Nabon, Cuenca





Listing No.


These 2 extraordinary, fully furnished, sustainable country mountains homes near Nabon (about an hour away from Cuenca -- Ecuador's third-largest city and its cultural capital -- are an incredible find, in one of the most beautiful areas in all of Ecuador. Sweeping mountain and valley vistas, waterfalls, and pine trees surround you in these two houses being sold together and located on nearly nine acres (3.26 hectares) of land with room for additional casitas, guest suites, or fruit orchards. 

The property includes its own private well, a gorgeous trout pond, electrical transformers, a lush and vibrant organic garden, a greenhouse, a workshop, a mother-in-law's studio apartment on the bottom of the second house, a 16-jet, heated jacuzzi to soothe your soul, wood stoves, fireplaces, and radiant heat floors to ensure you are toasty warm; an indoor pizza oven, a fire pit and exquisite touches of wood, wrought iron, stained glass, and river rock accents.  

If you're looking for the ideal place to live off the land -- there isn't a better property currently on the market and it's ready for you to move right in and start living the "good life." Should you want to purchase vehicles, hundreds of tools, and farm equipment and machinery (including a New Holland Tractor and John Deere Excavator) this can also be negotiated at a separate price.

Built to North American standards by an American contractor, these solidly built and charm-filled homes, are located at an altitude of 10,500 feet. They are part of a small, quiet, and eco-conscious community of country homes named Hacienda Shimpali. Hacienda Shimpali and its surrounding areas offer beautiful walking trails, exotic flora, and fauna, fabulous fishing, mountain climbing, and bird-watching.  These two glorious homes are at the end of this private oasis surrounded by arching pines and acacias, making the property totally private with the best views on the Hacienda. An electric gate lets you into the Hacienda Shimpali. A second private gate, just for these two houses, ensures double privacy and security.

Luxuriate in the 16-jet wonderful heated jacuzzi to gaze at incredibly stunning sunsets and stars. Laze or entertain by the large, glass-like pond on the property.  Plant whatever your heart wishes in the dark, rich soil and get ready to call this mountain paradise, home.

“Casa Andina" and its companion house “La Casita” are perfect to be used as two private homes for family and friends; as a primary residence with an equally appointed and beautiful guest house; as an income-producing investment property with one or both homes used for long or short term rental, or--if you expand the housing on the 9 acres of land -- this is also an ideal retreat center for yoga, meditation, agro or eco-tourism, and for naturalists seeking calm and peace after a long day's hike.

These two homes exude country elegance, with the "feel" of vintage country estates, yet with every modern amenity possible and every sustainable element already built in.

Included in these two homes are:

"CASA ANDINA" - 2000 square feet (183m2), plus 623 sq. ft (58 sq. meters) of terraces ... one covered, one open

This spectacular property with sweeping panoramic views is the perfect mountain escape, with a terrace overlooking unobstructed mountain and valley views, and nature at its fullest. Enjoy this beautiful patio while sipping a glass of wine at sunset, or relish a warm spa hot tub with your morning coffee in the mountain mist. Casa Adina was the first house to be built and has two fireplaces and a wonderful fully equipped loft bedroom and seating area, plus a great kitchen with a pizza oven.

  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 
  • Fully modern kitchen with granite countertops. Appliances include a dishwasher, Oven, Range Hood, Stove, Microwave, and Refrigerator. Also an eat-in bar and 2 bar stools.
  • Living Room with an L-shaped couch, large comfy chair, coffee table, lamps, select artwork, and a fieldstone and brick fireplace
  • Dining Room with dining table and six chairs, and Tiffany-like chandeliers
  • Loft with sitting room/office/and one bedroom and half bath,                    
  • Garage:  Suitable for one vehicle. The parking area is ample for 4 vehicles.
  • Laundry: Washer and dryer 
  • Heating:  Woodstove, 2 fireplaces, indoor pizza oven, heated floors
  • Heated jacuzzi under the stars with amazing therapeutic jets. Seats 6. 
  • Private well shared with La Casita
  • Private Transformer for Electricity shared with La Casita"

"LA CASITA" - 1,259.38 sq. feet (117 m2) plus 516 sq. ft (48 sq. meters) of terraces

La Casita is the best of living, only in a smaller package. This cozy and enchanting house is built with the finest of materials as well: granite countertops, Spanish and Travertine floor tiles, beautiful cabinetry, and radiant heating in the floors. Although fully insulated wall to ceiling, La Casita includes a wonderful wood stove for additional warmth and special ambiance. From its windows and terraces, La Casita boasts gorgeous views of the valley below on one side and overlooks the stunning pond on the other. The home is built above a series of shipping containers where one finds an additional bedroom suite with a bath. The others are presently utilized as a workshop and storage area.  

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • Custom kitchen with exceptional pull-out cabinetry, sliding drawers, and storage, plus granite countertops and a large island
  • Appliances include Dishwasher, Oven, Stove, Microwave, GE Profile Refrigerator, and Washer/Dryer
  • Living Room with a velvet couch, oversized leather chair, armoire with wine storage, coffee table, and wood stove
  • Dining Room - Dining table and chairs for six, custom window treatments, lovely chandeliers
  • Radiant heat flooring
  • Workshop, storage areas, shed (total size of outbuildings is 1, 195 sq. feet or 111 sq. meters)
  • Mother-in-Law or Guest Suite downstairs with bath (431 sq. ft or 40 m2)
  • Private well shared with Casa Andina
  • Lovely Reservoir and Trout Pond 

Between both homes is a lush and fertile vegetable garden, as well as a good-sized indoor greenhouse, allowing you to immediately feast on the bounties of Mother Nature. Here, there is also an additional storage shed that could easily be used to raise small farm animals such as chickens, turkeys, rabbits, or the Ecuadorian delicacy "Cueys" (also known as guinea pigs.) Larger farm animals could graze on the land or new casitas and guest suites could be built allowing this nature-filled compound to be a sanctuary, vacation home, or weekend getaway for extended family and friends. It is also perfect as an income-producing retreat center or a luxury Airbnb nature-oriented complex.

This stunning property with sweeping panoramic mountain and valley views is just one kilometer in from the Panamerican Highway South - and is an easy 50-minute commute to the enchanting city of Cuenca. You can also explore Shimpali’s sweet native village of Nabón and visit neighboring colorful Ecuadorian communities such as Susadel, Oña, Saraguro, Loja, and Vilcabamba.

If you/ve been looking for the perfect, sustainable, mountain country retreat, with never-ending vistas, beautiful pine surroundings, a large organic vegetable garden, plus a greenhouse, a hot tub, fireplaces, a pizza oven, a fire pit, and not one, but two exceptional homes... look no further. This is one of the smartest investments at the unbelievable asking price of $425,000 all-inclusive. This entire property is being sold as one parcel, and will not be sub-divided or split up. But why would you want to? This is paradise at its finest.