Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain Overlooking Pacific Ocean(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 master bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 5, private plunge pool
Overwhelm your senses. Turn off the a.c. and open the windows and doors. Hear the call of the toucans and howler monkeys. Fall asleep to the sounds of the dink frogs and the waves lapping the shore below. Smell the fragrant aroma of the Ylang Ylang tree, inspiration for Chanel No. 5 perfume. Take a cool dip in your private plunge pool. Have some fun trying to spot our resident three-toed tree sloth, white-faced monkeys or toucans in the trees above – all commonly seen from the patio of our villa.
Area Activities: You will be amazed at the variety of adventure so close at hand. Horse back riding to secluded water falls with breakfast and lunch included; hiking, nature photography; pristine white water rafting on class III and IV rapids where you won't see anyone else all day, includes breakfast and lunch; zip lining through the jungle; ocean kayaking; exploring sea caves; snorkeling; scuba diving; and of course salt water fishing.
If you are a surfer, or wish to try it, we can connect you with surf instructors. The surf at Playa Dominical (4 km north) can get over 10' depending on swell conditions. The surf at Playa Dominicalito, a 10 minute walk down from our villa, is ideal for learning with waves to 5+ ft. depending on swell conditions. Playa Hermosa, located about 10 km south, is also very popular. Boogie boarding is widely enjoyed at these beaches, although the rip tides at Playa Dominical make it unsafe for inexperienced swimmers during low tide.
Area Birding: Costa Rica is only about the size of West Virginia, yet has more than 830 species of birds. If you are a serious birder, Costa Rica is the pinnacle adventure. The owners are life-long birders and can help you with resident guides so that you will spot many of the 350 species in our immediate area. If you are driving to Dominical from San Jose, we can also tell you where you will have a good chance of seeing the Resplendent Quetzal along the way.
One note of caution about Villa Solo Bueno - the Chestnut Billed Toucans might interrupt the occasional siesta as they communicate with each other in the trees above.
Area restaurants : There are dining options in the area to suit every pallet and budget; From funky surfer shacks that serve a great breakfast on the Dominical beach to more upscale French/Canadian, Italian and fresh seafood restaurants serving fabulous fresh food al fresco style. A list of our favorites is kept in the villa for your reference and our on-site concierge can make the reservations, if needed.
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Member since: 2010
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- En suite bathrooms attached to each master bedrooms provide privacy; perfect for families or two vacationing couples. Each has a double sink, marble counters, natural stone full showers with shower heads than will remind you of a soothing tropical rain shower. Additional half bath is located upstairs on the main floor near kitchen and front entrance....moreless
- Villa Solo Bueno has everything you need for a pleasurable Costa Rican holiday, from a fully equipped kitchen (down to the cork screw) to a full size washer and dryer. Home sound system allows you to listen to your own music throughout the villa and patio. Leave on a day of high adventure and come home to a lovely, peaceful, villa. Housekeeping is included. Concierge can secure private chef or cook for an additional charge. For fun and relaxation, grab our boogie boards and head for the beach below. An assortment of dvd's are available for viewing on the large flat screen TV as well as a variety of games and books for reading on the patio, IF you are able to tear your eyes away from the gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean. The on-site concierge service will insure that Villa Solo Bueno is ready for your arrival and is available to help plan your horsebackriding, white water rafting, scuba diving (seasonal), hiking, or whale watching (seasonal) trips....moreless
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Beach View:
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Garbage Disposal
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
High Season 2017
Jan 7 - Apr 11, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 12 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Green Season 2017
Apr 16 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13%
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Owners have contracted with an on site, professional management company. Concierge services, housekeeping & pool care are included. Second and final payment (which includes the 13% CR tax) is due at check-in to our property management company IN Costa Rica. Although Homeaway/VRBO will send you a reminder notice on the balance with an option to pay online, DO NOT pay online.
Villa Solo Bueno is a "no smoking" and "no pets" villa.
Please contact the owner for quotes on longer term stays.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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With soaring secondary growth trees overhead and fabulous views of the Pacific 100 meters below, Villa Solo Bueno is built on a ridge in the Fila Costena...where the mountains meet the sea. Now that the Costanera highway (the Hwy 1 of Costa Rica) is complete, we are a quick 30 minutes south of Quepos, where Manuel Antonio National Park is located. We enjoy the natural beauty of our famous neighbor, but travelling south you will find a laid back, much more authentic Costa Rica.
Centrally located, the Dominical area is the perfect base for exploring Manuel Antonio National Park, Ballena Marine National Marine Park, Hacienda Baru and the Osa Peninsula ('the most biologically intense area on the planet' as cited by National Geographic). At Villa Solo Bueno you will truly come to understand the meaning of the words, Pura Vida.
Other Activities: surfing, white water rafting, horseback-riding, deep sea fishing, birding, wild life guided hikes, boogie boarding
Patio view of the Pacific over the jungle canopy
Open kitchen and breakfast bar area
Solo Bueno...all is well!
One of two master bedrooms (Queen size bed)
Second Master with en suite bath (two twin beds)
The beach just below Villa Solo Bueno (10 minute walk)
Palapa is perfect for al fresco dining at home
Playa Dominicalito (the beach below Villa Solo Bueno) at sunset.
Cousin Gordon's first surf lesson (now he's a pro!)
Green & black dart frog found outside our front door on Christmas morn
Whitewater rafting on the Savegre (Class II,III or IV) only 45 minutes away
Rise early to see the troop of Capuchin monkeys come through
Villa nestled in the side of a ridge overlooking Playa Dominicalito
Marble countertops and double sinks
Views of the Pacific outside almost every window
Balconies off the Master Bedrooms
Your own 15' by 15' private plunge pool awaits
Area waterfall at the end of a horseback ride
Even your vehicle has a nice spot to stay!
Area zipline ends with a Tarzan swing...whoop!
Blue Morpho butterfly - photo taken on a morning hike up the hill
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