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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!

Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!


Property Details

Updated: Jan 27, 2015
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
  • Linens 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
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Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2015

22 Reviews

based on 22 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
Dominical Puntarenas
Chicago, IL

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!
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
Dominical Puntarenas
Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Perfect sibling vacation

  • 5 of 5
We cannot say enough about our wonderful experience at Casa de los Sueños . It was better than we could have imagined.
The communication with Tracy (owner) and Massi (manager) were excellent. The home was spotless and provided all the essentials that were needed, including a delicious welcome basket full of goodies to start us off.
We also want to highly recommend Silvia to coordinate any tours (ie: snorkeling), as she can do it quickly and more easily than trying to do it yourself. Bahia Adventures offers a wonderful snorkel tour.
The clean, comfortable pool was a delight after a hot day in the sun. Sit back and listen to and watch the monkeys and toucans.
A great place to share time with friends or family and nature lovers alike.
We rented a Toyota Rav 4 which worked well up the steep, dirt/rock road to the house.
This "sibling vacation" was planned for 2014 but due to an unfortunate accident, the trip had to be delayed a year. All that to say, Tracy could not have been kinder and more accommodating to help us out for this year.
Thank you Tracy and the staff of Casa de los Sueños
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa de los Sueños and were finally able to make it to Costa Rica. Jim and I understand that everyone has things that arise at times and we are more than willing to help when we can. We are so grateful to have very nice guests as well. We are glad that you and your siblings were finally able to have your time together in Costa Rica and enjoy the amazing beauty and wildlife in the area. We are fortunate to be working with a great and hard working team. Thank you again and we hope that you and your family will one day return to Costa Rica and hopefully stay at Casa de los Sueños!
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
Dominical Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
"This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary and had been dreaming of staying at just such a place as the Casa de los Suenos. The property is amazing. We never tired of the view, the plants and wildlife. The home is very nicely decorated and was very clean. There was a lovely basket of fruit and other food and drinks to welcome us to the home. It was greatly appreciated.

The property manager, Massi, quickly resolved any issues that came up.

We went on a few tours that Silvia Morales arranged for us. The highlight of the trip was the Mangrove tour. We witnessed an amazing array of wildlife and had a very bright guide named Cesar.

The groundskeeper, Gerardo is a gem. He is truly an asset. We don't speak much Spanish but found ourselves having long conversations.

We went to a few restaurants. The top 2 favorites were the "Charter" which has a jet plane in the parking lot.

The other favorite was The Balliena next to the BM market in Uvita.

We would recommend this property to folks who are looking for seclusion and beauty. The road to the house requires 4wd but after a few trips up the hill is becomes easy.

We look forward to staying here again."
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, thank you very much for your kind review. Jim and I are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are glad that you saw a lot of wildlife. We are amazed when we are able to be in Costa Rica at the amount of birds, butterflies, monkeys, etc. that are in the Dominical area and mostly visit the property. I will say this many times that we are so grateful for the team that we are blessed with, Gerardo & Yorleny, Massi, Adriano & Silvia. We notice that you stated that Gerardo is a gem and we feel exactly the same way. Gerardo has the best smile in Costa Rica and we are very blessed that he is a big part of the Casa de los Sueños team. CDLS is all about teamwork and trying our best to make all guests happy and enjoy an amazing experience in Cost Rica. Thank you again Mary for a nice review, we greatly appreciate your kind words and definitely look forward to you visiting Casa de los Sueños in the future. Pura Vida!!!
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
Dominical Puntarenas
Houston, TX

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!
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
Dominical Puntarenas

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 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!
Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
Dominical Puntarenas


  • 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.


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.


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 5 - Apr 29
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 - Dec 20
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 - Jan 3
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub


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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • 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


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


  • 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)


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


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

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