Chateau Montage New Luxury Estate in the Escaleras Area of Dominical

Nestled on the peak of the Sierra Costera mountain range, Chateau Montage is an exclusively luxurious retreat unlike any other. With gently cascading slopes on every side, your panoramic views from this expansive enclave encompass tropical valleys and distant waterfalls, the endless Pacific, and stretch down along the spectacular golden sands of the Costa Rican coastline. Mirroring its magnificent setting, Chateau Montage’s expansive living spaces have been designed to form distinctly intimate experiences, each designed to make the most of the luxuries this home and its location has to offer. From the wrap around terraces and rooftop decks for entertaining, to secluded private pools to take in the magnificent sunsets, Chateau Montage gives you the ultimate in elevated living.

Here’s a brief overview of the property itself: three structures – the expansive main house that architecturally flows outward toward the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the iconic Whale’s Tale, and the cloud forest that capture your attention from every room in the house.  The main house includes three pools and a water feature.  Indoor and outdoor showplace kitchens and a butler’s kitchen command the great room with its majestic signature spiral staircase. Motorized recessed windows open entire walls to bring the beauty of the magnificent views inside.

Visitors will be more than comfortable in their own private guest house featuring two master suites and their own private pool, plus a large caretaker’s suite above the four-car garage could also house more guests, in an onsite caretaker is not a household necessity. This stunning residence was designed by an award-winning architect, who is considered to be the best in the nation. He has designed numerous landmark developments in Costa Rica and every detail was considered in the design of Chateau Montage.

General Features

  • Reinforced concrete post and beams
  • Structurally insulated panel exterior and interior walls
  • Contemporary flat clay tile roofs
  • Solar energy grid tie back system consisting of 75 mini-inverter panels to offset the majority of electricity costs
  • Home situated on east-west axis to minimize direct sun exposure and maximize cross-ventilation along
    prevailing wind patterns
  • High, vaulted ceilings
  • Recessed automated blinds
  • Custom Fleetwood™ windows and sliding glass doors with double-pane argon filled glass, precision aluminum frames and Mammoth™ rollers for ease of sliding.
  • Solid wood custom-made interior doors
  • Gres porcelain tile flooring imported from Italy
  • Ceiling fans in all rooms and outdoor areas
  • Recessed par-20 LED lighting throughout the residence
  • Control Four™ smart home features include integrated blinds, lighting, music, televisions, all of which can be controlled via smart phone, tablet or computer.
  • State-of-the-art sound system with Onkyo™ surround-sound home theater in living room and Klipsch™ recessed ceiling-mounted directional speakers throughout the common areas
  • Daikin multi-zoned central A/C system
  • Fully-wired alarm system with motion sensor and smoke detector
  • High-speed internet with comprehensive mesh system that covers the entire property
  • Deep overhangs and eaves to protect the home from the elements
  • Mature landscape design featuring native species that attract butterfly and bird species
  • Private orchard with exotic fruit trees: Water Apple, Cashew, Yuplon, Zapote, Guanabana, Mango, Mandarina Pulse, Rambutan, Acerola, Jaboticaba, and Mangustan


  • Electronic gate with automatic IR sensor (automatically opens when authorized vehicle approaches)
  • Concrete paved driveway terminating in elegant roundabout at main home
  • Stunning porte-cochere with accent lighting and tri-level water feature with re element


  • Integrated show kitchen, living room, and dining room, leading to extensive wrap-around outdoor entertainment area
  • Three walls completely open to the exterior via Fleetwood™ motorized sliding doors that recess into walls
  • Double-sided replace and entertainment unit
  • Open show kitchen featuring custom wood casework, Silestone™ countertops


  • High-end Bosch™ stainless-steel electric range, microwave, extractor hood, dishwasher, French-door refrigerator, and ice maker
  • Custom wooden casework and Silestone™ countertops


  • Mud room with separate external entrance, boot cleaning, and shoe cleaning facility, footbath, utility sink, and storage closet for surfboards
  • Laundry area with storage cabinets, folding area, Whirlpool Duet™ front-load washer and dryer and energy-efficient water heater


  • Large office space with views of both mountains and coastline
  • Private garden accessed via pocket sliding doors
  • Solid wood pocket doors allow for full enclosure of office if desired


  • Built-in entertainment center and art niches
  • Vaulted ceilings with clear story windows
  • Uplighting embedded in soffit
  • Private terrace with three-sided infinity edge plunge pool, bench, and fire pit
  • Automated blinds
  • Direct access to private orchard


  • Outdoor dining area with fireplace and entertainment center
  • Full outdoor kitchen with custom casework, Silestone™ countertops, Wolf™ gas grill and side burner, U-Line™ refrigerated drawers and ice maker
  • Glass-enclosed, sunken seating area with lookout area
  • 20-meter lap pool with swim-up bar with seating for four and standing room for eight


  • Rooftop lounge with fully equipped wet bar, entertainment center with three large-screen televisions, visitor bathroom, pool table and balcony with ocean view
  • Custom wooden casework and Silestone™ countertops
  • Roca™ stainless steel sink with Delta™ electric touch faucet and sound-insulated garbage disposal unit
  • High-end stainless steel appliances include GE


  • Floating vanity with views of mountain range and Costa Rica’s tallest waterfall
  • Porcelanosa™ sinks and faucets
  • Enclosed W/C with automated brand toilets and telephone lines
  • Fully automated Grohe™ digital Bluetooth™ shower featuring body spray, rain shower, hand spray
  • Shower includes built-in bench, recessed lighting, and Swarovski crystal wall tile


  • Large walk-in closet with wooden enclosed cabinetry, changing room, and island with seating
  • Hidden safe room and vault constructed of solid reinforced-concrete with steel door, separate power source, lifeline, air conditioning and wine cabinet (rated for eight hours)
  • Sunken bar with custom casework, Silestone™ countertops, U-Line™ refrigerated drawers, and ice maker
  • Clearwater Spa™ hot tub with capacity for eight people
  • Full outdoor bathroom with open garden shower
  • Large sun deck with reflecting pool features steps that lead to guest suite
  • Monogram™ beverage center, Whirlpool™ ice maker, Wolf™ microwave drawer and Bosch™ dishwasher
  • Direct access to large valley-view deck with custom steel railing with integrated lighting
  • External helicoidal staircase leads to stargazing platform rated for helicopter use


  • Self-contained, split-level guest house featuring two master suites, living area, open kitchen and private swimming pool
  • Master bedrooms have private terraces with direct ocean view, walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms with Porcelanosa™ toilets, sinks, and faucets


  • Four-car enclosed garage on ground floor serves as primary parking for estate and features large workshop area with bench
  • The second floor houses an open living-dining-kitchen area with direct access to covered balcony with ocean view
  • Bosch™ electric range, microwave, French-door refrigerator, ice maker and dishwasher
  • Enclosed laundry room with Frigidaire™ laundry center Large master bedroom has view to the main driveway for security purposes


  • Private gated community located on the highest ridge of the Costeña mountain provides a naturally cooler living environment
  • 1,250 acres exclusively reserved for single-family estates
  • View corridors protected by adjacent rainforest preserves
  • Extensive private park and trail system throughout property, including waterfall trail

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