Home Surrounded by 'Rainforest Preserve, Dominical'(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Our home's focus is open-air living. It features outdoor dining and living areas, both on the upper deck and at ground level adjacent to the kitchen and swimming pool. The pool, which adjoins the master bedroom patio, has a deck cantilevered over the rainforest. There is also an indoor living area and an office/TV room.
There are three spacious bedrooms which sleep up to nine people (read description under Amenities). A twin bed in the office and a flip-down futon sofa in the living room add sleeping for up to three more people and foam mattresses are available for additional guests as needed.
A true nature lover's paradise, the Rainforest Preserve Lodge and the surrounding Preserve offer so many ways to encounter and experience a wide variety of wildlife - watching toucans, parrots and other birds from the deck, waking to marauding coatimundis in the trees or monkeys passing by. You never know what you'll see next. Our land is in the midst of the "Path of the Tapir", a biological corridor. We are developing a system of trails through the Preserve to enhance the opportunities to view wildlife and witness the exceptional natural beauty of the property. A morning walk with our caretaker (and nature guide extraordinaire!) to Hummingbird Falls or into the mountains is always a magical learning experience.
Our sunset platform, which overlooks 40 miles of coastline, is a great place to enjoy a picnic supper at sunset and look for whales below. The seven or eight beaches within a half-hour up and down the coast each offer a different ocean experience. Swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking to sea caves, boating, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rappelling down waterfalls or just relaxing are all available close by. Whatever level of adventure you enjoy is waiting for you.
So come and relax in the pool, watch the rainforest come alive in front of you, explore the many wonders that our Preserve, the town of Dominical and the rest of the southern Pacific Zone have to offer.
Above all, feel welcome and enjoy!
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Member since: 2009
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 12
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Covered Parking
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: The owners, Dalip and Cindy, purchased the parcel in 2000 to save it from further development. One hundred acres of the parcel were put aside as a permanent wildlife reserve. Since that time, we have been enhancing the habitat by planting fruit trees as food for the animals and creating hiking trails through the forest. We are grateful when others who share the same energy are able to share in the ever evolving adventure.
Why the Owner Chose Dominical, Costa Rica:
Back in 1996, Dalip attended an Eco Expo in the Boston area where he encountered a company growing tropical hardwood trees in Costa Rica as an investment opportunity. The company was buying up and reforesting large tracts of land deforested by the cattle industry. Some parcels were to be planted with trees for future harvest, with the sale proceeds going to the investors, minus a management fee. With their profits, the company bought and reforested other parcels which would never be harvested and which would create habitat for the wildlife to return to the area. As an environmentally conscious person, Dalip embraced this concept instantly, took a leap of faith and bought 100 trees on the spot. He then shared this opportunity with friends and family, who also bought trees. Cindy was one of those friends. Dalip and another friend who bought trees went to Costa Rica in 1997 to visit the tree farm and see the operation for themselves. They fell in love with Costa Rica and especially with the Southern Pacific Zone where the tree farm was located. The tree farm owners had a parcel in the area that was for sale and they bought it. The parcel had already been engineered for house lots, so Dalip and his friend kept a few lots on the ridge and designated the rest of the property as a permanent wildlife preserve. The first house they built was for a full-time caretaker and the second house is what is now
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Completely private, fantastic views and wildlife, cozy and delightful!
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- Secondary: +001 508-735-9995
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View from our Sunset Platform
New Kitchen on Pool Patio
Outdoor living room
view from porch
Aracaris in tree off porch
View from our sunset platform
Second bedroom off porch
Andres - Caretaker's son on bamboo path
pool with new rails
Porch living room
Pool and Patio
House from Pool at night
House set amidst Rainforest Preserve
White faced capuchin monkeys
Screened porch bedroom
Pool patio kitchen
Outdoor porch dining room
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017
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