This gorgeous 1,500 square foot Yunguilla country home with an outdoor kitchen and incredible views has three bedrooms and three baths, plus an entire upstairs loft with a queen-size bed, table and chairs. This fully furnished home is totally turnkey, with all the appliances, pots and pans, sheets and towels, four queen-size beds, living room furniture, a full kitchen with a dining table and everything else needed to move right in.
Located in the Santa Isabel region of Yunguilla — about an hour and a half from Cuenca — this property has 2 acres of land and the views surrounding it are extraordinary … from soaring mountains and valleys to rolling hills and fields, there is a feeling of nature that surrounds you at every turn.
Yunguilla is south of Cuenca extending to the seaport city of Machala. Its lower elevation makes this area much warmer than Cuenca, with a shorter rainy season as well. The area is a gardener’s dream, with fertile soil that can grow nearly everything. On the property are 20 banana trees, mangos, oranges, avocados, coffee and other fruit trees. For someone hoping to live off the land, this is paradise found.
The house includes an outdoor kitchen that can accommodate a crowd and is the perfect entertaining area for friends and family. Located near the house, with incredible scenery on all sides, the spacious covered kitchen includes a large table, a grill and a sink. Whether it’s an early morning breakfast, a glass of wine to watch the glorious sunsets, or a barbeque for all your friends, this outdoor kitchen is all about relaxed and hospitable country living.
The home has a cozy living room, a large eat-in kitchen with a bar, three bedrooms and baths on the first floor and a loft on the 2nd floor that overlooks the living area.
The light and airy country kitchen features a table for six and tons of work, cooking and storage space. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans as well as a toaster oven, rice cooker, blender, toaster, espresso machine, coffee grinder, tea kettle, juicer, knife set, meat grinder, set of plates, coffee mugs, juice glasses, silverware and much more.
Also included in the purchase price are a printer, TV, Bose speakers, three webcams, a washing machine, basic tools and a wheel barrel plus a hammock, and an entire closet of extras for the house including light bulbs, curtain rods and other essentials.
The fenced-in home has a security system, security cameras and a safe inside the house.
A caretaker, who oversees the property and the orchards, is available to continue working should the new owners want a handyman or caretaker. He also pays the electric and water bills monthly and is currently paid a $170 a month salary.
Yunguilla is a popular weekend getaway with Cuancanos, and there are dozens of hosterias – all with swimming pools, volleyball courts and soccer fields. The area has attracted a number of expats in recent years and there is a welcoming “community” feel to the Valley. Yunguilla also offers a variety of activities including world-class bird watching, extensive hiking trails, horseback riding and a breathtaking waterfall and cloud forest in nearby Giron. The area is also known for a home-brewed liquor that the locals make from sugar cane and tours of the distillery attract visitors from all over Ecuador.
The asking price for this inviting fully furnished home and the property is $159,000.
A motorcycle, not included in the purchase price, is also for sale should the buyer want it.