This relaxing country retreat affords peace and luxury, yet is only a 20-minute drive from the historic UNESCO World Heritage site city of Cuenca.

Located in the beautiful, rural community of Tarqui, near the popular restaurant and store, La Junta, this modern 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is 217 square meters of interior space with 72 square meters of terraces and pergolas.  It is located on 1500 square meters of land.

Found in a small, exclusive and fashionable upscale community, on top of a hill, the valley and mountain views are spectacular, making this is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet close enough that a quick drive on the scenic Pan American highway, and you’re right in the center of the cultural capital of Ecuador.

Surrounded by manicured lawns, and stunning landscaped gardens …  plants, flowers, and flowering bushes abound. And the porches and terraces provide the perfect space for every mood and occasion providing a variety of spots to unwind in tranquil and serene natural settings.

A double-sided gas fireplace with a stone surround and wooden mantle pieces greets you as you walk into the open space dining kitchen area. A formal living room is off to the side of the entryway, reached by the main door and its own private entrance. A more casual family room that serves as a TV room is also off the main entrance of the home.

The large terrace is seen as you enter the front door as well, and is accessed directly off the dining area through floor-to-ceiling glass and wooden doors. The expansive patio has its own separate seating and dining areas.  The terra cotta brick flooring and the wooden covered pergola is the perfect place for dining al fresco, sipping your morning coffee or entertaining friends.  A large green lawn and select stone pieces in the yard, make this a gardener’s dream.

There are also terrace/porch areas off the master bedroom and one of the guest rooms, as well as along the side of the house near the laundry area.  A front lawn is also available for your pleasure, making this the perfect indoor-outdoor Shangri-la.

The country kitchen features an eat-in bar, tons of cupboard and storage areas, white-washed and glass front upper and lower cabinets, plus great work and counter spaces, black granite counter tops, and high-end appliances including a double-door refrigerator and a six-burner gas stove and oven that come with the purchase price. The kitchen also has a large picture window that gives you a great view of the fabulous terrace and back yard.

There is a laundry room with full-size washer and dryer located off the kitchen. These appliances are also included in the sales price. Next door to the laundry room is a sunroom for air-drying delicate items that also serves as perfect storage space for pantry and off-season items.  A guest or social bath is also found in this area of the home. The house is filled with an array of closets and more-than-ample storage throughout, including an attic space reached through a pull-down ladder in the hallway leading to the laundry room.

This property comes unfurnished but includes select light fixtures, chandeliers and window treatments, as well as all the appliances.

Off the living area is a hallway of closets that lead to the bedroom area, featuring three en suite bedrooms. One of the guest rooms (currently used as the daughter’s room) and the master also have their own private terraces reached through double pane glass doors for extra quiet sleeping and warmth. The third bedroom is used as a guest room and office and is large enough for a queen size bed and desk.  The master is also expansive and has a desk and seating area, as well as a large walk-in closet and skylight.  The master bath has double sinks for your convenience. Both the main guest room and the master bedroom also have heated flooring.

The house has piso flotante wooden floors and ceramic tiles, beamed ceilings, wonderful architectural features, large floor to ceiling glass doors that lead to the outdoor areas and is bright and airy, with a warmth that exudes country charm.  The property is reached by a gravel road that is currently being updated and paved for easy access and is expected to be finished by the end of February 2109. The home is reached through a lovely, private wrought iron security gate and a hand-crafted, artisanal stone wall flanks the driveway and large parking area.

This very special home is listed for $348,000 unfurnished with appliances. The price is firm and the owners request only serious buyers come to view the property.

Property Features

  • Expansive Manicured Lawns in Front and Back of Home
  • Located in Exclusive Neighborhood
  • Sensational Valley & Mountain Views