Situated on nearly an acre of land and at an elevation of 5,000 feet, this 2.200 Yunguilla sanctuary on a hill exudes charm and calm, with ever-changing panoramic vistas from all directions.

Located five minutes from the quaint town of Santa Isabel in Yunguilla, this private and peaceful 3-bedroom, 2-bath home is also only 5 minutes to the Autopista and about an hour and a half to Cuenca. And, thanks to its lower elevation, Yunguilla has a much warmer climate than the colonial city and tons of sunshine year-round.

The home is built on nearly an acre of land and is a gardener’s paradise where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable can grow. Already on the property, there are avocado, orange and lemon trees and a vegetable garden.¬† Picturesque stone walking paths allow for easy walking through the terraced land. On the lower level, there is room for additional orchards, gardens or a casita, mother-in-law apartment, studio or workshop.

The single-story home — designed by the owner to North American standards — has an open concept plan with the living room, dining area and kitchen flowing seamlessly together. There are also 400 square feet of terraces that can be accessed from the living room and all three bedrooms with spectacular panoramic views of the mountains and valley below.

The house is angled so that the sun never directly floods the home, there are irrigation ditches surrounding the property to keep away rain and water, and little extras like screens on all of the windows illustrate the great attention to detail the owner put into the property.¬†This light, bright home was also built with cross ventilation in mind so there’s always a nice breeze, even on the hottest days.

The large kitchen includes a spacious island, perfect for entertaining and cooking for a crowd. The kitchen comes with a refrigerator, stove, oven, range hood, and a washer and dryer that is housed in a separate laundry room with a washing sink. There is also a hook-up and space for a dishwasher should the new owner want to add one.

Down a long and lovely hallway, you’ll find the master suite, with a walk-in closet, a large master bathroom with double sinks, and a bathtub surrounded by windows so you can soak in the natural beauty around you — literally!

At the other end of the hallway are the two additional bedrooms and the second bath, which also serves as the social, guest bath. One bedroom is currently being used as an office. All three bedrooms have spectacular views and their own private sliding doors leading out to the patios.

There is a front and side lawn, a garden area, and manicured flowers and bushes surrounding the property and there is also a lovely iron gate at the entrance to the parking area.

The property gets its water from the city and there is a separate source for irrigation.

High-speed Internet and Direct TV are both available. Utilities are about $30 per month and property taxes are approximately $82 annually.

This very special house comes with all the appliances. Select furnishings may be negotiated.