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Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Master bedrm up, studio bedrm w/ queen & twin below, tent platform,

Rent this beautiful 2011-custom built house with pool/spa, flower gardens, wifi and great cell phone reception. The house has air conditioning in the bedrooms.

It is located in the Rain Forest Preserve just above the town of Dominical. The house is just up the hillside from the famous Dominical surf beach and has easy access to shopping, restaurants, surfing and surf lessons. You may pre-arrange with the owner and caretaker for catered meals. Take the short hike to you very own private waterfall/pool within the Preserve.

This amazing house has huge views of the 1000-acre Rain Forrest canopy from either the wraparound deck or the adjacent large yoga deck. Tucans come to visit most mornings as you lounge in the pool. Have breakfast on the upper deck as you listen to the jungle awakening and see the butterflies and other wildlife come awake. Take a 5-minute walk from the house and you will arrive at the community-owned covered “mirador”. This beautiful covered deck has tables and chairs where you can sit and watch the sun go down, enjoy the big ocean views, and be on the lookout for migrating humpback wales.

It is simple to book tours and adventures. For example, you may wish to go horseback riding on the beach, try snorkeling at Canyo Island, do a zipline tour at Hacienda Baru, visit the big amazing Nayuaca Waterfalls, go scuba diving in the Osa, see live reptiles get fed at Reptilandia, try paragliding or do a bird watching tour. The owner is happy to send you a customized set of recommendations.

This house is perfect for 2 couples to share as the upper and lower levels have separate entrances and bathrooms. Families with teens may request set up of the luxury tent to provide a 3rd living space. Upper & lower levels have setups for movies songs in the IMAC computer and AppleTV

The house is generally not well suited for young children or toddlers due to the layout. The house has 1 master bedroom upstairs with bath, full kitchen, and deck. The downstairs is accessible by the outside staircase and has a bedroom with1 queen and 1 single bed, private bath and it’s own kitchenette area with microwave, 2-burner range-top & cooler.

We do recommend anyone who stays at Canopy Vista have a 4-wheel drive vehicle or take a 4-wd taxi ride up to the house due to the steep terrain.

More Details

Owner
Kathleen Chiras
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Can use Google translate to communicate.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 February, 2017

About Kathleen Chiras

I fell so in love with this country that I mortgaged my house here in Colorado to buy the land at the Rainforest Preserve in 2006, and then I also bought a reforestation farm about 30 min. from the Preserve. I built the house there in December 2011.

Kathleen Chiras purchased this house in 2006

Why Kathleen Chiras chose Puntarenas

Awake to the sounds of the jungle and see the Tucans fly into 'Tucan tree' right in front of your eyes shortly after dawn. See the top of the canopy and animals like the Pizotes or white faced monkeys wondering around below.

Canopy Vista is up the mountain 6 switchbacks, and this affords greater safety away from the public beach, and is only a 15-20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive down to the famous Dominical surf beach.

There are lots of places to walk within the Preserve, including the big ocean overlook ('the Miradore'), and our community orchard, and a waterfall.

The house has incredible views of the Preserve on 3 sides and a small view of the ocean. The house is new as of 2011, has lots of windows and a great ocean breeze.

Bedrooms can be air conditioned individually. High speed internet available at the house, and IMAC computer may be checked out. The computer also has lots of movies and music. There is also a small TV monitor with Apple TV in the downstairs room.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to the beach, the town of Dominical, and all of the local attractions. Easy to bird-watch or see butterflies right from the house. Paraglide launchplace nearby. Big tent available for extra guests or teens 13 or above. Pool, Wifi, air conditioning.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Las Olas, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Grey Water System
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each bedroom area has a bathroom with shower, including the tent platform area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 rooms in tent
  • All new house & appliances & furniture as of Dec. 2011
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We provide an 'unplugged' environment for a relaxing stay in the tropics. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended for driving on anything other than the two paved highways in Costa Rica. The road into the Preserve up to the house requires a 4wd.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Nestled in Rain Forest Preserve yet only 5 min to beach New pool/spa. Wifi
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews
5

The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was absolutely lovely! The house is right in the middle of the jungle which makes you feel like you're in a tropical paradise. The views are stunningly beautiful and the house itself is very nice. The location is great because you're tucked away in the jungle, which gives you a great sense of privacy. At the same time, you're minutes away from the beach, as well as the town, so you don't have to go out of your way to get anywhere. There's a great kitchen area that was a lot of fun to cook in and the wrap around balcony is incredible! I think the balcony and views were two of our most favorite things about staying here. We saw so many colorful birds and butterflies outside in the front yard which was awesome. We even saw a sloth down the road on one of our walks to a nearby waterfall. There's a tent platform on the property that you can camp out in which was really cool and there's a downstairs room with two beds that makes it really easy to travel with friends and family. It was so nice to be able to just walk outside and have so many great trails for walking and hiking. It was also nice to be conveniently near the beach and all of the town's restaurants and stores. This was honestly the best vacation I have ever had. Costa Rica is a beautiful place and this house was the perfect home during our stay. If I ever get another chance to visit Costa Rica, I will definitely choose to stay at this wonderful vacation rental again.

Pura Vida! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brittany! I love sharing my Costa Rica home with people such as yourself who really appreciate the many wonderful aspects of this house and location. Kathleen
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5

Beautiful house and area, with abundant tropical birds right by the house.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This is a very comfortable and well equipped house, set in the hills above the small beach town of Dominical. The wrap around balcony is fabulous for eating outside and enjoying the sounds of howler monkeys and toucans. The caretaker Edwin is friendly and helpful. I walked up a short trail above the house to the viewpoint which was incredible. I also walked to the rainforest trail leading to a waterfall. It is a great walk on very well maintained steps. I stayed at the house on my own and felt very secure as the neighbourhood is so peaceful. I'd highly recommend the house to anyone who loves nature and also enjoys the beach. Great for families, couples or independent single travelers.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5
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This Beautiful Home is AMAZING! You are perched at the top on the Jungle!

Edwin is the caretaker and was always so helpful and always smiling!

You defiantly need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get up here, but TOTALLY worth it!

I will leave a little piece of my heart here.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw, so glad you had fun and thanks for the 5* review! Come back again soon.! Warmly, Kathleen
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4

An amazing experience

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

We are leaving Canopy Vista this morning and moving on to another area of this incredible country. There is so much to see here and we are so glad we began our adventures in Dominical. Canopy Vista is an awesome place to be for anyone looking for an experience off the beaten path. The road up to it is seriously steep and you need a 4x4 vehicle for sure! The local caretaker, Edwin brought us to the house and we were immediately greeted by a symphony of Howler Monkeys. WOW. They are incredible to listen to. If you find insects to be interesting, you are going to love it here. The moths and butterflies are colourful and varied and I have never seen so many different kinds of beetles. The birdlife too will have you gasping in awe. We have seen 2 kinds of Toucans, along with many other birds. The house is equipped with many informative books to help you identify all the amazing wild life inhabitating the area.

Canopy Vista is comfortable and the air conditioning system works superbly. The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked every breakfast and dinner and enjoyed it very much. The bed is comfortable and the shower is fantastic. We did not need the lower bedroom but it too is comfortable and totally perfect if you need the extra space. The swimming pool is welcoming as the day gets hotter. The only negative comment is that tiny gnats and other flying insects seem to manage to get into the house no matter how vigilant you are in keeping windows and doors closed and this made the evening meal a little less pleasant. Not a big deal given how much we loved everything else about being here. You can walk to the amazing Mirador to see the sunsets over Dominical beach or walk the main road and just enjoy the incredible sounds, sights and scents of this amazing rainforest. We will never forget our time at Canopy Vista and we cannot say enough about how wonderful Edwin is. The owner, Katherine, has also been so very helpful and pleasant and we are grateful to both of them for making our first visit to Costa Rica be so fabulous. Thanks for all the fresh fruit that was waiting for us upon our arrival, that was special!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great experience, Kim. Come back soon! Kathleen
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5

Very nice house

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

While we were initially concerned about the steep drive to the house, once you drive it a couple of times it's not bad. Would recommend a smaller SUV instead of the full size as some of the corners are too tight for a long vehicle. The house was very nice however air conditioning is only available in the bedrooms. The common living area upstairs has screens that do allow ants and gnats to get in. It was not a huge issue just don't leave trash and food out. The caretaker was wonderful. One night there was a storm and some trees were down in the road. Edwin was out clearing the road for us before 6am!! One thing to note is that the sun sets at 6pm. We were back in each night before the sun sets which left for long evenings without a TV so be prepared. Overall I would go back to this property and would recommend as a very quite secluded retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and 5*s. Yes, it gets dark early in the tropics. You may have been unaware that we have an Imac at the house that is loaded with movies & music for those long evenings in Costa Rica. Also, many people just bring their own mobile devices, these days, or cruise the net using the house wifi. Would love to have you back! The owner
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5

Beautiful and isolated.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We came to Costa Rica for adventure, and we found it! The house fit our vacation needs perfectly. We wanted to stay away from resorts and tourists, but still be close to a lot of the activities we wanted to do, e.g., surfing, hiking, ziplining, cliff-jumping. From the toucans in the 'toucan tree' just off the deck to the hiking trail into the jungle to the howler monkeys' bone-chilling cries to the surf at Dominical and Dominicalito, we had it all. The house was beautiful and much more modern than I expected. The ceiling fans were refreshing and the furniture/beds were comfortable. Best of all, we felt totally isolated on the property. No noise and no traffic! We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

House on the edge of the Rainforest Preserve with pool/spa, air conditioning in bedrooms and optional 2-room Luxury Tent on the adjacent viewing platform. Internet available at the house. Located within the Rain Forest Preserve on

a private 5 acres lot. Straight down Mango Manor road and across the Costanera highway you will find the famous Dominical surf beach. There is a waterfall within the Preserve and I will help you locate many hidden waterfall jewels in the area. GREAT house for one or two families with teenage kids to enjoy as there are 3 distinct living spaces: upstairs, downstairs & the tent platform. It is a small house, but packs a lot of privacy.

The ocean and great surf beach of Dominical are just a 15 minute walk down the hill.This amazing new house and tent platform has easy access to all of the amenities offered by the southern zone: great wildlife, the beach, fantastic restaurants, day excursions.

30 foot waterfall with pool below within walking distance. Special breakfast 'Mirador' overlooking the big Pacific just a 5 minute walk away.

A yoga retreat center is located within the Rainforest Preserve. Please check for retreat dates.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Las Olas, Puntarenas

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High Season Jan 16-March31
16 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£439
for 3 nights
From
£120
£884
£2,091
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
April 3-August 31 Season
1 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£381
for 3 nights
From
£101
£764
£1,689
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
September 1-Dec 14th
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£72
£587
£1,287
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£406
for 3 nights
From
£109
£840
£1,689
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
Cleaning £32

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Contact the owner for special seasonal discounts. Daily rates quoted are based on 4 person occupancy. I love kids, but we have found the house ist best suited for families with children over 12 years of age. $10/day/person for additional guests. Special rate of $90/night for Envision Fest dates of Feb 26-March 2 for downstairs only, 2.

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