Location: Ballena, Uvita, Costa Rica
Located on a beautiful jungle perch in the area of Bahia Ballena, Casa de La Selva is an extraordinary example of tropical luxury. Overlooking the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica south of Uvita, this iconic home represents the pinnacle of tropical living for the discerning buyer. Located at an elevation of 900 feet, it receives constant mountain and ocean breezes and has amazing unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and the famous Whales Tail of Marino Ballena National Park.
The 6,000 square foot contemporary home has 7 air-conditioned bedrooms and7 1/2 baths, and the owner has added hand-crafted furnishing from the woods of the surrounding Jungle and outfitting the home with all the modern amenities one could want in an exquisite showcase home. The home has recently added an additional bedroom and Gym.
Through the steel sculptured doors, one enters into a foyer with access to the first-floor bedrooms. From the foyer, one enters the stairwell which leads into the great room which lays out in an open floor plan that tastefully includes the living, dining, and kitchen areas, which includes top-end appliances. All of these elements are spread out over classic wood floors. Your backdrop view from all areas is the Pacific Ocean over the infinity pool, which surrounds the outdoor living area and includes a jacuzzi to create an oasis of family living and great entertaining. Entertaining is what this level is all about as your guest view the famous Whales Tail as they enjoy the beautiful sunsets. On this level, you will find the entertainment room for movies or it can double as an extra bedroom with its full bath.
Looking out at this level you will see the treehouse which is 75 feet up in a tree with a bedroom and bathroom. The access is by cable car.
Located on the third floor are the 2 master suites which g=have expansive views of the Pacific, The bathrooms are open and come complete with large custom stone tubs and overhead rain showers.
The owner has also outfitted the home to be as sustainable as possible a very impressive 36-panel, 14.4 Kilowatt grid-tied photovoltaic solar power system which offsets the majority of electricity use for the stately home (added bonus is a 2 battery reserve system which serves as a great backup power source for when the grid power goes out, ensuring seamless comfort and convenience 24/7).
There is also an additional 2000 sq/ft guest house with 3 bedrooms and a loft fully furnished with a kitchenette, which serves perfectly as a caretaker's house.