|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
• completely secluded and private estate
• outstanding ocean and mountain views
• all bedrooms air-conditioned & on-suite bathrooms
• large raised covered patio over looking the ocean
• infinity pool with tiled deck area
• large air-conditioned lounge with 55inch wide screen tv/ dvd (no satellite or cable)
• fast internet with wifi throughout property
• gas bbq
• drive time to dominicalito beach 8 minutes
Casa Pura Vista is in the select neighborhood of escaleras mountain at an altitude of 1,200ft/365mts the property befits from the cooling ocean and mountain breezes and offers commanding panoramic views over the ocean, north along the coastline to manuel antonio and south to dominicalito bay with views of the surrounding mountains with dense tropical forest home to huge variety of wildlife, monkeys and birds.
The villa has been built in a spanish colonial style and decorated with tasteful finishes and fittings with comfortable furniture.
The villa is built on a slopping mountain incline that give it a natural 2 stores with the main level is accessible with the use of steps or stairs.
On the main floor overlooking the expansive panoramic views of dominicalito to manuel antonio is a large covered patio with sofa, chairs and coffee table this leads to the tiled deck area around the infinity pool with deck chairs table and sun umbrella.
The kitchen leads off the patio area, which is well equipped with all utensils and appliances. And has a central island for added counter space. This leads to a spacious lobby that leads to the bedrooms and the colonial style walled garden courtyard with a fountain surrounded by tropical flowers and plants.
The on the main floor there are two bedrooms both with queen size beds. The master bedroom has an ocean view and leads directly to the pool. This bedroom has air-conditioning, on-suite bathtub, and separate shower, twin sink granite vanity top & toilet. The second bedroom also has queen-size bed, air-conditioning an on-suite shower & twin sink granite vanity top & toilet.
The lower ground floor
The third bedroom is on the lower floor has a Queen-size bed, air-conditioning an on-suite shower & single sink ceramic vanity top & toilet.
There are two off street areas for parking 3 cars with one under a covered carport.
• You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica
Casa Pura Vista does not disappoint!! There is always the anticipation of what "it" will actually look like when you arrive. This property is one that gets better when you arrive in person!! The house is very comfortable and inviting. My wife and I were the only guests but talked regularly about how it would be no problem to have two other couples with us and all enjoying the house comfortably. The layout allows everyone to have their own wing of the house and share common areas. A family with children would also be comfortable, however you are spread out with sleeping arrangements. Gary is very helpful with getting you acquainted with the property and it's surroundings. He will be as involved as you'd like during your stay.
My wife and I spent a week enjoying all the Central Costa Rica Pacific coast has to offer. After daily excursions it was very relaxing to return to the house, open the windows and doors to the house letting the mountain breeze cool the house and hop in the pool in time to watch the sun set over the ocean. We cooked each night on the outdoor grill and enjoyed dinner on the patio. Everything in the house is provided for your use, with all the creature comforts of modern living.
The property is beautifully landscaped with many native flowers and plants. The surrounding property is mountain rain forest. We were awakened each morning and serenaded each evening by jungle frogs, howler monkeys and various birds in the surrounding trees and forest. There are several groups of howler and white faced monkeys in the area that you will easily get to view in person.
Dominical is situated in a great location to explore the central pacific coast. We traveled to Osa for a zip line jungle canopy tour. Quepos for off-shore fishing. Uvita for jungle and snorkeling tours. Osa is about 45 minutes South while Quepos and Uvita are 20-30 minutes North and South. There are many great restaurants in the area, Por Que No and Villas Alturas were our favorites. Although the house provided modern amenities, Dominical and the surrounding towns and villages have no commercialization, mom and pop is the name of the game.
You will need 4 wheel drive to get from the main highway to the house and for other excursions. Nearly every vehicle in CR is 4 wheel drive so renting in easy. Take your time and you'll be fine getting up and down to the house.
Great house, great property, great location......great vacation!!!!!!
Truly this property and its manager deserves 5 stars...I want to start with the positive, because quite honestly, 97% of our stay was positive. The house itself is beautiful and left nothing to be desired. It is exactly as pictured in the photos and then some. The ride up the hill - well, there is a reason they tell you to arrive before sunset if possible!! And yes, 4 wheel drive is a necessity. In case you have not figured it out from previous posts, only the main road down the Coast, Rte 34, is paved. The rest of the area is "off the beaten path". That is truly not an issue - you do get used to it after the first day, though some rides to area attractions (Jolly Roger for instance)can be rather daunting.
The views are incredible....the ocean, the countryside that is visible from the property is just stunning. We spent several days just sitting on the patio, watching the birds and the monkeys. Yes, the howler monkeys are easily heard just before sunrise and sundown. The sounds can be startling, but after the first few days, the noise becomes part of the background, as do the cicadas, which are apparently an annual event in Costa Rica, unlike those in the US. The way the back of the house is situated made it very easy for us to traverse from lounge chairs, to the pool, back to the chairs, or up to the covered patio.
The gardeners were there early in the a.m. and the pool guy announced himself twice during the week. Along with the handyman who worked on the alarm system with Gary, all were very pleasant and friendly. The house was very clean and stocked with the basic supplies for our stay. All the appliances and the grill were in good working order.
The manager checked in several times during our stay, but mostly that was because they were working out the kinks in the newly installed security system. Reading the previous post, I can attest to the fact that they are addressing the security issues. Based on the quality of our stay, it is unfortunate that the previous guests has such an unpleasant experience. I am happy to say that the system appeared to functioning properly before the end of our stay - I am sure the neighbors are as well .
We did a major grocery stop in Herradura on our way down, and easily found anything else we needed in the smaller stores in Dominical and Uvita. Those staples and the beautiful, peaceful setting were all we needed for a wonderful week of R&R that we were seeking.
We have travelled extensively in Costa Rica and have owned property in the country, so are well educated in the nuances of the culture. When driving up to the villa, it was evident that the small town of Dominicalito at the base of the mountain is a very impoverished neighbourhood and we took note of this. The drive up to the property is definitely an adventure, which we loved. When the owners say that you need a 4x4, they are not exaggerating!
The property and villa are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. An outstanding property for sure. We love the villa, the infinity pool and the property. Gorgeous! However, there are some safety and security issues at this property. We were scheduled to stay for a week, but cut our visit short after two nights. Mr. Anderson, the Manager of the property lives very close by and was very accommodating of the situation we encountered. He handled it very well and with integrity. It is our understanding that Mr. Anderson has addressed the safety and security concerns with the owner and that measures have been taken to ensure the well being of guests.
Our stay did not turn out as we had hoped, however we do believe that our concerns were addressed. Just take a few minutes to chat with Mr. Anderson about this issue when you are booking your stay. There is no doubt that this is an outstanding villa and property that should be enjoyed to its fullest.
The drive to the villa was so daunting, especially when traveling with a hungry three year old, but as soon as we got to the villa, we were rejuvenated instantly. The pictures do not do justice to the reality. I highly recommend this villa for anyone looking for a luxurious, laid-back and adventurous vacation. We have so many memories here and my almost four year old now is always asking me when we are returning. I certainly hope to do that this year. There are plenty of things to do including many beaches between Dominical, Dominicalito and Uvita (our favorite - small fee to get in). I would recommend that you book some activities with Jim and Yvonne as we found the horseback riding to the waterfalls and other activities really enjoyable.
This is definitely a wow house! Stepping through the door to see that amazing view was unforgettable. The pool, the patio and the lush surroundings were simply beautiful. Whenever we rent a vacation home, I worry that it might live up to the description. This house definitely surpassed our expectations. It was clean, comfortable and the perfect setting to rest up after our daily adventures. Several days, we just chose to lounge by the pool and enjoy the view. The ride up the hill is quite steep but we got used to the drive pretty quickly. Gary, the manger, was helpful and especially thoughtful. On our first day, I asked if he knew where we could get tamales to celebrate Christmas eve. He said he didn't know of any place that sold them. A few days later we received a lovely surprise. Gary had found some delicious tamales and left them for us along with some homemade Christmas cookies! Talk about Pura Vida!
The pictures in the ad are incredible and do not do the house justice. Views are expansive and the outdoor area is wonderful. We were 2 couples and grandma, the space worked out terrific. We cooked breakfast & dinner most days and the kitchen & grill were more than sufficient. The pool was great! 4x4 is definitely necessary to ascend the mountain. Jim & Yvonne were very helpful in every regard. We will definitely come back to Casa Pura Vista!
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
For a 7 night stay the Villa cleaned once during your stay with no charge. Additional cleaning is available for a fee.
Rates are subject to change until dates are confirmed.
Fifty percent of the full rental amount is due on establishment of the reservation, and the remaining amount is due thirty days prior to your check in date or cash on arrival