This 2,200 sq. foot, 4-bedroom luxury Paute home with all the bells and whistles is a stunner. Located on the outskirts of Uzhupud, this fabulous country home on a .8-acre lot is 35 minutes from Ecuador’s third-largest city — Cuenca, providing the best of both country living and international World Heritige Site city culture. Leave the noise and pollution behind but enjoy the best that city life has to offer in just a few short minutes.

This listing is a beautiful custom built home designed and constructed to North American/US standards with stone river walls, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a mother-in-law’s residence (currently the pool house), an infinity pool,¬†steam room, hot tub, massage area, and heated master bedroom. Belgium wooden floors and a gourmet kitchen with all stainless appliances make this a joy to live in.¬† The high-end furnishings and appliances come with the purchase price.

Nestled in the farmlands, near the Paute River Valley and its gorgeous mountain and valley views, this home also has professionally landscaped yards, a terrace with the views of the entire valley, an open-concept living, dining and kitchen area, two outdoor patio areas, and solar panel back-up.

The elevation in Paute is around 7,000 feet (1,400 feet below Cuenca), and the temperature averages a mild 70 degrees F. almost every day of the year. Public transportation is readily available and a trip to Cuenca generally costs only $4.00 each way.

The town of Paute gives you a relaxed, peaceful small-town feel, in a safe environment while also providing great shopping in local markets and enjoying craft shops, top-rated restaurants, and a multitude of outdoor activities. Known for its fresh fruits and world-famous roses Paute offers a cultural mix of locals, wealthy Cuencanos who weekend here, and an expat community. Paute also has its own health clinic and Cuenca’s newest hospital is only 20 minutes away.

The asking price for this country gem is $395,500 with a 10% discount for closing in the US via an escrow.