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We have been extremely conscious to make sure the house has had as little impact on its surroundings as possible. We have used a combination of local sustainable woods and have carefully picked colour schemes for the house to blend seamlessly with the outside environment.

Eco experience – the house itself is made up of the three pods, floating above the canopy of the lush green jungle, connected by bridges and walkways. This was done to ensure we made the least impact on the natural surroundings. The floors are all sustainable teak and we also have solar water heating, a water treatment, UV water filtration and water capturing systems.

Nature experience – there is nothing quite like seeing monkeys from the same perspective as they are watching things too, from the tree tops. There are eagles that glide alongside and circle the expansive verandas of the house, completing the uniqueness of spending time at The Floating house.

Dining experience – the main living space is a huge open plan space with a solid teak dining table to seat 8 people. The gourmet chefs kitchen with a central island containing the large oven and gas cooker faces the expansive view to ensure an awesome view whilst preparing delicious meals. There are also comfortable teak high stools for the breakfast bar.

Relaxing experience – we have had some hand crafted low lounge sofas made to ensure sitting at the best position to take in the jungle and ocean as well as two lovechairs with colourful hand-stitched pillows from Guatemala. These are framed by floor to ceiling glass concertina doors which open up to bring the outside in.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom a queen and a single bed too. Each have louvered wooden concertina shutters that fully open onto the terrace. The rooms are 4mts by 4mts, have a large wardrobe, ac and a ceiling fan. Both have awesome views of the waves rolling in.

Poolside experience – the infinity swimming pool, sits below the house accessed by a few steps. It has been perfectly positioned for you to sit in the water and take in the sunset chorus of parrots squawking, monkeys howling or simply watch the waves.

Hermosa experience – we came here because we fell in love with surfing and Hermosa beach and you will do the same. The beaches of Santa Teresa are consistently best beaches year after year and Hermosa is the hidden gem. Consistent waves, wide sandy beach and (so far) never too many people around. We work with the best surf instructors in Santa Teresa. For the more adventurous surfer, there are several beaches and breaks for you to check out and enjoy along the peninsula too.

The little bay of Hermosa is growing and we now have some excellent dining options within walking distance from the Floating house. Koji’s world class sushi for dinners and newly opened Colour cafe by chef Sebastian Reigner for breakfasts and lunches too. There is also a great Tapas spot and Pranamar restaurant and yoga shalla just a 10 minute walk along the beach.

Santa Teresa experience – a ten minute drive takes you into the hustle and bustle of the surf town of santa teresa where you will find restaurants, a french bakery, bars, tourist shops, ATM’s and even a grocery store with organic fruit and veg.

Adrenalin experiences – further afield, there are personal nature tours to Curu, kayaking, zip-lining, mountain bike tours, gourmet dining tours, snorkeling and back at The Floating House, we can also arrange a private massage therapist, quality babysitters, an amazing private chef or even have your groceries delivered for you at check in.

It was surreal to experience the breathtaking beauty and design of Casa Flotana. I cannot recall a time at which I was more excited to experience the accommodations part of a vacation – and the Floating House definitely lived up to expectations (and more!). Fortunately, words are unnecessary to describe as the photos clearly tell the story – but I must say, the perspective from inside and around the house is even better!

We traveled with an extended family – our family of 5 with 3 kids (ages 5-9) and one set of grandparents. The house accommodated everyone well and was a super relaxed and enjoyable respite from the beach and our excursions. The home is perched above the forested canopy, so the driveway is steep! 4WD or ATV is mandatory. The local beach (Playa Hermosa) is close (about 5 minute walk) and pristine. It is also expansive and shockingly uncrowded. It almost felt like we had the beach all to ourselves! The kids loved the tidepools and always came back with something interesting. The ocean current is strong and riptides can occur – so we watched the kids closely (in their lifejackets). There are also two incredibly quaint yet deliciously decadent restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The kids loved TP8 and their brick oven pizzas while we enjoyed the expertly prepared fresh fish dishes. Coleur Cafe is a french restaurant that is also a must for breakfast, lunch and dinner (only open 2 nights weekly for dinner). We also went into Santa Teresa for dinners – all amazing! We went to Katana, Kojis, and El Name to name a few. The Bakery is also fantastic for breakfast.

The people also make the experience at Casa Flotana extra-special. We are grateful for the concierge support that Natallia and Alexia provided throughout our journey. The experience would not have been as enjoyable – or seamless – for sure! They are the best in the business. We also are thankful for Monica who made the house spotless every morning! And we felt so safe with a lovingly thoughtful caretaker on site who truly did just that – he took great care of us!

I can’t recommend this house – or location – enough. We had such a wonderful and relaxing time. Staying in Santa Teresa may be more convenient to restaurants, but to be honest, we went for peaceful R&R – and we found in Playa Hermosa and the Floating House! Thanks so much Jez and family for sharing your amazing architectural wonder with us! It was an experience of a lifetime!