Furnished Costa Rican Farmhouse
For sale by owner, at just $239,000

Want to retire early in Costa Rica and enjoy temps in the 80s (20-30°C) all year long? This investment may qualify you for Inversionista (Investor) Residency Status, and for U.S. IRAs, 401(k)'s and Defined Benefits Plans.

Your getaway

in paradise!


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The property is located at 9°27'35.0"N 84°04'09.0"W

This investment property is:

  • Just 14 miles (20 kms) from world-renowned beaches at Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Only 7 miles (10 kms) from a regional hospital and airport
  • Cooler, greener, quieter and more fragrant than Quepos/Manuel Antonio
  • A walk to the corner store, "soda", school, churches and Río Naranjo
  • Furnished 7-room facility, B&B/Hostel ready
  • CLEAR TITLE

Property Description

Furnished, funky Costa Rican farmhouse with 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, a common patio and a yoga floor, on over half an acre of land. Located in Londres, 10 miles east of Quepos, on Río Naranjo, it's cooler, greener, safer, quieter and more fragrant here. The owner has taken an abandoned property and turned it into a respectable B&B business. She is now ready to retire.

Quiet and peaceful

A large, well-managed cattle ranch is the northern and western neighbor, and the Finca Amancer Community surrounds the balance of the lot. The 60-meter private entry is shaded by ancient mango trees with fruit maturing in May, June, and July. Wildlife and flowers abound. From January to April, you can swim in Río Naranjo across the street. There is also a creek on site where you can relax and refresh your soul.

Located near a small Tico town

Londres is a safe, quiet Tico pueblo at the foot of the Cordillera de Talamanca, with 7 buses a day to and from Quepos. It has a mini-super, a restaurant and a bar, all within walking distance. Most of the adventure tours take place out here, as this is where the rivers, waterfalls and mountains are. There are many churches as well as a public park, an elementary school and a lighted soccer field.

Prospects for the future

The large lot allows the new owners the option of constructing an “Owners Home” with additional parking and perhaps a pool. In addition, the road from Quepos to the property is an alternative national highway (Ruta 616), set to be paved later in 2015 (updated Feb. 2015). Survey crews and expansion of the ROW are underway.

The yoga space

The 12 x 24 foot yoga floor is above the Hummingbird room and the kitchen in the main house. All of the tin roof has been replaced since 2002. In 2010, the old conventional trusses were replaced with vaulted bamboo, bamboo harvested from the Finca Amanecer community land. All the insulation is rolled Prodex of various thicknesses.

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A patio for birding

There is a large tile patio connecting the main house to the newer buildings. It is perfect for community/family activities, get-togethers, and of course birdwatching and enjoying the sound of the Río.

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The main house

The facility is laid out in an H pattern. The Master Suite (on the east end) is full block construction, has a kitchen, sitting area, tiled bath and 2 bedrooms, with classic “rosette” tile floors throughout. Across the patio the Mini-Suite offers 2 Queen size rooms with a "Jack n Jill" bath, and large garden view windows. Between the 2 suites, La Casa Vieja offers 3 rooms, a second efficiency kitchen and 3rd bath.

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The rooms

Sunset

Sleeps:
2 + 1
Area:
13.5 m2
Location:
Mini-suite

El Rey

Sleeps:
2
Area:
14.4 m2
Location:
Master Suite

Jasmine

Sleeps:
2 + 1
Area:
12.4 m2
Location:
Master Suite

Poetry

Sleeps:
2
Area:
11.3 m2
Location:
Mini-suite

Escondido

Sleeps:
2
Area:
9.5 m2
Location:
Casa Vieja

Colibri

Sleeps:
2 + 1 + 1
Area:
11 m2
Location:
Casa Vieja

Library

Sleeps:
1
Area:
11 m2
Location:
Casa Vieja

Give me a call!

Elena Ross

It will be a pleasure to show you the property.

Phone: +506 8351 8878
Skype: askelena1

Additional details

Electric: ICE (about $40 a month) Phone: Land line ICE (available, the existing line is NOT included) (about $15 monthly) Cell: ICE-Kolbi G3 tower 150 meters (prepaid or service contract) Internet: ICE and Kolbi G3 data card. (between $5.00 $15.00 monthly depending on speed) WATER: AyA and rainwater catchment. (Under $10.00 monthly) Also rainwater catchment from the Yoga roof, 500 feet of creek frontage on the southern limit. Rio Naranjo is 100 meters from the property and there is the possibility of a co-op well at the street. Stoves are bottled propane and refills delivered by la Aministad 100 meters away. Three septic tanks one per bathroom. Trash: haul it to Quepos for free disposal in any blue bin, or pay for pickup, or haul it to the free dump. TAXES: land taxes have been less than $100 a year as part of an Agricultural project.