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Ocean View and 5 min. Walk to Dominical Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 kitchens (Sleeps 8)

Casa Mira Mar hovers over the breaking waves of Dominical Beach. It is perched on a hill 200 meters from the ocean on a secluded beach and is a perfect home base for beach and mountain adventures. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 kitchen home is perfectly located in one of Costa Rica's most wild and scenic areas, right between Playa Dominical and Playa Dominicalito. The National Wildlife Reserve, Hacienda Baru, is less then 5 minutes away and the "must see" Whale's Tail National Park is 20 minutes away. Also, the world famous Maunuel Antonio National Park is 45 minutes away and makes for a great day trip. Corcovado and the Osa Penninsula are right around the corner and would make for a great weekend trip.

The house itself is set up with an amazing covered deck that quickly becomes the hang out area for everyone. There is also an outdoor patio downstairs that is perched above the ocean. It is the perfect spot to watch the sun set into the pacific and enjoy a tasty beverage. Manuel Antonio can be seen clearly from this perch, as well as the waves crashing on dominical beach.

Both kitchens are set up with everything you need to make a healthy and delicious tropical meal.

The house is furnished with artistic and locally made tropical hard wood pieces that are a nice compliment to the clean/tiled feel of the place.

All 3 bedrooms have their own full bathroom. From the beds in each of the rooms, you can wake up and see and hear the ocean without lifting your head off the pillow. Then have a cup of coffee and walk 5 minutes down the hill for a quick dip in the pacific. That's how we like to start the day.

Our house works great for friends, couples, or families. The upstairs deck is completely baby proof with railings on all sides :-)

One things to note is that bedroom #3 downstairs (1 double bed) has a separate entrance and is, therefore, not the best room for children. It offers a little extra privacy for whoever stays in that room.

The yard has citrus trees, mango trees, coconuts palms, bamboo and many flowers. It slopes down towards the main road and ocean. Birds are bountiful (especially parakeets) and a monkey has been eating the papayas lately.

Its truly a sweet little spot for relaxing and makes for a great home base for your Costa Rican adventures.

Keywords: Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Beach Casita is Located 200 Meters from a Secluded Beach, Ocean View, Walk to the Beach

More Details

Jane and Ryan Lubbers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Jane and Ryan Lubbers

I first came to Costa Rica as an English Teacher back in 1998. I was fresh out of college and was interested in exploring the planet and learning Spanish. Costa Rica proved to be the most ideal place on earth for me. Its the perfect nature lover's paradise. I love the biological diversity, tropical cuisine and most all i have come to love and respect the people of Costa Rica. I have traveled the country extensively and can give advice on all Costa Rican travel plans.

Jane and Ryan Lubbers purchased this house in 2010

Why Jane and Ryan Lubbers chose Puntarenas

Although Costa Rica has many great beaches, we love Dominical the best. The town is very manageable and the house is a 5 minute drive to shopping, banks, tours, surfing restaurants, bars, night life and a national park. The house itself is not like other houses which are 15 minutes drive from the ocean. This casita is so close to everything and that just makes more beach time and less car time which I like on vacation. The mountains meet the ocean here like nowhere else in Costa Rica. You can be swimming in the ocean at Dominicalito beach and walk 5 minutes up the hill and be bathing under a 20 foot waterfall at posa azul. I also feel safe in Dominical. I like the eclectic crowd and the tranquillo vibe. Its a magical spot in the world and I feel good when I'm there drinking a pipa (coconut water) on the beach.

What makes this house unique

Being a two minute walk from a secluded beach is the most unique aspect of this home. The casita is so close to Playa Dominicalito, Playa Dominical, Hacienda Baru and Posa Azul Waterfall and swimming hole. Being so close to the ocean and having an ocean view are priceless. Also being so close to the great restaurants, grocery stores and tour operators of Dominical is very convenient. Its a superb house and location. Also, the house has a guest book that has descriptions of many activities to do in the area. That way each visitor can add his/her input and we can all learn from those experiences making our short time there more enjoyable. Its like a house journal that holds the memories and experiences of all who enjoy themselves there and want to share their stories.


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(19 traveler reviews)

Ocean View and 5 min. Walk to Dominical Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Casa MiraMar. The view was amazing. The house was clean. We loved how close the house was to all of the sites and activities we wanted to do. Jane and Ryan (the owners) were very helpful in answering all of our questions before the trip and had great suggestions on places we should experience and see. There is a guest book at the house with others recommendations that we also found extremely helpful. We were able to go on this trip with little planned and had an amazing time. We highly recommend staying here and hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the best spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our 16-month old son, absolutely loved staying at Casa MiraMar! It exceeded all of our best expectations! In addition to its breath-taking view, we really enjoyed all of the wildlife and close proximity to the beach. As an added bonus, this house is completely child-safe. The nights we stayed there were some of our favorite. Relaxation at its best! We look forward to returning pronto!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Breathtaking view and wonderful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Miramar is such a wonderful spot. You can hear the pulse of the ocean crashing on the beach from virtually every room in the house. And the deck is such a wonderful place to relax and take in the spectacular view. We could hear howler monkeys in the rainforest behind us and see surfers on the beaches below. It's a short walk to a beach that's not overcrowded and you can buy cold coconuts (pipas frias) right on the beach! There is also an excellent restaurant down the road if you don't feel like cooking one night. The kitchen is fully stocked and the rooms are very comfortable. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Million dollar views, relax in comfort!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is one of a kind! We stayed in the large family room with extremely comfortable bunk beds and a private patio, with adjacent second kitchen and private bathroom. The basement bedroom was air conditioned and a cool get away from the Domincal heat! The upstairs has a beautiful porch that overlooks the ocean, and is the perfect bird watching perch. We dined by candlelight in the evening and awoke to a stunning sunset. This rental is perfect for large families or groups of friends, with enough space for all!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a relaxing beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Miramar was the perfect place to kick off our honeymoon! We spent a week there relaxing, recharging and enjoying all of the beautiful sights in the Dominical area.

The house itself is the perfect place to relax, we spent many hours sitting on the deck watching the ocean and enjoying meals and snacks that we prepared using the fully stocked kitchen. A few other things that were great about the place - it was spotlessly cleaned prior to our arrival, the decorations were lovely so we really enjoyed the space and the curtains are nice and dark so you can really block out the early morning light if you want to sleep in (which we did!). The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare meals and there is a washer and dryer for sandy beach towels. The house is set up on a hill which gives you a feeling of total privacy, but it's not so far up the hill that you feel isolated or that it is inconvenient.

There is a really useful house handbook that we referred to in planning our daily activities - the handbook has information from the house owners and reviews from previous guests. There were only 2 of us, but the house would also be great for 4 as there is another very private suite downstairs with a private bathroom.

We spent one night in a local hotel and can say that aside from all the other great points about this house, it is a great value. Super clean, comfortable and equipped with modern amenities at a much lower price than local hotels offering similar amenities. I could go on and on about how wonderful the house is - highly highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed it. You are welcome back anytime! Pura vida!
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Cincinnati, OH

Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, well-kept and had everything we needed. The walk to the beach is actually a nice little trail that's an enjoyable hike too. The owners were responsive & proactive with information, and there was a local house manager who was on call during our stay. He even called to check in and make sure we had everything we needed.

The sunset views each night were incredible. You really couldn't ask for a better view. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

surfing, beach running, yoga


Rates & Availability

Dominical House Rental Rates

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High Season
Dec 1 2016 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $50

Check in time: 3pm

Check out time: 10am

Be sure to rent a 4x4 car for the short road up to the casita.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 4
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • each bedroom has an amazing ocean view
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The proximity to the ocean is the best amenity of this house! Be sure to rent a 4x4 car for the short road up to the casita.

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