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Stephen

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish

Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Dominical Villa Rental Photos and Description

8 BR, 9 bath, 5 in the main house and 3 in the garden complex, max 22-28 guests.

Upscale property in a beautiful, secluded mountain setting with panoramic vistas toward the ocean at Dominical. 8 BR total, 5 in the main house and 3 optional guest rooms in the garden complex. 2-26 guests. In ground pool, Spa and chill out area in adjacent gardens. Fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintenance, evening cooks and security. The very well equipped main house (6000 sf/ on 3 levels) sits on a private jungle reserve of 66 acres which has 5 large waterfalls, jungle swimming holes, two rivers, spring fed creeks. There are tended hiking trails and quiet country roads. Los Aires is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys and toucans frequent the property daily. Cool evening temperatures and warm days. Lots of jungle adventures and hiking/horseback riding. Close to the amazing Nauyaca Waterfalls, Dominical Beach and Guabo River rafting. We provide a local cell phone for your use during your stay. Should you have difficulties while away from the house you can call our concierge Pablo for help. He is available 24 hours for any urgency. He will also help arrange activities, adventures, airport shuttles, local transport, meals, groceries, etc. Don't miss the link at bottom of page to see the aerial video of the of this amazing home and property.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Stephen

The villa was originally built as a jungle guest house by my uncle. We have enlarged the hiking trail network and gardens and converted the property to a vacation rental. I still have full time work in Florida but enjoy as much time off as I can get in the jungles of Costa Rica.

Stephen purchased this villa in 2007

Why Stephen chose Puntarenas

Our location is key - a secluded tropical mountain setting yet close to the ocean and town. The area is secure and access is easy. In addition, the temperature is moderate here at the higher altitude and the variety of wildlife is amazing.

What makes this villa unique

Set on 60 acres of private tropical forest with jungle swimming pools and waterfalls make this property unique. We have hiking trails to access the natural wonders around us. There is a full staff to insure your comfort. Our concierge comes each morning to cook breakfast and is available to help arrange the days activities. Housekeepers tidy up each day and there is 24 hours per day security. The cooks will come each evening on request and charge just a very modest fee,

Our concierge services are included with the rental. he can arrange passenger van shuttle for guests going to/from the airport, beach or activities. He is expert in arranging local adventures and activities, meals, and transportation. We provide a local cell phone for your use during your stay should you have difficulties away form the house you can call Pablo for help. He is available 24 hours for any urgency.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Stephen,



our trip was absolutly great. Everyone was happy and we had a lot of fun. Special thanks to viviana, patricia, henry, rolando and jorge it was a really good time for us with you.



best regards

KS
Jan 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)
Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 36 reviews
5

Great location and service

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Pablo was the best. I have stayed at many villas and resorts, and never received as good as service from any of them as I did from Pablo. The property is a wonderful jungle/mountain getaway with wonderful hikes and waterfalls right on the property. It is only about 30 minutes from the beaches of Dominical, and not too much further from Manuel Antonio. Make sure to go see the swimming hole, and the extreme canyoning near by is a great excursion.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Gorgeous Property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Villa with a retreat group from Arizona for a week. The location of the Villa is high up in the rain forest and away from it all. It is perfect for those who want to get away and enjoy the serene beauty of Costa Rica. The breathtaking views are spectacular and the grounds are wonderfully maintained. Our room was perfect and housekeeping cleaned each day for us. Patricia was hired as our breakfast and dinner chef for the week and she did a great job. We had a great time at the Villa, but by far the most memorable part of our trip is Pablo, the concierge. He is phenomenal!!! You just say his name and he appears ready to assist. Our stay at the villa was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

It was the most amazing experience. Pablo was very attentive and made sure all of our needs were met. Family of 12, plenty of room and enough activity on property for all to enjoy. The pictures on the Internet are exactly what you see except for work our area has been made into a zen area. Relaxing area for morning coffee away. The swimming hole is also not easily accessible. You need to plan an entire day to go to see it. Enjoyed hiking on property to see the others. Brisk hike in morning. The staff were incredible. Thank you to all. Only recommendation is that Pablo deserves a day off! Definitely will stay there again

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This place is paradise on earth. The stay was amazing. The staff (especially Pablo) were all very accommodating to everyone's needs. The online pictures are exactly what you get when you get there. No photoshop!! I highly recommend that everyone put this one on their bucket list.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

This listing was accurate. the pictures you see online is exactly what you get. Definitely remote and very private but only a 20 minute drive into the city. The villa was always very clean and the staff are all so kind. This gives you hotel amenities with the luxury of a home. The staff cleaned and even did our laundry. i would recommend this stay in a heart beat. I didn't want to leave. we were 14 adults and all fit comfortably and never felt as if we were on top of each other. Patricia which is the offered cook(adt cost) was phenomenal (a great resource when you are tired from excursions and want to stay in for dinner. Now to the best part ... PABLO ... YOU ARE THE MAN!!! he is the concierge and makes this trip so worth it and VIlla los Aires is lucky to have him there. NO is not in his vocabulary. Everything is so pura vida and nothing is impossible for him. Alonso is a sweetheart and we couldn't get enough of him. When ever you guys come to Miami we will have to link up to return such warm hospitality. while here we did zip line, horseback riding, used a yatch one day, did white river rafting, used ATVs and even went to a small school to donate some things.... Everything is accessible but you definitely need a vehicle. We used solid rental car and they even brought the cars to the villa :) also if is a big group like we were and its your first time in costa rica i definitely recommend "la buzeta" (a bus) its like another excursion on its own and you make stops along the way and makes that long ride from San Jose enjoyable and a party on its own. Steve, you have a beautiful home. Pablo thank you for everything. This trip wouldnt have been the same without you. You have new found friends with all of us. Alonso gracias por todo. Espero verte pronto en Miami... PURA VIDAAAAAAAAA

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Awesome Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house in the middle of the jungle! The property is absolutely stunning with awesome hikes and viewpoints all around you, from a couple hundred feet from the house, to miles into the jungle! Awesome waterfalls, rivers, trails, trees, wildlife, and service. Our consierge Pablo Aragón Rodríguez was phenomenal and was very helpful, and fun! Would highly recommend this villa. Bueno Vida!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Quepos
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Carretera Dominical
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mirador Los Chorros
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Dominical
Car: necessary

Wonderful tranquil setting high in the mountains above Dominical, in Caña Blanca, yet only 12 km to the ocean. The villa is fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintance, evening waiter and security. The house sits on a 66 acre private reserve of tropical forest with incredible 360 degree jungle and valley views and an abundance of wildlife and natural water formations on the property. An Eco-friendly dream scape with lots of hiking, swimming and nature watching opportunities. Easy access to Nauyaca Waterfalls, the highest and grandest waterfalls in the Southern Pacific Zone of CR, horseback riding, and the beaches/surfing at Dominical. Just 30 minutes from San Isidro de El General, a pleasant small city with full services.

Other Activities: Jungle hiking, waterfall repelling, rock climbing, ocean kayaking, canopy ziplines

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Rates & Availability

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$399
$2,495
$8,870
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Whitewater
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,995
$5,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
SpringtimeCR
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$349
$2,295
$7,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,493
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$399
$2,495
$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Perfect2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,995
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Green Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$399
$2,495
$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
Whitewater2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,995
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
SpringtimeCR2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
$2,295
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
$10,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$399
$2,394
$7,470
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

The rental rates quoted include use of the main house only, up to 9 guests and breakfast each morning, Additional guests beyond the first nine are charged $38 per person per night. the garden rooms, if occupied, are charged at $39 per night each. 2016 Holiday check in day is Friday Dec 23 only and 30 only Blocks of 7 nights only. $39 p/p/n extra during Holiday weeks

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Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • suite 1 - toilet , shower
    sleeping quarters - toilet , shower
    gallery bedroom - toilet , shower
    tower bedroom - toilet , shower
    main floor - outdoor shower , pool and spa
    second floor - toilet
    suite 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 full baths, 1 half baths, showers at pool and spa
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • suites 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    tower room - 2 queen
    sleeping quarters - 1 double
    gallery bedroom - 1 queen
    suite 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The main house has 5 bedrooms, each has its own private bath and sleeps 14. The garden building, available at an additional cost, has 3 rooms, each with private bath. Garden add on sleeps up to 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The main house building is an open floor plan with great room, dining area, separate cafe/breakfast area, theater room, bar, kitchen and office on the first level. The second level has a viewing gallery in addition to the bedroom suites and sleeping quarters. The third floor tower room has 360 degree views! The bodega and buildings below the main lodge house the laundry, caretaker's and garden apartments. Pool and spa and work out area are adjacent to the main house. Life size chess board in the garden. Hiking trails are maintained all over the property and lead to the 5 different waterfalls, swimming holes and rivers. There is a full staff to insure your comfort. Our concierge comes each morning to cook breakfast and is available to help arrange the days activities. Housekeepers tidy up each day and there is 24 hours per day security. The cooks will come each evening on request and charge just a very modest fee. Our concierge services are included with the rental.

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