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Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow...What a View!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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2 master suites, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Are you looking for a place to get really excited about? Welcome to Flying Toucans... where the sights and sounds of wildlife, open-air tropical living and unforgettable views have all been captured in one special place.

Enjoy reading the reviews about this luxurious Costa Rican Villa situated on a unique, picturesque point on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. With lots of surrounding jungle, you have all the exclusive privacy needed to enjoy your home in peace...with the exception of some noisy visitors. Yes, the monkeys and the toucans can sound off at any time without first introducing themselves.


Superbly located in Costa Rica's Maritime Zone (within 200 meters of the shoreline), Flying Toucans is one of the very few luxury home rentals in the area that is on the ocean side of the main coastal road. This unique location affords up close breathtaking views of jungle-clad mountains, sandy beaches, and the tranquil Pacific Ocean with quick, level, convenient 2wd access all year long. If you like beaches, you are in luck as we have an abundance nearby. From the villa, take a short hike down to the point and discover two secluded beaches (one with its own 35' waterfall) or jump in your car and within five minutes be exploring miles of uncrowded footstep-free sandy beaches.

The living and dining rooms offer the romance of open-air tropical living, blending the comforts of home with the nearness of wildlife. The living room or kitchen are great central locations to gather and enjoy all that Flying Toucans has to offer. Plenty of seating for everyone. Don't be surprised at the abundant hummingbird and butterfly population and one cruises through making a cameo appearance.

The large fully-equipped kitchen, with its' beautiful custom cabinetry, and casual eating area is integrated with the living room, pool and views beyond. Whip up a smoothie or a six course meal...your choice.

Did we mention the pool? Once in, you'll never get out of this infinity-edge pool. Just three steps from the villa, the turquoise tile blends into the dazzling coastline and the popular Uvita 'Whale's Tail', a unique place to walk and explore. It overlooks Ballena (which means 'whale') beach National Marine Park so keep your eyes open for Humpback whales and Bottle-Nosed dolphins in the bay.

There is a half bath downstairs, outdoor shower as well as laundry room with full-sized washer and dryer.

Two well-furnished air-conditioned master suites are located upstairs. (King bed in one, Queen and Double in other). Each of the suites incorporates the use of local precious hardwoods for the doors, cabinets and vaulted ceilings. Relax in the comfort of air conditioning or open the windows and let the ocean breezes in. Too comfortable to get out of bed? Fine, enjoy the views from your pillow... now if you could just get someone to bring you breakfast!

Spacious bathrooms feature tumbled Colombian limestone showers and an openness that continues to let the outdoors in while providing all the privacy needed.

You will love taking advantage of the spacious terrace upstairs. It's perfect for wildlife viewing, whale watching, stargazing, photography, sunrises and sunsets, or just dozing off in the comfy hammock. Surrounding the villa are exotic heliconias, a variety of fragrant gingers, exotic palms, birds-of-paradise, fruit trees etc... not only for your enjoyment but to attract our fine feathered friends. Discover a tropical fruit of flower you've never seen or tasted before or that flowery scent. Where is it coming from?

Have you been searching for the perfect place in paradise? Eureka, you've found it! We invite you to stay in our home and experience it all.

John and Mary

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

John and Mary Reilly
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About John and Mary Reilly

Greetings from our villa called Flying Toucans! We first visited Costa Rica in November of 1998 on our honeymoon. Having both lived on Maui for many years and traveled extensively internationally, we were interested in a new adventure and a memorable challenge. We had read about the country for several years prior to our visit and it sounded as though Costa Rica fit all of our criteria. After exploring the various regions of the country, meeting the people and having a delightful time we knew we were destined to relocate. As it happened, on this first trip, we discovered this one-of-a-kind property and purchased it. This set in motion our plans of eventually relocating. After more preparation, we made the move and actually lived in a tent on the property for several months while designing Flying Toucans. This allowed us to understand how best to showcase the awesome views and the wildlife while combining luxury with tropical living. Now that Flying Toucans has become a reality, we offer to share it with you. With years of experience in the luxury tourism industry, we believe we have created a truly unique beautiful place for you to call home while you embark on your own adventures. If you have been looking and looking for that special destination you will never forget, you have found it! Hope to see you here soon, :) John and Mary Reilly

Why John and Mary Reilly chose Puntarenas

Carefully compare the view, the privacy, the pool, the open air living design, the abundant wildlife, proximity to the ocean, easy 2wd access, read the reviews, but don't wait too long to decide as the calendar fills well in advance!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My sister, Tamara, has given your house and property the ultimate recommendation. She has been struggling with what to come back as in her next life ... a beach dog or a whale. Well, now she's decided to come back as your home! ... We have rented 7 houses in the area over the past 10 years and Flying Toucans is at the top of our list.
Oct 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow...What a View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
Hartland, WI

A perfect Costa Rica experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in early August during the rainy season, and the whole week worked out perfectly. The Flying Toucans location is absolutely perfect - the view is amazing from sunrise to sunset. We were worried about mosquitos due to concerns about Zika, but we found very few mosquitos at the house itself, and not many bugs overall. Even at dusk when the most bugs were out, a quick spray of bug spray was enough to keep it comfortable.

During the stay we saw multiple types of monkeys, the toucan, the sloth, several types of lizards, geckos, butterflies, coati, etc. - all from the property itself. We saw more wildlife at the house than we did at a day trip to Hacienda Baru (local wildlife sanctuary).

The house itself worked out great. The upstairs bedrooms were easily cooled down with A/C in the evenings, and there is enough shade upstairs and down to make even the hottest parts of the afternoon comfortable. The water was safe to drink, the coffee maker worked great, the internet was tolerable (about 1 meg down, which was fine for e-mail and light web surfing). At the end of the day though this house is all about the view, and the privacy, and both were absolutely amazing. We stayed for a week and didn't see a single person from the property itself, other than using binoculars to see a beach about 5km away. Don't worry about how you look in your swimsuit at the house - nobody is around to care! You can hear traffic on the highway, but you won't see any other people or traffic from the property itself.

The restaurant at Cuna Del Angel was hit & miss - we had dinner there 3 times. One time was genuinely good, the other two times were ok, not great. Exotica, about 20 miles away, was a much better dinner, and the best experience for food were the local soda's.

Overall, we would have gladly stayed forever if the real-world allowed it. This was our best VRBO rental by far, and an absolutely, positively amazing place to stay. There's a reason Flying Toucans gets only 5 star reviews - it's one heck of a view, a lot of privacy, a great house, and a wonderful experience overall!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boiling Springs, SC

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Flying Toucans! The pool, the view and the wild life were plenty enough entertainment for us. We were just there to relax, as we've been to Costa Rica several times. There are several excellent restaurants nearby and plenty of fresh fruit ti buy to snack on and/or have for breakfast.

You will not regret booking this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shangri La

  • 5 of 5

Flying Toucans was spectacular, a true escape from everyday life. Everything was immaculate and the setting could not be beat. We saw monkeys, toucans, and coatis. Mostly we floated in the pool and read and looked at the scenery. I have not seen a comparable place for rent. The caretaker and owner are so responsive with answering any questions. We loved the area because we rarely saw anyone, let alone other tourists. We ate at Exotica and Mama & Papa's twice each and they were basically in the rainforest/jungle and had outdoor seating and fantastic food. We were there for relaxation and Flying Toucans was our dream. The breezes were great in the day and the airconditioning in the bedrooms worked beautifully. I had the bathroom with a door that opened to the outside from the shower and I loved that experience. Really big comfortable bathrooms. I think the design of the house is perfect for the location and you can't see neighbors. In fact, on one side the yard goes downhill and there is a view of the Pacific in that direction also. I cannot recommend this place enough. Only caveat: watch the tile floors when your feet are wet. There are small rugs and I didn't realize how important they were and fell twice without thinking.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan, you booked over a year in advance. So glad we met your high expectations after much anticipation. Mary and I, too, too have found booking way in advance gives us the fun of anticipating a vacation well before it happens.
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Beautiful, unique, secluded, top quality in every way. Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations! Daryl went above and beyond to make us comfortable and to assist in securing reservations. He was a blessing to us!

Very well manicured and maintained.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree about Daryl(and Donna), not sure if guests totally appreciate when choosing a vacation home in a foreign country how important it is to have a responsive, informative, thoughtful person as their concierge/manager without an invasion of their privacy. Daryl bends over backwards for our guests. Every once in a while I remind him, "Daryl you are performing WAY beyond your job description!". He's driven guests three hours to the US embassy to help replace a lost passport, he has hand held guests(by phone) whose flight was diverted to Panama City at every stage how to arrange transportation routes through Panama, across the border, and up to FT, all in time to make the check-in the same day! From helping fix flat tires on rental cars to using his experience in advise, I could go on and on, it's about time I make a more detailed comment about his worth. Mary and I sleep so well at night here in the states knowing Daryl and Donna are there for you and our guests at Flying Toucans.
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Flying Toucans (Best Ever!!!)

  • 5 of 5

Every year one of us in my adult family spends hours using Trip Advisor and VRBO to find the best Villa to rent for a week. We draw loys to see whose pick it is. We've rented yearly at St. John's, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, Roatan and this year Costa Rica. I mean hours. We narrowed it down this year to Flying Toucans. One of us will call the owners to get a feel for the place. We seem follow the same track in selecting family owned "dream" homes. I like when I spoke with John (owner) to describe our yearly process of how we select that one special place for our winter vacation. He's a nice guy and described everything but ended with "well you have seen our place yet". Good enough for me :-) The local property manager Daryl is great also.

This seems like a strange review but you can trust ALL of the great reviews on Flying Toucans.

There's little to add. No need to look any further.

This place is the best of the far :-)

If you like to see an amazing view and array of animals this place is for you.

5 Stars all the way!

Just beautiful!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim for writing a review. We knew you and your family really look forward to your yearly get togethers in various beautiful tropical paradises. So glad to hear we we are your best so far! :) John and Mary
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You WON'T find a nicer place!

  • 5 of 5

All that needs to be said about Flying Toucans is you will never want to leave. There is much to do and see in Costa Rica, from beautiful beaches, to tropical jungles and waterfalls and, of course, diverse and fascinating wildlife. But, let me assure you, it will be very hard to pull yourself away from John and Mary Reilly's spectacular home. My wife and I have done a fair amount of traveling from Europe to the Caribbean and many beautiful places in the U.S., but no place we have ever been made us feel the way we did when we were at F.T. for a week. The beauty of the property, the attention to detail in the construction of the home, the wildlife that you share the property with during your stay, the quiet and peacefulness that envelops you, morning, noon and night... there are no words that are adequate. Put some pineapple or banana out in the feeder and before long you will be entertained by a tribe of white-faced monkeys, or dazzled by the sheer beauty of Toucans in the trees surrounding the property.

The infinity pool looks amazing in the pictures, but it is beyond description when you are in it, listening to the wildlife sounds and looking out over the jungle and ocean, or just mesmerized by the silence and sheer gloriousness of your surroundings. The closes thing to heaven on earth we have ever seen! I could go on, but it has all been said in other reviews... Still not convinced? Email me! Just, GO; I guarantee you will love it!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jan and Carol for choosing Flying Toucans, makes us so happy you are thrilled. Hope to see you back again soon. J+M
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
nice tropical outdoor feel
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
new course in San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
newly paved
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
great food in a casual yet classy atmosphere
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
Taos? :)
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
beautiful, down in front of villa
Car: recommended

The area between Dominical and Uvita on the southern Pacific coast is famous for its striking landscape where the mountains come right down to the water. Not subject to the north's dry, dusty season during the months of December to April, visitors to the Dominical region will enjoy the year-round greenery and lushness of jungles and forests.

While the rural airport in Quepos (30 minutes north of Flying Toucans) may be used, many guests choose to begin their adventure from the main international airport in San Jose (SJO) thus allowing them to see the varied landscape on the way down. The drive down to the villa is 3 hours, not including how many times you stop to take in the awesome views en route. Flying Toucans is six miles south of Dominical on a perfect road. If you can ever pull yourself away from the villa and view you will find abundant choices of dining, shopping, and activities close by.

Other Activities: Ziplines, nature treks, kayaking tours, white water rafting, atv tours

Golf: Besides the new golf course there's LOTS to do around here: Bird and animal watching, surfing, swimming, beach-combing, hiking, horseback tours to beaches and waterfalls, zip lines, day trips to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, butterfly farm, serpentaria (snake exhibition), ultra-light flightseeing tours, sport fishing.

About an hour north of us is Quepos (Manuel Antonio National Park). The casual village of Dominical offers international and local style dining, a bank/ATM, a bakery, small grocery stores, an English-speaking doctor and dentist, pharmacy, real estate offices, souvenir shops, internet cafe, surfboard rentals and visitor information and booking services for local activities. A 2-minute walk from the villa is a small and beautiful European hotel with fine dining and full spa services. The villages of Uvita and Bahia, 6 miles south, offer internet, shops, restaurants, beaches, boat tours, a butterfly farm and the lovely Ballena National Park, home of the 'Whale Tail' (as is seen from Flying Toucans). Obviously absent from our corner of the world are large numbers of tourists, suits/ties/pantyhose and traffic lights... come see for yourself!


Rates & Availability

Dominical House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
New Years 2018
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are based on 1-4 persons. Cleaning fee is included, no other charges, just rate plus 13% tax and extra person fee if applicable. Bookings are normally 7 night minimum scheduled Saturday-Saturday(if 7 nights), contact us direct through our website or call for shorter stays or variable check-in/check-out days availability
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Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , balcony off shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    exterior - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower
  • Both full baths offer wonderfully unique limestone showers and countertops with views from every window or door - while still being private. One has a balcony off the shower with one of the best wildlife viewing locations in the villa! Downstairs there is a third bathroom with an additional outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , suite
  • The two large bedrooms are completely furnished with custom-made headboards, closets, dressers, night tables, reading lights and individually controlled fans and air conditioners. Ceilings are vaulted and finished in exotic hardwood, all doors and cabinets are hand-crafted and custom-designed. Sheets are 100% Egyptian cotton. Suite #1 has access to the spacious terrace and comfy hammock. Suite #2 also has a double-sized futon that makes into a very comfortable bed and has its own nightstand and reading light. A single-sized roll-away bed (with comfortable foam mattress) is also available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The villa is a non-smoking environment. Smoking is allowed in the outdoor areas and on the terrace. Wireless Internet provided

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