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Better Than Beach Very Private Killer View Beauty Everywhere

Better Than Beach Very Private Killer View Beauty Everywhere

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 22, 2015
Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults+ 3 children)

'Your house is phenomenal- the layout works for privacy and the common room brings all together . We did the horseback falls, rain forest zip lines, swam in the Pacific, skinny dipped in your jungle pool, drank much too much, ate like royalty and read 12 books collectively. Absolutely wonderful. For sure a return trip in the future.' B. Given

'We had a wonderful week: your house is delightful... This was one of a few vacations that I was not looking forward to going back home.' D. Sidney

'We had an awesome time. Your place is beautiful (jungle pools are my new favorite) and we found all to be in good order. If any problems arose, M and J were quick to fix and very pleasant. We would love to have them here on a daily basis! ' M. Lotte

'We cannot possibly describe the magnificent time we had at your home. We were completely spellbound by its beauty and by your touch and details. I hope to bring my brother, the real birder of the two of us next year for his 50th birthday. I know I will never see him as he will be up at dawn and not back till dusk.(I spent hours birding myself!) We saw and confirmed 42 bird species from your deck including a pair of laughing falcons. WOW!' S. Mooney

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Very private, exotic house with spectacular view over valley to the sea. Very romantic. Unbelievable sunsets. The house is a labor of love, but the spot alone makes living here delicious.

Perched on the edge of a 50-acre tree farm, the deck is a great place to watch falcons, kites, toucans and chattering flocks of parrots. Hummingbirds visit nearby flowers (arbors and pergolas make plants part of the architecture), and butterflies occasionally fly through the house.

Because of the elevation, biting insects are almost nil. Days are hot but there's always a breeze; nights are fresher and good for sleeping. Unlike lower elevations, the area stays lush and green all year.

Bougainvillea, palms and other tropicals share the stage w/ azaleas, tree ferns, and jasmine, which rambles up the outdoor showers. The gardens have been planted with perfume in mind. Mornings ring with birdsong and are a good time for a hike. Afternoon heat is beat by a 5 min ramble to the waterfalls- great for rainforest exploring and skinny dipping. A little dam creates a 30x40 ' jungle pool. The water is clean and cool, the site wild and beautiful. Or you can go to the beach. ..

Well-situated between Dominical, one of CR's premium surf havens, and San Isidro, a bustling little inland city. We're 30 min from each.On the way to Dominical, reserve for a 1-day horseback trip to Nuayuca Falls, a spectacular cataract and swimming hole. You stop halfway there for breakfast and halfway back for lunch at the family ranch w/ resident toucans and scarlet macaws. Dominical is a bit of a scene; you'll find several restaurants and nice surfer atmosphere. There are nature reserves w/ wildlife tours, zip-lines through the canopy, deep-sea fishing packages (some of the best in the world), and tennis at Rio Mar. 15 min south is Ballena National Pk, a gorgeous string of beaches.

San Isidro is the place to shop for food and anything else you might need. We try to time our errands for Thursdays & the huge open-air market where you find everything from organic arugula to sugarcane.

At the farm , be greeted by a lovely Tico couple who caretake; their home is a sort of gate house. Jose is very responsible and handy, Maria can be hired by the hour ($3) to babysit, housekeep or do laundry. Both are wonderful and trustworthy. About 1/4 mile past their house and into the farm is our home. The floor plan consists of 4 separate structures to provide maximum privacy:

The main house is open on 2 sides (unless you prefer to close the accordion wood doors), and has a beautiful hardwood ceiling. A kitchen with every possible accessory (we love to cook!) gives onto the dining area, where a hardwood table seats eight, ten in a pinch. The LR boasts a bamboo daybed, coffee table, and 4 teak lounge chairs, Flat panel TV with DVD player and collection of movies, Ipod dock stereo player. All water in the house is filtered and bacteria free with Ultra-Violet sanitizing system. Finally, there's a pantry, and a BR with toilet + Mexican ceramic sink/vanity. A ladder climbs to the top of this module, where a loft sleeps to 4 kids

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Right of the main house, separated by a flower-decked wall, is the master cabina. A smaller version of the main house w/ hardwood ceiling and accordion doors framing a similarly gorgeous view, it holds a queen bed w/ lge custom mosquito net, bamboo armoire, and closet. An outdoor shower and sink framed by jasmine and orchids + a small private garden and seating area provide charm and intimacy.

A second cabina is perched above-right from the first, screened by a garden. It has its own deck and outdoor shower with great view, hardwood ceiling, screened windows. Inside is a queen bed, closet, and small bath with toilet + Mexican sink.

The 3rd cabina is left of the main house, down the deck through a pergola. It has an italian tiled floor and hardwood ceiling set upon four white columns. Locally-made bamboo blinds shield morning breezes. A fragrant hedge provides intimacy and frames a private garden with a table + 4 chairs in teak. Dble bed with generous net, armoire and chairs are all locally-made of bamboo, and a hammoc is slung between 2 columns. It too has a sink/vanity + shower and is very romantic!

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Keywords: House on 50-Acre Property

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We cannot possibly describe the magnificent time we had at your home. We were completely spellbound by its beauty and by your touch and details. I hope to bring my brother, the real birder of the two of us next year for his 50th birthday. I know I will never see him as he will be up at dawn and not back till dusk.(I spent hours birding myself!) We saw and confirmed 42 bird species from your deck including a pair of laughing falcons. WOW!" S. Mooney
Jul 2009
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10 Reviews

4.9
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Et si on allait en vacances au paradis !

  • 5 of 5
Voilà pour La Siete Cascadas; un paradis absolu !!!
Ce lieu nous a charmé tout au long de notre séjour par sa beauté, son calme, son confort, sa végétation luxuriante, ses jardins d'Eden et ses non moins charmants propriétaires.
Suspendu entre ciel et terre mais aussi à proximité de la plage (20 minutes) et de San Isidro (30 minutes), vous trouverez aussi sur la route quelques bons marchands de fruits et légumes ainsi qu'un chouette marché bio (le mardi). Ne vous restera qu'à choisir l'activité de chaque jour ou la farniente majeure……. Excursion en montagnes, baignades dans les cascades, surf ou équitation à la plage, méditation et yoga sur la terrasse, observation des oiseaux, contemplation, contemplation, contemplation. Qui dit mieux ?!?!?!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Dominical Puntarenas
MOntréal
5

Un petit paradis !

  • 5 of 5
Mon épouse et moi avons passé un peu plus d'une semaine à Las siestes cascadas. L'endroit est magnifique, le confort hautement satisfaisant, et le soutien des propriétaire des lieux impeccable, sans compter le sourire, la cordialité et la bonne humeur. Nous y avons demeuré à deux couples et la conception des lieux permet à la fois la convivialité et la primauté, car il consiste en une maison centrale avec cuisine et lieu de séjour (avec une magnifique terrasse donnant sur une vallée) et trois chambres qui sont en fait des cabines avec douche isolées les unes des autres, chacune avec son caractère unique.C'est vraiment un lieu idéal pour une famille ou encore un séjour avec des amis. Quand on pense qu'in peut y aller à jusque trois couples et cuisiner soi-même ça devient franchement bon marché!
Avis aux amateurs d'oiseaux, vous allez souffrir ! Il y en a tellement qu'on ne sait plus où donner de la tête ! À commencer par une inconcevable danse de Toucans, parfois jusqu'à une douzaine, à pas plus de 5 mètres de la terrasse. Le domaine est à un peu moins d'une demi-heure d'une magnifique plage peu connue et tranquille sur le Pacifique. Partout autour, ce sont ballades et points de vue magnifiques. C'est un lieu de repos, d'aventure, de ressourcement ou de convivialité au choix ! Chaudement recommandé !
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Better Than Beach Very Private Killer View Beauty Everywhere
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Dominical Puntarenas
Canada
5

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • 5 of 5
Only 30 minutes away from he beach, this house is in a beautiful valley where mornings are gloriously sunny and nights are just fresh enough for a good night's sleep. Traveling with 2 other couples, it was great that the bedrooms were in different little cabinas. It really limited the noise and maximized privacy! (each of them have an outdoor shower, which we adored).
We always kept the main house doors open because we loved feeling the breeze run through the house (and see the occasional swallow fly across the living room). The house, the view and the colourful gardens are breathtaking; we could tell the owners designed everything to offer an optimal contact with nature and all the beauty costa rica has to offer

We loved meeting Susie and François (the owners), who are really kind and helpful. During the high season, they live not too far away and were always available to help us / answer questions. They offered to rent us their 4x4 truck, which was a life saver since it sits 6 people and works famously in the heavier dirt roads.

Lots of activities are organized in the region: Horseback riding trips, hikes in the mountains (Diamante Waterfall), organic " feria " (farmers' market) in Tinamastes, etc. Also, there is a beautiful waterfall on the property (about a 10-minute walk). We loved waking up in the morning, having a cup of coffee and walking down there to have a swim in the fresh water jungle pool

I'd recommend this house to anyone who loves nature and wants to really feel the essence of Costa Rica!
Thank you for the amazing stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Better Than Beach Very Private Killer View Beauty Everywhere
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Dominical Puntarenas
5

Paradise! Felt like a tropical version of Lord of the Rings' Rivendale; exquisite

Paradise! Felt like a tropical version of Lord of the Rings' Rivendale; exquisite
  • 5 of 5
This place is magical! Surrounded by lush wild tropical landscape, you can feel how loved and treasured this tree farm truly is. The surrounding mountains and the cloud formations that dance in the sunlight and sweep through the valley below will at times leave you speechless and zen or they just might spike a wild cord in you and make you feel like your jumping straight out of The Jungle Book haha! The hikes are plenty and the community and caretakers or the farm are quiet and friendly. A true Garden of Eden... paradise on Earth. This house will make you fantasize about throwing a party, dancing under the stars and cooking up a feast of tropical abundance! With the Ocean in sight and killer sunsets and birds galore, it is a photographers dream come true. Myriads of plants and spectacular trees will have you reconnect with nature like no where else! The privacy of each quarter and the tasteful yet simple designs of each of them are ideal for family gatherings or reconnecting with old friends. Everything you need to cook up feast after feast is there and my mouth is watering as I write this and enjoy delightful flashbacks. This place will put a spell on you! There is rafting to be done nearby, as well as canyoning, rappelling, horse back riding, surfing, diving, zip lining and fishing. All within a half hour to 40 minute drive. Pick and chose from a half a dozen splendid beaches in the Dominical and Uvita areas. Enjoy! Blisssssss!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • 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
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Dominical Puntarenas
4

LOVED OUR STAY!!

  • 4 of 5
Las Siete Cascadas was just what we needed - 10 days of bliss and relaxation. The house is beautifully situated high up in the mountain with cool breezes, so no need for a/c's. We were mesmerized by the gorgeous views across the valley with the Pacific Ocean in the background, the beautiful grounds with lots of trees and flowers, numerous birds, and the sounds of the jungle, including the sound of the waterfall. All this made us lounge around the house without wanting to leave the property. We'll always remember the two afternoons of torrential rains and watch the fog roll in, while sitting in the living room with all doors wide open to the outside. Totally private and tranquil, we were able to open the two walls to blend the indoors with the beautiful outdoors. It felt like we were living with nature at our foot steps - Pura Vida. The owners, who live on the 50 acres property in their separate house for part of the year, were wonderful from the first time we inquired throughout our stay and their suggestions of places to visit and restaurants to eat were spot on. You do need a 4x4 to drive the 10 minutes to the house on the unpaved road, but it is all worth it when arriving at the property and all its beauty.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
business
Better Than Beach Very Private Killer View Beauty Everywhere
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p17669vb
+506 -2787-0897
Dominical Puntarenas
Toronto, ontario, Canada
5

Christmas in Paradise… A glimpse into Heaven !!!!

  • 5 of 5
Christmas is a time to celebrate the miracle of life and what blessing to be surrounded by such beauty .Sumptuousness and lush the main house and cabinas were not only meticulously designed ,comfortable and peaceful beyond my expectations. I felt like child eating ice cream for the first time ,giddy with the magic and beauty that nature created and the flawless landscaped elegance and comfort that surrounded me. Thank you !
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : El Mirador at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : El Mirador at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Dominical at 10 Miles Car: recommended

Zip Lines, Ultra-Light Plane Riding, Bird (and beast) watching, Sea Kayaking

Availability

From $200 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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May 1 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,050
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

The rates are $387/day for Christmass-New year, Easter and spring break
There's a $50 overcharge/week per person over 6 people

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Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • nude beach
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Loft
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Bed (1) + a sleeping loft for children with 1 double bed and 1 single

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • Entrance with caretakers- housekeeping and baby-sitting, books on birds and wildlife, fabulous jungle poole , 3 outdoor showers, outdoor bath

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