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'Floating' Costa Rican Retreat Sure Has Astounding Views

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All photos via The Modern House

Location: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Price: From £2,200 (~$3,370) per week

As far as "tree-less "tree houses" go, "Casa Flotanta" is one pretty spectacular wannabe. Floating over the canopy of a Costa Rican jungle, the secluded 3,230-square-foot abode allows you to make friends with nothing but expansive Pacific Ocean views and, well, parrots and monkeys. Completed in 2013 by Costa Rican architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the home is made up of three "pods" connected by various walkways and bridges, including one main 24-meter (~80-foot) corridor lined with more than 300 pieces of bamboo.


Luxe fittings abound inside, including a solid teak dining table in the open-plan living area, a fully equipped kitchen, handmade lounges, sustainable teak floors, and orthopedic beds. The house, which is available to rent from approximately $3,370 a week, can sleep seven people. For the aquatically-inclined, there's an infinity pool below the house and a super surf-friendly beach, Playa Hermosa, a few steps away.


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