JUNGLE VILLA WITH FULL STAFF. TOUCANS, MOUNTAINS & WATERFALLS!

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Cindy Peck / Stephen Saletta

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

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JUNGLE VILLA WITH FULL STAFF. TOUCANS, MOUNTAINS & WATERFALLS!

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 Nauyaca Waterfalls, Dominical Beach and Guabo River rafting.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
  • alternative lifestyle

Cindy Peck / Stephen Saletta

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english, spanish

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.

Cindy Peck / Stephen Saletta purchased this villa in 2007

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.

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 modes fee,

We have a 12 passenger van on site to shuttle guests to the airport, beach or activities. The driver charges the same as local taxi rates.

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

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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
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Dominical Puntarenas
Charlotte, nc
3

Good trip

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We stayed at Villa Los Aires in February 2014 for 6 nights. We had a great time. The use is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. Viviana and her husband did a great job accommodating us. They were extremely helpful and flexible with out big group of people. They did a great job cooking meals for us, and accommodating members of our group with food allergies. Viviana set up snorkeling and white water rafting trips for us, both of which we're amazing. She also recommending a certain company for zip lining which we ended up doing on our own. Again, it was an amazing time. We couldn't have asked for better caretakers.

Here are a few things people may want to consider before renting:

1. One of the rooms in the main house does not have AC.

2. The weather was beautiful. No rain, no wind, sunny days, yet the house is in the mountains of Central America which is why I think we lost power almost everyday we were there. Once we lost power for about 12 hours, but according to Viviana the whole area did. It was from approximately 10pm to 10am. It must happen pretty often since all the rooms are equip with battery powered LED light strips which was helpful. The unhelpful thing is about half of them didn't work, and none of them worked in our room. To use the bathrooms we took pool water in a 5 gallon jug and hauled it up to our rooms to fill the toilet tank. We were okay with all of this because it's all part of the adventure. But I think it would be helpful for others to know.

2. The hot water didn't work in our bedroom for the first 2 days we're were there and the cold water didn't work in the upstairs bedroom the entire time we were there.

3. The hottub didn't work while we were there which out of everything was probably the one thing we were disappointed about. The nights were cool and it was perfect hottub weather.

4. One screen in our bedroom windows was old and had tears in it. One tear was quite large.

5. The chess set was ill maintained with spider webs all over it and debris on the board.

6. Their website says the hiking trails are maintained, but they are not. There is a large waterfall pictured on their website, but the trail is no longer there. We never found it after a day of hiking.

We had a great time at Villa Los Aires. Thank you very much
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We truly enjoyed our vacation at this villa. The description and amenities of it were accurate, the property is meticulously clean and well maintained. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We surely recommend it.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Beautiful Private Estate

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The home was more beautiful than the pictures shown on the website. One of our favorite days spent in Costa Rica was the day we hiked down to the waterfalls and river on your property. Viviana was very helpful and made reservations and maps to guide us to the waterfalls, a zip line tour and horseback riding day. Christian attended to all our requests around the home. The toucans came every morning to entertain us during breakfast! With eight family members the chess set on the lawn, gym, jacuzzi, pool and gardens were all enjoyed! Please thank all your staff for their services we had a wonderful stay at your home.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
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Dominical Puntarenas
Huntington Beach, CA
5

Spring Break in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Villa Los Aires delivers on every promise! The villa, the staff, the food, the amenities, the wildlife - BEST vacation ever. Many, many thanks to Henry and Viviana for making this stay a memory our family will never forget!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/8
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Secluded paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
I stayed there with 11 friends for my 50th birthday party, there was nothing we weren't pleased with. The estate is a beautiful open-air property, with plenty of room for all of us. The staff was very pleasant and helpful, and the building, grounds and pool were kept clean and maintained during our entire stay there. One vehicle was late in arriving (3am) due to a late flight, but one of the staff was still awake and waiting for them to arrive safely when they finally arrived. It's a bit of a drive to get there from San Jose airport (around 4.5 hours), but it's worth it for the seclusion and beauty. It's secluded, you can be as loud as you want to be, and enjoy nature from the pool (toucans land in the trees every day by the pool, and monkeys howl in the morning). We had several lunches and dinners cooked and were happy with the meals. We took several day trips to scuba dive, zipline, ATV ride and hang out at the beach, so it's a great home base for adventures. I recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle, the dirt road leading there is pretty rough for a sedan-type vehicle and would be tough to navigate if it was muddy. Very happy with our stay there, and thanks to Stephan for his help in answering our questions and booking our trip. You won't be disappointed!
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Quepos
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Carretera Dominical
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Dominical
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mirador Los Chorros
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 the highest and grandest waterfalls in CR, horseback riding, and the beaches/surfing at Dominical. Just 30 minutes from San Isidro de El General.

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

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Availability & Rates

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
HIgh
Jan 5 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$399
$2,395
$8,970
4 nights
 
 
Perfect
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$299
$1,895
$7,470
3 nights
 
 
Whitewater
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
$299
$1,895
$7,470
3 nights
 
 
SpringtimeCR
Nov 16 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$328
$2,296
$7,999
4 nights
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$2,996
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$379
$2,394
$7,470
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Mobile Phone
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
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:
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • waterfalls
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
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.

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