Polynesian Cottages in Lagunas and Dominical Costa Rica

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  • Property Type : Cottage
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 to 4 Sleeps

Jeff Olson / Nando Navarro

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Sueños Mariposa is a breath-taking mountain paradise ... Butterfly Dreams is enveloped in nature just 15 minutes from the surf beaches of Dominical, Costa Rica.  Set at the top of the "Alps-like" Punta Mira mountains it over looks the Tres Piedras Valley which is one of the 5 energy vortex areas in the world (like Sedona, Arizona in mystical energy).  Other-worldly at both dusk and dawn (when 100 speciies of birds come alive), the days and nights at Sueños Mariposa are moderate in temperature but near the hot beach and warm waters of the Pacific.

Three buildings are yours for the rental price ... a fully-equipt kitchen cottage (kitchen, deck, bathroom and laundry) a octagonal gazebo (dining and bar)  and a 2 bedroom cottage (2 separate pillow-top queen bedrooms, bathroom and large closet).  Ammenities beyond the cottages include the beautiful Steinway pool (infinity with beach entry and waterfall, circular outdoor fire pit (with stone benches for 8), natural outdoor grill/oven and spectacular groomed jungle landscape. You can enjoy breakfast or dinner with the 110 species of birds singing on site.  Trails for a morning hike to excercise, breathe the fresh air and explore the local jungle.  All safe!

Sueños Mariposa is a perfect location for either a quiet vacation of "hanging around the mountain or pool or beach" ...  or adventurous vacation as the area is filled with activities where we have connections (beaches, waterfalls, surfing, deep sea diving/fishing, white water rafting, snorkeling, ziplines (small and large), horseback rides to local waterfalls, mangrove or cacao tours, golfing and more) ... or some kind of combination of relaxation and excitement.

We would love to make your stay in Costa Rica Pura Vida ... the "Pure Life"!

Come and Enjoy,

Jeff and Nando

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0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.

Amenities & Activities

  • BBQ
  • Private BBQ
  • Shower
  • Alfresco Shower
  • Queen Bed
  • King Bed
  • Both are pillowtop beds with high-quality linen
Bedroom Extras
  • Walk-in Closet
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • The mountain jungle is warm during the day and cool at night
Dining Room
  • Formal Dining Room
Disability Access Features
  • Single Level - No Stairs
  • Walk-in Shower
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Wet Bar
  • Rock Fireplace
  • Outdoor circular fire pit that overlooks the jungle and mountain views
  • Reading Library
  • Pet Friendly
  • Linens Included
  • Secluded
  • Linens Provided
  • Guest internet access
Guest Services
  • Daily cleaning
  • pre-arrival shopping
  • events planning
Home Office
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Stove
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Utensils
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Pots and Pans
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
Layout and Decor
  • Designer Furnishings
  • Professionally Decorated
  • Spacious
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Rustic external appeal is contrasted with high quality furnishings and decorating
  • unique artwork
Maid Service
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Daily Trash and Towel Service Available
Outside Living
  • Backyard
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Terrace
  • Patio Furniture
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Shower
  • The ammenities are enhanced by the well-groomed yard amid a jungle atmosphere
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for Multiple Cars
Recreation located at the Resort or On Premise
  • Home Gym
Swimming Pool
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Private Outdoor Pool
  • Infinity pool with waterfall feature and beach entry
  • Public Transportation Available
  • Car Recommended
  • 4x4 required to naviage the road from sea level to the mountain property
Nearby Activities
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Mountain Biking
  • Night Life
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing
  • Sightseeing Cruises
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking Tours
  • Whale Watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Cacao Tour
  • Waterfalls
  • National Park
Nearby Attractions
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Beachfront
  • Near Beach
  • Riverfront
  • Safe Swimming Beach
  • Near Town
  • Near Shopping
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Marina
  • Near Boat Launch

Photo Gallery

Three Polynesian Cottages

Steinway Infinity Pool

Gazebo View to Pool Area

2 Pillowtop Queen bedrooms

Kitchen Cottage

Palm Trees Dot the Property

Icy Blue Star Palm

Pacific Beaches 15 min.

Additional Rate Information

Grocery Shopping / Liquor Store (you provide list) is $25/trip

Prepared Meals Option-

a) Tico Breakfast $5/person or Gringo Breakfast $8/person

b) Tico Dinner $10/person or Gringo Dinner $15/person  

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Location Information


Tres Piedras Valley is an energy vortex Dominical is the second largest surfing area in Costa Rica


The mountain is a mingling of cultures between foreigners (gringos) and locals (ticos)


Southern Punteraneus region is known for its jungle authenticity, afternoon rains and moderate climate!


Safest Central American country to travel to


Beautiful 10 months of the year (with only slight rainfalls) ... however October/November is the rainiest of months with 100-200 inches!


4x4 car rental in San Jose/Liberia or locally, CR bus system, Monkey Rides (van), local airport in Quepos (30 minutes away)


great bus systems, taxis, car rentals


Perfectly safe however bring minimal personals to the beach


Combination of Gringo and Tico culture


English, Spanish


3 big ticket items are airfare, car rental and lodgiing ... the rest are incidental

Guest Reviews

Marvelous Stay at SM

  • Michell Barron
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Dec 25,2016

My family and I just returned from staying at Jeff and Nando's amazing property. Stunning mountain views filled with wildlife. They were amazing hosts and helped us arrange local trips too. Highly recommended! 1/5/17

Suenos Mariposa- "Dreams of Buterflies"

  • DeDe Nelson
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Apr 08,2016

This was just the beginning of the beauty. We are friends for 40 years- 4 gals from high school tha reunited here for a week in April. SM is on the mountainside with a beautiful panoramic view. During the day the hot sun would prevail and at night would cool down for a rejuvenating night of sleep. We would wakt to the sounds of tropical jungle noises. The sunrises were spectacular with the whispers of fog settling in the valley below each morning. Just a short ride down the mountain and we were in the quaint town of Dominical and did a little souvenier shopping, a massage and food ... then back up to SM for a swim in the "Steinway Pool" (my favorite thing to do)! A most relaxing vaction. Costa Rica! Pura Vida!! Thank you Jeff!!

Loved It!

  • Sarah Schilbach
  • Jan 16,2017
  • Jan 01,2017

I was overwhelmed by the warmth and beauty of our stay at Suenos Mariposa! Jeff Picked us up in the town to ensure that we would arrive at their place safely- 4x4is highly recommended! Arriving was like a dream on another planet; there was gentle classical music playing from the gazebo and the beauty of the place including the landscaping, view and cottages. Jeff and Nando were more than welcoming and helpful! They gave us a great overview of what we could do during our stay, letting us know that they could be more or less involved. Since I was traveling ith my 10-year-old son, I was greateful for all their help. We went on a boat mangrove birding and animal tour, learned how chocalate is made from cacao, visited a local waterfall and the beaches. One night, Nando gave me a cooking lesson on how to make empenadas. I thought that was more than expected and I loved it! The bedroom cottage was lovely, including the comfort of the bed, superb cleanliness ubt mostly the incredible view of the mountains in the distance. It reminded me of being in the Alps! Not to mention, waking up and going to sleep to the sound of birds singing in the jungle. My son loved swimming in the infinity pool and was just completely happy! I would highly recommend this new place to anybody who want to enjoy Costa Rica in peace and beauty!

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