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250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views

Bedrooms 8
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

This unique property has plenty of privacy, wildlife, fruit orchards, waterfalls and streams set on 250 acres. There is a Main House with a swimming pool, open kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There are two adjacent Guest House each with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Located 800 ft in elevation & a mile from the ocean, the property has a regular breeze and inspiring views all year around, all day long.

The environment feels less like a salty beach & more like a refreshing rain forest. Yet there are excellent beaches for family walks, horseback riding and others for surfing - all within 10-20 minutes from our doorstep.

Toucans live in the trees around the house. It is not uncommon to see toucans daily. A wide array of wildlife lives in the property including howler monkeys, parrots, 3-toe sloth and many other species. During the rainy season eagles perch nearby.

This property has many types of fruit trees including an orchard and depending on when you're visiting, various fruits from the property are provided for your sampling.

If you're ready for serious hiking and bring the appropriate gear, we can arrange a guide to take you through our pristine jungle to see what few people have the opportunity to see.


More Details

Property Manager
Annick and Jason
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Annick and Jason

We've traveled the world, and have spent a lot of time in Southeast Asia, Brazil and Southern Europe. Our place will compete with any of these locales.

Annick and Jason purchased this villa in 2009

Why Annick and Jason chose Bahía Ballena

The southern part of Costa Rica is ideal for our children to experience nature and explore the abundance of wildlife, trees, flowers and birds of the area. We fell in love right away when we came to visit this farm for the first time in 2006. As soon as we learned that this property was for sale, we bought it right away as we knew that this will be rare gem that our children and their families could enjoy for years to come.

What makes this villa unique

The privacy is unparalleled. Nowhere else will you find a house for rent that is surrounded by the rain forest, yet with killer ocean views and restaurants a short drive away.



Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Quepos or Palmar Sur
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jolly Roger Bar
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Pacific coastal highway (Costanera)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jolly Roger Bar
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

Bird watching, monkey watching, nature photography, private trails for exploring the jungle including waterfalls, teak forests, orchards, and our meditative Mirador temple.


Bahía Ballena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bedroom #1 - toilet , shower
    Bedroom #2 - toilet , shower
    Bedroom #3 - toilet , shower
    Guest House - Bedroom #1 - toilet , shower
    Guest House - Bedroom #2 - toilet , shower
    Studio House - Bedroom #1 - toilet , shower
    Studio House - Bedroom #2 - toilet , shower
  • 8
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 king
    Bedroom #2 (ocean view & access to patio) - 1 queen
    Bedroom #3 (private balcony) - 1 double
    Bedroom #4 (access to patio) - 1 double
    Guest House - Bedroom #1 - 1 double
    Guest House - Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
    Studio House - Bedroom #1 - 1 double
    Studio House - Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , bunk bed
  • 12 beds in total: King bed (1), queen beds (3), double beds (4), single beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
This rental is for personal use only, not for commercial use without prior written consent of the owners.


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250-Acre Private Jungle Reserve with Ocean Views
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews

We got married in this little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

As the title suggests we recently got married at the beautiful property. It really is a special place. Annick and Jason were so helpful and full of advise while we were at home planning our wedding. When we arrived Vin and his wife Jeanneth went above and beyond to help us in every way that they could. Jeanneth and her sister Daisy even cooked for us on our wedding day and the food was just delicious. We could not have asked for a more helpful and friendly group of people, who really made our day special and stress free.

As for the is beautiful and private. The view is absolute breath taking, and we never got tired of staring out over the rainforest to the ocean. I don't think we have ever stayed anywhere with a more spectacular view. There is also a wealth of wildlife on the property, we were lucky enough to see a sloth, monkeys, agoutis, coatis, toucans, frogs and many other weird and wonderful creatures all literally on our doorstep!

The main house and two smaller houses were perfect for our group of 18 people, including two kids under the age of five. The swimming pool has a great shallow section for the kids to play in and a deep part for adults. The kitchen was very well stocked and we were able to cook for our party without an issue. The BBQ also worked well.

All in all we could not have asked for more and we are so happy that we chose this property as our wedding venue. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to really is special and we will never forget it.

Thank you so much, Annick, Jason, Vin, Jeanneth and Daisy x

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I loved the house & jungle . The animals noises are awesome

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home to experience Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this amazing property, and it did not disappoint again. The location is private and secluded, yet it is an easy drive to stores, adventure, and the beach. Vin and Janet are the best at making sure you are comfortable, and the home offers a well-stocked kitchen, super comfortable beds, and an awesome pool to relax in and enjoy the view. We can't recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of most memorable vacations we have ever taken. The hosts were helpful, generous and eager to accommodate our group. It's really hard to describe this home and our experience because it is so unique. The home sits on 250 acres in the middle of the rainforest. We were often serenaded by monkeys in the morning right outside our window! The wildlife viewing was spectacular.

The home itself sits on a cliff with amazing panoramic views of the ocean with a 180 degree views. Sunsets were by far our favorite time of day. The pool was great for our kids and the jungle hikes were challenging, unique and adventurous.

I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect group getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from an incredible spring break trip with a big group of friends and couldn't be happier! There was a ton of room in both the huge main house and the two guest-houses for everyone to retreat and relax at the end of the day - yet lots of places (on the deck, in the main house, by the pool) for everyone to hang out together as well. The kitchen had a great set-up for staying in and cooking meals - but there were also a ton of delicious restaurants in Dominical. Also, if you are into great Costa Rican wildlife you will not be disappointed - the orchestra of birds and monkeys, particularly in the morning, will take your breath away. If you're looking for a mix of privacy, lots of space, gorgeous scenery and close access to town - this is it!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was just perfect, great place to wake up with amazing views and jungle noises. The main house has a big opening plan and a great huge kitchen that's very well equipped. Since there was 10 of us it was great we could all help cook amazing meals. Beside the main house, there are two guests houses both of them have a living room and kitchen and a room with extra beds/bunkbeds for kids so great for multiple families to stay there or just a group of adults. Each bedroom has their own private bathroom so that's very nice too. We would hang out by the pool every day after all our adventures. You can even walk to this restaurant/bar that has live music. You can go on amazing hikes on the property guided by the person in charge of the house. I would highly recommend it and I'm looking forward to go back.!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.0%

Based rate assumes 10 people or less, including children over one year. For each additional person, there's an additional $15 charge per night.

Additional charges will be applied to Envision & Best Fest Music Festivals

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.