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Ecuador B&B Search


There are many Ecuador B&B opportunities around… but you must think of one important factor as you search for an Ecuador Bed and Breakfast.

A reader recently sent me this note:

We are Canadians with some savings and a desire to leave the rat race  behind and enjoy a higher quality of life.  We are 36 & 39 years old and would love to move part-time or full time to Ecuador.  Nature, rain forests, cloud forests, birds and animals of the region are of high interest to us.  We also love the idea of Cuenca, a colonial city.  Due to our age we could not retire but would need to work and have some income.  From what I read it sounds like we would need less than $10,000 annually to live a modest lifestyle.

We definitely would not want to hire a gardener, driver or housekeeper which sounds very commonplace.   We are thinking of buying a 3,000-4,000 square foot house and turn it into a bed and breakfast with a small cafe and gardens.   We are thinking of coming down in the next 2-18 months to purchase a place.  We need advice in putting this dream into reality.

I figure the B & B would need to be in downtown Cuenca or in the region above Quito somewhere.  I was also surprised when you told the story of the man who owned the 14 room small hotel but did not even make $1,000 per month which meant he barely ever had a room rented.

Our biggest problem is for our employer to give us any time off from work .  It`s not possible to have any unpaid leave.

Our group real estate tours to make your search more efficient.  We’ll conduct over 40 of them in 2010.

My husband thinks we need to go in 2 months because if we wait 12-14 months the prices may have escalated significantly .  What do you think ?.

My reply began “I think you’ll get a better price by taking your time… not rushing.”

Yes, it is possible to live on $10,000 a year in Ecuador.

See how Canadians Larry & Shirley live for $700 a month at Ecuador Cost of Living is Low.

Larry & Shirley moved into their new condo at Vistazul last year, just 133 steps from the beach.

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Plus it is possible to have a bed & breakfast in Ecuador BUT…  see below the importance of marketing.

There are plenty of B&B opportunities.  Here is a property offering a B&B opportunity.

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This is a new, large house with stunning views, and two bedroom guest house, located just two minutes walk from the center of Montanita, Ecuador.

See more at Ecuador B&B Montanita Ecuador Beach Income.

Here is another B&B opportunity, an Ecuador bed & breakfast for sale with a very low asking price (shown below).

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Hammocks and pool plus…

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many wonderful features. Room to expand.

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Even a pool.

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The seller is asking $90,000.  See more at Ecuador beach bed & breakfast for sale.

Here is another B&B potential with a $60,000 asking price.  This is an old hostel next door to Vistazul condos.

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Here is our latest group inspecting this hostel,which is one block from the Ecuador’s Pacific.

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This place has a huge front porch.

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Large second floor veranda with ocean views.

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Beautiful flowered front yard.

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The building is really rough and needs work…but over 8,000 square feet of building.  See more at Ecuador Beach Hostel

Here is a Bahia Ecuador hostel for sale near this promenade.

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This Bahia hostel is next to this park.

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It’s a small hostal…

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with this view.

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See more at Bahia hostel for sale

Learn how to get in touch with the sellers and brokers of the Ecuador B&Bs for sale above with our Ecuador Living Service.

But the question is, can an expat with an Ecuador B&B or Ecuador hostel make any money?

The answer is… as with all businesses… marketing is a really important factor.

The 14 room hotel that the reader above asked about was in an out of the way place and the guy had no relation with travel agents nor a web site or any advertising at all.

Yesterday’s message showed how a subscriber has just developed this Cuenca Ecuador hostel.

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This owner is out hustling… contacting services like ours offering discounts to our readers to get business started.  When Merri and I bought Meson de las Flores, it was empty most of the time.  We had to write about the hotel and talk to seminar promoters and travel agents to get the business coming in.  It has taken a couple of years with a lot of work to build up the occupancy factor.

If you plan to have an Ecuador B&B… the first question to ask… AND ANSWER is where will and how will I market to get my guests?

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Cuenca Ecuador Hostel


Ecuador Living subscribers are involved in opening a new Cuenca Ecuador hostel.

Many North Americans look for ways to earn income.  Cuenca real estate is one way to do this and we looked at Cuenca real estate in yesterday’s message.

However there are other ways to earn income in Ecuador beyond property as an excerpt from the article Cuenca real estate and Ecuador income points out.

A subscriber wrote:  Gary We are doing very well in Cuenca.  We have recently become 40% non-operating partners of the local CURVES franchise which went into the black in its first month.

Next month sees the opening of VILLA NOVA INN, located on Avenue Third of December on the city side of the Tomebamba River.  It is about 20 yards  from SAKURA SUSHI, the best Japanese restaurant in Cuenca, perhaps in all of Ecuador.   This is  a new 12 bedroom hostel in which we are 25% non-operating partners that will open next month.

Now this five star hostel Villa Nova Inn in Cuenca Ecuador is open and offers a savings opportunity for you.

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This is an attractive location overlooking Cuenca’s Tomebamba River and directly across from Parque de la Madre (Mother’s Park).

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View from Cuenca Ecuador’s Hostel Villa Nova Inn

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This Cuenca hostel is Ecuador’s newest intimate urban inn in this wonderful town.  Cuenca Ecuador is one of UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage Cities.

This Cuenca hostel was developed and is run by a group of experienced Ecuadorian and American international travelers who have spent over 70 years experiencing the best in clean, friendly, comfortable, low-cost hotels, inns, and hostels throughout Ecuador, Europe, Canada, and the United States.  They put those years of experience to work in creating their motto  “Do It Right So The Guest May Sleep Tight!”

Here are a few of the initial guest comments sent to us by the management:

“First Impression – Excellent; Front Desk – Excellent; Room – Excellent; Staff – Excellent; Additional Comments – Feels like home plus Location, Location, Location” Penny Ripple (USA)

“I walked past the little hotel and went in out of curiosity.  After I set myself on staying (which was a very easy thing to do, considering the warm welcome and the looks of the clean rooms) I found that I didn’t lack anything during my stay.  The staff was very nice and helpful.  They took care of everything which was needed to make my stay a warm and delightful one, including quick inexpensive laundry service and clear explanations about Cuenca.  Oh, and plenty of smiles.  All in all, without a doubt, a wonderful place to stay.  Not to be missed.  I am looking forward to coming back.” Paul Memran (Israel)

“Thanks brothers and sisters.  Best treatment.  Best hotel.  Thanks for everything.” Guardarraya (Quito, Ecuador)

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Room with a view of Cuenca’s river.

This Cuenca hostel has spacious guest rooms,. Each have have a private bathroom with plenty of hot water and and shower.

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There is ample closet space, a writing desk, new comfortable mattresses, soft sheets, warm quilts — and a free continental breakfast served either in the unique Bananas Breakfast Restaurant  or on the Inn’s riverside terraces.

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Ecuador Living subscribers who, at check in, provide their Ecuador Living password receive a 20% discount off the room rate.

Other amenities include the Japanese Sushi Bar and Restaurant, Sakura, located next to this Cuenca hostel.  Sakura offers an in room menu for guests who want to dine in their room or or on one of the Inn’s terraces.  The menu includes hot and cold dishes from a simple glass of wine and appetizers to a multi-course meal of sushi, teriyaki steak, salmon, or chicken topped off by a classic brownie and ice cream with chocolate sauce.

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Villa Nova Inn provides its guests with a unique combination of affordable contemporary conveniences and a quiet restful night’s sleep. There is  broadband Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and its terraces and Direct TV in the Inn’s Main Lobby.  Snacks, cold drinks, beer, wine, and coffee are also available in guest rooms  and the hostel’s sunset terraces overlooking Cuenca, the river, park, and Andes Mountains.

Villa Nova Inn is within easy walking distance of a wide variety of Cuenca’s sites of interest including:  Cuenca’s Colonial City Center, the Central Square “Parque Calderon” and  its two cathedrals.  The Cathedral Viejo, built in 1557, houses a charming museum and the “new cathedral” built in 1880 conducts numerous services throughout the week.  The colonial center also features beautiful colonial and modern  architecture, numerous museums, dozens of art galleries and indigenous shops interspersed with totally contemporary stores, and restaurants galore for all pocketbooks from $1.50 for a lunch-of-the-day to five-star dining at internationally famous restaurants.

Cuenca’s Millennium Shopping Plaza has a multi-screen movie theatre, wide variety of shops, a Super Maxi.   The Esquina de las Artes is also nearby across from the University of Cuenca.

The Banco Central Museum in Cuenca has numerous early Inca ruins.  The Centro Inter-Americano de Artes Populeres (CIDAP) and Broken Bridge Gallery Cooperative offer contemporary art and display examples at the hostel on a rotating schedule.

This Cuenca hostel is near three of Azuay Province’s medical centers — Monte Sinai, Santa Ines, and Santa Ana. Each of these Cuenca medical centers is staffed by internationally trained doctors of all disciplines. Each of these Cuenca medical centers are within walking distance or less than a 5-minute taxi ride away from Villa Nova Inn.

Alejandro Serrano Stadium is nearby and features both class A international soccer and regional soccer league matches as well as frequent music concerts by national and international stars.

Villa Nova Inn also offers first-class guided tours of Colonial Cuenca, the surrounding Andes Mountains and national parks, into the Oriente (Amazon Jungle), to a wide variety of nearby indigenous “guild villages”, and of course to the Galapagos Islands.

The management of this Cuenca hostel  offer Ecuador Living subscribers a 20% discount.  When you subscribe to Ecuador Living, we provide you with a password that entitles you to the discount.

Cuenca is one of Ecuador’s most popular cities. Three hotels in Cuenca, Ecuador offer Ecuador Living subscribers discounts.

Gary

See the best Ecuador property for you.  Find the best real estate offers.  Know more of Ecuador. To help you experience a bigger adventure in this wonderful nation, to broaden your horizons, to expand your awareness of all Ecuador offers, we are providing deep discounts in 2010 for those who sign up for multiple tours.

Join us in Ecuador

Join us at our upcoming courses and tours.

December 6-8 Blaine Watson’s  Beyond Logic & Shamanic Tour

December 9-10 Imbabura Real Estate Tour

December 11-13 Ecuador Coastal Real Estate Tour

Join us in 2010. See our winter Ecuador real estate tours below.

Jan.   8-11     Ecuador Export Tour      $499  Couple  $749

Jan. 13-14     Imbabura Real Estate Tour   $499  Couple $749
Jan. 21-22     Coastal Real Estate Tour $499  Couple $749
Jan. 23-24    Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour   $499  Couple $749
Jan. 22-23    Cuenca Real Estate Tour  $499  Couple $749

Enjoy extra savings with our special early bird fees (if you enroll in November 2009)

Join us in February or March.

Feb. 11-14   Quantum Wealth Florida -International Investing & Internet Business, Mt. Dora, Florida ($749) Couple $999

Feb. 15-16   Travel to and visit Quito
Feb  17         Travel to Manta
Feb. 18-19   Coastal Real Estate Tour   $499 Couple $999 or discounted fee for multiple tours below.
Feb. 20        Travel to Cotacachi
Feb. 21-22   Imbabura Real Estate Tour  $499 Couple $999 or discounted fee for multiple tours below.
Feb. 23-24  Quito-Mindo Real Estate Tour $499 Couple $999 or discounted fee for multiple tours below.
Feb. 26-27  Cuenca Real Estate Tour  $499 Couple $999 or discounted fee for multiple tours below.

Mar. 11-14     Super Thinking + Spanish Course, Mt. Dora, Florida ($749) Couple $999

Mar. 15-16    Travel to Quito and Andes
Mar. 17-18     Imbabura Real Estate Tour   $499 Couple $999 or discounted fee for multiple tours below.
Mar. 19-20    Cotacachi Shamanic Tour      $499 Couple $999 or discounted fee for multiple tours below.
Mar. 22-23    Coastal Real Estate Tour        $499 Couple $999 or discounted fee for multiple tours below.
Mar. 25-26    Cuenca Real Estate Tour        $499 Couple $999 or discounted fee for multiple tours below.

Enjoy extra savings with our special early bird fees (if you enroll in November 2009)

1 real estate tour  $499 Couple $749

2 seminar courses & tours $949 Couple  $1,399

3 seminar courses & tours   $1199 Couple  $1,749

4 seminar courses & tours   $1,399 Couple $2,149

5 seminar courses & tours  $1,599 Couple $2,499

(Be sure to show in the comments section which courses and tours you are attending)

International Club attend up to 52 courses and tours in 2010 free.

See our entire 2010 seminar and tour schedule here