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Oceanview in Costa Rica

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Oceanview property in Hatillo, Costa Rica, consisting of a new four bedroom house, with wireless internet access, surrounded by a second floor balcony that extends around three sides of the house. The view extends from Cano Island to the south, up to Manuel Antonio to the north. In addition to viewing the water and mountains, our horses and cows are also visible in the pasture.

Encouraging outside living, the house also has outdoor dining table and chairs.

The property is located in Hatillo, a sleepy little town along the Southern/Central Pacific coast, about 35 kilometers south of Quepos, seven kilometers north of Dominical. It is a short drive off the main road (the Costanera), easy to get to, and while two wheel drive accessible, 4WD is recommended. It is only about four minutes away from Guapil Beach, an unspoiled beautiful spot, and just a few more minutes away from Dominical, a surfer's haven.

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Les Seff
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Les Seff

I worked on Wall St for over 30 years, and was the founder and subsequent manager of Fidelity Investment's NASDAQ Trading Department. I currently consult for the financial service industry, primarily for securities attorneys. I live in New York State, with my wife who is an environmentalist.

Les Seff purchased this house in 2006

Why Les Seff chose Cantón Osa

I found the area of Hatillo to be completely unspoiled, and to represent more accurately the true culture of Costa Rica.

What makes this house unique

The view of the ocean is the best I have seen in Costa Rica. I also get to ride my horse on the beach, and hang out with the locals.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Because of the huge acreage and electronic gate, I felt like I was on a huge estate.
Oct 2010
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Cantón Osa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom with glass block on sides of tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom, has two steps going down to bathroom.
  • Both bathrooms have glass block in them, tiled floors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The property has some pastureland with horses and cows. In addition, because of its placement on the property, it enjoys ocean breezes. If interested, we may discuss the sale of the property as well.


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Oceanview in Costa Rica
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 8 reviews
San José, Costa Rica

Looking for come again

  • 4 of 5

Muy bonita la casa. Se pueden ver muchas aves. La vista del bosque y oceano es preciosa. La casa tiene de todo. Como punto de seria agregarle.cortinas a las ventanas para que la claridad lo despierte a las 5 am. Los muebles, artesón y acabados son en madera fina muy bonitos. Logramos subir en un Nissan Versa y en un Hyundai Accent Blue. El administrador Olger es muy buena nota y nos ayudó en todo lo que ocupábamos; hasta nos mostro una playa cercana. El pueblo de Dominical está a 8 minutos. Cataratas de Nauyaca están a 20 minutos. Recomendado. It is a nice house that have all you need. Birdwatching and oceanview is incredible. Olgrr the manager is so kind and cool guy. I recommend this place. Another A/C would be great for other rooms due to only the mainone have, but fan do its work.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michael and wife, Israel

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this beautiful and convenient house during the first week of April 2014. Access to the house, which may accommodate conveniently a large family, requires

a 4x4 car. The house is ideally located for sightseeing along the Southern Pacific shore, from Quepos to Osa peninsula. Cerro de la Muerte is less than two hours by car.

A supermarket and a few good restaurants are in Dominical, about five miles away.

Watching sunset over the Pacific from the porch competes with any postcard.

The caretaker was extremely kind and helpful.

We will recommend this place to our friends making plans to visit Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner was incredibly helpful in making suggestions for wonderful day excursions and a organizing a cook for several meals. The caretakers do a wonderful job maintaining the landscaping and cleanliness of the property.

The area was quaint and felt very safe. We loved the views and proximity to national parks and Dominical. This is a wonderful place to stay. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for an extended family

  • 4 of 5

Our family of seven, ranging in age from four to sixty-four, stayed here for a week over the Christmas holidays. We wanted a place that was away from the hordes of tourists, yet still had enough to do to keep us busy. Vistazul was just the place. We went horsebacking riding to the Nauyaca waterfalls, zip-lined through the jungle, kayaked in the local mangrove swamps and enjoyed the beaches at Manuel Antonion (crowded!) and Guapil (deserted.) When we came home at the end of a long day, we watched the sunset from our upper balcony, where the view was spectacular. We ate out several times, but also ate a lot of local produce and had a typical Costa Rican meal prepared by the mother of the caretaker, Olger. Everyone we interacted with was more than friendly, and the local guides were fantastic with the four-year-old. One word of caution: you'll need a four-wheel drive vehicle to get up the steep driveway, as some portions have been damaged during the rainy season.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in the house twice! It's the perfect vacation for beach action with a group of friends OR a couples getaway. I'll certainly be visiting a third time

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jordan is absolutely right in her review. In addition to being able to see the water, the public beach is under 5 minutes away, and virtually uninhabited. Additionally, the balcony is a romantic place to have a drink or just listen to the ocean.
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Jungle Paradise with an Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend took me here for a vacation, and I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of this estate. The Spanish style colonial house is on the top of a mountain, in the midst of an amazing jungle, overlooking the ocean. When I stood on the upper patio, I could smell flowers that smelled like Coco Chanel #5. I later did some research to discover that the flowers I was smelling were actually the flowers used to make that perfume! We were able to see tree frogs, tucans, mccaws and even monkeys on the property. The beach was a short car ride away or a 15 minute walk. The water was as warm as bath water, and we could hang out in the ocean all day. The other amazing thing about this trip was that in this remote part of the world, there were 5 star restaurants hidden along the various roadways. Also, the keeper of the property even made us dinner one night. We had fresh fish cought from the ocean that day! Additionally, there is a very nice bar called Mango Jays right down the road where you can grab a beer or a smoothie. The bar recently put in a pool and deck for its customers to enjoy. This is an amazing place for couples and families. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jess is right about the fragrance that surrounds the balcony. It's from the yling ylang trees that surround the house. In addition, as she implies, our caretaker is happy to help out in any way.
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mango J's
Nearest Motorway
Costanera Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Ten different ones in Dominical
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Guapil Beach, Hatillo
Car: necessary

Hangliding nearby, canopy tours with zip lines, waterfall tours, kayaking in the Hatillo Mangroves.

Additionally, there is a local school which teaches trapeze, aerial silk lessons. and partnering acrobatics, by the name of Airborne Arts, located near Diamente Falls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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