Villa Bougainvillea is a gorgeous and very unique property, comprised of a central main villa, 3 guest villas (for guests or rental), rancho with BBQ, lots of lush vegetation and a lovely view to San José.
The 4,800-ft2 (445-m2) main villa has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large living/dining room, elaborate kitchen with several granite counter-tops, and cooking island. There is a formal entrance (that steps down to the living room), an office, huge family/game room (with pool table, plumbed bar) opening to a deck with observation area for view of Central Valley.
As you pass the living room, take a few steps up to a 75′ long river rock wall that stretches from the beginning of the living room to the end of the hallway where you will find two bedrooms with a bath in between on the right. At the end of the hallway, there is a stairway up to the left which is the 3rd bedroom or second master bedroom.
The principle elegant master bedroom is a show stopper with its fireplace, gorgeous Jacuzzi (surrounded by salmon colored marble) and palatial pillars. There is an additional marble counter with small sink perfect for a morning kitchen. You then pass the large shower enclosure followed by the toilet and bidet enclosure. Another marble counter adorns double sinks, and walk-through closet finally completes the inside villa tour.
As a matter of fact, the house has THREE cozy fireplaces! It also has a high-tech security system, intercom system, high-speed Internet, cable TV wired for each room, etc. On a lower level of the house is a laundry room with 4 machines, an employee’s room and bath.
There is also an oversized two-car garage, and there is plenty of room for a pool or helipad, if desired. There is also a very large in-ground water tank and pump for emergencies
It’s a fantastic private estate with lots of room for guests and entertaining. With a total of 7 bedrooms and 7-1/2 baths, it could be a very nice B&B, or you could just rent out the guest villas individually for a bit of rental income.
It’s located in a very nice, peaceful area with other nice estates around, in the hills above San José, with a nice spring-like climate year-round, fresh unpolluted air.
The property sits amidst an exclusive small, private, gated enclave. Villa Bougainvillea was constructed of local stone, hardwood and glass on a 1,835 m2 (19,744 square feet) lot. A little less than 1/2 acre. Though there is 7,000 sq. feet of construction, the villa itself boasts 4,500 sq. ft. of spectacular living on a lushly manicured hillside lot with 100′ walls of glass for viewing the countryside, mountain range and city below.
It is a perfect elevation for viewing brilliantly colorful birds, butterflies, squirrels and picturesque rowed coffee farm plantations and large estates. Renowned for its clean air, and forested area in the much sought after cooler foothill area of San Ramon de Tres Rios, Costa Rica.
It is 10 minutes to San Jose, 10 minutes to major universities, 10 minutes to great shopping malls and theaters with English. Drop down to closest town (Tres Rios) to see a movie and be served sushi, or pizza, or drinks, by waiters in tuxedos at our fabulous new 15-theater complex. World class medical facilities a few minutes away in the new Momentum Pinares tower in Curridabat.
Visit our Local Area page for more information on places to go in the area.
Villa Bougainvillea has many uses. Use it as a family home, a B&B, a corporate retreat, cooking school, or perfect for entertaining large groups.
Much more refreshing and quieter than Escazu.
Price reduction from $799.000 to $620.000
I hereby declare that I know Mr. Peter Van Hussen, owner of Eco-Realtor Costa Rica Company, for more than 5 years.
During all that time, Peter has characterized himself, among other personal merits, for been a person who loves nature and for working actively in projects, programs, commissions and working groups related to nature preservation and to environmental conservation in general.
During all the years that I worked as an environmental advisor for the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce and for the Municipality of Garabito County, both located in Jacó City, I could observe that Peter was regularly invited to be part of projects and working commissions that had to do –among other topics- with the reduction of the environmental pollution existing in the Garabito County due to untreated sewage waters, with conservation and restoration of the watersheds that exist in the mountain zone of the county, with the problems that exist in the coastal zone, with ecotourism development, with protection and development of the nearby national parks and equivalent reserves, and in general with sustainable development of Garabito.
In all these commissions and working groups, Peter stands out for his excellent ideas and for his very active participation, and for the personal experience he demonstrated because of the jobs he has had and because of the many trips he has taken in his life.
Mario A. Boza
Vice Minister of Natural Resources
Co founder of Costa Rica’s National ParksMario A. Boza
Peter was personally recommended to me by one of his peers – a successful real estate professional – and I quickly knew why. I realized that Peter’s ethics towards responsible stewardship of land was exactly what I was looking for in marketing my unusual property of virgin forest. He listened carefully and understood my desire to search for a buyer intending to preserve the forest in perpetuity, and he already had the connections to advertise to this type of client. I am very impressed by the weight Peter places in responsibility towards a sustainable environment as an integral part of his business.David Reuland