Main house with 2 guest houses, 8 Bedrooms, 8 Baths (12 beds , Sleeps 16)
Annick & Jason
- english, french, spanish, mandarin
About Annick & 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 & Jason purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Annick & Jason chose Dominical
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. Ideal for ROMANTIC GETAWAY, FAMILY GATHERING or BUSINESS RETREAT!!!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Secluded Property
All 13 of us, with ages ranging from 8-73, had a fabulous time staying at Villa Chill. The view and property were spectacular, simply breathtaking. From just our balcony, we were able to see so many types of wild life, from birds to capybaras to even a large group of howler monkeys playing in the trees just off the deck. Vin, the on-site property manager, took our group on a hike of the vast property, where we saw even more wildlife, including a sloth! Additionally, we enjoyed fresh mangos and star fruit from the trees just outside the front door. At the owners’ suggestion, we hired Daisy to cook for us 2 of the nights during our stay, and it did not disappoint. Her meals were delicious and liked by all!
The house was extremely well maintained and well appointed. The pool was beautiful and a huge hit with the kids.
Overall, a wonderful stay at Villa Chill. We were sorry to leave!
Exceeded our expectations
We had a wonderful time at Selva Escondida. The house is just right for the location...airy and clean, with terrific views from every side. We saw two kinds of monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds all over, oropendulas, and lots of other birds. The pool is a perfect place to relax in the afternoons and the kitchen made cooking easy. Be prepared with a 4x4 for a bumpy ride up the mountain.
Vin is quick to address and problems that come up (my husband broke a water pipe while playing catch with my child), and led us on an exciting hike up to the Mirador. My kids ended up calling him Tio Vin because he was so kind to them. Jeannette keeps the house immaculate, and Daisy fed us very well. My son says that Daisy’s cooking is better than mine. We would recommend this place 100%.
Beautiful property with outstanding views
We just returned from 8 days at Villa Chill with our family of 12. It fit our needs perfectly and the entire group had plenty of room to spread out. The property is fantastic for hiking and wildlife viewing. We were fortunate enough to spot a large 3 toed sloth in a tree directly over the pool.! The care taker checked on us frequently but was never intrusive. We enjoyed the pool daily and had a great time reconnecting as a family. The property is somewhat dated but everyone enjoyed its charm.
Incredible private estate in the jungle above Dominical and Uvita
We had a wonderful time at Annick and Jason's property in Costa Rica. There are three well-equipped, separate buildings, with plenty of room for our three families who traveled together. The hiking trails on the property were fun to explore. The birds, monkeys, and other wildlife on the property were amazing to see. The location is excellent--about halfway between Dominical and Uvita, and far enough from the main highway that you feel secluded without feeling totally isolated. We had a great experience here and would come back again if the opportunity presents itself. Thanks for having us! Erik
Unforgettable stay! The 6 of us spent a week in this beautiful villa. Rooms are all spacious, a big open kitchen /living area. The terrace seems never ending and the view from the pool is jaw dropping, especially for sunrises! But the best about this villa is the jungle around.. Your own private jungle, animals around the clock, we stopped counting the toucans.. Make sure to ask vin, the property manager, for a guided hike!
Amazing Family Vacation Home
We spent 10 days at Villa Chill, and everything about it was outstanding. The owners were fast and thorough in responses to my questions. The rave reviews about the house proved true, and I think it's impossible to state how beautiful the home, views, and property truly are. The main house has a panoramic view to the west and south, with the whale's tail being the main feature. This is our third trip to the area, and this house definitely had the best views.
Huge flocks of parrots live in the palm trees nearby, and oropendolas nest there too. Toucans were common visitors, and we also saw an aracari, and many other small birds. We heard monkeys every morning, rarely saw them. We saw a large troop of coatis a few times on the trail up to the mirador, and bats put on a nightly show.
The property could easily occupy you for a week or more, and we enjoyed daily hikes on the trails that only scratched the surface of what we could have explored. There are fruit trees, a teak forest, and streams running along the property and below the yoga platform (which was a great place to go and get some solitude).
The elevation made nights cool, and seems to keep mosquitos away.
The caretaker, Vin, is friendly and helpful, always be around but never intrusive and I enjoyed practicing my awful spanish with him. Daisy cooked dinner for us three nights, she is fantastic and cooked immense quantities of authentic Tico fare.
The home is in a great location between Dominical and Uvita, each about 15 minutes away by car. We visited most of the beaches between Dominical and Ventanas, and I think Playa Hermosa was the best overall, and is the closest. We enjoyed Costa Canyoning, Jungle ATV, and a boat tour with Bahia Aventuras (all in Uvita), and surf lessons with Dominical Waverider. And the Jolly Roger Bar so close made dinners easy when evening rainstorms made travel difficult.
There is not much I can add to the many great reviews about the house itself, but it does have all modern amenities, kitchen is well-equipped, beds are comfortable, and the guest houses themselves would make excellent main homes on their own.
The road to the house is going to be an adventure for first-timers, but you will get used to it. If you are looking for an adventure without sacrificing comfort or safety, this is the place!
Bird watching, monkey watching, nature photography, private trails for exploring the jungle including waterfalls, teak forests, orchards, and our meditative Mirador temple.