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Refugio La Reserva: Ocean view villa in private jungle

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Secluded balinese style, tropical retreat on a private hilltop only minutes from Punta Dominical. Bordering a nature reserve the property is filled with a variety of Costa Rican wildlife, ranging from monkeys and toucans to wild piglets and armadillos.

This stunning ocean-view property includes 5 acres of manicured gardens and 11 acres of jungle, accessible by an extensive series of private hiking paths. The custom-designed balinese-style villas blend into the surrounding landscape beautifully and take full advantage of the cooling breeze from the ocean below.

A plunge pool with waterfall is built into the living space outside the kitchen and sitting room. A rancho at the top of the hill is perfect for morning yoga or sunset happy hour, whichever suits the mood.

Daily cleaning service is included. Private meals, guided night walks, and private yoga sessions all on the property can be arranged.

Refugio de La Reserva is perfect for those wanting the luxury of a hotel, but the privacy and seclusion of your own home within walking distance of the beach.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Dominical in Puntarenas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Refugio La Reserva: Ocean view villa in private jungle
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Photos Don't do this place justice!!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot explain how beautiful this place is, you just have to see it for yourself. We travel in a group of 4, two couples and it was the perfect location for a a group of couples to travel together since the bedrooms are separated into two different houses (so to speak).

The house(s) are very well maintained and the landscaping is STUNNING! Laurie who greeted us was incredibly accommodating of our schedule and so helpful while we were there. We had absolutely no issues or complaints, nothing but positive feedback :)

If you are travelling to Dominical, this is THE PLACE to stay!

Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 7 days there and it was fabulous. Every day was a new day with the wild life from the Capuchin monkeys every morning to the non stop sighting of Toucans. The home was simply beautiful. And loved having to forge a small stream to reach the home site. Also cannot forget Fernando and Evelyn who were always there if we needed something, two very nice people. Thanks again Zoe for sharing you beautiful home as it was one of our most memorable vacations.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking and picture perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This property couldn't have looked any more perfect and everyone was friendly we delt with.

The things I would say we're a little challenge was the drive to the property. It's all off road and can be steep so a larger suv would be recommended especially when it rains (every day). Also no land line so no way to keep in contact with property manager if your cell doesn't work. Otheir than that it was amazing and you couldn't have had better views!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Peaceful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the house Thursday evening after a long day of travel. We had hired Evelyn to fix us dinner and it was delicious. The main house and the rooms were very comfortable and had beautiful views of the property. We enjoyed the relaxing comfort and views from the gazebo as well. The trails were great and we had fun exploring the property. We were not able though to find our way to the beach from any of the trails but we did enjoy the beautiful creek that flows through the property. I guess the only downside was with the four of us, the refrigerator ice maker was unable to keep up with the consumption. But we bought a couple bags of ice which eliminated that problem. Laura, Evelyn and Fernando all made our stay wonderful and were very responsive to any questions/problems. We enjoyed our horseback ride to the falls (which Laura booked for us) and our independent trip to visit the Baruca Village. We dined a several local restaurants as well as making meals at the main house. Overall it was a fabulous place and we all enjoyed our visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

The perfect private getaway, exceptionally clean, modern, and central

  • 5 of 5

The perfect private getaway. Exceptionally clean. Modern appliances, electricity, bath, and plumbing. Surrounded by jungle and flowers. Beautiful architecturally designed villa with floor to ceiling windows. Exotic birds, monkeys, and wildlife live on property. Has a network of maintained walking trails. Enclosed on large property with small road leading to easy access to highway. Minutes drive from english speaking surf town with restaurants, bars, shopping, surf lessons, dive tours, and grocery store.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon, USA

A breathtaking space, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

  • 5 of 5

This place is Incredible. The villa with its private jungle is a dream. We spent several mornings walking the immaculately-maintained trails of the property, through the trees and along a beautiful river, spotting all sorts of exotic wildlife. We sat by the pool and took in the view of the ocean, and watched the sun set from the gazebo. Dominicalito is beautiful as well. Everyone was very sweet and patient with my "survival spanish" skills. My girlfriend and I played in the surf, hiked breathtaking waterfalls, had dinner and took in the view at Jolly Roger, and watched the sun set from the patio of Tortilla Flats (several times), all within a mile or two of the villa.

Read and Zoe, we can't thank you enough. You have a beautiful place, in an unbelievably beautiful area, thank you for inviting us to enjoy it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Dominical, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
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Holidays 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Cleaning Fee £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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