This unique, peaceful two bedroom, one bath home is ideally nestled in the center of Rio Piedras, but feels like your own private paradise. The property is situated on nearly two acres with a bustling, tranquil river running alongside the entire property on one side and is surrounded by lush jungle foliage It is easy to feel like you are in your own world with the soothing sounds of the river and birds singing.
Upon entering the home, it is apparent the sellers have loved this home. It has been meticulously cared for, upgraded and is in move-in ready condition. The main entrance opens up to a great room consisting of a cozy living room with the open kitchen and laundry room just beyond. The two large bedrooms both have custom built-in clothing wardrobes and ample windows for ventilation and natural lighting. The bedrooms share a very large bath, with an oversized walk-in shower and built-in storage. Even in this bath, custom touches are evident.
The kitchen was recently redesigned to add a breakfast bar; countertops were re-tiled, and a new economical gas stove installed. There is also ample cabinet storage for your kitchen equipment. Just beyond the kitchen is a very large laundry room with both washer and dryer, ironing area and an adjacent deep hand-washing sink. Laundry chores seem much less daunting when you can enjoy the river’s music while doing them in this room. Walking through the laundry room to the rear of the home opens up to a lovely covered outdoor dining area. This is an amazing outdoor space, complete with a wood burning BBQ/roasting grill (or fireplace), and outdoor seating for yourself and numerous guests. Again, the beautiful sounds of the local birds and soothing river are enjoyed year round in this great outdoor space. Just above and to the right of the outdoor patio is a small bodega, once used by the coffee farmers that lived here to produce their own electricity. The bodega is ideal for storing gardening items or whatever your needs may be. Also beyond the outdoor space is a natural pathway, which runs alongside the river and through lush jungle foliage. Taking this path to the rear of the large property is magical! Along the path you will encounter a little red bridge that guides you to the first of two clearings. Picture walking along this beautiful path, listening to birds and the river, and happening upon a clearing bathed in sunlight. There are two such clearings on this large property, both of which are completely private and serene. One can just visualize what an ideal naturist retreat/yoga/meditation site this would be! Or “camp out” in complete privacy amongst nature at its finest! The secondary clearing is just as amazing and was also part of this large coffee plantation. With this much land, and its natural surroundings, you could enjoy these areas year-round and in any manner you wish.
There are numerous areas on this lovely property to ‘drop in’ to the river for a quick dip as well as enjoy a picnic in the shade while listening to the river. While newly constructed homes in Costa Rica cannot be built so close to an existing river, this home is unique in that it is “grandfathered in”. Many of the numerous improvements to this lovely property are not visible, but are important to a home buyer. These include upgraded electrical, two-tube plumbing where needed, on-demand water heater, newly installed ceiling throughout (2021), new bath toilet, new front entry gate, fruit bearing trees planted, and workshop constructed at the rear of the property.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind home for so many reasons and is not to be missed! It is unfortunate pictures cannot provide all of the beauty of the sounds of the river and birds, nor the tranquility that this property provides. It really is a naturist’s haven at an extremely great price; a well-maintained comfortable home, lots of land and is located within walking distance to markets, additional hiking trails and so much more in the wonderful small community of Rio Piedras!
*Total sq. ft./mtrs. of land and/or dwellings to be verified by buyer*
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