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Up Close Ocean View W/Pool-Beach 600 Ft Away- 2nd Flr Studio

Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

WHY STAY IN A HOTEL WHEN YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN PRIVATE STUDIO WITH AN OCEAN & BEACH VIEW? THE ENTIRE 2nd Floor IS YOURS JUST A SHORT WALK TO THE OCEAN 4WD Not required

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED via PALPAL AND GOOGLE WALLET

ASK ABOUT LAST MINUTE RESERVATION DISCOUNT (Less than 20 days away)

ONLY 40 Minutes Paved day trip to MANUEL ANTONIO National Park Now

This private studio is the only rental on our property. Olas Hermosas sits on a rare spot on the oceanside of the coastal highway, built with the remarkable view as the architectural focal point, and from every part of the efficiency you'll see the beautiful ocean, stunning beach and bay. Even when you take your shower you will be able to enjoy the view.

Olas Hermosas is furnished with full kitchen, air conditioning, hot water, sunflower seed shower head, washer and dryer, speaker system that can be used with your iPod or other music is input devices and cable TV. A king-size bed converts to two twins, and for the third or forth person there is one double futon and/or a high end air bed with pump. Best suited for 1 or 2 people or a small family of four. It gets real close when there are four adults so not recommeded. All you need to bring are your personal items.

The front has a private gated entrance. You do not need a four-wheel drive since you never have to leave pavement from the San Jose Airport to the gated entrance. You will only be a mile from great shops and restaurants in the village of Dominical. The front yard area is fully landscaped using local tropical plants and flowers.

The efficiency is perfect for a single person, couple or family with small children.

We are located in a tropical paradise where the mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. The primary jungle ridge across the road is one of the steepest in the area so close to the ocean so noone is looking down on you. We have the best close-up views in the southern region. Ballena Marine National Park is only a 10 minute drive down the Coastal South Highway, with a gorgeous string of beaches along the way and two other National Parks close by.

Do not to forget your binoculars and camera! From your top floor 180´ unobstructed ocean view terrace you can see a large variety of birds and wildlife throughout the day. Across the highway is an unobstructed few of the steep mountain ridge full of wildlife, perfect for sitting and seeing what you can spot from the covered patio or from poolside. Watch the activity of the local fishing boats from the small anchorage at bay side and see an occasional whale or two from your vacation rental getaway. Several were spotted from the veranda the week after Christmas just two-hundred meters offshore. Best viewing results are early in the morning and late afternoon.

Get away from the crowds and stay in a private, clean and secure environment. It is not uncommon that you will find that you are the only one on this secluded mile-long picturesque beach just a 4 minute walk from your tropical home away from home to swim, sunbathe, stroll the beach or look for shells and sand dollars. Beach chairs for your comfort on the beach and a soft-sided cooler for your cold drinks and picnic treats are here for your convenience. We have two boogie boards you can rent for your entire visit for $10 each.

Relax at the end of the day and watch as the sun sinks into the ocean most of the year. In addition to the regular gorgeous sunsets, you will experience the soothing sound of the rhythm of the ocean waves or, at other moments, witness dramatic scenes as huge waves encounter the rocks in a beautiful display of Nature at her best.

A neighboring restaurant has one of the best secluded oceanview dinner locations that can't be missed. We are part of the Amancio neghborhood that settled the main property 50 years ago.

A directory of local information to help our guests enjoy their stay in this tropical paradise will be provided. Such as:

* Tours, prices, descriptions, directions, times and telephone numbers.

* Local restaurants and the night life.

* Internet cafes (we have wireless), movie rentals, spa and beauty, shopping.

* Taxis, buses, shuttles, gas, doctors, pharmacy, etc.

Directions to Olas Hermosas will be sent prior to your departure complete with pictures along the route.

Things to do and many we can arrange for you includes:

* Horseback trips on the beach, to waterfalls or through the mountains.

* Snorkeling or diving off Isla de Caños.

* Hiking, bird watching, whale watching, biking, visits to tidal pools.

* Local shopping, churches, boutiques, supermarkets, farmers market, restaurants.

* Reptilandia, ultra light tours, ATV adventures, canopy tours.

* Nights in the jungle @ Hacienda Baru´, Cinema in the Jungle.

* River rafting, boating, sea and river kayaking, jet ski.

* World class sport fishing,(reservations weeks in advance recommended) river fishing, mangrove tours.

* World class surfing, surf lessons, boogie boarding, yoga.

* Palates, weight lifting, tennis, rappelling, rock climbing.

* Other tours in the area.

* Up-Date Local Tour / Information / Restaurants booklet on-hand

We can help you with transportation from the airport, car rentals, and activities in the area, knowledge of best restaurants, our favorite local beaches or any other general information about the area.

Discount Rates for longer term bookings and repeat guests are available

WE HAVE HAD GUESTS FROM 47 STATES & ALL BUT TWO TERRITORIES FROM CANADA. PROVINCES. We are trying to have at least one guest from every US state and Canadian Province and are offering a 5% discount if you stay at one of our properties and are from DL, MS, and ND. For Canada we are looking for guests from NT and NU.

We are confident you will enjoy your time here and want to come back for more.

Keywords: Studio - Only rental on property Entire 2nd floor is yours-Private Entrance

More Details

Owner
Dave West
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Dave West

We are Costa Rican residents (not to be confused with citizens) and own a real estate company in Dominical. Deb and I maintain homes in Alaska and Colorado where we spend time doing a lot of outdoor activities that both places have to offer. We look forward to sharing some guacamole and margarita’s when you are here. I also make killer nacho's.

Dave West purchased this studio in 2008

Why Dave West chose Dominical

On Deb's first visit to Costa Rica she traveled the entire Pacific Coast and instantly fell in love with the topography here in Dominical as soon as she crossed over the Rio Baru. The people we meet that live here and visit are some of the most interesting we have met and so it is the people that keep us here (the fact that it is still relatively undiscovered piece of paradise is not a bad draw either)

What makes this studio unique

By being a local business owner with a small real estate office on the first level, you will get personal service regarding reservations for activities and a source to answer the many questions you might have. We know how special holidays are and we want you to spend your time enjoying the area and not figuring out what to do (if oyu want to do anything).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your easy D.I.Y. Costa Rican vacation

Beautiful, clean, affordable accommodations very close to funky, surf-town Dominical. If you want a resort-y experience, stay further north. If you want to self-cater but still hit some great local restaurants, this is the place. Owners Dave & Deb will play concierge for you and let you in on the hits and misses of the area so you don't waste a single minute. (unless you want to waste minutes, in which case lazing on the deck or wandering along the miles of beaches in front of the house are options too) If you are a runner, D&D; will show you great runs. Just go!

• By IanC from Calgary, Alberta, Canada (From Trip Advisor on 11/4/2010)
Jan 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ouepos
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
two doors down
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Puntaranaus
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
90 minutes north to Jaco or south 30 minutes
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Dominicalito
Car: recommended

Zip Lining - Boogie Boarding - Jungle Hiking - Whale Watching - Doing absolutly nothing (which for some can be difficult) - Waterfalls nearby - ATV Rentals - Property Investment Tours - Viewing Sunset into the Ocean from your private deck each evening - free weights available on property by request - massage therapists available by appoinment -

Amenities

Dominical Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Covered outside area with BBQ and outside living room furniture. We can make local activity reservations for you.

Reviews

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Up Close Ocean View W/Pool-Beach 600 Ft Away- 2nd Flr Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Enjoyable beach front stay.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. Enjoyed the location. Sweet little studio for two. Enjoyed the kitchen. Wife and I cooked each other breakfast and ate looking out over the ocean. Such a pleasant time. Dave and Deb were available any time we had a question. Love it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, AB, Canada
5

Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

There hasn't been a review since 2015 so I though I better write one.

Looking at the pictures for Olas Hermosa when searching for a vacation place in CR I was a little sceptical if the view and place would be as nice as described. After settling I can assure you the pictures don't do this justice. The reviews from previous guests are correct - it really is hard to leave the deck (I am writing this while looking out over the palm trees sipping on an Imperial.)

The studio is wonderful - everything you need to have a low-cost vacation (eating at "home" is no problem) and we were more than comfortable with three of us, even with the 36C+ heat.

The beach in front of us is Dominicalito and is best enjoyed for surfing and boogie boarding at high tide (low tide exposes quite a lot of rocks but makes for nice beach combing or running). We printed out the tide table and organized our day around the tides. Other guests indicated that they could walk the beach from Dominicalito to Dominical but, looking at the rocks to the north I am not so sure how nice that walk would be. It's an easy drive but we were happiest enjoying the calmer waters at Dominicalito.

We have been told that this has been one of the driest seasons ever, likely due to El Nino and there is a bit of a water issue right now. Today, if you are looking for a waterfall, Poza Azul is pretty much dry (there is a pool of water but only a trickle coming down the rocks). Instead, drive up toward San Isidro and pay the US$8 p/p to walk into Nauyaca falls - which are exactly as advertised - gorgeous and refreshing. We spotted many Toucans along the walk. Hopefully the rainy season will help replenish the water that is feeding the rivers and water table in this area.

As others have reported Dave is wonderful (Deb is away in CO) and has provided us with everything to make our stay wonderful (if something isn't quite right just ask and he will take care of it) I just spent an hour this morning with Dave out on the rock outcrop on Domincalito beach swapping stories and enjoying the views that run all the way up to Manuel Antonio. We have met him almost everyday around 5 pm (beer o'clock) to share stories while cooling off in the pool.

For those on their way to Olas Hermosa - you will have a great time (don't pack much more than your swim suits). If I come back to the southern cost in CR I will most definitely book into Olas Hermosa.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for updating the review with your detailed report. I am going to miss our pool rendezvous' and pre-sunset conversations. It has been great being on vacation with you which is one of the great benefits for having the studio as a vacation rental. After your morning surf, I will have to show you the jungle trail that leads to the south end of Playa Dominicalito. It bypasses the rock outcropping near Por Que No, although going the rock way can be exciting. I suspect you will be back and you can go for a run to town and get a smoothie at Mongo Congo. Having great guests like your family makes getting up each morning feel like I am on holiday too. Hurry back.
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Portland OR
5

Amazing place, amazing hosts, amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Olas Hermosa! Dave and Deb were more than gracious. Their place is a little piece of heaven -- perfectly described - such glorious views and close to everything you could need and more. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time visiting with this amazing couple who are so full of energy and delight in sharing all they know about Dominical, Costa Rica and traveling in general. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeland, Washington
5

Great view and Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Olas Hermosa. The view is fabulous and the location is central to quite a few restaurants and sights. We had a car but ended up walking to Dominical, the peninsula and the waterfall as well as walking many many times on the beach.

Dave helped us get a fishing trip set up for a low rate with some other folks and helped us find lots of fun stuff to do! Manuel Antonio and Quepos, San Isidro are all very close if you have a car. A GPS is a must in Costa Rica but the driving is easy and the studio has covered parking in a gated area so no worries!

The studio had a great kitchen and was very comfortable and roomy. All the comforts of home that you need, and Dave downstairs if you need something else! We had fun chatting with him and getting to know his area!

We will definitely come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Freeland, Washington
5

Great view! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Olas Hermosa. The view is fabulous and the location is central to quite a few restaurants and sights. We had a car but ended up walking to Dominical, the peninsula and the waterfall as well as walking many many times on the beach.

Dave helped us get a fishing trip set up for a low rate with some other folks and helped us find lots of fun stuff to do! Manuel Antonio and Quepos, San Isidro are all very close if you have a car. A GPS is a must in Costa Rica but the driving is easy and the studio has covered parking in a gated area so no worries!

The studio had a great kitchen and was very comfortable and roomy. All the comforts of home that you need, and Dave downstairs if you need something else! We had fun chatting with him and getting to know his area!

We will definitely come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Red Deer,Alberta
5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this studio villa for 9 days and had a wonderful time. Dave and Debbie are spectacular hosts and we feel they have become life long friends. The apartment is spacious and clean with a wonderful big balcony providing a 180 degree view of the ocean. 0nly a 20 minute walk and we could experience a beautiful water fall pool which was like heaven on those hot days. We did not have a car but still had a spectacular time walking the beach to town or to a restaurant or just enjoying the warm waters of the ocean. One of our highlights was the horse back ride to Nauyaka falls but there is also white water rafting and many other activities to enjoy in the Dominical area as well. We will not forget our visit to this area with its beautiful beaches and less touristry atmosphere. Thanks Debbie and Dave for a great holiday

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

I have several ways you can pay including PayPal, Credit Cards via PayPal. Wells Fargo and sometimes personal checks mailed to us. Visits less than 7 nights are a little higher daily rate and the longer you stay the lower the daily rate. Discounts for active US & Canadian Military and other public service providers considered. Discounts for reservations less than 10 nights out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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