Current Ecuador Real Estate MLS May 2013

MLS Ecuador Living Property Rentals and Sales – May 2013

New Properties

Manta Luxury Condo  with Ocean View – $76,000

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Near La Ruta del Sol the “NEREA” condo complex is one of the most modern buildings in Manta.

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This luxury condo offers you 1 bedroom with a double size bed, wooden wardrove, full bathroom with two entrances: one by bedroom and other by living room to keep your privacy down. Kitchen equipated with shelves, 1 Chromed refrigerator, 1 chromed microwave oven, 1 kitchenette, 1 gas stove oven; 1 TV 50″, living and dinner room furniture, 1 DVD,   2 A/C  (12000 BTU- Electrolux): one in the bedroom and other in the living room.

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Security Guard 24 hours for your protection, relax area with a large pool, or walk by the Malecón  or explore downtown.

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Condo Unfurnished: $76,000
Condo furnished $86,000

For more information contact Floridalva Zambrano at FLORIFLORI58@YAHOO.ES


New Private Small Farm

10 hectare, (24.7 acre)…

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farm that is very

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multi dimensional.

The farm has…

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a large restaurant and…

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seven cabins surrounding

the swimming…

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This acreage is located near Canoa and is…

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an eco lodge and a farm for growing crops.

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The land borders a river that has water with good quality certified by a well known, reputable French company.

For details contact Jean Marie Butterlin at


Villa  With  a Secret Garden on Ecuador’s Coast

San Clemente villa

The exterior is a tribute to local modern architecture.

Most visitors traveling to Ecuador’s coast land in Quito first and spend the night.  See an update on Quito’s new airport after this paid advertisement for a villa in Merri’s and my favorite beach village… San Clemente, on Ecuador’s coast.

This 2 Bedroom villa has an office, open living space, dining room & kitchen, hobby room and more… including a secret garden.

San Clemente villa

Interior: Classy, functional and comfortable.

The villa is close to the beach, close to public transportation in a safe neighborhood.

There is a “secret garden”: a hidden addition to the bedroom, completely screened in with a nice outdoor shower and room for 2 comfortable chairs.

San Clemente villa

The secret garden.

At the front of the house another room (a bodega) serves as a nice hobby room, with many electric outlets and for additional storage.

Outfitted to standards for US or Canadian residents including 4 separate air conditioners and a good hot water system.

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Dining area.

The modern kitchen has a gas range, microwave, refrigerator, and exhaust system.

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The floor-area outside the house is completely tiled and easy to maintain.

Price $79,900

To see full details and more photos of this San Clemente villa click here San Clemente Villa.

or write Volkhard Neumann at


Mindo Emergency Sale

This Mindo house is a perfect rental unit for bird watchers, has an incredible view surrounded by nature.  Mindo is considered the paradise of the world for birdwatching. Near the house is the Mindo Nambillo Protected Forest. The house is stunning in its design and setting. Another important thing is that the house is new.

Mindo House


The owners are Australian and had to return there due to a serious health problem.

The house was built two years ago and furnsihed to a high standard (see power point below) but has not been lived in because the Australian owners had to return there due to the husband’s health problems.

They have now written: Gary, We are writing this letter to ask for your assistance in the selling of our house in Mindo.

As mentioned on the phone, Shyam had a stroke recently here in Australia, and as a result we are unable to return to live in our house in Mindo, Ecuador.

Therefore, we are willing to negotiate any reasonable offer, even if it is below our costs.

Attached is a powerpoint presentation with the details of the house.  Just click below.


For further details or to make any offer contact the owners directly: Shyam and Pramila Tripathi at

Privacy and Serenity within a Cotacachi Gated Community


Front Entrance.

Ecuador: Cotacachi Home for Sale located in desirable San Miguel Casas y Jardines.

Our neighbor to the east is La Mirage, one of the top ten spas in the world where you can enjoy exquisite cuisine and/or a fabulous massage. Surrounded by farmland, the location provides a quiet, rural atmosphere within a gated community, yet it’s only a short 10 minute walk to town.

Lovely 1400 sq ft adobe home featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths separated by a large living room/dining room open plan layout.


View into Dining Area.

The perimeter wall with large entry gate allows for a special level of privacy and security and encloses the front patio /2 car parking area.


Back Yard.

The views of Mt. Cotacachi and Mt. Imbabura are spectacular.  Cotacachi is just over 60 min. taxi ride from the new international airport featuring daily direct flights to Miami -just 4 hours away.


Mt. Cotacachi -View from yard.

Features: 4 fireplaces, 1 in each bedroom, 1 outside on the front porch and a beautiful central fireplace in the living room.


Living Room Fireplace.

Floors are easy care ceramic tile.

High wood beamed ceilings w/ custom light fixtures.


Living Room.

Enclosed back porch with 2 large built-in storage cabinets. Bodega includes washer/dryer and storage space.

Outdoor covered patio in the back yard.


Backyard Patio.

Marble kitchen floor and countertops, wood cabinets and plenty of storage space.  Stove and refrigerator included.



Large built-in armoires in both bedrooms.

24/7 security

Three meter high wall and large wood/metal gate enclose the property which is approx 1140 sq meters (12276 sq ft)
Spacious patio area in the front allows for parked vehicles.


Front Yard.

Included is 2008 Chevy D-Max truck in a very good condition, just over 80K km driven (some 50K miles), new tires, AC, power windows, excellent sound system.
If you’re over the age of 65, Ecuadorian driver’s license is not required.

Low taxes – under $60/yr.

Inexpensive utilities – gas, water, electric.

From both front and back yards, you’ll have outstanding views of  Mt Cotacachi and Mt Imbabura.

The home is a convenient 10 minute walk to the down town area for shopping, entertainment and restaurants.

Price: $153,800. Price without truck included: $144,000.

Contact: Corinne Forsner


Two Ecuador properties for sale in Quito and Otavalo.


Hacienda Bougainvillea is an expansive estate in world-famous Otavalo, Ecuador.

This 8-bedroom, 7-bath property is an excellent investment as a bed and breakfast, weekend get-a-way for family gatherings and special events, or as a full-time executive home.

Located one hour north of the new Marsical Sucre International Airport in Quito, Hacienda Bougainvillea is a 5-minute drive from South America’s world-renowned Otavalo Market, and is within 20 minutes of Cotacachi. The property is surrounded by the tranquil Rio Blanco River and overlooks Mount Imbabura, one of Ecuador’s most spectacular sights.


Complete with a horse barn and stables, immaculate gardens and administrator and service quarters, Hacienda Bougainvillea features a large restaurant-style kitchen fully equipped for serving dozens of guests.

List price for this property is $875,000.

A greater collection of Hacienda Bougainvillea photos can be viewed at

Serious inquiries about this property may be directed to




Also for sale is this exquisite 2-BR, 2-BA condominium located in one of Quito’s most desireable areas.

Private parking and 24-hour security are added benefits to this, 1,750 square-foot listing. Enjoy the view overlooking the mountains, or take advantage of all there is to offer in the fully custom kitchen complete with restaurant style gas range, refrigerator and microwave.

Listed at $180,00, this condo unit is within minutes of some of Quito’s nicest conveniences and attractions.


Additional photos may be viewed at and inquiries may be sent to


We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence and always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. Also we want to be sure that you check the claims of the developer/seller and make sure that you are satisfied. We also recommend that you rent before you buy and become familiar with Ecuador.

Learn how to write to sell.

Seven P Secrets of Self Publishing

When you write, you can work anywhere. 


Here I am working poolside in the winter, at our Florida farm.

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Here I am with our hound Ma, working during the summer at our North Carolina farm.

Learn how to earn everywhere, while living anywhere you choose.  I have been able to earn by writing in Hong Kong, England, the Isle of Man, Dominican Republic and Ecuador to name a few of the places I have lived.   Anywhere I am,  I am  able to work.

All I need is my laptop.

That’s all you need too… a laptop to be free!

Before computers, a pencil and pad did the job.

Freedom is just one benefit you can gain from a laptop business.

Another benefit is income.   Writing has brought me both our farms in Florida and North carolina, free and clear… plus a lot more.

Another good example of earning potential is my friend Hugh Howey.   He was working for $10 an hour in a book store when he self published his novel Wool, typing in a storage room during his lunch breaks.

Soon he was earning over $100,000 a month on  This helped secure a six-figure book deal from Simon & Schuster, and an option for film by Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner and Alien.

That’s what he’s doing now.

Hugh Howey

Hugh and I playing chess (he beats me badly).

Writers like Hugh are great inspirations.

A couple of years ago Hugh  left Florida, and moved to South Africa.  He had a sailing catamaran built for him and now can sail the world while he continues to write.

Hugh explained it like this: And that’s the miracle of working as a writer: I can do it from anywhere and everywhere. The past few years, I’ve done a lot of writing from airplanes and airports while on business trips abroad.  SAND was entirely written overseas while traveling through seven different countries; I think it’s a better story because of those inspirations.  In upcoming years, I may be writing near your home port.

Hugh’s a super star writer and his success could not happen to a more deserving and talented person.  He pours enormous energy into being worthy of his readership.  But you do not have to be a million dollar a year earner or a traveler to benefit from writing.

The good news is… you do not need a huge success to have a rich and fulfilled lifestyle.  Self Publishing can bring you a life that most people only dream of, as a journeyman writer, instead of a super star.

May I hastily add that the path to stardom begins as a journeyman… so the journeyman’s path brings success without stardom… but can also lead to stardom.

What most success stories like Hugh’s rarely explain is the many hours of writing that was devoted before their self published book sales soared.   Hugh, like most writers were journeymen first.  Stardom came later.

Here are sevens secrets that can help you become a journeyman writer. 

The secrets are a writer’s armory of tools that allows almost anyone to create successful publications for income, freedom and fulfillment.

Take Merri’s and my publishing business as an example.  

Merri and I are not writing stars.  We are journeymen who have for more than 40 years, year in and year out, earned solid income writing and self publishing dozens of publications about multiple subjects.

Some years that income has been more than solid… over a million dollars.  Yet in terms of stardom, we are hardly known.

In a moment you’ll see why that’s fine for us and probably will be for you too.

First some history.

Merri became involved in self publishing over 40 years ago… first helping a veterinarian publish a book on a very specific market… animal acupuncture. Then she showed a needle point artist how to sell more books to an even more specific audience… “needle point enthusiasts”  about her needle point work to an audience larger than the population of the city she lived in.  This led Merri to eventually become Executive Editor of an award winning magazine in Florida.

My story allowed Merri and me to work and live from Hong Kong to London to Europe to Eastern Europe, then the Caribbean and then Ecuador… making millions in the process of following our adventures… having fun… while helping a large readership adapt to a rapidly changing world.

That’s what self publishing can bring, profit, adventure and fulfillment, a great feeling of worth and wonder.

Self Publishing has created exactly the lifestyle we desire allowing us to span the world and work with meaning and purpose.

Self Publishing has become a new business art form. 

The seven secrets can help you start your own self publishing business now.

Everything in publishing is new and exciting and changing.  Publishing is being recreated by the wonderful power of destructive technology.

Everything is new… except the seven secrets. 

Change in the publishing industry is disturbing many.   We love this evolution due to these seven secrets we call the 7Ps.  The 7 Ps are so fundamental to writing and publishing that new technology enhances rather than reduces their power.

The First P is Passion.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it AND create income with self publishing.  This can be your direct ticket to the kind of fulfillment you’ve always wanted.

Whether you want to travel the world or live as a recluse, work 12 hours a day or not work much at all,  you can set your schedule to succeed, if you’re willing to learn these seven secrets.

You can start part-time with any dream, passion, and budget.  Once you’ve created a product, you’ll enjoy the “multiple effect” of producing profits over and over again.

So the question is… What do you love to do?

What’s Your Passion:  An example is that thirty years ago, a client of Merri’s had a passion to help people who were in pain?  He published a series of pamphlets explaining various chiropractic disorders in very simple terms.  For example: “What Is Whiplash?”

The pamphlets contained solid information, but were simple 5″ x 7″ brochures with drawings and explanations. He sold them with a rack to chiropractors, who put them in their offices for patients to read.  These little self-published items sold year in and year out for decades.

There are thousands of ideas of this sort that can lead to big business.  It’s just a matter of defining and then acting on your passion.

Although I can work when I please and go where I wish, for me the most important reason for being a publisher is the satisfaction it brings. 

I love the projects I take on, so work doesn’t feel like, well… work.

What do you love?  If you love golf, then you can write and sell publications about golf.  Love travel, fishing, dogs, dolls, or art?  Write and sell publications in these fields.

Are you concerned about crime, war, poverty or environmental issues?  You can publish information products that help reduce these concerns.

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place?  Publish a newsletter, write a book (or hire someone to write it for you), record a tape… publish something that enlightens people.

Whatever your passion, you can immerse yourself in it and earn income by publishing for ereaders, print on demand, CDs, lists, bound books, or any format you choose.

Be immersed in your passion and get paid well for it. 

This is why stardom is not the main goal for most writers and self publishers.  Extra income, more freedom and fulfillment are usually more than enough enough.

The seven Ps are:

#1: Passion

#2: Problem

#3: Person

#4: Profitably Priced Product

#5: Prospecting Pathway

#6: Promise

#7: Presentation

The first time I exposed others to the secrets in Self Publishing was in a weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.  We offered the camp for $1,500. 80 delegates enrolled.  People from all walks of life attended—chiropractors, businessmen, investors, doctors, realtors, inventors, airline pilots, engineers, and housewives.

Merri and I were so overwhelmed by the response, we decided to make it available to a larger audience.  We created a written course based on our current self publishing activity called “Self Fulfilled – How to be a Self Publisher.”  Then we recorded the weekend “Writer’s Camp” seminar.

Thousands have used the course as it has evolved over the decades.

You can receive both the written course and the recorded weekend seminar, in an MP3 file, in a special “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program I am making available to you.  The normal fee is $299 for the written course and $299 for the recorded workshop.   I’ll send you both the course and the recorded workshop and my course on how to expand the profits of what you write called “Eventful Business” (also $299) all for $299.  You save $598.

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within 60 days for a full refund .

These courses are not theoretical.  They describe, step-by-step, how Merri and I built a million-dollar international business and how we are running this self publishing business right now.   We use the 7Ps today just as we did four decades ago to create a strong annual income.

This correspondence course is for those who would like their own international self publishing micro business for fun and profit. If you want fun, freedom, extra income and fulfillment with your own full or part time writing or want to build your existing business, by writing to sell you can profit from this course.  The course can help who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.  This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through writing.

Here is a special offer. 

Whatever your passion, however you do business, chances are you’ll be writing either to create a product or to sell a product. 

You save more than $598 because you also receive a recorded webinar conducted by our webmaster David Cross (at no extra cost).

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David Cross

David has been our webmaster since our website began in the 1990s.  He is Merri’s and my business partner. We could not run our business as we do without him.

Learn the tactics we use in our web business that condenses 27 years of practical experience about search engine optimization, and writing for search engines.

For the last 27 years David has worked with companies large and small – IBM, Agora Publishing, AstraZeneca and many small business owners.  He has worked in 22 countries, and lived in six of them.

David’s clients span the globe and represent companies and charities both large and small.  From corporate giants to small, one-woman businesses and everything from finance, healthcare, publishing, technology, real estate, veterinarians, alternative health centers and everything in between.

David is an essential part of our web based business.

Myles Norin, CEO of Agora, Inc.  wrote:  “I have found David’s knowledge and experience unmatched in the industry.  Without David’s expertise and guidance for the past 7 years, we would not be nearly as successful as we are.”

As Senior Internet Consultant to Agora Inc. in Baltimore, MD, he worked closely with Agora’s publishers and marketers and – over a 7-year period – helped to propel Agora’s online revenues from around $20 million to well over $300 million.

David’s webinar will help you gain benefits in your micro business that large internet marketing companies use.  In this practical recorded workshop you will learn valuable skills to help your micro business.

There has never been a time when the opportunity for small businesses abroad has been so outstanding.  Expand your borders now!  Increase your economic security freedom, independence and success.

If you are not fully satisfied that this offers you enormous value simply email us for a full refund within 60 days.  You can keep all three courses as our thanks for giving our courses a try.

You also receive a report  “How to use Relaxed Concentration to Brainstorm Business Ideas” and a recorded workshop “How to Become and Remain Rich With Relaxed Concentration” at no additional cost.

Plus you get more in the program.

You receive regular writing and self publishing updates for a year.  Businesses usually need to evolve.  Merri and I continue to publish and have our independent businesses.  Some basics have remained for decades, but new strategies occur all the time throughout the year.  We’ll be sending along updates that share our most recent experiences as we learn and continue to grow our international micro business from Smalltown USA.

My special offer to you in this “Live Well and Free Anywhere Program”, is that you receive:

  • “Self Fulfilled – How to Write to Sell” course
  • Video Workshop by our webmaster David Cross,
  • The entire weekend “Writer’s Camp” in MP3,
  • MP3 Workshop “How to Gain Added Success With Relaxed Concentration”
  • The business course “Eventful Business”
  • Any updates to any of the courses, workshops, reports or recordings for a year

We are so confident that you’ll gain from this offer that if you are not fully satisfied, simply email us within the first three months for a full refund. 

Order “Self Fulfilled – How to Publish to Sell” and a full year of update lessons $299.  Click Here.      

See success stories from Self Publishers and a few who have attended the “Writer’s Camp” that you will receive on MP3.




New Puerto Cayo Beach Condos for $99,000

Ecuaor beach depiction

Artist depiction of “Peaceful Summit”.

Peaceful Summit is now building units for sale on the shores of the Pacific Ocean; ocean and beach at your front door. I f you wish to own a place to retire or just vacation, we have a unit for you. By making a pre-construction purchase, you will have the opportunity to choose your color scheme.

Ecuaor beach depiction

Price, Dimensions, Location & Payment Plans

The location is Puerto Cayo, 1,400 sq. ft. units, with prices starting at $99,900. 
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, open floor plans, Pagodas with hammocks and refreshment bars.

Readers of this ad can receive a $750 pre construction discount.

Payment plans as follows: $2,500 deposit to hold your condo; 25% at beginning of construction; 50% upon completion and the balance at time of closing.

These condos are built to American standards; top notch materials, superior workmanship, with energy conservation in mind [Tank less water heaters].  The common areas, such as pools, are powered by the sun.  2 units will be completed April 2013, with one already sold, the first floor is still available.

There are only 7 units, so share your private beach with 6 other families, plenty of room to roam. Unlike other condos in the coast of Ecuador that are Ocean view, these condos are Ocean Front; walk from your bedroom right into your wonderful PRIVATE beach.


Peaceful Summit Apartment layout.

For details email me Maria Blount at

or call 239-674-7988  See our website at



Beautiful cottage is located in the San Joaquin area which is around a 5 minute drive into the center of Cuenca where you can stock up on all the amenities you may need for day to day living.

San Joaquin offers country style living only minutes from el centro. While described as a cottage, while it has 1722sq,ft  with three bedrooms and two full sized bathrooms.

cottage San Joaquin Ecuador

Included in the layout of this house is a nice living and dining area with a cozy warm feel and an open plan kitchen.

cottage San Joaquin Ecuador

Alongside the house is a laundry room, bodega and an extra social area with sofas, TV and an outdoor fireplace.

cottage San Joaquin Ecuador

This house also includes a loft which is an ideal area to use as a play room or even an office space for those that wish to study or work in privacy.

Outside includes a nice size patio and garden area with space for several cars to park and a gated entrance. The garden area of this house is 6500 square feet of land giving plenty of space for children to play or the owner to incorporate a garden and grow their own produce.

Asking price is $150,000.

For more details contact Stephen Milden at



Working farm for sale near Esmeraldas Ecuador with a river running through it

This email was sent to me.

We have a farm to sell near Esmeraldas

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click on photos to enlarge.

It is 112 hectares, (276 acres) with a small cottage.

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It produces bananas, avocados, mangos, cocoa, plantains, mandarin oranges and coconuts. It has electricity and water.

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There is open pasture and a river 30 metres wide running through it. The farm is on the river Teaone …it is about 40 km south from Esmeraldas, via Vuelta Larga Tabiazo parish after parish Carlos Concha,

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There is a tenant farmer who lives in the home on the property. It is located about 40 km south of Esmeraldas, via Vuelta Larga Tabiazo parish after parish Carlos Concha,  taking the detour of Atacames, the road to the left leads to the property.

We are entertaining offers north of $250,000.

Contact Jean Marie Butterlin at


Ecuador apartment rental units in Cotacachi.

We have been getting many requests for apartments rentals in Ecuador.

This is a 4,000 square foot building in the center of Cotacachi, next to Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores) and the main Cathedral with three rental units.

Unit #1 is on the first and second floor.


The first floor has a living area, dining and


kitchen and… two bathrooms. There is an open high ceiling with a mezzanine.


a second floor bathroom and bedroom upstairs.

Unit #2 is a two bedroom unit is on the third floor.

This is the living room.


This is fully furnished with…


two bedrooms and or office/den and…


balcony. The kitchen has hardwood cabinets.

Unit #3 is a studio on the 4th floor.

This is a loft studio with great light and an open feel with…


full dining area and…




These floors are among the highest points in the village and views from both units are the best around. Mornings give the sunrise over Mt. Imbabura.


Evenings offer sunset in the east on Mt. Cotacachi. Views are great at night with the village alight. You can see the entire village and both mountains during the day.

This apartment complex is at a central location in Cotacachi directly across from the colonial Inn Land of the Sun (formerly Meson de las Flores). This is next to the main plaza and one block from the central plaza.

Units rent for $600 per month including utilities and broadband internet connection.

The rent is $550 a month if rented for three months.

For more information contact Merri at


Newly renovated 2 bedroom house in downtown Cuenca that would make an excellent rental.

This newly refurbished condo is located only 2 blocks from Parque Calderon with it’s beautiful blue domed cathedral which is Cuenca’s answer to Central Park.

cuenca house for sale

Living here you’d have easy access to the many shops found in the downtown district including banks, pharmacies, grocery stores, doctors, dentists, attorneys, etc.

cuenca house for sale

This apartment has two bedrooms and one bath in 1100sq,ft of living area and everything is brand new. As you can see the appliances still have the factory stickers.

cuenca house for sale

There is a good sized living room, dining room and kithen area with an open plan featuring large picture windows looking out over the city and extending across to the Andes mountains.

All this for an asking price of $105,000

For more details contact Stephen Milden at


Ecuador Amazon Home With B&B or Small Farm Potential for Sale

American built and owned rustic contemporary 2500 sq ft new construction (2011) 3 bedroom / 3 ½ bath exposed brick home sits on 2.5 acres of jungle habitat complete with cacao, coffee, lemon and banana trees, and the occasional monkey.  The living space consists of a large American style kitchen with a center island and granite countertops, an airy dining & living room with 14 ft ceilings that open to a large covered porch in the midst of tropical vegetation, a study/media room, laundry room, and pantry.

This furnished home is complete with full amenities including outdoor barbeque, washer / dryer, centralized gas, monitored alarm system, internet and Direct TV, and is located 6 miles from the city of Tena, and a short walk to the scenic Napo River.

Tena, the kayak and white water rafting capital of Ecuador, is also the springboard to the Amazon.  Visitors enjoy jungle tours, or visit nearby waterfalls and Indigenous communities to learn about Quechan traditions and typical foods like guayusa tea, chicha drink and mitos (fish or other meal cooked in large leaves over a fire).

An excellent investment opportunity for a family home or start-up bed and breakfast.  Owners possess legal property deed.  Opportunity to purchase additional land.

amazon home & farm

Open style living and dining area with 14 ft ceilings.

amazon home & farm

Large covered porch with sliding door access from the living area and studio.

amazon home & farm

Master bath with tub set in river stone.

amazon home & farm

2nd floor bedrooms with ceiling fans

This wonderful home sits on 2.5 acre land.

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Jungle vegetation surrounding this Ecuador Amazon home for sale.

amazon home & farm

banana, coffee and…

amazon home & farm

cacao and lemon trees, as well as tropical flowers.

Asking price:  $200K, fully furnished with property deed.        

I came to the Ecuadorian Amazon from the US as a missionary physical therapist, and in 2006 I founded a rehabilitation center for children with disabilities at the local hospital in Tena.  Later I met and married an Ecuadorian doctor and we have a 4 year old daughter (who is currently learning Quechan dancing).  We tailor-built this home for entertaining in the Amazon, and for cultivating the local culture and vegetation.  My 10 year venture as a non-profit organization is coming to a close and relocating, so it is with sadness that I look for a new owner to occupy our wonderful home.

For more information please contact:; telephones (Ecuador) 011 593 62844 133 / 0984827203


Million dollar Ecuador beach construction deal.

There is construction opportunity in the Vistazul complex.

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Entrance to Vistazul.  (Click on photos to enlarge)


Vistazul is comprised of 38 condos overlooking a wide expanse of beach on Ecuador’s Pacific Ocean.

(Click on photos to enlarge)

The Club House has been complete since 2008.  The Palmazul Artisan Designed Hotel & Spa is a stylish and brand new hotel which opened in January 2008 and represents a new trend in Ecuador where local artisan work is combined with luxury and comfort.  The hotel has been updated in 2012.

Residents have access to relaxing massages and aromatherapy at the Arena spa and can stay  fit with its 60 foot swimming pool, tennis court and beach walking.


Club house infinity pool on the beach.

The original developer sent me this note.

Gary, I would like to sell  the remaining “alicuotas”in my project.   These are the approved rights to build on the land we own.   Everything is ready to  transfer of this the “alicuotas” which gives the builder the permit to build 32 two story units in six different buildings. These can be built down by the road, up the hill or in a combination.

Most of the infrastructure for the expansion is ready or will be soon.

The only cost for a builder will be the construction + some internal roads and landscaping.

Construction cost should not be higher that $ 350-400/m2 (appx. $35 to $40 per square foot).   Existing units are selling in the $80,000 each range.  I receive many requests and believe  that completed units will sell well especially if financing is offered.

This gives a possible profit of $1,000,000 for an experienced builder.

I am asking for $300,000 cash or will subordinate payment to sale of construction at a rate of $13,000 per unit built.  Kjetil Haugan

See Ecuador beach deal

For retal listings and more real estate for sale, click here.