If you love nature and hiking, this listing should be the perfect fit for you. The property consists of 10.77 acres with ancient growth forest, 3 fresh water streams and an incredible 50 foot waterfall that empties into a natural swimming hole. The location is in the mountain area of Herradura de Rivas, right on the outskirts of the Chirripo Mountains National Park, home to the highest mountain in Costa Rica.
Hiking, bird watching, mountain / rock climbing and horseback riding are very popular activities around Herradura de Rivas, a tiny village made up of mostly hardworking cattle farmers and coffee growers. The climate is fantastic and can get quite cool at night – in fact it is one of the few places in Costa Rica where it makes sense to have a home with a fireplace!
Rustic Mountain Retreat With Quality Exotic Hardwoods And New Renovations
Dramatically perched on a huge boulder deposited during the glacial period, this 1,000 square foot home is truly unique. Originally built in 2001 as a weekend mountain retreat, a simple rustic cabin has been completely transformed into a real home. The remodel occurred in 2009 and included a new kitchen with handcrafted pure teak cabinets and solid slate countertops, a separate home office with internet plus phone lines and a state of the art bathroom.
The original construction is very solid that utilizes pine and cypress trees cut on the property, along with genuine hardwood floors. The home is also generously accented with exotic and difficult to find hardwoods including: Amazon Rosewood (Cristobal), Teak (Teca), Almond (Almendro), Chancho Blanco and Ira Rosado.
Fully Furnished Move In Ready Home With Comfortable Living Spaces
There are 2 comfortable bedrooms and 1 bath with stunning views from every window. Soak in the sights and sounds from the large outdoor deck (w/ built in BBQ!) that cantilevers over the Rio Blanco River. Fall asleep at night with the serene sound of the river below as your constant companion, snuggled under your down comforter or in front of the brick fireplace.
The home is selling move in ready and fully furnished with all appliances: Washer and dryer, GE gas range with oven, full size refrigerator, satellite T.V. plus many more comforts and amenities. Living in a completely private rural mountain location has never been so comfortable!
Perfect Self Sustainable Location With Additional Building Areas For Expansion
There are several distinct areas of the property that would be ideal for building sites. Expansion opportunities could include additional houses or small cabins to generate rental income. All building sites feature spectacular views of the river and some overlook the waterfall!
A natural spring supplies the property with water with 3 year round streams crossing the property, an excellent source for hydro-power. This pristine water comes from the very heart of the Talamanca Mountain Range and is considered some of the cleanest water in the entire country. Fruit growing on the property include: Limes, Oranges, Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, Blackberries, Raspberries, Bananas and Nona (“Custard Apple”). Needless to say, this is an ideal property for someone looking for a completely self sufficient “off the grid” lifestyle. Everything you could possibly ask for is right here. The seller is motivated and will entertain any serious offers.