El Cajas, Cuenca





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This nature-filled, 1-bedroom furnished mountain retreat on the rim of the stunning El Cajas Mountains is only 15 minutes from Cuenca, Ecuador's third-largest city and its cultural capital, and has some of the most spectacular views of any place in the world. Located in an exclusive 10-acre, 14-unit gated community with riverfront property, this condo is perfect as a weekend getaway, a live-in country delight, a vacation rental, an investment property or an ideal Airbnb unit for visitors looking for outdoor experiences and paradise close to a historic colonial city in the Andes.  

The area surrounding the development has been designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve so future building in the surrounding area is no longer allowed, ensuring your purchase remains pristine and private and -- as such -- a super investment. There are two seven-unit buildings located on the property, plus two houses. Each building has an inner courtyard.  A beautiful river and walking paths, plus gardens and exceptionally well-kept grounds make this an extra special country haven.

Wake up and smell the fresh mountain air, gaze out your sliding glass doors, and be wowed by nature at every turn, sit in front of your fieldstone fireplace with a warm cup of hot chocolate, or take a walk to the river and go trout fishing for dinner. This is country living at its best and it can all be yours. 

Welcome to Valley Encatado, and to this gorgeous, 900 square-foot, fully furnished, turnkey-ready, corner unit. The one-bedroom, one-bath condo looks out onto the mountains and lush landscape, with 50-mile views across the spectacular valley toward Cuenca. The open-concept living area includes a dedicated living room, dining area, and kitchen. The kitchen has a large refrigerator with a freezer on the bottom, an induction cooktop and oven, a range hood, a large kitchen island, and all the pots, pans, plates, glasses and cookware needed for a glorious dining experience. Granite countertops, with under-mount stainless steel sinks and Delta Touch control faucets, are also included. 

The condo is surrounded by windows, with ever-changing mountain and valley views that will mesmerise you. There are also two flagstone patios that are perfect on those balmy days for dining, relaxing, or sipping a glass of wine as the sun goes down.

This inviting 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 that keeps you cozy and warm and provides a wonderful ambience, day or night. Cathedral ceilings with open rafters, and tongue  & groove woodwork are found throughout this beautiful unit. The bedroom is equipped with a queen-size bed, nightstands, a large desk area and plenty of closet space. A washer and dryer combination is housed in a separate room.

The large bathroom features a Travertine shower, and granite vanity tops and also comes with under-mount sinks and Premium Delta faucets. 

The unit 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 has an electric entry gate and multiple camera security systems and is safe and secure. The windows are vinyl clad with Tempered and laminated security glass, UV protection and sound blocks that ensure peace and quiet inside your home. These windows also cannot be broken, only shattered ensuring safety at all times.

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, hiking and just relaxing and restoring are what you can expect when you live or vacation in one of the most unspoiled mountain refuges in the world. Walking trails and river access are located inside the community for your pleasure.

The HOA for the unit is approximately $165 per month and covers sewer and solid waste disposal, security, land maintenance, management fees and insurance on the exterior of the complexes.

So, if you're ready to experience country and Andes Mountain living at its very best ... or if you're looking for an investment property with a great potential for return on your investment, now is the time to purchase your dream home in the last residential project ever to be built in the El Cajas National Park area. The deed is in place and registered with the Municipality of Cuenca so that the sale and your move-in can happen quickly. 

The asking price for this nature-filled, 1-bedroom furnished mountain retreat on the rim of the stunning El Cajas Mountains is $165,00.