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Cool, Cute, Cosy ! Unique House and Location.

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The house on a hilltop

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Last updated: 11/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Dominical house description

THE PLACE - It has everything you want from Costa Rica: plus peace, coolness during the nights, intimacy, sense of space and security, breathtaking landscape all around the property.

THE HOUSE: Charming, seated on a hilltop in a beautiful mountainous area, in a very private and quiet property. In the distance, you can admire the splendid sunsets on the Pacific ocean. Il is furnished and fully equipped with everything needed for a perfect stay. It can accommodate a couple or two, or a family with two children.

The kitchen-living room area is very spacious and has large door and window openings on all sides. It is also appropriate for a wheelchair.

The bedroom on the first floor is connected to the bathroom, the other bedroom is in the mezzanine, both have a queen bed. The sofa can be used as extra bed. There is a safe closet space for your passports and other valuables.

IMPORTANT : At that elevation (2000 feet), there is always a soft breeze so it is never too hot during the day. Nights are cool which makes sleeping easy and restfull. That is why we do not have air conditioning, we simply do not need it. There are hardly any insects around in the dry season, except for butterflies, but you are in nature, so everything is alive around you. You will probably see exotic birds such as toucans, eagles and parrots in the backyard, to name a few. And you could hear howling monkeys at night, a few meters from the house.

DRIVING TO THE PROPERTY - San Isidro is the largest city in southern Costa Rica; it is 3 hours away from San José and its airport. The road is paved all the way to the house except for the last 2 miles.

SECURITY, MAINTENANCE - You will be greeted at the property by Jose and Maria who live close by all year long. They will show you around and give you the keys to the house.

BATHING, SWIMMING - The house is 20 minutes away from Dominical, i.e. from the Pacific Ocean (and surf). Driving South or North along the coastline, you will find empty and semi-empty beaches and bay areas with fine beige sand and very civilized waves. From one of the streams of cascading water on the property line, a pool was dug in a natural basin; its water is always fresh and rejuvenating. It is a very intimate and safe place.

FOOD, SHOPPING, MARKETS - A 20 minutes drive will take you to San Isidro where you will find everything, from attractive restaurants to food and clothing stores. On Thursdays and Fridays, there is a « feria » (an outdoor market) where you can buy locally grown fruits and vegetables, even organic ones. Also in San Isidro is “Lufercz”, a supermarket where you can find Costarican beer and coffee, and other exotic products such as sushi rice and nori sheets. And along the road between San Isidro and La Alfombra, there is a number of vegetable stands and restaurants with good food at very reasonable prices.

OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES - You will not have to go very far from the property to practice your favorite sport. You can take a horse ride to the spectacular Nuyaca Falls, or drive to Dominical, small town which is paradise for surfers. And you may want to visit the natural reserves in the area, go to a farm renowed for growing different spices, or on an excursion to the tree tops of the forest.


Keywords: High ceiling, open space, comfortable, original.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Splendid jungle pool in the basin of a waterfall, Sterilized & filtered water everywhere in the house...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Television
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain View
                      • Ocean View

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Everything for kitchen, bathrooms and beds...moreless

                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Expresso and chorreado...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Very good quality pots and pans...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Everything you can think of...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        All you need to prepare your best meals ever but the food....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven:

                        Gaz oven...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          actual season
                          Apr 12 - Nov 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $550 $1,500
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $85
                          $550 $1,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          When a person makes the payment, I send her a file containing pertinent infos about the house, such as its exact location and where to go to buy groceries etc.

                          Through Paypal, when the client confirms its reservation. For long stays, terms have to be negociated.

                          We always ask for a safety deposit, to be given back to the client at the moment of his departure.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 11/03/2014
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                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          Car: Necessary

                          Located at the junction of sky and sea, the property sits on a hilltop, and is surrounded by mounts of various sizes. The area hesitates between forest and agriculture, and lets cows and veals graze on vast pastures in the meantime. Bird songs are the main noises throuhout the days, and shades of green and colours expose their multiple variations all around.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: I am a writer, my husband is a stage hand. As such, I usually have the ideas, and he make them happen in reality. A perfect match to build a house, and make it comfortable and original. An example? Look at the lamp over the dinner table...

                          Why the Owner Chose Dominical:
                          Because it combined the presence of sea, rivers, waterfalls and mountains at the horizon. We built the house exactly as we like it, open to space and nature around. It is like living outdoors, but protected from the sun & rain.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Calm, beauty, nice breeze, odors, clouds and birds entering through the front doors and going out through the back doors, fruits abundant, juicy and fresh, vegetables crispy and colored... The whole place has a feeling of what Eden was like, before the sin. Plus possibilities of surfing and horse riding a few km.from the location.


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                          Photos

                          • The house on a hilltop

                            The house on a hilltop

                          • Incredible sunset, view from the living room

                            Incredible sunset, view from the living room

                          • Please sit!

                            Please sit!

                          • Cosy room

                            Cosy room

                          • Original bathroom

                            Original bathroom

                          • A table that can accomodate up to 10 persons...

                            A table that can accomodate up to 10 persons...

                          • Very well equipped kitchen

                            Very well equipped kitchen

                          • Pick your fruit!

                            Pick your fruit!

                          • Sofa that can be used as an extra bed

                            Sofa that can be used as an extra bed

                          • Colorful kitchen

                            Colorful kitchen

                          VRBO #269459

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Monday, November 03, 2014

                          $79 - $85 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 11/03/14
                          Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                          Speaks: english, french, spanish
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/03/2014
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