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The Best of Both, Hotel Suites with the Comforts of Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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.

Keywords: Vacation Rental House

More Details

Eduardo Avancini
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Eduardo Avancini

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

Why Eduardo Avancini chose Dominical

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jun 2016
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Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.25
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , privet porch, ensuite bath with double vanity & hot water
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , privet porch, ensuite bath with double vanity & hot water
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , privet porch, ensuite bath with double vanity & hot water
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , privet porch, ensuite bath with double vanity & hot water
  • King size beds (2) Brand new pillow top mattresses., Queen size Beds (2) Comfortable queen sized mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (1) Trundle bed pulls out from below queen, and can be positioned anywhere in the room, to provide more sleeping space!, Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(21 traveler reviews)

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The Best of Both, Hotel Suites with the Comforts of Home
average rating of 4.714286 based on 22 reviews

Lovely roomy lots of wildlife

  • 4 of 5

The road up is a little scary if you aren't used to steep rough roads but it is truly amazing. Lots and lots of room, fantastic view, very welcoming. The wifi was pretty reliable. The whirlpool was nice but by the 4th day it was green and on our last day, drained. That was a bit disappointing . We ran out of gas for the stove and it was a bit of an ordeal because it was a holiday weekend. The stove actually needs replacing, even with gas half the burners didnt light. .Aside from those maintenance issues, it was a real adventure, with toucans, insects and monkeys providing lots of entertainment for us and two young boys with us. I think my sister expected air conditioning in the bedrooms but there wasn't any. I was not bothered as it cooled off at night and there was a nice breeze.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Our property is up in the hills, but worth the climb for the cooler weather, surrounding jungle, and the view! The jacuzzi was acting up, as most things do towards the end of a busy season. It's color was a disturbing green, hence was emptied... I think we rescued a kid's shoe in the process, but that is to be expected with our younger guests😉. The range knobs have been nearly impossible to find replacement for (the burners all work, the knobs have not weathered well) in that the appliance was shipped from the United States some years ago. A solution will be found to prolong it's life, hate to replace instead of repair. One of the four bedrooms has an air conditioner. The guests who arrive after you told me it wasn't working with the remote... Turned out the batteries just needed replacement. Sorry that we were not made aware sooner. Thank you for all your comments, they only help us improve the experience. Hope you will stay again!
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great views and sunsets

  • 5 of 5

we were here Feb/Mar 2018 and enjoyed great weather , Costa Rica is a lovely country .The house fitted our needs well and we would return

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome jungle retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great place to enjoy family and friends. Close to all the great sights. Property is so beautiful and strikes a wonderful balance between nature and civilization. The wildlife is amazing and those hosts are so helpful and wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend staying in this one of a kind place. Truly a paradise.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Love this place. We have been here the last two years and each time everything was outstanding. Views are fantastic. Place is great for a group of up to 10. Plenty of space for everyone. Owners are very responsive and ready to help in anyway they can. I cant recommend this place enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great view¡

  • 5 of 5

We were there the last week of December, and really enjoy the place. The mountains are great, the view is spectacular, the layout is good. Keep in mind that you need a 4x4 to get there. The only black spot was the Jacuzzi had not hot water, but surely I recommend you to stay there¡¡¡

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, amazing, great for multiple couples

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing, with 4 suites all having beds and baths there was no debate over who was going to get the master bedroom- because they all were- private, beautiful home! I would come back every year if I could!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Quepos/ Manuel Antonio
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
San Buenaventura
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Hwy 34 Costal Rd
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Parcela
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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