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.
- Villa6000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
8 BR, 9 bath, 5 in the main house and 3 in the garden complex, max 22-28 guests.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
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 Pérez Zeledón
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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.
La Vida Suntuosa
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.
A nice retreat
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).
What a great trip and beautiful place!
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.
Best 7 days
We were 9 of us and were very comfortable with the accommodation. The best part of the whole villa experience was Pablo, he is by far the most wonderful person, who kept us on task by "Family we have a situation" that would bring us back on task. He helped up plan where and what we wanted to see. He arranged for a rental van to pick us up every day to take us where we wanted to go. It just couldn't have been any better.
The villa is awesome, clean, airy, their is absolutely nothing that you wouldn't enjoy by staying there. Patrice cook for us three night and every night was wonderful. Rigo the evening watchmen, was absolutely a joy, he even dance the Maringa on the night that we celebrated my 75th birthday. This villa a Gem.
The Villa and staff were absolutely amazing.
I would highly recommend this Villa. We had 15 people in our group and we enjoyed our entire stay. Pablo and the staff were always available for any of our needs and the food was great.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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. Holiday Season check in Fri or Sat only Blocks of 7 nights only.