Casa Big Sur
Escaleras, Costa Rica
Casa Big Sur is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece nestled in the lush tropical rainforest, located in Dominical and the Southern Zone of Costa Rica where the lush verdant mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.
This 6,500 square foot Balinese-style home is designed to optimize the views from every angle and includes all the amenities you are accustomed to from a 5-Star Resort. The home resides in an exclusive gated enclave of only two homes, providing total privacy and security.
Designed and built with native hardwoods, natural travertine, and custom tile work, this stunning home offers an extraordinary indoor/outdoor living experience with a centrally positioned great room that boasts 30-foot ceilings and a spacious balcony to enjoy with family and friends, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and outdoor living room with wet bar that extends to the pool deck. The infinity-edge pool is large enough for swimming laps. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views!
When it’s time for a siesta or you are winding down from another day in paradise, choose among several lovely bedrooms. On the main floor there are two master bedrooms located at opposite sides of the home. Each has a luxurious bathroom including whirlpool tub, walk-in closet, and spacious private covered balcony. A third guest bedroom has a desk and a cozy balcony which can be enjoyed privately or joined to the main patio. On the lower level, a fourth guest bedroom opens to the pool deck and has an amazing outdoor shower. A fifth guest bedroom is adjacent to the large game room and gym with access to the patio and pool and can be utilized as a movie room.
You will want to pinch yourself each morning as you wake up to this perfect vista. Add to that, our 650-foot elevation provides gentle breezes to caress you throughout the day, it all equates to a truly overwhelming experience for sure!
Nearby you’ll find multiple restaurants and stores, a grocery, bank, spa and all the important amenities which will make your stay convenient. This is the land of “pura vida” or pure life, which you’ll hear often when speaking with locals. You can expect regular visits from toucans, howler monkeys, butterflies and sloths. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking, waterfalls, beaches, surfing, and diving, and a multitude of parks, including the Ballena National Marine Park, the first marine reserve in Latin America to protect important natural marine habitats.
**Like our own Owners, visiting 3RD HOME members pay a weekly housekeeping and gratuity fee of $200.00/week. This gives you daily maid service, 24/7 guard, and full concierge service.
Estate with 2 levels
5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 6500 square feet, 604 square meters
King, Queen, King, King, and Queen
10 guests maximum
Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ), or San Jose International Airport (SJC)
45 minutes by car from Quepos; 3 hours by car from San Jose
60 miles of coastline, including the Cano & Three Sister Islands, the entire Ballena National Marine Park including the Whale's Tail, winding rivers, and undulating mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see!
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Like our own Owners, visiting 3RD HOME members pay a weekly housekeeping and gratuity fee of $200.00/week. This gives you daily maid service, 24/7 guard, and full concierge service.
Activities of Interest
- Las Rocas Marea Alta - Private, custom fishing tours for large groups of family and friends.
- Costa Rica Surf Camp - The best selection of surfboard and bodyboard rentals in Dominical!
- San Buenas Golf - Welcome to a spectacular course in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica.
- Pineapple Tours - A kayak is an amazing way to discover the beauty, nature and adventure of this tropical paradise.
- Nauyaca Waterfalls Horseback Riding Tours - Travel by horseback around two spectacular waterfalls.
Places of Interest
- Ballena National Marine Park - Come visit a relatively untouched stretch of beach boasting amazing wildlife and gorgeous mangrove trees.
- Cano Island Biological Reserve - Explore the great biological diversity around Cano Island.
- Golfito Wildlife Refuge - A must see! You'll find yourself surrounded by the serene beauty of the wilderness around you.
- Bar Jolly Roger - If you have a hankering for chicken wings, Bar Jolly Roger offers 19 varieties, in addition to burgers, pizzas, cold beers and good margaritas.
- Manual Antonio National Park - Here you'll find expansive white sand beaches, backed by evergreen forests that come right up to the shoreline.
Exquisite home in the heart of nature
Our family of four had an amazing time at Casa Big Sur. The house has an exquisite view, gorgeous pool and perfectly appointed interior. It is well suited for entertaining large or small groups. Plenty of nooks to lounge inside and outside. The owners have thought of every design detail. We loved waking up to the sounds of the rain forest around us, the toucans perched in the trees and the sky at sunset. The location was also perfect for all we wanted to do – zip line, ATV tour, horse back riding to Nauyaca Falla, boat to Corcovado, visit to Manuel Antonio Park and Marino Balleno National Park. We really enjoyed the restaurants in the area - the best were in Ojochal, Uvita and Dominical. However our favorite dinner was in the house with the private chef. We felt very safe as the staff were always there when we came and left the property. It was hard to leave such a perfect piece of paradise. ”
The extraordinary Casa Big Sur
My family and I recently stayed a week at the magnificent Casa Big Sur house. We had been looking forward to spending time in the house and in the Dominical area for months. Neither disappointed. Tony and Colleen, the owners of Casa Big Sur, were excellent in answering our questions and making sure all of the arrangements were perfect. In fact, they arranged for a local private chef, Chef Roger, to prepare and serve am excellent five-course meal that was unforgettable. Among the best part of our stay was the infinity pool, of course, and its’ stunning view; the grounds with the mix of colorful plants and the down-hill gazebo; and of course Bar Jolly Roger which is 100 yards walking distance for the best chicken wings, burgers, beer and live music around. The street that leads up to the house is quite a challenge and a throwback to the way roads were generally in Costa Rica. For the mile distance, it is a bumpy rock-and-roll ride. But, once you arrive a the house gate, you know that it is more than worth the ride to spend a luxurious time at Case Big Sur. In all of our travels, we have not experienced a higher quality of accommodation and fun. We highly recommend it! Tom and Nancyanna ”