the perfect hacienda
This flat, 3.25 ha (8 acre) Hacienda located in the sleepy town of Rumizhitana, boasts 2 rivers, multiple home sites, its own abundant water source, a canal for irrigation, hundreds of mature fruit trees, amazing beauty and a perfect climate.
This is a rare find.
The area stays green year round yet is warm, just a degree or two cooler than Vilcabamba.
With tall, elegant eucalyptus trees dotting the landscape, several rare, flowering trees, large cultivated areas, this majestic finca has all the best qualities of land in Ecuador.
Entering the property via a wooden covered bridge, you are greeted by a large field to your left perfect for construction or agriculture and a river beyond. To your right is another big section, which is already cultivated, also a great for construction.
As you continue on the driveway you turn a corner and are met by a lovely, 100+ year old, traditional Ecuadorian farmhouse. Constructed of Tapia (rammed earth), this 291.20 m2 (3,134 sq ft) 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is ready for restoration.
Covered outdoor seating areas, an outdoor grill, brick oven, caretaker cottage, pig facilities, a grain mill and three cement ponds built for fish cultivation grace the area surrounding the house.
As you continue towards the back, there are 2 beautiful large sections that would make gorgeous places to live. The two areas are separated by a pristine river originating from Podocarpus National Park. A wooden footbridge crosses from one section to the other.
Existing crops include; Banana, Coffee, lime, oranges, naranjilla, spinach, cabbage, yucca, and Alfalfa.
Originally part of a larger estate bordering Podocarpus National Park, multiple hiking trails leading to the park are close by.
This amazing property is perfect for a self-sufficient lifestyle, a family compound, or even a hosteria.
Asking price: $349,000
Although located just 35 minutes from Loja, the first thing you will notice upon your descent into Malacatos Valley is the change in temperature. Green, lush landscapes, affordable prices, and an average daily high of 77° F (25° C) make it the preferred second home and vacation destination of Loja. Read More >