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This mountain home is located in a beautiful and quiet community consisting of expats and local Ticos. From the home you can see the Central Valley which lights up at night as well as the surrounding peaceful countryside. Located in a coffee growing area, at times during the year you can see the fragrant white coffee flowers and watch as they turn into coffee beans.
Located about half way between San Jose and the Pacific Coast at about 3,300 feet in the mountains, you do not need air conditioning or heater. The temperature is perfect nearly all year round. Very few annoying insects to bother you while you sit on the covered patio enjoying the daytime vistas and nighttime views. Or, if you prefer, sit inside the living area and look out through the floor to ceiling windows at the beautiful plants and trees.
The house is two bedroom, two bath with a very open floor plan. There is a modern kitchen with a 6 burner stove and cabinets with slide-out, pull-out shelves. As earthquakes do happen in Costa Rica, this house is built of steel reinforced concrete to 9.0 earthquake standards and the plumbing is North American standard.
If you are a retired couple, single person (male or female) or just looking for a second or vacation home this mountain home would be ideal for you. The house comes fully furnished, even including a washing machine (hookups for either electric or gas dryer) which means you can move here very simply bringing just your suitcases. There are no stairs as it is all one level and there is extra land where one could put in a pool, garage, work shop, or guest house very easily and which would not be very costly to do.
Easy access to the bus system, no bars in the small town of Grifo Alto, three small pulperias (local grocery stores) within walking distance , an hour to the beaches, airport and major shopping/hospitals in Escazu/Santa Ana makes this a great house with a great location without all the issues of living in the big city.
Puriscal is the 4th canton in the province of San José, Costa Rica. In Spanish, a “puriscal” is the flower of the common bean. Puriscal covers an area from the Río Chucás delineates the canton’s northernmost boundary, while the Río Chires marks its far southern border, with the canton of Parrita in Puntarenas Province. Puriscal includes a major portion of the Coastal Mountain Range. Puriscal has a population of 31,202. Only 18% of the canton’s population live in urban areas. Among its inhabitants, 20.2% are under 10 years old and 7.4% are over 65. The city lies at an elevation of 1,105 metres above sea level in the coastal mountain range, 42 km southwest of the national capital city of San José and 77 km north of the city of Parrita on the Pacific coast. The old cathedral was built by Fr. Juan Cortez de Paja who took a vow of celibacy after an Indian Princess died from Influenza that she had caught from him. On the centennial of her death an earthquake destroyed the edifice.