$ 2 100 000 Alajuela, Costa Rica
Ref #: 2496
For rent: No
For sale: $2,100,000
Location: San Ramon, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Square meters: 450 m2
Lot size: 43 hectares – 430,000 m2
Bedroom: 3 plus office
Exterior parking: 15
Number of floors: 2
Electricity and High speed internet
Year built 2001
• Single family homes
• Hotel/Commercial properties
The farm is a paradisiacal natural jewel, in a special place apart from the world. A beautiful river with gentle currents welcomes the visitors and is the delight of those wanting to have some fun inside its crystal clear waters. Soft rolling hills, manicured gardens, a small lake and water mirrors, make this farm the ideal location for a private family resort, retirement community, mountain boutique hotel, healing center, organic farming and a sustainable living community. A visionary investor can build several additional villas in strategic spots of the farm and use the present large chalet as the base of operations and restaurant to serve the rest of the resort, and turn the farm into a one of a kind five star mountain boutique hotel. It is located at 15 kilometers distance from the city of San Ramon de Alajuela.
The luxurious mountain chalet was built up to the highest standards of ant seismic construction. There are precious woods like Sura, Almond and Guanacaste throughout the house. High beamed ceilings are made of Almond wood, ceilings are made of Sura wood, and kitchen and bathrooms cabinetry are made out of Guanacaste wood, including the built in cabinets in the living room. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, brick walls, wraparound terrace and deck overlooking the gardens and the lake. Three Ample bedrooms each one with a private bathroom, ample office with high ceilings and balcony to admire the magnificent quetzal birds that come right outside of the deck and balcony, to have lunch at the aguacatillo trees!
The farm also offers a large caretaker´s house and ample storage facilities.
The farms has a lake and water mirrors, water well, water springs, sheepfold, the farm is also suitable as cattle farm and organic farming. The farm holds prime forest with several water springs and magnificent rivers. The farm`s prime forest is part of the Monteverde Mountain Range which gives life to thousands of varieties of wildlife and exotic species of birds and tropical plants. Straddling the Continental Divide at 4,662 feet (1,440 m) above sea level and set within an almost mythic cloud forest, Monteverde is truly one of Costa Rica’s most remarkable natural jewels.
“Often taking the form of fog, these clouds hover around the upper canopy of the forest before condensing onto the leaves of trees and dripping onto the plants below.
Understandably, the sun has a hard time breaking through this thick veil of clouds. This causes a slower rate of evaporation and thus provides the plants with a bounty of life-giving moisture. This moisture helps to promote a huge amount of biodiversity, particularly within the type of plants known as epiphytes.
These plants grow on other plants (including trees) non-parasitically, collecting their moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and debris that surround them. Common examples include lichens, orchids and bromeliads, all of which are abundant in Monteverde. Cloud forests also tend to host a large number of endemic species, as their unique climates and specialized ecosystems create habitats that are not found anywhere else on Earth. ” http://www.monteverdeinfo.com/monteverdes-cloud-forests.html
The farm is visited by literally hundreds of exotic birds, thanks to its closeness to the Monteverde Mountain Range. The quetzal is one of them and the area is visited regularly by tourists looking to see the beautiful quetzals relaxing on the aguacatillo trees.
The farm is located at just 25 minutes distance from the city of San Ramon de Alajuela. The drive is very nice and paved, with only a couple of kilometers of gravel road just before reaching the farm.