|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautiful, private villa in a secure gated community with a 180 degree serene mountain view, and a lovely view of sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Relax on the beautifully landscaped, partially shaded terrace, with tropical plants and flowers, next to your own, private, Italian-tiled infinity salt water pool, with soothing waterfall and fire feature.
Relax and enjoy toucan, parrots and butterflies that visit the property in the early morning and afternoons. The 900 ft elevation location provides a comfortable mountain breeze, even when it's steamy at the beach. Master and guest bedroom/den have remote touch air conditioning, ceiling fans are in every room.
Enjoy your fresh catch of the day on the BBQ, with professional gas grill and fully-equipped indoor kitchen. Patio sliders open directly from open plan kitchen/living room to the shaded veranda with granite table and seating for eight. enjoy the best of CR outdoor living. Guests can relax between the pool, patio, or share a drink --and cooking advice!-- at the BBQ island.
Well behaved kids are always welcome, but house may be unsuitable for families with small toddlers or children who cannot swim, as pool in unfenced and only steps from your back door.
Keywords: villa, house, casa, pool, community, estate, three bedroom,
My family built this home in 2008-2009 to enjoy the beautiful Costa Ballena beaches, the wildlife, accessibility to the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park area, and to be near our friends in Costa Rica. Dominical is the best of what the South Pacific area has to offer.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2009
I fell in love with the romantic beach town that afforded all the beauty of Manuel Antonio, but none of the hustle and bustle. Dominical boasts a perfect diversity of quaint and reasonably priced restaurants, and has just enough to keep you fully occupied for years, without being overly touristic. The unspoiled mountain development keeps us close to nature, yet offers nearby amenities and conveniences.
We loved our stay at the villa. We felt safe and enjoyed the beautiful views and sounds
every day of our week stay. Early each morning, the birds awake and sing their song of the day which we recorded. We planned to compose music to their songs when we returned but their songs are so beautiful on their own.
Staying at this villa, you do not feel like a tourist. The people of Dominical are friendly and accommodating. I purchased a new guitar in San Jose, played it for our stay and left it at the villa for future guests to strum. It is now the Serenity guitar of the villa. Enjoy as I did!
We spent a wonderful month at Villa Mountain Serenity and really could have spent an additional month if time had permitted.
The property is very comfortable, in a great location, and was really perfect for us. Mornings always started early with coffee at poolside, binoculars in hand for bird watching, and listening to the lovely toucans who were ever-present in the mornings and early evenings. After many hot and humid day trips, we returned to the house to enjoy the mountain breezes, swim, prepare dinner on the grill, and pore over the home's numerous Costa Rican natural history books in search of something we'd seen that day. It really was the perfect retreat.
Do not miss the Uvita Farmer's Market on Saturday. Although quite small, they offer wonderful tamales, breads, fruits and veggies either not available or far fresher than those found in the supermarkets, eggs, homemade plantain chips, spices, artisan cheeses, and hand crafts. Be sure to go early as they run out of the popular items. The only disappointing purchase was a bag of shrimp that turned out to be bland and mushy.
The grocery stores in the area (Dominical and Uvita) are fine for meat, dairy, rustic baguettes, and most other items, albeit expensive, but the fresh produce is really lacking. San Isidro is a larger town and offers a better selection. They also have a farmer's market on Thursday(?) but we couldn't find it. The best fruit stands are found along the road from Dominical to San Isidro. Be warned, this road is quite dangerous with trucks drifting into the oncoming lane on turns. We saw several really horrible accidents and always proceeded very slowly around blind corners.
Other food finds, Cafe Delicias (sp?) in Dominical sells croissants that are quite good, but cannot comment on the restaurant food as we didn't try it.
Although we mainly cooked at home, our favorite restaurants were Villa Leonor in Ojochal (hearty food, beautiful beach and setting), Porque No?, Roadshack Deli, and Sabor Espanol. We found La Fogata Pizzeria disappointing when we ordered dishes other than pizza.
I'd like to spend my last allowed characters in this review to thank Massi, Vilma, and all of the wonderful staff from Costa Ballena Management who made our stay at VMS so comfortable. Massi responded very quickly and professionally to all issues that arose and we only regret not getting the chance to meet him.
We would return to VMS in a heartbeat, and hopefully will!
A great house with a spectacular mountain/valley view. A bit of the ocean can be seen and the sun sets in full view. House was clean and well equipped. The two air conditioned bedrooms were a bonus. The pool and barbecue areas are great.
It is a bit of a trip up the mountain on a twisty gravel road. You need a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
I would stay there again.
My husband and I enjoyed more than a week at Villa Mountain Serenity. The house is beautifully maintained with a fully equipped kitchen, 3 well designed bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms. Sitting by the lovely infinity pool on the outside patio we were treated to daily visits by hummingbirds, toucans, parrots and the Costa Rican Cherrie's tanager. Proximity to the funky little town of Dominical offers beach fun and people watching, as well as easy access to the more solitary pursuits of birdwatching, hiking in the rainforests, or kayaking through the mangroves. Costa Rica offers many attractions. We look forward to visiting again soon and sharing Villa Mountain Serenity with our family and friends. Viva la Pura Vida!!
The house is nicely furnished, very comfortable and clean. The property is beautifully landscaped and the views are spectacular. We especially enjoyed spotting toucans while laying in the hammock by the pool. Our family spent a week at the house, there was plenty of room, and we enjoyed cooking (black beans and rice) in the kitchen or grilling by the pool. The location is excellent, close to Domincal or Manuel Antonio. There are plenty of activities and we highly recommend the near by Don Julio waterfall horseback ride.
The place is not only very comfortable and cozy, very well equipped, but also it makes you feel in totally contact with the nature. The climate is perfect and together with the views it really calms your soul. The surroundings are so fantastic that you want to share and strengths the relationships. It was not necessarily during our stay at the house, 2 days and 2 nights, to even get down to the beach. I would love to return soon!!!.
Stunning 200 ft. Waterfall on Community Grounds.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.