SELLER MOTIVATED!! This unique well-built home is located in Paso Lajas de Canas, a small and tranquil community just outside the larger town of Canas. Although not a typical “Ex-Pat” location for those looking to retire in Costa Rica, this beautiful home and property has a great deal to offer for those wanting to avoid the extreme heat and population as found in the beach communities. The home itself is nestled beyond a large metal security gate and between two stunning mature Guanacaste trees, which provide ample shade and ambient ‘music’ with occasional soft breezes. The lush landscaping throughout the property include a hibiscus lined entry road to the home, hibiscus privacy fencing around the entire property, numerous mature fruit trees and a nice-sized garden in the rear of the home. There is a covered front porch running the width of the home and a smaller covered patio at the rear where you can enjoy the peace and quiet away from the traffic and noise of larger communities. This lovely property is in a rural setting, but is only ten minutes from the town of Canas, one hour from the Liberia International airport, less than two hours from beaches, approximately thirty minutes to lovely Lake Arenal and a quick two to three hour drive to San Jose.
The 1,980 m2 lot was purchased with gardening in mind, as the land is fertile here as evidenced by the many fruit trees (limes, mango, cashew, guayaba, etc., as well as a host of medicinal plants) on the property. There is plenty of space to add on a small guest house/casita or pool, if so desired. The charming home is towards the rear of the lot and provides much privacy and security. Under the roof of the 1,620 s.f. home there is a large Master bedroom, a secondary bedroom, bath with separate basin area, large open kitchen, dining area and living room. The kitchen has an abundance of storage cabinetry as well as counter workspace, and all with lots of windows for natural lighting and air circulation. The overall feel of this area is of a Great Room, and allows for wonderful entertaining. The Living Room has a new A/C unit which, with the home’s smart floorplan, typically cools the entire home. Extending beyond the home is a two car carport and 108 s.f. cinder-block bodega (storage shed) for all the gardening items you will want to use. The property contains an 18m (60 ft.) deep sealed well for outdoor watering including pump and pressure tank and also has city water. There is an above-ground sprinkler system throughout the property as well.
This beautiful, peaceful property offers many advantages for the right persons looking to experience a more local flavor, and is much more economical than hot beach areas or with a Lake Arenal view, yet close enough to visit those locations as a day trip. The small town of Canas has grocery shopping options ranging from excellent Farmers Markets to a U.S. style supermarket, several restaurants, and easy ‘hop-on’ access to major freeways. Property taxes are much lower as well (approx. $150/year), as are public services such as water, electric and internet. This charming, peaceful home and property is surrounded by lush green landscaping, is secure and private, but still close enough to shopping and great tourist attractions.