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Peaceful Mountain House and Coffee Farm on 10 Acres with Waterfall near Chirripo

San José, Herradura, Costa Rica


Magnificent mountain home and property (10.77 acres) for sale in the quintessential Costa Rican village of Herradura de Rivas near San Isidro.

Owner is highly motivated and no reasonable offer will be declined.

If you are just interested in purchasing the house and the lot it is on (approximately 6,000 m2 or about 1.5 acres, see area G in the map below) that also is an option and open to discussion.

About the Village and the Area

Peaceful, quiet, beautiful, serene, mellow, placid, undisturbed, untroubled, safe, clean, harmonious and sublime: That describes this property that is finally being made available after many years in private hands. Do not miss this opportunity to own the premiere piece of property in the safest and most undisturbed area of the country. Easily Costa Rica’s best kept secret. Undiscovered Costa Rica!

Herradura de Rivas is a tiny village (250 people mas o menos) made up of mostly cattle farmers and coffee growers. Hardworking, honest folks indeed. It is located on the skirts of Mount Chirripo (the highest mountain in Costa Rica), which lends itself to a fantastic climate and great gardening too! Chirripo National Park is just a stone’s throw away.

About the Property

Below is a map of the property. The public road is outlined in brown. The Rio Blanco is shaded light blue. The house and waterfall are both labelled. The property runs between the road and the river totaling 10.77 acres.

The property measures just under 11 acres (4.361 Hectare or 43,361 m2). It is bordered on one side by the public road which is mostly dirt and gravel and in good condition. It is bordered on the other side by the majestic Rio Blanco. This pristine water comes from the very heart of the Talamanca Mountain Range and is considered some of the cleanest water in the entire country. There are 3 year round streams crossing the property, an excellent source for hydro-power.

There are several distinct areas to the property, all with tremendous advantages for building sites. It could be used for additional houses or small cabins for rental income. All of the locations have unbeatable views of the river and some even have views of the waterfall. There are at least 4 perspective building sites.

A portion of the property (what the locals call ‘la montana’) is virgin forest and contains trees that are 100’s of years old and 100’s of feet tall. It is an absolutely magical spot to walk around in and is easily the centerpiece of the property, until you come to the waterfall!

That’s right; the property includes your very own 50 foot (15 meter) stunning waterfall. Nothing will impress your visiting friends and family like an afternoon picnic and dip in the alluring pool at the base of the waterfall!

About the Home

Built just 17 years ago as a weekend cabin for the owner to escape to whilst living in another area of the country, the rustic cabin has been transformed into a real home, with all of the amenities. Completely remodeled in 2012 with a new professional kitchen (including handcrafted pure teak cabinets and solid slate countertops), home office (with internet and phone lines) and state of the art bathroom, ‘end of the road’ living has never been so comfortable! Two bedrooms and 1 bath with stunning views from every window……and a large outdoor deck (w/ built in BBQ!) that cantilevers over the Rio Blanco. Fall asleep at night with the serene sound of the river as your constant companion, snuggled under your down comforter or in front of the brick fireplace. Washer and dryer, GE gas range and oven, full size refrigerator and satellite T.V. and WIFI plus many, many more comforts and amenities.

Constructed with pine and cypress trees cut here on the property, along with genuine hardwood floors, the home is accented with great, exotic and difficult to find hardwoods including: Amazon Rosewood (Cristobal), Teak (Teca), Almond (Almendro), Chancho Blanco and Ira Rosado. Dramatically perched on a huge boulder deposited during the glacial period, the home is a remarkable testament to one man’s vision. And now you can own it!

Serious Inquiries Only! This property is being offered for $229,000 well below appraised and market value. If you are interested in buying a portion of the property, or just the house, please contact the owner.

Property is being sold by the current owner and all ownership papers, legal documents, property taxes and municipal taxes are in order and up to date. A Costa Rican Sociedad Anonima is included in the sale of the property.

More photos available upon request.

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Updated on January 3, 2019 at 10:47 am

  • Price: $229,000
  • Property Size: 1500 ft2
  • Land Area: 5 Ha
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Property Type: Farm, Single Family Home
  • Property Status: For Sale, Reduced Price
  • Address: 1km Norte de Escuela de Herradura de Rivas
  • City: Herradura de Rivas, San Isidro Pérez Zeledón
  • State/county: San Jose
  • Zip/Postal Code: 8000
  • Country: Costa Rica

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