This impressive 14 acre country estate with a large house, horse stable, tree plantation, lots of fruit trees, two creeks, water spring, panoramic endless views of the Cordillera de Talamanca, Cerro Chirripo and El General valley, ready for immediate occupancy.
Located in the heart of Costa Rica, in San Isidro de Perez Zeledon renowned for its breathtaking scenery, biodiversity, environmental protection, proximity to national parks, clean air, abundance of fresh water and locally produced food, and a strong economy based on agriculture, livestock, services and tourism.
The property is on a quiet, peaceful mountainside, with no immediate neighbors, ideal for privacy lovers who want to be in their own little world. Yet it is a mere 25 minutes to San Isidro’s bustling center with all services and amenities (schools, stores, farmers market, restaurants, banks, hospital, movie theater, airport...) and 45 minutes to surfers’ paradise of Dominical and other southern Pacific beaches.
The nearest village, Roble (bus, store, school) is one mile away, by the river Pacuar, great for swimming, rafting, kayaking and fishing. The access from the village to the property is by 4WD. The surrounding area has many scenic trails for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.
The property elevation is 3,000 feet above sea level while still below cloud levels. There is always plenty of sunshine, humidity is lower than the nearby coast, and temperatures are comfortable all year. The house sits on a promontory so the mountain breezes and the elevation assure its inhabitants of Costa Rica's perfect climate, year round.
The house is built of high quality materials and designs appropriate for tropical weather and seismic activity that are common in Costa Rica: steel frame on concrete pillars, fibro-cement siding, tempered glass on all windows, industrial strength roofing etc. The house measures 3,100 sq. ft. in size, plantation style on two levels, airy and bright with cross ventilation and high ceilings. All floors are made of tropical hardwood.
The downstairs, main floor contains a master bedroom (with walk in closet and en suite bathroom), country kitchen, living and dining area, and laundry/powder room.
Upstairs has two large bedrooms, another living/dining room, space for optional bathroom (roughed-in) and balcony. There is a spacious wrap around porch/terrace on each floor to enjoy views of ever changing skies, sunrise, huge rainbows, green mountains, flocks of birds, fireflies, twinkling stars, and the Talamanca mountain range, frequently with clouds and mists draped and moving about the upper ridge off in the distance.
From the main house, you walk out the front door to a cement path that then descends to the next enormous level where the stable, caretaker's unit and ready-to-build acreage await. The stable is also solidly built of concrete and wood. It is over 2,000 sq. ft. in size, containing six stalls and ample storage space. The caretaker's unit is adjacent to the stable and is a self-contained studio.
The plantation is a demonstration of the successful restoration efforts on the part of the sellers. It consists of around 600 cedar, eucalyptus, melina, cristobal, amarillon and roble trees, planted during the past decade as a long term investment in tropical lumber, and to revitalize former cattle pastures. Countless tropical fruit trees (oranges, lemons, bananas, mangos, star fruit, guanabana, papaya...), 130 producing coffee plants, medicinal and ornamental plants are also planted throughout, and the property is now rich in wildlife - butterflies, birds (tanagers, hawks, toucans, parrots, hummingbirds...).
There are two year-round cascading creeks and one water spring on lower parts of the property.
Utilities: gravity fed water from community creek up the mountain (or pumped up from a spring on the property), electricity (solar or wind power system are viable options), Wi Fi Internet, good cell phone signal.
The land is rolling and is largely usable along with areas of jungle, pasture and the omnipresent view. There is so much land with this property that it would be difficult to enumerate the various possibilities for use: farming, additional reforestation, small community, rental villas, retreat, enormous family compound.
House: 3,100 sq. ft.
Stable: 2,300 sq. ft. with studio apartment.
600 harvestable trees, ready in 5 - 10 years.
130 coffee plants
Innumerable fruit trees
Outdoor shower / solar heated water for bathtub.
Water source is from community watershed above the property; gravity feeds the house.
There is another water source, the property's own spring, that can be pumped up.
On demand hot water.
The house is plumbed for hot and cold water.
There are two creeks on the property.