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Ocean View Villa in Private Jungle

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Main living space and pool
Dominicalito beach within walking distance
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Villa
Secluded balinese style, tropical retreat on a private hilltop only minutes from Punta Dominical. Bordering a nature reserve the property is filled with a variety of Costa Rican wildlife, ranging from monkeys and toucans to wild piglets and armadillos. This stunning ocean-view property includes 5 acres of manicured gardens and 11 acres of jungle, accessible by an extensive series of private hiking paths. The custom-designed balinese-style villas blend into the surrounding landscape beautifully and take full advantage of the cooling breeze from the ocean below. A plunge pool with waterfall is built into the living space outside the kitchen and sitting room. A rancho at the top of the hill is perfect for morning yoga or sunset happy hour, whichever suits the mood. Cleaning service is prov...Secluded balinese style, tropical retreat on a private hilltop only minutes from Punta Dominical. Bordering a nature reserve the property is filled with a variety of Costa Rican wildlife, ranging from monkeys and toucans to wild piglets and armadillos. This stunning ocean-view property includes 5 acres of manicured gardens and 11 acres of jungle, accessible by an extensive series of private hiking paths. The custom-designed balinese-style villas blend into the surrounding landscape beautifully and take full advantage of the cooling breeze from the ocean below. A plunge pool with waterfall is built into the living space outside the kitchen and sitting room. A rancho at the top of the hill is perfect for morning yoga or sunset happy hour, whichever suits the mood. Cleaning service is provided every other day. Private meals, guided night walks, and private yoga sessions all on the property can be arranged. Refugio de La Reserva is perfect for those wanting the luxury of a hotel, but the privacy and seclusion of your own home within walking distance of the beach.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Ask
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Gwen L
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2014
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Reviewed 30 March 2020

Being born in Miami and having family from Costa Rica was one thing but then going into the westcoast of CR and going into a jungle to find a treasure is another. I didn't want to go back home. I'll be back soon. At night...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Roar007
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights. Gwen, the owner was great. Before getting to the property she answered every question I had and equipped us with a well put together Welcome Package. The property is gorgeous and well maintained. I loved it! The views are...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Annottobaygirl
Management response:Responded 25 July 2018

Thank you for thoughtful review -- and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the surrounding nature and peace found at Casa Reserva -- as well as Dominical and the surrounding area! Fernando and Evelyn are usually quite accessible and available upon request, so I...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had an amazing stay here. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we were really blown away by the beauty of the property and the area. The property manager, Laura, was amazingly helpful during our stay, as well as the facility team,...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank 2Hilde
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

A great place, would definitely go back again. Once more fantastic. The views are incredible. Fernando and wife Evelyn were as nice and helpful as could be

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank IndoCovington_La_
Reviewed 21 June 2015

We thought this was the most amazing place we could ever stay. The Villa Reserva is completely in tune with nature, and at the same time has such luxurious and comfortable rooms and living areas. We loved listening to the jungle sounds as we went...More

Date of stay: June 2015
2  Thank Christina K
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

The perfect private getaway. Exceptionally clean. Modern appliances, electricity, bath, and plumbing. Surrounded by jungle and flowers. Beautiful architecturally designed villa with floor to ceiling windows opening to 280° view. Exotic birds, monkeys, and wildlife live on property. Has a network of maintained walking trails....More

Date of stay: August 2013
1  Thank Marcus J
Reviewed 11 September 2014

This place is Incredible. The villa with its private jungle is a dream. We spent several mornings walking the immaculately-maintained trails of the property, through the trees and along a beautiful river, spotting all sorts of exotic wildlife. We sat by the pool and took...More

Date of stay: February 2014
1  Thank Thomas M
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Ask
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
This Balinese style home only minutes from the beach, offers the comfort and luxuries of a hotel with the seclusion and sanctity of the Costa Rican rain forest . With 11 acres of private trails, ocean views and sunsets, animals,a pool and yoga pavilion, it is paradise. Dominicalito is 30 minutes south of Manuel Antonio. This is a special place where a series of 1,500 to 3,000 foot jungle mountain ridges meet the ocean, one of the only places and the longest distance that this happens in Central America. It is a section of about 12 miles with Dominical at the center of it all. The highest point of Costa Rica, Cerro Chirripo at 12,530 feet is directly inland only 35 miles as a toucan flies. But it is the ocean and beaches that Dominical is most well-known for and also our central location...
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