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Magnificent & Palatial Tropical Villa with Commanding Views

Magnificent & Palatial Tropical Villa with Commanding Views


Property Details

Updated: Feb 28, 2015
5 bedroom

At Los Portales, life gets a little easier the second you walk through the front door.

This stunning, five-bedroom vacation rental home is quietly nestled in the lavish green hills of Escaleras, one of the most breathtaking locations in the entire southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica and a favorite destination of many travelers to the Dominical and Uvita areas.

With massive jungle-to-ocean views on both the top and bottom floors, an infinity pool ripped right out of the pages of “House Beautiful Magazine” and enough space to accommodate large families or groups, Los Portales is a perfect choice for an unforgettable vacation in paradise.

Located less than a 10-minute drive off the Pan-American Highway and sitting at an elevation of 335 meters (1,100 feet), Los Portales faces due west – directly at the Pacific Ocean below – and is subject to brilliant breezes all day long, from the crisp morning offshore winds filtering through the eastern hills to the afternoon sea breeze that’ll keep you feeling refreshed and relaxed from sun up to sun down.

The home’s top floor features two bedrooms, including an elegant master bedroom, large kitchen and living room areas, as well as a wrap-around patio deck with marvelous ocean views to the north and south, including a direct shot at the famous “Whale’s Tail” of Uvita.

The kitchen area is fully stocked with all modern appliances (dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave and refrigerator), while the living room contains multiple couches, chairs and a large flat-screen television. A bedroom adjacent to the living room has a king bed and an attached bathroom. There is also a washer-dryer unit upstairs. The ceiling on the top floor is more than eight meters high, giving off a charming, airy feel from the moment you step inside.

For sheer luxury, the master bedroom can’t be beat. There are full ocean sightlines from its comfortable king bed and some excellent local artwork on the walls. Furthermore, there’s a jet-powered spa tub in the bathroom with a complete jungle view through glass panels. The master bedroom also features European and American toilets and a private shower.

On the bottom floor, where the 11-meter infinity pool sits, are three additional bedrooms as well as a large, open-air living area with an absolutely gorgeous wood bar that’s perfect for hosting big events or small gatherings.

One of the downstairs bedrooms has its own bathroom and king bed. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom. Of those two rooms, one has a king bed and the other a pair of twin beds. There’s an additional outdoor bathroom near the pool and a shower for rinsing off.

Speaking of the pool, plan to spend a lot of time there. The views are magical and there’s enough space to swim laps for extended exercise. In addition, there are barstools under water so you and your guests can belly up and enjoy a few cocktails when you’re tired from all that swimming.

Los Portales also has a secret wooden patio perched in the trees on its south end. Here, you can sneak into the hammock with a book, escaping the sun and all of life’s little issues, too. Before settling in, it might be best to grab some passion fruit from the trees below and call it an afternoon.

In addition to all the aforementioned amenities, the property features 24-hour live-in security. Driving to the surf in Dominical or shopping stores in Uvita will take less than 20 minutes from the driveway to your final destination.

Trust us, there are many spectacular vacation rentals in the area and Los Portales, in terms of comfort, charm, local flair and versatility stands as one of the premier properties available to tourists from all over the world.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Magnificent & Palatial Tropical Villa with Commanding Views
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas


  • 4 of 5
In my humble opinion it is not hard to have a wonderfully relaxing time in Costa Rica. Thanks to Los Portales we had a magical week in Dominical. We were two families traveling together from frigid Maine. The house was set up perfectly for us. One family took the downstairs and the other family took the upstairs. The large kitchen and pantry are nicely set up to cook delicious meals. The pool is gorgeous and easy to relax in. Overall it is a fantastic spot to vacation!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Magnificent & Palatial Tropical Villa with Commanding Views
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
Elkins, NH

Exquisite setting for a family/group vacation

  • 5 of 5
10 of us spent seven days in this gorgeous setting for a three generation family get together.Our biggest decision over that week was to decide if we were going to stay at Los Portales, or leave to go outside of our paradise! Our group consisted of individuals from 10 months of age to 73 years of age. We did leave to go to the beach on a couple of occasions , the national parks, surfboarding, and zip lining, but to be honest, some of us could've been just as happy to stay at Los Portales. The daily housekeeping services of Gabby were excellent, and the upkeep of the landscape and interior of the home by her husband Estavan were also quite good.The kitchen is well equippied, for those who enjoy cooking at home on occasion, as we did with fresh fish from La Macha market, fruit and vegetables from the local vendors /stores in the area. The house is quite large enough to accommodate a variety of activities occurring in different spaces at the same time:some people reading/listening to audiobooks in quiet spaces, some people swimming or playing games outside beside the pristine pool, and others chatting in the living room.The house is immaculate and the beds are very comfortable. It takes about 2.75 hours to get there from San Jose airport, but well worth the drive. Arrive by day in a 4x4 vehicle! We hope others will enjoy this spot with family and friends as we did!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Magnificent & Palatial Tropical Villa with Commanding Views
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas
London, England

Tranquility and fun in the jungle

  • 5 of 5
Los Portales is an amazingly spacious, comfortable villa with truly stunning ocean views. A peaceful oasis in the middle of the jungle!
We stayed in Los Portales for the first week in December, still officially the rainy season, but were bathed in hot sunshine for most of the time.
This is our third trip to Central America and definitely our most comfortable. The villa catered for all our needs and was very clean and well managed. A fantastically well equipped kitchen (even the kitchen had ocean views) with great communal eating areas, on both terraces - plenty of room for our whole party to eat together. My husband especially loved the smaller tables and chairs all around the property, enabling him to watch the wildlife from all angles whilst enjoying a coffee or drink. Its a fabulous spot for seeing monkeys and birdwatching, especially the toucans and hummingbirds.
We found it a convenient base to go off and explore from, and thanks to the guidance of the Manager, Neil, we had lots of adventures we might not have had otherwise!
We were especially excited about the number of rooms with great views, not only bedrooms but the bathrooms and jacuzzi too. Well thought out accommodation.
The gardens are very well maintained and the pool big enough to have a proper swim.
Thanks for a great stay, we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Magnificent & Palatial Tropical Villa with Commanding Views
+506 -2200 5242
Dominical Puntarenas

We found Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My family had the pleasure to stay 10 nights at this house and all had a great vacation. The views and surroundings of this villa are jaw dropping and beautiful.
Wildlife around the property is awesome and to wake uo to seeing monkeys and all types of birds was just incredible.
Everyone loved the infinity pool, bar and large lounging areas around it - with ample space to relax, lounge and read a book for everyone.
The property is very private, clean, well maintained and very comfortable. The kitchen is large and has everything you need to make family meals.
The house is in a great location, very close to a vast amount of activities - just ten minutes away. The many amazing local beaches are very close.
We loved to come back o the house and relax around the pool and watch the spectacular sunsets, we even saw some whales one afternoon.
The gardens around the house are well manicured and have all types of tropical flowers, plants and trees.
We had a great experience and highly recommend this property to our family and friends - we will be back next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose at 112 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rum Bar at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : San Buenas at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many Restaurants but closest at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Dominicalito Beach at 2.5 Miles Car: necessary


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
Sept - Dec
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Tax Rate 13.0%
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Updated: Feb 28, 2015


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Four Poster bed
  • 5 bedrooms


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

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