Beautifully designed beach house is beachfront with ocean views for sale.
This artist designed house is located on the very lush Southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica which is known for its biodiversity, ecotourism and some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
It is in the fisherman’s village of Cahuita, a very laid back Caribbean beach town with a reggae and calypso vibe. There is a nice balance between a large community of expats, Afro-Caribbean settlers, Spanish Costa Ricans and local Indigenous Indians living all together. Many locals are bilingual in English and Spanish.
There is also a national park!!!
The national park is known for its hiking trails in the rain forest along beautiful white sand beaches. Dwell in the enchanted scents of the rain forest and enjoy the sounds of waves and animals such as monkeys, sloths , toucans etc. along the way…
This beach house is designed by New York-based artist/designer duo with
a minimalist, Japanese-like contemporary vision.
It is located on a sought-after stretch of Playa Grande and is a perfect retreat for someone seeking solitude. Yet, it is only 1.5 miles or 2.5 km
(easily bikeable/walkable) to the park and to the center of town that has many restaurants, bars, groceries, etc.
And even closer is a tiny grocery store and a restaurant, and further down 2 more bars and eateries along Playa Negra.
Cahuita is located 13km from the party town of Puerto Viejo and all the beaches along Cocles, Punta Uva, Manzanillo.
It is 3-3.5 hours (202 km – 125 miles) from San Jose (SJO airport) and 44 minutes to (41 km – 25 miles) to Limon which has a small airport with connecting flights to San Jose (only 40 mins).
The House
Wake up to a stunning sunrise, a symphony of birds and the occasional call of the howler monkeys, all accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the ocean waves…
This house boasts soaring ceiling heights, loft-like spaces, indoor-outdoor living, and a spectacular 16 meter (52’) long deck to enjoy stunning views of the ocean, the tree canopy, flowers, birds and the surrounding wildlife.
The entire upper floor has spectacular ocean and garden views,
the main bedroom with its own bathroom, the kitchen, the living room (could be converted to a studio or extra bedroom), a guest bathroom and a huge deck with many sitting areas.
The lower floor has a dry bodega for storage and a full guest suite: one bedroom, kitchenette and a full bath. This suite is connected to the upper floor, and also has a separate entrance to accommodate full privacy if rented.
The lower deck is used as a large open space with many possibilities such as yoga, Pilates, dance, workshop, furniture making etc. It is currently used for a ping pong table, a hammock, 2 sitting areas and a small outdoor dining table for the guest suite.
The Casita/Bungalow
There is a separate caretakers’ casita with a one bedroom, full bath and a full kitchen/dining area with a small deck. This casita offers great flexibility and can also be used for a guest or as a rental for extra income.
Behind the casita, there is an outdoor washer, a cement bodega for tools and a chicken house that can accommodate a dozen hens.
Yes!!! You can have your own organic eggs!
The Land
This house is built on a beautiful piece of land with unusually wide 141’ (43 m) frontage compared to other properties. Because of this, and the design of the house, it is very well ventilated and cool, eliminating the need for AC and fans.
Also, there are many old fruit trees such as mango, avocado, coconut, banana, guava, cocoa, and other tropical fruits.
Overall, this property offers a lot of flexibility depending on your needs.
You can live part time, full time, work from a distance or quit your job and have income. There is the possibility to build one more casita and/or guest room without compromising the design and aesthetics of the house.
The roof
Originally built with natural thatched palms, the roof has been replaced after 7 years with new natural looking synthetic palms manufactured and installed by a very reputable Canadian company (20 years warranty).
Maritime zone location with new concession application in process.
Price: $ 982,000
House: 2615 sqft (243 m2)
Casita: 215 sqft (20 m2)
Land: 31,753 sqft (2950 m2)
Lower land: 24,218 sqft (2250m2)