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My Home -Your Refuge Private & Unique - A Slice Of Paradise! "

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

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Reviews (13)
Mike P.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
We had a great time staying in this home. The wild...
We had a great time staying in this home. The wildlife was abundant and the view was amazing. Peaceful times at the pool. The home owner was very knowledgeable of things to do and the area.
Written December 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Pam B.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
My son (36 years old), my granddaughter (5 years o...
My son (36 years old), my granddaughter (5 years old) and myself spent 5 nights at Villa Desiderata. We had the most amazing time. We always like
Written December 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

wanda m.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Beautiful location, we come from the mountains and...
Beautiful location, we come from the mountains and loved staying in the mountains. Mizz Terry, the owner lives downstairs and was very respectful of our privacy. Even though Terry lives downstairs closest to the pool, we always had the pool to ourselves and felt right at home. Of course the bonus for us was getting to know Terry and her furry friends was a real joy. We loved our stay and hope to return in the future for a longer visit. We loved our experience. Pura Vida :) Wanda y Russell
Written August 19, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Oscar S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
2.0 of 5 stars
Renté la villa Desiderata sin saber que: algunas f...
Renté la villa Desiderata sin saber que: algunas fotos que aparecen en la web no corresponden a lo que se renta, porque son parte de la casa donde vive la dueña (primer piso) y lo que se renta es solamente el segundo piso, el cual resulta una sala de estar adaptada. Lo cual limita la intimidad e independencia. Durante mi estancia el aire acondicionado no funcionó; la señal de Internet es mala; no hay TV cable con señal en directo, solo Netflix; el aviario resulta una jaula con muchos pericos de amor que hacen un ruido importante durante todo el día, el cual resulta molesto; y en lo que no estoy del todo de acuerdo es que se impida ingresar a la piscina con bloqueador, dado la condición tropical del país, esto provocó que mi hermana y mis dos niños se quemaran su cara y espalda. El lugar es bonito y la dueña es una bella persona, pero la información de lo que se renta debe ser más precisa. Oscar Sibaja
Written July 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Rhonda M.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We were celebrating our 40th anniversary during ou...
We were celebrating our 40th anniversary during our trip to Costa Rica. We have always liked our trips to include both adventure and relaxation. Villa Desiderata was the perfect spot for us. It is a quiet, clean, spacious, and calming retreat. The whole place made us feel at ease. Terry was very nice and easy to talk to. She was an excellent host and helped us get our bearings. Terry gave us superb recommendations on where to eat and beaches to see. We would definitely come again!
Written July 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
Gorgeous secluded location with great views and nice amenities
Desiderata is a lovely villa, with an upstairs apartment for rent. It is perched on a gorgeous ridge overlooking the Pacific ocean embraced by rainforest mountains. The dirt road to the villa is an adventure that requires a reliable 4x4 vehicle, you’ll get great directions. The infinity pool is delightful, just as in the photos, it is used only by the guests while renting, as well as the lovely covered terrace for outdoor dining, and gazebo. The views from all rooms are truly amazing! The villa is well supplied, with reliable high speed, work-friendly video-call internet. It’s not as clean as one might expect, but it’s comfortable, with king beds and pillows and roomy bathrooms. The owner is French Canadian and lives downstairs, she is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about Costa Rica, and is happy to help with directions and travel suggestions. Her 2 Aussie Blue pups are delightful, one of her cats may sneak upstairs briefly, but they stay mostly downstairs. There is a large aviary on the way upstairs, facing both outdoor terraces, with budgies ensuring an early start to your day. They add to the tropical feel of the place. The grounds are lovely with lots of bushes in bloom. We saw toucans, monkeys, hummingbirds, flocks of parrots and cranes, white headed hawks and turkeys. Overall a great place to visit, a peaceful sanctuary close to Quepos, Uvita, Dominical and Parque Marino Ballena. Thanks Terry, we really enjoyed our stay and will recommend Desiderata to others traveling to CR! Take care!
Visited April 2022
Written May 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Incredible stay
Terry lives on the property and allows as much interaction as her guests want. We left feeling like family. She gave great suggestions for places to go and things to do. She even arranged a fishing trip with a local fisherman. We were able to bring home a feast which we prepared and enjoyed with our hostess. Although we began with an interesting drive to the place, we rapidly felt at home. The place had plenty of space with a wide open concept. The grounds made for a nice hike one day and we spent a day in the pool enjoying the incredible view. Dominical was a short drive away with Uvita just a bit further and we frequently went to both. We look forward to visiting CR again and whether we stay with Terry or find a place of our own, we will be sure to visit and keep in touch.
Visited April 2022
Written April 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Excelente
Excelente lugar, tranquilo, cómodo, excelente vista.
Visited December 2021
Written January 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Dominical Retreat
The property is very nice. The host was very knowledgeable and gave great information about the local area and attractions. The drive from pavement definitely requires a 4wd vehicle.
Visited January 2022
Written January 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Wonderful Oasis
Our family of 5 stayed here over the holidays and had an amazing time! The views from the house were stunning, and we had everything we needed for our stay. I absolutely loved waking up in the morning and enjoying coffee on the deck while the kids played in the pool. Terry was a kind and wonderful host and had great recommendations for beaches to visit or other activities to do in the area. She pointed out toucans and other wildlife to our kids, and they loved exploring the beautiful gardens on her property. This trip was our first international trip as a family, and Terry definitely made it a memorable one!!! We definitely plan on staying here again in the future!
Visited December 2021
Written December 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Additional amenities
  • Boat available

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    Frequently Asked Questions about My Home -Your Refuge Private & Unique - A Slice Of Paradise! "

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