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4.9 / 5Exceptional
27 reviews


  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hacienda Baru
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Boarding
    17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Dive and Surf
    19 min walk
  • Airport
    Quepos (XQP)
    37 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Ballena, this villa is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Hacienda Baru - 11 min walk
    • Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Boarding - 17 min walk
    • Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca - 17 min walk
    • Costa Rica Dive and Surf - 19 min walk
    • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 39 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 169 min drive

    About this property

    Ocean View, Private Pool And Sun Kissed Evenings, With Monkeys & Birds Galore

    Beachfront villa with calming spa services
    Slide into your private pool to cool off after your day lazing on the beach or exploring Dominical's many fun activities. Then grab a cool drink to sip under your palapa to watch the day sink into the ocean while you decide to eat in or venture out for dinner. Our two-level ocean view villa has two master bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and balcony on the downstairs level along with a TV area that can sleep one or two more, and adjacent laundry room. Upstairs you'll find a classic great room with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area/living room. The views of the beach, ocean, and wildlife are amazing from the living room and the palapa/pool deck just outside your doors. We are located within Canto del Mar (Song of the Sea, a gated community of 34 mountainside villa’s located on a hillside just south of Dominical across from Dominicalito Beach.. Parking is conveniently right outside your villa and round-the-clock security adds to the peaceful and relaxed experience. You’ll have an abundance of wildlife just outside your door or window including a variety of birds, monkeys, lizards, sloths, and more. On our current visit (May 2017) we saw these two curious monkeys right out on our deck. https://youtu.be/aIn7NrrPW9c During our visit in April 2016 we had both monkeys on the deck and sloths in the trees in front (one with a baby). You can see videos of these by clicking on the Youtube links at the end of this description. You can walk to ocean and enjoy a day at the beach. Or take a drive to nearby restaurants, a grocery store, bank, and much more all within a couple of miles. You can surf, swim, or take any number of adventure tours. Our local host is David, a Costa Rica native and tour guide, and he will be glad to share his knowledge of the area ensuring you have a wonderful time, and get to do and see all the things that brought you here. He will also help you book your tours and excursions. Finally, in the evening, cool off with a drink and when it’s time to sleep, drift off with the sounds of gentle ocean waves. Some of the benefits of our villa include the pool (not all units have them), the view (we don’t look out onto other units, or the highway), and location (being at one end of the complex provides more wildlife). Plus, while 4 wheel drive is useful depending if you will travel “off road”, you don’t need 4 wheel drive to get to our villa like you would many of the others. And the walk to the ocean and nearby waterfall is a little shorter and less steep. Dave & Toni, the owners of Villa Sol Besó (Sun Kissed Villa), love Costa Rica and are committed to making your stay one you will always remember. After visiting many parts of Costa Rica, we chose the Dominical area as our favorite. It’s a unique part of the Central America coast where the jungle meets the ocean. Where else can you hear and see both the ocean as well as howler monkeys and six foot long iguanas? Add in world class surfing, fishing, and the world famous Marino Ballena National Park nearby. We suggest you fly into Quepos from San Jose (a short 20 minute flight instead of a 3+ hour drive) where they will bring your rental car right to where you pick up your luggage. You’ll be at your villa in an easy 45 minutes from when your plane lands! Dates show not available? Please contact us as we can put you in touch with other villas for rent in Canto Del Mar. If you have a larger group and want more space, please check out our othe place just 5 km up the coast, vrbo.com/1447132. Lastly, if you are ever looking to come to San Diego, please take a look at our popular VRBO apartment in San Diego. #409608. Two other videos of wildlife taken from our villa. First is a sloth in the trees outside. https://youtu.be/lF5ixja37uo The second is a monkey on the deck from April 2016. https://youtu.be/qZeXWifxqs0
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this villa offer private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    Recreational amenities at the villa include a fitness center.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Dave and Toni

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    On the beach


    Private pool


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car recommended


    Coffee/tea maker


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    3 bathrooms
    Shower/tub combination
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Air conditioning


    No pets allowed


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Concierge services
    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean
    On the waterfront

    Things to do

    Fitness center
    Parasailing nearby
    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    Windsurfing nearby
    Whale watching nearby
    Mountain biking nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Snorkeling nearby


    Sleeps 6
    Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Ocean View Sun Kissed Evenings Monkeys Birds Galore Villa
    • Ocean View Sun Kissed Evenings Monkeys Birds Galore Dominical
    • Ocean View Sun Kissed Evenings Monkeys Birds Galore
    • Ocean View Sun Kissed Evenings Monkeys Birds Galore Villa
    • Ocean View Sun Kissed Evenings Monkeys Birds Galore Dominical
    • Ocean View Sun Kissed Evenings Monkeys Birds Galore Villa
    • Ocean View Sun Kissed Evenings Monkeys Birds Galore

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    5 - Excellent
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    5/5 Excellent

      Great house, great view

      This house was in terrific condition and we could tell the owners love this home. Great views, plus we saw monkeys, agauti and iguanas from the balcony. Terrific condition - much better than the other places we've stayed in CR. Very close to Dominicalito Beach. A short drive to Uvita and Dominical. Would recommend!

      5/5 Excellent

        Sun Kissed Villa Was The Perfect Launch Pad

        What a great property to start every day from. The view is awesome, the pool is relaxing and the rest of the house made it feel like we were HOME. We could walk down to Playa Dominicalito and take in the beautiful waters and enjoy Ceviche for lunch. We walked the full beach almost every day. The property is in very good shape as well. The location to all the sights around Uvita and Dominical was less than 1 hr to anywhere we wanted to go. There is so much to do or you just hang out and do nothing. The wildlife around the villa is so much fun to watch as well. We were visited by Toucans many wild birds, monkeys, Iguanas, bats and Agouti's. We will be back

        5/5 Excellent

          A Stunning, Tranquil Paradise!

          Our family was in heaven at Dave and Toni's Villa! Our two young kids spent time everyday in the private pool while as we sat under the tiki hut and watched the ocean and wildlife. The monkeys dropping by for a visit were a highlight and all the birds were amazing. The toucans were spectacular! My camera rarely left my hands. Our day trips included swimming at the amazing free waterfall/ swimming hole( within walking distance), shopping in Dominical, exploring the spectacular beach ( also within walking distance) and driving to the San Isidro market. I have to mention that the beach felt like our own private paradise as there was hardly another soul around- just the local fisherman. Dave and Toni's place was so perfect that we felt that we did not have to stray to far from home. When we did leave, travelling/ driving was very easy ( we were glad to have 4x4) and we felt very safe exploring the local area and taking in the Costa Rican culture. The Villa itself was extremely clean, spacious and well stocked with all the essentials you would want in your own home to live well. All of the details and information provided by Dave and Toni to help made our stay successful were fantastic and communication with Dave and Toni was first class. They really set us up for spectacular vacation. Dave and Toni's local contact (David Orozco Jimenez) was great and he was there to help with any questions or concerns. Furthermore, everyone we met- from locals to staff members- were so welcoming and friendly. We fell in love with Costa Rica- A Stunning, Tranquil Paradise. We definitely recommend Dave and Toni's accommodation. You won't be disappointed! Pura Vida! Chris, Jenn, Caden and Isla

          5/5 Excellent

            A villa with a view!

            We had a wonderful stay at Dave and Toni’s place! We were a family of 4 with my 2 grown sons. We enjoyed the view and the pool, especially. The house was clean and just as the pictures showed. Communication with Dave was great. David, the on-site manager, arranged some great tours, and we saw monkeys and sloths on the kayak tour. The surfing lesson and zip lining were also really good. Thank you for helping make our trip to Costa Rica wonderful!

            5/5 Excellent

              Great location, wonderful owner, a great local contact

              We had a lovely stay at Canto del Mar. The owner was very helpful prior to and during our stay, giving lots of suggestions for things to do, places to eat, etc, as was the local contact, David. He stopped by and offered his help anytime we should need it. Great location to walk down to Playa Dominicalito and the Poza Azul waterfall. Short drive to Dominical and Uvita. Nice house with comfortable furnishings and a great deck with pool and spectacular view.

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