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Resort, Airbnb, Boutique Hotel, Retreat Ctr For Sale in Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

Former Resort Boutique Hotel Slashed To 75% Of Replacement

Asking Price: $900,000 USD  (Negotiable - Financing Available)

An Opportunity in the beautiful Valley of Longevity, Vilcabamba, Ecuador, South America

Price slashed to 75% of replacement cost, the award winning Madre Tierra Resort and Spa in Vilcabamba Ecuador is for sale at a huge discount for $900,000.00. You can buy the discounted real estate and receive the functioning business free of charge. In addition to the possible uses below our property is perfect for a digital nomad location. This is an owner operated "going concern" located in the popular Valley of Longevity in Vilcabamba Ecuador. The Vicabamba valley boasts the highest per capita concentration of English speaking expats in Ecuador making it easy to relocate to this ideal climate for retirement or raising a family. Long known as a place where folks are healthier, living well beyond 100 years of age, the Vilcabamba area is becoming known as a place where "Years are added to your life and life is added to your years." Given the global unrest, uncertainty and cost of living this is a great place to live and rent rooms to other potential refugees.

During our 11 year ownership we have taken Madre Tierra Resort and Spa to the next level(s) of quality guest experiences and facility improvement. Most components of our infrastructure are up to western standards and we continue to invest in advancing this objective. Occupancy rate was increasing annually until the “pandemic” including strong restaurant traffic. Tourism is making a comeback for buyers who want to resume the former paradigm of a full service resort. We have a growing clientele from Airbnb as well as some long term monthly residents. We have actually been profitable during the global lock down so there is no where to go but up!

MT consists of nearly 5 acres of land with 20 guest rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests in 41 various sized beds from a couple of bunk beds and a double in one family room to a king size in our Owner's Suite. Pre-covid rental rates ranged from $19 per night for our most economical single to $89 for a double occupancy in our Suite. Most of the income came from the rental of our 7 Superior rooms which is where we focused our marketing and improvements. These rooms continue to be popular and we are currently renting them at near "retail" rates subject to a three night minimum stay.

Staff or volunteer housing in non-hotel rooms for two to four people is currently complete/functional including a staff kitchen. We have one more partially finished unit under construction.

We have a huge on-site water storage reservoir which is serviced from a well on the farm across the road. Additional water sources include an irrigation canal and public water from the municipality of San Pedro de Vilcabamba. Both of these sources are fed from the extremely clean mountain river that is fed from the Podocarpus National Park to our property.

We have over 1700 square meters (18,000 ft2) of finished improvements (buildings and patios) on site with more being added every month. Our newest significant improvement is a cobblestone parking lot with 3 meter (10 feet) river rock and cement wall. The Resort is fully furnished and includes most of the tools you would need for ongoing maintenance and repairs. We are one of the few properties in the area that have a backup generator with transfer switch available for rare power interruptions.

The renovated Spa is relatively undeveloped and offers the potential for huge financial gains and guest benefit. The gross income to the entire operation could be more than doubled by developing the spa and related services.

Our restaurant has maintained and gained a reputation for quality, healthy, non-processed meals utilizing local ingredients lovingly prepared by our local staff. Resort guests and locals enjoy our simple but tasty menu.

MT is also a Conference Center and Retreat destination. We have a facility dedicated to this end which is ideal for groups from small to 100. It is possible to seat 150 or more however our initial success has been with groups of 45 or less. Equipped with a stage and a "floating" dance floor the conference center is a very versatile space. Yoga, corporate, and wellness retreats are extremely well suited to this space and environment. Here again, gross income could be enhanced substantially by developing the conference/retreat side of this opportunity.

MT is a great place to live for a family or intentional community! While the local, national and international public would mourn a closure of the resort and spa, the location is ideal for a family or community residence. Our secure location within walking distance of Vilcabamba is removed from the action of the pueblo yet offers the possibility of convenient community involvement.

MT is an ideal destination for an alternative health facility, clinic, retirement community, residential development or wellness center. With the option of acquiring the 18 hectare (44 acres +/-) farm directly across from the front gate the potential for expansion is significant. Formerly a local sugar cane farm this prime location has over 25 acres that could be easily developed into a residential community. The remaining 19 acres includes mountainside and highway frontage. The steeper areas make a good buffer or privacy barrier and the frontage (2+ acres) could be utilized commercially. The building site possibilities include the river plain area and some sloping hillsides. Views and access are great. By way of improvements, the farm has 2 recently remodeled homes (totaling nearly 3,800 square feet), a greenhouse, miscellaneous outbuildings, a caretaker apartment, and a camping area that includes a community kitchen, restrooms and shower facilities for staff, volunteers or guests. Separate asking price for the entire farm is $1,950,000.00 usd. We are working on current photos of the farm and will offer a link by email once set up. We are currently growing some of our food in our organic garden there.

Current management is semi retiring to the area and is willing to stay on as a manager or consultant for an orderly transition, subject to mutually agreeable terms/conditions.

A recent video provides a gorgeous aerial view of our property on our You Tube channel
Opportunity price is $900,000 Seller financing may be available depending on the strength of the buyer. We are also offering a $10,000 gratuity to anyone who refers us a buyer!

About This Property

Via Chaupi S/n
1.5 Km North Of Square
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Construction Year:
26,000 Sq. Ft
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Features - Amenities

  • Mountain View
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Furnished
  • Appliances
  • Pet Friendly
  • Maid's Quarters
  • Laundry Room
  • Studio Room
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Gym/Spa
  • First Touristic Lodging In Vilcabamba With Great Name Recognition And History
  • 35 Year Track Record With Established Team
  • Near Western Standard Infrastructure
  • Huge Water Reserves Serviced By Well
  • Public Water Backup
  • Ideal Climate, No Heating Or Cooling Needed
  • Grow Your Own Food On Site
  • Conference Center
  • High Speed Fiber Optic Internet
  • Full Service Spa With Steam Bath, Jacuzzi And More
  • Full Service Restaurant Highly Ranked
  • Hotel Ranked #1 In Area With Multiple Trip Advisor Awards- 2011 Through 2021
  • High Rankings With Airbnb And Booking Also
  • Separate Bar Adjacent To Restaurant
  • Staff Kitchen With Living Area
  • Onsite Bakery With Commercial Oven
  • Pool With Waterfalls And Bar
  • Orchid Nursery
  • Fire Pit, Basketball Court
  • Cobblestone Parking Lot And River Rock Wall
  • Workshop
  • Lots Of Storage
  • Fruit Trees And Medicine Herb Garden
  • Average Employee Tenure More Than 13 Years Here

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