ECUADOR BEACHFRONT CONDO PURCHASE TESTIMONIAL
I started looking into Ecuador as an investment/retirement opportunity 10 years ago. I knew I wanted something there, but wanted it to be the right thing. I saw this condo through an online search for listings. Ecuador Beachfront Property had the listing. I did the online request for additional information. Andrew Sweeny replied to me and we set up a Zoom meeting. Andrew could not have been easier to work with. We talked for over an hour about all sorts of issues; many of which weren't about the property itself, but were answers I needed to decide if this was the right opportunity for me (healthcare for expats, how do closings work in Ecuador, are there property managers available, was the area a safe place to be, travel in and out options).
Andrew was extremely professional while also being so helpful and willing to take all the time I needed to get my answers. I put the property under contract and felt little anxiety, even though I was buying something 4,000 miles from my home in the US and going off of pics from the listing
VACATION & REAL ESTATE TOUR TESTIMONIAL
The Best Trip of Our Lives!!
We are so grateful to Andrew and Carol. We recently stayed with them at Casa De Terrazas for our Vacation & Real Estate Tour and looked at various properties with Andrew. We had high hopes for the visit and every single one was exceeded. Andrew was very knowledgeable about the real estate market and had an intuitive sense of what would work best for us and the life we want to live in Ecuador.
Andrew and Carol opened their incredible home and this beautiful country to us. We were able to see and take in so much about the area. They know the area and have a true love and appreciation for the country and their town. We could not have asked for better hosts.
We found a home, friends, and left a big part of our hearts in San Clemente. We can't wait to return. Thank you Andrew and Carol!
With love and appreciation,
Rivers, Carolyn & Joe Smith (December 2021)
VACATION & REAL ESTATE TOUR TESTIMONIAL
We had a wonderful week on our Vacation and Real Estate Tour! Thanks to Andrew’s and Carol’s organizing, we had a mix of fun activities to discover the area while also viewing a variety of beachfront lots and houses for sale in the area.
Our activities included kayaking up the bendy river where we saw birds perching on the trees on all sides; a visit to Isla del Corazon where we entered into the mangroves and witnessed life in its most dense feeling (Don’t forget the bug spray!); and went horseback riding through the forest and up to the brewery. The horses were healthy and a pleasure to ride!
Activities and real estate showings were scheduled at a comfortable pace and gave us ample time to also relax and enjoy the amenities at the Casa de Terrazas Bed & Breakfast where we stayed. All the transportation and meals were thoughtfully planned out in advance. We also had a chance to meet many local people and residents and got a pretty good taste of what living there would be like!
Brian Ludwig & Maha Tahiri (December 2021)
St. Petersburg, Florida
VACATION & REAL ESTATE TOUR TESTIMONIAL
My wife and I decided to choose Ecuador Beachfront Property’s Vacation and Real Estate Tour. We had recently retired and were interested in possibly relocating to the central coast of Ecuador. Our only knowledge of the country and the area was through internet research. Neither of us spoke more than a few phrases in Spanish, so we needed a host to help direct our every move. This tour certainly fulfilled our needs.
Casa de Terrazas is a beautiful B and B located in a small coastal town called San Clemente. Andrew and Carol are exceptional hosts who create a friendly, "laid back" environment for their guests. The room was clean and beautiful with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean off multiple covered balconies. The pool and grounds inspire a feeling of a tropical oasis that is so inviting
My husband was a mountaineer guide for years and fell in love with Ecuador in the late 60’s- 70’s. He was convinced this is where he wanted to retire. In Feb 2013, we attended a conference in Quito with International Living. We then traveled for 2 weeks, spending time in Cuenca, and then the coast. It took us four years of searching the internet and we found our place in Ecuador.
San Clemente was not our first choice, but it only took a short time for us to call it home. Tom and Lynn at Ecuador Beachfront Property without a doubt, were the reason this is our happy place. The level of professionalism mixed with “treating us like family”, is what sold us on Ensenada del Pacifico. The construction and attention to detail, made it an easy choice.
We would highly recommend Ecuador if you are looking for a slower paced lifestyle, filled with endless possibilities for travel, or just staying at home enjoying the endless beach here in San Clemente.
Jim and Ellen Wagner (December 2020)
Longmont, CO USA
After finally deciding we were going to move to Ecuador, we found a few houses that we were interested in and contacted Tom with Ecuador Beachfront Property. Tom was very helpful and since we have never been here, steered us away from some houses that would have been regrettable. The house we bought was actually on House Hunters International, and lucky for us, not the house chosen! The whole purchase process was pretty easy and arriving here we were met by Jemma who walked us through the house and even had some new pillows and a shower curtain so we could sleep and take showers, which was so thoughtful!
Once we decided to move ahead with renovations on the house, Jemma lined up a professional crew and in no time, we had a beautiful place! Jemma was always very responsive to any questions we had. I highly recommend this team if you are planning on a move to Ecuador, you won't regret it!
Hello to all who may be considering buying property and moving to Ecuador. Hopefully my story will
help you in that decision.
Prior to finding Ecuador Beachfront Property I spent hundreds – literally hundreds of hours on the
internet scouring every imaginable country – you name it, I researched it. I finally landed on ecuadorbeachfrontproperty.com,
saw one of their listings which looked promising from the great pictures on their
site, but also had a video link to Home and Garden’s show of Beachfront Bargain Hunt. That video “tour” is
We met Tom online in 2012, while looking for a property on the coast of Ecuador. At the time, he was the agent for a nice little condo on the beach in Crucita. When we found that condo too small for what we wanted, he introduced us to his Ensenada del Pacifico project in San Clemente. We loved the location and layout options, and bought in immediately.
When we visited in the summer of 2013, Tom gave us a tour of the property and area. His enthousiasm and excitement about the project were contagious. Construction started in the summer of 2014, during our second visit to Ecuador. It was fascinating to watch. Tom and Lynn kept all their buyers in the loop during the construction with pictures and videos.
We were set to take possession of our unit in June of 2016 and had our third trip to Ecuador booked for the summer. But the earthquake in April of that year changed that. The buildings suffered cosmetic, but no structural damage. I was going to say fortunately, but in reality, it was because of the quality of the construction. When Tom first showed us the plans for the project, he bragged that it would be built to earthquake standards exceeding California’s. A 7.8 magnitude quake
Tom Saunders and Ecuador Beachfront Property; My game changer.
I have been looking all over Latin American for the perfect ocean front home. My dream has always been to own my own little palm tree paradise and wake to the sound of ocean waves and the smell of fresh salt air. However, I was on a pretty tight budget and I needed help. It is a scary, difficult process looking and purchasing a home in a foreign country. Tom made the process fun and exciting. Tom’s knowledge of Ecuador’s real estate market, construction experience, and his friendly nature put me at ease right away. With Tom I was in good hands.
For anyone looking to find their dream home by the sea, Tom Saunders is the man to know.
Dear Lynn and Tom, this is just a note to say how very pleased with have been with the way all of our business dealings with you have been over the years. I am not sure I have ever told you but we actually interviewed three other real estate companies in Equador prior to choosing you and you have never disappointed us. Your professionalism and personal touch and care for us and our property has given us total peace with not only our purchase but in deciding to have you manage our property as well.