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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: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Entertainment

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View:

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

  • Village:

    Casa de los Sueños is within a 10 minute driving distance to the village of Dominical....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkeling gear for 4 persons...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Private pool with unheated jetted jacuzzi...moreless

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
May 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$265
$1,575 $4,950
Holiday Season
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
5 night min stay
$490
$3,185
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$1,820 $5,460
* 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

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Credit Cards and bank wires accepted.

PAYPAL preferred.

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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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: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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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 - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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