I built this beautiful home as my first retirement project. I wanted to create something that was perfect in every way. I wanted a place for me and my family to escape to as often as time allowed. I did not build this home as a rental home; I built it as my home away from home. I spared no costs in creating an exquisite home on a breathtaking ocean-view lot and in furnishing it with the best quality furniture, original artworks, and tropical landscaping that money could buy. The home has every amenity such as an infinity pool with an oversized pool deck on which is a large square table for eight nested under a retractable awning and four loungers with side tables. The three bedroom suites all overlook the infinity pool, from which one has an amazing ocean view; the fourth bedroom/den has its own porch overlooking the Pacific ocean. For your convenience, there is a two-car garage, a fully equipped laundry room, and a large water-storage reservoir to insure a continuous flow of water even in cases of water stoppages. I have created a tropical garden with garden paths for you to stroll in with trees, plants, and flowers that are native to Costa Rica. From the ornamental pool and lion fountain beside the front door to the oil paintings, sculptures, and native crafts chosen to decorate each room in the house, you will appreciate the attention to detail. Residing within the gates of a guarded community, but one in which only a handful of homes have been built to date. As for location, you are situated exactly between two of the most beautiful National Parks in Costa Rica -- Manuel Antonio and Carara. You are only 15 minutes to the town of Jaco, where you can do your grocery shopping, work out in the health club, enjoy gourmet restaurants like Lemon Zest or Mono Azul, do your banking, and enjoy the many shops casinos and night spots. You are 30 minutes to Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Quepos can boast of a new marina, where sports fishermen and boaters can do their thing. Manuel Antonia boasts not only of the National Park, but also of one of the nicest and best equipped public beaches in the country. Even without having to travel more than a couple of minutes, you can enjoy a five star restaurant on the beach (the Alma Hotel), an attractive restaurant (The Monterey) perched on a high hill, or a very inexpensive but excellent native restaurant, albeit owned by a Canadian, Los Alamendros in Esterillos Oueste. As for adventures, a morning hike through a rainforest with suspended bridges over the canopy or a boat trip through the Costa Rica mangrove forests with Rafa, the father of the monkeys, is a half hour away, There are many canopy tours within fifteen minutes of the home and a tram that carries you over the canopy. Horseback riding, ATV tours, and surfing are only minutes away. I have prepared a guide for my guests on all that the area offers. Keywords: Gated and guarded community, one mile from pristine Pacific Coast beaches, 3 bedroom suites, each with its own bathroom, California closet, king-size bed, bedside tables and lamps, wall-hanging flat TV and DVD player, living room and dining room with TV, DVD, surround sound, WIFI, telephones (FREE calls to/from the U.S.A), dining room with large square table seating eight, spacious kitchen with counter and bar stools, den with double sofa bed and adjoining half-bath, laundry room, two-car garage, air-conditioned, satellite TV, high speed internet WIFI, infinity pool with large pool deck accommodating large table and eight chairs under retractable awning and four loungers with side tables, small patio off the den with two chairs and side table, original native paintings throughout, and tropical gardens and pathways, and two-car garage.