THE AWARD WINNING CASA FLOTANTA WITH INFINITY POOL.

Dahlia Nahome

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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THE AWARD WINNING CASA FLOTANTA WITH INFINITY POOL.

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Magnificent 2500 Sq Feet Modern Tropical 3 Bedroom Home.

Welcome to The Floating House, a unique new modern tropical home.

The Floating House was designed by Costa Rican architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe and has just picked up five awards at the prestigious Costa Rican Binneal.

The house offers a unique living experience floating above the canopy of the jungle, totally surrounded by nature.

The Floating House has recently been featured in several design and architectural magazines including Inhabitat, Dezeen, Design Boom, World Architecture News and Su Casa Magazine.

It combines expansive ocean views, luxury interiors with premium service, infinity swimming pool, and all within walking distance to the beach.

We have been extremely conscious to make sure the house has had as little impact on its surroundings as possible. We have used a combination of local sustainable woods and have carefully picked colour schemes for the house to blend seamlessly with the outside environment.

The Floating House Experience:

Visual experience - being surrounded by a 180 degree view, spanning from the dawn rays over the mountains to the glow from the sun setting over the pacific.... is spectacular and breathtaking.

Eco experience - the house itself is made up of the three pods, floating above the canopy of the lush green jungle, connected by bridges and walkways. This was done to ensure we made the least impact on the natural surroundings. The floors are all sustainable teak and we also have solar water heating, a water treatment, UV water filtration and water capturing systems.

Nature experience - there is nothing quite like seeing monkeys from the same perspective as they are watching things too, from the tree tops. There are eagles that glide alongside and circle the expansive verandas of the house, completing the uniqueness of spending time at The Floating house.

Dining experience - the main living space is a huge open plan space with a solid teak dining table to seat 8 people. The gourmet chefs kitchen with a central island containing the large oven and gas cooker faces the expansive view to ensure an awesome view whilst preparing delicious meals. There are also comfortable teak high stools for the breakfast bar.

Relaxing experience - we have had some hand crafted low lounge sofas made to ensure sitting at the best position to take in the jungle and ocean as well as two lovechairs with colourful hand-stitched pillows from Guatemala. These are framed by floor to ceiling glass concertina doors which open up to bring the outside in.

There is also an impressive 24 meter back corridor connecting the living space to the bedrooms and bathroom made of over 300 pieces of vertical bamboo.

Sleeping experience - your sleeping experience is an essential part of any vacation and we have not spared on the important luxurious details. All beds are orthopedic, pillows allergy-free and sheets are luxury 100% cotton.

There are three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms share a huge open air spa bathroom and the third bedroom (downstairs) has a compact en suite.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom a queen and a single bed too. Each have louvered wooden concertina shutters that fully open onto the terrace. The rooms are 4mts by 4mts, have a large wardrobe, ac and a ceiling fan. Both have awesome views of the waves rolling in.

The third bedroom which is downstairs is more compact with a double bed and a toilet / shower en suite. It also has ac and a fan.

Poolside experience - the infinity swimming pool, sits below the house accessed by a few steps. It has been perfectly positioned for you to sit in the water and take in the sunset chorus of parrots squawking, monkeys howling or simply watch the waves.

Hermosa experience - we came here because we fell in love with surfing and Hermosa beach and you will do the same. The beaches of Santa Teresa are consistently best beaches year after year and Hermosa is the hidden gem. Consistent waves, wide sandy beach and (so far) never too many people around. We work with the best surf instructors in Santa Teresa. For the more adventurous surfer, there are several beaches and breaks for you to check out and enjoy along the peninsula too.

The little bay of Hermosa is growing and we now have some excellent dining options within walking distance from the Floating house. Koji's world class sushi for dinners and newly opened Colour cafe by chef Sebastian Reigner for breakfasts and lunches too. There is also a great Tapas spot and Pranamar restaurant and yoga shalla just a 10 minute walk along the beach.

Santa Teresa experience - a ten minute drive takes you into the hustle and bustle of the surf town of santa teresa where you will find restaurants, a french bakery, bars, tourist shops, ATM's and even a grocery store with organic fruit and veg.

Adrenalin experiences - further afield, there are personal nature tours to Curu, kayaking, zip-lining, mountain bike tours, gourmet dining tours, snorkeling and back at The Floating House, we can also arrange a private massage therapist, quality babysitters, an amazing private chef or even have your groceries delivered for you at check in.

We look forward to hearing from you at The Floating House.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Dahlia Nahome

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Family from the UK who fell in love with Hermosa beach. Life long wish was to build a house and now we have created something really special for others to share.

Dahlia Nahome purchased this house in 2010

Location, location, location. There is only one beach as far as we are concerned and that is playa Hermosa de Santa Teresa. The best for families & the best for surfers.

This house offers up spectacular elevated views of the waves all the way down to cabo blanco as well as being close enough to walk to the beach in under 5 minutes.

The actual design of the house is completely unique for this area. The house floats above the canopy of the jungle, made up of three individual pods connected by bridges and a bamboo walkway.

The house has been designed by the award winning costa rican architect, benji garcia saxe.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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The Award Winning Casa Flotanta with infinity pool.
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
5

Peaceful, Breezy, and Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
I booked Casa Flotanta in March with two other couples. Looking at the pictures ahead of time, of course we were excited to go to this beautiful house. Upon arrival, we realized that the pictures don't even begin to do this house, or the view, justice. It is outrageously beautiful! It's walking distance to the beach and a quick drive to Santa Teresa (a few restaurants have opened in walking distance, too). Yet you enjoy complete privacy when you are at the house. It's also 10-degrees cooler in the house than anywhere else. There was always a lovely breeze. We spent the heat of midday lounging, swimming, watching the monkeys, and cooking. The living area is perfectly designed for a group of people. We could all easily sit or dine together. But there were also plenty of different places for everyone to hang out with the freedom to do what we wanted to do when we felt like doing it. Which is what vacation is all about! All three couples agree that we will absolutely be coming back again next year. Dahlia & Jez are a pleasure to work with and their attention to detail and love of the Costa Rican-lifestyle is fully embraced in the house that they have built. I count myself lucky to have experienced it.
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a gorgeous review Bridget! It was a pleasure having you all come and stay. It really means alot to us to have guests come and really be surrounded by the beauty of the Costa Rican jungle. Looking forward to you all coming back next year too! warmest regards Dahlia and Jez
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Boston
5

Pure Magic!

  • 5 of 5
I just concluded a wonderful month in the Kanopi House, and frankly I don't have the words to describe what a wonderful home this is. My family and I have rented homes throughout the world for many years and I have to say, this is our favorite by far!
While the photos are accurate, they don't capture the magical feeling you get as you step through the front door. You feel as if you are in a tree house, surrounded by nature at every turn. Every late afternoon we would just hang out on the porch, and watch monkeys swinging around in trees! Every morning we woke to the sound of the waves. Wow. The house is new, so everything is clean and fresh. The kitchen is carefully stocked and there are actually 2 full bathrooms. The main bath is really cool-you can watch the jungle as you shower! The house has an open air design and sits above the tree tops, so it is always capturing the breeze. I never used the air conditioning once. I thought there might be bugs, but other than a solo cricket watching me shower on the occasional still night, there oddly were none. I don't have a single mosquito bite!
The house is a very short walk to Playa Hermosa, which has to be one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches around. This area is quite close to the action of Santa Teresa so that you can hop over there on a whim, but the immediate area is quiet and significantly less touristy. I was here by myself for over two weeks, and always felt totally safe and comfortable.
Finally the owners. Dahlia and her husband Jez are just the nicest and most interesting people you would ever want to meet. While every home we have rented comes with some kind of house manager, the professionalism and commitment that Dahlia shows to her guests goes well beyond what you would expect. Besides sourcing the best service providers for everything, Dahlia and Jez have really integrated themselves into the local community. If I asked Dahlia to arrange a restaurant recommendation, for example, we were warmly welcomed as her tenants and guests!
As for negatives, the house has a steep driveway and then there are several steps up to the front door. So this wouldn't work that well for someone with certain physical disabilities. I imagine it might be a bit stressful for a family with toddlers, as the house is high up on stilts.
Honestly, you cant go wrong here. The second day I arrived I found myself taking a nap-my first in fifteen years! That about sums up the experience for me!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you thank you for your kind words. You were the perfect guest for our house in the sky. We so look forward to you returning next year and meeting your boys too. xxx
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Lewes, England
5

Sleeping under the stars, above the canopy with the monkeys!

  • 5 of 5
We were really lucky to be the first occupants of this unique, well situated property. Arriving after dark we had no concept of the surroundings and were welcomed in the morning to the distant call of howler monkeys. Stepping out on the balcony I was amazed by the sweeping view across the forest canopy to the surf and out to sea. What I consider to be the best beach in the area is a 5 minute walk down the road. It has beauty, great consistent surf, child friendly, rock pools, shade, fab sunsets. The close proximity to the house means that coming back for food, siesta etc is easy. we went dorado fishing and visited the Cabo Blanco national park.

We found the open living space great for dining, playing with children and hosting a party. The pool is very welcome and secluded enough for the occasional skinny dip! The bedrooms are airy and private with aircon should you feel the need. Showering open to the forest background is a wonderfully liberating experience.

While Santa Teresa is pretty laid back, there is something relaxing an special about being out of the main town surrounded by wildlife. There is a local shop 5 mins walk up the round and a vehicle would be a good idea to get to some of the restaurants, the nearest being the fantastic Kojis.

I know my brother booked straight away for the the same time next year and I hope to be back soon enough.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Simon. Thank you and your wonderful family for coming all the way from the UK to stay at Kanopi House. We would love to have you come back and stay again. Warmest regards Dahlia and Jez
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Ubud Bali Indonesia
5

Beautiful & Unique Experience - Amazing Views

Beautiful & Unique Experience - Amazing Views
  • 5 of 5
Kanopi House - wow what an amazing place this is! Totally unique architecturally, it's like a modern tree house. We are floating in the tops of the trees with a massive panoramic view of the pacific ocean, and the hills around the pretty and quiet Playa Hermosa. It's been such a joy to experience this house, it's walkways between the 'pods', the monkeys in the trees that you can watch while you have a shower! Simply but beautifully finished, and well equipped to make it super comfortable, you never want to leave! I didn't much… And at night the slopping roof line gives you an amazing vista of the stars. There's always a beautiful breeze, lots of light, and the pool is perfectly refreshing. Nearby is the best restaurant in town, Kogi's sushi, and Santa Teresa, for yoga there's Pranamar and for the spa there's Flor Blanca. Thank you Dahlia & Jez and your lovely family for making my stay so great, and being so brave to create such an unusual house. It's a unique experience to stay here. It's really a perfect holiday. I will be back again, and again and again.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel. We loved having you come and stay and enjoy Kanopi.
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Santa Teresa Puntarenas
san jose
5

Kanopi House = lifetime of unique and very happy memories.

  • 5 of 5
The Kanopi House should be renamed this very long thing “Wow OMG is this really happening, am I really looking at this view, are the sheets really this good, are the beds this comfortable, WOW have I woken up and gone to heaven, is the Sun really coming up over the jungle, is the air this fresh, is it really true that im elevated 30 feet above the jungle floor above the “Canopy”, pinch me, the monkeys are back AGAIN, knock me over the head the waves are just perfect, im walking to the beach to ride those glassy rollers, no stop, do I have to walk 3 mins to the best beach I have ever been to, blow me im going for a swim after my surf - the swimming pool edge slips into the endless horizon – Blimey – this house is real and I really did rent it and my family and I had the best holiday of my life - House!!!!!!!!!” The Kanopi House is positioned in the most idyllic part of this haven, perched literally above the Canopy where you will be greeted every day by Howler Monkeys, parrots and an array of other birds and wildlife – this is untouched, undeveloped eco bliss at its best – a sanctuary to escape , relax and enjoy.
The house is built on 30 foot solid Steel and cement stilts – i.e very very safe and high, it’s a huge architectural masterpiece – a statement of what shouldn’t really be possible. The elevation allows for incredible 360 degree views from the teak wrap around deck that surrounds the living space and bedrooms. The living room is HUGE, with big full size day beds covered in colorful very comfortable cushions. The kitchen is a professional chef spec’ed little number – I cooked for my family of 6 adults and 4 children who all stayed the 2 weeks over Xmas and New Year 2013 every day with ease. Every day Monica the” uber” cleaner arrives and politely and efficiently turns the mess from the day before back to a magazine shoot ready house!
No expense has been spared kitting the house out, The owners Jez and Dalia are an utter delight and when furnishing the house elected to go the extra mile to ensure the very best mattresses and sheets were bought to ensure every night is like the best nights sleep of your life. One of the key benefits of this elevation of the Kanopi house is the air – we didn’t turn the air con on once. There is no other house like this in Costa Rica or even the world – its inspired, and if you don’t live to have stayed in the Kanopi House you may passed up on an experience that has made me the happiest I have ever been.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Will. You and your family were incredible guests and we are delighted to have been a part of your family holiday. We have you booked in for next year already! Have a great 2014. Dahlia and Jez
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Tambor
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Paquera
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Hermosa
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
koji's
Car: recommended

The house is situated by hermosa beach which is possibly the best beach on the pacific coast for both families and surfers alike. One of the best sushi restaurants in costa rica is walking distance from us too. We are situated just north of the busy surf town of santa teresa and the many restaurants and shops there too. From your home away from home, you can surf, horse ride, nature watch, have a private chef come and cook for you, massages, yoga, snorkel, fish, sail, zipline and much more...All of which we arrange for you as we have handpicked the best people in santa teresa to give the best experiences.

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Availability & Rates

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Santa Teresa House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
High
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$625
 
 
Low
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS RATES, PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY
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Amenities

Amenities

Santa Teresa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The main bathroom is a very large outdoor spa bathroom with its own private outside deck too. The second bathroom is an ensuite attached to the third bedrooms downstairs from the main house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, AC and floor to ceiling wooden concertina louvered shutters
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
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