Artist's eye for detail is evident in this new, fully screened guest house nestled in a vast tropical estate. Thirty-acre home site in larger gated subdivision (150 acres plus 150-acre reserve) bordering Hacienda Baru National Wildlife Refuge. This bio rich area is part of the Path of the Tapir Biologic Corridor. Privacy and intimacy with nature are assured. 4 WHEEL DRIVE REQUIRED.
Hike or drive (four minutes) to beautiful and unpopulated Playa Guapil. Perfect for surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, and romantic sunset walks. Private, maintained, hiking trails through primary forest steps from your door.
Pool and lushly landscaped tropical garden at your disposal. Incredible bird and animal watching from your comfortable balcony looking directly on to the canopy.
Just ten minutes to Dominical with its world-class surf, excellent restaurants, and shopping. If you are looking for luxury accommodations while experiencing the rain forest this is your place.
Enjoy: Let the rhythm of the surf and the symphony of the forest sooth your senses.
Fill your days with adventures like canopy tours, waterfall excursions, horseback riding, sport fishing, kayaking mangroves, snorkeling, bird watching, surfing or simply relaxing by the pool. Visit in the fall of the year and witness sea turtle hatchlings making their way to the water. Fully-furnished kitchen, mini bar and pantry. Complimentary fruit basket, Costa Rican coffee, flowers, and home-baked breakfast goodies on arrival. Delicious heart healthy meals available on request. In room spa services available. Chinese Brush Painting classes available.
Other Activities: Board Games, On-site Local Surf Knowledge, Massage, Chinese Brush Painting Classes,Art Deco movie theater
First time to Costa rica. You don't even have to leave Casa Artistica to have a wonderful and fulfilling vacation but there is much to do. Buck and Joann are the best possible hosts and the food and accommodations are outstanding. Do it now while you can. ( :
We stayed 6 days at Casa artistica, and of course hated to leave. The owner was hospitable, and now a new friend. My wife who can be picky, was quite please with the accommodations. The kitchen was large and had everything to make our great meals. There was plenty of room for my two boys to enjoy the place inside and outside too. We loved swimming in the pool and walking around the property enjoying nature. Toucans flew next to the house on a daily bases, and a sloth spent several days just outside our window. Buck, the owner of this fabulous place introduced us to a new family friendly beach just down the hill from the house. We look forward to coming back here again soon.
The klein family-
Incredible accomodations at Casa Artistica. Very peaceful, clean and comfortable. In addition the owners are very knowledgeable about the area and its many attraction. They are well connected if you seek their advice.
Cant recommend Casa too strongly. If you are going to Dominical it is THE place to stay. Beautiful and tranquil. Nice pool. Great bed. Thanks Buck and Joanne
We had 6 wonderful days at casa artistica with lots os parrots, tucans, frogs and the cat "sky" who takes care of the property garden and the owner`s home.
The swimming pool was very nice with toads hopping arouned, bats and butterflies and the birds singing
JoAnn and Buck have a wonderful property set high in the canopy above Playa Guapil. Dominical is mintues to the south, Manuel Antonio 20 minutes to the north. The casa was spacious and well equipped, and the sounds of the jungle at night are a real treat. Toucans and parrots fill the air with their sounds each morning and evening and watch for the monkeys moving through the property. We were treated to a group of Spider monkeys on our last morning! It was fun getting to know Buck and I went with surfing one morning to photograph the action. Simone's a cat person and Sky really got her attention, he's a pretty cool cat as they say!
Can't go wrong staying at Casa Artistica. To see some highlites of our stay, goggle Dana Holm and follow the Pbase links to Costa Rica 2011 - Pacific Coast, Pura Vida!
We stayed at Casa Artistica in January 2009. It is a
wonderful place to relax. We enjoyed getting to
know Buck and JoAnn and their big gray kitty. We
had several meals together which JoAnn cooked for
us. A great alternative to restaurants or cooking
yourself. JoAnn gives a fabulous massage! The
birding and the pool were much enjoyed.
We hope to return.
Stephanie and Bill