If you dream of living in an exotic, relatively untouched tropical rainforest with abundant wildlife less than 3 hours from the capital city and under 10 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, then this is your dream in real life, but even better than you imagined. (Please scroll all the way down this page to see the drone video of the property.)
There are two attractive homes on the property, but it’s not only about the homes--it’s about one of the most beautiful and explorable pieces of land anywhere along Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Coast, with a view of the ocean in the foreground and a backdrop of heavily forested mountains. There are already private walking paths back to a small stream with a multi-staged waterfall as your own picnic and meditation space. Create more paths as you wish and watch for birds of all kinds, monkeys, sloths, wild pigs, agoutis, ocelots and more.
The main home is 4 levels. The garden level has a full laundry/utility room, a spacious and secure storage room, and a bedroom with a full bath. The ground floor houses 4 bedrooms and a living area that segues out to a patio and pool area. The next floor is one open space that includes a living room, dining room and kitchen, all surrounded by huge windows, sliding glass doors and wide wrap-around verandas. When you are in this area, eye-level with the trees, birds, and animals, you feel as though you are in a private wildlife observatory in the heart of the forest canopy.
The fourth level is the “moon deck”, an open platform where you will enjoy the forest and wildlife around you and the Pacific Ocean in front of you. The owners and their kids camped out there with friends, mosquito free under the moon and stars and falling asleep to the sounds of the surf and forest.
The second, 2-story home has 3 bedrooms, a large open living room/dining room/kitchen area with balconies, and all of the amenities for a rental or guest house. There is enough distance to maintain the privacy of each of the homes, but with enough proximity to use them as an easy B&B or visitor quarters.
Surrounding both houses is a garden with more than 150 tropical fruit trees, lush tropical flowers, and all kinds of unique and unusual vegetation collected from around the world.
The Guapil Ecological Community was created, through conservation easements, to provide a place to live and a way to conserve the surrounding natural habitat, complementing the Hacienda Barú Wildlife Refuge next door. Each of the 20 properties in Guapil maintains the forest and wildlife while ensuring the privacy of every other homeowner. In addition, the Guapil homeowners association owns and maintains a 125 acre private reserve that contributes to the Path of The Tapir Biological Corridor – one of Costa Rica’s premiere protected areas.
This property directly borders the Guapil private reserve, meaning that the way you see it today is the way it is going to stay, with no threat of new development to change your view or the forest around you. “Ecological” is not just a marketing ploy—this is the real thing.
With plenty of room for you and your guests, plus solid potential for rental income and an ethos that encourages responsible care for our fragile world, this property is a standout in the area. Call for a tour and bring your walking shoes and camera.