This large unique luxury villa with high wood ceilings and curved archways, provides complete privacy along with stunning unobstructed Pacific Ocean and virgin rain forest views. In real estate parlance, it is called a 10/10. From bird, to whale, to sunset watching, or laughing at the antics of the monkeys that come visit, this will become a vacation experience you will treasure for your whole life. With two large master suites, a third double bedroom, large office, living and dining rooms, there is room to really breath in our home which we call 'Tucan Tango'.
The ocean facing terrace with inlayed ceramic art, offers great options for dining, bird and pool antics watching, reading in a quiet nook, or taking an afternoon siesta. Guests appreciate our summer kitchen for outdoor meal preparation but are amazed by our indoor one. The oversize italian marble cooking island with sit up bar for 4 allows multiple cooks and want-to-be cooks to participate in the meal preparation. To help, we have the best stainless steel appliances, a waist level self cleaning oven, a warmer oven, glass stovetop along with all the mixers, microwaves and mashers you'll ever need.
The bedroom separation gives the Master Bedroom access to an upper floor and private verandah. The oversize, ensuite bathroom and extra large shower is beautifully designed and feels like a spa.
The second Master bedroom, on the ground floor east wing, is also an en suite and has a breath-taking view of the rain forest and the ocean from solid wood carved headstone bed, or from its terrace.
The third bedroom is 30 ft from the second Master and has a private 4 ft walk to it's almost en suite bathroom. It's floor to ceiling windows look out over the back gardens which have flowers plants and fruits ranging from orchids, to ginger, to halyconias and bananas, papayas,pineapples and lemons. Behind them is the rain forest.
Our 'wow feature' is a beautiful, long, curved, tiled, infinity edge pool. It is the largest in the area and stretches along the front of the terrace. It is surrounded by 'corolina', a natural pourous stone that never heats up in the sun and never becomes slippery when wet. Submerged in the pool opposite the infinity edge is a seat for 4 people. There is also a 4 inch ledge that traverses the deep end infinity wall, allowing guests to stand in the deep end as they drink in the sight of the whales spouting or the formations of parrots that noisily give you a private fly past. To top it all, we have installed 'firefly fountains' that spurt controlled fingers of water over the pool that you can swim under, or through and which at night looks like fingers of coloured light. There is also grass to play on or you just sit on the edge of the patio and gaze over one of the most spectacular views on our planet. Don't be surprised when the toucans fly in to the front garden and perch to watch you. Birds, including dozens of parrots, pairs of colourful scarlet macaws and butterflies abound. Howler Monkeys will be your morning alarm clock as well as the signal that the day is coming to a close as you watch the crimson red sun sink into the ocean.
Finally, for additional safety, apart from a security system, we have built a guest house on an adjacent plot far behind the house that houses our groundskeeper and his family.
We have made every effort to make our piece of paradise inviting and welcoming. If you enjoy good architecture, good design, wildlife and nature and want to experience a week in a tropical forest paradise with all mod cons, then look no further.
Some helpful advice for first timers to Costa Rica . Although our long driveway is fully concreted, a 4-wheel drive car is highly recommended year round in SW Costa Rica, as bridges on highways are often washed away and you'll find yourself having to drive through 'irish bridges' in the rivers! Also your adventures to indiginous villages in the hills will take you across creeks and up unpaved mountain roads where a 4x4 is a must. All car rental agencies in Costa Rica rent 4x4's but during December to March they sometimes run out and will try and rent you a cheaper 2x4. Say 'No' and rent elsewhere.
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Having been a film producer and well travelled, from the Magnetic North Pole to safaris in Kenya, we searched the world looking for a place that had the most spectacular view, teeming with wildlife, flora and fauna but was also warm with gentle breezes and had an indiginous people who were friendly. We found it a few miles from the village of Ojochal,in SW Costa Rica,a politically stable country. We then set about designing a house that was full of curves and arches, cubby holes in the wall for artwork and of course creating a garden of paradise with all types of fruits and flowers. We named it Tucan Tango because in our first dawn, waking up in the house , we saw these two toucans come to a tree ten feet from our balcony and then they started to dance together . Not just a mating dance, but, honestly, it was a Tango! Jane and I have video to prove it!
Stunning views. Abundant wildlife and birds. Fresh fruit from the garden. Largest infinity pool in the area. The people. Warm oceans, political stability and excellent health care, with a major hospital only 20 minutes away.
Space, freedom from man made noise, inspiring architecture. Where else can you be ten feet from wild Toucans,wild parrots, wild Macaws; or 50 feet from white face and howler monkeys! Or a ten minute drive to swimming in a river with a waterfall, or surfing in the ocean, or exploring caves in an unspoilt paradise shaped coconut kissed beach that is only 20 minutes away! Or live in an unpaved community that still has the three best restaurants, French, Italian and Thai,in the country!