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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!

Stephen

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Stephen

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Dominical Villa Rental Photos and Description

8 BR, 8 bath, 5 in the main house and 3 in the garden complex, max 22-28 guests.

Upscale property in a beautiful, secluded mountain setting with panoramic vistas toward the ocean at Dominical. 8 BR total, 5 in the main house and 3 optional guest rooms in the garden complex. 2-26 guests. In ground pool, Spa and workout center in adjacent gardens. Fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintenance, evening cooks and security. The very well equipped main house (6000 sf/ on 3 levels) sits on a private jungle reserve of 66 acres which has 5 large waterfalls, jungle swimming holes, two rivers, spring fed creeks. There are tended hiking trails and quiet country roads. Los Aires is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys and toucans frequent the property daily. Cool evening temperatures and warm days. Lots of jungle adventures and hiking/horseback riding. Close to the amazing Nauyaca Waterfalls, Dominical Beach and Guabo River rafting. We provide a local cell phone for your use during your stay. Should you have difficulties while away from the house you can call our concierge Pablo for help. He is available 24 hours for any urgency. He will also help arrange activities, adventures, airport shuttles, local transport, meals, groceries, etc. Don't miss the link at bottom of page to see the aerial video of the of this amazing home and property.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Stephen

The villa was originally built as a jungle guest house by my uncle. We have enlarged the hiking trail network and gardens and converted the property to a vacation rental. I still have full time work in Florida but enjoy as much time off as I can get in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Stephen purchased this villa in 2007

Why Stephen chose Dominical

Our location is key - a secluded tropical mountain setting yet close to the ocean and town. The area is secure and access is easy. In addition, the temperature is moderate here at the higher altitude and the variety of wildlife is amazing.

What makes this villa unique

Set on 60 acres of private tropical forest with jungle swimming pools and waterfalls make this property unique. We have hiking trails to access the natural wonders around us. There is a full staff to insure your comfort. Our concierge comes each morning to cook breakfast and is available to help arrange the days activities. Housekeepers tidy up each day and there is 24 hours per day security. The cooks will come each evening on request and charge just a very modest fee,

Our concierge services are included with the rental. he can arrange passenger van shuttle for guests going to/from the airport, beach or activities. He is expert in arranging local adventures and activities, meals, and transportation. We provide a local cell phone for your use during your stay should you have difficulties away form the house you can call Pablo for help. He is available 24 hours for any urgency.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Stephen,



our trip was absolutly great. Everyone was happy and we had a lot of fun. Special thanks to viviana, patricia, henry, rolando and jorge it was a really good time for us with you.



best regards

KS
Jan 2012
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Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews
5

Should be called "Villa Los Amazing"!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned to the States from Costa Rica and Villa Los Airies. What an amazing trip and location! About 3.5 hours from San Jose, Villa Los Airies is situated in the most beautiful valley high up on the mountainside offering amazing views of the Costa Rican jungle.

We arrived on Sunday afternoon and were immediately taken in by the Villa and its wide sweeping veranda overlooking the pool and mountain backdrop.

All the rooms were well appointed each air conditioned which turned out to be a VERY welcome amenity after a long day in the Costa Rican sun.

The building is well appointed with a pool, amazing hot tub and 60 acres of jungle where there is no end to surprises around every turn - waterfalls, horses, never ending flowers and the most amazing wildlife... Sitting by the pool watching the toucans or turkey vulture rest in trees 10 feet away was spectacular!

Ballsy the house cat kept the Howler Monkeys at bay but you could hear them just out of sight jabbering on and on. Wow!

The rooms were amazing and each had a private bath and shower some with shower views overlooking the mountainside - very relaxing.

The kitchen was well appointed and had separate areas for meal prep and dish washing etc. Owner Steve is replacing appliances and donating the not so old ones to the community center down the road so folks can enjoy a cold drink or a warm Cosado - the traditional meal of Costa Rica.

And what an be said of Pablo - the Conciegre, Manager, Lifesaver.... Pablo and the staff at the Villa make you feel like you are home and a part of the local family. Be sure to check out the local bodega's, eateries and maybe if you are lucky you'll go on a horseback ride with Pablo's uncles!

The Villa is well appointed - there is am awesome outdoor grilling area as well are a secluded hot tub areas and for those into chess an almost life size chess set hidden in the woods by the hot tub.... Oh and did I mention the waterfall!!??

If you are going to Villa Los Airies I hope you had as an amazing of a time as we did - and don't forget to say Hi to the jungle ants for me!!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Maybe they should call it Villa Los AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned to the States from Costa Rica and Villa Los Airies. What an amazing trip and location! About 3.5 hours from San Jose, Villa Los Airies is situated in the most beautiful valley high up on the mountainside offering amazing views of the Costa Rican jungle.

We arrived on Sunday afternoon and were immediately taken in by the Villa and its wide sweeping veranda overlooking the pool and mountain backdrop.

All the rooms were well appointed each air conditioned which turned out to be a VERY welcome amenity after a long day in the Costa Rican sun.

The building is well appointed with a pool, amazing hot tub and 60 acres of jungle where there is no end to surprises around every turn - waterfalls, horses, never ending flowers and the most amazing wildlife... Sitting by the pool watching the toucans or turkey vulture rest in trees 10 feet away was spectacular!

Ballsy the house cat kept the Howler Monkeys at bay but you could hear them just out of sight jabbering on and on. Wow!

The rooms were amazing and each had a private bath and shower some with shower views overlooking the mountainside - very relaxing.

The kitchen was well appointed and had separate areas for meal prep and dish washing etc. Owner Steve is replacing appliances and donating the not so old ones to the community center down the road so folks can enjoy a cold drink or a warm Cosado - the traditional meal of Costa Rica.

And what an be said of Pablo - the Conciegre, Manager, Lifesaver.... Pablo and the staff at the Villa make you feel like you are home and a part of the local family. Be sure to check out the local bodega's, eateries and maybe if you are lucky you'll go on a horseback ride with Pablo's uncles!

The Villa is well appointed - there is am awesome outdoor grilling area as well are a secluded hot tub areas and for those into chess an almost life size chess set hidden in the woods by the hot tub.... Oh and did I mention the waterfall!!??

If you are going to Villa Los Airies I hope you had as an amazing of a time as we did - and don't forget to say Hi to the jungle ants for me!!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Sedro Woolley, WA
3

An “Upscale house” but UGH! The kitchen was not!

  • 3 of 5

We spent 11 days at Villa Los Aires and had a fabulous time in spite of the kitchen. Notice that there are no pictures of the kitchen in any of the villa photos. I struggled with how many stars to give this property and because of the kitchen alone it only gets 3 stars from us.

Pablo ROCKS!!! When we arrived Pablo, the house manager, was there to greet us and get us settled in. He was very gracious and made himself available to us for whatever we needed. He took us on a city tour to get supplies. Pablo arranged our excursions and got us exactly what we wanted. (Private fishing, private tour of Manuel Antonio park and the zip line). We told him what we wanted and he arranged everything. One morning we found that we had a flat tire, Pablo went above and beyond and took our tire to San Isidro to be fixed. He and my husband had to go back to town the following day to get a new tire. One evening we were up for margaritas and Pablo made the best margaritas for us! We were so grateful for Pablo!

The kitchen is fairly clean but needs some MAJOR attention! We only cooked in the kitchen one night and hired Patricia and Arnand to cook (lucky for them we hated the kitchen). Fabulous food! All of the appliances are in desperate need of replacement. Both refrigerators are broken down, one stove has a button that you have to put your finger in a hole to get it to work. We watched the cooks and the staff clean the kitchen and it seemed to be clean but the feel of the kitchen is dirty. All of the garbage is just outside the kitchen door which brings critters to the kitchen. I know that ants are a part of Costa Rica but the ant population in the kitchen was too much. My expectation of this “upscale” house and the nightly price tag was much higher than what we got from the kitchen.

The bedrooms were all very clean and the beds were comfortable. The staff was very attentive and did a great job in keeping the place clean. The pool was kept clean and in good working order. One air conditioner worked on it’s own schedule and not very consistent. The internet was spotty to say the least. Pablo tried to get the air conditioner to work to no avail. He also called the internet repair people but they work on Costa Rica time and during Holy Week it was not high priority of the service company.

All in all we had a fabulous time and would definitely return if the kitchen was upgraded. Pablo is a huge asset. Kudos to the staff of Villas Los Aires!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, I am pleased to hear that your group had a such a fabulous time at the villa and benefitted each day from the excellent service provided by our concierge Pablo and the house staff. I know they enjoyed having you with us. My apologies that the kitchen appliances did not meet your expectations. Our commercial style kitchen - enamel and stainless - is certainly not a pretty kitchen but it is quite functional and everyone agrees that Patricia makes some delicious meals there. The stand up freezer was just replaced this year as you noticed the brand new deep freeze. From your description, it looks like we need to accelerate the replacement schedule of the remaining fridge and stoves. Hopefully the local community center can still get a few years use out of them. It is a shame that home appliances - which cost double the price in USA- last only half as long in CR. Perhaps it is the heat and humidity which take such a toll on them. Both washers and dryers, all just a few years old were replaced just last year. Moving the refuse containers away from the back door is a great suggestion. I too hate the ants and it is a constant battle - new ant baits from USA are on the way! There are surprisingly few useful insecticides and traps available in the local stores. I have posted a picture of the kitchen at our photo page and Pablo will update as the renovation continue. Regarding the internet, we understand that our guests like to stay connected despite getting away from it all and we offer the best technology available in our remote area of this developing nation. Linksys is the company that offers a connection to the internet server in SanJose via a system of microwave towers and dishes - and although it generally works well it is subject to brief weather related outages - inclement weather anywhere along the chain can disrupt the system so we have a back up 3G portable router. It is a bit slower but still useful and this was offered to you. Pablo got the a/c tech to visit after the HolyWeek finished and all the a/c units are working as expected. The tower bedroom is quite large and has bright sun through its 360 degree windows. On a warm day the a/c unit up there just doesn’t have the power to keep up - it does a fine job all morning and once the afternoon sun sets. Fans are up there as well - the cinema room is my escape when the afternoon heat gets oppressive. Hope to have you visit again. Pura Vida! Stephen
5

Gorgeous Property! Awesome Staff! One of a Kind!

  • 5 of 5

*Stayed October 23, 2013 but calendar won't let me go back that far.

From the initial contact with with the owner Stephen, I was in love with this property. He answered every email thoroughly and provided some great suggestions on things to do in the area or how to make our trip more efficient. The cook, or shall I say Chef [her cooking is awesome] Viviana was also very helpful despite the slight language barrier (her primary language is Spanish). We were a group of 14 men and women ages 22 to 30 and we had a GREAT time! Although the home is slightly secluded because of its location, it gave us the privacy we needed for late night parties at the pool and was just right for a mid-day scavenger hunt. Transportation was also a part of our all-inclusive package and we are soooo happy that we did it because the streets in Costa Rica were pretty rough. We would definitely come back!!!

We also did the following excursions:

*ATV ride- gorgeous view with a delicious lunch

*Open-air ride through Niyaca Falls (instead of the horses). The hiking portion was so beautiful just be careful because some spots are slippery

*Dominical beach trip- although the beach has quite a few rocks, it was very nice to see the black sand. There were also little booths and food available.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
5

PARADISE WITH BEST STAFF EVER!

  • 5 of 5

From planning our our first family trip in 35+ years to the time we left, the staff at Villa Los Aires was phenomenal. Pablo and Stephen were SO helpful. Upon arrival we opted to let Vivianna have snacks waiting for us after our long flight and drive and she literally made the best salsa we have ever tasted. It didn't stop there... we planned on going out for dinner and experiences the local cuisine, but decided not to. Instead, we had Vivianna cook for us and WOW! It was world class. From appetizer's to deserts her mastery of the local culture with the ability to take out specific tastes into account was unsurpassed. Just WOW! And Pablo... Just Pablo! My family pretty much adopted him while we were there. It was supposed to be a family vacation, but by the second day we really couldn't imagine not inviting him along to all of our adventures, fishing, helicopter tour, souvenier shopping, food shopping... we made him tag along everywhere. We miss him. He turne our trip into something truly special! We went horseback riding, hiking, boating, fishing, did the tourist thing, but mostly we just throroughly enjoyed the family time and the getting to know the wonderful staff and the Costa Rican culture they were willing to share with us. Hernan was gracious enough to take me on horseback ride with his own horses that he personally trained through around the roads and trails nearby (and not so nearby) the house. It was just an amazing, once in a lifetime experience that I really don't think you could experience at another villa. Yes, you could find another beautiful place to stay with great views and comfortable, clean beds, but I really doubt you could find the incredible staff that made this Costa Rican vacation such a memorable and special experience for us. The villa was clean and well appointend and everything the pictures and reviews said it would be. Lots of wildlife and beautiful views (and oddly no bugs, yay!), too. The thing that made it so special was the people that make the villa so inviting and welcoming. Pablo, Vivianna and the exceptional staff are absolutely worth the rugged drive up to this gorgeous home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Celebration with family and friends at the Villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband, Ron, celebrated his 50th birthday with 20 of our closest friends and family at your Villa in Costa Rica. We stayed at the Villa August 2nd to August 9th. It was everything plus more!! We all had such a tremendous time at the Villa! From the time we first arrived with Viviana and Paulo greeting us to the time of our departure, we had a great experience. My daughters, Annamarie and Elise, really enjoyed spending time with their father on such a special occasion. Ron had been planning this trip for almost a year. He knew he wanted to experience Costa RIca and heard about the Villa through his co-workers. The excursions of horse-back riding, zip-lining, and white water rafting were enjoyed by all. Paulo and Viviana scheduled all of our rides to and from town and events. We could not have done it without their assistance. Paulo was fantastic. He made sure everyone had a great experience and would greet us every morning. Our breakfasts were always ready and everything was taken care of. The cooks, housekeepers, and everyone who worked at the Villa were all top notch!

Our meals were excellent. We had a breakfast buffet every morning (loved the fresh pineapples and juices)! We had an option for lunch which was delicious. Our dinners every night were on time and served with a smile. We loved the appetizers, meals, and desserts! The cooks made a birthday cake for Ron on his 5oth birthday - Tres Leches cake.

We even had dance lessons by Paulo. Paulo would always provide us with Costa RIca history and tell us about the area. Paulo toured the grounds with us - making sure we all got to see the beautiful waterfalls on the grounds.

The vacation was a time for our friends and family to enjoy each others company and celebrate Ron's 50th birthday in beautiful Costa Rica. Thank you for allowing us to stay at the Villa los Aires.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Quepos
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Carretera Dominical
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mirador Los Chorros
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Dominical
Car: necessary

Wonderful tranquil setting high in the mountains above Dominical, in Caña Blanca, yet only 12 km to the ocean. The villa is fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintance, evening waiter and security. The house sits on a 66 acre private reserve of tropical forest with incredible 360 degree jungle and valley views and an abundance of wildlife and natural water formations on the property. An Eco-friendly dream scape with lots of hiking, swimming and nature watching opportunities. Easy access to Nauyaca Waterfalls, the highest and grandest waterfalls in the Southern Pacific Zone of CR, horseback riding, and the beaches/surfing at Dominical. Just 30 minutes from San Isidro de El General, a pleasant small city with full services.

Other Activities: Jungle hiking, waterfall repelling, rock climbing, ocean kayaking, canopy ziplines

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Rates & Availability

From $299 Per night

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Perfect
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,895
$5,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
Whitewater
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
Springtime CR
Nov 20 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$329
$2,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$399
$2,394
$7,470
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Notes The rental rates quoted include use of the main house only, up to 9 guests and breakfast each morning, Additional guests beyond the first nine are charged $32 per person per night. the garden rooms, if occupied, are charged at $35 per night each.

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Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • suite 1 - toilet , shower
    sleeping quarters - toilet , shower
    gallery bedroom - toilet , shower
    tower bedroom - toilet , shower
    main floor - outdoor shower , pool and spa
    second floor - toilet
    suite 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 full baths, 1 half baths, showers at pool and spa
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • suites 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    tower room - 2 queen
    sleeping quarters - 1 double
    gallery bedroom - 1 queen
    suite 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The main house has 5 bedrooms, each has its own private bath and sleeps 14. The garden building, available at an additional cost, has 3 rooms, each with private bath. Garden add on sleeps up to 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The main house building is an open floor plan with great room, dining area, separate cafe/breakfast area, theater room, bar, kitchen and office on the first level. The second level has a viewing gallery in addition to the bedroom suites and sleeping quarters. The third floor tower room has 360 degree views! The bodega and buildings below the main lodge house the laundry, caretaker's and garden apartments. Pool and spa and work out area are adjacent to the main house. Life size chess board in the garden. Hiking trails are maintained all over the property and lead to the 5 different waterfalls, swimming holes and rivers. There is a full staff to insure your comfort. Our concierge comes each morning to cook breakfast and is available to help arrange the days activities. Housekeepers tidy up each day and there is 24 hours per day security. The cooks will come each evening on request and charge just a very modest fee. Our concierge services are included with the rental.

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