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Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Dominical Villa Rental Photos and Description

8 Bedrooms, 9.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16


• The Villa can be rented with a minimum of 5 rooms, 3 additional rooms can also be rented, rates adjusted per room (the other rooms will not be rented to other parties)

• Daily Maid Service including Washing Clothes & Making Beds

• Events can be catered for: Weddings, Engagements, Renewing Vows, Anniversaries

• All rooms have Air-Conditioning, Balconies, On-Suite Bathrooms, Toilets & Showers, Refrigerator & Safe Boxes

• 7,212 sqf/670sm under cover

• 40 x 17 foot/12 x 5 meter Infinity Pool

• Exterior Ranch with Bar

• Outdoor Shower

• All Towels Supplied for Bathrooms, Pool & Beach

• Wireless Internet throughout property

• Telephone for Local Calls

• Spectacular white water Ocean Views

• iPod Docking Station

• Observation Tower overlooking the jungle great for Nature Viewing

• Elevation 1000ft/300mts above sea level

• Parking for 7 vehicles

• Chef available for on site dinners (at additional cost)

• 8-minute drive to Dominicalito Beach

The Villa was formally a boutique hotel with recent change of ownership and management changed the Property to an exclusive Private Villa.

Villa Ambiente takes the phrase 'postcards from paradise' to an entirely new level.

Featuring eight fully-equipped bedrooms, a breathtaking infinity pool that overlooks the mighty Pacific Ocean and more first-rate appliances than a Home Depot catalog, Villa Ambiente is a top-of-the-line vacation rental nestled in the lush green hills of Dominicalito, Costa Rica.

Those who visit say it’s like having your own mini resort within a completely private estate. This is outdoor living at its finest.

A short 8-minute drive from the seashore into tropical jungle, Villa Ambiente's immaculate living area spans more than 7,000-square feet and includes a large villa, split-level pool deck in a five hectares estate of pristine forest. The grounds are optimal for hosting a range of social events, including family reunions, weddings and anniversaries.

Wireless Internet runs throughout the house.

As soon as your entourage enters Villa Ambiente's pristine gates, navigating its paved driveway lined with wispy palm trees and old-fashion street lights, you'll know you're all in for something truly special.

Open the front door and your vacation dreams quickly become a reality.

A beautiful, natural-light garden and flowing water fountain greet visitors on arrival. There are four private bedrooms adjacent to the first-floor garden, two on the left and two on the right. Each room has its own air conditioning unit, television, bathroom, secure safety box and private patio.

Past the garden is a grand entertaining room complete with soft-to-the-touch sofas, love seats and tables. An immaculate wine bar is nestled on the right side of the room, the perfect place to unwind with a glass of chardonnay after a long day under the Central American sun.

About that sun: you'll have plenty of time to catch rays out at the 40-foot infinity pool, which is second to none in terms of location and looks. And don't even think about packing towels on this trip. We have you covered from the moment you arrive to the second you say 'adios!'

The pool is lined with layout chairs and tables, and a barbecue is always on standby to crank out some local fish. There's also an outdoor shower and changing room nearby.

On the west side of the pool deck, the side that's closest to the ocean, sits an outdoor tiki bar that easily seats a half-dozen guest. If you ever wanted to pretend you were Tom Cruise in 'Cocktail,' mixing drinks behind your back and tossing tequila in the air, this is the premier spot to work on your libation-making skills.

The kitchen, also located on the first floor adjacent to the wine bar, is completely up to date with stainless steel appliances, filtered water, a wine cooler and dishwasher.

While most of the action takes place on the first floor, there are four additional bedrooms on the second floor. Each of these rooms features a king bed, balcony, television, safe security box, air conditioning and bathroom.

Above all that, on the third floor, is a small lookout area good for gazing into the nearby jungle. Grab some binoculars and go up there because you never know; you might just see a family of white-faced monkeys or a couple of Parrots out there.

Villa Ambiente is that kind of special place.

• You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica

PLEASE NOTE This property is under new management as of September 2013. Any other listing, website or advertising without this text are invalid and out of date

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We went as group for friends and just got back from a fabulous vacation at Villa Ambiente. When we arrived we walked through the lounge doors and were amazed at the views that are truly superb. We saw many sunsets and enjoyed many cocktails around the pool that was really awesome!!! We liked that the beach was just down the track and many others along the road and also the local restaurants. This part of Costa Rica has still not suffered from over tourism, the wildlife, waterfalls, beaches and local people are great and very friendly. Zip lining and rafting were fun and exciting and the dolphin and whale watching was an amazing experience!!! Dominical and Uvita are close and had good stores and restaurants.The manager was always available and provided great customer service.

The Perfect getaway and for sure we will recommend this villa.
Mar 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 43 reviews

In love with Villa Ambiente & Dominical! Impressive & Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving week (11/19 to 11/26) at Villa Ambiente for a family reunion of 11 people, ranging from 4 to 77! It was our first time to Costa Rica, and we made the VERY fortuitous choice of coming to Villa Ambiente and Dominical. Dealing with everyone at YOU GET HERE.COM was smooth, easy, pleasant and reliable. Neil answered all my questions prior to booking, put me in touch with Stephen for house questions and activities, and with Chef Stuart for meal prep. We used Monkey Bus—recommended! for transport to/from San Jose and booked our 4X4s for easy pick-up in Dominical. Yes, you will need a 4X4 to get to the Villa! Gonzalo greeted us in Dominical and escorted us up to the Villa; his tips, insights and recommendations we took to heart. The trek up the hill is exciting; the river-crossing makes for a daily adventure.

The Villa & its surroundings are STUNNING. The balconies off each room offer a chance to commune with nature and wake to the sounds of the birds and creatures who make the rainforest their home. We had visitors throughout our stay, including toucans and playful monkeys who swung from the trees. The Villa architecture is beautiful and well-crafted. The interior garden is a lovely feature in addition to the common space to reconvene or hang at the bar for evening cocktails. Loved the outdoor living space and large dining table--great for morning coffee with a view! The infinity pool-day or night-is perfect. We wished to have taken advantage of the tiki bar on more occasions, but we got some great sunset photos on several evenings. Stephen set up surfing lessons for our group—what fun!! And he also arranged a ZipLining Tour up in Manuel Antonio. Sonja cleaned the house throughout our stay and even did our laundry—please tip her extra! We opted to have Stuart fix three dinners during our stay, including a tico meal of Arroz con Pollo, Shrimp Scampi and Filet, and a custom made Thanksgiving dinner with roasted chickens, pureed yucca and heavenly home-made apple pie! We highly recommend the extra cost to have Stuart and Jody cook for you; they are so accommodating!

Take time to visit Playa Dominical, Dominicalito Beach and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena in Uvita (where you’ll find amazing ceviche + Imperial at the local soda.) Great to meet the expats & locals alike.

We'll be back to Villa Ambiente if we're so lucky--thanks to all for an amazing, beautiful experience. Highly recommended to first-timers or repeat visitors!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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England, UK

Better than you could imagine!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at Villa Ambiente, all family members live at different locations around the globe and was great to get together again and catch up.

The photos don’t do this property justice, the sweeping views are incredible and the Villa is well appointed and very well maintained with everything provided for a large family also the gardens are beautiful with all the tropical plants and flowers.

Sonja that cleaner was a great keeping the villa spotlessly clean and was a awesome help cleaning up after us and just seeming to keep out the way and hardly ever seen but does an awesome job.

The pool was always clean and well maintained which is where the family and especially the younger ones spent most of the time. We didn’t want leave the villa as it was so comfortable and with the frequent visits of monkeys, toucans and we even saw a sloth in the neighboring tree.

The Villa is located close to the beaches and all the activities that we enjoyed which the management staff set up for us before we arrived and the massages were amazing.

We all had great time and are planning our return trip, can’t recommend Villa Ambiente enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a magnificent visit with a few concerns

  • 3 of 5

It requires a 4-wheel drive to get to the villa-shake, shake, shake. Unfortunately the plumbing is not so good so there were sewer smells in most of the bedrooms. The AC dripped in 2 of our bedrooms and smelled musty.Housekeeping did not include taking out the garbage and the bugs were aplenty. One of our rooms found a scorpion in the sink and a huge jungle roach in their clothes. Otherwise, sigh, the villa was beautiful and the views magnificent. We enjoyed deep sea fishing on the Reel Deal-caught a sailfish and tuna galore. We had fresh tuna for dinner. The water falls repelling and the zip lining were strenuous but fun. We went tubing and whale watching. All in all a great trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego California

Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get going on this review. We were in Costa Rica for my Daughter’s wedding in March 2016; we ended up renting two villas your villa for family who were attending the wedding and a larger villa for the wedding and wedding party to stay.

I can’t say enough about Claudia she took such good care of us making sure the rooms were cleaned daily and we always had plenty of towels for the pool and bath. The Villa was perfect it had plenty of common space for everyone and the rooms were spacious each room had its own bathroom AC worked great and although not needed each room had its own refrigerator. The Views were spectacular. And we really appreciated the fact that you had a binder with anything we could think of from were to dine to tours and things to do.

We will definitely be back!

Thanks again for sharing your wonderful Villa!

Cindy Bruso

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As described!

  • 4 of 5

Villa Ambiente is a nice home w/ beautiful views. Neil was great to communicate w/ & Sonia did a great job w/ housekeeping. All of us had been to Costa Rica before & our group ranged from an 18 mo to a 50 yo. We had some concerns w/ the 18 mo and 3 yo with the steps/railings, but we stayed vigilant and kept an eye on them. You may not see the need for 4x4 to get from SJO to Dominical as the roads are great, but once down into Dominical and up to the house, you will. (Use Yahoo maps for the clearest satellite image of the house…google & bing are blurred). Dominicalito is across the street from the dirt road leading to the house (10 min). A waterfall is near this as well (lock your doors ….within 10 minutes of parking, thieves slim-jim’ed someones car, took cells and cash…this was the only crime we saw). Dominical proper is about 15 min & has a good number of restaurants, yoga, art, organic….free-thinking free-living type of places. Prices in the area were notably higher from the rest of Central America. Uvita has the groceries and pharmacy. We found Playa Hermosa (not by Jaco but to the east of Dominicalito) to be our favorite.

Justin at "El Tubo Surf" was hired for some surf photography and was very easy to work with and reasonably priced.

The kitchen was well stocked, utensils to cookware and good appliances.

No AC in communal areas but the rooms did & made the evenings pleasant to relax & sleep.

We had Stu cook & he did a fantastic job!

Steve was available when needed.

Most rooms had (tube) TVs & a DVD player. Coax cable runs all over the house & in the rooms, but there is no cable or satellite. There is no communal TV. There were DVDs to watch, but none for children (0-17 yo). Ea bathroom was clean & updated. Again, Sonia kept everything clean to include linens & clothes (with a few hour turn around). There is a washer & dryer on site, but visitors don’t have access to it….so evening accidents or something that needs immediate attention has to wait. There was 1 room that was locked & not accessible for unknown reasons.

The WIFI worked great. We all had ATT & Sprint and had service at the house & for the entire trip from SJO except some spots, mostly a stretch through Parrito.

Pool was great.

Power outages never lasted more than 10 min.

The property was exactly as explained and presented. If the description sounds like what you are looking for, we would certainly recommend Villa Ambiente.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, MD

Absolutely awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed one of our best vacations ever.

The process of booking and making other arrangements was simple and Neil and Stephen were super prompt in answering any questions we had.

This one of a kind villa and its views is absolutely incredible and the layout worked wonderfully for our extended family. Our grandson loved the infinity pool and the toucans, (as did the rest of the group) and wants to go back to Costa Rica. :-)

Stu cooked a birthday dinner for my future daughter-in-law one night, which was delicious and the cake he made was out of this world. Wonder if he's available to do a wedding cake? :-) He also showed us some beautiful spots that we would have never found on our own and took us to a local hangout for an authentic Costa Rican breakfast. Sonia kept the place spotless and it was such a treat to get our laundry done.

Absolutely awesome!


  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
113 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
37 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Coastal highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dominicalito Beach
Car: necessary

The Villa is ideally located to for Restaurants, stores and two supermarkets in Dominical and Uvita also the area is well known for the many beautiful beaches to visit.

If you want to participate in adventures, activities and tours there are numerous to choose from such as and much more:

• Horseback riding through the jungle to spectacular waterfalls.

• Horseback riding along the beach.

• Horseback riding to the famous Nauyaca Waterfall 149ft high

• Learn to surf

• Rafting on rivers of varying degrees of difficulties.

• Kayaking on Hatillo Mangrove Forest.

• Hike in Jungle nature trails.

• Canopy Tours.

• Zip Lines.

• Rappelling down Waterfalls

• Sports Fishing

• Quad Tours

• Visit the Reptile centre, which has large variety of living snakes and some Crocodiles.

• Manuel Antonio National Park

• Boat trips to Caño Island biological reserve.

• Snorkelling.

• Scuba diving.

• Sea Kayaking.

• Whale & dolphin watching.

• Corcovado National Park by boat

• Fishing and eat your freshly caught fresh water Tilapia fish.

• Boat tours through the mangroves.

• Sports Fishing


Rates & Availability

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept 1 - Dec 18 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 - Feb 22 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Festival Week
Feb 23 2017 - Mar 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 3 - Apr 30 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 1 - June 30 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sept 1 - Dec 18 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

The Villa can be rented with a minimum of 5 rooms upwards with rates adjusted per room (the other rooms will not be rented to other parties)
Additional 3 rooms can been rented
• Low season add $82 per extra room Per Night
• High Season add $100 per extra room Per Night
With the additional 3 rooms making a total of 8 rooms
• Peak Season not less than all 8 rooms rented for a minimum of 7 nights

Fifty percent of the full rental amount is due on establishment of the reservation and the remaining amount is due sixty days prior to your check in date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 7212 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Ground floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Patio, Safe, Fan, Fridge
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Ocean views, jungle views, private estate, ceiling fans in all rooms, air conditioning in all bedrooms, king beds 6 bedroom suites, 4 single beds in 2 bedroom suite, Landscaped tropical garden in the Private estate, full kitchen, Large BBQ grill, wine refrigerator, 1 outside showers Music center with access for iPod docking, Pool floats, housekeeper, gardener, pool cleaning, On site chef services, manager who can arrange tours and transportation.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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