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Jungle Villa with Waterfalls and Toucans! in Dominical

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Splendid villa in a beautiful, secluded mountain setting.  Fully staffed with daily concierge, housekeeping, maintance, evening waiter and security.  There are 5 BRs in the main house and 3 additional BRs available in the garden complex.  The sights and sounds of wildlife, open-air tropical living and unforgettable views have all been captured in one special place - Villa Los Aires. Just completed in Spring 2007, this uniquely Costa Rican Villa is situated on a picturesque hillside in the rugged mountains of the Southern Pacific zone, only 12 miles from the ocean at Dominical. The main building (6000 sf/3 levels) sits in a private jungle reserve of 66 acres which has 5 large waterfalls, two rivers with nice swimming areas, spring fed creeks and kilometers of hiking trails. Incredible views of the valley and a cooler mountain climate set this house apart from the beach dwellings. Warm days and cool nights are the norm. The main house sleeps 14 persons and the garden rooms can accomodate another 8 guests There is an in-ground pool and 10 person spa. Giant chess is in the garden. Separate laundry facility and work out area. Maintenance and housekeeping staff are on site. For a nominal fee, a cook can be arranged for breakfast, lunch and/or evening meals.
Menus will be tailored to your preferences. Sample Menus are at our website.
With no other homes in sight, and lots of surrounding jungle, you have all the privacy needed to enjoy your stay in peace... with the exception of some noisy locals. ie: the Howler monkeys and the toucans.
Water in the house comes from our own jungle spring and is filtered/purified and perfectly safe for drinking. Vehicle parking is abundant however the locals tend to prefer horses over cars.  Because of our remote location, guests at Villa Los Aires  should have 4WD vehicles, especially in the wetter green season.

Groceries and beverages can be delivered to the house for your stay but are not included in the prices quoted below.While still available this year, take advantage of the opportunity to rent the whole lodge for your family or group. We are a perfect spot for a small wedding or commitment ceremony!
We guarantee you will enjoy the adventure, the incredible scenery and the comfort at Villa Los Aires.

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villa rental amenities

The main floor has a reception area/office, commercial style kitchen, breakfast room/cafe, grande salon, full bar, and a media room with projection viewing and theater style seating. Cable TV and internet are provided by satellite. The house has 3 large suites on the second level with a smaller room that can be used as additional sleeping quarters. The third level is the observatory
suite with 360 degree panoramic views of the valley and the mountains. Imagine waking up to coffee served on the balcony and watching the sunrise from above the clouds.
At 2100 ft elevation a/c is not needed but portable units are available in each of the bedroom suites. Ceiling fans are in every room and the entire main level of the house is open to the gentle breezes. The breakfast area, bar and great room overlook the pool deck and spa area.
There is a separate building below the main house with a well equipped workout center. A caretaker's apartment, the garden rooms and laundry facilities are a short walk below the main house.

activities and attractions in Dominical Costa Rica

The local activities include horseback tours to the Nauyaca Falls (the grandest in CR), hiking and repelling the Diamante Falls (the highest in CR), river rafting trips, ocean kayaking/snorkelling and zipline canopy tours at Hacienda Baru. There are also guided tours of the valley on horseback. The more physically fit can challenge themselves by exploring the valley roads on foot. Mt Chirripo (13,000ft) is in the Southern Zone and is a great overnight hiking trip. Scuba
and snorkelling, surfing, and whale watching (in season) are available on easy day trips. Dominical and San Isidro de el General are both 30 minutes away. We are 3.5 hours south of San Jose by well maintained highway.

vacation rental rates

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Following rates good for up to 9 guests sharing the main house.

Rental Rates:  2012-14

Spring Season:  Nov 16 - Dec 19, 2013 $2295/wk, $349 - $369 /night
Holiday Week: Dec 17 - Jan 5, 2014   $2995/week $399 extra night
Summer Season:  Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2014     $2395/wk, $379 - $399 /night
Perfect Season:  May 1 - May 30, 2014 $1995/wk, $299 - $279/night
Green Season:  Jun 1- Aug 31, 2014 $2395/wk, $329 - $349 /night
Whitewater Season Sep 1 - Nov 15, 2014 $1895, $299 - $279/night
Spring Season:  Nov 16 - Dec 19, 2014 $2295/wk, $349 - $369 /night
Holiday Week: Dec 17 - Jan 5, 2015   $2995/week

Holiday 2014-15 check in permitted only Saturday   7 night minimum.   Rest of year has a 4 night minimum stay but may check in any day.  3 day min by special arrangement.

Green Season 2012 rates and beyond good for up to 9 persons sharing the main house

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Top things to do in Dominical
  • Waterfalls at Nauyaca
  • Canopy Zipline at Hacienda Baru
  • Surfing
  • Snorkelling at Ballena Marine Park
Top things to do on a budget
  • Hike the jungle to Nauyaca Falls
  • Dive into the Poz Azul
  • The beach at Playa Guapil
  • Swim at the rocky arches Ventanas
  • Tarzan swing at Mystura
Top things to do with a family
  • Horseback to Nauyaca Waterfalls
  • Natural waterslides at Mystura Falls
  • Surf lessons
  • Lazy River Tubing
  • Wildlife spotting at Baru

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A Great Choice

Review submitted: August 27, 2014   Date of arrival: August 11, 2014

Our group of 8 stayed for a week in August (rainy season) and had a wonderful stay at Villa Los Aires. We planned to use the van that was advertised with the property but ended up having to rent vehicles in San Jose, which was a complication but ended up working out for the best. I recommend paying attention to flight arrival times & sunset times and either allowing time to drive the 3.5 hours in daylight or staying your first night in San Jose. The drive from San Jose Airport was easy - nice roads, well marked, etc (we used the coastal toll road) but the last 30 minutes (from Dominical to the Villa) is steep with tight switchbacks and not a road I'd be excited to drive after dark (especially in the rain). The Villa was as pictured and described on the site - beautiful property, awesome waterfalls, big bedrooms with mini split air conditioners, which were a welcome relief from the heat & humidity, and every bedroom has its own bathroom. We had some big storms during our stay and lots of lightening, but no problems with the power whatsoever. Pablo (our host) was fantastic - guiding us to the waterfalls, spotting animals and pointing out interesting mushrooms and plants (we saw cusinga birds, a sloth, frogs, toucans, a coati & its baby and lots of cool lizards and bugs around the Villa) and he prepared a great complimentary breakfast for us every morning. The hot tub wasn't working quite right - Pablo said he needed an hours notice to get it warmed up, but it still wasn't hot a couple hours later. The daily maid service was a nice perk, as was the theater room (we thought "Romancing the Stone" would make a great addition to their library - Costa Rica reminded us of that movie). Loved everything about this trip - Pura Vida!

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Green Adventure in a luxurious Costa Rican Villa

Review submitted: June 30, 2014   Date of arrival: June 22, 2014

The property was well kept and beautiful. The grounds were carefully maintained and lush. Toucans and macaws cavort in the trees right by the swimming pool. The rooms have AC and deluxe showers with plenty of hot water. Vivianna the house manager is a good communicator and did her best to see that we had a great stay. Our kids loved the media room where they chilled out with a movie after the days of river rafting, surfing and hiking and the over sized chess set in the garden.
There is a decent Mexican restaurant up the hill from the villa. if you want to cook they have a fabulous kitchen to cook in. Patricia, the cook can whip up anything you wish. If you want really healthy fish and meats ask her to grill on the BBQ otherwise everything will be sauteed.
Patricia makes a delicious plantain and serves all her meals with care and a flourish. Her steamed veggies and chicken soup were the healthiest things we ate in Costa Rica.
We would come back again for sure!
Ellie from the Palisades

Helpful votes: 4 / 4


Amazing Experience

Review submitted: May 16, 2014   Date of arrival: April 27, 2014

It will be tough to top the week we had at the Villa Los Aires.
Rachel helped coordinate our excursions before our arrival as well as our transportation to and from the airport. Viviana was there to help us with anything we needed once we touched down in CR. I would strongly recommend taking advantage of the cooks on site for meals. For one thing it's a bit of a ride, 30 minutes or so to the nearest restaurant, but also because your not going to find anything better than the incredible, fresh home cooked meals Patricia and company will prepare for you. I might miss the food the most! Rachel recommended the Titi Canopy Tour, and the Catamaran tour. Both were about an hour ride from the property and big hits with my friends/family. Highly recommend them both. The property itself is very clean and the surrounding views are impressive. Very secluded, quite and peaceful. I married my girlfriend of 13 years at Villa Los Aires, with 19 guests, and we couldn't have picked a better spot. We can't wait to go back!

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


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