Location: Ojochal, Costa Rica
Calle Estrella means “star street” in Spanish and it was likely named as such because of how spectacular the heritage properties are on this road. Located near the entrance to Ojochal, this area was one of the first in Costa Ballena to have undergone developement around thirty years ago. This already exceptional property has recently undergone renovations to bring it back to turnkey condition, and it is ready to move in right away. There are many updates that can be done to bring this property’s look into the current era; however, the price reflects this expectation.
You will not find a modern, two-bedroom home with this caliber of ocean view in this price range today. This is a beautiful bargain property that can be elaborated on over a period of time during which you can live on the property while also increasing its value. Calle Estrella traverses through tall, old-growth trees in a mature neighborhood, where some residents have happily resided for decades. The driveway to this property travels upwards to the homesite situated on an ocean view perch that puts it far out of sight from the main road or from the homes around it.
The parking area at the top of the driveway has ample room for four cars to park and turn around. Crossing the threshold into the house brings you into a charming environment, with many flowers lining the path alongside colorful and imaginative decor, and lots of butterfly motifs – an homage to one of the most frequent wildlife patrons of this property. Because of all of the beautiful flowering plants and trees, you will see all sorts of colorfully patterned butterflies flitting around every morning, including Costa Rica’s iconic morpho butterfly.
The house construction features two ensuite bedrooms on either wing of the long and narrow structure, split in the middle by the indoor kitchen and two outdoor living areas. On one side of the kitchen is a covered dining area with a bbq grill, and on the other is a covered terrace with seating that faces the large pool and amazing ocean view. This house does not have an indoor living area but this can be remedied with the simple addition of three walls where the dining area is currently located. There is ample space in this area behind the house to build a quite sizable additional room.
The large, rectangular pool is well maintained and surrounded by a gorgeous mature garden, providing an immaculate tropical ambiance for a relaxing dip. Not to mention the stunning ocean view that you can see while immersed in the refreshing pool. This view is even better taken in from the shady gazebo at the cusp of the property’s flattened hilltop, taking in the full of the forested valley below, and the wide spectrum of ocean view ahead. This property is a short walk to cafes, stores, restaurants, and beaches. Pristine Playa Tortuga is a 15-minute walk away! And you do not need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to reach this property. If this is to be your home away from home that you are considering renting through Airbnb, you can be sure that your guests will be pleased with this phenomenal location and the adorable home that comes with it.
As an added bonus, there are two additional ocean view homesites located on this property if you are looking to build a small cabin or two for more living space or to host vacation renters. This is a quality that many buyers are looking for and this remarkable property provides on this front, as well as many others, making it an excellent purchase with great value.