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Ocean View Costa Rican Villa with Private Pool!(Canto Del Mar)

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Brand New ocean view villa with a beautiful bay view and a 7 minute walk to Dominicalito beach. You can hear the ocean from this mountain-side villa and enjoy the breeze from aloft! The Costa Rican wildlife is abundant, especially in the morning when the birds are singing. It is not uncommon to spot a tucan or other wildlife while sitting under the palapa next to your private pool.

Each bedroom (located on the lower level) has a queen size bed , a balcony and it's own bathroom with his/her sinks (one bathroom has a shower/tub and the other just a shower). The laundry room and a small living area is also on the lower level. The upper level consists of the kitchen, dining/living area and half bath...and don't forget the views, views, views! The wrap-around balcony and patio (complete with pool) is right outside the sliding doors on the upper level.

WiFi is available!!

Maid service is once a week and included with your stay.

Also, if you are renting a vehicle, it is advised that you rent a 4WD. The villa sits on a steep hill and most of the roads off the main highway are unpaved. Therefore, a 4WD would be best.

Keywords: Villa,bungalo,casita,house

More Details

Property Manager
Brittany Hudson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018

About Brittany Hudson

We are a busy family with four kids. We live in a Northwest suburb of Chicago. My husband and I work in property management for our family company. We are very proud of all of our properties but this one is our 'baby'. Of course, the kids love it, too! We bought it as an investment property and hope to use it as our second home some day. We vacation there when we can with the kids or without. We hope to make many memories at our little Villa Vista Encantada(villa with the enchanted view)!

Brittany Hudson purchased this villa in 2006

Why Brittany Hudson chose Dominical

We chose Dominical after looking into Mexico, Belize and down the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica because of the 'surf' town and affordability. It really reminded me of Lahaina, Maui 30 years ago. It is very 'untouched'. You won't find a McDonald's in least not yet.

What makes this villa unique

You can walk to Dominicalito beach in about 7 minutes and also explore the area and walk to one of the local 'swimming pools'(it's a small waterfall/pool nearby). Our management company, Costa del Sol, is located right down the road from Canto del Mar. Dave or Deb will be happy to make your reservation\ and can also help with rental cars, excursions, and tours. We love to wake up to our wonderful view and hang out on the patio in the morning. We have our coffee and watch the birds while the younger ones swim. We eat breakfast at the villa or in town and usually discuss what we are going to do for the day. Some of our favorite things to do are Nauyaca Falls(kid friendly horseback ride), whale watching/snorkel tour, surfing, boogie boarding, exploring the many beaches, going to Manuel Antonio for the day, and finding great places to eat dinner!


Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with his/her sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , with his/her sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    living area downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , It is a sofa/day bed that sleeps 1
  • Queen size bed in each bedroom and each bedroom has a full bathroom. The day bed is located just outside of the bedrooms in a living area downstairs.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fully furnished, fully equipped unit with an open floor plan, 2 parking spots, washer and dryer in unit, maid service, gated community with 24 hour security, small electronic safe in unit, pool is great for kids and adults.


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Ocean View Costa Rican Villa with Private Pool!(Canto Del Mar)
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

Amazing views and well-equipped kitchen

  • 4 of 5

Property is a 5 minute drive from Dominical up a very steep gravel road (4WD required). House is comfortable and well-equipped with a nice view of the ocean and beach. View is slightly obstructed by trees, TV and dish washer didn’t work, but overall very positive stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway for me and my kids!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my kids and their friends (high school and college age) and loved it! It was the perfect location. Close to so many beaches and restaurants. The kids loved that there was a patio with a private pool to relax around and come back to after being down by the beach or out on an excursion. And, we took full advantage of the well equipped kitchen. We took turns cooking breakfast, and dinners. And, would hang out and play games at night. The view was gorgeous and I loved the bird watching in the morning while I was having my coffee. We saw lots of tucans and even saw howler monkeys right by the villa one afternoon. We loved it and will be back for more adventures in the near future!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a View! Beatiful and all the amenities you need, including a pool!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was perfect for my daughter (15 years)and I. We loved doing activities during the day and coming back to the beautiful villa for a dip in the pool and rest or freshin up for dinner. What a wonderful place to stay while visiting the areas: Dominical, Manuel Antonio, Uvita, and Ojochal. It was wonderful! We will be back! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total experience=5 stars.

  • 5 of 5

We could have easily stayed longer.

Great staff, especially Raul. He is mister everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for two couples vacationing together. Lots of upstairs living space... both indoors and on the balcony with a gorgeous view. And two bedrooms, two bathrooms and laundry room downstairs. The only slight negative is that the knives in the kitchen are NOT sharp! Ha! We like to cook in our evening meal, but if you dine out that is no problem. Raul, the manager was super. We stayed 10 days and loved every minute...except when we needed to slice tomatoes!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Susie. I guess I need to either buy a knife sharpener or get new knives. ;) I know you are a returning guest so I will have my management company look into it. Or, maybe, I will try to bring some down with me next month. Pura Vida! Brittany
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Beautiful View and Great Location/Needs Maintenance

  • 4 of 5

The view from this villa is incredible!! It is conveniently located within walking distance to the beach and short drive to several restaurants in Dominical. Wildlife is abundant as we saw several howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, and toucans in the area. The drive to the villa is steep but on a very well maintained road. The villa needs some minor maintenance. The garbage disposal wasn't working, locks on the sliding glass doors didn't lock, several light bulbs blown inside and outside, dishwasher leaked, and the sink leaked when trying to drain a full sink of water. Overall, a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Porque No!
Nearest Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Vista Encantada #25
Nearest Point of Interest
Town of Dominical
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store and Bank
Nearest Point of Interest
Road to San Jose and Nauyaca Tour
Nearest Point of Interest
Hacienda Baru / also on the road to Manuel Antonio
Nearest Point of Interest
Bigger Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Gas Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Quepos Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Palmar Sur Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Manuel Antonio/Antonio National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
San Jose/International Airport (SJO)
Car: necessary

Explore the many beaches near us like Dominical, Dominicalito, Playa Hermosa, Playa Ballena (Ballena National Park),Playa Ventanas and many more! 10 minute drive to zip lining, 25 minute drive to Nauyaca Falls (this is a great horseback tour! Kid friendly! and includes breakfast and lunch). Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches are only 45 minutes away and a great place to visit for the day. The town of Dominical offers some great little restaurants and shopping and is known for great surfing for both beginners and pros. Also, there are nearby grocery stores, banks and gas stations. There are plenty of sports and activities around to keep you busy or you can just relax at the villa.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

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