A MASTERPIECE | Luxurious Home & Lot in Secure Gated Community | Original Architectural Design

Welcome to paradise with this spectacular custom-built 2-bedroom 2-bathroom home. This private 7259m2 / 1.8-acre riverfront lot and home has developed gardens, mature fruit trees, a greenhouse, pool, and much more all in the secure gated-community of Hacienda San Joaquin. It is located about a 15-minute drive from Vilcabamba.


Be immediately wowed as you come through the stunning custom dual gauge wood door entrance framed by floor-to-ceiling windows and marble. As you enter, you experience the expanse of this custom built open-concept home with its high ceilings and large windows which provide natural lighting and views of the pool and garden areas outside. This home has high-end finishings that are not typical for Ecuador. 


The roomy kitchen, equipped with imported appliances and plenty of storage space is a wonderful area for the chefs in your family. The openness of it provides a great atmosphere for hosting friends and dinner parties. Off of the kitchen are sliding glass doors that take you out to a lovely stone patio area where there is plenty of space for entertaining or enjoying the mountain and garden views.


Returning indoors you will see the beautiful cement flooring tying in perfectly to the unique woodwork and kitchen aesthetics.  The feel of this home is warm and inviting.  The high ceilings, large rooms, and ample natural light makes your time spent here feeling energized and inspired. When the day is done and it’s time to retire into the bedrooms, you will be amazed with the size and quality of these areas. Large windows are also present in the bedrooms, connecting you with the outside gardens while in the comfort of your own room. 


The spacious master bathroom is equipped with a double vanity and a rare jacuzzi tub for ultimate relaxation in addition to the large walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have natural lighting which is ideal for getting ready in the morning. 


With all of the sun in Vilcabamba, find yourself soaking up the Vitamin D by the custom 5-by-8-meter solar heated pool with water feature, or lounge around in a hammock among the 40 mature fruit trees. Next to the pool is a quaint outdoor gazebo and nearby is a stone fire pit. 


While meandering about, be charmed by the beautiful stonework throughout patios, pathways, and gardens. All the while, you can hear the rushing of the river in the background. 


Your gardening dreams can come true here with two fertile exterior gardens, which equal more than 200 square meters, and an 8-by-7-meter greenhouse. Start growing your own organic food year-round in this perfect climate!


Storing your gardening tools is made easy in the 5-by-10-meter storage shed. 


You enter the property by way of an automatic privacy gate that is equipped with an intercom. Not only can you feel secure with the 24/7 security provided by the gated community, but feel extra safe as this home is completely secure with its own alarm system. Furthermore, there are motion security lights installed throughout the property.


This property has its own water source – a 10 meter deep well with a 3hp pump feeding the house and grounds on demand.  There is a complete irrigation system spanning throughout property keeping your plants happy and healthy.  


The entire drainage system for the house pulls the water away from the house and dispenses it to the river so you don’t have to worry about where the water is going from your roof. Additionally, there is good protection for the property in place from the river. 


Furthermore, the house is wired to a backup generator in case of power outages. There is also fiber optic internet hooked up to the house.


Total construction size is about 328.8m2. 


Price: $585,000


Property Data


Asking Price: $585,000

Location: Hacienda San Joaquin, Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/tjMRxS7yapjNmcys9  -4.245573, -79.261523

Property Size: 7259m2 (1.8 acres)

Population: 5,000 (Vilcabamba)

Distance to the closest town: 15 minutes in car

Distance to Airport (Catamayo): 1.5 hours

Distance to Loja: 1 hour by car

Annual precipitation (Vilcabamba): 770mm (30.3 in)*

Annual Property Taxes: $58

*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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