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This lavish, upscale, fully furnished mountain home near Cuenca has every bell and whistle imaginable, and spectacular views that rival any in the world. Located at the entrance of El Cajas National Park -- a UNESCO biosphere reserve, its location in a valley ensures warmer weather than the high mountain peaks, but equally gorgeous scenery.

Built to the highest North American standards, this luxurious, upscale home has a 2-story, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath main house; an independent guest house with a living/kitchen area, a separate bedroom, a bath and a private garden; a second casita with a bedroom and bath; a large covered social area with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area with a grill and a wood oven, plus a dining table and chairs and a large living room... the perfect entertaining area, rain or shine.

In addition, the property includes a heated jacuzzi/pool with a waterfall, a dry sauna, a full gym; a glass covered social area with a bar and an artisanal beer dispenser for 4 types of beer; a cozy terrace with a stone fire pit for movie screenings, including a projector, black out curtains and a drop down screen; an electric gate for exclusive vehicular entry, plus plenty of parking. Electricity is found throughout the property, lighting your way and creating welcoming ambiance. A centralized gas system for the entire property is currently being installed. High-speed Internet can be found in all of the social areas of the house including the outdoor kitchen, pool, and bar.

This fabulous house has 4,521 (420 m2) of living space with 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms on the property. There is also a good-sized laundry room on the premises. The private land deeded to the property is 0.296 acres (1,200 m2) with an additional 1,200 sq. meters of land that is exclusive to the property, but not deeded and therefore not taxed. Beautiful, and manicured gardens, flat grassy areas, wooded trails, and a 50-mile, unobstructed valley view toward Cuenca is only part of what makes this one of the most unique properties in Cuenca.

The double-height, open-concept living space has an impressive stone fireplace; high cathedral ceilings with gorgeous wooden beams; a large chef's kitchen with an island and granite countertops, and a formal dining room. The views from windows on all sides are mesmerizing, no matter what time of day. There is an en-suite primary bedroom on the first floor for convenience and ease. Up a dramatic stairway is the second in-home primary suite with a large family room and sweeping views of the valley and surrounding areas making it the perfect place for relaxation and enjoyment.

This solidly built country home also features windows that are vinyl clad with Tempered and laminated security glass, UV protection and sound blocks that ensure peace and quiet inside your home. The unit also 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. 

Adding to the appeal of this property is the perfectly manicured gardens, plentiful flower beds, flat green grass areas, and wooded walking trails. There is  a private path leading to the source of the Tomebamba River with a walking bridge, hiking trails, and private islands. It's also within walking distance to one of the areas largest, and most beautiful lakes in El Cajas National Park, where you'll find some of the best bird watching in all of Ecuador. The region is also home to rich wildlife including Andean condors, giant hummingbirds, llamas, wild horses and deer. Trout fishing, bird watching, exploring forests, biking or simply relaxing is what you can expect when you live in one of the most pristine mountain retreats in the world.

The home, separated but part of a luxury condominium complex on 12 acres (5 hectares) of land, has 24-hour security and a multiple camera and a an alarm system. This home is visually and physically separate from the complex, and is its own Shangra-La, with total privacy, yet has the added comfort of knowing there is a guard and extra security which is key when you live in a rural area. The condo fees are $140 a month.

Even better, this mountain gem is only 30 minutes away from the modern, UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Cuenca, Ecuador's culinary and cultural capital filled with incredible restaurants, gallery's, stores, shopping malls, historic sites, museums, and churches. The music and art scene is Cuenca is also plentiful

This architectural masterpiece is being sold fully furnished and turnkey ready and includes top-of-the-line furniture, appliances, all tableware and accessories, linens, bedding and so much more. The area surrounding the home has also been designated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, so future building in the surrounding area is prohibited, ensuring your property remains unspoiled and private.

This property is perfect as a single of family residence, a vacation or weekend getaway, or a profitable Airbnb for travelers and explorers, hikers and mountain climbers, birdwatchers, and fishing enthusiasts who want a luxurious country retreat in the backyard of a mountainous playground, yet near a world-class city.

The asking price for this lavish, upscale, fully furnished mountain home near Cuenca and at the rim of El Cajas National Park is $760,000 -- a steal for all that's included, in one of the most exclusive and privileged areas in Ecuador.