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Home Surrounded by 'Rainforest Preserve, Dominical'

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Our home is located well off the beaten path (4x4 vehicle required) and offers a private and intimate experience connecting with the wonders of the rainforest. Built on a ridge with mountains behind, the home looks over the canopy of our private wildlife preserve project and out to the ocean beyond. The 100-acre preserve is home to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife.

Our home's focus is open-air living. It features outdoor dining and living areas, both on the upper deck and at ground level adjacent to the kitchen and swimming pool. The pool, which adjoins the master bedroom patio, has a deck cantilevered over the rainforest. There is also an indoor living area and an office/TV room.

There are three spacious bedrooms which sleep up to nine people (read description under Amenities). A twin bed in the office and a flip-down futon sofa in the living room add sleeping for up to three more people and foam mattresses are available for additional guests as needed.

A true nature lover's paradise, the Rainforest Preserve Lodge and the surrounding Preserve offer so many ways to encounter and experience a wide variety of wildlife - watching toucans, parrots and other birds from the deck, waking to marauding coatimundis in the trees or monkeys passing by. You never know what you'll see next. Our land is in the midst of the "Path of the Tapir", a biological corridor. We are developing a system of trails through the Preserve to enhance the opportunities to view wildlife and witness the exceptional natural beauty of the property. A morning walk with our caretaker (and nature guide extraordinaire!) to Hummingbird Falls or into the mountains is always a magical learning experience.

Our sunset platform, which overlooks 40 miles of coastline, is a great place to enjoy a picnic supper at sunset and look for whales below. The seven or eight beaches within a half-hour up and down the coast each offer a different ocean experience. Swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking to sea caves, boating, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, rappelling down waterfalls or just relaxing are all available close by. Whatever level of adventure you enjoy is waiting for you.

So come and relax in the pool, watch the rainforest come alive in front of you, explore the many wonders that our Preserve, the town of Dominical and the rest of the southern Pacific Zone have to offer.

Above all, feel welcome and enjoy!

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Child gates and protective railings available on request....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Master Bedroom: 1 double

    Full bath, closet and private patio adjoining pool patio...moreless

  • Jungle Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Screened-in bedroom on upper deck, overlooking the Preserve....moreless

  • The Dorm: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    Large full bath; closet; opens to upper deck...moreless

  • Office/spare bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Bed in office/TV room...moreless

  • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Upper level indoor living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, outdoor shower

    Vanity, linen shelves, adjoining large outdoor shower...moreless

  • Upper level: toilet, shower

    Vanity, LARGE shower, linen shelves...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sleeping for six more persons in nearby home and four more in adjacent rustic luxury tent site....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Dominoes, decks of cards, cribbage board...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Two dining area options available - one on upper deck and one on covered pool patio adjacent to kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Indoor and outdoor sitting areas...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    One fully-equipped patio kitchen adjacent to swimming pool....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony:

    Balcony around the entire front of house...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,200 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Quepos-small planes
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: The owners, Dalip and Cindy, purchased the parcel in 2000 to save it from further development. One hundred acres of the parcel were put aside as a permanent wildlife reserve. Since that time, we have been enhancing the habitat by planting fruit trees as food for the animals and creating hiking trails through the forest. We are grateful when others who share the same energy are able to share in the ever evolving adventure.

Why the Owner Chose Dominical, Costa Rica:
Back in 1996, Dalip attended an Eco Expo in the Boston area where he encountered a company growing tropical hardwood trees in Costa Rica as an investment opportunity. The company was buying up and reforesting large tracts of land deforested by the cattle industry. Some parcels were to be planted with trees for future harvest, with the sale proceeds going to the investors, minus a management fee. With their profits, the company bought and reforested other parcels which would never be harvested and which would create habitat for the wildlife to return to the area. As an environmentally conscious person, Dalip embraced this concept instantly, took a leap of faith and bought 100 trees on the spot. He then shared this opportunity with friends and family, who also bought trees. Cindy was one of those friends. Dalip and another friend who bought trees went to Costa Rica in 1997 to visit the tree farm and see the operation for themselves. They fell in love with Costa Rica and especially with the Southern Pacific Zone where the tree farm was located. The tree farm owners had a parcel in the area that was for sale and they bought it. The parcel had already been engineered for house lots, so Dalip and his friend kept a few lots on the ridge and designated the rest of the property as a permanent wildlife preserve. The first house they built was for a full-time caretaker and the second house is what is now

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Completely private, fantastic views and wildlife, cozy and delightful!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from our Sunset Platform

    View from our Sunset Platform

  • New Kitchen on Pool Patio

    New Kitchen on Pool Patio

  • Outdoor living room

    Outdoor living room

  • view from porch

    view from porch

  • Aracaris in tree off porch

    Aracaris in tree off porch

  • View from our sunset platform

    View from our sunset platform

  • Second bedroom off porch

    Second bedroom off porch

  • Andres - Caretaker's son on bamboo path

    Andres - Caretaker's son on bamboo path

  • pool with new rails

    pool with new rails

  • Porch living room

    Porch living room

  • Pool and Patio

    Pool and Patio

  • House from Pool at night

    House from Pool at night

  • Sunset Toast

    Sunset Toast

  • House set amidst Rainforest Preserve

    House set amidst Rainforest Preserve

  • White faced capuchin monkeys

    White faced capuchin monkeys

  • Screened porch bedroom

    Screened porch bedroom

  • Pool patio kitchen

    Pool patio kitchen

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Outdoor porch dining room

    Outdoor porch dining room

VRBO #260905

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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