Location: Dominical, Costa Rica
We are seeing savvy buyers make their decisions to purchase through a new lens now. Within the evolved criteria of the current market outlook, the Casa Naturaleza possesses all elements a savvy buyer would seek: privacy (end of the road location, backed by a one hundred acre reserve), security (gated community with another gate at the start of the 25 acre estate), exclusivity (only twenty lots within the highly desirable community), natural setting and biological diversity (old growth forest and over one thousand acres of adjacent/nearby reserve property), views (deep horizon ocean views close enough to hear the sound of waves crashing on the shoreline), sovereignty and sustainability (fruit orchids, bordering creek, excellent roads and independent water source), income potential (with the main house and guest house, provides several possibilities), comfort (with a newly remodeled main house and sleek design and finishes), and connectivity (ten minutes to the town of Dominical and fiber optic internet to the property).
This property embodies the ideal venue for the new work from home (WFH) model in a serene, private tropical estate setting. It’s the best of all worlds. The community, Guapil Tropical Estates, is a 300 acre development with just 20 estate-sized lots and a 100 acre private reserve at the summit of the development.
The approach to the property is magical and the internal roads of the development are in great condition, several beautiful creeks traverse the development and being inside the community is like entering a beautiful rainforest park. The final approach to the twenty five acre estate is very impressive, passing several-hundred-year-old trees and a crystal clear, year-round stream.
The main house was FULLY remodeled in 2019 with all of the fixtures, finishes and furniture being brand new. Everything down to the kitchenware and linens are high quality and new. The main house is a 6 bedroom (each bedroom is large), 5 bathroom home built on three and a half levels. The main/entry level features two, pool-side bedroom suites, a family/reading/tv room which is full of light, and two other jungle facing bedrooms - all of which flow to a large terrace and the swimming pool with pool-side (covered) bbq/outdoor dining area and live edge bar.
The upper level features a generous and well-appointed great room with the kitchen & bar being fully integrated into the social space, a half bath off to the side and large floor to ceiling windows looking over the mature canopy and towards the Pacific Ocean. The kitchen integrates perfectly into the social area (making it ideal for hosting and entertaining), features quartz countertops, high-end appliances, a live edge wooden bar and stunning views in every direction. The inspired design represents the ideal mix of modern luxury tempered with the warmth of natural teak accents.
There is also a sizable ocean-facing terrace with another bar/coffee area that overlooks the pool. Above this space is a staircase leading to a breathtaking master bedroom suite which provides even more lofty views and amazing star & moon gazing at night. The top level "penthouse suite" features a luxurious bathroom, sleek tub, custom teak ceilings and private terrace which affords the best views of the mighty Pacific Ocean on the property. All the spaces in this beautiful home flow seamlessly from the indoor to outdoor, with 360 degree floor to ceiling windows and glass doors.
The lowest level of the main house features a staff room (and en suite full bathroom), and a storage area. The entire house is surrounded by GIANT trees, fruit bearing trees and beautifully maintained gardens. At the back of the property and behind the main house is a two level, 3 bedroom guest house built of concrete masonry. The entire upper level here features the kitchen and social area with the bedrooms on the ground level.
This guest house could be for full-time caretakers for the absentee owners and also has vistas to the Pacific Ocean. Additionally, the property features hiking trails, and the parcel borders a year-round creek with a nice cascading section. One can explore the property for days and see incredible varieties of flora and abundant wildlife. There is also a covered parking bay (3 car) by the main house and very mature, tropical landscaping.
The Casa Naturaleza is a true tropical paradise which feels like you're in your own private, hidden retreat, yet located within a gated community and also only 10 minutes from the town of Dominical and local beaches and only 20 minutes from Quepos and the world class Marina Pez Vela. The property is very well suited for a private estate, vacation home or rental income producing asset. Casa Naturaleza is a rare offering with many desirable elements and is being offered at a real value for two homes on 25 private acres.