https://vivatropical.com/property/listing/835816/ Is there anything better than being by the sea? If there is, I don’t know what it is! Just close your eyes, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and feel the sun warming your skin. You are sure to feel the tension leave your muscles and your mind. As you begin to relax, you can feel your smile get bigger. Let’s make that experience a part of each day for the rest of your life! Playas is one of Ecuador’s most popular beach towns. Only an hour’s drive from the metropolitan city of Guayaquil and its international airport, it is worlds away in terms of lifestyle and pace of living. It is known throughout the country as a “sunshine capital,” boasting 300 days of sunshine every year, making it a favored destination for enjoying the long stretch of sandy beach. Here, you will find all you need in the way of goods, services, and restaurants, as well as a wealth of things you want for a life abounding in the intangibles that generate joy, memories, and happiness. This 2,153 square foot, two-story home is located in this paradise, in a quiet and friendly neighborhood just a three-minute walk to the beach. Surrounded by a perimeter wall designed to add to the property’s curb appeal, when you enter the front gate, you step into a sunny courtyard area, a perfect spot to set out a patio table and chairs with an umbrella for a bit of shade. Stepping into the house, you enter the open concept living and dining areas with split air conditioners and ceiling fans. The separate kitchen features an arched pass-through to the dining area, where the granite countertop continues to form a breakfast bar next to the dining area. The kitchen is designed in a step-saving U-shape with warm wood lower cabinets and a large picture window that keeps the space bright. The stove is built into the countertop, and the wall oven is built into the cabinet next to it, making it a convenient height. There is also a dishwasher, something you do not often see in Ecuadorian kitchens! This home has four bedrooms, each with its private en-suite bathroom. It is like having four master bedrooms! A fifth bathroom is convenient to the main living areas. This home was designed for true indoor/outdoor living. A charming spa-like area has been created on one side of the front courtyard. Steps lead to custom wood decking, which surrounds a six-person Jacuzzi tub with a pergola cover and semi-sheer curtains, creating an intimate and cozy atmosphere for relaxing and luxurious soaks. On the second story, step through a set of sliding glass doors, and you find yourself on a spacious balcony terrace that is open on three sides and commands an ocean view. This area has the bonus of an outdoor kitchen, perfect for entertaining or just cooking for the family and dining al fresco on a balmy evening. This house boasts a sauna and game room, and the laundry area has hook-ups for a washing machine. In front of the house, there is space to park three vehicles. Yes, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Now envision living in this paradise when you open your eyes! We can help make that happen!