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Oceanfront Estate: Experience The Puertocito Point of View

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Puntarenas House Rental Photos and Description

3 King Suites, 1 Queen Suite, 4 baths, sleeps 8-9

The DuPont Registry of Fine Homes describes Puertocito Point as, 'Undoubtedly one of Costa Rica's premier properties with an over the water feel unavailable virtually anywhere else in this beautiful and diverse country.'

Puertocito Point can be privately reserved as a 2 to 4 suite vacation rental with occupancy up to 9.

Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, you will find the Main Villa with unobstructed 180 degree panoramic ocean views. The Villa has two King Suites and a private sun deck and pool. A stones throw away you will find two suites in the Guest Cottage with private ocean view decks and full baths.

This private Estate is set on 12 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, surrounded by lush rain forest and mountains. The property is bounded on all sides by protected nature reserves with abundant wildlife.

Freshly renovated from top to bottom and featuring friendly and experienced local management, the Point is a special destination, one you won't forget.

More About the Property: Puertocito Point is built as close to the Pacific Ocean as allowed under Costa Rica's strict environmental laws: 50 meters from the high tide mark. From the Main Villa atop a cliff, you will find jaw-dropping unobstructed 180 degree Pacific Ocean views. The Villa's twelve acres are sandwiched between protected green zones to the north and south with a dramatic backdrop of first ridge mountains and a combination of primary and secondary rain forest. It's a unique setting that delivers the scenic beauty and wildlife you expect from Costa Rica. Geographically, we are located in Costa Rica's more tropical and much less developed Southern Zone, making this an ideal place to experience the country's natural splendor. Despite its privacy and tranquility, Puertocito Point is just a minute from the Coastal Highway and a few minutes drive from the towns of Dominical and Uvita with a variety of amenities, including restaurants, shops, groceries, banks, etc.

For swimming and boogie boarding or surfing we recommend a two minute drive to Puerto Nuevo, a virtually private beach. Two boogie boards are on the house!

The Main Villa is comprised of a Master Suite with a California King bed and a Junior Suite with a king bed, each with its own full bath. There is also a half bath off the Great Room. Bedrooms are air conditioned, common areas are not but have large ceiling fans.

The master suite also features a Tower Room up the stairs from the bedroom with great views of the pool and ocean below. A great place to do yoga, meditate, or just enjoy the view.

With a brand new (August 2014) NetSys dedicated high-speed internet service, our fast WiFi is great for those who need to stay connected to family, friends, and/or businesses during their stay. Those with GSM phones will also enjoy strong cell phone reception, including 3G data access for browsing and email.

The Point's abundant wildlife gives guests the real experience of being in a tropical rain forest without trekking all the way to Manuel Antonio. Birders and nature photographers will not be disappointed by the property's incredible biodiversity.

The property overall has benefited tremendously from a continuous capital improvement program started in 2010 and continuing through 2014 with $50,000 of renovations to the property in the past two years. The program has completed numerous upgrades to the villas, including new roof, new windows, new pool and sun decks, new electrical lines, new water lines, fresh paint, new lighting fixtures, new master shower, upgraded Internet service, new TV, and much more.

Guest Cottage: In The Guest Cottage there is an upper King Suite and a lower Queen Suite, both with a full private tiled bath and a private furnished deck with yet another lovely ocean view. All this less than a stones throw from the Main Villa. Bedrooms are air conditioned.

Puertocito Point is very close to a variety of restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, banking and any other services you may need. There is a doctor, a pharmacist and dentist located right in Dominical, all speak English.

Your local property managers are available during your stay to offer advice on various local activities and address any service needs at the property.

Your stay at Puertocito Point will be a once in a lifetime experience, unless, of course, you return next year!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please contact us directly regarding availability. We maintain a separate reservation calendar from this site.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fernando (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Fernando

The Point's owners believe that travel is one of life's great privileges, allowing us to experience new people and places to forge enduring memories. We share a love for the tropics, natural beauty, and adventure, so we could think of no better jumping off point than southern Pacific Costa Rica.

Fernando purchased this house in 2007

Why Fernando chose Puntarenas

We come from a long history of adventure and outdoor travel, and we have seen tropical real estate the world over. When one of our friends introduced us to the Point, we knew it was a special destination. The views, the wildlife, and the privacy sold us immediately on this spot, not to mention the convenient location relative to the highway, airports, and local communities. We maintain that this property is without equal in the southern zone.

What makes this house unique

-- Panoramic ocean views perched atop a cliff

-- Lush tropical setting

-- Total privacy

-- Rich wildlife: your own private Manuel Antonio

-- Proximity to area amenities and transportation

-- Professional reservations and property management

-- Unique and attractive home decor

-- Beautifully landscaped courtyard and grounds


based on 40 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Estate: Experience The Puertocito Point of View
average rating of 4.45 based on 40 reviews
Folsom, NJ, USA

The Ocean Front Villa inn Dominical,

  • 5 of 5

John & Barbara, Folsom, NJ

An absolutely private piece of paradise! It takes your breath away and at the same time is pleasantly overwhelming your senses of sight, sound and smell.

Enjoy the comforts of "home" away from home. Lounge on the large, comfortable deck that wraps 180 degrees around the house, while lulled by the gentle sound of the ocean waves. Awaken to spectacular sunrises and experience unrivaled sunsets. Watch the monkeys swing in the nearby trees, the tucans, parrots and pelicans flying overhead and be dazzled by the brillant colors and smells of the native flora. Take a dip in the privacy of your own pool, as you look out at the Pacific ocean.

Our first and lasting impression was "what else could be better than this" ? However, we did find fabulous restaurants, spa treatments, beaches, waterfalls, hiking and zip-lining through the lush jungles close by.

We found our Xanadu at the Edge and have returned 5 times since!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Take the advice of some of our favorite guests, they just can't get enough, book your time at Xanadu now!
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Aurora ON Canada

Beautiful property but villa & guest house in major need of renovation

  • 1 of 5

We arrived at Puertocito Point in the late evening and we were awed. We woke up in the morning to the sound of the howlers & Toucans and a much better look at the property. We met with the Howler monkeys on a daily basis. Morning Toucans in the trees, friendly vultures and daily fly bys of pelicans made each day an adventure.

The Villa itself was very disappointing. Extremely run down and dirty. Kitchen was stocked with salt & pepper; Coffee makers were disgusting. Bathrooms lacked shampoos & hairdryer, were dirty and there were issues with shower drainage. Deck around house is grave condition. Rotted and dangerous in areas. You had to wear shoes at all time as you could cut your feet on rusted screws protruding from the rotted floor boards. Outdoor seating on main deck was old, broken and inadequate.

Pool was fabulous but lacked adequate seating for 8 people.

Lightening to the guest house from the main villa was not working, but the owners did leave a little flashlight.

Guest house was extremely dirty. Bathrooms showers do not drain properly and we had issues with the toilets. Outdoor decks are not usable. No umbrella for the outdoor table. Seating broken.

Linens were old, worn out and stained.

We have rented villas in this area in the past and were shocked at the condition of Puertocito Point Villa based on location and price point.

We would not recommend this villa especially the "guest house".

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, after months and years of overwhelmingly positive reviews, it is painful to see a one-star review, even an anonymous one, for our property. Our house is not new, but we take maintenance very seriously and guests don't refer to it as dirty or run down. Our kitchen is well stocked with equipment (not food) as advertised. This guest mentioned to us only a lack of a large salad mixing bowl and a larger cooking pot, both of which we are adding. Most of the decks have been replaced, and we did not have complaints this past fall/winter. That said, there are some last original sections that are worn, and they will be replaced this spring. We would never characterize the decks as "dangerous." The guest house is getting a few pieces of furniture replaced as well as new toilets. We will ensure that the pool decks have adequate seating and that the motion light between the guest house and main house is operable. We have always had a hair dryer in the main villa, but we're adding them to all of the full baths for extra convenience. We appreciate the candid feedback, and we will continue to work hard to meet the expectations of our guests.
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Where the jungle meets the ocean, paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Puertocito Point. What a fantastic property! Being able to spend 10 days in the jungle overlooking the ocean was quite an experience. We didn’t realize how much concrete and people there are where we live so we really enjoyed the solitude. The house is quite impressive and we loved the indoor/outdoor living. The pool was really great to have and we enjoyed it every day. The separate apartment/guest cottage was really nice – we have older teenagers and they had their own space in the evenings to watch movies and chat while us older folks turned in early. The house was completely equipped with everything we needed. I also want to comment on the property manager, Adriano. He was very attentive and always available on the rare occasion we needed him. Dominical is a wonderful place and Puertocito Point was everything we’d hoped it would be and more.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled and humbled at the same time! Very happy you enjoyed your time at the Point. You definitely experienced first hand why we love this special place in nature. The positive feedback is appreciated and we'll keep working hard to earn it.
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Amazing location gorgeous views perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We awoke every morning to either Howler Monkeys or white faced monkeys in our backyard.

Tucans serenaded us every afternoon , and vultures greeted us through out the day on the back deck. We had frequent visits from crabs who loved to see what we were up to and even had humming birds that would fly into the living room. We will never forget this vacation. The house is well appointed with all the things we needed and very comfortable. If you like to cook everything is available however there is a five star hotel less than a five minute walk from the house ( Cuna Del Angel ) and the staff and food are wonderful. We are there daily. Location is perfect and there are so many things to do nearby.

We will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent House!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home and everything was as advertised...Most importantly, the view cannot be replicated anywhere we've been. Perfect for our family of four or for a larger group. The entire rental team and concierge group was there for any need we had! Hoping we can be there again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review and for spending your vacation with us. As owners we have traveled the world, and we agree the view and location are hard to match. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Great house, wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of nine adults for a nine day stay. The house was beautiful and very comfortable...loved the full fold-back doors to completely open the living area to the outdoors. Great views from both the main house and the guest cottage. There were a few aspects of the house that were a little tired, but certainly not to the point of being an issue. Not sure when the house was built but there have been some updates I think to the deck and pool area. We certainly enjoyed the pool as it was quite warm. Although with the ceiling fans in the bedrooms most of us did not use the A/C in the bedrooms. Did not miss A/C in the main area as there were two large ceiling fans and you wouldn't want to have to close the doors.

The layout of the house allowed separation of the sleeping areas and living room/kitchen area to permit late night or early morning activity in the kitchen & not disturb those sleeping . We all had our privacy.

There are several beaches within a short driving distance, so easy to go to for even a short time. Also there are adequate grocery stores and a fresh fish market very near by. We ate in most every night and found the kitchen and BBQ adequately supplied. The dining table is great and easily accommodated all of us.

We would definitely recommend this house for a family or several couples. I'm not sure how well it would work with toddlers, but it was great for our family! We have great memories of our stay there.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review. Indeed the pool decks and many other areas of the property have been rebuilt/replaced over the past few years, including water/electrical systems, windows, paint, fridge, BBQ, high speed internet, concrete stairs, bedding, towels, lights, sound system, and more. We are constantly upgrading the property to make guests more comfortable, and it's nice to hear that a very large party of 9 can stay comfortably. We hope to see you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Cuna del Angel
Nearest Ferry
2500 Miles
Statten Island
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
San Buenas Golf
Nearest Train
2500 Miles
Grand Central
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Costanera (Costal Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cuna del Angel
Nearest Ski
2500 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Puerto Nuevo
Car: recommended

Puertocito Point is located just 9 Km south of Dominical on the most dramatic coastal shoreline in Southern Costa Rica. Located directly on the ocean, access to Puertocito Point is effortless with only a 2-wheel drive vehicle. The property is a short drive to over 10 popular surfing breaks. Just minutes from both Uvita and Dominical, shopping and banking are always nearby.

Puertocito Point is very private and exclusive, nestled on 12 acres of jungle and reserve, perched over the Pacific on a dramatic bluff. However, you can walk just a short distance to a luxury Spa and Restaurant where all your pampering needs can be met!

There are many ways to get to Puertocito. Take a short hop on a domestic airline from San Jose airport to Quepos or Palmar domestic airports, drive your own rental car, or hire a private taxi service to pick you up at the airport. When you book we will be happy to assist you in making your chosen travel arrangements.

Other Activities: Boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, shopping, kayaking, health/beauty spa.

Golf: A new 9 hole golf course is just 25 minutes south of Puertocito! There is also an 18 hole course 1:45 north in Jaco.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Apr 16 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 10 2016 - Dec 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holy Week
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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Maximum Occupancy: up to 9 guests.
Main Villa: 1 California King Suite w/ full bath, 1 King Suite with full bath, futon, powder room off common room.
Guest House Upper Level: 1 King Suite w/ living room, large furnished deck, small refrigerator, coffee maker. Guest House Lower level: Queen Suite w/ full bath, small d

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Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Floorboards
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Main Villa Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Villa
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Villa
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest Cottage
    Pool Shower - Poolside
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Guest Cottage
  • Master bedroom bath has a NEW custom tiled HUGE rain shower in the Master Suite with a view of the pool and the Pacific Ocean, ASTOUNDING! Second King bedroom is fully tiled and a jungle feel to the shower. Guest Cottage King Suite and Queen Suite have bright fully tiled bathrooms with showers large enough for two!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Villa Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main Villa
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Guest Cottage
  • The Main Villa has one California King Suite and one King Suite, each with a full bathroom. Both bedrooms are air conditioned with individual controls. NEW custom tiled HUGE rain shower in the Master Suite with a view of the pool and the Pacific Ocean, ASTOUNDING! The Guest Cottage has one King Suite up and one Queen Suite down, each with a full tiled bath, and private furnished ocean view deck. The bedrooms are air conditioned with individual controls.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
12 acres of private jungle green zone. Jungle zip-lining, waterfalls, dolphin, whale, monkey and toucan watching. Smoking NOT permitted in the under roof areas. Children are welcome, however the property is not 'child proof'. Puertocito Point does not assume responsibility for accidents or injuries to guests.

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