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Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean

Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean


Property Details

Updated: May 23, 2015
2 master bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 5, private plunge pool

Villa Solo Bueno means 'All is Well' and you will see why when you visit our little slice of heaven. Located on the side of a jungle-covered mountain almost every room in our villa has a fabulous view of the Pacific. Immediately adjacent to a green belt on the top tier of the Canto del Mar (Song of the Sea) gated community, it is safe, secure, and rich with wildlife.

Overwhelm your senses. Turn off the a.c. and open the windows and doors. Hear the call of the toucans and howler monkeys. Fall asleep to the sounds of the dink frogs and the waves lapping the shore below. Smell the fragrant aroma of the Ylang Ylang tree, inspiration for Chanel No. 5 perfume. Take a cool dip in your private plunge pool. Have some fun trying to spot our resident three-toed tree sloth, white-faced monkeys or toucans in the trees above – all commonly seen from the patio of our villa.

Area Activities: You will be amazed at the variety of adventure so close at hand. Horse back riding to secluded water falls with breakfast and lunch included; hiking, nature photography; pristine white water rafting on class III and IV rapids where you won't see anyone else all day, includes breakfast and lunch; zip lining through the jungle; ocean kayaking; exploring sea caves; snorkeling; scuba diving; and of course salt water fishing.

If you are a surfer, or wish to try it, we can connect you with surf instructors. The surf at Playa Dominical (4 km north) can get over 10' depending on swell conditions. The surf at Playa Dominicalito, a 10 minute walk down from our villa, is ideal for learning with waves to 5+ ft. depending on swell conditions. Playa Hermosa, located about 10 km south, is also very popular. Boogie boarding is widely enjoyed at these beaches, although the rip tides at Playa Dominical make it unsafe for inexperienced swimmers during low tide.

Area Birding: Costa Rica is only about the size of West Virginia, yet has more than 830 species of birds. If you are a serious birder, Costa Rica is the pinnacle adventure. The owners are life-long birders and can help you with resident guides so that you will spot many of the 350 species in our immediate area. If you are driving to Dominical from San Jose, we can also tell you where you will have a good chance of seeing the Resplendent Quetzal along the way.

One note of caution about Villa Solo Bueno - the Chestnut Billed Toucans might interrupt the occasional siesta as they communicate with each other in the trees above.

Area restaurants : There are dining options in the area to suit every pallet and budget; From funky surfer shacks that serve a great breakfast on the Dominical beach to more upscale French/Canadian, Italian and fresh seafood restaurants serving fabulous fresh food al fresco style. A list of our favorites is kept in the villa for your reference and our on-site concierge can make the reservations, if needed.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Dear Catherine,

Sorry, I did not get back to you earlier.

We just came back from our Costa Rica vacation Sunday night.

I would like to thank you very much for letting us stay in your gorgeous house in Domenicalito. It was the perfect place for us to stay; the house is equipped with everything you could possibly need and it is in great condition. We enjoyed the beautiful view, the daily cleaned pool, friendly staff, the sloth in the tree, monkeys, birds, and other wild life, local food as well as the great beaches. My kids loved boogie boarding ad were catching waves until their tummies hurt.

We had a wonderful, relaxed time and hope to come back one day.

Hopefully you and your family had a great trip to Europe and enjoyed your stay there.


Jul 2014
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Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean
+1 -214-750-1262
Dominical Puntarenas

Memorable Costa Rican Vacation at Villa Solo Bueno

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed a beautiful stay at Villa Solo Bueno. The villa's owner and the Tekoa concierge were helpful in the planning of our trip, and even suggested a mercado on our way from San Jose when they learned of our gluten allergies. We arrived after dark to a clean, well-maintained and nicely appointed villa. Access was via a steep but easily negotiated gravel road in our rented small SUV. We awoke to a breathtaking view of a Pacific cove framed by lovely flowers and lush trees. Many hours were spent relaxing on the veranda and enjoying this little piece of paradise in paradise. Our son enjoyed surfing with a locally rented board while our daughter used one of the boogie boards stored at the villa. A favorite adventure was the zip-lining canopy tour with Santuario Tours out of Manuel Antonia National Park. We were pleased to discover a few excellent restaurants tucked away on back roads within 30 minutes of the villa. Costa Ricans have a lovely spirit and this was a perfect family vacation.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Villa Solo Bueno holds many fond memories for our own family and friends, and we are delighted that your family holds dear your time at our little slice of heaven on earth. Amablemente, Chuck y Catherine
Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean
+1 -214-750-1262
Dominical Puntarenas
Littleton, Colorado

Beautiful house, great location, stars and ocean

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time at this house. It is in a really nice location just outside of Dominical - which is a fun an funky little surf town. The house has stellar views and no bugs! Easy to drive on the main road towards Uvita with incredible isolated sandy and safe beaches. We did the horseback ride to the waterfalls which we highly recommend! Swimming and diving in amazing waterfalls and fun horses. The house is clean and the owners very responsive. Thanks for the stay!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean
+1 -214-750-1262
Dominical Puntarenas

Absolutely stunning !!!

  • 5 of 5
From the first day to the last, I could not stop looking out from the balcony of the house. Whether it was watching the wild life teaming through the trees in the early morning hours while sipping my coffee, or seeing the nightly lightning shows that could rival most fireworks displays, the view was spectacular. We did go during the "drier" part of the rainy season, however, there was never a time when the rain hampered our fun. It seemed that the only time we encountered rain was starting in the late afternoon.

The house is simply elegant and very relaxing. Perfect for a family of four. The drive to the house is a short very steep dirt road in a gated community but it does require a vehicle that can make the climb. Costa rica is an incredible blend of relaxing beauty and rugged terrain.

Our family greatly enjoyed the excursions we took, especially the river rafting down the Coto Brus River and the horse back trip to Nauyaca falls. The staff that work these excursions are very friendly and work hard to make the trip very enjoyable. Along with the paid excursions we found a free activity that the children enjoyed frequently. There is a beautiful water fall a short drive (4-5 minutes) from the house that you can walk down to and enjoy swinging from a rope swing into the pool at the bottom of the falls.

This was a great vacation, one that we al will remember for a long time to come. I highly recommend this to anyone who really is wanting to disconnect from their cares for a while. Although you can stay connected with the in house wifi, most of the time we chose to "misplace" our electronics.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean
+1 -214-750-1262
Dominical Puntarenas


  • 5 of 5
Great location and incredible view. The villa is well maintained and appointed. It was great having maid service too! We appreciated all the tips and correspondence Catherine sent prior to our stay. Alex, the concierge, was helpful In arranging a surf lesson as well as a rafting trip for us. Our favorite excursion though was canyoning with Costa Canyoning. The guides, especially Carlos, were fantastic! We even arranged a private surf lesson with Carlos who we spent a day with checking out different beaches, restaurants and waterfalls.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean
+1 -214-750-1262
Dominical Puntarenas

Va-Cay in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful setting in Dominical sits this wonderful home, overlooking the coast. Our stay was simply outstanding with all the great excursions in the surrounding area. Our concierge, Alexandre, handled all our adventures and even provided us with our initial groceries. One of our favorite activities was the dinner prepared for us at the villa by the private chef. Our horse ride was the best ever and the zip lining was incredible.

We visited the rain forest national park in Quepos and secured a guide to take us around with his viewing scope. It was stunning and very fun to see the wildlife, but also to understand the love they have for their wilderness.

We will highly recommend this place to all our friends and hope that you will reserve this wonderful home for your stay in Costa Rica.

John and Amy
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean
+1 -214-750-1262
Dominical Puntarenas
Houston, TX USA

Paradise found in Costa Rica...

  • 5 of 5
Villa Solo Bueno was an incredible home away from home with amazing views, wildlife and amenities. From the moment we walked into the Villa, we were completely amazed at the gorgeous views, the beautiful home, balconies and wildlife surrounding us. The pictures do not do this was spotless clean, everything was new, well cared for, there were even 2 girls who came and cleaned every other day, which was totally unexpected and terrific. The guard at the entrance became our friend for our entire stay and there was also a guard walking the property at all times making us feel completely comfortable whether we were at the Villa or on our great adventures. We loved being on the balconies, morning and night, sitting and enjoying the ocean view on one side and the jungle and wildlife on the other. We loved sitting near the private pool and under the lovely palapa. From the moment we made the reservation, Catherine was so incredibly kind and helpful, enabling us to enjoy each moment we were there. From the list she sent of what to bring (very helpful) to the myriad of activities listing that she sent us, it enabled us to get the very most out of our visit. Alex and Ignacio were wonderful and helpful with restaurants, planning activities for us and helping us with anything we needed. We would go down the hill each day and explore different areas each day. It's a place you want to get lost, then find your way back, seeing beauty everywhere in all the beaches, mountains, mangroves and wildlife. Manuel Antonio National Park was amazing and we had a wonderful private guide. Bring your swimsuit to go into the ocean when you're done going through the park. Don Lulo's horseback ride and short hike to the Nauyaca Falls was awesome. Breakfast and dinner is included on the trip and the swim at the falls was a great adventure. The wildlife was unsurpassed. Just from our gorgeous balconies from the Villa, we saw howler monkeys passing through the trees, white-faced monkeys, toucans, lovely birds, poison dart was truly amazIng. You feel like you are in the jungle when you are in the Villa, yet the sweeping ocean views are phenomenal. Not only would I recommend Villa Solo Bueno to others, we will stay there again! The experience was amazing and we want to return already! The Villa is a prime choice to give you a great visit to CR. We thank you, Catherine and Charles and wish you many blessings in your wonderful Villa and we will return as soon as possible!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Quepos - regional at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Costanera Hwy (34) at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Parcela at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Dominicalito at 1000 Metres Car: recommended

With soaring secondary growth trees overhead and fabulous views of the Pacific 100 meters below, Villa Solo Bueno is built on a ridge in the Fila Costena...where the mountains meet the sea. Now that the Costanera highway (the Hwy 1 of Costa Rica) is complete, we are a quick 30 minutes south of Quepos, where Manuel Antonio National Park is located. We enjoy the natural beauty of our famous neighbor, but travelling south you will find a laid back, much more authentic Costa Rica.

Centrally located, the Dominical area is the perfect base for exploring Manuel Antonio National Park, Ballena Marine National Marine Park, Hacienda Baru and the Osa Peninsula ('the most biologically intense area on the planet' as cited by National Geographic). At Villa Solo Bueno you will truly come to understand the meaning of the words, Pura Vida.

Other Activities: surfing, white water rafting, deep sea fishing, birding, wild life guided hikes, boogie boarding


From $225 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Easter/Semana Santa
Mar 20 2016 - Mar 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
Mar 28 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owners have contracted with an on site, professional management company. Concierge services, housekeeping & pool care are included.

Villa Solo Bueno is a "no smoking" and "no pets" villa.

Please contact the owner for quotes on longer term stays.

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Updated: May 23, 2015


Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural


  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, single sink
  • En suite bathrooms attached to each master bedrooms provide privacy; perfect for families or two vacationing couples. Each has a double sink, marble counters, natural stone full showers with shower heads than will remind you of a soothing tropical rain shower. Additional half bath is located upstairs on the main floor near kitchen and front entrance.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Interior room - Daybed
  • Villa has two master bedrooms on the lower floor. Each master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the Pacific ocean and en suite bath. Adjacent room includes a daybed, suitable for a child under 60 inches in height. 400-600 thread count sheets in master bedrooms.


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Villa Solo Bueno has everything you need for a pleasurable Costa Rican holiday, from a fully equipped kitchen (down to the cork screw) to a full size washer and dryer. Home sound system allows you to listen to your own music throughout the villa and patio. Leave on a day of high adventure and come home to a peaceful, villa. Housekeeping is included. For fun and relaxation, grab our boogie boards and head for the beach below. An assortment of dvd's are available for viewing on the large flat screen TV as well as a variety of games and books for reading on the patio, IF you are able to tear your eyes away from the gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean. The on-site concierge service will insure that Villa Solo Bueno is ready for your arrival and is available to help plan your horsebackriding, white water rafting, scuba diving (seasonal), hiking, or whale watching (seasonal) trips.

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