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BEST Whale's Tail View, 5 Stars, Separate Guest Suite, Indoor, Outdoor Showers,

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/3 Bath Comfortable Home Sleeps 10 With Stunning Ocean & Valley Views

If you like being spoiled by expansive, breath-taking ocean views and an ever changing landscape, this is the vacation spot for you. This fabulous, newer upscale home with an open floor plan and a large covered terrace is perfect for small & large gatherings with family and friends. The location provides delightful daytime and night-time breezes and has one of the finest Pacific views available in the exquisitely beautiful Costa Verde Estates. Nestled on the side of the mountain at a 1900' elevation, the ideal temperatures typically range from 75º-85º F during the day and the low-mid 70's at night.

No Air Conditioning needed as the micro-climate in Costa Verde is about 10-15 degrees cooler than at sea level, yet let the sound of the ocean waves breaking a mile below lull you to sleep at night.

Being above the "bugline", year around, we experience almost no biting insects. Daily, you will awaken to the sounds of Toucans, Aracari's and a wide variety of monkeys, birds and other rain-forest animals.

Outdoors and indoors become one with large screened triple sliding glass doors, opening the large interior space to a huge covered terrace. Enjoy all of your meals on the terrace, overlooking the 50' lap pool and the spectacular view of the Whales Tail and beautiful coastline. The pool also includes a half-moon shallow area for your lounging enjoyment. Several pool floats are available for guest use.

The main house features beautiful, exposed, wood-beamed, high ceilings & tile floors throughout, and includes the following:

Great Room with fabulous open space, comfy seating, media center with large flat screen TV;

Well-equipped Gourmet Kitchen with center island, SS appliances, granite counters w/seating for 4;

Master suite with a pillow top queen-size mattress, large wardrobe, sliding door to the covered terrace, en suite full bath with both an inside and outside shower;

Guest Bedroom with a queen-size bed and bunk beds, sliders to enjoy the ocean view and gardens, clothing cubbies plus an adjacent full bath with walk-in shower.

Office with broadband Wifi and a large desk can also serve as a 4th bedroom with an extremely comfortable queen-size sofa bed.

A separate Guest House, allowing guests to enjoy their privacy, has a queen size bed, clothing cubbies, a private en suite bath with outdoor shower. Begin your morning listening to the birds singing, the waves lapping, while enjoying spectacular views of the Whales Tail and Pacific Ocean, either from your bed or your own covered terrace.

Lush colorful gardens surround the house and provide a tranquil, nature-filled setting for your dream vacation getaway.

Costa Verde Estates is most often referred to as the premier gated community in the Escalares Section of the Zona Sur in Costa Rica. There are approximately 20 families living in Costa Verde at this time and 4± rental houses. You'll feel safe and secure while having a total sense of privacy.

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Richard & Debby Hennessy
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Why Richard & Debby Hennessy chose Dominical

After owning several properties in the Zona Sur area, we were lucky enough to find this property in the exclusive Costa Verde Estates. We have seen no other property with views to match what you will find here in our home.

What makes this villa unique

Bomber view of the Whales Tale, Pacific Ocean, Osa Peninsula and Caño Island await you as you sit at the outdoor granite table to enjoy your breakfast. Toucans and parrots may come by to serenade and entertain you. White face monkeys make an appearance sometimes first thing in the morning. The 1900' elevation insures comfortable temperatures virtually every day of the year.

We designed this house especially for this lot and to suit our comfortable lifestyle. It is a great house for entertaining.


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hall Bath serves both the Mexico Bedroom and Office
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bathroom
    Full Bathroom in Guest House - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The Guest House features a full bathroom with outside shower
  • Two full bathrooms in the main house. One has both an indoor and an outdoor shower. The guest house has a full bath with an outdoor shower as well. There are a total of 3 full baths and 4 showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Mexico Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , The Mexico Bedroom Can Sleep a total of 4
    Guest House - 1 Large Double Bed , Detached Guesthouse has it's own bath and outside shower
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean View Master Bedroom with Adjoining Bath
  • The Master Bedroom features sliders leading directly to the pool terrace and apron, as well as ocean and mountainside views from the Queen sized bed. A triple wardrobe allows for plenty of drawer, shelf and hanging storage. The adjoining Master Bath has both an indoor and outdoor shower. A granite topped vanity allows plenty of room for your cosmetics and toiletries. The Mexico Bedroom sleeps 4 comfortably in a Queen sized bed and bunk beds. The Hall Bath is adjacent to the Mexico Bedroom The Office/Study sleeps two on a very comfortable queens size convertible sofa. The Hall Bathroom is close by, around the corner. The Guest House Bedroom features sliders leading out to a terrace which overlooks the Whales Tale and the pool. It has it's own attached Bathroom and Outside Shower.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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BEST Whale's Tail View, 5 Stars, Separate Guest Suite, Indoor, Outdoor Showers,
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Staggeringly Beautiful, Comfortable & Serene

  • 5 of 5

Don't miss this wonderful villa. It was perfect for our needs, it will be for you too, I am sure

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakton, VA

Sunrise and sunset views not to be believed

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a very, very lovely week at this mountain getaway. The house was perfect - plenty of space for our family of five with room to spare. Our college-age son really appreciated having the private guest house all to himself. The pool is gorgeous -you could sit out there all day and just drink in the ocean views. The house was nicely furnished and very well-equipped for hanging out and cooking meals. We especially enjoyed working as a family on one of the many puzzles and playing Bananagrams - It was a great time for the kids to reconnect with each other. Each day we woke up to the sunrise view and a variety of birds including a toucan, a mot mot, crested guan, tanagers and so much more. Even a capuchin monkey visited one day as well. On our walks around the mountaintop we saw howler monkeys, a peccary and coati. It was a wonderful place to get in touch with nature. It felt very secure and peaceful. The owner was so easy to arrange things with and has a wonderful packet for renters with all of the information you would need.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, California

Awesome Getaway/Adventure/Relaxation Spot- Would do it again!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here and just could not have been more impressed. As nice as the pictures are, they understate the beauty and serenity of this spot. We found the owner to be more helpful than an on site concierge could possible have been although he was a continent away. Any question was answered. All of his suggested sight seeing excursions were great. All restaurants that he recommended were exquisite and reasonable.

It could not have worked out better. We ate out only about half the time because, frankly, it was so pleasant to sit out on that veranda at night overlooking the ocean and do things at our own pace.

We were a group of 4 adults and 2 children (boy cousins 13 years old) and had so many things to do, it was

hard to choose what to do next, so sometimes we just sat by the pool and chilled. We took advantage of the local food and prepared it in the high end kitchen. Having a guest house on the property was great for 2 separate families such as ours that likes a little of our own space periodically too. The kids loved the outdoor showers and so did the adults. We were so impressed by the kitchenware that we came home and immediately ordered a set of the dishes that the owner has there. Just little touches like this make things very special. The locals were all extremely nice to us and we always felt safe in that area of Costa Rica. There was always something to do if you wanted. In short, it was an adventure none of us will ever forget.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I chose this Villa to experience the rainy season in Uvita. The drive up from the pavement is a 4x4 only route, especially after a shower. I did spend a few days at a time relaxing by the pool and cooking for myself so I did not need to drive to town every day. The Jolly Roger bar is just a couple km down the road and I had many excellent hamburgers there. This house is the best built that I have stayed at in Costa Rica. The privacy in the back is great and from the kitchen or front yard you can wave to neighbors as they pass by the gate. The security is very good due to the distance from town and the security gate for the community. With just the fan on in the bedroom it was very comfortable. The owners are taller than me as the master bath has tall amenities. However the main bathroom was just perfect! Even in the rainy season there were no biting insects to speak of. The house is well laid out and functional for an awesome retreat. Thanks Richard for letting me share your home.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary, AB & Houston, TX

Was perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location, very well appointed.

From the photos you can see that this is a beautiful home in paradise. What you can't see from the photos is the high quality of finishings and construction as well as the overall cleanliness of the property.

We stayed here with our 1.5 and 7 year old children. We had no concerns over security, the water was safe to drink and the home is very clean (we had to keep an eye on on our daughter around the pool of course).

As the owner will tell you, a four-wheel-drive vehicle is a must for the drive up the hill from highway to the house (not at all dangerous but takes some time and care).

The owner will recommend great restaurants and the local markets and stores will provide whatever you need.

We would return without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Amazing Property with Insane Views!

  • 5 of 5

Went down to Dominical for our annual surf trip. Upon arrival at the villa we were pretty blown away by the house itself and spectacular views from on top of the mountain. Swimming in the infinity pool was an added bonus. This amazing house made it difficult to leave every day and it's open air layout made it perfect for enterataining. The house is nicely located between Uvita and Dominical with many accessible beaches for surfing. The owner and caretaker were very responsive and helpful in the event we had any questions. Overall we had an excellent vacation and would definitely go back. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you and your friends enjoyed our house so much. As you found, the pictures really cannot convey the incredible views, fabulous location and all that the Costa Rican Zona Sur has to offer. Please come back soon.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Jose Int'l 3± hrs; Quepos Airport 45 mins.
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Jolly Roger Bar
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
San Buenas Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Costanera Sur (Rte. 34) along the Pacific coast
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Jolly Roger Bar, Tree of Life, & La Palapa
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Magnificent Playa Hermosa is just down the hill
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dominical, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April-August 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Green - 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
Pre Holiday
19 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2018
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7
Property Damage Protection £44.92

Deposits will be refunded ONLY if property is able to be re-rented for the period reserved

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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