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Ocean View- 200 meters to Ocean

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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 :-)

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.

Located 200 meters from the ocean, the beach is accessible via driving or walking. Althouth the beach is close (there is a trail to the beach down the short driveway, and across the street), we recommend driving unless you are very steady on your feet. The road is gravel and steep and it can be easy to lose your balance. There are many beaches within a 2 minute drive where you can park right under a sea almond tree and watch the waves roll in. Our favorites are Dominicalito and Dominical beaches.

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

Owner
Jane and Ryan Lubbers
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 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.

Amenities

Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View- 200 meters to Ocean
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
Applegate, Oregon
4

Lovely View, Great Home

  • 4 of 5

This is not your typical sit around the house and watch TV home. It's great for sleeping, light cooking and sitting on the deck to watching the surf but does not have a central living room. We really didn't need one though because we were usually out enjoying the culture. When we did want to regroup, watching the ocean from the deck was wonderful, even into the evening. There are 3 bathrooms with showers which made it nice for all of us to have our own. The beds were comfortable and very clean. The A/C worked great and were glad we had it. Edwin, the house manager, was terrific to work with. Anything we needed and more he was available to help. He spoke great English too. The house came with a landline phone which was available to use for local calls. The neighbors were great and we felt very safe. It is only a 5 minute walk to the beach but the driveway is extremely steep so you have to be in pretty good shape to walk up it. We choose to drive it. The thing I liked most about this home was the privacy of each of the rooms from each other. It's a great place to share with other couples.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Vickie! We are so happy you had a great time! You are welcome back anytime and we would like to give you a "returning guest" discount next time! Pura Vida!
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Syracuse, New York, USA
5

Perfect spot in a perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic spot, with many many amenities, in a perfect location. I highly recommend it. Great view of the ocean, easy access to surfing and the beach, forests, and waterfalls. The house is comfortable, clean, spacious. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

Dream spot!

  • 5 of 5

Being a wildlife enthusiast, I was pumped to head down to Costa Rica. My friend and I were looking for a spot that not only had amazing wildlife viewing potential, but also close proximity to the beach so we could kick back and enjoy the waves. We ended up deciding on Casa MiraMar and we were both blown away when we arrived. Not only was the house beautiful and spacious, offering daily sunset viewings, but we basically had our own canopy deck for birding! While we were pumped for the close proximity to the amazing wildlife preserve, Hacienda Baru, we were surprised that we didn't even have to leave the house for wildlife viewing opportunities! The beauty of the house, view and proximity to the ocean, and nearby Pacific Lowland Rainforest make this place a no brainer. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed you stay! Come back anytime! If you have any photos of wildlife that you would like to share please let us know. Thanks for choosing Casa Miramar!
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4

Very nice place but some things to work on.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice view and a good place to be with family or friends. It have nice rooms and big showers. But The kitchen equipement (glasses,mugs, tupperware...) should be upgrated. The two levels of the house was very useful for everybody. Dominical beach is very beautiful without rocks and very plaisant to swim or surf. We recommend casa MIRA MAR for a lovely trip at Costa Rica. Pura vida!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Huguette, So glad that you all had a great stay at Casa Mira Mar! Thank you for the feedback about the kitchen upgrades. We are buying all new dishes, cups, utensils, pots and pans. Please let me know if there is something else that would have been helpful to have in the kitchen during your stay. You all are welcome back at Casa Mira Mar anytime. Pura vida, jane
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5

C.W.

  • 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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5

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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Map

Nearest Beach
Dominical
Car: recommended

surfing, beach running, yoga

Photos

Rates & Availability

Dominical House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$900
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300

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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