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Private Infinity Pool with Spectacular Ocean and Jungle Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom, Private Infinity Pool Overlooking Ocean Views

The Flying Monkey Villa is a villa nestled in the beautiful jungle as it meets the ocean, with stunning panoramic ocean/jungle views from all areas of this luxurious villa. Enjoy the private 'never-ending' infinity pool from the lower bedroom level. Walk straight out onto a large deck and enjoy margaritas you can make at the built-in custom outdoor wet bar. Enjoy the lush tropical landscaping while sitting in the patio furniture, or floating in your private one of a kind vanishing edge swimming pool. Enjoy dinner a level up on your private wrap around deck with pass-through bar seating area, which includes a beautiful thatched palapa, to allow you to dine and visit well into the evening.

The spectacular pool and terrace add an additional 800 square feet of outdoor living space to total over 2700 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space.

The views from every room in the villa allow you to become one with the wildlife of Costa Rica. The Costa Rican wildlife is abundant, especially in the morning when the birds are singing and the monkeys are 'flying' tree to tree across the jungle just below your pool. Toucans and Aracari come by for a visit and the local iguanas will be sure to greet you, while you are sitting under the palapa or relaxing around your private pool.

The lower level includes two bedrooms, each with their own private full bathroom, with his/her sinks. The laundry room and a small living area (that fits a inflatable bed) is also on the lower level. The upper level of the villa includes a spacious living room, dining area, powder room and fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

For dining enjoy a huge variety of cuisine at the local restaurants or create your own meals in your kitchen or barbeque on your deck.

The villa is located in a gated community with 24 hour guarded security, so you can rest at ease.

You will also have cable TV and a dock station for your Ipod or Iphone in the living room, as well as WiFi throughout the villa.

There is air conditioning throughout the villa, or you may wish to turn off the a/c and just open all of the screened doors and windows so the breezes and the sounds of the jungle are welcomed in.

Excluding the Holiday Season and Easter Week, your 7th night at the Flying Monkey villa is on us. Stay for a week and only pay for 6 nights.

Staying at the Flying Monkey will be a vacation to beat all.

More Details

Property Manager
Ian & Phyllis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

About Ian & Phyllis

As parents and grandparents, we are excited to introduce our family - and yours - to our Costa Rican home and know that you will enjoy your time here .... the Pura Vida lifestyle.

Ian & Phyllis purchased this villa in 2012

Why Ian & Phyllis chose Puntarenas

We've traveled throughout several tropical countries before we experienced Costa Rica. We were mesmerized by the beauty of this lush destination on our first visit in 2007 and knew that we wanted to become part of this fabulous country. We have revisited Costa Rica on several occasions until we found the perfect home. We hope you love it as much as we do.

What makes this villa unique

Dominical is where the jungle meets the ocean. Having monkeys, toucans, aracari, iguanas, sloths and other wildlife in our backyard is amazing. We had the pool built in December 2012, which will make your experience at this villa one of a kind.... something to remember. Or adventure to one of the local unspoiled, secluded beaches - so rare in most parts of the world.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house and our stay at the Flying Monkey has been thoroughly amazing!

We spent almost every morning and evening on the deck watching all of the animals play!

Thank you for letting us share this magical place.

Pura Vida :)
Jun 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Private Infinity Pool with Spectacular Ocean and Jungle Views
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 26 reviews
Georgetown, Texas

Beautiful view and pool - house left some things to be desired

  • 3 of 5

The reason that I gave the Flying Monkey a three star review is because there were too many little things that could be improved upon but for which there wasn't a resolution during our visit. As we were staying over the Christmas holidays and were paying a premium for our stay, the house simply fell short.

First, the positives. Raul the concierge was incredibly responsive to our emails, phone calls and requests before and during the visit. No complaints here. Security was always present. You don't really hear your neighbors too much. The views are wonderful, as is the pool and the outdoor spaces. The pool is a good size and deep. Definitely the highlight of the stay.

Here is where the house fell short:

- Significant smell of mildew prevalent throughout the house and in the drawers (including on extra towels and bedding). There are mold spots all over the back of the curtains in one of the bedrooms.

- cleanliness was inadequate upon check in (example: I had to rewash the bedding).

- Bare bones supplies: no hand soap in any of the bathrooms, no extra rolls of toilet paper, no garbage bags, no dishwashing liquid, etc....basically no supplies to even get us started (not the norm compared to other vrbo rentals that we've experienced).

- poor water pressure throughout (most noticeable in the showers) with inconsistent hot/cold water. The shower head in the queen sized bedroom was essentially nonfunctional and needs to be replaced asap.

- Almost all of the extra bath towels and some hand towels had bleach stains all over them.

- Loud traffic noise from often-times busy road below (including loud trucks). Takes away from serenity.

- Pictures on the site are from a few years ago. The trees in front of the pool deck have since grown taller and block a lot of the beach below. Still pretty, but not an accurate representation.

- Side upper deck with table for outdoor eating is right in front of the neighbors living room. Might not bother some people, but for us it did not feel very private.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Trip

  • 5 of 5

Everything exceeded expectations which was really hard to do given the pictures of this listing. The view is just incredible and we enjoyed every second of it. It is a truly special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Flying Monkey. One-half of our family stayed at another villa up the hill from ours and we know we got the best of the two. Our son and grandson joined us in the infinity pool and we all had a great time together. The Flying Monkey has an infinity pool and the landing by the pool is another full area for activity. Also since it is on the lower tier, four-wheel drive is not needed to reach the villa. But a four-wheel drive is necessary to reach many sites in the area. All details described in the listing are totally accurate if not even better - the view was spectacular and the villa was spotless! And yes, there are flying monkeys! We were entertained by a group flying through the trees on several occasions. The iguanas in the trees were also a fun experience. Our time was spent with excursions every other day so we could enjoy our home away for relaxation and rejuvenation. We enjoyed the Osa Canopy Tour, snorkeling to Cano Island and the horseback riding to Nauyaca. Three in our party also went deep sea fishing and had a great time. We highly recommend the Flying Monkey.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you walk into this villa you are greeted by a view of the ocean and jungle. The upstairs has numerous outdoor spaces to sit and enjoy the serenity and peacefulness that you feel immediately upon arriving. The two large bedrooms have the same view as the upstairs but also lead to the infinity pool with another large outdoor space to relax. Sit in the pool and look at the ocean and the jungle which can provide views of monkeys, iguanas a variety of birds and even a sloth if you are lucky! This home is spotless and every detail has been thought out carefully to provide comfort for guests. This is by far the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. I can honestly say I spent a week in paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your time at the Flying Monkey villa. Connecting your flights from Canada through San Jose and then on to Quepos reduced your drive to less than an hour. It's a great alternative.
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Fantastic house, tons to do nearby

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house in December and had a fantastic week with our three kids - we loved the pool and the many balconies and the house was very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The concierge service was terrific - we had a full fridge upon arrival and the nearby grocery store was well stocked. We enjoyed walking to the nearby beach, which was great for exploring but not that great for swimming, and we also visited several other nearby beaches along the coast, as well as the many towns and restaurants. The location was also great for adventure activities - we took surf lessons, went horseback riding to a waterfall, zip lining and hiking. An added bonus is that the wifi worked very well, all the time - which is really important when you're travelling with teens! Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place rocks. Honestly, I felt that anyone staying in any other of the villas got slightly short changed. The Flying Monkey is perfectly situated with a stunning view overlooking Playa Dominicalito. The decor is well thought out, with lighting choices throughout, so that you can have a softly lit room, or brightly lit when working in the kitchen. The views out absolutely every window are stunning. I knew that there must be neighbours close by before I even saw the place, and there are, but they are hidden well with the trees and shrubs and the whole place feels very private. The pool is spectacular, the beds comfortable, the bathrooms luxurious, the kitchen well equipped. My son watched Netflix as he was able to hook up to the TV with his Smart Phone. We saw so much wildlife and the place came alive at night. We spotted toucans, white faced monkeys, huge grasshopper, stick insect, big and even bigger iguanas, and every bird you could imagine. Our outings were to the many beaches nearby, Marino Ballena National Park where we asked to have a guide (they aren't readily available and the man at the gate contacted one for us and luckily he showed up) and got a tour of the Mangroves, saw crocodile tracks in the sand, spotted not one, but five macaws. Incredible. We took the safari jeep tour which we arranged through Alexandre (conceirge) and it was fantastic (visited 2 waterfalls and small hike that lead us past some poisonous frogs). Manual Antonio National Park allowed us to see sloths (two and three-toed), monkeys, poisonous grasshopper, raccoons, crabs, and swim in turquoise blue water on a most excellent beach. Again, we took a guided tour here, but haggled for the price, getting it down by half. PorQueNo? and Tortilla Flats in Domincal delicious restaurant choices. The Baker Bean in Uvita is fabulous with the most excellent home made baked goods, pasta, and pizza. Visited the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary -- what a treat -- so nice to see these animals being rescued, and if possible, released back into the wild (well worth visiting, even if just for the steep drive up the mountain!). I would go back to the Flying Monkey in a heat beat. Rent an SUV (we had a RAV4) through the villa's conceirge (better price). I'm probably leaving tons of stuff out, as there was just so much to inspire. The ambiance in this villa is super and is nothing like I've ever experienced. I loved Costa Rica and the Flying Monkey just made it all the more to love.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!!!! What an amazing review. It is wonderful to know that our villa is enjoyed so much by our guests. We love it ourselives, of course, and enjoy updating it wherever possible to please our many guests, so a review like this is just wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
San Jose International (3 hours)/Quepos (45 min.)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Porque No? - Oceanside dining
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Playa Dominicalito - 5 minutes
Car: necessary

Within walking distance of your villa, explore Poza Azul - a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole. Or you can explore miles of sandy beaches - Playa Dominical, Playa Dominicalito, Playa Hermosa, Playa Ballena (Ballena National Park), Playa Ventanas - to name a few. Zip lining within 10 minutes, and only 25 minutes away is a great horseback tour to the Nauyaca Falls. Manuel Antonio National Park and its beaches are only 45 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Season
May 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Concierge/Cleaning $150

Excluding the Holiday Season and Easter Week, your 7th night at the Flying Monkey villa is on us. Stay for a week and only pay for 6 nights.

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Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    2nd Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
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
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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