Truly unique architectural details with high level craftsmanship make this home stand out among the rest. Paired with Spectacular Ocean and Nicoya Gulf views, paths to a river and waterfalls, yet just 10 minutes to San Ramon and 1 hour to San Jose.
From the moment you enter the black and gold wrought iron gates, you will feel like you stepped onto a private plantation. Tropical gardens spill color in on all sides, while the well maintained house and private casita invite you towards the end of the spacious drive. Turn the corner onto the main terrace of the home, and you immediately see the picture perfect view across the green rolling hilltops to the sparkling water - with islands dotting the Gulf and the peaks of the Nicoya Peninsula off in the distance. If this is your first trip to Costa Rica, you start to understand why so much living takes place outdoors. AA short stroll down to the local waterfalls and rambling river provide tranquil spots to enjoy nature. You will hardly believe the capitol City of San Jose is just an hour away.
San Ramon is a wonderful little city with urban amenities, but the feel of a smaller town. This is a great part of its appeal to so many expats and ticos, retirees and families, who are leaving the bigger city areas in search of cooler weather, and access to high end amenities. San Ramon has good healthcare, a Universty of Costa Rica campus, active arts and music centers and churches. An active town of communal activities, traditional festivals and volunteer opportunities, San Ramon has it all. Nestled right in the middle of the International airport and the Pacific, you are literally 45 minutes from each, in opposite directions. Safe, warm (not hot!), close to amenities and in a great area of communal activities and volunteer opportunities - San Ramon has it all. Add the amazing views and it will be hard to look anywhere else! Plus, this home is as unique as they come, well built, and beautiful. Its truly is in a class of its own and and is being sold at a great value. If you are looking for high end homes in the $400k-$750k range in other areas, do not think this home will disappoint at its price tag. San Ramon is still an affordable area, and Magallanes is one of the most desirable neighborhoods here. You will see the value in this complete package as it is being sold fully furnished, turnkey and with too many details to list. You have to see it to believe it.
Included in this property is a tract of land with direct road access. One could build casitas or an entirely separate home. It could also be a beautiful place for a rancho and pool - keeping it separate and quiet form the main house. It has several possibilities for development, or could be left with the small banana grove, mango trees, avocado, orange and banana trees that grow there now.
Entering into the main house through the front door. As soon as you step into the great room, you cannot help but look up to the vaulted, octagonal tabilia ceilings of laurel wood - 25 feet high. A catwalk will let you wander around above the living area, and peer out the octagonal windows, to the mountains, coast, monkeys and birds that visit the property regularly. Or, just go through the patio doors to the front porch and enjoy the view to the Gulf.
Within this great octagonal room is the well appointed and designed kitchen, dining room and living room. There is even a gas fireplace for cooler evenings. While the surrounding sliding doors and windows overlook the views to the Pacific Coast, the kitchen windows overlook a beautiful private enclosed courtyard with flowing fountain and landscaped rock flower beds. The kitchen cabinets are custom made from local Guanacaste wood, the counters are granite, and the floors are an easy to maintain tile. The large pantry is of cedar wood. The tile actually goes throughout the home. A large cooking island with breakfast counter separates the kitchen from the rest of the great room, while carefully chosen paint colors and natural light make the entire space calm and inviting.
The 2 main bedrooms of the home sit privately on opposite sides of the Great Room. The master suite enjoys a master view of the Gulf through a large picture window directly in front of the bed. Or step out onto the patio and enjoy the views with fresh mountain air. The master ensuite has a large walk-in shower, double sinks, beautiful tiles and fixtures, and a little treat - a second door opens onto the private interior courtyard. Morning coffee in your bath robe - now thats pura vida! Also part of the master suite is a wall to wall ropera (clothes closet) and a small office that also overlooks and opens onto the interior courtyard. The guest bedroom is very nicely appointed as well, with built in closets and sitting area, and a shared double entry ensuite bathroom that is also the bathroom for main area of the home.
As you walk back into the great room and past the kitchen, there is a separate wing. A short hallway leads to a speacial feature o the home - a large secured office with steel enforced walls, non-breakable glass, and interior locking steel door. This room is an incredible bonus for anyone who works from home or has expensive equipment they want to store with added safety. And CR Wifi - one of the best options for internet in the country, is already hooked up to the house. Also in this section is an large oversized laundry room and small kitchen. From a different perspective, this whole area could easily be closed off to create a a separate apartment, or slightly renovated to create third and fourth bedrooms, a large den, media room or studio. Access to the catwalk of the Octagonal Great Room is from a stairway in this wing, again through a separate door and yet another storage area.
The separate casita is partially finished and will add 350ft2 of living space (not included in size of construction above). It has views to the Gulf, and is accessed by a finished, private walkway. Painted and enclosed, it just needs windows, a door, and the fixtures. Everything is in place from the junction box to the plumbing. The casita would be a perfect guest house or wood working studio - potters area or meditation space. It also has a storage bodega and outdoor wash up sink and shower.
So this home has it all - in an area that has it all. It could be easily expanded into a small boutique hotel, B&B, casita rentals - whatever your dream. Custom colors and rich woods make the home feel inviting, and show off the craftsmanship of the interior. The house has several high-end details like specialty moldings, tiles and hardwoods that are used throughout. And only nature can produce such beautiful views at every moment of the day and night - in the evenings, the Nicoya Gulf shines like silver as the sun sets behind the mountains of the Peninsula, and slowly the lights of the valley turn on, one by one, sparkling into the night. It will take your breath away.
- River Access with Waterfalls and swimming hole
- Fruit Groves - about 15 banana trees, mango, papaya, Lemon and avocado and guava throughout the property.
- Coffee - all maintained and roasted by a local gardener
- Car Port/Studio Casita: great for separate studio - yoga, art, pottery, workshop, woodworking, dark room….
- Additional Building Plantel - 1500 m2 - has road frontage so no special zoning restrictions
- Back up water tank that kicks in automatically if main water is shut off for any reason