This 3 bed/2 bath house is fabulous! It is located on the hills overlooking the Popoyo/Guasacate area and is only 1 km from the beach. The house enjoys stunning views of the surrounding valley, mountains, ocean and surf.
The house was recently built in 2010 and was designed to capture the outdoor lifestyle. The 1st & 2nd floors feature interior living space as well as covered porches. Both floors have their own access, which is great for privacy and rentals. The 1st and 2nd floor are connected by an outdoor stairway and the 3rd floor features a covered porch and star deck, which is an amazing location to relax under both the sun and the stars.
The house is furnished and features many custom finishes of wood, stone and polished concrete. All plumbing and electrical fixtures were imported from the US. The owner was on-site for the majority of construction and paid very close attention to design and finish, resulting in a very cozy home with plenty of details to be discovered.
The house is wired and designed to operate off-grid on solar power. The owner has four new 200 W panels that can be mounted on the roof and wired to a battery bank in the nearby bodega. These panels are available for purchase with the home. Water is pumped from a 180 ft. drilled well to a gravity system that supplies the entire property. The 3/5 acres is surrounded by a chain-link fence and has an extensively developed garden with pathways that wind through fruit trees and ornamental plants.
This area is a safe neighborhood with a handful of year-round neighbors, but enjoys low carrying costs as there are no HOA dues. There is a metal gate at the property entrance and a paved driveway for parking. This is a great feature for both security and pets.
Popoyo is a very centrally located area in the middle of the countryside with access to lots of different beaches and surf. You will find you are always close to all of the local restaurants, bars and stores in the area and that both the local and foreign residents are very laid-back, friendly people.