Location: Matapalo, Costa Rica
From watching the sun kiss the ocean in the evening, viewing all forms of local wildlife from your patio, or bathing under a waterfall, this private estate offers all the benefits of a pure Costa Rican lifestyle. This large 3 bedroom / 2 bath, 3,500 square custom home features classic Costa Rican woodwork, a beautifully tiled swimming pool, a rancho/entertainment area, two indoor bodegas, a hobby/storage room, and an outside bodega/workout area.
Located in exclusive Zacatona, in Playa Matapalo, which is noted for beautiful uncrowded beaches, pristine waters teeming with sea life, and raw natural beauty. This up-and-coming beach area is where people in the know go to escape bustling tourist destinations and enjoy Costa Rica as it was decades ago, with quick access to all the amenities of modern life.
A short 5-minute drive will take you right to Matapalo beach, with unrestricted access for miles in either direction. The nearby town of Dominical is approximately 15 minutes away, and Manuel Antonio / Quepos is about 20 minutes to the north. Manuel Antonio has great nightlife, and Pez Vela Marina in Quepos is a favorite for the fishing enthusiast, boasting numerous international world-class fishing tournaments each year. Gourmet cuisine, quality services, interesting shops, and many fun tours are just minutes from home!
Costa Rican Wildlife Love to Visit Here Because The Property Is Adjacent to a Protected Forested Area with a Year Round Flowing Stream, a Two-Tiered Waterfall, and an Abundant Array Of Tropical Fruit Trees
The property sits on 4.5 private acres and is surrounded on three sides by virgin rainforests with a majestic view of the Pacific Ocean over a jungle canopy. There is an expansive upstairs covered balcony to soak in the incredible views. Lush, park-like grounds feature specimen trees and flowering plants and descend into a beautiful well-developed nature trail, leading to a year-round flowing stream and two-tiered waterfall adjacent to the property's border.
The property boasts numerous mango, banana, guava, pineapple, coconut, plantain, lemon, lime, and mandarin trees. Enough natural fruit to make the most delicious desserts you could ever imagine. Frequent visitors include White Tail Deer, White Face Monkeys, Coatimundis, Sloths, Agoutis, Tepezcuintle, Toucans, fiery-billed Aracari, numerous parrots, and many other species of animals and birds.
A Wonderful Home That Reflects the Beauty of Costa Rica
They do not build homes like this anymore! Solid block construction with finishings in Costa Rican hardwoods, making it unique and irreplaceable. The hardwood ceilings are beautiful and include a cupola that allows the cool ocean breezes to flow freely through the home.
The large master suite takes full advantage of the breathtaking views and brings the essence of the waterfall inside with an extravagant waterfall shower in the bathroom. Handcrafted furniture and cabinets are a testament to how much heart was put into the construction of this home.
The kitchen features a large pantry, a French door stainless steel refrigerator with inverter technology for low electric bills, and a six-burner gas stove. This is THE kitchen for the chef that wants it all as they prepare meals to share with family and friends as they enjoy paradise.
Two additional bedrooms downstairs give your guest privacy and a truly unique Costa Rica experience. The romantic downstairs bathroom makes it seem like you are in your private jungle shower. A bonus room can also be used as an additional storage area or converted into another room.
From the pool, you feel one with nature as you look over the jungle canopy to the ocean or entertain your guest in the poolside rancho. There is plenty of room to lounge and take in the sunsets on the large natural stone patio. If working up a sweat is more your speed, there is a perfect area for an outside gym just by the pool and enjoy a refreshing outdoor shower before taking a dip. The gym area and large secure bodega sit just below the parking area, which is fully covered by beautiful flowering vines. Making even a mundane carport fade into your jungle surroundings.
When away from the house, you will have peace of mind because the entire home can be securely locked up, and extra secure bodegas to store personal belongings if you are renting the home or just for that added level of security when away.