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Lovely Home with Orchard & Pool

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With a lovely home, guest house, pool, orchard, and ample outdoor living space this is a great choice for those seeking a versatile property ready for fun and entertainment. The lot is about 2400 square meters (0.59 acre) large and it has been strategically designed to maximize space. 


Home features five bedrooms, two bathrooms, high ceilings in the open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen, and a fireplace in the living room. Going upstairs is a loft-like space overlooking the kitchen and living areas where you can have an office or another sitting area. Off the loft area are two bedrooms, one that has a balcony with spectacular views of the valley and mountains! A few of the bedrooms have built-in closets. The main floor also has a bedroom. Surrounding the house is a walk-around patio that extends your living space to the outdoors – from here you can enjoy incredible sunsets from the relaxing comfort of a hammock. 


The one-bedroom guest house off the garden is ideal for hosting friends and family who come to visit. 


Below the main house sits the pool along with a poolside entertainment area that boasts a huge kitchen area, a wood-fired oven, a bar, plenty of space to set up tables, and a bathroom. You can use the flat space above this area as a stage or additional entertainment area. Or, you can even build onto it and make it into a nice terrace or covered patio overlooking the pool. 


The pool area also has a caretaker’s apartment with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and kitchen living area. 


The sports court can be used for either volleyball or tennis. Next to the court and firepit is a darling treehouse. 


In the gardens there are several trees such as a tall cedar tree, a Ceibo tree, a couple varieties of orange trees, mandarins, soursops, apples, mangos, and lemons! Flowers around the property include Pinocchio flowers, orchids, bonsai-style trees, and more. Thanks to all these beautiful plants, many charming birds frequent the garden. The landscaping is equipped with a sprinkler irrigation system, so you won’t have to worry about watering.


The entrance to the property is large meaning there’s plenty of room for your friends to park when they visit. The entire property is fenced, there are reflectors around the house, an alarm system and motion-sensor lights at the entrance.


It is in the Taxiche neighborhood, which is located near the paved road going from Malacatos and Vilcabamba. Malacatos is less than a 5-minute drive away and Vilcabamba is about a 10-minute drive. 


Price: $308,000


Property Data


Location: Malacatos, Loja, Ecuador

Property Size: 2,400 m2 (0.59 acres)

Construction Area: 240 m2 (2583.34 ft2)

Main House: 5 br/ 2 ba

Guest House: 1 br / 1 ba

Caretaker House: 2 br / 1 ba

Population: 7,114 inhabitants (Malacatos)

Altitude (town): 1,470 m. (4822 ft.)

Distance to Malacatos: 5 minutes by car

Distance to Vilcabamba: 10 minutes by car

Distance to Loja: 35 minutes by car

Distance to Airport (Catamayo): Approx. 1 hour  and 15 minutes by car

Annual precipitation (Malacatos): 764 mm (30 in)

-Estimated Closing Costs: $6,300

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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