For sure, once you move to Costa Rica, family, friends, friends of friends, and friends of the family will think you’re a new vacation destination. Don’t worry; it happened to all of us. For many, if you can afford it, the solution is to purchase a Costa Rica home for sale with a guest house.
The advantage of a home for sale with a guesthouse is that you can have the guests out of the house. You give them a key and they are not an invasion of your privacy.
The question is, in which location does it make sense to buy a Costa Rica home for sale with a guest house, and where doesn’t it?
Almost as important is the fact that you don’t want the guest house to be too nice, because your guests might never leave again.
Urban or rural
If you are a city person and you love to be in the midst of all the amenities like the shopping malls, wining and dining, and private hospitals, you will find that the cost of land is a lot higher than it is in the rural areas. So if you are looking for a home for sale with a guesthouse in an urban area, your budget needs to be it bit higher than it has to in a rural area.
If you like to live out in the countryside, you have a much better chance to find a Costa Rica home for sale with a guest house because the land is a lot cheaper. There are certain areas that have lots of ex-pat homeowners, so you will find a much larger inventory of homes for sale with a guest house.
If you love the beach, again you will have to adjust your budget to your requirements. The closer you get to the beach, the more money you will have to pay for a beach home for sale with a guest house. I’ll have another article soon on Costa Rica homes for sale with a guest house on the beach.
Some guesthouses are small, others are huge. Some are barely comfortable, so your guests won’t stay too long. Others are so luxurious and comfortable, your guests will never want to leave again.
You decide what you want to buy
The advantages of having a guesthouse are:
1. You can have your family visiting often
2. You can have your mother in law live with you
3. You can create some additional income once you have decided to not accept any more guests or send your mother-in-law back home.
Let me give you an idea of the Costa Rica home for sale with a guest house in the Central Valley that you will usually find on our inventory in the different locations our affiliate real estate agents cover:
1. Santa Ana Country Estate
Santa Ana home for sale with a guest house: Outstanding 3 acre Country Estate in Santa Ana foothills offering the main home, one-bedroom apartment & a detached 2-bedroom guest house.
Price $600,000 Listing ID 8108
2. Atenas Tuscan Villa
Atenas home for sale with a guest house: Luxury Tuscan Villa with Separate Guest House located on 1.7 acres on top of the hill in a gorgeous, gated community in Atenas. This villa offers breathtaking views of Central Valley and Atenas Valley.
Price $735,000 Listing ID 5907
3. Luxurious mansion in the mountains of Heredia
Heredia home for sale with a guest house: This magnificent property is located in the mountains of Santa Barbara, in a town called El Roble at about 5800 feet above sea level. It is set majestically with views over the Central Valley and even of the Pacific Ocean on clear days. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the fresh and pure mountain air, beautiful sunsets, and serenity. The property features 8000m2 (2 acres) of mountainous surroundings bordering a river.
Price $795,000 Listing ID 8721
4. Santa Ana gentlemen’s farm
Santa Ana home for sale with a guest house: If you are looking to live in nature, love to have animals or pets, and like to pick your own breakfast in your garden, this is the 3. 5-acre property you have to see. And ONLY 5 minutes to downtown Santa Ana!!! The main ranch house, 2 bedroom guest house, caretaker’s house, large farm shed.
Price $550,000 Listing ID 7938
5. Ciudad Colon Spanish colonial estate
Ciudad Colon home for sale with a guest house: A magnificent Spanish Colonial-style estate on 1-3/4 acres of manicured grounds, occupying an entire city block, just a few blocks from the very center of town. This beautiful property features a main house with an Infinity pool, two townhouse-type units, and a guest house.
Price $2,000,000 Listing ID PM4500
6. Atenas hidden jewel
Atenas home for sale with a guest house: Enjoy breathtaking views, lush gardens, and orchards from ranch home in Barrio Mercedes. The main ranch house, guest house, pool, gazebo, and caretakers. This property features sweeping views of the Central Valley and volcanoes. It also has tropical landscaped grounds with over 300 coffee plants and trees. That includes avocado, lemons, bananas, and papaya trees.
Price $469,000 Listing ID 7142
7. Luxury home on Grecia hilltop
Grecia home for sale with a guest house: Magnificent 360º views on Grecia hilltop estate with beautiful 5-bedroom luxury home, guest house, caretaker’s house, lake, pool & waterfalls.
Price: $2,500,000 Listing ID 8187
Any of the above homes for sale with guest houses in the Central Valley, might not be available anymore when you read this article. We used them as sample listings so you have an idea about what your options are.
Make an appointment to see Costa Rica homes for sale with a guest house in the Central Valley now.
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