Land 5,000 m2 / 1.24 Acres / 0.5 hectare
Construction 200 m2 / 2,153 Sq. Ft. Year Built 2005
Have you seen the house at the Edge of the World? The name of this 3 bedroom home is certainly fitting; from the front porch it feels like the edge! Yet this unique home and 5000 square meter lot is less than 15 minutes from Dominical, in the upscale community of Lagunas. This property is part of a small, private gated neighborhood with a few full time residents and multiple rental cabins.
The house features 2 colorful bedrooms downstairs and a huge master suite upstairs with a private porch. There are 2 full bathrooms and a half bath on the back porch for guests. With more than 200 square meters of total covered area, this house seamlessly flows from outside space to inside space. Even the kitchen is half in and half out. No doubt, this is one of the most unique houses on the market, artistically and colorfully renovated. There have been numerous additions over the years, both to feature the natural beauty, increase common space area and protect from the sun and rain.
And the view? Amazing. The house faces South with a small ocean view, but the real show is the Baru valley below. Rain or shine, every day is beautiful and the birds and butterflies provide the entertainment. Even in the hottest months of the year a near constant afternoon breeze from the ocean keeps this house comfortable. At over 600 feet in elevation, there is a very noticeable, cooler difference in temperature compared to the coast-line. The lot is surrounded by dense jungle, making it the perfect, private oasis.
Just off the back porch is an in-ground concrete bath-tub with hot water. Follow a garden path past beautiful flowers to the hand-built, river-stone and concrete plunge pool, fed by a natural spring water. You\'ll be surrounded by fruit trees and that same stunning-view of the valley below. On the other side of the lot there is a zip-line for kids and hand-crafted concrete steps that lead to the lower part of the property. Here an area has been leveled and cleared for a small guest house, yoga pavilion or additional gardens.
Food grows all over the property, not just in the attached green-house kitchen garden and its bamboo planter wall. There are year \'round bananas and numerous other fruit trees in various stages of growth including papaya, orange, lemon, guanabana, vanilla, miracle berry, avocado, mamone, and mango.
Adjoining this property is nearly 190 acres privately owned, with some really nice features within a few minutes of walking. The lagoon that Lagunas is named for is just up the drive, as well as trails to waterfalls, giant trees and abundant wild-life. Full-time neighbors up the hill help ensure the safety, beauty and tranquility of the overall property.
If this is your dream -- simple living in the rain-forest, a built-in business already running, close to the beach but away from the crowds, unbelievable wild-life and a non-pretentious house loaded with possibilities -- then you should take a trip to the Edge of the World.