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Property Details

Updated: Jan 26, 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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Guestbook comments from the manager

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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12 Reviews

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Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
Nashville, TN, USA

Dream wedding, perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had our wedding and reception at Villa Ambiente, and couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. My husband is from the US, but grew up in Dominical. So it was a destination wedding (for my family) that was right at home (for his family). My mother-in-law picked this site after taking a look at 6 or 7 villas with our wedding planner. Both agreed that the combination of tropical jungle beauty, views, and luxurious elegance were the perfect setting. We rented the 8 double and single bed rooms in the villa for my family to stay and then paid the event fee to have the wedding there as well. My family's flight and ground transport time made for a long trip, but they couldn't have been more pleased when they arrived. Neil escorted us all up the hill and gave us an orientation the the property. One word to describe the looks on everyone's face....AWE! The driveway entrance is just lovely, the property is VERY well maintained. The decor is a modern Spanish style. I agree with the room details described in Matt's review. Every item of furniture is of high quality giving the villa a comfortable luxurious feel and look. But the real surprise was the next morning when they could see the beautiful vista over the far end of the pool and the gorgeous lush jungle that came right up to the balconies and patios of each room. We had a chef make breakfast each morning that was served family style. So this made for a really nice "quality time" gathering each day. Everyone was on their own to explore the area and find lunch and dinner in town. Once you travel down the hill from the villa, Dominicalito is just across the intersecting road. For the wedding, the villa’s common spaces lent themselves well to the creativity of our wedding planner. They were transformed into a lovely venue for our wedding and reception that surprised the guests, even those who had been staying there for several days. The ceremony area was at the seating area beyond the pool which was covered with a tent. We had cocktails on the covered outdoor seating area while ceremony seating was cleared, and the reception tables and decor was set up. The caterers used the common kitchen. After dinner we had our first dance back at the outdoor seating area, while the same area beyond the pool was set up for dancing. There were bathrooms near both areas which was very convenient for everyone. We had a perfect wedding and family reunion/vacation here.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Your Own Private Mini Resort In A Large Private Estate
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
Boston, MA/USA

Best Vacation Home I've Stayed In

Best Vacation Home I've Stayed In
  • 5 of 5
From the very start, this was the best vacation home I've stayed in. The property is absolutely amazing. The bedrooms were clean and spacious, all had AC. Every room has its own bathroom. In addition there are additional bathrooms scattered all over the house. The villa has a great kitchen, BBQ Grill, Ice Machine, Coolers, Stereo, etc. It takes about three hours to get to the villa from SJO airport with no stops. The roads to Dominical are fully paved and in great condition. Make sure you rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle, the road leading to the villa is dirt and uphill. It's actually a very fun drive up this road. There is a beautiful waterfall with a rope swing less then a minute away from the villa (Must Check This Out). Our favorite restaurant was PorQueNo? (Amazing breakfast). Highly recommend the Adventure Motorsports ATV tours, very close to Villa. In the morning Monkeys and Toucans would hang out right outside our balcony. Neil is very cool and made us feel at home. Stuart cooked us two meals, very cool guy and the food was delicious and fresh. You are minutes away from Dominical Beach, lots of bars and great surfing. I'll put it this way, if you found this place online you found a hidden gem, don't hesitate and rent this now, this is a jackpot.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, 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

One word: Perfect.

  • 5 of 5
I've spent two weeks, in April, at Villa Ambiente with my girlfriend and my two children. We were with two other couples with their 4 children as well. (From 3 to 7 years old). There was two extra rooms that we did not use. We were 12 and still had privacy if we wanted.
I won't go into details covered by other reviewers....
I'll just add that I checked over 200 Villas before booking and was always coming back to this one. I'm glad we chose it ! Everything was perfect.
Immense, clean, perfect location, the view of the ocean and the nature, the pool, beaches, the sunsets, the toucans !
I mean, you won't have enough vocabulary to express how beautiful it is ! Off the charts, I tell you !
You will also deal with the most professionnal, funny and sympathetic booking person : Neil.
Special mention to Sonya: she is super kind, discrete and keeps the place sparkling clean.
Expect the best vacations of you life.

And yes, you need a 4x4 to get to the Villa and explore the country's backroads, there's plenty of restaurants, grocery stores etc.
Per-fect !
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • 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
Oklahoma, USA

Villa Ambiente

  • 5 of 5
I have been to several nice hotels along the Dominical coast. I would put this one at the top of the list. The architecture, setting, view, food, overall tastefulness, and comfort could not be improved upon. It is also a very well managed property. Eager to return.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, 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

Domincal Vacation

  • 5 of 5
I just returned from a 10 day stay at the Villa Ambiente with my husband, two children and family friends of ours - another family of four. We had a fantastic stay at this property. There were enough bedrooms for two more families of four and plenty of awesome indoor and outdoor living space. The furniture has been recently updated and the beds and bedrooms were extremely comfortable with both fans and air conditioning. The pool was fantastic, probably the best part. Everyday upon return from an adventure in the surrounding area, our two families would swim and lounge by the pool for hours. The view of the bay and surrounding rain forest from the pool area was spectacular. The house, grounds and pool are all very well maintained by the staff to help guarantee a luxurious stay. We would certainly stay at the Villa Ambiente again.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  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

Lush Jungle Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our group of two families with children stayed at Villa Ambiente for a wonderful week in February. The house itself is very private; it's beautiful and comfortable with many different indoor and outdoor areas for lounging, especially near the large pool with spectacular views of the ocean. Each bedroom has it's own balcony or outdoor space and we saw sloths and toucans in the trees directly outside of our bedroom balcony! We could also hear the call of the howler monkeys in the surrounding hills.
Being high up in the hills, a 4x4 is necessary to navigate the dirt road up to the house. Once we got used to the rough roads it became an adventure every day simply driving to and from the Villa. The location of the house is central; it's an easy drive to Dominical for meals and people watching close to Uvita and the beaches to the south; nothing felt too far away.
We cooked some meals for ourselves at the house; however we wished we had taken advantage of the onsite chef, especially for the first meal; which I would recommend arranging before you arrive. The one downside of the house is that that kitchen was not stocked with even the most bare essentials like salt, pepper, sugar or any spices left from previous guests. Also missing were household items such as matches, cards, dice, etc. which typically are found in other homes we've rented in the world. This would be easy to remedy.
Neil, the property manager was super helpful with guiding us up to the house when we arrived and knows the area well. He was always available for a chat and full of good suggestions for tours/activities and things to see in the area and in fact planned most of our excursions.
Our group had a wonderful vacation and we are all looking forward to our next trip back to Dominical.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


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


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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
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $800
  • 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


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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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