VILLA CASA BONITA HAS IT ALL-WALK TO BEACH/POOL/JUNGLE/PRIVACY/WIFI/CONCIERGE

Melissa and Jens Moeller

Speaks german, english
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Melissa and Jens Moeller

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VILLA CASA BONITA HAS IT ALL-WALK TO BEACH/POOL/JUNGLE/PRIVACY/WIFI/CONCIERGE

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Gorgeous villa, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool, wi-fi, 5-min walk to beach

Welcome to Villa Casa Bonita, where you will enjoy affordable luxury in a perfect location! Nestled in the jungle, where the mountains cascade to the sea, high enough to enjoy the cool ocean breezes, yet an easy 5-minute walk to spectacular beaches, Casa Bonita is the ideal getaway. Whether it's swimming in the infinity pool, dining al fresco by the pool in the moonlight or at any of numerous casual or fine restaurants, relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches or taking advantage of the many water sports and other outdoor activities available, or simply swaying in a hammock to the music of the jungle and ocean, Casa Bonita has something for everyone. Vacation in the utmost comfort, with 4 large bedrooms (3 with private balconies), a fully equipped kitchen, a large screen TV and DVD player, cable TV programming, Wi-Fi, and all the comforts of home. Maid and chef service are optionally available.

Description of the house: Villa Casa Bonita was lovingly designed to be an extension of the outdoors, to give its guests the sensation of being outside even when indoors. The front of the house opens to the spectacular sight and sounds of the ocean, and to lush landscaping, while the focal point of the back of the house is the gorgeous 18-ft waterfall and grotto garden carved out of the mountain. The palm roof, sky-blue ceilings in many of the rooms, adobe-style architecture, and the many unique, nature-inspired artistic features add to the sense of being surrounded by nature. The surrounding jungle is home to many exotic species of wildlife: white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds, to name a few. You can luxuriate in the gorgeous infinity pool, explore the surrounding jungle, or watch the wildlife from the comfort of a hammock or rocking chair on the veranda.

Amenities: While nature is the inspiration for Villa Casa Bonita, modern conveniences are part of your luxury vacation, and we do our best to provide you with all the comforts of home. For entertainment indoors, there’s a large screen TV with cable programming and DVD player, internet access, and an assortment of games, DVDs, and books . The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, slow cooker, blender, coffee pot, and cappucino/espresso maker, in addition to the refrigerator, range, and oven. Laundry amenities include a full-size washer and drier, iron, and ironing board. We provide all linens, and hair driers and toiletries are available for your use. We also provide pool and beach toys, and plenty of beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.

Activities: There are endless opportunities for outdoor entertainment as well. Of course, Dominical is most famous for the beauty and powerful surf of its spectacular beaches, just a 5-minute walk from Casa Bonita. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, here’s your chance; there are a number of surf schools in Dominical to choose from. There are also many other activities we can help arrange for you in and around Dominical, including scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, jungle tours, waterfall tours, a visit to the Parque Reptilandia (Reptile Park), whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain biking, ATV tours, yoga, and massage. Dominical and the nearby towns of Uvita and Ojochal are also home to many excellent restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
This rental home far exceeded our expectations. The photos truly do not do it proper justice, you really must be there to really appreciate it. And, boy, are we glad we went! The pool, the waterfalls, the birds, hammocks,. amazing views and sounds, lizards galore, and what a kitchen! We cooked every night. As first time travelers to Costa Rica, we really weren't sure where to go or what to do, aside from what we read in travel books etc. Casey and the gang at the office were so helpful! They were only a call away, and answered questions, gave advice and suggestions, even set up some memorable excursions for our group. A few of our favorites were don lulo's waterfall, snorkeling, "windows" beach, and the boat tour to corcavodo. Dominical is beautiful. You can walk from the house down to the beach in under 5 minutes, and shops, food, etc are barely 1 mile down the road. We felt very safe exploring all around this area. In addition, the process of setting this vacation up was absolutely seamless. Melissa and Jens made it so easy. They were great at answering questions and got back to us promptly every time. One thing I will say... It may be worth it to fly to quepos. We drove from San Jose, and while we enjoyed seeing the country it made for a very long trip!
Jul 2012
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Melissa and Jens Moeller

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My husband and I bought Villa Casa Bonita in May, 2011, as a future retirement home. We'll retire in about 10 years, but until then wanted to rent it as a vacation home to others, and share our love of the beach! We've been going back and forth to Costa Rica for many years now (my parents retired in Costa Rica about 25 years ago, so we visit as often as we can). We know you'll enjoy Villa Casa Bonita as much as we do, and look forward to welcoming you!

Melissa and Jens Moeller purchased this villa in 2011

We love Costa Rica, having visited many times already. Our dream was to retire by the beach, and have been fortunate enough to find Villa Casa Bonita, which is in a perfect location. With the beach and surrounding mountains and jungle, as well as a charming little town just down the road, there are many activities and opportunities to enjoy ourselves in the area, so it's an ideal vacation spot!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Dominical Puntarenas
Houston
5

GREAT VACATION!! WE LOVED CASA BONITA!!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week at Casa Bonita with our 3 adult sons, daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren and my sons girlfriend. The house was amazing, the children loved the pool and the adults loved the view. There was more than enough room in the house for everyone to have their privacy. We chose Dominical because we wanted to be on the coast, close to the mountains and out of the city. Casa Bonita was perfect for our family. It was really nice having wifi at the house, we had no cell service. There was a family medical emergency at home, it was nice to be able to stay in touch by email. Casa Bonita was an easy drive from the airport thanks to GPS and all the information the owners gave us. We rented 2 SUV's for the week. We had no problems and always felt safe on our trip. The people we met in Dominical were very friendly and helpful.

Romulo the concierge was very helpful. He was always available if we needed his assistance. He came by the house several times during the week to clean the pool, maintain the property and check on us. Anytime there was a small problem, he did his best to solve it. Romulus bought groceries for us and cooked dinner the night we arrived. He is a great chef and shared recipes with my sons.

We visited Manuel Antonio National Park, our family loved the monkeys and raccoons. One person in our group said it was the best $ 10 we spent in Costa Rica. Romulo arranged a white water rafting trip for us, we had a great time. The guides were excellent. We also took an ATV tour through the mountains. On both theses tours you see the true beauty of Costa Rica.

There are many great restaurants in the area, our favorite was Por Que No. You must try their stuff French toast if you are ever in the area. My sons watched the World Cup games at Tortilla Flats and visited the rum bar.

We were very worried about the rain when we left Houston. On every weather site they had predicted 40 to 70% chance of rain for everyday we were there, but it just really rained every night so it didn't interfere with our activities.

The owners gave us so much information, answered all our questions and was always available by email or phone. I was a little uneasy about wiring money but there were no problems. We received our deposit 3 days after we got home. We would like to thank Melissa, Jen and Romulo for helping us have a perfect Costa Rica vacation. We look forward to visiting again.

Scribner Family
Texas
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFUL WITH INCREDIBLY RELAXING VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
Casa Bonita is an amazing home away from home! The pictures truly don’t do it justice. The house is very spacious and comfortable, the grounds are beautiful, and the pool is huge! We had three generations enjoying Casa Bonita, and it was fun and relaxing for all. Walking distance to a beautiful wide beach with great surf, and a view of the Pacific that we could stare at forever. The location was perfect for us: away from the tourists, but very close to great food…we ate in a different restaurant every night, and we’re still talking about how delicious the food was. Casa Bonita is an easy drive to Manuel Antonio National Park (a MUST see!), and an easy drive the opposite direction to the best zip-line tour I can imagine (Osa Canopy tour). We felt close to everything, without being in the center of it all…great privacy, and our concierge Romulo was outstanding! He’s very attentive, and has excellent advice on everything you’ll want to know. His advice really made our zip-line tour and Manuel Antonio NP adventures the best they could be.

Great views here include wildlife: Iguanas and Toucans abound! You are in the jungle here, so there are some insects around, but nothing bothersome in the house. Cool and comfortable A/C in all the bedrooms, which was really nice at night, but there's usually a great breeze as well. If you want to enjoy the real Costa Rica, and have an exceptionally wonderful and comfortable home base, Casa Bonita is the place to be.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

MEMORABLE FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family of twelve spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica near the town of Dominical, headquartered in beautiful Casa Bonita. We chose the Dominical location because we wanted the combination of mountains, jungle and sea. We chose Casa Bonita because we wanted a large house with a view, situated in jungle, within walking distance of the ocean.
My son tells me that I selected Casa Bonita because, as well as being beautiful, it looked a little ‘funky’ in the photos. This could be true since I am drawn to houses with personality and artistic flair and this house has that, as well as outstanding architecture and design – inside and out. The setting is spectacular in that the back of the house is built against a high rock-face with a waterfall but from the front porch the view expands to pool, gardens and sea - a great location from which to watch the sun set.
Casa Bonita easily accommodated our group. The four bedrooms are large as are the bathrooms and extra beds were provided for the younger children. We prepared the majority of our meals in the kitchen often using the barbeque on the veranda. We bought most of our groceries in Uvita. One evening we hired Casa Bonita’s Concierge/Chef, Romulo Picado, to prepare a Costa Rican dinner. He and his assistant cooked the meal in the kitchen which allowed the foodies in the group to observe and learn. Great meal. Fun occasion.
The six children spent hours in the pool and since the pool does not have a deep end, our four-year-old was as safe in the water as the older kids. On many mornings, we walked to the beach below the house to build sand castles and climb the huge rocks. Since there is an undertow we chose to visit Playa Dominicalito (the next beach to the south) at the end of the day to play in the huge waves. The town of Dominical offered surfing lessons to the great delight of one of the ten-year-olds, vendor stands for the kids to buy trinkets and a restaurant right on the beach for a light lunch.
Our visit to this region was everything we hoped for. The choice of Casa Bonita proved to be inspirational. Not only did we love the house but greatly appreciated the services of Romulo Picado, the concierge and the exceptional personal attention we received from the owners, Melissa and Jens Moeller, from our initial contact to our departure. They may live far away but their love for their vacation home and their pleasure in sharing it with others is strongly felt. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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5

EVEN BETTER THAN WE EXPECTED

  • 5 of 5
From the time our van pulled into the driveway, we were delighted with our choice of Casa Bonita. Marion, the property manager showed us through the house, and there were constant "Awe!"s from all of us. We felt the online pictures didn't do it justice. There is art everywhere, and a sense of fun in the decor. Loved the waterfall and water garden enjoyed through the two story hall windows and the huge shower windows.
We are a family seven including grandmother and three children, and the separated four bedroom layout with individual bathrooms and balconies provided lots of room. We loved the spacious well supplied kitchen for shared cooking, a dining area that accommodated us all, and the two relaxing sitting areas. Having the covered porch overlooking the pool and ocean for morning coffee or watching the flashing storm at night was another bonus.
The pool was great. It was uniform depth at shoulder height for our 4 year old so he was completely safe, but deep enough that our 8 and 10 year olds and the adults also had fun. Well supplied with a floating net, balls and floaters, it provided both fun and relaxation when we returned from other activities.
We also enjoyed the beach which we could see through the trees, and was a five minute walk away. We had great fun jumping in the waves and floating on the floaters to catch the surf here as well.
Marion was helpful assisting us in lining up activities to further explore this beautiful area. We went kayaking with Dominical Surf Adventures in a mangrove swamp, horseback riding to Nauyaca Falls, and ATV riding to another falls. The guides pointed out so many things we would have missed on our own, and were great with the kids. Our experience in Coast Rica showed us the Costa Ricans are friendly and welcoming and seem to really enjoy children. It made it fun for all of us.
Casa Bonita was a great vacation choice.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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BIG, BEAUTIFUL HOUSE WITH NATURE ALL AROUND!

  • 5 of 5
We loved the house. It is beautiful. It is huge. We had a family of five, and we regretted not bringing another family along with us because of all the unused space. The staff is fantastic -- both helpful and fun. I would highly recommend Casa Bonita to anyone: couples looking to reconnect, families with small kids, families with big kids, or larger groups looking to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Also, the owners are very helpful and hands-on. We will be back. That is, we will be back ... if Melissa and Jens (the owners) haven't retired and left Texas to live in Casa Bonita year-round!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Dominical Puntarenas
Prescott AZ
5

WONDERFUL VILLA GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This home exceeds expectations. The photos do not do it justice. The property was clean and had everything you needed. The owners were great to work with and were quick to respond with any questions. Everyone we met including the maintenance group, concierge and chef were wonderful. We enjoyed a zipline tour through Baru Hacienda and a white water rafting tour through Dominical Surf Adventures right downtown. Both were excellent. I will say that walking to the beach is not as easy as many have made it sound. It is down a steep road and across a very busy street. Not a hard walk but if you want beach chairs and ice chest driving is much easier. It is a short drive to downtown as you would not want to walk on the busy highway to the town turn off. Great place to relax!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Bonita so much! One of the many charms of the area, of course, is that the mountains meet the sea in Dominical, giving visitors the unique advantage of experiencing amazing mountain, rainforest, and ocean vistas and activities in the same small area. Access is also made very easy by the new Costanera highway, which, joining with the Pan America Highway, runs the entire length of the Pacific coast. Fortunately, the Costanera can neither be seen nor heard from the villa, where one can see and hear only the ocean waves and the rainforest. All private homes in Dominical are built on the slopes of the mountains, and all require crossing the Costanera in order to access the beach, but some enjoy easier access than others. Villa Casa Bonita is one of the easiest to access, as it is unusually close to the beach - just a short 5-minute walk away. As you mentioned, part of the walk is along a short, inclined access road, and we do agree, it would be easier to drive to the Dominical beaches, as to any other beach, if you're carrying beach chairs and an ice chest. However, like you, none of our guests have found it to be a hard walk. Thanks so much for your kind words, and for choosing Casa Bonita for your vacation. We hope to see you back again sometime!
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Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Roca Verde
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Roca Verde
Car: recommended

Dominical is most famous for the beauty and powerful surf of its spectacular beaches, just a 5-minute walk from Villa Casa Bonita. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, here’s your chance; there are a number of surf schools in Dominical to choose from. There are also many other activities we can help arrange for you in and around Dominical, including scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, jungle tours, waterfall tours, a visit to the Parque Reptilandia (Reptile Park), whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain biking, ATV tours, yoga, and massage. Dominical and the nearby towns of Uvita and Ojochal are also home to many excellent restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining.

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Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Green (up to 4 guests)
Apr 21 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2014 Low (up to 4 guests)
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
2014/15 High (up to 4 guests)
Dec 15 2014 - Apr 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

To hold a reservation, a $500 reservation/property deposit is due within 7 days of booking (the deposit is refunded following your departure). The rental rate is split into 2 payments, 50% due 60 days before arrival and the other 50% due 30 days before arrival. The deposit can be a personal check, but rental payments need to be wired to our Costa Rican account in order to comply with tax laws.
Notes Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
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Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Alarm System
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Jungle Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Ocean Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • All bedroom bathrooms have walk-in showers, and provide a stunning view of the waterfall and grotto garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Jungle Bedroom - 1 king
    Ocean Bedroom - 1 queen
    Waterfall Bedroom - 3 double
  • Each bedroom also has a wardrobe and dresser. 3 of the bedrooms have private balconies and private bathrooms with walk-in showers. Air mattresses are also available if needed for extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming

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