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Riverside Retreat: Charming Home on Expansive Lot

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Escape to your own piece of paradise in Malacatos! Situated on a spacious 2,728 m2 flat lot, this single-story property presents a cozy house that offers a well-equipped kitchen, a cozy living room, a spacious dining room, three bedrooms, two of them with closets, and the third multipurpose, a beautiful bathroom with a generously sized bathtub, perfect for relaxing after a long day. High ceilings throughout the house guarantee a comfortable climate throughout the year, while each bedroom has fitted wardrobes. The kitchen is spacious and has granite counter tops and high quality fixtures. Recently restored to perfection, this home has impeccable finishes.


Adjacent to the house, you'll find a covered garage with a lofty, spacious roof, which can be adapted for additional use, such as a workshop.


As you explore the property, you'll encounter a diverse and abundant collection of fruit-bearing plants, including mango trees, two varieties of avocados, zesty lemon trees, three varieties of orange trees, coconut palms, date palms, annatto shrubs, olive trees, yerba mate, bay laurel, araza trees, seedless pomegranate bushes, yellow plum trees, guayusa plants, cherimoya trees, soursop trees, two varieties of banana trees, curry plants, cherry trees, roses, hibiscus, blackberry bushes, guarana vines, ginger plants, turmeric, and cacti that have thrived for over 40 years, along with over 100 San Pedro cactus trees.


The entire ground is covered in wood chips, preserving soil moisture even during dry seasons. A greenhouse is in place for growing crops not typically found in Malacatos, such as melons, peppers, and cherries. Support structures are installed for tomatoes, blackberries, passion fruit, and any plant requiring additional support.


Towards the center of the property, you'll find a structure with wooden framework and brick walls, suitable for use as a workshop. Continuing towards the back of the property, you'll discover a small bamboo grove with approximately 150 guadúa plants, leading to a final adobe structure at the far end of the lot. This construction serves as a spacious warehouse with a green roof, ideal for cultivation. In total, there are three green roofs equipped with sprinkler irrigation.


Adjacent to this warehouse, there's a fire pit area currently utilized for sterilization, and nearby, a designated area for composting.


At the rear of the property, the land borders the Malacatos River, shielded from its influence by towering trees and protective walls that completely prevent flooding and landslides. The property enjoys a peaceful location on a traffic-free street, shared with only four neighbors. Furthermore, you can reach the center of Malacatos on foot in just 15 minutes. To top it all off, the property offers breathtaking views of the majestic Pan de Azúcar mountain to the west. Don't miss this unique opportunity to own a slice of Malacatos paradise!



Ref: LOJMAL102

Property Data


Location: Malacatos, Loja, Ecuador

Property Size: 2728 m2   (0.674 Acres)

Construction Size: 101.72 m2 (1094.9 ft2)

3 bra/1ba

Population: 7,114 (Malacatos)

Distance to Malacatos: 8 minutes by car

Distance to Airport (Catamayo): Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Distance to Loja: Approx. 35 minutes

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

-Estimated Closing Costs: $4.000

* 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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