|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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
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.
Tracy purchased this house in 2002
Words cannot describe the beauty of this proprty. Cleanness. equipment and view has been the very best we ever had in our vacations. The walks through the own jungle has been much more better and a greater experience than the visit of the expensive and run over Manuel Antonio N.P. We are happy, that we could live for 13 days in a paradise. We can recommend Casa de los Suenos to everyone, who loves nature, great sunset views, watching animals and flowers together with a luxury equipment of the house. It's a great mistake not to rent Casa de los Suenos once in your life. Thank you so much Tracy and Jim, Massi and Gerardo.
My family and I had the most wonderful stay at Casa de los Sueños. Felt like home as soon as you stepped in. Amazing. The layout is perfect - opened concept - amazing views of the ocean, wild life, rain forest and tucked into the mountains. Very private too! Offered all the amenities that you need. We will for sure go back - Dominical is just wonderful. The Owner, Tracy and Property Management Co. service was incredible. They are ON IT!! Service with a smile. One note, you must have driving skills and a 4 wheel drive to get to the house during rain season. It's worth the drive up!
From the moment that I contacted Tracy and Jim to check on the availability of the home until even after we left, Tracy has been the epitemy of customer service - prompt replies to e mails, sending us recommendations for restaurants, grocery stores, activities, etc. Massi and Adriano from the management company were great as well sending us very detailed directions to the house with pictures, and responded quickly to little requests. Gerardo is absolutely wonderful and even though we don't speak Spanish managed to enter in conversations with him. What can I say about the house that hasn't already been said - absolutely gorgeous and very clean. We were so amazed by the sunsets (they look different every evening) - that I kept on shooting pictures. The privacy and security were great! This was our fourth time in Costa Rica, but I must say that the attention to our needs that we experienced at Casa de los Suenos was top notch. We will definitely be back. Thank you Tracy and Jim and the entire team - we will see you all again.
The other reviews say it all! This lovely home is in a wonderful part of Costa Rica and provides a comfortable and beautiful base for exploring. Thank you Tracy and Jim, we enjoyed our stay in your lovely home and really appreciated the basket of treats and supplies on our arrival. Thanks also to Massi, Silvia, Adriano and to Gerardo - they all do a wonderful job!
Casa de los Sueños was everything we could have hoped for. It was truly the 'jungle' experience we wanted to have. The setting is peaceful and serene. It was the perfect place to come home to after a day of adventure (zip lining, kayaking, rafting, ATV tours) and a wonderful place to wake up in every morning. Our 6 year old son was delighted (as were we), to see the Toucan 'expressway' as we called it, every morning, overlooking the ocean. In the early morning the birds would just fly back and forth as we sipped our coffee. We could hear the monkeys in the evenings and early mornings. We saw the monkeys only a few times, as the weather was still quite warm for them to come down closer to the house (but we always heard them). The views from the deck and the pool are spectacular. We stayed 8 nights and the sunsets overlooking the ocean were amazing every single night. The house is beautiful, spacious, tastefully decorated and comfortable. The kitchen has every gadget and pot one could possibly need to prepare meals. Tracy, the owner, is fantastic. She replies to emails promptly and answered every question I had in great detail. She has a great team that helped make this a wonderful vacation for our family. The property management company in Costa Rica is incredibly responsive and thorough. Silvia helped organize an itinerary that would be enjoyable for our young son as well as for us. She made great recommendations Gerardo, the groundskeeper is a wonderful and friendly man and he maintains the property beautifully. There is a lovely welcome basket when you arrive, filled with fresh fruit, wine, some snacks and coffee. Nothing is missing from this place. Its very private yet very close to everything. It is only 10 minutes up the mountain, off of the main road and the town of Dominical. We could not have asked for a better stay in a wonderful country. We were well cared for. Thank you to Tracy, Massi, Silvia and Gerardo.
Our first trip to Costa Rica could not have been better. We opted for a "jungle" experience and that is exactly what we had for 4 wonderful weeks with CDLS as our home base. The expansive views from the wading pool invited us to relax and enjoy the intimate encounters with an amazing number of jungle inhabitants. We quickly adjusted to waking at 5:30 to the boisterous calls of the howler monkeys. We ate breakfast on the patio watching toucans feeding in the palm trees as blue morpho butterflies gliding by going about their business.
The support staff was friendly, responsive, and truly enjoyed helping make our stay more enjoyable. A good number of eateries, bars and grocery stores were within a 15-20 minute drive as were the beautiful beaches.
Bottom line...If you are looking for the glitz and action-packed nightlife, CLDS is probably not for you. But if you are looking for a private oasis where you can relax while surrounded by the vibrant Costa Rican jungle...well, CDLS is just the place for you. We will be back!
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.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Credit Cards and bank wires 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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.