|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located along one of the stunning ridgelines soaring over Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coastline, 180 del Mar delivers commanding 180° ocean views stretching thirty miles on a clear day. The ocean provides only one stunning feature of the property. The pristine jungle ridge of Escaleras offers our guests a unique backdrop of lush tropical vegetation and close encounters with the wildlife it supports. The sound of monkeys makes for an interesting wakeup call, and there is never a shortage of tropical birds brandishing dramatic colors. Guests can anticipate a distinctive and spectacular sunset every evening no matter what time of year they chose to visit, and when the sun dips down below the horizon a new stage of stars is set.
Your stay at 180 del Mar will be one of the most memorable of a lifetime. The house was designed, built and finished all by the owner, whose unique vision resulted in three octagonal towers that provide the feeling of a never ending perspective.
Two towers house the bedrooms, purposely detached from the main living space to instill a feeling of privacy even when travelling with close family. Each spacious suite offers a distinct and impressive view, with privet terrace, bathrooms feature relaxing hot water showers, double sink vanities, and ample closet space. Of the four rooms, two contain king sized mattresses, while the others come equipped with queen sized beds, but upon request could be outfitted with additional mattresses to accommodate different sleeping situations (i.e. children).
The main tower of the house will provide everything for your home away from home. The enormity of the living room is only amplified when the accordion doors open expanding the room to the outside veranda and the ever present jungle breezes. Comfortable furnishings and handcrafted wood work give a warm and relaxing feeling as you enjoy the scenery. The kitchen was outfitted by a professional chef, so if you fancy yourself a galloping gourmet or just want to surprise everyone with breakfast, you will find everything you need; large two door refrigerator, professional gas range, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, full set of dinner ware for up to 15 including crystal stem ware, as well as its plastic equivalent. The dinning space features a beautiful handcrafted table that seats eight comfortably. Facing the ocean, read a book, take a nap, sip a cocktail from the wraparound porch, or take an invigorating dip in the infinity edge Jacuzzi. A fully equipped laundry room and powder room round out the features of the home.
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My name is Eduardo Avancini, together with my mom, Noemi, we purchased property in Dominical in 2002 and I moved from Southampton, New York to break ground here in the hills of Escaleras. Warm water and good waves may have enticed me initially, but after 13 years this is my home. My family has grown from my daughter who came with me from New York, to include my wife and two sons who were born here. My mom recently retired and joined us in April. Being a carpenter, I designed and finished the house along with my crew.
Eduardo Avancini purchased this house in 2004
The southern Pacific zone is the most magical in the entire country of Costa Rica. Lush tropical jungle kisses the sea, with dramatic rock points and expansive stretches of pristine beach. Fantastic surf, incredible snorkeling and diving, impressive fishing make this area a water lovers paradise. The area around 180 del Mar remains largely unspoiled by large developments and resorts, therefore wildlife abounds. Monkeys, sloths, birds, reptiles, even elusive cats such as jaguars can be seen in the hills of Escaleras.
In the morning, peer over your outstretched feet to view the magnificent Pacific Ocean as the sun makes its way over the ridge illuminating the Marina below. Step out on your privet porch and be greeted by the gentle morning jungle breeze and perhaps a humming bird or two. Enjoy your Costa Rican coffee on the veranda as you try to decide what your agenda is for the day, either choosing one of the various activities or tours or simply staying put with a good book, inspiration is in the view! Wind down the day in the reverse. Enjoy a cool beverage in the Jacuzzi breathing as the sun makes its final descent and dips into the sea. Watch as the sky unfolds with stars or the moon makes her appearance. Sleep with dreams of another day just like this one for tomorrow.
Thank you for the review, your families were awesome... my kids had such fun with your terrific children, and it was a pleasure to meet you all... if you all do come back this way, we'd love to have you again!
We had a fabulous visit. Pictures are accurate. Owners are approachable helpful. The dishwasher was broken when we arrived but fixed within a day. The 4 bedrooms were perfect for the 7 of us staying at the house. The kitchen was well appointed with plenty of dishes, pots and pans. There was a blender for our daily smoothies; a food processor, toaster.....just about any useful small appliance we needed.
We enjoyed the beach town of dominical. We had a lovely visit to the hacienda baru wildlife refuge and a great hike to nauyaca falls. Wish we would have known about the waterfall trek on the road up to the house but we only realized what it was on our last day. Grocery shopping in Uvuta was easy. Lots of little restaurants in dominical. We especially liked SuRaza and roadside ceviche!
The house was everything we could have asked for and more. Spacious and comfortable with the most breathtaking views.
We expected to have trouble finding the house but their directions were spot on. Our hosts could not have been any more hospitable than they were even making me a birthday cake. They helped to book excursions to go rafting and recommended a few must see places.
I'd highly recommend the towers, I'm sure we'll be back.
My family and I were beyond thrilled with our accomodations. The house was built with tropical detail in mind. We ecspecially loved the wood work throughout the house and bamboo fixtures. The kitchen was stocked with cookware that made it easy to feel right at home when preparing meals. The mornings and sunsets were so amazing for enjoying the views that you could spend the entire time there... but you will not as you are in the perfect locale to enjoy the ziplines, waterfalls, and surfing with a short boat ride to scuba/ snorkeling and van ride to white water rafting. Eduardo and Elizabeth are great hosts. Eduardo is a great surf sensai! You will have the time of your lives. Pearls of wisdom: 1. washer and dryer on property. Pack less. 2. Bring hiking boots. 3. 4x4 a must to get to property. 4. WiFi is quick download! 5. Just north of Dominical before the bridge is a grocery but best is the second (south) B and M grocery in Uvita. 6. Long sleeve swim shirts help. 7. Dominical surf and adventure for white water... and do the class 4/5 river. 8. Costa rica dive and surf for trip to Isla de Caño for scuba and snorkeling. 9. Hacienda Barú for zip lining and sloth sightings. Our guides for each adventure listed above were experienced and focused on our enjoyment...such kind people. The meals included in excursions were homemade and amazing.
We stayed at this home for ten days. It was everything we expected and more. The view is breath taking. Eduardo and Elizabeth were very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely stayed again.
As a family of 6, with three teenagers, we are not big into the resort scene. We were looking for a place where we could chill as a family and still get out and do activities as the mood struck us. Los Torres was the perfect situation for us.
Eduardo and Elizabeth were great hosts who went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable and all our needs were met. The house was fantastic and the open concept allowed us to enjoy ocean and mountain views. The layout enabled us to come together as family in the living room and dining room and when quiet time was sought, everyone was able to retreat to their own corner of the house.
Eduardo and Elizabeth paid for surfing lessons for the family, which was awesome. Dominical is a very laid-back surfing community that is lot of fun. Martin was really helpful in setting up tours in advance. The best were the zip lining through the trees and the horseback ride to the Nuacaya waterfalls. There's also great choices in beaches, all within 20 minutes of driving. We loved the Ventanas Beach and the caves.
We highly recommend this location...I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. Special thanks to Eduardo and Elizabeth....you guys were awesome!!
This was a trip for my husbands 50th birthday, and our 2nd time in Costa Rica. I looked at over 30 VRBO properties before I found this one. It was so perfect for our group of 5 adults, having separate baths for each bedroom wonderful. The main part of the house is totally separate for the bedrooms, when I got up at sunrise to grind our coffee no one could even hear me!
The design of this house is spectactular, it brings in the outside beauty of Costa Rica inside in a dramatic way. The beautiful setting enhances the ocean views, sunsets and sunrises, the jungle sounds and especially the fireflys. The colors are soothing, the artwork is local and very tasteful. We enjoyed the movies and books,beautiful flowers and plants and birds, we saw tucans in the trees, and spent hours in the spring water pool.
The Dominical area has so much to do we boated and fished 2 days in a row, the owners set up a great trip for us with their friend who also suggested a spearfishing guide, we had a great time with all of them.and caught fish,then we prepared the most delicious dinner in the gourmet kitchen. The horseback ride to the Nuacaya waterfall was awesome cant reccomend that tour enough.
We hope to return to this place again, the pictures dont do it justice........you just have to see it!
Take advantage of our close relations with local sport fishermen and surf instuctors and take a Inshore fishing trip or surf lessons for your group when you stay a week with us! Rafting and Snorkeling tours arranged with local tour operators. Horseback riding to waterfalls or along the beach. ATV jungle tours take you where few vehicles dare to tread. Empty beaches for taking a reflective stroll, or spend the day soaking in the sun and waves. Learn to speak Spanish from classes a the local Spanish school, or privet lessons at the house. Animal sanctuaries, local forest reserves allow you to get out where the nature is, and learn more about the unique ecosystem of our southern pacific zone.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Perfect home for family vacations!! Loads of space and privacy! With over 20acres of land wildlife is everywhere... take a walk on our monkey trail, howlers and white face troops marches through the trees. Smaller groups can rent half of the house (2 of the 4 rooms) for a week or more for $1,100.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.