Welcome to “Las Tortugas”, the most iconic beachfront palace in San Lorenzo. Nestled in the foothills of the Pacoche National Forest which is home to 41 species of mammals such as howler monkeys, over 250 species of birds, various amphibians, an abundance of flowering and ornamental plants, and the toquilla palms. Toquilla palms are used to weave Panama hats, which contrary to their name originated in Ecuador. Wake up to enjoy the unparalleled taste and aromatic pleasures from the coffee farms in the Pacoche Forest.
This amazing home provides you a multitude of outdoor enjoyment with either relaxing or cardio activities at your fingertips. As you walk outside the house you will be welcomed by arguably the best beach on the coast. The waves here are revered as some of the best for surfing in all of Ecuador. After a much needed surf enjoy a walk along the beach to the Cabo de San Lorenzo rock formation which showcases the perfect romantic setting. For a bird’s eye view of the pristine landscape this area offers, it is only a short walk to the lighthouse atop of San Lorenzo. San Lorenzo is known as a hotbed for sea turtle nesting and conservation. The turtles make their way onto the beach to build nests and lay their eggs, ranging from 80-100 eggs per nest. In 2019 we had 400 sea turtle nests on the beach of San Lorenzo, which has been steadily increasing since 2015 when they counted 160 nests. Once you witness the hatching of these beautiful creatures, you will understand why the home was named “Las Tortugas”. This is why San Lorenzo is the eco-friendly paradise that nature had intended for us.
From the moment you step in this fully gated property you immediately appreciate the fine craftsmanship and unique details that bring nature and life together. The front doors are solid wood with sea turtles hand carved in the panels. There are custom designed tiles influenced by the Aztec heritage on the exterior facade facing the ever expanding front yard adjacent to the beach. As you walk inside this home the natural light hits you immediately. The 1st level boasts an expansive great room consisting of the kitchen, bar, dining area, living room, office/den, and maid’s quarters that are surrounded by large windows giving clear views of the ocean and coastline.
As you walk upstairs you are welcomed by an elegantly suspended wood staircase that spirals all the way to the rooftop terrace. The 2nd level hosts the master bedroom and 2 guest bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Each bedroom on the second level comes with a private balcony that provides views of the ocean and sandy beach below. The master bedroom has the perfect layout with a comfortable retreat, walk-in closet, and views views views. How great would your life be if every morning when you wake up you didn’t even need to lift your head off the pillow to have the ocean staring back at you? Imagine as you wind down your day you slip in the jacuzzi located in the master bathroom with your beverage of choice and lose yourself staring at the ever expanding ocean. Make your way onto the master balcony for the smell of ocean breeze and the sound of the waves.
Finally, the 3rd level of this immaculate home we have arrived at the rooftop terrace equipped with shade sails, a full wet bar with a picture window view to the mountains of Pacoche, his/hers toilets and wash area, and hammocks situated perfectly for a peaceful nap under the sounds of nature. This rooftop terrace offers 360 degree views of the entire area, ample space for entertaining friends and family, and a much needed retreat for a little down time for yourself while refreshing your life with a nice cold cerveza.
This home gives you much more than a beautiful life in paradise, it grants you an exclusive lifestyle that most people only dream or read about. This home is undeniably “The Pearl of Manta.”
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