This lovely 1,500 square foot riverside garden house is a great Airbnb investment rental or a perfect, modern 3-bedroom, 2.5 live-in home. Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood about 20 minutes walking distance (7-minute taxi or bus ride) from the colonial, downtown area of Cuenca, this turnkey home is ready to make you money or welcome you home. Current owners have a successful Airbnb business offering housing for $35 per night.
Built five years ago, this two-story home is directly across from the Tomebamba River with its beautiful walking paths and wonderful views, and is also across from a small park — an ideal place for kids to play or for walking a dog.
The contemporary building has a beautiful stone and grass garden area with an Asian-inspired theme, complete with artisinal cherry blossom painting, a cozy seating area under a Japanese pagoda tier, and a bodega designed by the owner. The pagoda seating area also allows you and your guests to sit outside, rain or shine and be comfortable and dry.
The open concept living and dining area are bright and sunny thanks to large windows looking out into the courtyard. A kitchen, complete with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave and all kinds of dishes, glassware, pots & pans and cooking utensils is included in the purchase price. A separate laundry room includes a washing machine, a sink, and a skylit drying area.
The location is ideal for those wanting to be close to Cuenca, but away from the noise and pollution. There are restaurants and stores within walking distance. For bike enthusiasts, a nearby bicycle shop rents bicycles for a quick trip into town or for a leisurely ride along the river. Buses and taxis are easy to get to and in a quick five minutes, you’re in the historic downtown area of Cuenca.
El Cajas National Park, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, is about 15 minutes away by car. Known for trails through evergreen cloud forests and hundreds of lakes, as well as for extensive wildlife, the Cajas is a great weekend getaway
The list price for this fully-furnished, turnkey garden delight is $120,000. It comes with one private parking spot and has easily accessible street parking in front of the building. A hand-crafted wooden security gate ensures privacy.
There is also a second home right next door with a list price of $120,000. Should you want to purchase both homes or combine the two as one large compound, the owner will negotiate a lower price. You can also consider owning two separate rental Airbnb homes as the current owner has done.