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Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest

Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest


Property Details

Updated: Apr 9, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Villa Bahá is 4,000 square feet of contemporary Mexican Country-style living space thoughtfully integrated into the rugged jungle of Costa Rica. Exuberant tropical gardens enhance the dramatic white water views of the Pacific Ocean and the serene valley vistas.

Immediately upon entering the gated driveway of this 11-acre property, situated 1,000 feet above sea level, you know that you have arrived at an exceptional destination. The scent of ylang ylang and the sounds of nature welcome you to your home away from home. Bougainvillea, helaconia, and ginger provide tropical color and graceful palms and bamboo sway in the breezes.

Built in 2001 and recently updated inside and out, the main house at Villa Bahá is entered though a colorful butterfly and hummingbird garden featuring a Mexican-wall fountain. The interior is dominated by a dramatic, curved staircase which leads to the upper floors. The first floor rooms flow in an open, airy manner and are decorated with an eclectic mix of classic, Mexican and antique furnishings enhanced with dramatic lighting and architectural details. The living room comfortably seats six and is suitable for reading, family games or surfing the internet. An entertainment armoire contains a TV with satellite Sky TV and DVD/CD/MP3 player. Beyond the living room, the kitchen and dining room share the captivating view of the Pacific Ocean. The large, cook-friendly kitchen is playfully decorated with colorful, hand-painted Mexican talavera tiles on the countertops and cooking island and equipped with all that you might require to prepare and serve anything from salsa and chips to a full holiday meal. The dining room features a soaring, 20-foot beamed ceiling and French doors which open to the ocean view veranda beyond.

The lushly landscaped outdoor spaces are the true focal points of daily life at Villa Bahá. The swimming pool features both a 40-foot swim lane for exercise and graceful, wide steps for fun and relaxation. Swimmers will appreciate the gentle, eco-friendly salt chlorination system. Although it is possible to spend the entire day either dining in the shade while enjoying the expansive Pacific Ocean view or watching the peaceful and inspiring parade of wildlife from the pool area in its comfortable chaises and lounge chairs, just around the corner is an equally delightful outdoor space. On the kitchen veranda and its adjacent stone patio, guests can sip coffee while listening to the hypnotic sounds of the nearby cascading, hand-carved Mexican fountain and enjoy its peaceful tropical garden backdrop. A colorful mural painted by a local artist enlivens this space, which is also used for ping pong and grilling.

The private and serene, ocean and garden view master suite, furnished with a king size bed, is also situated on the first floor. A screened door allows nighttime breezes in and also gives private access to the rear veranda and pool area, perfect for late night swims under star-filled skies. The modern, spa-styled master bathroom features travertine tile, dual vessel sinks and an ocean and garden-view shower.

The entire second floor easily serves as an additional master suite for a second couple. The bedroom contains a queen size bed, writing desk, and built-in closets. French doors lead to a private veranda and terrace with views of the surrounding mountain ridges and valleys. Within the sounds of both of Villa Bahá’s Mexican fountains, outdoor furnishings and potted plants make this area a charming, romantic spot for quiet morning coffee or evening drinks. The full bathroom features more Mexican tile and a rainforest mural. The second floor media room has comfortable lounge seating for viewing TV and movies (with Satellite SkyTV and DVD/VCR). Sliding doors provide access to another rooftop terrace with oceans views, ideal for private sunning. Stairs from this terrace lead to the upper roof which contains the villa's solar panels and a terrace, for a 360 degree, bird's-eye view of this glorious property and its surroundings.

For groups requiring more than two bedrooms, Villa Bahá can be expanded to suit your needs. The 2nd-floor media room can be reconfigured to serve as a third bedroom with two twin beds or a queen size Aerobed.

Villa Baha’s gardens have been designed to attract and support a large variety of wildlife. Colorful toucans and blue morpho butterflies are among our daily visitors. Dozens of species of birds, white-faced monkeys, pizotes, iguanas and fascinating insects are regulars. Villa Bahá is located in the safe and friendly, residential area of Lagunas de Barú, just outside of Dominical. Houses dot the finger ridges of Lagunas, providing a sense of community while still maintaining total privacy. Our bi-lingual property manager is very close by, ready to greet you and assist you as necessary during your stay.

Villa Bahá and its tranquil interrelationship with the ocean and rainforest can be the focal point of your visit with short trips to Dominical and surrounding towns for supplies, or it can serve as your base of operations for an active, adventure-filled exploration of the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The choice is yours. Please visit our website for more information about Villa Bahá and begin planning your adventure in Costa Rica today.

Keywords: Ocean view villa on 11 private acres

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest
Dominical Puntarenas
Novi, MI

Villa Baha - At Home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a spectacular week at Villa Baha. Villa Baha is a gorgeous house with beautiful grounds and views. We like a mix of adventure, activity and relaxation in our vacations and the Dominical area was an ideal location. We started everyday the same way. We’d spend an hour or so lounging on the patio eating breakfast and drinking coffee, watching the birds and other wildlife. Then, we’d either head out for our adventure or just spend the day at Villa Baha. During the week, we snorkeled at Cano Island, toured the Mangrove swamps, did the zip lines at Hacienda Baru, went horseback riding to Nauyaca Falls and went to the reptile zoo. The days we stayed at Villa Baha, we swam in the pool, played ping pong, snoozed in the hammocks, read on the patio and occasionally got to watch the neighborhood coati as it strolled through the yard. After most vacations, we’re usually ready to go home but not this time…it was really hard to leave!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2007
  • Stayed: Mar 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest
Dominical Puntarenas

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5
This property is stunning. We loved every minute of our week spent in the Villa Baha. My husband and two sons, ages 13 and 16, love to explore but we had to tear ourselves away from the splendours of the Villa. We enjoyed the pool immensely and the ping pong table provided us with lots of family fun. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook lovely gourmet meals, dining al fresco in candle light. We picked herbs, star fruit and lemons growing on the property. It was a real treat making fresh squeezed lemonade from fruit picked that day. Jose the gardener also cut down coconuts for us to enjoy. The beds were super comfy and the house is beautifully decorated. The new shower in the master bathroom is heavenly. The views, the gorgeous landscaping and the warm saltwater pool were the highlights for us. Waking up to the sounds of the tropics and being lulled to sleep by the jungle creatures was magical.

The Villa is in a nice location. Only 15 mins to surfing in Dominical (we took lessons through Costa Rica Surf Camp) and 15 minutes in the opposite direction to the trailhead of Nayauca Falls. We opted to hike the trail (1.5 hours one way) rather than take a horseback riding tour and it worked out perfectly. We were still able to climb the falls, then jump off them with the guided tour. Swimming under the falls is a must. We also did a day trip to Manuel Antonio, hiring a guide at the park gates, then hanging out on the beaches and playing in the waves. There are lots of sodas, fruit stands and restaurants within a half hour of the Villa. It is definitely the kind of place where you can do as little or as much as you want.

Amy was an excellent resource for our trip planning. Her willingness to share her knowledge of Costa Rica ensured that our first week prior to our arrival at the Villa Baha was outstanding.

If you want an authentic Costa Rica experience, rent Villa Baha! You will get a taste of paradise and when you return home, you will start planning a return trip! Thank you Amy and Richard!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest
Dominical Puntarenas
Milton (Alpharetta) Georgia

Magical and Serene Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Wow. Wow. Wow. What an amazing place!!! If you are looking for a serenity spot in Southern Costa Rica...this is paradise. Our family of 3 (mid 40-something's and our 10 year old daughter) had an amazing time @ Villa Baha. From the moment we approached the gate until the moment we left we felt so safe, comfortable and spoiled... we almost felt like owners... (or maybe that is wishful thinking).

The house was perfect for a small family. We cooked in nightly and found the kitchen to be well equipped. We ate in the dining room... doors open, candles lit. We never used the upstairs tv room as we spent most of our time outside. Although our daughter was on her ipad often.

The grounds are just beautiful. Each day brought newness to our adventure - new birds, animals, flowers, fruit. Such a variety of plants, flowers, trees... My day would start early at sunrise and I would open the house... Coffee in hand, you just sit outside and watch the world wake up. Perfect. Evenings were the same - sunsets spectacular.

We stayed in the pool most days. Found the yellow chairs a perfect spot for evening cocktails and conversation.

We left the property a few times (as the drive up and down the mountain was rougher than normal due to dry weather) and we needed to be committed to it.. We went zip lining @ Hacienda Baru and to the Osa Mountain Animal Sanctuary. We at @ the Beach in Dominical... but honestly - if you have groceries, you don't want or need to leave.

Amy was a terrific hostess from afar. From the initial booking of the Villa, she provided us with tons of information regarding our trip and I asked A LOT of questions. She graciously assisted and went above and beyond.

As someone who has rented 10+ homes a year for 5+ years on VRBO, I would rate this as our best experience to date. Pura Vida.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest
Dominical Puntarenas

Beautiful home, amazing property!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four spent two weeks over Christmas at Villa Baha, and it was the most wonderful Christmas ever!! The pictures of Villa Baha are gorgeous, but when you arrive, you quickly see the property is more than you could have imagined. The grounds are amazing, and the house equally amazing. Villa Baha was well stocked with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We dined in and out, and our favorite spot to eat was Por Que No, on the beach in Dominicalito. Amy was a wealth of knowledge and was willing to share everything she knows about the area, and even looked into additional information regarding volunteer opportunities while we were there. I loved looking through the information binder that Amy has compiled about the Domincal area, with different activities and restaurants. Thank you Amy & Richard for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We loved Dominical, and will definitely be back in Costa Rica within the next year!!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest
Dominical Puntarenas

Great house

  • 5 of 5
This is a superb house to husband and I and daughter/ son in law and 4 grkids stayed for 5 glorious nights...the house and grounds are gorgeous..the kids loved the pool...we loved the views and the's centrally located to many locales for day trips...the kitchen has everything you'd need...the beds are muy comfortable...I can't recommend this it!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest
Dominical Puntarenas
Tucson, Arizona


  • 5 of 5
Villa Baha is as near to perfection as you can get. We have stayed in many rental homes before both in Costa Rica and elsewhere around the world. This is the first one that exceeded our expectations. The house has everything you could need. The location is wonderful and the garden and pool spectacular.
Amy’s instructions on how to get to the home were perfect and all of the information in the house was very helpful. We had been to Playa Linda (a nearby beach) before and Amy gives instructions of how to get there. When you get to the beach it is bordered with coconut palms, stretches forever and during the week you will be one of the few visitors there to enjoy it with the pelicans and egrets.
What more can we say, if you are visiting the Dominical area this is the place to stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Playa Dominical at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary

Swimming and Surfing Beaches, Ocean and Mangrove Swamp Kayaking, River Rafting, Quad Tours, Eco-tours, Zip-Lines, Waterfalls, Butterfly Farm, Serpentarium, Fruit Stands and Farmers' Markets, Spas


From $280 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Nov 15 2014 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Green Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 15 2015 - May 31 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Christmas, New Year's and Easter weeks -- $3,200 per week

Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Apr 9, 2015


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View


  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 4000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Other (See Description)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) The 2nd floor media den can serve as a 3rd bedroom. For guests with small children or teens, it can be arranged with our two twin beds or, with a quick furniture shift, a queen size, bed height Aerobed. A second queen size air mattress can be set up in a number of areas taking advantage of Villa Baha's very flexible floor plan.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • 2 Televisions with Satellite Sky TV, VCR and DVD/CD/MP3 Players, Library of DVDs, VHS Tapes and Books, Portable CD Player, iPod/MP3 docking station, Ping-Pong Table, Hammocks, Ceiling Fans, Fully-Equipped, Modern Kitchen with Gas Cooktop, Electric Oven, Coffee Maker and Small Appliances, Serving Dishes, Utensils, Tableware and Table Linens, Bed Linens, Beach and Bath Towels, Beach Chairs, Coolers, Washer and Dryer, Private Pool with Pool Lounges and Floats, Fruit Orchard, Private Hiking Trail

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