Mountain Oasis – 2 Homes, Organic Gardens, Panoramic Views
High above town in a completely serene area is this wonderful 6,468 m2 ( 1.6 acres) property with two well-built and tastefully designed homes! Complete with a natural pool, outdoor barbeque area, organic gardens, fruit trees, astounding views, and room for expansion this property is ready for you to move in!
The property boasts many indoor/outdoor areas where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Vilcabamba valley below and the epic surrounding mountains!
The main house has two levels, two bedrooms, a loft that can serve as an extra bedroom or a studio, and two bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite for the master bedroom. Next to the master bedroom is a smaller room which can be a large closet, kid’s room, or an extra bedroom. The master bathroom has a large bathtub, something that is a luxury and rarely found in homes in Ecuador.
The house has been designed with a modern, yet rustic style that makes it artistically one-of-a-kind. Featuring high ceilings and so many windows, there is an abundance of natural light. With such large windows, you can enjoy the mountain views from all the main areas of the house! On cooler evenings, you can snuggle up in the living room by the wood fireplace.
Built-in bookcases and many other convenient storage spaces have been strategically placed throughout the home. There are even secret doors – you’ll have to come see the home to find where they lead!
The home was built with high European standards about 7 years ago and has a total of 145m2 living space (1560ft2). Local hardwoods, polished cement flooring, and adobe walls have been used all around the home. Adobe is a local construction material that helps regulate inside temperatures naturally. This means that when it’s cooler outside, it keeps the inside warmer, and when it’s hot outside, it keeps the inside cooler.
Situated about 50 meters from the main house, is the one-bedroom, one-bathroom adobe guest house with about 56 m2 (602 ft2) of living space. The living room, kitchen, and dining area are open-concept. With two covered patios, there are fabulous places to relax and unwind. This house can also be rented out to generate some residual income.
Outside Gardens & Pool
Right next to the main house sits the outdoor natural pool with a swimming area of 10m x 4m. A covered pool deck is right next to the pool offering a wonderful place to rest in the shade. Adjacent the pool is a large two-story covered patio space providing a wonderful place to dine outside, do yoga, have a barbeque, and entertain friends. With stairs on either side of the structure, it’s easy to access the second level. You could even convert this into an enclosed building to make another living space that isn’t open-air. The landscaping around the pool is low-maintenance and the lawn has automatic irrigation! Nearby there is a sandbox and a trampoline where kids can play.
Lovely gardens surround the houses with trails leading through them. A vegetable garden in the shape of a mandala is near the house. Dispersed throughout the property there are many types of fruit trees and plants which include avocados, pomegranate, figs, grapes, oranges, limes, lemons, mandarins, golden berries, papayas, pitahaya (dragon fruit), moras (wild blackberries), apples, peach, granadillas (in the passionfruit family), passionfruit, guava , guayaba, and of course, bananas. To top it all off, there is an extensive coffee plantation. Plus, fragrant eucalyptus trees grace the land!
What would an extensive garden oasis be without some animals? Well, a chicken coop awaits you to start raising chickens or laying hens.
There is a large workshop and two-car garage about 48 m2 large where you can store your vehicles and work on projects. The entire property is fenced. There is high speed internet service and cell phone signal.
The property is out in the country about a 15-minute drive to town, so it is very quiet and tranquil atmosphere. There are also hiking trails around the neighborhood that you can explore.
There is an upper adjacent lot that is for sale too. Ask us for more information about this if you are interested in a bigger peace of land.
Location: Yasanga, Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
Property Size: 6,468 m2 ( 1.6 acres)
-Main House: 145 m2 (1560ft2) 3 br / 2 ba
-Guest House: 56 m2 (602ft2) 1 br / 1 ba
Elevation (town): 1,525 m (5,000 ft.)
Population: about 5,000 (Vilcabamba)
Distance to the closest town: 15 minutes by car
Distance to the Airport: Approx.90 minutes by car
Distance to Loja: 55 minutes by car
Annual average rainfall: 770mm (30.3in)
-Estimated Closing Costs: $ 6,500
* 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.
Nestled under the watchful eye of its mythical mountain protector Mandango, lies world famous Vilcabamba. Located just 45 minutes outside of Loja, with its idyllic climate, stunning natural beauty and mix of pueblo culture and global influence, Vilcabamba offers one of the most unique experiences in the world. Read More >