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Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow..What a View!

Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow..What a View!


Property Details

Updated: Dec 9, 2014
2 master suites, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Are you looking for a place to get excited about? Welcome to Flying Toucans... where the sights and sounds of wildlife, open-air tropical living and unforgettable views have all been captured in one special place.


This luxurious Costa Rican Villa is situated on a picturesque point on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. With lots of surrounding jungle, you have all the exclusive privacy needed to enjoy your home in peace...with the exception of some noisy visitors. Yes, the monkeys and the toucans can sound off at any time without first introducing themselves.

Superbly located in Costa Rica's Maritime Zone (within 200 meters of the shoreline), Flying Toucans is one of the very few luxury home rentals in the area that is on the ocean side of the main coastal road. This unique location combines breathtaking views of jungle-clad mountains, sandy beaches, and the tranquil Pacific Ocean with quick convenient access all year long to shopping, activities and restaurants. If you like beaches, you are in luck as we have an abundance nearby. From the villa, take a short hike down to the point and discover two secluded beaches (one with its own 35' waterfall) or jump in your car and within two minutes be exploring miles of footstep-free sand.

The living and dining rooms offer the romance of open-air tropical living, blending the comforts of home with the nearness of wildlife. The living room or kitchen are great central locations to gather and enjoy all that Flying Toucans has to offer. Plenty of seating for everyone. Don't be surprised if a hummingbird or butterfly cruises through making a cameo appearance.

The large fully-equipped kitchen, with its' beautiful custom cabinetry, and casual eating area is integrated with the living room and the views beyond. Whip up a smoothie or a six course meal...your choice.

Did we mention the pool? Once in, you'll never want to get out of the infinity-edge pool. Just three steps from the villa, the turquoise tile blends into the dazzling coastline and the popular Uvita 'Whale's Tail', a unique place to walk and explore. It overlooks Ballena (which means 'whale') beach National Marine Park so keep your eyes open for Humpback whales and Bottle-Nosed dolphins.

There is a half bath downstairs as well as a laundry room with full-sized washer and dryer.

Two well-furnished air-conditioned master suites are located upstairs. (King bed in one, Queen and Double in other). Each of the suites incorporates the use of local precious hardwoods for the doors and vaulted ceilings. Relax in the comfort of air conditioning or open the windows and let the ocean breezes in. Too comfortable to get out of bed? Fine, enjoy the views from your pillow... now if you could just get someone to bring you breakfast!

Spacious bathrooms feature tumbled Colombian limestone showers and an openness that continues to let the outdoors in while providing all the privacy needed.

You will love taking advantage of the spacious terrace upstairs. It's perfect for wildlife viewing, whale watching, stargazing, photography, sunrises and sunsets, or just dozing off in the comfy hammock. Surrounding the villa are exotic heliconias, a variety of fragrant gingers, exotic palms, birds-of-paradise, fruit trees etc... not only for your enjoyment but to attract our fine feathered friends. Discover a flower you've never seen before or a flowery scent. Where is it coming from?

Been looking awhile for that perfect place for your special upcoming occasion? Eureka, you've found it! We look forward to hearing from you soon and having you as our guests at Flying Toucans. :) John and Mary

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Greetings from our villa called Flying Toucans! We first visited Costa Rica in November of 1998 on our honeymoon. Having both lived on Maui for many years and traveled extensively internationally, we were interested in a new adventure and a memorable challenge. We had read about the country for several years prior to our visit and it sounded as though Costa Rica fit all of our criteria. After exploring the various regions of the country, meeting the people and having a delightful time we knew we were destined to relocate. As it happened, on this first trip, we discovered this one-of-a-kind property and purchased it. This set in motion our plans of eventually relocating. After more preparation, we made the move and actually lived in a tent on the property for several months while designing Flying Toucans. This allowed us to understand how best to showcase the awesome views and the wildlife while combining luxury with tropical living. Now that Flying Toucans has become a reality, we offer to share it with you. With years of experience in the luxury tourism industry, we believe we have created a truly unique beautiful place for you to call home while you embark on your own adventures. If you have been looking and looking for that special destination you will never forget, you have found it! Hope to see you here soon, :) John and Mary Reilly

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My sister, Tamara, has given your house and property the ultimate recommendation. She has been struggling with what to come back as in her next life ... a beach dog or a whale. Well, now she's decided to come back as your home! ... We have rented 7 houses in the area over the past 10 years and Flying Toucans is at the top of our list.
Oct 2009
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43 Reviews

Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow..What a View!
-541 728-8981
Dominical Puntarenas
Roscommon, Michigan

It's about the spectacular view!

It's about the spectacular view!
  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Costa Rica and although I did lots of research prior to our trip, I wasn't totally sure what to expect. We arrived in the dark (and it gets dark at 5:30PM) so we couldn't appreciate the perfect setting of Flying Toucans until the next morning. My favorite part of our experience was the privilege of rising at first light and enjoying the sunrise every day (at 5:30 AM)on the balcony, appreciating the glorious colors of the sky as the tides came in and watching the tropical creatures as they came in to visit. Actually, the view is so spectacular at any time of the day with a constant show of wildlife, you will find it very difficult to leave when you have activities planned. This was the rainy season which I didn't fully understand but it was perfect for us -- on most days we didn't see rain until later in the afternoon or evening and when it rained, we quite enjoyed the experience of the tropical downpour.
Flying Toucans was perfect for the two couples on our trip and we loved that the living room was actually outside. Even the kitchen shutters opened to take in that gorgeous view of the infinity pool and the Pacific . Clearly the owner’s thought of every detail in design and location, the house manager came to meet us on our arrival in the dark and was a font of information about the area during our stay since he has been a resident for many years; he goes above and beyond to make your stay perfect yet he knows exactly the right balance between being available and giving you your privacy . We took a side trip to Manuel Antonio one day which we thoroughly enjoyed (the benefit of traveling to Costa Rica in the rainy season, is the crowds are much smaller). When we returned to Flying Toucans that evening after walking on every available trail, climbing every step and seeing lots of wildlife, the grounds person surprised us all with a Pipa Fria which I think was the most refreshing beverage I have ever tasted!
Having a cell phone for local phone calls was a nice feature and since we turned our USA phones off except for Wifi, it was something we found very useful -- thank you!
All in all, Flying Toucans made our first visit to Costa Rica, one we will never forget and we highly recommend this property. It really was paradise!
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike and Stephanie for writing a wonderful review. So many avoid the rainy season thinking it will ruin their vacation but those who come are delighted to find out how nice it is. We prefer it over the dry season as the mix of sunshine and afternoon thunderstorms is very refreshing. Come back and stay with us again when you get that itch that you just can't stay away any longer!
Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow..What a View!
-541 728-8981
Dominical Puntarenas
Whitby, ON, Canada

Paradise, As Advertised

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Flying Toucans in early June. We are a family of 4, including 9 and 11 year old girls. It was an experience of a lifetime! This property is spectacular and immaculate. It offers relaxation, incredible views, a wonderful pool, and every comfort you could wish for. There is an abundance of wildlife which is entertaining in itself. It's obvious that John and Mary have gone the extra mile. Daryl was a fantastic resource, and Joiner did a splendid job keeping everything in top notch condition.
Every previous review rates it a 5-star, with good reason. I second every positive comment that others have left.
Here are some extra tidbits that may help enhance your experience.
We had every intention to prepare our own meals, but quickly discovered that the local restaurants were fabulous and very reasonable. Specifically, Porque No, Exotica, and Parcella. Be sure to find these places in the daylight, as finding them at night can be tricky.
We flew in and out of Liberia, a 5-hour drive. The roads were surprisingly good, much better than I expected. Road signs could have been better. I recorded my rental car inspection as a precaution, just to avoid any unpleasant surprises when I dropped it off at the airport. We rented a Yaris, which was adequate for the driving we did.
The Whale's tail and horseback riding were fantastic. Lounging in the pool and admiring the views filled out our week.
A splendid vacation all around!
Thanks John and Mary! We've recommended Flying Toucans to our friends, and hope to visit again some time.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nick! Wonderful to have you as guests. Next time fly into San Jose(SJO) if you can as it's only a three hour drive through beautiful countryside and great roads.
Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow..What a View!
-541 728-8981
Dominical Puntarenas
Minnesota, USA

Go Ahead and Do It!

  • 5 of 5
Yes, it's exactly how it looks in the pictures. Wonderful, private,immaculate home. John and Mary have dedicated a lot of thought and pride into this home and it shows.Sometimes descriptions seem too good to be true. Not the case here. My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I've rented in Central America for over 10 years and this home is a gem. Go ahead, book it!
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark for staying with us and finding Flying Toucans a wonderful place to stay. Hope you can return soon.
Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow..What a View!
-541 728-8981
Dominical Puntarenas
san antonio, tx

absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5
It is really hard to write yet another review without repeating what other reviewers have said.

The property itself is immaculate, way above anything we have ever rented (we almost always rent a house on our vacation). As many have already stated, you could just stay there for the entire week, without going to the beach or taking trips and your vacation would be wonderful. Sipping cocktails by the pool while watching monkeys and listening to the ocean, all in absolute privacy (jungle is literally all around you) was fantastic. That said, we did the obligatory horse riding, zip line, beaches and restaurants - it was all very nice, but we were always so glad to come back to the house and jump into the pool.

We can't wait to come back
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 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, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow..What a View!
-541 728-8981
Dominical Puntarenas

Yes, it is all that, and more.

  • 5 of 5
Flying Toucans has so many positive reviews; I feel I would be beating a dead horse to simply list what everyone else has already written. Especially when you consider they are all true. Yes, Flying Toucans lives up to the hype. Rarely do you find a place that does, but everything there was amazing. My wife, sister, brother-in-law and I went February 1 – 8, 2014.

The house is as described. It is beautiful and is perfect for two couples (or one couple). It is very private and secure. There is covered parking and a lockable entry gate. You cannot see another neighbor, and you feel like you have the jungle to yourself. We saw amazing wildlife while lounging around the villa, from monkeys to toucans to a million butterflies. Though we did not get to see a sloth, there was always a parade of wildlife to keep us entertained.

The layout of the house works very well. The kitchen, outdoor living area and pool are seamlessly integrated. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and preparing cocktails of choice. The bedrooms are upstairs and each is large with an amazing bathroom. There was no need for us to “flip” for the best bedroom, as both were great.

The view is unbelievable from anywhere. Yes, you will find yourself staring at it, completely lost in your own world.

Darryl and Donna were great. They helped us with everything we asked for and provided us with great tips on what to do, see and eat.

We didn’t venture out much, so I am really not one to comment about excursions and such. We just hung around the villa and enjoyed the view, each other’s company and the wildlife. That being said, Café Exotica was great, and Road Shack has amazing sandwiches.

We will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Eric and Stephanie for choosing Flying Toucans. We are always excited for our guests when they book knowing what they will find and then hearing that they found it even better than they thought!
Hope you can visit again some day,
:) John and Mary
Don't Miss This Oceanfront Luxury Villa Wow..What a View!
-541 728-8981
Dominical Puntarenas

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I typically stay at luxury all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. After much research we decided to stay at Flying Toucans, everything looked perfect and it was! All the photo's, guest comments could not have prepared us once we were there in person, my wife cried as we entered the gate and saw the pool, ocean views and the villa. We were greeted by a Sloth hanging from the same tree that the toucans like to visit and eat berries from. The entire week the monkeys just hung out and swung and jumped across one side of the jungle (house in the middle) to the other. This was a regular daily show in the afternoon. We named the home "flying monkeys" but there were also plenty of toucans, pizotes, butterflies, colorful birds, humming birds and some very unusual critters that you have to see to believe. Really hard to believe that someplace like this exists anywhere in the world...WOW. The villa was designed perfectly, totally private from all neighbors, open aired, great weather and climate, and views from every room. One thing we noticed right away was that there were not any bugs or mosquitoes. The views of both the sunrise and sunsets were spectacular, we have never been anywhere in the world that had both. The pool was just the right size with beautiful turquoise tile that blended with the ocean below and the jungle, the infinity edge accentuated the endless ocean views. We as well did not want to ever leave the villa nor the pool, perfect temperature night and day with the best views of everything. The weather was great even though we stayed in November, a few downpours but sunny every day as well. We loved exploring the local beaches to many to mention, but especially enjoyed the Whale's Tail. The managers Daryl and Donna were very helpful with activities, restaurant recommendations etc. and they are very close by which was comforting. could go on and on (you say I have!) but we will be back. thanks John and Mary for the best vacation ever.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I know it took you guys years to pull the trigger and get down to CR. So glad you finally made it and had the time of your lives!
John and Mary


From the Owner

Simple compare the view, the privacy, the pool, the open air living design, the wildlife, the proximity to the ocean, the easy access, read the reviews, but don't wait too long to decide as the calendar fills well in advance!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Quepos at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : nice tropical outdoor feel at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : new course in San Buenas at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : newly paved at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : great food in a casual yet classy atmosphere at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Taos? :) at 1000 Miles Nearest Beach : beautiful, right in front of villa at 300 Metres Car: recommended

The area between Dominical and Uvita on the southern Pacific coast is famous for its striking landscape where the mountains come right down to the water. Not subject to the north's dry, dusty season during the months of December to April, visitors to the Dominical region will enjoy the year-round greenery and lushness of jungles and forests.

While the rural airport in Quepos (30 minutes north of Flying Toucans) may be used, many guests choose to begin their adventure from the main international airport in San Jose (SJO) thus allowing them to see the varied landscape on the way down. The drive down to the villa is 3 hours, not including how many times you stop to take in the awesome views en route. Flying Toucans is six miles south of Dominical on a perfect road. If you can ever pull yourself away from the villa and view you will find abundant choices of dining, shopping, and activities close by.

Other Activities: Ziplines, nature treks, kayaking tours

Golf: Besides the new golf course there's LOTS to do around here: Bird and animal watching, surfing, swimming, beach-combing, hiking, horseback tours to beaches and waterfalls, zip lines, day trips to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park, butterfly farm, serpentaria (snake exhibition), ultra-light flightseeing tours, fishing.

About an hour north of us is Quepos (Manuel Antonio National Park). The casual village of Dominical offers international and local style dining, a bank/ATM, a bakery, small grocery stores, an English-speaking doctor and dentist, pharmacy, real estate offices, souvenir shops, internet cafe, surfboard rentals and visitor information and booking services for local activities. A 2-minute walk from the villa is a small and beautiful European hotel with fine dining and full spa services. The villages of Uvita and Bahia, 6 miles south, offer internet, shops, restaurants, beaches, boat tours, a butterfly farm and the lovely Ballena National Park, home of the 'Whale Tail' (as is seen from Flying Toucans). Obviously absent from our corner of the world are large numbers of tourists, suits/ties/pantyhose and traffic lights... come see for yourself!


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
New Year's
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are based on 1-4 persons. Cleaning fee is included, no other charges, just rate plus 13% tax and extra person fee if applicable. Bookings are normally Saturday-Saturday, shorter stays may be available upon request.
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Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2650 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, balcony off shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • exterior - outdoor shower, Outdoor Shower
  • Half Bathroom
  • Both full baths offer wonderfully unique limestone showers and countertops with views from every window or door - while still being private. One has a balcony off the shower with one of the best wildlife viewing locations in the villa! Downstairs there is a third bathroom with an additional outdoor shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 double, suite
  • The two large bedrooms are completely furnished with custom-made headboards, closets, dressers, night tables, reading lights and individually controlled fans and air conditioners. Ceilings are vaulted and finished in exotic hardwood, all doors and cabinets are hand-crafted and custom-designed. Sheets are 100% Egyptian cotton. Suite #1 has access to the spacious terrace and comfy hammock. Suite #2 also has a double-sized futon that makes into a very comfortable bed and has its own nightstand and reading light. A single-sized roll-away bed (with comfortable foam mattress) is also available.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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


  • The villa is a non-smoking environment. Smoking is allowed in the outdoor areas and on the terrace. Wireless Internet provided
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