Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean

Villa Solo Bueno - Jungle Covered Mountain overlooking Pacific Ocean

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Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2014
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
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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.



Best,

Kristin
Jul 2014
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Dominical Puntarenas
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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
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Fantastic!

  • 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
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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
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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 justice...it 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 frogs...it 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
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Dominical Puntarenas
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A wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This is a great home for a getaway that can be as relaxing or as adventuresome as you want! The home is definitely as-advertised; well-furnished, comfortable, with great views of the jungle and ocean - the pool is great for relaxing and cooling-off! We started our mornings on the veranda with great coffee and ended most days in the same spot with cocktails - listening to the sounds of the jungle, which change throughout the day. In between, there was fishing, snorkeling, beach-combing, boogie boarding and whatever else sounded like fun! The owner is extremely accommodating and helpful - available to answer every question you may have before you get to Dominical; and once you're there, you have a concierge available to give great suggestions based upon whatever activities you are interested in! A great vacation spot - a great home - a great owner! You won't be disappointed (but definitely rent a 4WD)!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5
Our time spent in Dominical was wonderful. We ended up staying in 4 different locations around Costa Rica and Dominical was our favorite. We wish we would have stayed longer. The villa was beautiful and we didn't want for anything while we were there. I would recommend it to anyone. The owners were so helpful and provided us with all of the information we would need to make our traveling hassel free.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,450
 
 
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Easter/Semana Santa
Apr 2 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 

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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

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

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • 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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • 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

Suitability

  • 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

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, single sink
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, double sinks
  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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, clean 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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