Our Permanent Vacation
We met Tom and Lynn of "Ecuador Beachfront Property" in April of 2015. Our goal was to find a place to lease on the beach in Ecuador somewhere near Manta. Although retirement and starting our “permanent vacation” was still two years away, we were anxious to narrow our search down so we contacted Thom and Lynn at Ecuador Beachfront Properties. In truth, we had been in contact with several websites and had been an avid House Hunters International watcher since 2014 .
Since our first contact with Tom and Lynn, we had been very clear that we would resist the desire to buy and wanted to lease a place on the beach for at least year before we made any decisions about location, buying and quite frankly Ecuador. They listened and were understanding.
Tom gave me a tour of several properties in Crucita, San Jacinto and San Clemente including some properties under development. There was no pressure but there was a great store of knowledge about the area, about building, about leasing, about Ecuador and living here. Tom was the best of tour guides!
On our second visit (April 2016 before the earthquake) we fell in love with Ensenada del Pacifico in San Clemente. It took a while, but Tom and Lynn stayed in contact with us while we wrapped our stateside affairs and moved to Ecuador. While in Cuenca and in Crucita, Tom and Lynn worked with us to find a condo in Ensenada del Pacifico that would accept a year lease. It was a happy day when we signed the lease and planned to move to this stunning condo on the beach. It was and continues to be a dream come true.
The reality of living in this stunning and high quality condo is due in great part to Tom and Lynn. Their knowledge, honesty, understanding and willingness to help us live our “permanent vacation” made this happen. For that those reasons and for the joy of knowing this fine family we are grateful.
Geoff Miller and Mac Dunkin (September 2017)
San Clemente, Manabi, Ecuador