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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!

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Paradise in the jungle - ocean view at 1000 ft. looking due west from pool patio

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dominical house description

Casa de los Sueños is a 3 bedroom/2 bath home on 13 very private, quiet and secluded acres nestled beside a rainforest reserve in the Escaleras Mountains. The property offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. View year round breath taking sunsets over the ocean from two of the three bedrooms, the great room and pool patio, since the back of the house faces due west. The house sits 1000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by lush rainforest and tropical gardens. Much of the terrain was reforested with native Costa Rican hardwoods, and fruit and flowering trees. There are ample opportunities to spot wildlife on the property such as toucans, white faced-monkeys, howler monkeys, coati, two- toed sloths, the rare ant-eater and the stunning morpho butterfly.

The property has its own private “above the rainforest canopy” observation platform 100 feet above the jungle floor in a majestic Ceiba tree with a girth of around 35 feet at its base and about 12 feet at the level of the platform. The ancient Maya of Central America believed that a great Ceiba tree stood at the center of the earth, connecting the terrestrial world to the spirit world above. The platform can be reached by single rope climbing technique with a hired professional guide. The guide will train you with the skills you will need for this amazing, rewarding and fun activity. Arrangements can be made at the time of reservation for your private platform climbing adventure tour.

The three bedrooms are air conditioned and will comfortably sleep six. The great room includes the dining room, living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and wet bar. A laundry room with washing machine and dryer is located off the kitchen. The house has all new furnishings, Satellite TV service, WiFi internet service, DVD and CD players. The master bedroom suite has a king size bed and sliding glass doors to the pool and patio. It also has a large bathroom with shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Another full bathroom is conveniently located between the other two bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Housekeeping service is provided once a week, as well as a full time caretaker/gardener six days a week. There is also a large gate at the entrance to the property.

The house is less than 4 kilometers south of the village of Dominical. Located in a very unique region of Costa Rica where the mountains meet the sea, Casa de los Sueños is about 2 kilometers up into the Escaleras Mountains. Therefore, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

Whether you choose to go tree climbing or enjoy the many activities available in the area, you will certainly not be disappointed with your stay at Casa de los Sueños.



Keywords: Jungle, house, villa, private, secure, quiet, family compound, ocean view, mountain, tree climb, observation platform, infinity pool, abundant wildlife, fruit and flowering trees, hardwood trees

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Booking Possible
          • Lunch - Booking Possible
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Infant and toddler portable play yard available...moreless

              • Limited Accessibility
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Dining
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Games
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    Private pool with unheated jetted jacuzzi...moreless

                  • Jetted Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Snorkeling gear for 4 persons...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Ocean View:

                    Beautiful sunset views over the Pacific Ocean and north views to Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos...moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Zoo
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Rafting
                  • Parasailing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Kayaking
                  • Groceries
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Surfing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Green Season
                  May 1 - Dec 20
                  3 night min stay
                  $265
                  $1,575 $4,950
                  Holiday Season
                  Dec 22 - Jan 3
                  3 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,290
                  High Season
                  Jan 5 - Apr 29
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,820 $6,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,820 $6,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                  Credit Cards Accepted.

                  PAYPAL Accepted.

                  Our home is managed by a property management company that handles all payments for us, the homeowners. Half of the rental fee is expected upon decision to rent and to reserve your desired dates. The remainder of payment is due one month before your arrival to Casa de los Sueños.


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                  Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Tree climbing tours 100 feet up to one of the very few above the rainforest canopy observation platforms in the Southern Pacific Zone can be arranged for an additional fee at the time of reservation. The platform is located high up in a majestic Ceiba tree, also known as the 'Mayan Tree of Life'. At 100 feet the diameter of the tree is still over 3 feet! The breeze across the top of the canopy is cool, and the views are simply spectacular. Binoculars and cameras are a must. There is a table and 4 chairs up in the platform making it a perfect place for a once in a lifetime picnic lunch. A professional climbing guide and single rope climbing technique trainer can accommodate groups up to 4 for a flat daily rate. All climbing gear required will be provided for this exclusive and very unique Costa Rican adventure tour.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: Jim and Tracy live in southern Massachusetts. Jim is a small business owner and Tracy is an artist. Some of her works are on display in the house. Casa de los Sueños is professionally operated and maintained by Costa Ballena Management (CBM), the premier property management company in the area. Once a reservation is established with us, you will be working with Massi and Adriano from CBM to complete all the remaining details of the rental arrangement including; payments, deposits, check-in and check-out. CBM also offers concierge services to facilitate any additional sightseeing or adventure tours requested.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: spanish, english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Paradise in the jungle - ocean view at 1000 ft. looking due west from pool patio

                    Paradise in the jungle - ocean view at 1000 ft. looking due west from pool patio

                  • Pool wet bar and pool patio area

                    Pool wet bar and pool patio area

                  • Bougainvilleas by the pool

                    Bougainvilleas by the pool

                  • Great room view towards laundry room and entrance to master suite

                    Great room view towards laundry room and entrance to master suite

                  • Great room view towards kitchen area, front door, guest bedrooms and bathroom

                    Great room view towards kitchen area, front door, guest bedrooms and bathroom

                  • Master bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub

                    Master bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi tub

                  • Second guest bedroom with twin beds

                    Second guest bedroom with twin beds

                  • Driveway from front gate up to house

                    Driveway from front gate up to house

                  • Sidewalk around far side or jungle side of house

                    Sidewalk around far side or jungle side of house

                  • Hermosa Beach just a short ride from the house looking toward Marina Ballena

                    Hermosa Beach just a short ride from the house looking toward Marina Ballena

                  • View from base of Ceiba tree to observation platform at 100 ft.

                    View from base of Ceiba tree to observation platform at 100 ft.

                  • View of Punta Dominical and Dominicalito Beach from observation platform

                    View of Punta Dominical and Dominicalito Beach from observation platform

                  • Infinity pool with waterfall Jacuzzi

                    Infinity pool with waterfall Jacuzzi

                  • Ocean view from pool patio overlooking Dominicalito Beach

                    Ocean view from pool patio overlooking Dominicalito Beach

                  • Great room view towards pool patio

                    Great room view towards pool patio

                  • Living area furniture hand built locally with Costa Rican hardwoods

                    Living area furniture hand built locally with Costa Rican hardwoods

                  • View from master bedroom with king bed

                    View from master bedroom with king bed

                  • View from guest bedroom with queen bed

                    View from guest bedroom with queen bed

                  • Dinner time in the jungle

                    Dinner time in the jungle

                  • Front entrance facing into mountain

                    Front entrance facing into mountain

                  • Torch Ginger in side yard garden

                    Torch Ginger in side yard garden

                  • Sunset from pool patio

                    Sunset from pool patio

                  • 200 sqft platform above the rainforest canopy, wood/steel structure with railing

                    200 sqft platform above the rainforest canopy, wood/steel structure with railing

                  • View toward Manual Antonio National Park from observation platform

                    View toward Manual Antonio National Park from observation platform

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $265 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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