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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:
13 August, 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 Dominical

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
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • 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

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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews
Austin, TX
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

Best place to stay for the vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

No need to pay to go on tours to see animals when staying in this spectacular house. We saw and heard animals each day of our visit. The people who manage the property were polite and very efficient. We had a wonderful time and wish we would have stayed longer than the 18 days we arranged!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angie for the great review! We agree with you about seeing lots of animals at Casa de los Sueños. On our very first visit to Costa Rica Jim and I visited Manuel Antonio national park in Quepos. After we bought Casa de los Sueños we were laughing about that one day because we had seen so many really interesting animals at the house. We’re happy to hear that you had a nice time and took the time to write a review. Thank you for choosing our home! Best, Tracy & Jim
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5

Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Situated about 900' in elevation with a nice ocean view in total jungle seclusion. Well maintained and the owner provided detailed directions from the airport along with a welcome basket. Property has a locked gate and security system. 4WD is a must for the steep 2 mile drive up a relatively smooth dirt road.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review Roger! We enjoyed having you both as our guests at Casa de los Sueños. Yes, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended. When we are there, we often find ourselves driving up steep mountain roads in different areas too, such as the mountains in Uvita and Ojochal. There are many nice restaurants there too. Jim and I hope that you will consider staying at Casa de los Sueños should you decide to visit the area again. Thank you! -Tracy
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5

Gorgeous view, spacious house and super quiet area

  • 5 of 5

What a great home. We loved all the kitchen appliances, utensils and spices. Made cooking for our family so much easier. The house was gorgeous, pool was awesome and views were spectacular. We didn’t see any real wildlife unfortunately while we were there. We were hoping for monkeys or toucans but no such luck. The gate coming in made us feel extra secure. Silvia was so helpful in her recommendations for adventures around and also giving us perfect directions to the house. The drive up is quite steep so I highly recommend a four wheel drive. All in all we loved it and would most certainly stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim and I are very happy to hear that you and your family had a nice time staying at Casa de los Sueños. We try to keep the house well stocked the way we would like it and that includes the kitchen. We enjoy cooking as well, especially when we have caught fish on a local fishing trip. Many of our guests like to hire professional chefs to cook for them on their vacations and the chefs enjoy the well stocked kitchen as well. I'm sorry that you didn't get to see any wildlife. Much of the time it depends on what trees are fruiting in the vicinity of the house. The road up to the house is steep and many of the restaurants to the south are in the mountains, therefore we do highly recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We and most of the neighbors pay to keep the road well maintained. Thank you again for the nice review and to hear that you enjoyed Casa de los Sueños!
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Delavan, Wisconsin
5

Spectacular home! Awesome Pacific Ocean views!

  • 5 of 5

This home is spectacular! It is so well appointed, we felt like it was our home away from home immediately. When we arrived it was very clean and ready for our arrival. The kitchen had all the modern conveniences allowing us to conveniently cook and serve many of our meals. The bedrooms were bright and comfortable. The view of the Pacific Ocean from the back patio and infinity pool was absolutely incredible; the sunsets were awesome. We had howler monkeys in the side yard one evening and a pair of Toucans nesting in a tree above the home. This is a well-maintained home and makes you feel welcome the minute you walk in the door. The grounds keeper was very friendly and helped us cut open a coconut to enjoy the coconute water. I would highly recommend this home to anyone wanting to enjoy what Costa Rica has to offer!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, Jim and I are so happy that you liked Casa de los Sueños! Thank you for writing the nice review, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to write about your stay. We especially liked reading that you felt very welcome as soon as you walked in the door. Gerardo is a very nice man and enjoys interacting with guests if asked to. Thank you again and we hope you will return one day to Casa de los Sueños!
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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
Owner's Response: Hi Shauna, thank you so much, we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! It is really nice to be able to enjoy the pool and some patio time. Casa de los Sueños has a view of sunsets year round as long as the weather cooperates. It is also centrally located for guests to be able to enjoy the restaurants, tours, beaches and national parks anywhere from Quepos and Dominical to the southern villages of Uvita and Ojochal. Casa de los Sueños is fortunate enough to have an excellent staff to keep the house well maintained and clean. We appreciate your business and do hope that you will return. -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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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.5

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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