SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT MULTI-LEVEL 5 BR/6 BA VILLA! •SLEEPS 13•

Julie Gordon

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Sleeps26
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
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SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT MULTI-LEVEL 5 BR/6 BA VILLA! •SLEEPS 13•

Playa Grande Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 BR/ 6 BA sleeps 6 - 26 (with Casa Mirage #203273)

Villa Olivia is a fabulous mulit-level oceanfront vacation home exquisitely situated on the pristine sandy beach of Playa Grande. The mediterranean style layout of this Costa Rican beach house emphasizes open spaces and large verandas to accommodate large families, groups of friends, reunions and weddings. Furnishings and decor are contemporary and comfortable, many custom-made from local hardwoods.

A refreshing open air courtyard offers each bedroom a private entrance. Terrazzo tile floors flow throughout the interior and spill out across the spacious beachfront verandas. Tropical gardens with palm trees, papaya and coconut trees create an intimate atmosphere.

Trip Advisor Reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g309245-d1654945-Ultimate_Oceanfront_Location_Villa_Olivia-Playa_Grande_Province_of_Guanacaste.html#reviews

• Website: villasdeplayagrande. com

• Facebook: costaricavillas

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Included in the rental rate is wireless internet, room cleaning every third day and evening security

Bedroom 1: 2 twins

Bedroom 2: queen

Bedroom 3: queen

Bedroom 4: queen & twin

Bedroom 5: queen, twin, & single futon

Villa Olivia offers a perfect and uncomplicated oceanfront vacation, specifically designed for friends, families, or groups. With our other oceanfront villa located next door, Casa Mirage, we can accommodate 26 guests.

Playa Grande “big beach” is truly one of the most unique, unspoiled vacation spots in Costa Rica. Located only an hour drive from the Liberia Airport (LIR) its 2 mile-long crescent shaped coastline of warm blue waters and honey colored sand forms the Las Baulas Marine National Park. A sanctuary for the nesting giant leatherback turtles.

Go explore the estuary in a canoe, spotting birds, iguanas and crocodiles basking on the sun-drenched riverbanks. Snorkel Playa Conchal made up of billions of crushed shells. Attend a weekend fiesta, featuring bull riding, traditional food, marimba music, and dancing. Tee-off at the course designed by Robert Trent Jones which meanders through a rolling terrain with breathtaking ocean views. To end the day sail along the shoreline as dolphins frolic beside you.

For thrill seekers and nature lovers alike enter the realms of the forest via a canopy tour. Get your adrenalin pumping inner tubing or riverafting on the Rio Negro. Visit Rincon De La Vieja to enjoy great hiking, waterfalls, boiling mud pots, sulpher vents and a large diversity of wildlife species. Get in the action of deep blue water fishing, targeting sailfish, marlin, yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish, and snapper. Experience the rich Guanacaste folklore and ancient Chorotega Indian traditions of pottery making in village of Guatil.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We were very pleased with Villa Olivia--it was exactly as promised. Right on the beach (part of a national park) with beautiful, tropical grounds; very comfortable rooms, and friendly, personable staff. If you are looking for a spacious family retreat, right on the beach, this is it. There are 4 bedrooms, two up, two down, each with a full bath, and an extra bath in the common area (there is a 5th bedroom/studio upstairs, but we did not rent it). The kitchen has everything you need to prepare dinner, with an outdoor grill area and outdoor dining area. Hammocks are everywhere, so no fights over who gets the hammock. And, since the beach is right out the front door, no loading up to go to the beach, because it's right there. Grab a morning cup of coffee and relax on the rockers on the front porch, or in a beach chair on the sand, or walk down the (almost deserted) beach. As we were there in February, the dry season, the insects were scarce, so we barely used the 3 cans of spray we brought. However, because Costa Rica is north of the equator, we did use almost all the sunblock. Did I mention that Villa Olivia is right on the beach? Sure, there are houses on either side, but you scarcely notice them, with all the lush tropical foliage. The coast line is made up of many small beaches, each different. Some can only be reached on foot or boat, and some you can drive to. While exploring Pirate's Beach (about 15 miles north of Playa Grande) we had the good luck to see a troupe of monkeys leisurely crossing the road, one at a time, via a cable hung for just that purpose. Another day, the Villa Olivia property manager arranged a day trip to Rincon, where we bathed in hot volcanic mud, soaked in hot/warm/cool volcanic pools, rode horses, zip-lined, and walked through a hanging-bridge nature trail to see monkeys, parrots, and other tropical birds.

Some tips: Take beach or swim shoes. The sand can be extremely hot mid-day. All roads may not be paved; don't be taken aback by it. Explore! If you are a picky eater, try something new! If you can't, then stop in Liberia at the big-box style "Jumbo" grocery store and stock up on what you need; the smaller 'super compras' closer to Playa Grande don't carry everything. Arrange for Kimberly to make dinner for you one night. It's worth it! http://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalReview-g309245-d1654945-Ultimate_Oceanfront_Location_Villa_Olivia-Playa_Grande_Province_of_Guanacaste.html#REVIEWS
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Julie Gordon

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We are a family of 'water babies' born and raised on the beach shores of Santa Barbara, CA. (Of course the grand kids also have this ocean gene). Once my children (Julie, J.C, and Mark) became of an age when we could all travel my husband and I would take them during summer vacation on a surf safari to an exotic destination somewhere in the world. This was not only for fun, but to spend quality time with each other as well as to expose and educate them about different cultures and customs.

On a surfing safari to Costa Rica in '91 we instantly fell in love with the country, the kind and hospitable people, and the natural habitat. It was a paradise!! Long story short after returning to the States and raving to family and friends about this oasis a friend said he had the perfect property for our family in Playa Grande.

My husband flew down a month later and purchased the property for me as my 50th B-Day present! Over the past 17 years both my family and friends lives have been significantly enhanced by the beauty of the 'Tico' people, the natural wonders that surrounds us and the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle. This means Pure Life, an expression of contentment, happiness, and satisfaction with ones life. It's this philosophy that ranks Costa Rica as one of the happiest places in the world!!

We invite you along with your family and friends to visit and enjoy the surf, sand, sun, & experience the 'Pura Vida' life.

fabulously situated upon the pristine white sandy beach of Playa Grande. Imagine surfing directly out the back door, scanning the trees for howler monkeys, sea shelling along the beach and gazing at the stars. In the privacy of your villa take delight swinging in a hammock, indulging in spa treatments, or simply smiling at a sunset.

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Santa Barbara, California
5

GUESTBOOK COMMENT

I have stayed in both Villas several times and can only say "This is Truly Paradise"...thank you for such a wonderful, relaxing holiday. I recommend t...
  • 5 of 5
I have stayed in both Villas several times and can only say "This is Truly Paradise"...thank you for such a wonderful, relaxing holiday. I recommend this for a family holiday or a very special intimate occasion. Pam Geremia, Santa Barbara, California
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Washington D.C.
5

WE WILL BE BACK!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 21 just returned from our 5th time to Villa Olivia and Casa Mirage and I don't think we'll ever stay anywhere else!!! We love these homes. We love the beach. Julie, Maranela, Kimberly and the rest of the staff are amazing and super easy to work with. Kimberly cooked us an incredible meal once again. We are all so happy to call this our second home. Every year, I bring a group of friends down to Playa Grande. The group changes from year to year and everyone is amazed with this place, this country and these homes. We feel so lucky to be able to come year after year. I highly recommend both of these properties. Just don't book when I'm planning on coming or we'll have a serious problem!
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Northern Virginia
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Our extended family (grandmas, college kids, baby boomers) just returned from Villa Olivia. It was a wonderful experience. The staff made us feel like family! The pictures do not do the property justice. It literally sits on the Pacific Ocean.....the sunsets are amazing, the beack pristine and the house spacious and with many amenities.
We were treated each day by Costa Rician cuisine prepared by Kimberly. Definitely have her prepare meals for you.....she is a sweetheart and an incredible cook!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
New York, NY
5

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful home you have! We had the most lovely time there and absolutely adored the entire experience. The home was a delight and the staffers treated us like family. We are just so grateful for the fantastic vacation - our grateful thanks to everyone else .... Kimberly, Karina, everyone!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Toronto, Ontario
5

  • 5 of 5
Amazing house! Nothing beats waking up and being able to see the beach and ocean right on your front lawn! The house is incredible, Corinna Corinna is adorable and we loved her company as we missed our dog terribly. The water is plesantly warm and it was great that the house had boogie boards for us to use during our stay. There are not a lot of pictures of the bedrooms on the website but they are all beautiful, especially the master bedroom with the canopy bed. Tons of space for us to hang out. Bula Bulas restaurant and the Rip Jack Inn were great dinner spots near by. We had such a great time!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
North Smithfield, RI
5

  • 5 of 5
Playa Grande is one of the most beautiful beaches that we have seen in CR. This is our second trip there and we love that we have the beach to ourselves, the great surf, for the surfers in the family. Villa Olivia is just a wonderful house to enjoy this pristine beach. Staff is always present and friendly. Marianela is fluent in English and very available by phone for anything you would need. Their spacish and well equipped kitchen is airy and gives you views of the spectacular beach. Dinners on the deck were delightful. Villa Olivia can sleep 12 and be a very comfortable house for a large group. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia Airport (LIR) 1 hour drive
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Playa Tamarindo

Playa Grande is a national park protecting the nesting site of the Giant Leatherback turtles (Oct - Mar), Explore the tidal pools around the volcanic rocks and walk to the northern coves, ending in a black sand beach, Enjoy world-class Surfing, and golfing, Take a horseback ride, canopy tour, kayak in the estuary, sunset cruise, or snorkel/dive, Hike through Rincon De La Vieja or Palo Verde National Park.

Playa Grande stretches over two miles along the magnificent northwest pacific coastline, 30 min. north of Playa Tamarindo and 30 min. south of Playa Flamingo. Villa Olivia sits on the northern end of Playa Grande near the big rock. This is a secluded and undeveloped beach community of only a dozen oceanfront vacation/retirement homes and one oceanfront hotel with restaurant, the Las Tortugas. Inland there are 4 small hotel/restaurants, 2 restaurants, a pulperia, and surf shop. Two markets are only 5 minutes away by car.

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Playa Grande Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • Along with our other villa located next door, Casa Mirage, we can accommodate up to 26 guests.
  • Rates: include all taxes and fees, linens & towels, room cleaning every third day, as well as nightly security. Beach towels not provided.
  • Payments:: can be made by personal check, money orders and PayPal.

    Deposit: A 50% deposit is required to hold the reservation and the remaining balance is due two months prior to arrival date.

    Cancellation: will be honored 60 days prior to arrival with full refund less $100 administrative fee. After 60 days refund is provided if any days are rented.



    With our other villa located next door, Casa Mirage #203273, we can sleep a total of 26.

Amenities

Playa Grande Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Kitchen - toilet , shower
    Studio - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , oceanfront
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , oceanfront
    Studio - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , countryside Studio
  • All bedrooms are furnished with air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bathrooms and safe boxes.
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • caves
  • zoo
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • spelunking
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • fishing
Notes:
Spacious outside dining, kitchenette, wet bars, 2 extensive wrap-around oceanfront verandas, expansive countryside deck with rancho, and shaded courtyard. Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, safe box, and private bathrooms in every room. Enjoy wireless hammocks, lounge chairs & rocking chairs, BBQ, and outside bali shower. Room cleaning provided every third day, linens & towels are included (no beach towels). We now offer a 15' above ground pool, 4' deep all around.