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Jungle Villa. Full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls! 35% off Nov/Dec

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

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 Dominicalito

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

Jan 2012
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Dominicalito Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Max. adults: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • 13% IVI is the same as the hotels. CR may raise this tax soon and if so we will pass this along to our guests.
  • Custom Refund Policy: supercedes default policy above. Deposit refunded minus $250 admin fee if cancelled at >180 days prior to arrival.
  • Custom Refund Policy: deposit funds minus admin fee may be applied to a new reservation dater within a year.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 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
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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 relax 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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Jungle Villa. Full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls! 35% off Nov/Dec
average rating of 4.897059 based on 69 reviews

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

thank you for sharing your breathtaking villa to our family!!! everyone had a great, great time and enjoyed the stay so much...Pablo and the staff provided us the best service there is while in Dominical area...we couldn't thank them enough for the wonderful service they did for us! thank you so much again!!! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lolita I am so pleased to hear that you all had such a great time at the property. Amazing setting and service is our goal! Glad we could please. Hope to see you back at Los Aires sometime again. Pura Vida! Stephen
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Amazing house and staff!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Los Aires. There were 16 of us. We used the main house and 2 rooms in the guest house. The rooms were very large and clean. The house and the views were stunning! The staff went above and beyond. We were able to do so much because of Pablo's help and suggestions. We were in contact with Pablo before our arrival to discuss excursion options, meals and travel. The first day we all sat down with Pablo and planned out the week. He booked all excursions/guides for us and we just had to show up. It was great to have a plan so we could just relax and have fun. Pablo also accompanied us on trips whenever we wanted him to. The breakfast they provided every morning was great and the dinners they cooked for us were outstanding. We definitely recommend having them cook for you a few nights. We were surprised how little the meals cost as dinner included appetizer, dinner and dessert. I do recommend traveling to the house during daylight on the first day or taking a shuttle to the house. I was a bit too sure of myself and said I'll find the house with no problem. Well...we got lost at the end of the trip when you take the dirt road. It was a crazy experience but probably our funniest memory! Once you find the house the first time there is no problem driving on your own. The last 10 minutes of the drive would be very tough without a 4x4 as the roads are very rocky as well as steep at some points. We really liked the hikes to the waterfalls on the property. Rigo was the best. He went on the hikes with us, helped with the hot tub, BBQ and anything else we needed. We felt like he was part of our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property for 7 days in April and there were 4 adults and 3 teenagers. What an absolutely amazing week! Definitely need a 4x4 to get to the property which is a bumpy 10 min ride off the main road but is so worth it! The view is incredible and the sounds of nature all around cannot be beat. The staff was excellent and very helpful. Pablo was wonderful everyday giving us ideas of where to visit, making reservations, ideas on restaurants and even showing us his hometown of San Isidro de El General to get groceries and have dinner. Anything you could need or want is at the home and if it is not, Pablo does his best to take care of it. Coffee was always ready when we woke up and breakfast was made at whatever time we were ready for it. We had dinner with Patricia the first night that we arrived and it was excellent. All the staff is so friendly but not intrusive. "Rigo" (afternoon security) was so nice and helps with everything from getting the hot tub ready to helping start the grill. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone wanting to experience Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Vida Suntuosa

  • 5 of 5

It is not completely easy to get there, and it shouldn't. This is where you want to go if you want majestic panoramas in a romantic movie location.

The attention you get from Pablo, the wonderful food from Patricia, and the kindness of the entire team are unique.

We highly recommend a trip with a private guide to Hacienda Baru if you are a lover of nature, and a horseback ride with Pablo's uncle. These will leave memories that will last forever.

Perfect setting for a small group of friends that get along well together and share a common love for the beauty of Costa Rica. Trogons and toucans were daily sightings amongst many others.

Indulge yourself, you will have no regrets. Pura Vida.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice retreat

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely beautiful secluded setting. Definitely agree with the advice to have a 4-wheel drive rental car! Very rocky uneven road to get to the villa. Wifi did not work while we were there. Very VERY difficult to contact Pablo and plan events in a timely fashion, so I would definitely plan your own outings. Meals that were prepared for us by Patricia and staff were excellent and well worth the money! Air conditioning in the rooms worked well except for during the heat of the afternoon (in mid February).

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great trip and beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time! Terrific staff, clean, great layout. Hot tub and pool definitely got some use. You will require a 4wd to access

Do yourself a favor and engage and get to know Anthony, Pablo, Reco, Patricia etc. They have lots to share and can make your stay even better. We even took Anthony out with us on the Catamaran. Do not bother with Baru wildlife...we saw more at our villa! Monkees, toucans, and other jungle creatures all came out to visit us during our 8 days. Go north up the mountain away from dominical to the city market and also recommend the Whales tail and Quepos catamaran. Dominical beach is rocks so don't think your going there to lay out.

Overall, great trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Carretera Dominical
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mirador Los Chorros
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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 $42 per night each. Holiday Season check in Fri or Sat only Blocks of 7 nights only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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