This bright and beautiful home is located on the entrance road to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southern Costa Rica – the amazing Nauyaca Waterfalls. This residence is within walking distance of a large river with swimming holes, the Nauyaca Waterfall, and only a 10-minute drive from the Pacific Coast and the surf town of Dominical.
Sitting on 1.5 acres, the residence is privately set back off of the road, surrounded by mature rainforest, and includes an organic garden area for growing a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Surrounded by a towering rainforest canopy, vibrantly colored tropical plants, and regular wildlife sightings the ambiance here is pure Costa Rica.
As you enter the two-story home, you will notice the entire upstairs floor, balcony, and kitchen are made from gorgeous Purple Heart hardwood. This wood features a rich purple hue and is widely considered one of the most durable and beautiful woods in the world. Due to its expensive price, Purple Heart is mainly used sparingly for accents, inlay work, furniture, and even musical instruments. The amount of Purple Heart used for the flooring of this home makes it quite unique and strikingly beautiful.
The upstairs floor plan is bright and open with a full kitchen and dining area with energy efficient appliances, high-end ceilings fans, custom wood countertops and shelves. This area is glassed in which provides natural light into the home and an eye-level view of the rainforest canopy. A natural flow moves the space to an exceptionally large covered balcony made from more Purple Heart flooring and Nazareno hardwood hand railings.
The upstairs master bedroom suite is completely enclosed by glass and offers a truly amazing sense of closeness with nature. Two large custom glass sliding windows allow for a passive-cooling design that invites a warm light and fresh cool breezes into the room. This really creates an indoor-meets-outdoor feel. The master bathroom has a large shower with stone and tile designs. Attached to the master bedroom is a spare room that is perfect for an office or could serve as an extra bedroom.
The downstairs portion of the home features two guest suites with private bathrooms. These guest rooms can be rented out individually, which provides an ideal scenario for a buyer looking for a full-time residence that can produce an income. The home also includes a 2-car garage and an oversized lock-down bodega storage room with a steel door for security. High-quality plumbing and bathroom fixtures are used throughout the home.
Beautiful Grounds Planted with Organic Fruit Trees
The grounds of the property features a spacious organic garden area planted with organic fruits including two large mature mangos, star fruit, lime, banana, and papaya trees. Jackfruits, Mamon-chino, Guanabana, Zapote, Cherimoya, Pineapples, Mangosteen, Yams, and Avocado are among the other offerings of this great property. The lush setting is accented with walking trails that lead throughout the rainforest.
There is an extra building area with lovely mountain views that would be an ideal spot for an additional suite or casita. Other building areas would allow for additional structures, cabins or a guesthouse. A private gated driveway leads to the main road leading down to a large river with swimming holes and up to the Nauyaca Waterfalls.
Prime Location with Great Commercial Potential for Café or Restaurant
Although this offering is perfect for a home buyer, we also envision great commercial potential due to the property’s location directly off of the main road leading between Dominical and San Isidro and the entrance to the Nauyaca Waterfall. Most people visiting the Nauyaca Waterfall will pass by this location, along with the steady traffic from locals living in Dominical, Platanillo, Lagunas, Tinamastes, and San Isidro.
A healthy café could offer smoothies and refreshments (made from ingredients grown right on the property) to many patrons hiking back from the falls or driving to and from the beach. The house has plenty of floor space and a large kitchen that could accommodate these types of adaptations. Imagine the “Purple Heart Café” named for the exotic purple heart hardwood used throughout the space.
Whether you are seeking residential or commercial properties, this affordably priced home presents a unique opportunity for a buyer.