This 3,845 square foot under roof hacienda style home is offered for sale for a bargain price of $320,000 US. The house sits on approx 5 acres of beautifully landscaped rolling farmland. The property is conveniently located in the quiet of the Panamanian hillside country of western Chiriqui. The property affords stunning views to Panama's tallest mountain, the 11,400 foot Volcan Baru. Property has plantain, coffee and banana trees.
In true hacienda style the entrance to this spacious country home is via two large, teak arched doors. The American owner painstakingly oversaw all details of the construction. This close attention to detail is evident throughout the house.
After passing through the main double doors you enter the large great room with the attached open plan kitchen. To your left is the kitchen island and an "l" shaped cooking area. EVERYTHING comes with the house. You will not need to bring a fork or spoon. Even washing dishes is not a chore here - large windows open to the west and you can have humming birds feeding literally inches away from you. All appliances are there from large fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, pots pans - you name it. Hot water throughout. Believe it or not there is even a low mileage car that can be purchased seperately.
The living or great room is just that, a great place to entertain friends or guests. The wide double patio doors open to the east and the wrap around patios. The hacienda is located on a small pennisular type hill which gives you views down to the surrounding valleys from all sides of the house.
Yes - even 2 large flatscreen televisions come with the house.
Overhead fans keep you cool on those wonderful sun filled tropical afternoons - but the real advantage of this location is that it is 3,293 feet above sea level, so you do not have the uncomfortable extremes of tropical heat. Yes, fans are needed but most people here do not require the added costly expense of air conditioning.
To the right of the main room is the haciendas single bedroom. This enormous room comfortably houses a king size bed. The bedroom has a unique feature of having both his & her's walk-in closets and bathrooms.
The south side of the bedroom has a set of patio doors that open out onto a large covered patio.
An important and well thought out design feature of the hacienda are the large ventilation openings in the upper parts of the walls. Tropical humidity can cause problems but not in this house - the owner says mold has never been a problem.
Possibly the greatest asset the hacienda has are the wide patios on the east, south and west of the house. The owners have lovingly planted a variety of brightly coloured tropical plants. Oleandas, hibiscus and roses lines the edges of the covered patios.
Lovers of landscaping this is your dream home because the property has a year round river and a sping conveniently located for you to build a small lake or water feature garden.
There is a workshop/bodega (8x20 feet) and a two-car garage attached to the house and the concrete footings are allready built in should you desire to add either extra bedrooms or possibly a second story.
The house has a modern alarm system and tinted windows and has allready qualified for the Panamanian 20 year tax exemption. There is an additional house on the property currently used by maintenance person.
Yes, the 5 acres of property would allow the possibility for making this into a boutique hotel with either cabins or guest houses.
The asking price is $320.000 US.
Please contact the owners Larry or Carolyn:
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Finally, please spend a few minutes looking at the two pictures below. They were both shot at 9 in the morning on November 21st. of this year. The first picture was taken on the entrance to the hacienda. The paved road in the foreground is called the Orange Blossom Highway. In the background is the majestic 11,400 foot Baru Mountain. This is the kind of view you can enjoy year round.
This second picture is of the patio on the eastern side of the hacienda. Imagine the temperature of a perfect spring day. Imagine a gentle breeze blowing through the multi coloured flowers at your feet. Imagine holding a cup of coffee in your hand - coffee that was grown on your very own property.
Imagine that you own this property.
What does it hurt to send an email and enquire?