About the property
- Estate18000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
10 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, sleeps 25
Situated on a ridge 100 ft above the Pacific Ocean and Playa
Dominical, this 18000 sq ft family compound provides an unequaled tropical ambiance. The compound draped by jungle covered mountains affords unsurpassed vistas across the Pacific to the Osa Peninsula. Watch groups of pelicans darting across the waves of Playa Dominical, marine life from humpback whales to dolphins. Concrete walls and gated entrance and gated entrance provide unsurpassed security and privacy. The surrounding jungle is
passable only to monkeys, sloths and toucans. The compound consists of five separate buildings - the principal living area with 25 ft ceilings houses the kitchen, dining and living rooms. A large covered terrace adjoins this building and offers open air dining and living areas. A two story building with wide covered terraces contains five bedrooms and bathrooms, all with ocean views. A separate building houses the master bedroom which is adjoined through a walled garden to two additional bedrooms. A fourth building contains a large family/entertainment area and sleeping loft with king size bed. The 10th bedroom is in an apartment above the garage.
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Spacious and authentic living quarters beautiful ocean views
Accommodated our family of 16 comfortably... spectacular ocean views while overlooking the large pool from spacious terrace.
We traveled with a group of 23 people (4 families) for a one of a kind Spring Break. The property was exactly as described and yet even better! The view is absolutely incredible! The home (really a compound with multiple buildings) provided lots of space for us to all spread out, accommodating our group with room to spare. The pool was huge & warm and many many times all 23 of us were in at the same time. The view over the edge of the pool is postcard perfect! Dinner on the covered porch overlooking the ocean can't be beat!
The owner recommended we contact Norma at Dominical Surf Adventures to help arrange transportation & excursions. She was so helpful both before and during our stay. She arranged shuttles for us to/from the airport and made sure they were willing to make a grocery stop. Norma met us at the house the day after our arrival to talk with us about things we could do. She had lots of ideas and helped to arrange reservations & transportation to/from. She also helped us to secure a rental car mostly for grocery runs (with 14 teenagers in our group there were a lot of "snack" runs). Norma was patient with our large group and wonderful to work with.
The owner also recommended Heaven's Kitchen for chef services. This was the BEST decision of the trip. Marcella and her family really made the trip for us. Their meals were OUTSTANDING! They were so much fun to get to know. They were very accommodating when we had a few kids that asked for a substitute meal, though the kids all loved the food so much, I think some of them wish they had stuck with the main meal. Don't miss this opportunity....you will NOT regret using Heaven's Kitchen.
Additionally, we all took surf lessons with Dominical Surf Adventures early in the week. Every single person was successful in getting up on their board. The instructors were wonderful & the kids were confident enough to rent boards on their own later in the week.
We also went zip lining at Hacienda Baru. The trek through the rainforest provided lots of animal sightings and information. The 8 ziplines were so much fun and safety was top notch.
The walk along the beach into Domincal is beautiful and easy. The climb back up the hill is not. We used our rental car to shuttle people from the beach up the hill.
We would recommend Fuego Brew Company, Del Mar Taco Stand and Tortilla Flats as wonderful places to eat in town.
All and all this was an unbelievable trip! 46 thumbs up!
Wonderful place, wonderful people!
We put together a trip for 10 couples.This house was great for it is large, every couple had there own room, all the accommodations where very nice.
The house keeper Marisol was very pleasant and always kept the place spotless. The grounds keeper Edwin was always there for anything we needed, very friendly and takes excellent care of the place.
The owner referred us to Norma at Dominical Surf Adventures. Norma came to the house the following day after our arrival, met with our group and arranged excursions for everyone. She was very helpful, she even arranged a van to pick us up at the house for all the excursions and arranged for a rental car for the week. I highly recommend using them for all the above mentioned things.
We went with Heavens Kitchen to provide breakfast and dinners throughout the week. Marcella arranges everything and helps preparing the food, her sister Esmeralda is the Chef and there mom helps round out the team. With a group of 20 adults like we had I don't think there was a single meal that anyone didn't like. Marcella even arranged to do 5 sea food dinners and 15 regular dinners for each meal to accommodate everyone.
Marcella also is a massage therapist and the price is very reasonable and she does an amazing job. Many people in our group took advantage of this!
I can not say enough wonderful things about the house staff, the kitchen staff, and the excursion people. The all went out of their way to make sure everything flowed smoothly.
The house and the pool are perfect for a family or a group like our's (10 adult couples). No one in our group had ever been to Costa Rica, and everybody loved it thanks to the help of all the people we mentioned above.
The walk to town was maybe 15 minutes and you can walk the beach all the way there. The town has lots of places to eat and never once did anyone ever feel unsafe. Everyone we met and dealt with always seemed pleasant.
I recommend having a rental car as the walk up and down the hill to the beach is a difficult one (anyone with leg or back problems would not be able to make the walk). Once you make it to the bottom of the hill there is a bar right on the beach and a good place to stop for a drink.
Overall this trip was an amazing experience and is highly recommend.
Big Yellow House on the Hill
Great family vacation spot. We had 12 adults and 12 kids. Plenty of room for everyone, from sleeping to that quiet, alone time you may need. The main building was the gathering place with large family room and kitchen/dining area. Bedrooms were in the adjacent buildings. Large covered patio with table, chairs and couches to enjoy the spectacular view of the infinity pool down to the Pacific Ocean. The pool was beautiful. It was 4 feet deep and the temperature was very pleasant. It was the rainy season and the storms made the tile in the main house, patio and stairs very slippery at times. Many reviews have talked about the walk down to the beach. The road up to house has been paved in last few months which makes it easier for vehicles to get to the house. It is an extremely steep road and can be very slippery when wet, but it only takes about 10 minutes to get to the beach. We walked everywhere, by choice – to the beach, the store, into town. We mainly played on the beach below the house, which was very accessible and mostly deserted. We did not explore other nearby beaches since we did not have our own transportation. If you don’t want/need the exercise I would recommend renting a car since taxis are hard to come by. We had Heaven’s Kitchen provide breakfast and dinner for the group. It was fantastic. Marcela, Esmerelda and their mother provided delicious Costa Rican fare. They went out of their way to make the experience as enjoyable as possible. They were so accommodating for meal times depending upon excursions and travels. Highly recommend taking advantage of their services. Edwin lives on-site and is always there if you have a problem. We had a couple of issues with air conditioning units that he took care of right away. Marta provided the housekeeping and she was fantastic, so friendly and always there if we needed something. Ted was able to give recommendations for transportation and excursions. We used Dominicalsurfadventures for transportation to and from SJO and for the white water rafting, which was fantastic. They made rafting a safe and enjoyable experience, especially for the kids. We used cataratasnauyaca.com for our horseback ride to Nauyaca Waterfalls. Everyone from oldest to youngest had a great time. A few hiked but most rode horses. Kids 3 years old and up got to ride their own horse. Beautiful scenery, great time swimming, and the meals were huge and delicious. Erick and the rest of the guides made it a great day.
Small VILLAGE but great food. We did not want a big city. MUST: hire Marcela
The house is layed out very well ! The view is breathtaking! Fabulous pool ! We had 17 people and it was wonderful! HOWEVER if you are picky about your pillow BRING YOUR OWN and the beds were hard . You will get use to it quickly though! A MUST is to hire the chef through this home CASA AMARILLO . Her name is Marcella and we WOULD NOT have had the same experience without her!! The 2nd MUST is to raft at RAFIKI !! Truly was the highlight of our trip!
Hard to leave this place!
This is a large villa. In fact it consists of a huge common hall with multiple adjacent bed/bath rooms. We were a group of 18, family and friends, that took over the place in July. There is plenty of room for everyone to sleep, chill, and party. Favourite space has to be the huge veranda that overlooks the infinity edge pool which overlooks the rainforest, which touches the ocean.
You get very used to hearing the sound of waves, sometimes loud like thunder as they often form perfect breaks, almost half a mile wide. The natural bowl shape of the mountains amplifies this effect. The views are stunning. Impossible to recreate in photos. The house itself sits over a hundred vertical feet up the hillside. A challenging walk if done multiple times per day. I'd suggest a decent SUV while staying here as you may like to go and check out the area. There are some really beautiful (and uncrowded) beaches in short driving distance. The "town" of Dominical is also a treasure. Small and intimate. And of course, Costa Rican cool.
The property is maintained by Edwin and the housekeeping by Marisol. Both were super helpful and like all Costa Ricans, super-friendly. We opted for several meals to be prepared onsite by Marcella and her family. This was one of the highlights as we got to enjoy their superb meals, and their company.
The landscape surrounding the property is a photo-opp itself. Daily iguana sightings (big ones!) and countless geckos (you get used to them, really) and so many species of birds. We heard the Toucans each evening until finally seeing one - perched in the tree by the pool. The use of wood furnishings and local artwork that is placed around the property adds character to the large concrete structure. We found it to be quite comfortable. Not luxurious, but welcoming.
I'd go back. No question.
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All rates are for a group of 12 or less. Higher rates will apply for larger group sizes