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Luxury Brand New Contemporary Villa Elegantly Designed

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Space 4,090 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Nestled within one of the most exclusive private communities in the southern zone of Costa Rica, Gema Escondida truly is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. As you pass through the private, gated entrance you are surrounded by lush jungle canopies brimming with birds, monkeys, iguanas and tons of other wildlife. As you step through the glass doors to Gema Escondida, you’ll be greeted by an absolutely breathtaking ocean view.

Set more than 1,100 feet above sea level, the villa features one of the most sought-after sightlines around, that of the spectacular natural formation known as the Whale's Tail. This rocky reef, which was naturally formed by the ocean waves into the shape of a whale’s tail, can be viewed from multiple spots in the villa during low tide.

In fact, at no point will you go without this spectacular ocean view as the kitchen, dining room, living room and bedrooms have all been designed to maximize the feel of being perched high above the beautiful blue pacific. From your spot on the living room sofa, which is the shade of the sea, gaze out over a bubbling jacuzzi and refreshing infinity pool, out into the ocean and experience the full relaxation of a luxury beach vacation in tropical paradise.

Gema Escondida offers teens and adult guests a one-of-a-kind luxury experience, capturing the essence of indoor-outdoor living perfectly, and can sleep 6 people in beds and room for 2 more on inflatable bed. Due to its design, the house isn’t suited for children under 13 years of age. Construction of this premier villa, which features two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms in the main villa, plus a guest house, was completed in mid 2017 and no detail has been overlooked.

With state-of-the-art Whirlpool amenities, marble counters and some fancy lighting fixtures, this luxe all-white ocean-view kitchen will please the chef in your group. Pull up a stool at the breakfast bar while the Costa Rican coffee is brewing. And the top-of-the-line built-in BBQ with outdoor fridge, counter and sink make it a cinch to grill up fresh local fish poolside.

Beside the kitchen is a dining area with a full ocean view and seating for eight. And in the living area are two sofas, a television and coffee table. The sliders fully open to blend the outdoor and indoor spaces. The patio outside offers plenty of lounge chairs and seating near the pool.

The villas two bedrooms are located upstairs and feature ocean views and walk-out balconies with seating perfect for sunsets and stargazing. Each room has an expansive king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning unit. One bathroom features a dual showerhead, and an additional outdoor shower is located near the pool.

About 50 yards from the main villa is the guest house, equipped with a king-size bed, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with shower.

The villa also comes equipped with wireless internet service, covered parking for two cars, a secured safe for your valuables as well as a laundry room with a washer and dryer unit. There is an additional blowup mattress in the villa as well.

This luxurious vacation villa is located in the Costa Verde property development, about 20 minutes off the coastal highway and almost directly centered between the towns of Dominical and Uvita, where you can find restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies. The road to the development features both dirt and concrete, and a 4x4 vehicle is required. There is a security gate to enter the grounds with a full-time guard on duty. This area is extremely safe and incredibly beautiful. Because it’s located high in the cloud forest, the temperature here is often 10 degrees cooler than down at the beach.

As guests in the Costa Verde Estate development, your group will have access to the best outdoor tennis court in the southern zone, a workout room adjacent to the tennis court, a large outdoor picnic area and a helicopter pad in case of serious medical emergencies. Tennis rackets and balls are provided by the house, so there’s little need to pack your playing gear for the trip.

More Details

Property Manager
YouGetHere Property Management
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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

“This is a beautiful stunning house in a equally stunning location. It's a bit off the main road and you'll need a 4x4 to get there. The house is very modern and all the amenities are perfect. There are no words sitting in the infiniti pool and looking out at the jungle and ocean. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation home, both to stay there for days on end or as a base to explore the beautiful region.”
Feb 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dominical in Bahía Ballena

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4090 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 Sinks & 2 head Showers
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1 Sink & 1 Head Shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 Sinks & 1 Head Shower
    Guest Half Bathroom - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , Launge Half Toilet with Outside shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite Bathroom & Ocean view Balcony
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite Bathroom & Ocean view Balcony
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite Bathroom / Valley view Balcony / outside house room
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Catering Available: We can arrange for a private chef or catering services. Large Flat screen TV. Deck/Patio: Indoor/ Outdoor living at its best. The accordion style walls of the home open up to a covered outdoor living room, dining room. Private Pool with Stunning Ocean View

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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5

Loved Every Moment of Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gema Escondida was perfect! Our property manager, Josue, met us on the main road in order to drive us up the hill to the house on our first night. Do not underestimate the drive, you'll need a 4X4, but it is worth it once you see the view! (Also the daily drive in and out is a free excursion!)

The house came fully stocked with all of the cooking and kitchen utensils you'd need during your stay. The beds were extremely comfortable. The photos provided make the property look amazing but the view standing at the pool patio is indescribable in person.

The local howler monkeys, toucans, frogs, hummingbirds, deer, coati, butterflies as well as the amazing vegitation are right outside the door. There are little black "magical" stingless bees that paid a visit most days, it's a beautiful thing to be surrounded by relatively untouched nature.

Beaches are a short drive down to the coastal highway and in either direction. A horseback ride to local waterfalls was set up by the property manager for us and was unbelievable. We highly recommend doing it - it was one of th highlights of our trip.

The town of Dominical is just down the road and a great place to grab food, shop a bit and go to the beach. Everyone takes US Dollsrs if you have not stocked up on Colones and we found that most people in the area speak English and are patient with you if your Spanish is still developing.

We could not have had a better trip and would highly recommend this area of Costa Rica and particularly Gema Escondida!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house! Be prepared for 4X4 Driving!

  • 4 of 5

Gema Escondida is a truly amazing luxury villa to spend our vacation on. Everything looks exactly as it did in the listing. The house is very new and so there were a couple of kinks in the kitchen , but it sounded like they were going to work on those right away. The drive is almost about 20 minutes up a mountain, so make sure you have a 4X4 and driver who is comfortable driving it. Its a trek, but the view and home are worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, Ga. USA
5

Beautiful, modern home, high up on a mountain.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely vacation at the beautiful, modern home overlooking the Pacific ocean. High up on a mountain, in a gated community, we were surrounded by rain forest and lots of wildlife.....toucans, parrots, and howler monkeys.

We especially loved the infinity pool and the view.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay here was fantastic and unforgettable!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this house was magical. The view was unbeatable and so relaxing. We loved the privacy being up on the mountain, but also enjoyed being very close two towns where we could grab dinner or participate in activities, such as whale watching and taking an ATV tour up the mountain. The house was very well maintained. Clean and inviting. I would reccomend this place to anyone looking for an unimaginable experience in Costa Rica!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect! The over look of the ocean from the pool side is such a calm setting & the sounds from nature is relaxing. The house is so beautiful and luxurious, I will be coming back here again for my next vacation. I would definitely recommend this house to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Dakota
5

¡Gemma escondida es asombrosa!

  • 5 of 5

Gemma Escondida is for anyone looking for adventure and complete relaxation.

The house is a short and serene drive up the mountain and through a security gate. As we arrived at the Casa, I was blown away by how beautiful and spacious the house looked. Walking into the house - you are hit by the smell of the ocean & words can't even describe how absolutely breath taking the view of the ocean and the Whale's Tail is.

The house was beautifully built - the modernity and the openness of the house makes it feel inviting and luxurious. Thanks to the large windows surrounding the house we almost never missed out on opportunities of seeing the abundance of wildlife outside - I saw many different kinds of butterflies, toucans, frogs, and howler monkeys. Since we visited during the rain season, everyday the clouds would roll into mountains in the afternoon and the house would literally be in the clouds - which was super cool and amazing to experience.

The rooms are gorgeous and simple - the beds are handmade from local wood and were extremely comfy. Everyone in my family also got a robe on arrival as well to use for our stay! My favorite part of our room was the shower - it was a rainfall shower and had windows in the shower so I could watch the wildlife as I took a relaxing shower.

During our stay, we went on a snorkeling trip to the island Cano which is an island you can actually see from the property (if the weather is clear you will be able to spot Cano straight ahead from the pool). During the snorkeling trip we saw whales breeching and dolphins jumping from the water. We also went on the ATV tour through the mountains. Both excursions were extremely fun and I highly recommend doing both.

Overall, this trip was by far one of my favorite vacations. Being in a house that beautiful and inviting truly made me not want to leave Costa Rica. Yet, it is a perfect escape and truly is a hidden gem for anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
1.4 Miles
Jolly Roger
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Jolly Roger
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Playa Hermosa
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dominical, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Jul 1 - Aug 31 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,635
for 5 nights
From
£327
£2,289
 
 
Sept 1 - Nov 15 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,398
for 5 nights
From
£280
£1,957
 
 
Nov 16 - Dec 18 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,506
for 5 nights
From
£301
£2,108
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,156
for 7 nights
From
£594
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,156
for 7 nights
From
£594
 
 
Jan 4 - Feb 18 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,785
for 5 nights
From
£357
£2,499
 
 
Festival rates
26 Feb 2019 - 4 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,517
for 7 nights
From
£645
 
 
Mar 5 - Apr 30 2019
5 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,785
for 5 nights
From
£357
£2,499
 
 
May 1 - Jun 30 20-19
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,506
for 5 nights
From
£301
£2,108
 
 
Jul 1 - Aug 31 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,785
for 5 nights
From
£357
£2,499
 
 
Sept 1 - Nov 15 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,398
for 5 nights
From
£280
£2,108
 
 
Nov 16 - Dec 18 2019
16 Nov 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,506
for 5 nights
From
£301
£2,108
 
 
Christmas 2019
19 Dec 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,156
for 7 nights
From
£594
 
 
New Year 2020
27 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£4,156
for 7 nights
From
£594
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,398
for 5 nights
From
£280
£1,957
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

“All payments are NET and all transfer fees which include PayPal fees, currency conversions, credit card fees, are payable to the client/guest.”

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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