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Casa Big Sur, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Casa Big Sur is your own private paradise located near Dominical in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean. This 9,000 square foot home (including covered patios and decks) is a one-of-a-kind tropical masterpiece, designed so every room enjoys the impressive ocean and rainforest views, including over 60 miles of coastline, the Cano and Three Sister Islands, the Whale’s Tail National Marine Park, and winding rivers with whitewater and undulating mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see. All of this without another home or structure in sight.
Designed and built with native hardwoods, exposed beams, natural stone, and local tile work, this stunning home offers an extraordinary indoor/outdoor living experience with a central great room that boasts 30-foot ceilings, spacious balcony to enjoy with family and friends, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and outdoor living room with wet bar that extends to the pool deck. Relax in the large infinity pool or oversized hot tub to enjoy the magnificent views while watching nature move all around you!
The home resides on 9 acres in a gated, private enclave providing total privacy and security. Well-structured walking trails give you access to the estate, including a seasonal river, and will enable you and your guests to enjoy this vibrant nature corridor which includes several kinds of monkeys, sloths, toucans, a broad range of birds, along with primary trees hundreds of years old, tropical plants and fruit trees only found in Costa Rica. It’s only a short walk to a local restaurant featuring delicious burgers and the best wings in the area.
Within 10 minutes you will find world class beaches and ample amenities, including grocery stores, restaurants, shops and bank. The advantage of staying in the Southern Zone, beyond its natural beauty, is the broad spectrum of activities it affords. Whether its diving into a waterfall, horseback riding, ATV riding, rappelling, hiking, canoeing, fishing, or zip-lining, there are no doubt more things to do than you will have days. This is the ideal home base for nature lovers and adrenaline seekers alike.

  • Home Details

    • Two master suites with Jacuzzi tubs, walk-in closets, double sinks and double shower
    • 30-foot cathedral ceilings in central great room
    • Every room has over sized, covered balconies to take in the natural surroundings
    • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops
    • 650-foot elevation for gentle, cool breezes (and no mosquitoes)
    • Nature trails covering more than nine acres to enjoy the tropical plants and abundant wildlife
    • Large infinity pool with over sized Jacuzzi
    • Pool area includes open covered living room with kitchen and bar
    • Fully equipped gym
    • Lower lounge area
    • Central AC
    • Security – alarm system and gated entrance with 24/7 groundskeepers
    • Covered portico entrance with detached two-car garage
    • Daily maid-service
  • Concierge Services

    ELITE’s full concierge services ensure that you feel like you’ve lived here forever, from the moment you arrive.  We offer assistance with ground transportation arrangements from/to the airport, pre-arrival grocery shopping, chef services, reservations, excursions and more!  We take care of everything so you’re free to relax into the local culture.

    Our services include:

    • Coordination of ground transportation
    • Meet and greet at the home
    • Home familiarization
    • Pre-grocery shopping (additional charge)
    • Excursion arrangements
    • Restaurant reservations
    • Coordination of chef services
    • Coordination of in-hope massage and spa services
    • Coordination of baby-sitting services
    • Additional cleaning requests

    Our concierge is on-call to make your stay easy and memorable.

  • About the Area

    Casa La Big Sur is nestled in a gated enclave containing just three homes, ensuring your privacy and security. This land of “pura vida,” or the pure life, is near a multitude of incredible beaches. Various restaurants, shopping destinations, golf and a spa are a short drive away, too.

    Whether you’re in the mood to get in touch with nature or lose touch, if only for a while, with your hectic everyday life, you’ll feel at home here.

    Nearest Airports

    • Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (four hours away by car)
    • Two regional airports — in Quepos and Palmar Sur

    Beaches and Beach Activities

    • Playa Hermosa — incredibly scenic tropical beach
    • Playa Tortuga –— wild beauty
    • Playa Uvita –— filled with restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops
    • Playa Dominical — great for surfing
    • Playa Ventana — beautiful sea caves
    • Playa Dominicalito — clear water and popular for beginning surfers
    • Playa Ballena — located within Ballena National Marine Park
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Dolphin and whale tours
    • Kayak tours

    Shopping and Nightlife

    Casa La Big Sur is a 10-minute drive from Dominical, a quaint fishing and surfing beach town with plenty of shops and restaurants, as well as a vivacious nightlife.

  • Reviews

    Amazing home and adventure
    “The pictures of this home do not do it justice.  To be able to rent a $5.5 MILLION home for such a great deal.  The pictures aren’t current.  The home boasts 5 very large…”  [Continue reading]

    Stunning setting, exceptional service
    “It’s hard to imagine a better place for a family with adult children to convene!  The afternoon toucan show (about 5 of them) viewed from the pool area was the best…”  [Continue reading]

    Luxury family vacation!
    “In April 2014, our family spent an amazing week at Casa Big Sur in Costa Riva.  Casa Big Sur is indeed a family friendly, luxury home with a million dollar view out almost every window…” [Continue reading]

    The ultimate in luxury!
    This place has it all.  Beautiful surroundings, impeccable decor, panoramic views.  Didier and Carolina are wonderful and their help in keeping the grounds spic and span is appreciated…” [Continue reading]

    Paradise in the sky!
    “What can I really say!!  The pictures are amazing but they don’t even begin to give you the real sense of what this place is all about.  Casa Big Sur sits on the side of…” [Continue reading]


  • Rates & Calendar

    2019 – 2020 Dates Nightly Rates
    Jan 6 – Apr 13
    (3 night min.)
    Apr 14 – Apr 27
    (3 night min.)
    Apr 28 – Apr 30

    (5 night min.)

    May 1 – Aug 31
    (3 night min.)
    Sep 1 – Nov 22
    (3 night min.)
    Nov 23 – Nov 30
    (7 night min.)
    Dec 1 – Dec 20
    (3 night min.)
    Dec 21 – Dec 27
    (7 night min.)
    Dec 28 – Jan 4
    (7 night min.)

    *Rates are subject to change. Contact us for current availability.