen with European cabinetry, Fisher Pickle stove, Propane refrigerator, granite counters, wine rack.

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View of dining area.

The great room and both bedrooms and closet have Marfil wood parquet floors.

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Living Room

A Rinnai on-demand water heater provides hot water to German made Grohe faucets. Bath floors and walls are covered with green slate and light limestone.

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Slate tile bathroom with tub and shower and custom cabinetry.  The walk-in closet has a stacked horizontal axis washer and dryer.

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Atrium center of house with fountain and wall mosaic. A central atrium that is covered with transparent roofing provides passive solar heating to the whole house. This atrium is a great indoor plant area and has a beautiful mosaic tile design on its four walls and a corner river rock fountain.

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Master Bedroom. The Master bedroom has an attractive and functional corner fireplace.

House also has 20 foot diameter detached yurt structure,  The 21 foot diameter yurt with seagrass carpet can provide additional guest sleeping space or ceremonial or conference space.

This unique property needs to be seen and experienced to be truly appreciated.

Price $169,000. See more details here.

Or Contact  Lou Montgomery email:

US Phones: 707 829 2608  or 707 477 9434

Contact for setting up a showing in Ecuador: Kerry Klages,  

Phone from the US 011 593 80 160 498

Cuenca, Ecuador:

New Cuenca Townhouse in Misicata area.

The home is bordered by the Yanuncay River so enjoys the microclimate created by the river and is a short distance to downtown.


The townhouse has three nice size bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, 1550 sq. ft.

The price is $76,000.   See details here.

New condo downtown Cuenca

This new condo is close to completion and is only minutes from downtown Cuenca in the very desirable Puertas del Sol area which is quite close to the Tomebamba River.

Cuenca townhouse

There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1215 sq ft and 1 parking area.

There are also two terraces.

Cuenca townhouse

The price is $90,000 with a 30% down payment. See details here.

Cuenca B & B  and/or business listing.

cuenca B&B

Perfect for apartments, condos or a hostal right in the heart of downtown Cuenca.  The space is “open at this time for easy redevelopment”.  This building currently has 15 possible bedrooms.

Price $290,000.  See Cuenca B&B Potential details here.

New Cuenca Town House for sale.


This is under construction and is almost finished.


It is located in Puertas del Sol only a couple of blocks from the Tomebamba River. Puertas del Sol is preferred by locals and expats because it is within walking distance of downtown, is very quiet, safe, close to grocery stores, a farmer’s market, banks and a mall.

Price $140.000.  See Cuenca Townhouse details here.

Large Cuenca Single family house for sale.

This modern looking home is located just 10 minutes from Cuenca in the exclusive Challuabamba Valley.  It features wooden floors and a great, large floor plan of 4300 sq ft.


It has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths and a pool The main living area is divided into 2 living rooms and a bar.

It also has a maid’s quarters with full bathroom.

Asking price $290,000.  See Large Cuenca house details here.

Manta, Ecuador:

Manta Ecuador condo for sale.


This is a spacious apartment in the best area of Manta for sale.  120 feet from beach, 4-bedroom 4-bath apartment with large view 
terrace, 2 parking spaces and storage.

Asking price $150,000.  See details here.

Manta Ecuador Ocean-view Apartment.


This is a brand new apartment located in the good area of Manta, ready for occupancy August 2011.


Third floor with a great ocean view.  Appx. 1,100 square feet.

This Manta apartment is in a quiet residential zone with only new constructions, great for children.

This ocean view apartment is 2 minutes by car to the Malecón and beach, and walking distance to the university.

Price: $ 76,000. See Manta Ecuador Apartment details here.

Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

Beach view houses in a project named TRANQUILO, a four unit housing enclave has started in Puerto Lopez Ecuador.


Looking down onto Puerto Lopez

Architect-Builder, John Fisher, selected Puerto Lopez for his first project in Ecuador after traversing the coast top to bottom three times, turning stones in every village en route.  He has partnered with reknowned Ecuadorean architect Xavier Vargas, to create a small project with a distinctly modern South American look combined with North American planning.  Only two units left.


The beachfront building “Beach House” consists of an upper and lower unit, each with private entrance and approximately 1400 s.f of interior living space.  See details here.

* Salinas, Ecuador, beach access rental for $450 a month.


2 bedroom, 1 bath ocean view furnished unit at $450 per month or $250 per week low season (now through November).  See details here.

A new Salinas Ecuador Coastal condo is finished and ready for sale.

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This Salinas condo has 650 square feet.

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Pool at project.

Price $62,200.  See Salinas condo details here.

San Clemente, Condos With Clubhouse Renovation


Two bedroom condos. Price $79,000.  See San Clemente Ecuador condo renovation details here.

* San Vicente, Ecuador:

San Vicente condo for sale.


This is a 1,900 square foot 4 bedroom apartment in San Vicente across the Chone Estuary from Bahia.

The apartment has a huge terrace…


overlooking the Chone Bay and ocean. 

Asking price is $150,000. See this San Vicente condo details here.

Ecuador Living Club members can contact the sellers of these properties at the password protected Club Site here.

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Ecuador Real Estate MLS – June 2011

Seven listings from June 2011.

New Rental Offer


Cotacachi, Ecuador House For Rent. Enjoy cozy fires at night.

Rent this charming, Cotacachi home. Just steps from the bus stop to Otavalo and Ibarra.  15 minute walk to the main square.

Fully furnished right down to the..


vases and teaspoons..


Three bedrooms.


Lovely garden. Super location.


Enjoy avocados and lemons from your own trees,  fresh flowers for your table, comfortable beds and your large private garden. Perfect for longer term stays.


The house has awesome views beautiful lawn and… garden area.


Included in the rent are all your utilities, internet and a gardener once a week.

Please email

See all Ecuador property rentals here.

New Listings For Sale.


Beach project startup, 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.  The 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 – the 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 probably see the fastest growth. The towns north of Bahia but still in the lovely province of Manabi are:

San Vicente


Hacienda Palo Alto is a brand new project… just beginning in Cabuyal, Ecuador.   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 the drive from Quito to 4 hours (from 7+ hours last year!).

This is planned to be a gated Community with 24/7 security, underground utilities, fire hydrants, internal paved streets; outdoor showers 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 plan calls for 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 body surfing. 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.

Sign up for a free Bahia report below.

Get more details about the project email

See Hacienda Palo Alto on a  Mid Coast Real Estate Tour

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New Listing Crucita Beach Condo

From Manta to Bahia de Caraquez Ecuador, there are two good beach areas to see. Crucita and San Clemente.

From Crucita the wonderful beach above runs all the way to San Clemente.  The point in the above picture shows San Clemente in the far distance.

From Crucita, there are many miles of empty beach walking. At low tide, you can walk round the point and then walk miles to Bahia.

Many of our readers live in Crucita. We helped many buy lots for these houses about 15 years ago.


There is a wonderful restaurant with a view.


Down the hill, in the village, there are some very nice condos and houses on the beach.  This resale is from a reader who purchased on a real estate tour years ago.


Beach views from this condos are nice.

From the front room.


Sea View from the living room and…


roof garden looking…


north and…


south toward Manta.

This is a smart looking unit purchased by a real estate tour delegate who is recovering from a major medical treatment. I thought this was one of the nicest condos I have seen inside.



This is next to a good neighborhood surrounded by large Ecuador beach houses.


From this point of the beach you can walk on the beach for hours.


Enjoy the sun, salt, sea and wild life.


This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit with, a jacuzzi…

crucita condo

and a roof terrace.

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The living area is 98.50 square meters (1,060 square feet) and with the balcony totals 155.25 square meters. (1671 square feet). It is the top unit in a 3 unit building.

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Living room.

The use of adjacent gated amenities of a tennis court and a swimming pool are available for a monthly fee of $30.  (This fee is optional.)

There are not and cannot be any structures between this Ecuador beach condo and the ocean.

Asking price $79,000.

For more details contact the owner: Tetiana Samoilova, 621 Nehalem Ln, La Conner, WA, 98257.  Telephone 360-770-2285 or email


New Listing Cuenca Condo

This is a project which is under construction and is only a few months from completion. The developer has funded the entire project out of pocket and wants to sell two units before completion.


Every side of this building has a fantastic view and it’s located in a peaceful and quiet area close to the river as well as close to downtown.


CONSTRUCTION:  1581 Square feet
PRICE: FROM FLOOR 1 TO FLOOR 6 = $124,950.

FLOORS 7 AND 8 = $132,300. These prices do not include parking, but you can buy 1 to 4 underground spaces  for $38 sq ft.

CONSTRUCTION: 1646 Square Feet
PRICE: FLOOR 1 TO 6 = $130,000
FLOORS 7 AND 8 = $137,700

Ecuador Living Club members can get details at the password protected club site.

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Salinas Coastal Villa

This villa is less than 5 years old and just 2 blocks from the beach in a quiet, residential area of Salinas.

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The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living/dining area, kitchen with ample cabinet space, front porch and back patio with pool and BBQ area.

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Even better, there is a nice efficiency suite in the back patio area, which the current owners frequently rent at the rate of $150 to $200 per month.

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The property is listed at $82,000.

A Salinas Ecuador real estate broker sent me a note about this low cost condo with a $70,000 asking price.


Many clients are looking for a property with a good amount of interior space, in a nice neighborhood, where they can enjoy the beach life, at a price of under $100,000.

You can look just a few blocks off the beach.  Like anywhere else, the ocean front properties in Salinas carry a bigger price than those just off the beach.  These off beach properties are often in better shape than those right at the water’s edge as they take less wear and tear from the salt air. Another benefit, the owner of an off-beach property doesn’t have the expense of maintaining a seawall, as many oceanfront property owners do.

A  property that fits the bill is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo with service quarters, in a small complex with a nicely landscaped pool area.  Sit at the pool and enjoy your own tropical paradise.


Walk just a few blocks to the beach.  The condo includes a private parking spot and furnishings.


The asking price is $70,000.

Ecuador Living Club members can get details at the password protected club site.

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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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See more listings.  See older previous listings in the Ecuador real estate MLS covering all of Ecuador here

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