HACIENDA BELLAVISTA This gorgeous 6.1 hectare or 15 acre gated Yunguilla estate, has more than 5,000 species of exotic plants, flowers and big trees, more than 500 mature producing fruit trees, plus a vegetable garden, a 600 sq. foot workshop, a rustic horse stable, a greenhouse with benches, raised beds and a potting shed, a casita/cottage, raw land for building another dream house, and so many more features on three separate parcels of land.
Buy all of them together and have a fabulous self-sustaining compound in one of the most beautiful natural surroundings available or purchase separate parcels depending on your personal and investment goals.
Located just outside of La Union, the property is about 1 1/2 hours from the World Heritage Site city of Cuenca and is situated in a small and safe community of expats and locals with amenities and restaurants just down the road. Despite being close to the small town, this property is extremely private and a true sanctuary with views that rival any in the world; cloud forest, mountain and valley vistas as far as the eye can see.
(1) The first parcel of land is 3.4 hectares or 8.4 acres. It includes an elegant 4,220 square foot, 4 bedroom, 7 bath adobe home with a delightful 5 X 10 meters swimming pool (1.5 meters deep) and hot tub, two relaxing and inviting patios, a reservoir, a beautifully landscaped park, and lovely manicured walking trails with benches along the way to take in nature at its best.
There is a pump room that houses the pool filter and pump, the jet pump (massagers) and the air pump (bubbles) for the hot tub. The pool pump is only a few months old. The hot tub can be heated without having to heat the entire pool.
Also in this room, there is a water pump and pressure tank that draw from the cistern that allows the house to have water in case of an emergency. The cistern is located beneath the floor of the carport.
In addition, there are two hot water heaters in the pump room. One is a tankless heater that preheats water for the 50-gallon tank type water heater. The tankless heater comes on when it senses a pressure drop and the tank heater comes on when the temperature drops to a level that can easily be pre-set to your liking.
There is an emergency gasoline-powered generator and there are switches to safely accommodate the transfer of power to both the main house and the casita. The generator is 5.5kw and will run both houses but not the pool pumps or the irrigation pump. There is also a dedicated 15KVA transformer, a security system, and overhead and drip irrigation in select areas.
On the outside of the pump room is a cement box that can hold up to six propane tanks. Gas is $2 a bottle. It has a manifold, pressure regulator and a gauge to show how much pressure the system has.
The home’s well-equipped cook’s kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, 2 ranges, an oven, a separate heating oven, range hood, a microwave, a dishwasher, garbage disposal, and a large 2-door refrigerator with lower a pullout freezer. All the wooden cabinets include extra storage and ease of use with Lazy Susan turntables, quality rollers in the cabinets and under cabinet lighting.
A huge pantry is located off the kitchen and a room that can hold a year’s supply of food also provides ample storage space for buyers who want to live a self-sustaining, off-the-grid type of lifestyle. There is also a washer and dryer that come with the purchase price. Some furnishings may be negotiable.
The great room features a large dining room and intimate living spaces separated by a grand entrance hallway and unique handcrafted tile stairs leading up to the home’s four bedrooms. A patio, off the living area, overlooks the pool and hot tub with magnificent mountain views in a quiet, flower-filled setting, providing the perfect place for enjoying a meal of fresh vegetables and fruits from your garden.
Among the goodies available on the properties are avocados, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, coffee, bananas, papayas, macadamia nuts, cotton, vegetables and more. There is a secondary first-floor patio for lounging and entertaining above the pool and a second-floor enclosed terrace with spectacular views, perfect for that afternoon nap or reading.
The four bedrooms upstairs are all en-suite and fan off of the landing’s library and TV area. Each of the bedrooms is equipped with lots of closet and storage space.
Also on this first property is a 600 square foot workshop with an 80 sq. ft. storage loft. The workshop can be turned into a guest suite, art studio or man cave, should the owner want an additional living/recreational space. Within this parcel are a beautifully landscaped park and several separate and defined flower gardens. Throughout this parcel are plant-filled walking trails with benches, rock sculptures, and unique foliage.
(2) The second parcel of land, which is 1.6 hectares or 4 acres, features a 1,000 square foot, 2-bedroom, 1 bath casita/cottage with a wrap-around porch (included in the square footage), spectacular mountain and valley views, a leaded glass shower that lets light in, a comfortable living room and secondary seating area, a breakfast counter, a laundry room, 2 tankless water heaters, and a cistern and pump water system. Below the casita there is a small, rustic stable with a covered stall for horses, a greenhouse, and an enclosed chicken yard with coop that are part of this self-sufficient parcel. This lot includes an irrigation reservoir, an avocado orchard, a citrus grove, a beautifully landscaped “mystery path’, and a meditation garden. The fruit trees and vegetable garden are well established and productive. The casita property is perfect as a rental/investment home or live-in country retreat.
(3) The third property is raw land and is 1.03 hectares or 2.5 acres. The land has a small avocado orchard and a year-round pozo/well. There is a private entryway and access road that can be used to build your very own country Shangri-La or as investment, working farm or orchard. This lot also has a grove of beautiful mature eucalyptus trees.
The asking price for all three properties, which would provide you with an unprecedented, self-sustaining, private mountain retreat is $1.2 million, negotiable.
If buying separately, the main home lists at $850,000; the casita/cottage and land are $300,000; and the raw land, ready to build or invest in is $100,000.
For serious, vetted buyers, the owner will consider financing the purchase with a substantial, non-refundable down payment and will take partial payment in gold, should the buyer choose that option. A rent-back opportunity for the main house is also a consideration.
- Choose from One Grand Property with Home
- Land with a Casita
- Raw Land