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Bosque En El Cielo - Incredible Sunsets

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Bosque en el Cielo at Manu Villas and Spa in Dominical sits atop the private 30-acre Manu rain forest reserve overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the west and untrammeled primary forest to the east. It is surrounded by unspoiled nature and gardens and is only minutes away from the next beautiful beach.

The Villa features 3 beautifully detailed bedrooms and 3 full baths, and sleeps 6-8 people comfortably. The master bedroom occupies the whole of the upstairs with 360-degree views of both ocean and rain forest. The first floor consists of 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (with private terraces) and a large open living space that spills out onto a 3,200 sq. ft. wrap-around terrace with an chlorine free infinity edge swimming pool.

Wildlife

Indigenous wildlife that frequent Bosque del Cielo include: Toucans and tucanets, 4 kinds of parrots, hummingbirds, white eagles, falcons, wild turkeys, white face monkeys, Howler monkeys, sloths, and lots more.

HIGH Speed Internet with wireless hotspot.

Additional services and amenities: Air-conditioning, ceiling fans throughout, 30-inch gas cook top, large fridge and freezer, stainless steel gas grill, washer, dryer. Satellite TV & DVD player, internet with wireless hotspot.

Maid service, laundry service, and chauffeur available on request.

Activities: We can help with reservations for canopy rides, waterfall tours, horseback tours, surfing lessons, mangrove kayaking, fishing, diving and snorkeling trips to Cano island, and much more.

4-wheel drive vehicle HIGHLY recommended!

More Details

Property Manager
Lynne Davidson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Amenities

Dominical Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
iron & board, coffee maker, freezer, blender, grill, spices, toaster, coffee grinder, washing machine, books, canoe, gated community, garden, terrace, activities guide, ceiling fans, maid service, paper towels, safe, filtered water, chauffeur, restaurant dining guide, laundry soap, massage, shampoo, toilet paper, soap, and towels provided.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Bosque En El Cielo - Incredible Sunsets
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Frederick, MD, USA
5

Pure Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING! Beautiful home with incredible views. Very private and secluded. Cannot believe how high up the mountain we were and the beauty surrounding us. Be sure to take advantage of having breakfast and dinner prepared for you. Fabulous food and well worth the additional cost. Decided on having a massage and only wish we would have booked it in the beginning because it only added to our relaxation! Our first time to Costa Rica but it won't be our last. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Felt like we were leaving friends at the end of the week. Alex and Grace, we look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you for such an amazing home for the week! Tom and Carol, Your new friends in Maryland

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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CT, USA
5

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bosque En El Cielo for 5 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The home is beautiful with a fantastic view. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large while the kitchen has all that you will need. Rodney is a great help when needed and seems to be always available by phone as he was for us when our rental had a flat tire. He took me into the local town of Hatillo to get the tire fixed, then made a phone call to Osa Canopy Tour to rebook for us since we were unable to make our original booking time. Unfortunately for us we didn't see to much in terms of wildlife around the house except for a couple of parrots and and toucans, but you can't control nature. While we didn't see monkey or sloths, some of the insects and amphibians we saw around the outside of the house were very interesting. The drive to the house is intimidating the first time you try it as other reviews have noted. But after going up and down the road a couple of times it became pretty easy. Lynne was great during the entire booking process and throughout our trip, even when she is traveling to other parts of the world!

Some recommendations and tips that future first time visitors might find helpful. We found that restaurant La Fiesta Del Chicharron in Hatillo had some of the best food compared to several other Soda restaurants we visited. Staff is very friendly and helpful, although they speak no english. Cash only at sodas, while regular restaurants do take credit cards and also include a 10% service charge (tip). Feel free to include more if you had outstanding service. Definitely check out Diamante Verde Tours that Lynne recommends. The ATV tour we did was outstanding. Osa Canopy is a must also. No direct access to an onsite washer and dryer at the house. The dryer would have been helpful for us as we were soaked from our trip Osa Canopy Tour where we were caught in torrential rain during the zip lining and then the drive back down the mountain to the Osa office. As we were leaving the next day and clothes take a long time to dry due to the humidity, we had to pack wet clothes. A 4x4 is needed to get to the house, no way to get around that. Factor in additional time to and from the airport! We had to deal with a landslide north of Jaco which closed route 34 for an hour. Dominical is a great place to hang out, have a few drinks and watch the surfing. The fruit in Costa Rica is outstanding!

We had a great stay and trip to Costa Rica. Can't wait until we return.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Very sorry to hear about your flat tire -- but glad that Rodney was able to help with that. I hope your clothes dried eventually! We did have a dryer that recently died on us. While waiting for the replacement, we have resorted to drying the old-fashioned way. And yes, that can be a problem with the humidity! Ugh, I hope they weren't too smelly when you got home. (Please send me a cleaning bill if you needed to get items professionally cleaned!) Glad to hear that you plan to visit again. We look forward to having you back!
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5

A Secret and Sacred Jungle Hideaway, with a Killer View!!

  • 5 of 5

Arriving to the property at night was a heroine experience, as we didn't quite grasp the remoteness of the property.

But by day 2 we were over the shock of this and were able to completely loose ourselves in the beauty and nature that surrounds this amazing property!!

We saw monkeys, white faced, 3 separate times right near the house. We saw wild peacocks...we think...huge jungle birds with gorgeous feathers. We saw an unknown jungle creature...right from the deck. So cool! And TOUCANS, 10-15 of them in the morning and evening every day, all around the house. That was my favorite part!! They are so gorgeous, and silly; we thoroughly loved watching them!!

The kids swam all day, every day in the pool, from 5:30am (seriously)!! Until 6 pm, when it get dark; unless we were at the beach...that is! But we needed a good afternoon break from the heat daily, so the pool was a god send for us all!

The house itself was perfect! Had everything we needed, and was so well appointed for our family; we all loved it and would absolutely book again without a doubt!!

Lynn was very informative, she made a guide that was thorough and straightforward that we used daily and was quite indispensable. Thank you so much for that Lynn!!

Our only correction would be that we preferred Hotel Lindo pizza, with a swim up bar to the Argentinian pizza joint.!:)

Of the outings we tried we booked a catamaran trip on the Dolphin, out of Quepos...though it was reasonably priced, I think I'd skip that next time!!

We didn't see much of Rodney, the property manager...which was fine with us, as we were there to enjoy each other and escape, so we were good no complaints there.

He came daily, we just weren't there...we were up and at'um earlier than most I imagine, and off to the beach!! So we just missed him most days. He was very kind and helpful, when we did see him.

Our laundry was laundered for us twice, which was so nice. My only complaint there is that we came home with tiny holes in all of our clothing...I think there might be a damaged dryer drum that caused this?? Maybe not, but seems like the logical conclusion.

We had such a fabulous overall vacation that we would certainly go back to Dominical, and plan to; and would hope to stay at Lynn's house again and again!!

Thanks to Lynn and Rodney and the house cleaning staff for everything, we had an adventure to remember!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay! Wild peacocks? Wow, I haven't see those. Betting that unknown creature was a coati -- they've been hanging around a lot lately. But who knows -- could have been anything! We'll definitely have to try the Hotel Lindo pizza and even add it to our travel guide. Thank you for that recommendation! SO sorry to hear that you ended up with little holes in your clothing. How odd! I've asked Rodney to see if there is anything wrong with the dryer. We definitely haven't had that problem before, but we'll let you know what we figure out. Hope you can stay with us again next year! Lynne
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5

The house is amazing, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this house. Waking up every morning to the wild life was unbelievable. Sitting in the pool the view is indescribable. We took day trips into Uvita, Dominical, Quepos and Manual Antonio. Thank you Lynn!

Be sure to hire Rodney to cook you a typical Costa Rican dinner. The dinner was unbelievable!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Please visit us again!
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5

Incredible private getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the last couple of days of our honeymoon here and it was INCREDIBLE! The drive up is a little intimidating at first but you get comfortable very quickly and the views on the way up make it totally worth it. Rodney was incredible with filling the fridge with necessities, scheduling whale watching and surf lessons and the beautiful flower arrangement he created for us as a "Congratulations gift". Lynne gave us every detail we needed for the area, we fell in love with this particular area after traveling up and down the coast. The house was BEAUTIFUL and so private...way bigger than expected but absolutely no complaints! We loved seeing all the critters roam around outside the house. I will definitely be staying at this peaceful getaway again very soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morgan -- I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Congratulations on your marriage. We wish the two of you a lifetime of happiness. And we hope you'll come see us again. Maybe a second honeymoon? Lynne
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4

Great property--would return

  • 4 of 5

The view is even better than the pictures and the house is extremely comfortable. Even the jungle views in the back are spectacular. There is no dishwasher, so when I return I will probably opt for the daily housekeeping service to make it more relaxing. The grill is brilliant and got a lot of use. There was a minor issue with the pool which was quickly addressed by the staff, all of whom by the way were super responsive, friendly and thorough. Lynne, the owner had a fantastic response time and was a pleasure to interact with every step of the way.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Quepos
Car: necessary

Be sure to have a 4-wheel drive vehicle for the trip up to the house!

Activities and services include walking, babysitting, rain forests, ATM/bank, botanical garden, eco tourism, beachcombing, whale watching, bird watching, whitewater rafting, deepsea fishing, fly fishing, surf fishing, freshwater fishing, massage therapist, medical services, reefs, volcano, waterfalls and scenic drives.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.