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#0180 - Ecologically minded home with beautiful views and access to all modern amenities

Gulf of Nicoya view, Costa Rica.imageTucked into the picturesque hills of Mercedes Norte, Puriscal, this two bedroom two bath home offers creature comforts integrated with the beauty of nature. The truly unique green living design takes advantage of the excellent climate found in high altitude (3350ft) tropical environments with it´s open air kitchen, dining and living spaces.

The warmth of the wood construction is beautifully accented by surrounding tree tops and the unobstructed sounds of nature. Inside, two ample, master suites feature spacious ventilated closets and private baths, one with a deep soaking tub. An energy efficient on demand hot water system services both bathrooms, kitchen and laundry. Public water, electricity and telephone with high speed internet are already in service.

Costa Rica ecologically minded home.imageFrom the home and throughout the property, exquisite views can be enjoyed of the Gulf of Nicoya surrounded by the lush, picturesque hillsides. The gently rolling terrain of the .87 hectares (2.15 acres) offers several additional building sites amidst beautiful trees including maturing fruits such as cas, guava, citrus, native species and various types of banana and plantain. The fertile soil is perfect for extensive gardens and there is plenty of room for chickens, goats, horses and other self sustaining projects. There is a bamboo stand within the property boundary which provides an excellent source of landscaping and quick construction material. The home sits back from the well maintained public road, offering privacy surrounded by nature. A bus services the small community which is just 4.4 km from the center of Santiago, Puriscal.

This is a perfect opportunity for anyone seeking a lifestyle which incorporates the beauty of nature into every aspect of life. Artistic details and beautiful bamboo accents add to the beauty and charm of this home. The small community of Murillos is home to generations old families and a few expats who share a love of working the land and the preservation of nature.

The new public hospital in Puriscal can be reached in only 15 minutes. Popular shopping malls and theaters in the Escazú area are a mere 45 minute drive, while San José and the International Airport are only one hour away. Southern and Central Pacific beaches are accessed in as little as 1.5 hours.

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# 0179 - Enjoy Costa Rica at its finest - Casa Del Sol 5bd, 4.5ba, pool, jacuzzi and amazing views near Santiago Puriscal

Costa Rica mountain home. imageThis incredible opportunity combines a remarkable piece of land with an exquisite mansion which is unquestionably the finest construction in the area of Puriscal.

To begin, the 16.2 hectares (40.00 acres), accessed by a paved road just 15 minutes from the main town of Santiago, Puriscal, are surrounded by unobstructed views to the Central Valley, Gulf of Nicoya and picturesque surrounding mountains and farmland. The gently rolling terrain has internal roads in place and is already producing coffee (3 hectares), lemons, oranges, avocados, platanos, bananas as well as a variety of native species.

Additionally, many protected hardwood trees such as Guanacaste, Pochote, Cristobal, Guachipelen, Cedro and others are found throughout the property. A reforestation project was recently completed with the planting of over 3000 trees of the same varieties listed above. Pasture areas host horses and cattle and a 110 meter corral is in place. The property has a year round spring which provides water for drinking, irrigation and a pond that could be stocked with Tilapia fish. There are at least ten additional building sites throughout which offer the potential for a family compound, an exclusive community development or a classy lodging business.

The 8,000 ft2 house, built with solid concrete walls and steel sits on a ultra seismically sound foundation and is a Colonial inspired marvel. Attention to every detail is obvious in the artistically designed doors, iron banister, balcony railings, chandelier and countless quality wood finishes. Large picture windows allow light to fill the rooms and perfectly frame the incredible views outside.

A spacious great room flows into an exquisite chef's kitchen that makes this home an entertainer's dream come true. Four bedrooms and four and a half baths offer plenty of room for family and guests to enjoy space and privacy. An observatory in the highest point of the home enjoys the most dramatic views of all. A three car garage is the perfect welcome home on a rainy afternoon and a 1000 liter water reserve tank is cleverly disguised in a charming tower.

Costa Rica hobby farm. imageOutside, a romantic Jacuzzi feeds a waterfall surrounded by beautiful tropical plants and flows into the sparkling pool below. Lush green areas and an ample outdoor kitchen add to the aesthetics and enjoyment of the property and from here one can appreciate the same incredible views as from the house. Words cannot do justice to the impact of seeing volcanoes Poas, Barva and Irazú in the distance by day and the twinkling of city lights by night. Simply breathtaking!

Additionally, a caretakers house is located along the entrance road that leads to the main house. Some finishing details remain to be completed on the main home and for this or other projects there is an abundant amount of the finest hardwoods ready for use. There are too many attributes to name and the possibilities are endless including a perfect location for a B&B, wellness center, specialty retreats or simply an amazing primary residence. Let your imagination run wild, it is all possible here.

This beautiful property sits at an altitude of 3500 feet to enjoy some of the mildest temperatures in Costa Rica. San José can be reached in under one hour as well as the International airport. Central Pacific and Southern beach towns are a 1.5 hour drive and the new public hospital in Puriscal is just 15 minutes away. A must see.

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# 0174 - Beautiful, uniquely designed home with tropical gardens surrounded by beautiful Costa Rican nature

Costa Rica mountain home. imageQuaint details and abundant tropical foliage welcome you and yours to this exquisite 5.1 hectare, (12.64 acres), quinta that is perfectly located in a private area between Puriscal and Ciudad Colón. The beautifully designed, 364 m2 (3918 ft2) home with additional terrace is constructed with exotic tropical woods and top quality materials for a solid, seismic sound structure. Equally solid, a private one bedroom guest house sits nearby and both enjoy inspiring views to the northern mountains and Central Valley.

An open layout enhances the sun filled main house which features a beautiful atrium and hardwood details. Two large, bedrooms, a smaller third bedroom as well as a private office or fourth bedroom are well distributed in the home lending to plenty of privacy. French doors open from the dining area to a large, covered terrace and the open flow between the living, dining and spacious kitchen make the home ripe for entertaining.

Nature lovers paradise in Costa Rica.imageThe charming guest house is reached from the main house by a paved walkway that meanders through some of the gorgeous gardens on the property. It has a spacious bedroom, bathroom, kitchen area and nice sized living room that opens to it's own ample, covered terrace. It is ideal for either guests or as a rental home with potential as a B&B or other business. Aside from the houses on the property, there are two large, typical ranchos suitable for a studio, workshop or BBQ.

The property itself has large sections reserved with native growth that is host to many species of birds and other wild life and is bordered by two creeks with beautiful waterfalls. Open areas are perfect for more gardens and recreation. There is an abundant variety of fruit trees including mango, avocado, four types of lemon, cas, guava, bananas, water apples, mandarins and many more.
Additionally, a large section can support several more dwellings with private access due to a large public road frontage which makes subdividing possible. This feature alone holds an immense value as the terrain is totally flat and affords beautiful unobstructed northern views surrounded by nature.

Access is from a paved road up until the last 200 meters which is a public gravel road. Puriscal center can be reached in as little as ten minutes, and Ciudad Colon in under twenty minutes. High mountain altitudes offer cool living temperatures year round. All services are available and a private water system is in place.

With the beautifully manicured gardens, rich natural backdrop and the two homes, abundant with the warmth of wood and light, this unique listing captures the authentic character of Costa Rica and enjoys 100% contact with nature.


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# 0164 - Turn key farm with rental income from four homes near the Peace University in Cuidad Colón

Costa Rica mountain home. imageTotal privacy and in town convenience are paired at this 15 hectare (37.06 acres) retreat offering a rare turn key opportunity loaded with business potential. This unique property is perched on a natural corridor which is home to an abundance of wildlife including monkeys and birds galore. The charming town of Ciudad Colón is located just 1.5 km from the property's entrance.

Four homes are already privately situated on the property and include:

  • Casa Saramandaia, a spacious Santa Fé inspired two story four bedroom, two bath home.
  • Casa Anaconda, a newly constructed two bedroom two bath home.
  • Two creatively designed studio style houses, Owl House and Bat house.
    Currently, the owners reside in the main house and successfully rent out the other three, mostly with tenants who are students or teachers at the nearby Peace University

Costa Rica mountain home. imageIn addition to the present income generated by the rental homes, the beauty of this property and the convenience of its location make it the perfect choice for a B&B, family compound, alternative community, holistic retreat or any other vision which requires abundant space and preserved natural surroundings without the compromise of a convenient location. Downtown Ciudad Colón is a mere 15 minute walk.

Water, electricity, telephone and Broadband Internet currently service each of the homes. Plenty of additional space in the 37+ acres lends itself to endless possibilities and the several hundred meters of river frontage offer additional recreation potential.Costa Rica mountain home. image Don't miss out on this amazing tropical gem located in one of the most sought after areas of Costa Rica.

Ciudad Colón is a quiet little town with an abundance of cultural appeal including a large farmer's market, many international restaurants, modern, aesthetically designed community areas and the world renowned Universidad para la Paz ( University for Peace). Highways leading to San José and the Pacific coast are located just outside of town and provide quick access to popular shopping, entertainment, the international airport as well as other popular destinations.



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# 0162 - Rural living with beautiful views just four km outside main town Puriscal

Costa Rica mountain home. imageLocated in the heart of the rural ambiance of Puriscal, Costa Rica, just four kilometers from the main town, this charming home and 3 hectare (7.41 acres) plot offer a taste of the past with all modern conveniences.
The traditional style home has two bedrooms, an office space, one bath, a large, open kitchen, and a newly constructed balcony that runs the length of the house providing year round fresh outdoor living space for relaxing and entertaining. Charm abounds in the details of the home's construction with hardwood floors in the bedrooms and original ceramic tiles in the rest of the house. Exquisite views of nature and the Central Valley enhances the beauty of this property.

Costa Rica mountain home. imageSeveral types of producing fruit trees are found throughout the property including oranges, several types of lemon, cas, guava, mango, bananas and plantains. The potential for gardens is huge, especially around the existing ponds which sit nearby the house. Additional building areas give the option of using the charming house for guests and take advantage of the space to build a larger residence. A private water system services the house as does public electricity and telephone with broadband Internet. There are also creeks which run through and border the property.
The community surrounding this property is based in agriculture and has a far away feel while enjoying quick access to all services provided by the main town of Santiago, Puriscal. Access to this area is currently being paved. Neighbors include some Americans and Europeans. The newly constructed hospital which is set to open early 2010 is just 10 minutes away. Popular shopping and entertainment in Escazú can be reached in under an hour and the international airport and San José in just an hour. Central Pacific beaches are just under two hours away.


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# 0153 - Country living in a peaceful farm setting just outside of Santiago Puriscal

Costa Rica mountain home. image Nestled in cool mountains at an altitude of 3000 ft, this beautiful home is conveniently located under 10 minutes from the bustling town of Santiago de Puriscal.
The 1.01 hectares (2.71 acres) of terrain afford a variety of uses and are perfectly divided between a gorgeous lawn, spacious pasture area, and surrounding native flora. Many types of fruits as well as banana and over ˝ acre of coffee may be harvested year round. Several springs and seasonal streams offer convenience of irrigation water as well as fresh drinking water that services the house. Unspoiled northern views to the Central Valley can be appreciated throughout the property.
The 1800 ft2 home rests on a substantial 39" foundation and offers many luxurious features. Upon entrance, a spacious great room with vaulted tongue and groove hardwood ceilings and carved supporting beams flows into a gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops and newer, high quality appliances. The inviting, open space is ideal for entertaining and features a stone-faced fireplace. In addition to a quaint guest bedroom, bath and cozy office, a large master suite sits privately to itself and has a spacious bathroom with a glass shower, ample walk-in closet and "dry" laundry room abundant in storage. An energy efficient, rapid-heat hot water heater is installed. Top end tiles and fixtures as well as custom wooden doors and cabinetry have been used throughout the home and are enhanced by artistic mosaic and stained-glass details.

Outside, the large, tiled front and back porches offer plenty of space to enjoy the surrounding nature year round. Sitting just above the house is a 22'x22' rancho with an outdoor kitchen area and spacious, secure storage room. Other outdoor features include a charming "pet condo", and a two stall barn with chicken coop that could actually be finished into a guest home. Chain link fencing provides freedom and security for pets, and an iron sliding front gate and covered parking are already in place with remote entry available.

Costa Rica mountain home. imageAll services are installed to the house, including high-speed Internet and Satellite TV. Surrounding neighbors are at comfortable distances and include locals as well as North Americans and Europeans. A new state hospital scheduled to open early 2010 is just 10 minutes away, while San José and the international airport are just an hour's drive, and the popular shopping, dining and entertainment in Escazú just over a half hour. Central Pacific beaches can be reached in less than two hours.
Inclusion of contemporary and antique furnishings is negotiable, and quick transfer is possible through an existing S.A. (Costa Rican corporation)

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# 0152 - Brand new home in the International Community Altos Los Cafetales in Bajo Burgos de Puriscal

Costa Rica mountain home. image Located inside the new International Community of "Altos los Cafetales" this recently built home offers style and comfort spread across its 229 M2 (2465 ft2). The spacious layout includes two large bedrooms with plenty of closet space, two and a half baths with ample, open living and dining rooms lined with large windows that provide excellent natural lighting. The modern kitchen is furnished with wood cabinets and quality appliances and the large balcony enhances the layout of the house inviting to enjoy relaxing views toward the Central Valley.
A two car garage with electric opener, storage room and workshop are located at the lower end, complementing the well used space of this home.
The entire lot measures 5995.32 M2 (1.48 Acres), with plenty of usable space suitable for further dwellings such as a guest home, rancho, swimming pool and gardens.

Costa Rica mountain home. imageThis new community offers beautiful views to the Central Valley throughout and is located a mere 12 minute drive to the district center Santiago de Puriscal where all services and amenities are available. Further East, about a 30 minute drive, one will find the village of Colón, Escazú at 45 minutes, San José and the International Airport just a one hour drive. Central Pacific beaches and resorts can be reached further West at only 1.5 hours drive.

Enjoy views, peace and tranquility with a superb climate in one of the most desirable areas of the country.

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# 0103 - Private and spacious Quinta with swimming pool and rancho with beautiful views

Puriscal Quinta, image This nice and spacious Quinta is located 8.5 km from the district center of Santiago, Puriscal near a quiet and charming little mountain village.
The 2.42 acre parcel displays nice views toward the Southeastern mountains with topography that can facilitate the construction of an extra structure besides the ones already in place.
The main structure offers three bedrooms, one bath, a spacious living area and a kitchen. A covered outdoor laundry room complements this home.
A nicely built swimming pool with a wading pool for young ones lies beside and it has a well built water system to fill and drain the pool from its own source of water. There is also a charming small terrace used to set up your beach chairs, and table under the shade of mature trees to enjoy the outdoors next to the pool.
In addition there is a secure shed used for storage of your gardening and maintenance tools. Away from the house sits a nice large rancho where one can appreciate the beautiful views of nearby towns and mountains. A brick barbecue pit is installed with a wash sink and a small bathroom.

Other recreational features include a fenced basketball court and open green spaces. This is a thoughtfully laid out residence with many amenities set in a beautiful and private natural ambiance.

1400 sq. ft. three bed one bath home

500 sq. ft. rancho with a bath, many fruit trees including Oranges, Mandarins, Lemon, Mango, Water Apples and Guanabana.

Altitude is 3000 ft.

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# 0087 - Gorgeous farm with excellent views & multiple building sites, only 5 Km from Puriscal

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This gorgeous property is located just five Km from Puriscal center. The very private entrance and easy driving access give it a very remote feeling with the convenience of good roads. There is a charming old wood house that could be updated as a guest house. All services are immediately available and the property contains various sources of water. The interior of this property is exceptional. Sweeping mountain views are the back drop to story book hillsides and gorgeous trees. An internal road leads to several building spots on the property, all with excellent views and very private. The distance to San José and the International Airport is only 45 minutes. The beaches in the pacific area are between 1.5 to 2.5 hour drive..

The total area of this farm is 7.9 Hectares, (19.52 Acres)

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