Location: Dominical, Costa Rica
This home glows with the comfortable warmth of natural wood finishes and lots of windows looking out onto jungle, a big valley, and the distant blue of the Pacific Ocean.
It sits beside the main Lagunas road for excellent access, and has total privacy from a wall/gate protecting the entrance. Park you car in one of the nicest two-car carports in the area, where there is also a room for gardening equipment and a quad if you choose. Then walk down stairs that are covered against sun or rain to the house.
You enter on the second floor, all dedicated to living room, dining area and kitchen. In front of you as you enter there is glass all around. Set down your things and you can go right out to a wide balcony, fully furnished with patio chairs and table, that runs the length and width of the home--the place where you will drink your morning coffee, have your evening drinks, and visit with friends.
The kitchen is designed with granite countertops, modern appliances and space to prepare meals and snacks. An island allows you to just have a quick breakfast there or set dishes out for guests buffet style. Once you get to know your neighbors and make friends in the area, this whole floor become a beautiful place to entertain indoors and out. There is a bathroom and laundry room off to one side for your convenience and that of your guests.
Downstairs there are two master suites that both open onto another full length patio area. At one end of the house is the pool, and at the other end a patio area that is perfect for barbecuing and relaxing surrounded by tropical forest.
The owners lived in the home full time for several years, but this year when it was put up for sale they began to rent it as a short term rental. The calendar quickly filled with reservations due to its convenient location, light/airy design, and amenities mentioned above.
If you want to be here full time, this home offers easy access to Dominical (10 minutes), San Isidro (55 minutes), Uvita (25 minutes), Quepos (45 minutes) and San Jose (a little over 3 hours).
On the other hand, if you want to come for shorter stays and rent it out while you are not here, it is being managed by an excellent company and bookings are exceeding expectations in its first year.