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Retreat Center + 4 House property near Vilcabamba on 21.6 Majestic Hectares

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Conveniently located in Masanamaca, a quiet agricultural town just 15 minutes south of Vilcabamba on a paved road, is this one-of-a-kind 21.6-hectare (53.4-acre) property! It is ready for you to make your dreams of having a retreat center, eco-village, family compound, or self-sustainable community come true! Because it’s on such a large piece of land, there is room for more projects like buildings, gardens, or you name it. The possibilities are endless!

This property has water rights to pristine, pure and clean water that comes straight from Podocarpus National Park. The water is stored in a 150 cubic meter (5360 cubic foot) water reservoir. From there, the water goes through carbon filters and sand filters before going to the different houses and irrigation systems throughout the property.

Retreat Center: Five of the 10 projected rooms in this building are completed. Each of the 5 rooms have a main bedroom and a loft with another sleeping area. In the main area of the retreat center, there is an area for a large restaurant area to be finished. The area where the five unfinished rooms were planned to be is currently being used as a storage area for tools. There are also two caretaker rooms next to the retreat center. The retreat center building has two water tanks dedicated to the building, along with a high-tech solar water heating system installed which is a huge bonus! It will be simple to get a construction crew to finish the remaining work.

Houses on this property include four normal-sized houses, a studio guest house, and a small unfinished house near the garden pavilion.

House 1 is near the lower part of the property and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.  

House 2 has one bedroom and one bathroom.

House 3 is near the garden pavilion and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Next to this house is a small unfinished house.

House 4 is a two-story home located at the top of the property and has two bedrooms on the upper story and one bathroom. Next to this house is a studio guest house.

The houses have been thoughtfully constructed with quality work to be as natural as possible. Inside the houses you will find beautiful and unique stone, tile, and wood work designs.

These houses and buildings are spaced throughout the property so residents feel like they have their own private piece of paradise. With so many houses, you could rent them out or use them as bungalows alongside the retreat center. Additionally, there is plenty of flat land remaining on this property for other building projects.

Since this property and the houses are spread out on a gently sloping hillside, the views of the Andes mountains are extraordinary!

There is a large open garden pavilion with a sink and counter space for food preparation. Nearby is a playground and a lawn area for outdoor fun. This entire spot is ideal for community gatherings or pot lucks.

Just above the pavilion is a small lake with clean water which makes for a great swimming area. The lake is fed with the overflow water from the reservoir. From the lake, the water flows to water the plants around the property. The fine details of this property’s water system are mind-blowing!

There are a couple smaller ponds that aren’t currently in use, but these could be used for fish ponds in the future.

Another one of the greatest features of this property is the multitude of organic fruit trees throughout the property. Existing fruit trees include: apples, mangos, avocados, tangerines, papayas, pomegranate, bananas, passion fruit, blackberries, oranges, lemons and chirimoya. There are many vegetable gardens as well. There is even enough space for you to create more organic gardens! Around the property there are charming landscaped areas perfect for basking in the peaceful sounds of nature.

This property is accessed off a paved road through a private entrance with an electric gate. Electricity, internet and water are all hooked up to the retreat center and finished houses.

This property has it all! Don’t pass this opportunity up!

Price $1,400,000


Property Data

Asking Price: $1,400,000

Location: Masanamaca, Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

Property Size: 21.6 hectares (53.4 acres)

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Elevation (town): 1,525 m (5,000 ft.)  

Population: about 5,000 (Vilcabamba)

Distance to the closest town: 5 minutes by car

Distance to Vilcabamba: 15 minutes by car

Distance to the Airport: about 1 hour and 40 min. by car

Distance to Loja: 1 hour and 10 min. by car

Annual average rainfall:  770mm (30.3in)

* 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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