Quaint 2-Level Home and Idyllic Pool With 23 Brilliant Acres of Tropical Magic in Guapil Barú Barú ( Puntarenas, CR - 11909) Built

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  • Type: Residential
  • Style: 2 Storey
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Size: 2,500 sq. ft. "Including a Rancho"
  • Development Level: Built
  • Lot Size: 9.3 acres
  • Year Built: 2002
  • MLS #: 12346 2CRS


Seldom does a property have this many stunning features.

Starting with the location, this is the most desirable eco-community called Guapil Tropical Estates in the Southern Zone. The planned development boasts large, estate-sized lots (this one is 23 acres). Only 17 owners (20 total lots) enjoy the gated community with carefully thought, ecological easements to ensure wildlife abundance, environmental integrity, and long-term tranquility of ownership. The project is very well managed, with great owner participation, a really good community vibe, and enjoys the best road system in the area.

This development was the first of its kind in the mid-1990s and remains unmatched in its desirability more than twenty-five years later. Apart from having its own 100-acre, shared reserve at the high point of the property (which also protects the community's water supply), the community is adjacent to the 800-acre Barú Wildlife Refuge which extends all the way down to the Baru River and Playa Guapil.

This property is adjacent to the 800-acre neighboring reserve, sits roughly 750 feet above sea level, and enjoys more wildlife than most of the country's national parks. The forest is nothing short of magical. Old growth trees provide shade, biodiversity, depth, and character to the site. Even with the forest cover, there are still nice open areas and stunning views in all westerly directions: Caño Island, year-round sunsets, and the enchanting Manuel Antonio National Park headlands.

There is a simple but sturdy, two-level, one-bedroom home with great views and a desirable position on the property. The entire lower level is currently being used for climate-controlled storage and could easily be converted into more living space. A free-form, infinity pool with brick decking and an adjacent rancho with shade, seating, a rotisserie oven, a full bathroom, a wet bar, and a bbq area look over the rain forest edge and toward the endless Pacific horizon.

There is ample room on the property to construct a larger, main home which would render the current residence as a nice guest house. The property has access to the community water but also enjoys a formal right (concession) from a nearby creek. One of the property's best features is the serenity and view integrity. Not a house can be seen from the main prominent ridge, and hardly a manmade light is visible on the night horizon. It's truly enveloped in nature.

This is not the property for someone seeking to pursue a short-term rental program, but the community's ecological easements to do allow for rentals of one month or more.

Ultimate privacy, end-of-the-road location, rainforest magic, abundant wildlife, stunning coastal and sunset views, a turnkey residence with a pool, and space to build your dream home. All of this is located just 10 minutes from Dominical Centro and 20 minutes from the Quepos airport along a well-paved, coastal highway. These things collectively are hard to find and rarely obtained. Please inquire for more information and private viewings.


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