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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!

Special Offer! Jan-April 2015 Summer Season Specials 10-25% off January 5 - April 30

Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 21, 2014
8 BR, 8 bath, 5 in the main house and 3 in the garden complex, max 22-28 guests.

Upscale property in a beautiful, secluded mountain setting with panoramic vistas toward the ocean at Dominical. 8 BR total, 5 in the main house and 3 optional guest rooms in the garden complex. 2-26 guests. In ground pool, Spa and workout center in adjacent gardens. Fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintenance, evening cooks and security. The very well equipped main house (6000 sf/ on 3 levels) sits on a private jungle reserve of 66 acres which has 5 large waterfalls, jungle swimming holes, two rivers, spring fed creeks. There are tended hiking trails and quiet country roads. Los Aires is a bird watchers paradise. Monkeys and toucans frequent the property daily. Cool evening temperatures and warm days. Lots of jungle adventures and hiking/horseback riding. Close to the amazing Nauyaca Waterfalls, Dominical Beach and Guabo River rafting. We provide a local cell phone for your use during your stay. Should you have difficulties while away from the house you can call our concierge Pablo for help. He is available 24 hours for any urgency. He will also help arrange activities, adventures, airport shuttles, local transport, meals, groceries, etc. Don't miss the link at bottom of page to see the aerial video of the of this amazing home and property.

  • Sleeps 22
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

The villa was originally built as a jungle guest house by my uncle. We have enlarged the hiking trail network and gardens and converted the property to a vacation rental. I still have full time work in Florida but enjoy as much time off as I can get in the jungles of Costa Rica.

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Speaks:: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Stephen,



our trip was absolutly great. Everyone was happy and we had a lot of fun. Special thanks to viviana, patricia, henry, rolando and jorge it was a really good time for us with you.



best regards

KS
Jan 2012
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Reviews

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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p150041
+1 -305-407-2599
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Celebration with family and friends at the Villa

  • 5 of 5
My husband, Ron, celebrated his 50th birthday with 20 of our closest friends and family at your Villa in Costa Rica. We stayed at the Villa August 2nd to August 9th. It was everything plus more!! We all had such a tremendous time at the Villa! From the time we first arrived with Viviana and Paulo greeting us to the time of our departure, we had a great experience. My daughters, Annamarie and Elise, really enjoyed spending time with their father on such a special occasion. Ron had been planning this trip for almost a year. He knew he wanted to experience Costa RIca and heard about the Villa through his co-workers. The excursions of horse-back riding, zip-lining, and white water rafting were enjoyed by all. Paulo and Viviana scheduled all of our rides to and from town and events. We could not have done it without their assistance. Paulo was fantastic. He made sure everyone had a great experience and would greet us every morning. Our breakfasts were always ready and everything was taken care of. The cooks, housekeepers, and everyone who worked at the Villa were all top notch!
Our meals were excellent. We had a breakfast buffet every morning (loved the fresh pineapples and juices)! We had an option for lunch which was delicious. Our dinners every night were on time and served with a smile. We loved the appetizers, meals, and desserts! The cooks made a birthday cake for Ron on his 5oth birthday - Tres Leches cake.
We even had dance lessons by Paulo. Paulo would always provide us with Costa RIca history and tell us about the area. Paulo toured the grounds with us - making sure we all got to see the beautiful waterfalls on the grounds.
The vacation was a time for our friends and family to enjoy each others company and celebrate Ron's 50th birthday in beautiful Costa Rica. Thank you for allowing us to stay at the Villa los Aires.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p150041
+1 -305-407-2599
Dominical Puntarenas
Boulder, CO
5

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
We recently had a wonderful visit to Villa Los Aires with family (5 adults) and 3 kids under the age of 10. Although the location was remote, it was definitely part of the draw and we were lucky to get to see lots of wildlife in the "yard" as well as enjoy the hiking and waterfalls. Our best wildlife spotting of the entire trip was the morning that Pablo, our host was giving us a tour of the property's waterfalls. Just as we were leaving the house, he spotted a sloth climbing down one of the trees in the front yard. We were all in awe and enjoyed spending 10 or so minutes watching the sloth climb about 10 feet. :)

Most days we left in the morning around 8am to do activities and returned by 4pm (around the the time the rain starting falling). Despite the rain, we would come home to enjoy the pool and relaxation on the patio while catching up on email (the wireless worked great). We very much enjoyed our nights in (as the drive in the rain and dark on the steep roads was not appealing) and were excited to taste the local cuisine that the staff prepared for us nightly.

There were definitely interesting creatures that would come out at night, and we all got a kick out of inspecting each one, the kids especially. Luckily, the doors to the bedrooms were kept closed at all times, so most of the creatures (grasshoppers, spiders, beetles, giant moths, frogs and lizards) were limited to the open areas (lizards were often found behind the closed doors).

All in all, a great vacation with wonderful accommodation.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p150041
+1 -305-407-2599
Dominical Puntarenas
Casper, WY
5

A Great Choice

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 8 stayed for a week in August (rainy season) and had a wonderful stay at Villa Los Aires. We planned to use the van that was advertised with the property but ended up having to rent vehicles in San Jose, which was a complication but ended up working out for the best. I recommend paying attention to flight arrival times & sunset times and either allowing time to drive the 3.5 hours in daylight or staying your first night in San Jose. The drive from San Jose Airport was easy - nice roads, well marked, etc (we used the coastal toll road) but the last 30 minutes (from Dominical to the Villa) is steep with tight switchbacks and not a road I'd be excited to drive after dark (especially in the rain). The Villa was as pictured and described on the site - beautiful property, awesome waterfalls, big bedrooms with mini split air conditioners, which were a welcome relief from the heat & humidity, and every bedroom has its own bathroom. We had some big storms during our stay and lots of lightening, but no problems with the power whatsoever. Pablo (our host) was fantastic - guiding us to the waterfalls, spotting animals and pointing out interesting mushrooms and plants (we saw cusinga birds, a sloth, frogs, toucans, a coati & its baby and lots of cool lizards and bugs around the Villa) and he prepared a great complimentary breakfast for us every morning. The hot tub wasn't working quite right - Pablo said he needed an hours notice to get it warmed up, but it still wasn't hot a couple hours later. The daily maid service was a nice perk, as was the theater room (we thought "Romancing the Stone" would make a great addition to their library - Costa Rica reminded us of that movie). Loved everything about this trip - Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p150041
+1 -305-407-2599
Dominical Puntarenas
Pacific Palisades
5

Green Adventure in a luxurious Costa Rican Villa

  • 5 of 5
The property was well kept and beautiful. The grounds were carefully maintained and lush. Toucans and macaws cavort in the trees right by the swimming pool. The rooms have AC and deluxe showers with plenty of hot water. Vivianna the house manager is a good communicator and did her best to see that we had a great stay. Our kids loved the media room where they chilled out with a movie after the days of river rafting, surfing and hiking and the over sized chess set in the garden.
There is a decent Mexican restaurant up the hill from the villa. if you want to cook they have a fabulous kitchen to cook in. Patricia, the cook can whip up anything you wish. If you want really healthy fish and meats ask her to grill on the BBQ otherwise everything will be sauteed.
Patricia makes a delicious plantain and serves all her meals with care and a flourish. Her steamed veggies and chicken soup were the healthiest things we ate in Costa Rica.
We would come back again for sure!
Ellie from the Palisades
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p150041
+1 -305-407-2599
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5
It will be tough to top the week we had at the Villa Los Aires.
Rachel helped coordinate our excursions before our arrival as well as our transportation to and from the airport. Viviana was there to help us with anything we needed once we touched down in CR. I would strongly recommend taking advantage of the cooks on site for meals. For one thing it's a bit of a ride, 30 minutes or so to the nearest restaurant, but also because your not going to find anything better than the incredible, fresh home cooked meals Patricia and company will prepare for you. I might miss the food the most! Rachel recommended the Titi Canopy Tour, and the Catamaran tour. Both were about an hour ride from the property and big hits with my friends/family. Highly recommend them both. The property itself is very clean and the surrounding views are impressive. Very secluded, quite and peaceful. I married my girlfriend of 13 years at Villa Los Aires, with 19 guests, and we couldn't have picked a better spot. We can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Jungle Villa with full staff. Toucans, Mountains & Waterfalls!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p150041
+1 -305-407-2599
Dominical Puntarenas
Charlotte, nc
3

Good trip

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at Villa Los Aires in February 2014 for 6 nights. We had a great time. The use is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. Viviana and her husband did a great job accommodating us. They were extremely helpful and flexible with out big group of people. They did a great job cooking meals for us, and accommodating members of our group with food allergies. Viviana set up snorkeling and white water rafting trips for us, both of which we're amazing. She also recommending a certain company for zip lining which we ended up doing on our own. Again, it was an amazing time. We couldn't have asked for better caretakers.

Here are a few things people may want to consider before renting:

1. One of the rooms in the main house does not have AC.

2. The weather was beautiful. No rain, no wind, sunny days, yet the house is in the mountains of Central America which is why I think we lost power almost everyday we were there. Once we lost power for about 12 hours, but according to Viviana the whole area did. It was from approximately 10pm to 10am. It must happen pretty often since all the rooms are equip with battery powered LED light strips which was helpful. The unhelpful thing is about half of them didn't work, and none of them worked in our room. To use the bathrooms we took pool water in a 5 gallon jug and hauled it up to our rooms to fill the toilet tank. We were okay with all of this because it's all part of the adventure. But I think it would be helpful for others to know.

2. The hot water didn't work in our bedroom for the first 2 days we're were there and the cold water didn't work in the upstairs bedroom the entire time we were there.

3. The hottub didn't work while we were there which out of everything was probably the one thing we were disappointed about. The nights were cool and it was perfect hottub weather.

4. One screen in our bedroom windows was old and had tears in it. One tear was quite large.

5. The chess set was ill maintained with spider webs all over it and debris on the board.

6. Their website says the hiking trails are maintained, but they are not. There is a large waterfall pictured on their website, but the trail is no longer there. We never found it after a day of hiking.

We had a great time at Villa Los Aires. Thank you very much
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Lacey I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Los Aires. My apologies that there were a few difficulties during your stay. The electrical grid here in CR is occasionally prone to crashing but as you say that is part of the adventure of living in the jungle. The emergency lights in place now are all in working order. The hot water system is currently in perfect working order as is the spa. The staff tell me they were not made aware of any ongoing failures of either. The chess board has been tended and the screen replaced. We have a new gentleman taking care of the maintenance and he is attentive to the small details. I have personally hiked the trails and they well signed and accessible. We maintain one trail closed and left to overgrow as it was slippery during the rainy season and a bit challenging for a casual hiker. Our security guard is happy to escort any intrepid guest(s) on a tour of the wilds of the property. Thanks for pointing out what we could have done better. It always helps us to meet our goal of exceeding our guests expectations . Pura Vida! Stephen

Location

From the Owner

Our location is key - a secluded tropical mountain setting yet close to the ocean and town. The area is secure and access is easy. In addition, the temperature is moderate here at the higher altitude and the variety of wildlife is amazing.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Quepos at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Carretera Dominical at 1.8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Mirador Los Chorros at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Dominical at 12 Miles Car: necessary

Wonderful tranquil setting high in the mountains above Dominical, in Caña Blanca, yet only 12 km to the ocean. The villa is fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintance, evening waiter and security. The house sits on a 66 acre private reserve of tropical forest with incredible 360 degree jungle and valley views and an abundance of wildlife and natural water formations on the property. An Eco-friendly dream scape with lots of hiking, swimming and nature watching opportunities. Easy access to Nauyaca Waterfalls, the highest and grandest waterfalls in the Southern Pacific Zone of CR, horseback riding, and the beaches/surfing at Dominical. Just 30 minutes from San Isidro de El General, a pleasant small city with full services.

Other Activities: Jungle hiking, waterfall repelling, rock climbing, ocean kayaking, canopy ziplines

Availability

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Special Offer! Jan-April 2015 Summer Season Specials 10-25% off

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Dates Jan 5, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015

Jan - April 2015 dates still available - Take 10- 25% off with our

Summer Season specials! Any open Jan dates 25% off. 3 day min stay. Feb 20% off and Mar 15% and Apr 10 % off. 5 night min stay. Breakfast is still included with every stay. Your concierge will prepare a light breakfast for you each day after sunrise.

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SpringtimeCR
Nov 16 2014 - Dec 18 2014
4 night minimum stay
$369
$2,295
$7,999
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,996
 
 
Perfect
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,895
$5,999
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$399
$2,394
$7,470
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49

The rental rates quoted include use of the main house only, up to 9 guests and breakfast each morning, Additional guests beyond the first nine are charged $32 per person per night. the garden rooms, if occupied, are charged at $35 per night each.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

Set on 60 acres of private tropical forest with jungle swimming pools and waterfalls make this property unique. We have hiking trails to access the natural wonders around us. There is a full staff to insure your comfort. Our concierge comes each morning to cook breakfast and is available to help arrange the days activities. Housekeepers tidy up each day and there is 24 hours per day security. The cooks will come each evening on request and charge just a very modest fee, Our concierge services are included with the rental. he can arrange passenger van shuttle for guests going to/from the airport, beach or activities. He is expert in arranging local adventures and activities, meals, and transportation. We provide a local cell phone for your use during your stay should you have difficulties away form the house you can call Pablo for help. He is available 24 hours for any urgency.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 6000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • suite 1 - toilet, shower
  • sleeping quarters - toilet, shower
  • gallery bedroom - toilet, shower
  • tower bedroom - toilet, shower
  • main floor - outdoor shower, pool and spa
  • second floor - toilet
  • suite 2 - toilet, shower
  • 5 full baths, 1 half baths, showers at pool and spa

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • suites 1 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • tower room - 2 queen
  • sleeping quarters - 1 double
  • gallery bedroom - 1 queen
  • suite 5 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The main house has 5 bedrooms, each has its own private bath and sleeps 14. The garden building, available at an additional cost, has 3 rooms, each with private bath. Garden add on sleeps up to 8.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • The main house building is an open floor plan with great room, dining area, separate cafe/breakfast area, theater room, bar, kitchen and office on the first level. The second level has a viewing gallery in addition to the bedroom suites and sleeping quarters. The third floor tower room has 360 degree views! The bodega and buildings below the main lodge house the laundry, caretaker's and garden apartments. Pool and spa and work out area are adjacent to the main house. Life size chess board in the garden. Hiking trails are maintained all over the property and lead to the 5 different waterfalls, swimming holes and rivers. There is a full staff to insure your comfort. Our concierge comes each morning to cook breakfast and is available to help arrange the days activities. Housekeepers tidy up each day and there is 24 hours per day security. The cooks will come each evening on request and charge just a very modest fee. Our concierge services are included with the rental.
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