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Best of Both Worlds - in the Jungle & on the Beach

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Balmy evening in the jungle with the sound of waves on the beach.

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Last updated: 07/12/2011

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Dominical house description

Caballitos del Mar is a unique property located on the beach south of Dominical in Puntarenas Province. Located in the "Zona Maritima", it is as close as you can be to the gorgeous Playa Dominical, with its broad sand beaches, monument rocks, and world-class surfing. The property has towering trees over 100' tall which are the homes for kinkajous, toucans, and monkeys. The one acre parcel is fully landscaped, but nature is the predominant theme, with natural foliage and wildlife at your doorstep.

Dominical is a small village on the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and is known for its consistently excellent surfing. The beach is broad and shallow, and allows swimming, surfing, and just cooling off. The lifestyle in the area is reminiscent of Kauai or Maui, with wonderful small restaurants with a variety of cuisines, surf shops with instruction, and renowned Spanish language school called AEC (Adventure Education Center).

The school is a 30 minute walk on the beach (low tide) or on the jungle paths. Quality restaurants are also easy walking or biking distances, or just a few minutes by car.

The home has two stories, with a full kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom, and master bedroom on the first floor. The second floor has two more bedrooms, two full baths, and a loft area which can accommodate another guest.

Each bedroom is air-conditioned, and there are 7 fans throughout the home for additional ventilation. All windows are opening, and there are sliding glass doors in each bedroom and the living room. All windows and sliding doors have screens.

The pools are gorgeous, with blue tile basins and crystal clear water. They are the perfect way to cool off in the afternoon and to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset.

Eco-tourism is the only kind of tourism in Costa Rica, and the best excursions are on the South Pacific Coast. In less than an hour, you can be on horseback riding towards Nayuca Waterfalls, or on a boat on Rio Sierpe headed for the Osa Peninsula, or riding a zipline in nearby Hacienda Baru. A variety of excursion booking services are located in Dominical or at one of the excellent resorts in the area like Villas Rio Mar or Cuna de Angel. Rates are very reasonable, and we've never been disappointed by the quality or hospitality of the tours.

While many properties may claim to be "unique", we make that claim with confidence. We spent several years going through the permitting process that allows us to build in this very special, very protected Zona Maritima, and you'll not find a property within 50 miles that has the privacy, easy access to the beach, and jungle surroundings as Caballitos del Mar.

Dominical is now less than 3 hours by car from San Jose and the Costa Rica's main airport (which is served by American, Continental, Frontier, Taca, and other major airlines.) From the US, gateway cities include Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, and Miami. Rental cars are easily available for $40 to $80 per day from major companies, and the driving is courteous but the roads vary in quality.

Two main highways connect San Jose to Dominical, one of which takes approximately 3 hours (airport to home, along the coast) and the other takes 4 hours (over a 10,500' mountain pass). There are also regional airlines which serve Quepos (1 hour north) and Palmar Norte (1 hour south) from San Jose. You can also arrange private bus service from San Jose and for larger parties and the cost is very reasonable.

We have other homes available in Dominical with discounts offered for multiple home rentals. Please contact us for more information.

John Miles
HearWell Audiology



Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Safe Beach, Extensive Wildlife, Shallow Pools. Note: Like all Pacific Beaches, the Surf Can Be Dangerous, and Rip Tides are Possible. All Children Should Be Supervised while Swimming, and Should Understand Rip Currents and How to Deal with Them....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There are two steps between the driveway and front door. No barriers between the first floor and the pool....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            First floor has easy access. There is one bedroom on this first floor with a Queen bed...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Loft

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          • Queen size Beds (2) There are two Queen beds: one in the downstairs bedroom and in one of the upstairs bedroom. We have beds for 7. The two couches can accommodate 2 more., Double Beds (1) The third bedroom has a double bed and a twin bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Convertible Bed: This is more like a large couch, but it's fine to sleep on. Located in the loft area upstairs. Also a second large couch in the living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Brand New Appliances, Granite Countertops. Large Refrigerator with Icemaker, Full Size Range, Microwave, Diswasher....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking for additional cars is available on a gravel driveway inside a gated security area...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Located in each Bedroom. All rooms have fans and screened open windows. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer and Dryer Are in their Own Laundry Room with a Sink...moreless

          • Garage:

            Single car garage with an automatic opener...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            There Are Two Flat Screen HD televisions: One Downstairs in the Living Room and One Upstairs in the Loft....moreless

          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            Works great with Skype phones or with iPhones that have the Skype app....moreless

          • Broadband Access

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Beautiful Blue Tile Pool with Automatic Sweeper. Just steps from the Living and Dining Room. Ideal for cooling off during the day or enjoying a glass of wine before dinner....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                The stone patio surrounds the pool. A large portion of the patio is covered. There is an Outdoor Table for 6, Several Chairs to Relax in and Two Chaise Lounge Chairs next to the pool. ...moreless

              • Balcony:

                Each Upstairs Bedroom Has an Adjoining Balcony Area with Table and Patio Chairs. They Overlook the Pool, Jungle and Beach Area....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Oceanfront:

                    Semi-private beach is only a few steps away. Property is the Maritime Zone - an environmentally protected area - and is as close the beach as the law allows....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Rafting
                   

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                  Holidays - $500/night (Thanksgiving week; Dec 16 -Jan 2; Weeks bef & after Easter)
                  Peak Season: - $300/night  (January 3 - July 31)
                  Green Season: - $200/night (August 1 - December 15)
                  Discounts: 1 week = 10% off;  2 weeks = 15% off;  3 weeks = 20% off
                  The standard Costa Rica Occupancy Tax of 13% is added to the total rental fee.
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                  About: I have been an audiologist for over 30 years and have a private practice in Los Gatos, California. Although I work indoors, my heart is in outdoor adventures with friends - whether its river rafting, bicycling, kayaking, skiing, backpacking or hiking. Our home in Dominical is a phenomenal place to relax - with adventure that surrounds you.

                  Why Dominical:
                  This is fulfillment of a dream: to have a tropical home in the jungle...on the beach...in a private environmentally protected area. Amazing!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Immediate beach access. Wildlife including monkeys, toucans, iguanas. Warm swimming pools and a modern home. World-class surfing and access to the ocean. Excellent restaurants and a variety of cuisines in the surrounding area. Rural, with good roads for access to Quepos/ Manuel Antonio Park (north) , the Osa Peninsula (south) San Isidro de General, and San Jose/Cartago (east).


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Balmy evening in the jungle with the sound of waves on the beach.

                    Balmy evening in the jungle with the sound of waves on the beach.

                  • Each bedroom has air conditioning

                    Each bedroom has air conditioning

                  • One double bed and one single

                    One double bed and one single

                  • Loft area

                    Loft area

                  • The home is just past the rocks in the jungle on the left

                    The home is just past the rocks in the jungle on the left

                  • Full kitchen with microwave and granite counters

                    Full kitchen with microwave and granite counters

                  • Queen bed

                    Queen bed

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • A few steps past the pool, through the jungle,and  onto the beach!

                    A few steps past the pool, through the jungle,and onto the beach!

                  VRBO #307128

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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