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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!

Tracy

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Tracy

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015
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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Special Offer! Special Discount Offer for May 2015!!! May 2 - May 26

Dominical House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Casa de los Sueños is a 3 bedroom/2 bath home on 13 very private, quiet and secluded acres nestled beside a rainforest reserve in the Escaleras Mountains. The property offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. View year round breath taking sunsets over the ocean from two of the three bedrooms, the great room and pool patio, since the back of the house faces due west. The house sits 1000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by lush rainforest and tropical gardens. Much of the terrain was reforested with native Costa Rican hardwoods, and fruit and flowering trees. There are ample opportunities to spot wildlife on the property such as toucans, white faced-monkeys, howler monkeys, coati, two- toed sloths, the rare ant-eater and the stunning morpho butterfly.

The property has its own private “above the rainforest canopy” observation platform 100 feet above the jungle floor in a majestic Ceiba tree with a girth of around 35 feet at its base and about 12 feet at the level of the platform. The ancient Maya of Central America believed that a great Ceiba tree stood at the center of the earth, connecting the terrestrial world to the spirit world above. The platform can be reached by single rope climbing technique with a hired professional guide. The guide will train you with the skills you will need for this amazing, rewarding and fun activity. Arrangements can be made at the time of reservation for your private platform climbing adventure tour.

The three bedrooms are air conditioned and will comfortably sleep six. The great room includes the dining room, living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and wet bar. A laundry room with washing machine and dryer is located off the kitchen. The house has all new furnishings, Satellite TV service, WiFi internet service, DVD and CD players. The master bedroom suite has a king size bed and sliding glass doors to the pool and patio. It also has a large bathroom with shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub. Another full bathroom is conveniently located between the other two bedrooms, one with queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Housekeeping service is provided once a week, as well as a full time caretaker/gardener six days a week. There is also a large gate at the entrance to the property.

The house is less than 4 kilometers south of the village of Dominical. Located in a very unique region of Costa Rica where the mountains meet the sea, Casa de los Sueños is about 2 kilometers up into the Escaleras Mountains. Therefore, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.

Whether you choose to go tree climbing or enjoy the many activities available in the area, you will certainly not be disappointed with your stay at Casa de los Sueños.

Keywords: Jungle, house, villa, private, secure, quiet, family compound, ocean view, mountain, tree climb, observation platform, infinity pool, abundant wildlife, fruit and flowering trees, hardwood trees

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tracy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015

About Tracy

Jim and Tracy live in southern Massachusetts. Jim is a small business owner and Tracy is an artist. Some of her works are on display in the house. Casa de los Sueños is professionally operated and maintained by Costa Ballena Management (CBM), the premier property management company in the area.

Once a reservation is established with us, you will be working with Massi and Adriano from CBM to complete all the remaining details of the rental arrangement including; payments, deposits, check-in and check-out. CBM also offers concierge services to facilitate any additional sightseeing or adventure tours requested.

Tracy purchased this house in 2002

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private, Jungle Observation Platform!
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
63110 Rodgau
5

Great, greater, greatest!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot describe the beauty of this proprty. Cleanness. equipment and view has been the very best we ever had in our vacations. The walks through the own jungle has been much more better and a greater experience than the visit of the expensive and run over Manuel Antonio N.P. We are happy, that we could live for 13 days in a paradise. We can recommend Casa de los Suenos to everyone, who loves nature, great sunset views, watching animals and flowers together with a luxury equipment of the house. It's a great mistake not to rent Casa de los Suenos once in your life. Thank you so much Tracy and Jim, Massi and Gerardo.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that both of you had a wonderful stay at Casa de los Sueños! Gerardo has been taking care of hiking trails on the property and we agree, it is so much better than going to Manuel Antonio. As always, we have a team to thank for helping us keep the house in good and tidy order and we feel very fortunate for that. Thank you for traveling all the way from Germany to stay in our home and enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica!
Scarborough, Maine USA
5

Extraordinary villa with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed 7 wonderful days in this amazing home set high on a hill in the jungle. There is so much to say about this special getaway. It is perfectly laid out with each room offering a stunning view to the beautiful surroundings and wildlife. A nice food and wine basket was waiting for us when we arrived and the team supporting the property and our stay was available to help at any time. It was convenient to many daytime adventures and wonderful restaurants for evening dining. Be prepared for an adventure as you make your way up the steep road that brings you to this perfect vacation home but know that it is worth every twist and bump. We loved Casa de los Suenos, the small surfing community of Dominical and the country of Costa Rica. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a wonderful stay at Casa de los Sueños! Thank you so much for choosing our home, we are always happy to hear from our guests and to know that they enjoyed their stay. It is located in a great area of Costa Rica that's not too populated but has enough restaurants and markets plus plenty of tours and beaches for relaxing. As you stated, the road up to Casa de los Sueños is quite an adventure but well worth it because of the great Pacific views. Thank you again and we hope you will one day return to Costa Rica and Casa de los Sueños!
NH, USA
5

Highly recommended...

  • 5 of 5

We are really happy we chose Dominical, and more specifically Casa de los Suenos, for our trip to CR. This is an amazing property. From the beautiful, tropical surroundings (it really is "backed into the rainforest") to the great layout and commanding views - we really liked the open concept and all the glass looking out to the view. All of the glass in the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen really brings the lush tropical foliage that surrounds the house right inside.

With the covered patio providing shade, breezy location high up on the mountain, outdoor ceiling fans, and great swimming pool, we were always comfortable when at home even though the temps were hovering around 90 degrees F daily (bedrooms do have AC if you want it).

Given the 14 acres, there really is tremendous privacy (be sure you are comfortable with that - we loved it). It was great that the driveway is gated, and when you leave for the day you can set the alarm and lock your valuables away in a safe. The street is unpaved and somewhat steep but well cared for and really easy with our 4x4 (nearly everybody drives one). Worth mentioning that there is also a great swimming hole with good size waterfall (and rope swing) right on the street up to the house.

The location perched high above Dominicalito is only a few minutes from highway 34 which was very convenient as we were always on the run exploring around the Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal area and beaches. Everything seemed close by - grocery stores, banks, ATMs, fish market, and many restaurants (Porqueno was our favorite, also Cuna del Angel, & Ranchos Remo). Manuel Antonio National Park was less than an hour away, San Isidro (an hour - huge farmers market & nice drive up 243), Indigenous Village of Boruka (drive there was the best part), and so on. Great walks/hikes through the rainforest using trails at Rancho La Merced and Hacienda Baru - both only 10/15 minutes away. Great horseback tour/ride to Nauyaca waterfalls (loved this), and so on. Many great beaches within a very short drive with Playa Hermosa, Bellena NP, and Playa Ventanas a few of our favorites.

We spent two full weeks and really loved the place. It was hard to leave.

p.s. Almost forgot to mention the people of CR. We always felt welcomed - very nice people. Property managers, gardener, cleaning person also very, very nice/helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear that you had a great time visiting the Dominical area and choosing Casa de los Sueños (CDLS) for your home. All of the things that you mentioned about CDLS is what made it so special for us, the rainforest, privacy, cool mountain breezes and of course the view. It is also centrally located to many of the tours, restaurants and activities that are available in the area. There are many good restaurants nearby and some that we haven't had a chance to try yet such as the one you mentioned, Ranchos Remos, we'll try that one next time we are there. There are several near the beach that are a great place to go watch the surfers in the evening before sunset. It sounds like you and your family were able to take advantage of the many things to do in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica and enjoyed them all. Thank you again for choosing Casa de los Sueños and we hope that you may return one day.
Fort Oglethorpe, GA
5

Perfect sibling vacation

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about our wonderful experience at Casa de los Sueños . It was better than we could have imagined.

The communication with Tracy (owner) and Massi (manager) were excellent. The home was spotless and provided all the essentials that were needed, including a delicious welcome basket full of goodies to start us off.

We also want to highly recommend Silvia to coordinate any tours (ie: snorkeling), as she can do it quickly and more easily than trying to do it yourself. Bahia Adventures offers a wonderful snorkel tour.

The clean, comfortable pool was a delight after a hot day in the sun. Sit back and listen to and watch the monkeys and toucans.

A great place to share time with friends or family and nature lovers alike.

We rented a Toyota Rav 4 which worked well up the steep, dirt/rock road to the house.

This "sibling vacation" was planned for 2014 but due to an unfortunate accident, the trip had to be delayed a year. All that to say, Tracy could not have been kinder and more accommodating to help us out for this year.

Thank you Tracy and the staff of Casa de los Sueños

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa de los Sueños and were finally able to make it to Costa Rica. Jim and I understand that everyone has things that arise at times and we are more than willing to help when we can. We are so grateful to have very nice guests as well. We are glad that you and your siblings were finally able to have your time together in Costa Rica and enjoy the amazing beauty and wildlife in the area. We are fortunate to be working with a great and hard working team. Thank you again and we hope that you and your family will one day return to Costa Rica and hopefully stay at Casa de los Sueños!
5

Blissful

  • 5 of 5

"This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary and had been dreaming of staying at just such a place as the Casa de los Suenos. The property is amazing. We never tired of the view, the plants and wildlife. The home is very nicely decorated and was very clean. There was a lovely basket of fruit and other food and drinks to welcome us to the home. It was greatly appreciated.

The property manager, Massi, quickly resolved any issues that came up.

We went on a few tours that Silvia Morales arranged for us. The highlight of the trip was the Mangrove tour. We witnessed an amazing array of wildlife and had a very bright guide named Cesar.

The groundskeeper, Gerardo is a gem. He is truly an asset. We don't speak much Spanish but found ourselves having long conversations.

We went to a few restaurants. The top 2 favorites were the "Charter" which has a jet plane in the parking lot.

The other favorite was The Balliena next to the BM market in Uvita.

We would recommend this property to folks who are looking for seclusion and beauty. The road to the house requires 4wd but after a few trips up the hill is becomes easy.

We look forward to staying here again."

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, thank you very much for your kind review. Jim and I are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are glad that you saw a lot of wildlife. We are amazed when we are able to be in Costa Rica at the amount of birds, butterflies, monkeys, etc. that are in the Dominical area and mostly visit the property. I will say this many times that we are so grateful for the team that we are blessed with, Gerardo & Yorleny, Massi, Adriano & Silvia. We notice that you stated that Gerardo is a gem and we feel exactly the same way. Gerardo has the best smile in Costa Rica and we are very blessed that he is a big part of the Casa de los Sueños team. CDLS is all about teamwork and trying our best to make all guests happy and enjoy an amazing experience in Cost Rica. Thank you again Mary for a nice review, we greatly appreciate your kind words and definitely look forward to you visiting Casa de los Sueños in the future. Pura Vida!!!
Houston, TX
5

Trip of a Lifetime!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time visiting the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Casa de los Suenos was such a nice retreat to enjoy the wildlife and just relax. The home was very well maintained and equipped with everything we needed. Silvia was very helpful in helping us book a fishing trip, canyon ziplining at night, white water rafting on the Savegre River and a snorkeling trip to Cano Island. The sunsets were amazing relaxing in the pool after our adventure of the day. Tracy was most helpful in the booking of our reservation and the followup with suggestions of places to eat, shop and area beaches.

Tracy, thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. The welcome basket was such an added touch to make us feel so very welcome! We can't wait to return and bring others to share our experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Costa Rica is a great place to relax and enjoy the wildlife or enjoy many of the great tours that are offered in the area. We're happy that Silvia was able to arrange so many great tours for you and your family. We like to help guests with information about local restaurants, grocery stores and beaches since many are unfamiliar with the area. Thank you for choosing Casa de los Sueños and we hope you will return to visit Costa Rica and our home again. Thank you!

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Car: recommended

Tree climbing tours 100 feet up to one of the very few above the rainforest canopy observation platforms in the Southern Pacific Zone can be arranged for an additional fee at the time of reservation. The platform is located high up in a majestic Ceiba tree, also known as the 'Mayan Tree of Life'. At 100 feet the diameter of the tree is still over 3 feet! The breeze across the top of the canopy is cool, and the views are simply spectacular. Binoculars and cameras are a must. There is a table and 4 chairs up in the platform making it a perfect place for a once in a lifetime picnic lunch. A professional climbing guide and single rope climbing technique trainer can accommodate groups up to 4 for a flat daily rate. All climbing gear required will be provided for this exclusive and very unique Costa Rican adventure tour.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Dominical House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Special Discount Offer for May 2015!!!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 2, 2015 to May 26, 2015

We are offering a special 15% discounted rate for any May 2015 rental!

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,820
$5,460
 
 
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,435
$4,305
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$490
$3,185
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,820
$5,460
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Credit Cards and bank wires accepted.
PAYPAL preferred.
Our home is managed by a property management company that handles all payments for us, the homeowners. Half of the rental fee is expected upon decision to rent and to reserve your desired dates. The remainder of payment is due one month before your arrival to Casa de los Sueños.

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Amenities

Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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