Welcome to Casa de Ultimo Refugio, the Ultimate Retreat, where the world disappears into the sounds of the river yet you’re just moments from shops, restaurants, and waterfalls. The back yard is perfect for entertaining! There is a seating area right next to the river where you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee, a small plunge pool for those warmer summer days, and a large covered patio with seating and lights strung up giving it a rustic country feel. The back yard is also fully fenced in so your favorite furry friend can run and explore first thing upon moving in.
The house is built of concrete and local hardwoods. There are three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a storage loft. There is a small space off the master bedroom, currently being used as a garden, that can accommodate an additional bathroom if so desired. The kitchen has ample counter space and a bar area so you can entertain while cooking. The home is being sold mostly furnished so you can move in and start hosting guests right away.
The house sits on the paved principal road through Ojochal which makes it 2WD accessible year-round, giving you the option to be anywhere you want to be within minutes. A short 5-minute walk from the front door will take you to Exotica Restaurant, widely considered to be the finest restaurant on Costa Rica’s southern coast. The heart of Ojochal has many other fine dining restaurants like Citrus and the 360 Boutique Hotel which gives you a mountain top view of the Southern Costa Rican area.
In either direction on the principal road are waterfalls that you can swim and play in all year round and when you get thirsty, there’s no shortage of drinking holes. At the entrance to Ojochal is La Mona Grita, the local sports bar, when you want a Belgium beer, the Stam Café is located inside the Citrus shopping plaza, and when you want to play pool or hop in on a poker tournament, Los Gatos is just a two-minute drive through the village.
Also located in the Citrus Plaza is a doctor, pharmacy, salon, and L’Epicure the boutique grocery store for when the local mercados don’t have what you’re looking for. Right next door is a brand new clothing and beach boutique that also has cabinas for rent when your friends come to visit.
The main coastal highway is located one mile from the property and within fifteen minutes you can be in either Palmar Norte or Uvita. The draw to Palmar Norte is the local shopping where you can buy groceries at a locals’ price. At Hermanos Mora the pineapples are three for less than a dollar and fifty cents. On your way to this shopping, you’ll cross the Turtle Reserve where you can help release baby turtles into the ocean and the Osa Canopy Tours, one of the best zip lining companies in the area.
Heading north fifteen minutes gets you to Uvita where you can do your banking, grocery shopping, dining, shopping, and attend the local farmers market. The Saturday market is a treasure trove where you can find homemade chocolates, a German butcher, and organically grown produce.
For more privacy and expansion opportunities this property borders a .26 acre lot. The lot has a guest cabina and bathroom in addition to a large buildable area. The property is perfect for maintaining privacy, building a second home, or creating a business with principal road frontage. The total asking price for both is $239,000.
There are a lot of options available to a buyer here and with an affordable asking price under $250,000, this is a great deal.