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The name of this property is "Motu-Iti" ... which in the Polynesian-derived Maori language of New Zealand, means "Little Island."
This is how it feels ... literally, an "island" retreat ... to enjoy the peace, tranquility and raw natural beauty of this old-growth Ecuadorian mountain-side.
Appropriate keywords for this property include - Established. Secluded. Secure. Tranquil. Vibrant. Abundant Nature. Old-Growth. Winter-Creek. Orange-Grove. Peace & Quiet. Birdlife. Wildlife. Lovely Views. Healthful. Rejuvenative.
Received wisdom here has it that there are apparently six indicators of a perfectly healthy ecosystem in this micro-climate. They are: Bees, Dragonflies, Frogs, Hummingbirds, Butterflies, and Bats. We are extremely happy to report that here at Motu-Iti, we have all six in abundance! Additionally, we are blessed to have the most beautiful squirrels you will ever see. Enjoy!
Tucked away in a secluded, small, and private community-space only ten minutes drive from Vilcabamba centre, is this fully-furnished guesthouse! It is a stunning residence of polished hardwood floors and very modern design.
Once on the property, you cannot even see a road. You will not hear traffic. You will not suffer dust or noise or any other irksome thing which quite often tend to intrude on less advantageously-placed residences. In short, once you are here, nothing is going to bother you. For those without a car, it is only a ten minute (flat-ground) walk from the highway, where you would meet/leave your bus or taxi (which from that point can take you in either direction ... to Vilcabamba, or to Malacatos/Loja).
Please Note: If however you are at all frail or infirm (and do not intend to either have a car or consistently use taxis), this is probably not the rental for you.
Seeking - a maximum of two people (can be a couple, or not) - responsible, considerate, quiet, sensible, intelligent, and both understanding and appreciative of the uniquely beautiful sanctuary they will be living in.
The rental-home comprises two bedrooms (both with double beds) ... together with a shared "Japanese-styled" bathroom ... please see pictures for detail.
As you will quickly realise from the photos, this is a very special and inspiring residence indeed. It was designed and built with Zen-like simplicity, lack of clutter, and the best possible use of space and light in mind from the outset. Essentially the key points underpinning the design/build were: light, space, beauty, comfort, flow, and freedom.
The kitchen, living and relaxing areas are open-plan, and form the front half of the home. 4.2 metre ceilings meet the front wall, which itself has 3 massive plate-glass windows each of which cast an abundance of natural light throughout the home. The home is naturally aerated, and generally, one need not open windows (although if more breeze is required, feel free to open the screen protected windows!).
Additionally, the pitch and extent of the (one-directional) roof was carefully considered during the design-phase, such that enough light comes in all day, without the amenity ever suffering as a result of too much direct sunlight.
Surrounded as it is by old-growth trees, abundant nature, a winter-creek and common areas within a seven hectare property ... it is difficult to imagine a more tranquil, private and beautiful place to pass the time. A more perfect writer's residence (for example) is difficult to imagine.
The lessor's home is nearby, so any issues which need resolving can be quickly attended to. Otherwise, by way of respecting your privacy, you will be left completely in peace.
The monthly rent includes everything (see conditions below). And when we say "everything" ... we mean everything. (A generous cap applies to gas, water, and electricity usage, over which the excess - if any - must be paid.)
3. gas (cylinders of LPG),
4. fibre-optic (wireless) internet,
5. TV with fully functional Roku for easy internet streaming,
6. private washing machine & clothes-line,
7. undercover parking for one vehicle,
8. additional secure storage space, should you need it,
9. and even garbage removal!
In Vilcabamba, so many rental properties trip up on the all-important details. With more than a decade's experience in the Vilcabamba real-estate business, the lessor has seen it all up close and personal ... and a lot of it has not been pretty!
Consequently, this is intended to be a seamless and fabulous rental experience for new tenants. As detailed via the above all-inclusive pricing, everything has been considered/included.
Accordingly ... new tenants do not have to worry about any of these things. Rather, you can just turn the key, relax, and truly enjoy living in your new sanctuary-space.
To ensure the right tenants, please review the important information and conditions below.
Tenancy Duration - Preferably, desirous of tenancy between three to six months or longer. But will accept the right tenant for a minimum of two months.
Fibre-Optic Internet - The fibre-optic Wi-Fi internet is solid and very fast. It is however offered on the basis of no using torrents or heavy downloading ... as the lessor relies on the internet for his work. Should the tenants wish to use torrent sites or engage in heavy downloading, they'll need to cover the cost of running their own fibre-connection (easily done), as the lessor cannot afford to have his connection significantly compromised.
Linen/Towels - are initially supplied. However, preferably tenants will additionally purchase or bring their own ... and take them with them when they leave.
No Pets - Sorry, but no pets whatsoever. There are two gorgeous cats, and several peacocks roaming about the place. These animals are all co-existing well, and do not need new challenges!
Rental Contract - A formal rental contract will be supplied in both English and Spanish - both will need to be signed by the new tenant/s.
Bond/Security Deposit - $250 is payable up-front as a security deposit.