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Having a beachfront home in a tropical region had always been a dream of ours. My wife Danielle lived in Montreal all her life until moving to NJ in 2010. As a young child she knew someday she would be living on a beautiful beach in the tropics, NJ was that first step south to her dream.

I grew up in NY and lived for the summer going to Nathan’s in Coney Island and playing on the beach until the sun went down. When my children were young it was time to leave NY and head south (50 miles to the Jersey Shore). It wasn’t a big move but it was one step closer to the real south and eternal summer of my dreams.

In 2008 Danielle and I met, you guessed it, on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. In 2012 Danielle and I married and immediately started thinking how we could make our dreams a reality. We started reading many books and magazines about retiring in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Panama or Ecuador. Neither of us had ever been to Ecuador so it was time for a fact-finding visit. By 2014 we had done a lot of research but really felt like it was a shot in the dark picking the right place and where do we start. That is when we came across Lynn and Tom. Right from our first correspondence we felt we had made friends. Tom made arrangements for a taxi to meet us at the airport (who ended up waiting about an hour for us); the driver was so nice he even apologized to us for our flight being delayed. About 10 minutes after arriving in our room Lynn was there to give us a warm greeting with her son in her arms. We would spend the next 10 days having a few meals together in the local restaurants with them and their 2 sons.  When Tom was not showing us around to see homes or land he would he give us suggestions on where to go with a genuine concern of what WE were looking for.

I can really go on with many stories of walking into town with Lynn, Tom, and the boys. Each time we would pass the locals in the street who would always greet Tom & Lynn with a smile and exchange some kind words in Spanish. We had a confirmation that they were as genuine to their local neighbors as they were to us.

Ok I will tell just one story. One day we were driving through town and Tom stopped a man on his bike to say hello and remind the man that he owed him money for work he did. The man said “no problem I will come to see you when I need it”. Tom smiled at us and said, “I am his bank”. It was so nice to see that level of trust.

Well it is 3 years since that visit. We did buy a beautiful double lot right on the water just south of Canoa during our visit, a huge step toward our dream! Tom helped us with every step along the way and gave us great peace of mind.  We have now put ourselves in a position to start building in about 1 year or maybe rent for a while and get ready for our next big decision. I emailed Tom about our plans and by the next morning Lynn responded and set up a time to talk. During that talk Tom was as pleasant and helpful as always to help us with our next step.

I’d like to end by saying Tom & Lynn are an absolute pleasure to deal with. I have been in the building business for 40 years and have dealt with many realtors, lawyers, architects and contractors in that time. They are as genuine and trustworthy as you can get always putting us at ease with such a big move to a foreign country. They are a wonderful family living a dream and simply wish to help others find their dream!


Danielle Brodeur  & Victor Cresci  (Feb. 2017)


We felt as though we won the lottery when we stumbled on Tom And Lynn Saunders' website in late 2013. We met early in 2014 and recently purchased a beautiful condo in Crucita with their help and expertise. Our experience with Ecuador Beachfront Property has been 5 star all the way!! Tom and Lynn go above and beyond their obligations as realtors and have assisted us in so many ways. They are always there to provide advice and also offer help with day to day needs, such as arranging drivers, repairs, restaurant and shopping recommendations.

We were honoured to spend New Years Eve with them this year and hope that it will be the start of a new tradition
Their, honesty, integrity and professionalism has been evident in all our dealings with them.
We highly recommend this wonderful young couple for any real estate transaction, please feel free to contact us.

Peter and Linda Wartski (April 2015)

Thornhill, Ontario
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Our new house is located in a tiny town on the coast of Ecuador, on the beach, and was built by Tom Saunders in 4 months flat. For anyone who's attempted such a feat, that's a shocking accomplishment. Especially if it's built to North American standards. In retrospect their knowledge, experience, and savvy made our first (and probably only) built home a very satisfying experience overall.
Again, thank you Tom for accommodating, facilitating, and expediting our dream.

Stephen and Kerri Sweeney (September 2012)
Snohomish,  Washington


Our experience working with Tom and Lynn at Ecuador Beachfront Property was absolutely wonderful. From the very first email and phone call both of them were friendly, knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond normal expectations to help us feel comfortable and informed. In fact, we felt so good about the situation that we bought our beach home before we even traveled to Ecuador or saw the actual property. Tom introduced us to a wonderful bilingual attorney nearby who was able to assist us with a POA to complete the purchase from our home. When we arrived to see the area and home we had no surprises the property was just as we had expected and we could not have been more pleased.

Tom and Lynn’s excellent service to us did not stop after the purchase was made, they continued to be available to answer all our questions each step along the way. When we traveled to visit our home for the first time, Tom made arrangements to have a driver pick us up at the airport and take us straight to our home, this was a great blessing to us with this being our first time in Ecuador, not speaking the language and being very unfamiliar with the area and us arriving late in the evening. Tom was waiting for us at the home when we arrived with a bottle of wine to welcome us. He even lent us a cell phone to use during our short visit so we could stay in contact.

We really enjoyed our many visits with Tom and Lynn during our trip. The two of them are so personable and kind, it was not like a typical business meeting, but more like sitting down to chat with old friends. No matter what situation arose during our stay Lynn and Tom both always made time to stop and help us out and for this we are extremely grateful.

We would highly recommend their company and services to anyone looking to buy property in the area. Honesty, trustworthy and the utmost integrity will be what you are sure to experience.

Tom and Lynn thank you again for all you have done and continue to do!  We are looking forward to our upcoming move to San Clemente and could not ask for a more awesome friendly set of neighbors. We are truly blessed to have you in our lives.

Aimee and Matt Garrett (February 2017)

Colorado, USA

We always dreamed of owning a beachfront property and opening a guesthouse, after years of traveling to destinations around the world we decided on Ecuador.  We surfed through numerous websites and found , printed out listings and returned to Ecuador to explore and determine if the properties were truly as beautiful as portrayed on the internet. Much to our delight – they were very nice! 

We contacted Tom Saunders as our real estate agent and scheduled several showings, after contemplating our budget and reviewing prices on existing homes plus renovation costs we decided to buy a parcel of land and build with Tom.  This was our first build and Tom graciously accommodated our requests, we handed over a rough sketch of our dream home and Tom took it from there employing an architect to complete blue prints and site design. Tom introduced us to our attorney:  Vicente Ruperto Palma Garcia, who coordinated the necessary legal work for purchasing the property and ensuring a clear title/survey and permits to build.  Tom communicated with us via Skype and email keeping us informed of the progress that was being made on our property while we were wrapping things up in the states. 

Tom’s wife Lynn was very helpful in recommending accommodations, drivers and day trips during the numerous visits that we made while the work was in progress.  Tom and Lynn Saunders have exceeded our expectations! 

The guesthouse is open and we are very happy with our new lifestyle. We highly recommend in fact, friends of ours have recently invested in a condominium project that the Saunders family is building.  Thank you Tom and Lynn, it has been a pleasure doing business with you and developing our friendship along the way – Saludos!

Please share our information with potential clients, we’ll be glad to answer their questions and accommodate them at our guesthouse when they visit Ecuador!

Marty Williams & Jim Franks (February 2015)

Casa WF, San Jacinto, Manabi - Ecuador


Having grown up in a family of home builders, and having my own home inspection company, I have a lot of experience with home sales and realtors. My wife and I decided to retire in Ecuador in 2014. We had done a lot of research on the country. We knew we wanted to purchase a home. Our lucky day came when we met Tom Saunders. He went over every detail of our purchase with us giving us the security that we needed for this process. Meta and I are 100% satisfied with Tom and would have no problem recommending him to anyone needing help with the purchase of a home or property in Ecuador. Feel free to contact me with any questions atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

David & Meta Carpico (October 2014)
   San Jacinto, Ecuador

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