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MAY-JUNE Special Rates-Call Now! 5 min to beach Pool-Wifi-Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Master bedrm up, studio bedrm w/ queen & twin below, tent platform,

Rent this beautiful 2011-custom built house with pool/spa, flower gardens, wifi and great cell phone reception. The house has air conditioning in the bedrooms.

It is located in the Rain Forest Preserve just above the town of Dominical. The house is just up the hillside from the famous Dominical surf beach and has easy access to shopping, restaurants, surfing and surf lessons. You may pre-arrange with the owner and caretaker for catered meals. Take the short hike to you very own private waterfall/pool within the Preserve.

This amazing house has huge views of the 1000-acre Rain Forrest canopy from either the wraparound deck or the adjacent large yoga deck. Tucans come to visit most mornings as you lounge in the pool. Have breakfast on the upper deck as you listen to the jungle awakening and see the butterflies and other wildlife come awake. Take a 5-minute walk from the house and you will arrive at the community-owned covered “mirador”. This beautiful covered deck has tables and chairs where you can sit and watch the sun go down, enjoy the big ocean views, and be on the lookout for migrating humpback wales.

It is simple to book tours and adventures. For example, you may wish to go horseback riding on the beach, try snorkeling at Canyo Island, do a zipline tour at Hacienda Baru, visit the big amazing Nayuaca Waterfalls, go scuba diving in the Osa, see live reptiles get fed at Reptilandia, try paragliding or do a bird watching tour. The owner is happy to send you a customized set of recommendations.

This house is perfect for 2 couples to share as the upper and lower levels have separate entrances and bathrooms. Families with teens may request set up of the luxury tent to provide a 3rd living space. Upper & lower levels have setups for movies songs in the IMAC computer and AppleTV

The house is generally not well suited for young children or toddlers due to the layout. The house has 1 master bedroom upstairs with bath, full kitchen, and deck. The downstairs is accessible by the outside staircase and has a bedroom with1 queen and 1 single bed, private bath and it’s own kitchenette area with microwave, 2-burner range-top & cooler.

We do recommend anyone who stays at Canopy Vista have a 4-wheel drive vehicle or take a 4-wd taxi ride up to the house due to the steep terrain.

More Details

Kathleen Chiras
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Can use Google translate to communicate.
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Kathleen Chiras

I fell so in love with this country that I mortgaged my house here in Colorado to buy the land at the Rainforest Preserve in 2006, and then I also bought a reforestation farm about 30 min. from the Preserve. I built the house there in December 2011.

Kathleen Chiras purchased this house in 2006

Why Kathleen Chiras chose Puntarenas

Awake to the sounds of the jungle and see the Tucans fly into 'Tucan tree' right in front of your eyes shortly after dawn. See the top of the canopy and animals like the Pizotes or white faced monkeys wondering around below.

Canopy Vista is up the mountain 6 switchbacks, and this affords greater safety away from the public beach, and is only a 15-20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive down to the famous Dominical surf beach.

There are lots of places to walk within the Preserve, including the big ocean overlook ('the Miradore'), and our community orchard, and a waterfall.

The house has incredible views of the Preserve on 3 sides and a small view of the ocean. The house is new as of 2011, has lots of windows and a great ocean breeze.

Bedrooms can be air conditioned individually. High speed internet available at the house, and IMAC computer may be checked out. The computer also has lots of movies and music. There is also a small TV monitor with Apple TV in the downstairs room.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to the beach, the town of Dominical, and all of the local attractions. Easy to bird-watch or see butterflies right from the house. Paraglide launchplace nearby. Big tent available for extra guests or teens 13 or above. Pool, Wifi, air conditioning.


Las Olas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Grey Water System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom area has a bathroom with shower, including the tent platform area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 rooms in tent
  • All new house & appliances & furniture as of Dec. 2011
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
We provide an 'unplugged' environment for a relaxing stay in the tropics. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for driving on anything other than the two paved highways in Costa Rica. The road into the Preserve up to the house requires a 4wd.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

MAY-JUNE Special Rates-Call Now! 5 min to beach Pool-Wifi-Views
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Costa Rica before so we invited another couple and rented this house for a week and a half. Our stay was incredible. The amount of wildlife out in the forest where the house is located is wonderful, there are always beautiful birds or howler monkeys to listen to and watch. The look out area up the road is incredible. The best sunset you'll ever see. The house is great, 2 floors give great privacy if your traveling in couples. The private pool was a great place to relax after a full day of exploring. There are plenty of attractions around dominical and surrounding areas. Highly highly recommended. The host we met was super nice and energetic and just lives down the road so if you need anything he's just a phone call away. Bottom line, if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Costa Rica, You've found it. ~Pura Vida!~

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! Do come back again soon.
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Great family destination

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great destination for our family of 5.

There was plenty of room for all of us. Two teenagers were in the downstairs bedroom (with their own bathroom), one in the tent under the roof outside and Mom and Dad upstairs with an ensuite bathroom. The house is well equipped with AC in the bedrooms and fans in every room and a couple outside as well. Also, the caretaker is only a phone call or text away if there are any issues or questions.

The location was amazing. As others have noted, the drive up from the highway is fairly exciting the first time if you aren't used to 4x4 driving. However, once at the property it is well worth it. Located on a very quiet road overlooking a large valley, the views are breathtaking. We ended up getting up by 6 every morning and sat outside watching the sun rise, drinking our Costa Rican coffee and listening to a wide variety of insect and animal noises.

The pool was a welcome spot to cool off several times a day after our adventures in the area.

If staying here make sure not to miss the view from the mirador or lookout on the ocean side of the hill. We took a take out meal up there one evening and watched the sun set while listening to the surf pounding far below.

Two nearby destinations I'd recommend are Playa Ventanas and the Nauyaca Waterfalls. If you arrive at either location before 8AM you may have a waterfall or beach all to yourself for a while.

We were very pleased with our stay here and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing out some of the highlights of your stay at Canopy Vista--the views, the jungle sounds, the sunset overlook to the big ocean. I'm so glad the house worked out so well for you & your family.
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Was exactly what we were looking for!!! House is just close and just far enough from dominical. the road to the house is steep but worthwhile! Sunset vista platform was amazing. Edwin was a great help! Iguanas, birds, howler monkeys, butterflies and other critters were a pleasure. The mandarin limes made the perfect addition to ceviche!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback and hope to have you come back again! Katheen
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Washington, MAssachusetts (Hilltown--500 people/90 dogs)

Outstanding! Heaven on a hilltop!

  • 5 of 5

When on the Pacific Coast in Costa Rica one might assume

That if you are not looking at the ocean 24/7 you are "missing out" on something! I am here to tell you that is

Not the cass! My wife and I chose this

House because it is in a wonderful private location with a 270degree view of mountains and valleys with a veritable symphony of insects, birds and monkeys sounds that are guaranteed to place your blood pressure

In a therapeutic range within minutes! This modern house with a wraparound deck and large open concept and access to the Outdoors! It has a first and a separate living area on each floor with an beautiful suite

On each level! You could easily have two friendly couples and enjoy each

Others company from a distance or up close! There is also a

Lovely fresh water pool, That, while not huge, provided these gringos exactly the Right AmountOf refreshing soak whenever the warm Costa Rican sun got the best of us! We often didn't want to Leave (and we Love Costa Rica)! It is an adventure to drive the road up And down the access to the house, providing a perspective and bringing into focus just how jagged and raw the mountains surrounding the Lush rainforest and beautiful Beaches that you will visit! I can't describe how

Enjoyable this house is but it is worth every penny! We were close enough to feel comfortable hanging around in am then hitting the Beach then returning for a siesta, back to the beach for surfing and ansunset then to the nearest local soda for dinner! Clean up at house the out to the town for drinks! Thats the benefit of this location, 10 Minutes up the hill! What stars! Dip in

Pool before bed and sleep like a baby!

Owner is Kathleen, very helpful and cooperative, Edwin and his grandson Andres are caregivers, nicer people would be hard to find, typical wonderful Tico!

Trust me do it!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to share this little piece of paradise with you and your family. Thank you for your comments and hope you will return soon.
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should come with a warning ...only stay at end of trip!!

  • 5 of 5

After staying here we were totally disappointed in every other place we booked..I wish we would have found it on the end of our trip and not the beginning! Peacefull and private with only the jungle around you. A beautiful kitchen with everything you need, comfy beds and lots of soft fluffy towels plus your own pool!

Edwin was great with his big smile and you can walk and explore around the area safely. Kathleen was great with information. Would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and area, with abundant tropical birds right by the house.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and well equipped house, set in the hills above the small beach town of Dominical. The wrap around balcony is fabulous for eating outside and enjoying the sounds of howler monkeys and toucans. The caretaker Edwin is friendly and helpful. I walked up a short trail above the house to the viewpoint which was incredible. I also walked to the rainforest trail leading to a waterfall. It is a great walk on very well maintained steps. I stayed at the house on my own and felt very secure as the neighbourhood is so peaceful. I'd highly recommend the house to anyone who loves nature and also enjoys the beach. Great for families, couples or independent single travelers.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

House on the edge of the Rainforest Preserve with pool/spa, air conditioning in bedrooms and optional 2-room Luxury Tent on the adjacent viewing platform. Internet available at the house. Located within the Rain Forest Preserve on

a private 5 acres lot. Straight down Mango Manor road and across the Costanera highway you will find the famous Dominical surf beach. There is a waterfall within the Preserve and I will help you locate many hidden waterfall jewels in the area. GREAT house for one or two families with teenage kids to enjoy as there are 3 distinct living spaces: upstairs, downstairs & the tent platform. It is a small house, but packs a lot of privacy.

The ocean and great surf beach of Dominical are just a 15 minute walk down the hill.This amazing new house and tent platform has easy access to all of the amenities offered by the southern zone: great wildlife, the beach, fantastic restaurants, day excursions.

30 foot waterfall with pool below within walking distance. Special breakfast 'Mirador' overlooking the big Pacific just a 5 minute walk away.

A yoga retreat center is located within the Rainforest Preserve. Please check for retreat dates.


Rates & Availability

Las Olas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April 3-August 31 Season
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
September 1-Dec 14th
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Holidays Dec.15 to Jan 15
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $40

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Contact the owner for special seasonal discounts. Daily rates quoted are based on 4 person occupancy. I love kids, but we have found the house ist best suited for families with children over 12 years of age. $10/day/person for additional guests. Special rate of $90/night for Envision Fest dates of Feb 26-March 2 for downstairs only, 2.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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