Casa Ballena is a rare find located directly off the coastal highway in Ballena making this the ideal property for ease of access. This expansive multi-unit home is an ideal income property, retreat, or large family compound. Just minutes from the foodie capitols of Ojochal and Uvita while access to schools is quick and convenient as well as multiple local attractions, healthcare, and beaches.
Entering the driveway of Casa Ballena, the charm begins to immediately woo you as you see that the property is lined with an abundance of fruit trees like apple, avocado, banana, breadfruit, cocoa, coconut, limes, mandarin, mango, and papaya which attract wildlife of all kinds.
The ground floor has a large welcoming patio area that can be used as covered parking or an outdoor living area for the two-bedroom apartment located on this level. There is a large kitchen/living area with a newer washer/dryer, cooktop, and refrigerator, two spacious bedrooms with wardrobes, storage, and a three-piece washroom.
The second apartment also accessed from the ground level has its own patio area with a spiral iron staircase leading up to the open-concept kitchen and living area that has beautiful ocean views from the kitchen windows. This unit also contains two bedrooms, a laundry room with storage and a three-piece washroom. The space also features a secret staircase leading to the third-floor primary space for large family gatherings where full access is desired.
The primary living space located on the third floor is accessed by beautiful natural stone stairs to the right of the driveway. Leading directly to the outdoor living and main entertaining level where you’ll find the pool with waterfall, a ranchero with pizza oven, an additional washroom with natural stone shower and whale tail wash basin, and laundry faculty. The main living area for this level is accessed from the covered porch that extends the entire length of the home. Enter the main floor through the custom carved and glass whale tail doors to the grand room. Cathedral ceilings with unique detailing, a large chef’s kitchen with black granite countertops and an open-air living and dining area are impressive with handmade sideboards, and hand-carved entry doors. Character is everywhere but will take a close second to the expanse of ocean views this property has from this level. The primary master bedroom is spacious with a wall of windows that allow you to wake up to the ocean views and be lulled to sleep with the sound of the waves. This room is also adorned with handmade furnishings and has a large walk-in closet and powder room. The second bedroom on the level can be accessed by a connecting exterior hallway or through the main living area. The exterior hallway also houses the main washroom for this level.
The charm of the home continues to a fourth level accessed by a solid wood open staircase in the center of the grand room leading to a very large open-air room that can be used as a seventh bedroom, yoga deck, studio, or dining. Whichever function you decide on the ocean view from here is jaw-dropping. You’ll be content to sit all day and into the evening for magical sunsets.
The magic of this property is endless and for the discerning buyer with a vision for its potential is priced to sell. Finding large properties with ease of access to everything are few and far between.
Don’t let this opportunity pass you “buy