Mountain Estate Home Near San Jose with Pure Rivers and Ponds Stocked with Trout
Not your standard Costa Rican home, this beautiful 1 acre estate is perched high in the mountains at an elevation of 6,500 ft above sea level (average temperature; 60F -75F). Located in the province of Heredia, sitting on Barva Mountain and the Braulio Carrillo National Park, the property is surrounded by old growth forest. 3 crystal clear rivers flow through the grounds and feed into a beautiful pond system stocked with Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout that were originally imported from Washington State and Canada.
With the cool, fresh mountain air and the forest environment, it is reminiscent of a summer chalet in Colorado, but this is pure Costa Rica. It is a wonderfully convenient location situated just outside of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city. Even with the peaceful mountain ambience, the property is conveniently located only 30 minutes from the International Airport and close to the country's major hospitals, government buildings and finest restaurants. Due to the property's close proximity to the capital city, this home is regularly rented out as a quiet country getaway for San Jose residents and it is a quick & easy pick up for tourists visiting from overseas.
Spacious Home With High End Amenities In The Mountains Of Heredia
This 3,400 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 4 bath home boasts 3 fireplaces for those romantic evenings, 2 comfortable living rooms, and a generous 290 sq ft sunroom overlooking the gorgeously landscaped gardens and surrounding cloud forest! The finishes in the home include open beam ceilings, cedar cabinets with recessed lights and large windows that let the outside in. The fully equipped kitchen features granite counters, a five burner range with hood, two electric ovens and a refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen opens up to the downstairs living room with a cozy fireplace for interactive hosting. The home comfortably sleeps 10 and the master suite with private master bath includes his & her sinks, a Jacuzzi style tube and a separate walk in shower.
The home is supplied with satellite TV, high speed internet service, ceramic heater and four split AC units that are barely ever used. A back up 800 gallon water system is provided for the house and the trout pond. A tool/garden shed and workshop/artist area can be found adjacent to house. The property if fully fenced with a private electronic gate entry, a video phone system and security is rounded out with a laser alarm system.
Incredible Outdoor Entertaining On Beautifully Landscaped Gardens
Of course the major highlight of this home are the gorgeous outdoor spaces situated on almost one acre of land. Rolling green lawns are bisected by a large river and two creeks that feed into a series of clear ponds. These ponds are stocked with trout that thrive in water that is constantly kept cool, clean and oxygenated by the constant flow created from the creeks. Catch the fresh trout and cook it immediately on two outside grills or in the oven for that perfect gourmet meal. Note: two local biologists claim that this is the best tasting trout in the region.
These trout ponds are a unique marketing angle that makes this home a one-of-a-kind income producing vacation rental. It is a regular getaway for San Jose families and a favorite for visitors who are looking for a private, family friendly experience in the mountains of Costa Rica. If you would like to use this home as a full time residence, but would still like to generate an income off of the property simultaneously, you can open the grounds up to tourists on their way to and from the local national park or sell your abundant supply of trout to local restaurants.
Completely surrounded by nature, but conveniently located only 1/2 hour away from Costa Rica's capital city, this is a wonderful opportunity to own a fantastic property that offers the very best of both worlds.