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 Ciudad Colon  2 Bedroom House

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1 Bedroom Casita - $245,000

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Land size: 639m2
Construction area: 150 m2 (1615 Square Feet)
Year Built: 2005
Bedrooms: 2
Full Bathrooms: 2 Half Baths: 1
Parking: Covered Garage 2 car  
 

  

Contemporary home with valley view

This unusual property is located in a rural setting in Ciudad Colon.

Well Designed Modern House:

The modern, well designed and airy house, built in 2005, is one story and has an open kitchen/dining/living room all with high ceilings and ceramic tile floors throughout. Large patio doors open to a peaceful covered terrace facing the landscaped yard, frequently visited by toucans and monkeys.

Kitchen:

The beautiful custom kitchen, includes breakfast eating bar, Italian stainless dual fuel stove (gas cook-top and electric oven), stainless exhaust fan, dishwasher and extra-large stainless refrigerator.

Bedrooms:

There are 2 bedrooms; the master is spacious with walk thru closet to a large 3/4 bathroom. The second bedroom accommodates a queen bed and has its own 3/4 bathroom.

Laundry & 2 Car Garage

The laundry room connected to the 2 car garage is equipped with stacking washer/dryer and has a half bathroom

One Bedroom Casita 

The casita is a spacious 60 m2 well equipped and furnished one bedroom, 3/4 pc. bathroom guesthouse.

Built in 2003, has its own kitchen, laundry with another stacking washer/dryer and separate street entrance making it perfect for guests or as a long term rental unit.

This house is very easy to rent and currently getting $500.00 USD per month. It has its own water and electric meters for separate billings.

The casita is only sold as part of the total property - asking price for all is $245,000.  

 Location:

Ciudad Colon is a very popular small city 19 km. southwest of San Jose and 30 minutes from the international airport.

It offers all the amenities, convenient to grocery shopping, banking and good public bus system and highway access to the Pacific beaches.

Ciudad Colon is the home of the University for Peace, with year round mature international students, making the house ideal as a part-time rental.

Ciudad Colon:

Located some 6 kilometers out into the hills, about 45 minutes west of the capital city, San Jose, is the United Nations University for Peace. Over 200 students from all over the world pursue their master's degrees in a wide variety of academic disciplines such as international peace studies, conflict resolution and settlement of disputes, human rights and natural resources management. The vast majority of students reside in Ciudad Colon, which gives the community a unique flair .

Demographically, Ciudad Colon can be considered as cosmopolitan as Santa Ana, 20 minutes east toward San Jose,  or Escazu which is 30 minutes east, but in terms of amenities and services available, it is considered a typical small Costa Rican town.

There is one major supermarket that meets the needs and requirements of expatriates and dozens of other small stores, banks and pharmacies. There are some new restaurants that have located here, and there are many other local venues catering to food and entertainment, including:

Maya's Biergarten - Best schnitzel in Costa Rica.
Aroi Thai - Authentic Thai and very affordable.
Casa 76 - Wonderful thin crust pizza.
Che pizza - Argentine chef with good variety of pizza toppings. And they deliver! 
El Establo - Argentine steak house, but only open Friday - Sunday.
Sangaria - A Pub chain.
 
All of the above have really been around for years. Aroi used to cook out of their kitchen and deliver, they now have a full and nicely decoration eat in. 76 has moved locations. Sangaria is a chain out of Escazu, located in a new strip mall.
Che has a web page - http://che-pizza.com/menu/ 
 
And the newest is a Greek take out which already has a huge word of mouth recommendation. The  menu features great prices and selection.
 
Ciudad Colon is really the newest up and coming city. A new hospital is being built as well as at least three new gated communities. Mas X Menos which is part of Wal-Mart is building a new store. 

The mountains surrounding Ciudad Colon make it a wonderful location for hiking, horseback riding and mountain climbing. Old paths were created so people could trek up the mountain and take in the stunning views, vegetation of the region, waterfalls and the abundance of flora and fauna.  Puriscal, another unique Costa Rica town, is just 30 minutes up the mountain.30 minutes up the mountain. 

Despite its small size, people from over 60 nationalities live in Ciudad Colon at any given time, making it one of the most multi-cultural towns in the whole world. Most of this expatriate population comprises students and faculty members from the United Nations mandated University for Peace. Ciudad Colon is at the foothills of the mountain where the University for Peace sits nicely perched. 

Finally, a trip to the ever popular Central Pacific beaches is less than hour away.

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