About the property
- House4000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2 King Suites, 2 Queen Suite, 4 baths, sleeps 10
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 10.
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.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
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 Dominical
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
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Take the good with the bad
Our family took our first trip to beautiful Costa Rica. Puertocito Point grounds were beautifully manicured. The views were breathtaking and wildlife outside the door made our trip a memorable experience. The pool was fantastic and overlooked the ocean. The house is close to Uvita, Dominical, and Manuel Antonio National Park, and Quepos. The managers were attentive to our needs and went above and beyond. We hired a chef for two meals two different days we were there and literally had some of the best meals we have ever had. Our host helped set up excursions for us. This was helpful, however cost us an extra 20% had we booked it ourselves. Our only draw back was there is a gap under the glass doors across the front of the house which allowed lots of geckos and insects. The geckos did not bother us but contending with cleaning up excrement made us weary. There is air condition in the bedrooms but not the main living space. There are two bedrooms in two different houses. This was not a problem for us because our sons are grown men but for those with younger children it is something to consider. Overall a good stay. The upside to this rental is definitely the outside components.
Thank you for coming to stay with us at Puertocito. We are glad you enjoyed the spectacular natural setting, but sorry you were not completely satisfied with your stay. Indeed, we do advertise this as open air in the great room (with large lockable glass sliding doors) and air conditioning in the bedrooms, but we will endeavor to be clearer in our marketing. There is a lot of wildlife surrounding the homes, and a few geckos do hang out in the great room here and there. Fortunately, geckos eat other insects! In any case, we appreciate your business and hope to see you again.
Stunning place, totally recommended
We recently stayed here for a quick family holiday, it was a short stay of 4 nights but we enjoy every minute of it... the house is great, the area is super nice but the view and breathtaking and brings so much peace to you that is just something you can experience by being there... the host Alejandro was very helpful with everything and was always available...
There were only two safety things we advised to Alejandro since we had a couple of accidents, so hopefully they can make the enhancement to the property and make it safe for everyone.
Thank you very much for this kind review. It is a very peaceful location - good for the soul! We were sorry to hear about your accidents, the first in 12 years here. We're going over the entire property to make sure it is safe and comfortable as we always do. We hope to see you again soon.
Incredible views, great interior, well stocked.
A group of 10 of us stayed here, and had an awesome time. Kim was super helpful and courteous, the views were unreal, and the overall experience was awesome. There are mango trees that you can pick some fresh mangos from, and you are pretty much in the jungle, so wildlife sightings were common (note that does include some large insects). We went for Memorial day, so the start of the rainy season, but most days were sunny up until about 3:00 pm. They don't observe daylight savings in Costa Rica, so the sun is high in the sky pretty early, which is great. Overall, awesome experience.
Awesome is what we love to hear! We're so glad you got to experience the full natural beauty of our property. It really is a unique combination of jungle habitat with sweeping cliff-top ocean views. Thank you for staying with us at Puertocito, and we hope to see you again.
Heaven on Earth!
We loved our stay at this beautiful home. We described it to our friends as a "rustic castle." A few updates were needed, but the new property manager is on top of them. Very private and secluded and we felt surrounded by nature and ocean. The view absolutely cannot be beat. Very open concept and the additional guesthouse gave our teenagers the privacy and space that was a real bonus. We hope to be lucky enough to get back to Costa Rica again, and, if so, this is definitely where we will stay!
Dear Sue: Thank you so much for your kind review of our property. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Puertocito Point is really a special place that combines privacy and unparalleled views with easy access. We will continue our program of continuous improvements to keep the place looking its best, and we appreciate your feedback on that front. We look forward to seeing you here again soon.
Sun, water, wildlife and privacy!!
If you are looking for a privacy, in tropical nature with the sun, with the sea, a private pool and a dose of luxury this is an awesome property. This property is beautiful, a private pool and 2 decks over looking the ocean. This doesn't capture our experience of this property. So here are some of the experiences we had. Sitting in the pool, drinking coconut water we'd bought from the fruit stand just down the road, looking at the capuchin monkeys in the trees around us. Hearing the echoing deep booms of howler monkeys in the afternoon. Having lunch on the private deck (with fresh grilled food) with the sun. Seeing humming birds every morning in the flowers outside the kitchen window or larger birds drying their wings. The view is nothing but ocean from the back of the house, and you have complete privacy on the estate. Toucans in the trees. Nearby are 2 grocery stores, lots of restaurants plus 3 incredible Gluten free restaurants nearby ( 2 luxury Cuna de Angel, La Citrus and one casual - Flutterby). Down in Utica we did our first scuba. The staff who met us at the house were exceptional and answered any little question we had. About 45 minutes away in Manuel Antonio park to see more wildlife but you don't really need to do that except for sloths. One night we had the chef option recommended by the agency - he came to the house and made the best meal that we've literally ever had! For us this was a magical experience. The only caution I have is that this is a jungle house, and it puts you in the wildlife, so you might occasionally jump at animal noises until you figure out what it is! :)
Thank you for the wonderful review! After a long summer of rehabbing the property and transitioning new property management, Puertocito looks and runs better than ever. Our goal is for guests to enjoy the natural paradise that surrounds them and not worry about anything else. We agree about Manuel Antonio. Other than a few animal species, Puertocito delivers in terms of abundant wildlife and in a much more private setting.
Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Beautiful property but villa & guest house in major need of renovation
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".
MAY 2016 UPDATE: Puertocito was booked solid this high season, but we are taking advantage of a brief break in bookings in May to take care of some essential renovations, including: new rear decks, new great room floors, new bedding, restocked kitchen, and much more. We expect our next guests will find Puertocito restored to its former glory and a pleasure to stay in.
ORIGINAL OWNER REVIEW 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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
MONTHLY RATES CAN BE NEGOTIATED Ask about lower rates for smaller groups. Maximum Occupancy: up to 10 guests. Main Villa: 1 California King Suite w/ full bath, 1 Queen 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 deck. If you have to cancel we can refund your deposit minus a $300 processing fee so long as we are able to re-rent the dates for the same amount of original reservation. The longer we have to do this the greater chance you have of getting a refund. You can also choose to have us hold your deposit towards future dates within 18 months of the dates on the original reservation. This will not incur the processing fee like the refund policy but we must be notified at least 4 months prior to the reservation dates to be able to give you full credit. If you cancel within 4 months of the reserved dates re-renting for a possible refund is the only recourse.