Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!

Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 25, 2014
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks:: english, spanish

Reviews

business
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p410630vb
Dominical Puntarenas
Chicago, IL
5

Truly a "Dream House"

Truly a "Dream House"
  • 5 of 5
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We have used VRBO many times and have always been satisfied, but your home was the most beautiful and well equipt home we have ever stayed in. It was sparkling clean and the welcome basket was an added treat. We have two older kids, 20 and 17, and there was more than enough room. We all enjoyed the pool and the spectacular sunsets from the patio. We enjoyed seeing countless birds daily-toucans, parrots, Cusingas,etc. And hearing the Howler monkeys every morning was a wonderful experience. Definately need a 4x4-but road is fine. Follow Massi's directions-no problemo!
Communication was answered promptly by Massi and Silvia via email. Gerrado, who is very kind and unobtrusive, even showed us to the Ceiba tree on the property.
In the area, we went to Dominical and shopped along the beach with the local venders. Ate at Tortilla Flats and La Parcela-both great. Also bought fresh Mahi and Tuna to cook from La Mancha-yummy! Rented kayaks and surf boards from Tito and Diego at Uvita 360 a couple of times-great guys. Did the Osa Canapy Tour, which Silvia set up for us. Great adventure and professional operation. On our way back we stopped by the Terraba River and saw 11 Scarlet Macaws! Hiked Hacienda Baru-saw a sloth! Very cool place and is close by. On the last day went down to Poza Azul waterfall and our son loved the rope swing.
Can't say enough positive things about the house, the owners, staff and the area...We hated to leave this paradise and want to come back soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! It seems you were able to take in the many sights and tours that are available in the area. Also, the wildlife is amazing in Costa Rica, it is quite stunning to see the Scarlet Macaws in the wild too, free to fly wherever they choose. We are happy that you were very satisfied with the house, I've said this many times, we are blessed to have such wonderful staff to help us care for our home and make it the best that it can be. Thank you again!
business
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p410630vb
Dominical Puntarenas
Houston, TX
5

Trip of a Lifetime!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time visiting the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Casa de los Suenos was such a nice retreat to enjoy the wildlife and just relax. The home was very well maintained and equipped with everything we needed. Silvia was very helpful in helping us book a fishing trip, canyon ziplining at night, white water rafting on the Savegre River and a snorkeling trip to Cano Island. The sunsets were amazing relaxing in the pool after our adventure of the day. Tracy was most helpful in the booking of our reservation and the followup with suggestions of places to eat, shop and area beaches.

Tracy, thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. The welcome basket was such an added touch to make us feel so very welcome! We can't wait to return and bring others to share our experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Costa Rica is a great place to relax and enjoy the wildlife or enjoy many of the great tours that are offered in the area. We're happy that Silvia was able to arrange so many great tours for you and your family. We like to help guests with information about local restaurants, grocery stores and beaches since many are unfamiliar with the area. Thank you for choosing Casa de los Sueños and we hope you will return to visit Costa Rica and our home again. Thank you!
business
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p410630vb
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Better than advertised!!!

  • 5 of 5
Casa de los Suenos was by far the nicest, best equipped and well maintained home we have ever booked through VRBO! I would expect that there are few if any homes with as much to offer in the Domincal area. The layout of the home is perfect for a family with children of any age and very comfortable all around. The house was spotless inside and out. Really quite impressive given that's it's in the middle of the jungle! We've shown many friends and family the hundreds of pictures of our trip and the pictures of the house get as many positive comments as the pictures of the animals, sunsets, waterfalls etc. We are nature lovers and in addition to the birds, bugs and animals that we saw every day, everywhere we went, we were especially thrilled to see the pair of toucans that were at the house each day as well as the Howler monkey family that would sit in the trees over the house watching us watch them from the pool. The house was just perfect and in the perfect location to explore anywhere from Quepos to the Osa peninsula. We had a few questions and needed the kitchen light fixed while we were there and Massi (at the mgmnt company) answered my emails within minutes each time and he took care of everything as promised. We only got to visit with Gerardo (gardener) two or three times during our time at the house, we speak little or no Spanish but his big smile made the whole interaction a lot of fun each time even though we didn't really understand a word of it. We did get out of it that he wanted to be sure there were no problems and something about not trying to pick up los aranas....no problem there! We didn't have a bad meal at any restaurant we went to during our stay and would recommend, Jolly Roger, Tortilla Flats, El Avion, Roadshack Deli, Dominical Sushi, La Fogata, La Macha, Tiki Bar, Happy Lobster, Porque No & Soda y Nanyoa. July is a great time to visit and most places only had two or three other tables with customers during the peak of lunch or dinner. For the adventurous....Costa Canyoning has a day trip you'll never forget. A hike down/through the river and rappeling down six waterfalls (25 to 85 feet high) along the way. It was a great time for all of us ages 10 to 50! Also don't miss the horseback ride and swimming at Nauyaca falls if you have the time. We were sad to go at the end of our nine days, everyone in the small towns of Dominical and Uvita were very friendly and we never felt unsafe. We can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a very nice vacation and we are very grateful for the nice review! It sounds like you were able to take in a lot of the sights that the area offers and enjoy many of the wonderful restaurants in the vicinity of Casa de los Suenos. Howler monkeys and toucans are very good sightings and are usually nearby if not on the property. We have many of the flowering and fruiting trees that draw them to our property when in abundance. We can't say enough about how happy we are with the company that manages our home and how quickly Massi or Adriano respond to any issues that may arise with our home or property. We are also very pleased with Gerardo and his family for keeping the house and property tidy. Thank you and we do hope that you will one day return to Casa de los Suenos!
business
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p410630vb
Dominical Puntarenas
California
5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful way to start off our vacation in Costa Rica! It's hard to know where to start. The view was incredible, the pool delightful, the house just beautiful! It had everything we needed. The washer and dryer were a major plus. We spent our days investigating the area - ATV ride, surf lessons, boat tour in Sierpe, and hanging on the beach. Coming back to the house to make home cooked meals and watch the sunset was one of the highlights of each day. The road up is an adventure, but after one or two times, we had it down! It was hard to leave, but we will be back. Tracy - thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us and the lovely welcome basket - our stay was definitely the highlight of our Costa Rican adventure!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Casa de los Sueños. We also enjoy watching the sunsets and making dinner at the house. The sunsets can be very beautiful, some of the best that we've ever seen! The road up to the house is an adventure, but that's one of the reasons we bought there, the view of the Pacific is amazing. We hope that you will return to Casa de los Sueños in the future. Thank you again for the kind review! All the best to you and your family.
business
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p410630vb
Dominical Puntarenas
Delaware
5

Wonderful stay- amazing experiences!

  • 5 of 5
Amazing adventures! We selected this property because of the location, the setting in the rainforest, and the climbing tree. We were not disappointed! The house is beautiful and well furnished. Plenty of towels, cookware, snorkel gear, beach chairs, and more. We would go back to this house in a heart beat! The owners connected us with their rental management company (Massi) which included a concierge service (Sylvia). Massi and Sylvia were always immediately responsive to all of our questions. We did not have any difficulty with ants, other insects, or snakes in the house! Plenty of wildlife outside though. We heard howler monkeys daily, but they never kept us up. We saw toucans, a sloth, and a family of Jungle frogs (loud!) on the property. The pool was beautiful and well-maintained. WiFi spotty, but that was not unexpected for us, given where we were and that we were there in the Green season. Massi kept us up to date when the Wifi went out (local outage - not house related) and it was restored. Sylvia booked our tours and we were not disappointed by any of them. Upon recommendation of the owners, we had a tree climbing expert (Owen) come to the house and help us climb the huge tree - a wonderful experience and unique to this house! We also had a local chef come cook a meal for us- the best meal we had! We went white water rafting on the Coto Brus, arranged by the concierge. Our group was the only group on the river! Terrific Class III and IV rapids with great guides. Breakfast and lunch were served at a local open air restaurant near the river. We also took a book ride tour to Corcovado National Park. This tour was amazing! We also explored the town of Dominical, nearby beaches, ziplines, canopy tours, waterfalls, and more! Although we came during rainy season, the weather did not deter any of our plans. Rain tended to come later afternoons so mornings were great for touring and seeing wildlife. Bottom line- you can't do better than here!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Rainy season is a great time to visit Costa Rica, it's our favorite time. The colorful birds, butterflies and flowers are out in abundance due to the rain allowing for the blooming of many fruit and flower trees. The landscape is very green and beautiful. We are glad that you could take advantage of the many tours that are offered in the area and that Silvia was very helpful. The waterfalls flows are very strong in rainy season and are fun to visit as well as the rivers for white water rafting. Not many of our renters choose to climb the Ceiba tree and we're happy that you enjoyed the experience! Owen is a very skilled climber and very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the forest. We're sorry that there was an internet issue during your stay. Services can be spotty at times in Costa Rica, especially during rainy season. It sounds like you had a wonderful adventure though and we hope you will some day return to Casa de los Sueños for another one. Thank you!
business
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p410630vb
Dominical Puntarenas
5

First Class - Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this home for a week with our two teenage boys. I wish I could have stayed another week. Everything about the house was perfect. Lovely decorations, immaculate, well stocked kitchen with everything you need for a very enjoyable stay. Free wake-up calls in the morning via howler monkeys, parrots and toucans! The basket of goodies provided was a nice surprise as well. We appreciated the beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels and cooler. We would spend our early afternoons at the beach or other excursion, only to return to the house to spend some pool time and watch the incredible sunsets each evening. No need to go anywhere else for a sunset view. Everything you need is located within 5-10 driving minutes of the house. There is fresh fruit and vegetables at the bottom of the hill (which after a few drives up and down became no big deal) - La Macha for fresh fish. Dominical is the coolest little beach town around. If you are into resorts and casinos, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a laid back, peaceful "local" experience, this is the place. We enjoyed the fact that you couldn't see a neighboring house - it was very private, yet we felt very safe. I would highly recommend staying at this house. Massi and Gerardo were very helpful and responsive via email. We didn't have cell phone service (we didn't purchase a Costa Rican plan for our phones), but felt that using the WiFi with email was sufficient.
Overall, exceeded my expectations.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed Casa de los Sueños. We are also glad that you enjoyed many of the activities and beaches that the area offers. Thank you for noticing the great work that Costa Ballena Management does for us, we pride ourselves on always being able to deliver a high level of service to our renters. Thank you again and we hope that you will be able to return to Casa de los Sueños some day.

Location

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

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.

Availability

Enter dates to see total
Total estimated amount
Updated: Nov 25, 2014
12
Available
12
Unavailable
12
Today

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
May 1 - Dec 20
3 night minimum stay
$265
$1,575
$4,950
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 3
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,290
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 - Apr 29
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,820
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,820
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200

Our home is managed by a property management company that handles all payments for us, the homeowners. Half of the rental fee is expected upon decision to rent and to reserve your desired dates. The remainder of payment is due one month before your arrival to Casa de los Sueños.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Credit Cards Accepted.
PAYPAL Accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

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
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Send a Message Contact Me Send a Message Contact Me

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.