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Ed or Nansie Benton

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish


59 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Central Valley - San Jose Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bdrms- 4 Baths - Sleeps 2 to 8 - Extra casita Ask us!


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!

Best of all, 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 a Margarita, or to enjoy a 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!”

Always ask if we have any discounts!

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".

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. Price add on is $70 a night for Casita use.

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.


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  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Ed or Nansie Benton (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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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based on 59 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Pelham, New York

Great time in Costa Rica - Villa Toucan Tango just the Best!

  • 5 of 5

As all of the reviews are excellent and all describe the house and surroundings as just about perfect, I won't go into either too much other than to confirm that the reviews are all true. The location is fantastic - there are birds and other wildlife galore - beautiful plants etc... Looking out from the deck or the pool at the ocean or the mountains is just the best - its pretty much paradise. The house is also wonderful. Nansie and Ed quite obviously put a lot of thought and energy into making it beautiful and fully functional. A great place to be - especially after touring around, the beach, hiking etc... More about Nansie and Ed - you couldn't find - anywhere - two more helpful and knowledgeable individuals - they are the best. By way of background, although we've traveled quite a bit we'd never been to Costa Rica and had a ton of questions - all of which Nansie and/or Ed patiently answered (by e-mail or on the phone in the months before our trip and in person after we'd arrived). Plus, as we only had 8 days - including travel days - we didn't want to waste any time and really needed someone to point us in the right direction, tell us where to go for groceries, dinner, car rental, travel too and from the airport, what activities would work for us and which might not etc... (FYI - I highly recommend La Parcella for dinner, Jolly Roger for drinks/dinner, Don Lulo trip to the Nuyacca Falls and Sunset Surf (Dylan Park) for surfing). They really looked out for us which we really, really appreciated. Anyway, we had a great trip due in no small part to the Villa and to Nansie and Ed who were truly wonderful - if I could give 10 stars I would.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such an amazing review! You are a lovely family and it was a joy to serve you! Pura Vida Nansie & Ed.
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Loved this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Villa Tango for two weeks and we LOVED every minute of it. Nansie and Ed were awesome. You could not ask for better hosts. They were so great about telling us where to go for everything that we wanted to do, when to go, how to get there etc... It was like having a personal tour guide! The house is WONDERFUL. The view is amazing, you see monkeys, birds and other animals right from your patio or pool, the pool is amazing, all of the rooms are so comfortable and everything you could possibly need is provided for you. We loved coming home everyday to the Tucan Tango Villa and enjoyed getting to know Nansie and Ed as well. It was a fabulous vacation and we would love to come back and stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning house and views!!

  • 5 of 5

We had no idea really what to expect on our first trip to Costa Rica but we we absolutely loved the area and can't wait to go back. The house is absolutely amazing and in a wonderful location to enjoy all of the areas activities or to just explore. Nansie is an absolute God send in pointing you in the right direction to rent a car, schedule excursions, making dinner reservations or even arranging transportation to and from the airport with Nacho. Nacho met us at the airport and drove us to the house stopping along the way to show us crocodiles and he even took us to a wonderful local restaurant so we could grab some dinner along with stopping at the grocery store for us to grab supplies on the way down. We were very pleased. All in all it was definitely one of our best vacations. Nansie and Ed have a beautiful home and definitely go out of their way to make your stay a great one. We would definitely return to this amazing property.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 28 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Apr 17 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Prices are subject to change without notice
Rates are for Main Villa: Up to 6 guests.
* Add'l guest rate UP TO 8 guests:$30 pp per night extra

* 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

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Central Valley - San Jose Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 * Zulay's 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 great for kids
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Smaller than the masters -Ceiling fans -
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Smaller than the masters -Ceiling fans -
  • * All beds have luxury sheets and lots of pillows-- * Masters suites have Air- conditioners * 2 guests smaller bedrooms have ceiling fans and stand-alone fans- * Loft (Large bedroom) no bath-- Loft have ceiling fans and stand-alone fans- 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 cool off at any time. It's seriously a cool thing! NO PUN INTENDED!
  • 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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