This beautiful 2-story house, located in the foothills of the Talamanca mountain range and within the Vistas de Chirripo development, was built with much attention to detail in 2011.
The house consists of 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. There are also 2 half baths on each floor. The large master bedroom and bathroom (with jetted tub) are located on the upper level to make the most of the amazing views. Also on the upper level is a living room with dining area, plus kitchen and walk-in pantry. There is a large wrap around deck overlooking the well-developed garden, including a “Celtic Cross” garden reflecting the heritage of the original owners.
The owners planted multiple trees known to attract wildlife, birds, and butterflies. The wonderful bright blue Morpho is a frequent visitor as well as multi-hued hummingbirds. All kinds of wildlife can be seen from the balcony and a pair of good binoculars are an absolute necessity!
The semi-enclosed balcony at the front of the house has proved to be a very popular place for “happy hour” and to watch spectacular sunsets. The sounds of the forest are also of great interest as dusk falls!
The lower level is comprised of the other two bedrooms and bathrooms, and a large living/recreation area, all of which have doors leading out onto the large outdoor patio area. At the side of this area is a full laundry and a secure room housing a safe. Beyond that is a single car garage and driveway.
Also grown on the property are coffee (40 bushes), bananas, limes, grapefruit, avocados, grapes and several species of oranges. From the orchard, there is a hike down to a beautiful river which runs throughout the Vistas de Chirripo property and connects to other trails along the river bank. There are also wonderful hiking opportunities throughout the development where an amazing and ever-growing diversity of wildlife can be seen and with the attention to reforestation, monkeys are becoming increasingly part of the landscape!
On a final note, temperatures and humidity in this mountain area are more comfortable than in the coastal regions throughout the year. No need for air-conditioning or heating, though there are 2 beautiful wood burning fireplaces, one on each level, to provide pleasure and a little warmth if desired during cool mountain nights.
The property has all the amenities of being in the Vistas de Chirripo development, with access to the Rancho area for barbecues and social gatherings. The development provides night time security throughout the year.
The property is only 20 minutes from downtown San Isidro and a little over an hour from the beach at Playa Dominical. San Isidro de El General is the second largest city outside of the GAM of the central valley (the area that includes San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia, and Cartago). Here you can find anything you need, including great public and private medical care and even a mall with cinema!
San Isidro has the largest farmer’s market in the region. Expats at the beach find it necessary to make frequent trips to San Isidro for provisions or services they cannot find at the beach. In short, living within minutes of San Isidro, in a charming mountain community like Vistas de Chirripo, is simply more convenient.