The Floating House

Hermosa de Cóbano, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Above the Jungle Canopy

For anyone dreaming of living among the treetops of Costa Rica, this house is both chic and eco-friendly and shares its lofty position with the neighboring parrots and monkeys. We love the unique interconnecting pod design, the beautiful teak and bamboo and the innovative and award-winning architecture that floats above the trees.

The Floating House

Set above the jungle canopy with sweeping 180-degree views of the mountains and the Pacific, this beautiful home is comprised of a trio of "pods" that form a modern and eco-friendly treetop habitat. Designed by Costa Rican architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the home has been shortlisted for "House of the Year" by World Architecture News, awarded five Costa Rican Binneal awards and has been featured in Inhabitat, Dezeen, Design Boom, World Architecture News and Su Casa Magazine.  

Uniquely designed in three independent sections connected by exterior walkways and bridges, the eco-conscious construction was designed for minimal environmental impact utilizing sustainable teak wood, solar power and UV water systems. 

The large open-plan living room includes a chef's kitchen and dining area and is ideally placed to capture the views, with foldaway concertina doors that create an indoor-outdoor environment. The wood construction is sleek and modern but warm and inviting, with interiors designed Dante Medri. A lengthy bamboo corridor leads to two upstairs bedrooms with awesome views of the shoreline with a third bedroom downstairs. 

The pool is positioned below the house with perfect placement to enjoy the sunsets. Modern and innovative but with an earthy warmth that gently inhabits the jungle environment, this is a luxurious and unique escape. 


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Housekeeping and concierge services are included. Services available at additional cost include private chef, grocery delivery, laundry, massage therapist, and babysitter.


AROUND

The house is just a five-minute walk to Playa Hermosa and a 10-minute trip to the charming town of Santa Teresa. The southern Nicoya Peninsula is a particularly blessed corner of Costa Rica. Due to its relative remoteness, it has retained the vibrant beauty of nature unspoiled by over-development. 

With world-class surf breaks and beaches, Santa Teresa is adjacent to Malpais and offers tranquility in a less densely populated area along a stretch of road with mostly private residences. Manzanillo Beach is to the north and nearby Playa Carmen to the south on the road to the beautiful and protected Cabo Blanco Reserve at the tip of the peninsula. 

 

LOCATION

Malpais, Costa Rica. Nearest airport: Manzanillo (12 mins).

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

 
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The Floating House
Hermosa de Cóbano, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Above the Jungle Canopy

For anyone dreaming of living among the treetops of Costa Rica, this house is both chic and eco-friendly and shares its lofty position with the neighboring parrots and monkeys.

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Overview Concierge service is included.
Kitchen Fully equipped
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi throughout
Washer Laundry facilities
Free Parking on Premises Yes
Bedrooms 3
Bed Type 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Double, 1 Single
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 3
Accommodates 7
Kid-Friendly All guests must be 5 years old or older. This is a firm policy as the house is elevated.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 3:00pm
Check-Out 10:00am
Tax 13.00 % for total rate
Sec. Deposit $1000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required prior to check-in via electronic transfer to owner
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 14 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Strict
The guest will receive a refund if the booking is canceled within 24 hours of making the reservation (grace period). After that, the reservation is non-refundable.

BoutiqueHomes service fee is refundable in line with the booking cancellation policy, minus a 3.25% credit card transaction fee which is non-refundable.

No loud music permitted. It disturbs the wildlife (monkeys) which are endangered. We work hard to keep around the house for your enjoyment and their safety. No one under the age of 4 years is permitted to stay at or to be on the property at any time. Guests will keep all bathrooms, sinks, toilets, and other water and plumbing supplies in good order and repair, and shall use same only for the purposes for which they were constructed. The property is on a well and septic system. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products or other foreign material have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged for repair to system. Guests's family and guests shall not make or permit any loud or improper noises, or otherwise disturb other residents and wildlife in the immediate area. Guests will deposit all trash, garbage, rubbish or refuse in the locations provided therefore. Guests is not allowed to have or keep any pets, even temporarily, on any part of the Premises. The unauthorized presence of any pet will subject Guests to penalties, damages, deductions and/or termination of this Agreement. Smoking of any kind is strictly prohibited on any part of the Premises. No smoking of any tobacco, legal, or illegal substances (such as e-cigarettes, marijuana, hashish, cocaine, or herbs in a hookah) or other similar lighted products (hereinafter referred to as "smoking") shall be permitted in any area of the villa. This prohibition applies to Guests and any visitors, guests or other occupants on the Premises. Housekeeping: We offer daily housekeeping except for Sundays. Linens and towels will be changed every 3 days. Towels: Blue and white stripped “pool towels” nor the gray towels are to be taken to the beach. The villa has Turkish beach towels which may be taken to the beach. Any towel that is taken to the beach will be charged against the security deposit (replacement plus shipping and handling). No parties are permitted on the property.

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