Perezoso House is a stunning detached property set deep in the heart of a magnificent 250-acre protected rainforest reserve, which is also home to the Samasati Nature and Yoga Retreat. Situated above the village of Hone Creek, 4 km from Puerto Viejo, the property is extremely tranquil and secluded, tucked away down a quiet road away from all other properties in the reserve, and is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy nature.
Perezoso House and its spectacular rainforest garden are spread across two lots on the reserve, and are maintained and managed by the Samarcanda Gated Community, which provides regular maintenance, gardening services and security.
CONSTRUCTION, EXTERIOR AND UTILITIES
This superbly-designed two-storey house was built in 2012 by expert local craftsmen using wood from the area. The foundations, structural posts, cross beams and floors are made of the highest quality local tropical hardwood (Campano and Nispero), which provides strength, stability and durability. The walls, roof and decorative woodwork are made from Laurel, which enhances its natural beauty.
Perezoso House is built on stilts, which helps to keep the house cool on hot days and allows air flow around the foundations. The corrugated iron roof was constructed with a generous overhang to prevent rain from touching the walls of the house, again reducing the chance of damage and the need for maintenance. There are also tongue-and-groove wooden floors and windows with insect screens and curtains/blinds throughout the entire house.
In 2017 the exterior of Perezoso House was sanded back to bare wood, and then painted with two coats of clear polyurethane varnish, providing a tough weatherproof coating for many years to come.
Perezoso House has its own electricity line, which was upgraded in early 2020. The house is connected up to the Samarcanda Gated Community water supply, which draws water from creeks running down from the mountains behind the property. Water is always in plentiful supply and due to the efficient back-up systems in place, has never been known to run out. Instant hot water is provided by an electric heater situated under the house.