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House Hunters International Comes to the Ruta del Spondylus and Discovers Treasure!

Olón and its neighboring beach towns are not only beautiful, peaceful and friendly, but they have something special that could affect your life forever. The secret? How about a transformative lifestyle that will change the way you look at everything?

Olón Coastal Cliffs

After spending some time in Olón you’ll sense a change in how you prioritize your daily routines. Time will slow down, and you’ll find yourself enjoying the days and nights you spend here more than you ever thought possible.

Olón Pool Ocean ViewLike so many others, Pat and Karen Terrell, the couple in this episode, found their hidden treasure on the Ruta del Spondylus, a hilltop jewel called Sonido del Sol, overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Pat and Karen came here from Indiana looking for their dream home, and now they spend their time here walking on the soft sand beach and watching “Wow!” sunsets from their rooftop terrace. They made their dreams come true.





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Featured Agency from HHI: Inti Luz Properties

Olón Painting Art

Todd Hebert, Senior Partner at Inti Luz Properties, came to Ecuador for the first time in 2007. He invested in a home near the beach and returned to California. He made five trips back and forth to California over the next few years before realizing that Olón had captured his heart. He moved permanently in 2010, knowing that Olón was going to be his forever home.

Todd fell in love with the beaches and small towns along this slice of the coast, becoming active in vacation rentals and real estate sales. Learning the proper protocols and codes of conduct essential for successful local transactions, he embraced the sage advice that business “originates in the heart and satisfies the tummy”. The people believe that their culture is many thousands of years old. The land is sacred, a gift from God to be celebrated by the people who live here. Selling property is not just a transaction, it’s a transfer of this bounty bestowed over the centuries. It has a special meaning and isn’t just business as usual. 

As our time here grows, we start to realize that life at latitude zero is different, that the time we have is indeed a special treasure. Like the many people who have made the move, we experience a positive energy every day, Olón Man on Streetenjoying the possibilities each day brings. Because that’s how Olón affects people, transforming lives of those who have made the choice.

Que Bueno, as the locals say; That’s good!

Todd is unquestionably the most experienced gringo advocate in Olón, having participated in dozens of transactions over the years. Recently, he teamed up with rising star and business partner Gabriela Lazzaro, collaborating under the name of Inti Luz Properties.

Gabi is a dynamic force in the local area, having served as a well-known facilitator and translator over the past Inti Luz Properties - Gabriela Lazzaroseveral years. She has a special heritage too, an Argentinian mother and a Bolivian father. Growing up in New York City, she understands what people from North America are looking for. Gabi has been living in Olón for several years with her husband Ivan and two delightful daughters, Zeni and Mariluz. She recently completed building a new home in Olón and is a valuable asset to the community 

Together, Todd and Gabi focus on handling properties with integrity and accountability, maintaining constant contact and being transparent with their clients. Concentrating on beach properties from Manglaralto to Puerto Lopez, they have a history of exceeding expectations. Todd has generated more than fifty recommendations over the years from satisfied clients plus consistent 5 Star reviews for their AirBnB property management services. Inti Luz is unquestionably the “Real Deal” when it comes to property sales, rentals and management in the Olón area!

Inti Luz Properties – Transform Your Life!
Find the Hidden Treasure!

Olón QuimbitaThe partners have been nominated to represent Olón’s Quimbita Inti Luz Properties - Todd HebertFoundation, who together with The Spirit of Wellness Foundation, will provide funds for social services, art education and family wellness.

 

 

Featured Properties from Inti Luz

Las Piscinas De La Marea: Oceanfront Home Construction Site For Sale in Olón

Las Piscinas De La Marea: Oceanfront Home Construction Site For Sale in Olón
Price
$150,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
6
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Olón, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Ecuador
Location Type
Oceanfront
View Type
Beach View, Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size
1,000.00 m² (10,763.87 sq ft)

Inti Luz

Inti Luz
Price
$2,000 / month
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Lease
Images
31
Property Type
House
Beds/Baths
5/4
Location
Olón, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Ecuador
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Bay View, Beach View, Jungle View, Mountain View, Ocean View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
2,500.00 m² (26,909.67 sq ft)
Total Living Area
280.00 m² (3,013.88 sq ft)

Tesoro de Oloncito: Near the Coast House For Sale in Olón

Tesoro de Oloncito: Near the Coast House For Sale in Olón
Price
$284,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
46
Property Type
House
Beds/Baths
3/3
Location
Olón, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Ecuador
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Ocean View
Total Lot Size
400.00 m² (4,305.55 sq ft)
Total Living Area
250.00 m² (2,690.97 sq ft)

Olon Bed n Breakfast

Olon Bed n Breakfast
Price
$136,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
33
Property Type
Multiplex
Beds/Baths
5/5
Location
Olón, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Ecuador
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
400.00 m² (4,305.55 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
181.00 m² (1,948.26 sq ft)

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot
Price
$25,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
8
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Olón, Manglaralto, Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Ecuador
Location Type
Ocean-Vicinity
View Type
Jungle View, Mountain View, Ocean View
Total Lot Size
350.00 m² (3,767.35 sq ft)
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