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Posh Rainforest Villa Overlooking Costa Rica's Pacific Coast: Casa Buendia in Dominical

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Casa Buendía is where modern architecture meets the rain forest above Costa Rica´s beautiful South Pacific coast. If you are looking for a contemporary home-base from which to explore and enjoy Costa Rica´s most amazing natural assets, look no further!

Spectacular coastal and mountain views abound in this 5,000 sq ft 4 bedroom luxury hideaway, which includes a large office with private bath (converting to a 5th bedroom if needed). Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and Palapa-covered terraces beautifully contrast the clean modernistic lines of the house. The main floor surrounds a small inner garden courtyard and fountain. Large, bright fully appointed kitchen has granite counters, gas stove, and wet-bar. Adjacent dining and living rooms boast double-height vaulted ceiling, accessed from a gallery-styled passage and stunning vestibule entrance.

Sleeping Quarters on Top Floor w/ Best Views!: On the upper floor, an elevated walkway separates the swank, private master bedroom from another VIP guest suite, along with two more bedrooms, each with balconies and breathtaking views. A giant 3-car garage, laundry room and storage area comprise the lower floor below.

Uncommon Combination of Nature and Luxury: Casa Buendía is located on 2..5 acres (1 hectare) of forested land, bordered by a mountain stream on the westernmost limit, accessible via a private footpath. Toucans, howler and white faced monkeys are common attractions. Just to the south lies Ballena National Marine Park and Corcovado National Park, while Manuel Antonio National Park is a short drive away to the North. Surfing, sport-fishing, diving, hiking, birdwatching, mountain biking, horseback riding, sea and river kayaking and rafting, are just some of the activities offered in the area. Spa treatment, maid service and gourmet food preparation are available on request.

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villa rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • villa
    • floor area 5000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain view
    • ocean view
    • mountain
    • near the ocean
  • Theme
    • family
    • romantic
    • spa
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
    • away from it all
    • adventure
  • General
    • internet
      • wifi
    • living room
    • parking for rv/boat/trailer
      • In space next to house at garage level.
    • iron & board
    • hair dryer
    • towels provided
    • water cooler
    • local activities guide
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • air conditioning
      • Split units in bedrooms and office, ceiling fans in rest of house (ample cross ventilation based on open architecture)
    • linens provided
      • high thread-count cotton bed linens, quality bath and pool towels provided
    • telephone
    • clothes dryer
      • Front loader high capacity energy saving unit
    • washing machine
      • Front loader high capacity energy saving unit
    • parking off street
      • Next to house is space for spillover parking, convenient for additional guests/parties
    • garage
      • Large 3-door garage on lower level.
  • Kitchen
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
    • catering available
    • kitchen
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • oven
    • stove
    • freezer
    • cooking utensils
    • ice maker
    • microwave
    • refrigerator
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • outdoor pool
    • jacuzzi
    • outdoor hot tub
    • hot tub
      • Hot tub Jacuzzi on balcony of master bedroom, with stunning view of south pacific coast
    • private pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 4 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower, deluxe mstr bedroom
    • bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, guest bedroom
    • bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, south side upper floor
    • bathroom 4: toilet, shower, office/5th bedroom
    • bathroom 5: toilet, front entrance
    • bathroom 6: outdoor shower, adjacent to pool
      • 'Jack and Jill' bathroom used by 3rd and 4th bedrooms.
  • Bedrooms
    • 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10
    • bedroom 1: 1 king
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen
    • bedroom 3: 1 double
    • bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single
    • bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon, Office - Queen futon
      • Casa Buendia can very comfortably accommodate 10 guests in bedrooms. Up to 2 additional guests can sleep on an air mattress that can be provided for the entertainment room (most appropriate for younger guests). This makes the house perfect for larger family groups up to a maximum of 12.
  • Entertainment
    • satellite / cable
      • sky cable service
    • stereo
    • television
    • radio
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • porch / veranda
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • balcony
    • wood deck
    • lawn / garden
    • deck / patio
    • lanai / gazebo
    • outdoor grill
  • Suitability
    • wheelchair accessible
    • non smoking only
    • events allowed
    • long-term renters welcome
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome
    • pets considered
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
    • private chef
    • staff
  • Notes
    • Private Hot Tub: Hot tub Jacuzzi on balcony of master bedroom, with stunning view of south pacific coast. Air Conditioning: Split unit in bedrooms and office, ceiling fans in rest of house (ample cross ventilation based on open architecture). Washer: Front loader high capacity energy saving unit. Dryer: Front loader high capacity energy saving unit. Linens Provided: high thread-count cotton bed linens, quality bath and pool towels provided. Off Street Parking: Next to house is space for spillover parking, convenient for additional guests/parties. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: In space next to house at garage level. Catering Available.

activities and attractions in Dominical Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • zoo
    • health/beauty spa
    • restaurants
    • caves
    • rain forests
    • reefs
    • waterfalls
    • forests
  • Leisure Activities
    • boating
    • shelling
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
    • sight seeing
    • beachcombing
    • walking
    • scenic drives
    • whale watching
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • snorkeling/diving
    • kayaking
    • deepsea fishing
    • whitewater rafting
    • hiking
    • swimming
    • paragliding
    • cycling
    • snorkeling
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • mountain biking
    • surfing
    • rafting
    • golf
    • fishing

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  • owner Estrella Barrantes & Vince Ruddy
  • phone 703-244-9186
  • 2nd phone 8380-2228

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Peak Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 1 2015
$475
$525
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,100
$11,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving weekend
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$2,500
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
New Year's week
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$4,500
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Easter/Semana Santa
Mar 30 2015 - Apr 5 2015
$4,500
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
$4,500
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$400
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
$10,000
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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Pet Fee $150

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Luxury in the Jungle

Review submitted: February 3, 2014   Date of arrival: January 26, 2014

Just returned from a week at Casa Buendia and it lived up to its promises of providing luxury, family-friendly accommodations in an undeveloped part of Costa Rica. We visited with six adults and three toddlers (3 years old) and everyone loved it. There was plenty of room in the house and the kids loved the pool. Also, Erick and Yelba were fantastic, giving us tours of the property and helping out with little questions.

The house is also well-located. After a five minute drive down the mountain (4x4 a must!), you're minutes from Playa Hermosa (wonderful swimming beach) and Playa Dominical (fascinating surfer town). Drive a little further south and you're in Uvita - great grocery store, health clinic, and home to beautiful national park with stunning beaches. We never lacked for things to do.

Quick tips - while the water in the home isn't potable, we had no trouble getting water from the local groceries and no one in our party ever got sick. Erick and Yelba were also able to provide air mattresses for the kids so they could sleep in the rooms with the parents - worked great. Finally, the house was an easy 3 hour drive from San Jose; however, on our trip there, the Caldera Highway was closed unexpectedly and it took about 4 hours and 30 minutes to get there (but we had a surprise tour of rural Costa Rica!).

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Holiday Paradise

Review submitted: January 27, 2014   Date of arrival: December 28, 2013

Our family of 10 enjoyed a marvelous New Year's week at Casa Buendia. The home was clean and spacious. The mountainside view of the ocean never got old. The pool offered hours upon hours of entertainment and relaxation. Many days, our grown kids were perfectly content to hang around the house watching toucans and searching for howler monkeys in the hills. Erick and Yelba were the quintessential hosts. They took care of all our needs, including late night luggage retrieval, laundry assistance and coconut cracking. Erick even offered a botanical tour of the property. Outings included a day trip with snorkeling/scuba diving at Cano Island, off shore fishing and several hikes into the forest (night hike). For world class wings, the Jolly Roger was an easy drive or a strenuous hike down the hill and worth more than one visit. Costa Rica and Casa Buendia allowed our family to create some mighty fine memories!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Remote Tranquility

Review submitted: January 9, 2014   Date of arrival: December 21, 2013

This is the haven if you want to get away from the hustle and chaotic pace of the rest of the world, and if you don't want an "Americanized" resort, but yet have all the comforts of home. You will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle and patience to get to the Villa, and don't plan on having the convenience of a quick trip to the store. One time out and one time in each day is enough. Learn to enjoy the 4 KM drive up and down the undeveloped road to a rare piece of property. The privacy, comfort, and peacefulness of Casa Buendia is so relaxing. It's a great refuge to connect with family and friends outside of worldly distractions. But if you must stay connected to the your own world, the Villa has Wi-fi. One surprise, however, is that we found no DVD player to watch a few of our Christmas classic movies. The house is magnificent, the views are astounding, the sunsets are nothing short of amazing, and the memories are forever. The daytime ocean views are obvious, but not to be overlooked is the spectacular star-filled nighttime sky. The caretakers were more than caretakers. They are so friendly and genuinely good people who gladly do whatever they can to make your stay enjoyable. The village of Dominical - located about 25 minutes away - is a simple, laid-back, relaxing community with some great small businesses for coffee, ice cream, breakfast and a brew. Groceries? Head south to Uvita, about 25 minutes from the house. The grocery store will have most everything you need. But don't forget to buy and grill fresh-caught fish from the fishermen in Dominical. The caretakers will help you make the purchase and prepare the fish. You will have your choice of many activities to do in Costa Rica, but of all the things we did, the horseback ride to Nauyaca Falls was the best. Absolutely Marvelous!
And if you choose not to partake in the recreational activities in the area, simply chill in the hammock or the poolside chaise lounges and enjoy the toucans, geckos, and the howl of the monkeys. We planned and anticipated this vacation for nearly a year - it did not disappoint!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

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