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40 ft waterfall, river, Huge Mountain views, pool, & 15 min to Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom at pool

This Costa home is located in the midst of nature, our home is secluded, but not isolated. You will enjoy a large living room, kitchen and dining room, along with three bedrooms and two baths. Outside is a beautiful pool with a covered rancho and grilling area.

Our Costa Rica home has a 40ft Waterfall located just below the property (a 5 minute walk) , 2 rivers surround the property, there are huge mountain views, including Mount Chiripo (the highest peak in Costa Rica). There is a private pool, & only a 15 min drive to the beach!

Judith Adams
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Judith Adams

I love the outdoors and traveling! Costa is our go-to country, as the nature is profoundly beautiful, the people are gracious and greet you with an open heart, and the food is delicious and nutritious! Great place, great friends, great food = great memories!!

Judith Adams purchased this house in 2009

Why Judith Adams chose San José

Los Sueños Dorados is high enough to not only be surrounded by gorgeous moutain views, but able to benefit from the cooler mountains Air that descends at night. This property is bordered by a crystal clear river, with a 40 foot waterfall a short walk downstream. It is an incredible piece of nature.

What makes this house unique

The property is at the end of the road! It is private, but not isolated. You can get there in two wheel drive. The river is beautiful and makes a wonderful and relaxing place to be. The mountain views and surrounding nature will nourish your soul. It is a 15 minute drive to the beach for surfing enthusiasts. There is something for everyone!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello from gray and overcast Washington DC!

We had a lovely stay at your place. What a location! Such a view! The toucans made regular appearances and were well photographed. We had a good rainstorm one evening and lost electricity, but the power was back on by the time we got back from the beach in the afternoon.

We had dinner twice at the local restaurant you recommended -- very pleasant indeed. We also went to PorQueNo, just south of Dominical, and had a fabulous meal (suitable for foodies) with an incredible view of the sunset.

We were regular visitors to the falls below the house. Water levels were low, but still plenty of cool clear water to splash around in. Did a hike up to Nauyaca Waterfall on a hot day - glad we had plenty of water to drink.
Mar 2015
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San José House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Carport
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Rancho Bathroom - toilet
    Pool - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    1st Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    2nd Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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40 ft waterfall, river, Huge Mountain views, pool, & 15 min to Beach!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 28 reviews
Comox, bc

Oasis in the Jungle

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful few days. The pool is AMAZING. The house was clean, well stocked (except toilet paper!) and the property immaculate. You can't see any neighbours from the house so you feel very secluded. At dusk the jungle came alive and the sounds of insects was deafening; It was a very cool experience. We stayed with two toddlers; 1 & 3, and the house was completely child friendly. We had to do very minimal child proofing which was a nice change from other rentals that had 'stuff' everywhere. AND IT HAS HOT WATER! Hallelujah! haha

oh, and ALL of the windows are screened. That was a very important thing for us. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at the house and hope that you are able to return! Pura vida!
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Beautiful grounds House just ok

  • 2 of 5

The grounds are beautiful the house is ok. We were there end Feb-1st of March 2018, we found that the house is very warm during the day and does not cool off until 11 or 12 oclock at night, therefore not really allowing anyone to stay there during the day comfortably. When we arrived there was Zero toilet paper in one bath and hardly any in the other and it is quite a drive into town to pick some up. The kitchen has only dishes and utensils take anything else you might need. Showers scald then promptly turned cold Judy did attempt to have her man fix and one shower was good then it went back to scalding.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great true Costa Rican stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for almost two weeks with our little ones - 2 and 4 year old. Great family house. Property is stunning with a great little pool.

You need to download the VRBO app to get all the info for the house (something I didn't realize at first).

Loved having all the tupperware at the house to take snacks on our outings - but no basics for cooking so bring salt and pepper with you. Blender worked great for smoothies and iced coffee.

Road to the house is a dirt road but totally fine. Carlos was friendly and helpful with the garbage - we also took garbage to the gas station just outside Dominical and dropped off plastic bottles at Elizabeth II grocery store (very friendly owners - young guy speaks great English and likes to chat.).

Must dos: check out Eco Chantales waterfall - Nayaca was beautiful but Eco Chantales was a little more off the beaten track and beautiful. Resident scarlet macaws fly around and you can have lunch at the waterfall.

Haecinda Baru - we saw sloths! (in a tree right at the parking lot), white-faced monkeys, iguanas, agouti, etc. We did the self guided tour but I bet with a guide you'll see even more.

Ensueno restaurant at the south end of Dominical beach for the best smoothies!

You won't be disappointed with your stay here! Thanks for the wonderful place, Judith!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing jungle property!

  • 5 of 5

I took three of my granddaughters (17, 22, and 24) to Casa Suenos Dorados for a week at the end of January, 2018. Judith's property is beautiful with views of the jungle and mountains. You should plan to arrive in the daylight as it is difficult to find in the dark. We had been warned of this by Judith, but due to traffic in San Jose, we arrived in the dark. Thanks to friendly neighbors, we did find the house. Our rental car was not four-wheel drive and we managed just fine, though we did have to use low gear on the gravel hill leading down to the house.

The house is equipped with pots, pans, silverware, plastic ware, dishes, and utensils, but doesn't have things like salt, pepper, oil, or any of the other kitchen basics. Although we left what we brought, I also left a message for Carlos telling him to take anything he could use. Expect that you will have to purchase these sorts of things if you are going to do any cooking. (If you have a translate app on your phone, it makes conversing with Carlos much easier! He was excited that he could say something in Spanish and I could read it in English and vice versa!)

The washer works great, but don't hang things on the line at'll be even wetter in the morning from the nighttime humidity!

Dominical is about a 20 minute drive down the mountain, but we were warned several times to beware of people there who steal things. Quepos is about 40 minutes northwest along the coast and is a lovely little town with a marina and catamaran dinner sailings. Manuel Antonio national park is also here and well worth a visit. Hire a certified guide so you are assured of seeing wildlife. The animals are excellent hiders! San Isidro has a farmers market on Thursdays and Fridays.

All in all, we had a wonderful trip. Keep in mind, this is not in middle America with sewers and water treatment plants. The biggest adjustment we had to make was tossing toilet paper in the trash instead of the toilet. We did make the adjustment, but actually had to adjust the other way when we returned home! (BTW, the tap water, unlike in some other countries, is perfectly safe to drink.)

We thoroughly enjoyed Judith's property and would certainly put it on our list of places to return to in Costa Rica!

Hasta la vista, Casa Suenos Dorados!

Charlotte, Aspen, Mackenzie, and Alexia

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to write such a detailed review. Am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Costa is a wonderful country! You and your grand daughters obviously enjoyed it to the fullest. You are lucky to have each other! Come back any time.
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  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to come back! Judy's home is wonderfully located close enough to enjoy the local sites but far enough away to kick back and soak up the raw beauty of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Wonderful quiet seclusion in the "real" Costa Rica jungle..

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip to Costa Rica and it was due in part to the relaxation we got being on the property. We were close enough to the beach to get that in the mornings and or afternoons along with hours of amazing surfing. We would siesta back at house and explore property and waterfalls late morning and early afternoon and cook up great tico dishes from the local produce stands. When your at the house you cant help but admire all the local flaral and fauna set in the peaceful rain Forrest mountains and just relax. The house was clean, not too hard to access and had everything you need to enjoy your stay. A must for those that want to experience the beach scene yet be able to get away from the tourist and live in the Costa Rica pura vida.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your visit. So glad you were able to enjoy the local area and appreciate the beautiful nature surrounding the house. The surfing is great; those waves call to many who love the ocean and riding its waves. Know it's a great change from Alaska!! Hope you can come back soon...especially in the winter (-;
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Parada Turistica
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $200

$ 75.00 cleaning fee
$200.00 refundable security deposit made with on-line payment or personal check.
Credit card and e-check rental payments are accepted through Homeaway with a 2.9% charge.
Direct deposit at Wells Fargo, PayPal, Venmo payment eliminates the new Service Fee charged by Home Away / Expedia.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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