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Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi

Special Offer! RainForest Preserve Home Close to the Beach & Dominical April 9 - August 31

Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 2, 2015
Master bedrm up, studio bedrm w/ queen & twin below, tent platform,

Rent this beautiful 2011-built house with pool/spa, flower gardens, wifi and great cell phone reception. The house has air conditioning in the bedrooms.

It is located in the Rain Forest Preserve just above the town of Dominical. The house is just up the hillside from the famous Dominical surf beach and has easy access to shopping, restaurants, surfing and surf lessons. You may pre-arrange with the owner and caretaker for catered meals. Take the short hike to you very own private waterfall/pool within the Preserve.

This amazing house has huge views of the 1000-acre Rain Forrest canopy from either the wraparound deck or the adjacent large yoga deck. Tucans come to visit most mornings as you lounge in the pool. Have breakfast on the upper deck as you listen to the jungle awakening and see the butterflies and other wildlife come awake. Take a 5-minute walk from the house and you will arrive at the community-owned covered “mirador”. This beautiful covered deck has tables and chairs where you can sit and watch the sun go down, enjoy the big ocean views, and be on the lookout for migrating humpback wales.

It is simple to book tours and adventures. For example, you may wish to go horseback riding on the beach, try snorkeling at Canyo Island, do a zipline tour at Hacienda Baru, visit the big amazing Nayuaca Waterfalls, go scuba diving in the Osa, see live reptiles get fed at Reptilandia, try paragliding or do a bird watching tour. The owner is happy to send you a customized set of recommendations.

This house is perfect for 2 couples to share as the upper and lower levels have separate entrances and bathrooms. Families with teens may request set up of the luxury tent to provide a 3rd living space. Upper & lower levels have setups for movies songs in the IMAC computer and AppleTV

The house is generally not well suited for young children or toddlers due to the layout. The house has 1 master bedroom upstairs with bath, full kitchen, and deck. The downstairs is accessible by the outside staircase and has a bedroom with1 queen and 1 single bed, private bath and it’s own kitchenette area with microwave, 2-burner range-top & cooler.

We do recommend anyone who stays at Canopy Vista have a 4-wheel drive vehicle or take a 4-wd taxi ride up to the house due to the steep terrain.

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

I fell so in love with this country that I mortgaged my house here in Colorado to buy the land at the Rainforest Preserve in 2006, and then I also bought a reforestation farm about 30 min. from the Preserve. I built the house there in December 2011.

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Calendar last updated:
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20 Reviews

4.7
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Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p945753
-3036700246
Dominical Puntarenas
5

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay here was absolutely lovely! The house is right in the middle of the jungle which makes you feel like you're in a tropical paradise. The views are stunningly beautiful and the house itself is very nice. The location is great because you're tucked away in the jungle, which gives you a great sense of privacy. At the same time, you're minutes away from the beach, as well as the town, so you don't have to go out of your way to get anywhere. There's a great kitchen area that was a lot of fun to cook in and the wrap around balcony is incredible! I think the balcony and views were two of our most favorite things about staying here. We saw so many colorful birds and butterflies outside in the front yard which was awesome. We even saw a sloth down the road on one of our walks to a nearby waterfall. There's a tent platform on the property that you can camp out in which was really cool and there's a downstairs room with two beds that makes it really easy to travel with friends and family. It was so nice to be able to just walk outside and have so many great trails for walking and hiking. It was also nice to be conveniently near the beach and all of the town's restaurants and stores. This was honestly the best vacation I have ever had. Costa Rica is a beautiful place and this house was the perfect home during our stay. If I ever get another chance to visit Costa Rica, I will definitely choose to stay at this wonderful vacation rental again.

Pura Vida! :)
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brittany! I love sharing my Costa Rica home with people such as yourself who really appreciate the many wonderful aspects of this house and location.

Kathleen
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Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p945753
-3036700246
Dominical Puntarenas
Toronto
3

Looking tired

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at this villa for almost a month. It is beautifully situated with amazing views. Edwin and his family were very helpful and kind. There is only so much that he could do. Sadly, we believe that the villa is showing the results of an absentee owner. Some of the curtains need replacing. There was a lack of some basic kitchen equipment( toaster, fry pans, wine glasses etc). The deck surrounding the place was lovely. The plastic chairs provided were not the most comfortable to enjoy the view or for sitting around the pool. When we suggested that lounge chairs would be better, the owner told us if they weren't too expensive, we could get some and she would reimburse us. We were on vacation to get away from all of that! Additionally, low water pressure was very frustrating. As this was our third time to Costa Rica, we were disappointed in these accommodations and Do not plan to return to this location.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All things mentioned in this review were addressed within days of my hearing about them. The only item the renters mentioned to me during their stay was their desire to have chaise longue pool chairs in addition to the deck table and chairs provided. I agreed to get these for them, but because I was then in Colorado and my Dominical handyman’s car was broken, I offered to let them pick some up at a store located within 15 minutes of the house, and that I would refund them the cost. They did not wish to do this, so I purchased them when I arrived a few days after their stay.

When guests do not tell me or the caretaker about items that previous guests might have broken or taken, it is difficult to accommodate their concerns. Since receiving this review I have decided to additionally email guests while they are still at the house to specifically ask if they see anything that needs to be replaced or repaired. Two guests who stayed after James and his family said they had a fabulous 5-star vacation at Canopy Vista.
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Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p945753
-3036700246
Dominical Puntarenas
York, PA
5

Perfect family location

  • 5 of 5
My 3 adult children and I shared this lovely retreat for 5 days. We were welcomed by toucans and Edwin, who led us on a hike in the surrounding rainforest. Sitting each day in the canopy and watching jungle life team around us was amazing. The house was well designed with screens and BR AC to make sleeping comfortable. We enjoyed exploring nearby beaches but found Manuel Antonio our favorite for swimming and hiking. This is not your typical beach resort but was exactly what we were looking for ...and you too if you want to escape commercialism but have the comforts of home.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am very glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your feedback! We look forward to having you back again.

Kathleen
business
Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p945753
-3036700246
Dominical Puntarenas
Westminster, Maryland
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5
Couldn't ask for a better place to stay in dominical. The drive up definitely needs a 4x4 and is a little daunting the first time but that's the fun of Costa Rica! I absolutely loved this place, along with everyone in my group.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay!
business
Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p945753
-3036700246
Dominical Puntarenas
5

Beautiful new house; brilliant location

  • 5 of 5
The vacation was great! You have a beautiful house. The upstairs/downstairs configuration suited us perfectly with our two older teenagers. We really enjoyed the pool -- very glad you put it in before we got there! We also appreciated the air conditioning in the bedrooms; it helped us get a restful sleep each night.

The caretaker was very helpful and came right away when we had a little trouble with our door lock. His wife did our laundry for a small fee while we were away at the park for the day. Although they don't speak much English (and we don't speak much Spanish), they are very nice people, and we managed with text messaging and our translation app on our phone. It was an adventure in communication!

It was lovely to just sit and listen to the jungle noises, watch the toucans fly by, and eat some fruit while reading our books. On several occasions we walked to the sunset platform; it's a beautiful view over the ocean with amazing sunsets.

I don't know if we'll get back to Costa Rica, but if we do, we would definitely consider staying at your house again. And if anyone we know is headed to Costa Rica, we'll recommend your house as a great place to stay. It was a wonderful experience for all of us!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina,
Thank you very much for your feedback on the house. I hope you'll be able to come visit again soon!
Warmly,
Kathleen
business
Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p945753
-3036700246
Dominical Puntarenas
5

A beautiful sanctuary, love the toucans!

  • 5 of 5
The home feels new and is well maintained, with a fantastic wrap-around deck that allows easy viewing of the rainforest canopy. We enjoyed sitting on the deck every morning with our coffee to check out the vistas and the wildlife. We were fortunate to see a small flock of toucans stop by on a nearby tree every morning. Also saw a baby tapir several mornings foraging for its breakfast.

One reviewer had mentioned the heat in the unit, and that was a concern. However since that time, air conditioner units have been installed in the bedrooms, so there was never a problem keeping cool and getting a good night sleep.

We enjoyed our time in Dominical and walking the beach and enjoying the sunsets. There are some fun restaurants and several nice live music venues. We did a day trip out to Canos Island and another day trip and a horseback ride out to Nauyaca Falls.

We loved our 2 weeks over the Christmas holiday at Canopy Vista and Dominical, and are looking forward to going back in the next 6 months and enjoying the new pool that is being installed there in February.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review!
Kathleen

Location

From the Owner

Awake to the sounds of the jungle and see the Tucans fly into 'Tucan tree' right in front of your eyes shortly after dawn. See the top of the canopy and animals like the Pizotes or white faced monkeys wondering around below. Canopy Vista is up the mountain 6 switchbacks, and this affords greater safety away from the public beach, and is only a 15-20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive down to the famous Dominical surf beach. There are lots of places to walk within the Preserve, including the big ocean overlook ('the Miradore'), and our community orchard, and a waterfall. The house has incredible views of the Preserve on 3 sides and a small view of the ocean. The house is new as of 2011, has lots of windows and a great ocean breeze. Bedrooms can be air conditioned individually. High speed internet available at the house, and IMAC computer may be checked out. The computer also has lots of movies and music. There is also a small TV monitor with Apple TV in the downstairs room.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

House on the edge of the Rainforest Preserve with pool/spa, air conditioning in bedrooms and optional 2-room Luxury Tent on the adjacent viewing platform. Internet available at the house. Located within the Rain Forest Preserve on

a private 5 acres lot. Straight down Mango Manor road and across the Costanera highway you will find the famous Dominical surf beach. There is a waterfall within the Preserve and I will help you locate many hidden waterfall jewels in the area. GREAT house for one or two families with teenage kids to enjoy as there are 3 distinct living spaces: upstairs, downstairs & the tent platform. It is a small house, but packs a lot of privacy.

The ocean and great surf beach of Dominical are just a 15 minute walk down the hill.This amazing new house and tent platform has easy access to all of the amenities offered by the southern zone: great wildlife, the beach, fantastic restaurants, day excursions.

30 foot waterfall with pool below within walking distance. Special breakfast 'Mirador' overlooking the big Pacific just a 5 minute walk away.

A yoga retreat center is located within the Rainforest Preserve. Please check for retreat dates.

Availability

From $90 Per night

Special Offer! RainForest Preserve Home Close to the Beach & Dominical

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 9, 2015 to Aug 31, 2015

Mention this ad and receive a 10% discount on the published rate for bookings April 9-August 31st, 2015.

Beautiful house in the Rainforest Preserve. Preserve has waterfalls, trails and a Mirador overlooking Dominical surf beach. Close to waterfalls, groceries, restaurants, surf lessons, excursions.

Great WIFI from the house. Enjoy the pool, views of the rainforest canopy.

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
April 3-August 30 Season
Apr 3 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$945
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
September 1-Dec 14th
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$90
$630
$1,500
 
 
Holidays Dec.15 to Jan 15
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,225
$3,000
 
 
High Season Jan 16-March31
Jan 16 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$840
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $40

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Contact the owner for special seasonal discounts. Daily rates quoted are based on 4 person occupancy. I love kids, but we have found the house ist best suited for families with children over 12 years of age. $10/day/person for additional guests. Special rate of $90/night for Envision Fest dates of Feb 26-March 2 for downstairs only, 2.

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Amenities

From the Owner

Easy access to the beach, the town of Dominical, and all of the local attractions. Easy to bird-watch or see butterflies right from the house. Paraglide launchplace nearby. Big tent available for extra guests or teens 13 or above. Pool, Wifi, air conditioning.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Grey Water System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

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

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Each bedroom area has a bathroom with shower, including the tent platform area.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, 2 rooms in tent
  • All new house & appliances & furniture as of Dec. 2011

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

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

Notes:

  • We provide an 'unplugged' environment for a relaxing stay in the tropics. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for driving on anything other than the two paved highways in Costa Rica. The road into the Preserve up to the house requires a 4wd.

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