This 1,700 sq. ft Yunguilla hacienda on 2.4 hectares (5.93 acres) has extensive orchards, coffee plantation, and a guest house and is nestled off of a paved road, with approximately ¼ mile entry drive. The secluded and private estate boasts 1,500 arabica coffee plants — perfect for a hobbyist and gentleman farmer — as well as an expansive orchard consisting of 5 varieties of bananas, avocados, 20 mandarin trees, 4 sutil limes, 4 orange trees, grapefruit, 2 mangoes, maracuyas, papayas, 2 varieties of lemon trees, babaco and agave. Ample room for large vegetable gardens means this lovely villa could definitely be your dream “live off the land” property.
Only a one and a half-hour drive to the lively colonial city of Cuenca, this six-year-old gem has an open floor plan with 200 additional square feet of covered patio. The purchase price includes furnishings, appliances, ranch equipment, and farm and work supplies, as well as a 4-wheel drive Toyota 4-passenger pick-up truck and a Chevrolet Trailblazer 2-wheel drive passenger car.
From the entry area, you step into a grand living room. A peninsula separates the kitchen from the formal dining area. The roomy kitchen has tons of cabinets, a work island, and double sinks that sit at the base of a large window to the patio. It has all appliances including a dishwasher, that are included in the purchase price.
This cheery and bright three-bedroom, two-bath property appears huge thanks to the high vaulted ceilings and skylights. Attractive exterior and interior doors, cabinets, matching wood baseboards and crown molding made of local wood add to the appeal of this country retreat. The skylights and a vaulted ceiling create a slightly contemporary feel combined with South American charm. All of the windows have decorative security protection. The great room/kitchen/entry has an attractive patterned tile with plain colored tile in other areas.
The master bedroom is large enough for a king-size bed, closets and a sitting area below the 3 section skylight. The huge master bath is more like a home spa, featuring a garden tub, a very big shower, a separate toilet room and a long counter with double sinks.
The bedrooms are located up five stairs through a large arch, into a mezzanine area adding interior privacy and enhancing this attractive floor plan.
Built to North American standards, this exceptional country home also includes an adorable separate casita/guest house with a kitchen area and a full bathroom. Sitting above a serenely landscaped park, it offers a wrap-around covered patio and a covered parking area as well.
There is also a workshop for processing coffee, a secure enclosed bodega area for tools, and an additional covered parking area for the ranch truck. The enclosed pump house has a 1,100-liter holding tank for potable water supplied by Agua Potable system. It is supplied to the house via a pressure system. Hot water is supplied by three separate calafons. There is a reverse osmosis system for drinking water.
A large reservoir is located in the upper eastern portion of the property that holds 500,000 liters of irrigation water. Irrigation systems are in place for watering the landscaped areas around the house, the orchards, and the 1,500 coffee trees. Potable and irrigation water are plentiful here, which is key (and sometimes not the case) when living in the country.
This property is the perfect place for someone wanting to live off of the land in solitude and peace while still being close to a major city. It also holds the potential to be developed for other uses including beautiful areas above the home offering stunning views where additional homes or family vacation houses may be built to create the perfect family compound. If preferred, the acerage could also be developed for use as grazing land.
The Yunguilla Valley is known for its spectacular scenery, lush valleys, mist-filled mountains and impossibly green farmland. The area has great hiking trails, world-class birdwatching and horseback riding, as well as spectacular cloud forests and waterfalls in Giron. The Valley is also known for its sugarcane-based liquor made by local distilleries.
Yunguilla has an ideal climate with an average year-round temperature of 70 degrees. The elevation is perfect at 5,700 feet and this property is below the fog line but above the bug and heat elevation that is typical of parts of Yunguilla.
The property taxes are under $20 per year and utilities (electricity) usually run around $40.
The listing price for this amazing Yunguilla property, complete with orchards, coffee groves, never-ending mountain and valley views, plus a casita, a workshop, and additional land to build or expand the gardens is $385,000.
- Coffee Groves
- Coffee Processing Workshop and Equipment
- Fruit Orchards
- Land for Development
- Land for Large Vegetable Garden