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Bedrooms 4
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bds- 4 Baths -- Sleeps up to 8 - Large Kitchen - plus loft & studio Ask

Villa Tucan Tango​ ​​i​s​ a​ 3,200 ​Sq​. ​​f​t. ​villa that is tropical, artistic and luxurious! ​

It will be your ​personal retreat for you stay at the Villa. ​

​Guests first​ reaction when ​they​ step through the monkey carved door of Tucan Tango is “Wow, what a view! And what a house”!

Comfort and relaxation to the max!

Location, location ​ location is what works around here and we have that! ​Only 300 ft up above sea level. ​

​4 bedroom and 4 baths. 2 large masters and 2 guests bedrooms.

We do have a 5th. bedroom in the main Villa this is a large open bedroom loft​ with queen bed. The view from the loft is priceless! No bath in the loft​. ​ ​I​t is next to the up​-​ stair master​ bedroom​.​​ Great for kids. ​

So basically you would have 4 bedrooms and 1 bedroom loft.


Also on the property is an Extra Casita/Studio. Ask about it.

The Casita can only be used only if the Main Villa want to use it. It's perfect if guests from the main house want more privacy or just more room. Let me know and I'll send pictures. Normal price is $50 a night. But I'm known for my discounts on occasion!!

Toucan​'s, hummingbirds and lots of fun birds an animals make their home at the villa. Whiteface and howlers visiting often​, you never know who will drop by​?​

Situated in one of earths must ecologically diverse areas of the world *Villa Tucan Tango's exclusive property is adjacent to the 'Tapir Biological Corridor Wildlife Preserve'

N​o house's are in you view just jungle and ocean and beach.

​​Pool Time is a serious subject here at the Villa.! ​

The pool is up ​2​5​ft up in the air so you ​seriously &​ ​visually​ look over the canopy​ ​of​ the​ jungle​. It's​ i​incredible​!​ Binoculars are a must! This hand-made glass tiled pool ​with a Palapa and in- the- pool sitting is exceptional! ​Who's ​the bartender? You are 3 ft. from the living room! Yes that's right 3 ft. With full large door screens and glass doors. But most guests rarely close the glass ones.

Private property with full 24 security.

Breezes and sunsets are magnificent.​

The main ​Villa Tucan Tango, has a ​​large​ well - ​equipped ​ kitchen with a huge bread board and breakfast bar to gather around while the cooks cook, or maybe use​ i​t for catching up on your computer's.​

Plus a amazing organic tree table (sits 9) for those dinners by the pool or play card or games on. Wifi & a large screen TV is there too!

You can even sit in the pool and watch T.V if you want.

Perfect for one couple to larger families.

​There is a ​safe to store your valuable​'s​. ​

​Call ​or ​email about our small group discounts or ​any questions you have​​.

villatucantango is our address. ​

​ ​You will enjoy a home with 42 ft ceiling and lots of ventilation.. Comfort​able​ with 2 air conditioners ( in both masters) and 17 ceiling fans and lots of stand alone power fans. It is lovely. The pool is so close you can jump in at any time.


Cascading waterfalls, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, paragliding

​surfing or maybe getting a ​massages ​are all for the taking when your at Villa Tucan Tango.

​​B​oggie board​ing is always fun. You can rent them in Dominical. ​

Whales and dolphins​ tours or go to ​Cano Island ​for ​snorkeling ​ or scuba diving. ​

Manuel Antonio is only easy ​30 minutes a​way ​f​rom the Villa.​ ​It's a fun day at the National Park.

Corcovado Nat'l Park​ is​ ​another tours that is amazing. ​​ On the top of the charts for guests!

Hike or walk ​to Dominicalito beach from the Villa.

​G​et your​ ​fresh ​fish at the fish market below the Villa.


Do what​​ I do... GET A MASSAGE! Maybe 2 or 3.

CAR"S ​ ​

Great way to come to the Villa is take a van from the Airport and have your car delivered to the Villa once your here.(no charge for deliver or pick-up. We can help you with Van and Car services. It's very reasonable and NO STRESS!​

You can even have a private driver -- many guest find that an awesome choice,

Ed or Nansie or a staff member will be there to help you with getting used to your surroundings. We are like your own private concierges. We can tell you where the best-hidden places are to eat, or help you with tours, cooks, massages etc. Also we know the best Car Companies in the area. We work for you! Or you can explore yourself!

All is good at Villa Tucan Tango.

​Ed and Nansie (owners)

I'm putting our Cancellation Policy here so all can see. ​Homeaway/VRBO doesn't give me many choices from their policies so I had to put "No Refund". But that isn't true. Here is our policy. I be honest I've only had 2 guest cancel in 11 years.

Cancellation Policy /Refunds

“Policy/Refunds Based on Deposited Monies Received”:

*Cancellations received from 90 to 61 days from arrival – we will refund 75% of your deposited rental payments.

*Cancellations received from 60 to 31 days prior to arrival, we will refund 50% of your deposited rental payments.

*Cancellations received within 30 days prior to your arrival or no shows, no refunds of your rental deposits will be given.

If by chance Villa Tucan Tango can find a renter for your loss of time we will certainly refund your money back - minus any management fee and transfer costs that incur (less than 5%).

More Details

Ed or Nansie Benton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Ed or Nansie Benton

Ed and Nansie have been renting out their Vacation Home Villa Tucan Tango for years and are absolutely wanting their guests to feel super comfortable and safe in their villa. They are there to help in all ways. This is not a chore but a labor of love. Villa Tucan Tango and it's gardens are stunning and extremely well taken care off.

They hope to see you soon.

Ed or Nansie Benton purchased this villa in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Oct 2013

Thank you so much! We had a blast! We will definitely be back!
Oct 2013
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Dominicalito Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3-Guest - toilet , shower , Private
    Bathroom 4-Guest - toilet , shower , Private and lovely
    Bathroom 1-Master Suite - toilet , shower , Air Conditioning - Private and tropical design
    Bathroom 1-Master Suite - toilet , shower , Air conditioning
  • * Villa has 2 additional custom rock 'outside' showers (Beach/Pool)( Additional pictures available upon request). * Portable crib Extra Casita is an extra Studio: Private screened indoor/ outdoor Bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1-Master Suite - 1 king , Custom extra king-biggest beds - Air Conditioning
    Bedroom 2-Master Suite - 1 king , Custom king size bed - Air Conditioning -
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 guests Smaller than the masters full baths
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Smaller than the masters
  • * All beds have luxury sheets and lots of pillows-- * Masters suites have Air- conditioners and ceiling fans. * 2 guests bedrooms have ceiling fans and stand-alone fans- very comfortable. * Loft (Large bedroom with Queen bed) no bath-- Loft have ceiling fans and stand-alone fans- Good for kids and teens. . The pool is 3 ft from the living area and people love to take a dip at any time. Lovely breezes come are way.Very comfortable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
* On-site property owners live in detached Casita. Available if needed for tours/ and information on the area and Villa use. * On-site: Separate-detached well equipped laundry room. * Housekeeping included ( about every 4 daysdepending on nights stay. * Private Infinity pool steps from your living room,dining room and master downstairs bedroom / with in-pool sitting around the edge, and huge carved entry steps for easy access. * Thatched swim-up bar / mini-refrigerator, sink. * FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND: *24 HOUR GUARD SECURITY STATIONS in our Gated Community. * Great access roads - 3 minutes drive to main road and beaches - 'no long treks up and down the mountain'. * Pool floaters. * IPOD STATION * WiFi *Large granite breakfast bar. * Huge wooden cutting board in kitchen. *Starter supply- dishwasher soaps, spices, coffee, paper towels, trash bags


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Life in the jungle at Villa Tucan Tango!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Tucan Tango, Just amazing stay!

I will be back! Love the pool, the house is crazy cool, and Ed and Nansie were invaluable.

Calif Sam

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Breathtaking!!

  • 5 of 5

I just got back from a week at VTT and I'm already looking at dates to return. I've traveled to multiple parts of Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. Costa Rica has, by far, been the best place I've ever visited. The house, the people, the country, the food, everything was just wonderful.

The house and the view is absolutely amazing. The pictures truly don't do it justice. The house was very clean upon arrival. Only 2 of the bedrooms have AC so the rest of the house can get pretty warm. There's a lot of fans around so at least it stays fairly comfortable at night. There were very few bugs in or around the house. A few geckos running around but they're harmless and even kind of cute.

We spent most of our time in the beautiful pool. I can't tell you how nice it was to lounge in the pool and look at the view. The pool provided a fair amount of sun and shade so you could stay in the pool and choose your comfort level.

Unfortunately Nansie was in the states during our visit but it was a great pleasure to meet Ed. He is a wonderful host and was so kind and helpful during our stay. He did everything he could to make sure our time was enjoyable. We saw many toucans fly over the canopy beyond the pool. We didn't see any monkeys right around the house but we did hear them. The howler monkeys could be heard almost every morning (sounds like Jurassic park!). They are very loud and intimidating but aren't a threat to humans so no worries there. One evening we walked down the drive a bit and were able to find some white-faced monkeys in the trees. They were fun to watch as they were jumping across trees with their little babies.

We did a couple of excursions while we were there, an offshore fishing trip and zip lining. Fishing was fantastic and the zip lining was ok. We finally got to see the howler monkeys while zip lining. They are much smaller than they sound! We also had Nacho cook for us one night. It was fantastic just as other reviewers have said. Nacho is an awesome guy just like all the other Ticos we met while we were there. I would highly recommend using his services! Jolly Rogers is must go restaurant. As Ed recommended, the basil parmesan wings are to die for!!! We also found a fun bar to hang out at in downtown Domincal at the Rio Lindo Resort. Jasmine bartends there and speaks very good English and is very informative about the Tico culture. You can't go wrong going to Costa Rica and staying in this house!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lesley, I just saw your review and wanted to respond. I wish I was able to meet you, but I'm glad you had tour director Ed to help and guide you when needed. We thank you so much for trusting and choosing Villa Tucan Tango, I hope to meet you soon. Lately the howlers are spending their time at the house... maybe next time you will see them. It's hard to pin down.. lol Pura Vida, Nansie
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Can I give it 6 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our three weeks at Villa Tucan Tango. I have rented many villas and this one had the most stunning decor and attention to details of any that I have had the pleasure of renting. The views were expansive and you have to see it to believe it. It will take your breath away. I spent three weeks celebrating my 50th birthday with 2 groups of friends and family. We couldn't have been happier with the location or the villa. We had never been to Costa Rica and were a bit concerned about safety, bugs, crime, poisonous critters... All of our fears were unfounded. But, staying in a gated community with the owner on sight and a driver made us more comfortable and it was extremely helpful. Nansie is the property owner and she is on sight to help you with anything you might need. I can't say enough kind things about her and her two wonderful dogs. I have never received such service. She helped arrange tours and reservations and she was always available to answer our many questions before and during our stay. We had Nacho drive for us so we never had to bother with directions or a designated driver. I highly recommend that as he is so friendly and helpful, but leave him some time to cook for you as well as he is a chef and prepared two wonderful meals. The people of Costa Rica are friendly and easy going and follow the ideal of "Pura Vida". Don't hesitate to rent this villa - you can't go wrong!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really great location

  • 5 of 5

We will come back next year

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, excellent trip!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Villa Tucan Tango from May 20-30 and had a fabulous time. The photos do not do the view justice. This house is perfectly situated just above the canopy with a spectacular view of not only the sunsets but the Pacific. Its glorious and the pool is a god send. The property and house was extremely clean and well maintained with obvious care by the owners. Nansie was wonderful and very helpful. She even made sure there was pizza waiting at the house for us due to our late arrival! The only downfall of the trip was the road maintenance happening outside the house for 3 days while we were there but this is completely out of the control of the owners so we understood. We recommend this house 100% to any traveller looking for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent trip

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed at this property in May and had a wonderful time. Even though the weather was hot, Nansie had several fans that made it comfortable. The house is amazing but my husband and I stayed in the casita and absolutely loved it. Nansie was very informative and told us exactly what to expect when staying in the jungle. She had everything available that we may need. My daughter had an accident back in the states and Nansie was kind enough to let me use her phone to call her. Her hospitality is unprecedented.

The ride from the airport is long but we stopped at several places along the way, such as the bridge to see the crocodiles, that made it more fun. I would definitely recommend hiring Nacho! He took us everywhere and had great recommendations. Jolly Rogers was a cool place and Nacho had no trouble driving up there, eventhough it says 4-wheel drive required!

Dominical is a cool little surfer town and Cafe Mono Congo has great breakfast. Nacho took us to several different beaches and each one was different.

The entire trip was great and Nansie and Nacho made the experience even better!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure serving you. Please come again if you're ever in the area again. Pura Vida, Nansie
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cuna de Angel Hotel
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
San Buenas
Car: necessary

*Situated in one of earths must ecologically diverse areas of the world.

*VillaTucan Tango's exclusive property is adjacent to the'Tapir Biological Corridor Wildlife Preserve' and sits 300 feet up in elevation from the ocean in the tropical jungle of Costa Rica's southern zone.

*A short 3 minute drive to Dominicalito beach-watch fishing boats come in with their catch-get your dinner fresh.

*Surfing is big in Dominical. Other calm beaches are within a short distance from the Villa.

*Cascading waterfalls, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, paragliding,and zip lining are nearby.

*Massages can be arranged here in the privacy of Villa Tucan Tango.

*Down the road 15 minutes is Marina Ballena National Park where you can swim or wade, boogy board, or kayak.

*Whales and dolphins tours.

*Tours to Cano Island 'snorkeling capital of the Osa'.

*Manuel Antonio is 30 minutes away on a awesome 'New' road- Great Day trip.

*Plus Corcovado Nat'l Park for Day Trip

Other Activities: Zip lines; rock rappelling; surfing, charter sport fishing, ocean/mangrove tours; sunset cruises during high season, yoga, massages, waterfalls, ATV tours, horseback riding, we highly recommend you rent a 4x4 vehicle when coming to the OSA.

Golf: San Buenas golf course (18 hole) is a new development that is available to play golf. It is approximately a 30 minute drive (south) from the Villa. Quepos/Manuel Antonio also has a 9 hole golf course and is also approximately 30 minutes (north) from the Villa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Prices are subject to change without notice

Rate Period Nightly Weekly

Summer 2017
Jan 3, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017
$370.00 per night
5 nights minimum
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest

Awesome Time 2017
Apr 21, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017
$350.00 per night
$2,450.00 weekly (7 nights)
5 nights minimum
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest

Best Price 2017
Sep 4, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017
$300.00 per night
$3,100.00 weekly (7 nights)
4 nights minimum
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest

Nov 5, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$350.00 per night
$2,450.00 weekly (7 nights)
5 nights minimum
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest

Dec 17, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
$400.00 per night $2,700
7 nights minimum

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2018
Jan 1, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018
5 nights
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest

Rates are for Main Villa: Up to 8 guests.
Guest rate is for 6 people. Added charge for extra 2 peoples
$25 nightly rate per person.
Ask if you have children under 4 years.
We also give a small group charge for 4 or less people.
Homeaway VRBO will not compute this extra discount, so please let's talk by email.

Both owner's and renters must communicated by email or phone before finalizing payments.
Owners will send a written Rental Agreement to guest's when both the owner and renter are set on Dates, Price's, and Payments.

Please note that the Service Fee is required by Homeaway/VRBO. Not Villa Tucan Tango

* Extra Casita (maximum 2 people): $60 per night
* Special Rate Consideration given to parties of 4 or less
* We accept: Cash, Paypal, & Personal Checks to our US address.
Important: We sometimes can except 3 night stays. Please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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