Treehouse View to SouthEastWildlife viewing balcony
Dominical Adventure Treehouse!!
Dominical Adventure Treehouse!!
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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 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.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $10
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 sofa beds, 2 hammocks

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check out by 11AM

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.


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2 nights minimum stay

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Verlynda User Profile
March 2017
We stayed for 4 days and very much enjoyed it! The good: The views are perfect and it's within a quick walk to the beach and restuarants. For nature lovers, the lack of closed spaces, the landscaping, and critters roaming about will have you feeling well connected with the outdoors. The not-so-good: you are WELL connected with the outdoors! E.g. Bugs are nearly constant (although no biting ones) and iguana poop mysteriously littering the floors overnight made the morning trip downstairs a bit tricky. The electric hot plates took forever to heat up and the water appeared to be only from the rain catchment system, so bottled water had to be used. Wifi was essentially non-operational (90+% of our time it didn't work).

Ginger User Profile
February 2017
I am hesitant to write this because I want to keep this secret to myself, but the Dominical Treehouse is amazing. It is clean, comfortable and everything we hoped for. We love camping, so it was perfect for us, but even those who aren't necessarily "campers" will enjoy this place. The view, sounds of the jungle and ocean and overall charm of the property are enchanting. We have moved up the coast now and are staying in a condo, but wish we were able to stay in the treehouse longer. We cannot wait to return!

Bryan User Profile
December 2016
This is a great place for those of us that love an open air experience. The view is spectacular and it's supper convenient to the superb Dominical beach. We had no issues getting up the hill in a motorbike and although it's steep, most of it is now paved. Jeffery did a great job at communicating. I'd advise you stay in close touch as your approach your arrival time and make sure he is aware of any changes. Travel estimates are always optimistic in Costa Rica but somehow we made great time and ended up arriving quite early. Fortunately Jeffery was very prepared and it was not a problem.

Karina User Profile
December 2016
This place is seriously amazing. Waking up with the sunrise was my favorite part of our stay because of the incredible view! Walking distance to the beach (we were there everyday, all day), 15 min beach walk to Dominical, and just an overall cool place to stay. The property is very secure and private. No workers were there during the majority of our stay unlike others have experienced. We did not have warm water but it wasn't needed at all because it was so hot the entire time. We took a bus from San Jose to Dominical and just had the bus driver drop us off at the Roca Verde hotel. It's right across the main road from the entrance to the neighborhood. We did not have a car so we walked pretty much everywhere and that climb from the main road to the treehouse is no joke- 200 meters of very very steep paved road. Being in good physical shape is necessary if you plan on not renting a vehicle! We are two in-shape 20-year-olds and it was definitely a challenge every night having to make the climb to get home. You will see lizards/frogs/bugs in the treehouse with you because there are no walls. We thought it was awesome but that my not be the case for everyone! Iguanas loved to hangout right outside and bask in the sun. Toucans hung out in the trees around us. We picked coconuts, star fruit, and bananas from the trees just outside for breakfast most mornings. If you're looking to rough it in Costa Rica but still like some comforts (nice toilet, shower) this is the place for you! There is nothing really between you and nature except for the bug net that is provided for your bed. The futon was so comfy and we loved falling asleep/waking up to the sounds of nature. We weren't able to talk to Jose during our stay but Jeffrey was very good at communicating with us when we had questions. Our stay was awesome and I think it's the perfect place to stay for any nature lover!

Melanie User Profile
August 2016
This experience was truly the highlight of our stay in Costa Rica! Up on the mountain, in the middle of the jungle, and an absolutely amazing view in a treehouse with no doors and no windows. This is truly an open concept home! Now, one must keep in mind that this is not a 5 star resort, and your host makes that abundantly clear. But, the experience is quintessential Costa Rican jungle living. We loved the peacefulness of the jungle sounds along with the constant crash of the Pacific coast waves that you can hear up there just as if you were laying on the beach. Julio, the caretaker, was always available, but since I don't speak spanish fluently it was hard for me to communicate with him, but Jeffrey was readily available to us even though he was in the US at the time. He also graciously granted a special request by us which really meant a lot to us. Thank you so much Jeffrey. Julio is constructing another, bigger treehouse on the same property and I can't wait to see the finished product. We got a sneak peek and it already looks awesome. Very convenient to Manuel Antonio but without all the people and commercialism. Thanks Jeffrey for a great experience and I can't wait to visit your bigger treehouse and hopefully bring my family with me.

Heather User Profile
August 2016
This place is amazing!! Let me start by saying that you must have a really powerful vehicle with 4 wheel drive. We had an accident on this road going up. Our 4 wheel drive vehicle lost power going up and lost our brakes on the way down. Luckily, we didn't have a scratch! Getting a Jimmy, reasonable priced 4 wheel drive, is not going to cut it on this climb! Not the hosts fault, we were warned and they meant it. Lol! The views from this location were amazing! The treehouse was exactly as described. It was rustic with a working kitchen, bathroom was super cool and the futons were comfortable! We felt so comfortable and safe with the gate that was installed as this is an open treehouse. The dry room kept everything dry. We had a major storm while we were there. We loved it! I wish there was a flat part to play in it but this was quiet steep. The treehouse next door is under construction. I read that in the reviews. Man, not even a problem. It was more of a help. The guys over there were friendly and helpful. Overall, an amazing place to stay!!

Claire User Profile
July 2016
Jeffrey was communicative and responsive throughout and his staff was helpful upon arrival. We were disappointed to find that the internet only worked 1/3 days and only on a laptop, not a phone. We also took cold showers because the water heater on the shower head did not work. The view is amazing, but keep in mind there's no barriers like permanent screens and there are plenty of bugs, which are not usually an issue unless it gets really rainy. I would not recommend going in the rainy season as the futons/sheets were damp and cold to sleep in. Overall, we knew it was going to be rustic, but had a few surprises that left us a little disappointed.
Jeffrey W User Profile
Response from Jeffrey W:
Thank you Claire. Internet to the jungle can be spotty, so I provide a guest and owner SSID via a top of the line router, but the DSL service is sometimes a problem while some prior guests have found wifi at local shops to be equally "iffy". To all guests - I DO recommend keeping the rain screens down while away or asleep - it is a rainforest. It does get quite cool at night and I will have Julio provide more blankets for future guests. I will have the shower heater checked - it is a point of use system that has a learning curve - (or I will have the element replaced) and better instructions to avoid burn out... All guests should please contact myself or Julio if you have any issues - if you have a problem, let me know and we can address it while you are there - it is one of the main reasons I arrange for staffing.
July 2016

Lexington, Kentucky, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Jeffrey W User Profile

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