Welcome to Villa Casa Bonita, where you will enjoy affordable luxury in a perfect location! Nestled in the jungle, where the mountains cascade to the sea, high enough to enjoy the cool ocean breezes, yet an easy 5-minute walk to the spectacular beach, Villa Casa Bonita is the ideal getaway. Whether it's swimming in the infinity pool, dining al fresco by the pool in the moonlight or at any of numerous casual or fine restaurants, relaxing on the palm-fringed beaches or taking advantage of the many water sports and other outdoor activities available, or simply swaying in a hammock to the music of the jungle and ocean, Villa Casa Bonita has something for everyone. Vacation in the utmost comfort, with 4 large bedrooms (3 with private balconies), a fully equipped kitchen, a large screen TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi, and all the comforts of home. Maid and chef service are optionally available.
Villa Casa Bonita was lovingly designed to be an extension of the outdoors, to give its guests the sensation of being outside even when indoors. The front of the house opens to the spectacular sight and sounds of the ocean, and to lush landscaping, while the focal point of the back of the house is the gorgeous 18-ft waterfall and grotto garden carved out of the mountain. The palm roof, sky-blue ceilings in many of the rooms, adobe-style architecture, and the many unique, nature-inspired artistic features add to the sense of being surrounded by nature. The surrounding jungle is home to many exotic species of wildlife that you may observe from the balcony of the house: white-faced monkeys, toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds, to name a few. You can luxuriate in the gorgeous infinity pool, explore the surrounding jungle, or watch the wildlife from the comfort of a hammock or rocking chair on the veranda.
While nature is the inspiration for Villa Casa Bonita, modern conveniences are part of your luxury vacation, and we do our best to provide you with all the comforts of home. For entertainment indoors, there’s a large screen TV with satellite programming and DVD player, internet access, and an assortment of games, DVDs, and books. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, slow cooker, blender, coffee pot, and cappuccino/espresso maker, in addition to the refrigerator, range, and oven. Laundry amenities include a full-size washer and drier, iron, and ironing board. We provide all linens, and hair driers and toiletries are available for your use. We also provide pool and beach toys, and plenty of beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.
There are endless opportunities for outdoor entertainment as well. Of course, Dominical is most famous for the beauty and powerful surf of its spectacular beaches, just a 5-minute walk from Villa Casa Bonita. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, here’s your chance; there are a number of surf schools in Dominical to choose from. There are also many other activities we can help arrange for you in and around Dominical, including scuba diving, snorkeling, horseback riding, jungle tours, waterfall tours, a visit to the Parque Reptilandia (Reptile Park), whitewater rafting, tubing, mountain biking, ATV tours, yoga, and massage. Dominical and the nearby towns of Uvita and Ojochal are also home to many excellent restaurants, ranging from casual to fine dining....Read more
"Private, comfortable home with relaxing views and great pool!"
Left on 04/26/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | MarkReviewed Apr 26, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
Casa Bonita is an amazing home away from home! The pictures truly don't do it justice. The house is very spacious and comfortable, the grounds are beautiful, and the pool is huge! We had three generations enjoying Casa Bonita, and it was fun and relaxing for all. Walking distance to a beautiful wide beach with great surf, and a view of the Pacific that I could stare at forever. The location was perfect for us: away from the tourists, but very close to great food...we ate in a different restaurant every night, and we're still talking about how delicious the food was. Casa Bonita is an easy drive to Manuel antonio National Park (a must see!), and an easy drive the opposite direction to the best zip-line tour I can imagine (Osa Canopy tour). We felt close to everything, without being in the center of it all...great privacy, and our concierge Romulo was outstanding! He's very attentive, and has excellent advice on everything you'll want to know. His advice really made our zip-line tour and Manuel antonio NP adventures the best they could be.
We also enjoyed the wildlife at Casa Bonita: iguanas and toucans abound! You are in the jungle here, so there are some insects, but nothing bothersome in the house. The a/C in the bedrooms was very comfortable at night, but there's usually a nice ocean breeze as well. If you want to enjoy the real Costa Rica, and have an exceptionally wonderful and comfortable home base, Casa Bonita is the place to be.
Left on 09/05/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 5, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
The first time I visited Costa Rica, I was excited to see the countryside, the second time, it was to see Casa Bonita! I wasn't disappointed. The Villa sits amid a botanical jungle garden. As varied as the garden color, is the details that went into making this house. Everyday your eyes find something new. All the bathrooms have their own creative flair. Pathways through the garden, stairs to the upper level will amaze your senses with artwork, merriment, and fun! We visited during the rainy season, and though we had many beautiful sunny days, when it was raining, our favorite spot was the balcony in the rocking chairs watching the rain, and viewing the picturesque ocean.
The house is well appointed with all the necessities to make visiting the beach, swimming In the infinity pool, finding that perfect pillow...just what you need.
Villa Casa Bonita is the best of two worlds. You are close enough to hear the ocean, and the perfect distance away from the road that is easy to drive, and yet their you are surrounded by jungle. Someday, I will return, until then, I hope you will discover this paradise treasure. Everyday after I visited the warm water beaches, hiked a waterfall, discovered the quaint towns, I enjoyed so much coming "Home" to our own piece of heaven.
Left on 05/22/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | RobynReviewed May 22, 2013Stayed May 2013
I seriously can not remember when my family has had such a wonderful, relaxing vacation. This house has everything you need. Full kitchen, washer and dryer, drinkable water (which was almost everywhere in Costa Rica), and oh. The house is beautiful. Four spacious bedrooms, modern kitchen, terrific infinity pool overlooking the ocean, hammocks. We were in heaven. I almost cried when we had to leave. The staff and the owners are so helpful. We scheduled ziplining and surf lessons without a hitch. The town is essentially a dirt road with little restaurants. We got breakfast there and picked up food for dinner which we cooked back at the house. Be prepared for the bugs. There's bug spray under the counter in the kitchen. You can thank me later. Oh, and rent a 4x4 if you're renting a car. Most of the roads in Costa Rica are unpaved and at a 45 degree angle to the earth :). Pura Vida, indeed. Thank you, Melissa, Jens and Marlon for a perfect vacation. We will hopefully be back.
Left on 01/27/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | PB36Reviewed Jan 27, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
This a great place for a group of people to stay. There is lots of room, spacious & comfortable. Great view of the ocean & sunsets. The pool is just the right depth for kids to learn to swim & the beach is just a 5 min walk down the hill & across the road. Clean beautiful beach area. Amazing settings all around for a wedding.
Left on 01/17/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 17, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
"We absolutely loved our stay at Casa Bonita. The house is so unique, cozy and magical. We had an incredible time at the house with our family and friends and it is much more spacious then the pictures or video show. It was pleasantly more amazing then we had expected and we felt like we were in paradise for the week. We were also so happy to celebrate the most important day of our life at Casa Bonita, our wedding! We loved working with Chef Romulo, he did an incredible job and was just helpful and fantastic all around. We also recommend that you continue to put people in contact with him because he was fantastic, he followed through on everything he said and he exceeded our expectations. Honestly, he was wonderful and made our wedding day relaxing, beautiful and special. If you are looking for a peaceful, yet stunning setting for a wedding or holiday we highly recommend Casa Bonita. It was close to the beach and other amenities and the view of the ocean is epic!"
Left on 12/16/2012 for a stay in December 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 16, 2012Stayed Dec 2012
A palace on the seashore. Our crew of 10 adults and 4 children was more than comfortable in this spacious dream house. Interactions with the concierge, Kelley, were delightful. Every room in the house was welcoming and lovely. The kitchen is great for accommodating a large group. The showers were a real treat. The pool is perfect for a post-beach dip and late-night fun. A breath-taking view of the beach highlights the entire experience with a beautiful feeling of expansiveness. Great for all kinds of groups, a wonderful family atmosphere. I would return to the Casa Bonita in a heartbeat!
Left on 11/20/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 20, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
What a fabulous house, very interesting details. Excellent location, just meters away from top surfing beach. This is our second time renting and we intend to return every year. Property Management folks and owners a delight to work with; very accomodating and helpful, always going the extra mile to delight and deliver extraordinary value. I Highly Recommend This Property if you want extremely comfortable dream home and prime location to all local area beaches and activities. Enjoy!
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Left on 11/03/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 3, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
Casa Bonita is truly an Oasis in the beautiful area of Dominical Beach. This home has it all from the spectacular sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean to a spacious and amazing home and pool equipped with everything you need. The quick access from the main coastal highway is great for the convenience of walking to the beaches, dining out at local restaurants, and for taking part in tourist activities.
The house has a magnificent architectural design in addition to its spectacular views and its lush gardens surrounding the house.
We thank the owners of Casa Bonita for making our vacation so enjoyable. We certainly had a wonderful time here and we would highly recommend it to all our friends and relatives. We look forward to vacationing at Casa Bonita in the future!
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