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Villa Casa Bonita has it all-Walk to beach/Pool/Jungle/Privacy/WiFi/Concierge

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous villa, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool, wi-fi, 5-min walk to beach

Welcome to Villa Casa Bonita, where you will enjoy affordable luxury in a perfect location! Nestled in the jungle, where the mountains cascade to the sea, high enough to enjoy the cool ocean breezes, yet an easy 5-minute walk to spectacular beaches, Casa Bonita is the ideal getaway. Whether it's swimming in the infinity pool, dining al fresco by the pool in the moonlight or at any of numerous casual or fine restaurants, relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches or taking advantage of the many water sports and other outdoor activities available, or simply swaying in a hammock to the music of the jungle and ocean, Casa Bonita has something for everyone. Vacation in the utmost comfort, with 4 large bedrooms (3 with private balconies), a fully equipped kitchen, a large screen TV and DVD player, cable TV programming, Wi-Fi, and all the comforts of home. Maid and chef service are optionally available.

Description of the house: Villa Casa Bonita was lovingly designed to be an extension of the outdoors, to give its guests the sensation of being outside even when indoors. The front of the house opens to the spectacular sight and sounds of the ocean, and to lush landscaping, while the focal point of the back of the house is the gorgeous 18-ft waterfall and grotto garden carved out of the mountain. The palm roof, sky-blue ceilings in many of the rooms, adobe-style architecture, and the many unique, nature-inspired artistic features add to the sense of being surrounded by nature. The surrounding jungle is home to many exotic species of wildlife: white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds, to name a few. You can luxuriate in the gorgeous infinity pool, explore the surrounding jungle, or watch the wildlife from the comfort of a hammock or rocking chair on the veranda.

Amenities: While nature is the inspiration for Villa Casa Bonita, modern conveniences are part of your luxury vacation, and we do our best to provide you with all the comforts of home. For entertainment indoors, there’s a large screen TV with cable programming and DVD player, internet access, and an assortment of games, DVDs, and books . The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, slow cooker, blender, coffee pot, and cappucino/espresso maker, in addition to the refrigerator, range, and oven. Laundry amenities include a full-size washer and drier, iron, and ironing board. We provide all linens, and hair driers and toiletries are available for your use. We also provide pool and beach toys, and plenty of beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.

Activities: There are endless opportunities for outdoor entertainment as well. Of course, Dominical is most famous for the beauty and powerful surf of its spectacular beaches, just a 5-minute walk from Casa Bonita. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, here’s your chance; there are a number of surf schools in Dominical to choose from. There are also many other activities we can help arrange for you in and around Dominical, including scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, jungle tours, waterfall tours, a visit to the Parque Reptilandia (Reptile Park), whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain biking, ATV tours, yoga, and massage. Dominical and the nearby towns of Uvita and Ojochal are also home to many excellent restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining.

More Details

Owner
Melissa and Jens Moeller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Melissa and Jens Moeller

My husband and I bought Villa Casa Bonita in May, 2011, as a future retirement home. We'll retire in about 10 years, but until then wanted to rent it as a vacation home to others, and share our love of the beach! We've been going back and forth to Costa Rica for many years now (my parents retired in Costa Rica about 25 years ago, so we visit as often as we can). We know you'll enjoy Villa Casa Bonita as much as we do, and look forward to welcoming you!

Melissa and Jens Moeller purchased this villa in 2011

Why Melissa and Jens Moeller chose Puntarenas

We love Costa Rica, having visited many times already. Our dream was to retire by the beach, and have been fortunate enough to find Villa Casa Bonita, which is in a perfect location. With the beach and surrounding mountains and jungle, as well as a charming little town just down the road, there are many activities and opportunities to enjoy ourselves in the area, so it's an ideal vacation spot!

What makes this villa unique

In the gorgeous Dominical area, where the mountains meet the ocean, Casa Bonita is one of very few properties with easy access and within a 5-minute walk to the beach. Casa Bonita is just 200 meters from the beach, which is the closest that privately owned property can be in Costa Rica. The villa is unique in its architecture, with a palm roof and artistic touches throughout, but is also very family-friendly. The veranda, which runs the width of the house, tends to be the focal point, with a gorgeous view of the ocean and surrounding rainforest, accompanied by the relaxing sound of the waves and nature. It's a great place to swing in a hammock and nap, read in one of the rocking chairs, play board games or hang out with friends and family, have a barbecue, or watch over the little ones swimming in the beautiful infinity pool below. The remainder of the house is very spacious, with a huge living room, well-appointed kitchen with an ocean view, 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, 3 of which have private balconies with ocean views and private bathrooms with walk-in showers, and another veranda at the top of the house with a spectacular view. Casa Bonita is designed to give you the feeling of being part of nature, while still offering convenience, easy accessibility, comfort, and proximity to gorgeous beaches. As they say in Costa Rica, pura vida!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This rental home far exceeded our expectations. The photos truly do not do it proper justice, you really must be there to really appreciate it. And, boy, are we glad we went! The pool, the waterfalls, the birds, hammocks,. amazing views and sounds, lizards galore, and what a kitchen! We cooked every night. As first time travelers to Costa Rica, we really weren't sure where to go or what to do, aside from what we read in travel books etc. Casey and the gang at the office were so helpful! They were only a call away, and answered questions, gave advice and suggestions, even set up some memorable excursions for our group. A few of our favorites were don lulo's waterfall, snorkeling, "windows" beach, and the boat tour to corcavodo. Dominical is beautiful. You can walk from the house down to the beach in under 5 minutes, and shops, food, etc are barely 1 mile down the road. We felt very safe exploring all around this area. In addition, the process of setting this vacation up was absolutely seamless. Melissa and Jens made it so easy. They were great at answering questions and got back to us promptly every time. One thing I will say... It may be worth it to fly to quepos. We drove from San Jose, and while we enjoyed seeing the country it made for a very long trip!
Jul 2012
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Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Jungle Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Ocean Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • All bedroom bathrooms have walk-in showers, and provide a stunning view of the waterfall feature and grotto garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Jungle Bedroom - 1 king
    Ocean Bedroom - 1 queen
    Waterfall Bedroom - 3 double , 1 baby crib
  • 3 of the bedrooms (2 with king-size beds and 1 with a queen-size bed) have private balconies with spectacular views of the ocean, and private bathrooms with walk-in showers. The 4th bedroom has 3 double beds and a crib. It doesn't have a full bath, but there is a half-bath across the hall. All the bedrooms also have a beautiful view of the waterfall feature and grotto garden behind the house. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned, and each bedroom has a closet and dresser. Air mattresses are also available if needed for extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Villa Casa Bonita has it all-Walk to beach/Pool/Jungle/Privacy/WiFi/Concierge
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews
5

This is an amazing house! Architecturaly stunning with creative details throughout

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight (three generations) stayed for five nights. We are celebrating our fiftieth wedding anniversary this year and this was just for family. We took advantage of using Romulo (caretaker and excellent Chef) for three of our meals, which allowed us to schedule our eating times and not have to worry about driving in the dark after having a couple glasses of wine!

The closest ocean beach is only a seven minute walk, but one must cross the local highway, which has only light traffic. The beach is very nice, (several hundred meters long between rock outcrops) with fine sand, and almost feels like your own private one, since we rarely saw more than two or three other people there. The water was very warm!

The pool is large, but rather shallow for adult swimming. Great for kids! It did not get used much, because we liked the beach, or the grandchildren (12 and 17) liked going to the local waterfalls within an half hour drive of the house.

The owners were very helpful with any questions we had before going and had lots of recommendations of things to do or recommendations for restaurants.

Everything exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Casa Bonita is the Place to Stay While Exploring Dominical

  • 5 of 5

The casa was a wonderful place to come back to after a day of discovering the many attractions close to Dominical. The house is beautifully landscaped and the service offered by Romulo enhanced the experience. The bedrooms were spacious as were the bathrooms. Families with young people will enjoy having a pool so close at hand. Be sure to visit the wildlife refuge located close by.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

No words can properly describe this beautiful house in a beautiful country. The house is clean, well maintained and the property manager, Romulo could not have been more helpful or accommodating. He is also a wonderful cook. We will definitely return to Casa Bonita. It is near a town called Dominical, supermarkets, beaches, and plenty to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

What a magical house. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Case Bonita is spacious, comfortable, casual, and simply a wonderful place to enjoy. We really appreciated the location, and connivence relative to Dominical. Access to great beaches, and excellent restaurants is easy. We consider the service provided by Romulo, the concierge, equal to any we have experienced. he is attentive and responsive, while respecting your space. We strongly encourage you to book Casa Bonita. Do it now!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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New Hamburg, On, Canada
5

A little piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Casa Bonita from Feb 18 -25th. It was absolutely beautiful! This was our first time renting and it was everything we hoped for and more. The house and property are absolutely breathe taking. The view from the porch is amazing, the bedrooms all had their own theme and were amazing, lots of together space too. . Our very favourite thing was the waterfall. There was something for our whole family. We enjoyed having Romulo cook for us and he was very helpful in so many ways. The owners were very helpful with all the information they provided for us before we went, from outings to favourite restaurants. We spent many hours in the pool enjoying the view out to the ocean. There wasn't anything any of our family would have changed. It was fun and relaxing all at the same time. It's the perfect get away! Our whole family hopes to return to Casa Bonita in the very near future!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worthington, Ohio, USA
5

Rain forest meets beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bonita is one funky place - a really, really wonderful funky place. If you are looking for something plain and uninspiring, please move along elsewhere. The unique layout and design of this house is truly outstanding. You are fortunate to be located a couple hundred feet from the main highway, yet get no traffic sounds. What you will hear is the sound of the ocean in the distance and a chorus of jungle sounds at times, especially at night. And you get to see the ocean, too, through the lush and ample landscaping surrounding the property and the wonderfully large infinity pool. A short 5 minute walk gets you to the closest beach. More often than not, no one else is there. The birds outnumbered the humans every time.

Moving to the inside, there are 4 larger bedrooms and there is lots of elbow room in each shower. There were only 4 of us staying for 10 days, but it was an embarrassment of riches when it came to space. The kitchen is well stocked and has large cooking areas. Impromptu meals often took place at the bar. You could also eat at the large dining room table or relocate to the multiple chairs and tables on the covered decks. The jungle theme of the house keeps you grounded to where you are: the rain forest.

Dominical is a short 2 minute drive; Uvita about 15. We loved the surf lessons at Bodhi Surf School in Uvita and would gladly take them again. Down to earth, nice people. Boogie boarding and safe swimming was found at Playa Hermosa just 10 minutes to the south. It was our go to beach. Don't miss the local waterfall and rope swing past the school just a few minutes drive away.

The concierge, Romulo, is excellent. He is a busy worker and helps maintain the property most days. He will arrange a wide variety of side trips/activities all the way down to basic things - mentioning his name saved us 25% on boogie board rentals for the week. He cooks wonderful meals, too. We had great food (highly recommend Por Que No, Chappy's and Roadshack Deli) but our best meal was the one cooked by him one night. Very authentic, fresh and to die for.

Finally, don't forget to hit up Melissa and Jens for information. They already have quite a bit listed on their links and it all seems pretty accurate. They are also easy going and good to work with.

Our planned return trip to Costa Rica in a few years will already be partially hassle free - we've picked our next rental and no question it will be Casa Bonita.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Roca Verde
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Roca Verde
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Dominical
Car: recommended

Dominical is most famous for the beauty and powerful surf of its spectacular beaches, just a 5-minute walk from Villa Casa Bonita. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, here’s your chance; there are a number of surf schools in Dominical to choose from. There are also many other activities we can help arrange for you in and around Dominical, including scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, jungle tours, waterfall tours, a visit to the Parque Reptilandia (Reptile Park), whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain biking, ATV tours, yoga, and massage. Dominical and the nearby towns of Uvita and Ojochal are also home to many excellent restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining.

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Rates & Availability

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Green (up to 4 guests)
Apr 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Low (up to 4 guests)
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 High (up to 4 guests)
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Holiday (up to 4 guests)
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 High (up to 4 guests)
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Green (up to 4 guests)
Apr 15 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Low (up to 4 guests)
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 High (up to 4 guests)
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Holiday (up to 4 guests)
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
$580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest. We may ask for a reservation/security deposit of $1000 for rentals of 2 weeks or longer.

Owner'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.
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