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Whales Tail ! Sweeping Ocean & Mountain Views, Secure/Private/Gated Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Bright Open Airy And Comfortable 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home, built in 2013!

Private 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 2013 with sweeping ocean and mountain views, private pool, located in a secure gated development with tennis courts, fitness room and community center! Enjoy this brand new, beautifully appointed home, resting atop a mountain-side, overlooking incredible views of the Southern Pacific coast.

This mountain-top home has constant cooling breezes and 360 degree unobstructed views of the mountain range and the Pacific Ocean! Cool and comfortable, with beach breezes during the day and chilly night-time mountain breezes at night, this home doesn't need a/c!

Located in Escaleras, the home is conveniently located between the surfing enclave of Dominical and family-oriented Uvita, in a safe and secure development with security guard. Our gated community amenities include tennis courts, weight room, picnic area and community center.

You are just minutes away from fabulous beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, and modern conveniences.

Relax and unwind in this open concept 3 bedroom/2 bath home that flows effortlessly out to the comfortable outdoor lounge and private pool area. We can accommodate 6 adults in three private bedrooms outfitted with king beds. The king in the third bedroom can be converted into two twin beds for children, and two additional air mattresses are available as needed. This home is very comfortable for parties up to 6.

This lovely home has a fully stocked modern kitchen, granite counter tops, custom-made native hardwood furniture, tub and indoor/outdoor showers, and a safe/dry room to store your valuables.

Nearby Uvita and Dominical are a short car ride away, with plenty of restaurants, shops, grocery stores, banks and tourist activities available. Gorgeous beaches dot the Ballena Coast. There's an endless list of fun local activities for every member of the group, whether young or old! Close to horseback riding, bird watching, fishing, surfing, whale/dolphin watching, ATV tours, zip lining, kayaking, and a wildlife sanctuary. You can't go wrong with a vacation in the Southern Zone!!

Long term renters are welcome at Casa Carmel. Rent includes use of community amenities in addition to a monthly cleaning, bug spraying, professional pool and landscape maintenance , High Speed Fiber Internet, TV and a US phone number for calls to US and Canada.

Contact us for additional information on amenities, credits toward utility bills and your private showing. This property rents fast due to its location, security and access to Fiber based TV and Internet not available in other developments.  

**Cancelled bookings will receive a refund if the property is rented for the duration of the contract to another party following cancellation. 

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About The Owner

Casa Carmel is managed and represented by Jaguar Property Management, owners Ann Marie, Kevin, Tom and Christine. Casa Carmel is a brand new, lovely home owned by one of our clients, located in the Southern Zone, where the rainforest mountains kiss the sea. Guests can't help but fall in love with this stretch of Pacific coastline, the unspoiled beauty of our local beaches, and the little villages of Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal. Casa Carmel is located 9km south of the surfer village of Dominical, and 9km north of family oriented Uvita.

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Bahía Ballena

A message from the owners of Casa Carmel - We have been visiting Costa Rica since we were married over fifteen years ago. We’ve been fortunate to travel to many wonderful places but we keep finding ourselves back in Costa Rica. We simply fell in love with the natural beauty, the wonderful people and it has become our special place to recharge from our hectic lives. During our trips, we have enjoyed exploring new areas but we have always been drawn to the southern pacific coast (often called the Southern Zone, located between Dominical and Ojochal).

What makes this house unique

For years, it was our dream to find a “little piece of heaven” that we could call our own in Costa Rica! We’ve looked at several communities but we finally found our beautiful, gated community...and that was it! We found this sanctuary on the last day of our visit two years ago and fell in love with our lot because we have beautiful views of both the mountains and the pacific coast. Having lived in Florida and Colorado, it’s the best of both worlds! We love the privacy of our home, coffee by the pool as we watch amazing sunrises, our morning walks and we’re also close to numerous beaches, horse riding, surfing, restaurants, local shopping and all sorts of activities. We’ve had a wonderful experience building our home this year and we are delighted to share our special place with you!


Bahía Ballena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , can be set up as 2 twin/single beds or converted to a king
  • The mattresses are premium quality and extremely comfortable. All the furniture is high-end custom, made from eucalyptus wood
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We now have fiber optic high speed internet installed. We also have a Yamaha sound system and upgraded speakers with streaming capability for movies and other content at the same time! There is NO air conditioning. AC is not needed due to the mountain elevation - beach breezes during the day and mountain breezes at night. It gets chilly at night. There are fans in every room.


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Whales Tail ! Sweeping Ocean & Mountain Views, Secure/Private/Gated Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

As Perfect as Promised

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever gazed at the ocean from a mountaintop .... while taking a shower!!?? This is just one of the joys of this property. The house is everything you see in the photos and more. Everyone from Jaguar properties was extremely helpful and all questions were answered promptly. Kevin and Ann Marie were welcoming - thanks, especially, to Ann Marie for having the refrigerator stocked for our Christmas Day arrival. You do need 4 wheel drive to access the house, but you will probably need it to get to other places as well. Dominical is an ideal location for accessing the natural amenities of Costa Rica. The beach is close by as well as many waterfalls and other activities. If you want to eat out, there are many restaurants to chose from, or you can cook in the spacious and well stocked kitchen of Casa Carmel. Despite being there Christmas week, the area was not over-crowded, and everyone we encountered, be they local or tourist, was friendly and helpful. Our vacation was everything we wanted it to be and more. The only problem was leaving - nobody wanted to! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable property - perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The Dominical/Uvita area is a great mix of ocean, mountain, and jungle. The property is roughly a 15-20 minute drive from the highway and beaches. The road to the gated community can be rough in spots, even during the tail end of the green season we found it drivable although as noted a 4x4 is highly advisable. The road within the community is in good shape. The Costa Verde community is safe and beautiful. The house and property was exactly as described, pretty-new, clean, every amenity, open, and with spectacular views of the ocean and mountains. The altitude helps keep the temperature a bit more moderate than down at sea level -- note that at some times of the year you are IN the clouds, but we were never cold even with heavy clouds that came and went during our stay. Basically, the house was perfect in every way. Lots of comfortable seating options, and the master bed was unbelievably comfortable. It was quiet other than the sounds of wildlife and an occasional worker/gardner. The property managers were great people to work with and meet, very professional and friendly and they definitely cared about the home and our enjoyment of our trip. I would recommend this home to anyone, it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Carmel

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at Casa Carmel! Incredible views. Could hear Howler Monkeys several mornings. Great home in a very nice location. Well stocked. Check in and check out were a breeze.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belle endroit

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une super belle semaine à cette maison, la vue est superbe. Il ne manque de rien.

Je recommande cette endroit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Dark and climbing the mountain to the driveway was a bit intimidating. By next day it was Cake. Takes about 15 minutes. We absolutely loved the house. Spent most of the time outside poolside enjoying the view and identifying many of the beautiful birds. Kids loved the pool!!! I loved the peace and quiet. Nobody around you. Occasional visit from the Pool Guy and that was fine. The Butterfly's were also impressive. No need for AC as the breeze ran all through the home with the windows and doors open. We heard Howler Monkeys in the distance when we woke in the morning. Stores for grocery were close by.Washer and Dryer a huge PLUS!! Visited Playa Hermosa Beach. Loved watching the surfers while sipping from a fresh Coconut. Walked Whales Tail during low tide in the AM. I highly recommend eating at Soda's as the food is amazing and the quantity is more than enough at a cheap price. Not to mention Authentic Costa Rican Style food. Be sure to try a Tamale!! Yummo!!! I could go on and on about this place. A true Paradise!!! I highly recommend Casa Carmel to everyone!!! PURAVIDA!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is awesome. It is very clean, modern, and very well stocked. The view is better than advertised. It is in a development, but it is still very private... Not another house to be seen! We were glad to be up in the mountains, as it was much cooler there with gentle breezes. Yes, the road is very steep but not as bad as we expected (some of it is paved). The colorful sun rise from the master bedroom was amazing! We loved the pool. Outdoor shower was useful for washing off after the beach. The location was good. Close to fun activities, beaches, restaurants, and the grocery store in Dominical. We would definitely return to this rental in the future. Christine was easy to work with ... Returned emails quickly, provided information about the area and good directions from SJO, and was willing to shift out reservations by one day when we ran into a travel snag!!! Totally worth a 5 star review!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Playas Dominicalito & Puerto Nuevo, 15-20 minutes
Car: recommended

please contact us for a list of local activities and attractions




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59

Long term renters are welcome at Casa Carmel. Rent includes use of community amenities in addition to a monthly cleaning, bug spraying, professional pool and landscape maintenance , High Speed Fiber Internet,TV and a US phone number for calls to US and Canada.

Contact us for additional information on amenities, credits toward utility bills and your private showing. This property rents fast due to its location, security and access to Fiber based TV and Internet not available in other developments

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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