Yunguilla Valley, Cuenca





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This incredible property features 3 amazing, European-style houses on 5.9 acres, 2.4 ha of sustainable, off-the-grid land in the Yunguilla Valley, near Lentag. The three homes and land are being offered together for one purchase price. This property is perfect for a homesteader, expats looking to escape the rat race of their own countries or a group of friends who are longing for community and to live off the land in spectacular, natural surroundingsThe land has extensive orchards, gardens, and a coffee plantation, and is nestled off of a paved road, with approximately ΒΌ mile entry drive. There is a deeded reservoir. Also included in the sale is a separately deeded piece of land above the main house that has its own reservoir and is ready for expansion, more planting or additional casitas. This parcel of land, could also be sold, should you want only the primary property.This secluded and private estate boasts 1,500 arabica coffee plants, as well as an expansive orchard consisting of 5 varieties of bananas, avocados, 20 mandarin trees, 4 Sutil limes, 4 orange trees, grapefruit, 2 mangoes, maracuyas, papayas, 2 varieties of lemon trees, babaco, platano and agave. There is ample room for large vegetable gardens and corn and beans are already planted. There are two greenhouses, a chicken coop, and room for goats and other small livestock.A workshop for processing coffee is located down the hill from the homes, where there is also a large flat, park-like green space that could be created into beautiful flower gardens and seating areas. There is also a secure enclosed bodega for tools and a covered parking area. The enclosed pump house has a 1,100-liter holding tank for potable water supplied by Agua Potable system. It is supplied to the house via a pressure system. Three separate calafons supply hot water, and the main houses also have a solar water heater. There is a reverse osmosis system for drinking water. A large reservoir is located in the upper eastern portion of the property that holds 500,000 liters of irrigation water. Irrigation systems are in place for watering the landscaped areas around the house, the orchards, and the coffee trees. Potable and irrigation water are plentiful here, which is key (and sometimes not the case) when living in the country.Included in the sale is the main 2,000 sq. ft Yunguilla home with a large open-concept, a modern Scandinavian-feel great room, 2 bedrooms, and a room currently used as an office that could easily be converted into a 3rd. bedroom, there are 2 full bathrooms with showers, a guest/social bathroom, a pantry, a laundry room, and a covered terrace. The property also includes a stunning 2 bedroom, 1100 sq. ft. guest house separated from the main house that sits atop a hill with great views and a spacious porch to enjoy the scenery, The guest house also has open-concept living with a large, bright and light kitchen, dining room and living area, one bathroom, and a laundry room/pantry. Also on the property is a 2-bedroom, 700 sq. ft. casita that has a living area, with a kitchenette, and two bedrooms each with adjacent bathrooms.The main house, guest house, casita and bodega are completely powered by two separate solar-powered installations - 12Kw & 14Kw batteries + 6Kw + 9.6kw batteries, with an existing grid connection as backup. Connectivity to the internet is provided using a high bandwidth fiber connection.Only a one and a half-hour drive to the lively, UNESCO World Heritage site city of Cuenca, this entire 9-year-old property's main house and the casita were renovated and retrofitted one year ago. The guest house was newly built in 2022 and is ready for an owner who wants to live in solitude and peace, while still being close to a major city.Yunguilla has an ideal climate with an average year-round temperature of 70 degrees. The elevation is perfect at 5,700 feet and this property is below the fog line but above the bug and heat elevation that is typical of parts of Yunguilla..The Valley is known for its spectacular scenery, lush valleys, mist-filled mountains, and impossibly green farmland. The area has great hiking trails, world-class birdwatching, and horseback riding, as well as spectacular cloud forests and waterfalls in Giron. The Valley is also known for its sugarcane-based liquor made by local distilleries and it is a desired area for wealthy Ecuadorians and expats.This incredible property, which features 3 amazing, European-style houses on 5.9 acres of sustainable, off-the-grid land, plus an additional piece of land with a deeded reservoir, in the Yunguilla Valley, is priced at $600,000 negotiable.