Nabon, La Paz





Listing No.


If you're looking for affordable, living, vacation or investment custom made homes in an idyllic private, mountain community, look no further. Just an hour from Cuenca is another world -- a world of relaxation, comfort, nature and safe and gorgeous surroundings.

Vida Feliz (Happy Life) is a planned community on 26.5 acres (10 hectares) of land with jaw-dropping views at every turn. Buyers can livie, vacation, or rent out their homes and cottages or use them as an Airbnb units for immediate income potential. Prices are extremely reasonable with vacation cabins and good size lots ranging from $39,900  - $328,000 for a 7-bedroom, 6-bath building that can be sub-dived into 4-6 units for an investor looking to make a profit or an extended family wanting a peaceful family vacation spot and retreat.

Buyers have the option of purchasing one of the custom homes (or many) -- built in the property's workshop by experienced designers and engineers -- or creating their own unique home, according to environmental standards set by the community. Currently, there are four models to view and three homes for sale. There are also approximately 50 lots available for purchase. Lots range in size from 250 sq. meters to 2800 sq. meters. Adjacent lots may be bought for additional building or more privacy.

If you are an investor or not going to live on the property full time, a rental program is also offered by the owners -- who live on-site -- and can advertise, and manage your rental or Airbnb providing an income-producing asset for you. The $328,000 property divided into 6 units, could easily make a great Airbnb building.

Already on the premises is a rustic hotel with five rental rooms of varying sizes, a large communal living/dining room with a field stone fireplace to keep you cozy and warm, an enclosed porch and work area and a large kitchen with a trained chef who provides 3 meals a day for the resort's guests. The hotel itself is not for sale and will continue to be operated by the owners. However, buyers who purchase a property will have full use of the clubhouse portion of the hotel and restaurant, as well as the shared workspace.

Located 4 minutes from La Paz and one hour from Cuenca -- on the paved Pan-American highway -- the property also has two lakes, new infrastructure, 5 reservoirs, 5 large water tanks, electricity, and Internet. Lots include high mountain plots with spectacular scenery, as well as lake lots, lower lots nestled in the trees but more accessible to the entrance, and an area dubbed Tree House Lane, where duplex tree houses will be tucked among the enormous ancient pine trees. Every lot on the property will have an amazing view and land.

A 1000 sq. ft. entertainment Pavillion near the large lake -- filled with more than 2000 trout -- is also in the works, as are paved roads that will wind throughout the community. There will be a private entrance for owners, with a secondary entrance for guests -- both behind solid gates, keeping the property safe and private. These extra amenities are expected to be completed by the end of the year. A Medi-Spa will also be located on the property offering spa treatments, and a Cuencano homoeopathic and medical doctor, as well as a dentist from Cuenca, will be on the premises on designated days. Fishing, hiking trails, biking, horseback riding and town trips to tourist areas such as the gorgeous Laguna Curioquingue -- with hiking paths, a beautiful lake and native bird watching -- are part of the activities offered here. There will also be a taxi and driver on call who you can contact for longer trips. He will charge $15 per hour.

La Paz is a favored mountain and tourist area, as is Nabon, also just minutes away from Vida Feliz. La Paz has a variety of restaurants, grocery tiendas, a huge outdoor market with fresh fruits, vegetables and speciality items (go there on Sunday for the best selection), hair salons and barber shops, fully-stocked hardware stores, bakeries, cafes and everything you need for everyday living. There is also a small clinic, a doctor's office and a dentist.

The cabin that is highlighted in this listing first is Cabin 88, which is illustrated with a variety of photographs in the beginning of the photostream. Interspersed with photos showing the amazing views and terrain on the property, we are also presenting the two other dwellings that are for sale. House 89 with 2- bedrooms, and Building 90 -- the newest building to be completed in March. This building can be sub-divided by an investor and made into multiple small suites as an income-producing property, or can be purchased by an individual or multi-generational family as a live-in or vacation home. Below you will find information on the three homes currently for sale. Plot maps of lots are available upon request.

Cabin 88 - $64,900 

  • The lot is 433 square meters (4,720 square feet)
  • The cabin is 48 square meters (520 square feet)
  • There is an open-concept living, dining, kitchen and glassed-in sunroom/terrace
  • The price includes a complete furniture package and hook-ups for a laundry area on the side of the house.
  • There is room to build a second house or one or two more cabins on this lot.
  • The home is fenced in with a green grass yard
  • There is a parking space at this home
  • This adorable cabin will also qualify buyers for an Ecuadorian Visa at current rates.

House 89 - $89,900

  • The lot is 583 square meters (6,355 square feet)
  • The house is 92 square meters (1,000 square feet)
  • The price includes a complete furniture package
  • There are 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a walk-in closet, a living room, a full kitchen
    and a laundry room.
  • The house has a parking area

Building 90 - $328,000

  • The lot is 1,000 square meters (10,900 square feet)
  • The building is 350 square meters (3,800 square feet)
  • The price includes furniture for the entire building.
  • The building is designed to have 4 to 6 units depending on its use or can be used as an extended family retreat
  • The building has 7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 4 living rooms, 4 kitchens and 4 laundry rooms.
  • There is a full wrap-around balcony on the second floor.
  • On the first floor is a full-front balcony

Please note that building #90 will not be completed until March and there is still time to have input into the design should you buy this home now.

Vida Feliz is ideal for buyers looking to live or have a weekend getaway in a safe and beautiful country and mountain community with like-minded individuals, just a short distance from the World Heritage Site city of Cuenca. With the built-in rental program offered by the owners, these properties are also great investments providing a country retreat for weekend or international visitors, vacationers, and outdoor enthusiasts from surrounding areas and around the world.

The owners are implementing a broad-based advertising campaign for the hotel and will also market individual rental properties you purchase.

If you're looking for affordable, living, vacation or investment custom made homes in an idyllic private, mountain community, look no further. The best lots and homes will go fast, so call today for an appointment. For more information contact Ecuador At Your Service at