South from Bogota - An Exotic Hideaway
Have your ever flicked through the pages of a glossy magazine only to find yourself staring with envy at the phenomenal lifestyle of the rich and famous?
The amazing houses with designer interiors, stunning swimming pools and landscaped gardens, you hear your subconscious saying “maybe one day”.
Well today could be that day!
This amazing property consisting of a main house and guest house was indeed owned by the rich and famous.
The estate was specially designed for one of the country’s most prominent families and has also been a private retreat for a famous TV star. The property is for sale at an incredible $464,000.
This investment opportunity would easily cost $2m.
Experts say location is key and with this property you get that and more. It is situated in Verde Sol in Melgar. Melgar is a Colombian town located southwest (two hours) of Bogota.
Bogota formerly called Santa Fe de Bogota is the capital city of Colombia with over 6,776,00 inhabitants. Melgar was founded on the site of an ancient Amerindian village that belonged to the Panches.
It is known in Colombia as the “City or Sea of swimming pools” because of its more than 5000 swimming pools. It is a major inland resort which the people of Bogota visit on weekends to flee the capital’s cold weather for the warm climate of the valley. Visitors to this town either own or rent a villa that includes a pool and Verde Sol is extremely desirable.
It is within close proximity to “Las Mercedes” a country club, a hospital, restaurants and several bars that feature foot pools (simply kick off your shoes and dance) very common with Latin clubs. Verde Sol is one of the most prestigious areas, it is home to several embassy personnel and Bogota aristocrats.
The property has ultimate views due to the elevations and enjoys cool breezes. It is designed to a high standard and flows smoothly throughout.
The property oozes with interest and history. It is an architectural masterpiece with clean lines and sophistication. It was upgraded to meet US Embassy security requirements for special high profile guest entertainment.
The house is substantial but costs are low. $500 per month will cover maintenance costs including taxes, admin fees and salaries for a full time house maid and grounds keeper.
The large welcoming entrance consists of a two storey cascading waterfall with small fishponds on each level.
The main house has a total of 5500 square foot (including Guest House) of living space. A grand “Great Room”, spacious newly fitted modern kitchen. It is a multi level design with 4 bedrooms, the master bedroom is situated on the 2.5th floor also features a large jetted tub. Six bathrooms and a private servant’s quarter. The main house is connected to the guest house by a walk bridge over the swimming pool.
With a guest House, downstairs games room and fitted bar, this is a truly luxurious living.
Two upstairs bedrooms each enjoy a private balcony with breathtaking views. There is a secluded covered patio area ideal for entertaining and an out side swimming pool and Jacuzzi/hot tub.
The property benefits from air con and hot water (unlike many Colombian houses).
The owners are reluctant to leave, as anyone would be, but family business calls them further South.
Personal financing is available.