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Property Details

Updated: Apr 24, 2015
8 Bedrooms, 9.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16


• The Villa can be rented with a minimum of 5 rooms, 3 additional rooms can also be rented, rates adjusted per room (the other rooms will not be rented to other parties)

• Daily Maid Service including Washing Clothes & Making Beds

• Events can be catered for: Weddings, Engagements, Renewing Vows, Anniversaries

• All rooms have Air-Conditioning, Balconies, On-Suite Bathrooms, Toilets & Showers, Refrigerator & Safe Boxes

• 7,212 sqf/670sm under cover

• 40 x 17 foot/12 x 5 meter Infinity Pool

• Exterior Ranch with Bar

• Outdoor Shower

• All Towels Supplied for Bathrooms, Pool & Beach

• Wireless Internet throughout property

• Telephone for Local Calls

• Spectacular white water Ocean Views

• iPod Docking Station

• Observation Tower overlooking the jungle great for Nature Viewing

• Elevation 1000ft/300mts above sea level

• Parking for 7 vehicles

• Chef available for on site dinners (at additional cost)

• 8-minute drive to Dominicalito Beach

The Villa was formally a boutique hotel with recent change of ownership and management changed the Property to an exclusive Private Villa.

Villa Ambiente takes the phrase 'postcards from paradise' to an entirely new level.

Featuring eight fully-equipped bedrooms, a breathtaking infinity pool that overlooks the mighty Pacific Ocean and more first-rate appliances than a Home Depot catalog, Villa Ambiente is a top-of-the-line vacation rental nestled in the lush green hills of Dominicalito, Costa Rica.

Those who visit say it’s like having your own mini resort within a completely private estate. This is outdoor living at its finest.

A short 8-minute drive from the seashore into tropical jungle, Villa Ambiente's immaculate living area spans more than 7,000-square feet and includes a large villa, split-level pool deck in a five hectares estate of pristine forest. The grounds are optimal for hosting a range of social events, including family reunions, weddings and anniversaries.

Wireless Internet runs throughout the house.

As soon as your entourage enters Villa Ambiente's pristine gates, navigating its paved driveway lined with wispy palm trees and old-fashion street lights, you'll know you're all in for something truly special.

Open the front door and your vacation dreams quickly become a reality.

A beautiful, natural-light garden and flowing water fountain greet visitors on arrival. There are four private bedrooms adjacent to the first-floor garden, two on the left and two on the right. Each room has its own air conditioning unit, television, bathroom, secure safety box and private patio.

Past the garden is a grand entertaining room complete with soft-to-the-touch sofas, love seats and tables. An immaculate wine bar is nestled on the right side of the room, the perfect place to unwind with a glass of chardonnay after a long day under the Central American sun.

About that sun: you'll have plenty of time to catch rays out at the 40-foot infinity pool, which is second to none in terms of location and looks. And don't even think about packing towels on this trip. We have you covered from the moment you arrive to the second you say 'adios!'

The pool is lined with layout chairs and tables, and a barbecue is always on standby to crank out some local fish. There's also an outdoor shower and changing room nearby.

On the west side of the pool deck, the side that's closest to the ocean, sits an outdoor tiki bar that easily seats a half-dozen guest. If you ever wanted to pretend you were Tom Cruise in 'Cocktail,' mixing drinks behind your back and tossing tequila in the air, this is the premier spot to work on your libation-making skills.

The kitchen, also located on the first floor adjacent to the wine bar, is completely up to date with stainless steel appliances, filtered water, a wine cooler and dishwasher.

While most of the action takes place on the first floor, there are four additional bedrooms on the second floor. Each of these rooms features a king bed, balcony, television, safe security box, air conditioning and bathroom.

Above all that, on the third floor, is a small lookout area good for gazing into the nearby jungle. Grab some binoculars and go up there because you never know; you might just see a family of white-faced monkeys or a couple of Parrots out there.

Villa Ambiente is that kind of special place.

• You will need to rent a 4x4 vehicle to access the property and to enjoy the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica

PLEASE NOTE This property is under new management as of September 2013. Any other listing, website or advertising without this text are invalid and out of date

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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We went as group for friends and just got back from a fabulous vacation at Villa Ambiente. When we arrived we walked through the lounge doors and were amazed at the views that are truly superb. We saw many sunsets and enjoyed many cocktails around the pool that was really awesome!!! We liked that the beach was just down the track and many others along the road and also the local restaurants. This part of Costa Rica has still not suffered from over tourism, the wildlife, waterfalls, beaches and local people are great and very friendly. Zip lining and rafting were fun and exciting and the dolphin and whale watching was an amazing experience!!! Dominical and Uvita are close and had good stores and restaurants.The manager was always available and provided great customer service.

The Perfect getaway and for sure we will recommend this villa.
Feb 2011
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21 Reviews

based on 21 traveler reviews

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Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
New York


  • 5 of 5
Wonderful getaway! A serene setting with beautiful views and pool. The property is open and surrounded by nature/jungle but elevated perfectly; you feel above-it-all and thrilled to be there. There are a myriad of local beaches and fine dining establishments. Two small towns nearby make shopping easy. Be prepared for a long rugged driveway and howler monkeys baying in the distance. Property management personnel; the manager, chef and cleaning staff are delightful people and always accommodating. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking to experience all the wonder of CR's southern coast. Every day was fun and coming "home" to our own Mini Resort each evening, made us all feel special.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas

Dolphinately worth it

  • 5 of 5
The villa is definitely far up a dirt road, but once you're there, you will not want to leave. My friends and I rented the place and had an excellent time. The view from the villa also offers an excellent view out onto Dominacalito. The manage and the woman who cleans were very accommodating as well. I would highly recommend hiring the local chef, Stu, for a dinner. His red snapper, mango cake and plantain dinner was excellent.
Last thing, make sure to get a car with 4x4.
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas

Rental of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5
As long as I live I will never forget every dreamy piece of perfection of this property. Glorious beds, bathrooms for every bedroom, the sweetest house staff, the coolest chefs, a breathtaking ocean view, the most relaxing infinity pool, the list goes on. My life from here on out will be the pursuit to stay in a home like this again. Life changingly perfect stay!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
Atlanta, GA

Great Experience-Beautful Property

  • 5 of 5
Our group ( 4 couples) totally enjoyed our stay at Villa Ambiente. The estate was everything advertised and more. The pool was excellent. The bedrooms were large and comfortable. The property was amazing. We had arranged for the chef to prepare dinner the first night as we knew we would be arriving late. His dinner was very enjoyable. Between the 8 of us, I think we had 6 different meals. All were quite good, and it was great to be able to arrive and sit down to a nice relaxing dinner. The balance of our stay we either prepared our own meals on the very nice provided grill or dined at local restaurants. There was plenty to do close by from national parks to snorkeling, but it was hard to leave the comfort of the house and pool to venture out. The housekeeper was terrific. She appeared daily to clean, do laundry, etc, and we hardly noticed her presence. Our host, Neil, did a great job. He met us the first night and escorted us to the villa and did a quick walk through to point out the things we needed to know to be comfortable. He also helped prior to our visit by recommending a rental car agency (we needed two 4 wheel drive vehicles for the eight of us and luggage).
We are seriously considering a return visit next year.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
Anchorage, Alaska

Villa Ambiente was INCREDIBLE!

  • 5 of 5
We have visited Costa Rica 7 times and haven't spent less than a month in any visit with the exception of this last one. We know the Dominical/Uvita area well.We had an amazing stay at Villa Ambiente. We kept saying to ourselves during our stay, "Oh my God, we have our own private hotel!" It is luxurious and private and can give the feel of adventure to the uninitiated even though the lodgings are 4 star. The villa is about 7 minutes up a legitimate 4 wheel drive road with a river crossing which gives it the feel of adventure, but once you are there it is the utter lap of luxury. The architecture is fantastic and unique, the living situation is a fantastic combination of interior and exterior, the quarters are luxe, and the view, pool, and facilities are priceless. Sonia, the maid is an absolute angel - oh my gosh! Despite the "remote" location, we could be at Playa Dominicalito (the neighborhood beach) in 7 minutes. The town of Dominical isn't much further, and the location is fine for visiting all the terrific beaches and locations around Uvita and to the south. The price is such that you don't want to dothis as a couple, but with 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 8 couples or families it is a fantastic deal. It also gives you a taste of what "tropical rainforest" means; we saw many macaws, parrots, toucans, and more birds than you want to read about, and howler monkeys were regular neighbors. The only thing to be aware of, is that it is set up like a hotel, with each of the eight rooms separate from each other and they all open onto a spectacular open courtyard- this is great for older families and groups of folks travelling together. for visitors with young children like ours (1 and 4) it means you will probably not be sleeping alone with your "date" with the kids in their own room. depends on the kids and the family. But what an incredible and unlikely situation to find: your own private luxury hotel in the middle of the Costa Rican rainforest! Stay here, stay here, stay here! Oh, and invite us to stay with you!
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
Toronto, Canada

Beautiful place...

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a great time at Villa Ambiente. It was a little tough to find at first but once you figure it out you realize it's a great location. It was a good size for 4 families incl. 7 kids. The pool was great, close to amazing beaches, surrounded by jungle, loads of really good nearby restaurants. Very fun & would totally recommend it.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose International Airport at 113 Miles Nearest Barpub : Dominical at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : San Buenas at 37 Miles Nearest Motorway : Coastal highway 34 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Dominicalito at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Dominicalito Beach at 1 Miles Car: necessary

The Villa is ideally located to for Restaurants, stores and two supermarkets in Dominical and Uvita also the area is well known for the many beautiful beaches to visit.

If you want to participate in adventures, activities and tours there are numerous to choose from such as and much more:

• Horseback riding through the jungle to spectacular waterfalls.

• Horseback riding along the beach.

• Horseback riding to the famous Nauyaca Waterfall 149ft high

• Learn to surf

• Rafting on rivers of varying degrees of difficulties.

• Kayaking on Hatillo Mangrove Forest.

• Hike in Jungle nature trails.

• Canopy Tours.

• Zip Lines.

• Rappelling down Waterfalls

• Sports Fishing

• Quad Tours

• Visit the Reptile centre, which has large variety of living snakes and some Crocodiles.

• Manuel Antonio National Park

• Boat trips to Caño Island biological reserve.

• Snorkelling.

• Scuba diving.

• Sea Kayaking.

• Whale & dolphin watching.

• Corcovado National Park by boat

• Fishing and eat your freshly caught fresh water Tilapia fish.

• Boat tours through the mangroves.

• Sports Fishing


From $422 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Fifty percent of the full rental amount is due on establishment of the reservation and the remaining amount is due sixty days prior to your check in date.

The Villa can be rented with a minimum of 5 rooms upwards with rates adjusted per room (the other rooms will not be rented to other parties)
Additional 3 rooms can been rented
• Low season add $82 per extra room Per Night
• High Season add $100 per extra room Per Night
With the additional 3 rooms making a total of 8 rooms
• Peak Season not less than all 8 rooms rented for a minimum of 7 nights

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Total estimated amount
Updated: Apr 24, 2015


Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 7212 sq. ft.


  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 9 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 10 - toilet


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, Ground floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Patio, Safe, Fan, Fridge
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 king, Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 king, Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 king, Top floor: Full bathroom, A/C, Balcony, Safe, Fan, Fridge


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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


  • Ocean views, jungle views, private estate, ceiling fans in all rooms, air conditioning in all bedrooms, king beds 6 bedroom suites, 4 single beds in 2 bedroom suite, Landscaped tropical garden in the Private estate, full kitchen, Large BBQ grill, wine refrigerator, 1 outside showers Music center with access for iPod docking, Pool floats, housekeeper, gardener, pool cleaning, On site chef services, manager who can arrange tours and transportation.

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