History of Monte Grande…….

Posted October 2nd, 2013 by Daniel Berkley
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In the beginning I intended to name the project something entirely different, and one day I was sitting with a Tico (Costa Rican) friend of mine and we were chatting. He told me for over 50 years this area has been known as Monte Grande, which means ‘Big Weeds…..It is a small valley with 5 different properties consisting of about 325 acres.

What was once ‘big weed’ is now new jungle, as you can see from the photo above. It is secondary growth, new forest. It is my passion to watch this eco-inspired real estate development grow and mature along with the jungle. To witness this is a privilege, and a joy…. I invite you to come share it with us!!!


Daniel Berkley


Presenting; Villa Ladrillo at Monte Grande; For sale or rent.

Posted May 22nd, 2013 by Daniel Berkley
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Large estate property that consists of 5 lots, 2 hecs, 1105 m2 / 5.25 acre plot with new 430 sqft. home ideal for a caretaker, guest house, or rental. Price: $150,000

This is the second eco-inspired home at Monte Grande. A very small footprint keeping the impact on the environment low. Everything you need and not much more with room to add on, or to build 10 more little homes. Developer of the project lives onsite, and is happy to assist with any improvements, maintenance, additions desired offering very low cost for construction to help community members, and to insure himself and other owners of quality control in the project, but with no obligation to hire.

Monte Grande has been very successful with rental, renting no less per night than properties beachside, and not any less frequent, renting 162 days last year in nightly & weekly rentals, because just as many people prefer peace, privacy, and security over the beach.

Ancient Nicaraguan construction technique of mud bricks, and brick tile floors, mixed with an open-air design keeps very cool organically. Gorgeous bamboo accents & ceilings. This cozy studio home is an ideal vacation rental, second home, or guest home. The rustic style captures the simple, healthy living of the region.

Fully wooded well manicured tropical lot with seasonal creek around the border assuring peace and privacy forever….Lots of wildlife come to drink out of the natural spring located on the property. Pure peace, pure privacy, pura vida…..



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Come visit Casa Bambu at Monte Grande……FOR SALE

Posted November 27th, 2012 by Daniel Berkley
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Ideal location to see the most during your stay!! Central to Playa Grande, Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal….only 5 – 15 minute drive to ten different towns and beaches. Close to everything, nestled in the forest on the outskirts of town. Lots of wildlife!! Visit with all the birds, monkey’s, iguana’s….Price was $175,000 now only $160,000. Earned $13,000 in nightly rentals in 2012, and has exceeded those earnings for 2013… Buy now with currently $6,700 in pending reservations.

18 acre tropical jungle estate

18 acre tropical jungle estate

montegrande 036Stay central to see it all during your vacations, close to National parks, active volcanos, turtle refuge, with the real local flavor of an authentic, typical Costarican town. Grocery, liquor, hardware store, bakery, just a 1/2 mile ¬†from the house. Amenities include; Private nature trails through out the property, leading to gorgeous ocean view point, ideal to watch the sunset… 24-hour security, Satellite TV, washer/dryer, American quality plumbing & infrastructure, pool, rancho, 2 bedroom / 2.5 baths…pure paradise

Rates: $75 per night, 2 person occupancy. $20 a night per guest over 2 people.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!!!: MonteGrandeCR@gmail.com Cell CR: 506-8432-7383