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Villa Bahá - Blissful Ocean Views - Pool, Gardens, Rainforest in Dominical

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  • bedrooms 2
  • baths
  • sleeps 8
  • pool yes
  • hot tub no
  • pets considered no
  • type Villa

vacation rental description

Villa Bahá is 4,000 square feet of contemporary Mexican Country-style living space thoughtfully integrated into the rugged jungle of Costa Rica. Exuberant tropical gardens enhance the dramatic white water views of the Pacific Ocean and the serene valley vistas.

Immediately upon entering the gated driveway of this 11-acre property, situated 1,000 feet above sea level, you know that you have arrived at an exceptional destination. The scent of ylang ylang and the sounds of nature welcome you to your home away from home. Bougainvillea, helaconia, and ginger provide tropical color and graceful palms and bamboo sway in the breezes.

Built in 2001 and recently updated inside and out, the main house at Villa Bahá is entered though a colorful butterfly and hummingbird garden featuring a Mexican-wall fountain. The interior is dominated by a dramatic, curved staircase which leads to the upper floors. The first floor rooms flow in an open, airy manner and are decorated with an eclectic mix of classic, Mexican and antique furnishings enhanced with dramatic lighting and architectural details. The living room comfortably seats six and is suitable for reading, family games or surfing the internet (bring your laptop or borrow ours). An entertainment armoire contains a TV with satellite Sky TV and DVD/CD/MP3 player. Beyond the living room, the kitchen and dining room share the captivating view of the Pacific Ocean. The large, cook-friendly kitchen is playfully decorated with colorful, hand-painted Mexican talavera tiles on the countertops and cooking island and equipped with all that you might require to prepare and serve anything from salsa and chips to a full holiday meal. The dining room features a soaring, 20-foot beamed ceiling and French doors which open to the ocean view veranda beyond.

The lushly landscaped outdoor spaces are the true focal points of daily life at Villa Bahá. The swimming pool features both a 40-foot swim lane for exercise and graceful, wide steps for fun and relaxation. Swimmers will appreciate the gentle, eco-friendly salt chlorination system. Although it is possible to spend the entire day either dining in the shade while enjoying the expansive Pacific Ocean view or watching the peaceful and inspiring parade of wildlife from the pool area in its comfortable chaises and lounge chairs, just around the corner is an equally delightful outdoor space. On the kitchen veranda and its adjacent stone patio, guests can sip coffee while listening to the hypnotic sounds of the nearby cascading, hand-carved Mexican fountain and enjoy its peaceful tropical garden backdrop. A colorful mural painted by a local artist enlivens this space, which is also used for ping pong and grilling.

The private and serene, ocean and garden view master suite, furnished with a king size bed, is also situated on the first floor. A screened door allows nighttime breezes in and also gives private access to the rear veranda and pool area, perfect for late night swims under star-filled skies. The Spanish-style master bathroom features his and hers talavera sinks and an inviting sunken soaking tub and shower with floor-to-ceiling windows and garden views.

The entire second floor easily serves as an additional master suite for a second couple. The bedroom contains a queen size bed, writing desk, and built-in closets. French doors lead to a private veranda and terrace with views of the surrounding mountain ridges and valleys. Within the sounds of both of Villa Bahá’s Mexican fountains, rocking chairs and potted plants make this area a charming, romantic spot for quiet morning coffee or evening drinks. The full bathroom features more Mexican tile and a rainforest mural. The second floor media room has comfortable lounge seating for viewing TV and movies (with Satellite SkyTV and DVD/VCR). Sliding doors provide access to another rooftop terrace with oceans views, ideal for private sunning. Stairs from this terrace lead to the upper roof terrace, for a 360 degree, bird's-eye view of this glorious property and its surroundings.

For groups requiring more than two bedrooms, Villa Bahá can be expanded to suit your needs. The 2nd-floor media room can be reconfigured to serve as a third bedroom with two twin beds or a queen size Aerobed.

Villa Baha’s gardens have been designed to attract and support a large variety of wildlife. Colorful toucans and blue morpho butterflies are among our daily visitors. Dozens of species of birds, white-faced monkeys, pizotes, iguanas and fascinating insects are regulars. Villa Bahá is located in the safe and friendly, residential area of Lagunas de Barú, just outside of Dominical. Houses dot the finger ridges of Lagunas, providing a sense of community while still maintaining total privacy. Our bi-lingual property manager is very close by, ready to greet you and assist you as necessary during your stay.

Villa Bahá and its tranquil interrelationship with the ocean and rainforest can be the focal point of your visit with short trips to Dominical and surrounding towns for supplies, or it can serve as your base of operations for an active, adventure-filled exploration of the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The choice is yours. Please visit our website for more information about Villa Bahá and begin planning your adventure in Costa Rica today.

Keywords: Ocean view villa on 11 private acres

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Last modified on 04-15-2014 at 8:56 PM.

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villa rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story villa
    • floor area 4000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • mountain
    • near the ocean
    • ocean view
    • mountain view
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
  • General
    • towels provided
    • safe
    • thermos bottle
    • iron & board
    • pc
    • activities guide
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • laundry soap
    • local activities guide
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • basic soaps
    • hair dryer
    • broadband access
    • wireless internet
    • computer available
      • Bring your own laptop or borrow ours (security deposit required)
    • garage
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • telephone
      • Cell phone is provided for local calls
    • linens provided
    • internet
    • parking off street
    • covered parking
    • free long distance
      • Free outgoing local and long distance calls via Skype Guest Account on your laptop or ours
  • Kitchen
    • oven
    • blender
    • coffee grinder
    • stove
    • freezer
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • catering available
    • kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • microwave
    • cooking utensils
    • ice maker
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
  • Bedrooms
    • 2 bedrooms, sleeps 8, beds for 6-8
    • bedroom 1:
    • bedroom 2:
    • other (see description):
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) The 2nd floor media den can serve as a 3rd bedroom. For guests with small children or teens, it can be arranged with our two twin beds or, with a quick furniture shift, a queen size, bed height Aerobed. A second queen size air mattress can be set up in a number of areas taking advantage of Villa Baha's very flexible floor plan.
  • Entertainment
    • games
    • television
    • audio tape player
    • books for adults
    • books for kids
    • games for kids
    • toys
    • books
    • satellite / cable
      • (2) Villa Baha has two large stereo color televisions, each with satellite Sky TV and multi-media hook ups.
    • vcr
    • stereo
    • cd player
    • dvd player
    • music library
    • ping pong table
    • video library
  • Outside
    • lawn / garden
    • deck / patio
      • (3)
    • lanai / gazebo
      • (3)
    • outdoor grill
    • outdoor grill gas
    • patio
    • porch / veranda
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • beach towels
    • binoculars
    • large cooler
    • small cooler
    • terrace
    • balcony
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • children welcome
  • Onsite Services
    • staff
    • concierge
    • massage
    • private chef
  • Notes
    • 2 Televisions with Satellite Sky TV, VCR and DVD/CD/MP3 Players, Library of DVDs, VHS Tapes and Books, Portable CD Player, iPod/MP3 docking station, Ping-Pong Table, Hammocks, Ceiling Fans, Fully-Equipped, Modern Kitchen with Gas Cooktop, Electric Oven, Coffee Maker and Small Appliances, Serving Dishes, Utensils, Tableware and Table Linens, Bed Linens, Beach and Bath Towels, Beach Chairs, Coolers, Washer and Dryer, Private Pool with Pool Lounges and Floats, Fruit Orchard, Private Hiking Trail

activities and attractions in Dominical Costa Rica

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • rain forests
    • reefs
    • waterfalls
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
    • cinemas
    • zoo
    • live theater
  • Leisure Activities
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • whale watching
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • sight seeing
    • shelling
    • shopping
    • boating
    • horseback riding
    • wildlife viewing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • paragliding
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • deepsea fishing
    • surf fishing
    • whitewater rafting
    • fishing
    • rafting
    • snorkeling/diving
    • hiking
    • parasailing
    • rock climbing
    • swimming
    • surfing
    • kayaking

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vacation rental rates


  • $275-$360/nt - $1900-$2500/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Nov 15-Apr 30 .. $360/night .. $2500/week.
  • May 01-Aug 31 .. $330/night .. $2300/week.
  • Sep 01-Nov 14 .. $275/night .. $1900/week.
  • Xmas, New Year's and Easter Weeks .. $3200/week
  • 5 night minimum stay except for Xmas, New Year's and Easter weeks
  • Credit cards accepted via Paypal

traveler reviews for this dominical villa rental

Villa Baha - At Home in Paradise

Review submitted: October 15, 2007   Date of arrival: April 1, 2007

My wife and I spent a spectacular week at Villa Baha. Villa Baha is a gorgeous house with beautiful grounds and views. We like a mix of adventure, activity and relaxation in our vacations and the Dominical area was an ideal location. We started everyday the same way. We’d spend an hour or so lounging on the patio eating breakfast and drinking coffee, watching the birds and other wildlife. Then, we’d either head out for our adventure or just spend the day at Villa Baha. During the week, we snorkeled at Cano Island, toured the Mangrove swamps, did the zip lines at Hacienda Baru, went horseback riding to Nauyaca Falls and went to the reptile zoo. The days we stayed at Villa Baha, we swam in the pool, played ping pong, snoozed in the hammocks, read on the patio and occasionally got to watch the neighborhood coati as it strolled through the yard. After most vacations, we’re usually ready to go home but not this time…it was really hard to leave!

Helpful votes: 25 / 50


Beautiful home, amazing property!!

Review submitted: March 31, 2014   Date of arrival: December 15, 2013

Our family of four spent two weeks over Christmas at Villa Baha, and it was the most wonderful Christmas ever!! The pictures of Villa Baha are gorgeous, but when you arrive, you quickly see the property is more than you could have imagined. The grounds are amazing, and the house equally amazing. Villa Baha was well stocked with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We dined in and out, and our favorite spot to eat was Por Que No, on the beach in Dominicalito. Amy was a wealth of knowledge and was willing to share everything she knows about the area, and even looked into additional information regarding volunteer opportunities while we were there. I loved looking through the information binder that Amy has compiled about the Domincal area, with different activities and restaurants. Thank you Amy & Richard for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We loved Dominical, and will definitely be back in Costa Rica within the next year!!

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

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Great house

Review submitted: March 21, 2014   Date of arrival: March 3, 2014

This is a superb house to husband and I and daughter/ son in law and 4 grkids stayed for 5 glorious nights...the house and grounds are gorgeous..the kids loved the pool...we loved the views and the's centrally located to many locales for day trips...the kitchen has everything you'd need...the beds are muy comfortable...I can't recommend this it!!!

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

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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Dominical vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 07/26/2006.