Location: Dominical, Costa Rica
At the end of a forested driveway where blue morphos flashed their iridescent colors and monkeys played in the highest trees while I took pictures, this home offers much of what makes life in Costa Rica so beautifully, naturally appealing.
Built to be low maintenance and completely private, it has all the comforts of home and a covered patio where you will never grow tired of watching the changing light and clouds in the valley, the animals and birds, and the plants that make the grounds so beautiful.
The two bedrooms are at each end of the house with an open kitchen/dining/living area in between. Each bedroom accommodates a king-size bed and has window views of orchids, flowers and trees. At 900 feet above sea level and with regular breezes coming up from the valley, you won’t need airconditioning, allowing you to enjoy free-flowing air throughout the house all day and night.
The house is fully furnished, suitcase-ready. Bring your clothes, a few good books, a pair of binoculars and some groceries and you will be ready to move in.
The house is nice, but the treasure is the outside grounds. Mature fruit trees dot the yard, as well as flowers, orchids, and more. One bush produces berries that you can hold in your mouth and they will turn sour things like lemon juice into sweet things like lemonade. They are magical.
The property extends down in front into the jungle, making it possible for you to create a walking path for bird watching or forest bathing. Around the house, there is room for you to add or expand as you wish, whether with a cozy guest house or an additional bathroom.