|Living Area||805 sqft|
|Lot Size||16 acres|
Property Description Monte Azul sits on a spectacular long stretch of riverfront (1.2 k). With several acres of flat, buildable land along the riverside and additional acres on the mountain tops that offer sweeping views, the possibilities are endless. Located just 20 minutes from San Isidro and directly off a paved national road (Ruta 242), the 40 acres at Monte Azul straddle the interface between wilderness and civilization, as part of the Talamanca montane forest which includes the largest uninterrupted forest range in Central America. You can at once feel tucked away surrounded by nature and isolated from everything, yet still have a pizza or a fully catered dinner delivered to your doorstep! This area of Costa Rica is known for having a perfect Spring-like climate with warm sunny days and cool nights throughout the year, as well as soothing, cool misty days at the height of the rainy season and warm swimming weather in the dry season. Property infrastructure includes a private interior road, underground electricity, private high-speed internet tower, hiking trails, fresh spring water, and more. The diversity of habitats here includes riparian zones, primary and secondary forests. A number of endemic plant and animal species thrive here, with year-round waterfalls, swimming holes and primary rainforest. All structures are elegantly designed, built with quality craftsmanship and conceived for easy conversion to a number of configurations. The current owners operated Monte Azul as an award-winning retreat and popular elegant restaurant. Currently, the restaurant kitchen houses a small production plant for their very successful artisanal cheese business and the rest of the property hosts the Monte Azul Center for the Arts retreat program. Four stylish guest cottages are located just steps from the river, each with its own private garden, thoughtfully landscaped between a meandering creek and the majestic Río Chirripó. The 3.5km network of trails begins from the Casita's gardens and encompass the entire property, leading to a magnificent waterfall and several swimming holes, as well as through primary forrest to breathtaking views. The main house has an open floor plan with modular walls that allow various uses. This generous space can easily be configured for additional bedrooms, living quarters or work areas. Large transom windows allow for plenty of natural light to enter this space, while protecting from direct sunlight. The unpretentious elegance of the custom-designed buildings and furnishings perfectly compliment the inspiring natural terrain and climate of this magical place. This rare gem is a perfect opportunity to develop a hotel venture, AirBnb/Vrbo-style vacation rentals, health or medical retreat, or could serve as a private family retreat. There is plenty of flat building space alongside the river to build a community or, It would also be perfect for an investor with a more robust business endeavor, expanding the possibilities to compete with some of the best luxury retreats in the world. This is your opportunity to invest in a region that is thriving and expanding in positive ways.