Land size: 5.6 Hectares (14 Acres)
Total construction area: 800 M2 (8,536 sq. ft.)
7 BED / 6.5 BATH
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Los Portales is the house name for a very special home. It is located in the hills of San Martin de Escaleras about 7 kilometers south of Dominical, Costa Rica on the southern Pacific coast. It was architecturally designed and built by well-known and respected architect Luis Dobles Villea of San Jose Costa Rica. The house design would be considered neo-classical. It offers the utmost in privacy and luxury, surrounded by rainforest jungle.
The home site is perched on a panoramic point at 1050 ft elevation. The property on which the house sits consists of 14 acres of jungle of which approximately 80% is virgin rainforest. The large home site offers one of the most outstanding and exceptional 180 degree plus ocean views in all of Costa Rica. Views of the southern Pacific coastline, the Osa peninsula and Cano Island are incredible and reminiscent of Hawaii 25 years ago. The primary forest views are mesmerizing. Sunsets throughout most of the year are world class and the colors explode into the entire horizon. The site offers exceptional privacy throughout. A virtual library of birds, monkeys and other wildlife will visit you frequently. Watch whales playing in the ocean below throughout the year. During the daytime, ocean breezes keep you comfortable and at night the mountain air from behind lets you sleep in comfort without air conditioning. Temperatures on the terrace seldom go below 75 degrees or above 85 degrees year round.
The main house is an exposed lower level, 2-story structure of 6000 sq. ft. It is constructed of cement block with heavy-duty reinforcement rods and extra wide and deep footings. Exceptional quality is found in every area of the home. All rooms in the home offer exceptional ocean views. The highest quality cabinetry and woodwork abound. The main level of 4000 sq. ft. has all spacious rooms including living room, dining room, kitchen, pantry, laundry, master bedroom with private Jacuzzi bath and walk in closet, 2nd bedroom/office and a 2nd bathroom. A huge raised fireplace in the living room is just to take the occasional rainy day blues away. Included on the main level is a 1400 sq. ft. wrap around terrace offering the most exceptional ocean views available. Year round temperatures on the terrace usually range between 75 and 85 degrees. This is always the most favorite spot for a romantic and casually elegant dining experience. The home offers numerous quality features including 20 ft high cathedral ceilings made of 4 x 10 inch Almendros hardwood beams. All upper level rooms offer the cathedral ceiling. A large walk in pantry and separate utility room are conveniently located.
A wide exterior staircase that leads to the pool and a guest suite accesses the lower level and offers three additional guest bedrooms. One is a suite with private bath and the other two bedrooms share a bath. The focal point in the lower level is the incredible wood bar and back bar. Uniquely designed and hand-made, this masterpiece cannot be matched anywhere in Costa Rica. Adjoining the bar is an open lounging area which is nicely furnished. 12-foot high ceilings offer the spaciousness you would expect in a fine home.
The 90 sq. mt. professionally designed swimming pool offers a true infinity edge ocean view design. The large stone terrace surrounding the pool offers a spacious entertaining area. There is a covered rancho poolside. A private orchid garden deck is located alongside the lower level offering a relaxing lounging area. On the opposite side is a sunset viewing area with panoramic vistas.
The guesthouse is currently used by our house managers and consists of 1000 sq. ft of living area. The home offers 2 bedrooms, one bathroom and living, dining and kitchen area complete with an ocean view terrace. Full concrete block construction is used throughout. The bamboo and wood beam cathedral ceiling offers an open tropical feel.
The 2 car garage/carport/kennel of about 1200 sq. ft offers a secure storage room and work area.
This property would be considered one of the finest home on this part of the Pacific coast and an incredible investment opportunity for the foresighted investor. The building site is one of kind and the ocean view is unmatched in all of Costa Rica. Most furnishings can be included with the property. This investment is in the name of a Costa Rican Corporation that can be used to transfer the property to the new owner.