Just 30 minutes from Cuenca is an inviting 2,900 square foot, gated country estate that exudes peace, quiet and warmth.  This architecturally-built, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is both comfortable and grand, expansive yet homey and is a wonderful place to live if you are longing for the quiet of the country, with spectacular mountain views in a safe environment near a major Ecuadorian city.

Located in the greater Cuenca area, 5 minutes from Paute in the small community of Uzhupud, the property is away from it all, but close to everything and is the perfect tranquil home you are looking for. Originally priced at $310,000 the owners have made a substantial adjustment and this glorious property is now available for $235,000.

You enter the palatial grounds, through a beautiful brick and wrought-iron security gate monitored by remote and on-site security systems and four cameras. Once inside you discover a lavish, landscaped yard, with beautiful stone steps leading to the house.

The entire property is surrounded by stunning brick walls, providing both beauty and extra security. Gorgeous red-tiled multi-angled roofs complete the one-of-a-kind look.

A relaxing front porch welcomes you to sit and marvel at the absolute peace and serenity surrounding you.  Inside the home is a unique and wonderful open living space with an impressive center winding wooden staircase that has a fireplace built right into it.  The stairs lead to the upper loft-style Master Suite and are the centerpiece of this distinctive home.

The open concept area has gorgeous cathedral ceilings and includes a living room with the fireplace, a kitchen with an eat-in bar and green granite-like countertops. Appliances include a gas stove and oven, two refrigerators (one in the bodega), a dishwasher, and a microwave and are included in the purchase price.  An adjoining dining room surrounded by windows looking out to the manicured backyard is the perfect place to gather with friends and family.  There is also a pantry and a laundry room off the kitchen that includes a full-size washer and dryer, which also comes with the sale.

A second enclosed indoor/outdoor dining room and a wrap-around porch provide endless possibilities for dining and entertaining. There is also a great barbeque area. The landscaped backyard includes lush trees, bright and colorful flower beds and shrubs, and a beautiful stone fountain that soothes the soul with the delightful sound of cascading water.

Three bedrooms, one en-suite, are located just off the main living area on the first floor. A second shared bathroom is found between the two other bedrooms and also serves as the social or guest bathroom for the first floor.

Up the sweeping staircase, taking over the entire second floor is the 4th bedroom … a spacious Master Suite.  A seating area, that could easily be turned into a TV room or office, is located on the landing with a lovely skylight overhead.  The oversized Master bedroom, with windows looking out on incredible mountain scenery, accommodates a king-size bed with plenty of room to spare.  There is ample storage and also room for a second desk or a small setee should you want one in your bedroom.

The large Master Bath includes a skylight over a luxurious Jacuzzi tub … The perfect place to linger and enjoy Mother Nature from above.

Annual property taxes are less than $50 per year. Better yet, this beautiful property is considered “rural” making capital gains taxes lower than in-town properties.

But, once you settle into this rustic, yet elegant country home, leaving will be the last thing on your mind!  The home is being offered totally turnkey and ready to move into for $235,000 including all appliances and furnishings.


  • 4 Bedroom, 3 bath
  • Lot Size: 832 sq. meters (approximately 9,000 sq. ft.)
  • Brick-Concrete Home:  269.67 sq. meters (approximately 2,900 sq. ft.)
  • Total Construction on Lot: 539.34 sq. meters (approximately 5,800 sq. ft.)
  • Contained Spring Water for Outside Irrigation with Pump
  • Community Water Supply for Household Use
  • 2,500 Liter Storage of Community Water for Emergency Interior Use
  • Brick, BBQ and Storage Building (Bodega) with Extra Refrigerator
  • Large Capacity Califon Water Heater
  • New Septic System
  • Automatic Sprinkler System
  • The Property is Serviced by Both 120V and 220v Electrical Power
  • Security Alarm System
  • Gated Perimeter Brick Wall for Added Security
  • All Appliances and Furnishings Included in the Asking Price


Property Features

  • Beautifully Landscaped Grounds
  • Fireplace Built into Winding Staircase
  • Secure and Safe Country Home