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"Tropical Modern Masterpiece w/ Jaw Dropping Views"

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxury Vacation Home With Modern Amenities Located In Dominical, Costa Rica

Villa la Luna: An executive villa overlooking breathtaking Marino Bellana National Sanctuary. 💯🇨🇷❤️

Located within the trendy (and growing) neighborhood of Escalares. Villa la Luna is only minutes from numerous beaches, world-class surfing, mouth watering restaurants, secluded swimming holes, typical "Tico"Style sodas/restaurants, and conveniently located minutes between towns of Dominical, Dominicolito, and Uvita!!🇨🇷🐳

We only allow one chef (Royner) into our home and he is only available for evening meals. The meals typically consists of two (2) proteins, two (2) or three (3) locally grown organic sides, an appetiser and very tasty locally prepared dessert. Meals range from 29.00 - 49.00 per person, depending on the entree, as well as the number of diners at the table...please inquire with specifics should you require more information!

Newly constructed in November 2015, Villa la Luna is simply stunning! The villa sports 3650 square feet including 3 bedroom suites, 3.5 baths, a new "Tropical Modern Masterpiece" surrounded by a lush jungle backdrop which commands some of the most dramatic, white water ocean views in ALL of Costa Rica. Yes, including the world famous "whales tail" located just off the coast of "Marino Ballena" National Sanctuary🐳

The Villa itself sits at an elevation of 1250 feet above sea level. This elevation allows for a much cooler temperature, and provides constant ocean breezes. The Villa itself is wonderful to enjoy regardless of the season…

The temperatures here are consistent year round making Villa la Luna a perfect vacation spot year round....Yes even (especially) in the green season!

The rivers are full, the blue swimming pools are surreal, and the surf at the area beaches are boisterous, and all are within minutes driving distance of the villa. Those that are a bit more Adventurous are able to walk from the Villa to the beach. Always be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on any incoming weather.

Our gated, electronic entryway opens into an estate-like, manicured driveway, meticulously installed landscaping, as well as additional accent lighting.

The surrounding jungles and villa gardens have numerous tropical ornamentals, banana, lime, guava, tangerine, and avocado tress!

The entrance to the villa itself consists of two oversized, double-sided, hand crafted wooden doors surrounded by "water mirrors" on either side. As you enter the home you are greeted by "jaw dropping" sweeping ocean views, a nice breeze, and a sense of openness that is....well quite literally breathtaking!

This jungle estate thoughtfully combines indoor/outdoor living, all blended together in a unique way that enhances the natural surroundings, all while maintaining a superior level of comfort. The open floor plan consists of a perfectly stocked gourmet kitchen with a large custom made cedar wood island cascading white quartz and teak dining stools. All new stainless steel appliances, an outdoor grilling area complete with wet bar, cold wine fridge, indoor gas cook-top complete with a beveled edge subway tile and back-splash is just some of the many details that make entertaining at Villa la Luna a delight.

A daily maid or chef preparing evening meals with local fresh catch, complete with organic veggies and fruits are but one of the “options” available for addition fee, as well as delivery OR you can make a quick run into Uvita or Dominical to pick up locally grown groceries, fresh catch, deserts, local exotic coffees and much more.

The comfy living area has a brand new custom goose-down sectional, a 72" LED flat screen monitor equipped with blue ray DVD player, SKY cable, NETFLIX for ALL of your entertainment needs!

Yes...major sports and music channels, inc movies, genre, and family flicks (no "adult" channels allowed) and of course numerous music channels! The "Net Sys" internet is lightning fast ⚡️and is capable of streaming Netflix if you have an account...

Villa la Luna opens up with "Europa Style" accordion style, sliding glass doors to the outdoor patio area complete with four (4) custom local teak lounge chairs, rattan wicker lounging area for four (4), and an all new commercial 316 SS lighted outdoor kitchen, with built in four burner gas grill, outdoor beverage center and prep sink, all complemented with a custom-made Guanacaste dining table that comfortably seats (8) eight. Al Fresco living at is finest!!

The 30 foot long, lighted, infinity edge "Bali Stone" pool is large enough to swim laps in, and is both kid, and seniors friendly with its twin solar shelves. The view from the pool, overlooking the ocean, the famous whales tail and the Marino Ballena National park is awe inspiring. A must see to believe.

Each bedroom has a private bathroom, hardwood teak floors, new pillow top, mattresses, fresh linens, AC, and full unobstructed ocean views of the famous South Pacific "whales tail" as well as the surrounding jungle canopy. Please be certain that all windows and sliding doors are properly closed and locked prior to leaving the villa and or retiring for the evening.

The master suite is enormous with a brand new SERTA Hypnos pillow top mattresses, and a massive walk in closet. The indoor/outdoor shower in the master suite "opens up" to the outdoors welcoming the sounds of the jungle and the ocean breeze right in...

Security: Villa la Luna is thoroughly equipped with a combination style safe to store your passports and valuables with-in. Also exterior only, perimeter infrared cameras, interior motion detectors, and a state of the art alarm system all for our clients peace of mind. ALL of the cameras are on the outside of the villa itself, and are located on the main entry gates, as well as the driveway sides of the villa, so as NOT be intrusive on your day to day activities! The cameras are there for everyone's safety/security and are a requirement from our Costa Rica insurance agency!

The surrounding jungle canopy is alive with both howler/white faced monkeys, vibrant colored Toucan birds, sloths, iguanas of all shapes and sizes, and numerous indigenous wildlife. Did you know that approx. 20% of the earth species reside in Costa Rica, which is less than 1% of the Earth's land mass… Simply amazing! Yes our windows are equipped with screens!!

Lots of things to do here in Costa Rica! Enjoy your very own, complimentary concierge (Juli) as she is always available to assist you with setting up fishing trips, snorkeling, jungle tours, white water rafting, canopy tours, horse back excursions (lunch inc) which guide you to surreal swimming holes, gorgeous water falls, as well as (seasonal) whale/dolphin watching (in their natural habitat) spa services, private chef, grocery deliveries and much, more to ensure that your stay at Villa la Luna is absolutely unforgettable.

A small grocery market in nearby Dominical has almost everything you might need. For more variety, there is a bigger supermarket (BM) in Uvita. If you want to travel further - the largest nearby city of San Isidro El General lies 40 minutes up into the Talamanca mountain range offering a wide range of stores. If you aren’t in the mood to cook, ask for Chef Royner’s availability and or there are a number of excellent options for dining out in Dominical and Uvita plus don’t miss the world-class restaurants in Ojochal just 30 minutes down the main road. Your activities might include seeing the wildlife at Hacienda Baru, taking the Osa Mountain canopy tour, going on the Nauyaca Falls horseback tour, strolling down a beautiful secluded beach, or surfing. Also-you dont want to skip the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, it's just 500 mtrs north of Casa Luna. Also, there is access to numerous nearby walking trails!

Treat your family and friends to this beautiful executive villa....paradise is closer than you ever imagined!

Pura Vida 💯❤️🇨🇷


Villa la Luna

South Pacific Land Mngt

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Member since: 2016
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Owner/Manager

A US citizen residing in Atlanta Georgia and Dominical Costa Rica. We fell in love with Villa la Luna, the culture and the laid back lifestyle of Costa Rica. We are extremely focused with operating in excellence as well as our clients overall experience and satisfaction.

We have been married 21 years, have four children, and are extremely blessed and excited to call Villa la Luna our own. I have personally interviewed all of our staff, and have retained the best available team to work in harmony with our vision of excellence.

Pura Vida (pure life)

JamesAvery & Kim Munsey

Villa la Luna

Dominical Costa Rica

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2015

Why Owner/Manager chose Dominical

Why the Owner Chose Dominical, Costa Rica:

This is one of the most unique settings in all of Costa Rica. The Pacific Southern Zone of Costa Rica is amazing in its own regards, but this property in particular is something else entirely. Because the land itself was flat and held a building pad the size of a soccer field we were able to construct a one level modern tropical villa that fit the space perfectly. The entire house opens up to allow for indoor/outdoor living and you can walk right out and have a large yard incorporated into the house build which is rare when building on the side of a mountain set among the rain forest. Every feature and design aspect of the house was thought out before hand to maximize the view! When you enter through the custom front door the first thing you notice is the ocean. As you walk into the house, you will immediately see the world famous Whale's Tail white water coastal view and know you are somewhere special. You really must see it in person to experience the WOW factor that is Villa La Luna!

What makes this house unique

Villa la Luna is perfectly situated just south of the Quepos airport, in the town of Dominical which is known for its world class surfing, fishing and local attractions. Dominical is located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This quaint easy-going seaside surf town is bordered to the north by Rio Baru, to the east by breathtaking towering mountains, and to the south by a series of gorgeous beaches and coves.

Dominical is for the traveler seeking an authentic experience. A place where the smiles are as wide as the beaches are long, and the unspoiled rain-forest and shore is home to locals, ex-pats from around the globe, and more bird and animal species then can counted! Also Dominical offers a variety of excellent dining options, exclusive neighborhoods, bars and cabanas. The surrounding rain-forest teems with exotic animals like vibrant colored toucans, giant green and red iguanas, several types of monkeys, parrots, three toed sloths, small cats (jaguarundis & montegordos) and much, much more!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Be certain to close/lock all doors/windows & set the alarm system. We provide a safe for your valuables & cannot be held response for missing items.
  • Loss of any villa keys/gate remote results in automatic lose of ENTIRE damage deposit.
  • Villa la Luna, nor any of our staff, will be held responsible for potential loss of food or others perishable items due to potential power outage...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • All bedrooms have amazing ocean views of the South Pacific/whales tail, where the rain forest meets the ocean, and include private full bathrooms with modern showers and A/C.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Enormous Master Suite with king size pillow top Serta mattress, walk in closet, walk in shower overlooking the South Pacific, with double vanity sinks, hardwood teak floors and A/C, and an amazing indoor/outdoor shower with jaw dropping views of the South Pacific!
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
For general information about the area, renting a vehicle, directions to local attractions, booking a chef for the Villa, a massage therapist, having additional maid services during your stay, or to book an adventure tour, contact our complimentary concierge JULI HARRIS at juli@cosatricarealestatedominical.com and please COPY US here at villalaluna1@gmail.com. PURA VIDA et Tuanis!


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"Tropical Modern Masterpiece w/ Jaw Dropping Views"
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

This villa, and management team, are quite frankly the best we have ever encountered...we we have traveled the globe to many destinations! JamesAvery made the reservation process super smooth and always made himself (and team) available before, during and even after our departure by following up to make sure everything was going smoothly. My husband even locked us out of the master bedroom, on accident of course, and Fabian their property manager came immediately even though he was with fever and had ear infection! This team and villa are “simply the best” in every area hands down! We have already reserved our travels dates for our next get a way to Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall best place I’ve ever stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

James was very very helpful through the whole process from the date I made my reservation all the way til me leaving. James gives you all the information you need which help make this trip really easy. Everything in the pictures looks exactly the same but even better in person. Will definitely be returning in the near future. :)

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Jersey, USA

Awesome villa with a view

  • 5 of 5

Villa la Luna is a great place for a holiday. It is very well laid out with a master bedroom on one end and two bedrooms on the opposite end. The pool is amazing. It also has a great kitchen and BBQ. The home is halfway between Dominical and Uvita...a great jumping off point for day trips. We did day trips to the Whale's tail...well worth it....and Manuel Antonio and Stand-Up-Paddle boarding through the mangroves with bonus sloth and monkey tour. We had a chef bring in groceries for the first day as well as cook a meal, which was also a great experience.

In terms of restaurants, there is the Jolly Roger on the same road as the villa and lots of options relatively close by. There is also a major grocery store in Uvita and you can buy fresh fish a few kiliometres north of the villa.

You do need a 4x4 as the villa is on a fairly steep dirt/paved road. We had a standard and it was pretty easy getting up there...even in the rain.

Compared to other places we have stayed, the bugs were pretty minimal, especially if you kept the outdoor lights off at night.

We saw Toucans a couple of times and heard howler monkeys.

It's about a 3 hour drive from San Jose airport (without stopping) or 5-5 1/2 hours from Arenal. If you are coming in from SJO, there a lot of great fruit stands along the way and would suggest stocking up. Stopping at the crocodile bridge (Tarcoles) was also a great experience.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much it was our pleasure hosting your crew! Gracious amigos Pura Vida 💯🇨🇷❤️🙌🏼👍🏿
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Personal Attention

  • 5 of 5

You can read all the other reviews to hear all about how beautiful the property and the view are, and trust me- they are to die for!

But the best thing about staying at Villa La Luna is the personal attention that you receive from James. He will be in constant contact with you from the moment you book answering any questions you may have about the unit, the area, or the country. The moment you leave he will contact you to make sure that everything was perfect. In between, you may receive screenshots of the weather forecast (always perfect) or a recommendation of something to do (Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary- DO IT!) My companions and I felt like we were actually guests in someone's house as opposed to a VRBO renter involved in a business transaction, and for that alone I would give this unit 5 stars.

Thank you James for making this experience something that we will never forget!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, thank you for the very kind review, We appreciate the way you and your quests took the upmost care of our home, and look forward to hosting you again next year! Pura Vida!!
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Beautiful & Well Maintained Property

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our first visit to Costa Rica. We loved Villa Luna!! It was the perfect size for our family and it contained all the necessary supplies and amenities and then some. The house is well decorated and all of the rooms were very comfortable and had beautiful views. The grounds of the house are beautiful and lush and very well maintained. The pool overlooks a marvelous view of the ocean and the “whale tail.” The house was close to the beach, all of our actives (ATV and zip lining) and the town of Uvita where we ate some great food at a place called Sibu. The owner and the property manager were extremely responsive and the concierge did a great job of getting us booked on our desired tours. The level of service we received was outstanding! If you choose to stay at Villa Luna you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nazrina, Thank you for your kind and candid review… We always do our best to operate in excellence in every area, this includes those that we partner with. We thank you again for your travels and we look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future.❤️💯🇨🇷🙏🏼
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing vacation, albeit too short (damn travel soccer!!). James and his crew delivered a turnkey experience. I am still amazed that he was so available throughout our stay. He truly went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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¿Por Que No?
Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge
Nauyaca Waterfalls
La Parcela
Costa Rica Real Estate Service
You can book tours through their office
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Quepos (Regional / 30 min flight to San Jose Int)
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar Jolly Roger (Live Music / Burgers / Wings)
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
San Buenas Golf Resort (9 Holes)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Costanera Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Bar Jolly Rogers (cash/colones only)
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Playa Hermosa (Sandy Beach / Good Surfing)
Car: necessary

Villa La Luna is located about 5 minutes south of Dominical and 6 minutes up the Escaleras Road from the entrance of Cuna Del Angel. We are 3 minutes up (500 mtrs) from Bar Jolly Roger (a popular entertainment spot in the area). The setting is lush tropical jungle with one of the best "jaw dropping views" in all of Costa Rica.

There are no shortage of things to do In the Dominical and Uvita areas. You will be able to visit majestic waterfalls with giant swimming holes, surf some of the most consistent waves in the country, snorkel / dive at Cano Island, kayak / paddle board the caves at Ventanas Beach, ride an ATV through the rain forest, take an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip through the jungle and enjoy incredible nature hikes where you will witness an incredible array of wildlife.

If you are looking to experience one of the most exciting and beautiful places to visit in Costa Rica, Villa La Luna is definitely the place for you!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.39

-All rates and villa availability are subject to change until reservations have been made with required deposit-
----->Additional charges will be applied to Envision & Best Fest Music Festivals<-----
Villa la Luna has numerous returning clients each season so do not delay in making your reservations as far in advance as possible. All reservations that are accepted within 30 or less "before arrival" are required to be paid 100% in advance, as customary for our industry. Additional guests that arrive that were NOT accounted for during your initial reservations, will be charged at a rate of 100.00 per day, per person, no exceptions, and must be paid in advance. The potential additional guest fee(s) are not allowed to be deducted from your refundable security deposit. Furthermore, clients and all guests and or visitors to Villa la Luna are solely responsible for securing, not only villa itself and the villa property and its contents, but also their own personal belongings. Villa la Luna, South Pacific Land Managements llc, nor its owners, or any villa staff, are responsible for securing, replacing or protection of any of your personal belongings whatsoever, including, but not limited to: cash, checks, travelers checks, personal items, luggage, electronics, laptops, cell phones and or jewelry. Villa la Luna/South Pacific Land Management llc, nor the owners or staff, will/can be held responsible for any potential change/loss of flights, car rental, luggage, fares, taxis/transportation or any reimbursements of any kind, including but not limited to, rental refunds, any costs associated with changing flights, or reimbursements of any kind for any reason.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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