Located 200 feet directly above Playa Marsella on top of the hill between Playa Marsella and Playa Maderas, it is close enough to the ocean to hear the soothing sounds of the surf below, and at the same time high enough to offer views of not only the entire and beautiful Marsella valley and surrounding hillsides but also up to 40 miles at every compass heading. The vistas from this home are simply breathtaking and must be seen to be believed! Only a 15 minute drive to San Juan Del Sur, the upper portions of which is visible from the house, it's far enough away from town to eliminate its noise. Instead, it is surrounded by all the peaceful sounds of nature that the Marsella valley offers.
This house is built in the true Hacienda style, incorporating large covered decks surrounding all of its three levels. This design insures all weather outside living, and at the same time keeps the interior cool year round because the heat of the sun is kept off of the exterior walls. Additionally, careful design attention to cross ventilation thru its many windows insures breezes (and magnificent views) in every room. Its all high strength concrete construction not only allows for a large observation deck on top of the house, but also as a result of its shaded walls acts as a heat insulator, keeping the interior temperatures in the day very close to the area's nighttime external temps. In the hotter months, daytime internal temperatures can be as much or more than ten degrees cooler than outside, making air conditioning and the high energy costs associated unnecessary. Designed with rentals in mind, after several years and hundreds of guests there has yet to be one complaint about room temperatures throughout the house. Check out its many VRBO renters comments for confirmation if you wish. This house has generated steady rental income since built with minimum advertising, and by expanding efforts in this regard can be a major money maker.
No HOA fees, the cheapest water costs of any development in the SJDS area, and low power bills ($60 to $90/month, depending on occupancy levels) all contribute to Hacienda Pura Vista's low operating costs. Plus, although not a gated community, the combination of every house here having their own full time quidadors, and this house being located at a cull-de-sac insures a highly secure home.
The purchase price for the house includes all high quality furnishings, linens, appliances, all kitchen equipment, flat screen TV's, surround sound systems, etc. as well as a robust battery/generator hybrid backup power system, and it will be sold ready to use immediately for rental or to move into, or both! Fully equipped caretaker/quidador living quarters are also included on site in an attached casita. If desired, and highly recommended, existing staff hope to stay with the new owner and will be available. Honest and reliable housekeeping and caretaker/quidador positions are critical and can be difficult to find, and an additional advantage of keeping them in-house would help in making the move-in process as painless as possible.
Several rental options were designed to exist for Hacienda Pura Vista. Currently, the owner resides in the first floor, which includes a large bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, over 1500 sq.ft of deck, and a very large (15' x 47') garage, set up for the top two floors to be rented out. The second floor has a very large and open living/dining/bar/kitchen area, two bedrooms fitted with two full size beds each and in-suite bathrooms, and a half bath serving the main area. The third floor has a very big primary bedroom, currently equipped with two queen sized beds and a futon; it is attached to a full bath and an adjoining small bedroom with a full sized bed. All floors have private entrances and large (12' to 16') surrounding covered porches with open sunning areas additionally for each. A huge (17' x 52') carport is also available on the second floor, and a 23' x 25' open observation deck on the top of the house reachable by all floors via external circular stairs.
Alternatively, the top two floors could be used as a primary residence with the first floor kept available for rental, or, to maximize rental income, the whole house could be used for rentals only. It's an ideal space for yoga groups, surfretreats, families, etc.
Total living area (including, interior, exterior decks, garage, and carport: 8600 sq. ft.
Interior total: 2000 sq. ft. (no hallways and external stairs)
Five bedrooms, 4-1/2 baths,, large living/dining area on second floor, two kitchens.
One garage: 700 sq. ft.
One carport: 880 sq. ft.
Over 4900 sq.ft. of decks with about 3800sq. ft. covered.
Staff casita: 200 sq.ft. Plus a small covered deck.