front of house facing driveway and mountain
Ocean Sunset View Modern Open House
Ocean Sunset View Modern Open House


6 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1.5 baths


6 guests

2 rooms

2 beds

1.5 baths

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About this listing

Cleanly modern lines on our house with outdoor / indoor living in an amazing setting perched over the jungle and ocean.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $77
Security Deposit: $412

Description

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 single mattresses 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 , 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.

The neighborhood

The house is located in a very uniquely private end of a mountain road in the jungle. We have a few neighbors on the top of the hill with us, but might not see anyone during your stay. You will have a quick drive up or down from the main town and will have access to restaurants, rental shops, stores, etc

Getting around

Please allow yourself enough time to arrive during daylight. It is the jungle with no addresses, a dirt road climbing up, and you will be a lot happier finding our house the first time during daylight. (5:30-6:00 is sunset) Even though Dominical is only 2.5-3 hours from San Jose, driving in Costa Rica can be quite tiring. I recommend pulling over for dinner the first night in Dominical before coming up to the house. This way you can become better situated with the kitchen when you wake up on you first beautiful morning.

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).


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 9AM

I will send you the house rules upon booking. thanks


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
7 nights minimum stay

66 Reviews


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Julia User Profile
April 2017
This home is more picturesque and beautiful than pictures can capture. You are truly immersed in the jungle with the sights and sounds to accompany the magical view. The ocean view is breathtaking, and waking up to the sounds of howler monkeys, birds and other Costa Rican wildlife every morning created an atmosphere of calm and relaxation. The home is stocked with everything - all of the basics you'll need to cook a fabulous meal plus towels, linens, and the comforts of home. In the night you'll be visited by amazing creatures. All kinds of harmless and interesting insects come to visit and we were able to explore them from the comfort of the home. Jillian provides fabulously clear directions to the home and detailed instructions about the surrounding area, beaches, supermarkets etc. Dominical is a wonderful town full of great food and amazing people. We loved the beaches nearby and found all of the things we needed to have a great adventure were close by. Jillian will connect you with someone that can help you arrange tours, day outings and adventures. They're knowledgeable and provide you with lots of different activities suitable for many different skill levels and ages. The road to the home is quite bumpy and would be very difficult to navigate for the very first time at night. I highly recommend following Jillian's advice and arriving before sunset on your first day. A 4x4 vehicle, in my opinion, is a necessity. The Poza Azul waterfalls which are close by a very nice, but I imagine they're even more breathtaking during the wet season when water levels are higher. Jillian's communication and attention to detail made this a smooth vacation. This was our first time in Costa Rica and Jillian's home was part of the reason we fell in love. We plan to return as soon as we can, and we certainly feel like we left a bit of our hearts behind!

Steve User Profile
March 2017
Jillians communication was incredible. She was very helpful and her welcome packet is very useful. I would add a small bit of advice for finding the property the first time. When heading south along the highway, look for a blue and white sign saying "Coconut Grove" on the mountain side of the road, south of Domincal. The soccer field is .95 km past this sign. I say this because the soccer field can be a little hard to see when traveling at speed with cars behind you. The driveway does require a vehicle with a little ground clearance but is not a hard drive at all. We had NO problems with the creek crossing during our stay, even soon after a healthy rain storm (we stayed during the height of dry season). The pictures in the listing are wonderfully accurate. They DO NOT convey how beautiful this home is. Until you walk in and see the view from the kitchen/living room area, or from the back yard, you will never really know how nice it is. At night the temperature drops to a very comfortable level. Combine that with the fans and it makes the house very comfortable. Bugs: There are some, and as has been said before, you are in the jungle. In the evenings we had a small group of lizards on the walls near the lights, they are fun to watch. In the mornings we saw several iguanas in the yard at different times. Kitchen: Wonderfully stocked. I am not a chef but I can get down in a kitchen. I had everything I needed to cook whatever I felt like. Plenty of dishes, pans, cups and utensils. The stove is gas and cooks wonderfully. Marvin the caretaker and his wife Jamileta are both very nice. I speak very little Spanish (basically useless) and he made sure we knew what we needed about the house. Very accommodating and courteous. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in the area. Everything about our stay was incredible.

Tara User Profile
March 2017
We rented this on short notice and Jillian was super quick to respond thankfully!! We loved this open air home. The bedrooms are closed in leaving just the living space during the day as part of the open air feel. Absolutely loved this house. Really like the layout. I could totally live in this house! The driveway is really long and bumpy but it's seems that's what it takes to get to the amazing views so it's worth it! Got to hear howler monkeys see little toucans and the views of the ocean are awesome. The local caretaker was super helpful. We loved our stay!

Jeff User Profile
March 2017
This is a really great house in the jungle with beautiful ocean views. Jillian and her caretaker were very responsive, helpful, and easy to reach both before and during our stay. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend this house for a relaxing jungle getaway.

Scot User Profile
February 2017
Owner communicated with us regularly and gives good information. Place is clean, but open-air except bedrooms, so if you don't like a few insect visitors (no mosquitoes in dry season), particularly at night, then this place might not be for you. Perfect for two couples or family of 4. Caretaker, Marvin is helpful, kind, and informative - speaks Spanish slowly and communicates well. No pool, but rinse off the surf sand with the outdoor shower. There is a local waterfall to cool off in freshwater. We loved the place! Isolated yet close to everything. There is a blender! True, it is likely not for everybody, but it suits our style well. We surfed several beaches, Playa Hermosa and Dominicalito the most. Dominicalito felt like our own little beach with easy but fun waves, and is right down the road. Road up to the place is steep, 4-wheeler recommended, and takes about 10 minutes. Nice view, nice sunsets! Saw lots of insects, birds and animals at the house. We would return, and recommend it for those who want to be close to nature and can handle it being in your face sometimes. Thanks so much Jillian and Marvin! We had a wonderful stay. Scot

Louise User Profile
February 2017
This place is incredible!!! Jillian gives really good directions (since GPS doesn't work in Costa Rica this is super important). The house is so incredibly relaxing. It's located at the perfect elevation where you can see the beach down below and hear the waves crashing from the living room! It's about a 10 minute drive to Playa Dominicalito (perfect surf for beginner/intermediate at high tide only due to the rocks) and about 15 min from Dominical (heavy waves, best surf town we've had the pleasure of exploring in Costa Rica). The house was equipped with plenty of pots, pans, Tupperware was a major plus since we cooked a lot (and wanted to bring fresh fruit to the beach) and a blender where we made fresh piña coladas from the coconuts that had fallen from the palm trees out back. The open air really makes this house one of a kind. We spent 45 days exploring Costa Rica and I have to say this was one of our all time favorite places we stayed!! I wish we could rate it 6 stars bc it truly deserves it!! Have fun! And don't miss out on the feria (farmers market) on Tuesday in Tinamaste. Just a quick drive up the mountain for some amazing all organic produce and homemade goodies from the locals!!

Olivia User Profile
January 2017
This is the sign you've been waiting for: BOOK THIS PLACE! You need to experience the beauty, seclusion & serenity that Jillian's house offers. The location is truly perfect: there is one main road/'route' that connects all of the towns on Costa Rica's southern coast. All you have to do is make a left on that main road, take a (fun) 10 minute drive up some winding hills, and you have reached paradise with a KILLER view. This also means that the same main road (which connects you to restaurants, ceviche stands, and beaches) is only a 10 minute drive down that hill in the morning. Then you have all day to explore! The house itself is a masterpiece and I love that the upstairs bedroom is like its own apartment with a lockable door. You don't feel like any bugs or animals are going to visit you while you're sleeping (but you get to see them all downstairs while you're awake!) I got the best sleep of my life here, and felt 100% secure at all times. Jillian's THOROUGH directions (she will e-mail them to you) left me with everything I needed to master the drive and the area. Thank you!!!

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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.

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