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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate

36 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms9
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Puntarenas Villa Rental Photos and Description

8 Bedrooms, 9.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

FEATURES

• The Villa can be rented with a minimum of 5 rooms, 3 additional rooms can also be rented, rates adjusted per room (the other rooms will not be rented to other parties)

• Daily Maid Service including Washing Clothes & Making Beds

• Events can be catered for: Weddings, Engagements, Renewing Vows, Anniversaries

• All rooms have Air-Conditioning, Balconies, On-Suite Bathrooms, Toilets & Showers, Refrigerator & Safe Boxes

• 7,212 sqf/670sm under cover

• 40 x 17 foot/12 x 5 meter Infinity Pool

• Exterior Ranch with Bar

• Outdoor Shower

• All Towels Supplied for Bathrooms, Pool & Beach

• Wireless Internet throughout property

• Telephone for Local Calls

• Spectacular white water Ocean Views

• iPod Docking Station

• Observation Tower overlooking the jungle great for Nature Viewing

• Elevation 1000ft/300mts above sea level

• Parking for 7 vehicles

• Chef available for on site dinners (at additional cost)

• 8-minute drive to Dominicalito Beach

The Villa was formally a boutique hotel with recent change of ownership and management changed the Property to an exclusive Private Villa.

Villa Ambiente takes the phrase 'postcards from paradise' to an entirely new level.

Featuring eight fully-equipped bedrooms, a breathtaking infinity pool that overlooks the mighty Pacific Ocean and more first-rate appliances than a Home Depot catalog, Villa Ambiente is a top-of-the-line vacation rental nestled in the lush green hills of Dominicalito, Costa Rica.

Those who visit say it’s like having your own mini resort within a completely private estate. This is outdoor living at its finest.

A short 8-minute drive from the seashore into tropical jungle, Villa Ambiente's immaculate living area spans more than 7,000-square feet and includes a large villa, split-level pool deck in a five hectares estate of pristine forest. The grounds are optimal for hosting a range of social events, including family reunions, weddings and anniversaries.

Wireless Internet runs throughout the house.

As soon as your entourage enters Villa Ambiente's pristine gates, navigating its paved driveway lined with wispy palm trees and old-fashion street lights, you'll know you're all in for something truly special.

Open the front door and your vacation dreams quickly become a reality.

A beautiful, natural-light garden and flowing water fountain greet visitors on arrival. There are four private bedrooms adjacent to the first-floor garden, two on the left and two on the right. Each room has its own air conditioning unit, television, bathroom, secure safety box and private patio.

Past the garden is a grand entertaining room complete with soft-to-the-touch sofas, love seats and tables. An immaculate wine bar is nestled on the right side of the room, the perfect place to unwind with a glass of chardonnay after a long day under the Central American sun.

About that sun: you'll have plenty of time to catch rays out at the 40-foot infinity pool, which is second to none in terms of location and looks. And don't even think about packing towels on this trip. We have you covered from the moment you arrive to the second you say 'adios!'

The pool is lined with layout chairs and tables, and a barbecue is always on standby to crank out some local fish. There's also an outdoor shower and changing room nearby.

On the west side of the pool deck, the side that's closest to the ocean, sits an outdoor tiki bar that easily seats a half-dozen guest. If you ever wanted to pretend you were Tom Cruise in 'Cocktail,' mixing drinks behind your back and tossing tequila in the air, this is the premier spot to work on your libation-making skills.

The kitchen, also located on the first floor adjacent to the wine bar, is completely up to date with stainless steel appliances, filtered water, a wine cooler and dishwasher.

While most of the action takes place on the first floor, there are four additional bedrooms on the second floor. Each of these rooms features a king bed, balcony, television, safe security box, air conditioning and bathroom.

Above all that, on the third floor, is a small lookout area good for gazing into the nearby jungle. Grab some binoculars and go up there because you never know; you might just see a family of white-faced monkeys or a couple of Parrots out there.

Villa Ambiente is that kind of special place.

• You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica

PLEASE NOTE This property is under new management as of September 2013. Any other listing, website or advertising without this text are invalid and out of date

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Neil (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

We went as group for friends and just got back from a fabulous vacation at Villa Ambiente. When we arrived we walked through the lounge doors and were amazed at the views that are truly superb. We saw many sunsets and enjoyed many cocktails around the pool that was really awesome!!! We liked that the beach was just down the track and many others along the road and also the local restaurants. This part of Costa Rica has still not suffered from over tourism, the wildlife, waterfalls, beaches and local people are great and very friendly. Zip lining and rafting were fun and exciting and the dolphin and whale watching was an amazing experience!!! Dominical and Uvita are close and had good stores and restaurants.The manager was always available and provided great customer service.

The Perfect getaway and for sure we will recommend this villa.
Feb 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 36 traveler reviews

Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 40 reviews
San Diego California
5

Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get going on this review. We were in Costa Rica for my Daughter’s wedding in March 2016; we ended up renting two villas your villa for family who were attending the wedding and a larger villa for the wedding and wedding party to stay.

I can’t say enough about Claudia she took such good care of us making sure the rooms were cleaned daily and we always had plenty of towels for the pool and bath. The Villa was perfect it had plenty of common space for everyone and the rooms were spacious each room had its own bathroom AC worked great and although not needed each room had its own refrigerator. The Views were spectacular. And we really appreciated the fact that you had a binder with anything we could think of from were to dine to tours and things to do.

We will definitely be back!

Thanks again for sharing your wonderful Villa!

Cindy Bruso

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

As described!

  • 4 of 5

Villa Ambiente is a nice home w/ beautiful views. Neil was great to communicate w/ & Sonia did a great job w/ housekeeping. All of us had been to Costa Rica before & our group ranged from an 18 mo to a 50 yo. We had some concerns w/ the 18 mo and 3 yo with the steps/railings, but we stayed vigilant and kept an eye on them. You may not see the need for 4x4 to get from SJO to Dominical as the roads are great, but once down into Dominical and up to the house, you will. (Use Yahoo maps for the clearest satellite image of the house…google & bing are blurred). Dominicalito is across the street from the dirt road leading to the house (10 min). A waterfall is near this as well (lock your doors ….within 10 minutes of parking, thieves slim-jim’ed someones car, took cells and cash…this was the only crime we saw). Dominical proper is about 15 min & has a good number of restaurants, yoga, art, organic….free-thinking free-living type of places. Prices in the area were notably higher from the rest of Central America. Uvita has the groceries and pharmacy. We found Playa Hermosa (not by Jaco but to the east of Dominicalito) to be our favorite.

Justin at "El Tubo Surf" was hired for some surf photography and was very easy to work with and reasonably priced.

The kitchen was well stocked, utensils to cookware and good appliances.

No AC in communal areas but the rooms did & made the evenings pleasant to relax & sleep.

We had Stu cook & he did a fantastic job!

Steve was available when needed.

Most rooms had (tube) TVs & a DVD player. Coax cable runs all over the house & in the rooms, but there is no cable or satellite. There is no communal TV. There were DVDs to watch, but none for children (0-17 yo). Ea bathroom was clean & updated. Again, Sonia kept everything clean to include linens & clothes (with a few hour turn around). There is a washer & dryer on site, but visitors don’t have access to it….so evening accidents or something that needs immediate attention has to wait. There was 1 room that was locked & not accessible for unknown reasons.

The WIFI worked great. We all had ATT & Sprint and had service at the house & for the entire trip from SJO except some spots, mostly a stretch through Parrito.

Pool was great.

Power outages never lasted more than 10 min.

The property was exactly as explained and presented. If the description sounds like what you are looking for, we would certainly recommend Villa Ambiente.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, MD
5

Absolutely awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed one of our best vacations ever.

The process of booking and making other arrangements was simple and Neil and Stephen were super prompt in answering any questions we had.

This one of a kind villa and its views is absolutely incredible and the layout worked wonderfully for our extended family. Our grandson loved the infinity pool and the toucans, (as did the rest of the group) and wants to go back to Costa Rica. :-)

Stu cooked a birthday dinner for my future daughter-in-law one night, which was delicious and the cake he made was out of this world. Wonder if he's available to do a wedding cake? :-) He also showed us some beautiful spots that we would have never found on our own and took us to a local hangout for an authentic Costa Rican breakfast. Sonia kept the place spotless and it was such a treat to get our laundry done.

Absolutely awesome!

Maggie

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I can't imagine anything that would make villa ambiente any better...out group of 8 had a fabulous vacation in Costa Rica and our accommodations here were incredible. Our outings were so fun, but we always looked forward to getting back to the villa to relax and enjoy the pool and view. The daily visits from the toucans weee a real treat. Sonja, the stealth house keeper was just amazing. We had Stuart cook one night and wish we would have done so more often...it was really good! I wish I could go back!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Villa Ambiente - a piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica and to Villa Ambiente. This was a beautiful property!

Air conditioning units in each room were extremely pleasant. Although it gets extremely hot in the kitchen without air conditioning when you are cooking. Also in the main living areas it gets a little stuffy and hot in the evenings as you can't really open the exterior doors because of bugs and the fans don't get quite enough airflow. Laying in the pool is heaven... almost indescribable. It's amazing.

Although their is a lady that comes and cleans each morning, they only provided one roll of paper towels in the kitchen, that was a bit annoying, and you had to take the trash down the road to the bin, that was no big deal at all. We also did all the dishes so I didn't find a huge value in the cleaning lady when we were there but she was very nice. The guy who checked us in "Gonzolo" was the greatest guy, we took surfing lessons from him and he was just a really nice genuine guy. I enjoyed interacting with him very much.

The big grocery store is about 30 minutes away and food costs about as much as the US as an FYI... but the little town of Dominical was awesome and the hike to Nauyaka Falls was a once in a lifetime experience.

It was hot when we stayed in late march 2016, almost to the point where by the afternoon you had to be by the pool or the ocean or relaxing in the shade, the humidity is really taxing... even on a fit 35 year old.

Overall it was wonderful, the rooms were comfortable and the pool was amazing. I felt it was just as good as advertised and would recommend this property to a big family or group of friends.

Also dealing with the owner Neil was A++++. He was very responsive to all our questions.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super Responsive

  • 5 of 5

I actually wasn't able to book a home from Neil but I wanted to share my experience in working with them. I was trying to organize a trip for 6 couples. I sent lots of questions to Neil to try and gather info and get pricing. He was very responsive and very helpful. He also got me in touch with his chef Stuart and he was also excellent to work with. Some of our couples backed out so we didn't need as large of a house, but I would highly recommend these guys for anyone going to Costa Rica and I hope to use their services on a return trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
113 Miles
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Dominical
Nearest Golf
37 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Coastal highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Dominicalito
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dominicalito Beach
Car: necessary

The Villa is ideally located to for Restaurants, stores and two supermarkets in Dominical and Uvita also the area is well known for the many beautiful beaches to visit.

If you want to participate in adventures, activities and tours there are numerous to choose from such as and much more:

• Horseback riding through the jungle to spectacular waterfalls.

• Horseback riding along the beach.

• Horseback riding to the famous Nauyaca Waterfall 149ft high

• Learn to surf

• Rafting on rivers of varying degrees of difficulties.

• Kayaking on Hatillo Mangrove Forest.

• Hike in Jungle nature trails.

• Canopy Tours.

• Zip Lines.

• Rappelling down Waterfalls

• Sports Fishing

• Quad Tours

• Visit the Reptile centre, which has large variety of living snakes and some Crocodiles.

• Manuel Antonio National Park

• Boat trips to Caño Island biological reserve.

• Snorkelling.

• Scuba diving.

• Sea Kayaking.

• Whale & dolphin watching.

• Corcovado National Park by boat

• Fishing and eat your freshly caught fresh water Tilapia fish.

• Boat tours through the mangroves.

• Sports Fishing

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Rates & Availability

Dominical Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jul 1 - Aug 31 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Sept 1 - Dec 18 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$422
$2,954
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,245
 
 
New Years Holiday
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,245
 
 
Jan 4 - Feb 22 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Festival Week
Feb 23 2017 - Mar 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,245
 
 
Mar 3 - Apr 30 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$422
$2,954
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

The Villa can be rented with a minimum of 5 rooms upwards with rates adjusted per room (the other rooms will not be rented to other parties)
Additional 3 rooms can been rented
• Low season add $82 per extra room Per Night
• High Season add $100 per extra room Per Night
With the additional 3 rooms making a total of 8 rooms
• Peak Season not less than all 8 rooms rented for a minimum of 7 nights

Fifty percent of the full rental amount is due on establishment of the reservation and the remaining amount is due sixty days prior to your check in date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Puntarenas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7212 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Ground floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Patio, Safe, Fan, Fridge
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Ocean views, jungle views, private estate, ceiling fans in all rooms, air conditioning in all bedrooms, king beds 6 bedroom suites, 4 single beds in 2 bedroom suite, Landscaped tropical garden in the Private estate, full kitchen, Large BBQ grill, wine refrigerator, 1 outside showers Music center with access for iPod docking, Pool floats, housekeeper, gardener, pool cleaning, On site chef services, manager who can arrange tours and transportation.

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