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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights


Dominical House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bdrms- 4 Baths - open loft - Sleeps 2 to 8 - Large Kitchen - Extra casita

WELCOME TO VILLA TUCAN TANGO & Casita - 2 to 8 guests

The Villa has a fabulous 180-degree or more view and at, only 300 ft. elevation. Three minutes by car to the first Dominicalito beach. Which means no long treks driving up to the top of the mountain to get home.

This easy drive gives you more time for kicking' back with a glass of wine. Or enjoy the lovely sunset in the “Awesome” infinity pool.

First reaction when you step through the monkey carved door' of Tucan Tango is “Wow, what a view! And what a house!”

Villa Tucan Tango is 'One of a Kind' with 'SERIOUS TREE-TOP CANOPY VIEWS'. Comfortable living to the max!

A kitchen to die for and a large breakfast bar to gather at or maybe use your computers.

Large screen T.V that is awesome! You can even sit in the pool and watch T.V if you want. The Villa has a 40 ft. ceiling that allows for great air flow.

Perfect for one couple to larger families.

Our living room has super large screens and glass doors. But guests rarely use the glass doors as the living room and pool become one!

The Villa is an open aired designed Costa Rican style home. This is a great fit for experiencing the pool and the wildlife.

You will be pleasantly surprised how few bugs are seen!

The Villa is sitting right next to the 40 acre Tapir Biological Reserve so your spectacular view is Jungle Reserve, Mountains and Beach Coastline to Manuel Antonio Park.

Manuel Antonio is only a 30 minutes drive away. Great day trip!

Heads up! A 4x4 car is a must for the entire area of the Southern Zone known as Costa Ballena or the Dominical Area. Don't let anyone tell you different!

Extra Casita, We do have a wonderful Casita available if one of your family or friends staying at the main Villa would like a little more privacy or room.

Please email or call me for pictures and questions.

The Casita is only rented to guests staying at the Main Villa.

It is perfect for 1 or 2 guests that would like more privacy but spend most their time at the Main Villa. We allow 8 guests total for use of both Villa Tucan Tango and the Extra Casita.

Thank you for looking at Villa Tucan Tango Vacation Home! You can stop here! You have found a truly amazing, well - maintained home with a fantastic pool & view.

Luxurious & comfortable. Read the reviews!

Please email us so we can tell you how we can work payments! We are very creative...

Our email address is villatucantango (this is a address).

It doesn't hurt to ask if we have any discounts!

Talking with us through email or phone is always a good idea!

We allow up to 8 guests to stay at the main Villa.

For parties of 4 or less please ask about our "Small Party Rate".

Rates: are for up to 6 guest. Please note extra guests are welcome at $25 per night.

Back to fun stuff!

Ed and 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 they know the best Car Companies in the area. Or you can explore yourself! All is good at Villa Tucan Tango.


More Details
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Ed or Nansie Benton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Ed or Nansie Benton

Ed and Nansie have been renting out their Vacation Home Villa Tucan Tango for

5 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 house 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 71 reviews

Really great location

  • 5 of 5

We will come back next year

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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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Virginia Beach

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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Charlottesville, VA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and two adults sons enjoyed a fabulous week at Tucan Tango. Nansie and Ed were wonderful, from welcoming us by flashlight at the side road, to suggestions on activities including surfing, swimming in waterfalls, restaurants, and relaxing. The location is perfect, the house is stunningly beautiful, and the view is spectacular. We are missing our sunset swims in the infinity pool and cocktails at the swim up bar. This is by far one of the best rental homes we've ever stayed in and we are approaching more than 50 homes so far. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Nansie is amazing. I love this house. It was so much more then I expected. My friends were blown away when we first entered and saw the view. The view is unexplainable. I will return for sure. Everyone had there own room and bathroom. We went in the pool everyday. We did absolutely nothing. If you love nature and being away from the touristy places, this is the place to be. I just ask any future guest to please take care of this wonderful place. You will enjoy every moment. Nansie was so warm and welcoming. She is awesome. I definitely recommend this house. Ill see you again Nansie. SL

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Excellant vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at Villa Tucan Tango. The home and surrounding area are beautiful and as advertised. However the best part of the trip had to be the local knowledge that Ed and Nansie graciously shared with us. Having the owners on site and able to provide so much information made our trip. Whether is was pointing us in the right direction as far as sights to see or making us dinner reservations at an off the beaten path restaurant they were always willing to assist. We even had a minor four wheeler accident during our stay that Ed and Nansie provided assistance with and even went so far as to take our x-rays to the doctor to save us a trip. They made our fifth trip to Costa Rica our best so far and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I thank you Myrtle Beach guests, I know who you are! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and if ever you are in our area again please consider staying at Villa Tucan Tango. You and your family are the best! Pura Vida, Nansie and Ed
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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

Dominical House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Apr 17 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Prices are subject to change without notice

Rates are for Main Villa: Up to 8 guests.
* Add'l guest rate is UP TO 6 guests: $25 pp per night extra 8 guests is the max. Ask if you have children under 4 years.

Both owner's and renters must have communition by email 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): $50 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
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). .* Note: No private bathroom in Loft. * Portable crib Extra Casita is an extra Studio: Private screened-custom tile, curved glass/bamboo outside shower with toilet is attached to bedroom-separate entrance. Your sink basin is in the Bedroom. Very tropical. (Additional pictures available upon request).
  • 5 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 5 - 1 queen , Loft- Large high ceiling with great view No bath
    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 smaller bedrooms have ceiling fans and stand-alone fans- * Loft (Large bedroom with Queen bed) no bath-- Loft have ceiling fans and stand-alone fans- Good for kids and teens. The Villa is an open- aired Costa Rican style home where closing up the house so you can use air conditioning in every room just doesn't work. The pool is 3 ft from the living area and people love to take a dip at any time.
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 (times available depending 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: WE HAVE 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 *Ask about our cook! *Large granite breakfast bar. * Huge wooden cutting board in kitchen. *Starter supply- dishwasher soaps, spices, coffee, paper towels, trash bags, cellophane wrap or aluminum foil. * Large screen doors everywhere and screened window

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