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Barbara Kocak

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish

We work. You play. Delicious meals. Full-time staff.

2 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8 to 10

Casi el Cielo offers the best of many worlds combining the privacy of a villa rental with the services of a full-time staff. Our own chef will delight you with a large breakfast of fresh local fruits as well as Costa Rican dishes and American favorites. Dinner each night is a special event shared with your family and friends on the terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Again the chef will please every member of your group with a four course dinner featuring international dishes. Also included in the price of the villa is early morning coffee service to the terraces, daily maid service and laundry service.

The vacation villa rental has four guest rooms, each with a private bath and a private terrace. Each room has a beautiful ocean view and its own path through the lush tropical garden to the swimming pool area. Each of the guest rooms in the vacation villa is unique, theme-based and contains beautiful craftsmanship and truly one-of-a-kind items. The villa also has satellite TV and Wi-Fi.

Situated in the jungle 1000 feet above the Pacific Ocean in the Escaleras Mountains with a breathtaking view of sparkling blue water and vibrant green mountain-sides, Casi el Cielo is a paradise of visual experiences. Add to this an attention to detail demonstrated in every amenity created especially for the villa and in the highly personalized service and the stage is set for an unforgettable Costa Rican experience.

Casi el Cielo is surrounded by some of the wildest and most unspoiled regions of the country and the possibilities for adventure and appreciation of nature's wonders are enormous. Whether you have visited Costa Rica many times or this is your first trip, our staff will work with you to insure that your Costa Rica vacation experience is designed especially for you. Please browse our website and contact us for more information. Casi el Cielo truly is Almost Heaven.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barbara Kocak (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

We work. You play. Delicious meals. Full-time staff.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Phoenix, AZ, United States
5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I am a Travel Agent and in 2004, have coordinated a personal trip to Costa Rica, with a group of 7 friends. We flew into San Jose, then rented 2 SUVs and proceeded to drive down the coast to Dominical, where we had rented Barbara's B&B "Casi El Cielo" for the week. It truly was a "out of this world" experience. There was not a single item during our entire stay that we could have claimed "imperfection" on. We were spoiled to the max and had the best time ever. All members of our little group were extremely pleased with the attention to detail, and the

personalized focus that we received during our stay. The food was superb and more than enough. The service was outstanding. Barbara was a perfect host,

who organized some day trips that were unforgettable.

She was always available to answer questions and help make our stay "heavenly". There are Tucans flying right up into the trees in front of your porch, and you can hear the howler monkeys from the surrounding jungle. The views are incredible from every perfectly appointed room.

I could go on and on, but I think the best reference is the fact that all of us are going back for more. I can't imagine a better place to "leave it all behind and get spoiled" for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2007
  • Stayed: Apr 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Beach, ca
5

Absolutely Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with another couple and two single friends stayed at Casi El Cielo in late July 2015. All I can say is that this was one of the best vacations and it was mostly due to Barbara and Casi El Cielo. From the time you book this house, you are treated to the most amazing customer service you will find. Barbara is the owner and she responds to all of your questions quickly and in great detail. Barbara arranged for our transportation from San Jose down to her home and back up. She arranged for our rental cars to be delivered to her home on our day of choice. Barbara and I were communicating each week for the month before our trip to make sure all loose ends were covered. Then we arrived and the customer service didn't stop. When we arrived to this amazing house, we couldn't stop talking about the most beautiful views we have ever seen. You are raised up about 1500' and you can see the ocean up and down the coast. When you walk into the home you will find 4 bedrooms, 2 on one side of the house and 2 more on the other. Each room is equipped with its own private bathroom/shower, your own private walk out patio and A/C. Each morning you will have coffee delivered to your patio so you can just roll out of bed and enjoy the ocean view. In the morning and at night you will see and hear the monkeys and birds playing. Your private chef makes your breakfast and dinner daily, and you are able to select the menu each and every day. Your personal housekeeper makes up your room each day and will do your laundry so you have fresh clothes all the time, even before traveling home. The house is situated between Uvita and Dominical, so you are close to all sorts of activities. During our stay Barbara also arranged for a masseuse to come to the house so we wouldn't need to leave the house. We were able to lay by the pool and chill until our massage time began. There is a fun bar just down the street from the house, Jolly Rodger. Casi El Cielo has nice Wi-Fi, a great pool, great hiking areas right outside of the front door, satelite TV, and someone around at any time to help make your stay perfect. This home has been well maintained with high end finishes and features. If you are considering a different place to stay, you will regret it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
1 Miles

The villa is located in the mountains near Dominical with a stunning 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean. This area is the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica, just south of Quepos/Manuel Antonio and north of the Osa Peninsula.

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Rates & Availability

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Transitional Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
High Season
Nov 16 2016 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

December 11, 2014- May 31, 2015 $4500 per week
June 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015 $4000 per week
September 1, 2015- December 10, 2015 $3500 per week

($5000 per week during holiday weeks-- Christmas, New Years)

These rates include breakfast and dinner, daily maid service and laundry service.
13 % Sales Tax Applied to All Rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Each room has its own spacious, private bath. There is also a bathroom available in the common area.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Fish Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Jungle Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bird Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Shell Room
  • There are 4 bedrooms each with a queen size bed. Also available are twin beds, a day bed and a crib to increase the sleeping capacity. If your group is larger, there is a lovely villa located close to Casi el Cielo that can be rented to increase the sleeping capacity and the entire group can enjoy the excellent meals in a spacious dining area available in Casi el Cielo.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The villa is located close to many outdoor activities that are suitable for any age group. Casi el Cielo staff is always available to answer questions, solve problems, assist you with any concern or bring you a cool tropical drink. We are pleased to offer the following services: Transportation assistance, bar service, arrangement of tours, pampering at local spas or in the villa, and other activities. Special event planning: Casi el Cielo has room and sufficient seating for a sit-down dinner for forty people making it the perfect location for a formal party or reception. Local musicians can add that special touch with classical guitar, keyboard and singing of Latin or American favorites. Our staff will work with you on all of the details to make your special event memorable. Costa Rican weddings and honeymoons are arranged for either on-sight or one of the many beautiful area settings.

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