Location: Escaleras, Dominical, Costa Rica
This is one of the most iconic properties in the entire Costa Ballena area. With 2.47 acres of mostly usable land with ocean view in the most desirable part of Escaleras. The property has 3 villas and an amazing pool area, plus yoga/gym pavillion and outstanding ocean views from all structures.
This land was once owned by one of the original ex-pat pioneers of Escaleras who got to choose the best spot in the whole Southern Zone! Ideal for location between Dominical and Uvita, only 5-6 minutes off the pavement, perfect elevation for ocean and mountain breezes, outstanding ocean views with sunsets part of the year!
Currently the owners live onsite and run a successful AirBnB rental business which new buyers could continue.
Villa 1 is located at the top of the property and has its own gated entrance and parking. Recently completed in 2019 this 3 bedroom and 2 bath villa that was built to rent out as an entire home or as two Airbnb style units. The 2 bedroom and 1 bath unit has a private kitchen and living room. The living room and both bedrooms have sliding glass doors that open to the covered terrace.
A separate entrance efficiency suite with its own kitchenette and full bath could be the 3rd bedroom of an entire home rental or its own 1 bedroom rental unit if someone operated a boutique hotel or B&B. The huge covered wrap around deck provides outdoor dining and seating for enjoying the views of the ocean and the pool area below.
One of the original structures on the property; Villa 2 is a 1 bedroom villa with full bath and kitchen with dining table. Also a spacious covered deck for lounging while enjoying the ocean views. Villa 2 was completely renovated in 2018 with the following improvements:
-New Decra roofing
-New Septic tank
-Deck and roof extension to cover outdoor deck area
-Tongue and grove ceiling
-New bathroom sink
Villa 3 was also one of the original structures on the property; although it looks like a new place now! This villa was completely gutted and renovated in 2018 as one large open space for a studio style rental or guest villa. Improvements include:
-New roof with expensive Decra roofing to lessen the sound of the rain
-New tongue and groove ceiling on the inside of the villa.
-New sliding glass doors along entire view side of the villa
-Polished concrete floors inside and out on the covered porch
-Removed wall from old kitchen and increased the usable floor plan
-Built new kitchen
The Pool Area
Beautiful pool and large spacious Ipe hardwood deck which was recently sanded and stained. Brand new rancho in the same style as the Villas. Plenty of room for BBQ grill with dining area or gathering place for family, friends, and guests. If one decided to make this a commercial property then the resort style pool area is ready to go!!
The Gym/Yoga Space
Completed in 2022 as a large open pavilion with exercise rubber floor matting makes this the perfect gym and/or yoga space. The structure has a half bathroom and would be easy to make that a full bath by adding the shower and closing in part of the structure to make an additional stand-alone rental villa.
Some of the most usable land available in the Escaleras mountains, a true rarity! Gently sloped terrain with ocean views would allow a new owner to build their dream estate home or continue with more villas creating a rental business and/or even boutique resort. Plenty of areas to build on the lower half of the land. The rocks and boulders scattered throughout make for interesting landscaping possibilities. There are also 20-year-old royal palms and mature landscaping around the pool and villas; plus many types of fruit trees including: mango, citrus, papaya, coconut palms, abiu (star apple/caimito) and more. Plus a ton of new fruit trees were planted last year for future edible landscaping.
Potential Commercial Use
Public road frontage for commercial use and also the property has its own concession well onsite!! The water currently used by the property comes from a community system above; but having its own legal concessioned well is a substantial benefit if future owner decided to use the property commercially.
BONUS FEATURE - Hard wired FIBER OPTIC INTERNET connected to property; this is a unique amenity for the mountains of this area and HUGE value plus for those wanting to cyber commute from paradise.
Come realize your dream in Costa Rica whether it’s a private family estate -OR- vacation rental business while living onsite -OR- commercial boutique hotel or B&B -OR- wedding destination -OR- corporate retreat get-a-way for team building or workshops -OR- whatever your heart and soul desire to create on this ICONIC piece of land… ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES…!!!