Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, real estate for sale
Reduced to $60,000 with minimal furniture
H131 Colorful home with sunset view in Tierras Morenas - $75,000
The village of Tierras Morenas has an excellent location about 25 minutes from Tilaran. It's the end of the paved road that comes up from the northern end of the lake through the village of Sabalito. The road crests the top of the range separating the lake from the western lowlands and then descends for a half-mile to the village perched at the edge of the forested hills and overlooking the hotter lowlands. There are views of the complex Tempisque River system, the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific Coast's bordering hills. The village is a ranching center, boasts a large bullring, a very pretty church, and an annual 4-day fair that features displays of horsemanship and a parade with many teams of oxen. The small home is located just where the paved road turns into the village a little more than a block from the church, yet it is a sheltered, quiet location, surrounded by hedges and trees except for the western side overlooking the lowlands. The quaint, colorful, and solid little home has one bedroom, one bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen, dining, living areas with a high ceiling made of pochote, one of Costa Rica's notable native hardwoods. In offering the home at a large reduction, the owner is not including the furniture and appliances except for a built-in sofa and 2-burner stove.
The village church in the village of Tierras Morenas. An oxcart driver (boyero) leads in team in the oxen parade at the annual Tierras Morenas 4-day fair.
The pretty Tierras Morenas church is in the center of the village a block and a half from this quiet home. Built in 1919, the church is dedicated to San Isidro Labrador, the saint of the workers.
An oxcart driver (boyero) halts his team during the 2010 parade. Ordinarily the boyero simply places the tip of his staff on top of the oxbow and the oxen follow wherever he goes. Oxen are still useful in some situations.
The bright little home has a large lawn and surrounded by fencing and hedges except for the westward view side. The westward side of the house has a covered porch from which to enjoy the sunset view.
Lawn covers much of the 6,544-square-foot lot.
A covered porch faces the western view.
The tidy and colorful home has high ceilings and an attractive corner adobe fireplace. The kitchen is part of the high-ceilinged open plan.
The tidy, colorful home with high pochote wood ceiling is in fine condition.
Beyond the dining are is the large bedroom.
Many of the oxcarts have elaborate decoration.
Many of the oxcarts are elaborately painted in traditional styles.
Two children ride atop an oxcart full of lumber to be auctioned off to support the church.
Children ride atop a parading oxcart filled with firewood to be auctioned to support the church.
An arched doorway leads to the large bedroom.
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