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.
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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.
4.9 based on 25 traveler reviews
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Extraordinary villa with a spectacular view
With the covered patio providing shade, breezy location high up on the mountain, outdoor ceiling fans, and great swimming pool, we were always comfortable when at home even though the temps were hovering around 90 degrees F daily (bedrooms do have AC if you want it).
Given the 14 acres, there really is tremendous privacy (be sure you are comfortable with that - we loved it). It was great that the driveway is gated, and when you leave for the day you can set the alarm and lock your valuables away in a safe. The street is unpaved and somewhat steep but well cared for and really easy with our 4x4 (nearly everybody drives one). Worth mentioning that there is also a great swimming hole with good size waterfall (and rope swing) right on the street up to the house.
The location perched high above Dominicalito is only a few minutes from highway 34 which was very convenient as we were always on the run exploring around the Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal area and beaches. Everything seemed close by - grocery stores, banks, ATMs, fish market, and many restaurants (Porqueno was our favorite, also Cuna del Angel, & Ranchos Remo). Manuel Antonio National Park was less than an hour away, San Isidro (an hour - huge farmers market & nice drive up 243), Indigenous Village of Boruka (drive there was the best part), and so on. Great walks/hikes through the rainforest using trails at Rancho La Merced and Hacienda Baru - both only 10/15 minutes away. Great horseback tour/ride to Nauyaca waterfalls (loved this), and so on. Many great beaches within a very short drive with Playa Hermosa, Bellena NP, and Playa Ventanas a few of our favorites.
We spent two full weeks and really loved the place. It was hard to leave.
p.s. Almost forgot to mention the people of CR. We always felt welcomed - very nice people. Property managers, gardener, cleaning person also very, very nice/helpful.
Perfect sibling vacation
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
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."
Trip of a Lifetime!!
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.
Activity and Interests
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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Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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 and bank wires accepted.
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dining Area
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- jetted tub
- children welcome ...
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Mountain View
- Ocean View
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- 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