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Eduardo Avancini

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian

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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Las Olas House Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Eduardo Avancini (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian

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 Puntarenas

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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
The Best of Both, Hotel Suites with the Comforts of Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews
5

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful view!!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Russell, Ontario
5

Perfect Family Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock
5

Ocean View Jungle Villa

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado
5

The most spectacular views EVER!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of 6 people (2 couples & 2 singles), ranging in age from 25 - 60. The bedroom suites were clean, spacious, and each had it's own deck/balcony with breathtaking ocean views. The king beds were a little more comfortable than the queens. Howler monkeys and unique bird calls started each of our days. And just imagine seeing the ocean, the horizon, and stars all from your bed as you drift off into sleep.

We loved the home's layout. The main house is clean, well-equipped (the kitchen rocks!) and beautifully decorated (gorgeous wood floors, vaulted ceilings with beams, and a big, comfy couch). They did a great job mixing natural design elements and materials with modern touches. And the bedrooms are just a few steps away if you want your privacy.

The entire house is designed to blur the line between outside and in. You can open all the "doors" of the main house that face the ocean so that there are barely any walls. The photos are great, but don't even begin to do it justice! In the late afternoon, we loved taking a refreshing dip in the infinity jacuzzi, watching the sun set on the ocean. The grounds are beautifully kept, incorporating the natural landscape and native vegetation.

The home is located up a winding, steep road (4WD is recommended), allowing for its commanding views of the Pacific. When you pull into the driveway, you can see the water immediately. It's a short drive to Dominical, Uvita, and many other activities in the area.

Elizabeth and Eduardo are very welcoming! They helped us settle in and answered every question we had. They set up a private surf lesson for two of us that ended up being my favorite activity I did in Costa (I'm counting the days until I can get on a board again!). Lila, Cooper and baby Shane are all so sweet. We enjoyed meeting them as well.

Whenever we get back down to the area (hopefully sooner rather than later), we'd love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Could not have said it better ourselves! Thanks to your entire group, hope you all will come again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Quepos/ Manuel Antonio
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Patron's
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
San Buenaventura
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Hwy 34 Costal Rd
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Parcela
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Dominicalito
Car: necessary

Take advantage of our close relations with local sport fishermen and surf instuctors and take a free 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.

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Rates & Availability

Las Olas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
Aug 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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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Amenities

Las Olas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.25
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • 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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