BETTER THAN BEACH VERY PRIVATE KILLER VIEW BEAUTY EVERYWHERE

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BETTER THAN BEACH VERY PRIVATE KILLER VIEW BEAUTY EVERYWHERE

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Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults+ 3 children)

'Your house is phenomenal- the layout works for privacy and the common room brings all together . We did the horseback falls, rain forest zip lines, swam in the Pacific, skinny dipped in your jungle pool, drank much too much, ate like royalty and read 12 books collectively. Absolutely wonderful. For sure a return trip in the future.' B. Given

'We had a wonderful week: your house is delightful... This was one of a few vacations that I was not looking forward to going back home.' D. Sidney

'We had an awesome time. Your place is beautiful (jungle pools are my new favorite) and we found all to be in good order. If any problems arose, M and J were quick to fix and very pleasant. We would love to have them here on a daily basis! ' M. Lotte

'We cannot possibly describe the magnificent time we had at your home. We were completely spellbound by its beauty and by your touch and details. I hope to bring my brother, the real birder of the two of us next year for his 50th birthday. I know I will never see him as he will be up at dawn and not back till dusk.(I spent hours birding myself!) We saw and confirmed 42 bird species from your deck including a pair of laughing falcons. WOW!' S. Mooney

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Very private, exotic house with spectacular view over valley to the sea. Very romantic. Unbelievable sunsets. The house is a labor of love, but the spot alone makes living here delicious.

Perched on the edge of a 50-acre tree farm, the deck is a great place to watch falcons, kites, toucans and chattering flocks of parrots. Hummingbirds visit nearby flowers (arbors and pergolas make plants part of the architecture), and butterflies occasionally fly through the house.

Because of the elevation, biting insects are almost nil. Days are hot but there's always a breeze; nights are fresher and good for sleeping. Unlike lower elevations, the area stays lush and green all year.

Bougainvillea, palms and other tropicals share the stage w/ azaleas, tree ferns, and jasmine, which rambles up the outdoor showers. The gardens have been planted with perfume in mind. Mornings ring with birdsong and are a good time for a hike. Afternoon heat is beat by a 5 min ramble to the waterfalls- great for rainforest exploring and skinny dipping. A little dam creates a 30x40 ' jungle pool. The water is clean and cool, the site wild and beautiful. Or you can go to the beach. ..

Well-situated between Dominical, one of CR's premium surf havens, and San Isidro, a bustling little inland city. We're 30 min from each.On the way to Dominical, reserve for a 1-day horseback trip to Nuayuca Falls, a spectacular cataract and swimming hole. You stop halfway there for breakfast and halfway back for lunch at the family ranch w/ resident toucans and scarlet macaws. Dominical is a bit of a scene; you'll find several restaurants and nice surfer atmosphere. There are nature reserves w/ wildlife tours, zip-lines through the canopy, deep-sea fishing packages (some of the best in the world), and tennis at Rio Mar. 15 min south is Ballena National Pk, a gorgeous string of beaches.

San Isidro is the place to shop for food and anything else you might need. We try to time our errands for Thursdays & the huge open-air market where you find everything from organic arugula to sugarcane.

At the farm , be greeted by a lovely Tico couple who caretake; their home is a sort of gate house. Jose is very responsible and handy, Maria can be hired by the hour ($3) to babysit, housekeep or do laundry. Both are wonderful and trustworthy. About 1/4 mile past their house and into the farm is our home. The floor plan consists of 4 separate structures to provide maximum privacy:

The main house is open on 2 sides (unless you prefer to close the accordion wood doors), and has a beautiful hardwood ceiling. A kitchen with every possible accessory (we love to cook!) gives onto the dining area, where a hardwood table seats eight, ten in a pinch. The LR boasts a bamboo daybed, coffee table, and 4 teak lounge chairs, Flat panel TV with DVD player and collection of movies, Ipod dock stereo player. All water in the house is filtered and bacteria free with Ultra-Violet sanitizing system. Finally, there's a pantry, and a BR with toilet + Mexican ceramic sink/vanity. A ladder climbs to the top of this module, where a loft sleeps to 4 kids

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Right of the main house, separated by a flower-decked wall, is the master cabina. A smaller version of the main house w/ hardwood ceiling and accordion doors framing a similarly gorgeous view, it holds a queen bed w/ lge custom mosquito net, bamboo armoire, and closet. An outdoor shower and sink framed by jasmine and orchids + a small private garden and seating area provide charm and intimacy.

A second cabina is perched above-right from the first, screened by a garden. It has its own deck and outdoor shower with great view, hardwood ceiling, screened windows. Inside is a queen bed, closet, and small bath with toilet + Mexican sink.

The 3rd cabina is left of the main house, down the deck through a pergola. It has an italian tiled floor and hardwood ceiling set upon four white columns. Locally-made bamboo blinds shield morning breezes. A fragrant hedge provides intimacy and frames a private garden with a table + 4 chairs in teak. Dble bed with generous net, armoire and chairs are all locally-made of bamboo, and a hammoc is slung between 2 columns. It too has a sink/vanity + shower and is very romantic!

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Keywords: House on 50-Acre Property

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Susie (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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Speaks english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We cannot possibly describe the magnificent time we had at your home. We were completely spellbound by its beauty and by your touch and details. I hope to bring my brother, the real birder of the two of us next year for his 50th birthday. I know I will never see him as he will be up at dawn and not back till dusk.(I spent hours birding myself!) We saw and confirmed 42 bird species from your deck including a pair of laughing falcons. WOW!" S. Mooney
Aug 2009
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
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Better Than Beach Very Private Killer View Beauty Everywhere
average rating of 4.857143 based on 11 reviews
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Better Than Beach Very Private Killer View Beauty Everywhere
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-(450) 584-2905 (Quebec, Canada)
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Paradise! Felt like a tropical version of Lord of the Rings' Rivendale; exquisite

Paradise! Felt like a tropical version of Lord of the Rings' Rivendale; exquisite
  • 5 of 5
This place is magical! Surrounded by lush wild tropical landscape, you can feel how loved and treasured this tree farm truly is. The surrounding mountains and the cloud formations that dance in the sunlight and sweep through the valley below will at times leave you speechless and zen or they just might spike a wild cord in you and make you feel like your jumping straight out of The Jungle Book haha! The hikes are plenty and the community and caretakers or the farm are quiet and friendly. A true Garden of Eden... paradise on Earth. This house will make you fantasize about throwing a party, dancing under the stars and cooking up a feast of tropical abundance! With the Ocean in sight and killer sunsets and birds galore, it is a photographers dream come true. Myriads of plants and spectacular trees will have you reconnect with nature like no where else! The privacy of each quarter and the tasteful yet simple designs of each of them are ideal for family gatherings or reconnecting with old friends. Everything you need to cook up feast after feast is there and my mouth is watering as I write this and enjoy delightful flashbacks. This place will put a spell on you! There is rafting to be done nearby, as well as canyoning, rappelling, horse back riding, surfing, diving, zip lining and fishing. All within a half hour to 40 minute drive. Pick and chose from a half a dozen splendid beaches in the Dominical and Uvita areas. Enjoy! Blisssssss!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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4

LOVED OUR STAY!!

  • 4 of 5
Las Siete Cascadas was just what we needed - 10 days of bliss and relaxation. The house is beautifully situated high up in the mountain with cool breezes, so no need for a/c's. We were mesmerized by the gorgeous views across the valley with the Pacific Ocean in the background, the beautiful grounds with lots of trees and flowers, numerous birds, and the sounds of the jungle, including the sound of the waterfall. All this made us lounge around the house without wanting to leave the property. We'll always remember the two afternoons of torrential rains and watch the fog roll in, while sitting in the living room with all doors wide open to the outside. Totally private and tranquil, we were able to open the two walls to blend the indoors with the beautiful outdoors. It felt like we were living with nature at our foot steps - Pura Vida. The owners, who live on the 50 acres property in their separate house for part of the year, were wonderful from the first time we inquired throughout our stay and their suggestions of places to visit and restaurants to eat were spot on. You do need a 4x4 to drive the 10 minutes to the house on the unpaved road, but it is all worth it when arriving at the property and all its beauty.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Dominical Puntarenas
Toronto, ontario, Canada
5

Christmas in Paradise… A glimpse into Heaven !!!!

  • 5 of 5
Christmas is a time to celebrate the miracle of life and what blessing to be surrounded by such beauty .Sumptuousness and lush the main house and cabinas were not only meticulously designed ,comfortable and peaceful beyond my expectations. I felt like child eating ice cream for the first time ,giddy with the magic and beauty that nature created and the flawless landscaped elegance and comfort that surrounded me. Thank you !
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Stunning views, magical waterfalls and deep jungle sleeps

  • 5 of 5
After one night, I was relaxed, refreshed, and dare say... rejuvenated!!! The cabina is luxuriously and tastefully designed to maximize the experience with nature... in all it's glory. From expansive, panoramic views of the sea (sunset is an event unto itself!!!)... to discovering magical waterfalls and swimming in jungle pools... while in the background there is the steady, nurturing sound of nature (jungle and waterfall!!). The experience is good for the body, mind and soul!
Situated just 30 minutes from the beach, it is very accessible but extremely private. The hosts were incredible and helped us with our every need. Highly recommended for every type of traveller.... and thoroughly enjoyed by this one!!!! A veritable Garden of Eden in the sky!!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Dominical Puntarenas
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
5

A magical place

  • 5 of 5
If you have the great luck of spending time at the Siete Cascadas, you are very fortunate. The view from this exceptional domain takes your eye deep into a mysterious teeming jungle valley and out to the infinite horizon of the Pacific Ocean. Kites and vultures soar above and below. A multitude of birds sing, fly and nest all around, and you will want your binoculars handy. Every sleeping cabina stands alone, a short walking distance from the main living area, which is great for privacy. As you can see from the photos, the decor is beautiful, and when we were there in March, the temperature was always perfect, and we enjoyed the openness of the house. The kitchen is well appointed, making it a pleasure to prepare meals, and there is a sweet garden where you can find herbs. The beds are comfortable with good quality linens and pillows.
The days we spent there with our two teenage daughters were nothing short of spectacular. The owners sent us a detailed guide to print out, which we found to be invaluable. In it, besides a lot of useful, practical details, they include a generous offering of insider tips, of things to do and places to go that can only come from people who know the area well, who love it and want you to have a glorious stay. We recommend you read it carefully and plan a few of the activities they list. We rented a 4 X 4 and were happy to have it, as parts of the access road are pretty bumpy. We rented the vehicle ahead of time, by phone, from Brunca Rentals in San Isidro, and it went smoothly. To get back to San Jose, we took the Musoc bus in San Isidro; it was on time, safe, comfortable and inexpensive, and took us through the mountains, with spectacular vistas.
We loved Don Lulo's horseback trek to Nuyaca Falls, and the hike to El Diamante, both memorable adventures, and the beach, and the feria market on Thursday, and it goes on... But we also treasured just being around the house, taking in the beauty, the sounds, the atmosphere of such an amazing place.
An epic vacation.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Siete Cascadas perfectly enchanting

  • 5 of 5
Our adult family spent two weeks at Siete Cascadas in Alfombra and felt like we were in heaven the whole time. We visited during rainy season, so after hot mornings at the Dominical beach we came "home" to cool off, watch the rains and rainbows, and take evening strolls down to the waterfall to swim. The main cabina is a wonderful meeting place for the group, the kitchen is well-equipped, the dining room magical, the sleeping cabinas magical, the deck overlooking the Pacific and the valley amazing. We are planning on going back as soon as we can coordinate the schedules of our family and friends. (We even had guests from home who were easily accommodated in the various sleeping quarters.) Maria and Jose, the caretakers, couldn't have been kinder or more helpful. We had lots of laundry, and Maria helped us out with this almost daily. Abby, the german shepherd, and Pinky, the "Costa Rican" dog were also a hit.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
El Mirador
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
El Mirador
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Dominical
Car: recommended

Zip Lines, Ultra-Light Plane Riding, Bird (and beast) watching, Sea Kayaking

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Availability & Rates

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Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rainy season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$160
$945
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Transitional
May 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The rates are $387/day for Christmass-New year, Easter and spring break
There's a $50 overcharge/week per person over 6 people
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Amenities

Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Bed (1) + a sleeping loft for children with 1 double bed and 1 single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Entrance with caretakers- housekeeping and baby-sitting, books on birds and wildlife, fabulous jungle poole , 3 outdoor showers, outdoor bath
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