wow, the property that has it all
Located in the sought after Sacapo area of San Pedro de Vilcabamba, approximately a 10 minute drive to vilcabamba, sits this 4,800m2 (1.18 acre), completely set up, completely cultivated, organic food paradise with 2 houses and much much more!
Winding through and eventually down a well-maintained dirt road, you get the sense of the small town, old school Ecuador of the past. After making a left at the pristine river, which originates in Podocarpus National Park, and runs just across the road bordering the property, you arrive at the inviting, painted, wooden entry doors and security wall marking the gateway to this lovely riverside property.
Entering the property you are transported into paradise.
The sounds of the birds and river, the smell of flowers, fruits, herbs and nature are only topped by the visual delight that greets your eyes.
Meticulously maintained organic growth everywhere – planted by permaculture methodology with each plant designed to work in harmony with the others surrounding it. While most of the lot is cultivated with food, there are also many ornamental plants and flowers bursting with an array of colors and fragrance.
There is a lovely adobe garage and storage unit immediately to your right upon entering the property and a driveway just behind, that feels like a tree lined corridor with inviting Mandarin and other citrus welcoming you to the private main house area located in the back right area of the land.
To the left and in front of you upon entering are the main grounds and cultivation and directly to the left and across the grounds lies the guesthouse.
Everything has been thought of at this property – it is truly designed with sustainability, abundance and food security in mind. From the canals and irrigation/sprinkler system to the drainage system, greenhouse, nursery, amazing composting system, huge fenced in sacred geometry inspired rock lined garden beds, years of organically amended soil and the incredible amount of food production, this property is all set up to achieve the quiet, peaceful, sustainable lifestyle of your dreams.
The main house is truly a sight to behold. Occupied by a lifelong organic farmer and an artist, the entire property offers a unique mix of practical functionality coupled with the aesthetic perfection only an artist can achieve.
The main house is very private, sealed off by trees, bushes, flowers and lovely landscaping from the rest of the property.
The large, tiled, covered front porch with Bamboo looks out over a beautiful stone patio with a fire pit and front lawn which gives way to an artists studio and ornamental trees beyond – this space allows you to take advantage of the incredible, never hot never cold climate of Vilcabamba Ecuador. Enjoy a book, a meal, guests or a nap in the hammock in this perfect outdoor setting.
The inside of the 2br/1ba adobe home, which was tastefully renovated from an old farmhouse into a lovely and convenient rustic masterpiece features original Terra Cotta tile, wood, glass and brick finishing work throughout – meshed together into a welcoming, bright and comfortable design. The house includes; a large kitchen with granite countertops and beautifully designed tile splash guards, a working fireplace, high wood ceilings, artistically designed security bars on the doors and windows for extra piece of mind, built in screens, French drains, solid wood cabinetry, furniture and closets, lovely tile work outdoor sink and washing machine and so much more.
The adobe guesthouse, which is located on the opposite end of the lot from the main house offering complete privacy is also very tastefully done featuring many of the same features as the main house, including hardwood floors, high ceilings, lots of wood and lovely tile, security bars, a great patio, granite countertops, plenty of light, hardwood cabinetry and more.
Other features include; a year round canal with irrigation system, drip lines, underground sprinkler system and pump station, potable water, good internet, all mechanicals recently replaced and up to date, greenhouse, composting system, guest house, artists studio, lots of storage, nursery, garage, security, privacy all with a great river to bathe in right outside the front door.
Organic cultivation includes; cacao, yucca, camote, white carrot, mango, avocado (3 varieties), tons of herbs and vegetables, banana (5 varieties), pineapple, cocoanut, coffee, guanábana, rolenia, jackfruit, yellow pitahaya, guava, plums, tangerine, king mandarin, lemon (2 varieties), orange (several varieties), lime, grapefruit (2 varieties), pigeon pees, papaya, macadamia, peanuts, mulberry, figs, strawberries, jicama, flowering ginger, bamboo