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We had looked at quite a few properties for our eventual retirement home before we met Gabriela. We noticed right away that she was different. She was very interested in knowing what we were looking for and matching it up with something that she thought would be the perfect fit. She suggested a property in Dos Mangas, and I am so happy that she did. We were on our last days for the purchase and time was tight. She set us up with an expat service and we managed to close the deal. This was back in 2020 and since then, she has managed this property for us with a long-term renter. She is very professional, attentive, and very responsive to text on Whatsapp with precise explanations and photos. Double-checking she understands everything and then taking care of it. We are in the process now of converting it into a bed and breakfast, and she has been shopping furniture for me and making suggestions for improvements and hiring her multitude of wonderful workers to repair and restore the place to perfect condition, better than when we bought it. I couldn't have gone through this process without her, and I definitely realize it wouldn't have been so smooth if I wasn't lucky enough to meet her. I now consider her a friend and look forward to moving here in the near future. Thanks Gabi!!- Michelle and Micah (Ontario, Canada)

I am Patrick, a Canadian! I would just like to put this message out there to the world. I just recently bought a new house in Ecuador and of course I thought it was going to be a very scary process, and I was not sure, I don't even speak any Spanish whatsoever but it was not! Gabriela Irupe Lazzaro made it problem free and beautiful and was pleasantly pleased by a very professional realtor. Gabriela that speaks both perfect Spanish and English, and is incredibly intelligent, literally took over and made this transaction so easy of course it was difficult, there were two people trying to make a deal and Gabriela in her very professional good nature was able to look by all this and just continue. Just to make things right and all problems disappear, as she took care of all legal, taxes and title transfer. Gabriela knows all the right people, she knew all the property channels and she made every problem just disappear I didn't even worry about anything, and in a matter of a few weeks, the deal was done. Right now I am the new owner of a beautiful home in Ecuador and I am ready for a beautiful retirement in Ecuador. Thank you so much Gabriela and Inti Luz Properties Ecuador, you made my dream come true. Thank you Gabriela, you're awesome!! - John Patrick Hicken (U.S.A.)

Kris and I can't imagine our move to Ecuador without the help of Gabriela. Not only was she instrumental in the purchase of our house, she eased our way into the area with so much help, advice and giving so many contacts to us. She has been generous with her time when she is so busy. We highly recommend her for any purchases, rentals and property management in the area. You can't go wrong!- Michael and Krissy Nelson (Canada)

Gabriela, just wanted to take a minute of my time to thank you for all your help and support you've given me and my family. The condo is great, the village of Olon even better than you described. Remember when I bought this place, I didn't know anything about the coast of Ecuador so for you to deal with all my questions and concerns I just want to tell you how much I truly appreciate all of your hard work and guidance. Also, thank you for helping my sister with her rental and communicating with the clients. - Brett Norton (U.S.A.)


I want to thank Gabriela from Inti Luz Properties for helping me purchase land in Olon. Thank you Gabriela for all your kindness, patience and the assistance you gave me at all times. It calmed me down and I felt very safe, you make everything very simple. May god always bless you and may you continue helping more people.- Arturo Vicuña (Guayaquil)

Dear Gabriela, I want to thank you for your work in the purchase-sale of the property in Manglaralto (Casa Baudin). The business transaction was done as agreed in terms of price, timeframe and the requirements necessary. I hope we can do business together again in the future. Once again, Thank You!- Guillermo Molina (Guayaquil)

Gabriela Lazzaro is a realtor in Olon, Ecuador. I hooked up with her via YouTube video done by Amelia and JP who do great YouTube videos about Ecuador. She was showing properties available in Olon, Ecuador with Amelia and JP. I observed her professionalism and thought I should give her a call. Once I called her and told her I was interested in a two bedroom condo at Sunset Shores, she immediately got on it for me. She deals with expats and I highly recommend her. She also hooked me up with an interpreter to help me purchase a car in Ecuador. She also dignitary worked with my attorney Maite Duran and they made sure my purchase of the condo went smoothly. She is now my property manager as well. I have dealt with realtors in the U.S.A. and she is far better than any realtor I have dealt with in the U.S.A.

I highly recommend that expats get in contact with Gabriela Lazzaro. She will put you first before anyone. If you have any questions my name is Peter Roberts and my phone is (970) 274 1746. She is the best. Period.- Peter Roberts (U.S.A.)

We guarantee that the work and procedures done by Inti Luz are quite successful, as sellers of a lot we know that difficulties may arise due to paperwork but with Inti Luz everything is always resolved with their advisors and they accompany the client each step of the way until everything is resolved. And that is why, with certainty we say that Inti Luz is absolutely recommended for Real Estate!- Rafael y Mayu Carrasco (Cuenca) 

Gabi, I'd like to express my gratitude to you and your company Inti Luz Properties for the professionalism you showed and being able to sell my property in Oloncito, thank you so much for your efficient management. Much success in your future endeavors!- Jacinto Flor Diaz (Guayaquil)

My husband, Ben and I having lived in Canada for over 35 years decided to retire and move to Ecuador. We had previously visited but were unsure of the housing and Real Estate market. We were watching House Hunters International and came across Gabriela Lazzaro and her company Inti Luz Properties. We were struck by her professionalism and her willingness to go the extra mile so when we decided we were serious in our decision, we contacted her to assist us in our search for the perfect house which coincidentally we found on her website. Her and Deb Anderson were very helpful and friendly and when we arrived we met with Gabi and she made us feel welcomed and comfortable. We went on to purchase the property through her and her company and she has been nothing but very accommodating and extremely helpful and willing to go the extra mile throughout this process, bearing in mind we do not speak the language and we are in South America and not North America so everything is done differently. She amongst other persons, have been instrumental in guiding us through the process and facilitating where required so the transaction was seamless. We would highly recommend Gabi and Inti Luz Properties for any of your real estate or rental or facilitating requirements. She is very (very) personable and easy to deal with and has helped make this process a very pleasant one!- Ben & Judy Compton (Canada

We first became aware of Inti Luz Properties while viewing an interview of Gabriela posted on our favorite expat YouTube channel "Our Unconventional Life", hosted by Amelia and J.P. While searching for a property online before making our move to Ecuador, I realized that one of our favorite listings was being represented by Gabi and Inti Luz. We decided to reach out, and Gabi responded promptly. Gabi eliminated the worry and made the process smooth. She was so helpful that it felt as if she was our agent, even though she was representing the seller. We closed on our new home in June, and she has continued to be a valuable resource for us as we settle in. We highly recommend Gabi and her team, and will choose her as our agent if. we ever decide to move from the dream home she helped us acquire!- Jessica & David Henry (U.S.A)

Inti Luz's service is exceptional. They are a team of high leveled professionals who assist sellers as much as the buyers before, during and after the process, which makes the process agile, transparent and friendly. I highly recommend them!Maria Gracia y David Balladares (Guayaquil)

From the moment I approached her, Gabriela remained calmly supportive, knowledgeable, efficient and particularly insightful and sensitive to my individual needs. Her calm demeanor constantly put my concerns at ease in what was a stressful time. Her knowledge of local and national real estate law made the complex finishing process a breeze and I would have been lost without her.

She remained attentive and available even after the papers were signed, demonstrating her commitment to her work. Thank you Gabriela for your patience, professionalism and communication skills. I sincerely hope we can work together again. Mark Sims (England)

We have had the pleasure of working with Gabi and Inti Luz Properties for many years. First with translation services, and now with the property management of our home and rental units. Our guests appreciate the services she provides, and being fluent in English and Spanish has been extremely beneficial! If they want someone to cook, clean, provide massages, etc... Gabi will happily coordinate it for them. In working with Gabi, she informs us when needs repairs and coordinates it with the people we utilize. She will shop for small items which need to be replaced and any supplies needed. She is responsive, trustworthy, maintains a positive attitude (even with difficult guests), and has been a tremendous asset to us. We highly recommend Gabi and Inti Luz Properties to others whom may need an excellent property manager in the Olon/Montañita/Manglaralto area.Carrie and Kent (Wisconsin, U.S.A.)

THANK YOU for everything you did for us during our visit in Olon and for helping us find a property. You were so very patient, understanding and professional and took time to show us around. You were never pushy, you understood our needs and outlined options for us. We were really all over the place when we arrived and you were able to give us good direction and showed us some amazing properties. We eventually settled on a really nice beachfront lot thanks to you.

Phillip and I are now looking forward to the next phase of our lives and can't wait to finally relocate to Ecuador. Suzannah and Phillip P. (Canada)

When we decided to market our property, we searched the area for the most capable realtor to facilitate the sale. It became apparent to us that in the Olon area that would be Deb and Gabi of Inti Luz Properties. We met to discuss the marketing approach, and a couple of days later our property was listed in a very professional manner. Within a week our property was sold. Deb and Gabi took care of everything including all the government requirements and closing details. We have sold many properties in the past but never have we done so this easily.
We wholeheartedly give Inti Luz Properties our highest recommendation.- Tim and Jeannie (Cuenca, Ecuador)

Thank you so much to Gabriela from Inti Luz for being an excellent advisor whom with great capacity and intuition, showed us the best options helping us at last find the property of our dreams. An excellent and agile communicator and manager, who puts herself in her client's shoes and works efficiently and rapidly.- Maria and Carlos (Guayaquil, Ecuador)

Gabriela Lazzaro and Inti Luz Properties were great to work with. We currently live in the U.S. so we needed someone to represent us for the sale of our property. Gabriela has a good heart for helping others. She has a wealth of experience and is well versed in Ecuadorian Real Estate, using that experience and knowledge in our best interest. When our first buyers backed out of the deal, Gabriela found another couple that ended up buying the property. Gabriela took care of all tasks necessary for completing the deal. We signed a POA for her to represent us; she deposited the money from the closing of the sale, and wired that money to our U.S. bank account. We highly recommend Gabriela as the person to represent you in your real estate transaction. Thank you Gabriela Lazzaro!- Todd and Renee (U.S.A)

We are so grateful towards Gabriela for helping us sell our property during very difficult times and so rapidly. Being far away and with everything happening, we were able to resolve everything successfully. We're also grateful to Deb Anderson for introducing us to Gabriela and Inti Luz! They are definitely the best option on the Coast of Ecuador. - Martin and Cecilia (Argentina)

I would highly recommend the services of Gabriela Lazzaro and Inti Luz Properties in Olon, Ecuador.  I was introduced to Gabriela by Todd Hebert when he departed the country.  I am thankful to Todd with leaving me in good hands by referring me to Gabriela.   Gabriela managed my property in Olon by finding and receiving guests, taking care of property maintenance issues, paying monthly expenses etc.  When I decided it was time to sell Gabriela found a buyer and closed the sale without me having to fly to Ecuador to complete the transaction.  I signed a POA and Gabriela took care of everything.  Gabriela did all of this during the world pandemic of COVID-19.  I am so thankful to Gabriela for closing the sale of my condo during these very challenging times.  Gabriela is definitely a very trusted source for any real estate needs in Ecuador. - R. Bordeaux (California, USA)

Working with Gabriela in purchasing a property has proved to be one of the most carefree drama free easy experiences. I am moving to Ecuador to retire and have had property on the coast many years; however, due to COVID it has been difficult to build on my land because the permits are unattainable at the time I wanted to build. I contacted several realtors but Gabriela was the only one who responded when she said she would. Not only is she dependable but she was professional through and through. I decided to purchase a home in Olonche in the meantime. I was introduce to Gabriela through JP and Amelia youtube which has, in my experience, been an invaluable source as I also used Maite Duran as my visa lawyer and Nathalie at Relocation Services for my container. Gabriela will deliver on all her promises. You will not be disappointed at all.- Ruth Duthie (California, USA)

I would highly recommend Gabriela Lazzaro; no one knows the Olon's and Ruta del Spondylus real estate market better than Gabi. She is very professional, friendly and provides excellent service from start to finish, and above all she closes deals!- Karl Neumann (Developer residing in Olon, Ecuador)


Gabriela is a responsable agent and kind lady. I have touched with other Ecuadorean agents, but she is different from them. She replies any questions fast and answers all the questions in detail and with patience. She works hard and is really friendly. I can feel the Ecuadorean welcome from her always. Thank you for everything you have done for my property Gabriela!- Quahong Li (China)

There are so many accolades I could use to describe Gabriela Lazzaro, professional, efficient, helpful and one of the most trustworthy person we have had the pleasure of meeting in many years. Not only did Gabriela fine us a perfect place to live, right on the ocean, which we have been dreaming about our entire lives. But, went beyond the call of duty, while on a personal vacation in the United States. She procured all the necessary documents we needed to receive our residency in Ecuador, apostilled , translated, and notarized. Speaking of her trustworthiness we gave Gabriela a blanked signed check to get all this done,  without asking she brought all receipts. We consider her a wonderful friend and intend to keep her as one, for as long as we live. Delightful person which anyone would love to work with.Anne & Albert Pericone (Maryland, USA)

Rubiela and I are so fortunate in connecting with Gabriela and Inti Luz Properties during our search for a property in the Olon area to build our retirement home. We had been living/working in Europe but wanted to be closer to family in the USA…but not too close. Finding Gaby made the transition a pleasurable and stress free experience. She was immediately responsive to all of our questions and instrumental in all phases of the purchase through the closing keeping us informed of every detail. We were impressed with her professionalism and genuine interest in assuring we were satisfied with our decision. We recommend Gabriela and Inti Luz Properties to anyone in the market to purchase a home or property in Ecuador. The best part is that we now have a new friend !– Jimmy & Rubiela (Florida/Colombia)


We met with Gabi and Todd of Inti Luz Properties nearly a year and a half ago in Olon, Ecuador.  We were on a mission to acquire the perfect property, one which we could eventually call home.  Todd and Gabi helped us gain some perspective on what was realistic and available for us, and in a matter of days, we had found our dream property.  We both reside in Chicago, so the process of closing on our property needed to be done without us being physically present.  Gabi and Todd took care of everything, from translating and delegating a Power of Attorney to the final closing of the property.  If we had to choose only one word to describe Todd and Gabi of Inti Luz Properties, it would be trustworthy.  They facilitated each aspect of the property closing with incredible diligence and complete transparency.  We received frequent and comprehensive updates outlining each stage of the process.  Not only did Gabi and Todd help us navigate through this very foreign process with extreme professionalism, but they are both wonderfully compassionate in nature.  If you’re looking to buy property along the Ecuadorian Coast, choose Inti Luz Properties.  Trust us, Gabi and Todd are pros.  It’ll be a choice you won’t regret. – Candice R. & Matt M.  (Chicago)

My husband & I have used the property management services of Inti Luz Properties for the past 2 ½ years and have been absolutely thrilled with the outstanding attention we have received from Gabi & Todd. We live in the US and have a home in Ecuador that we rent on AirBNB & VRBO/Homeaway so this involves many aspects such as checking guests in/out, maintaining the home, updating things that need updated, and a host of other things. Gabi & Todd keep us up to date with every detail about the home and are able to trouble-shoot any problems that may arise with expertise. It is a huge relief to know what we have a team that we can totally trust to care for our home and do it in a respectful, professional and courteous manner.  I would not hesitate to recommend Inti Luz Properties! - Pat & Karen Terrell (Indianapolis)

Todd and Gabi – what a great support and friends you have been!! I first started working with Todd and Gabi in 2015 when I purchased my house in San Jose/Olon. Todd and Gabi were the sellers’ realtor and became my property manager thereafter. I reside full time in the United States, Todd and Gabi have handled every aspect managing the house from completing the sales transaction/power of attorney, translation, finding renters, and coordinating/managing repairs, large and small. I could not have been able to successfully manage owning this house without their excellent management. If you are looking to own property in the Olon area, Todd and Gabi are your first choice. If they are not available – WAIT for them!! – M.D. Collins (Texas)

Gabriela Lazzaro and Inti Luz Properties were a joy to work with. We found a house and were able to buy it and close in record time. Gabriela worked hard to make sure this could happen and spent an entire day going to the closing of the transaction for us. She was always available, efficient, and very clear in a process that was foreign to us and in a foreign language that we have very little ability in. My wife Patty and I were very pleased with everything and highly recommend her. - Peter & Patty Dollive (Texas)

Todd Hebert of Inti Luz Properties has been managing my condo in Olon, Ecuador since May of 2016.  During that time Todd has been responsible, dependable, and trustworthy. It has been very comforting for me to be able to depend on Todd and know that all issues will be resolved when I am over 3,000 miles away.  Despite the distance the communication with Todd is very fast and efficient.  Answers are always readily available.   Todd has been very responsive to any issues that arise in managing the condo.  My condo unit is in a building that is a new construction and there have been many issues with the building where repairs were needed.  Todd has been not only able to manage the renting of the condo but he was also able to manage any needed repairs with his contacts in the area.  Todd has been able to find tenants, receive deliveries,  keep the unit clean and presentable, assist with receiving the deed to the property, coordinate needed repairs, communicate with guests, pay invoices, receive the electric meter, and basically do whatever is needed to have a smooth running property. I without hesitation would highly recommend the services of Todd Hebert and Inti Luz Properties. – R. Bordeaux (California)

Todd was absolutely fantastic to work with. I moved to Olon in March 2018 and Todd helped me to find a place in Olon, and was my point of contact throughout my stay (4 months in total). Throughout this time,  Todd was super responsive to any questions I had, and any issues with the property were resolved promptly. Usually if I messaged Todd in the morning the issue was resolved that day or the next one, which, in Ecuador is quite miraculous!! Todd is both professional and friendly, and it was a pleasure to work with. I would 100% recommend Todd as a real estate agent if you're looking for a place in Olon and the surrounding areas. - S. Goulding (United States of America)

La casa de Inti Luz es preciosa! Cumple todas las expectativas, cuenta con todas las comodidades y servicios. La vista al mar es espectacular! He visto los más hermosos atardeceres desde su balcón. La piscina y el jacuzzi son la cereza en la torta! Fuimos con mi familia y este fue uno de los espacios q más disfrutamos de la casa. La playa es limpia y linda, la comida es deliciosa y la gente muy hospitalaria. Todo estuvo de maravilla porque además de las comodidades de la casa, Todd fue un hosting de lo más agradable que permitió la experiencia sea perfecta! Fue un placer conocer las buenas personas que trabajan para que cada estancia sea de lo más acogedora con disponibilidad y gentileza siempre. Definitivamente fue una de las vacaciones que más hemos disfrutado. Muchas gracias a todos, a Gabriela, Ricardo y a Todd! - C. Valencia (Argentina)

Our experience with Todd Hebert, was all positive. From our first inquiry until our signed agreement, he was always available and prompt with the help we needed. Upon arrival at the condo, he was there to meet us and to show and explain the procedures. He responded promptly with any needs once we were situated.

And in a huge show of faith and confidence we have already booked for 2020 with Todd and Inti Luz Properties. - B. Martin (Ontario, Canada)

My family and I stayed at the Casa Inti Luz and it was fantastic!

It met and exceeded all of our expectations, comfort and services. The sunsets and ocean views from this place don't have a price! The pool, jacuzzi, BBQ area and green spaces are perfect to enjoy! Everything was amazing because aside from the house itself, Daniela was an amazing host. Super sweet and attentive to all our needs. It was definitely one of the best vacations that we enjoyed. Thank you Daniela and Gabriela! - Estefania & Pablo (Guayaquil, Ecuador)

Thank You Inti Luz Properties!  

Todd and Gabriela were kind, efficient and incredibly welcoming to us too.  I would 100% recommend staying here and hope that next time we are back for a visit, we can stay again too.  Thank you for everything!

What an incredible stay we had.  As a family with young children, we wanted (needed) a house that would not only offer comfort but practicality too and I am pleased to say that Inti Luz did not let us down.  The house is private, quiet and has the most incredible views.  Having a pool was a huge bonus for us as popping down to the beach isn't without its challenges when you have a 10 month in tow!   The wonderful thing about this home was that we didn't feel we needed to leave and head out to the beach as it gave us everything we wanted which was great for the days when the kids needed some all-important downtime!  We were also incredibly happy with the fact that there was plenty of room for us to invite friends over too.  The location is perfect too.  It is at the top of a very steep hill but with a car, it's very easily accessible.  Only 5 minutes down to the town but far enough away to offer peace and tranquility.  The home was clean, well equipped and well maintained. - Sarah & Charly (United Kingdom)

Gabriela, with you we found the perfect house we needed and we spent a wonderful time in Olon. All went perfectly, "como pan comido!" you really facilitated our renting. And more, always available and smiling :)

You have our trust for the next time and we recommend you without hesitation. Muchas gracias por todo y hasta pronto!! - Christine S. (Canada)

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