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expansive ocean front compound

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 18,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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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Property Manager
carlos segura
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017


Canto del Mar Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 18000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 9 - outdoor shower
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

expansive ocean front compound
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Hard to leave this place!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was incredible, with the most amazing part being the pool. It is even more stunning in person! The service was impeccable (both before, during and after our stay) and we were all able to focus on enjoying this lovely home and our vacation. We were a party of 18, and even though not all rooms were equal, there was plenty space for everyone and no one felt cramped. The hill to the ocean was steep, but being able to walk to the beach was a huge plus as not all of our guests had a car. We would highly recommend hiring the chef and her team, this was truly the icing on the cake for our week! Thanks to our pictures on FB, some of our friends are looking into booking this property for they next vacation to Costa Rica. Thanks to everyone who we met along the way, you made my 40th birthday celebration one of the most remarkable and unforgettable experiences!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is in a stunning location and the view from the infinity swimming pool must be one

of the best in the world.

The house is gorgeous. Gigantic covered porch with full ocean view which is really, really nice.

Very nice living areas with sofas, dining tables, kitchen, TV and great internet access.

The on-site staff - Edwin and Marisol - were delightful and always helpful. Dominical is a small

village with some excellent food choices and a very nice beach.

This was absolute heaven. We spent Christmas here and did not want to leave. When we left,

I cried.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Location. Great experience.

  • 4 of 5

The pictures are truthful...the view is amazing and the location couldn't have been better. My group had a great escape as we relaxed by he pool, watched iguanas walk around the property, and trekked down to the beach. We had 20 people and the house was very comfortable. So many separate spaces to hang out, read, nap and eat. The grounds and house keepers were kind and welcoming as well. I will warn you - the hill to and from the beach is quite steep. Come prepared for a work out if you plan to walk. Bus transportation cant make it all the way to the house, a car, truck or micro bus would help. The store is about 1 mile away. You could walk, but not with a large amount of food or supplies. The home itself was in good shape. It was very clean but could use a little updating and repair here and there.

For a view of the entire coastline take the short walk out the gate entrance and up the remainder of the hill. Fantastic!

The restaurant/bar on the beach below the house wasn't always open, but they were always willing to sell water, beer, coke and even pizza during the day. Overall,we had a very enjoyable time here. And for 20 people, the price was worth it.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Dominical

  • 4 of 5

Recently my partner and I, along with several of our close friends, celebrated our 40th birthday in Dominical, Costa Rica and stayed at this listing. The house is situated on a very steep hillside that overlooks the Pacific Ocean; it is not directly on the ocean. The grounds are expansive and a tropical paradise surrounds you. Edwin, the onsite groundskeeper, and his family made us feel very welcomed and made the stay enjoyable. There were some issues with the house; however, the owner was very prompt in resolving them and was very understanding. If you are looking for a place to stay, and you have a large family or party, this would be an ideal place.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow!! What a great experience!

  • 5 of 5

I just got back from spending almost a week at this beautiful home. The pictures on here honestly don't do it justice.

The owner was extremely helpful and very responsive every step of the way. We were using the house as a corporate retreat which we do every year (5th year in a row) and of all the different places we've stayed the accommodations here were the best. Plenty of room for our group and the house was very clean, expansive with plenty of places for people to get together as a group or alone for some solitude.

The owner helped line us up with a company for transportation to and from (Dominical Surf Adventures) whom also lines us up with deep sea fishing and white water rafting. Both of which were great. We also had a chef for the week (Esmeralda) and she and her Mom made some incredible meals using local dishes that many of us had never had before but we absolutely loved every meal.

It's a short walk down to the beach (maybe 5-10 minutes) and then another 10-15 minutes to walk into the village of Dominical which we did a couple of times to eat lunch or do some shopping for presents for people back home.

It was a real bummer having to leave Friday morning as the views are absolutely breathtaking and they would never get old. The pool was perfect and the outdoor balcony was great for watching the sun set each evening while enjoying a cocktail. We rented a similar size house with a view of the ocean 2 years ago in Cabo and it was at least double the price. This was an outstanding value and I would definitely recommend this to anyone needing a large compound style home. Pura Vida!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
playa dominical


Rates & Availability

Canto del Mar Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
spring 2018
Apr 16 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $250

All rates are for a group of 12 or less. Higher rates will apply for larger group sizes

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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