Seldom does a property have this many stunning features. Starting with the location, this is the most desirable eco-community (Guapil Tropical Estates) in the Southern Zone. The planned development boasts large, estate-sized lots (this one is 23 acres). Only 17 owners (20 total lots) enjoy the gated community with carefully thought, ecological easements to ensure wildlife abundance, environmental integrity, and long-term tranquility of ownership. The project is very well managed, with great owner participation, a really good community vibe, and enjoys the best road system in the area. This development was the first of its kind in the mid-1990s and remains unmatched in its desirability more than twenty-five years later. Apart from having its own 100-acre, shared reserve at the high point of the property (which also protects the community's water supply), the community is adjacent to the 800-acre Baru Wildlife Refuge which extends all the way down to the Baru River and Playa Guapil.
This particular property is adjacent to the 800-acre neighboring reserve, sits at roughly 750 feet above sea level, and enjoys more wildlife than most of the country's national parks. The forest is nothing short of magical. Old-growth trees provide shade, biodiversity, depth, and character to the site. Even with the forest cover, there are still nice open areas and stunning views in all westerly directions: Caño Island, year-round sunsets, and the enchanting Manuel Antonio National Park headlands.
There is a simple but sturdy, two-level, one-bedroom home with great views and a desirable position on the property. The entire lower level is currently being used for climate-controlled storage and could easily be converted into more living space. A free-form, infinity pool with brick decking and an adjacent rancho with shade, seating, a rotisserie oven, a full bathroom, a wet bar, and a bbq area looks over the edge of the rain forest and toward the endless Pacific horizon.
There is ample room on the property to construct a larger, main home which would render the current residence as a nice guest house. The property has access to the community water but also enjoys a formal right (concession) from a nearby creek. One of the best features of the property is the serenity and view integrity. Not a house can be seen from the main prominent ridge, and hardly a manmade light is visible on the night horizon. It's truly enveloped in nature.
This is not the property for someone seeking to pursue a short-term rental program, but the community's ecological easements allow for rentals of one month or more.
Ultimate privacy, end-of-the-road location, rainforest magic, abundant wildlife, stunning coastal and sunset views, a turnkey residence with pool and space to build your dream home. All of this is located just 10 minutes from Dominical Centro and 20 minutes from the Quepos airport along a well paved, coastal highway. These things collectively are hard to find and rarely obtained. Please inquire for more information and private viewings.