Amazing views and sandy beaches await at this charming home with three to four master bedrooms on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific Coast. Multiple families or large groups of friends can enjoy hammocks and ocean views off the patio, as well as perks like a private pool, granite countertops, tile floors, high ceilings, and total privacy (from fellow humans, but expect to be visited by howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, toucans, coatis, and other native wildlife).
One master bedroom has a small balcony overlooking the ocean and a walk-in closet. Another opens out to the pool and includes a semi-outdoor shower. The third bedroom has views of the jungle, including flora in which the monkeys and coatis love to feed. Lastly, the fourth "room" is actually a small guest house on-site that features another master bedroom, a full bath, a compact kitchen, and a separate patio.
Most homes in this area are on the mountainside of the coastal highway, and many have long drives up very steep roads. This home is a rare find on the ocean side of the highway, with relatively easy access. Nestled on a half-acre at the end of a private road, guests can be assured of privacy, yet the home is an easy walk to Hotel Cuna del Angel, which features a spa and a top-notch restaurant.
Before settling on this home, the owners traveled widely and know that sometimes it’s the little things that make a stay more enjoyable. Chef-quality knives, a Vitamix blender, reverse osmosis drinking system, portable bluetooth speaker and printer (ideal for small jobs like printing boarding passes or receipts), beach bag, free WiFi, and a USB multi-charger are all provided for the enjoyment and convenience of guests.
If you can possibly drag yourself away from the view, there is more to do in the area than you will have time for. This rental sits between Dominical, just five-and-a-half miles up the coast, and Uvita, less than seven miles south. Uvita hosts sandy beaches at Marino Ballena National Park and also has grocery stores, a gas station, and many good restaurants. Two miles north is the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, with lush foliage and exotic wildlife. The Nauyaca Waterfalls are just 10 miles farther. In Dominical, watch the sunset, surf, or try one of several local restaurants. Small, quiet beaches dot the coast between Dominical and Uvita. Dominical and Uvita host farmers' markets each week. And be sure to stop by and pick up some local fruits and veggies (some of which you’ve probably never heard of, but need to try) in the farmers's markets of both Uvita and Dominical.
Watch for whales in September on their annual migration, try world-class fishing just off-shore, or travel to Isla Cana for the second-best dive spot in Costa Rica (snorkeling is also available). More adventure awaits with ziplining and boat tours via Xploratura. Nearby restaurants include dining at Hotel Cuna del Angel, the Talanguera Bar & Restaurant, and the Bar Jolly Roger. All of which are within a mile of this home.
Things to know:
Full kitchen with a dishwasher
Private gas grill