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Ocean-view Beauty: Large 2/2 Home with Caretaker’s Unit (El Empalme, Santiago, San Ramon,Alajuela); $189,000 USD / 3br – 833m2 

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Newly renovated, ocean-view, two-bedroom/ two bathroom home (1,500 square feet) and separate one-bedroom/ one bathroom apartment (500 square feet) on 833 m2  of land (1/5 of an acre). The main home was recently renovated to North American standards, has high ceilings, and is very spacious overall. The main house is being sold turn-key. Hot water throughout. Kitchen is impressive and boasts a six-burner gas stove, handmade cedar cabinets, and spectacular views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific Ocean. Master bedroom is huge and has a King-sized bed and a large, hand-crafted cedar closet, and direct access to an ocean-view patio/ dining-room. Master Bathroom has a double sink, a bathtub (rare), and a gorgeous separate stand-up shower enclosed in glass-block. Very large rear patio (456 square feet) for the main house, which serves as a quiet mountain-view refuge and a second dining-area. Great for hosting special events and parties. The caretaker’s unit also has a covered rear patio (170 square feet) for private enjoyment. Connected to a huge backup water reservoir (for times when public water is shut off for repairs, etc.). Strong WIFI connection for Internet through an ICE land-line telephone, Claro TV via satellite, alarm system, covered carport which fits two vehicles easily. Washer & dryer in separate laundry-room are included. Secure storage bodega in the rear of the property, many planter boxes for vegetables and herbs, large chicken coop down below where it’s possible to build a small casita for extra housing and income, if desired. El Empalme is a charming neighborhood that’s only a short 7-10 minute drive to the center of town, 45 minutes to an amazing “Blue Flag” beach, an hour or less to the capital city of San Jose, and approximately an hour and a half to the Arenal Volcano. The bus stop is within easy walking distance (less than 5 minutes) if you do not plan on having a vehicle here. Property is owned in a corporation which simplifies transfer of title. Price is $189,000 USD. Contact Frank @ (506) 8735 5907 or by email: for more information or to schedule a viewing. PURA VIDA 🙂











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