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Peter Pan's Dreamhouse

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

When dreams come true... rent our family dreamhouse (for a limited time only)

This amazingly beautiful, unique natural dreamtreehouse was designed by the famous artist and natural builder Sunray Kelley (NY Times, MTV, National Geographic). Feel the magic!

Peter Pan`s house is in our opinion a dreamhouse, because of it's magnificent shape (resembles a temple with its 2 long arched roofs) and the very welcoming, all natural and cozy interior. We chose building materials that were as natural and free of toxics as possible (wood, bamboo, cob) to create a healthy and high energy living space for everyone. All windows and doors have moskito nets. IT IS quite new! We finished it in autumn 2014.

Peter Pan`s dreamtreehouse is part of LA ECOVILLA, an amazing, unique and technologically very advanced ecovillage with fiber-optic high speed internet, a saltwater swimming pool, a community center, a yoga platform, a bio-digestor, a school and access to the stunning rio Machuca, one of Costa Rica's purest rivers. There are more than hundred fruit trees from all over the world plus many native trees and wildlife is abundant (tucanos, mot mots, butterflies, even morphos, howler monkeys and white-headed capuchin to name just a few).

Nature at its best and for us this is how paradise looks like: living in magnificent nature with the cleanest air possible, the purest water we can imagine (from an underwater river, it is almost like mineral water) and surrounded by very friendly, generous and conscious neighbors from all over the world (more than 25 nationalities), that care about environment as much as we do. Being in perfect nature and still be able to connect to the rest of the world with high speed internet.

Living world's best climate (according to NASA) being a bit up on the hills, but only 20 minutes away from the beach or 45 minutes from San Jose or the Airport. Living pura vida.

Everyday there are many buses going to the airport (1 hour, 2.5$) and San Jose or to the next towns (San Mateo, about 2.5 miles and Orotina about 4 miles, 0.5$) or to Jaco, Quepos and the beaches. The bus stop is about 1/2 mile from Ecovilla on the old scenic main road (Ruta 3) to San Jose.

Amenities: Kitchen, stove, fridge, microwave, unlimited high speed internet (fiberoptics), unlimited hot water, washer, dryer, free parking on premises, swimming pool and yoga platform (in the communal area).

This is a quite new house (finished in October 2014). Before our family moves in, we want to give a few people a chance to experience living in this special, comfortable natural house. Please treat it as if it was yours and treat neighbors and nature/animals with greatest respect. Minimum stay is 7 days. Thank you.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, schwiizerduetsch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Marine

Living the dream. Living the pura vida.

Live it too in Peter Pan's dreamtreehouse in Costa Rica!

Rent it before we move in!

Marine purchased this house in 2014

Why Marine chose San Mateo

We are very grateful to Sunray Kelley, the famous natural builder for Peter Pan's dreamhouse, a very unique beautiful masterpiece with a lot a magic in and around it.

Because it is so much fun to relax in this paradise and to watch the stars at night from your bed.

Because you can only experience living in this unique dreamhouse NOW, later we will move in with our family.

Because it is located in a very special ecovillage and quite unique in the world, too. Enjoy the heated swimming pool, the yoga platform or the abundance of plants, flowers and trees all around.

What makes this house unique

This is what some of our guests wrote recently:

Beyond the simple pure beauty of this home, beyond the gorgeous surroundings, grounds, and overall location of this home, beyond the impeccable, warm, and welcoming experience we had with Marine and Gerard as they guided us through a dream vacation in this dream house - while we laid bed watching the stars cross the sky from the giant window in the master bedroom, we both had the exact same emotion come over us - we were thankful that this house exists in the world.....

There is such a magical and breathtaking feeling to this home it is hard to even describe it with words. Just go there and feel it for yourself!!! ...


We so very much enjoyed our time here. It is a pleasure to stay in a home that has been built and lived in with love. It is also a pleasure to stay in a place where people are trying to live consciously in harmony with their environment. It is rustic, comfortable and relaxing. We are grateful for having been able to spend time here.


This place was great. Its the most unique place I've seen, and it is very open. Infact one of the bedroom's upperwalls is open and a screen mesh. and has a beautiful view of the stars. The place if very safe and in a nice community with a pool and near a river. We spent chirstmas here and it was very peacful and perfect, and a great location up in the mountains, and not far from the beach.


Really enjoyed our stay at the Peter Pan's Dreamtreehouse. It is a beautiful and safe place situated in a small society with visions and surrounded by wonderful nature. There are a lot of tour possibilities near by and the most wonderful pool close to the house. Gerard & Marine really want you to feel at home at their home and prepare the stay well. Sleeping in the bedroom with the stars above you is really a dream. Kids loved it too. Thanks Gerard & Marine!



San Mateo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs is a shower with unlimited hot water.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , This is Peter Pan's room downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is the huge loft upstairs
  • There is as well a bed sofa for two which can be placed in the living room or upstairs.
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Feel free to carry the sofa on the terrace and enjoy the magnificent stars high above you. Enjoy the amazingly beautiful communal Yoga platform or go jogging in the surrounding hills. Adventures are around the corner: Fun for kids is the Turu Bari Nature and Adventure park (canopy etc. etc. etc.) which is only a 20 minutes drive away. Check on internet for the latest updates. There seems to be a super canopy tour (which I just recently discovered online) really close (only about a 1/2h drive as it seems). Check out the Mahogany Park Canopy tour ( Even day outings to the famous POAS volcano, the truly amazing MONTEVERDE Cloud forest reserve (take a skywalk or hanging bridge in the canopy of the trees) or the much visited MANUEL ANTONIO National Park are possible, it is about a 2 hours drive to get there. Much closer, only 25 minutes away is a beautiful, less famous secret: Carara National Park with one of the largest remaining wild scarlet macaws populations.


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Quand le pays imaginaire devient réalité ...

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons dormi sous les étoiles comme promis ! Et c'était vraiment magique !

Dans un cadre idéal, entourée de voisins sympathiques, proche du typique village de San Mateo, la maison est telle que décrite, respectueuse de la nature, spacieuse et agréable à vivre. Gérard et Marine ont été de bon conseil, réactifs et sympathiques.

Nous recommanderions sans problème cette location à des amis.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Peter Pan's Dreamtreehouse is conveniently situated between San Jose and the Pacific Ocean. Within 45 minutes you can be in San Jose and do all the activities there and in 20 minutes you are at the closest beach.

Even day outings to the famous POAS VOLCANO, the truly amazing MONTEVERDE Cloud forest reserve (take a skywalk or hanging bridge in the canopy of the trees) or the much visited MANUEL ANTONIO National Park are possible, it is about a 2 hours drive to get there.

Much closer, only 25 minutes away is a beautiful, less famous secret: CARARA National Park with one of the largest remaining wild scarlet macaws (this superb parrot!) populations in the country plus many other wildlife (just see on Wikipedia).

Fun for kids is the TURU BA RI Nature and Adventure park (canopy, even superman style, cable car, horse riding, botanical gardens etc. etc.) which is only a 30 minutes drive away. Check for the latest news on internet.

Only 20 minutes away you can see the wild CROCODILES, looking down from the bridge over the Tarcoles river.

If you continue after the Tarcoles river on the same highway down south ,you will reach PLAYA HERRADURA, a great beach for kids and parents, palm trees and restaurants close to the beach or a guy who sells little BBQ sticks on the beach.

The ZOO AVE in La Garita near San Jose is a rehabilitation station for a lot of wildlife and only 40 minutes away.

The Peninsula Nicoya can be reached by boat.

There seems to be a super canopy tour (which I just recently discovered online but never did yet) really close to Peter Pan's dreamhouse (only about 1/2h as it seems). Check online for the MAHOGANY PARK CANOPY tour on their site: canopytour.

Last but not least some leads by one of the friendly Ecovilla neighbors for great restaurants (there are of course many more, and tasty too, but here are his favorites).

Orotina: Algo Diferente (Tico) amazingly good Italian dishes

Atenas: Antaño (Tico, traditional)

Jacó: Arigato (Japanese/Sushi)

Santa Ana: Doris Metropolitan (High End Steak-House)

Escazú/Guachipelin: Inka-Grill (Peruvian/Fusion)

Have a wonderful stay



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $613.27

Bring your smile and enjoy this amazing place! Please note, that smoking, fires, candles and pets in and around the house are not permitted. You will live in beautiful lush nature. Please don't harm nature or animals and respect the peaceful surroundings. No loud music after 9PM. Minimum stay is 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.