This 2,583 sq. ft. Cuenca penthouse on the Tomebamba River is a peaceful retreat located about 10 minutes outside of downtown Cuenca. Boasting 120 square meters (1,292 sq. ft.) of terraces with five separate balconies, a large great room with an oversized fireplace, a spaciousĀ  “cook’s” kitchen, and a 1,076 sq. foot second-floor studio, this open concept gem is the perfect home for entertaining and relaxing. Situated directly across from the Tomebamba River, there are endless opportunities for walking the river paths, dotted by Eucalyptus trees, and enjoying nature at every turn.

The 4-bedroom, 2-full-bath, and 2 half-bath penthouse has an open concept living plan with the living room leading into a spacious dining room and then into the gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and a large island with a six-burner stove. Appliances included in the sale price are the stove, a range hood, an oven, a refrigerator, and a full-size washer and dryer. Terraces on all sides of the living area make this apartment light and airy, with stunning views from every room.

The bedrooms are located off the living space. The en-suite Master has tons of closet space, a terrace, and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and windows and skylights looking out over the trees. The other three bedrooms share a full bath with a bathtub and shower and include beds that also are included in the purchase price.

The condo has a 1,076 square foot studio, accessed by an outdoor spiral staircase. This studio could be easily turned into a personal gym, a media room, spa, office or additional bedrooms. There is a small working bathroom in the studio which could also be expanded.

Completed in 2013. this penthouse was designed by its owner to be a holiday and investment property. There are two parking spaces — one inside the building and the other on the outside of theĀ building inside a gated/fenced area. In addition, there is a small interior storage area and a larger storage room also inside the building. The penthouse comes with two coaxial Internet cables for high-speed Internet.

The HOA fee is $40 per month.

The asking price for this large, 4-bedroom relaxing Cuenca penthouse on the river, is $259,500.