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Become Our Neighbor in Smalltown USA


Be our neighbor in Smalltown USA. 

We have listed two of the cabins at our North Carolina farm for sale.

Please contact me at www.gary@garyascott.com for price details.

Details of the sale offerings are below.  We would love to have a loyal reader become our neighbor!  If one purchases the land through our introduction to the listing broker, there would be a substantial reduction in price.

The first property is a unique, one of a kind Tuscan villa style farm house with 10 acres (up to 200 additional acres available). The farm sits in  the unpolluted North Carolina Blue Ridge.

This is Tuscan villa farmhouse seen from a trout pond that accompanies the house.

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Our “Little Horse Creek Farm” is a unique refuge in Ashe County North Carolina, offering  privacy and nature, but with easy access to every convenience of the modern world.

Merrily Farms sits in the heart of this historical area graced by Little Horse Creek as the finest private estate in the area.

The farm reflects the modern nature of it storied history, remote, accessible, completely natural and independent, but connected in every way.  The farm estate is positioned deep in the Blue Ridge, near Whitetop Mountain, the Virginia Creeper Trail, Grayson Highlands State Park and the Appalachian Trail.

Complete with numerous springs, including a significant water source and historical site called the “Indian’s Trough”, the powerful water course can support hydro power, making the farm utility free capable, even though it has an excellent and reliable electricity supply.

Fiber optics broadband, (a low cost 45 mbs is standard but up to to a gigabyte of bandwidth is available), allows the farm to be firmly connected with the modern world.

Looking from the main farmhouse, built in an old world Tuscan villa design, forest scenes lead to a mountain top, all belonging to the farm and assuring the integrity of future views.

Summer view from villa.

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Autumn view from villa.

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Gardens surround the farmhouse and include nature’s finest flowers, grapes, blueberries, blackberries as well as ginseng, a highly commercial medicinal root.

Villa garden

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Villa grapes

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Below the farmhouse a stocked trout pond is filled with trophy sized rainbow trout.

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The farmhouse itself reflects the spirit of the farm, a juxtaposition of the old and new.  Though the design is reminiscent of timeless old country farmhouses, the construction is of modern, strong, PolySteel Insulating Concrete Forms that deliver cost-effective, high-performance, safer, quieter, more comfortable, energy efficient, structurally secure, and environmentally responsible, structures.

The two story, 3,000 square foot farmhouse features Anderson doors and high tech windows, an East facing entrance and long range, sunshine filled, south facing forest views of the trout pond and forest beyond.

12 foot ceilings and over 100 recessed lights give brightness year round.

Features include flagstone patio and interior floor with under floor radiant heat, cherry trim and kitchen cabinets on the ground level floor.  Black walnut floors upstairs matches the window trim and hand crafted interior doors.

There are three gas log fireplaces.   The core of the farmhouse is a center room, rising 42 feet though the house that assures comfortable air circulation, in sunshine or storm, so the interior remains comfortable in all seasons with minimal heat and no air conditioning required.

There is substantial stone work in and outside the main house.

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The one very large bedroom has a full walk in closet and the upstairs bathroom features wood counter tops, black walnut trimmed garden bathtub, shower and steam bath.

The upstairs contains a presidential office.

Villa office.

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A buried 1000 gallon propane tank fuels a computerized Munchkin boiler situated in a separate pump house.

All water is gravity fed from large springs above the house that fill a 1000 gallon water tank and create a water feature in the back yard.

The chef’s kitchen features cherry cabinets, Wolf stove and double door, bottom freezer stainless steel  refrigerator.

Villa kitchen.

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The kitchen leads to front and back patios.

Breakfast on the Tuscan villa front porch.

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Breakfast on the front porch.

The flagstone front porch is matched by a back patio with large outdoor fireplace viewing a backyard pond and water feature.

Back yard pond.

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There is a large laundry room has a washer and dryer.

Little Horse Trail leading to the Tuscan villa.

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Entrance to Tuscan villa.

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The pond and Mossy Creek runs in front of the villa. Little Horse Creek rushes behind.

Included in this offer at the edge of the meadow view from the villa is a deep forest, wood heated hot tub that sits in a spa cabin on Mossy Creek.

Mossy creek below hot tub.

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Deep woods hot tub

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Little Horse Creek behind villa.

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Villa in autumn

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Family gathered at villa

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Villa kitchen

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Horses in villa front yard.

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Villa side yard

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Villa side yard and pump house

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Wonderful summer sunrise view from villa office.

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Winter sunrise from villa office

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Forest room beside Tuscan villa where we keep the infrared sauna

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Inside Forest room

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Trout our daughter caught in the creek

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Trout from pond in villa kitchen

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Wild turkey in front yard

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A flock of wild turkey.

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Deer in front yard

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Ginseng behind Forest Room

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Little Horse Creek behind villa

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Garage at villa

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The horse barn is included in the villa offer.

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Horse barn hay loft

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Greenhouse included with villa

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Please contact us for price details at gary@garyascott.com

The second offer is the Creek Cabin with 10 acres (or more).  This one bedroom cabin sits on Little horse creek and includes several excellent additional creekside building sites.

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Merri and me strolling to the Creek Cabin

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Creek Cabin great room

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Large deck at Creek Cabin

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Entrance to farm

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Picnic on deck for guests at the Creek Cabin

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King bed in Creek Cabin

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Creek below Creek Cabin

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Building site included in 10 acres with Creek Cabin

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Waterfall on building site included with Creek Cabin

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Road on second creek on 10 acres with Creek Cabin

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View of Creek Cabin from Little Horse Creek

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Please contact us for price details at gary@garyascott.com

The third offer is a farmhouse at Merrily Farms is a fully renovated Johnny Appleseed cottage, hidden among maple, oak hemlock, wild cherry and pine.  The cottage also offers pure, spring chilled, gravity fed water, and a wrap around front porch with hammock and rocking chairs for enjoying fresh, cool mountain air and star filled nights in nature’s peace.

This farmhouse and ten acres are currently under contract set to close October 1. 2019 so this offer is likely to no longer be available.

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The entrance belies the fullness of this estate as you enter through a country looking farm gate that approaches the creek.

Entrance

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A drive lined with ancient pine, hemlock and oak leads to the creek and opens into a meadow that introduces the Johnny Appleseed cottage built of study, old world craftsmanship and finished with incredible natural floors of oak, maple and pine.

Farmhouse from creek.

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Wide plank wood floors and old wood ceiling beams are features in the farmhouse.

Farmhouse living room

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Upstairs Farmhouse.

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The farmhouse kitchen handcrafted by local carpenters from pine harvested and milled on the farm.

Farmhouse kitchen.

Live anywhere

The farmhouse is defined by the natural whisper of the creek that rushes past in the front yard near a fire it, bar-b-que and picnic area.  The lawn is an expansive meadow rolling down to the creek.

Hear the crickets sing in harmony with soft murmurs from Little Horse Creek which runs along and past the farmhouse.

Farmhouse front porch.

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Behind the farmhouse is an annex cabin, the Wildflower.  This cabin is 100 feet from the farmhouse and currently has two queen beds and one bathroom.

The Wildflower cabin behind farmhouse is part of the farmhouse offer.

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Interior Wildflower cabin.

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Little Horse Creek at Wildflower.

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Farmhouse from the creek

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Little horse creek at Wildflower

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Please contact us for price details at gary@garyascott.com

These buildings make the farm perfect for family get togethers or a haven during natural disasters.

These farmhouses and cabins have been rented through Airbnb for the last two years from Memorial Day till Mid October and each generated over $7,000 in each of these 4.5 month seasons.

The farm sits on Little Horse Creek.  There trails, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and 17 minutes away is the Virgina Creeper Bike Path.  It is 30 minutes to the Appalachian Trail and 30 minutes to Grayson State park.

The farm is a short drive to Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail – The Crooked Road famous for the plaintive strains of the mountain ballads and toe-tapping, old-time dance music that echo across this region’s sharp ridges and deep valleys.

This is Norm Henderson – Doc Watson country and you can see the signs along the Trail as you explore the musical soul of these country connections and experience a unique and unforgettable experience.

The nearby town of West Jefferson is a perfect reflection of oldtime Smalltown USA with many popular attractions.

West Jefferson North Carolina

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Free summer concerts are conducted on the backstreet. The Art’s council promotes the Old Time Musicians and Fiddler’s Convention.  There is a weekly Saturday and Wednesday farmers’ market, monthly gallery crawls, one of the biggest arts & crafts festivals in the high country, an antique festival, little theater performances, annual holiday events.

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Back Street West Jefferson

 

West Jefferson has coffee houses, art galleries, studios featuring local and regional artists’.

Free summer Bluegrass concerts in West Jefferson

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Farmers Market

North Carolina’s only cheese factory

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Coffee shops

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The Ashe County Arts Council showcases local artists with rotating exhibits and special events.  West Jefferson hosts a Christmas in July festival, attended by tens of thousands, and has 15 murals that create a walking tour throughout downtown.

This area is quiet and pollution free.  The stars are brilliant at night.  Crickets, katydids and frogs serenade every evening.  There are numerous picnics sites in the meadows and on the creek and the farmhouse has a huge front porch overlooking the creek.

Though it is known as the “Lost Province” Ashe county North Carolina is the cradle of one of America’s important historical events.

Tucked in along the North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee border the farm offers freedom from the “Madding Crowd” but is connected with the world in the most technological ways.

The farm is completely rural but in the middle of the Eastern USA, an equidistant drive to Orlando, New York, Chicago, St Louis and closer to cities such as Washington DC, Jacksonville, Memphis and Atlanta.   New four and six lane highways make Charlotte and the North Carolina Piedmont less than two hours away.  An expanded West Jefferson community airport now accepts private jets and an easy to use, regional airport is an hour and 30 minutes from the farm.  Numerous meadows are suited for conversion into helicopter landing pads.

Little Horse Creek is a tributary of Big Horse Creek, that runs into the New River and then flows into the Ohio, Mississippi and finally the Gulf of Mexico.  But it all begins here, in innumerable springs, each running though mountain hollows into an ever increasing flow.

This is New River Country, the oldest river in America and this provides added safety to the farm.  There is a general lack of seismic activity in the Southern Appalachians because they were formed over a billion years ago.  This created a stability that is well recorded in the rocks.  These rocks are at the core of our mountains formed when there was just one continent surrounded by one ocean.  Remnants of the super continent make up much of the Blue Ridge core and fragments of this billion-year old mass are still found at the surface in many places near our farm.

North Carolina had its earthquakes millennia ago.  In recent centuries damaging earthquakes have been rare, most are under a 3.0 magnitude.  All known faults in North Carolina are ancient and remain inactive.  Volcanic activity in the Blue Ridge occurred 300 to 400 million years ago, and all volcanoes have been extinct for at least 100 million years.

The county began in the mid 1700s as part of the Watauga Settlement now an area that composes Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes counties. Three main settlements were created by settlers who mostly came down the Great Valley through Virginia.

During the Revolutionary War, on September 25, 1780, a group called the Overmountain Men or Watauga Boys assembled on the Watauga River and began a march to Kings Mountain. The Battle of Kings Mountain began when the 900 Patriots (including John Crockett, father of Davy Crockett), approached the British supporters led by British Major Patrick Ferguson.

The battle lasted just 65 minutes but was a pivotal moment as the British rout forced British commander Lord Cornwallis to abandon his plan to invade North Carolina.

In his book, “The Winning of the West”, Theodore Roosevelt wrote: “This brilliant victory marked the turning point of the American Revolution.” Thomas Jefferson called it, “The turn of the tide of success.” President Herbert Hoover at Kings Mountain said, “This is a place of inspiring memories.  It’s significance, should place it beside Lexington, Bunker Hill, Trenton and Yorktown.”

A FIRMETTE is available that shows how the farm at 3,000 feet and rising is away from low laying areas and traditional storm and flood paths.

The altitude adds to comfort as well.  There are few biting insects and no poisonous snakes in the area.

This 200 acre Blue Ridge farm offers a one of a kind blend of nature integrated with modern world convenience, immersion in nature, away from the stresses of urban living, a pure, secluded  place to enjoy Smalltown USA.

Please contact us for price details at gary@garyascott.com

I have arranged for three of the cabins to be available for the leaf change for rental from October 1st through the 2oth, 2019.

Please contact me at www.gary@garyascott.com for rental rates.

 

 

Become Our Neighbor in Smalltown USA


Be our neighbor in Smalltown USA. 

We have listed several of the cabins at our North Carolina farm for sale.

Details of the offerings are below.  We would love to have a loyal reader become our neighbor!  If one purchases the land through our introduction to the listing broker, there would be a substantial reduction in price.

The first property is a unique, one of a kind Tuscan villa style farm house with 10 acres (up to 200 additional acres available). The farm sits in  the unpolluted North Carolina Blue Ridge.

This is Tuscan villa farmhouse seen from a trout pond that accompanies the house.

merrily farms

Our “Little Horse Creek Farm” is a unique refuge in Ashe County North Carolina, offering  privacy and nature, but with easy access to every convenience of the modern world.

Merrily Farms sits in the heart of this historical area graced by Little Horse Creek as the finest private estate in the area.

The farm reflects the modern nature of it storied history, remote, accessible, completely natural and independent, but connected in every way.  The farm estate is positioned deep in the Blue Ridge, near Whitetop Mountain, the Virginia Creeper Trail, Grayson Highlands State Park and the Appalachian Trail.

Complete with numerous springs, including a significant water source and historical site called the “Indian’s Trough”, the powerful water course can support hydro power, making the farm utility free capable, even though it has an excellent and reliable electricity supply.

Fiber optics broadband, (a low cost 45 mbs is standard but up to to a gigabyte of bandwidth is available), allows the farm to be firmly connected with the modern world.

Looking from the main farmhouse, built in an old world Tuscan villa design, forest scenes lead to a mountain top, all belonging to the farm and assuring the integrity of future views.

Summer view from villa.

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Autumn view from villa.

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Gardens surround the farmhouse and include nature’s finest flowers, grapes, blueberries, blackberries as well as ginseng, a highly commercial medicinal root.

Villa garden

little horse creek

Villa grapes

gary-scott-seminar-hall

Below the farmhouse a stocked trout pond is filled with trophy sized rainbow trout.

merrily farms

The farmhouse itself reflects the spirit of the farm, a juxtaposition of the old and new.  Though the design is reminiscent of timeless old country farmhouses, the construction is of modern, strong, PolySteel Insulating Concrete Forms that deliver cost-effective, high-performance, safer, quieter, more comfortable, energy efficient, structurally secure, and environmentally responsible, structures.

The two story, 3,000 square foot farmhouse features Anderson doors and high tech windows, an East facing entrance and long range, sunshine filled, south facing forest views of the trout pond and forest beyond.

12 foot ceilings and over 100 recessed lights give brightness year round.

Features include flagstone patio and interior floor with under floor radiant heat, cherry trim and kitchen cabinets on the ground level floor.  Black walnut floors upstairs matches the window trim and hand crafted interior doors.

There are three gas log fireplaces.   The core of the farmhouse is a center room, rising 42 feet though the house that assures comfortable air circulation, in sunshine or storm, so the interior remains comfortable in all seasons with minimal heat and no air conditioning required.

There is substantial stone work in and outside the main house.

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The one very large bedroom has a full walk in closet and the upstairs bathroom features wood counter tops, black walnut trimmed garden bathtub, shower and steam bath.

The upstairs contains a presidential office.

Villa office.

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A buried 1000 gallon propane tank fuels a computerized Munchkin boiler situated in a separate pump house.

All water is gravity fed from large springs above the house that fill a 1000 gallon water tank and create a water feature in the back yard.

The chef’s kitchen features cherry cabinets, Wolf stove and double door, bottom freezer stainless steel  refrigerator.

Villa kitchen.

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The kitchen leads to front and back patios.

Breakfast on the Tuscan villa front porch.

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Breakfast on the front porch.

The flagstone front porch is matched by a back patio with large outdoor fireplace viewing a backyard pond and water feature.

Back yard pond.

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There is a large laundry room has a washer and dryer.

Little Horse Trail leading to the Tuscan villa.

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Entrance to Tuscan villa.

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The pond and Mossy Creek runs in front of the villa. Little Horse Creek rushes behind.

Included in this offer at the edge of the meadow view from the villa is a deep forest, wood heated hot tub that sits in a spa cabin on Mossy Creek.

Mossy creek below hot tub.

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Deep woods hot tub

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Little Horse Creek behind villa.

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Villa in autumn

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Family gathered at villa

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Villa kitchen

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Horses in villa front yard.

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Villa side yard

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Villa side yard and pump house

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Wonderful summer sunrise view from villa office.

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Winter sunrise from villa office

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Forest room beside Tuscan villa where we keep the infrared sauna

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Inside Forest room

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Trout our daughter caught in the creek

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Trout from pond in villa kitchen

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Wild turkey in front yard

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A flock of wild turkey.

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Deer in front yard

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Ginseng behind Forest Room

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Little Horse Creek behind villa

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Garage at villa

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The horse barn is included in the villa offer.

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Horse barn hay loft

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interior horse barn

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Greenhouse included with villa

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Please contact us for price details at gary@garyascott.com

The second offer is the Creek Cabin with 10 acres (or more).  This one bedroom cabin sits on Little horse creek and includes several excellent additional creekside building sites.

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Merri and me strolling to the Creek Cabin

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Creek Cabin great room

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Large deck at Creek Cabin

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Entrance to farm

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Picnic on deck for guests at the Creek Cabin

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King bed in Creek Cabin

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Kitchen in Creek Cabin

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Creek below Creek Cabin

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Building site included in 10 acres with Creek Cabin

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Waterfall on building site included with Creek Cabin

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Road on second creek on 10 acres with Creek Cabin

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View of Creek Cabin from Little Horse Creek

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Please contact us for price details at gary@garyascott.com

The third offer is a farmhouse at Merrily Farms is a fully renovated Johnny Appleseed cottage, hidden among maple, oak hemlock, wild cherry and pine.  The cottage also offers pure, spring chilled, gravity fed water, and a wrap around front porch with hammock and rocking chairs for enjoying fresh, cool mountain air and star filled nights in nature’s peace.

This farmhouse and ten acres are currently under contract set to close October 1. 2019 so this offer likely to no longer be available.

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The entrance belies the fullness of this estate as you enter through a country looking farm gate that approaches the creek.

Entrance

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A drive lined with ancient pine, hemlock and oak leads to the creek and opens into a meadow that introduces the Johnny Appleseed cottage built of study, old world craftsmanship and finished with incredible natural floors of oak, maple and pine.

Farmhouse from creek.

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Wide plank wood floors and old wood ceiling beams are features in the farmhouse.

Farmhouse living room

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Upstairs Farmhouse.

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The farmhouse kitchen handcrafted by local carpenters from pine harvested and milled on the farm.

Farmhouse kitchen.

Live anywhere

The farmhouse is defined by the natural whisper of the creek that rushes past in the front yard near a fire it, bar-b-que and picnic area.  The lawn is an expansive meadow rolling down to the creek.

Hear the crickets sing in harmony with soft murmurs from Little Horse Creek which runs along and past the farmhouse.

Farmhouse front porch.

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Behind the farmhouse is an annex cabin, the Wildflower.  This cabin is 100 feet from the farmhouse and currently has two queen beds and one bathroom.

The Wildflower cabin behind farmhouse is part of the farmhouse offer.

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Interior Wildflower cabin.

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Little Horse Creek at Wildflower.

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Farmhouse from the creek

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Little horse creek at Wildflower

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Please contact us for price details at gary@garyascott.com

These buildings make the farm perfect for family get togethers or a haven during natural disasters.

These farmhouses and cabins have been rented through Airbnb for the last two years from Memorial Day till Mid October and each generated over $7,000 in each of these 4.5 month seasons.

The farm sits on Little Horse Creek.  There trails, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and 17 minutes away is the Virgina Creeper Bike Path.  It is 30 minutes to the Appalachian Trail and 30 minutes to Grayson State park.

The farm is a short drive to Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail – The Crooked Road famous for the plaintive strains of the mountain ballads and toe-tapping, old-time dance music that echo across this region’s sharp ridges and deep valleys.

This is Norm Henderson – Doc Watson country and you can see the signs along the Trail as you explore the musical soul of these country connections and experience a unique and unforgettable experience.

The nearby town of West Jefferson is a perfect reflection of oldtime Smalltown USA with many popular attractions.

West Jefferson North Carolina

west jefferson coffee house

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Free summer concerts are conducted on the backstreet. The Art’s council promotes the Old Time Musicians and Fiddler’s Convention.  There is a weekly Saturday and Wednesday farmers’ market, monthly gallery crawls, one of the biggest arts & crafts festivals in the high country, an antique festival, little theater performances, annual holiday events.

Farmers market

Back Street West Jefferson

 

West Jefferson has coffee houses, art galleries, studios featuring local and regional artists’.

Free summer Bluegrass concerts in West Jefferson

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Farmers Market

North Carolina’s only cheese factory

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Coffee shops

west jefferson coffee house

The Ashe County Arts Council showcases local artists with rotating exhibits and special events.  West Jefferson hosts a Christmas in July festival, attended by tens of thousands, and has 15 murals that create a walking tour throughout downtown.

This area is quiet and pollution free.  The stars are brilliant at night.  Crickets, katydids and frogs serenade every evening.  There are numerous picnics sites in the meadows and on the creek and the farmhouse has a huge front porch overlooking the creek.

Though it is known as the “Lost Province” Ashe county North Carolina is the cradle of one of America’s important historical events.

Tucked in along the North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee border the farm offers freedom from the “Madding Crowd” but is connected with the world in the most technological ways.

The farm is completely rural but in the middle of the Eastern USA, an equidistant drive to Orlando, New York, Chicago, St Louis and closer to cities such as Washington DC, Jacksonville, Memphis and Atlanta.   New four and six lane highways make Charlotte and the North Carolina Piedmont less than two hours away.  An expanded West Jefferson community airport now accepts private jets and an easy to use, regional airport is an hour and 30 minutes from the farm.  Numerous meadows are suited for conversion into helicopter landing pads.

Little Horse Creek is a tributary of Big Horse Creek, that runs into the New River and then flows into the Ohio, Mississippi and finally the Gulf of Mexico.  But it all begins here, in innumerable springs, each running though mountain hollows into an ever increasing flow.

This is New River Country, the oldest river in America and this provides added safety to the farm.  There is a general lack of seismic activity in the Southern Appalachians because they were formed over a billion years ago.  This created a stability that is well recorded in the rocks.  These rocks are at the core of our mountains formed when there was just one continent surrounded by one ocean.  Remnants of the super continent make up much of the Blue Ridge core and fragments of this billion-year old mass are still found at the surface in many places near our farm.

North Carolina had its earthquakes millennia ago.  In recent centuries damaging earthquakes have been rare, most are under a 3.0 magnitude.  All known faults in North Carolina are ancient and remain inactive.  Volcanic activity in the Blue Ridge occurred 300 to 400 million years ago, and all volcanoes have been extinct for at least 100 million years.

The county began in the mid 1700s as part of the Watauga Settlement now an area that composes Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes counties. Three main settlements were created by settlers who mostly came down the Great Valley through Virginia.

During the Revolutionary War, on September 25, 1780, a group called the Overmountain Men or Watauga Boys assembled on the Watauga River and began a march to Kings Mountain. The Battle of Kings Mountain began when the 900 Patriots (including John Crockett, father of Davy Crockett), approached the British supporters led by British Major Patrick Ferguson.

The battle lasted just 65 minutes but was a pivotal moment as the British rout forced British commander Lord Cornwallis to abandon his plan to invade North Carolina.

In his book, “The Winning of the West”, Theodore Roosevelt wrote: “This brilliant victory marked the turning point of the American Revolution.” Thomas Jefferson called it, “The turn of the tide of success.” President Herbert Hoover at Kings Mountain said, “This is a place of inspiring memories.  It’s significance, should place it beside Lexington, Bunker Hill, Trenton and Yorktown.”

A FIRMETTE is available that shows how the farm at 3,000 feet and rising is away from low laying areas and traditional storm and flood paths.

The altitude adds to comfort as well.  There are few biting insects and no poisonous snakes in the area.

This 200 acre Blue Ridge farm offers a one of a kind blend of nature integrated with modern world convenience, immersion in nature, away from the stresses of urban living, a pure, secluded  place to enjoy Smalltown USA.

Please contact us for price details at gary@garyascott.com

 

Brand New Cuenca Luxury Condo For Sale


Here is a brand new luxurious two bedroom two  bathroom  condo for sale near the historic center of Cuenca, Ecuador.

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This new apartment is in a quiet, upscale neighborhood popular with Cuenca’s foreign residents. The building is just a 20 minute walk from El Centro and is right across the road from the Tomebamba River. Located near the Oro Verde Hotel, the building is close to a major supermarket, shopping mall and an indigenous market.

The 1170 sq ft (108 sq m) 2 bed/2 bath apartment is on the 7th floor and has its own balcony with partial river and city/mountain views. All rooms, including the kitchen, have large windows with great views.

The kitchen has an elegant feel, with dark brown (espresso) wooden cabinetry, offering plenty of storage, and granite counter tops. Flooring is tile in the kitchen and baths and floating wood in the living area and bedrooms. Both bedrooms have built-in closets. Both bathrooms feature granite countertops and the master bathroom has a separate shower and luxurious 2-person soaker tub.
The condo also features a laundry room/pantry and the building offers 24-hour security.

Included in the price is a bodega and parking space.

Asking price $109,500.

Please contact Shona Paget by email – shona@crazytrails.com   for more information.

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Please contact Shona Paget by email shona@crazytrails.com – for more information.

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence and always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent before you buy and become familiar with Ecuador.

 

Ecuador Real Estate MLS – March 2012


Ecuador Real Estate MLS March 2012

Ecuador real estate is growing in value as many Americans and Canadians retire to Ecuador .

Ecuador Multiple Listings: March 2012, plus links to earlier listings.

How to Use the Ecuador Property MLS:

See Ecuador real estate for sale below.

Ecuador real estate for sale is below and all listings on this page were posted in  March, and January and February 2012.

We have also provided links on this page to older listings. We link to these older listings so readers can get a better feel of Ecuador real estate prices.

You can tell the date of the listing by the URL address. For example the Puerto Lopez beach condo in this MLS was listed August 16, 2011 and is posted at www.ecuadorliving.com/2011/08/16/puerto-lopez-houses-for-sale.html

We post two types of ads. Free and paid. Seller contact information is shown for all paid advertisements.

Seller contact data for this Ecuador real estate is available at the password protected Ecuador Living Club site.

See how to get an Ecuador Living Club password here.

We DO NOT investigate properties when they are advertised so be sure to complete your due diligence.  Always use an independent Ecuador attorney who represents you (not the seller) when you buy real estate in Ecuador. We also recommend that you rent before you buy and become familiar with Ecuador.

We have a list of Ecuador attorneys who have helped club members at our password protected Ecuador Living club website.

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The Ecuador Living MLS is divided into #1: Ecuador real estate for sale and #2: Ecuador rentals.

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See Ecuador beach rentals here.

Agriculture & Farmland

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Ambato Condos for sale

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Amazon Lodge for Sale

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Bahia Condo for Sale

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Canoa Beach Property for Sale

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Coatacachi House

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Crucita Condo

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Cuenca Penthouse

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Manta Condos

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See More Manta Real Estate here

Puerto Lopez Beach Condo

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See Puerto Lopez Beach Condos here

Quito Golf Course House

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  • See More Quito Real estate here

 

 

 

 

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See More Salinas Real Estate here.

San Clemente – beach view house for sale.

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See San Clemente Real Estate here

* San Vicente, Ecuador:

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See San Vicente Real Estate here

New Rental Offers Mountains and sea

Refurbished home located in San Alejo—-between San Clemente and San Jacinto.

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Sunset at an Alejo

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Downstairs completely furnished with new custom furniture and new custom cabinets.

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Internet hook up and satellite TV is available

PLENTY of room for parking, patio and garden.  2-3 blocks to the beautiful Pacific and beach. Good expat community and a nice hotel, etc.

Total utility costs are around or less than $30 per month.

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1st floor COMPLETELY furnished—-$300 per month….first and last month rent due at time of rental with a minimum of six months rental.  30 day notice of moving. Furnishings deposit of $400 required. Prefer no animals. CATS are strictly forbidden.

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2nd floor with only queen bed and dinette for $175 per month with first and last month rent due at time of rental.

Both apartments available at $450 per month with same requirements.

For more details or to reserve contact Bill Bowlin, Sr.  Email: biogene86@yahoo.com

5112 Concord Hills Circle, Mason, Oh. 45040.  Tel. 513-478-6086.  Skype name:  bilbowler

Cotacachi, Ecuador House For Rent.

Cotacachi home. Just steps from the bus stop to Otavalo and Ibarra. 15 minute walk to the main square.

Fully furnished right down to the vases and teaspoons..

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Three bedrooms.

Lovely garden. Super location.

Enjoy avocados and lemons from your own trees, fresh flowers for your table, comfortable beds and your large private garden. Perfect for longer term stays. The house has awesome views beautiful lawn and… garden area.

Included in the rent are all your utilities, internet and a gardener once a week.

Please email walkwithsue@gmail.com.

See all Ecuador property rentals here.

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See older previous listings in the Ecuador Real Estate MLS covering all of Ecuador here

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San Vicente Ecuador Real Estate for Sale


San Vicente condo for sale.

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This is a 1,900 square foot 4 bedroom apartment in San Vicente across the Chone Estuary from Bahia.

The apartment has a huge terrace…

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overlooking the Chone Bay and ocean.

Asking price is $150,000. See this San Vicente condo details here.

Ecuador Living Club members can contact the sellers of these properties at the password protected Club Site here.

Get details on how to obtain this discount at the Ecuador Living Club password protected site here.


San Clemente Ecuador Real Estate for Sale


San Clemente Ecuador Real Estate for Sale:

* San Clemente Beach Penthouse

This unit is in the Palmazul Boutique hotel on the beach.   This is across the street from the two story town house at Vistazul, San Clemente, Ecuador.

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The unit comes with Air Conditioning, new Aluminum front windows.  It’s newly renovated and is in move in condition.

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This is one two unique penthouses on the top of the hotel with a spectacular view to the Pacific Ocean.

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Sunset view from condo.

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San Clemente beach.

The Vistazul club house is one of  the most exclusive hotels and spas on Ecuador’s Pacific and Vistazul and the penthouse owners have access to these facilities.

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Club house dining and an…

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infinity pool right on the beach.

This is also a perfect rental unit and the hotel will rent and manage of desired.

Price: US$ 89,000.00.

For full details contact Merri Scott at merriscott@hotmail.com

San Clemente Ecuador Beach Real Estate.

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Here is the view from the living room of this San Clemente Ecuador beach house.

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Beautiful modernly designed zen style house on one of the best beaches in Ecuador in San Clemente. The house is situated right in front of the ocean. The propriety is 1300 sq feet on a 3000 sq feet lot.

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The house was designed to get the maximum light possible. In fact, the front of the house is all from floor to the ceiling windows and have also four skylights. The house was rebuilt from ground up with open spaces and with a big patio. The house is situated in the quietest part of the city, no discotheque, no noise, just the beach.

Propriety description

– Three bedrooms
– Four complete bathrooms
– Brand new kitchen with custom built thermoplastic cabinets by Madeval (www.madeval.com/)

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– Big living room
– Dining room
– Brand new air conditioning in each rooms and in the living room
– Two cisterns for water
– Cable for internet and satellite TV

SOLD Price $99,000.

Salinas Ecuador Real Estate for Sale


Salinas Ecuador Real Estate for Sale

$47,000 Salinas beach view condo.

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This is a 700 square foot, 4th floor, one bedroom condo with ocean views, just a block off the beach in Salinas

The price of $47,500 includes furnishings, excluding artwork and personal items.

See more details here.

A new Salinas Ecuador Coastal condo – finished and ready for sale.

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This Salinas condo has 650 square feet.

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Pool at project.

Price $62,200. See Salinas condo details here

Quito Ecuador Real Estate for Sale


Quito Ecuador Real estate for Sale:

Golf in Ecuador is not easily available so all of you golfers will be very interested in this gated community house with golfing.

This two bedroom, two bathroom house is located  in Los Chillos Valley a suburb of Quito, Ecuador, 30 Minutes from the city center.

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The property which is located in Valle de los Chillos, in La Merced village, includes the main house and a caretaker’s cottage. It is surrounded by trees and flowers all year. It has a fireplace-oven in the living-dining area, a fireplace in the master bedroom, breath taking views of the mountains.

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A path built within the property to reach the river or just to stroll, a terrace, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and a barbecue area.

The river at the base of the property is lined with 150 foot tall giant eucalyptus trees and makes a lovely spot for a picnic.  A caretaker currently lives in the small cottage, providing 24 hour security as well as his assistance in any way.   There is a water supply cistern and city of Quito water, electricity, garbage collection and telephone service.

First Floor

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An ample sitting area with exit and view to the garden and mountains, integrates to the dining and kitchen areas. There is a very cozy fireplace-oven that gives a warm, seductive atmosphere.

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The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances & an island with 4 stools and a good size pantry.

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The second bedroom has two bunk beds, ample storage space and window views to the garden. A good size bathroom with a shower complements this bedroom.

Second Floor

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Glass double doors lead to the terrace from which you see 350 degrees of spectacular mountain view. This level includes an wide open master suite with sitting area in front of the cozy fireplace and a balcony. 

The windows have spectacular views of the mountains and gardens as well. The tastefully decorated master bathroom has an antique soaking tub, and his and hers sinks.

This is a fully fenced property, 9000 meters (90,000 square feet) in total.

The property features outdoor Jacuzzi, river on property.

The seller is asking $199,000.

For details contact Maria Garcia at mtgarciasosa@gmail.com

There are limited golf facilities in Ecuador.

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Ecuador is not a great golfing destination as there are only a handful of private clubs near Quito, Guayaquil, or Cuenca, with 18-hole courses.

These limited opportunities for playing golf in Ecuador however do include some excellent golf courses. 

This house is near one of the best, The Los Chillos Golf Club.

Los Chillos Golf Club is outside Quito and is one of the more exclusive clubs.

Club Los Chillos was founded in 1979 and offers a par 72 with a course rating of 34.5.  The club is about 20 miles from Quito with 11 lakes, a driving range and mountain and forest scenery.  The golf course is almost 8,000 feet above sea level and  has good weather and spectacular views.  This golf club has clay tennis courts, racket facilities, squash courts, soccer fields, volley ball facilities, swimming pools and horse riding.  There is also a  sauna, hairdressing salon, cafeteria, bar and Turkish bath.  People with babies are welcome.

Colonial Quito view apartment for rent or for sale.

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This penthouse, is at San Juan (Centro Historico), Galpagos and Garcia Moreno, just above the Basilica.

The building has 4 floors and was built in 1986. This Quito apartment penthouse has…

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views all around day and night.

The size is 140 square meters (1507 square feet).

The interior decor is Swiss.

On the first level you have: a big living room, a chimney, a kitchen and a place to put your washing and dryer machines. Also 1 master bedroom with a bathroom, dresser and two closets, plus a balcony and interior plants.

On the second level there is space for a small library or study.

This Colonial Quito penthouse also has:

* Phone line
* Cable TV
* Storage room

The building has full security and two parking spaces for the penthouse. The neighborhood is quiet, not much traffic and is secure.

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colonial charm.

The monthly maintenance fee is just $18.00.

The asking price for sale is USD $170.000.
The asking price for renting is USD $800.00.

See more details here.

Upcoming project near the new Quito Airport offering potential for businesses developing real estate.

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One of our good Ecuador contacts sent us this note. Gary, a friend of mine is building a neat complex by the new airport, he already has a few buildings and a restaurant with two Chalets plus a Pesebrera (for horses). He is working on making this a Hosteria with more buildings and a Swiss style to it. The place is really big and he will be selling houses there. The place is really beautiful and he plans on building many things there.

Views… space and… many buildings are…

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already up plus a hosteria with many facilities inside and out.

See more photos and details here

Puerto Lopez Ecuador Real Estate for Sale


Puerto Lopez, Ecuador Real estate for sale:

Beach view houses in a project named TRANQUILO, a four unit housing enclave has started in Puerto Lopez Ecuador.

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Looking down onto Puerto Lopez

Architect-Builder, John Fisher, selected Puerto Lopez for his first project in Ecuador after traversing the coast top to bottom three times, turning stones in every village en route. He has partnered with reknowned Ecuadorean architect Xavier Vargas, to create a small project with a distinctly modern South American look combined with North American planning. Only two units left.

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The beachfront building “Beach House” consists of an upper and lower unit, each with private entrance and approximately 1400 s.f of interior living space. See details here.

 

 

Manta Ecuador Real Estate for Sale


Manta, Ecuador real estate for Sale:

Here is an ocean view condo in Manta’s Golden Mile….this condo is on Jean Marie Butterlin’s upcoming tour.

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Apartment with beautiful ocean-view for sale. 2 bedrooms / 3 bath, laundry and storage on 6th floor.

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Appx. 1,000 square feet (98,02 m2), parking, 24 hour security and a large swimming pool.

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Close to shopping, bars, restaurants and Hotel Oro Verde.

Condominium fee $110 a month.

Price: $ 98,000

Luxury Beachfront  Condos  Just South of Manta

Santa  Marianita, Manabi , Ecuador

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*Large Kitchens

*Huge Terraces

*Jacuzzis

*BBQs

*Security

*Ample Parking

*Lush Gardens

* Social Areas

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We’ve designed the the most modern and highest quality condo development in the area, JUST FOR YOU! All units have spectacular ocean views and expansive terraces to enjoy the year-round sunshine and fresh sea air.

Constructed with the unique, Mobusa® Building System, these units have many advantages over conventional construction, including:

  • Greater Resistance to Earthquakes & Hurricanes
  • Better Thermal & Acoustic Insulation
  • Water Purification Systems
  • Hot & Cold Water at All Fixtures
  • Pex® Plumbing – Non-corrosive, Flexible Piping & Connectors
  • Custom Cabinetry, Granite Counters, Fine Tile Finishes
  • Internet, Phone, Cable, TV Wiring in All Units

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Floor plan

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Located on tranquil Playa Bonita (Beautiful Beach), the development is only 15 minutes from the port city of Manta, where you can find all the modern conveniences and services, shopping, fine-dining, 5-star hotels, night-life, casinos and air service.

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Known world-wide as a mecca for surfing, kite-boarding, whale-watching and other water sports, the area is being developed to promote tourism and to attract residents to enjoy and preserve the location’s great natural beauty.

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This prime retirement and second home location offers the best of both worlds, and also provides easy access to explore the spectacular tourism opportunities in Ecuador!

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For more information, please see the Long Beach Ecuador Website for floor
plans and complete details: 
www.longbeachecuador.com

OR CALL TODAY FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

Manta Office: 593-05-262-0962         Quito Office: 593-02-245-5191

U.S. Dialing Instructions:
Manta Office: 011-593-5-262-0962
Quito Office: 011-593-2-245-5191

The Port of San Mateo, Manta has an interesting Ecuador investment property.

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New port facility at San Mateo

Manta is the major port on Ecuador’s central coast. One of the Ecuador’s governmental goals is to upgrade Manta’s airport to international standards which will increase real estate values in the area when this happens.

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San Mateo.

This land is directly in front of the new port in San Mateo, 10 minutes from Manta and is perfect for a commercial site as maritime hardware store, fish monger, spare parts, boat engines, B & B etc.

There is an existing concrete construction to expand upon. The lot size 10 meters (30 feet) front with 20 meters (60 feet) depth or 200 m2 (2,000 square feet) with zooming to construct three floors.

Price $ 25,750

Manta Ecuador condo for sale.

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This is a spacious apartment in the best area of Manta for sale. 120 feet from beach, 4-bedroom 4-bath apartment with large view 
terrace, 2 parking spaces and storage.

Asking price $150,000. See details here.

Manta Ecuador Ocean-view Apartment.

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This is a brand new apartment located in the good area of Manta, ready for occupancy August 2011.

Third floor with a great ocean view. Appx. 1,100 square feet.

This Manta apartment is in a quiet residential zone with only new constructions, great for children.

This ocean view apartment is 2 minutes by car to the Malecón and beach, and walking distance to the university.

Price: $ 76,000. See Manta Ecuador Apartment details here.