Herradura, Rivas, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica Rivas ( San José, CR ) Built

SOLD $259,000 USD

Coldwell Banker - Vesta Group

Scott Bowers Scott Bowers 866-284-2832 (Office) 506-8559-2686 (Cell) Request More Info

  • The Costa Rica Mountain Cabin of Your Dreams!
  • Type: Residential
  • Style: Single Story
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Size: 1,615 sq. ft.
  • Development Level: Built
  • Lot Size: 10.71 acres
  • Year Built: 2002
  • MLS #: 00028


Peaceful, quiet, beautiful, serene, mellow, placid, undisturbed, untroubled, safe, clean, harmonious and sublime. Do not miss this opportunity to own a premiere piece of property in one of the safest and most undisturbed areas of the country.

Herradura de Rivas is a tiny village made up of mostly cattle farmers and coffee growers. It is located on the skirts of Mount Chirripo (the highest mountain in CR), which lends itself to a fantastic climate and great gardening too! Chirripo National Park is just a stones throw away.

Our spring-like temperatures are usually between 60-80F (15-26C) degrees year-round. There may be the odd night or two that the temp dips into the 50's, but no worries! Just stoke up a fire in the fireplace! We enjoy clean, crisp fresh air here at 1,600 meters (5,248 feet) of elevation!

Nearby San Gerardo de Rivas is the gateway for trekkers who want to get to the top of Mt. Chirripo. Herradura offers an alternative route for those who want to ascend via the path less traveled. It takes an extra day of climbing, but it's well worth the effort!

And if you are a birder, suffice it to say, you will be in heaven!

The property measures just under 11 acres. It is bordered on one side by the public road which is mostly dirt and gravel and in good condition. It is bordered on the other side by the majestic Rio Blanco. This pristine water comes from the very heart of the Talamanca Mountain Range and is considered some of the cleanest water in the entire country. There are 3 year round streams crossing the property, an excellent source for hydro-power.

There are several distinct areas to the property, all with tremendous advantages for building sites. It could be for additional houses, or small cabins for rental income. All have unbeatable views of the river and some with views to the waterfall. There are at least 4 perspective building sites.

A portion of the property is virgin forest and contains trees that are 100's of years old. It is an absolutely magical spot to walk around in and is easily the centerpiece of the property, until you come to the waterfall!

Built just 10 years ago as a weekend cabin for the owner to escape to whilst living in another area of the country, the rustic cabin has been transformed into a real home, with all of the amenities. Completely remodeled in 2009 with a new professional kitchen (including handcrafted pure teak cabinets and solid slate countertops), home office (with internet and phone lines) and state of the art bathroom, end of the road living has never been so comfortable!

Two bedrooms and 1 bath with stunning views from every window and a large outdoor deck (w/ built in BBQ!) that cantilevers over the Rio Blanco. Fall asleep at night with the serene sound of the river as your constant companion, snuggled under your down comforter or in front of the brick fireplace. Washer and dryer, GE gas range and oven, full size refrigerator and satellite T.V. plus many, many more comforts and amenities are all included.

A natural spring supplies the home with fresh, clean and natural water year-round.

Fruit growing on the property include: Limes, Oranges, Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, Blackberries, Raspberries, Bananas and Nona ("Custard Apple")

Constructed with pine and cypress trees cut here on the property, along with genuine hardwood floors, the home is accented with great, exotic and difficult to find hardwoods including: Amazon Rosewood (Cristobal), Teak (Teca), Almond (Almendro), Chancho Blanco and Ira Rosado. Dramatically perched on a huge boulder deposited during the glacial period, the home is a remarkable testament to one man's vision. And now you can own it!

Nearby villages of Herradura and San Gerardo can supply basic items, but for most of your shopping needs a trip to San Isidro de El General is necessary. The trip passes some breathtaking scenery as you follow the mighty Rio Chirripo down the mountain towards San Isidro. The drive takes about 30 minutes and there you will find everything you could possibly need and then some! Rumor has it that Perez Zeledon is the fastest growing city in Costa Rica, with a wide variety of shops, grocery stores, weekly farmers markets, restaurants, a mall with a movie theatre, banks, bars, public library, theatre, orchestra, universities (public and private) and a thriving expat community. A Mini-San Jose, but safer, cleaner and less crowded.



  • 1,600 meters (5,248 feet) of elevation offers spring-like temperatures between 60-80F (15-26C) degrees year-round
  • Bordered by the majestic Rio Blanco with pristine water coming from the very heart of the Talamanca Mountain Range
  • 4 additional building sites surrounded by virgin forest with trees that are 100's of years old
  • Remodeled in 2009 with a new kitchen (including handcrafted pure teak cabinets and solid slate countertops), home office, and modern bathroom
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