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Villa Norte Where the Jungle Meets the Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7, Beach Front Property With Pool

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Tropical fun, adventure, and relaxation await you and your family and friends. There are a variety of excellent surf spots starting with the beach break just past the pool. The natural beauty of Costa Rica is served up inside and out in this beautifully designed home located close to town, but far from anything you have ever seen in this area of Costa Rica. The open architecture takes advantage of the incredible setting. The home feels light and airy with great views from almost every window. Lush gardens and the sweeping sand beach are seamlessly joined by natural trees and plants.

Comfort! Each bedroom has a dedicated air conditioner, fan, screened windows and sliding glass doors. The beds, interior, and exterior furniture are excellent quality and very comfortable. Much of the furniture was built by local craftsmen. The family room, dining room, kitchen, and upstairs seating area have ceiling fans, and screened windows and doors.

Playa Dominical and the nearby coastal town of Uvita have loads of restaurants featuring local flavors and casual dining. The variety of eateries bring out the international diversity of people who have found their way to this fantastic, tropical beach town. The community of Dominical is very welcoming and the authentic Costa Rican, Pura Vida vibe abounds. There are no casinos, high rise hotels, or fancy nightclubs; but Dominical does have a great night life based on people coming together to eat, drink, dance, and socialize in the casual atmosphere of this south Pacific beach town. The place has something surprising and pleasant for people of every age.

The home and surrounding environment is very family and child friendly, designed to make it easy for people to spend time together in paradise. It is important to remember as with all Pacific beaches and resorts, young children should be supervised while playing in the ocean or pool. The beach at low tide is expansive and inviting. Sunrises and sunsets are often spectacular. You will find much of what you have dreamed of Costa Rica, right here at Caballitos del Mar (Little horses of the Sea)..

Caballitos Del Mar North sits adjacent to two other villas (Caballitos Del Mar Central and South) that were built in a similar fashion. The three villas are private and can be rented separately or, for large groups conducting weddings or reunions, they can be rented all together. And while the beach out front is public, it is rarely visited by tourists or locals. For most of your stay, you’ll have the sand and waves all to yourself. Each villa can sleep as many as seven adults.

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Property Manager
YouGetHere Property Management
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

“We were looking for a classy place on the beach and we found it with this place. A short stroll along the beach at low tide gets you into Dominical and Uvita is 15 minutes by car. Neil's guest book of local attractions and restos is very informative. We loved the pool and the fact that it was professionally maintained was a plus. Pura Vida”
Jan 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Dominical around the Bahía Ballena

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom Upper Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom Ground Floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom Upper Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Guest Bedroom Upper Floor - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , With Air-Conditioning
    Master Ground Floor - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite Bathroom with Air-Conditioning
    Master Bedroom Upper Floor - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite Bathroom with Air-Conditioning
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
• Daily Housekeeping at no extra charge. • Inside and Outside dining for 6.


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Villa Norte Where the Jungle Meets the Ocean
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful property, exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Fully stocked house, had everything we needed. Gorgeous pool and grounds. Amazing views of the ocean from the upper balcony’s and it is just a few steps out the back door, you have a short crossing over some driftwood but not a big deal. The sand is pretty wet so not exactly a “laying out” beach. We rented boards in town and surfed every day right behind the house, great consistent waves. Very well managed, good communication and friendly. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again! Dominical is a cute little town with a hippie vibe and lots of great restaurants. Spent time in Uvita and Quepos as well.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, beautiful beach, quiet neighborhood!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this very well kept property. A very comfortable home with many amenities including a wonderful pool!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious BEACH House

  • 5 of 5

Villa Norte is fantastic. A spacious three bedroom house DIRECTLY on the ocean. During low tide you can walk into town from the house and swim right in your back yard! Each bedroom has its own AC which was greatly appreciated at night. The pool is much larger than we anticipated and had comfortable loungers and an outdoor dining table and grill. The house was extremely clean and having Nora and Rolando there to take care of the house keeping and grounds was fantastic. We would highly recommend this house for a couples get away, family vacation, really anything you need - its a great location and house!

The only draw back (and really this is nit picky) is that the house is close to the road and you can hear the cars and trucks driving by. However, for the convenience of being close to town and the restaurant, Porque No? is a stones throw away, the location is ideal!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States

A fantastic vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of five adults and one child.All the features work perfectly, and the staff was friendly. The location is amazing; just yards from a world class beach.

We would highly recommend this rental to anyone vacationing on the Pacific side of Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Deer, Alberta

Unbeatable proximity to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of three identical houses that sit side-by-side, but are separated by trees, so reasonable privacy exists, provided your neighbors are respectful and not loud. We had family staying in the middle house, so that is a nice option if you are travelling with anyone. We couldn't see the ocean from our lower level or the pool, but it is only steps away. The beach is good and we all had a lot of fun playing in the surf. Most of the sand is always wet as high tide comes in to cover most of the beach and it is a very gradual slope to the beach. Wet sand in this area is a good thing though, as dry sand can be unbearably hot on the feet! As long as the tide isn't too high and coming in, you can walk down the beach into Dominical in about 15 minutes.

Dominical is a small surfing village with a dirt main street, but there is plenty of character here and we much preferred the quieter nature of Dominical and Uvita to the busyness and tourism of Quepos/Manuel Antonio. Mono Congo is a great little coffee shop we were at numerous times. If you like craft beer, don't miss El Fuego, Dominical's own microbrewery/restaurant.

The house is a unique design and feels very spacious. There is on-sight daily light housekeeping and a nighttime security guard (although we never felt unsafe in this region) included in the price, which was nice. The pool is excellent and a good size. There are many geckos and lizards around the property which we all thoroughly enjoyed watching!

We have never surfed before, but did take lessons and had a blast in the waves at Playa Dominical. There are better beaches in the area, however, and frankly right in front of the house if a beach is what you are looking for. We enjoyed Playa Matapalo, Playa Hermosa (by Uvita), and Playa Ventanas to name a few.

There are many excellent restaurants between Quepos and Uvita, far exceeding our expectations. One of our favourites, Por Que No, was just a minute or so down the road. You have to try it!

The only negative we found was that these three houses sit right beside the main highway. The sound of the surf compensates for maybe half the highway noise, but if that is something that would bother you, you need to consider it. However, the property is priced with this consideration factored in, and you will likely not find a house and location like this at this price anywhere else. We would stay here again and highly recommend this region of Costa Rica if you are looking for a real get-away.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house. Loved sitting at the pool, listening to the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We will return. We had a wonderful time. Not a single complaint. The staff were wonderful and helpful and the property was beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Roca Verde
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
San Buenas Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Roca Verde
Nearest Beach
Dominical Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.08

Manager'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.