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Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise

Neil

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Dominical Villa Rental Photos and Description

Features:

• Completely Private Estate of 3 acres

• 5200sqf/480sqm new luxury villa

• Large Private Pool 1200 sqf/110sqm

• Onsite Staff: Cook/Housekeeper, Gardener & Security

• Rooms cleaned daily, Beds made, Clothes Washed

• Spacious outdoor rancho full equipped BBQ

• All bedroom have on suite bathrooms with walk in showers (2 with Jacuzzi), AC and balconies

• Large fully fitted Gourmet Kitchen Granite countertops

• 2 exterior dinning areas

• TV Room with 46-inch flat screen, DVD's & Satellite TV

• 4 MB Wireless Internet

• iPod docking station

• Secluded private secure property

• 24 hours Security

• Free daily washing of clothes by Maid

• 10 minutes drive to spectacular beaches

• 4 minutes drive to town

• Outdoor shower

• Automatic Push Button entry gates

• All towels supplied for Bathrooms, Pool & Beach

• Hardwood and 'caña brava' ceilings

• Natural Travertine stone floors inside and Coralina stone outside.

• 4 boogie boards, 1 surfboard free for guests use

The concept of the La Libelula property is a luxurious comfortable relaxing retreat for a stress free vacation with everything that you could want without putting a step outside the villa. The property is situated on it’s own pinnacle hillside at the elevation of 285 feet above sea level that enjoys the panoramic views along the coast which is located in the lush tropical coastal forest full of wildlife and birds that surround the property with regular visits from Monkeys, Toucans and Sloths, etc.

Treat yourself to a STRESS FREE VACATION, each day the bedrooms will be cleaned & beds made, the housekeeper will also clean your clothes every other day all this is included. For additional the fee of just $10 for the meal for 10 people the housekeeper will cook lunch or dinner, all you do is buy the food and the housekeeper will prepare a delicious local meal for you to eat in the comfort of the Villa.

All 4 large bedrooms are fitted with air conditioning. The first master bedroom has a king size bed with on suite bathroom and Jacuzzi tub, covered balcony with Ocean view, walk-in closet and safe box. The second master bedroom also has a king size bed, on suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and covered balcony with Ocean view. The third bedroom has a queen size bed with on suite bathroom and a wrap around balcony with an Ocean view. The fourth bedroom has two single beds with an on suite bathroom.

When you enter the Villa and open the wide wooden front door to this spacious 5,166 square feet/480 square meter contemporary villa and you are greeted with a large open plan entrance and lounge with marble floors and fully glazed walls that overlook the pool and beautiful landscaped garden.

On the second floor are 18 foot high vaulted style ceilings with fans throughout the villa to benefit from the flow of cooling breezes off the Ocean and down the valley alongside the property.

There are two dinning areas one inside with floor to ceiling glazed walls the other is outdoor under the large covered patio with a large wooden dinning table that overlooks the sunken water feature, which gently flows into the pool.

The spacious FULLY FITTED GOURMET KITCHEN is equipped with all that is necessary to cater to large families or groups. It has a Breakfast Island with marble countertops and specially hand crafted modern wooden cabinetry throughout.

You can truly enjoy outdoor living in the HUGE KIDNEY SHAPED PRIVATE POOL THAT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE AREA with a the large surrounding deck area, outdoor shower and a capacious outdoor palm covered rancho decked out with exterior kitchen and gas Barbeque just made for those afternoon and evening cook ups served with the odd cold margarita.

The lounge is spacious with comfortable couches with large glazed windows. The media room has also has deep comfortable couches and a large flat screen television with DVD player. There is also wireless Internet and iPod docking station with CD player.

La Libelula IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED FOR AMENITIES; The small town of Uvita is only 5 minutes away where you find banks a selection of well-stocked stores and also a variety of restaurants serving local and international cuisine. Dominical is 15 minutes way that also has variety of restaurants, stores and a few bars for nightlife. And Ojochal is 20 minutes drive and has a good choice of local and gourmet restaurants.

THERE IS 24-HOUR SECURITY WITH THE ONSITE GUARD AND HOUSEKEEPER

!! NO EXTRA CLEANING FEES !! THE BEDS ARE MADE DAILY AND CLOTHES AND TOWELS ARE WASHED FOR FREE, FOR STAYS OF A WEEK AND LONGER LINENS ARE CHANGED AND CLEANED. ALL THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEE.

The southern Pacific area of Costa Rica is well known for it’s many and variety of unspoiled beautiful secluded beaches, rivers and waterfalls. The property is only 10 minutes from the closest beach and many other beaches are only a few minutes further away to the north and south. These beaches are ideal for all ages, tastes and level in watersports. There are calm small waved beaches idea for a young family to famous Dominical which is known for consisted good quality waves frequented by surfers and boogie boarders.

There is vast amount of activities, tours and fun pursuits in the area; we can help you with suggestions and if you like booking them for you. Just to list a few; horse riding to the Nauyaca waterfall, Zip Lining, white water rafting, whale & Dolphin watching, scuba & Snorkeling, fishing, tour of the national marine park, ATV tours, Hiking day and night tours in the nation park, kayaking down the mangroves or in the Ocean, Yoga, Palates and Capoeira classes

We will supply directions from the airport and arrange to meet you and show you the house and welcome you with a bowl of tropical fruits.

La Libelua is only 3¼ hours from San Jose via the new Caldera Hwy (Hwy 27). If you like we can help you with rental cars, tours & many activities, etc. You can easily rent a car and have it waiting for you at San Jose airport for your arrival to pick up. There is a completely stress free option if you want a taxi or mini bus we can be arranged to pick you up at the airport and drive you La Libelula and can organize for your rental car to be waiting at the house or if you prefer you can collect it at Uvita car rental office.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Neil (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

Why Neil chose Dominical

This a brand new Villa built to the highest specifications the property is designed for relaxing and enjoying your vacations with your family & friends.

What makes this villa unique

The property was designed to maximize out door living, it boasts a Very Large swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and large covered rancho for BBQ’s and preparing drinks.

The Villa and grounds have been designed with many separate living and relaxing areas that optimizes the large areas of the Villa and grounds.

The Property is ideally located in the forest but less than 5 minutes drive from the small village of Uvita that has all the stores and amenities & access to adventure activities needed for your vacation

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Couldn't have been more perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a dream. Immaculate, manicured outdoor space...lush and filled with exotic flowers and palms. Everything you need to be comfortable, gorgeous everywhere you turn. We have done a lot of traveling in Costa Rica...this property is a whole new class of Costa Rican luxury. With a large, isolated lot, we had our own private slice of heaven. The gates and the care takers keep the house secure 24/7.

Our care takers were great. Very friendly and approachable. Helped us with everything we needed. Cooked us a few meals that were delicious. Gave us our space, but were always close if we had any questions or needed help. The property manager, Neil, was communicative and kind.

We arrived to a fresh fruit basket, fresh-cut flowers and iced champagne. Furnishing was comfortable, decor was tasteful. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook.

3 Master Bedrooms and one bunk-room makes this a perfect place for groups of adults. The air conditioning in the bedrooms works beautifully, and the down stairs area opens up to let the breeze keep the house fresh. The glass enclosed staircase is an awesome touch...the whole back of the house is glass, so the beauty of the outside space makes the interior stunning.

We are definitely returning, and plan on being regulars at La Libuela. Thanks so much!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Harrisonburg, Va
5

Loved this property!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 adults and 4 children (age 8 up to 16) and rented the villa at the end of March. I picked this property because I wanted a place that had privacy, a chance to see wildlife, but not too far a drive to activities. This place was perfect. The house was spacious and immaculate, with large bedrooms ( A/C in bedrooms worked great). The outside pool area was amazing, better than the photos. My kids were happy to spend the whole day in the pool( there were plenty of inflatable rafts and toys for all 4!) My youngest who didn't swim that well, was able to spend a lot of time on the pool's large steps and by the end of the trip was able to swim across the pool. The house was very private with only the caretaker's house visible. We saw toucans daily, usually early in the morning, plus a multitude of smaller birds. We were so happy to hear the howler monkeys most mornings and 2 of the days they were clearly visible in the nearby trees. All of the adults in our group got up quite early (5am) so we could enjoy the birds and monkeys. We loved the Domenical/Uvita area. It was super easy to find you way around. There is a grocery store on the main road near the house as well as plenty of restaurants. We had no trouble finding kid friendly food places. Baker's Bean and La Fogata had good pizza plus Domenical had a good pizza spot. In Domenical we took the kids to Cafe Delicias which served chicken fingers, fries and ice cream. We made daily stops to Cafe Mono Congo in Domenical for strong coffee and frappes. We also ate at La Parcela and Villas Alturas, both have great views. While we ate at Villas Alturas we saw the white face monkeys in nearby trees as well as toucans. Things we did - guided tour with Olman Otoya at Hacienda Baru- saw 6 sloths, one with a baby, iguanas, and poisoned dart frogs. Recommend guides as they have high powered scopes. Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary-loved, good for kids. Zip lining at Hacienda Baru( there is a larger one near Sierpe) and the beaches. I loved our stay at this villa! Neil was great as well as the caretaker, Licho. We didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

This house is loved !!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at La Libelula in March 2015. There were 8 of us ( 4 adults/4 kids). We loved this house. The house was spacious and each bedroom has its own bathroom. The outdoor living space was amazing. The pool was larger than the pools at the hotels we had recently stayed at in other parts of Costa Rica. We enjoyed playing with all the pool toys and the kids played volleyball in the pool for hours. We saw more toucans and howler monkeys while we were lounging by the pool than we saw when we spent the day at Corcovado.

The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, glasses, spices, blender, coffee maker etc. There is even a wine cooler if you want to keep your wine at the perfect temperature.

It was nice having Darlene and Leecho living across the property. They take very good care of the house and us. Everyday they straightened up the house and gave us fresh towels. When my daughter accidentally pulled a screen door off, Leecho was there to put it back on. Darlene made us 2 amazing dinners. We especially loved her guacamole, arroz con pollo and ceviche.

This house feels like it is far away but it is only a 5 minute drive to the grocery store. The grocery store is well stocked and we found everything we needed. We enjoyed having fresh french bread, croissants, and homemade ravioli from the Baker Bean.

Neal was great at corresponding with us prior to our arrival. He provided us with a lot of helpful information. He was out of town when we arrived but Steven was equally as helpful at getting us settled in. He set up surf lessons for us and even arranged an in-house massage.

It was a perfect vacation. We look forward to returning to La Libelula.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland, OR
5

Luxury vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We have rented La Libelula with another family for one week in March. We were four adults and four kids (age 10-13) and we all had a blast. The villa is fabulous. All four bedrooms are gorgeous. The villa is spacious and the layout great. Nature around it is beautiful, with large trees hosting howler monkeys and toucans. You are in the middle of the jungle, though beaches and restaurants are not far away.

Darlene is an excellent cook, her arroz con pollo is memorable. Both Licho and Darlene took great care of us.

It's a one of the best properties we have rented through VRBO.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis, MN
5

Unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5

If staying at a Ritz Carlton-like property is what you have in mind, look no further. Our family of five just returned from a fabulous week at La Libelula. The house is absolutely gorgeous and the outdoor living space is UNBEATABLE. We spent hours swimming, watching birds (loved the toucans!), lounging and listening to the wildlife around us. The noise the howler monkeys make is unmistakable - we heard them daily at dawn and dusk. On four separate occasions we saw monkeys swinging through the trees on the property. What a treat!

The caretakers, Licho and Darlene, live in a separate home adjacent to the property and are top-notch. They kept the property tidy and politely ensure you have everything you need while at the same time respecting your privacy. It was a comfort knowing they were there.

Our favorite activity was white water rafting - ask for Andy! We also highly recommend Darlene's cooking and the restaurant Por Que No - both offer delicious food with a view!

Bottom line: not a negative thing to say about this property. We have rented several homes on VRBO and have stayed in many fantastic resorts around the globe, and La Libelula tops our list of favorites.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great home, amazing views, amazing service!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our family vacation at La Libelula (Spanish for dragonfly) and we had an amazing time! There were 8 of us and the house has so much space and so many areas to relax that we did not feel like we were tight by any means. We had 3 different groups arrive at different times because of flight delays, and the on site "security" (Licho) was great! The last group arrived at 2:30am and he got up to let them in.

The home is at the top of a steep dirt road down to town, and the owner recommends rental vehicle but we went without for the 8 days and it worked out great. Licho can call you a taxi if you need to get around, or some of the local tours will send someone to pick you up at no charge. I would definitely not recommend driving there from the airport at night, definitely get a ride! We used Solid Rental Cars which is a great company and were on the ball and very accommodating with the changes in pick up times because of our flight delays. Transfer cost was $250/bus load. Unfortunately for us, we had to do 3 different pick ups because of the flight changes, so our cost jumped to $750 (3 different transfers), but all in all, they knew where they were going which was a bonus, they do transfers to this location all the time so arriving at night was not a problem.

We also had Darlene cook us dinner 2 of the nights...all I can say is amazing!! The food was spectacular and much better than anything you can get in a restaurant. All of the other nights we cooked for ourselves and the kitchen has everything you need. We also used the BBQ outside and all went well.

We were there during Cicada season and the noise they make is incredible! They make a ton of noise during the day, starting at about 7:15am and are constant until 6:30pm when the sun goes down. The first day hanging out at the pool we could hardly hear each other talk, but by the last day we were used to the noise. They are huge bugs but are more annoying than dangerous as they don't bite.

We saw Tucans, Macaw birds, lots of local smaller birds. We heard the howler monkeys at night all around the home but didn't see any during our stay at the house (we did see some during a tour).

Each of the rooms is very well appointed with ensuites, comfortable beds, great lanais for morning coffee. With about 10 various sitting areas, there are many spots to relax both in and out of the sun.

I would definitely recommend this place for a family looking for a getaway

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela,
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bars in Uvita
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many restaurants in Uvita
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Playa Ballena
Car: necessary

September & October are the best months to see the huge humpback whales off the coast of Uvita. These whales migrate from thousands of miles away and come each year to the beautiful coastline of Costa Rica to mate and to give birth to their off spring. These huge gentle giants of the Ocean can be seen normally in groups or a mother with her off spring and they are apparently unconcerned being accompanied by the whale watchers boat. They can give spectacular shows of swimming agility by breaching, fin and tail slapping, lop tailing or simply blowing great plumes of air and water when then exhale up to 40 meter of height.

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Rates & Availability

From $422 Per night

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$422
$2,954
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$422
$2,954
 
 
Christmas & New Year Holidays
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,775
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$570
$3,990
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$422
 

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Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outside toilet - toilet , For outside use
    2nd Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
    1st Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
    1st Guest Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
    2nd Guest Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , Average size bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds can be put together with double mattress
    Master bedroom 2 - 1 king , on suite bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Balcony with Jungle view
    Master bedroom 1 - 1 king , on suite bathroom/Jacuzzi tub, balcony, walk in closet, Safe
  • King size beds (2) Two kingSize bed in both master bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) In other large guest bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two single beds in guest room (1) Spare queensize air bed if required
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Ocean views, jungle views, private estate, ceiling fans in all rooms, air conditioning in all bedrooms 2 king beds, 1 queen and 2 queens on a bunch bedroom suites, custom wardrobes, tropical garden with nature trail, tropical fruit trees like mango, bananas and coconut, full kitchen, crossover pool stepping stones, sliding glass window-walls, granite kitchen counter tops and central work island, wine refrigerator, 1 outside shower, Large exterior rancho with 2 hammocks, large BBQ, refrigerator, sink and countertop, music center with iPod access point, pool floats and toys, boogie boards, surfboard, housekeeper/cook, gardener, daily pool cleaning, manager who can arrange tours and transportation.

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