It is becoming increasingly difficult to find affordable North American-style homes in popular areas of Costa Rica.

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Our town of Atenas has recently had a flood of foreign expats looking to escape the political noise and toxic Gulf oil spill in the United States. Many of them desire to purchase a home under $300K and, indeed, several homes have sold in our small village over the last few months in this price range.

Atenas is a small tranquil coffee town located about halfway between San Jose and the Central Pacific coast, conveniently connected by the new highway, making both attractions a short 30-minute drive.

Over the years, Atenas has become a very popular retirement destination for foreign expats because of its terrific climate (said to have the ‘Best Climate in the World’) and its peaceful setting.

Here are 5 of the best remaining deals available in Atenas under $300K:

    1. $279,500 – 2,000sf, 2BR/2BTH, North American-style home with an office, pool, fireplace, guesthouse, workshop, and carport located in a private community. The property has a furnished 1BR/1BTH guest house that rents for $600/month, all on a beautifully landscaped 1833M2 (.45 acre) lot.Workshop/Storage room with plumbing for bathroom. The main home (photograph above) has a fireplace and a huge covered outdoor terrace with pleasant mountain views.

    1. $249,000 – Cozy Bali-style home in the photograph above with a large covered terrace that juts into the forest. 1,650sf home with 2 Master-style bedrooms with private bathrooms and a community half-bath. There’s a large kitchen, office nook, and laundry room. Wonderful bamboo, wood and stone accents and open-air feel with vaulted wood ceilings with skylights, wicker ceiling fans, and lofts above each bedroom. Terrace is wired for a Jacuzzi hot tub.The 1/4-acre property has a gated entry and is privately located with other similar homes. Neighbors are a nice blend of Americans, Canadians, Europeans and locals. Less than 2 miles to town, but with a nature feel.

    1. $295,000 – Excellent new 2,500sf home in the photograph above built to North American standards with solar heated infinity pool and gorgeous mountain views on over 1 acre in a popular private community. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large great room, kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, laundry room, and carport. Property has a remote gated entry with intercom and is situated at a desirable elevation in the Best Climate in the World.

    1. $247,000 – Located in a very desirable gated community in Central Atenas, this 1,800sf home in the photograph above features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, swimming pool, covered terrace, garden, and carport. The 1/3-acre property offers a private setting with views to the town of Atenas and the Puriscal mountains as a backdrop. This home makes for a terrific full or part-time property as it can be easily rented out.

  1. $179,000 – Remodeled home in the photograph above with guest house situated on meticulously landscaped ½ acre lot bordered by a rushing river and waterfalls. This property features a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom main home and a 2-story loft-style guesthouse. The property in the photograph above has a beautiful gated entry with remote and intercom access.
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    The main home of 1,400 sq. ft. has been upgraded to North American standards with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and granite counter tops. The master bedroom has a large slate stone bathroom with natural skylights. The large wrap-around porch has beautifully tropical bamboo eaves and is perfect for reading a good book in your hammock while listening to the pleasant sounds of the river.Located in a desirable neighborhood with a nice blend of expats and locals, only minutes to Atenas.

Considering The Atenas Area For Your New Home In Costa Rica?
The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) ranks Atenas as one of “The Best Places to Retire Abroad.” For more information about homes and land for sale in the area please contact our Recommended Realtors in Atenas by using the simple form below:

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