Location: Golfito, Costa Rica
This is the most unique home in the best neighborhood in Golfito. Many years ago The Banana Company created a neighborhood which became known as the American zone, it was an exclusive neighborhood with a community pool, tennis courts an airstrip and even a 9-hole, par 3 golf course. Homes in the neighborhood were 2 story wooden structures consisting of 2 and 3 bedrooms. Today, the golf course is no longer available nor the Community pool. many homes have been remodeled; this home has been tastefully renovated and you could say ‘The Most Unique’ in the zone
Today the neighborhood is still the most desirable area in which to live. I can easily vouch for the lifestyle as I too have lived here for over 15 years. To me this neighborhood has much of the same feel as neighborhoods I grew up in, in the states. The large lots and 2 story wooden homes. Its relatively quiet and safer than other parts of Golfito. To me, it’s a perfect place to live in town.
The best Hotel in Golfito is a 5 star hotel, it too is unique. You can view it here http://www.casarolandgolfito.com The quality of this hotel is unsurpassed. This lovely home is adjacent to the Hotel.
Gated for security as well as privacy, when entering the first thing you notice is the 16,000 gallon kidney shaped pool measuring 30 x 15 feet. including slide and waterfall with the deep end of 6 ft. Poolside is a full kitchen including tiled counter top and bar seating, cozy and very functional. The nighttime setting is just awesome, the lighting and plants accent the covered dining room with original Banana Co. antique ceiling fans lend a nice affect to the open air setting backed by an impressive Jungle wall-mural. A separate construction includes the bathroom and shower, and more tropical plants.
The house is two levels, the top floor is the main living area measuring 2300 sq. ft. the kitchen stands as the main focal point, very unique and very large, the rise to the ceiling is about 18’ with a handsome teak ceiling and chandelier are quiet impressive and lends a nice affect to the tropical feel. There are abundant cupboards and drawers topped by several granite counter tops. Six adults could easily co-mingle here and there would still be room for four more sitting at the wrap around dining countertop. The hexagonal shape is most attractive and opens onto the front deck which spans the length of the front of the house and is about 58 ft. long x 6 ft wide, overlooking the pool below. The jungle covered mountains in the background are quite impressive as clouds drift in and out of the rainforest canopy.
The top floor consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 include a private bath, the 3rd bedroom has a shared bathroom opening to the foyer/living room area.
The master bedroom has a recessed ceiling above the king sized bed and measures 19 x 14 feet. The remaining two bedrooms have two full size beds and measure 15.5 x 11 feet and 14 x 10 feet. Plenty of closet space is available and the master bedroom has a large walk-in. All beds, dressers and end tables are included as well as a/c units in all bedrooms.
The large living room has a 48inch flat screen TV with sofas, stereo and assorted tables and lamps. The angle shaped living space is attractive and measures over 26 feet in length x 9 feet in the foyer area and 19 feet wide in the TV lounge area. The large front windows looking out toward the pool and the jungle covered mountains are from floor to ceiling, creating the feeling of more space. Six foot sliding glass doors open to the front deck running the width of the house. Hunter ceiling fans and separately room-controlled a/c units as well. All window frames are bronze aluminum with slightly tinted glass.
There are 3 stairways to the outside and the two bedrooms off the back of the house also have their own outdoor deck and entrances from the rear of the house as well.
The first floor of the house has separate living quarters. The furnished living and dining areas again are large and spacious also with large flat screen TV, full kitchen large granite counter tops and all appliances included. One room has a full and a twin bed at present; the other bedroom has three full size beds and a large, attached bathroom. Both rooms have a/c units as well as the living room.
Laundry room equipped with washer and dryer. The back yard also has several fruit trees and is fenced. Two car Garage is on the first floor level.
Home is completely furnished. Total bed space= 15 persons, eight televisions throughout the house 5 of them are large flat screens.
Currently advertised on Airbnb
In total there is over 5000 sq. ft. of construction.
The home is Very Unique in style, comfortable yet classy and fits well within the environment.