BREATHTAKING, 3-BEDROOM YUNGUILLA VALLEY HOME HAS 400 SQ. FT OF TERRACES, AN ACRE OF LAND WITH A FLAT AREA PERFECT FOR A 2ND HOME OR POOL, AND A SECLUDED HOT TUB
Yunguilla Valley, Azuay, Ecuador
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This breathtaking, 3-bedroom Yunguilla Valley home has 400 sq ft of terraces, ever-changing mountain and valley views, an acre of land with a flat area perfect for a second home or pool, as well as a secluded hot tub to soothe your soul,
Situated at an elevation of 3,500 feet, this private sanctuary on a hill exudes charm and calm and offers the perfect blend of tranquillity, stunning views, and modern comfort, that captures the essence of peaceful, country living.
Located ten minutes from the quaint town of Santa Isabel, this 2,200 sq. ft hillside retreat is also only 5 minutes to the Autopista and about an hour and a half to Cuenca. And, thanks to its lower elevation, Yunguilla has a much warmer climate than the colonial city with tons of sunshine year-round. A newly built driveway leads you to the home's beautiful iron gate and a secured parking area by the house. Cars can also park in the driveway.
The home is a gardener’s paradise where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable can grow. Already on the property, there are avocados, orange and lemon trees, and there are tons of areas for vegetable and herb gardens. Picturesque stone walking paths allow for easy walking through the terraced land. On the lower level, there is room for additional orchards, gardens, a swimming pool, a casita or a 2nd home, and thanks to its own private entrance, this is a great area for expansion and growth.
There is also a gorgeous hot tub with a fieldstone rock surround located in a secluded, tree-lined area near the house.
The single-story home — designed by the owner to North American standards — has an open concept plan with the living room, dining area, and kitchen flowing seamlessly together. The terraces can be accessed from the living room and all three bedrooms with spectacular panoramic views surrounding this country Shangri-La.
The house is angled so that the sun never directly floods the home, but keeps it warm and cozy, there are irrigation ditches surrounding the property to keep away rain and water, and little extras like screens on all of the windows illustrate the great attention to detail the owner has put into the property. This light, bright home was also built with cross ventilation in mind so there’s always a nice breeze, even on the hottest days.
The large kitchen includes a spacious island, perfect for entertaining and cooking for a crowd. The kitchen comes with a refrigerator, stove, oven, range hood, and a washer and dryer that is housed in a separate laundry room with a washing sink. There is also a hook-up and space for a dishwasher should you want to add one.
Down a lovely hallway, you’ll find the large, en-suite primary bedroom, with a walk-in closet, a light, large and airy bathroom with double sinks, and a bathtub surrounded by windows so you can soak in the natural beauty around you — literally!
At the other end of the hallway are the two additional bedrooms (one currently being used as an office and exercise area,) and a social/guest bath that serves as a Jack and Jill bathroom for the two guest bedrooms. All three bedrooms have spectacular views and their own private sliding doors leading out to the wrap-around terrace and each room has a large walk-in closet.
There is a front and side lawn, a garden area, and manicured flowers and bushes surrounding the property and there is also the lower flat land available for expansion.
The property gets its water from the city and there is a separate source for irrigation.
High-speed Internet and Direct TV are both available. Utilities are about $30 per month and property taxes are approximately $82 annually.
This breathtaking, 3-bedroom Yunguilla Valley home comes with all the appliances. Select furnishings may be negotiated. The asking price is $199,900.