For Sale US$585,000 - Homes / Condos, Lots / Farms, Single-family house
Peñas Blancas, Cachí, Orosi Valley, Cartago (Costa Rica) – A fantastic off-grid (resilience-ready) mountain retreat and forest property for sale in the lush mountains on the edge of the Talamanca Mountain Range. 34.5 acres (14 hectares) of mostly forest above the village of Peñas Blancas de Cachí. Nestled among the sea of green, on the lower part of the property, is a beautiful hardwood house, a guesthouse/workshop, a barn for animal husbandry, a glass-roofed greenhouse/garden area…all with fantastic views! All that plus a Peñas Blancas, Cachí, Orosi Valley, Cartago Clean air, clean water, and clean food!
Main House: The main house is a beautiful, open-plan, 1,100-ft2 (100-m2) house built in 2016 from local hardwoods from sustainable forestry. The wood was selected for its durability and termite resistance. Teak floors run throughout the interior, in the kitchen there are hardwood and granite countertops, and a stone fireplace warms the living area on cooler mountain nights.
The house is comprised of a master bedroom, living area, kitchen, dining balcony, pantry/storeroom, bathroom, and meditation deck. There is also a separate laundry area and room for storage under the house.
Guest Room/Workshop: There is also a 215-ft2 (20-m2) structure that can serve as a guest room, workshop or storage.
There are numerous potential sites to build other houses or cabins, all with beautiful views. The water systems could be easily extended.
Beside the house is a sizable, open, vegetable and crop garden and a 1,160 ft2 (108-m2) glass-roofed greenhouse for vegetables, herbs and flowers. There’s also a 516 ft2 (48-m2) barn structure currently used for animal husbandry.
Isolated but not remote. Access to the property is an easy 200 meters from the end of the public, graded road in a 4×4. The house is tucked into the property, a three-minute walk up hill from the end of the driveway. Considering the views and privacy, general amenities are only a short drive away.
The property, once a goat farm, has been developed to be resilience ready, designed for as much self-sufficiency as you desire. Vital, clean water flows from a gravity-fed spring year-round. A 16-panel solar system provides 100% of the electricity.
Vegetable gardens and fruit orchard (avocados, sweet mandarins, peaches, jackfruit, bananas, passion fruit, etc.). Animal husbandry for food and fertilizer. Planted stands of firewood for the fireplace and wood-fired stove. 2.5 acres of fenced grazing, suitable for goats, sheep or cows and poultry. The land has been 100% free of pesticides and herbicides for 5 years.
A year-round stream runs with the property. A 10-minute hike up the stream leads to two delightful waterfalls. Below the orchard is a field area with petroglyph carved by the tribal ancestors who once lived here (estimated to have been carved 500-1000 years ago). Amazing wildlife includes hummingbirds, tucans, blue morpho butterflies, armadillos, kinkajous, coatimundi and the occasional troupe of white-faced monkeys.
At an elevation of about 4600 feet (1,400 meters), the property enjoys a temperate climate (warm days and cool nights). Located about 15 minutes from the small town of Cachí, 25 minutes to Orosi, 45 minutes to Cartago, 1.5 hours to San José, and 2 hours to the airport. This property is a true gem! USD$585,000 (which would qualify you for Costa Residency under the “Investor” category)
The Costa Rica Real Estate Group
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