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Monkeys, Toucans, and Ocean View Sunsets, all from a Luxurious Villa Hideaway!

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Monkeys, Toucans, and Ocean View Sunsets, all from a Luxurious Villa Hideaway!


Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
2 bedrooms/2 baths - sleeps 4 persons / up to 8 persons if both villas rented

Our Villas, “Parrot” & “Monkey” are mirror images of each other. They may be rented individually, or are ideal when rented together for groups of up to eight. Both have an amazing view of the rainforest as it meets the Pacific Ocean in the small fishing village of Domincalito just below us.

A tropical rancho (the Costa Rican equivalent of a covered patio, complete with palm frond roof), terraces and a pool with swim up bar and infinity edge are shared by both and each includes two full master bedrooms with private baths, full kitchen, luxurious amenities, and WIFI.

Please note - our calendar will only show 'fully reserved' if both villas are booked.

Canadian Owned.

Host in Dominical: Host living nearby will meet you and introduce you to the property. They can also help you with all your activities, reservations, restaurants, groceries and anything else you might need.

Web site.: Please visit our web site for more information.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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The pictures do not do this property justice. Clean, relaxing, indulgent, and perfect! Martin is the perfect host and caretaker and the owners are responsive and helpful. We would definitely stay at Villas Escondrijo again!
Dec 2011
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Monkeys, Toucans, and Ocean View Sunsets, all from a Luxurious Villa Hideaway!
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Dominical Puntarenas

Awesome Sunsets

  • 4 of 5
What an experience!!! From the time of arrival to the day of leaving, we had a wonderful time.
The villas are very well kept and the location is beautiful. Jim and Yvonne were very nice and friendly couple.
They will guide you to as to what to do while you are there and even help you in bookings for different activities that you might like to venture into. The pools are well kept and very clean. The sunsets are awesome from here.
Make sure to enjoy early mornings out on the terrace. You can hear birds chirping, monkeys on the trees, butterflies around you and lush green foliage.
We will surely go back again.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Monkeys, Toucans, and Ocean View Sunsets, all from a Luxurious Villa Hideaway!
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Dominical Puntarenas

Wonderful Setting, Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5
The home was spotless and truly furnished with all amenities, including a fully stocked kitchen. It was nice to even have coffee with sugar and sweeteners for our first morning! The pool was a welcome respite from the warm weather, the home is comfortable, the washer and dryer (with detergent!) was appreciated, and the quiet setting ideal. The home sits on a ridge overlooking the ocean and beautiful sunsets, and is a short drive to the beach at the bottom of the ridge. Not far away are more activities, including two national parks, natural beaches, zip-line opportunities, and don't miss the horseback ride to the local falls. The home was truly equipped for the comfort of its guests and nothing was overlooked!
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Monkeys, Toucans, and Ocean View Sunsets, all from a Luxurious Villa Hideaway!
+1 -604 925-4252
Dominical Puntarenas
Port Moody, British Columbia

As close to heaven as you can get

  • 5 of 5
What can I say about this wonderful place.From the time we got there to the time we left was absolutely fabulous...When we first got there and Martin directed us up the mountain I was a bit concerned but once we arrived the view and villas were absolutely beautiful....The accommodation were great and felt just like home, in fact I wish it were my home...Everything you needed was there and I have to commend whoever designed the house, fit right into the mountain and with beautiful wood finishings.Martin was great, always there right away when we needed him and very helpful with all our activities...We rented a 4 wheel drive which I would recommend to anyone who is stay there as it is quite a steep grade up...Listened to the monkeys all day and had the visits from the Toucans in the morning and the evening...Lots of insects which in turn gave us great entertainment and laughs outside on the deck and by the pool...Pool temperature was great as it was quite warm weather and the pool was very refreshing..Lots of cool looking frogs and geckos.All in all a perfect way to finish off out 2 week stay in first time visited Costa Rica...Made some great home cooked meals where we found everything we needed in the kitchen...Beds comfy and Kevin and I didn't even need the a/c just a nice breeze through the screen at night...Loved Dominical and ate several times at the Soda right down town best chicken vegatable soup ever...Would definitely come back maybe bring a few more people and book both places....Dean you have a great place and I hope to be back in the future...Pura Vida!!!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Monkeys, Toucans, and Ocean View Sunsets, all from a Luxurious Villa Hideaway!
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Dominical Puntarenas

An Absolute Paradise

  • 4 of 5
Although a bit late, we wanted to submit our experience at Villas Escondrijo. We visited the Villas back at the end of March, beginning of April and we got to meet Dean, his wife and son. It was definitely a pleasure! They are very nice people. Staying at the Villas was a true adventure. The view is absolutely gorgeous and we really enjoyed the animals, flowers and nature that surround them. The Villas are very clean although you do need to watch out for tiny friends (ants) that will come visit when you leave any food out. Also, it was a bit difficult to sleep at night due to the toad orchestra that showed up almost every single night. Hainer, the gardener, was a very nice man that was willing to help and assist in anything and at all times. We do regret not having met Rosemary and not having her as our hostess We read in previous reviews that she was a very nice lady and a big help when it came to tour suggestions. Unfortunately, I think there was a lack of attention from our hostess and no suggestions or guidance was given. Being our first time in Costa Rica, it would have been nice to have received support in this aspect. Nevertheless, our experience at the Villas was pleasant! A couple of suggestions are: roundtrip transportation from the airport to the Villas (we got a bit lost in our way there), a restroom upstairs and a restroom outside by where the pool area is, some lighting thru the front yard by the pool and, last but not least, having the option for tourists to pay extra to have a person cooking for them. Overall, we would definitely recommend the Villas, especially if you are an adventure seeker. Thank you Dean and family for the opportunity to use your beautiful Villas.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: As a property owner, we are always happy to hear that people enjoyed thier stay at our Villas, and welcome comments about their adventure.
March, 2011 was our new manager's (Martin) first month, and being new, wasn't sure about that "fine line" between giving guests their privacy, and seeing to their needs. We have received great comments about him from recent guests!
Being a "rental home" we can not offer some of the services of a Hotel, such as airport pick up, or cooked meals, instead, we provide a true "Costa Rica" experiance that you will not get staying in a hotel.

Monkeys, Toucans, and Ocean View Sunsets, all from a Luxurious Villa Hideaway!
+1 -604 925-4252
Dominical Puntarenas
San Diego, CA

Costa Rica Paradise

  • 5 of 5
This was an amazing and beautiful way to introduce ourselves to Costa Rica. The Villas are incredibly beautiful, clean and well equipped. We found everything to be better than advertised, from the views, the wildlife, activities available, and amenities. Simply outstanding.

After an easy 3 hour drive from San Jose, we met Martin at the Roca Verde (excellent beach location & food) for the short but steep climb to the villas. He introduced us to the amenities and the general layout. Martin proved to be very helpful yet unobtrusive. His recommendations for local activities were excellent.

The villas themselves are immaculate, clean, and remarkably well stocked with basic provisions: coffee, barbecue, pool, laundry etc. There is a television, but I don't know if it works; too much other stuff to even care! The kitchen is small, well-equipped and very useful. Shop at the local mercadito for basics, travel 10 kilometers south for a larger and better stocked store with an actual meat counter.
Dominical is a funky and fun place to surf, drink, and hang. Try the seared tuna (tuesdays) at Tortilla Flats, very tasty if a bit more touristy than the local Sodas.

Highlights of our stay: the flora and fauna! (Don't forget to have binoculars!) Stunning views from every vantage of the house, frequent visits from Toucans, monkeys, iguanas, and amazing frogs serenading us to sleep every night. We spent time at Hacienda Baru for jungle walks, butterflies and orchids as well as an educational and fun afternoon on the zip-lines. The horseback trip to Nauyaca Falls was outstanding. Great food, and a gorgeous waterfall and swimming hole. Take Eric up on his offer to climb the falls and leap into the pool, you won't regret it.

Overall, this is one of the most fun and beautiful places we have ever visited. The Villas are outstanding! Beautiful and friendly folks wherever we went. Many many activities and lots of time spent just enjoying the house and pool.

Thanks Dean, Jay and Martin for a memorable stay. We can't wait to return. Glowing recommendations to everyone we can share with.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Monkeys, Toucans, and Ocean View Sunsets, all from a Luxurious Villa Hideaway!
+1 -604 925-4252
Dominical Puntarenas
Castle Rock, CO, USA

Villa Escondrijo ... a true paradise

  • 5 of 5
Help!!! I'm having a horrible time acclimating back to the Colorado winter!!!! It was such a beautiful and fun and wonderful Christmas week in Costa Rica!!!! What a great time we had. It was wonderful. The villas were beautiful and we had the BEST time ever!!! We couldn't have been more pleased with the Villas Escondrijo ... they were beautiful, and comfortable for our family's stay. I simply couldn't stop taking pictures of the gorgeous flowers and sunsets from the patio and decks. The pool was beautiful and a welcome oasis after a fun day of adventures. Rosemary was wonderful and very helpful as well. We would definitely recommend a stay at this oasis for anyone!
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose International Airport at 200 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Hwy #34 & Hwy #243 at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Dominicalito at 1.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

A True Tropical Paradise. The Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is one of the few places on earth where you can experience the lush mountain ridges of the rainforest as they meet the ocean. Here you will find a rich variety of sights and sounds. From our Villas, hear the simultaneous pound of the surf on the coastline below and the magnificent roar of the howler monkeys in the forest above you. For full location information please contact us for our web site address. -- Deep Sea Fishing, Horseback Riding, Canopy tours (Zip Lines), Surfing, Bird Watching, Hiking, Nature Reserves and so much more!


From $175 Per night

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Low Season
May 1 2015 - Dec 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2015 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$500 deposit, with balance due 60 days prior to your stay. All Payable through PayPal on our website.

An additional 10% discount when renting both Villas.
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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parrot 1 Bath - toilet, shower, Walk in shower
  • Parrot 2 Bath - toilet, shower, Walk in shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Parrot 1 - 1 queen
  • Parrot 2 - 1 queen
  • Double air mattress available for kids


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • Children are welcome if renting both Villas otherwise by special arrangement.

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