One of the finest mountain homes near El Cajas National Park is available, inside a luxury gated community, Valle Encantado. This is one of only two homes on the 10-acre property, which includes 14 units total, mostly one-bedroom condo apartments.
Deeded to this beautiful 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath 166.64 sq meter home is 1,200 sq. meters of land with some of the most spectacular views and vistas anywhere in the world, including an expansive 35-mile down-the-valley view to Cuenca – the cultural capital of Ecuador and a quick 20-minutes away.
The home is completely turnkey. Furnishings include oversized Persian carpets, natural leather headboards on both queen beds, 2 fully convertible sofas, a fully convertible coffee table, + expandable dining table, and all of the china, silverware, linens, bedding, and accessories to move right in. Top-of-the-line appliances include an oversized Samsung 3-door refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher, a Commercial 5 burner gas range with hood, and Bosch Front-Loading laundry equipment.
This architectural masterpiece is located on two floors. The open space living area – with a stunning fieldstone fireplace, large kitchen with an island, and a separate dining area — and one master bedroom are found downstairs. The second master bedroom, plus a seating area and a terrace are located in the loft upstairs. Both bedrooms are en-suite.
This stunning home, built to North American standards, has many upgrades and includes 50 Mega Etapa Fiber Internet, Peruvian Travertine floors with radiant heat, and a large fieldstone fireplace. Cathedral ceilings with open rafters, and tongue & groove woodwork are found throughout this beautiful home The windows are vinyl clad with Tempered and laminated security glass, UV protection, and sound blocks that ensure peace and quiet inside your home. The home also includes 8′ solid wooden doors, baseboards, extension jams, and casings made out of solid wood, plus granite sills under all of the doors and windows.
The gated community—with 24-hour security, an electric entry gate, and multiple camera security systems–is safe and secure and is situated on 10 acres of land that includes riverfront property. This particular home has its own dedicated private entry gate and driveway that services only this home.
There is a private trout pond on the property of this home that has a constant supply of gravity-fed fresh spring water. One of the borders of the property is the Rio Tomebamba. A large private island in the river with a bridge and walking paths is part of the development.
Valle Encantado was permitted just prior to the entire area being designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in May of 2013. This means that future development in this area is highly restricted, if not impossible.
The project sits at Km #13.5 off the Guayaquil Highway – 10 miles from El Centro Cuenca – At the very first entrance to Cajas National Park that provides access to Lake Llaviucu 2.5 Km away, known as one of the best near-city birding locations in all of Ecuador. Lake Llaviucu is also the easiest and best-maintained of all the trails inside the National Park.
Known for its incredible hiking paths through evergreen cloud forests and for its hundreds of lakes and lagoons, El Cajas National Park is home to rich wildlife including Andean condors, giant hummingbirds, llamas, wild horses, and raccoon-like coatis. Trout fishing, bird watching, exploring Incan ruins, biking, and just relaxing are all that you can expect when you live or vacation in one of the most unspoiled mountain retreats in the world.
The asking price for one of the finest mountain homes near El Cajas National Park is $309,000.