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front of house facing driveway and mountainmaster suite, can sleep 4
Ocean Sunset View Modern Open House
Ocean Sunset View Modern Open House
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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Cleanly modern lines on our house with outdoor / indoor living in an amazing setting perched over the jungle and ocean.

The space

Rustic designer dream. Newer contemporary open living 2 bedroom private house on 15 acres with incredible views of sunset, Dominicalito fishing beach and Manuel Antonio. Bedrooms are glassed in but the living space is open. Wildlife viewing abounds. This 1700 sq. ft. home is perched above the jungle at the top of 2 slopes, so it has an incredible breeze that cools it off about 20 degrees. We have a very flat front and back lawn for easy outside use. On 3 sides there is a protected with plants drop off so you look over the canopy. We are at the top of the foothills 8 minutes drive up from the beach and behind us sits an old growth forested mountain cliff. Adventurous location on the mountain with a gravel road and a drive through a creek that has footbridge in case of emergencies.

There are two bedrooms that are glassed in. The upstairs bedroom is very large room with a full bath suite that includes a walk in shower with amazing view. Outside the bedroom is a huge veranda/ yoga platform overlooking the jungle, canopy and ocean. There is a custom built queen bed with 2 extra single mattresses to put on the floor in case you need them. You can sleep up to 4 people in this bedroom.

There is also a downstairs bedroom with a sunset view and a custom queen bed. The downstairs bedroom has a custom queen bed with sliding glass doors leading to the garden. This bedroom has a 1/2 bath indoors.

Open air living / dining/ kitchen space with custom modern furniture. Lock down bodega in the kitchen allows for good security in the open downstairs living area. Covered laundry room with a washer (dryer hookup available for long term renters who bring dryers). We air dry our laundry on our lines. Wireless 2gb internet is available with $30 extra charge. One can usually (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Facetime and stream movies. This house has a 10 minute drive up from the coastal highway and Dominicalito beach. 13 minute drive to the market. 14 minute drive to Dominical beach town that has small stores, restaurants, and a bank. Both Dominical and Dominicalito are great surf beaches.
South by 15 minutes is Uvita with lots of banks, restaurants, 2 large grocery stores, mechanics, medical daytime clinics, pharmacies, and the gas station. 10 minutes south of Uvita is Ojochal, which has many Europeans and great restaurants. 20 minutes south of Ojochal is Cortez with hospital. 45 minutes north of our house is Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park.

This house is great for independent and adventurous people who want to get away in a very private abode, have beautiful views and wildlife, yet have the town and ocean 10-15 minutes away in a car. 4wd drive is deeply recommended, especially during the rainy season.

Guest access

There is wi-fi

Interaction with guests

I manage the house from the States so I try to respond to any questions as soon as possible, which is usually quite quick unless I am out of range with my phone. You will have the phone number of my very friendly part-time Costa Rican caretaker, Marvin, who only speaks Spanish. Either you can call him or I can call him if there is something he can help with. We have a friend, Julie who can has a concierge service for tours, massage, rentals, etc. I will be sending you her info, so if you'd like, you can contact her. I try to help with restaurant suggestions, etc if you need this. Most of our clients are wanting privacy and independence though, and are not excepting hotel like services at the house itself. There are tons of business in the town for Spanish and surf lessons, and to rent surf boards, paddle boards, etc. There are horseback riding waterfall tours, canyoning tours, zipline tours, and much more.

Other things to note

You are in the jungle and in an open house. Sometimes there will be very few insects, sometimes there will be more. They can fly in and out of the house. Sometimes the jungle is quiet and sometimes it is loud. The dry season January - March brings on cicada sounds that can be loud. There are animals in the jungle, but they tend to stay out of our main open living area unless you leave food and garbage out at night. Every day we see toucans and parrots, occasionally the monkeys, and sometimes really interesting animals. Geckos will be in the house, and occasionally a toad might visit. The bedrooms and bathrooms are the only part of the house fully protected by glassed in windows with screens (as pictured).

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Extra people $10 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $75
Security Deposit $400
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 6PM
Check out by 9AM
Safety features
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

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Daniel User Profile
August 2017
Jillian's place is simply mind-blowing. the setting is stunning, the views are stunning, the kitchen is amazing and super well equipped, the bedrooms are fantastic, there's great surf, great fishing, great jungle, rivers, waterfalls... wow.

Angela User Profile
August 2017
Nature lovers Oasis! I can't say enough good things about this home and location. At first we were unsure what this "open air" concept would be like but once we walked through the front gate we were in awe of the homes beauty and the ground it sits on. Jillian is a top notch host, checking in on us through the week making sure we were taken care of. My husband and I are in our late 20's and parents in late 50's; the home was perfect for both of our ages. The open air living creates opportunity to see nature up close while the bedrooms allow you to close yourself in, if needed. My father called our stay "glamping"! During our week in Dominical we saw: frogs, birds, scorpions, spiders, geckos, deer, sloths, monkeys, bats, huge grasshoppers..and the list goes on. We never felt threatened by nature or humans. Costa Rica is such an inviting country! Be sure to spend time down in Dominical walking into the stores. I called that area a "hidden gem". When you first look at the beach town you don't think it has much but as you walk around you realize how cool of a town it is, soooo much unique and beautiful things. Jillian's home has everything you could need kitchen wise, especially the blender for making some delicious drinks. When you book this home listen to Jillian recommendations for restaurants, beaches and so on. Book this home, relax, explore.. Pura Vida!!

Tiffany User Profile
July 2017
Amazing place to stay! Secluded but close to everything you need and want. The views from the house are incredible. We could hear the monkeys. Definitely a house for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Francia User Profile
June 2017
My friends and I loved our stay at Jillian's and Jeff home; it provides a lovely scenery, friendly neighbors and a comfortable setting, the pictures do no justice. The house is beautiful and you will be expose to all kinds of insects as it is an open air home, every day was a new experience for us. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need and more. The location of the home is very convenient as it is not too far from great cities: Uvita and Quepos. Jillian is a super host, answered all of our questions and inquiries promptly and was always clear with her expectations throughout the stay. Marvin and his wife were also very welcoming on our first day and very helpful on our last. We would definitely stay over once again if we ever travel back to Dominical, highly recommend!!!

Katie User Profile
June 2017
The house is absolutely amazing....the wildlife! We got to see so many animals...capuchin monkeys, toucans, dart frogs, exotic birds, butterflies, hummingbirds...don't forget to pack your binoculars!! The location is perfect for exploring...Uvita, Dominical, Manuel Antonio Park....everything is nearby. Jillian is definitely a Super hostess...her detailed information was spot on and we were able to find this mountain top retreat with ease. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare meals but there are also tons of yummy restaurants nearby. Go ahead, hit the "book now" button, you won't regret it!

Anne User Profile
May 2017
Exquisite location and views! I can ditto other reviews given. Gillian was great in responding quickly to our short notice request, after we found that our first Dominical lodging was too noisy with "human wildlife". Gillian and Jeff's open-air home was the perfect place to be, and we enjoyed the tranquility so much, with natural wildlife to serenade us. Yes, a few birds and butterflies came cruising through the living room and kitchen areas, as well as many geckos doing insect control. Toucans and hawks flew nearby, as well as other songbirds. Howler monkeys we audible, but not seen. As has been mentioned in other reviews, this may suit everyone's taste, but we enjoyed it! Lovely landscaped yard, too, with many compliments to the groundskeeper, Marvin. Everything was very clean, thanks to Marvin's wife. If we're ever back this way, this will be a favorite spot!

Patty User Profile
April 2017
Jillian has a great place to stay. We have never stayed in a open air house but after 10 days, we now we love it. It's not to far from the village but yet it still provides relaxing environment. The views are wonderful, beds are comfortable and the upstairs shower is the best! Communication with owner was quick and easy. Would recommend this house to anybody wanting to stay in the Dominical area.

Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in November 2012
Jillian User Profile

Jillian Wieseneck lives in Portland, Oregon and also Dominical, Costa Rica. She is a landscape designer, a musician, and she and her husband, Jeff are the parents of two young boys.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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