Commercial Historic Building on 3 Acres

Property Details

  • Property ID: 16103
  • Year Built : 1900
  • Lot size : 13,456 m2

Commercial Historic Building on 3 Acres

It is a rare opportunity to own a unique historic building situated right along the main road to Costa Rica’s crown jewel: the Monteverde Cloud Forest. This unique historic building has been the center of activity in this area since the early 1900’s. It was the equivalent of a modern mall, with lots of different stores, movie theater, bus station, dance hall, restaurant, hotel, bakery, butcher shop, hardware store, and much more.

The Casona is conveniently located in beautiful Guacimal, Puntarenas on 3 acres of land that includes riverfront of the beautiful Guacimal River. This building, was critical in supporting the establishment of Monteverde, as Guacimal was the largest town between Monteverde and Puntarenas until recently. The Sustainability Demonstration Center (SDC) is a non-for-profit organization that has played a pivotal role in preventing damage to the nearby Veracruz River and currently is involved in projects that support the community and world through teaching and practicing sustainability. The SDC would love to find a suitable buyer that can benefit from it while caring for the environment and community which surrounds it.

Monteverde Cloud Forest

The location is a perfect stopping point for the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit Monteverde every year. It is located only 30 minutes away along a paved road. It is just an hour from the coastal city of Puntarenas where all types of business transactions are conducted, and 3 hours from the capital city of San Jose. The building sits on 3.2 acres adjacent to route 606, the main road to the Monteverde Cloud forest. The property can also be accessed by another side street. The west border of the property is entirely Guacimal riverfront.

The grounds include: 2 buildings that have been used as outdoor classrooms, garden support and animal pens; there are two large enclosed garden areas, a tree nursery, a well and an irrigation distribution system connected to it, an artificial small pond, an old swimming pool, an old-growth forest area, various fruit trees that the monkeys and wildlife enjoy, open garden/sports areas, and a parking lot. The building is 7,500 square feet. There are 3 floors. Each floor has at least one bathroom and shower. In recent years, the space has been used by national and international volunteers and university students for housing and study and as a community center. The second floor is divided into 6 bedrooms (that can house minimally 9 people) and a wraparound hallway. The first floor has a grand meeting hall as well as several office areas, a study/living room, and a kitchen and two dining rooms. An additional room has served as a water quality laboratory with a sink and counters, which has its own separate access from the outside. There are actually 7 separate access doors to the street on just one level and two additional ones in the converted basement, that can be used to fulfill almost any dream you may have for it. In the basement there are 5 bunk rooms made out of hardwood for housing 20 student visitors and volunteers, a locked garage for your vehicle and lots of storage spaces though out that can be easily converted into additional living/work space. In the upper 2 floors, there are beautiful original hardwood floors and walls. The roof has been newly painted. The building has been cared for lovingly and could be used as is; or renovated to create a historic masterpiece to house your dream business.

High-speed fiber optic internet hook up is available.

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