What started as a luxury private estate has transformed into one of the most successful hospitality businesses in the area. Showcased in publications like the LA Times, this is one of the most prestigious properties you will find anywhere. The quality of the construction is second to none and the land is comprised of 36 private acres of primary rainforest that is extended by an additional 200 acres of a private nature reserve. It is extremely rare to find a property with this unique blend of luxury and raw natural beauty.
Sitting on such a large footprint of unspoiled rainforest, your guests will have ample opportunity to see the abundant array of wildlife that Costa Rica is famous for. The property is located at the very end of the road so the privacy this compound provides is unsurpassed. A short drive will take you to shopping, dining, beautiful beaches and other adventures around the towns of Dominical and Uvita. Catering primarily to large groups, guests fortunate enough to visit have left raving reviews about their stay.
Upon entering the reception area, you are greeted by a grand entryway with a vaulted mosaic barrel ceiling. The entry flows to the great room with a vaulted teak wood beam ceiling and chandelier. The ground floor layout continues to a sunken lounge area with a handcrafted wooden bar for entertaining guests. There is also a quiet reading nook and indoor / outdoor dining areas. A professional gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, a dehumidified pantry and is fully equipped with all appliances. The second story contains two suites that are rented out to smaller parties to increase the revenue potential for the business. The second story also contains a yoga pavilion and an ocean view lounge area.
Entertaining outdoors is a breeze with a covered BBQ grill area that is connected to an alfresco dining area. Pass through the sliding glass patio doors onto a mosaic-tiled lounging area overlooking the 1,700 sq. ft. infinity pool that appears to spill directly into the ocean on the horizon. The pool is finished with glistening imported blue glass tiles and features a shallow “beach” section, a calming waterfall, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor shower. The ocean view framed by the surrounding rainforest is simply unforgettable and it is no surprise that this property is a favorite location for weddings in Costa Rica.
To the south of the reception area, you will find two guest villas. Each villa has four bedrooms comprised of two ground floor 700 sq ft junior suites and two 1,400 sq ft master suites with private balconies on the second floor. The first guest villa is located at the front of the property and overlooks the pool area and features ocean views, year-round sunset views, and lush rainforest views from all rooms. This villa is easily accessed from the main home. The second villa is set back into the rainforest and offers a bit more privacy. This villa is surrounded by manicured gardens and primary rainforest. All rooms in both villas are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans finished with porcelain tile, stone sinks, glass tiled showers, and tropical detailing. All in all, the estate totals 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 2 half baths.
The grounds put this property over the top and make it a truly unique place in the world. Winding through 36 tropical acres of rainforest are 4 miles of nature hiking trails where you will enjoy the unadulterated sights and sounds of the jungle. Marvel at gorgeous plants and flowers while discovering monkeys, tropical birds, and other exotic wildlife on your way to 3 private waterfalls, including one with a 30-foot drop. If you are looking to expand the income-producing potential for the property, there is ample land for building additional small villas or "jungalows".
With a successful vacation rental history over the last 4 years, this estate has been the top choice in the Dominical area for weddings, corporate retreats, TV production crews, yoga retreats, and family vacations. A new special event center nestled in the rainforest was recently added to the property. The event center can accommodate up to 90 guests and it is quickly becoming a favorite destination for yoga classes, wedding receptions, and corporate parties. Already established with multiple bookings for parties with 50+ guests this year, this is an exciting new revenue stream with practically zero competition in the area. The business is completely turnkey, receives repeat business and it rents by the week at a premium. Here are some sample reviews for the business:
I was fortunate enough to spend a week-long yoga retreat at this extremely luxurious Villa that is nestled upon a mountain that is totally surrounded by jungle, and a very short drive to beautiful beaches.The natural waterfalls were amazing and a must-see.
I recently took a group (17 people) for a yoga retreat to Mareas. It was an unforgettable experience and I plan to return with a group next year.
The accommodations are luxury, complete with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, amazing waterfalls on the property. The location is private and quiet except for the awesome sounds of the native wildlife. Daily viewing of black and white owls, toucans, tons of different butterflies, many exotic birds, and best of all a sloth who had just given birth.
Words and photos are inadequate to express the true heart-stopping beauty and positive energy. The large roomy villas and common areas are absolutely gorgeous, the infinity pool is the most spectacular pool I have ever seen, and the primary forest and ocean views are eye-popping gorgeous.
I had the pleasure to spend around three months here during a TV show we recorded there. I can tell you, I know every inch of that place and the surroundings. For your money, you'll get: breathtaking view, colorful yet elegant villa, a wide range of animals next to your window that you may only see in National Geo, perfect silence and peace.
There is no other property like it. With its perfect blend of both leisure and privacy, it is an ideal choice for a "one of a kind" hospitality business in Costa Rica or for a luxurious personal estate for a family accustomed to the "best of the best". The owners are looking for offers and have recently reduced the asking price by $390,000!