About this listing
Ultimate privacy is yours in the deep jungle of Costa Rica ...yet boasting a fabulous 180' view of ocean waves . To complete the spa like atmostphere, a wonderful large pool with cascade and deck overlooking ocean . Hear and glimpse monkeys, iguanas, toucans and a myriad of other birds, admire 1 acre of landscaped grounds with flowers and trees of all types. Ever smell real cinnamon? pick your own lemon grass? Located in Hatillo mountain 7klm north of Dominical and the road ends at our gate! no passing traffic to disturb your sleep only the birds songs. Main floor dedicated to 2 guest rooms ,each with private bath ,queen bed or 2 twin beds/king-with private entrance and (email hidden)ing your two children or another couple and be the only guests here. Close to many tourist attractions. Room to make art too as owner is artist and chef. GOurmet breakfast with the room but 3 course dinnersare available for a fee-and reserved 24 hrs in advance.
Flow with the bamboo, hike the mountain or just read from a great library . Only 8 minute car ride from door to very quiet beach nearby and 10 minutes to yoga studio in Dominical. Can also be reached by taxi arranged by hostess. Experience Paradise...
Close to so many activities and park as well as at least 3 local different beaches within 10 minutes drive . I will tell you where they are and directions, not evident to general public.
Other Things to Note
Be sure to arrive before 5pm in daylight. or you'll have a very very hard time finding the place in the (website hidden)'s black in the jungle!
Be aware this is a remote place hence its privacy. Although it is only 1.9 kim You need a car or taxi to access it from the Costa Nera. You may wish to book a dinner on your day of arrival for your own comfort. see web site for details (website hidden)
each room accomodates 2 people and extra bed cannot be added.
Colette was there to greet us with a very warm welcome and could not have been more hospitable. The space was comfortable, clean and very much as expected from the photos on Airbnb.
The location is outstanding and being able to enjoy this beautiful place was every bit as delightful as we hoped.
Colette cooked us a delicious meal one of the evenings and we enjoyed good conversation together. We were also left quietly to ourselves to swim in the perfect pool and just laze about.
Collettes property was beautiful. It felt like we were living among the locals. The room was exactly what we expected. My only regret was that we didn't get to try any of Colettes cooking! She was a very wonderful host and nice to talk to. Highly recommend staying here and enjoying the pool, the deck and the view!
Colettes house is magnificent and the view and the pool and the deck around the pool too. Just as Colette!
We had such a lovely stay with her and she cooked for us and cared for us so well, we felt like princesses! ❤️
An excellent place to stay that is close to Dominical, yet far enough away to leave the crowd behind. The view is spectacular. The pool was nice to go for a dip, have a drink and watch the sunset. Viewing the night sky from the deck was amazing. The house is cool, wish I had one just like it. The appealing Central American artwork is everywhere (some of it for sale, better value than any nearby artshop). The grounds were well kept and seemed very safe. Colette is a great host and has great culinary skills. The pineapple upside down cake, fresh tuna and arugula with a good bottle of wine really set the table well, for an enjoyable dinner and ambiance. I would highly recommend staying here for 1 or 2 people per room. I will return.
We stayed at Colette's amazing oceanview home our first 3 days in Costa Rica. After driving from the Alajuela airport we arrived at dusk, she showed us our room, and invited us to take a swim in her beautiful pool! She then made the most delicious birthday dinner for me! A bonus was the homemade birthday cake! Colette is a fantastic cook and sits down with her guests to eat with you and visit. Her house is so beautiful with a full screened in wooden deck upstairs where we had two dinners (her private quarters). 180 degree oceanview! She has beautiful artwork all over and is very talented.
Our room was clean, shower great, and bed comfortable. We had our own small refridgerator, microwave, and place to make coffee and tea next to our room. Also a covered patio in front of our room to relax in the shade or we could go down to the pool and relax in the sun. The first morning we woke up we saw a blue morpho butterfly by the edge of the back hill.
The road leading to Colette's is very steep and bumpy (like many Costa Rican roads up a mountain), so a 4WD is best like we had, but a car with some power and good clearance would do. The adventure of driving on the Costa Rican roads was quite fun once you get used to it!
The little town of Hatillo is quaint that you'll pass by on your way up the mountain. It has an expat's bar in town and little store, but we did not visit either. We ate at Por Que No one of the nights near Dominical (highly recommend). Nice oceanview next to the waves and rocks. Hacienda Baru Reserve is very close and a nice easy hike, but recommend going very early as it gets hot near the beach. We saw a toucan, 2 caiman in a little river, iguana, geckos, spiders, and butterflys.
Colette helped us make a horsebackriding reservation at the Nayauca Falls. The scenery on the ride was incredible, the falls and swim amazing, and the small breakfast there and lunch back wonderful! We even saw two macaws and two white faced monkeys next to our lunch place!
Colette borrowed us her Costa Rican bird and animal book so we could learn about the creatures we saw. She also was very available to help us with suggestions on where to go nearby.
Colette has a small sweet well mannered dog named Coquette we enjoyed saying hello to every day.
We had a great time at Colette's and would recommend a stay there for at least a few days if possible!
The oceanview, swimming pool, and landscaping is gorgeous!
Thanks so much for everything and sharing your beautiful home with us Colette! We will always remember our favorite vacation of all time!
The room is clean, functional, and there's plenty of space. Colette was very hospitable. The pool and the view is amazing. A perfect place for a night dip before bed. I would highly recommend!
Colette is a very friendly host. Her place is beautifully located. You can see the ocean and jungle from the room/backyard. The pool is a nice extra! The drive up to her place is very steep but totally fine, it's paved.
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About the Host, Colette
A retired Designer and former Chef, now FIber artist and Sculptor I divide my time between Costa RIca and Canada.`i enjoy entertaining my guests with gourmet meals and giving them lots of insider information for their explorations around the southern zone of Costa Rica. Welcome to my paradise in the jungle where many guests tell me they need not go elsewhere to see fauna and flora in all its diversity`:more subjects to inspire you if you are an artist or not. I welcome apprentice if they want to try their hand at art journal, drawing etc as well as carving stone. Let's talk!