Breathe in the essence of the rain forest as you relax in tropical tranquility in this beautiful open feel, peaceful home overlooking the beautiful Parrita River valley and surrounding mountains. This stunning two-story, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath home is situated on over 1.6 acres within the secure gated Alazan community just a few miles off the coastal highway above Playa Bandera 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 peaceful breezes.
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 amazing 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 with a meditation bench set out above the vista and wooded terrain below. Next to the living room is another room with the same expansive view. This can be easily be converted into a third bedroom, in addition to the two upstairs. It sits in front of another large room with a full shower, laundry facilities, and additional space now being used for utility. 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 two bedrooms with one full bath and an additional half bath, plus a sitting room den. One of the upstairs bedrooms is currently being used as a private gym and yoga studio. All three rooms are loft-style, overlooking the living room below and they all have 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! 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 also boasts an existing permaculture farm with 12 different citrus varieties, fruiting palms, mangosteen, guava, guanabana, avocado, blackberry, and mango trees, among others. And if you love chocolate, you'll revel in over 200 cacao trees in your private orchard.
The home is designed for living in harmony with nature. The Alazan 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 Alazan. 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.
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