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Expansive Ocean Front Compound

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Space 18,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 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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Dominical 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 -
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Expansive Ocean Front Compound
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Big Yellow House on the Hill

  • 5 of 5

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 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Amazing place, perfect host

  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly as advertised - beautiful views, authentic Costa Rica architecture. The property manager was always available and ready to help.. even when we arrived 4 hours late at 2am due to a delayed flight!!

I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Small VILLAGE but great food. We did not want a big city. MUST: hire Marcela

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Munich, Germany


  • 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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

carlos segura
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
playa dominical




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 13.0%

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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