Costa Rica Real Estate
Cas Castle in the Mountains
$499,000 - Reduced to $299,000
Sitting on the top of a grand vista, "The Crown of the Valley of the Saints" is a castle in the clouds that faces four volcanoes (Irazu, Turrialba, Barva and Poas). This romantic house is built in the early French Renaissance style and is the visitor's safe refuge while experiencing the natural beauty and wildlife of the region.
Lot: 1.2 Acres
The property is divided into two parts on the survey:
Lot 1, which has the labyrinth and no construction except a stone entranceway and wrought iron gate, is already registered for construction and has naturally filtered septic. This lot is 790 square meters (no electricity installed as of yet).
Lot 2, which has the construction and house is 4,942 square meters.Lot 2 which has the construction and house is: 4,942 (all was constructed as is legally required)
Castle - Construction began in 2013
Currently 600 square meters or 6,458.35 square feet
Possible Owner financing available.
A country estate (castle) is centrally located in a very safe area, featuring low monthly expenses, nice fresh breezes and no heat and humidity (which is prevalent in the overrated coasts). Spectacular views of the valley and 4 volcanoes can be seen in the distance. A place all up and running and big enough to become your own micro-business for the same (or lower) price that many homes sell for in North America and Europe.
There is huge potential for this private residence - a great place to invest your money in this valley that may soon become Costa Rica's next best place to settle.
This 2 family mansion (or house aside a small bed and breakfast) is located in the middle of a world famous coffee producing region, Los Santos Valley, which includes San Marcos of Tarrazu and Santa Maria de Dota. We are located only 40 minutes south of Cartago and along the InterAmerica Highway. Continuing on the InterAmerica for only two hours takes you to the southern coast near Dominical Beach.
Many Investment Possibilities
Or, if you're an aspiring coffee producer or exporter, this is your perfect home base. Continue developing the property with little investment. Make an exclusive spa, hotel, casino, mountain hideaway, all is possible.
American comforts and tastes
5 spacious bedrooms, 1 car garage, 5 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 fireplaces (with chimney ready to add more), 2 kitchens (1 guest and 1 large primary one), attic ready for office/rec room, wood house, and plenty of space to add a pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. 1 guard house and bodegas. Constructed: 2013. Water is sourced from a registered spring so there are no problems with municipal incompetence and outages - you'll never pay water bills. All this leads to low maintenance costs and taxes. The spring is shared with 3 other owners (basically 2 small residences and 1 with runoff rights) and who don’t live on the properties .
Surrounding botanical gardens with citrus orchard, apple orchard, peaches, guavas, native trees, ornamental trees and tons of flowers like daisies, roses lavender, rosemary which hummingbirds and butterflies.
Multiple Buildings & Structures on property
Main house, open air ranch space, guard house, storage shed, wood shed, bathrooms
The taller part of the castle is the main, separate living quarters and garage.
The adjoining "L" contains the 3 bedrooms, guest kitchen, laundry room, and living room - which will soon be converted into a 4th guest room.
The Royal Suite for 4 people has recently been converted, so now there are five bedrooms all with their own bathrooms The house was designed this way because the owners wanted the guests completely separated off from the kitchen and their living quarters. So, it’s almost like 2 houses joined together. And the terrace has been enclosed to make a big common area.
A separate, open air ranch space (with one, electric light). This will eventually be converted into the main, enclosed dining room.
A separate, wood shed of tin (no electricity)
A separate, storage shed/garden shed with rock foundation (no electricity) What began as a chicken ranch now will soon be a green house.
Separate two toilets buildings with one sink (no electricity)
Two gatehouse towers:
#1 with balcony/secure garden storage room below.
#2 with open-air, but covered breakfast nook (electricity and light) above and room that is currently used as a small hair salon. This has a mailbox and video doorbell. Both towers are equipped with electricity and have an iron gate and security floodlights.
There is a second entranceway of stone (with wrought iron gate) that leads to the main house.
Main House Features
Master bedroom with tub and walk-in closet, study with functioning fireplace, guest bedrooms, attic/multi-purpose room, guest kitchen, laundry room, outdoor terrace, 1 car garage (that will be taken out eventually and made into a separate building).
Bedrooms with private baths: 4
Full Baths: 5 - Half Baths: 2
Chimney for 2 additional fireplaces.
Hot Water Heaters: 2
Guard House Features
1 storage room, 1 guard quarters, balcony, breakfast nook
In addition, there are the two large water storage tanks that receive and store the water from the spring, which is about 1 kilometer away. Hoses are such that if one of the neighbors empties their tank completely of water it won’t affect the Castle property. In addition there are the two large water storage tanks that receive and store the water from the spring which is about 1 KM away. Hoses are such that if one of the neighbors empties their tank completely of water it won’t affect our property.
Master - The master bedroom is spacious with private bathtub/shower, and walk-in closet. Stairs lead to the attic where you can more than enough room to store things, office or gym/meditation/yoga space
The Sapphire Room - A cozy, spacious room on the ground floor with a romantic poster queen bed viewing the mountains and fields behind. Equipped with a private bath, closet, small desk, local TV and wireless Internet. With extra wide doors, shower with seat and supports in the bathroom, this room is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate our older guests and/or guests with disabilities.
The Emerald Room - Have the best view from both sides on the upstairs! Three twin beds can be arranged to suit your needs (3 separate beds, 1 queen/1 twin, or 1 king bed).
The Ruby Room - One of the upstairs rooms has a queen bed, private bath and plenty of views. Wireless Internet is also accessible in this room.
The Royal Suite - A spacious, large room on the ground floor with a full poster bed and two sofa beds with mountain views. Equipped with a private bath with hot water, fireplace, closet, desk, and wireless Internet. This room is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate our older guests. Includes use of our guest kitchen and our main hall. (4 people max.) A spacious, large room on the ground floor with a full poster bed and two sofa beds with mountain views. Equipped with a private bath with hot water, fireplace, closet, desk, and wireless Internet. This room is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate our older guests. Includes use of our guest kitchen and our main hall. (4 people max.) A spacious, large room on the ground floor with a full poster bed and two sofa beds with mountain views. Equipped with a private bath with hot water, fireplace, closet, desk, and wireless Internet. This room is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate our older guests. Includes use of our guest kitchen and our main hall. (4 people max.) 44
The Gardens (Upper, Lower and Citrus Orchard)
Upper Garden Fruit trees
2 Guava, 2 Mulberry, 2 Nispora Espanol, 6 apple, 2 plum, 2 nectarines, 2 duraznos, 2 peach, avocadoes, Tomato trees (4), passion fruit, raspberries
2 tea bushes, 2 Washington orange tree, 2 lemon trees, 1 tangerine, 1 Valencia orange, 2 limes, 2 calamoden, 1 limon dulce
Lower Garden (The Labyrinth)
Verenjena, Guayabita (10), passion fruit, grapefruit
Rosemary (6), Bush mint, Marigold, Ajillo, Peppermint, Spearmint, Thyme, Greek Oregano, Mexican Oregano, Fennel, Indian Lemon Grass, Insenso, Tarragon, Sage, Parsley, Lavander, Pineapple sage, Hisbiscus, Yarrow, Eucalyptus, Lemon balm, Balsum of Peru (chiracca).
Additional plants of interest
Roses (many colors), Lantana, Sabouki, Bougainvilla, oak, Thumberia, Datura, Dalias, Verbena, daisies, bromelias, damas, uvas de silvestre, Zinnias, Iris, field orchid, cypress, calas (giant and large), papyrus, blue ginger, Ti plant, Tea tree, tiger paws, unas de gatos, nun's habit, hydrangeas, pines, agapanthus, poison dart palms, (Uruca) bush jasmine, and many more!
The principal living quarters (the highest part) - Top floor (3rd):
Storage attic which will be cut into two parts one for storage/one for the office. Prevista for door, but it is a window now.
The middle floor (2nd)
The principal bedroom with two walk-in closets, full bath with tub and shower, the ground floor which has the principal kitchen with the brick wood burning stove/and grill, connected but separate dishwashing room, storage closet, and 1 car garage. These parts are usable and livable (full electricity and water), basically finished, but need to be finished with gypsum ceilings, ceramic, paints and details, etc. This will be happening little by little over the next year.
The open air terrace with lights
This forms the enclosed ‘U’ of the house with open side towards the view, fountain and ranch. This will be closed off in the near future to make a large center living room. Center of the U has the current three guests rooms (all with complete, private baths) and separate entrances Description is above).
There is the small, shared, and completely finished guest kitchen, finished laundry room with washer/dryer/long folding table and large sink for cleaning items. The laundry room just needs to be painted and cabinets installed.
5th Bedroom Coming Soon
Opposite facing the principal quarters is the now the living room with full bath, large bookshelves and functional fireplace. This will eventually be turning into a 4th guest bedroom suite (so that makes 5 bedrooms in total, all with their own private baths already).
The house contains two water heaters, which can be separately shut off at will. These will probably be solarized in the next few months.e Gardens (Upper, Lower and Citrus Orchard.)
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