One of the most desirable estate properties anywhere in the Southern Zone, the Achiote Reserve, stands above the rest in an area of real estate excellence. The five acre hilltop, which is crowned by this Bali modern home, is one of only three properties in this 75 acre enclave. The three residential properties (two of which belong to one other owner) share a private, 50 acre reserve with well-maintained trails, interpretive signage, and a cascading waterfall. The entry to the property is adjacent to the coastal highway, providing easy access through a gated entrance.
The approach to the property is like driving through a rainforest resort, with giant palms lining the road, rolling hills, decorative vegetation, and native species. The wildlife throughout the property is incredibly abundant due to the protected areas (apart from the 50 acre reserve) which surround all sides of the property. The owners have spent 20 years cultivating a welcoming refuge for the many birds and animals that inhabit it, and are committed to maintaining and protecting it for the future. An all-weather road with proper drainage and user-friendly inclines leads to the crest of the land where this home sits in a private corner of this special development. No one can see the house from any vantage point (ultimate privacy), and a caretaker home (just downhill with on-site staff) helps provide additional privacy apart from the single entry, gated ingress.
The home itself is immaculately maintained and provides approx. 5,000 ft2 of luxurious living space over two floors. The architectural style is Bali modern and many of the materials (such as rare ironwood, copper sinks and natural stone finishes), along with the furniture and decor were sourced and imported directly from Bali. The craftsmanship and overall feel of the home are very high quality. High ceilings, a perfectly scaled design, views from all areas, and elegant, tropical decor give the home a very inviting allure.
The entry level includes a welcoming water feature, an entry foyer, great room (kitchen with pantry), a full bathroom, guest bedroom and a very luxurious, corner master suite bedroom. The great room is directly connected to the outdoor living space and four-side infinity edged swimming pool, with an adjacent bbq and wet bar area. The lower level includes two very well-appointed guest rooms (each with their own vanities), a shared full bathroom and a shared garden terrace that faces the ocean. Also, the house has excellent storage and supporting areas with a large laundry room, outdoor recreation terrace, outdoor shower, and a two-stall car port and garden/tool storage. There is plenty of parking for up to 8 -10 vehicles and also generous surrounding green areas with garden lounge chairs and a fire pit on the ocean-facing knoll, which enjoys the most dramatic part of the view.
The view is a 9 plus on a 10 scale. Very close proximity to the ocean allows you see the white-water coastline, waves breaking below, the iconic Whale’s Tail, the Caño Island, close-by rock islands and several headlands down the southern coast with visibility all the way to the Osa Peninsula. The view is simply captivating, and the home is carefully positioned and built to take full advantage of the privileged vistas.
One would be very hard pressed to find a more private, exclusive estate available anywhere on the Ballena Coast. Serious inquiries only please.