Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job, selling everything, packing your bags, and moving to a tropical paradise to run your very own small business?

Are you retired but bored and need a daily outlet that won’t require you to kill yourself? If you are ready to live out your dreams in Atenas, Costa Rica, I have the perfect deal for you!

The business:

Famous Atenas Expat Hangout, Kay’s Gringo Postres is For Sale.

Kay’s Gringo Postre’s has been a ‘must’ stop for thousands of visitors to Atenas over the past 10+ years. The original owners Kay and Tom Costello, for who the restaurant was named, passed on the torch to Howard and Lisa Besley in 2014.

Kay’s is a small, mom and pop style restaurant that specialize in homestyle cooking with daily specials and delicious, from scratch desserts, all served with a smile and abundance of welcoming hospitality.

Kay’s, which is open air and ‘come as you are’ casual, has been the meeting place for local expats to have a cup of coffee, shoot the breeze, and catch up on all the local gossip and goings-on in Atenas. Every Wednesday, a ladies group meets, usually with a guest speaker, followed by lunch.

On Sundays, Kay’s offers their famous breakfast buffet with tempting offerings such as scrambled eggs, home fries, and biscuits with gravy, just for starters. They also pioneered a local lending library where you find a great read for your afternoons lounging in the hammock, poolside.

The business is legally incorporated, licensed, and inspected with all legal requirements up to date. Offered at US$40,000.

Housing options:

What could be better than walking two blocks from your beautiful new home to open up shop in the mornings? How about this, easy, light, and breezy home in downtown Atenas, Costa Rica in the photos below?

This beautiful, well maintained home featured in the photos above offers a unique feeling for living in downtown Atenas with 190 m2 (2,034 s.f.) of construction on a deep 820 m2 (1/4 acre) lot. The living spaces are open, with a light, bright, and airy feeling.

The main feature of this home is the new, custom kitchen with hardwood cabinets, granite countertops, glass tile back splash, high end appliances and all the bells and whistles you can ask for in a kitchen set up.

The huge pop out window that overlooks the large terrace and tropically landscaped back yard, is the icing on the cake. There is a spacious living room, 2 bedroom suits, complete with full bathrooms and built in closets. Outside is equally impressive with a large wrap around porch that overlooks a large, lushly landscaped back yard.

In addition there is an indoor utility room and a detached bodega, giving you ample storage. This home is offered with the appliances and most of the furnishings. All this for only US$249,000.

Another great option featured in these photos above is this beautiful new construction in Hacienda Atenas. This hilltop retreat is brand new construction, less than a 5 minute drive from Kay’s Gringo Postre’s, offers two bedroom suits, 2.5 bathrooms, 200m2 (2,100 s.f.) of construction, set on a 7,000m2 (1.75 acre lot).

There are large, open living areas with vaulted wood ceilings, a custom kitchen with hardwood cabinets and granite countertops. Out front there is a huge covered terrace overlooking the refreshing swimming pool and mountains beyond. All this for only US$365,000.

If the first two options are not a match, then this amazing value, new construction home in Roca Verde could be the one! This new home is ready for its new owners and is also less than a 5 minute drive to Kay’s Gringo Postre’s. Offering 200m2 (2,100 s.f.)of construction on a 1,400m2 (1/3 acre) lot.

Some of the many features of this lovely home include two large bedrooms, one being the master bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite bath.

Large, open, flowing living areas, kitchen with island, wood cabinets, and granite countertops. There is a large, covered front terrace with views of the lovely countryside, a back patio, indoor utility room, and oversized one car carport. Vaulted wood beam/tongue and groove ceilings throughout.

This is an exceptional value in one of Atenas’s most sought after communities. Only US$235,000.

Living your dreams and running your own business in paradise has never been easier. Come see why thousands of expats have fallen in love with Atenas, Costa Rica.

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There are 7 comments:

  • Sebastian Fattal at 1:49 pm

    Article/Property ID Number 5825
    I’d like more information about the financials

    • Ron Swanson at 11:36 pm

      Please send more information on the restaurant.
      Thank you
      Ron Swanson

  • Jeff Brosman at 5:05 pm

    Is Kay’s still for sale? Semi retired restauranteur looking for easy gig. Had 2 large restaurants in CR in 90’s looking to return

    • luis torio at 12:41 am

      Hello Jeff, thank you for your message, We just sent it to one of our recommended realtor Dennis Easters, He will be in contact with you shortly.


  • Ronel Blignaut at 11:24 am

    Good day, we are looking at relocating to Costa Rica and would like to know if this business is still available. We currently own a BnB in Uruguay but we are originally from South Africa. We are very interested and would love to hear from you.

    • luis torio at 7:03 pm

      Hello Ronel, thank you for your message, We just sent it to one of our recommended realtor Dennis Easters.
      He will be in contact with you shortly.


  • Tom Pappin at 7:51 pm

    Would like to get some information on the restaurant for sale. Who would i speak with ?

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