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Diane Dalton

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Stunning Ocean Views! 5 bdrm, 7 Acre Private Estate, Sept '16---NEWLY REMODELED!

18 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Savegre House Rental Photos and Description

REMODELED 9/16!! 5 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Ocean View, Infinity Pool, 2 Master Suites

COMING SOON....Pictures of our NEWELY REMODLED (Sept. '16), NEW OWNERSHIP Luxury Estate!!!

Bienvenido/Welcome to our private 7 acre, 5 bedroom estate!! The entire home is cooled with two central air-conditioning units. Solar power is coming soon!!!

Located only 20 minutes south of Quepos airport in the exclusive Hills of Portalon Estates, Vista Del Fuego offers breathtaking views that are among the finest anywhere in the world. At an elevation of 500m (1,500 ft.), there is a constant breeze that keeps the air fresh and the temperature pleasant. Views of Manuel Antonio Park to the North and Punta Dominical to the South, encompass a sweeping 45 km. vista of rivers, tropical rainforest, palm trees and several of Costa Rica's premier beaches. Views from the estate include a dramatic panorama of the Savegre River. In the distance, it is possible to see beaches at Parrita, the Nicoya Peninsula, the Osa Peninsula and even Caño Island. Visitors to the 7 acre estate can spend days simply relaxing by the pool, drinking Costa Rica's world famous coffee and watching spectacular sunsets. Once you feel refreshed, adventure waits around every bend. Try an exhilarating zip line tour at nearby Hacienda Baru or ride horses through primary rainforest, savanna, and mile upon mile of empty beaches. For those who love deep sea fishing, the waters off the Costa Rican coast are considered some of the best bill fishing waters in the world!! The world class beaches of Playa Matapalo are only 4.8 kilometers (3 miles) down the road.

New photos will be uploaded in September! The fresh beauty of the house and grounds can only begin to give you a glimpse of the wonders that await you here. The villa comfortably sleeps 12 people in five rooms. Completed in November, 2007 by Patrick Heinen of HEG Engineering, Costa Rica's premier home builder, Vista Del Fuego provides 300m (3,300 ft) of luxurious living on three levels and an oasis-style swimming pool. Spectacular artwork, created especially for Vista Del Fuego by Paul and Susanne Leasure after a visit to this beautiful country, adorns the walls.

***Activities to entice you to visit Vista Del Fuego in beautiful Costa Rica*** All activities are within an hour of the house!!!

* zip lining

* Deep sea fishing excursion

* Manuel Antonio National Park

* Osa Canopy Tour

* Surfing lessons

* 4x4 ATV tour

* Nauyaca Waterfalls--hike or horseback tours

* Waterfall repelling

* Whitewater rafting

* Catamaran snorkeling tour

* Alturas wildlife sanctuary

* Scuba diving

* Paddling adventures

*Ventanas ocean cave tour

* Flying boat tours

* parasailing

* Ballena National Park

We HIGHLY recommend to all our guests that they rent a 4x4 vehicle for their stay in Costa Rica. This will make the trip to and from the home easier and allow you to access many of the wonderful sights and locations in the Southern Zone.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Diane Dalton (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Diane Dalton

Bienvenido/Welcome!! Chris and I purchased this lovely estate August 2016. We are delighted to welcome travelers from all over the world to experience the serenity, adventures and beauty that Costa Rica offers. Currently, we live and work in Austin, TX. I am a speech-language pathologist and my husband is a clinical psychologist.

Please take a moment to check our property and reviews of our property in Bethel, Maine (#932571). You will see that we take tremendous pride and joy in providing a "perfect" experience....From the high-quality sheets, towels and pillows, to the extra amenities that we continue to add each year. We guarantee that we will also provide the added luxury experience to our home in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!!!

Diane Dalton purchased this house in 2016

Why Diane Dalton chose Puntarenas

Living the Dream!!! Adventure, serenity, beauty....just a few of the adjectives that come to mind that describe the Southern Zone. As we drove up the mountain road and looked upon this beautiful estate, we were entranced! This property has the perfect combination of privacy, security, and accessibility to the regions best beaches and attractions of the Pacific region. Perched on a high lot (1500') above the Pacific Ocean, the breezes and sunset views combine into tropical nirvana. Ten degrees (F) cooler than the beach and yet just a few kilometers away with an eagle eye view of the breaking surf. 'The Hills of Portalon' is a private 350 acre Eco-development, with just 27 home sites and more than 150 acres dedicated to rainforest protect.

What makes this house unique

Vista Del Fuego is positioned perfectly to act as a private and secluded home base to countless adventures in the 'Southern Zone' of Costa Rica. The estate is located just 20 minutes south of Manuel Antonio and 15 minutes north of Dominical. It sits on a west facing hillside inside a secure gated property and abuts primary rainforest. The property has a seasonal stream running through the center adding to the ambiance.

Come enjoy this magical property! Pura Vida!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us! Unbelievable view...Plenty to do here! We saw monkeys, sloths, iguanas, parrots, toucans, snakes and [more]... We would love to return to this paradise with our young daughter next time...We did and saw more than I can write here. Costa Rica is a beautiful country & the 'Ticos' are warm and friendly. Thanks again for a lovely stay..."
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Stunning Ocean Views! 5 bdrm, 7 Acre Private Estate, Sept '16---NEWLY REMODELED!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 24 reviews
5

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

The house is on top of a hill with the most amazing view! My family had a very comfortable stay here. The rooms are spacious; the beds are comfortable;the kitchen very well equipped, and the pool is wonderful!

Special thanks to the house manager, Kirk, for all his assistance! And thank you, Sharon, for all your area recommendations! You were right in all of them!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ
5

Amazing property in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Costa Rica and so fortunate to hit a home run on our first stay - the booking process was easy, Sharon was AMAZING to deal with. Great customer service. She sent precise directions, and more importantly a great list of recommendations. Loved her restaurant picks, her zip lining suggestion blew us away, and her other suggested day trips (sea caves, water falls, etc) were spot on. The house is an amazing property backing up to the jungle. Clean, comfortable, and with a ton of linens, it had everything we needed, including a great neighbor down the road who ensured that our stay was a great one. Modern appliances, and all the amenities of home, this house is truly a luxury property located in the best part of Costa Rica. Five star plus! We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Our goal is to have everyone enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica and our home.
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5

Amazing Home, wish we could stay longer

  • 5 of 5

We were just wowed with this fantastic place from the moment we walked in. The place was clean and beautiful. There was plenty of room for 9 of us. The laundry was a big plus and the kitchen had everything we needed for meal preparation. There were two separate air conditioning units, and one was malfunctioning the first night but I sent an email to Marlon and he had someone there making repairs early the next morning. The pool was beautiful and refreshing with incredible views. The location couldn't be beat, secluded and private. It was a little challenging to get to. We couldn't find a van that fit 9 and had 4-wheel drive, but since we were pretty loaded down we were able to make the climb. Smaller, 2-wheel drive cars might find it difficult to get to the house. The house was well stocked with movies and music and books. None of us wanted to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We try our best to make sure our guests are aware of the need for a 4X4 but we have had many guests choose the two wheel alternative. It is not easy to make it up the hill but it is possible. We love our home is Costa Rica and are happy that you loved it too. Thank you so much for choosing Vista del Fuego. Sharon
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5

Unbelievable Views

  • 5 of 5

This home fits perfectly with a stay in Costa Rica. Set high enough in the hills to get a cooler temperature, this home allowed us the most the most amazing views imaginable without having to share them with anyone (other than the occasional monkey and butterfly). It was well equipped with all the modern amenities, and the WiFi worked great.

This home was situated perfectly between Quepos and Dominical, with little food stores and restaraunts nearby. The drive up to the house is fun, and 4wd is recommended.

The pool was amazing to relax in during sunset after long fun days exploring. The only bummer for us is that this home is already booked for our next planned trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unbelievable Views

  • 5 of 5

This home fits perfectly with a stay in Costa Rica. Set high enough in the hills to get a cooler temperature, this home allowed us the most the most amazing views imaginable without having to share them with anyone (other than the occasional monkey and butterfly). It was well equipped with all the modern amenities, and the WiFi worked great.

This home was situated perfectly between Quepos and Dominical, with little food stores and restaraunts nearby. The drive up to the house is fun, and 4wd is recommended.

The pool was amazing to relax in during sunset after long fun days exploring. The only bummer for us is that this home is already booked for our next planned trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove, Ca
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Review of the House

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 10 ranging in age from 1 to 68 (parents, children and grand children). The grounds were excellent thanks to the work of David.

The house was quite nice, but please note the known and reported issues below.

Marlon was always available for us and as foreigners in a land never visited, he assisted greatly and he is very much appreciated. His use of the English language is superb.

We did have some unexpected issues however.

1. ANTS were everywhere. We should have expected this but not to the level that we encountered.

2. The refrigerator needed to be replaced. It would not keep our food cool and Marlon was able to get a replacement soon after the 2nd call. Thanks Marlon for your help. A video of the ants in the refer on 6 July was given to Marlon for his use.

3. It rained very hard on 6 July, so hard that water was leaking heavily beneath the wardrobe in the 2nd story, front bedroom. Marlon was notified of this upon our checkout.

4. A crack was observed in the master bathroom bathtub presumably causing the "squishiness" in the tub when standing. Marlon was given the info related to this and the potential effect of the crack.

5. At least one broken roof tile (hole in the roof!) in the vicinity of the garage. Marlon was shown this as well.

The only reason these things are mentioned is to alert the ownership of issues that she may be unaware of. I would certainly want to know this if I were in her shoes.

We'd recommend this to a friend, BUT with qualifications. We were extremely pleased with the locale, the notation to rent a 4x4 and "things-to-do" list that was provided.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom and Diana, Thank you for the review and your list of items that need attention. We depend on our Manager to make sure the property is in good working order and have reviewed all the items you had on your list with Marlon. A new refrigerator was installed this week, he is getting a quote for the roof and master bath repair and will work with David to make sure the Ants are at bay. Although this is a third world country we are constantly repairing the property to make sure our guests are comfortable. Again thank you for letting us know about the issues. They will all be resolved within the next few weeks. Sharon
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Dominical
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Dominical
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Matapalo
Car: recommended

Only 15 minutes from Quepos Airport, Only 20 minutes from Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Only 15 minutes from Playa Dominical. Only 2 miles from the town of Matapalo and its beautiful quiet beaches. Numerous tourist attractions in the area including: World Class Sport Fishing, Rafting on the Rio Savegre, Numerous nature tours and canopy zip-lining, Waterfall hikes and horseback riding, a multitude of nice restaurants and hotels, Ultra-light airplane tours at the Quepos Airport,

The animal rescue/rehab center for Rio Savegre, New 400 slip marina in Quepos is now open!

Portalon Information:

Portalon is a small pueblo consisting mainly of Costa Rican families and a small mixture of North Americans and Europeans. A laid back friendly atmosphere prevails. With a backdrop of jungle covered hills and bordering the Portalon River, it offers an abundance of tranquility and serenity. Here you become aware of a relaxing energy which seems to rejuvenate and invigorate your entire body. You can hike or horseback ride to nearby waterfalls. The town of Matapalo and its beautiful beaches are only within 2 miles. Matapalo will be a future high growth area for hotel and resort development. The famous Savegre River and rafting is only a few miles away. The towns of Quepos to the North and Dominical to the South are within 10 minutes. Access is easy with the Quepos Airport only 15 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Savegre House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sale!!
Aug 24 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,899
 
 
Thanksgiving Season
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$419
$2,699
 
 
Pre-Holiday
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$289
$1,899
 
 
High Season 2017
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$599
$3,999
 
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$485
$3,199
 
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,499
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$485
$3,199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Savegre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Marble counters and high end finishes
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Jack and Jill bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , on suite bath w/ jacuzzi tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , jack and jill bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , On suite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • All rooms have on suite bathrooms except #5, which has a queen size bed. This room is ideal for children or as overflow for guests beyond 10 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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