If you are looking for a comfortably priced home with enough altitude to moderate the climate, enough room to build a couple of cabinas, and enough big views to fill your soul, look right here!
This 3.29 acres home has three bedrooms and a huge loft with its own bathroom that could be redesigned into a large master suite. The kitchen/dining area were configured to provide plenty of space for meal and snack preparation, and the living area naturally opens onto a patio where you can drink an icy tequila sunrise while you drink in the sunset.
As currently set up, the home is solid block construction with simple finishes and a modest style. Floors are stained concrete, kitchen counters are tile, and furniture is basic. Think of it as a great foundation for your ideas. Leave it as is or add granite, floor tile, handcrafted hardwood closets, or whatever else suits you.
Much of the property is cleared and usable for planting more fruit to add to the ones already there. There are two obvious and easily accessed building sites where you can put cabins to rent out or for “the rest of the family.” One of those spaces has a concrete basketball court, so your “floor” is already in place.
The view is 180 degrees of mountains, valley, and a peek at the Pacific Ocean. Luckily that ocean peek is in the right spot to catch the sun setting into the ocean in March and September. The whole rest of the year you’ll watch all kinds of birds in the valley below and the trees around you.
One of the current owners’ favorite things about their home is the community it is connected to – a nice mix of Ticos and foreigners. You don’t see any neighbors from the house, but they are in the area for socializing and events. The beach is just 25 minutes away, and San Isidro is about the same distance the other way. The Tinamastes Tuesday “feria”, or market, is about 10 minutes away, making it easy to restock organic fruits and vegetables as well as spend a couple of hours mingling with varied and interesting people from around the area.
There are definite advantages in having a home at 2,600 feet above sea level! The air is enough cooler and fresher that you won’t want or need A/C. Sleep comfortably with a light blanket many nights. And the altitude gives you a bird’s eye view of the twinkling lights of homes scattered in the darkness of nights without streetlights. Seeing it all under a full moon is absolutely magical.