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Villa Casa Bonita has it all-Walk to beach/Pool/Jungle/Privacy/WiFi/Concierge

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Space 4,400 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous villa, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, pool, wi-fi, 5-min walk to beach

Welcome to Villa Casa Bonita, where you will enjoy affordable luxury in a perfect location! Nestled in the jungle, where the mountains cascade to the sea, high enough to enjoy the cool ocean breezes, yet an easy 5-minute walk to spectacular beaches, Casa Bonita is the ideal getaway. Whether it's swimming in the infinity pool, dining al fresco by the pool in the moonlight or at any of numerous casual or fine restaurants, relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches or taking advantage of the many water sports and other outdoor activities available, or simply swaying in a hammock to the music of the jungle and ocean, Casa Bonita has something for everyone. Vacation in the utmost comfort, with 4 large bedrooms (3 with private balconies and private bathrooms with walk-in showers), a fully equipped kitchen, a large screen TV, cable TV programming, WiFi, and all the comforts of home. Maid and chef service are optionally available.

Villa Casa Bonita was lovingly designed to be an extension of the outdoors, to give its guests the sensation of being outside even when indoors. The front of the house opens to the spectacular sight and sounds of the ocean, and to lush landscaping, while the focal point of the back of the house is the gorgeous 18-ft waterfall and grotto garden carved out of the mountain. The palm roof, sky-blue ceilings in many of the rooms, adobe-style architecture, and the many unique, nature-inspired artistic features add to the sense of being surrounded by nature. The surrounding jungle is home to many exotic species of wildlife: white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds, to name a few. You can luxuriate in the gorgeous infinity pool, explore the surrounding jungle, or watch the wildlife from the comfort of a hammock or rocking chair on the veranda.

While nature is the inspiration for Villa Casa Bonita, modern conveniences are part of your luxury vacation, and we do our best to provide you with all the comforts of home. For entertainment indoors, there’s a large screen TV with cable programming, WiFi, and an assortment of games and books . The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, slow cooker, blender, and coffee pot, in addition to the refrigerator, range, and oven. Laundry amenities include a full-size washer and drier, iron, and ironing board. We provide all linens, and hair driers and toiletries are available for your use. We also provide pool toys and plenty of beach towels.

There are endless opportunities for outdoor entertainment as well. Of course, Dominical is most famous for the beauty and powerful surf of its spectacular beaches, just a 5-minute walk from Casa Bonita. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, here’s your chance; there are a number of surf schools in Dominical to choose from. There are also many other activities we can help arrange for you in and around Dominical, including scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, jungle tours, waterfall tours, whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain biking, ATV tours, yoga, and massage. Dominical and the nearby towns of Uvita and Ojochal are also home to many excellent restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining.

More Details

Owner
Melissa and Jens Moeller
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2018

About Melissa and Jens Moeller

My husband and I bought Villa Casa Bonita in May, 2011, as a future retirement home. We'll retire in about 10 years, but until then wanted to rent it as a vacation home to others, and share our love of the beach! We've been going back and forth to Costa Rica for many years now (my parents retired in Costa Rica about 25 years ago, so we visit as often as we can). We know you'll enjoy Villa Casa Bonita as much as we do, and look forward to welcoming you!

Melissa and Jens Moeller purchased this villa in 2011

Why Melissa and Jens Moeller chose Dominical

We love Costa Rica, having visited many times already. Our dream was to retire by the beach, and have been fortunate enough to find Villa Casa Bonita, which is in a perfect location. With the beach and surrounding mountains and jungle, as well as a charming little town just down the road, there are many activities and opportunities to enjoy ourselves in the area, so it's an ideal vacation spot!

What makes this villa unique

In the gorgeous Dominical area, where the mountains meet the ocean, Casa Bonita is one of very few properties with easy access and within a 5-minute walk to the beach. Casa Bonita is just 200 meters from the beach, which is the closest that privately owned property can be in Costa Rica. The villa is unique in its architecture, with a palm roof and artistic touches throughout, but is also very family-friendly. The veranda, which runs the width of the house, tends to be the focal point, with a gorgeous view of the ocean and surrounding rainforest, accompanied by the relaxing sound of the waves and nature. It's a great place to swing in a hammock and nap, read in one of the rocking chairs, play board games or hang out with friends and family, have a barbecue, or watch over the little ones swimming in the beautiful infinity pool below. The remainder of the house is very spacious, with a huge living room, well-appointed kitchen with an ocean view, 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, 3 of which have private balconies with ocean views and private bathrooms with walk-in showers, and another veranda at the top of the house with a spectacular view. Casa Bonita is designed to give you the feeling of being part of nature, while still offering convenience, easy accessibility, comfort, and proximity to gorgeous beaches. As they say in Costa Rica, pura vida!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This rental home far exceeded our expectations. The photos truly do not do it proper justice, you really must be there to really appreciate it. And, boy, are we glad we went! The pool, the waterfalls, the birds, hammocks,. amazing views and sounds, lizards galore, and what a kitchen! We cooked every night. As first time travelers to Costa Rica, we really weren't sure where to go or what to do, aside from what we read in travel books etc. Casey and the gang at the office were so helpful! They were only a call away, and answered questions, gave advice and suggestions, even set up some memorable excursions for our group. A few of our favorites were don lulo's waterfall, snorkeling, "windows" beach, and the boat tour to corcavodo. Dominical is beautiful. You can walk from the house down to the beach in under 5 minutes, and shops, food, etc are barely 1 mile down the road. We felt very safe exploring all around this area. In addition, the process of setting this vacation up was absolutely seamless. Melissa and Jens made it so easy. They were great at answering questions and got back to us promptly every time. One thing I will say... It may be worth it to fly to quepos. We drove from San Jose, and while we enjoyed seeing the country it made for a very long trip!
Jul 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Dominical around the Bahía Ballena

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • The Homeowner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness guests may experience; nor for any damage/loss of guests' personal property
  • Guest agrees to have a responsible adult supervising minors while they are in or near the pool or ocean.
  • Guest shall ensure the security of the property by locking doors, windows, garage door, etc. and setting the alarm when leaving the house.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Jungle Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ocean Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • All bedroom bathrooms have walk-in showers, and provide a stunning view of the waterfall feature and grotto garden.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Jungle Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Ocean Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Waterfall Bedroom - 3 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • 3 of the bedrooms (2 with king-size beds and 1 with a queen-size bed) have private balconies with spectacular views of the ocean, and private bathrooms with walk-in showers. The 4th bedroom has 3 double beds and a crib. It doesn't have a full bath, but there is a half-bath across the hall. All the bedrooms also have a beautiful view of the waterfall feature and grotto garden behind the house. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned, and each bedroom has a closet and dresser. Air mattresses are also available if needed for extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Pura Vida indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay at Casa Bonita. The house is large and was able to easily accommodate 8 of us, with enough room that we could all find quiet when needed. It has many quirky elements, and is very well appointed - I can’t think of anything else we wished it had. The owners were very gracious and easy to work with; the local couple, Kathy and Carlos, that take care of the house were awesome. We arranged for them to prepare a meal for 6 the night we arrived, and several of us agreed it was our favorite meal of our 2 week stay. Carlos responded immediately to the couple of maintenance issues that came up during our stay, even when we told him they weren’t urgent. The grounds and pool were gorgeous and we enjoyed many lazy afternoons swinging in the hammocks, and relaxing evenings watching the sunsets. Pura Vida!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical house in an unbelievable setting.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bonita was everything advertised and more. The house really is a lot of fun. A beautiful view of the Pacific ocean is available from every part of the house including the kid friendly, shallow infinity swimming pool.

Carlos and Kathy met us upon arrival and were available for assistance throughout our stay. Carlos even set us up with a fishing trip that was very unique.

Domenical is one of a kind, located a quick three minute drive from Casa Bonita, you will be surprised at the restaurants and shops available. Also, be sure not to miss the daily beach side market on Playa Domenical.

I would absolutely suggest Casa Bonita to friends and family and look forward to returning myself someday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great house!

  • 4 of 5

This is a very good house! It is built in to the side of a steep hill and you really feel like you are in the jungle with all the plants and animals. The view is really amazing. The location is fantastic -- a short walk to Dominical and an even shorter walk to a beautiful beach. Kathy the caretaker was very responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love the grounds and house

  • 5 of 5

My first time in CR so didnt know the area, its nicely located to get to things easily, the house has so much space to spread out and relax and had everything stocked that we needed. Everything was clean and the property manager took care of everything very timely. Highly reccoemend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, fantastic location and wonderful energy! A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area on a wellness adventure trip, and Casa Bonita was fantastic for our group! It was spacious, comfortable and clean and had so much to offer. Kathy and Carlos, the concierges, were so helpful and accommodating. We had everything we needed and more! We travel each year to the area this adventure, and we will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is an amazing house! Architecturaly stunning with creative details throughout

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight (three generations) stayed for five nights. We are celebrating our fiftieth wedding anniversary this year and this was just for family. We took advantage of using Romulo (caretaker and excellent Chef) for three of our meals, which allowed us to schedule our eating times and not have to worry about driving in the dark after having a couple glasses of wine!

The closest ocean beach is only a seven minute walk, but one must cross the local highway, which has only light traffic. The beach is very nice, (several hundred meters long between rock outcrops) with fine sand, and almost feels like your own private one, since we rarely saw more than two or three other people there. The water was very warm!

The pool is large, but rather shallow for adult swimming. Great for kids! It did not get used much, because we liked the beach, or the grandchildren (12 and 17) liked going to the local waterfalls within an half hour drive of the house.

The owners were very helpful with any questions we had before going and had lots of recommendations of things to do or recommendations for restaurants.

Everything exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Roca Verde
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Roca Verde
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Playa Dominical
Car: recommended

Dominical is most famous for the beauty and powerful surf of its spectacular beaches, just a 5-minute walk from Villa Casa Bonita. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, here’s your chance; there are a number of surf schools in Dominical to choose from. There are also many other activities we can help arrange for you in and around Dominical, including scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, jungle tours, waterfall tours, a visit to the Parque Reptilandia (Reptile Park), whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain biking, ATV tours, yoga, and massage. Dominical and the nearby towns of Uvita and Ojochal are also home to many excellent restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Dominical,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018 Low (up to 4 guests)
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£541
for 3 nights
From
£180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 High (up to 4 guests)
15 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,198
for 3 nights
From
£399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 Holiday (up to 4 guests)
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£2,491
for 5 nights
From
£498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 High (up to 4 guests)
3 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,997
for 5 nights
From
£399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Green (up to 4 guests)
15 Apr 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£799
for 3 nights
From
£266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Low (up to 4 guests)
1 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£541
for 3 nights
From
£180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 High (up to 4 guests)
15 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
5 night minimum stay
£1,997
for 5 nights
From
£399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
2019 Holiday (up to 4 guests)
20 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
£2,491
for 5 nights
From
£498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
2020 High (up to 4 guests)
3 Jan 2020 - 14 Apr 2020
5 night minimum stay
£1,997
for 5 nights
From
£399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£799
for 3 nights
From
£266
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380.1

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest. We may ask for a reservation/security deposit of $1000 for rentals of 2 weeks or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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