This home makes the perfect headquarters for your stay in this part of CR. We enjoyed the spacious kitchen, gas range, large back deck, giant shower, and the room to spread out. This property would be excellent for a large family.
The three bedrooms were sparsely furnished but certainly met our needs. The bathroom is quite large and the walk-in tiled shower was certainly big enough for two. We enjoyed cooking in the enormous kitchen. There were plenty of pots, pans, and cooking implements (though the forks were in short supply - I imagine previous renters had made off with them). We liked spending our evenings on the large back deck enjoying cuba libres and listening to the tranquil night sounds (bring insect repellent).
You'll find a grocery two doors down with everything you'd need and a larger Super up the hill across Costanera Sur from the entrance to Dominical. The town itself has great tacos, sushi, an awesome inexpensive soda, shops, surf lessons, your standard pizza place, and anything you might need to enjoy your beach stay. Nothing in town is more than a 5 minute walk. The rocky beach and surf swells were too much for us to bathe at Dominical beach but we took advantage of the short drive to Playa Hermosa several times and enjoyed the fine sand and shady beach there. This home is a perfect launching pad for trips to Manuel Antonio, Parque Marino Ballena, or any of the nearby gorgeous beaches.
This rental has no central air conditioning but the fans helped us stay cool at night. The owner of this property was easy and pleasant to work with and their local contact in Dominical was helpful, friendly, and very nearby had we needed him (we didn't have any trouble at all, so we didn't need to reach him). Don't plan to sleep in here - the early sunrise woke us each day. Bring plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent. We bought a cooler and ice at the nearby grocery. The gated parking area in front of the house was a little tough to navigate with two separate parties (one each in the upstairs and downstairs units) but we parked on the street in front of the Blue Shack without incident. (We left the windows partly down and doors unlocked per local advice). The unit was stocked with games and books, a small tv (which we didn't use), and great wifi service.
If you are looking for a modern, spacious, no-frills beach pad this is your place. Highly recommended!