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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa de los Sueños is a 3 bedroom/2 bath home on 13 very private, quiet and secluded acres nestled beside a rainforest reserve in the Escaleras Mountains. The property offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. View year round breath taking sunsets over the ocean from two of the three bedrooms, the great room and pool patio, since the back of the house faces due west. The house sits 1000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by lush rainforest and tropical gardens. Much of the terrain was reforested with native Costa Rican hardwoods, and fruit and flowering trees. There are ample opportunities to spot wildlife on the property such as toucans, white faced-monkeys, howler monkeys, coati, two- toed sloths, the rare ant-eater and the stunning morpho butterfly.

The property has its own private “above the rainforest canopy” observation platform 100 feet above the jungle floor in a majestic Ceiba tree with a girth of around 35 feet at its base and about 12 feet at the level of the platform. The ancient Maya of Central America believed that a great Ceiba tree stood at the center of the earth, connecting the terrestrial world to the spirit world above. The platform can be reached by single rope climbing technique with a hired professional guide. The guide will train you with the skills you will need for this amazing, rewarding and fun activity. Arrangements can be made at the time of reservation for your private platform climbing adventure tour.

The three bedrooms are air conditioned and will comfortably sleep six. The great room includes the dining room, living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and wet bar. A laundry room with washing machine and dryer is located off the kitchen. The house has all new furnishings, Satellite TV service, WiFi internet service, DVD and CD players. The master bedroom suite has a king size bed and sliding glass doors to the pool and patio. It also has a large bathroom with shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Another full bathroom is conveniently located between the other two bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Housekeeping service is provided once a week, as well as a full time caretaker/gardener six days a week. There is also a large gate at the entrance to the property.

The house is less than 4 kilometers south of the village of Dominical. Located in a very unique region of Costa Rica where the mountains meet the sea, Casa de los Sueños is about 2 kilometers up into the Escaleras Mountains. Therefore, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

Whether you choose to go tree climbing or enjoy the many activities available in the area, you will certainly not be disappointed with your stay at Casa de los Sueños.

Keywords: Jungle, house, villa, private, secure, quiet, family compound, ocean view, mountain, tree climb, observation platform, infinity pool, abundant wildlife, fruit and flowering trees, hardwood trees

More Details

Owner
Tracy
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Tracy

Jim and Tracy live in southern Massachusetts. Jim is a small business owner and Tracy is an artist. Some of her works are on display in the house. Casa de los Sueños is professionally operated and maintained by Costa Ballena Management (CBM), the premier property management company in the area.

Once a reservation is established with us, you will be working with Massi and Adriano from CBM to complete all the remaining details of the rental arrangement including; payments, deposits, check-in and check-out. CBM also offers concierge services to facilitate any additional sightseeing or adventure tours requested.

Tracy purchased this house in 2002

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dominicalito in Bahía Ballena

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

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5

Truly Unique

  • 5 of 5

This house, it's location, and the individuals that "run" it are truly exceptional! We first came to Casa de los Suenos in 2013. We came back to Costa Rica in 2015 but stayed in a luxury 5-star hotel in the north part of Costa Rica (Papagayo). The entire family agreed that returning to Costa Rica for the 3rd time had to be spent at Casa de los Suenos. As soon as we pulled into the driveway, we felt a sense of relief that we were at our home-away-from-home. Besides the house being in the best location in CR, Tracy (thank you for your suggestions if we brought more family), Massi (thank you for helping us with our lost luggage), Silvia (AWESOME personal events coordinator) and Gerardo (somehow we had a full conversation even though neither of us knew each others' language) are an AWESOME team to make your stay so relaxing and peaceful. While we were there, we looked at another rental house to compare. It was nice but we all agreed that CDLS felt cozier and more like home. I really can't say enough about what a great experience staying here is. I'm fearful that too many of these great reviews may prevent us from being able to return ;)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear that you had another wonderful and amazing second stay at Casa de los Sueños! We are grateful that you decided to return to CDLS, that really means a lot to us. It's good news to Jim and I that you and your family consider CDLS a home away from home! As always, we do have a great team that helps us with the maintenance, cleaning, property care, guest management services, etc. We would not be able to do this without the team. I'm still wishing we could have met before when we had the opportunity but unfortunately I was under time constraints. Maybe we'll be able to do so again in the future. We will look forward to you and your family staying at CDLS again in the future. Enjoy the summer! Best, Tracy
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5

Spectacular as described!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with a gorgeous pool. House is well maintained, very clean, and decorated nicely. Perfect size for our family of five, and close to many good restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Séjour inoubliable à la Villa de Los Suenos

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 3 adultes et avons séjourné en février 2018 à la Villa de Los Suenos à Dominicalito à quelques kilomètres au sud de Dominical.

Le site et la vue sont extraordinaires. Le soleil se couche sur le Pacifique directement devant la maison. Magnifique!

La maison est dans la montagne au milieu de la jungle. Nous avons pu observer à plusieurs reprises tôt le matin des toucans et des papillons bleus.

Un véhicule 4x4 est fortement conseillé à cause de la route de montagne.

La maison est vaste, bien entretenue et d’une propreté impeccable. Même chose pour la piscine. Les lits sont confortables. La cuisine est très bien équipée. Des chaises de plage et des glacières sont à la disposition des résidents.

Tranquillité absolue. Les voisins sont éloignés.

Gerardo était disponible en tout temps pour répondre à nos besoins.

La plage de Dominicalito est à 10 minutes en auto et les autres plages sont à moins de 20 minutes. Merci à Gerardo de nous avoir permis de découvrir Playa Linda qui est la plus belle.

Il y a un petit dépanneur à Dominical mais un marché d’alimentation complet à Uvita.

Merci à Tracy pour un si beau séjour à Villa de Los Suenos.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard for your very kind review! We always love to hear from our guests. We are so very lucky to have a great team that cares for Casa de los Sueños. Gerardo and his wife, Yorleny, are amazing. Gerardo is the caretaker and is a very, very nice man. He likes to have conversations with guests if possible. He only speaks Spanish but somehow many guests manage to converse with him. Yorleny oversees the cleaning and supplies of the house. We are very fortunate to have her on the team as well since she is so meticulous and caring. Silvia is very helpful for all of our guests and Massi as well. Adriano is behind the scenes making sure that the house is working as it should. Jim and I like to learn about what our guests did during their stay because we like to go try the same thing if we haven't had a chance to go there yet. The view of the Pacific and year round sunsets are a great bonus. Thank you again Richard and we hope you will visit Casa de los Sueños again!!!
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay here! The view with the bougainvillea is a picture-perfect setting. We hardly wanted to leave for day trips but we did enjoy Playa Matapolo and one after went to Agua Termales (hot springs) on the bumpy 8 km road but we’re almost alone there in the 35 deg pool. The ride through the rainforest was amazing. The house was very clean! Also the muffin pans were so appreciated as we made fresh pina colada muffins to enjoy with our patio java!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review Linda! I think it's amazing that you mentioned the beautiful view with the Bougainvilleas because that is one of my favorites too. I have that photo as my wallpaper on my cell phone so I can appreciate it every day. Jim and I bought the house and surrounding properties to ensure that it would have the privacy that we preferred and so many of our guests appreciate as well. I have said this many times, we can't say enough how much that we appreciate the Casa de los Sueños staff. They are very meticulous about the cleanliness of the house and we feel very lucky to have them as our friends. I'm glad to hear too that the muffin pans had some use. We try to keep the house well stocked for our guests. Thank you again for the review! Best, Tracy
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Surreal Bliss

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews speak for themselves. One of the best locations in Costa Rica, many attractions and activities. When your day is finished you come back to a secluded private oasis. Perfect get away for a large family or multiple couples trip. Will return again!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Stewart! We are so happy you had a nice stay. Also thank you for sending us a photo of the two of you, we love hearing about what our guests are enjoying in Costa Rica. I have always felt that the privacy and large property of Casa de los Sueños is so magical and inviting. One of our goals when purchasing the 3 connected lots was to make a large, very private compound. As a bonus, all of the forested areas on the property attract many animals and birds. Plus, Jim and I had hundreds of fruit and flowering trees and native hardwood trees planted on the property. Please come back in the future and enjoy Casa de los Sueños. Thanks again! - Tracy
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perfect combo of jungle, mountain, and ocean

  • 5 of 5

Family of four with with high school age kids all enjoyed the house and the area. our vacation was a great mix of adventure and beach relaxation. it was really interesting staying on a mountain in the middle of a jungle - felt adventurous but with all the comforts of a great house. even though we enjoyed the isolation, we were only a short drive to the cute town of Dominical and many interesting beaches. we enjoyed the diversity of the beaches - some were more touristy which has the benefit of restaurants, bars, shopping all within walking distance versus the locals beaches which opened us up to the culture. the only issue we had was a defective 4wd vehicle so after some rain we got stuck going up the mountain and had to get towed. when we changed out the car for a new one, we had no problems getting up with 4wd even in the middle of a torrential downpour. make sure you have 4wd!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the quiet and privacy of Casa de los Sueños and still so close to everything. Our property is located at about in the middle of the area named 'Costa Ballena' which includes Dominical, Uvita-Bahia and Ojochal. Costa Ballena is very popular with beautiful beaches, waterfalls and great restaurants. There are many great things to do in Costa Ballena as well such as fishing tours, horseback riding tours, surfing, hiking, and tree climbing and zip lines as well, plus much more. We were sorry to hear that you had trouble with your 4-wheel drive getting stuck but very happy that you managed to get that resolved quickly, and you are right to state that a 4-wheel drive is necessary. Thanks again and we do hope you and your family will return to Casa de los Sueños in the future. Happy New Year! -Tracy
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Location

Car: necessary

Tree climbing tours 100 feet up to one of the very few above the rainforest canopy observation platforms in the Southern Pacific Zone can be arranged for an additional fee at the time of reservation. The platform is located high up in a majestic Ceiba tree, also known as the 'Mayan Tree of Life'. At 100 feet the diameter of the tree is still over 3 feet! The breeze across the top of the canopy is cool, and the views are simply spectacular. Binoculars and cameras are a must. There is a table and 4 chairs up in the platform making it a perfect place for a once in a lifetime picnic lunch. A professional climbing guide and single rope climbing technique trainer can accommodate groups up to 4 for a flat daily rate. All climbing gear required will be provided for this exclusive and very unique Costa Rican adventure tour.

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Damage Deposit £142.04

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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