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**UP TO 30% OFF** Pura Vida! The Best Luxury Home in Costa Rica

**UP TO 30% OFF** Pura Vida! The Best Luxury Home in Costa Rica


Property Details

Updated: Apr 14, 2015
5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

SPECIAL: 30% off to those who book within 30 days of their travel date. 20% off to those who book within 60 days of their travel date. Contact Jeanne to receive your discounted quote.

Contact Jeanne about Casa La Big Sur and our other Dominical villas!

Casa La Big Sur Highlights:

•Sleeps 10

•Two master suites

•30-foot cathedral ceilings in central great room

•Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops

•Hardwood, natural Travertine stone floors, and local tile throughout

•650-foot elevation for gentle, cool breezes

•Views of coastline, islands, and verdant hills

•Cable TVs in living room, bedrooms and game room

•iPod docking stations

•Wet bar

•Crib ready

•Game room

•Open covered living space

•Large patio

•Outdoor shower

•Central AC

•BBQ grill

•Large Infinity pool with pool amenities


•Pool kitchen and bar

•Detached two-car garage with a work area

•Covered portico entrance


•Alarm system

•Gated security with full-time guard

•Complimentary Wi-Fi and telephone

Casa Big Sur is a jewel in the rain forest, located near Dominical in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica. This 6,500 square foot home is a one-of-a-kind tropical masterpiece, designed to optimize the views from every angle. Casa la Big Sur resides in a privileged gated enclave of only three homes, providing total privacy and security.

Designed and built with native hardwoods, natural stone, and local tile work, this stunning home offers an extraordinary indoor/outdoor living experience with a central great room with 30-foot ceilings and spacious balcony to enjoy with family and friends, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and outdoor living room with wet bar that extends to the pool deck. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views!

The views include 60 miles of coastline, which take in the Cano and Three Sister Islands, the entire Ballena National Marine Park including the Whale’s Tail, winding rivers, and undulating mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see and taper down to converge with the ocean.


For three generations, Elite Destination Homes has cared for an exclusive collection of luxury vacation villas across the globe. We pride ourselves on our exceptional properties, exacting standards and high caliber of guest service. Our pre-trip and on location 5-star concierge service will cater to your every need from private chefs, maid service and recommendations on “can’t miss” dining and activities for a memorable experience. Visit the Elite Destination Homes website to view our full portfolio of properties.


Elite Destination Homes is proud to be honored with this prestigious award for outstanding service.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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At Elite Destination Homes we bring family & friends together in some of the world’s most inspiring vacation homes. Our luxury rental villas are stunning, comfortable properties located in highly sought after destinations across the globe. We handpick our homes based on their distinctive features and the care given to them by their owners.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

What can I really say!! The pictures are amazing but they don't even begin to give you the real sense of what this place is all about. Casa Big Sur sits on the side of rolling hills and overlooks one of the best ocean views I have ever seen. If you like laid back and peaceful or if you are looking for adventure Casa Big Sur and Dominical offer more than enough to satisfy. The house is better than any 5-satr accommodation a hotel could offer. Casa Big Sur, the staff, and Ben Morris see to it that every detail is covered and if you need something they will get it for you. We spent 8 days in CR and it went by way too fast. I can't wait to make my way back to Casa Big Sur and Dominical again real soon!! James - Cleveland, oh
Jan 2013
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Dominical Puntarenas

Amazing Home and adventure

  • 5 of 5
The pictures of this home do not do it justice. To be able to rent a $5.5 MILLION home for such a great deal. The pictures aren't current. The home boasts 5 very large beautiful bedrooms all with large beds. The view was amazing and the most peaceful place we have ever been. You feel completely secluded from the rest of the world. Let Sidia and Ben reserve your tours, it will make life easier. We hired Roger as our chef for the week and it was the best experience of the trip. We ate out twice and found Roger's food to be far more superior. He and his assistant Michael made our trip feel like a dream come true. They told us about several hidden excursions that only the locals know will have to ask him to find them :) To be able to find a chef that you loved every meal, breakfast, lunch, and dinner was a true delight! They spoiled us and left us feeling like we gained new family members! We uses Luna tours for fishing, which our guys stated to be their best adventure after catching 17 sailfish in one day! We all loved the ADR 10 in One tour- it was AMAZING, even the ride up and down the mountain! We loved our tour guides Marcello and Henry from Domincal Surf Adventures for white water rafting! Sidia set up our car rentals which were delivered to the house. She also set us up with a wonderful driver to pick us up and return us to the airport. After 8 days in beautiful Costa Rica, all 9 of us were sad to see our trip end. We loved every moment and believe this was a trip of a lifetime!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you made the most of your trip! We are happy to hear you were able to partake in so many memorable excursions AND that you were able to hire a chef Roger - he is well worth it! We would love to welcome you back again! Pura Vida!
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Dominical Puntarenas

Stunning setting, exceptional service

  • 5 of 5
It's hard to imagine a better place for a family with adult children to convene! The afternoon toucan show(about 5 of them) viewed from the pool area was the best! The customer care was welcoming, genuinely helpful, and available all the time.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - it doesn't get much better than Casa La Big Sur! We would love to welcome you back again!
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Dominical Puntarenas
Carlsbad, CA

Luxury family vacation!

  • 5 of 5
In April 2014 our family spent an amazing week at Casa Big Sur in Costa Rica. Casa Big Sur is indeed a family friendly, luxury home with a million dollar view out almost every window. Housekeeper, Carolina, groundskeeper, Didier, and property manager, Ben took care of all our needs while we were there. The home had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. The house is in close driving proximity to beach caves at Ventanas Beach, the Whales Tail at Punta Uvita Beach, Manual Antonio National Park, and of course various surf breaks. Despite the close proximity to all these things, my 7 and 9 year old kids favorite part of the trip was the amazing infinity pool at Casa Big Sur. Here they spent hours playing, bird watching, and in awe of the view. Thank you Casa Big Sur for the magical and unforgettable family vacation. We hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Casa Big Sur! The view is incredible and the proximity to the beach caves and Whales Tail is exceptional! We are glad your kids enjoyed the pool - it's hard to leave. We would love to welcome you back again! Pura Vida!
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Dominical Puntarenas
Carlsbad, CA

The ultimate in Luxury!

  • 5 of 5
This place has it all. Beautiful surroundings, impeccable decor, panoramic views. Didier and Carolina are wonderful and their help in keeping the grounds spic and span is appreciated. The doors are all hardwood, so even if you are staying with other families it is quiet and private. The road up there is steep but well-maintained. There is a great bar/restaurant a short walk away with great burgers, wings, and drinks. Only 45 minutes to Manuel Antonio. Wildlife in the trees. We loved it! Great for kids!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Casa La Big Sur - it really is like a jungle oasis on the mountain. We would love to welcome you back again some day!
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Dominical Puntarenas

Amazing Surroundings!!!!!!

  • 4 of 5
This is house is better than the pictures. The wildlife that seems to live on the property make you feel as if your all alone in nature. As far as the house is concerned it exceeded all the expectations. The master suites are humungous with huge showers and a jacuzzi tub with a view that was still private. The pool is incredible, Im not a big swimmwer but I found myself floating on the provided pool rafts every afternoon while watching the toucans and macaws flying over head. The only negative thing about house is that the two downstairs rooms as well as the bathroom are only accessible by going outside. This wouldnt be a problem except there are some pretty Ginormous bugs in CR, so if you have someone afraid of bugs put them upstairs. As far as getting to the house, they are not kidding about having four wheel drive. Its was pretty unbelievable the first time up but after that It was actually pretty fun. The service was great and I would definitely go back
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are delighted that you enjoyed the pool and the toucans!


From the Owner

I don’t think life could have been more perfect during our stay in Costa Rica. Casa La Big Sur is just so private and secluded. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty around you. Everyday I walked out from the living room onto the patio to see literally miles of mesmerizing coastline views. I even enjoyed my morning workout as the fitness area is located outside on the upper terrace.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palmar Sur Airport at 53 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : HWY 34 at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Que Nivel Bar & Restaurant at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : There are 12 amazing beaches within 30-45 minutes at 2.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Let us help you plan a great vacation! Our concierge staff would be more than happy to make great recommendations and make any arrangements you would like. We are here to make you trip as easy as it is memorable!


From $1,000 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Feb 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 20 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 5 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Damage Insurance $89
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

3 Night Minimum Stay
Additional Tax not included
$89 Damage Insurance Fee
Please contact us for more information on rates, possible specials or if you have any questions about the property.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Apr 14, 2015


From the Owner

* Extraordinary indoor/outdoor living experience * Views of 60 miles of coastline * Lofty spaciousness of 30' ceilings in central great room * Total privacy and security in a privileged enclave

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 6500 sq. ft.


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king, bathroom, whirlpool tub, walk-in closet and private balcony
  • 2nd Master Suite - 1 king, bathroom, whirlpool tub, walk-in closet and private balcony
  • 3rd Suite - 1 king, Shared Bath; Private Balcony; 36'Flat Panel TV
  • Lower Suite - 1 queen, 24'Flat Panel TV, Private Patio with outdoor shower and bath
  • Guest Bedroom #5 - 1 queen


  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


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


  • A tropical outdoor shower, 2 car garage, game and exercise room, alarm system and Full Service Concierge. We are here to make sure your trip is as easy as it is memorable.

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