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Incredible Views of the Pacific - Year round sunsets!

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Panoramica - the name says it all. Set upon a mountain-top over 2000 feet (610m) above the Pacific, Panoramica is known far and wide for its stunning views of inland mountains and waterfalls; the coastline from the Osa peninsula to the south and Dominical to the north; and dominating everything are sweeping views of the vast and everchanging Pacific Ocean.

Costa Rica living is all about encountering nature in all its forms, and Panoramica makes the outdoors accessible from every room and every level. Flora and fauna of all kinds, soft breezes and rain, bright sunshine and dappled shade, clouds passing through the great room while you cook breakfast; morning birdsong, accompanied by howler monkeys in the distance; toucans flying from branch to branch and hummingbirds from flower to flower; hawks and kites soaring high above the treetops; the evening chorus of frogs and insects; and myriad stars splashed across the midnight sky—all this is part of the Panoramica experience.

The house is perfectly located to make exploring the glories of southwestern Costa Rica as simple as a series of easy day-trips. National Parks, wonderful beaches, picturesque towns and villages, gourmet restaurants; zip-lines, waterfalls, horseback riding, surfing, and many more of the country’s wonders and activities, are less than an hour away. And after a day of sightseeing, the cool breezes of Panoramica invite you to relax and view the year round sunsets over drinks and quiet conversation before dinner.

The extensive exterior living space—which includes covered terraces, a palm-roofed Palapa with its own kitchen, and a swimming pool which seems to float above the clouds—continually draw you outdoors. The house itself is a modern gloss on the comforts of Spanish colonial architecture. Warm wood ceilings and built-ins, ceramic tile floors, deep overhangs which shade the windows from the noontime sun, and an extensive collection of indigenous art and handcrafts combine to create the perfect balance of high style and human scale.

Upper level amenities include a covered dining terrace, great room and kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom with sunken shower. An efficiency apartment on the lower level adds another kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, creating a layout which can flexibly accommodate multi-generational groups with ease.

The house is air-conditioned, and includes excellent high-speed fiber optic wifi, a dishwasher, washer/dryer, ample closetry, and a batterie de cuisine to inspire your best culinary efforts.

Experience Panoramica. You’ll want to return again and again.

More Details

Janet Bustrin or Steve Stubelt
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Janet Bustrin or Steve Stubelt

We have been in love with Costa Rica since 2000. We looked for 14 years to find this gem - Panoramica. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Janet Bustrin or Steve Stubelt purchased this house in 2014

Why Janet Bustrin or Steve Stubelt chose Dominical

Every visitor, contractor - anyone who comes to Panoramica exclaims about the view, the pool, the accommodations. We're not bragging or over exaggerating, it's just true.

What makes this house unique

The view, the pool, the experience.


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

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. No smoking in the house or on the property. 2. Insure closing requirements are followed. 3. Please insure all ceiling fans are kept running.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


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Incredible Views of the Pacific - Year round sunsets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Coldspring, Texas


  • 5 of 5

First off, views are important to us and this house knocks it out of the park. Once we got settled in we really didn't want to go anywhere and spent a lot of time just hanging out in the pool and on the upper and lower lanai looking out over the vast ocean enjoying the cool breezes. Everything was just as it was described and Janet provided a wealth of information from driving directions to information on local restaurants and other attractions. There is a property manager on site to take care of any problems (we had none) and he dropped by several times to just check on us. The house is on several acres of land in a gated development and a good distance off the main road and offers complete privacy from any neighbors. We had toucans fly into the trees almost every day and could hear howler monkeys off in the distance in the mornings. Overall I couldn't have found a better place to stay for our one week vacation to Costa Rica. Hope to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Unforgettable Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Panoramica was more than we could have ever hoped for!

Janet is responsive and quick to answer any questions we had regarding all aspects of the trip. She made sure we had everything we needed to make the very most of our stay.

Tthe house itself is simply stunning. Clean, organized, well-equipped and features absolutely breathtaking views. We always felt safe, as Panoramica is within a gated community. And the descriptive directions we were provided with made it easy for us to navigate the area throughout the week.

Panoramica is minutes from the beautiful and relaxing Playa Hermosa; and very near to Dominical's beachfront market and a selection of supermarkets and liquor stores in Uvita.

While there we did a zip-lining tour with Hacienda Baru, a waterfall/river tour with Rancho DiAndrew and a surf lesson with Costa Rica Surf Camp. (We highly recommend the DiAndrew tour!) But a true highlight of our stay was inviting Executive Chef Reinier to cook dinner for the 6 of us at the house one night. You can't beat his prices and the food was absolutely extraordinary!

Overall, this was a vacation we'll never forget. We will definitely be coming back to Panoramica again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Infinity pool is very impressive - just like the pictures. During the day it feels like you're floating in the sky, and, as the sun sets over the Pacific, it feels like you're swimming in the sunset. The cabana provides shade over the outdoor kitchen and, crucially, the outdoor drink fridge. One of the best days we had was just hanging out at the pool.

The property is amazing and the views are stunning. I sat in the seating area all day overlooking the ocean (supposedly to read) but couldn’t take my eyes off the view. The outdoor living space is very large - you can hang out with your friends/family or escape to another level or area to have time on your own. There are 3 large tables: upstairs, downstairs and on the pool deck where you can dine under cover without losing the sense of immersion with nature. We saw monkeys in the morning and evening. Toucans regularly hung out in the trees around the house. Kites soared gracefully on the air currents. And, we saw an armadillo, agouti and pizote!

The accommodations are beautiful and comfortable. Kitchen is well appointed and very clean, as are the bathrooms. This house is top notch and the owners were wonderful, answering all our questions and making recommendations and suggestions for our activities. Convenient to everything in the Southern Zone. We will go back to Panoramica!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakville, ON

Modern, beautiful, mountain top retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This place is as good as the pictures. Everything is high quality and in excellent condition. Everything you need for a stay is available (pool floats, lots of chairs, great wifi, stereo, well stocked kitchen, good blender, binoculars, travel mugs, etc). The views are spectacular, though we did have a few days where the mist and clouds were pretty thick around us. The drive up the hill is an adventure but after the first time both my wife and I could drive it in the dark and the rain in 20 mins. From the property, we saw a few toucans (listen for a loud bird in the morning), a lemur, and heard the howler monkeys.

The area is great, less touristy, less busy with a surfer vibe - no big developments,lots of room at the beach. I would suggest eating at Fuego in Dominical, it is a great looking and cool brew pub, the Jolly Roger (great wings), Los Laurales in Uvita, the bakery near the bank machine in Uvita (the grocery store here is also excellent), and trying the Costa Canyoning wtaerfall rapelling (so cool). We went to the Whales tail (Uvita beach- entrance south end of Uvita) and it is worth seeing at low tide.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A view like none other!

  • 5 of 5

Janet and Steve are not only have a great space with breathtaking views, they are also great communicators. At every turn Janet was there to answer any questions we had.

We highly recommend their space and we highly recommend hiring the services of Chef Reinier Mora who can be found at reinierger at hotmail dot es. The combination of this chef with this property made our vacation superb.

However, please listen to Janet when she advises you to get a rental car with 4 wheel drive. You will need it to get up to the house! The elevation changes 2000ft (750 meters) in just less than a 2 mile drive, but it's worth it once you're there. ;)

Kevin & Krystee

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Merci à Janet pour cet incroyable moment de plénitude que sa maison nous a réservé !

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Frederic! (For those who don't speak French, here's the translation: Thank you to Janet for this amazing moment of fulfillment this house gave us.)
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fine dining - Cuna de Angel
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
A variety of beaches . . .
Car: necessary

When booked, we will email our "Welcome to Panoramica" booklet outlining all activities and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £140.78
Damage Deposit £211.17

Owner'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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