About this listing
Extremely wild, tropical, steep, with open ocean views.
Quarter mile downhill to the beach bar/restaurant, and 1 kilometer to downtown Dominical.
What you get is literally a treehouse (pictured) that is light on amenities.
Pacific oceanfront treehouse/cabin suitable for adventure campers. 2.4 acres of private elevated front row oceanfront rainforest above a top 10 surfing beach. Secured entrance to acreage, covered fantastic wildlife viewing balcony, secure luggage storage, campers kitchen (electric hot plate, minifridge, blender, pots, pans, silverware).
The neighborhood entrance is on the Pacific Coast Highway directly across the street from the Roca Verde Restaurant/Hotel/Bar which is 1 km South of Dominical town center. The lot is a steep quarter mile climb up to the left to the gated/locked entrance to the lot. Unless you are fit and willing to walk up, I recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle for the short but steep climb from the Pacific Coast Highway to the neighborhood and lot entrance.
The caretaker Julio only speaks Spanish. He is extremely helpful and can provide a ride to town, deliver fresh seafood, or run errands.
Please understand, this rental is best suited for guests who are searching for eco-friendly rather than luxury accommodations. Folding futon/sleepers or hammocks are available. The showers are private, but open-air. With point-of-use water heaters it is best to only turn have on during water flow, so heating element doesn't burn out. Most clients don't use (or need) the water heating element.
If you are bringing high heels, blow dryers, or crispy clothes, I can recommend wonderful places nearby. In the treehouse, you really live amongst the monkeys and other jungle creatures while taking in the most incredible ocean view over a top ten surfing beach.
Wi-fi service is spotty. There are times it works flawlessly, and others when it does not. Extreme rains take out light poles along the highway, or power outages, or internet outages. Despite best efforts, it is not reliable. If I could give Wi-fi half a checkbox, I would. cIn the past, clients have gone into town to learn it is out there too.
As time goes by, I learn that clients vary widely in their expectations of a rainforest jungle treehouse. The "nature" here is unbridled, and (IMO) the experience is closer to "Avatar" than "glamping".
I am slowly constructing a world-class wheelchair accessible treehouse elsewhere on the property. As a result, this rental is not suitable for small children who need to be kept from exploring high balconies that haven't had railings installed yet.
I have staff that live on the property, while they continue to work on the other treehouse about 100 feet away. They can be extremely helpful regarding removal of a wasp's nest starting to develop, showing how the kitchen or water system works, or arranging for seafood delivery, if you are so inclined. Their presence also provides security for the property and your possessions.
As part of the new space I am creating living quarters for a live-in caretaker - this will enhance security and convenience for guests.
Owner will not be there. Caretaker speaks Spanish (Julio) and can be there for problems / questions. My place is best suited for travelers who enjoy roughing it a little, comfortable traveling overseas, and are self-reliant. If so, you get incredible privacy with the most amazing views in a truly tropical location.
From the treehouse the entrance gate is not visible. As a result, and to assure privacy, I recommend keeping the wrought iron gate to the property closed.
From the Pacific Coast Highway, the short climb to the lot is steep. I recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Yes, you can walk it, but it is a workout, especially with gear.
Interaction with Guests
I am available by text from the States, and Julio by phone (in Spanish, local).
Other listings claim to be real close - I know them personally and many are not. Their provided maps can be deceiving.
My neighborhood is literally 1 kilometer south of downtown Dominical, and a quarter mile climb up from there. That means the view is beyond compare and it is conveniently close. The neighborhood consists of much nicer homes that rent out for high dollar. Please respect other owners/guests.
A 4 wheel drive is desirable for independent travel (unless you plan to hitchhike) - without it, about half the country back roads are off limits. From Dominical, there are regular commercial buses (schedules change and more keep getting added) to all major destinations.
Other Things to Note
More than one client has had car's brakes or radiator overheat - either route from San Jose is steep, so consider giving the vehicle a chance to cool down.
No open fires please.
Only take from the garden fruit you will eat and leave the rest for the animals. They will do the same.
No immaturity or loud music please. Bringing your pet to the jungle is not a good idea.
The treehouse has new rain screens - I recommend leaving them down when you are away to keep your things dry. Also please leave gate locked whether you are in or out - it is not visible from the treehouse and that way you know that anyone on the property is with you or my caretaker crew.
I love this place, please treat it like your own.