Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job, selling everything, packing your bags, and moving to a tropical paradise to run your very own small business? Are you retired, but bored and need a daily outlet that won’t be too stressful? If you are ready to live out your dreams in Atenas, Costa Rica, I have the perfect deal for you!
The Business: Famous Atenas expat hangout Kay’s Gringo Postres is for sale
Kay’s Gringo Postres is the place to hang out for all expats and visitors in Atenas for the past 10+ years. Kay’s is a small, mom-and-pop-style restaurant that specializes in homestyle cooking with daily specials and delicious homemade desserts, all served with a smile and abundance of welcoming hospitality.
Kay’s is open-air and “come as you are” casual. It is the meeting place for local expats to have a cup of coffee, shoot the breeze, and catch up on all the local gossip and goings-on in Atenas. Every Wednesday, a ladies’ group meets, usually with a guest speaker, followed by lunch. On Sundays, Kay’s offers their famous breakfast buffet. The little café also houses a local lending library where you can find a great read for your afternoons lounging in a hammock or poolside.
The café’s original owners, Kay and Tom Costello, for whom the restaurant was named, sold their business to Howard and Lisa Beasley in 2014. The Beasley’s now need to sell the business, which is legally incorporated, licensed, and inspected with all legal requirements up to date. Asking price: $40,000.
Live in paradise in Atenas, Costa Rica
What could be better than walking two blocks from your beautiful new home to open up your own little café in the mornings? You’ll find paradise in this, easy, light and breezy home in downtown Atenas, Costa Rica.
This beautiful, well-maintained home offers a unique feeling for living in downtown Atenas with 190 m2 (2,034 sq.ft.) of construction on a deep 820 m2 (1/4 acre) lot. The living spaces are open, with a light, bright and airy feeling. The main feature of this home is the new, custom kitchen with hardwood cabinets, granite countertops, glass tile back splash, high-end appliances, and all of the bells and whistles you can ask for in a kitchen set-up.
The huge pop-out window that overlooks the large terrace and tropically landscaped backyard is the icing on the cake. There is a spacious living room, two bedroom suites, complete with full bathrooms and built-in closets.
Outside is equally impressive with a large wrap-around porch that overlooks an expansive, lushly. landscaped backyard. In addition, there is an indoor utility room and a detached storeroom, giving you ample storage. This home is offered with the appliances and most of the furnishings. Asking price: $249,000.
Another housing option is this beautiful, new construction in the gated residential community of Hacienda Atenas.
This hilltop retreat is brand new construction, and only a 5-minute drive to Kay’s Gringo Postres. It offers two bedroom suites, 2.5 bathrooms, 200 m2 (2,100 sq.ft.) of construction, set on a 7,000 m2 (1.75 acre) lot. There are large, open living areas with vaulted wood ceilings, and a custom kitchen with hardwood cabinets and granite countertops.
In front, there is a huge covered terrace overlooking the refreshing swimming pool and mountains beyond. All this for only: $365,000.
3. If the first two housing options are not a match, then this amazing value, new construction home in the gated residential community of Roca Verde could be the one! This new home is ready for you, and is less than a 10-minute drive to Kay’s Gringo Postres.
There is 200 m2 (2,100 sq.ft.) of construction on a 1,400 m2 (1/3 acre) lot. Some of the many features of this lovely home include two large bedrooms, one being the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and ensuite bath; large, open, flowing living areas; and a kitchen with an island, wood cabinets and granite countertops.
There is a large, covered front terrace with views of the lovely countryside, a back patio, indoor utility room, and oversized one car carport. Vaulted wood beam and tongue-and-groove ceilings are built throughout the house.
This is an exceptional value in one of Atenas' most sought-after communities. Only: $235,000.
Living your dreams and running your own business in Costa Rica has never been easier. Come see why thousands of expats have fallen in love with Atenas, Costa Rica.
By Dennis Easters
Costa Rica Realtors Chamber
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