Located in a sparsely populated and quiet area, next to the pristine Podocarpus Park, in the majestic Andean mountains and close to the pristine river Capamaco, this land (.8 hectares / 1.98 acres). hosts three very beautiful homes (1 main 3 story house and two guest cabins) in a gorgeous natural setting. The property is perched above the headway river waters for the Vilcabamba valley and is located at the end of a road that runs alongside the river. All the natural delights of hiking trails, fruit trees and swimming holes decorate this land and its surroundings. It really is a natural lover’s dream!
The main 3-story house is constructed (finished in 2013) with adobe and wood with the upper floor being a lofted bedroom. The house has the possibility to become two distinct living spaces. Bringing nature indoors, there are large open spaced balconies, library nooks and folding doors that open wide to a terrace boosting amazing green garden views. Vaulted pine ceilings and detailed wood craftsmanship bring a warmth and charm to this home. The wood floors are made out of local wood called ubingue and the doors and windows are made out of a local wood called cedro.
The 3rd floor hosts a large loft (2 bedrooms) and there are 2 spacious bedrooms on the middle floor; all windows upstairs open to the canopy of mature tall trees outside. The 2 bedrooms on the middle floor are in the back, and opening to the covered balcony (with 3 folding doors) there is a large open plan living space with a library nook on the far end, dinning space in the middle, and the kitchen facing East letting in the morning light. One spacious bathroom is set behind the library nook and serves this upstairs unit.
You can use the entire house as one giant 3 story family home, or you have the option for 2 separate living spaces each with their own living and kitchen. The main entry opens into the staircase (with laundry under the stairs), and the upstairs may be separated merely by closing the 2nd entry door accessing the lower floor.
The 1st floor of the Main House hosts a giant kitchen, and is a cooks dream with dark granite counter tops and sturdy cement shelves, LED lights. One can cook and still be part of the activity in the living room as this lower floor design has the same open floor plan as the upstairs kitchen-living. There is a large master bedroom on the first floor as well with a large master-bath (with shower, terracotta tiles, and black slate counter tops). A second social bathroom is off of the living room. Large windows with wooden shutters are on all sides of the living-dinning-kitchen creating a “living outdoors” feeling while enjoying the coziness inside this one of a kind adobe home. Step outside through the double doors off of the living room and enjoy a meal on the large covered patio facing the mandala garden.
This house gives the energy of a peaceful and natural “spaciousness” with large windows and creative indoor and outdoor living areas.
main house 250m2
plus terrace 58 m2
2nd floor balcony 30m2
The mid size cabin consists of a bathroom, kitchen living room, and large covered porch on the lower level and the upstairs is bedroom with balcony. It is currently being used as Grandma’s house as it is close to the main house for convenience but is also offers its own privacy. Built in 2013.
mid size guest cabin
The smallest 2 story cabin (callled Casita Colibri) is separate-private from the big house and is made of an adobe and pine alluding to a feeling of modern style set in nature. It also contains granite counter tops and terracotta tile. The upper floor has a bedroom with balcony overlooking the forested, peaceful grounds. It is currently a popular rental on Airbnb drawing an income. Built in 2013
These well built structures sit on a lush, green natural property covered with fruit trees, citrus forest, a tree house, nature trails, a mandala garden and a seasonal creek that runs through the middle of the land. The fruit orchard is ABUNDANT with seasonal oranges, mandarins, grapefruits, sweet lemons, sour lemons, sapotes blancos (Mexican apples). There are many banana trees with various variety, coffee bushes, cacao bushes, mulberry bushes, raspberry bushes, local cherry bushes, avocado and mango trees as well. Fruit Forest Paradise!
In addition, there is a bamboo forest — Outdoor fireplace — Two springs — Driveway with parking space — Though remote, there is a good internet and phone reception.
Tranquility, lush land, quietude — a big water tank — a small bodega (shed) If you want the best water in the area, you’ll find it here! This property has a unique and private water right (shared with 2 neighbours) that taps a spring within the Podocarpus National Park (located above this property, what a nice back yard!!!). This potable water is gravity fed to the property so the owners enjoy fresh, amazing, pure source, delicious water. Irrigation water comes from the Capamaco river, which is one of the headwater drainages that serve the Vilcabamba Valley.
Both 110V and 220V electricity sockets available (110V is predominant).
A Naturalist’s Property