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VILLA TEMENOS - A SANCTUARY, RENEWAL, A RETURN TO ONE'S SELF...

Dean Carlson

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VILLA TEMENOS - A SANCTUARY, RENEWAL, A RETURN TO ONE'S SELF...

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Dominical House Rental Photos and Description

Stunning Oceanview, 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath One Of A Kind Getaway! (sleeps 4)

Perched in a hillside jungle, 300 feet above the gleaming Pacific Ocean is Villa Temenos. A private retreat designed to accommodate up to 4 guests total, 2 guests each in their own private “Palapa”. Surround yourselves in modern tropical luxury while experiencing the beauty and adventure of Costa Rica.

The compound consists of 2 tropical modern style thatched roof Palapas with Balinese flare. Each Thatched roof palapa is designed to accommodate 2 in a luxurious bedroom and bath opening to ocean views and nature on all sides. The woods have been hand selected down to picking the trees to bring in rich native woods while

keeping clean, contemporary lines. Cool Columbian limestone floor tiles and Sandstone carvings brought in from Bali add elegant but tropical accents to each palapa.

The upper palapa is two stories with an open living room on the first floor and bedroom on the second. Also here are is powder room and full size laundry. A wall of rich wood louvers doors slide away to provide you with a small kitchen comprised of a refrigerator, two burner stove microwave and sink. It's a casual setting to prepare breakfast and lunch or evening cocktails before heading out to one of our local eateries for dinner.

Leading out from the outdoor living area is a spectacular 40’ infinity swimming pool with 8’ waterfall. The pool provides several different areas with-in it to swim or relax on one of the benches or shallow lounge areas. Multiple terraces provide different areas to sun and dine all while overlooking the beautiful ocean below and jungle above. Step through the pool across a sandstone walkway to the Indonesian Pavilion or 'Bale'. A perfect place to read, relax or meditate...and that’s just what we want you to do!

As the house is perched on a hill, there is a series of stairs and bridges to lead you up to the main living and pool area, 50 steps in all. Along the way you get views of the magnificent gardens, full of tropical plants, as well as the great oceans views. One of the first focal points you see is the base of the bale adorned in river rock with a beautiful sandstone carving of Heliconias and Plumerias brought from Bali. Then, placed in the middle of the

garden, you enter through a set of antique Indonesian doors which gives you the first real views of the palapas.

Once up at the house you can enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. It's not unheard of to see migrating whales, dolphins, and the birds and butterflies are amazing! Toucans pass through routinely. If it’s not the birds chattering you hear, it's the ocean waves providing a constant concert of sounds.

Located in the South Central Pacific region of Costa Rice this home is easily accessible from San Jose via a 3 hour drive and ½ hour from the regional airport just outside of Manual Antonia/Quepos. A 2 kilometer drive south of the small surfing town of Dominical. An important feature of the home is its premier location. Unlike many vacation homes in this area this home is conveniently located a short drive to stores, restaurants and services. You do not have to drive up or down long, high mountain roads to get to the main highway.

The area is rich with activities from zip-lining, river rafting, snorkeling, fishing and horseback riding just to name a few! It is also a great place to escape to and just watch the incredible bird and wildlife or walk the beach below.

We invite you experience our “Temenos” a uniquely styled Costa Rica vacation home

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dean Carlson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Dean Carlson

We are world travelers that enjoy architectural design and gardens, especially tropical plants who make it our 'work' to create wonderful places to share with others through our other vacation properties and our bed & breakfast in Key West, FL.

Dean Carlson purchased this house in 2005

Why Dean Carlson chose Dominical

We fell in love with Costa Rica the first trip there and bought this brought right then. This has been our 'dream' to create Villa Temenos. From the first moments standing on the raw land we started creating the vision that is now the reality of our home. We have more visions to come, but glad to start sharing Villa Temenos with others

What makes this house unique

This is our bit of 'heaven on earth' as they say. It is a unique getaway to unwind, recharge and refresh one's self and soul. It's very easy to not want to leave.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Villa Temenos - A Sanctuary, renewal, a return to one's self...
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Dominical Puntarenas
Santa Barbara, CA
5

Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5
This property is nothing short of amazing. It was so well designed and stacked neatly on this hillside. I'll start by saying that I'm a real estate agent, designer and owner of a few vacation rental properties. I know the business and see a lot of homes. This is the rare case where the photos here do not give the property full justice. Upon arrival it was truly breath-taking. Everything about it. The outdoor only living space was a so unique and lends to the year round climate. The two palapas for sleeping both have amazing views with walls of glass, comfortable beds. The "bale" is where we had cocktails, read, watched toucans fly by and got protected from the beautiful jungle rain. The attention to detail at the property is amazing: full sound everywhere for music from our personal devices, well-equipped kitchen, laundry access, yoga mats, wifi, art and artful statuary/decor abounds, even de-humidifiers in the closet to keep clothes fresh (this took the cake). It was hard to leave the property to enjoy Costa Rica it was so comfortable. Speaking of - the location of this villa is perfect in our opinion. Minutes to Dominical and to the south is Uvita. Lots of great beaches, dining opportunities, groceries very close by. Silvia acted as concierge and helped with tickets to the excursions we wanted. Henry stopped by in the mornings to tidy the place. Eduardo at Economy Car Rental was so accommodating (note to self - rent a 4-wheel drive - you'll need it for the driveway at VT). You will not be disappointed with this property, the amazing views, the constant ocean noise in the background, the privacy, the location...we're ready to go back.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Dominical Puntarenas
Suwanee
5

Stop looking and book this now!

  • 5 of 5
It simply does not get any better than the Villa Temenos. We are still going through withdrawals. The property is stocked to the gills with everything you could ever need, from beach blankets to bug spray to extra linens, even antistatic dryer sheets. The closet dehumidifiers are the piece de resistance. Henry takes superb care of the property. Silvia can book any excursions you need, she can do pre-shopping to make your arrival even more enjoyable, and she can book massages by the pool. Massimo takes care of anything that Henry and Silvia don't do. The Brazilian Ipe wood is exquisite and adds a palatial flair, both high and low. The changing LED lights in the pool, infinity pool with waterfall ... the list goes on and on. Some recommendations: Por Que No? for breakfast, or Tortilla Flats. El Coco for the best dinner by the sea. La Parcela for best sunset on the water. Wales and Dolphins restaurant for best sunset with a view, Jolly Roger is a close second best. Osa Canopy Tour is excellent. The ATV tour all the way to San Luis Falls is a must-do. Roca Verde live music on Friday. The people in this area of Costa Rica are happy, accommodating, and so relaxed; a true joy to be with. 4WD is a must. GPS too. Thank you so much VT owners for making this paradise available to us.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dominical Puntarenas
Atlanta, GA
5

You will LOVE this beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a fantastic week at Villa Temenos & could not have been happier. The home itself is just beautiful, and is beautifully maintained by its groundskeeper, Henry, who came by every morning to ensure the grounds/pool were in perfect order. He was also very responsive to our texts, and quickly came to our aid when we failed to figure out the washing machine. The pool and the ocean views are fabulous. This is the PERFECT home for 2 couples, as there are 2 buildings nicely separated along the hillside, to ensure complete privacy. The laundry room and kitchen proved to be the most well-stocked rooms I have ever encountered when renting a vacation home – the owners have thought of everything, including powerful dehumidifiers located in both bedroom closets – brilliant! Our clothes, towels and shoes remained 100% dry throughout the week, regardless of how humid it was outside. The little towns near the home are charming, and the restaurants serve amazing food – especially breakfast: the rice & bean dishes are delicious no matter where you go. The town roads are for the most part unpaved, so be sure to rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle, but the main highways are in remarkably good shape. We took a day trip to Manuel Antonio park, and we enjoyed the day, but that area is much more built up and crowded, so that we really appreciated returning to our quiet part of the world. The concierge for the home, Silvia, was SO helpful – she stocked the home with groceries and beer/wine, so that we could arrive and immediately relax by the pool, and she also arranged for an amazing day of zip lining, an ATV trip to a couple of beautiful waterfalls, and she arranged for a last-minute massage by our pool. We had the most amazing time in Costa Rica, and we all agree this beautiful home was the best part of the trip.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Beautiful Shangri-La

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed this beautiful, tranquil space. Thank you so much Dean for thinking of every detail. Henry, the groundskeeper is a true gem and keeps the property immaculate. I loved the quietness and that there were many sitting areas to enjoy the property.
We will be back.
We loved every moment.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Villa Temenos paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Villa Temenos the first week of May 2014 was fantastic. We were concerned going in that the pictures on the website would be more than the reality, but we discovered it to be just the opposite. The pictures on the website actually understate the beautiful, peaceful nature of the property.

It is a perfect location for 2 couples or a family with older kids who'd like to offer separate privacy as the 2 palapas are ideally situated for privacy and comfort. The property comes stocked with all the conveniences you'd expect and some that are just luxurious. Our family enjoys low key relaxation for our vacations and this is the place to achieve it. We lounged around the pool all day and enjoyed all of the wildlife that occupies the tree canopy surrounding us. You literally feel as though you are in a treehouse as the property is a couple of hundred feet up the side of the mountain overlooking the ocean.

The only area that I might consider an inconvenience is the road up to the property. It is very steep and is not very conducive to walking to town but, on the other hand it offers supreme privacy and tranquility.

I would highly recommend this property for those looking to escape your hectic, stressful work life as you will feel it melt away the minute you enter the property.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

A return to each other

  • 5 of 5
Villa Temenos couldn't be a more perfect destination for a getaway. My husband and I desperately needed a romantic getaway. I only have one complaint...it was simply not enough time to spend on the most incredible property I have ever rented. If you are a person who appreciates perfection in a dwelling, then this is the space for you. The thread count of the linens, the silverware...every little detail. I have traveled all over the world and stayed in many a rental and hotel, trust me, you cannot go wrong here. Screams DIVINE!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 34 - Costanera Sur
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Roca Verde
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Dominical
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $2,000 Per week

Dominical House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Green Season 1
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

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Notes 50% of contract amount charged at the return of the contract. Balance is charged in full at 60 days prior to arrival date. Arrivals with-in 60 days are charged in full.
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Amenities

Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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