New Tropical Modern House, Breathtaking Oceanview, Walk to Beach & Infinity Pool
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Playa Santa Teresa house description
Welcome to Kanopi House, a unique new modern tropical home.
Kanopi was designed by award winning Costa Rican architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe who works for Richard Rogers of London. The house offers a unique living experience floating above the canopy of the jungle, totally surrounded by nature. It combines expansive ocean views, luxury interiors with premium service, infinity salt water swimming pool, and all within walking distance to the beach.
We have been extremely conscious to make sure the house has had as little impact on its surroundings as possible. We have used a combination of local sustainable woods and have carefully picked colour schemes for the house to blend seamlessly with the outside environment.
The Kanopi House Experience:
Visual experience - being surrounded by a 180 degree view, spanning from the dawn rays over the mountains to the glow from the sun setting over the pacific....is spectacular and breathtaking.
Eco experience - the house itself is made up of the three pods, floating above the canopy of the lush green jungle, connected by bridges and walkways. This was done to ensure we made the least impact on the natural surroundings. The floors are all sustainable teak and we also have solar water heating and water treatment systems .
Nature experience - there is nothing quite like seeing monkeys from the same perspective as they are watching things too, from the tree tops. There are eagles that glide alongside and circle the expansive verandas of the house, completing the uniqueness of spending time at Kanopi house.
Dining experience - the main living space is a huge open plan space with a solid teak dining table to seat 10 people. The gourmet chefs kitchen with a central island containing the large oven and gas cooker faces the expansive view to ensure an awesome view whilst preparing delicious meals. There are also comfortable teak high stools for the breakfast bar.
Relaxing experience - we have had some hand crafted low lounge sofas made to ensure sitting at the best position to take in the jungle and ocean as well as two lovechairs with colourful hand-stitched pillows from Guatemala. These are framed by floor to ceiling glass concertina doors which open up to bring the outside in.
There is also an impressive 24 meter back corridor connecting the living space to the bedrooms and bathroom made of over 300 pieces of vertical bamboo.
Sleeping experience - your sleeping experience is an essential part of any vacation and we have not spared on the important luxurious details. All beds are orthopedic, pillows allergy-free and sheets are luxury 100% cotton.
There are three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms share a huge open air spa bathroom and the third bedroom (downstairs) has a compact en suite.
The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom a queen and a single bed too. Each have louvered wooden concertina shutters that fully open onto the terrace. The rooms are 4mts by 4mts, have a large wardrobe, ac and a ceiling fan. Both have awesome views of the waves rolling in.
The third bedroom which is downstairs is more compact with a double bed and a toilet / shower en suite. It also has ac and a fan.
Poolside experience - the infinity salt water swimming pool & bbq deck, sits below the house accessed by a few steps. It has been perfectly positioned for you to sit in the water and take in the sunset chorus of parrots squawking, monkeys howling or simply watch the waves.
Hermosa experience - we came here because we fell in love with surfing and hermosa beach and you will do the same. The beaches of santa teresa are consistently on tripadvisors best beaches year after year and hermosa is the hidden gem. Consistent waves, wide sandy beach and (so far) never too many people around. We work with the best surf instructors in santa teresa. For the more adventurous surfer, there are several beaches and breaks for you to check out and enjoy along the peninsula too.
The little bay of hermosa is growing and we now have some excellent dining options within walking distance of kanopi house too. Koji's world class sushi for dinners and newly opened colour cafe by chef sebastian reigner for breakfasts and lunches too. There is also pranamar restaurant and yoga shalla just a 10 minute walk along the beach.
Santa Teresa experience - a ten minute drive takes you into the hustle and bustle of the surf town of santa teresa where you will find restaurants, a french bakery, bars, tourist shops, ATM's and even a grocery store with organic fruit and veg.
Adrenalin experiences - further afield, there are personal nature tours to Curu, kayaking, zip-lining, mountain bike tours, gourmet dining tours, snorkeling and back at Kanopi House, we can also arrange a private massage therapist, quality babysitters, an amazing private chef or even have your groceries delivered for you at check in.
We look forward to hearing from you at Kanopi House.
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Mountain View:
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Massage Therapist
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- The house is situated by hermosa beach which is possibly the best beach on the pacific coast for both families and surfers alike. One of the best sushi restaurants in costa rica is walking distance from us too. We are situated just north of the busy surf town of santa teresa and the many restaurants and shops there too. From your home away from home, you can surf, horse ride, nature watch, have a private chef come and cook for you, massages, yoga, snorkel, fish, sail, zipline and much more...All of which we arrange for you as we have handpicked the best people in santa teresa to give the best experiences....moreless
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Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2014
4 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 30, 2014
4 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
4 night min stay
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- Nearest Airport: Tambor at 35 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Paquera at 60 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Hermosa at 0.1 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: koji's at 0.5 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Family from the UK who fell in love with Hermosa beach. Life long wish was to build a house and now we have created something really special for others to share.
Why the Owner Chose Playa Santa Teresa:
Location, location, location. There is only one beach as far as we are concerned and that is playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa. The best for families & the best for surfers.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house offers up spectacular elevated views of the waves all the way down to cabo blanco as well as being close enough to walk to the beach in under 5 minutes. The actual design of the house is completely unique for this area. The house floats above the canopy of the jungle, made up of three individual pods connected by bridges and a bamboo walkway. The house has been designed by the award winning costa rican architect, benji garcia saxe.
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Welcome to Kanopi House, floating in the canopy of the jungle
Floating bridges connecting the master bedroom with the main living space
The view from the parking area up to the house.
The best kitchen window ever
The view between two of the carefully crafted wooden floating pods.
The crafted pods of the house are connected by a 24 meter bamboo walkway
each pod has its own private bridge off the main bamboo walkway
Kanopi house is privately tucked away, reached by its own short road.
The views of the sets rolling in on Hermosa beach, less than 5 min walk
Your canopy perspective of the treetops of the jungle
In less than 5 min walk from the house experience world class beach breaks.
The expansive beach of playa Hermosa is perfect for families and surfers alike
A local resident
Rainbows and sunsets
Sunsets here never fail to impress
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