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Tom and Christine

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Whales Tail ! Sweeping Ocean & Mountain Views, Secure/Private/Gated Community

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Dominical House Rental Photos and Description

Bright Open Airy And Comfortable 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home, built in 2013!

Private 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 2013 with sweeping ocean and mountain views, private pool, located in a secure gated development with tennis courts, fitness room and community center! Enjoy this brand new, beautifully appointed home, resting atop a mountain-side, overlooking incredible views of the Southern Pacific coast.

This mountain-top home has constant cooling breezes and 360 degree unobstructed views of the mountain range and the Pacific Ocean! Cool and comfortable, with beach breezes during the day and chilly night-time mountain breezes at night, this home doesn't need a/c!

Located in Escaleras, the home is conveniently located between the surfing enclave of Dominical and family-oriented Uvita, in a safe and secure development with security guard. Our gated community amenities include tennis courts, weight room, picnic area and community center.

You are just minutes away from fabulous beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, and modern conveniences.

Relax and unwind in this open concept 3 bedroom/2 bath home that flows effortlessly out to the comfortable outdoor lounge and private pool area. We can accommodate 6 adults in three private bedrooms outfitted with king beds. The king in the third bedroom can be converted into two twin beds for children, and two additional air mattresses are available as needed. This home is very comfortable for parties up to 6.

This lovely home has a fully stocked modern kitchen, granite counter tops, custom-made native hardwood furniture, tub and indoor/outdoor showers, and a safe/dry room to store your valuables.

Nearby Uvita and Dominical are a short car ride away, with plenty of restaurants, shops, grocery stores, banks and tourist activities available. Gorgeous beaches dot the Ballena Coast. There's an endless list of fun local activities for every member of the group, whether young or old! Close to horseback riding, bird watching, fishing, surfing, whale/dolphin watching, ATV tours, zip lining, kayaking, and a wildlife sanctuary. You can't go wrong with a vacation in the Southern Zone!!

Long term renters are welcome at Casa Carmel. Rent includes use of community amenities in addition to monthly cleaning and spraying, professional pool and landscape maintenance , High Speed Internet, US phone number plus $100 towards Electricity each month. Please contact us for additional information or your private showing.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tom and Christine (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Tom and Christine

Casa Carmel is managed and represented by Jaguar Property Management, owners Tom and Christine. Casa Carmel is a brand new, lovely home owned by one of our clients, located in the Southern Zone, where the rainforest mountains kiss the sea. Guests can't help but fall in love with this stretch of Pacific coastline, the unspoiled beauty of our local beaches, and the little villages of Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal. Casa Carmel is located 9km south of the surfer village of Dominical, and 9km north of family oriented Uvita.

Tom and Christine purchased this house in 2013

Why Tom and Christine chose Puntarenas

A message from the owners of Casa Carmel - We have been visiting Costa Rica since we were married over fifteen years ago. We’ve been fortunate to travel to many wonderful places but we keep finding ourselves back in Costa Rica. We simply fell in love with the natural beauty, the wonderful people and it has become our special place to recharge from our hectic lives. During our trips, we have enjoyed exploring new areas but we have always been drawn to the southern pacific coast (often called the Southern Zone, located between Dominical and Ojochal).

What makes this house unique

For years, it was our dream to find a “little piece of heaven” that we could call our own in Costa Rica! We’ve looked at several communities but we finally found our beautiful, gated community...and that was it! We found this sanctuary on the last day of our visit two years ago and fell in love with our lot because we have beautiful views of both the mountains and the pacific coast. Having lived in Florida and Colorado, it’s the best of both worlds! We love the privacy of our home, coffee by the pool as we watch amazing sunrises, our morning walks and we’re also close to numerous beaches, horse riding, surfing, restaurants, local shopping and all sorts of activities. We’ve had a wonderful experience building our home this year and we are delighted to share our special place with you!

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Whales Tail ! Sweeping Ocean & Mountain Views, Secure/Private/Gated Community
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Belle endroit

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une super belle semaine à cette maison, la vue est superbe. Il ne manque de rien.

Je recommande cette endroit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Stunning Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Dark and climbing the mountain to the driveway was a bit intimidating. By next day it was Cake. Takes about 15 minutes. We absolutely loved the house. Spent most of the time outside poolside enjoying the view and identifying many of the beautiful birds. Kids loved the pool!!! I loved the peace and quiet. Nobody around you. Occasional visit from the Pool Guy and that was fine. The Butterfly's were also impressive. No need for AC as the breeze ran all through the home with the windows and doors open. We heard Howler Monkeys in the distance when we woke in the morning. Stores for grocery were close by.Washer and Dryer a huge PLUS!! Visited Playa Hermosa Beach. Loved watching the surfers while sipping from a fresh Coconut. Walked Whales Tail during low tide in the AM. I highly recommend eating at Soda's as the food is amazing and the quantity is more than enough at a cheap price. Not to mention Authentic Costa Rican Style food. Be sure to try a Tamale!! Yummo!!! I could go on and on about this place. A true Paradise!!! I highly recommend Casa Carmel to everyone!!! PURAVIDA!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Perfect in every way!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental is awesome. It is very clean, modern, and very well stocked. The view is better than advertised. It is in a development, but it is still very private... Not another house to be seen! We were glad to be up in the mountains, as it was much cooler there with gentle breezes. Yes, the road is very steep but not as bad as we expected (some of it is paved). The colorful sun rise from the master bedroom was amazing! We loved the pool. Outdoor shower was useful for washing off after the beach. The location was good. Close to fun activities, beaches, restaurants, and the grocery store in Dominical. We would definitely return to this rental in the future. Christine was easy to work with ... Returned emails quickly, provided information about the area and good directions from SJO, and was willing to shift out reservations by one day when we ran into a travel snag!!! Totally worth a 5 star review!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Excellent property to relax and enjoy the beauty of the natural world around you.

  • 5 of 5

We found Casa Carmel to be everything as advertised. The home is very well taken care of. It is clean and well equipped with everything you need to create great meals. The pool is just wonderful with great views as you relax in the warm water. Because the house is located at the top of the mountain there is usually a nice breeze to keep the heat and humidity more comfortable than it is down along the shore! Christine and Tom are wonderful people to work with. They will do everything possible to make your stay at Casa Carmel a wonderful experience. They will advise you to have or rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle that is above the average in ability to handle steep and challenging road conditions. The road is a bit rough but it is well worth the drive up the mountain. A piece of paradise will be yours in this great part of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Best rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

I've done many rentals through VRBO including a stay at another property in Costa Verde Estates. Casa Carmel is by far the best. Starting from initial contact, Christine was prompt in responding and very personable. Jaguar Property Management is great at all facets of managing this home, and I would highly recommend using their services. We met Tom at the Jolly Roger, a very unique bar that has the best wings ever (try the Bollywood) and then drove up to the house. Yes, the road is steep and requires a 4X4, but is easily navigated with care. It shouldn't be a cause to avoid this rental; it's just part of enjoying the best of Costa Rica. We were so pleased with the house on arrival. It is so much bigger than what the pictures convey! We quickly settled in and hit the well-equiped kitchen and outdoor grill to make dinner. During our stay, we found nothing lacking anywhere in the house and would go as far to say that the owners have gone the extra mile in ensuring that their guests are never left wanting. What may seem like something to be left to the renters for most owners was supplied here. Just a few examples included ziplock bags in every size, laundry soap, cleaning products, and plentiful garbage bags, paper products, linens and towels. I have never seen such attention to detail and made me feel as though I was being welcomed into a family member's home. This rental should be used as an example of what a rental should be. I could go on about the awesome view, amazing pool, great landscaping and never-ending wildlife but other reviews have touched on them. Let it suffice to say that Casa Carmel has spoiled me, and no other rental will be as good. As for the area, there are so many things to do that we didn't have time to get to them all. The ones that we did were all amazing: Hawk Adventures for paragliding (we launched from a beautiful lot just north of Casa Carmel and flew down to Dominicalito Beach...awesome); Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, who do wonderful work in rescuing injured wildlife; Bahai Adventuras for a spectacular trip to Corcovado National Park and Rancho La Merced for a sunset horseback ride. As for food, either of the B&M markets in Uvita is well stocked and reasonably priced if you buy products that are Costa Rican. While you can find Hagen Daaz and Cheerios, you will pay dearly for them. Two restaurants that are not to be missed are The Roadshack Deli in Uvita and Por Que No for ocean-side dining just outside of Dominical. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Most relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Casa carmel is wonderful! We enjoyed the most relaxing stress free enjoyable vacation there. The house is absolutely beautiful and stocked with everything imaginable. The kitchen is great! The views from every window spectacular and the outdoor patio a favorite ... Starting in the morning with the beautiful sunrise. Watching the sky change color as the day breaks over the mountains and ocean. Enjoying the pool in the afternoon And then again in the evening as the sun goes down and the little town below awakens with its twinkling lights as the moon rises. A variety of wildlife. Peace and quiet. The road is well maintained. The community beautifully manicured. And the place is located conveniently between Dominical and Uvita. Just a short drive to many fun places to hike , good restaurants and beautiful ocean spots along the way! Tom and Christine are great and respond almost immediately with any questions you may have. Casa Carmel was a great find. The owners do a fabulous job keeping their home beautiful and we definitely will be back!! Thank You for sharing your beautiful home with us!! Mucho Gusto!! ❤️

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Playas Dominicalito & Puerto Nuevo, 15-20 minutes
Car: recommended

please contact us for a list of local activities and attractions

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Rates & Availability

Dominical House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Aug 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
$145
$1,000
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

55% discount for the Green Season.
Long term renters are welcome at Casa Carmel. Rent includes use of community amenities in addition to monthly cleaning and spraying, professional pool and landscape maintenance , High Speed Internet, US phone number plus $100 towards Electricity each month. Please contact us for additional information or your private showing.

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Amenities

Dominical House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • 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 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , can be set up as 2 twin/single beds or converted to a king
  • The mattresses are premium quality and extremely comfortable. All the furniture is high-end custom, made from eucalyptus wood
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We now have a new internet service provider in the area and have upgraded high speed internet installed. We also have a Yamaha sound system and upgraded speakers with streaming capability for movies and other content at the same time! There is NO air conditioning. AC is not needed due to the mountain elevation - beach breezes during the day and mountain breezes at night. It gets chilly at night. There are fans in every room.

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