The Owl’s Nest is an incredible 3.2-hectare sustainable property with a fully-restored 6,000 square-foot, 170-year-old hacienda in Azogues County in the Canar Province of Ecuador.
This unique property offers an exceptional investment opportunity. Rare indeed is a parcel of undeveloped land found conveniently close to the colonial city of Cuenca yet providing both an ideal family retreat as well as a real development opportunity.
This private mountainside property has three, level building areas, the second of which is home to the welcoming hacienda, a pool, a waterfall, an orchard, a zen garden, and organic vegetable gardens. Both the upper level and the hacienda level offer views of the surrounding valley, its meandering river and of three sacred mountains. The hacienda’s auspicious location reflects ideal feng shui and has provided a healthy environment for its elderly owner over the past 10+ years. She lovingly restored and carefully developed the property to be a retreat and healing center; regrettably, she now needs to return to her Canadian roots to attend to family matters.
A twenty-minute drive takes you to the heart of the UNESCO Andean city of Cuenca — the cultural capital of Ecuador — where international restaurants, shopping centers, amazing organic markets, and handcrafted Ecuadorian items await discovery. This remarkably cosmopolitan city offers all you could desire from historic Spanish and French architecture, three major universities, a modern transportation system, and world-class medical facilities. Yet just a short highway drive away, is this amazing rural property offering peace, relaxation, and healing energy.
This move-in ready home holds the possibility of expanding to include other family homes, to host visitors to the area, to operate as a life-changing retreat center, and for development limited only by your imagination. The possibilities are endless!
The hacienda is accessed through an automated gate via the private flower-lined driveway. Graciously restored and sitting majestically on the mid-level of the property, its surrounding balcony offers you a sense of healing energy that few, even disbelievers, fail to notice.