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Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow...What a View!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 master suites, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Are you looking for a place to get really excited about? Welcome to Flying Toucans(search our personal web site)... where the sights and sounds of wildlife, open-air tropical living and unforgettable views have all been captured in one special place.

Enjoy reading our guests reviews about this luxurious Costa Rican Villa situated on a unique, picturesque point on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. With lots of surrounding jungle, you have all the exclusive privacy needed to enjoy your home in peace...with the exception of some noisy visitors. Yes, the monkeys and the toucans can sound off at any time without first introducing themselves.


Superbly located in Costa Rica's Maritime Zone (within 200 meters of the shoreline), Flying Toucans is one of the very few luxury home rentals in the area that is on the ocean side of the main coastal road. This unique location affords up close breathtaking views of jungle-clad mountains, sandy beaches, and the tranquil Pacific Ocean with quick, level, convenient 2wd access all year long. If you like beaches, you are in luck as we have an abundance nearby. From the villa, take a short hike down to the point and discover two secluded beaches (one with its own 35' waterfall) or jump in your car and within five minutes be exploring miles of uncrowded footstep-free sandy beaches.

The living and dining rooms offer the romance of open-air tropical living, blending the comforts of home with the nearness of wildlife. The living room or kitchen are great central locations to gather and enjoy all that Flying Toucans has to offer. Plenty of seating for everyone. Don't be surprised at the abundant hummingbird and butterfly population and one cruises through making a cameo appearance.

The large fully-equipped kitchen, with its' beautiful custom cabinetry, and casual eating area is integrated with the living room, pool and views beyond. Whip up a smoothie or a six course meal...your choice.

Did we mention the pool? Once in, you'll never get out of this infinity-edge pool. Just three steps from the villa, the turquoise tile blends into the dazzling coastline and the popular Uvita 'Whale's Tail', a unique place to walk and explore. It overlooks Ballena (which means 'whale') beach National Marine Park so keep your eyes open for Humpback whales and Bottle-Nosed dolphins in the bay.

There is a half bath downstairs, outdoor shower as well as laundry room with full-sized washer and dryer.

Two well-furnished air-conditioned master suites are located upstairs. (King bed in one, Queen and Double in other). Each of the suites incorporates the use of local precious hardwoods for the doors, cabinets and vaulted ceilings. Relax in the comfort of air conditioning or open the windows and let the ocean breezes in. Too comfortable to get out of bed? Fine, enjoy the views from your pillow... now if you could just get someone to bring you breakfast!

Spacious bathrooms feature tumbled Colombian limestone showers and an openness that continues to let the outdoors in while providing all the privacy needed.

You will love taking advantage of the spacious terrace upstairs. It's perfect for wildlife viewing, whale watching, stargazing, photography, sunrises and sunsets, or just dozing off in the comfy hammock. Surrounding the villa are exotic heliconias, a variety of fragrant gingers, exotic palms, birds-of-paradise, fruit trees etc... not only for your enjoyment but to attract our fine feathered friends. Discover a tropical fruit of flower you've never seen or tasted before or that flowery scent. Where is it coming from?

Have you been searching for the perfect place in paradise? Eureka, you've found it! We invite you to stay in our home and experience it all.

John and Mary

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Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , balcony off shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    exterior - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower
  • Both full baths offer wonderfully unique limestone showers and countertops with views from every window or door - while still being private. One has a balcony off the shower with one of the best wildlife viewing locations in the villa! Downstairs there is a third bathroom with an additional outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , suite
  • The two large bedrooms are completely furnished with custom-made headboards, closets, dressers, night tables, reading lights and individually controlled fans and air conditioners. Ceilings are vaulted and finished in exotic hardwood, all doors and cabinets are hand-crafted and custom-designed. Sheets are 100% Egyptian cotton. Suite #1 has access to the spacious terrace and comfy hammock. Suite #2 also has a double-sized futon that makes into a very comfortable bed and has its own nightstand and reading light. A single-sized roll-away bed (with comfortable foam mattress) is also available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The villa is a non-smoking environment. Smoking is allowed in the outdoor areas and on the terrace. Wireless Internet provided


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Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow...What a View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews

Better than pictured or described!

  • 5 of 5

Flying Toucans is a comfortable and meticulously maintained home on an amazing piece of property. My husband, two adult children and I spent Christmas in Costa Rica. We wanted a private, quiet, relaxing vacation where we could spend quality time together in a home that offered all we needed so we did not feel compelled to fill our days with outings. Flying Toucans certainly delivered. The view is not only the best we have ever found, but it was all ours. We did not have to share the view, the pool, the grounds with anyone, which is exactly what we wanted. We did drag ourselves away to go to the farmer's market one day to stock up on fruits and veg, and to go ziplining at nearby Hacienda Baru and out to Exotica for dinner twice. Other than that, we stayed put and were content to do so. The best place to view the amazing wildlife in Costa Rica was right from the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the Pacific. There is a feeder for papaya and bananas and we enjoyed visits from capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, toucans, coatis, and lots of other bird species. The home itself is well appointed and the quality of the home, the wood throughout and all the finishes were first class and well thought out. This may not be important to every vacation goer, but it certainly is to me. The home is maintained in a way that rivals my own and upon our arrival, was spotless (again...incredibly important to me). The owners were accommodating, helpful, responsive, and overall just nice folks to deal with in the planning phase. After arrival, there was no need to contact them because everything was as promised and better than expected. There is a manager who will help with anything needed, tips on where to go, advice on restaurants, outings, markets, etc. This was incredibly helpful and important, as we only had a limited number of days and did not want to make any mistakes. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extreamy private, comfortable, and well kept. Very beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zach and Jeanette, Thanks for enjoying two weeks with us at Flying Toucans. Come visit us again soon! John and Mary
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The Best oif the Best!

  • 5 of 5

This is as good as it gets. My wife and I have rented vacation houses internationally many times. Our best had been a chateau in Provence with a sweeping view of a gorgeous valley with lavender in bloom. Our next best was a house on a lonely beach on Molokai. This was way way better. Spectacular setting. It is not on the beach. It is up the mountain and all you see before the beach and ocean is green. Walk to the ocean is moderate. The pictures are accurate. Views are terrific. The house itself is just what you need. We were two couples and we all loved it. The two bedrooms were large, each with a big bathroom. Powder room down stairs. Full laundry room. Water is totally drinkable. We tested that; no problem. Kitchen is well equipted and everything worked. You arrive to a house with plenty of soap, towels, TP, starter coffee, a bit of milk, etc. Do stop and get some groceries when driving in. There are a number of good options for that. Get a some fruit for the feeder and you will have plently of monkey and toucan activity. We had two types of monkeys, toucans, sloth, hummingbirds, and various butterflys daily. The infinity pool is exactly like the picture. The local caretaker is Darryl - great guy who can arrange anything. Pick up the phone and tap his name and he answers. You really won't need him except to arrange something or to answer a question. There is a house phone and a cell phone there for your use. The summary is that you can rent this house knowing that it is the real deal.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks JBB, It's great when high expectations are even exceeded. Come back when you are ready to be wowed again! John and Mary
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Flying Toucans

  • 5 of 5

The house and all of the surroundings were perfect. I hurt my back right before going and was not sorry a bit I couldn't leave to see waterfalls, zip line, beaches, etc. - very content to watch the monkeys, sloth, toucans and other wildlife while lounging in the beautiful pool. It's amazing to see the rain roll in. Everyone one we met was so friendly, especially at Exotica, Mama and Papa and Feugo (good local beer!). We decided that rainy season is the best time to go, and that was confirmed by Daryl, the very helpful manager, full of recommendations and information. The living area is all outdoors, and it is a ideal place for 2 couples. We all agreed that we wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen, Can't think of a better spot to hang out while your back heals. So glad you made the trip down, thank you, J&M
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A very special place

  • 5 of 5

Spent 6 days in June of 2017 at the villa, family of 4 with two children (ages 8 and 11) and all had a ball. Wonderful mornings sitting on the couch reading and enjoying a coffee as the sun rises over the mountains. Plenty of beautiful wildlife (sloth, toucan, monkeys, etc) and time in the pool. In the area, you can enjoy visiting different beaches, horseback ride to the falls, and ziplining. Didn't have a good experience fishing with Isidro, but quickly left him and back to the villa to enjoy the pool. Overall a wonderful place and special part of our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim for staying with us after your trip to Belize.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

the views are magnificent, the animals (sloth, 2 kinds of monkeys, toucans, humming birds, butterflies,.....) fun, and the accommodations very good.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and Carolyn, Glad you enjoyed celebrating your 60th birthday with us. John and Mary
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John and Mary Reilly
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About John and Mary Reilly

Greetings from our villa called Flying Toucans! We first visited Costa Rica in November of 1998 on our honeymoon. Having both lived on Maui for many years and traveled extensively internationally, we were interested in a new adventure and a memorable challenge. We had read about the country for several years prior to our visit and it sounded as though Costa Rica fit all of our criteria. After exploring the various regions of the country, meeting the people and having a delightful time we knew we were destined to relocate. As it happened, on this first trip, we discovered this one-of-a-kind property and purchased it. This set in motion our plans of eventually relocating. After more preparation, we made the move and actually lived in a tent on the property for several months while designing Flying Toucans. This allowed us to understand how best to showcase the awesome views and the wildlife while combining luxury with tropical living. Now that Flying Toucans has become a reality, we offer to share it with you. With years of experience in the luxury tourism industry, we believe we have created a truly unique beautiful place for you to call home while you embark on your own adventures. If you have been looking and looking for that special destination you will never forget, you have found it! Hope to see you here soon, :) John and Mary Reilly

Why John and Mary Reilly chose Dominical

Carefully compare the view, the privacy, the pool, the open air living design, the abundant wildlife, proximity to the ocean, easy 2wd access, read the reviews, but don't wait too long to decide as the calendar fills well in advance!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My sister, Tamara, has given your house and property the ultimate recommendation. She has been struggling with what to come back as in her next life ... a beach dog or a whale. Well, now she's decided to come back as your home! ... We have rented 7 houses in the area over the past 10 years and Flying Toucans is at the top of our list.
Oct 2009
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
nice tropical outdoor feel
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
new course in San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
newly paved
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
great food in a casual yet classy atmosphere
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
Taos? :)
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
beautiful, down in front of villa
Car: recommended

The area between Dominical and Uvita on the southern Pacific coast is famous for its striking landscape where the mountains come right down to the water. Not subject to the north's dry, dusty season during the months of December to April, visitors to the Dominical region will enjoy the year-round greenery and lushness of jungles and forests.

While the rural airport in Quepos (30 minutes north of Flying Toucans) may be used, many guests choose to begin their adventure from the main international airport in San Jose (SJO) thus allowing them to see the varied landscape on the way down. The drive down to the villa is 3 hours, not including how many times you stop to take in the awesome views en route. Flying Toucans is six miles south of Dominical on a perfect road. If you can ever pull yourself away from the villa and view you will find abundant choices of dining, shopping, and activities close by.

Other Activities: Ziplines, nature treks, kayaking tours, white water rafting, atv tours

Golf: Besides the new golf course there's LOTS to do around here: Bird and animal watching, surfing, swimming, beach-combing, hiking, horseback tours to beaches and waterfalls, zip lines, day trips to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, butterfly farm, serpentaria (snake exhibition), ultra-light flightseeing tours, sport fishing.

About an hour north of us is Quepos (Manuel Antonio National Park). The casual village of Dominical offers international and local style dining, a bank/ATM, a bakery, small grocery stores, an English-speaking doctor and dentist, pharmacy, real estate offices, souvenir shops, internet cafe, surfboard rentals and visitor information and booking services for local activities. A 2-minute walk from the villa is a small and beautiful European hotel with fine dining and full spa services. The villages of Uvita and Bahia, 6 miles south, offer internet, shops, restaurants, beaches, boat tours, a butterfly farm and the lovely Ballena National Park, home of the 'Whale Tail' (as is seen from Flying Toucans). Obviously absent from our corner of the world are large numbers of tourists, suits/ties/pantyhose and traffic lights... come see for yourself!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are based on 1-4 persons. Cleaning fee is included, no other charges, just rate plus 13% tax and extra person fee if applicable. Bookings are normally 7 night minimum scheduled Saturday-Saturday(if 7 nights), contact us direct through our website or call for shorter stays or variable check-in/check-out days availability
Please Visit for more detailed info and cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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