Costa Rica Real Estate Auction
Heredia, affectionately referred to as ‘The City of Flowers‘ is known for its cool mountains, temperate climate and proximity to services and necessities. The area retains its small town feel while being close to the SJO international airport as well as City Mall, the largest shopping mall in Central America. Although Heredia is the smallest of Costa Rica’s provinces, it is one of the most aesthetically stimulating with its charming little towns surrounded by coffee plantations and lush vegetation.
This beautiful private escape is perfect for a boutique bed and breakfast, a permaculture/self sufficient estate or retreat of any type. This gated estate contains a main home with an attached apartment, a guest home and 2.7± acres of rolling hills.
This property in Heredia Costa Rica is quite diverse. You enter the gate and enter a private Zen world. The front of the property contains the guest home, set in a private garden with a 30 foot bamboo hedge sheltering it from the road. Then you move towards the garage and main house. Once you reach the back of the main house, the property fans out, with beautiful rolling hills. Everything is very artistic, colorful and full of light and love.
The main house is built into the hillside. Built by Germans, it was built to last for centuries. The level you enter from the front of the house contains the master bedroom and bath, a guest bedroom and bath, a large bar, a large living area with fireplace, an office area, a huge multi-purpose enclosed veranda, a dining area. The lower level is a bit smaller and contains a large island kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a full refrigerator and full freezer, granite counter tops, a wall of pantry and storage, in-floor to ceiling cedar cabinets, a walk-in storage closet, an eating area, the third bedroom and bath. It opens up to the huge covered patio and the enclosed pool. From that area you can view other buildings and the private rolling hills. The apartment is attached but has an outside entrance.
The guest home is located near the entrance to the estate, and face the main water feature. Utilizing a shipping container as the main structure this home feels anything but industrial. It is spacious, comfortable and includes a queen bed, bunk beds, kitchenette, private bathroom, living room with a rooftop deck. The enclosed glass patio offers even more living space and is a comfortable place to kick back and relax.
Details & Amenities:
3 Acres of Land (12,000 m2)
- Main house 3 beds, 3 baths w/ attached 1/1 apartment
- New roof and gutters on all buildings
- Photovoltaic Solar System with Battery Back-up
- Detached Modern Guest House with Roof Deck, sleeps 4 with granite in kitchen / bath.
- 2.7± Acres of rolling hills
- 2 Car Garage PLUS parking Area for 6 additional vehicles
- Workshop / Tool Room
- Large Laundry Room with storage and drying space
- Solar Heated Enclosed Salt Water Infinity Pool with Stone Tiles
- Chicken House
- Treatment Room / Studio
- Fruit orchard
- Professionally Landscaped
- Gourmet Island Kitchen with Granite Counters and High Quality Stainless Steel Appliances: dishwasher, double electric oven, gas range with grill, full size refrigerator, full size freezer
- Huge Bar with Refrigerator, Carved Wood Cabinets
- Custom Woodwork Throughout plus gorgeous cypress ceilings
- Two Large Living Areas
- Two Fireplaces
- Four Dining Areas (one outdoors under cover)
- Huge Pantry / Storage Room
- Ocean Views – Nicoya Peninsula, Gulf of Nicoya
- Hundreds of huge Cypress Trees
- State-of-the-art security system with 6 cameras that can be viewed online
- Beautiful, Huge Covered Patio
- Fully Fenced with Iron fence across the front
- Automatic Entry Gate with Intercom
- 10,000 liters / 2500 gallon water storage system
- Much of the furniture was custom made and is included
This estate has been configured with a variety of systems to give not only peace of mind but also offer a degree of independence and self-sufficiency. The property is equipped with a photovoltaic solar system and battery back-up, along with a 10,000 liter (2,500 gallon) water storage system. Also onsite is a chicken house with large fenced areas, hundreds of cypress trees, fruit orchard, green houses and multiple planting areas providing everything from vegetables to spices.
While Heredia is a very safe and tranquil area, the property has been wired with a state of the art security system, with 6 cameras that can also be viewed online. A custom steel gate and a 30’ bamboo privacy hedge shelters the property from the road.
Boutique Bed & Breakfast – A quiet escape from the hustle and bustle
The property with its 3 bedrooms, attached apartment and separate guest house is uniquely suited to be a boutique bed and breakfast. Multiple dining areas, enclosed pool room, sauna and acres to explore make this peaceful, private mountain retreat a desirable location to get away from the chaos. Heredia offers what we consider a perfect climate in Costa Rica with no need for air conditioning as the temperature is consistently between 60-80 degrees.
Permaculture/Self Sufficient Estate – Take a holistic approach to small area farming
Given all the producing fruit trees and edibles on the property, developing this estate into a self-sufficient or permaculture property would be a breeze. The natural resources, fertile soils and abundance of water will give you an excellent start. Multiple garden areas as well as a greenhouse have been developed for food production, and the huge pantry offers plenty of storage for your produce. With chickens and backup systems (Solar and Water Storage) already in place continuing the permaculture possibilities are limitless.
Retreat of Any type – Retreat getaway or rental income
The expansive nature of the property combined with the many bedrooms, guest home, and attached apartment make it ideal for any type of retreat center. The common grounds are landscaped beautifully and a series of trails allow you explore the 3 acres of cypress trees. The existing guest home is currently marketed for rent at $900 per week and includes access to the sauna, enclosed pool, gardens and patio areas.
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