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Spectacular Ocean Views, Beach, Tropical Jungle & Privacy

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Brand new 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath, breathtaking ocean view and sunset

Hermosa Retreat is an exclusive escape nested in the jungle above the famous Playa Hermosa. Absolutely stunning views of the Pacific ocean, year round sunset and the legendary Whale's tale. All that with constant breeze flowing through the house.

This brand new house as 3 generous bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The living area is perfectly design for the tropics as it opens up to a large outside terrace with sofa and swing chair to relax and lose yourself in this perfect paradise. A great place for yoga and meditation. For the warm afternoon, we have an infinity pool to refresh yourself. The house comes equipped with top quality amenities.

Hermosa Retreat also has a great location. It is located just a 10 min south of Dominical and 2 min north of Uvita. It is also 30 min from Quepos airport and 40 min from the famous Manuel Antonio beach and National Park. They are plenty of beautiful beach, surf, river, waterfall and restaurant within a short drive. The closest beach is Playa Hermosa - just a 4 min drive from the house.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg Poulin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Greg Poulin

Greg and Christine, and their two young sons are pleased to welcome you to their perfect paradise. Greg, a high end luxury builder and Christine, wellness and energy therapist spend most of the year in another house on this property and are honored to be your future host. Pura Vida

Greg Poulin purchased this house in 2011

Why Greg Poulin chose Dominicalito

The owners, Greg and Christine, traveled to many many countries in search of the perfect spot for their retreat and the one place that they wanted to host their Retreat. After agreeing that it was going to be Costa Rica, for its beauty, lush greens, genuine people, uncrowded beaches and infite activities, they visited every single village along the coast and destiny finally stop them in the small village of Playa Hermosa, where they found a small piece of land with so much good energy (and views). Greg spent 2 years building what is now Hermosa Retreat and Christine was, along the way, making sure all was Feng Shui, and in good alignment with positive energy. Cristal were placed in the concrete and wall throughout the house, pipes and electrical were strategically located to avoid any bad energy on it's inhabitant.

What makes this house unique

We also call our place ''House of Breeze'', because we never ever needed AC (although available in the bedrooms) and barely even use ceiling fans. There is a constant breeze through the house, always keeping it cool. We are surrounded with jungle, but not in it. Monkeys and wildlife comes to us all the time. Fruits are growing everywhere around the property and we have fresh potable water from a endless deep water source. The perfect place...


Nearest Airport
165 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa
Car: recommended


Dominicalito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , Ensuite with Master Bdr
    Ensuite bath 2 - toilet , shower
    Ensuite bath 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room main living area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bdrm - 1 king , Ensuite Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite bath. King bed could be converted into 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Ensuite bath. King bed can be converted into 2 singles
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
4X4 vehicle NOT mandatory to access property


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Spectacular Ocean Views, Beach, Tropical Jungle & Privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great Relaxing Place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! The pictures are accurate. We enjoyed our week here and even saw some monkeys playing in the trees nearby. The AC in the room was great for sleeping. We spent a lot of time out back in the deck shade, and there was always a nice breeze out there. The owner replied quickly (usually within minutes) of any correspondence.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Missouri City, TX USA

Gorgeous Home!

  • 5 of 5

Villa is perfectly positioned on the mountain for great temperatures! Close enough to Uvita, and a few minutes from our favorite sleepy surf town, Dominical. The Villa is upscale contemporary, with to die for ocean views. Capuchin and howler monkeys were both visible in the surrounding canopy. Also, birds and fauna galore. 4x4 is not needed to get to and fro. House was well appointed to cook meals. Infinity pool was amazing. Highly recommend this villa. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful well appointed home overlooking a jungle paradise and the ocean

  • 5 of 5

The home is comfortable, clean, spacious and well laid out. Perfect for up to six people. Well equipped with everything you could possibly need with one small exception - a dishwasher would have been a wonderful addition. The location is nothing less than spectacular, overlooking the town of uvita and the ocean. Surrounded by jungle fauna and animals you feel truly in the wilderness but are really only a short jaunt down the hill from the little town. We would come back again and would definitely stay longer!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Modern luxury with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

The property is perched on the edge of the jungle high above the ocean with a spectacular 240 degree view of the water and coastline. It is much closer to Uvita then Dominical, which is good as we think the best restaurants are just south in Ojochal.

The new construction is an architectural delight, mid-century contemporary, with a stunning angled roof protecting the oversized terrace and perfectly proportioned infinity pool. The grounds are beautiful with daily visits from monkeys and toucans.

Standing on the terrace edge, one feels as though they are on top of the world. Looking back into the open walled home, creates a feeling of both luxury and serenity. The home is tasteful and not over decorated, the perfect setting for relaxation.

I would definitely recommend a four wheel drive as the long winding drive up the hill is rutted and very steep in some places. Our mid-sized car had difficulty after a rain and needed three running attempts up the hill. There are several nice restaurants only accessible by 4x4 as well. After many trips to CR, we have concluded that a 4x4 is really required if going off the main road at all. Watch the odometer setting to find the entrance as the provided photo map is dated. It is an easy 3.5 drive to SJO airport.

In the house, the amenities abound, the kitchen is well equipped, the A/C keeps the beautiful bedroom very comfortable, and the position of the home provides a steady breeze day and nite.

Bring all basic kitchen and bath staples, as the house seems to be cleared out after each visit. We wished there were reclining lounge chairs for sunning. Internet and cellular worked well (get a chip at the airport baggage claim.)

We have booked many similar properties in CR, do not hesitate to book this home, the photos are accurate, and in person the place is a knockout. The owner was easy to reach and very responsive. This home is very private.

We will definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Paradise! Everything is just perfect; kitchen very well equipped, very clean, the views are incredible. Every day we would see toucans, perrots, monkeys, do bring along your binoculars. We were always outside, in the pool or lounge area, and all meals we ate outside as well. The owner Greg always responded to my questions in a very short delay. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Beautiful, modern home away from home with incredible views and wildlife!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place is perfect! The views, the sunsets, the breeze, the pool, the wildlife and the modern interior.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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.