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Villa Tres Colinas- Ocean Views, Pool, 15min to Dominical Beach!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa - 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 with 45 ft lap pool, Ocean Views!

Your own Private and Secluded 14 Acre Villa with 4BR/4.5BA. Two homes on site with a large 45 ft. lap pool, outdoor Ranchero, extensive lighted pathways, beautiful landscaping, a panoramic ocean view, and amazing sunsets! Perfect for couples or families traveling together. Parking for 4 cars. Only a 15min drive to Dominical's conveniences, but high enough for a lovely breeze!

FEATURES:

• Gated, Private and secluded 14 acre property

• Two private homes with 4BR & 4.5BA

• Both homes have direct access to the Pool

• Lap Pool with an incredible ocean view

• AC in master bedroom and guest house

• Modern kitchen with granite countertops

• WiFi internet Provided

• Flat screen TV with Netflix

• Laundry with washer and dryer

• Pool Cabana with changing area

• Outdoor shower with a view

• Document/computer safe room

• Gas BBQ

• 15-minute drive to Dominical Beach

• Free Activity Info & Booking provided by our Concierge service

*Our caretaker Miguel lives on site (But not in view of guest homes) to ensure added security, and maintenance if needed*

* 4x4 vehicle is necessary to reach the villa

Villa Tres Colinas is located in Lagunas de Baru where the mountains meet the sea, overlooking stunning views of Pacific Ocean, valleys, mountains, and jungle. Many first-time visitors to the area don't realize that beachfront property here is very hot and humid, but up here it can be ten degrees cooler with wonderful breezes coming in off the ocean, yet only a 15-minute drive to the surfer town of Playa Dominical and the deserted beaches of Guapil and Hatillo.

Beautifully furnished, the home has a fully-equipped kitchen. Modern conveniences in the house provide you with a very comfortable base while exploring all the wonders of the Southern Pacific Zone. If the cooling ocean breezes don't keep you quite cool enough, please note the homes are equipped with air conditioning in the master bedroom and guest house, as well as ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living areas. There are extensive lighted pathways, and grounds to explore. Wireless Internet is provided, and you can also enjoy a TV with access to Netflix.

Bedrooms are furnished with a king size bed, 2 queen-size beds, and 2 single beds in the guest house that can be converted into a king bed. Bedroom and bathroom linens will be prepared by housekeeping. Beach towels and a cooler are provided for your days at the beach.

Enjoy the outdoor living of Costa Rica while relaxing on the loungers at the pool as the Pacific Ocean provides a gentle breeze. The large lap pool is literally only five steps away from the main house, and a short walk from the guest house. Margaritas made with freshly-picked limes from the property are a great way to enjoy the sunsets over the ocean while lounging in the pool. You'll soon find yourself scouring the reference books provided to identify butterflies, hummingbirds, toucans, and numerous exotic birds and wildlife that visit the property. A gas grill is provided for preparation of meals from your finds at the local markets. And before long you'll be using one of the favorite expressions of the Ticos (Costa Ricans)...PURA VIDA!

In addition to the managers providing area & home information, Villa Tres Colinas also proudly uses a free concierge service to provide local information & reservations of the amazing activities, tours, restaurants & spas right here in our area.

Guest access:

Guest will have full access to the entire property. Both homes, pool, ranchero and all outdoor living space. No other guests or homeowners will be on site during your stay.

**Please Note: There is a caretaker (Miguel) who lives on property for added security and maintenance, but his home is out of site of the main home, guest home, pool, and all guest areas.

Other things to note:

We will be nearby and available by phone, email or in person to help answer all your questions and book all your fun!

We recycle glass, cans, plastic! :-)

More Details

Property Manager
Andrew and Kaitlin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Andrew and Kaitlin

My husband Andrew and I are happy to host you.

We enjoy hikes and camping.

Waterfalls and biking.

Beachcombing and kayaking.

Photography, painting, and laughing are daily recurring events.

Andrew loves bird-watching, and Kaitlin loves cooking.

The salt water on our skin, the sun rays that warm you and give you a healthy glow, the refreshing cool down afterwards at the waterfall, the birds that sing, the fresh fruits, the goodies from the local organic market, the friendly locals, and the comfort of our home definitely makes us feel like we are in paradise.

Every day we still learn new things from the locals. About plants.. which ones are good for you, and which to look out for. Same with the fauna, we get excited whenever we find a new species of insect or animal in our neighborhood. Trying all the local fruits, the ‘Tico’ cuisine, their customs. Their language. The Pura Vida life! And then to share the newfound knowledge and excitement with our guests.

Star gazing is another hobby of ours. And the beauty is, all we have to do is pull our chairs out to the lawn and look up. Paired with a glass of wine and a tiki torch makes for a relaxing evening.

What makes us happy, is making people happy.

We love exploring, and have many more destinations on our travel bucket list. Hikes to Macchu Pichu, The Appalachian Trail, and Santiago de Compostela are on top. But for now we indulge in Costa Rica. The Costa Ballena in particular. And we love it, and love to share it!

To help our guests understand our beautiful area that we are in, we have created a booking and info service named Costa Concierge. On our site you’ll find all there is to do, see, and eat in the Costa Ballena.

To really feel at home can make memories that stay with you for a long time. We hope you feel at home at our place!

We do what we love... and we love what we do!

Andrew and Kaitlin purchased this villa in 2015

Why Andrew and Kaitlin chose Baru

Sunsets, ocean and mountain views, and 15 acres of jungle paradise!

Lagunas de Baru is an exclusive community in Costa Ballena, overlooking Dominical.

Just minutes away from a beach known for surfing, dining and nightlife. The beauty of the villa's location is it's elevation, allowing cool breezes and ocean views, without the heat of the lower beach towns.

The pleasant town of Dominical is relatively small but offers the beach-lover a wide variety of nearby beaches to choose from. Playa Dominicalito is just south of Dominical and is a great spot for beginner surfers and swimmers. At Punta Dominical, on the southern end of Playa Dominicalito, you'll see the lush green land merge with the rich blue Ocean. It is a great spot to watch the ocean's waves crash onto the rocky shore below and see a near perfect sunset almost year round.

Other activities include treks to nearby waterfalls including the Nauyaca Waterfalls (7.5 mi from Dominical on Hwy 243), canopy tours, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, sea kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling.

* 4x4 vehicle is necessary to reach the villa

What makes this villa unique

We will be nearby and available by phone, email or in person to help answer all your questions and book all your fun!

Costa Concierge is our activity booking site that helps you find things to do in our direct area. From massages, restaurants, organic markets, hiking trips, surf lessons, zip lining car rental and horseback tours, we have it all in one spot. Look us up, Costa Concierge.... It'll make your stay with us even better!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had an AMAZING time. The house and property were so much more than we were expecting."
Oct 2010
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Amenities

Baru Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in times are between noon and 6pm.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on the 2nd floor of the main house
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located on the first floor of the main house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , The casita offers a full bath and shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Located on the 2nd floor of the main house
    Half Bath & Laundry - toilet , The half bath and laundry is located in the main house.
  • The main house provides 2 full baths upstairs, and 1 full bath, and 1 half bath down stairs. The Casita (guest house) also has a full bath and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , Main house has 2 upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom found downstairs in the main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed upstairs in the main house
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds in Guest House can be converted into a King
  • The main house has 3 bedroom and 3 1/2 baths. The guest house located on the opposite side of the pool has plenty of privacy away from the main house, with twin beds that can convert into a King size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Secure safe room, and a de-humidifier for electronics.

Reviews

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Villa Tres Colinas- Ocean Views, Pool, 15min to Dominical Beach!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Little Rock, AR
5

Great Secluded Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at Tres Colinas during the Green Season this year. What a wonderful experience. The property is near the end of the access road and very secluded and quiet. The views of the surrounding jungle and Pacific Ocean are spectacular. Property is very spacious, clean, and well groomed. The accommodations are wonderful. We were concerned about drinking the water at first, but when assured by the owners that it was OK, we drank it right from the tap and had no problems whatsoever. For that matter, we always felt perfectly safe and secure, not even locking the doors at night or when we left. We tried lots of the local fruits and vegetables from the nearby famers market and were never disappointed. I would definitely recommend this property for a short get-away or for an extended stay.

John

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midwest USA
5

Do your self a favor and go!

  • 5 of 5

I can not speak highly enough of the accommodations , views, area and hosts. It is where you are going to want to stay-- I'm sure of it. The area is peaceful and wild yet amenities and social scene are 15 minutes away. Architecture is airy and classy. Hosts are accommodating and knowledgeable of the area. Home is spotless and built with care. Also it's great place to cook . . .pick citrus fruit in season from the orchard on site and enjoy with fresh seseafood and local goods from the farmer's market. We stayed in several places in Costa Rica and none compared to this one. It's a hidden gem. I honestly feel comfortable in saying I'm so sure you'll love it that the long search for just the right place is finally over. You've just found it.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, MO, US
5

Outstanding Ocean View While Surrounded by Nature - Best place to be in the Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Last summer my family and I traveled around Costa Rica, staying in seven different places. This was where we stayed the longest (one week) and was hands-down the best. The ocean view is unbelievable, and the setting is totally secluded. We saw the sloth by the pool on three different days, and daily had toucans and parrots in the trees right by the house, and many other birds. We saw the closest neighbor on the road, and he said he often sees monkeys. From the deep wrap-around porch, upstairs or down, day or night, you see only nature - there are no other houses or other development in sight - not even on the view of beach.

The house is very well built and well maintained. You can tell it was built as a home – definitely not built on the cheap to try to make money as a rental. We were there in a heavy storm, and felt completely secure.

Although the house is very secluded, you don’t feel isolated. The closest town, Dominical, is a just a short drive down the mountain. Unlike the east coast, most people here speak English. Although Dominical is a very small town, we never found a reason to go anywhere else. There is a grocery store there with a great selection of everything you need, as well as a great bakery, several restaurants, bars, gift shops, a large beach market, surf board rentals, adventure guide services… even a spa.

The location is near several beautiful beaches. There’s also a great pair of waterfalls just a bit farther up the highway from the house. It’s called Nauyaca Waterfalls. You can hire a service to do a horseback ride to the waterfalls, or just pay a small fee and hike in. The waterfall is spectacular, and there is a good swimming area at the base. There’s a restaurant along the trail (surprising, because you’re on a trail in the middle of jungle) about half-way in. Just another couple of miles up the road is a reptile sanctuary that is also worth a visit. No credit cards accepted there – so bring some cash.

It had been almost 20 years since I’d been to Costa Rica. The infrastructure has developed tremendously in that amount of time. We flew into San Jose, and the highway is great all the way to Dominical. The only unpaved road is the one going up to the house. It’s in good condition – a bit steep in places, but I’ve seen worse public roads in Missouri.

Costa Rica is a lot like Hawaii, with a much shorter and cheaper flight. I recommend going there – and staying here, for either rel axation or adventure – whichever you choose.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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los angeles, california
5

Breathtaking Views, Stunning Sunsets and the Magical Sights and Sounds of Nature.

  • 5 of 5

A Truly magical experience in Paradise!! The views and sunsets are beyond words. To sit amongst butterflies and see the toucans perched in trees chatting away was just awesome. The property is beautifully designed and crafted. gorgeous gardens and the pool is wonderful. We loved the privacy and unique sounds of the surrounding rainforest. I got to see the stunning and giant Blue Morpho butterfly twice and it took my breath away. This home is perfect for a couple who want privacy but access to close by adventure. A trip to the waterfalls is an absolute must!! We felt like we were on top of the world! what a tremendous gift to be able to experience a week at this property. Thank You so much for making it available to us and others to experience. A 5 star time!!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pura vida
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Va. Beach, Va/ Gerardo de Rivas Costa Rica
5

ASTOUNDING!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we so enjoyed this beautiful hacienda with its superb views of the Pacific Ocean and great pool. We especially loved the privacy, and total ambiance of its gardens, location to the beach, etc. The home was beautifully decorated, and anything needed was at our fingertips. Temperatures there were perfect with a slight breeze all the time, and sleeping was heavenly with the wonderful nocturnal sounds around us!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Visit again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Quepos Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Rum Bar
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
San Buenas Golf
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 34
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Charter Restaurant
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Dominical
Car: necessary

The house is located approximately 10 - 15 minutes up a gravel/dirt mountain road. A 4x4 vehicle is necessary to access this property.

We are very close to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Costa Rica. Only 10min to the famous Nauyaca Waterfalls. Lots of great trails to do jungle hikes. Plenty of whitewater rafting, zip lining, surfing, horseback riding, whale watching, sports fishing, and much more!!

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $350

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.