Punta Blanca, Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Ecuador
This hilltop home is a great retreat from city living while being close enough to amenities. High up on a hill, you can enjoy ocean views from the terrace as well as great breezes. This three-story home is perfect for escaping the crowds while still being a short walk to a gorgeous almost-private beach. The home is only 6 years old and was designed and built by north-americans with most items being brought in by container. The ground floor has a nice outdoor front patio seating area which you pass to get to the main entrance of the home. Downstairs is a large open-concept living - dining area, a half-bathroom underneath the stairs, and a huge open-concept kitchen with lot of counterspace and a nice breakfast bar. There are sliding glass doors which lead you out to the huge back patio area. Heading upstairs there is a large foyer which can be used as a tv room or even an office space, which has sliding glass doors that lead to a long balcony overlooking the front patio. On this second floor there are 2 huge bedrooms which share a full bathroom, and then there is the large master bedroom with en-suite full bath and views of the ocean. The stairs then lead you up to the third level, which is a huge terrace covering the entire rooftop. There is a small covered hammock area for shade and also a powder room. Plenty of room up here for creating a mini-suite. The back patio area has covered seating for a large amount of people, as well as outdoor bbq. Out back is also where you will find the inground pool, the outdoor shower, as well as full bathroom and separate laundry room. The driveway is large enough to fit 3 vehicles, with one covered spot. The property sits on a 600 square meter lot and has also an additional adjascent vacant 300 square meter lot which is included in the sale. Punta Blanca is located about 20 minutes north of Salinas where you can get your shopping and dining-out experiences as well as other amenities such as hospitals, banks, and schools. Punta Blanca is locally known to be a very exclusive area with a yacht club close-by as well as being known for some beautiful not-so-frequented beaches.