Beautiful & Secure Home in Gated Community
Located in the gated community of Hacienda San Joaquin, just 15-20 minutes from Vilcabamba is this amazing, secure, and expertly designed one-of-a-kind home on a 1.38-hectare (3.4-acre) piece of land.
The exterior of the house boasts beautiful, unique stone walls, a cobble stone driveway and an entry gate.
Venturing inside, the kitchen is tastefully designed with granite countertops, wood cabinets, and a pantry. There is a granite island for casual dining. With an open-concept the kitchen area flows into the dining and living room that features high ceilings and large windows allowing plenty of natural light in. Terracota tiles are present throughout the house.
From the open concept kitchen living area, you can go outside to a long expansive covered patio where you can enjoy gorgeous views of the Andes mountains and the gardens. Because this property is nestled on a hillside, you get a birds-eye view of the valley below.
Going back inside, there are 3 bedrooms in the main part of the house, with one currently being used as an office. The master bedroom has wood flooring and a master bath with a bathtub. The other bedroom has a complete adjoining bathroom as well. Additionally, there is a third full bath for guest use.
There is plenty of storage space within this house as there are lofts and other areas for storage. You could even put beds up in the lofts for additional sleeping space when you have friends or relatives visit.
There is an enclosed spacious garage with indoor access to the house. Additional storage space is at the rear of the garage. Having a garage like this is a luxury as it is not common to find something like this in Vilcabamba.
On the other side of the garage is a small studio apartment that you could rent out or use as a separate, private office. The apartment has its own private open-air patio area on the second floor which is perfect for star gazing.
The initial owner of the house valued security so the house was designed with that in mind. There are security cameras throughout the property that allow you to monitor the house from anywhere digitally with phone or computer. An extra security feature is a safe room. The windows are bulletproof, which make the house nearly sound proof. Each window has individual locks. The exterior doors are metal with special locking mechanisms.
Outside you will find beautiful landscaped gardens with ornamental plants and fruit trees such as, mangos, jackfruits, apples, guanabana, citrus fruits, bananas, pomegranates, cyprus, eucalyptus, and berries. Part of the garden is skillfully shaped into a labyrinth full of flowers and vegetables. There is also a trellis with vine plants like grapes and passionfruit. Over 100 coffee plants have been planted as well.
You won’t have to worry about irrigating all the plants because there is an automatic sprinkler system installed throughout the property which can also be controlled digitally.
There is a large storage shed outside where you can store all your gardening tools.
Providing the property with water are 4 water tanks with a 10,000-liter capacity total located at the top of the property. You can access these tanks by a trail with concrete steps. The views up at the top are marvelous as well!
The house has a strong foundation. There is a drainage system with different canals around the property too. Additionally, there are retaining walls in place.
Hacienda San Joaquin is a private and peaceful gated community with 24/7 security guards. There are hiking trails and a river park within the community for residents to enjoy.
Asking Price: $450,000
Location: Hacienda San Joaquin, Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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Property Size: 1.38 hectares (3.4 acres)
Population: 5,000 (Vilcabamba)
Distance to the closest town: 20 minutes in car
Distance to Airport (Catamayo): 1.5 hours
Distance to Loja: 1 hour by car
Annual precipitation (Vilcabamba): 770mm (30.3 in)*
*Much of Southern Ecuador experiences a rainy and a dry season. The dry season is approximately June through September, while the rainy season is approximately October through May.
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