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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 111 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Master bedrm up, studio bedrm w/ queen & twin below, tent platform,

Rent this beautiful 2011-custom built house with pool/spa, flower gardens, wifi and great cell phone reception. The house has air conditioning in the bedrooms.Go here for a video tour of Canopy Vista and the surrounding area: https://s3.amazonaws.com/immersive.ssgpp.com/CostaRica/CostaRica.html

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

Owner
Kathleen Chiras
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Can use Google translate to communicate.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Kathleen Chiras

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.

Kathleen Chiras purchased this house in 2006

Why Kathleen Chiras chose Puntarenas

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Dominicalito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
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
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews
5

Second stay better than first

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here. Just over 2 weeks this time. Great house with nice air conditioned bedroom and fast internet, but most of all, the location is incredible.

Beautiful views of the rainforest canopy and abundant wildlife. There 3 trees on the property that attract many toucans. Don't know our future plans but if we stay in the area again, this will be the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great time. That is my goal with every guest! Kathleen
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5

GREAT FAMILY VACATION TO COSTA RICA

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 9 year-old son, and I stayed at Sevegre for three nights. The house is beautiful and well-maintained. The views out the front door are outstanding. The town of Dominical had everything we needed. Getting to the house does require driving a good distance over not great roads, but it's worth it. Kathleen was very helpful and kind - a great source of information. We went zip lining with Sky Trek (very professional and focused on safety) and enjoyed the hot springs at Eco Termales (a relaxing and beautiful setting). We will definitely return and will stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

loved it. Thank you Kathleen.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family destination

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great destination for our family of 5.

There was plenty of room for all of us. Two teenagers were in the downstairs bedroom (with their own bathroom), one in the tent under the roof outside and Mom and Dad upstairs with an ensuite bathroom. The house is well equipped with AC in the bedrooms and fans in every room and a couple outside as well. Also, the caretaker is only a phone call or text away if there are any issues or questions.

The location was amazing. As others have noted, the drive up from the highway is fairly exciting the first time if you aren't used to 4x4 driving. However, once at the property it is well worth it. Located on a very quiet road overlooking a large valley, the views are breathtaking. We ended up getting up by 6 every morning and sat outside watching the sun rise, drinking our Costa Rican coffee and listening to a wide variety of insect and animal noises.

The pool was a welcome spot to cool off several times a day after our adventures in the area.

If staying here make sure not to miss the view from the mirador or lookout on the ocean side of the hill. We took a take out meal up there one evening and watched the sun set while listening to the surf pounding far below.

Two nearby destinations I'd recommend are Playa Ventanas and the Nauyaca Waterfalls. If you arrive at either location before 8AM you may have a waterfall or beach all to yourself for a while.

We were very pleased with our stay here and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for bringing out some of the highlights of your stay at Canopy Vista--the views, the jungle sounds, the sunset overlook to the big ocean. I'm so glad the house worked out so well for you & your family.
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5

Amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Costa Rica before so we invited another couple and rented this house for a week and a half. Our stay was incredible. The amount of wildlife out in the forest where the house is located is wonderful, there are always beautiful birds or howler monkeys to listen to and watch. The look out area up the road is incredible. The best sunset you'll ever see. The house is great, 2 floors give great privacy if your traveling in couples. The private pool was a great place to relax after a full day of exploring. There are plenty of attractions around dominical and surrounding areas. Highly highly recommended. The host we met was super nice and energetic and just lives down the road so if you need anything he's just a phone call away. Bottom line, if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Costa Rica, You've found it. ~Pura Vida!~

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! Do come back again soon.
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5

Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Was exactly what we were looking for!!! House is just close and just far enough from dominical. the road to the house is steep but worthwhile! Sunset vista platform was amazing. Edwin was a great help! Iguanas, birds, howler monkeys, butterflies and other critters were a pleasure. The mandarin limes made the perfect addition to ceviche!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback and hope to have you come back again! Katheen
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40
Property Damage Protection $59

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.