Situated on the Southern Pacific Coast – one of the most desirable locations to own property in Costa Rica – Casa Bambú is a place of dramatic beauty and profound inspiration… a refuge for relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation of mind, body, and soul… an oasis from which to share once-in-a-lifetime moments with those you love. Available for the first time on the market, this offering is the perfection of luxury living in a stunningly beautiful rainforest environment.
The House: Intriguing architectural lines and captivating interior design combine for an incomparable experience. Clean, contemporary and uncluttered… yet comfortable, warm and oh-so-livable. Spaces flow seamlessly from indoors to out, for quintessential Costa Rican living.
The Location & View: Better than beachfront! At 1,000 ft. elevation, breezes from the sea-by-day and the mountain-by-night provide consistent cool comfort. A sweeping panorama of the Pacific Ocean; spectacular sunset views 365 days per year; ever-changing white-water breakers stretching from the ancient lava-flow rocks of Dominicalito Bay to the islands of Manuel Antonio National Park.
The Jungle & Wildlife: More than 60 acres of ancient, pristine, TRUE primary rain forest reserve, stretching to the top of the mountain, never to be touched. Enjoy unforgettable moments as you hike the nature trails and hear the echoes of a primordial world. There are not too many homes in the world that include access to a private nature reserve quite like this. Trees exceeding 30 ft. circumference and soaring more than 150 ft. tall… a 100 foot cascading waterfall… boundless birds including: Toucan, Aracari, Laughing Falcon, White Hawk, Swallow Tail Kite, Mealy Parrot, Orange-Chinned Parakeet, King Vulture, Oropendola, Trogan, myriads of hummingbirds, and the occasional Scarlet Macaw. The land is teeming wildlife and you can expect to witness species such as the White-Face Capuchin Monkey, Howler Monkey, Three-Toed Sloth, Kinkajou, Coati Mundi, Wooley Opossum, Anteater, Agouti, Whitetail Deer, Peccary, and the tracks of wild jungle cats…. Isn’t THIS what’s drawing you to Costa Rica in the first place?
The Arbol Viejo Community: Exclusive, private, boutique gated community set at the top of the road in Marina Vista I. (Second of only five homes to be built, including the builder’s personal residence.) Community amenities and care-taking create a hassle free turn-key ownership experience for ease of living. Benefits include roadside landscaping, common jungle hiking trails, a 24-hour security presence, reliable potable water system, community vivero, 1x per week home grounds-keeping, and weekly house cleaning services are available to keep the interior of your home pristine whether you are visiting or away.
The Area: Situated in the highly sought after Escaleras area in Dominical, the property’s location offers convenient access to the most popular destinations in the region. Only 4 minutes to the beautiful Poza Azul waterfall, 8 minutes to the tranquil shores of Dominicalito beach; 10 minutes to the surf town of Dominical; 20 minutes to shopping in Uvita; 30 minutes to the finer restaurants of Ojochal.
And yet… we realize that Casa Bambú & the Arbol Viejo Community may not be for everyone, so here’s a list of things you will NOT find here:
- Commercial corporate development
- Transplanted California-style “luxury community”
- Busy road with accompanying traffic noise
- Cookie-cutter, repetitive high-end house formulas
- Homes designed for photo-shoots rather than for livability
- Neighbors who need to cash-flow their properties with high volume rentals
Inspiration, Concepts and Commitments
Casa Bambú has been created and constructed by a talented husband/wife team (professional engineer/designer) and is crafted to meet their own exacting standards for the perfect tropical home.
The Visual Inspiration is drawn from three sources: the vaulted sky, the endless sea, and magnificent soaring bamboo. The great room features 24-ft. high ceilings and 14 ft. clear-opening accordion doors, echoing the expansive heavens and the horizon outside. From the front entry threshold, and throughout the house, eyes are drawn to the perfect union of infinity-edge pool and ocean and sky. Graceful giant bamboo culms dramatically span the interior from entry to oceanside.
The Conceptual Themes are elegance without opulence, contemporary lines without coldness, and the artistic celebration of nature brought indoors.
The Commitment to Excellence and the builders’ personal philosophy is evident throughout: “We will only design and build a home that we ourselves love and would be happy and proud to live in.”
Built to Last with Architectural Details Designed for Pure Comfort
It’s not enough to simply “look good” – it’s just as important that a house “lives good,” and stays that way! Casa Bambú offers the perfect harmony of form and function.
With ten years of travels throughout Costa Rica, the builders have gleaned invaluable insights into what does (and doesn’t) contribute to an ideal home in this part of the world. Seemingly mundane things like airflow and directional aspect contribute immensely to comfort and ease of living, and yet often seem overlooked. With rigorous standards of US Professional Civil Engineering, great care has been taken in all areas, including durability of construction, the stability of land, and management of high volume rainfall.
A combination of “deco-metal” screened windows, plus operable screened doors & windows, are strategically placed on both the mountain and ocean sides of the great room. Perfectly positioned from floor to vaulted ceiling, these allow for constant airflow throughout the day and night – eliminating the need for large-scale and expensive air-conditioning. Ceiling fans in all indoor and outdoor living spaces augment the continual air movement.
The bedrooms are designed to flex either way – enjoy the natural airflow, or choose air-conditioned sleeping comfort. Screened openings in the connecting master bathrooms provide flow-through breezes when desired. An ingenious “louver” system in the upper bedrooms can be opened to capture the natural currents, or closed to seal for AC use.
The large 2-car entry portico provides dry cover for unloading passengers and groceries no matter what the weather. Generous 1.5-meter roof overhangs and oversize gutters assure interior dryness and enjoyable outdoor living, even in the heaviest of downpours. Roof-top solar water heaters provide eco-friendly hot water for shower and bathing comfort.