Can Shekinah - Mystical Mansion

House - Private room · Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Property Manager Kelley
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The Space

Looking for the finer things? Can Shekinah holds wonderment from every corner of the world.
From the moment the guard swings the gates open to your private driveway, you know you have been set upon the lap of luxury. Manicured lawns trimmed in lush jungle lead the way to this stately haven. The rich, warm colors of Can Shekinah perfectly contrast the greens of tropical palms that shade the entry way. As you enter, take a moment to appreciate the details…. Windows perfectly trimmed, carved columns and massive front door. Old world charm greets you as walk through the door to find the fountain trickling a song that revives the body, mind and spirit. The sweeping staircase is adorned in forged iron that twists delicately into an ascending vine, bejeweled with stained glass windows and a glistening antique chandelier. Breeze passed the stairs to find a finely appointed chef's kitchen - laden with a stone facade and beamed ceilings - custom cabinetry and fine wood counters, and professional grade appliances. Steps away the formal dining room awaits, reminiscent of a European Manor. Large folding glass doors invite the sites and sound of the ocean and jungle to serenade your evening meal. If you prefer, dine “al fresco” in the more casual our door living space, still equally appointed in fineness. Sit at the centuries old wagon wheel table or under the thatched palapa supported by twisting columns that encircle a sacred space – tailor made for finding tranquility. Return indoors to find the living area with a copper hearth at its center trimmed in Thai and Indian accents. Entertainment center is easily tucked away, allowing conversation to prevail.
Bedrooms offer plus furnishings where fine silks and linens envelop you as you drift off to dreamland.
Bedroom 1: King Suite
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
The only thing better than a great night’s sleep is welcoming the morning with a cup of Costa Rica’s fine coffee, provided for you in your welcome basket. Enjoy this with local, fresh, organic fruits (also part of your welcoming gift.) If you please, we can arrange breakfast to be prepared so that your morning is effortless. Sneak back upstairs to familiarize yourself again with the backs of your eyelids or curl up with your loved one. If morning is “your” time, find your spot next to the infinity pool as it spills over the meticulously landscaped grounds. Combine breath and movement on the yoga platform feet from the big blue pacific. Balinese furniture is perfectly placed whether it is sun or shade you desire. Meander the grounds and marvel the natural and man-made splendor that Can Shekinah offers.
Once you ready, the area is surrounded by as much or as little adventure as you desire. From bird-watching at the area wildlife refuge, to surf lessons at the local beach break, a relaxing massage on the pool deck or repelling down a spectacular waterfall, it´s all here in the Dominical area. You name it: horseback to the waterfalls or on the beach at sunset; boat tour to the mangroves, to Caño Island for snorkel or SCUBA, and fishing; canopy zip-lines and nature hikes; photographic safari; Yoga, Pilate's or Martial Arts; aerial, ATV or kayaking tours. Steps away, fine dining, full service spa, cosmetic medical and dental, and sport fishing.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • Kelley was amazing. SO helpful! she was great

    May 2014
  • Kelly was very responsive and dealt with issues as promptly as she could.

    May 2014
  • We stayed at Vista Encantada. We arrived late and Kelley was there to take us to the property. Kelley was very friendly and helpful. The house was beautiful, clean and had amazing views! The beds were very comfortable and a private bath in every room. It was great to have a washer and dryer to wash out clothes after traveling for a week. The house is located up a rocky, dirt road so a 4x4 is a must!!! Location is close to many activities and beaches.Kelley was very accommodating and helpful! We would definitely stay there again.

    March 2014
  • There were 7 adults in the party. The description of the main villa was incorrect, as it is a 3 bed villa with the fourth and fifth bedrooms being in a guesthouse.
    The villa had beautiful views over the coast and rainforest and an infinity pool. The pool area was large, but did not have adequate sun-loungers, as one of the 3 had perished in the sun, leaving us with 2 for the 7 of us for whole of the holiday. The outside seating area was lovely and had a couple of BBQ’s during our stay. The sunroof had no facilities on it to watch the sunset.
    Inside there were TWO en-suite bedrooms, the third having a separate shower room only. This bedroom did not have any wardrobe area for garment hanging. None of the rooms had curtains and there was no obscured glass in the bath/toilet areas, although we are all friends, there are certain things that we don’t want to see of each other!
    The living area was large & spacious, the kitchen area had a great large fridge freezer, with ice making facilities and a separate large wine cooler. The dishwasher was not secured and inadequate supply of dishwasher tablets, and some of the basic kitchen facilities were missing too. We were not supplied with toilet tissue as per the website.
    There was a great washing machine, and tumble dryer, but did not have the advertised airer. There was also no iron or hair dryers, until requested. there was no ironing board either. The safe did not function and the fly screens on some door were broken and not fixed until 3 days before we left.

    Access to the guesthouse was down a steep driveway or steps, which did not have a handrail for support, This would not suit people with joint problems and seemed unsafe. The lighting down the driveway was not functioning adequately and was repaired after requesting. The downstairs room had an open plan living/bed area, with TV, toilet and washing machine, and smelt badly of mildew. The upstairs area had a large comfy bed, but no wardrobe and had to drape garments over the sofa bed. The small kitchen had a large cooker (not used) and fridge freezer. This had NO kettle and only 1 adult size and 1 child size mugs, so had to use the microwave for the morning coffee. The aircon unit was not working properly and was repaired once requested. There was no bath, but a quirky wall tiled shower, which was a bit fierce on sunkissed skin. This room also smelt BADLY of mildew/must It was not possible to keep doors open whilst occupied, as there was not fly/mesh barrier to stop bugs entering the room. A dehumidifier was provided after request, which lessened this odour by the end of the holiday, but did not resolve the issue.

    February 2014
  • We had a fantastic stay at Vista Encantada! The pictures can't show how impressive the view from this house is! This villa located at 250 meters above the sea levels is surround by nature and jungle! There is nearly no visible neighbors, making the place really private, and we loved it! A few minutes away, there is a big waterfall where you can swim! In the area, we saw lots of life : animal, bird, insect. It was just incredible!

    The house has 3 big bedrooms all with king beds and private bathrooms. There is also an additional sofa if you need it. The kitchen is well equipped, the living room is huge and Internet/TV were working very well. A water filter was making the water drinkable for us, which was really convenient.

    Only a small note to let you know that the road to reach the house climbs a lot, and it is made out of dirt. I feel that a 4x4 car is pretty necessary to get there without too much pain.

    February 2014
  • Beautiful property in a lovely quiet location. A perfect place to start our honeymoon. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer!!

    December 2013
  • The home was beautiful with amazing views. We arrived at night and spent 30 minutes trying to find the guesthouse . I assumed it was next to the main house . It is 150 steps down a ravine so very secluded, something to keep in mind if you want to be close together. The pool was wonderful . It takes about 15 minutes to reach Dominical . We enjoyed being able to drive to the small towns and 30 minutes to Manuel Antonio then returning to peace and quiet at the Casa. A true paradise . We had toucans visit very early in the morning everyday but did not see or hear monkeys . There was no house phone during our visit . We could not make any local calls so it was hard to confirm tours or call Kelley.We communicated with her via internet .

    Casa Tanglewood was peaceful , beautiful , clean, modern and we would definitely stay there again .

    August 2013
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