Ecuador-Florida Real Estate Comparison


We are looking for value all the time both in Ecuador and Florida.

The benefit of both areas of course… is the great weather.

See some recent offers of Ecuador coastal compared to a Florida waterfront property bargain we stumbled across.

The three Ecuador offers are in Palmazul-Vistazul complex in SanClemente Ecuador.

San Clemente is a small, quaint fishing village halfway between Manta and Bahia. Its long, wide sandy beaches are clean and usually empty, and its waters are warm and gentle.  San Clemente is known for its balmy, exceptionally sunny weather and its golden red sunsets.

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Sunset at San Clemente

Palmazul-Vistazul is a low density, quiet and peaceful development with gently rising, landscaped gardens and green spaces.  For those interested in relocating to Ecuador’s coastal areas, this is an ideal midpoint base for exploring  the quiet fishing villages of Crucita and San Jacinto just to the south while  to the north is Bahia, the gateway city to Canoa and the further northern coast.

Here are details for comparison.

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#1: Vistazul Unit #501

11. Sunset from Rooftop Terrace

Sunset view from the Ecuador Coastal Townhouse roof garden.

2 STORY 2 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH Furnished Townhouse with Rooftop Terrace at VISTAZUL! Includes private membership to the exclusive oceanfront PALMAZUL HOTEL and SPA in San Clemente, Ecuador!

1.Vistazul Townhouse

Vistazul Townhouse with front veranda, second floor balcony & roof top terrace.

This unit has 1290 sq ft under air and a 645 sq ft roof top terrace.

Desirable end unit with garden view from front porch and second floor balcony. View of Pacific Ocean from the rooftop terrace.

Floor to ceiling windows! Many amenities & upgrades!

First floor: KITCHEN includes top of the line stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinets, breakfast bar, granite counter tops & back splash.

• Side by side LG refrigerator with ice maker and beverage bar. • 6 burner MABE gas stove with self cleaning oven. • GE Dishwasher. • Stainless Steel Cookware and much more!

4. Kitchen 2

GREAT ROOM: • 3 Piece sofa, love seat & chair • Assorted tables & accessories. • Entertainment console topped with flat screen TV. • Designer window pull shades.

3. Living Room 2

Living Room

PRIVATE BODEGA/STORAGE/GARAGE: • Private bodega (10’W x 18’L x 9’H). • Water cistern (6’W x 12’L x 6’D) approx. 3,200 gallons. • Water purification system with pressure pump. • Ramp for ATV to enter, shelving throughout, with double doors (5’W).

2.Bodega Garage

Bodega/ Garage in back.

And just a few steps away is the Palmazul Hotel & Spa, it’s beautiful Pool, Tiki Bar & Cocomar Gourmet Restaurant!

This is the only unit with a bodega with water cistern which are really valuable additions so the seller is asking $109,000 but is open to offers for a quick sale. This unit has exquisite furnishings all included.  See more about this unit here.

#2: Vistazul Ecuador Beach Condo Unit 401 for Sale

Located by the sleepy fishing village of San Clemente, Vistazul is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful developments on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast.  Currently it consists of 38 identical condos like those shown below.

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Vistazul residents enjoy the use of spa and swimming pool at the Palmazul Hotel across the road, walking along the beach each morning as the local fishermen bring in their catch, and viewing spectacular displays of color each evening as the golden sun slowly sinks below the blue Pacific.

View, view, view.  Although all the units at Vistazul occupy the same grounds and have the same floor plans, for many it’s the views of the ocean and sunsets that bring color to the palette.

Units in blocks 3, 4 and 5 at the back of the Vistazul development have the best views simply because they are located highest up the hill leading back from the ocean.  And of the units in these three blocks, none has a better view of the ocean and sunsets than unit 401 which looks down directly through the center of the beautifully landscaped Vistazul complex with no other units close by to interfere with the view.  Consequently, if it’s view that you want, this unit has one of the best views in the entire development.

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Below are pictures of the front of unit 401 during construction, what the back of all the units look like, (again during construction), and the kitchen of unit 401 showing the granite countertops and bar before any appliances were installed.  Note that 401 is an end unit which has extra side windows both downstairs and on the upstairs master bedroom, opening up these rooms and letting in more light.

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All the current 38 Vistazul units have the same floor plan with 1,290 square feet of living area on the first and second floors plus an additional 645 square feet of roof terrace.  The roof terrace has a 3 foot railing around it and many residents cover their terrace with a ‘ramada’ (thatched roof which keeps off the sun under so they can sit, eat, or sleep outdoors).

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Included in the $92,000 asking price are the following items:

•    Refrigerator with ice maker, washing machine, and bottled water dispenser;
•    Three air conditioners (one downstairs, one in each upstairs bedroom);
•    Two room dehumidifiers on rollers that can be moved from room to room;
•    Queen size bed in master bedroom;
•    Three large ceiling fans downstairs plus a ceiling fan in each upstairs bedroom;
•    Attractive light fixtures throughout the unit;
•    Patio table with four chairs used for eating plus two bar stools for the granite bar;
•    Dishes, cooking and eating utensils; sheets and full set of bedding items; brooms, mops, laundry cart, and other cleaning items; bathroom items and mirrors; etc.

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Price $92,000.  See more about this unit 401 here

This Palmazul Beach Penthouse is for sale.  

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View from the Palmazul penthouse.

This penthouse is on the top floor of the Palmazul hotel that just completed a renovation. There is a new kitchen, new furniture, an infinity pool, new decking and new outside furniture, new bar.

The penthouses have also been renovated with A/C, new wood trimmings and updated bathrooms.

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The bedroom view.

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The penthouse is on the top floor here at Palmazul and includes the swimming pool, tennis courts… and a spa.

The penthouse is right on the beach and is currently available for rent.

The living room has an incredible view…

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and brand new furnishings.

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throughout.

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The living area.

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Renovated Palmazul restaurant looking east.

The penthouse is right on the beach and is currently available for sale.  This unit includes furnishings, stove and fridge.

The living room and bedroom lead…

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onto two, large private balconies.

Your penthouse has the immediate sea view and private balcony so your comfort does not end when the sun sets.  As dusk arrives so does the seas breeze…fresh into your room.

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Cozy in your bed…

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sunsets. This is an ideal place to live if you want a quiet place but with hotel service and a rental opportunity when you are away.

Price $89,000.   See penthouse details here

Florida Waterfront Real Estate

A friend and Florida real estate broker sent this note:  I’ve attached details on of what I think is probably one of the best deals on the central east coast of Florida for investors or anyone who wants a full or part-time home in a high rise waterfront luxury condo, starting at $200,00.  These have been reduced by 60% of what they were priced at when they were built a couple years ago, but have been well-maintained and still look brand new. They have a Property Management Rental Office on site, which is wonderful for investors, and claim to have a list of potential renters who want to lease there long term. Also, another of the other nice features is that the “ballroom” can also double as a very impressive seminar room and could be used by your associates who buy who also want a convenient place to give seminars.

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I can provide any additional information your readers will need as potential investors to make it easy for them to buy and get it rented, or use it as a part-time residence.

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These luxury units begin at $200,000.  Florida Waterfront condos here

The best way to spot contrasts and trends… to find value is to compare.

Join us this autumn or winter in Florida to learn more about value and Ecuador.

Gary

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