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“This Place Rocks!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages
Dominical Beach, Dominical, Costa Rica   |  
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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“This Place Rocks!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed here with our daughter for a few nights on our way to the Osa. We rented the house closest to the beach. First off, the owner (Richard) was fantastic. He dropped by on occasion to check on us, was a wealth of knowledge, and even played in the band up the road (with a personal invite to come listen). The house was simple, yet provided all the necessary amenities and comforts we expected. We LOVED sitting on the back porch of the house and watching the birds come and go to the feeder, as well as the giant iguanas that would frequent the nearby trees. This place is amazing and highly recommended!

Room Tip: The large beach house....affordable and beautiful!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We booked a cottage based on the good reviews on tripadvisor, but when we pulled into the driveway we were still awe-struck. This place is a bargain! The property is well maintained. There is a line of trees between the houses and the beach, but you can see the beach. There is an air conditioner, but we kept the windows and doors open. From our back porch (facing the beach) we could see tons of birds and iguanas.

We had four adults so we stayed in the large house, which is the closest one to the beach but not by much. It was clean and well stocked. The owners were very helpful with any questions and gave suggestions on local restaurants (and where to avoid). There are quite a few dogs on the property, but they are all friendly.

The beach right in front of the houses is rocky and difficult to swim in, but it's beautiful and perfect for walking along the beach or tide-pooling at low tide. There is a good area for swimming just a short walk down the beach. Unfortunately you cannot walk into Dominical via the beach because the beach ends in a jagged cliff.

The town of Dominical is basically one dirt road. It's a very relaxed surf town. The perfect place to enjoy a meal and a great view of the beach! Hopefully I will have the chance to return!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

!.The Owners Richard and his beautiful wife Diana couldn't have been any sweeter.
2.The room was rustic cute with a very pretty mural and 2 beds to greet us every night when we got back.
3.The grounds are so beautifly maintained.
4.Very short walk to the beach.
5.Only a few cabins so not any noise.
6. We only got to stay there a few days but I wish we could have stayed there longer.
7. Very happy trip
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The cabin was clean, the AC worked almost too well, and Flaca the dog was our coffee companion every morning. I loved the grounds, and the proximity to the beach. I had been begging for a tropical beach vacation for years and this fit the bill perfectly. Richard and Diana were the perfect hosts, and our stay couldn't have been any better. It was a dream location off the main tourist trails, right in the middle of some of the most beautiful jungle in the world. The locals, Ticos, we're kind and generous, and there was so much to do.

I am already plotting how we can come back, and bring our little girls with us next time. We are enchanted and bewitched by Coconut Grove, Dominical, and Costa Rica.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed in the large house at Coconut Grove for a week, and it was absolutely wonderful. We wanted a fun Costa Rica experience away from too much tourist stuff, and that's what Coconut Grove was. The location was ideal- we felt like we were in a secluded jungle, but the beach was so close we could listen to the waves while laying on the hammock on the very large porch. We couldn't swim in that part of the ocean because of the rocks, but they were fun to climb on, and the almost empty beach was great for taking long walks, and there was a sparkling clean pool to jump into as well.

The owners were away, but let us know in advance that Ian would be taking care of things, and he was a super nice friendly guy.

Even though you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, there are lots of places to eat nearby with friendly owners, and a Wildlife Refuge nearby for hiking and ziplining.

We went in early May and it rained most nights, but the days were beautiful and sunny. The thunderstorms were actually great to watch and listen to from our porch.

The house was in great shape, very clean, and extremely reasonably priced. We would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: The big house is worth the extra money if you are staying there for more than a night or two. It fel...
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Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for two nights. Richard and Diane are friendly and helpful hosts, willing to give advice on anything from directions to a nearby waterfall and the best place to get an inexpensive, yummy meal. Our room was clean, had great AC, and the grounds are beautiful, including the pool! As an added bonus, the hotel is right next to the beach, making for great sunset beach strolls. All in all a great hotel and I would totally stay here again and recommend to friends. Such a great value!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Camdenton, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

What a great place!! Beautiful views, super clean pool, right on the beach and the owners Richard and Dianne will do whatever they can to make your stay a perfect one!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages

Also Known As:
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages Hotel
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages Hotel Dominical
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages Costa Rica/Dominical
Address: Dominical Beach, Dominical, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 Specialty lodging in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages is located on one of Costa Rica's most picturesque and private beaches on the Southern Pacific Coast. ... more   less 

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