Location: Dominical, Costa Rica
This is a hidden treasure, and it's priced to sell. If you are looking for complete privacy, plenty of your own forest around you, the security of a gated community, neighbors who value the natural world as much as you do, and a beautiful home with a view to the Pacific Ocean, look no further.
Guapil Estates was created so that homeowners in the community would have large lots and would treasure and preserve Costa Rica's precious natural world. The CCR's ensure that each owner has plenty of opportunity to build their dream home, but without going so far as to destroy the beauty and integrity of the community.
This home's 14 acres offer a splendid opportunity to create your own trails and even collaborate with your neighbors to make an unusually extensive network of paths through primal rainforest. That in itself is a treasure in this area where wildlife is everywhere. Beyond your own property, you will have shares in a protected nature preserve behind the community, which is part of a corridor for wildlife migrating along the coast of Cost Rica.
The home is a beautiful, tranquil trailhead for whatever experiences you are seeking. It's wide open living spaces and large windows provide a minimalist barrier between the outside world and the inside. Wherever you are in the home, whether in the master bedroom suites or the fully equipped kitchen/dining/living area, you will be visually connected to the jungle and ocean. Since it is fully furnished, you can move in with just your suitcase and a bag of groceries.
Guapil estates is a gated community in the best sense of the word. Yes, there is a gate with a touchpad security system, but once you are inside you will feel more like you are in a national park than a gated community. You will only see one of your neighbor's homes on the way to yours, so although you are surrounded by future friends, you won't be looking at each other's properties. You will, however, have the advantages of a shared water system and shared public roads. It's the best of all worlds.
Much more could be said about the furnishings, the cabin further back on the property for a caretaker or guests, and the 2 story layout with lofty ceilings. You will quickly see that this is a rare and beautiful blend of the things that make for paradise, just a few minutes from numerous crazy cool tropical beaches and places to eat out or meet friends for a drink.