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Neil

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish

Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise

43 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Dominical - La Libelula

Features:

• Completely Private Estate of 3 acres

• 5200sqf/480sqm new luxury villa

• Large Private Pool 1200 sqf/110sqm

• Onsite Staff: Cook/Housekeeper, Gardener & Security

• Rooms cleaned daily and Beds made

• Laundry Room with Washer & Dryer

• Spacious outdoor rancho full equipped BBQ

• All bedroom have on suite bathrooms with walk in showers (2 with Jacuzzi), AC and balconies

• Large fully fitted Gourmet Kitchen Granite countertops

• 2 exterior dinning areas

• TV Room with 46-inch flat screen, DVD's & Satellite TV

• 4 MB Wireless Internet

• iPod docking station

• Secluded private secure property

• 24 hours Security

• 10 minutes drive to spectacular beaches

• 4 minutes drive to town (800 meters/0.5 mile distance to Uvita)

• Outdoor shower

• Automatic Push Button entry gates

• All towels supplied for Bathrooms, Pool & Beach

• Hardwood and 'caña brava' ceilings

• Natural Travertine stone floors inside and Coralina stone outside.

• 4 boogie boards, 1 surfboard free for guests use

The concept of the La Libelula property is a luxurious comfortable relaxing retreat for a stress free vacation with everything that you could want without putting a step outside the villa. The property is situated on it’s own pinnacle hillside at the elevation of 285 feet above sea level that enjoys the panoramic views along the coast which is located in the lush tropical coastal forest full of wildlife and birds that surround the property with regular visits from Monkeys, Toucans and Sloths, etc.

Treat yourself to a STRESS FREE VACATION, each day the bedrooms will be cleaned & beds made, all this is included. For additional the fee of just $25 for the meal for 10 people the housekeeper will cook lunch or dinner, all you do is buy the food and the housekeeper will prepare a delicious local meal for you to eat in the comfort of the Villa.

All 4 large bedrooms are fitted with air conditioning. The first master bedroom has a king size bed with on suite bathroom and Jacuzzi tub, covered balcony with Ocean view, walk-in closet and safe box. The second master bedroom also has a king size bed, on suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and covered balcony with Ocean view. The third bedroom has a queen size bed with on suite bathroom and a wrap around balcony with an Ocean view. The fourth bedroom has a queensize bunk bed with an on suite bathroom.

When you enter the Villa and open the wide wooden front door to this spacious 5,166 square feet/480 square meter contemporary villa and you are greeted with a large open plan entrance and lounge with marble floors and fully glazed walls that overlook the pool and beautiful landscaped garden.

On the second floor are 18 foot high vaulted style ceilings with fans throughout the villa to benefit from the flow of cooling breezes off the Ocean and down the valley alongside the property.

There are two dinning areas one inside with floor to ceiling glazed walls the other is outdoor under the large covered patio with a large wooden dinning table that overlooks the sunken water feature, which gently flows into the pool.

The spacious FULLY FITTED GOURMET KITCHEN is equipped with all that is necessary to cater to large families or groups. It has a Breakfast Island with marble countertops and specially hand crafted modern wooden cabinetry throughout.

You can truly enjoy outdoor living in the HUGE KIDNEY SHAPED PRIVATE POOL THAT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE AREA with a the large surrounding deck area, outdoor shower and a capacious outdoor palm covered rancho decked out with exterior kitchen and gas Barbeque just made for those afternoon and evening cook ups served with the odd cold margarita.

The lounge is spacious with comfortable couches with large glazed windows. The media room has also has deep comfortable couches and a large flat screen television with DVD player. There is also wireless Internet and iPod docking station with CD player.

La Libelula IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED FOR AMENITIES; The small town of Uvita is only 5 minutes away where you find banks a selection of well-stocked stores and also a variety of restaurants serving local and international cuisine. Dominical is 15 minutes way that also has variety of restaurants, stores and a few bars for nightlife. And Ojochal is 20 minutes drive and has a good choice of local and gourmet restaurants.

THERE IS 24-HOUR SECURITY WITH THE ONSITE GUARD.

!! NO EXTRA CLEANING FEES !! THE BEDS ARE MADE DAILY FOR STAYS OF A WEEK AND LONGER LINENS ARE CHANGED AND CLEANED ONCE A WEEK. ALL THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEE.

The southern Pacific area of Costa Rica is well known for it’s many and variety of unspoiled beautiful secluded beaches, rivers and waterfalls. The property is only 10 minutes from the closest beach and many other beaches are only a few minutes further away to the north and south. These beaches are ideal for all ages, tastes and level in watersports. There are calm small waved beaches idea for a young family to famous Dominical which is known for consisted good quality waves frequented by surfers and boogie boarders.

There is vast amount of activities, tours and fun pursuits in the area; we can help you with suggestions and if you like booking them for you. Just to list a few; horse riding to the Nauyaca waterfall, Zip Lining, white water rafting, whale & Dolphin watching, scuba & Snorkeling, fishing, tour of the national marine park, ATV tours, Hiking day and night tours in the nation park, kayaking down the mangroves or in the Ocean, Yoga, Palates and Capoeira classes

We will supply directions from the airport and arrange to meet you and show you the house and welcome you with a bowl of tropical fruits.

La Libelua is only 3¼ hours from San Jose via the new Caldera Hwy (Hwy 27). If you like we can help you with rental cars, tours & many activities, etc. You can easily rent a car and have it waiting for you at San Jose airport for your arrival to pick up. There is a completely stress free option if you want a taxi or mini bus we can be arranged to pick you up at the airport and drive you La Libelula and can organize for your rental car to be waiting at the house or if you prefer you can collect it at Uvita car rental office.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Neil (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish

Why Neil chose Puntarenas

This a brand new Villa built to the highest specifications the property is designed for relaxing and enjoying your vacations with your family & friends.

What makes this villa unique

The property was designed to maximize out door living, it boasts a Very Large swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and large covered rancho for BBQ’s and preparing drinks.

The Villa and grounds have been designed with many separate living and relaxing areas that optimizes the large areas of the Villa and grounds.

The Property is ideally located in the forest but less than 5 minutes drive from the small village of Uvita that has all the stores and amenities & access to adventure activities needed for your vacation

Reviews

5
based on 43 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury & Comfort in a Tropical Paradise
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews
5

PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5

La Libelula is truly paradise. We just completed a nine day stay with our family of seven and were incredibly sad to leave. Another family of four joined us for five days and the house accommodated the large group very comfortably. The house is very well designed, providing lots of inside and outside space to spread out. The outdoor space is designed in such a way that even torrential downpours didn't chase us inside. Kudos to the architect.

When selecting our vacation rental, I was very tuned into reviews with mention of monkey sightings. This was really important to me and I was not disappointed. We really lucked out and a troop of howler monkeys slept in the trees immediately adjoining our patio. We couldn't begin to count the number of monkeys we saw every morning and evening after about the fourth day. They could have been there all along but we didn't know how to spot them. They woke us every morning and put us to bed every night. Two days capuchin monkeys visited us. They are so cute and as interested in us as we were in them. And the birds, oh my. Hundreds of beautiful birds were in the trees all day long. Toucans, parrots, tanagers, just to name a few, were always in the tree that canopied the intimate little deck jutting into the forest. I could sit and watch them for hours.

The caretakers, Licho and Darlene, are wonderful. They are very helpful yet never intrusive. The house and property were cleaned everyday and Darlene even did some of our laundry! Our friend's car slid off the road right outside the gate to the house and Licho found someone to pull them out. It was reassuring to have them close by.

Steven, with YouGetHere, organized an ATV tour, zip lining and a fishing trip for our group. All were delightful and a great time was had by all.

I guess you can't visit the rainforest and not mention the bugs. Ants are everywhere. We brought boxes baggies and were glad we did. The kitchen, although very well equipped, did not have any plastic containers with lids. Next time I'll bring along a few packages. Other than the ants, we had almost no issue with bugs. I was worried about the mosquitos but neither me or my husband got a bite and we never had to use insect repellent.

I could go on and on about La Libelula. It is perfect and I can't wait to return. Even if it's just my husband and me traveling next time, I wouldn't consider staying anyplace else.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing trip!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Costa Rica for 11 days and stayed at La Libelula for 1 week. It was WONDERFUL!! Exactly like the photos but better due to the smells( Ylang ylang tree in yard) and sounds of the monkeys and toucans. We did not see any monkeys but heard them in the distance, and did see a sloth ( we were glad we brought binoculars for a better view) and toucans came nearby every evening.

It was VERY hot while we were there( not sure but high 90s and maybe over 100 F one day) and the pool was even warm, but we were so thankful for the cold whirlpool. SO REFRESHING!

Licho and Darlene were very kind and were very patient with our basic Spanish speaking skills. Darlene cooked a delicious dinner ( she has a menu and we just gave her the money to buy the groceries plus cooking) for us one night. Licho would cut fresh coconuts for us to drink the coconut milk.

The property manager Neil was always prompt with his communication. We did not see him once he brought us to the house, but did not need him as we had enough information and set up most of our adventures through Stephen ( recommended by Neil)

We were a group of 9, ( 2 families with 5 adult children) and did adventures every other day. We flew into San Jose and stayed there for 3 nights then drove down to Uvita- an easy drive on good road, just not many signs. Four wheel drive is a must to get up the road to the house. We felt very safe. In San Jose we arranged a rafting trip down the Pacuare river which was awesome! We also went canyoning in Uvita, ( excellent) and took a catamaran tour out of Quepos and saw dolphins and snorkeled. We also had 2 massage therapists come into the home which was also great!

The beaches were uncrowded and fantastic esp Playa Hermosa. It is nice the house provides boogie boards. Pool is fantastic and even has pool floats and toys. Excellent lawn chairs and hammocks!

The only thing I suggested they consider is the plastic mattress protectors are hot and noisy, but I understand why they use them. They just may need to buy higher quality ones..

Everything about this trip was fantastic and we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you DeDe for you kind review and your comments. We continually update and improve the property and the furnishings, etc. We listen to our guests recommendations & comments and have now changed the mattress protectors to anti-allergic which are soft and comfortable. Again thank you for your valid comments. Very Best Regards
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Norwell, MA
5

Perfect in every way!!!

  • 5 of 5

We went to La Libelulia for a "family vacation"--so we were looking for a place safe enough for a 2 year old, exciting enough for our adult children and relaxing enough for us--- AND this villa hit a home run on all counts. It was exactly what we had expected and hoped for. The villa is gorgeous with lots of "out door" living space-- we had breakfast in one outdoor location, cocktails in another and dinner in the grass covered Tiki area!!! We swam, watched birds and monkey's, relaxed among the flowers and tropical plants..... what is not to love about that! The villa is a good 3 hour drive from the airport but well worth it even with a 2 year old-- not much tourist stuff going on here... just fabulous fresh fish and fruit, lovely people, beaches everywhere, and adventure if you want it. Our adult children loved scuba diving at Cano Island, jumping off waterfalls, kayaking thru caves and surf kayaking-- and i enjoyed kayaking in the mangroves, taking nature walks in the national parks and swimming and walking on the beautiful beaches. There is something for everyone there. Dinner was cooked for us on our night of arrival which was delicious and a treat-- after that we cooked ourselves as that is what we love to do together! I think the managers of this property have thought of everything-- and we hope to go back there in the future!!! It is a bit remote and the roads are a bit rugged (4WD definitely necessary)... and speaking some Spanish is definitely helpful-- but it was amazing-- really felt like we had our own little piece of paradise for a week!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location for a group getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of 4 couples, no children.

The design of the house was perfect for us as it basically has 4 master suites upstairs, with few differences, mostly in the bathroom layouts and one room having large bunk beds. We drew numbers out of a cup for room selection. All have AC and were very comfortable.

There were a few sporadic power outages, but you have to expect that in a place as rugged and remote as it is.

Beautiful and clean house, beautiful grounds, and fantastic views.

The staff is super helpful and friendly. One of our regrets is we never had an opportunity to use the dinner services with how our activity schedule ran.

You are close enough to town to where it isn't a chore to make a trip to the grocery store, liquor store, or bank, but you need a rental car for those conveniences. There are great beaches just a few minutes away by car, too.

The kitchen is spacious and great for group cooking, and we enjoyed that immensely at breakfast everyday.

We usually did an activity in the daytime, had an early dinner, then came back and relaxed in the pool (which is amazing!) with some homemade pina coladas. (Dos Pinos vanilla ice cream is insanely good)

Highlight activities for us were the ATV tour in Uvita (bring a bandana for the dust!), sailfishing out of Quepos (we ate grouper for several days), and ziplining in Puerto Cortes (Osa Canopy Tour).

We flew into San Jose and rented cars there for a drive down. We managed to get stuck in traffic from a nasty traffic accident and were very late in arriving. Even though it was technically after hours, they freely accommodated our late arrival. It was just bad luck on our part, but I think we'll be more open to taking commuter flights next adventure as the drive itself wasn't as scenic as we were hoping.

Everyone in our group agreed that they would come back to La Libelula in a heartbeat, so I can't think of higher praise than that.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what I had expected and hoped for. A paradise on a hill with great sunsets and comforts.

The manager made sure we knew where all of the local places were that we might want to visit. Groceries, pharmacy, restaurants and adventues.

I won't lie, cried a bit when it was time to leave.

A car is definitely needed. Either rental or there are taxis in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
5

Spacious comfort with amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with our niece and 4 of her friends for a week. It was perfect to be able to spread out and the pool was definitely the main attraction. So welcome after doing activities in the morning. It's an easy but hilly walk to groceries or a few restaurants. The house is well appointed. The only suggestion I would make is to put more comfortable furniture in the TV area. Or move the TV downstairs. The outdoor areas are lovely with a nice big dining table outside for group meals. The caretakers are really wonderful and having Darlene cook for us one night was a treat. I wish we had done it more often but we had so much food it took care of a couple of meals. Monkeys and toucans came to visit most days and we found it hard to leave. Property managers were fantastic to deal with. Would highly recommend this home. One thing to note is that this house is not in Domincal. It is Uvita, 15km away from Dominical.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
114 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport, Alajuela,
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bars in Uvita
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
San Buenas
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many restaurants in Uvita
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Playa Ballena
Car: necessary

September & October are the best months to see the huge humpback whales off the coast of Uvita. These whales migrate from thousands of miles away and come each year to the beautiful coastline of Costa Rica to mate and to give birth to their off spring. These huge gentle giants of the Ocean can be seen normally in groups or a mother with her off spring and they are apparently unconcerned being accompanied by the whale watchers boat. They can give spectacular shows of swimming agility by breaching, fin and tail slapping, lop tailing or simply blowing great plumes of air and water when then exhale up to 40 meter of height.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dominical, Puntarenas

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July 1 - Aug 31
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,821
for 5 nights
From
£364
£2,550
 
 
Sept 1 - Dec 18 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,613
for 5 nights
From
£323
£2,258
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£4,935
for 7 nights
From
£705
 
 
New Years
27 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,935
for 7 nights
From
£705
 
 
Jan 4 - Feb 22 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 22 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,220
for 5 nights
From
£444
£3,108
 
 
Festival Week
23 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,935
for 7 nights
From
£705
 
 
Mar 3 - Apr 30 2017
3 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,220
for 5 nights
From
£444
£3,108
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,651
for 5 nights
From
£330
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dominical, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Outside toilet - Toilet , For outside use
    2nd Master Bedroom Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
    1st Master Bedroom Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
    1st Guest Bedroom Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large Bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
    2nd Guest Bedroom Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Average size bathroom with marble floors and vanity top
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , on suite bathroom, Jacuzzi tub, balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Balcony with Jungle view
    Master bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , on suite bathroom/Jacuzzi tub, balcony, walk in closet, Safe
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Queen size mattresses made into a Bunk bed
  • 1 Spare queensize air bed if required
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Ocean views, jungle views, private estate, ceiling fans in all rooms, air conditioning in all bedrooms 2 king beds, 1 queen and 2 queens on a bunch bedroom suites, custom wardrobes, tropical garden with nature trail, tropical fruit trees like mango, bananas and coconut, full kitchen, crossover pool stepping stones, sliding glass window-walls, granite kitchen counter tops and central work island, wine refrigerator, 1 outside shower, Large exterior rancho with 2 hammocks, large BBQ, refrigerator, sink and countertop, music center with iPod access point, pool floats and toys, boogie boards, surfboard, housekeeper/cook, gardener, daily pool cleaning, manager who can arrange tours and transportation.

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