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Beach Home with Great Views Of Pacific, Bahia & San Vicente, Ecuador

Beach Home with Great Views of the Pacific, Bahia & San Vicente, Ecuador.

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It consists of a 8,800 sq ft beach front lot and includes a main house, guest house and a workshop/storage or caretaker’s house.

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All appliances and most furnishings are included in sale.

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The 1,800 sq ft main house consists of open plan kitchen

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Dining area

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Living room

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plus guest bedroom and full bathroom with shower on first floor.

Second floor consists of laundry with washer/dryer, office/sitting room with built in bookcase,

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master bedroom, walk in closet, master bath with shower and tub and balcony off the bedroom and sitting room.

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Roof top terrace is 820 sq ft and consists of a covered sitting area with chairs and table for dining plus separated laundry area with washing station.

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There are great views from around the property.

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Guest house of 300 sq ft consists of open plan kitchen/dining/living room, bedroom and bathroom with shower.

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The workshop of 200 sq. ft. consists of three rooms, one with sink with running water and one with toilet.

Property has large cistern for water supplied by city.  Main house has UV filtration system so water is drinkable from tap. Main house and guest house both have own on demand hot water heaters.  Main house has screens in all windows and/or sliding doors.  Both main and guest houses have ceiling fans plus A/C units in living area of guest house and master bedroom of main house.

Property is completely walled in with gates to beach and road.  Lot is heavily landscaped with flowering plants plus trees producing limes, almonds, bananas, cocao and pears.

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Monday through Friday the property has a very experienced caretaker who takes care of landscaping, wood work, wrought iron, minor repairs, etc. and a twice weekly house cleaner.

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Husband and wife are willing to continue working for new owner. They have been working for the current owners for over four years and are reliable and honest and a definite asset to the home.

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Utilities consist of water at $10/month, propane approximately $5/month and electricity averaging $90/month. Real estate taxes were $70.09 in 2012 and $66.87 in 2013.

Property is within walking distance to San Vicente so car ownership is optional.  There are restaurants, pharmacies, open air market, hardware stores, an English speaking vet, small grocery store and more.

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Bahia, larger than San Vicente, is a short taxi drive across the bridge between San Vicente/Bahia and has numerous restaurants, etc. plus a shopping center under construction.

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Canoa is 15 minutes away by bus or taxi and is known as a surfer’s town. About an hour away are Manta (with a regional airport) and Porto Viejo (with a well known cancer center) and a taxi can be hired for a day of shopping for $40-$50 to either of these cities.

san vicente ecuador beach house

Asking Price: $269,900 USD  (Negotiable)

Contact David Harwell at harwell99@gmail.com

Learn How to Write to Say or 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 Amazon.com.  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.





Crucita Ecuador Ocean View House for Sale

Here is a Crucita Ecuador ocean view house for sale.


Here is the ocean view from this house.


About a decade ago on one of our first Ecuador real estate coastal real estate tours, we visited a new Ecuador Coastal view real estate project Balsamaragua. Just two houses were built at that time. Delegates went wild over the ocean view and purchased about half the lots.

I have watched this community mature over the decade with many incredible homes.  One that first visit we inspected both of the houses that had just been built so I know this one and believe it is an incredible value at the asking price so I am pleased to send this paid advertisement.


This Crucita ocean view house is located on top of a 145 meters above sea level (450 feet), with a 180 degrees view of the Pacific Ocean.


No one can be close or next to the house, (as is customary here) as this ocean view house was built in the middle of four regular size lots precisely to avoid that closeness.  The house has has a big yard good enough to build a pool. There is space for for improvement, adding or remodeling.   There are other very pricey constructions right next to it.. one house next door is offered at $775,000… $615,000 more than this ocean view house.  The Balsamaragua development has been sold out. No more land is available and this house will go soon.

Land dimension:    816.99 sq.mts (8,160 square feet)
Construction dimension:    200 sq.mts (2,000 square feet)
Year construction:    2000
Location:    Villa Balsamaragua
City or Location:    Crucita Beach
Cost:    $170.000
Size:    Family Size
Rooms:    3
Kitchen:    1
Living Room:    1
Bathroom:    3
Garage: two cars
Yard: yes
Tax: $ 65 a year
Age: 10 years

You can stop on your way up, if walking, to enjoy the scenery…. the house has a 180 degrees view of the Ocean, which can also be seen from everywhere in the house.


Another view on the way up.

Scene seen from balcony at 145 meters above sea level where the house sits on a hill.


Panoramic views are everywhere… right from your master bedroom.. or your L.R. or from the roof ready to be converted into an
entertainment area… it only needs tile.


The whole town view, from the roof of the house; view due south.


View from the back window of one of the bedrooms.


The drive way to the 2 cars garage…. even if remodeling using part of the garage, there will be enough room for 2 cars


Another view of the house.

View due north… you can see a fishing village lights at night. as well as the city of Manta evening lights.


Manta on the distance….. View due north, right from your master bedroom.   Just the view is worth a million!

The whole yard is fenced in and landscaped with Summer Flowers which bloom almost all year long.

The landscape has many colorful flowers and several centennial plants ready to bloom…. easy to keep due to weather conditions.


The landscaped fence all blooming.

This house is set apart, because it was built on a four pieces of land put together as one whole lot to make the house sit right on the center of it, to avoid the customary way of building here, right to the border line… not having to suffer violations of your privacy in any way.


Nicely landscaped, this house is just about the last one available with special characteristics…

Not obstructing your view of the ocean if you sit just about anywhere in the house; this landscape surrounds the house
at the lower level as the house sits on a hill.  A little TLC, will make it an outstanding home, right by the sea.


Sea birds…  (Pelicans)  going south …

There you have it…  another part of the landscape… within the house.


The gentle, almost permanent breeze,  plays around with the grass… a wonderful ocean view home at a very good price.

For full details contact Graciela G. Wakefield at gracewake@gmail.com

See this Ecuador ocean view house (if it has not sold) on an Ecuador mid coastal tour.