• $ 398 000
  • Single-Family Home For Sale
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 4
  • 1/2 bathrooms 1
  • Lot size 627 sq m
  • Total square 288 sq m
  • Year of build 2005


New Horizons Properties has a dream-house for sale in the mountains of San Rafael de Heredia. The house is located in a very small gated community of only 6 houses. It's located only 4 minutes from downtown San Rafael.

The lot measures 627m2 (6750 sq. ft.) and the house has 288m2 (3100 sq. ft.) of construction area on 2 floors and outdoor areas.

The house is located in a small gated community of 6 houses. The entrance is through a remote-controlled gate. This is not a townhouse and does not have an HOA.

This is a dream house: It has high quality finishes with uncountable personalized touches and exotic materials from all over the world, it has an excellent floor plan, with fabulous outdoor entertaining, all set in a pristine natural environment. At the same time, this is a family home, not an ostentatious mansion. The spaces are convenient size for living.

Each room and space in this house has a story to tell.

The house has a beautiful front porch with a terrace, where you can sit and enjoy a book, surrounded by greenery and the music of nature. The porch is set above street level giving a nice open feel, yet offering privacy. The wood structure gives warmth to the terrace. The wood structure is from almond trees that are no longer allowed to be cut. This precious wood has the strength of concrete yet is very elegant. Near the entrance is a water feature.

The house features custom designed, steel fabricated doors and windows through-out, including the arched, front entry door and the fully opening rear French, bi-fold Doors. The custom build doors and windows serve a double purpose: they combine aesthetics and security. The steel mesh incorporated makes it virtually impossible to enter the house.

The home’s interior design was accomplished by Ms. Katie Harris, renowned Interior Designer from Dallas, Texas.

The entry foyer floor is a slate tile and the ceiling is cane. To the left of the entry is the hard-wood sliding door into the Guest Bedroom. This bedroom also has its own exterior door to the frontage porch. The guest bathroom has a beautiful mosaic floor of glass tiles.

Throughout the house, hand-scraped bamboo imported from Asia has been used for the floors.

The entry foyer leads to the living, not to big with a cozy family feel to it, yet it feels spacious thanks to high ceilings and six French bi-fold doors that open out of the living and dining rooms.

A unique feature off the living room is the internal stairway to the upper level. The stairs, handrails and the built-in bookcase are made of Wenge, a black wood imported from Africa. To the left of the bookcase, a double door leads into a storage area beneath the stairs.

The dining room area comfortably seats six at round, granite table that matches the granite of the kitchen counters. This table is designed to sit eight persons and the dining area windows provide light and outdoor views.

The kitchen provides superb functionality for every aficionado-chef. Not too big, yet roomy, and all kitchen units are close to the semi-island, with prep-surface and build in cook top. The kitchen floor is gray slate.

The refrigerator/freezer, double oven and electric cook-top are GE appliances. The dishwasher is a Bosch, whisper quiet. The black ceramic cook-top is on the prep island separating the kitchen from the dining area.

The quality of the cabinet rail-systems is uncommon in Costa Rica. They have silent, pneumatic touch systems built-in beneath the slide-out drawers.

The half guest-bathroom is a masterpiece of elegance and boldness. The bathroom basin is Onyx, and has a lighted base. The mirror frame is also Onyx. The toilet is a Toto Economy Flush from Japan, as are the other toilets throughout the house. The walls are finished with red Venetian Plaster and the ceiling is cane. The outside wall is of glass block.

Up the stairs to the second floor, one reaches a mezzanine overlooking the living room below. The mezzanine can be use as office space or library.

Off the mezzanine is a large magnificent family room. The room has large windows looking out to the forest surrounding the property and creates the illusion of being in the tree canopy. This casual entertainment and TV center also overlooks the pool and spa area at the back of the house. A small refrigerator and microwave are built into the TV cabinet. A sliding glass door opens to the upper landing of the exterior stairs, which provide convenient egress to the pool deck and Rancho below.

The master bedroom has adjacent private bathroom and large walk-in closet. The bedrooms all have Blinds with wood slats. The master bedroom has custom cabinets are of Makha wood from Cambodia and integrate self closing drawer hardware and a laundry chute down to the laundry area.

The bathroom has basins by Kallista and the fixtures are Hans Ghroe. The cabinetry is custom made to accommodate the granite counter tops. The tub is a Baine Ultra spa with air jets.

The third bedroom and bath are spacious. The bedroom has floor to ceiling wall closets with custom hard-wood doors. The bath has a high ceiling with the upper exterior wall being glass-bloc.

The outdoor patio area is all about entertaining. In the center is a large rancho for dining, drinking a glass of sangria, or just gathering around with friends. The rancho has a wall mounted gas fire place with a Quartz back wall.

Off the right is a spacious, full-feature, outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ, a smoker, a warming oven, fridge, ice maker, and plenty of cabinet space and prep area for food and drinks.

To the left of the rancho is a fun swimming pool with cascades and rock features. Over-spilling bougainvillea flowers offer a Spring sensation year-round. The pool area has a full bathroom. The walls of the bathroom are of Quartz, for easy cleaning. The basin is granite.

Other aspects of the house:
- A small office space is adjacent to the kitchen.
- A spacious, 2-car garage, with plenty of closets, connects through the office.
- All of the exterior and interior walls of the house are constructed of steel reinforced concrete, designed for seismic forces.
- The house is sold with appliances and some of the furniture.
- The house has warm water in all baths and the kitchen.


PRICE: $398,000
Property No: 048
Nuevos Horizontes Propiedades - Agent: Manuel Calvo
Phone US/Canada: 011-506-8479-2384
Phone other countries: +506-8479-2384

Nuevos Horizontes Propiedades offers Real Estate advice in Costa Rica with the utmost professionalism. We help you buy, sell or rent your property (house, lot, warehouse, local).

English spoken; Se habla Español; We spreken Nederlands; On parle français


  • Listing status: Active
  • Available from: May 10, 2016
  • Listing #: 12603
  • Parking: 4 Cars
  • Parking type: Garage attached


  • Broadband Internet
  • Electricity
  • Hot water
  • Telephone
  • TV Cable
  • Water

Indoor facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Bathroom with tub
  • Bathroom with window
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Outdoor facilities

  • Barbecue area
  • Garden
  • Gated entry
  • Pool
  • Terrace

Keywords: costa rica, heredia, san rafael, house, for sale, real estate


Address: Los Ángeles, San Rafael, Heredia
Latitude / Longitude: 10.016670 / -84.100000

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