Golfito, P, CR
Location is an Understatement\nPunta Encanto is one of a kind property not only for Costa Rica but in the world. Located in the Osa Peninsula and surrounded by the Golfito Natural Reserve and the Golfo Dulce.\n\nThe Osa Peninsula and national refuge are known as the Darwin Superhighway. All four species of Costa Rican monkeys live here, plus Agouties, Coaties, Raccoons, Collared Peccaries, Pacas, anteaters, and the wild cats, bobcats, panthers and the jaguarundis! There are also various species of snakes, frogs, butterflies, and bats. Nearly 150 species of birds have been identified at Golfito National Wildlife Refuge, including Macaws (Scarlet Macaw), Parrots, Brown Pelicans, Ibis, Herons, Owls, Barn Owls, and a number of other birds with limited distribution, such as Yellow-billed Cotinga, Orange-collared Manakin, Golden-naped Woodpecker, Riverside Wren and Baird’s Trogon. The refuge also covers part of Golfo Dulce, where ghosts crabs can be seen along the beach. Also, dolphins and whales can be seen in your front yard during the migration season.\n\nThe Golfo Dulce\nThe Golfo Dulce, in the southern zone of Costa Rica, is one of a handful of tropical fjords in the world and by many aspects a magical place. Another item on the Golfo Dulce- Jacque Cousteau spent a lot of time there as it held so many unknowns as well as being so deep and diverse.\n\nThere is so much happening in this relatively small area of around 750 square kilometers. It is impossible to experience it all in a short time. The Golfo Dulce is so full of life your mind will be blown away. For such a small area, you will find more marine life than in many parts of the world making it a nature lovers dream location and a world-class fishing destination. Humpback Whales, Turtles, Dolphins, and fish of all types live in the gulf.\n\nAmazing amounts of biodiversity in and around the Golfo Dulce make it a magical place that must be seen.\n\nThe Home and Amenities\nIf you are looking for luxury, privacy, sport fishing and your own slice of wildlife heaven, Punta Encanto is the residence for you. The spacious 4,200 square foot home built in 2004 sits on an incline overlooking the Golfo Dulce Coast and the rear of the home is facing the jungle. Each side of the 3 story home has large verandas.\n\nAwake each morning to the sounds of Howler Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Parrots and many different species of birds, these animals will be your only neighbors. Have a cup of Costa Rican coffee while sitting on the master suite balcony overlooking the water or on the jungle side watching the wildlife in such a private setting. This jungle/waterfront retreat will give you everything you could possibly dream of!\n\nA huge feature is a large swimming pool with a marlin on the bottom, poolside changing rooms, bathrooms, and showers. Enjoy the elaborate gardens with substantial acreage for expansion.\n\nThere is a detached, discreet employee residence. An 80’ dock with floating extension, deepwater dockage in a protected cove, power, lighting, water, and fish cleaning table.\n\nThe 3rd-floor master suite includes a large bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub, double sinks, large walk-in closets, office, and 3 verandas. The large eat-in kitchen is spectacular with a walk-in pantry.\n\nThe home includes a laundry room, dining room, living room, ground floor storage, and tackle shop.\n\nThere is solar power, and a generator to live completely off-grid but you will have all the on-grid amenities such as internet service, and TV. The electrical system is sufficient to run AC all night without a problem if you wish. There is also cell phone service to this remote location. The perfect place to be completely disconnected when you want to be but also connected when you need to be.\n\nThe Property\nPunta Encanto (Enchanted Point) is truly enhanced, you can only access the property by boat. The property is well over 120 acres of pristine rain forest and private beaches, waterfalls, creeks and swimming holes. There are approximately 500 meters of beachfront with an 80-foot deep water dock and floating extension.\n\nLocated on the palm tree-lined beach there is a detached hut that makes the most serene relaxation area. A little further into the property are the gardens of paradise. The grounds are full of both animal life and plants. You will be amazed by the exotic fruits of Costa Rica you will find here. There are several walkways that meander throughout the grounds to the main homes surrounded by flora and fauna. Dense jungle and wide-open areas provide a balance to any nature lover or adventurist needs.\n\nBehind the home you will find the modest caretakers home, a power plant which is both solar and water turbine powered. Past the developed property is the jungle of Costa Rica filled with wildlife that will make you think about never wanting to go back to ordinary life. This property is partially contained by the Golfito National Reserve.\n\nThe property in front of the land is the Gulfo Dulce. If you like the ocean as a playground this is it! World-class fishing and protection from the elements in the gulf. You have the best of both worlds on land and by sea. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.