Breathe in the essence of the rain forest as you relax in tropical tranquility in this beautiful open feel, peaceful home overlooking a beautiful river valley with surrounding mountains that light up with reflected sunsets turning them into beautiful tones of gold and copper. This stunning two-story, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home is situated on over 1.6 acres within a secure gated community just a few miles off the coastal highway above Playa Bandera and Parrita on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.
The first thing you notice as you walk in the door is a breathtaking 180-degree view of the bucolic valley traversed by the shimmering Parrita River and anchored by the soaring mountain peaks that define the Pacific coast. Your view is framed by large trees that provide perch to the jungle\'s vividly colored birds, including toucans and scarlet macaws. The only sounds you hear will be birds, wildlife, and the rustle of an occasional monkey troop frolicking nearby and peaceful breezes. The home was recently renovated to take advantage of the stunning view with a huge new balcony running the entire length of the home overlooking the peaceful rainforest river alley with mountains surrounding in the distance.
The second thing that takes your breath away as you enter this treetop Shangri-la, is the huge chef\'s kitchen with beautiful slate countertops, top-notch appliances, teak drawers, and a long counter where you can entertain in style. Adjacent to the kitchen is a half bath with beautiful stone and wood decor.
Beyond the kitchen is the great space that houses the dining room and the living room, both with stunning views overlooking the river valley. A large custom steel and wood dining table is the centerpiece of the dining room. Adjoining the dining room is the living room and both boast a huge wraparound balcony that runs the entire length of the home overlooking the rainforest, river valley and wooded terrain below. Behind a wall from the living room sits another large room currently being used as a storage, utility and laundry room. This room can be easily converted into a bedroom as it also has a shower that abuts the downstairs half bath. There is also separate storage and workroom with a door that leads outside to your 1.6-acre property. Not to be overlooked, by the interior amenities, the large front porch is a shady and relaxing place where you can enjoy the sounds of nature as you dig into a good book and sip a cool beverage or hot drink.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms with one full bath and an additional half bath. All three rooms upstairs are accessed directly by stairs and also by a catwalk running the length of the upstairs. All three upstairs rooms overlook the living room below with glass sliders and curtains to close the view if needed for sleep. When opened they offer the same stunning valley, river, and mountain views as the floor below. You will delight in waking up each day to the most expansive and amazing sunrise view! And a brand new balcony was recently added so you can enjoy your morning coffee perched high above the rainforest canopy and stunning river valley view. The home is designed for energy efficiency and is cool, even at midday. The master bedroom suite is air-conditioned. With small modifications, the remaining living space in the house can be air-conditioned with split AC units. Built with galvanized steel beams and panels, the home is easy to maintain with no worries about mold or termites in the tropical environment.
The home is designed for living in harmony with nature. This community was founded on the principles of sustainability, community involvement, diversity, and open-mindedness. All the structures within this community of 21 lots are designed with a light touch on the land, preserving as much of the natural landscape and biodiversity as possible. There are currently 15 homes built within the 21 lot community. The Homeowner\'s Association that oversees the welfare of the community and its governing bylaws are registered with the Costa Rican government. Renting out your home as a vacation villa is no problem at all, so you can earn some income when you are not using it. There is a centralized clean, pure, and reliable water source that taps off of the regional ASADA. You can drink straight from the tap!
The road leading to the development was just recently paved, taking you smoothly from the coastal highway to the entrance of the community. The community is just far enough of the beaten path to give you the privacy and peacefulness you\'ve been seeking, but it\'s only 15 minutes from shopping, banking, restaurants, gasoline stations, medical clinics, and more in the nearby town of Parrita. The bustling beach town of Jaco is only 45 minutes to your north and Costa Rica\'s number one national park, Manuel Antonio, along with Quepos Marina are only a half-hour to the south. Even better, one of Costa Rica\'s fun secret waterfalls for locals and ex-pats is only 5 minutes away.
If you are looking to escape an even more stressful world and step into tranquility and peace, with all the comfort and security of the modern world, this beautiful and affordable property may be just what you\'ve been longing and looking for.