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About jesse maurer
Sunset on our first trip to Costa Rica
jesse maurer purchased this Villa in 2010
Why jesse maurer chose Dominical
Karen and I fell in love with Costa Rica on our first trip together in 2003 we found this unique property and it captured our souls. That is when we decided to build our future retirement location and share it with others where we know it will capture your souls as well. Neither words nor pictures can describe the beauty of Punta Gabriela. It must be visited to fully appreciate the sights and sounds.
What makes this Villa unique
The views from each room and anywhere on the property are incomparable. Each day is a different experience because of the peaceful sounds and breath-taking views that the property offers all day and night. It is a true paradise.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A magical Place
This is an outstanding property! We had multiple couples coming together and it was so nice that there was room for everyone to be together and also affording privacy. Edwin (property manager and so much more) was invaluable in getting us organized, cooking, arranging outings, and so much more. We really appreciated all of the staff (Consuelo, Willie, Minor, Audrey, and Liz) who seemed to truly care that our vacation was magical. We hope to return.
Great First Visit to Costa Rica!
My wife surprised me with a trip for my 50th with 5 other couples to this amazing place in Costa Rica. None of us had been to this location or the country before. We had an amazing stay at Punta Gabriela. Edwin and his team took great care of us and we all loved the house, the property and the staff (Consuelo, Willy, Minor, Liz, and Andrey). The rooms were well appointed and all had luxury finishes and access to ocean views. We stayed in Villa #1 which has a hot tub and infinity pool overlooking the ocean and each night our group of 12 had drinks and watched the sun hit the ocean from this beautiful spot. Knowing how hard it is to judge places from your home by pictures and reviews - I can only say this: Come here to see one of the most amazing places to stay in the world. It is a combination of a top end rock-star home with an amazing group of people that work with you to be sure you are eating well, coordinating your trip from landing to take-off home, seeing the local sites and enjoying every minute of your stay. On the night of my birthday Edwin even arranged a band to play at the house and we had a great, crazy night with too much rum and too much fun. Can't say enough about this place and Edwin. Don't read any more - just go. PS- Jesse (the owner) was amazing in his communication with my wife over the months prior to going. He is accessible, knowledgable and genuinely wants you and your travel companions to have a great time in Domenical!
Perfection! A rockstar vacation
We had the most amazing time staying at Punta Gabriela! It was exactly as pictured, clean and even more incredible in person. There were 6 couples and we all had our own private rooms and plenty of space! The design was well thought out in every way. The main house rooms and villas were beautifully furnished and decorated. We felt very safe at all times. The true gem of our stay was Edwin who cooked most meals, arranged all transportation, ATV, snorkeling, zip lining, massages and restaurants. His famous pancakes, French fries and daily pico and guacamole with homemade chips were the “best”. We felt safe and cared for at all times. In addition to Edwin, the rest of the staff Consuelo, Liz, Minor, Willy, and Andre were incredible!! We loved them all and they worked so hard to make our stay perfect! Can’t forget to mention the house dog and cat! So sweet and therapeutic having them around. While on the property we saw monkeys, iguanas, Toucans, Macaws and all sorts of tropical birds. Incredible sunsets and views and so very relaxing. We highly recommend and we WILL be back:)
Luxury Stay in the jungle
From the moment we arrived we knew we were in the right place. Traveling as a group of 12 friends celebrating a 50th birthday, this was the perfect gathering spot. The rooms and villas were beautiful, the pool and common area perfect for dining, relaxing and reading. Edwin and the rest of the staff were wonderful. Always there to help, guide and make our stay perfect. The food was fantastic - clean, flavorful and delicious. We highly recommend adding this service to your stay as it was preferred over any restaurant. We enjoyed snorkling, ATV tour and zip lining close by but enjoyed being at the pool, watching the monkeys play in the back and just relaxing. Thank you Jesse and Edwin for making it so easy. We would highly recommend and we all hope to be back soon!
We are so happy that veryone had a great time and that we could be part of it. Thank you for the kind words about bot the property and our staff. We all strive to exceed your expectations and looks like we did it again. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.
Perfect week in paradise
We had an unforgettable first trip to Costa Rica to celebrate a good friend's 50th birthday. Our friend who planned the trip could not have chosen better. I kept thinking that anyone would be so lucky to have spent their 50th there. The property is absolutely gorgeous - well designed group of accommodations where all 6 couples had spacious, private spaces with beautiful landscaping and unbeatable views. I think what made it extra special was the group of staff working there making sure all of our needs were met. Edwin, the house manager extraordinaire, made sure we were well fed and happy. We started the day with a delicious breakfast he made and then depending on the day lunch and dinner also made by him. The best meals we had on this trip were right at the house. He is an absolutely wonderful and kind person who always had a smile on his face. He also set us up with excursions that were fantastic. Snorkeling, zip-lining, ATV tour were all an absolute blast. It was a completely relaxing trip because he took care of it all. Of course, that wouldn't all have been possible without the other staff who were also awesome - Consuelo, Willie, Minor, Andrey and Liz. No shortage of smiles from everyone and they were all very hardworking. My husband and I wished that we could take Consuelo home with us! I was always happy to see her in the kitchen in the morning, big smile on her face. We just left a couple of days ago and already miss our nightly sunset dips in the infinity pool. I'm not sure I'll ever experience a more beautiful sunset again...until I come back!
BEST CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
We stayed at the Punta Gabriela for 11 days over Christmas and had the most fantastic experience! The main house is exquisite with beautiful Balinese art and furnishings. The entire house and 3 beautiful villas have great air conditioning and exceeded our expectations! The pictures do not portray exactly how beautiful the buildings and surrounding area are. The professional kitchen is well equipped for any food preparation..The open air dining room seats 12 people comfortably. Each of the three villas is beautifully decorated and spacious and villa #1 has its own private pool and swing with magnificent sunset views.
The extra "plus" making this a 5 star retreat is EDWIN. Without him as chef, concierge and personal driver, this experience would not be the same! HIGHLY RECOMMMENDED by a family who has traveled the 6 continents.
I can’t thank you enough for this fabulous review. You went above and beyond in making and sharing you family videos with us and look forward to seeing you again and I know we will.