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Better Than the Beach. Ocean and Valley View. Very Private. Beauty Everywhere.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults+ 3 children)

'Your house is phenomenal- the layout works for privacy and the common room brings all together . We did the horseback falls, rain forest zip lines, swam in the Pacific, skinny dipped in your jungle pool, drank much too much, ate like royalty and read 12 books collectively. Absolutely wonderful. For sure a return trip in the future.' B. Given

'We had a wonderful week: your house is delightful... This was one of a few vacations that I was not looking forward to going back home.' D. Sidney

'We had an awesome time. Your place is beautiful (jungle pools are my new favorite) and we found all to be in good order. If any problems arose, M and J were quick to fix and very pleasant. We would love to have them here on a daily basis! ' M. Lotte

'We cannot possibly describe the magnificent time we had at your home. We were completely spellbound by its beauty and by your touch and details. I hope to bring my brother, the real birder of the two of us next year for his 50th birthday. I know I will never see him as he will be up at dawn and not back till dusk.(I spent hours birding myself!) We saw and confirmed 42 bird species from your deck including a pair of laughing falcons. WOW!' S. Mooney

Very private, exotic house with spectacular view over valley to the sea. Very romantic. Unbelievable sunsets. The house is a labor of love, but the spot alone makes living here delicious.

Perched on the edge of a 50-acre tree farm, the deck is a great place to watch falcons, kites, toucans and chattering flocks of parrots. Hummingbirds visit nearby flowers (arbors and pergolas make plants part of the architecture), and butterflies occasionally fly through the house.

Because of the elevation, biting insects are almost nil. Days are hot but there's always a breeze; nights are fresher and good for sleeping. Unlike lower elevations, the area stays lush and green all year.

Bougainvillea, palms and other tropicals share the stage w/ azaleas, tree ferns, and jasmine, which rambles up the outdoor showers. The gardens have been planted with perfume in mind. Mornings ring with birdsong and are a good time for a hike. Afternoon heat is beat by a 5 min ramble to the waterfalls- great for rainforest exploring and skinny dipping. A little dam creates a 30x40 ' jungle pool. The water is clean and cool, the site wild and beautiful. Or you can go to the beach. ..

Well-situated between Dominical, one of CR's premium surf havens, and San Isidro, a bustling little inland city. We're 30 min from each.On the way to Dominical, reserve for a 1-day horseback trip to Nuayuca Falls, a spectacular cataract and swimming hole. You stop halfway there for breakfast and halfway back for lunch at the family ranch w/ resident toucans and scarlet macaws. Dominical is a bit of a scene; you'll find several restaurants and nice surfer atmosphere. There are nature reserves w/ wildlife tours, zip-lines through the canopy, deep-sea fishing packages (some of the best in the world), and tennis at Rio Mar. 15 min south is Ballena National Pk, a gorgeous string of beaches.

San Isidro is the place to shop for food and anything else you might need. We try to time our errands for Thursdays & the huge open-air market where you find everything from organic arugula to sugarcane.

At the farm , be greeted by a lovely Tico couple who caretake; their home is a sort of gate house. Jose is very responsible and handy, Maria can be hired by the hour ($3) to babysit, housekeep or do laundry. Both are wonderful and trustworthy. About 1/4 mile past their house and into the farm is our home. The floor plan consists of 4 separate structures to provide maximum privacy:

The main house is open on 2 sides (unless you prefer to close the accordion wood doors), and has a beautiful hardwood ceiling. A kitchen with every possible accessory (we love to cook!) gives onto the dining area, where a hardwood table seats eight, ten in a pinch. The LR boasts a bamboo daybed, coffee table, and 4 teak lounge chairs, Flat panel TV with DVD player and collection of movies, Ipod dock stereo player. All water in the house is filtered and bacteria free with Ultra-Violet sanitizing system. Finally, there's a pantry, and a BR with toilet + Mexican ceramic sink/vanity. A ladder climbs to the top of this module, where a loft sleeps to 4 kids
Right of the main house, separated by a flower-decked wall, is the master cabina. A smaller version of the main house w/ hardwood ceiling and accordion doors framing a similarly gorgeous view, it holds a queen bed w/ lge custom mosquito net, bamboo armoire, and closet. An outdoor shower and sink framed by jasmine and orchids + a small private garden and seating area provide charm and intimacy.

A second cabina is perched above-right from the first, screened by a garden. It has its own deck and outdoor shower with great view, hardwood ceiling, screened windows. Inside is a queen bed, closet, and small bath with toilet + Mexican sink.

The 3rd cabina is left of the main house, down the deck through a pergola. It has an italian tiled floor and hardwood ceiling set upon four white columns. Locally-made bamboo blinds shield morning breezes. A fragrant hedge provides intimacy and frames a private garden with a table + 4 chairs in teak. Dble bed with generous net, armoire and chairs are all locally-made of bamboo, and a hammoc is slung between 2 columns. It too has a sink/vanity + shower and is very romantic!


Keywords: House on 50-Acre Property
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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    The house is so open that the line is blurred between indoor and out--it would never smell like smoke (we don't)...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Loft: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • hardwood ceilings, fantasy tiled floors, great sleeping temps without need for air conditioning (we're in the mts), Each bedroom is in its own cabina with private garden and sitting area. Each has an outdoor shower and half bath, very airy, exotic and delightful....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • A birder's paradise, this is a very secure property with caretakers' house at the entrance to the farm; our house is well inside the farm and very private and exotic. Caretakers are warm, honest, highly responsible people and a real blessing! No visible neighbors. The climate is delicious, and there are several fruit trees on the property. We have a milk goat so fresh milk is a possibility. Maria will do some housework and /or babysittiing for $3 /hr. We have found a wonderful caterer, a top of the line retired professional from the Sates, and she can provide dinners for $20 / person. A friend's Costa Rican mother can provide yummy local food for about $8.00/ person.Perfect for honeymooners or up to 3 couples with kids. Mainhouse has seen many wonderful parties and individual cabinas afford great privacy. Lots of eco-adventures to be had in the region!...moreless


  • Books:

    great bird book, other wildlife books, some novels...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    huge, dramatic view over rainforest, then valleys to the sea--beautiful!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    plunging view over valleys to the sea...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Beautiful view over the valley, separated from kitchen by a hard wood 'peninsula' so socializing while making and eating dinner is great....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Linens Provided:

    100% cotton, high thread count sheets. All towels also 100%cotton...moreless

  • Living Room:

    fabulous view !...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washing and drying would be done by Maria (caretaker)...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    An outdoor copper firepit (movable); also have grills...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    1 drip and 1 expresso coffee pots...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    very well-equipped, no aluminum or teflon...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove, electric toaster, food processor, blender, micro wave, convection oven, etc.Very well-stocked--we love to cook!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Some condiments and herbs and spices are available. We always provide coffee, milk, bread, butter and eggs for our guests for at least the first morning....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    standard, good-sized fridge...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    4 teak chaises-longues and little tables; teak table + 3 chairs in rancho cabina. Spacious flagstone deck with columned pergola....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentable in Dominical...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    2 pergolas...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn around the house and cabinas and many beautiful gardens...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    tennis courts in San Isidro and Hotel Rio mar in Dominical...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Deep sea sport fishing available in Dominical...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool adjacent to main deck Exotic Jungle Pool made by damming one of the small rivers that define the property. Several dippable waterfalls nearby....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Sep 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Low season
Sep 2 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Transitional 2
Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Christmas holidays
Dec 18 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

Easter holidays
Mar 24 - Apr 2, 2018
5 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


The rates are $387/day for Christmass-New year, Easter and spring break

There's a $50 overcharge/week per person over 6 people

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Los Chorros
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Los Chorros
10 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Zip Lines, Ultra-Light Plane Riding, Bird (and beast) watching, Sea Kayaking, Paddle boarding, rappelling


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Deck and pool

    Deck and pool

  • Rancho
1 of 4 sleeping quarters

    Rancho 1 of 4 sleeping quarters

  • Jungle pool

    Jungle pool

  • 1 of 4 sleeping quarters
Master bed room

    1 of 4 sleeping quarters Master bed room

  • view while cooking dinner in the  mainhouse

    view while cooking dinner in the mainhouse

  • Master cabina's outdoor shower with jasmine trellis

    Master cabina's outdoor shower with jasmine trellis

  • bathroom with mexican sink, 3rd cabina

    bathroom with mexican sink, 3rd cabina

  • Tuckanet having a snack

    Tuckanet having a snack

  • Main house common space--you should see the view in the other direction!

    Main house common space--you should see the view in the other direction!

  • Main quarters at night

    Main quarters at night

  • Jungle pool. Wild and wonderful.

    Jungle pool. Wild and wonderful.

  • 4 roofs= max intimacy. From right: 3rd cabina, master cabina, mainhouse, rancho

    4 roofs= max intimacy. From right: 3rd cabina, master cabina, mainhouse, rancho

  • to right of main house, bougainvillea-bedecked way to  the master cabina

    to right of main house, bougainvillea-bedecked way to the master cabina

  • a jungle shower in one of nearby waterfalls

    a jungle shower in one of nearby waterfalls

  • One of 4 sleeping quarters

    One of 4 sleeping quarters

  • One of 7 waterfalls on the property

    One of 7 waterfalls on the property

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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