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Villa Temenos - a Sanctuary, Renewal, a Return to One's Self...

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dominical house description

Perched in a hillside jungle, 300 feet above the gleaming Pacific Ocean is Villa Temenos. A private retreat designed to accommodate up to 4 guests total, 2 guests each in their own private “Palapa”. Surround yourselves in modern tropical luxury while experiencing the beauty and adventure of Costa Rica.

The compound consists of 2 tropical modern style thatched roof Palapas with Balinese flare. Each Thatched roof palapa is designed to accommodate 2 in a luxurious bedroom and bath opening to ocean views and nature on all sides. The woods have been hand selected down to picking the trees to bring in rich native woods while
keeping clean, contemporary lines. Cool Columbian limestone floor tiles and Sandstone carvings brought in from Bali add elegant but tropical accents to each palapa.

The upper palapa is two stories with an open living room on the first floor and bedroom on the second. Also here are is powder room and full size laundry. A wall of rich wood louvers doors slide away to provide you with a small kitchen comprised of a refrigerator, two burner stove microwave and sink. It's a casual setting to prepare breakfast and lunch or evening cocktails before heading out to one of our local eateries for dinner.

Leading out from the outdoor living area is a spectacular 40’ infinity swimming pool with 8’ waterfall. The pool provides several different areas with-in it to swim or relax on one of the benches or shallow lounge areas. Multiple terraces provide different areas to sun and dine all while overlooking the beautiful ocean below and jungle above. Step through the pool across a sandstone walkway to the Indonesian Pavilion or 'Bale'. A perfect place to read, relax or meditate...and that’s just what we want you to do!

As the house is perched on a hill, there is a series of stairs and bridges to lead you up to the main living and pool area, 50 steps in all. Along the way you get views of the magnificent gardens, full of tropical plants, as well as the great oceans views. One of the first focal points you see is the base of the bale adorned in river rock with a beautiful sandstone carving of Heliconias and Plumerias brought from Bali. Then, placed in the middle of the
garden, you enter through a set of antique Indonesian doors which gives you the first real views of the palapas.

Once up at the house you can enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. It's not unheard of to see migrating whales, dolphins, and the birds and butterflies are amazing! Toucans pass through routinely. If it’s not the birds chattering you hear, it's the ocean waves providing a constant concert of sounds.

Located in the South Central Pacific region of Costa Rice this home is easily accessible from San Jose via a 3 hour drive and ½ hour from the regional airport just outside of Manual Antonia/Quepos. A 2 kilometer drive south of the small surfing town of Dominical. An important feature of the home is its premier location. Unlike many vacation homes in this area this home is conveniently located a short drive to stores, restaurants and services. You do not have to drive up or down long, high mountain roads to get to the main highway.
The area is rich with activities from zip-lining, river rafting, snorkeling, fishing and horseback riding just to name a few! It is also a great place to escape to and just watch the incredible bird and wildlife or walk the beach below.
We invite you experience our “Temenos” a uniquely styled Costa Rica vacation home

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Blue tooth accessible stereo in LR and garden area. Also has mp3 jack....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View:

                    300 Ft. elevation overlooking the Pacific...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Bedrooms have ductless split AC systems...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday Season
                      Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      High Season
                      Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,400
                      Green Season 1
                      May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      50% of contract amount charged at the return of the contract. Balance is charged in full at 60 days prior to arrival date. Arrivals with-in 60 days are charged in full.


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                      Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                      Location

                      24 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Quepos
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Highway 34 - Costanera Sur
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Roca Verde
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Dominical

                      Car: Necessary

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: We are world travelers that enjoy architectural design and gardens, especially tropical plants who make it our 'work' to create wonderful places to share with others through our other vacation properties and our bed & breakfast in Key West, FL.

                      Why the Owner Chose Dominical:
                      We fell in love with Costa Rica the first trip there and bought this brought right then. This has been our 'dream' to create Villa Temenos. From the first moments standing on the raw land we started creating the vision that is now the reality of our home. We have more visions to come, but glad to start sharing Villa Temenos with others

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This is our bit of 'heaven on earth' as they say. It is a unique getaway to unwind, recharge and refresh one's self and soul. It's very easy to not want to leave.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Night time magic!

                        Night time magic!

                      • Upper Palapa with living room and upstairs suite.

                        Upper Palapa with living room and upstairs suite.

                      • Open air living.

                        Open air living.

                      • Large terraces surround the pool.

                        Large terraces surround the pool.

                      • Upper Palapa suite

                        Upper Palapa suite

                      • View into jungle and ocean. Incredible bird viewing.

                        View into jungle and ocean. Incredible bird viewing.

                      • Create the mood with LED pool lighting.

                        Create the mood with LED pool lighting.

                      • Open air living room over looking the pool, beach and ocean.

                        Open air living room over looking the pool, beach and ocean.

                      • Terrace with view into Drakes Bay, Osa Peninsula and Cano Island.

                        Terrace with view into Drakes Bay, Osa Peninsula and Cano Island.

                      • A wall of rich wood louvers doors slide away to provide you with a small kitchen

                        A wall of rich wood louvers doors slide away to provide you with a small kitchen

                      • Looking up from the lower Palapa to the 10' infinity waterfall.

                        Looking up from the lower Palapa to the 10' infinity waterfall.

                      • Large bathroom with walk in shower.

                        Large bathroom with walk in shower.

                      • Pocket doors creating an open air bedroom

                        Pocket doors creating an open air bedroom

                      • Large bathrooms covered floor to ceiling with Colombian Limestone.

                        Large bathrooms covered floor to ceiling with Colombian Limestone.

                      • Step through the pool across a sandstone walkway to the Indonesian Bale.

                        Step through the pool across a sandstone walkway to the Indonesian Bale.

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                      Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                      $2,000 - $3,000 per week (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
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