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Jungle Villa. Full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls! 50% offJan 6-13 '18

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

8 BR, 9 bath, 5 in the main house and 3 in the garden complex, max 22-28 guests.

Upscale property in a beautiful, secluded mountain setting with panoramic vistas toward the ocean at Dominical. 8 BR total, 5 in the main house and 3 optional guest rooms in the garden complex. 2-26 guests. In ground pool, Spa and chill out area in adjacent gardens. Fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintenance, evening cooks and security. The very well equipped main house (6000 sf/ on 3 levels) sits on a private jungle reserve of 66 acres which has 5 large waterfalls, jungle swimming holes, two rivers, spring fed creeks. There are tended hiking trails and quiet country roads. Los Aires is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys and toucans frequent the property daily. Cool evening temperatures and warm days. Lots of jungle adventures and hiking/horseback riding. Close to the amazing Nauyaca Waterfalls, Dominical Beach and Guabo River rafting. We provide a local cell phone for your use during your stay. Should you have difficulties while away from the house you can call our concierge Pablo for help. He is available 24 hours for any urgency. He will also help arrange activities, adventures, airport shuttles, local transport, meals, groceries, etc. Don't miss the link at bottom of page to see the aerial video of the of this amazing home and property.

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Stephen

The villa was originally built as a jungle guest house by my uncle. We have enlarged the hiking trail network and gardens and converted the property to a vacation rental. I still have full time work in Florida but enjoy as much time off as I can get in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Stephen purchased this villa in 2007

Why Stephen chose San José

Our location is key - a secluded tropical mountain setting yet close to the ocean and town. The area is secure and access is easy. In addition, the temperature is moderate here at the higher altitude and the variety of wildlife is amazing.

What makes this villa unique

Set on 60 acres of private tropical forest with jungle swimming pools and waterfalls make this property unique. We have hiking trails to access the natural wonders around us. There is a full staff to insure your comfort. Our concierge comes each morning to cook breakfast and is available to help arrange the days activities. Housekeepers tidy up each day and there is 24 hours per day security. The cooks will come each evening on request and charge just a very modest fee,

Our concierge services are included with the rental. he can arrange passenger van shuttle for guests going to/from the airport, beach or activities. He is expert in arranging local adventures and activities, meals, and transportation. We provide a local cell phone for your use during your stay should you have difficulties away form the house you can call Pablo for help. He is available 24 hours for any urgency.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Stephen,

our trip was absolutly great. Everyone was happy and we had a lot of fun. Special thanks to viviana, patricia, henry, rolando and jorge it was a really good time for us with you.

best regards

Jan 2012
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San José Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Max. adults: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • 13% IVI may be charged - the same as the hotels. CR may begin enforcing this law and we will pass this along to our guests.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • suite 1 - toilet , shower
    sleeping quarters - toilet , shower
    gallery bedroom - toilet , shower
    tower bedroom - toilet , shower
    main floor - outdoor shower , pool and spa
    second floor - toilet
    suite 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 full baths, 1 half baths, showers at pool and spa
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • suites 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    tower room - 2 queen
    sleeping quarters - 1 double
    gallery bedroom - 1 queen
    suite 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The main house has 5 bedrooms, each has its own private bath and sleeps 14. The garden building, available at an additional cost, has 3 rooms, each with private bath. Garden add on sleeps up to 8.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The main house building is an open floor plan with great room, dining area, separate cafe/breakfast area, theater room, bar, kitchen and office on the first level. The second level has a viewing gallery in addition to the bedroom suites and sleeping quarters. The third floor tower room has 360 degree views! The bodega and buildings below the main lodge house the laundry, caretaker's and garden apartments. Pool and spa and relax area are adjacent to the main house. Life size chess board in the garden. Hiking trails are maintained all over the property and lead to the 5 different waterfalls, swimming holes and rivers. There is a full staff to insure your comfort. Our concierge comes each morning to cook breakfast and is available to help arrange the days activities. Housekeepers tidy up each day and there is 24 hours per day security. The cooks will come each evening on request and charge just a very modest fee. Our concierge services are included with the rental.


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Jungle Villa. Full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls! 50% offJan 6-13 '18
average rating of 4.890625 based on 65 reviews

A nice retreat

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely beautiful secluded setting. Definitely agree with the advice to have a 4-wheel drive rental car! Very rocky uneven road to get to the villa. Wifi did not work while we were there. Very VERY difficult to contact Pablo and plan events in a timely fashion, so I would definitely plan your own outings. Meals that were prepared for us by Patricia and staff were excellent and well worth the money! Air conditioning in the rooms worked well except for during the heat of the afternoon (in mid February).

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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What a great trip and beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time! Terrific staff, clean, great layout. Hot tub and pool definitely got some use. You will require a 4wd to access

Do yourself a favor and engage and get to know Anthony, Pablo, Reco, Patricia etc. They have lots to share and can make your stay even better. We even took Anthony out with us on the Catamaran. Do not bother with Baru wildlife...we saw more at our villa! Monkees, toucans, and other jungle creatures all came out to visit us during our 8 days. Go north up the mountain away from dominical to the city market and also recommend the Whales tail and Quepos catamaran. Dominical beach is rocks so don't think your going there to lay out.

Overall, great trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best 7 days

  • 5 of 5

We were 9 of us and were very comfortable with the accommodation. The best part of the whole villa experience was Pablo, he is by far the most wonderful person, who kept us on task by "Family we have a situation" that would bring us back on task. He helped up plan where and what we wanted to see. He arranged for a rental van to pick us up every day to take us where we wanted to go. It just couldn't have been any better.

The villa is awesome, clean, airy, their is absolutely nothing that you wouldn't enjoy by staying there. Patrice cook for us three night and every night was wonderful. Rigo the evening watchmen, was absolutely a joy, he even dance the Maringa on the night that we celebrated my 75th birthday. This villa a Gem.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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The Villa and staff were absolutely amazing.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this Villa. We had 15 people in our group and we enjoyed our entire stay. Pablo and the staff were always available for any of our needs and the food was great.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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First time but won’t be our last!

  • 4 of 5

A group of 11 stayed at the villa to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday. The views were stunning, and we saw a ton on wildlife just on the property. Definitely get a rental vehicle with 4WD for those mountain roads! I can’t say enough about how amazing the staff was. Our trip would not have been complete without Pablo. His help was invaluable and I wish we could take him home with us! Patricia’s dinners were fabulous, so make sure to fit a few of those in! Pro tip: If you ask how long it takes to drive somewhere, add 30 minutes, and don’t wear flip flops while hiking ;-) We’ll spread the word to our friends and family and definitely would stay again! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Our group of friends with kids stayed here over Thanksgiving week 2015. We had the most amazing time. To this day is the most talked about trip we all have ever taken. Pablo was the best and so was all. We had dinner in a few times prepared for us. We even had horseback rides with nearby family/staff. Everyone was soo great. Hiking. Waterfalls. Surfing. Fishing. Parasailing. Zip lining. White water rafting. Beach. Wild life adventure. Catamaran. We did it all and had a blast. The property itself was entirely gorgeous. Hiking. Waterfalls. Wildlife. So beautiful. Pablo took us into town to shop and get groceries. He set up all our adventures. We looooved this place. Everyone wants to go back ❤️❤️❤️ You will need a 4wheel drive vehicle. You will need to plan to get there in daylight if possible. We stayed the night in San Jose, went to see a volcano and park in the morning, then headed to the villa. It was as perfect. Thank you so much for the best trip of our lives!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Carretera Dominical
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mirador Los Chorros
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Wonderful tranquil setting high in the mountains above Dominical, in Caña Blanca, yet only 12 km to the ocean. The villa is fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintance, evening waiter and security. The house sits on a 66 acre private reserve of tropical forest with incredible 360 degree jungle and valley views and an abundance of wildlife and natural water formations on the property. An Eco-friendly dream scape with lots of hiking, swimming and nature watching opportunities. Easy access to Nauyaca Waterfalls, the highest and grandest waterfalls in the Southern Pacific Zone of CR, horseback riding, and the beaches/surfing at Dominical. Just 30 minutes from San Isidro de El General, a pleasant small city with full services.

Other Activities: Jungle hiking, waterfall repelling, rock climbing, ocean kayaking, canopy ziplines




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

The rental rates quoted include use of the main house only, up to 9 guests and breakfast each morning, Additional guests beyond the first nine are charged $38 per person per night. the garden rooms, if occupied, are charged at $39 per night each. Holiday Season check in Fri or Sat only Blocks of 7 nights only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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