Just off the coastal highway, with 180 degree views overlooking the pacific coast, this home invites you to enjoy the best of Costa Rica. Our family has enjoyed over a decade of wonderful holidays here at Casa de Sunset-Cloud 9 and we hope you will, too. The house has ocean views from every room and rainforest animals such as sloths and toucans often come to visit. It is private and secure. Great for kids!
This house is versatile because it works well for 2 people who just want to use the master bedroom and downstairs spaces, AND it works well for a larger group. Its perfect for just about any size group from 2 to 10.
The unique thing about staying here is that it is totally private yet totally secure. We are the last house on the road, with no houses at all within earshot, so you feel very removed from civilization. Yet, you can rest easy that you are safe and secure with property manager (me) and guard living on the property.
Guests have private and exclusive use of the house, surrounding gardens and outdoor shower as well as the pool. Guests are welcome to share the use of the basketball court (1/2 court) and the covered Yoga Deck (only shared with property manager and guard)
Interaction with guests
I live in a cottage on the property down by the entrance gate. I will greet you upon check-in and leave you to enjoy your privacy. If you like, I can help arrange excursions with local tour groups. You will have a house phone that you can use to contact me if you need anything. Some guests like to be guided on nearby hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes as well. I can also help with transportation, child care, and grocery shopping, if you are interested. It is all up to the guest how much we interact during your stay.
Other things to note
There are two rooms with air conditioners; although usually the ocean and mountain breezes keep everything cool and delightful. The house does not have central climate control features and is best for those who like a more natural climate. We LOVE having everything open and feeling the natural coastal mountain air. There are plenty of ceiling fans in every room and on the patio as well.
To conserve energy, please turn off all fans and air conditioning when you leave the house. Please note that smoking is allowed on the patios and decks, but NOT inside the house. It is expected that guests help to keep the property clean by disposing of trash properly.
The road to the house is a very steep, unpaved, 4x4 ONLY road. Please be prepared. It is safe and well-maintained, but only 4x4 can safely arrive at the house.
From Dec 16, 2017 - Apr 30, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
I am a teacher, musician, and yogi and I am thrilled to be living the life I have always dreamed of here in Costa Rica. I am fortunate to be from an active family that loves to spend time together on family vacations and decided over a decade ago to build a house here in Costa Rica (Casa de Sunset-Cloud 9). This house has been a blessing for so many reasons. My parents spend about 6 weeks a year here (partial retirement) and most of our extended family and friends have also created memories here. I love it so much I decided to move here! The Pura Vida life has been transformative for me as far as bringing peace and joy to my spirit. I like to be active and explore nature. I enjoy learning about the medicinal plants that grow around here and the traditional ways of preparing and using plants as food/medicine. I love composting and growing food, flowers, etc..I am inspired by animals and the lessons they teach me. Our family is full of naturalists, musicians, scientists, and teachers...and I am some of all of that...and still growing