Country Home Heredia Residence

This charming and comfortable country home, located in the small town of Santa Cecilia, a district of Concepcion and canton of San Isidro in the Heredia province, offers tremendous value compared to similar sized Costa Rica real estate.  Fairly priced at $425,000 USD the property includes 2 houses, one larger and the other smaller, plus a cottage complete with kitchen, living/dining area, a partitioned bedroom and large bath.  There is also a secure bodega, gardens and expansive green areas. Opportunity exists to expand with horses, gardens, or an outdoor rancho.

The main house, with 3 bedrooms + 2 baths, was rebuilt by the owner/seller and incorporates re-purposed materials such as timber and brick. Custom wood features, built-in furniture and cabinetry all built by a talented local craftsman. The main level offers a spacious open floor plan with natural light-filled kitchen, the master bedroom, walk-in closet and beautifully appointed bathroom.  Five steps lead up to the second level of the main house with 2 nice sized bedrooms complete with closets, a bathroom and hallway closet. The living area boasts a fireplace and double French doors leading to an enclosed glass sunroom with recycled brick floor.

Ideal Location & Potential

A must-see property in an area popular with Costa Rica nationals along with a mix of expats from various countries.  Although a rural country setting, the location of this country home is not remote with 3 seperate access roads. One offers a picturesque drive to Highway 32 leading to the Caribbean Coast or towards San Jose.  To reach the center of Heredia, drive time takes 20-30 minutes. Closer in proximity is the quaint town of San Isidro a brief 7-10 minute drive.  The International Juan Santamaria Airport and points west to Alajuela takes approximately 45 minutes travel time.

The country home property lends itself perfectly for use as a private residence with long-term rental income or as a tourist related business, i.e., short-term lodging, B&B, tours, etc.

Scroll below for details of property and houses along with an album of interior and exterior photos.

For appointment or questions regarding this charming country home please use the Contact form and reference: Property ID# MJH1

Price: $425,000 USD


  Country Home Heredia Residence


  • Lot comprised of 4,218 m2 / 45,402.17 sq. feet (just over 1 acre)
  • Wooded, valley views, fruit trees, expansive lawns, flowering gardens
  • Room for horses, vegetable gardens and/or a rancho
  • Deep corner lot, private, quiet, protected from development (northern border)
  • Electric porton at driveway with locked man-gate
  • All three houses set back from frontage road
  • 3 different road access – main public frontage road asphalt paved
  • 2 water tanks – excellent water pressure
  • Hot water tank services baths and kitchen
  • Alarm system monitored via smart phone
  • Exterior sensor lights
  • Hi-speed internet, Wi-Fi, TV cable and 3 phone lines available
  • Properly grounded throughout
  • Large, secure cement garage/workshop w/ 220 electrical
  • Guest or Rental cottage: approx. 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom/1 over-sized bath w/ full kitchen and ceiling/exhaust fans
  • Outdoor fire pit with iron frame canopy
  • Secondary rental or maid’s house: 2 bedroom/1 bath


  • 3 bedroom, 2 bath with master bed/bath on main floor (split level)
  • Open floor plan with great room/living, kitchen and dining area
  • Large great-room fireplace with (recycled) brick
  •  Solarium/sun room with garden views; recycled brick patio floor, aluminum frame and glass – upper windows open for air circulation
  • Beautiful cedar custom computer desk/armoire
  • Cottage style doors with brass fittings
  • Custom built-in wood bookcase
  • Wood framed windows w/ locks
  • Custom bathroom tile work, Saltillo floor tiles, custom wood finishes and cabinets, top of line bathroom fixtures
  • Reinforced steel safe/storage unit concealed behind wooden doors
  • Large Kitchen w/ 2 level bar, cabinets, expansive counter space, plenty of natural light. All appliances remain as part of sale
  • Great room, double French doors with custom curtains
  • Master bedroom (main level) with walk-in closet; beamed ceilings + bath
  • 2nd level (5 steps): 2 bed/1bath and hallway closet
  • Annual Property taxes & trash collection run $400
  • Property ID# MJH1    Price: $425,000   MAKE APPOINTMENT