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Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 5 / Villa
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 3   Sleeps: 5  Type: Villa

2 Full baths, 1 Half bath

Canto del Mar Villa/Pool - Breathtaking Ocean View
TripAdvisor property ID 3914985

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Book this 2 bedroom villa in Dominical today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 26 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1265 to as high as $1615, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 23, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

David W.
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Calendar last updated:
23 Jan 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Dominical Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 2 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath


Reviews (26)

Excellent – based on 26 reviews Excellent
26 reviews

Very Good

“Truly Phenomenal and Unparalleled Beauty !!!”

Reviewed 27 May 2011

Cecile and I arrived very late in the night and it was great to have outstanding directions from Dave and Deb on how to get from San Jose to Dominical...they really do want you to have an excellent time and not to worry about anything but what to do next and where to eat. Heading back from the beach or rainforest hike it is just heaven to take a dip in the pool and sit out on the patio and just watch the waves roll in. It is amazing that if you look out the front door you can see up to the mountains and see the clouds roll in when it is about to rain and out the back you can see the beach...both a mountain and beach view. Make sure that when you hear a bark at the front door that you let in a wonderful female copper-colored dog which we named "Penny". She comes in and wants a cool drink of water, hangs out a bit, and then goes right back out the door...very adorable...she did not like my cooking but she may like yours. Seriously folks, if you are looking for an excellent value for the money that is centrally located where you can go 40 mins one way and be in Manual antonio, Jaco, or Quepos...or spend 1 hour beach hopping all the way down to Golfito, you need to stay here. We had such a wonderful time getting away from all the kids and work and reconnecting as a couple...recharged our batteries that we are coming back with some of our family members in December for Christmas in Costa Rica at Costa del Mar !!!

“Beyond words”

Reviewed 19 May 2011

From the very first email contact to the much dreaded last day in Dominical, Dave was a pleasure to deal with (he even took the time to abet my husband with a stellar april fools joke :D ). Dave went above and beyond what was expected and helped create a virtually stress/problem free vacation. Hotels in San Jose, car rentals (definitely get a four wheel drive!), directions to Dominical, excursion reservations, restaurant and grocery store recommendations ~ you name it he's got it covered and his advice was always dead on. The Dominical area is such a comfortable friendly place with breath-taking views, beaches that make you act like a kid again, and adventures everywhere. Canto Del Mar villa is gorgeous, clean and comfortable. My children especially enjoyed the pool and my daughter actually learned to swim in it. I have and will continue to recommend this villa and experience to my friends and family. We had a wonderful adventure!

“Welcome To Jungle”

Reviewed 19 May 2011

Staying at Canto Del Mar was a more than getaway, it completely exceeded any expectations I may have had. Our villa overlooking the ocean was a highlight of my stay. Falling asleep to the serene sound of the waves and oceanlife and waking to the sunrise across the Pacific while having coffee on the deck was a rejunvitating start to my mornings. The accomidations were stellar--I especially enjoyed having my own private bathroom! If you plan on staying in Domincal, I highly recommend Canto Del Mar.

“Great Vacation - Great Villa”

Reviewed 13 May 2011

Our family of five stayed here in early april and had a great time. The villa was very nice and the views were unbelievable. We walked in the front door when we first arrived and the view took our breath away. The villa had a giant open living area on the main floor with an open kitchen and huge sliding doors that overlooked the ocean. Off to the side was a very nice patio with our very own pool (which the kids were always in). the lower level included two large bedrooms with their own bath and a laundry room. With three kids the laundry room came in handy. All of the fixtures and furniture were very nice. We would sit on the patio with our coffee every morning and watch and listen to all of the tropical birds and watch the Pacific. The owner Dave was an excellent "host". He provided tons of local information on what to see and do. He set up a fishing trip for us, told us about "tuna Tuesday" at Tortilla Flats - a must, and even brought over some killer guacamole. We would come back to Villa Playa Vista in a heartbeat.

“A Perfect Mix!”

Reviewed 12 May 2011

This property was ideal for enjoying all that is Costa Rica - amazing ocean vistas, an array of beautiful beaches just minutes away, and jungle wildlife at your window. If you're looking for adventure or a reasonable place to eat, owners Dave & Debbie offer personal assistance to ensure every detail is beyond expectations. The home is the ideal size with adequate space for a family of five or two couples. It has breathtaking views, a refreshing & private pool, grill, and even air conditioning. We've been all over Costa Rica and so far Dominical is our favorite area. It offers so much diversity that seems far of the beaten path but took less than 3 hours to reach from San Jose. You can't go wrong with Dave & Dominical!

“Christmas in paradise!”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Playa Vista. The villa was truly amazing. There is something magical about the view off the deck. Not to mention the daily visits from a tree sloth, white faced monkeys, a giant green iguana, toucans and numerous other animals. Dave was a great manager, guide, secretary and friend as well. He made numerous reservations for us before we even arrived and then checked on us throughout our stay. It was great having a local expert at our beck and call. How else would you know that the freshest tuna arrives on 'Tuna Tuesdays' at Tortilla Flats? Our only recommendation would be to definately rent a 4X4 vehicle. The drive up to the villa requires it, especially if it's raining.

“Wildlife with a never ending view.”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2010

I have had the opportunity to travel to beautiful Costa Rice five times in the past 2 years. Every time I have such a new amazing experience and this trip was not exception. My husband and I stayed in Villa Playa Vista @ Canto Del Mar. We love this location as is has spectacutlar views of both ocean sunsets and jungle life. Also giving us easy access to travel north or south on the costanera highway to a variety of fun activities and excellent restaurants. This visit we experienced many jungle animal sittings. On are arrival we spotted a beautiful mature sloth. He was so cooperative (his very slow movement) allowed us to view his climb over a 45 minute period. We have seen sloths before, but not so close and personal as this viewing. Later in our trip we easily spotted a second sloth (we dubbed her the "the sunset sloth") as she was in a very large tree at sunset every night of our visit. We enjoyed the incredible vista right along with her. We had a pair of lovely Tucans that arrive every morning around 7am and every afternoon at 4PM. The animal life is very routine so if you're paying attentiong you can see them daily on their time schedules. We also spotted white faced monkeys, extremely beautiful blue butterflys and many other birds at Canto Del Mar. You won't find a better host than Dave & Deb. They know their Costa Rica and are very accommodating to your every desire. Trips and activities, massage, restaurant and food advise, you name it they have it available for you. We thank Dave for his hospitality, service and fun ride to "Movies in the Jungle" ... now you will have to contact him for your own adventure.

“Like being in a dream world”

Reviewed 25 Nov 2010

The house is beautiful on both the outside and inside. It is designed very well for comfort and some of the most spectacular views we have ever experienced. The outside terrace and pool area add a delightful respite and the best breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot in the area. You will never want to leave. If this all wasn't enough, Dave and Debbie are the most accomodating hosts with whom you will feel an immediate kinship. Enjoy.


Reviewed 22 Nov 2010

Wauw, what an experience. Everywhere you are in the villa you will have a magnificent view overlooking the ocean. From your bedroom when you wake up, from the kitchen, from the sitting area and off course on the terrace. On the terrace there is a barbecue, a table and seats to enjoy the sunsets and just enjoying the courageous surroundings, a hammock and last but certainly not least a pool. The villa has air conditioning and two bedrooms with both a bathroom around the corner of your bed. It is a very clean house. All the facilities you are looking for are there. The owners are great people. They will give you ideas what to do and where to eat in the area. Only when you ask them. They will take the time for you and will invite you to join them for a drink or even dinner. So I will say, go there and enjoy the magnificent experience.

“Lifestyles of the Rich Famous and "Very Satisfied"”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2010

We felt very nervous, traveling to a foreign land, a relatively large financial commitment and only one week vacation! Fortunately we encountered this wonderful, responsible and scrupulous owner, whom we trusted and, who met our highest expectations. Now, we arrive, Oh My God! We stood in the Living Room and we unable to believe the 270 degree panoramic view! We stared over the edge of the Balcony, watching the Eagles sore 100' away and the fishermen in small fishing boats bobbing in the golden-hued pacific. We finally went on a tour and found a spotless accomodation with every amenity in two complete and fully appointed Master Bedroom Suites, each with Luxury designer baths and 10' high glass sliding doors opening to the 75 degree Costa Rican air and caress of the westerly Pacific Breeze. Quickly changing, we headed to the upstairs, Cathedral ceilinged, backlit and Luxuriously appointed Living/ Kitchen/ Dining area. Fixing a snack and a drink we slid into the private 120 sq ft, 4' deep, soaking pool, in complete privacy, not even aware of any neighbors. The Nearby Town of Dominical and the numerous, completely free, World Class Beaches, are all but a few minutes drive from your own Nirvana. We would stop at the little roadside stands, offering the finest fruits, vegetables and home cooked delicacies imaginable (I think we both lost 5 lbs in a week, we ate so well! :) We encountered anything quite like this two level Designer Villa. Approximately 400' above the Ocean and perhaps 1000' from the Breakers, but perched on a stable steep hill overlooking The Pacific and incredible "Lazy Fluorescent Gold Sunsets". The owner of the Villa allowed us all the Privacy we requested. We were met with instructions and all of our questions were handled professionally and timely. In addition, he was a fantastic resource to local attractions and we found he was greatly respected in this Community. We have every intention of returning to this Property for other Vacations.

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