|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||3400 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Wilderness, Beach, Ocean, Tropical|
Description from the owner
WELCOME TO VILLA TUCAN TANGO and its Companion the Aracari Studio. Special Rate Consideration given to parties of 5 or less.
First reaction when you step through the monkey craved door' of the Villa is, Wow! what a view! And what a house!
VILLA TUCAN TANGO is our main house- sleeps 8 guests, or 10 guests if there are small children involved (under 5). We also have the Aracari Casita that is a tropicaljungle delight, that sleeps 2 adult guests. The Casita is never rented by it self! Asked for pictures of the Casita.
This 4 bedrooms, 4 bath villa with an extra large airy bedroom loft, is " One of a Kind' w...Read more
Luxury Tropical Villa- Large Kitchen Infinity pool
Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Additional Location Information
Villa Tucan Tango is the area of Dominical. Dominicalito beach is right below the Villa is just lovely.Great at low tide for wading and prefect for beginner surfing at high tide For serious waves travel 6 minute to the surf town of Dominical or go to "the point' right below us. .Getting around is a breeze.. No long trip up the mountain!
Situated in one of earths must ecologically diverse areas of the world *VillaTucan Tango's exclusive property is adjacent to the 'Tapir Biological Corridor Wildlife Preserve' and sits 300 feet above the ocean in the tropical jungle of Costa Rica's southern zone. *Walk to Dominicalito beach -watch fishing boats come in with their catch-get your dinner fresh *Surfing is Big in Dominical but there are plenty of calm beaches to choose from. *Cascading waterfalls, horseback riding on the beach, fishing, paragliding,and sunset cruises *Massages can be arranged here in the privacy of Villa Tucan Tango *Down the road 15 minutes is Marina Ballena National Park where you can swim or wade, boogy board, kayak through the caves *Whales and dolphins tours *Tours to Cano Island 'snorkeling capital of the Osa' *Manuel Antonio is 30 minutes away on a awesome 'New' road- Great day trip *Plus Corcovado Nat'l Park nearby * Great way to come to the Villa is take a Van from the Airport and have your car delivered to the Villa once your here. We can help you with Van and Car services. It's very reasonable and NO STRESS!
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$285 - $500||$500||$2,065 - $3,500||$0||2 nights|
|Jan. 5 2013 - Mar. 23 2013
|Mar. 24 2013 - Mar. 31 2013
|Apr. 1 2013 - Aug. 9 2013
|Aug. 10 2013 - Nov. 22 2013
|Nov. 23 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 1 2014
|Jan. 2 2014 - Apr. 12 2014
|Apr. 13 2014 - Apr. 20 2014
|Apr. 21 2014 - Aug. 31 2014
|Sep. 1 2014 - Nov. 21 2014
|Nov. 22 2014 - Dec. 21 2014
|Dec. 22 2014 - Jan. 1 2015
|All Other Dates||$285||$285||-||-||2 nights|
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- Tax rate - 13% of rental - Tax
- Damage deposit - $500 - Security Deposit
- Extra Person's - $15 / day - Per-Person Adjustment - Rates listed for Main Villa - up to 8 guests. (please ask us about 10 guests) Rates do not include a 13 % C.R tax.* If owner Ok's an additional person(s) in Villa: A $15 per person per night rate applies.* Casita (maximum 2 people): $50 per night.* Special Rate Consideration given to parties of 4 or less
Additional notes from owner
Special Notice for Villa Tucan Tango Clients:
All booking reservations, confirmations and rental deposits are handled directly by property owners Nansie and Ed Benton. The only authorized email address for you to receive electronic communication is from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure any communication regarding this Villa rental is from our email address as listed above, or from our telephone numbers as listed.
Nansie & Ed Benton (owners) From the states 011 506 8331 1754 or 001 506 8331 8970.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 04, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Laurie and Frank
Amazing Villa, Amazing Hosts, Amazing Country
Nansie and Ed Thank U
The place is so fantastic. We enjoyed our stay so much!
You were both so helpful. Thank you to Zulay for our wonderful meals!
Zip lining: Safari Tours in Quepos
Fantastic Fabulous, Awesome group of guys, and they made us feel so safe. It was perfect.
White Water Rafting: Iguana Tours, Quepos awesome! Awesome!
Places to see: Go to Manuel antonio National Park Take the tour and swim at the best beach in Costa Rica
We hope to be back!
"Thank you Nansie & Ed,
What a beautiful home you have created! Feels like home. We loved our time here and hope to come back.
It is so impressiove to have such amazing craftsmanship in such a remote location.
We love your art and creativity!!!"
We could not have imagined a more beautiful vacation home!!
My husband and I and two other couples enjoyed a week in this awesome home. We were all so amazed at how perfect the house was!! Lots of hours were spent in the infinity pool. Each couple had their own space to retreat to and the living room and kitchen were terrific hang out areas. There are tons of things to do in Costa Rica, the most difficult for us was finding something that outweighed leaving the house!! Nansie and Ed were so kind and helpful - it was great being able to ask their advice on things. The house has a book of recommended activities - with comments from former guests - what a wonderful resource to have at our fingertips. We really enjoyed our trip and all of us sincerely look forward to returning again in the future.
Response from Ed Benton & Nansie Benton - 02/06/2013
Thank you for the great remarks about Viila Tucan Tango. You and your whole group are welcome any time.
Nansie & Ed ( owners)
Un coin de paradis
La villa Tucan Tango est un coin de paradis. Les photos le suggèrent, mais la réalité les dépasse largement. La vue sur la canopée et la mer est à couper le souffle. Absolument rien ne vient la troubler ou l'atténuer tant soit peu. À l'intérieur de la maison, on est frappé par la recherche de qualité et d'harmonie dans les matériaux de construction et par le soin accordé à la finition. Chaque pièce a un cachet original, choisi avec finesse dans une remarquable cohésion d'ensemble.
À vivre là quelques jours, la mémoire vous revient du fameux poème de Baudelaire, L'invitation au voyage, lorsqu'il écrit :
« Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté
Luxe, calme et volupté. »
Jacques, Montréal, à la villa, du 31 décembre au 8 janvier 2013.
Readington, New Jersey
Amazing way to spend Xmas!
What a terrific place to stay. Every inch of this house is handcrafted. The rooms are large and airy with plenty of space to get away from the rest of your group. The pool was fabulous with a beautiful view of the jungle and the ocean. Pure heaven! Ed and Nansie are fabulous hosts and made the trip flow with ease, pointing us in any direction we needed whether it was adventure, rental cars or comida! They even provided us with our own Xmas palm tree and lights. We'll be back.
Response from Ed Benton & Nansie Benton - 01/04/2013
We loved having you, Hope to see you again sometime?
Ed and Nansie
San Diego, CA
Slice of Heaven!
Dear Ed and Nansie,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank You for sharing your slice of Heaven with us! Our two weeks at Tucan Tango were incredible... A true "adventure" holiday that could not have occured so easily without your very "above and beyond" kind of help! We truly appreciated all your kindness! As well, as a home that pictures can not truly capture well enough. Villa Tucan Tango is the epitome of relaxation with endless views of coastline and jungle song. We leave with sweet memories to carry with us always... of your slice of heaven!
Cheryl, Damian, Noah, Caleb San Diego, Ca
Best Vacation Ever!!
July 22, 2012
Dear Ed and Nansie,
We had an amazing time at Tucan Tango. I loved swimming in your infinity turquoise blue pool, and snuggling up on your cozy melon couch watching a good movie or reading a good book. I also really enjoyed going ziplining through the tropical green jungle,
white water rafting through the big rapids, and most of all horse back riding with my awesome horse named auria. Thank you
for letting us enjoy our stay at Tucan Tango.
Lots of love,
Sara (and Shelley and Murray)
P.S But I (Sara) did the writing myself! Age 9
Darrel and Joyce
San Diego, CA
Making Memories -- Don't Miss It!
Some time ago we decided we wanted to celebrate our 45th anniversary with our family in an idyllic setting-one which our grandchildren would always remember and may even tell their grandchildren about. We weren't sure that our ideal setting existed--one that would work well for two weeks-but we found it, or perhaps I should say "it" found us.
The home is large with private places. Its design is exquisite: a living room-opening onto a patio and an infinity pool-opening onto the rain forest canopy, which in turn leads down to the ocean-a 20 minute walk away.
Nature provides the show, from the distant lightening brightening the whole night sky and the tree canopy below-providing rainstorms, majestic red sunsets, cool sunny mornings surrounded by a butterfly garden, toucans chattering to each other in the trees and even the howler monkeys were claiming the territory as their own.
We never tired of things to do-from rafting, to zip lining, to horseback riding, to hiking to a nearby waterfall. The home itself is unbelievable--professionally accented with wood and art--truly a Shangri-la.
Thank you Ed and Nansie - your hard work and loving spirit have come to mean so much to us. We think our 45th anniversary celebration will live on for a couple of generations.
Darrel and Joyce, San Diego,Ca
An Incredible Family Experience
Ed & Nansie, Where do we begin...our trip has been incredible from start to finish... Your home is beautiful and your hospitality
over the top! Truly we feel as through we've made new friends. With your guidance (and insider information) not a day was wasted.
We loved Steve (surf instructor and masseuse) for the surf lessons followed by the best (and longest) massage's
The hidden beaches were true paradise...And the hike to the Chapman property, Diamiante Falls was an awesome experience,
not to be missed--with two waterfalls, breath-taking views, a very vertical hike (not for sissies) lunch in the caves and propelling off the falls...eight hours in all. Ask for Felipe as your guide!
Zulay's meal was incredible--a Costa Rican feast that we ate for days.
Having the two of you near was perhaps the best part, an amenity of sorts. Your helpful hints and knowledge
not to mention trouble shooting made our vacation for nine a vacation even for the parents.
There is no doubt that we will be back to Tucan Tango as there is still so much to explore in your beautiful
Many, many thanks,
Lee, Scott, Elizabeth David Ellen,Scotty, Mary and Bobby
Beaumont Texas, Atlanta Georgia, Ashville NC, Houston and Dallas Taxas
Response from Ed Benton & Nansie Benton - 08/08/2012
Thanks so much for all the great comments, don't forget us and see you next time.
Nansie & Ed & Tango
Dan and Family
"We had a wonderful time in your absolutely gorgeous home!
We hope to be back sooner rather than later.
Roseville, CA USA
Villa Tucan Tango
Ed and Nansie,
Thank you both for the opportunity to spend time in your piece of paradise. The home you have built is beautiful and welcoming. Your artistic touch both inside and outside make it unique and extra special. Add to that an amazing vacation experience we will never forget. Thank's again! God Bless you both.
Frank & Vicki
Villa Tucan Tango- highly recommended
Wow! My recent stay at Villa Tucan Tango was an absolute dream. The house was spotless and every room charming and beautiful. Nansie and Ed were fantastic hosts and gave us suggestions on restaurants, beaches, activities, shopping, etc. Dinner at Jolly Roger is a must! My favorite part of the house was the infinity pool. There is a swim up bar with "bar stools” in the water! Thank you Villa Tucan Tango for an amazing vacation...I can't wait to come back!
Pleasant Hill CA
Fantastic time at Villa Tucan Tango!!
April 24 2012
all we can say is wow! You're home is fantastic. Every room is beautiful on its own. The open living space is fabulous! The kitchen is spacious.. the dining room area is lovely..the living room is great! It all views out to the jungle and ocean..what more could you ask for!!
The Pool---Ahhh Yes... I loved the pool!!! Morning Noon and Night!! With a swim up bar...really! Crazy cool! just hang out on the raft..now we're talkin' here..
The view from the bedroom was awesome! You can just lay in bed and listen to the surf crashing on the shore..The whole house is amazing and comfortable.
You are both wonderful hosts along with "Tongo" their adorable dog..even if you don't like dogs...you will fall in love with this guy... You both made it a wonderful 12 day vacation. There is so much to do here - we went horseback riding, eating, zip lining, eating, shopping, did I mention eating...yum & walks on the beach... and the wild life, it's all been great.
We even found a church to attend while we we're there called "Refuge...Ed & Nansie recommended it- really a great choice. Thank you!
Over-all one of my most favorite and memorable vacations by far.. We will be back!!
Thank you again for such a memorable time here in Costa Rica. Villa Tucan Tango is fantastic. I recommend this Villa to everyone!!
The Secret Is Out!
We rented this incredible Villa for 5 glorious days in March 2012. Let me just say that I have mixed feelings about putting this review out there, because then the secret will be out that the most exquisite rental property in all of Costa Rica is available and I won’t be able to get in! For anyone out there that is searching for a rental in southern Puntarenas, Dominical, Uvita, Manual antonio area just stop right here because you’ve found it! This is not just a home, it is truly a work of art. From the lovely hand-carved doors depicting monkeys and hummingbirds, to the whimsical hand-painted tiles of toucans having fun, to the delightfully creative layout of the house itself and the magnificent vistas from every room, to the beautiful furnishings which are no less comfortable than they are stunning, to the glorious gardens and walkways, to the incredible, incredible pool, to the superb flower arrangements containing every color imaginable and hiding in every corner, to the best property owners you could ever ask for, Ed and Nansie Benton. I could go on forever… I walked in the front door upon arrival and looked out over the amazing infinity pool which seemed to melt into the blue Pacific and I just had to stand still for a moment to catch my breath. Ed and Nansie are just incredibly wonderful and kind people who want nothing more than to share their Costa Rican dream with you and make your time in Dominical the best that it can possibly be… and honestly, it really can’t get much better than the experience we’ve just had. Fair warning - think about all the excursions and adventures you’ve already booked for your time in this area because once you enter the incredible paradise that is Villa Tucan Tango, you will not want to leave!
Response from Ed Benton & Nansie Benton - 03/23/2012
Relax, Re-Engerzie- Explore-Repeat
That's our motto and I think your lovely family captured it from the day you arrived. Thank you so much about the kind word surrounding your trip to Villa Tucan Tango and we wish you a safe 2012. Come back soon.
north pole, alaska
Our stay here was just wonderful!
Everyday the girls walked on the beach as the guys were catching the waves. The afternoons spent at the pool-catching some sun and
enjoying a margarita or two!
We enjoyed wings & margarita's at Jolly Rogers and the guys went back and played poker on Saturday night. The Refuge "home of the
best burgers in Dominical." The roadhouse 169 also has something happening almost every night. Music, movies, and passion fruit pie you could die for.
The Confusion restaurant down from the refuge has a great selection of food to choose from. We tried a new place for pizza- Costa Marira
at Playa Carman.. Excellent!
Zulay cooked us a wonderful meal for a 40th anniversary Celebration.
Nansie we enjoyed your company and just to let you know your Tripod Calendar 2012 will be going to the Ophir checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail for the 2012
seed Dog Race.
What a great new, wonderful home, and friendly atmosphere you have here. Thanks again for a perfect way to spend a 40th wedding anniversary and someones 62nd birthday.
Hope to see you again next year & hopefully more of our family members will come visit.
P.S We loved Tango the wonder dog.. "Better then any toucan or monkey as he does tricks"
Close but secluded
Great space for extended family vacation. House combined with casita slept 9. We cooked a lot and the kitchen was fantastic. Close to many great beaches and activities.
Doris & Todd
Opulence Tropical Paradise
Wow! What an unforgettable experience
Each place we stayed in C.R was better then the last. So Villa Toucan Tango was the perfect final stop. Even with all the wonderful tours to experience we found it difficult to leave the house... it was an excursion of it's own. The architecture and decorating and attention to detail were 5 stars in any book. The pool had a awesome infinity edge, and the view truly was second to none. Thank you so much Ed & Nansie for the amazing experience in your incredible house.
We "Have" to come back!
Villa Tucan Tango...Gotta Experience It To Believe It!
Ed & Nansie...the most gracious & knowledgable hosts you could want traveling to a foreign country. From the 1st greeting on our arrival day to our sad goodbye they were there to answer questions, make suggestions & be sure we had everything we needed. (Thanks for the mini fan Nansie!)
what a house! Truly fabulous! Lots of room for 2 families with 4 adults & 4 teenage boys. The pool was refreshing & fun. First thing we did was jump in & enjoy the swim up bar. Plenty of bedrooms & baths. We also rented the "casita" close to the house so we had even more room. The decor was everything Costa Rica. Lots of bright colors, beautiful woods, paintings, stone work, & comfy beds. The landscaping was enchanting with lovely flowers & plants. The house is secluded enough in the jungle you don't see neighbors. Perfect!!
The location of Villa Tucan Tango is awesome. Just a short drive from Dominical village with easy access to restaurants & stores. Centrally located to tours we chose to do & beaches. Nansie set us up with Richard. He was fabulous helping us with transport from San Jose airport to Villa Tucan Tango & also in setting up rental 4x4's. He even arranged to have the vehicles dropped off & picked up at Villa Tucan Tango! Convenient!
The view! Although there are many things we loved about Villa Tucan Tango the view from the pool is the absolute best! From the infinity pool you look out over the jungle canopy & see the ocean in the distance. You can even see waves breaking on shore. The lush jungle canopy surrounds you, leaving you feeling peaceful and content. It's definitely a "sigh" moment.
One evening, Zulay, a maid for Villa Tucan Tango, prepared a delicious Costa Rican meal. From taking her shopping for the ingredients, enjoying mouthwatering smells as she cooked, to sitting down & eating it was a wonderful experience.
Even the geckos, assortment of bugs & jungle noises were all part of a lifetime memory at Villa Tucan Tango.
A Slice of Heaven
You've got a real gem here! Carved out of the hills between the surf towns of Dominical and Uvita is your beautiful slice of Heaven! We thank you so much for sharing your home and letting us live Pura Vida. It will be very hard to drive away from Tucan Tango and leave that gorgeous view that gave us amazing sunsets every day. The house is a work of art that I will never forget. The small details like the inlaid wood in the stairs & beautiful carvings on the doors make this Villa something out of a fairy tale. We couldn't have asked for a better place to escape from the city life of the U.S. The combination of laid back lifestyle, amazing local food and the lack of dense tourism make Dominical a place that I hope few discover so we can always return to this magical place we fell in love with.
The week was one for the books, blue sky days, one after the other and excursions that found us zipping through the rainforest, boating through mangroves and battling surf off the coast of Corcovado. We got pounded surfing at Playa Hermosa, and pounded by surf at Playa Dominicalito. We spent the final day with our eyes trained on the water, wondering if the Japanese Tsunami would make land fall. The vacation ended with our final sunset followed by dinner at Coconut Spice, a real diamond of Dominical.
As I lazily swing from the hammock, belly full, and spirit soaring, I penned this note to put the final cap on our journey! We return to Philadelphia tomorrow but we will leave something here forever, in this slice of Heaven called Tucan Tango.
Pura Vida to all, and to all a good night!
Spring Break 2011!
Response from Ed Benton & Nansie Benton - 08/03/2011
We loved having you here at Villa Tucan Tango.
Remember: Relax, Re-Energize, Explore, Repeat
Special Place and unforgettable memories
Ed & Nansie,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and letting us also experience how wonderful Costa Rica is...with howlong monkeys, singing Toucans, and chirping geckos.
Our family was completely at home and enjoyed all your recommendations and tips. We definitely plan on coming back after baby #2 has hatched.
Lillian, Erik, Alessandra and family
We found Villa Tucan Tango through my father-in-law & how fortunate were we!? When we approached the large house I assumed it was the owners “personal” home. To my surprise it was the vacation rental!? As all four of us walked through the main door we were greeted by the canopy of the Rainforest & onward to a view of the ocean that was unbelievably breathtaking. Literally, we all gasped in unison.
The doors of the home are striking, each with a unique carving of wildlife. The staircase, the high bamboo ceilings, the roominess of every room, the colour theme, the glass tiles, the spa themed showers, the infinity pool, seriously, it goes on & on. And the kitchen was spacious with everything we needed was at our fingertips! The owners Nansie & Ed are absolutely lovely & so helpful. Really, I can’t say enough. If you’re going to visit Costa Rica & want to bask in the beauty of the jungle & stay in a place that’s gorgeous where you want for nothing…This is the place.
Response from Ed Benton & Nansie Benton - 06/24/2011
It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. I'm so glad
you loved Villa Tucan Tango, and please come back and visit.
cannot be described
Super fantastic- cannot be beat-gorgeously decorated-absolutely first-class-wonderful hosts-10 thumbs up-would recommend a million times!!!
Sunsets from the infinity pool
Sunsets from the infinity pool, outdoor showers, wine and pineapple on arrival, master suites overlooking the jungle and the sea, a swim up bar, wood carvings in the doors,fresh flowers, beauty and creativity everywhere you look... This is an amazing place in Costa Rica, not to be missed.
Wow! Gorgeous, spacious house with jaw dropping views. The kids lived in the pool when we weren't out playing in the rain forest or at the beaches. We had a howler monkey wake up call every morning at 5 a.m., and toucans announcing dinner time each evening. Ed & Nansie were so helpful with reservations, finding attractions, etc. Top notch! Thanks so much!
Response from Ed Benton & Nansie Benton - 05/03/2011
Thanks so much to choosing Villa Tucan Tango for your vacation. It was our pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you in the future.
Ed & Nansie
Most amazing place to stay
I absolutely loved your house. I felt so at home and comfortable. The house is amazing and the views are incredible. I really felt like I was in the middle of the jungle. The wildlife around was so fun and enjoying. Each room was decorated so great and the beds made me feel like royalty. All the details you put into the house really puts the house way above the rest that I've stayed at. My boyfriend and I can't wait to go back. I've been telling everyone I know about your house. Thank you so much for your hospitality and being a great outlet for information of what to do around the area. All the tours you recommended were so much fun and made for some really amazing adventures. Thank you, Thank you.
Response from Ed Benton & Nansie Benton - 01/20/2011
Thank you so much for your time at Villa Tucan Tango.
How does one describe perfection!? That is what I felt about the stay at Villa Toucan Tango. We got very lucky to have discovered this tropical paradise where everything was perfect and first class without any snootiness. We felt totally at home in this gorgeous hideaway above the treetops with glorious views of the Pacific coast and each sunset topped the one before- but the first one was exquisite. Watching the wildlife in the trees while sipping margaritas in the infinity pool, listening to music, eating tree-ripened papayas, mangoes, pineapples and more, in this totally romantic nirvana is my ideal vacation. The indoor/outdoor showers are most wonderful in the master suites and the furnishings at least as comfortable as at home. The fully furnished home with great room/kitchen made me want to stay forever.
Highly recommend this place for anyone - romantics or families with kids.