Welcome to villa Bella Vista where the sky meets the ocean! Enjoy the view of the Pacific with its gorgeous sunset and our private virgin jungle with monkeys, variety of birds and other wildlife. It is an ideal spot for those who are looking for tranquil vacation in a beautiful nature setting.
Our villa is a perfect place for the honeymoon or any other romantic vacation.
The villa is surrounded by 2 acres of gorgeous tropical garden. The 670 meter elevation assures warm days and comfortable nights without the need for air conditioning. We sleep with open windows and doors, inviting fresh mountain air to freely enter our rooms.The house has a large number of spacious social areas, both inside and outside, and allows privacy for people who require it. Exercise room with the fitness equipment is also available.
Unfortunately, house is not suitable for the children under the age of 10.
We have two friendly dogs and three cats living at the property. You are welcome to play with them (and if you don't - the villa is big enough and they won't bother you :)
To the West, the nearby coastal town of Dominical is a 20 minute drive down the mountain. It is a surfer's paradise with rustic charm, offering world-class surfing great for both advanced and beginner surfers alike, Spanish and yoga classes as well as shopping and restaurants. Up and down the coastline there are many other beautiful, secluded beaches.
And to the East, the regional capital of San Isidro Del General is a 20 minute drive further up the mountain, a major city with shopping, restaurants, medical/dental facilities, Spanish and Latin Dance schools with very affordable prices, and the largest farmers market in Costa Rica offering organic produce, fish, meat etc.
Nearby: less then 5 min by car there is a cute little restaurant with the fresh local food and friendly people. Beautiful waterfall is accessible by horseback riding – really fun day adventure. From Dominical you can go on rafting trips, kayak, boat and canopy tours and offshore fishing. Boat trip to Caño Island is wonderful if you like snorkeling or scuba diving.
We are offering a secluded apartment on the first floor of the villa with a walkout to the pool and its own entrance from the garden. The apartment has a spacious bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. It features queen size bed, dining table with the chairs, coffee table with armchairs and TV. (We also have another private bedroom with its own bathroom - if you are interested please inquire about availability and pricing)
Interaction with Guests
We live in the villa all year and like to meet our guests and make sure they are comfortable.
Our villa is located in the secluded spot and no public transport is available at the doorstep. It is three hours drive from the airport and 25 min to the beach. We recommend to rent a car in San Jose to really enjoy what our neighborhood has to offer.
We expect our guests arrive between 1 pm and 9pm. No late night arrival please!
We have no smoking policy.
We stayed at Natalya and Victor's property for seven nights in February at the end of our vacation in CR. The location was exactly what I was looking for: quiet, secluded and peaceful yet only a short drive to beautiful beaches, shopping (take in the nearby markets), restaurants, etc. Located in the hills above Dominical, the mountain and ocean views are spectacular, especially the sunsets. The elevation also means you have pleasantly warm temperatures all day long, but can escape the high heat and humidity of the coast. Sleeping at night was very comfortable without a/c and there were no mosquitoes at any time (at least when we were there).
The property itself is amazing, set in the forest and surrounded by the beauty of Costa Rica. The gardens are extensive, with dozens of varieties of plants and trees to admire. Short walks from the house will also take you into primary forest or past small farms and pastures. The pool and pool deck (more views!) are beautiful- spent many hours there relaxing! The rancho is a great feature (even better views!) and is set up with tables and chairs for lounging as well as a great bbq. Try sitting out there at night with the sounds of the forest surrounding you, it's amazing.
The apartment was exactly as described. It is very comfortable- great bed!- and beautifully decorated. Really liked the high ceilings and woodwork. They have done a great job in setting it up with everything you could possibly need, from lots of big towels to a fully set-up and supplied kitchen and bathroom. Having the kitchen gave us the flexibility to buy delicious local fruit, vegetables and fish and prepare our own meals when we wanted. Many basic food staples were provided making meal prep easy.
The entire property (grounds and living area), was immaculately clean and well-kept.
We really enjoyed spending time with Natalya and Victor. They are genuinely nice people and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to ensure that we had a great time. Excellent hosts! They gave us lots of suggestions of things to see and do that we wouldn't have found or heard of otherwise, and had good local info. Staying with them was a highlight of our trip, I only wish it could have been longer. I highly recommend that you stay with them if you are visiting the Dominical area.
There are not enough stars in the sky to rate Natalya and Victor's Villa. The altitude of the Villa gives you awesome views and a climate with no climate. Never hot, never cold. Just perfect. What other reviews have not mentioned is the absolute quality of the apartment. Very nice dishes, quality glassware, a super comfortable bed and pillows and great linens. Great water pressure in the shower with hot water, not to forget Biolandia shampoo and conditioner. Natalya even provided Egyptian Cotton beach towels! They let us use their cooler (Very handy for the beach), boogie boards and beach chairs. Fully equipped kitchen with new appliances, including cleaning products, sugar, oil and the basic staples and a welcome gift of fresh fruit and a bottle of wine. Really all you have to bring is your toothbrush!
We celebrated New Year's Eve and Ukrainian Orthodox Christmas Eve with Victor and Natalya along with other guests. A fabulous meal consisting of 12 different foods on the table, including "Kutia" the ritual food which was prepared from cooked rice and raisins and special syrup containing diluted honey. Victor and Natalya shared their traditions with us and our first toast was for our loved ones that were not present or who have left us. Also an extra chair and table setting were at the table for any passerby who would be in need. The atmosphere was topped of by Victor playing traditional Ukrainian and Russian Accordion music.
And all this while overlooking the mountains leading to the Pacific Ocean with great sunset views! I could go one forever and speak of the gardens, the flowering "Reina de la Noche" flowers, our friend the howler monkey who let us know it was sunrise, the hummingbirds or the nightly serenade of the crickets and the jungle that beats any meditation tape.
The only thing we missed were our dogs and here again, we had the pleasure of having Jackie and Daisy visit us from time to time. Two gentle giants who enjoy a good back massage. Lastly, I will not forget our little Persian cat friend Sasha, showing up discreetly and asking for a little attention!
I also want to mention Roxanna, Natalya's helper who proposed to teach me some Costa Rican cuisine. Unfortunately, we ran out of time... but it is only "partie remise"!
The bond and love between Natalya and Victor is contagious and adds to this perfect romantic getaway. Do yourself a favor and don't miss out on this extraordinary villa.
Perfect location, incredible environnent... this is my best experience ever with airbnb. The apartment is wonderful and very functionnal. Natalya and Victor are really warming and make you feel home! If you want to know the real Costa Rica, it's the perfect location for you... not far from the beach, not to far from interesting trek and charming towns... a spectacular view is waiting for you! You will wish to stay longer! Like I did! It's been a perfect 2 weeks!
We had an amazing time at Natalia's place. It' a luxurious treat and in the same time it's surrounded by authentic neighborhood and there are many hidden beautiful spots close by which are not overrun by tourists ... Natalia itself is an outstanding host and makes her home yours during the stay. If we'll come back to Costa Rica we'll stay definitely again at this apartment. Thanks for the unforgettable time!
Please see the previous review. We loved the property so much we decided to stay for extra days.
Retired physicist, teacher and computer programmer. I am now focused on learning Spanish, salsa dancing and growing my 2 acre garden. I love animals - we have 3 persian cats (that moved to Costa Rica from Canada) and 2 big dogs (who are Tica but respond to commands in English and Ukrainian) - you will meet them if you stay in our apartment!