Costa Rica Mountain Retreat

199,000  3.1 acres  Herb DeMars 

Now is your chance to own a small farm with a fresh cool climate nestled between Santa Maria and Miravalles Volcanoes in Costa Rica. Property consists of 3.1 acres with spectacular views over the Guanacaste plains as well as the volcanoes. Main house is over 1,000 sq ft and consists of 2 bedrooms/1 bath with loft and laundry area. Large secure garage includes caretaker’s quarters, bodega, and parking for 3 vehicles plus other out-buildings on the property. Additional building sites available on the property with mountain views. Drink fresh cool mountain water from a new spring-fed well on the property. Eat vegetables, fruits, tilapia, eggs – all produced naturally from your own self-sustainable land. Only 45 minutes from Liberia International Airport and 1 hour 15 minutes from the Papagayo beaches in Guanacaste. Nearest town is the quaint mountain town of Guayabo which is 20 minutes away on paved roads. Access road to this property from the paved road (1 km) has recently been improved with grading, gravel and packing to make it an all-weather road – no need for 4 wheel drive!

This acreage is perfect for the adventurous pioneering spirit in many of us. Those adventurous types who love the outdoors and love all those associated activities – horses, mountain biking, hiking, self-sustainable farming, an abundance of incredible birds and wildlife – will love this farm.

• 1,000 sq ft furnished 2 bedroom / 1 bath cabin with loft and covered terrace – all constructed with fine woodwork and stone features
• Stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, slate flooring
• On-demand hot water throughout the house and the caretaker’s quarters
• Outdoor terrace recently re-surfaced with easy maintenance wood-look porcelain tile
• Excellent Internet reception, cell phone reception (satellite TV is available)
• Video camera surveillance system
• 3.1 acres completely fenced with several locations to construct more buildings
• Spectacular views of the Guanacaste plains and Santa Maria & Miravalles volcanoes
• Landscaped with tropical vegetation and fruit trees throughout
• Includes 3 concrete tilapia ponds and all metal construction horse barn/bodega and chicken coops to accommodate 300 laying hens (has recently been used as a free-range egg operation)
• Large 2,000 sq ft secure garage with parking for 3 vehicles, enclosed bodegas, caretaker’s quarters, laundry room, outdoor kitchen, stone & concrete driveway
• Two sources of water supply with 2 water storage tanks – 2,500 liter capacity & 1,500 liter capacity
• Great potential for solar and/or wind power
• Potential for further development – such as a small B&B with cabins and/or adventure tours
• 500 meters from Rincon de la Vieja National Park boundary with a myriad of nature activities to choose from
• 45 minutes from Liberia International Airport and 1 hour 15 minutes from the Papagayo beaches