Dominical Villa Rental Photos and Description
Minutes' walk to the beach, surrounded by nature, breathtaking ocean view
Peaceful, quiet and private, Villa HighPalms (Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99kDVvstFlg) is an ideal getaway for a week or a month. The 2-storey stand-alone condo-villa is located directly above a beautiful one-kilometer long beach in Dominical, Costa Rica, with stunning ocean and white water views. As one of the 35 vacation villas in a secure gated community, Villa HighPalms is the most private due to its position at the end of a closed road on a corner lot by the edge of the rainforest. Sightings of toucans, raccoons, iguanas and monkeys are common.
The community of Canto del Mar, where Villa HighPalms is located, offers convenient access to a string of pristine beaches, being only 150 meters from the coastal highway turnoff. It offers 24-hour security with a manned entrance and hourly foot-patrol.
At about 250 feet above sea level, Villa HighPalms offers a totally unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean, the sandy beach below, a picturesque headland, and a cove that welcomes fishing boats, swimmers and surfers. The villa is caressed by warm sea breeze throughout the day and cool mountain breeze throughout the night. Furniture on the veranda and lighting in the garden make outdoor dining and entertaining a way of life.
The stroll from the villa to Playa Dominicalito (Little Dominical Beach) takes 5 minutes down a gentle slope, alongside a football field, and across a low traffic road. The beach has a beautiful backdrop of emerald rainforest, light brown sand and rocky outcrops at both ends. Sunsets on the beach are fabulous. There is a popular waterfall with a natural swimming pool less than 1 km away.
The town of Dominical (3 hours from the international airport in San Jose and 30 minutes from the regional airport in Quepos) and the surfing actions on the main Dominical Beach are 4 km away, where you will find souvenir and grocery stores, restaurants and bars, internet cafes and tours offices. Uvita, which is 12 km further south, has large supermarkets, banks and more restaurants.
This fully furnished 1500-sq.ft.vacation home is surrounded by majestic palm trees, a profusion of tropical fruit trees and flowering plants. The corner position of the villa ensures tranquility and total privacy. One of the 3 bedrooms is furnished as a home office and TV room. Quality ceramics, hard wood poles and beams are used in constructing the villa and the design is overall airy, modern and tropical. There is plenty of space for car park directly in front of the villa.
Two cable TVs come with a DVD player and a home theater system. Desktop computer, printer and Internet connection are available.
The rates shown here are for couples. Extra person please add $20/night. Monthly rentals are only available to couples.
Rates are 30% higher during the four peak holiday weeks: Christmas, New Year, Easter, Thanksgiving. The automatic price quotes by Homeaway will be manually adjusted for these periods.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
We work and live around the world for the last twenty years. In 2005 we came to Dominical to work on a business project and came across this development overlooking the beach. We fell in love with the view and the natural environment.
Owner purchased this villa in 2006
Why Owner chose Dominical
It has the best of the both worlds, the beaches and the rainforests. One day we can stroll on a deserted beach for miles, and another we can spend hours on a nature trail, being mesmerized by giant or ancient plant species or dazzled by birds and small wildlife.
What makes this villa unique
The locals here are very friendly and welcoming and almost everyone you meet will greet you or smile. It's not yet as developed as other more famous destinations in the north, so you can still get that 'wild west' authentic feel around the place.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Sorry it’s taken a while to respond. Been very busy back at work !!
Here is feedback as requested.
• We found the villa in good condition, very clean, plenty of room, good parking
• I don’t believe the outside lights worked at the front of the villa but this did not cause us a problem
• Our pre-ordered groceries were ready for us upon arrival.
• Plenty to see from the villa itself, monkeys, toucans, black squirrels, iguanas, lizards, plenty of colourful birds.
• Beach towels could do with replenishing (bit tired looking) but nice and clean.
• Didn’t feel comfortable about some of the restaurants in Dominical but our 2 favourite places were PorQueNo and La Parcela.
• Excellent private car hire to and from Airport – Pacifico Travel (had same driver for both journeys, very friendly). We stopped to look at the crocodiles on journey home.
• Nice beaches
• Good nature trips to explore
If I had to be critical at all I would say that a SAFE would be a good addition to store important documents (passports) cash, camera, etc.
Another excellent addition would be a pool but this is probably not possible (I understand)
Those 2 things would have made a difference, but I believe we genuinely got good value for money even though the trip itself (over 6,000 miles) was fairly expensive from the UK.
Would recommend to others. Indeed I have shared with family, friends and work colleagues (although I live and work in the UK a lot of my working colleagues reside in the USA). Costa Rica of course has more tourists from the US than any other place. We enjoyed spending time with visitors from the US.
I hope this is useful. If you would like further comment having read this email I will be happy to oblige.
Many thanks for allowing us to use your villa