Affordable Starter Home With Land And Ocean Views In The Hills Above The "Whale Coast"
This gorgeous property offers multiple options and is a perfect solution for a buyer looking to relocate to paradise to live a Costa Rican dream lifestyle. This affordable offering includes a comfortable starter home on a large 2.8 acre lot with beautiful ocean views. Listed at a great price under $300,000 USD, this charming 2-story casita is situated within a private, gated community. Located in Ballena ("Whale" in Spanish), the property is conveniently situated between the towns of Uvita and Ojochal. The Ballena area is known for lush jungle-covered hills and Humpback Whales that are regularly seen migrating directly off the coast.
Access to the property is 4wd, but the steep parts have been improved and you’re going to love the ocean views, fresh sea breezes and a cool climate at 700 ft. of elevation above sea level. To the East, you will enjoy stunning views of the coastal mountains that rise up dramatically. To the South and West, you’ll enjoy window ocean views to the Pacific Ocean (including the Osa Peninsula and Tres Hermanas islands). Add in the lush jungle (think abundant wildlife), and this "tree house" will make you and your guests feel like you've found the 'real' Costa Rica you have always pictured in your mind.
The 2-story construction includes concrete/rebar foundation, termite-treated pine construction (walls/floors/doors), finished with quality lighting, appliances, and furniture. There is a master bedroom and master bath are located on the 1st floor, while the upstairs features an open concept–galley kitchen, pullout sofa for overnight guests, AND an additional loft/bedroom that can also be used for storage. Step outside and you find a large, wood-stained patio and table, plus a bbq grill. This is where you’ll spend most of your waking hours… with a book, with friends, or simply with your thoughts while breathing in the fresh air and admiring the view.
Neighboring 3.2 Acre Lot Available For More Privacy Or Expansion Opportunities
There is room to expand on this lot, as the land is flat and buildable. If you REALLY want to expand this property into a functioning B&B, the adjacent lot offers 3.2 acres and a large building pad with a separate entrance. This lot is available for $199,000, but the owner prefers to sell both parcels together and offer a better deal.
The ideal location puts you close to popular tourist attractions, clean rivers and gorgeous beaches like Playa Ballena and Playa Ventanas. The neighboring town of Uvita offers a full array of services including grocery stores, medical clinics, banks, restaurants, and much more. The quaint town of Ojochal, known for its fantastic international cuisine, is located just 5 minutes to the south. This property with a starter home is a great value with a secure location, a beautiful setting and room to expand for an income producing rental business if desired.