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Amazing 12 Acre Private Estate Close to Manuel Antonio and Domincal.

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Matapalo estate description

Located 20 minutes south of the Quepos airport in the exclusive Hills of Portalon Estates, Vista Del Fuego offers breathtaking views that are among the finest available anywhere in the world. At an elevation of 500m (1,500 ft.), there is a constant breeze that keeps the air fresh and the temperature pleasant. Views of Manuel Antonio Park in the North and Punta Dominical in the South encompass a sweeping 45 km. vista of rivers, tropical rainforest, palm trees and several of Costa Rica's premier beaches. Views from the estate include a dramatic panorama of the Savegre River. In the distance it is possible to see beaches at Parrita, the Nicoya Peninsula, the Osa Peninsula and even Caño Island. Visitors to the 4.9 hectare (12.1 acre) estate can spend days simply relaxing by the pool, drinking Costa Rica's finest coffee and watching spectacular sunsets. Once you feel refreshed, adventure waits around every bend. Try an exhilarating zip line tour at nearby Hacienda Baru or ride horses through primary rainforest, savanna and mile upon mile of empty beaches. The world class beaches of Playa Matapalo are only a few quick kilometers down the road. Photos of the house and grounds can only begin to give you a glimpse of the wonders that await you here. The villa comfortably sleeps 10 people in five rooms. Completed in November, 2007 by Patrick Heinen of HEG Engineering, Costa Rica's premier home builder, Vista Del Fuego provides 300m (3,300 ft) of luxurious living on three levels and an oasis-style swimming pool. Spectacular artwork, created especially for Vista Del Fuego by Paul and Susanne Leasure after a visit to this beautiful country, adorns the walls.

4 wheel drive is an absolute must for any Costa Rica adventures. We have a very steep 200 meter approach on the dirt public road leading to our home that can be very intimidating to drivers with little off road experience. Most roads in the southern zone of Costa Rica are not paved, and conditions can change with the weather, so a 4 x 4 is the only way to ensure smooth travels. Experienced local taxi drivers and small shuttle buses (12 passengers) have no problems reaching our property. So please rent a 4 x 4, or hire a professional driver!

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Estate
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge
          • Chauffeur
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a teriffic secure 12 acre fenced compound for children to play and swim. There is no fence around the pool, so parents take all responsibility for little ones. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            This property has high end furniture and fixtures, so an additional security deposit may be required for renters under 25. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Okay to smoke outside on patio...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            Jack and Jill bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            on suite bath w/ jacuzzi tub....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            jack and jill bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 2 queen

            On suite bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • All rooms have on suite bathrooms except #5, which has a queen size bed with no closet, and is ideal for children or as overflow for guests beyond 10 people. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Open floor plan high end kitchen with stainless appliances, custom hardwood cabinets and granite slab counters....moreless

          • Dining:

            Open to kitchen and living room...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Ice and water dispenser ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air through out the house...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Garage
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Vista Del Feugo has almost every amenity you can think of, and if there is something else you require, our good friend and property concierge Marlon Rodriguez will arrange it for you; private chef, massage, tours, drivers, the sky is the limit. Marlon will meet all guests upon arrival at the house for a welcoming introduction and walk through tour of the estate as well as answer any questions they may have about the area. Marlon is from the Dominical area, and has all the connections and contacts to arrange just about anything your heart desires....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                One brand new 50' flat screen tv. Blue ray DVD and play station 3. We do not offer cable tv, but have an incredible collection of movies on site....moreless

              • Pool Table:

                Gorgeous pool table on third floor with breathtaking ocean views. ...moreless

              • Toys:

                Coloring books, Legos, jump rope, bug catcher, water color paints...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Tons of movies, music, and a few games. ...moreless

              • Books
              • Video Games
              • Music Library

              Communications

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        relax poolside and enjoy ocean sunset views 365 days a year! aka... VISTA DEL FEUGO!...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Balcony

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Abutts your very own private 150 acre rainforrest. Hiking to trails on and around the property. Seasonal stream on site....moreless

                      • Beach View:

                        Unbelievable ocean view from Manuel Antonio to Dominical. 365 days of perfect sunsets....moreless

                      • Ocean View:

                        Beautiful Matapaolo beach just below us 3 miles to the sand....moreless

                      • Monument View:

                        Unobstructed views of Manuel Antonio National Park....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Marina
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Rafting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Restaurants
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Low Season
                      Sep 1 - Dec 14, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,750 $4,286
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $300
                      $2,100 $6,428
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Tax Rate 13%

                      Notes:

                      $2800 for Easter and Christmas week. $400 per night with a 7 night minimum.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                      Location

                      15 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Quepos
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      34
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Matapalo
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Dominical
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Dominical

                      Only 15 minutes from Quepos Airport, Only 20 minutes from Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Only 15 minutes from Playa Dominical. Only 2 miles from the town of Matapalo and its beautiful quiet beaches. Numerous tourist attractions in the area including: World Class Sport Fishing, Rafting on the Rio Savegre, Numerous nature tours and canopy zip-lining, Waterfall hikes and horseback riding, a multitude of nice restaurants and hotels, Ultra-light airplane tours at the Quepos Airport,

                      The animal rescue/rehab center for Rio Savegre, New 400 slip marina in Quepos is now open!

                      Portalon Information:

                      Portalon is a small pueblo consisting mainly of Costa Rican families and a small mixture of North Americans and Europeans. A laid back friendly atmosphere prevails. With a backdrop of jungle covered hills and bordering the Portalon River, it offers an abundance of tranquility and serenity. Here you become aware of a relaxing energy which seems to rejuvenate and invigorate your entire body. You can hike or horseback ride to nearby waterfalls. The town of Matapalo and its beautiful beaches are only within 2 miles. Matapalo will be a future high growth area for hotel and resort development. The famous Savegre River and rafting is only a few miles away. The towns of Quepos to the North and Dominical to the South are within 10 minutes. Access is easy with the Quepos Airport only 15 minutes away.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About: Hola, Costa Rica lovers! My name is Jesse Castro, I live in Boulder Colorado with my wife Ann and our 8 year old daughter Lennon. Originally from La Jolla, Ca and growing up in the ocean, Colorado after 6 years comes up a bit short on tropical sunsets! Pictured above is me and my mother Sharon who followed us to Colorado to be near her only granddaughter. Sharon is a true California girl and jumped at the chance to partner with her son on a vacation home in one of our favorite spots in the world. Sharon is an executive with a fortune 500 company, specializing in corporate education, while my wife and I have been in the high end salon business for many years. Her a top hairstylist and me well... serial entrepreneur, adventurer, and 'Chief Bottle Washer'. We currently own a successful salon in Boulder Colorado. Being able to experience the contrast between the Rocky Mountains and the amazing South Pacific region of Costa Rica has made us feel blessed beyond belief. It is our absolute pleasure to share our beautiful 3 home estate with friends and family in this magical region of the world. We invite you to feel welcome in our little slice of paradise!

                      Why Matapalo:
                      This property has the perfect combination of privacy, security, and accessibility to the regions best beaches and attractions of the Pacific region. Perched on a high lot (1500') above the Pacific Ocean, the breezes and sunset views combine into tropical nirvana. Ten degrees (F) cooler than the beach and yet just a few kilometers away with an eagle eye view of the breaking surf. 'The Hills of Portalon' is a private 350 acre Eco-development, with just 27 home sites and more than 150 acres dedicated to rainforest protect.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                      Vista Del Fuego is positioned perfectly to act as a private and secluded home base to countless adventures in the 'Southern Zone' of Costa Rica. The estate is located just 20 minutes south of Manuel Antonio and 15 minutes north of Dominical. It sits on a west facing hillside inside a secure gated property and abuts primary rainforest. The property has a seasonal stream running through the center adding to the ambiance. On the 12 acre estate sits two exquisite homes with 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. This would make a tremendous spot for special events; such as weddings, yoga retreats, or just a big family get together. Come enjoy this magical property! Pura Vida!


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                      Photos

                      • A little slice of heaven.

                        A little slice of heaven.

                      • Chef's kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters.

                        Chef's kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters.

                      • Views from every room.

                        Views from every room.

                      • Patio and pool with surrounding property.

                        Patio and pool with surrounding property.

                      • Upstairs media room with 50' flat screen, Play station, DVD, and sectional sofa.

                        Upstairs media room with 50' flat screen, Play station, DVD, and sectional sofa.

                      • Upstairs patio

                        Upstairs patio

                      • Master bath with soaking tub and custom hardwood cabinets in walk in wardrobe.

                        Master bath with soaking tub and custom hardwood cabinets in walk in wardrobe.

                      • Main floor powder room

                        Main floor powder room

                      • On suite bathroom attached to room with 2 queen's

                        On suite bathroom attached to room with 2 queen's

                      • Upstairs bedroom with Jack and Jill bathroom

                        Upstairs bedroom with Jack and Jill bathroom

                      • Unbelievable sunsets 365 days a year

                        Unbelievable sunsets 365 days a year

                      • Private and secure gated property with remote control for gate and on  caretaker

                        Private and secure gated property with remote control for gate and on caretaker

                      • Ambiance lighting at twilight.

                        Ambiance lighting at twilight.

                      • Relaxed living room with high end finishes and original artwork.

                        Relaxed living room with high end finishes and original artwork.

                      • Main floor patio.

                        Main floor patio.

                      • View over the 12 acre property with expansive ocean and sunset views.

                        View over the 12 acre property with expansive ocean and sunset views.

                      • 25 mile ocean view with Manuel Antonio in the distance.

                        25 mile ocean view with Manuel Antonio in the distance.

                      • Downstairs master w/  hardwood floors, king bed, imported furniture,on suite

                        Downstairs master w/ hardwood floors, king bed, imported furniture,on suite

                      • 5th main floor bedroom with no closet. Has a queen sized bed now.

                        5th main floor bedroom with no closet. Has a queen sized bed now.

                      • Upstairs bedroom with 2 queen beds and on suite bathroom.

                        Upstairs bedroom with 2 queen beds and on suite bathroom.

                      • Upstairs master with Jack and Jill bathroom.

                        Upstairs master with Jack and Jill bathroom.

                      • 3 floors of custom iron railings and tile through out. All original artwork.

                        3 floors of custom iron railings and tile through out. All original artwork.

                      • 3rd story pool room.

                        3rd story pool room.

                      • Internal road leading up to the property. Beautiful landscaping with stream.

                        Internal road leading up to the property. Beautiful landscaping with stream.

                      VRBO #448824

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                      $250 - $300 per night (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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