Overlooking the Vilcanota River also known as the Sacred River of the Inca which lore is said to contain the spirit of the Inca Princess sits Qente Wasi (Hummingbird House). There are many species of Hummingbirds that visit the property daily to feed from the native plants and flowers. The property is in the community of Rumichaka just outside of the town of Urubamba. Urubamba is a one-hour drive from the Colonial City of Cusco which was the Capital of the Inca Empire.
The property area is 2300 M2 and has three structures. There is a guest or caretaker cottage with one bedroom, one bathroom and a full kitchen. There is a free-standing garage with a work area. The main house has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The living and dining area features a high vaulted ceiling with a stone fireplace. The kitchen contains American professional equipment by Kitchen Aid that includes a 48" gas cooktop with matching vent hood, an electric oven, dish washer, trash compactor and a Viking refrigerator. The kitchen is finished off with solid mahogany cabinets with granite counter tops. Behind the kitchen is a full laundry facility with commercial grade Whirlpool top loading washer and dryer. As you step onto the back patio you will find on the right side a complete covered outdoor cooking area with a barbeque (Parrilla), Inca dome oven (Horno), gas single burner and wood fired Olla (Clay pot burner). On the left side of the patio overlooking the Inca style terraced gardens that slope down to the river sits a 5 person Jacuzzi and a yet to be completed sauna. Along the right boundary wall runs a small stream (asequia) that falls into multiple pools on its way to emptying into the river.
This property has all the comforts and conveniences that make it a peaceful private retreat and it could easily be converted to a B&B. The area around the property is growing with the new Cusco International Airport being built 30 minutes’ drive by car in the town of Chinchero and the first supermarket in the Valley planned to break ground within walking distance from the property. Upriver in the town of Urubamba you will find restaurants, stores and a 5-Star hotel, the Tambo del Inca. Down river within walking distance is another 5-Star Hotel, Belmond's Rio Sagrado. Further down river, about a 20-minute drive by car is the Archeological Site and town of Ollantaytambo. There is where you can board the train to Machu Picchu.