So you are just visiting the area and want to get the feel of living in Costa Rica that you cannot get from the hotel experience; then the best option is a vacation rental home. There are plenty available in Costa Rica on websites like homeaway.com or vrbo.com (vacation rental by owner) where you can find great deals on luxury homes in exotic locations. If looking in the Dominical-Costa Ballena area you can check out the rental listings on our website for wide variety of locations and prices.
The vacation rental market has been strong in the past years, even during times of recession. Our area is experiencing a new influx of tourism due to new roads and more exposure of the Southern Zone. Vacation rentals are also becoming a popular alternative to the hotel vacation; as many people desire privacy, more space, their own pool, and personal kitchen to eat at home. Luxury vacation rentals can run anywhere from as high as $17,500 per week for an estate home movie stars would be accustomed to, and as low as $595 per week for a nice 2 bedroom and 2 bath villa with a pool.
Villa Mayana is the most luxurious estate home in the Southern Zone and fetches $12,500 to $17,500 per week depending on time of year! The home is nestled on a hilltop in the middle of a 75 acre rain forest nature reserve. Spectacular coastline views, 3,000 sqft pool (larger than most homes), private chef, concierge service, trails to a private waterfall, and walking distance to 2 beaches.
Then there are a number of elegant homes in the $3,500 to $5,000 per week range that offer every bit of luxury one would desire, great location, plenty of rooms, amazing views with pool, and concierge and chef services can be arranged. The home above rents for $3,500 to $4,500 depending on high or low season.
The next tier of luxury vacation rentals are homes in the $1,000 to $2,500 per week range and these homes are usually 2 to 3 bedrooms with a pool and maybe a little further from the coast and beaches. Typically no concierge or private chefs included, but we could help you book tours, activities, and reservations at restaurants. The home pictured above is a bargain for the quality at $1,100 per week in the low season to $1,500 per week in the high season.
There are also more affordable luxury villas in the under $1,000 range and for example this lovely 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom villa goes for $595 per week. The villa is located in a gated community 10-12 minutes from Dominical beach, has its own private pool, full kitchen, high-speed wireless internet, Sky TV, and partial ocean views with panoramic mountain and valley views. Plus the community has a huge waterfall all guests can access by hiking trails.
No matter what your vacation budget is there is a luxury vacation rental for you! Next time you plan a Costa Rica vacation consider the comforts of having your own private residence and enjoy the real “Pura Vida”!! When traveling to exotic locations do you prefer a hotel of a private home? Let us hear your thoughts……