The owners were looking for the perfect property, so they searched endlessly. It had to be at least 10 acres. It had to have a lot of jungle, but some open spaces where they could build at least two houses and maybe some cabins. It had to have a beautiful view of the ocean. It had to be sloped gently enough that they could create a network of private pathways. It had to be within a spread-out community of friends, but with complete privacy. The access had to be easy and well maintained.
The afternoon they first walked onto this property as the sun was setting into the Pacific Ocean and the toucans were loudly calling, they knew they were home.
That was several years ago, and this 12-acre property is now for sale in the community of Lagunas just 15 minutes from Dominical and its famous beaches. It is still one of the most beautifully private pieces of land you will see here. From the undeveloped building site you can watch ocean sunsets almost all year.
There is already a 2-story, 2,400 square foot building that is livable but not yet finished. The first floor could be one big open space for groups, classes, parties, dance lessons or whatever, or it could be divided easily into two bunk rooms or cabins each with its own bathroom. The second floor will be two cabins that are mirror images of each other, both plumbed and wired for full kitchens, loft bedrooms, bathrooms and views of the jungle and ocean.
150 meters away in a private place of its own, the upper building site is the crown jewel of the property and was saved for a very special home that you can now design yourself. You will have a whitewater view of the Pacific and the mouth of the Hatillo River on one side, and a deep 3-D mountain view on the other. You can hear the surf even though you are 1,100 feet above sea level. It’s a spectacular, peaceful setting.
Lagunas has its own legally authorized water system (ASADA), with a meter already in place on the property. Electricity is connected to the first home and can easily be brought to the second. The road to the property is a combination of public road maintained by the community and a short piece of private road that guests have said reminds them of the entrance to Jurassic Park.
Wildlife abounds: peccaries, sloths, coatimundis, agoutis, birds of all kinds, deer, jaguarundis, and even the rare puma. There is space for more fruit trees to add to the mango, avocado and starfruit that have already been planted. The front of the property borders on hundreds of acres of conservation land that is designated to be part of a wildlife corridor that is being pieced together along the front range of western Costa Rica. At the bottom of the property is a piece of primary jungle that is amazing.
The owners live comfortably in the existing home. You could too while building your dream home on the other site and finishing out the existing home to your taste. An excellent contractor is just waiting for your ideas.
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