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

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2650 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    We welcome children, but please be aware that there are no safety features around the pool or on cabinetry, etc. Children must be supervised at all times....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking allowed outside of home...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 double


  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    balcony off shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • exterior: outdoor shower

    Outdoor Shower...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The villa is a non-smoking environment. Smoking is allowed in the outdoor areas and on the terrace. Wireless Internet provided...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    may be available upon special request prior to booking. We discourage watching TV in such amazing surroundings. This is Animal Planet Live!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose ipod docking station...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Listen to the sounds of the ocean while looking at the miles of sandy beaches and cascading mountains....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    private beach below villa...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    The property is located within 200 meters of the ocean. All that stands between you and the beach is a tropical path through the wildlife jungle....moreless

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Individually-operated, quiet remote-controlled units in each of the master bedroom suites...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Custom Made from Teak and Eucalyptus trees...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding and bath/kitchen/beach towels, 100% Egyptian cotton...moreless

  • Living Room:


  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone:

    Home phone for calls within Costa Rica, receives international calls at anytime or make int'l calls upon request.(answering machine) Also for your convenience a cell phone is provided for you to carry...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need including coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, electric juicer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    Small balcony off one of the showers - excellent for animal watching...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Activity excursions available on boat charters...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Perfect for gazing at the view, watching for whales or spotting the numerous bird species found around the property. Enjoy a meal at the umbrella-covered table...moreless

  • Golf:

    Course located south in San Buenas...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    through activity companies...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large lanai off one of the bedroom suites - also has a hammock and chaise lounges...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill, charcoal provided...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    contact us re: public use...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Fabulous infinity edge pool with lighting at night...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 - Apr 14, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Apr 15 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas Week 2017
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

New Years 2018
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

January-April 2018
Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

May-August 2018
May 1 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

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%


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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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
nice tropical outdoor feel
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
new course in San Buenas
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
newly paved
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
great food in a casual yet classy atmosphere
1000 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos? :)
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Dominical, Costa Rica:
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!

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • This could be you!

    This could be you!

  • Modern kitchen with complete with everything

    Modern kitchen with complete with everything

  • Sunsets enjoyed from your living room, pool or lanai

    Sunsets enjoyed from your living room, pool or lanai

  • Fluffy and Stuffy a mated pair at Flying Toucans

    Fluffy and Stuffy a mated pair at Flying Toucans

  • Somebody pinch I dreaming or is this real

    Somebody pinch I dreaming or is this real

  • Reflections on a perfect day

    Reflections on a perfect day

  • Tropical powder room downstairs

    Tropical powder room downstairs

  • Tumbled limestone bathrooms

    Tumbled limestone bathrooms

  • imported coral countertops

    imported coral countertops

  • Just another spot to enjoy our surroundings

    Just another spot to enjoy our surroundings

  • True indoor/outdoor living

    True indoor/outdoor living

  • No... it's not photo-shopped, zoomed, enhanced or anything!

    No... it's not photo-shopped, zoomed, enhanced or anything!

  • Don't miss out on anything while dining

    Don't miss out on anything while dining

  • Sunrises, too, seen each morning

    Sunrises, too, seen each morning

  • have arrived to paradise! You will never be the same :) have arrived to paradise! You will never be the same :)

  • Relax by the pool inside or outside

    Relax by the pool inside or outside

  • romantic evenings in the jungle

    romantic evenings in the jungle

  • Spacious master suite #1 with 300 sq foot lanai

    Spacious master suite #1 with 300 sq foot lanai

  • Master suite #2 with queen (double bed also available)

    Master suite #2 with queen (double bed also available)

  • Open the doors and enjoy your surrounding beauty in your private shower

    Open the doors and enjoy your surrounding beauty in your private shower

  • The mountains roll into the sea

    The mountains roll into the sea

  • Tarzan the sloth hanging 8' above the deck

    Tarzan the sloth hanging 8' above the deck

VRBO #61101

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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