In the rain forest, by the beach

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms


Located in the middle of the rain forest near Dominical on Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast, on 1000+ acre private reserve with pool, balconies, moon deck, and ocean view. Lots of trails and a waterfall. Very quiet house at the end of the road where you will hear only the sounds of nature. High up (600') enough so that it is cool in the evenings and mornings, with a constant breeze from the ocean during the day and a cool mountain breeze at night. You can "camp out" under the stars on the moon deck on the 4th level of the house, where there is nothing between you and the evening sky. Being so far from any city lights, the star show is spectacular. And there are no biting bugs (no mosquitoes/no no-see-ums) so you can sleep peacefully, tracking satellites and shooting stars across the sky, and watching the early morning sun rise over the rain forest. The house is 10 mins from beach and some of best surfing in Costa Rica, and 5 minutes from the Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge, one of Costa Rica's best and oldest ecotourism operations. Also near the Savegre River for rafting and kayaking. Dominical offers nice restaurants and limited nightlife. Manuel Antonio National Park is 1/2 hour away, and the Bahia Ballena National Marine Park is 20 minutes away where you will find some of the best whale watching in Costa Rica. Air conditioning and gym. Breakfast, housekeeping, and laundry service upon request but not included in the rental fee. The community where the house is located is very quiet and so, even though homes are very far apart, we need our guests to be quiet as well. This is not a party house and no illegal drugs or excessive drinking will be tolerated. This is the REAL deal. Don't be fooled by others! If you are looking for an accessible quiet place in nature, make sure you ask the owner lots of questions like: How close to the paved highway is the house? If off the main highway, what is the condition of the road that leads to the house? How many acres is the house on? What is immediately surrounding it? Within how much wild space is the house? What is the distance to the nearest neighbor? What formal conservation practices are in place on the property or in the community? You will find that almost always claiming to be "eco" or completely surrounded by nature, even in Costa Rica, is a bit of a stretch. Not here. Not with this house. We (the owners) are both conservation professionals and have been all our careers. We bought the property for its conservation credentials and its total immersion in real, wild nature. The house sits on 25+ acres, and is surrounded by 1000+ acres of protected lands. Our community owns its own reserve and has strict environmental rules governing it. Our property has a strict conservation easement on it - as do all other properties in our community. You see and hear no neighbors from our house but you are almost guaranteed to see lots of wildlife. The house is 10 minutes from the main Coastal Highway and the gravel road that leads to our house is well maintained by the community. Also, if you're looking to book a house in the area, make sure you find a place with a security system and/or with watchman/caretaker presence. Our home has a full time caretaker and access to the community is controlled by an electronic security gate. Property is managed by onsite manager who lives in a different house on the property and who is available to help guests but also serves to monitor access to and use of the property. Concierge, meals, and laundry service upon request. House Rules: Treat the house as if it were your own. No wild parties. No illegal drugs. No pets. No feeding wild animals including birds, monkeys, sloths, or other mammals. No smoking in house or on balconies. Please do not bring sand into house, showers/tubs, or pool. Use outdoor shower in patio by pool to rinse off. No additional guests other than agreed to in final booking. Your security deposit will be charged accordingly for the following things: 1) The house or pool is left inordinately dirty, full of sand, or otherwise a major mess; 2) There is evidence of smoking (including smell); and 3) It is clear more guests than agreed stayed at the house


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