https://vivatropical.com/property/listing/685797/ Imagine living in a pristine paradise in southern Costa Rica Nothing like this in the Market The South Pacific area of the country is often referred to as where the “mountains meet the sea.” At Cacao Ridge Estates, you’ll enjoy stunning ocean views from a breezy altitude of 1,100 feet above sea level. The pristine mountain and ocean view rival settings such as Bali and California. Incredibly, however, the Homesteads at Cacao Ridge are still as affordable as they are luxurious. These estates are located off the beaten path, allowing you to experience your own private paradise while still being only minutes away from the famous surfer’s Dominical Beach. These new homes were designed with picturesque Costa Rica setting in mind. You can feel the fresh mountain air and bright sunshine from every room in these homes, but especially from the outdoor patio and the infinity pool. As soon as you enter the home, you can see dramatic ocean views for miles. If you hear a large wave, it is because the sound is magnified, almost as if by a microphone. What an experience that is! Sustainable Living Many local tropical plants are spread throughout making it feel like a lush jungle. These houses or homesteads also serve as small sustainable farms. Each property comes with an outdoor vegetable garden, an exotic fruit orchard, a fishing pond, an herb garden, and a chicken coop. This area used to be a Cacao Plantation so the ground is fertile, and it is ideal for organic produce or a perennial garden. A natural creek runs through each lot too. Stunning Open Plan The modern design of these homes delivers both privacy and openness. The solid concrete walls are accented with gorgeous teak wood. Large glass windows either face the ocean or the lush rainforest jungle. The entertaining spaces feature an eat-in kitchen with new appliances and a spacious living room. The magnificent windows in the living area can completely disappear, opening it to your outdoor patio and infinity pool. This is a truly stunning feature that makes guests drop their jaw. Each of these houses features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have ocean views and rainforest jungle views as well. The Master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with two sinks. The other bathroom comfortably services guests and the other two bedrooms. Luxury home amenities include a spacious covered carport for two vehicles, a large storage locker for all of your beach and pool toys, and a covered deck. Eco-Friendly These new homes are eco-friendly. They use solar for electric and hot water systems, as well as electricity from the grid. The house is ready for installing air conditioning but, because of the cool breezes, you may not need to. The houses come equipped with a filtering system of the highest quality. Near Where You Want to Be Cacao Ridge Estates is secluded, you’ll never hear the sound of an engine on a highway but is still only about 10 minutes away from the supermarket in neighboring Platanillo. The beach at Playa Dominical, where experienced surfers like to ride the waves, is only 20 minutes away, bustling with a choice of fine yet informal restaurants and shops, including Mama Toucans, which resembles a small Whole Foods. On the way, you’ll pass Nauyaca Water Falls, which is located in an 80-meter canyon. It contains flowing waterfalls and swimming holes the entire family will love exploring. You’re also only minutes away from other Costa Rica waterfalls, such as Eco Chontales, which features stunning views, natural swimming holes, and local wildlife. Notably, these new homes are just 15 minutes away from the second largest organic market in Costa Rica. Located in Tinamastes, more than 40 community vendors offer their natural food, remedies, and crafts each Tuesday. This is a great resource for residents and renters who wish to live eco-friendly. This is your opportunity to choose from a variety of ocean-view homes at Cacao Ridge Estates. Each has its unique charm and all are on a beautiful farm-like setting, only minutes from town. One home has sold and there are only 2 homes left. This home is being sold furnished for $509,000 and the other home which sits on over 5 acres is being sold for $499,000 unfurnished.