Tired of the city noise, the bus fumes, and the congestion and traffic in Cuenca?  But, want to live close by to enjoy all the wonderful amenities of this great Andean colonial city?  Now you can, in this luxurious 4,300 sq.ft. country estate, with adjoining 13+ acres of land overlooking all of Cuenca.

A masterpiece, built to the highest in North American standards, this open, bright single-level 3-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home has every comfort you could possibly imagine including a huge chef’s kitchen, thermostat-controlled radiant heat floors throughout the house with zoned thermostats, dual propane boilers, and imported high-end water pumps; and a two-sided fireplace separating the living and dining rooms. A sound system that travels throughout the entire house has also been installed, as has an American-style enclosed garage with an automatic overhead door opener.

Additionally, the house has a sumptuous Master bedroom suite with a large seating area, an office alcove, his and hers walk-in-closets and a jacuzzi tub; as well as an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, beautifully manicured lawn and gardens, and spectacular views of all of Cuenca and the Gordeleg River valley.

Located in the safe and friendly town of Santa Ana, a short 30-35 minute drive to the center of Cuenca’s downtown, this property offers an abundance of clean, fresh mountain air in an environment of tranquility and peace.
This amazing home comes with a huge Chef’s Kitchen that has tons of wood cabinetry, pull-outs and easy-to-use custom racks and storage devices. An area has been designated for cooking, and another for baking with a center island dividing the two. Appliances are high-end imported North American units with dishwasher, garbage disposal, under-sink water filter for an icemaker and a dedicated beverage faucet, a large built-in convection oven, and a 5-burner built-in gas cooktop. The kitchen also features a very large walk-in pantry and adjoining breakfast room area.  All appliances are negotiable. The built-ins stay with the house.

For entertaining, there is a lovely dining room with arched windows revealing the glorious valley and mountain views. For dining al fresco, there is an outdoor kitchen with an oversized horno de leña (“pizza oven”) and wood grill, plus a gas grill located on the patio adjacent to the kitchen. There is also a large wrap-around rear patio with tiled bench seating and a gas firepit, as well as a fenced-in garden and a fenced dog run on the property.

Private trails through mountainside eucalyptus forests also provide never-ending fun and spectacular views of the Gordeleg River Valley.

The spacious living room, den area has European-style aluminum and sliding glass doors that lead out to the back patio, beautiful coffered ceilings and a large entertainment center that is included in the purchase price. A double-sided gas fireplace with a remote control is found in the living area and the dining room providing warmth and ambiance for both spaces.  The same, newly-installed sliding glass doors are also in the breakfast room and Master bedroom.

An enormous Master suite is located in a separate wing of the house and includes a lovely, roomy seating area perfect for watching TV and curling up with a book. A large office off the master bedroom could be easily converted to a fourth bedroom if desired. The Master features large separate his-and-hers walk-in closets with custom built-ins.  And, the en-suite master bath includes a large walk-in double shower (no glass) and a double, two-person whirlpool Jacuzzi tub with a heater. Remote controlled mood lighting in the niche and fixtures over tub make this is the perfect place to unwind with a view that can’t be beaten, overlooking the entire valley.

Each of the other two bedrooms, located in the guest wing, has its own en-suite bath, with walk-in closets and custom built cabinetry.

Water supply is provided by ETAPA (which is the same as Cuenca water). Additionally, there is a separate 2,500-liter water storage tank and a dedicated automatic electric pump that collects rainwater for irrigation.

Trash collection (often a rarity in rural living environments) is provided weekly and there is twice-weekly propane gas delivery. An oversized septic system is located on the land, with a large leach field that should never need to be pumped out.

Internet service that is not shared with any other users is provided via a dedicated dish mounted on the roof. The home also comes with a cell phone signal booster antenna and receiver for any cell phone service provider, making communication a breeze from this country retreat.

A built-in monitored security system, with 17 remotely-accessible interior and exterior cameras, is included in the purchase price. A floored attic storage area with pull-down stairs access from a garage is also found in this unique house.

Now is the time to own your own mountaintop Shangri-la with incredible views, luxurious comfort, and all the advantages that Cuenca has to offer in an environment of modernity and calm.

The price for this spectacular find is $495,000 unfurnished, but there is an option to purchase all of the furniture, kitchen and lawn equipment, tools, plants artwork and a 2008 all-wheel drive Chevrolet Captiva with 50,000 miles should the buyer want to move right in.

Property Features

  • Built to North American Standards
  • Custom Add-Ons Everywhere
  • Magnificent Views