As some of you already know, we have made the final decision to leave Panama and make a move back to the states.
And as many of know, we have made this decision several times, but the beauty of the land and kindness of the people seemed to hold a spell over us in this tropical paradise. However, this time we know our sojourn in Panama is complete. It is a very difficult decision, but it will much easier for my Mother to be cared for in the states- as it is wheel chair accessible and for us to be closer to our darling grandchildren (and great children!).
So we are off to make a new chapter in our life!
We have completed all the the finish work of the home, plus much more that my Father left undone before his passing– granite counter-tops, cabinetry, vanities, painting of the outside and inside of the home– and the the list of completed work goes on and on… And recently, 80% of the roads to the home have been repaired and electricity has been brought to the community (but stops at the house below us).
The home truly is a lovely jewel tucked away in the mountaintops and we really pray someone will move here, who will love it as much as we have. If you know of anyone who is interested in a private and secluded, off the grid home, please contact us.
Muchas Gracias– Rose n Smith
Property Tour and the Outside of the Home:
(Please note these videos do not show many of the updates to the home)
~Price Reduced from $ 639,000 to 520,000 to $420,000 FIRM in US dollars~
4,000 sq ft Spanish style custom home on 11 hectares m/l.
Fully Titled. 18 year property tax exemption.
Designed and built to American standards.
Almost completely off the grid.
No electric bills. 1840w solar set-up runs house, except a generator runs the washer.
Community water approximately $30.00 a year.
End of the road–ultimate in privacy.
About the land:
Beautifully landscaped with an array of vibrantly colored hibiscus, gardenia and jasmine, as well as other tropical beauties. Various palm trees.
Banana, orange, lemon and lime trees abound. Some mature avocado and mango trees, as well as young almond trees and papaya. Over a hundred pineapple. Mint, lemon grass and culantro. Over 2,500 sq ft greenhouse and almost 2,000 sq ft chicken house-but could easily be converted to anything.
Three year round flowing creek runs through the property. A couple springs.
Views of Volcan Baru, Costa Rica and the ocean.
Property is fenced and cross fenced. Ready for horses, cows, sheep and/or goats. Various shelters in place. Pastoral views. Lush pasture.
About the home:
Large and spacious 4,000 sq ft Spanish style home.
4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
Recessed ceilings and custom moldings throughout.
Huge picture windows bring forth lots of natural light and stunning views.
Custom wrought iron french doors throughout the home.
Custom tile work.
Formal entry with chandelier.
Formal living room with large picture window and views.
Formal dining room with gorgeous chandelier and large custom French doors exiting off onto terrazzo.
Spacious family room with ceiling fans and large picture windows and single French door exiting off onto terrazzo.
Huge office space with large picture window.
Large well equipped kitchen with custom cabinets and granite/butcher block counter-tops.
Pastoral views from two large windows.
Deep and well constructed walk in pantry in kitchen.
Laundry area off kitchen includes deep laundry sink. Newer washer and dryer.
Large walk in linen closet.
Master bedroom is airy and spacious with grand his/her walk-in custom wood closets and private ensuite bathroom with deep soaking tub, two person shower and double sinks.
French door with privacy glass off the master bedroom opens to a sun bathing porch.
A red Spanish-tiled terrazzo filled with an array of potted green leafed foliage– expands the entire back of the home.
Beautiful views of the lush hillside to David, Costa Rica and even the ocean on clear days.
A perfect place to listen to the singing of the tropical birds or the whir of hummingbirds or the gentle babbling of the creek.
The ultimate place for entertaining or relaxing.
An outdoor bathroom and shower are also located on one end of the terrazzo.
About the outbuildings:
Large attached secure storage area.
Smaller attached storage area.
Large detached storage area for farm equipment and/or tractors, ATVs, etc.
Miscellaneous information about the location:
The house is located off of via Volcan mid way between Bugaba and Volcan, 15 minutes off the main road on a typical bumpy Panama dirt road–however due to the water plant over 80% of the road is now maintained and due to be paved.
The house is situated at the end of the road, in a small Panama community of gentle, kind hearted people.
It affords privacy and seclusion, but less than 40 minutes to Bugaba and Volcan. Less than an hour from David. About an hour and fifteen minutes to Boquete.
This home has never experienced any crime or the loud noise of blasting radios at fiesta time, like homes closer into the cities do.
Currently employed at the home is an excellent housekeeper and field worker, both live near to the home and would probably be happy to keep working at this home, if you decide to keep them on. (It is hard to find good reliable employees.)
Ideal weather year round, approximately 80 degree average with a slight constant breeze– Cooler than David at sea level, less rainy and cool than the mountain village of Boquete.
New international airport opening in David near the end of 2012 with direct flights from Florida and Europe.
David is Panama’s second largest city…. Rapidly growing with major shopping facilities including Price Smart (Costco), KFC, Domino’s Pizza, TGI Friday’s. etc.
Land area….. approx 11 hectares m/l (approx 27 acres).
House total area…..approx 4,000 sq ft.
Full Price includes formal dining room table/chairs and china cabinet, formal living room leather sofa set, family room leather set and master bedroom suite.
For information contact Robin @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Few Updated Pictures