Location: Costa Rica
Pérez Zeledón (Villa Nueva, San José, CR - 11903)
Located about 15 minutes from the town center of Perez Zeledon, this well cared for property offers a nearly blank-slate opportunity for relocators, off-the-gridders, families, cultivators (farmers), nature lovers, end-of-the-worlders, etc...
The soil is dark and rich and will produce abundantly whatever crop(s) and/or gardening one might choose to engage in there.
The seller currently has 10,000 coffee plants there, so the buyer can step right into a coffee farm if they so desire. However, if the buyer prefers, the seller will remove the coffee prior to closing, freeing up the entire property for the new use.
One of the truly compelling aspects of this property is its orientation to the Pacuar (General) River. Between the river and the property the access road, a nearly private road (more on this in a minute). This property can essentially be described as “river side”.
There is a steady and constant breeze on the property. This in conjunction with the open air construction makes it quite comfortable, even without air conditioning.
So, those are the basics.
The property is 25,000+ meters (6 ½ acres).
It has both municipal and private water (the private water has been tested and it is cleaner than the municipal). This may appeal to the off the gridder and the end-of-the-worlder since it is not dependent on a municipal system for survival.
It has a rich topsoil for growing whatever the new owner may desire. Or, the new owner may simply wish to let the property go back to nature, which will involve allowing the jungles to re-seed and grow. It is a little known fact that much of the land in Costa Rica is secondary forest/jungle. By leaving a property fallow, one can facilitate reforestation. It is a passive event here in Costa Rica and, without human intervention, reforestation will be begin, almost immediately. However, the human touch can actually have a strengthening effect on the natural environment, when guided by rational thought.
A truly riverside property. The legal assignation of the access road (private easement) will protect the privacy and the quality of the lifestyle there into perpetuity.
40 minutes to the beach.
In the above bullet points I have endeavored to list the reasons for buying the property. So this property offers the best of all worlds. You have the nearby small city/large town of San Isidro de el General, with all its conveniences, but you get to leave the hubbub behind as you retreat to your place in the country with a large property that offers privacy, quiet and serenity.
If you’d like more info, read on.
In the municipality of San Jose, the minimum lot size is 10,000 meters (1 hectare / 2.48 acres), unless the property is on a public road. Then the minimum lot size can be quite small. I don’t actually know what that minimum size is, but I’ve seen such lots down to tjhe 250 sq meter range - (this would be 1/16th of an acre).
The seller of this property, despite much pressure to declare the “servidumbre agrícola” (farm-land easement) a public road, and thereby facilitate further development, the seller of this property has stood his ground and has maintained its status as an easement, resulting in use only by his 3 neighbors, invited guests, and himself. I have yet to see a car drive by when I am on the property. Given that I am partial to such efforts to maintain the quality of life (read: privacy) on a given property, I give this one the highest marks for preserving said quality. No further subdivision is allowed there.
The river is a huge plus as a great place to cool off on a warm day. Aside from the fact that you have two sources of water, there is the ever present river. The on-site well serves the bathrooms, laundry, irrigation and garden hoses. In a time of catastrophe, this could be increased to include potable water. In fact, the water coming from the onsite well tests cleaner than the community water. Water will never be a problem.
In summation, this property provides what so many are looking for. In a world where there is an abundance of uncertainty, and one wonders what life would be like if the shelves in the grocery store were bare - with the proper administration, one could live off of this property.
The community water is ASADA de Santa Rosa - 3,500 colones ($5.25 USD) per month.
1 bar, equipped (no alcohol included)
1 horizontal freezer
1 vertical freezer
1 toilet room
1 pool table
1 dart board
1 ping-pong table
2 storage rooms wired with electricity
1 Greenhouse 4 x 12 mtrs made of a frame of galvanized pipe and plastic film.
1 is cement panel pre-fab
1 is highly secured with cement & steel.
1 is welded galvanized tubing
Below is a list of the existing plants on the property
10,000+ coffee plants
5 mangosteen (grafted - producing)
3 mango Tomy
1 mango Criollo
7 orange trees
10 cacao (chocolate)
4 Mammon Chino
10 coconut palms for pipa or, coconut water
2 cas (injertados)
4 mandarin lemons
Bananos (sin numero)
Plátanos (sin numero)
1 carambola (star fruit)
50 limón mesino trees
Guava 6 (buenas)
Nanci 3 (injertados - great for birds)
200 eucalyptus 10+ meters height - 8 years old.