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Posh Rainforest Villa Overlooking Costa Rica's Pacific Coast: Casa Buendia

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Last updated: 08/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Dominical villa description

Casa Buendía is where modern architecture meets the rain forest above Costa Rica´s beautiful South Pacific coast. If you are looking for a contemporary home-base from which to explore and enjoy Costa Rica´s most amazing natural assets, look no further!

Spectacular coastal and mountain views abound in this 5,000 sq ft 4 bedroom luxury hideaway, which includes a large office with private bath (converting to a 5th bedroom if needed). Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and Palapa-covered terraces beautifully contrast the clean modernistic lines of the house. The main floor surrounds a small inner garden courtyard and fountain. Large, bright fully appointed kitchen has granite counters, gas stove, and wet-bar. Adjacent dining and living rooms boast double-height vaulted ceiling, accessed from a gallery-styled passage and stunning vestibule entrance.


Sleeping Quarters on Top Floor w/ Best Views!: On the upper floor, an elevated walkway separates the swank, private master bedroom from another VIP guest suite, along with two more bedrooms, each with balconies and breathtaking views. A giant 3-car garage, laundry room and storage area comprise the lower floor below.

Uncommon Combination of Nature and Luxury: Casa Buendía is located on 2..5 acres (1 hectare) of forested land, bordered by a mountain stream on the westernmost limit, accessible via a private footpath. Toucans, howler and white faced monkeys are common attractions. Just to the south lies Ballena National Marine Park and Corcovado National Park, while Manuel Antonio National Park is a short drive away to the North. Surfing, sport-fishing, diving, hiking, birdwatching, mountain biking, horseback riding, sea and river kayaking and rafting, are just some of the activities offered in the area. Spa treatment, maid service and gourmet food preparation are available on request.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Office - Queen futon...moreless

          • Casa Buendia can very comfortably accommodate 10 guests in bedrooms. Up to 2 additional guests can sleep on an air mattress that can be provided for the entertainment room (most appropriate for younger guests). This makes the house perfect for larger family groups up to a maximum of 12....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            deluxe mstr bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            guest bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            south side upper floor...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            office/5th bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet

            front entrance...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: outdoor shower

            adjacent to pool...moreless

          • 'Jack and Jill' bathroom used by 3rd and 4th bedrooms.

          Other Amenities

              • Private Hot Tub: Hot tub Jacuzzi on balcony of master bedroom, with stunning view of south pacific coast. Air Conditioning: Split unit in bedrooms and office, ceiling fans in rest of house (ample cross ventilation based on open architecture). Washer: Front loader high capacity energy saving unit. Dryer: Front loader high capacity energy saving unit. Linens Provided: high thread-count cotton bed linens, quality bath and pool towels provided. Off Street Parking: Next to house is space for spillover parking, convenient for additional guests/parties. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: In space next to house at garage level. Catering Available....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              Attractions

              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Caves
              • Rain Forests
              • Reefs
              • Waterfalls
              • Forests

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Ocean View
              • Mountain
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Paragliding
              • Cycling
              • Snorkeling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Surfing
              • Rafting
              • Golf
              • Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Internet:

                    wifi...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    In space next to house at garage level....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Split units in bedrooms and office, ceiling fans in rest of house (ample cross ventilation based on open architecture)...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    high thread-count cotton bed linens, quality bath and pool towels provided...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Front loader high capacity energy saving unit...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Front loader high capacity energy saving unit...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Next to house is space for spillover parking, convenient for additional guests/parties...moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Large 3-door garage on lower level....moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Catering Available
                      • Kitchen
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Oven
                      • Stove
                      • Freezer
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Balcony
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Hot Tub:

                        Hot tub Jacuzzi on balcony of master bedroom, with stunning view of south pacific coast...moreless

                      • Private Pool
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak Season
                      Nov 1 - May 1, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $475 $525
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $3,100 $11,000

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      Thanksgiving weekend
                      Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                      4 night min stay

                      $2,500
                      flat fee
                      New Year's week
                      Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,500
                      flat fee
                      Easter/Semana Santa
                      Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,500
                      flat fee
                      Christmas week
                      Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,500
                      flat fee
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $400 $450
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $2,600 $10,000

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $150
                      • Taxes Included

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 08/30/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      Casa Buendia is located in a private and exclusive area known as Escaleras, South of Dominical, and North of Uvita. We chose this location for many reasons. Amazing surf and lush forest waterfalls drew us in. Eventually, we discovered other options, including kayaking in the Savegre river, exploring Corcovado National Park (one of the most bio-diverse locations on the planet), whale watching in the nearby Ballena Marine National Park, or just relaxing on the property, where a jungle brook passes on one side, while the sound of breaking waves filters in from another. Casa Buendia is far enough from the big cities and overbuilt tourist traps, but still close enough to make for a 2.5 hour drive from San Jose.

                      If you are looking for an adventurous vacation and a chance to enjoy all the best that Costa Rica has to offer, consider doing it in comfort and style-- Casa Buendia is a cut above the rest, in every way you can imagine!

                      Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: We are an American-Costa Rican couple married for over 20 years. We are world travelers and active outdoor action sports afficionados. We bought land in Dominical after falling in love with the place during surf trip getaways, back in 1998. Ten years later, we decided to build our dream house and share it with family, friends, and guests!

                      Why the Owner Chose Dominical:
                      We are in Dominical because it offers so much to so many kinds of adventurers! We have been to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, a throughout North, Central, and South America, and we have yet to find a place that is so natural, wild, scenic, and fun. Amazing surf and lush forest waterfalls drew us in. Eventually, we discovered other options, including kayaking in the Savegre river, exploring Corcovado National Park (one of the most bio-diverse locations on the planet). It is far enough from the big cities and overbuilt tourist traps, but still close enough to make for a 2.5 hour drive on the new highway from San Jose.


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                      Speaks: spanish, english

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                      Photos

                      • Pool, lateral house view at dusk

                        Pool, lateral house view at dusk

                      • Casa Buendia Entrance and Guest Bedroom Balcony

                        Casa Buendia Entrance and Guest Bedroom Balcony

                      • Front door vestibule, teak wall sculpture, maya masks & hallway: art gallery!

                        Front door vestibule, teak wall sculpture, maya masks & hallway: art gallery!

                      • Kitchen and bar, with granite counters, cedar cabinets, mega space!

                        Kitchen and bar, with granite counters, cedar cabinets, mega space!

                      • Office converts to 5th bedroom, fountain courtyard behind, SW balcony opposite

                        Office converts to 5th bedroom, fountain courtyard behind, SW balcony opposite

                      • Dining and living room, elevated walkway and hanging ferns (vaulted ceiling)

                        Dining and living room, elevated walkway and hanging ferns (vaulted ceiling)

                      • Swank master bath with double indoor/outdoor shower, separate entrance

                        Swank master bath with double indoor/outdoor shower, separate entrance

                      • Spectacular views of ocean from 2 guest bedrooms

                        Spectacular views of ocean from 2 guest bedrooms

                      • Sunset view from 3rd and 4th bedrooms, office and entertainment room balconies

                        Sunset view from 3rd and 4th bedrooms, office and entertainment room balconies

                      • Entertainment room w/ Sat. TV, blu-ray DVD, SW facing balcony

                        Entertainment room w/ Sat. TV, blu-ray DVD, SW facing balcony

                      • Stairwell with parasol

                        Stairwell with parasol

                      • Palapa ranch and gas grill

                        Palapa ranch and gas grill

                      • View from house (living room, pool, master and guest bedrooms). Spectacular!

                        View from house (living room, pool, master and guest bedrooms). Spectacular!

                      • Facade of Casa Buendia: front door, office level in middle, guest bedrooms above

                        Facade of Casa Buendia: front door, office level in middle, guest bedrooms above

                      • Living and dining rooms, coastal view from second floor hallway btwn bedrooms

                        Living and dining rooms, coastal view from second floor hallway btwn bedrooms

                      • View toward house & Escaleras mountains, which form a lush green backdrop

                        View toward house & Escaleras mountains, which form a lush green backdrop

                      • Terrace and rancho below, master bedroom above, magical evenings!

                        Terrace and rancho below, master bedroom above, magical evenings!

                      • Decadent Master Bedroom w/ built-in super king size bed, large balcony & jacuzzi

                        Decadent Master Bedroom w/ built-in super king size bed, large balcony & jacuzzi

                      • VIP Guest Suite w/ private bath, balcony, and killer view. Comparable to master!

                        VIP Guest Suite w/ private bath, balcony, and killer view. Comparable to master!

                      • 3rd bedroom w/ SW balcony, ocean, forest/sunset views

                        3rd bedroom w/ SW balcony, ocean, forest/sunset views

                      • 4th Bedroom w/ two twin beds, SW facing balcony w/ ocean, forest, sunset

                        4th Bedroom w/ two twin beds, SW facing balcony w/ ocean, forest, sunset

                      • SW balcony on main floor outside office & entertainment room

                        SW balcony on main floor outside office & entertainment room

                      • Infinity edge pool, terrace, ocean views

                        Infinity edge pool, terrace, ocean views

                      • Arriving to Casa Buendia at night-- like finding a spaceship in rainforest!

                        Arriving to Casa Buendia at night-- like finding a spaceship in rainforest!

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                      Date last modified - Monday, July 28, 2014

                      $400 - $525 per night (USD)
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