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Refugio La Reserva: Ocean view villa in private jungle

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Secluded balinese style, tropical retreat on a private hilltop only minutes from Punta Dominical. Bordering a nature reserve the property is filled with a variety of Costa Rican wildlife, ranging from monkeys and toucans to wild piglets and armadillos.

This stunning ocean-view property includes 5 acres of manicured gardens and 11 acres of jungle, accessible by an extensive series of private hiking paths. The custom-designed balinese-style villas blend into the surrounding landscape beautifully and take full advantage of the cooling breeze from the ocean below.

A plunge pool with waterfall is built into the living space outside the kitchen and sitting room. A rancho at the top of the hill is perfect for morning yoga or sunset happy hour, whichever suits the mood.

Private meals, massages, and private yoga sessions all on the property can be arranged.

Refugio de La Reserva is perfect for those wanting the luxury of a hotel, but the privacy and seclusion of your own home within walking distance of the beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Gwen Lewis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018


Dominicalito Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Refugio La Reserva: Ocean view villa in private jungle
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Immaculate grounds with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! What a special place! Perfect for 2 couples. Clean and modern rooms with a refreshing pool. Windows everywhere to view the rainforest and pristine landscaping. Loved having morning coffee and afternoon cocktails on the terrace overlooking the ocean. This is the spot we saw most of the wildlife during our entire stay. We saw huge electric blue butterflies, toucans, huge lizards, monkeys, various birds, etc from the terrace. The private trials were amazing and well kept and we managed to see a sloth sleeping in a tree during one of our many trail walks. We can't wait for our next trip to Costa Rica and plan on staying here again!! No need for an alarm clock as the Howler monkeys will wake you ;) Evelyn (the home caretaker) and Fernando (the groundskeeper) were two of the most wonderful people we have ever met. Evelyn made us a phenomenal Costa Rican dinner one night at the house that we will remember always. If you want a truly remarkable vacation, I would highly recommend staying here! It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week! The house and the views were AMAZING. The property mangers were super helpful and very kind! We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Photos Don't do this place justice!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot explain how beautiful this place is, you just have to see it for yourself. We travel in a group of 4, two couples and it was the perfect location for a a group of couples to travel together since the bedrooms are separated into two different houses (so to speak).

The house(s) are very well maintained and the landscaping is STUNNING! Laurie who greeted us was incredibly accommodating of our schedule and so helpful while we were there. We had absolutely no issues or complaints, nothing but positive feedback :)

If you are travelling to Dominical, this is THE PLACE to stay!

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 7 days there and it was fabulous. Every day was a new day with the wild life from the Capuchin monkeys every morning to the non stop sighting of Toucans. The home was simply beautiful. And loved having to forge a small stream to reach the home site. Also cannot forget Fernando and Evelyn who were always there if we needed something, two very nice people. Thanks again Zoe for sharing you beautiful home as it was one of our most memorable vacations.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking and picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property couldn't have looked any more perfect and everyone was friendly we delt with.

The things I would say we're a little challenge was the drive to the property. It's all off road and can be steep so a larger suv would be recommended especially when it rains (every day). Also no land line so no way to keep in contact with property manager if your cell doesn't work. Otheir than that it was amazing and you couldn't have had better views!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the house Thursday evening after a long day of travel. We had hired Evelyn to fix us dinner and it was delicious. The main house and the rooms were very comfortable and had beautiful views of the property. We enjoyed the relaxing comfort and views from the gazebo as well. The trails were great and we had fun exploring the property. We were not able though to find our way to the beach from any of the trails but we did enjoy the beautiful creek that flows through the property. I guess the only downside was with the four of us, the refrigerator ice maker was unable to keep up with the consumption. But we bought a couple bags of ice which eliminated that problem. Laura, Evelyn and Fernando all made our stay wonderful and were very responsive to any questions/problems. We enjoyed our horseback ride to the falls (which Laura booked for us) and our independent trip to visit the Baruca Village. We dined a several local restaurants as well as making meals at the main house. Overall it was a fabulous place and we all enjoyed our visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.