Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Specatcular Views! 3 Pools, Swim Up Bar, Professional Kitchen

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

6 Bedroom, 5 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, Outdoor Shower, Sleeps 2-16

The Jade House.

The name itself carries a certain mystique on Costa Rica's southern Pacific coastline.

Ask a local and they can recall tall tales of a breathtaking property located high in the tree forest, complete with multiple swimming pools, an outdoor billiards table and swim-up bar, and a crazy kids' room that's only accessible through a super-secret entrance in the wall.

All of these stories are true, by the way.

The Jade House isn't just a luxury vacation villa that provides ideal -- and well-earned -- tanning opportunities under clear-blue skylines. The Jade House is a full on life experience. It's the kind of place you visit with friends and family, and 10 years later you're still laughing about the trip. The memories, the photos, the good times -- it never really leaves you.

So let's paint the picture:

This stunning villa is located in the hillside community of Escaleras, between the coastal towns of Dominical and Uvita. The home is ideal for groups of 4-10 adults. There is also capacity for as many as six children, for a maximum of 16 guests (10 adults max). With tremendous joy each year, we welcome highly anticipated friends and family reunions from visitors across the globe.

As far as layout, there are five bedrooms for adults, four of which have on-suite bathrooms and king-size beds. The fifth bedroom has a queen bed with a bathroom down the hall. Each bedroom comes with air-conditioning. There is also a kids' room downstairs with three bunk beds, a restroom, AC and plenty of space to play. Because of its unique design features, the kids' room is a huge hit for children in the 3-10 range. There are also a pair of air mattresses available if teenagers need to use the room but are too big for the bunk beds.

Three of the five adult bedrooms are located on the upstairs floor, and each of those rooms features sweeping views of the nearby Pacific Ocean as well as easy access to a large wrap-around balcony. Each room features a king bed, on-suite bathroom with double shower heads and AC. When the ocean tide is low, this upstairs area is the best spot in town for viewing the world-famous Whale's Tail reef toward the south.

The living area, kitchen, master bedroom and fifth bedroom are all located on the main floor. This is also where the swimming pools and outdoor living and cooking space are found.

While the temperature is pretty much always perfect, there is a warm Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom that's great for winding down after a long day of river rafting, or surfing, or sport fishing -- or maybe your eyes are just tired from reading too much at the pool. Swing open the master bedroom's large glass doors and feel the cool ocean breeze whip through the night as you enjoy the bubbling tub and the unique sounds of the surrounding jungle.

Prepping meals in the kitchen is a cinch, too, with a spacious countertop for food prep and a jumbo, double-door fridge for storing plenty of items. In addition, the dining room table seats 10 comfortably. In the living room, you'll find soft sofas and a flat-screen television that comes equipped with a Netflix movie account. There is also wireless internet and high-quality speaker surround sound throughout the property, both indoors and outdoors.

Now we've devoted quite a bit of time to the villa's interior, but the truth is most of your non-sleeping time will be spent outdoors enjoying Costa Rica's amazing climate and geography. Simply put, the Jade House has the best outdoor living space in the region.

There are three -- three! -- swimming pools. So the kids can be in one pool making stadium-level noise while splashing water at the toucans, and Uncle Joe with the bad jokes can be pouring drinks at the swim-up bar, and that gives you a third option to get away from it all and relax at your very own pool, maybe even do a few laps for exercise. It's a perfect setup!

When you're not in the pool, you can play a game of billiards or kick back on one of the many poolside lounge chairs. While this is going on, someone else can fire up the gas grill and Spanish frying pan and start cooking fresh fish, local veggies and gallo pinto for dinner. For the best part, you can repeat this routine day after day at your leisure. In fact, you don't even need to go inside to eat because the outdoor dining table fits 10 as well.

All the type of things that make a vacation go smoother -- privacy, convenience, live-on caretakers, a washer and dryer, an ice machine, tour and transportation reservation services, in-home massage and chef scheduling -- are included at the Jade House.

If you're looking to combine all the comforts of modern, upscale living with the creativity of jungle-influenced design for your next vacation, a stay at the Jade House is exactly what the doctor ordered. It is a magical, mystical place, and the legend only continues to grow.

More Details

Property Manager
Neil Harding
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Specatcular Views! 3 Pools, Swim Up Bar, Professional Kitchen
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Magical Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as described. Seven of us made the trip to the Jade House and not one of us was disappointed. The area the house is located in is beyond magnificent. We liked the area so much that we started looking into buying property. Our stay was made even more enjoyable with the cooking of the maids and Chef Vanessa! We would live to stay here again if the property became available again or at any of Heathers future projects!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Magical Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as described. Seven of us made the trip to the Jade House and not one of us was disappointed. The area the house is located in is beyond magnificent. We liked the area so much that we started looking into buying property. Our stay was made even more enjoyable with the cooking of the maids and Chef Vanessa! We would live to stay here again if the property became available again or at any of Heathers future projects!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Davenport, IA

Look No Further

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 16 (8 adults, 8 teens) rented the Jade House for a week @ the end of July 2012. After a very extensive search of properties, we chose Jade House- and were thrilled with our choice. The home is gorgeous with stunning views. You are safe & secure in this location. Heather & hubby were wonderful to work with - responded quickly to questions, flexible, great resource for travel/ all things CR , booking tours, etc. We have rented vacation properties all over the US with good result - and this rental experience was right at the top. We wouldn't hesitate to rent from this family again. Our group, ages 13-75 had a blast on the excursions recommended by Heather - zip lining, horseback riding to the falls and rafting. Driving up & down gravel road to the house is its own excursion @ first- bring a 4x4 and nerves of steel - you can do it! Jolly Roger is conveniently located for drinks and food - it's a short walk from the house. We loved La Fogata in Uvita and Tortilla Flats in Dominical - great food, fun atmosphere. Many thanks to all for such a memorable family trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1

A True Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we finally made it to Costa Rica after trying for 3 years! It was worth the wait. Our group of 11 stayed in the Jade House and it was amazing! The house is perfectly placed in the jungle.With an ocean view over the tree tops. Howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, a sloth and toucans visted the house daily. We travel alot and seen many tropical places. We wanted something different this time. We are so glad we chose the Rain Forrest this time!!! If we do ever return to Costa Rica, it WILL definally be back to this area. Heather and Derrick were so helpful with booking our deep sea fishing, white water raft, atv, and canyoning. Even pointing out places to eat. The pizza place is SPECTACULAR! I almost backed out of the rafting cause of the fear of crocodiles. I'm so very glad I didn't. We never seen ANY in the river we went to. Heather helped get us a shuttle to and from the airport. Then we rented both of her vehicles which made it so convenient with no rental returns. You diffentaly need 4x4's to get up the hill to the house. Usually we are tired and ready to get back home but this was one vacation we wished we could stay longer!! Hopefully we get to return soon. Geri, Oklahoma

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Most Relaxing and Beautiful Vacation Spot Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? From the moment my family and I arrived, we were overwhelmed by the house. The furnishings and architecture are fantastic and the views are breathtaking. The pools are the perfect temperature and were so relaxing - we probably spent the most time enjoying the view in the center pool. (Yes - center. There are 3!) All of the bedrooms are equally comfortable and spacious - it was nice to not have to fight over the best room! I also thoroughly enjoyed all of the exotic flowers and creatures. It truly made us feel like we were in the middle of the jungle.

Once we had finally accepted that this was actually our home for a week, we were eager to check out what Costa Rica had to offer. Heather and Derek were so incredibly helpful. We told them what we were hoping to do and they made it happen. Throughout the week, Heather and Derek arranged for surf lessons, deep-sea fishing, a zipline tour, massages, pedicures, and in-house cooking. If you're at all interested in fishing or just taking in the views of the Pacific, I highly recommend the deep-sea fishing with Mario. Just bring plenty of water and sunscreen! On top of catching nearly a dozen huge fish, we saw monkeys, dolphins, sea turtles, humpback whales, and more. It was an amazing experience, plus the fish that we caught was the best fish I've ever tasted. Speaking of food, Heather and Derek arranged for the housekeepers to cook us an authentic Costa Rican meal that was spectacular. They made fried plantains, arroz con pollo, guacamole, pico de gallo, and black bean dip. They made way too much too, so we had plenty of delicious leftovers for the rest of the week.

One thing that did take some getting used to was going up and down the hill to the house. However, the views at the top of the hill make it all worth it! Heather and Derek have a car available to rent that made our trips much easier. Also, there is a good, casual restaurant a bit down the hill - we drove to it but it is certainly walkable.

My sisters and I did an excessive amount of research in order to find a great place to stay in Costa Rica, and we all agreed at the end of the trip that we had found the perfect house. What an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0

The Jade House

  • 5 of 5

Heather and her crew were amazingly helpful! The Jade House was nothing short of extraordinary and our hostess ranked 6 STARS for her excellent service! That goes for her husband Derick too! They helped with surfing lessons for my son and his friends, arranged for a Zip-lining trip which thrilled my husband Mike, set-up a fishing charter and even arranged for some wild brush clearing on our lot in Uvita. That kind of service is rare and speaks to the heart of this family. In terms of the house, the pictures speak for themselves but don't forget the state-of-the-art outdoor stereo system and ambient lighting. It's pretty cool swimming to Van Morrison at moonlight. Joyful memories for a lifetime!

Suzan Mullane

Anchorage, Alaska

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bar Jolly Roger
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Dominicalito, Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

Centrally located between Dominical and Uvita in Escaleras! Located just south of Dominical, the Jade House is nestled in the hillside overlooking the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Here, the beautiful, jungle covered Escaleras Mountains meet the ocean in truly dramatic fashion. At an elevation of 1200 feet, the Jade House boasts some of the most spectacular views in the Southern Zone. Beach View: 200 Degree Sweeping Ocean views over the three infinity edge pools. Amazing Sunset skies! Views North and South of the waves lapping up to the mountains and rain forest up and down the coastline. Ocean View: Stunningly beautiful views of the Whales Tail, Corcovado Peninsula, Three Sisters Rocks, Cano Island! Mountain View: Beautiful views of the rain forest mountains as they meet the ocean! Monument View as well.

Other Activities: shopping, wildlife viewing, kayaking, health/beauty spa, boating, mini golf


Rates & Availability

Dominical House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 - Apr 30 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
July 1 - Aug 31 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sept 1 - Nov 15
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 16 - Dec 18 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 - Apr 30 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
May 1 - Jun 30 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
July 1 - Aug 31 2018
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning Included Monday to Saturday for weekend cleaning is additional cost
Not taking bookings until Dec 15 2016

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 9100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Grey Water System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Dual Showerheads
    North Bath - toilet , shower , Dual Showerheads
    West Bath - toilet , shower , Dual Showerheads
    South Bath - toilet , shower , Dual Showerheads
    Pool Bath - outdoor shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Children's Restroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Northern Suite - 1 king
    West Suite - 1 king
    Southern Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Office Bedroom - 1 queen
    Childrens Room - 4 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Upon Request
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Catering Available: We can arrange for a private chef or catering services. Multi-zoned full house stereo system. Flat screen TV. Deck/Patio: Indoor/ Outdoor living at its best. The accordion style walls of the home open up to a covered outdoor living room, dining room, kiddie pool, bar and pool table. Balcony: Incredible private 2nd story wrap around terrace with stunning ocean views! Private Pool: Three tiered pool w/swim up bar. Indonesian stone with white onyx accents. Large area with swim up bar (with wine fridge, icemaker, sink ect). Shaded kid pool. Private master pool. Big enough for laps or just lounging. The beaches in this area are exceptional. It would take a month to see everything. Massage and Spa Services, ATV tours, Waterfall repelling, sea kayaking, surf lessons, yoga studios, amazing wildlife and so much more.

Partner Offers