Yunguilla Valley





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This idyllic, fully furnished, Yunguilla Valley estate with a pool, a spa, terraces, extraordinary views, and 3.5 acres of land. is one of our all-time favorite properties.  Reminiscent of the South of France with luxurious amenities that transport you to another world, this fully furnished, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,370 sq. foot Mediterranean style house has a wide 1,076 square foot veranda, surrounding 3 sides of the home — affording 360-degree views of the sweeping valley, pastoral vistas, and ever-changing  Andes mountain scenes.

Following a short path down from the home, on a lighted pathway, you arrive at a terrace with a large lap pool, poolside lounging, and an upscale bathhouse. It is an inviting space to relax and refresh. Your own private resort and spa, that includes a luxurious thermal pane glass sauna with spectacular mountain vistas, as well as a sumptuous outdoor shower, plus a sink, and toilet.

The property is surrounded by skillfully tended tropical gardens brimming with colorful bougainvillea, bountiful displays of wild roses, giant monstera, cacti, and exotic palm trees,. Also on the premises are a variety of fruit and coffee trees and room for vegetable and herb gardens, and even another casita or meditation pavilion should you want more sleeping or quiet rest retreat areas,

Returning to the main house, you will find a large outdoor covered terrace designed for gracious living and entertaining. French doors open to a glass sun parlor with a dining table that seats 12 people, and a small office space at one end. Breakfast here allows you to watch as many as 30 species of birds feeding in the lemon, cherimoya, banana, and angel trumpet trees. And in the evening, candlelight dinners surrounded by nature are divine.

The center of the house is thoughtfully designed for simplicity and functionality.  The 2 entrances open into a welcoming living and dining area with high wooden beamed ceilings and a picture-perfect wood-burning fireplace that provides warmth and cozy comfort. A charming light-filled country kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths make this a wonderful place to entertain family and friends. 

The unique single-level home has classic red-tiled roofs, post and beam construction, high ceilings with wooden beams, stone accents, blue shutters, and a European flair rarely seen in Ecuadorian country estates. 

A perfectly manicured lawn, stone walking paths, rock gardens, natural foliage, mature trees, impressive vistas, an enchanting creek, and stunning flowering plants and shrubs complete the ambiance.

This spectacular fully-furnished home and acreage is move-in ready and perfect as a full-time country retreat or sumptuous vacation or weekend hideaway. The property could also be turned into a bed and breakfast, a yoga retreat, or a healing center and has room to expand by building casitas, guest houses or a conference center on the premises.

There are 110 and 220-volt electricity outlets, potable water, and a large reservoir for irrigation water. (Water is a special commodity in the Yunguilla Valley, making this property even more valuable.)

Located in the beautiful Yunguilla Valley, in La Asunción, the elevation (1500 feet lower than Cuenca) is perfect for indoor/outdoor living. with a tropical climate that allows you to grow any type of fruit or vegetable imaginable. The weather is warm year-round with plenty of sunshine and a shorter rainy season. This peaceful and serene country gem is a one-and-a-half-hour drive from the historic, colonial city of Cuenca with all its amenities including shopping, top-notch hospitals, restaurants, and cultural activities. A direct bus to and from Cuenca, 5 times a day on a paved road, drops you off at the bus stop located at the end of the 100m driveway that takes you right to the house. The drive is on a paved road until you get to the entrance of the home -- a rarity in the Valley, where dirt roads are the norm.

The 104-mile Yunguilla Valley is a favorite destination for international investors. The temperate climate, fertile land, and beautiful views also make this a desired location for prominent Ecuadorians, and is fast becoming a popular and exclusive expat mecca as well.

The asking price for this idyllic, fully furnished, Yunguilla Valley estate with a pool, a spa, terraces, extraordinary views, and 3.5 acres of land is $350,000.