Location: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Casa Cielo brings the classic elements of modern architecture, like enormous windows and open concept living, to a jungle setting that maximizes the beauty of both.
This well-appointed, contemporary home plus 4 additional self-contained units creates a private compound in the heart of Manuel Antonio that works beautifully as a family home, a time-share, or vacation rental as it can sleep up to 14 in style.
The main house is light and airy with large floor to ceiling windows, open concept living/dining/full-service kitchen area, raw volcanic stone tile on the floors, and a loft mezzanine large enough for TV room and a pull out queen sofa bed. The main floor features a sunken living room and sliding glass doors to the terrace for classic Costa Rican indoor/outdoor living. Cathedral ceilings in the living area show off the loft above. Two master bedrooms with king-size beds, enormous closets handmade from exotic woods, and en suite bathrooms featuring the volcanic stone tile throughout complete the layout of the main house.
Step outside the upper master bedroom and descend the circular staircase to the patio below, or access it from the main floor living area – in either case, the patio is vast and features a fountain-fed pool, a BBQ area, outdoor dining, and plenty of lounging options, both shaded and sunny.
In addition to the main house that can sleep 6, Casa Cielo also has 4 self-contained units. Attached to the house is a studio villa with its own kitchen, en suite bathroom, and a cute patio. On the opposite side of the pool are three individual, one bedroom villas, each with their own separate entrances, full kitchenettes, living/dining rooms, balconies, and bathrooms. This property is well designed to allow couples to have privacy or to share each other's company in the common areas outside or throughout the main house.
Located a one-minute walk to the bus stop and to transportation that will take you to the beach or the town of Quepos in either direction -- each less than 10 minutes ride in either direction – Casa Cielo nevertheless feels like it is miles from civilization in its tranquil jungle envelope. It has parking available for 4 cars as well.
On the lot adjacent is the caretaker's house, available with this home for an additional $185,000. (370.07 m2) This is a new property! Must be seen to be fully appreciated.