Tropical Costa Rican Estate with Multiple Homes in Lagunas near Dominical
This idyllic Costa Rican estate was built on over 5 acres of land located in the Lagunas neighborhood and less than 15 minutes from the world-famous surf at Dominical beach. Amazing ocean and coastline views from Guapil all the way to Manuel Antonio with nearly year-round sunsets. Other than the structures and pool, when one awakens, you see nothing but the lush jungle from every room on the property. Believe me, one NEVER tires of seeing lipstick palms, royal palms, frangipani (plumeria) – pink and white, Guanacastes, and Ceibas plus tons of animals. You will be astonished by the wildlife on and around the property from monkeys to parrots and toucans, to deer, armadillos, anteaters, pizotes, and much more.
The homes were designed with a tropical Balinese influence by the previous owner who was an accomplished architect and put incredible thought and detail into every aspect of the homes and property. At a perfect 900 feet elevation for fresh ocean breezes all day and cool mountain breezes all night! Located about 15 minutes from Dominical beach, 30 minutes to Uvita, and 45 minutes to San Isidro.
About The Main Home
The main level of the home incorporates indoor/outdoor living with expansive windows on the poolside, while the ocean coastline side benefits from the same windows and sliding glass doors while maintaining privacy from other homes and properties in the area. The kitchen and dining room are open to the living room and flow freely to the outdoors. The kitchen has an island with a sink and breakfast bar and all solid Cedar cabinets. Directly off the kitchen is a large elevated Corteza Amarillo hardwood deck with ocean views and a feeling of floating over the forest below. The comfortable guest room and full bath with built-in Cedar cabinetry are also on this main level.
Ascend the exotic hardwood Manglio stairs to the master suite which is enriched with the warm tones of the hardwood wall paneling, and Manglio floors and ceiling for a luxurious tropical environment. The bedroom and bathroom are connected to an office by an open catwalk creating a unique space that could be converted to an upstairs den or even a 3rd bedroom. Both the upstairs master bedroom and office have outstanding ocean and mountain views.
The main house is situated above a spacious two-car garage with easy street access and plentiful storage. The covered entrance is beneficial for leaving from or returning to the property when it’s raining. Plenty of space for all your toys such as ATVs, tools, workshop, and much more! Also important to note there is high-speed hard-wired fiber optic internet for all those cyber commuters out there! Working online has never been so enjoyable from such a beautiful tropical setting.
About The Pool House
The pool house is one large space with its own kitchenette and full bathroom. Large windows and sliding glass doors open to the pool and a second huge Corteza Amarillo hardwood deck with BBQ area, sink, and dining areas. Perfect space for guests to come to stay, but – be warned – they will never want to leave.
There is a separate entrance from the road with parking for a few cars behind this casita. One could use two sides of the casita to expand and remodel it into a 1- or 2-bedroom home. Maybe even add a second story and build a larger estate home while incorporating the existing finished space as a living room and kitchen. A perfectly comfortable guest house as it is now, but a nice feature to have the option to expand the estate further.
A Refreshing Pool, Lush Outdoor Spaces, and Gorgeous Landscaping
It’s all about outdoor living in Costa Rica, and this home utilizes this lifestyle to the fullest! Both homes open fully for incredible breezes and ventilation providing an indoor/outdoor living experience. You are constantly reminded of the surrounding tropical paradise in which you live. The large infinity-edge pool is over 21,000 gallons and one of the only pools in the area that actually provides room for swimming laps. Perfect for entertaining family and friends with the oversized Corteza deck next to the pool. Included are a Teak dining table and chairs, lounge chairs, and even an outdoor shower! The BBQ and wet bar area are perfect for cook-outs and the ambient lighting of the deck and landscaping provide a relaxing ambiance for dinners under the starry skies after enjoying your daily sunset.
You will soon understand why this is not merely another property; it’s a home that enables, rather than inhibits, your lifestyle, whatever it might be. The mature landscaping of various species of palm trees and flowering shrubs create the feeling of an oasis, providing shade in different areas depending on the time of day.
The property boasts many varieties of mature producing fruit trees, such as mangos, mamon chinos (rambutan), pineapples, bananas, guavas, guanabana (soursop), mandarins, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and more! From nearly any vantage point, one enjoys the glory of the surrounding trees on the land. The property exhibits 5 large Guanacaste trees (the national tree of Costa Rica), a large Mayo, and the crown jewel of the property — the magnificent Ceiba rising majestically above the jungle canopy!
An Extra Building Site for Expansion Potential
The property consists of two plot maps of approximately 2.5 acres each. The second property has a potential ocean view building site that could be left as a natural knoll or excavated to create a large flat building pad. This property has access to legal Lagunas ASADA water, power, along with road access, and high-speed fiber-optic internet. Tremendous opportunity to build another guest house or vacation rental home to generate additional income.
A Bonus Caretaker Home
There is a 2 room and 1 bath caretaker home tucked into the jungle on the far side of the property which could provide accommodations for a live-in gardener and/or housekeeper husband and wife team. This home also has a bodega for the gardener’s yard tools.
From the setting, the location, the amount of construction, the potential, and the overall value, there is a lot to love about this property. We feel this listing will receive a lot of interest so this is a must-see on your upcoming Costa Rican property tour.