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Spectacular Ocean-View Mediterranean Villa with Private Pool


Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Speaks: english, french
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Spectacular Ocean-View Mediterranean Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


Playa Tortuga Villa Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

This ocean-view villa has breathtaking views of the ocean to the front, and the lush rainforest to the rear and sides. Its name is Canto Del Mar (Song of the Sea, Ridge of the Sea) because you can hear the roar of the ocean every night as the waves rush in. It is located at the very end of a beautiful ridge jutting out into the sea, about 300 feet above the ocean, so the home is far cooler and breezier than anything below. Just minutes from the beach! Less than five-minute drive from beach access points to about five beautiful unspoiled beaches, each with its unique character, some with sea caves. This is a newly constructed, spacious two-story furnished home, where you and your friends/family can bask in the luxury of having your own PRIVATE swimming pool, large covered and uncovered patio areas, and covered balcony. No neighbors in sight! Beautiful ocean views from top and bottom floors and from pool. (home is nearly 3000 square feet, plus 1000 sf patio space).

Convenient and Secluded!: When you’re at the house, at the end of Los Loros ridge, surrounded by toucans, parrots, hawks, eagles and monkeys, you will be in the middle of secluded rainforest, with scarcely any civilization in view. As you watch the wildlife, and see and listen to the breaking surf, you will feel like you are hundreds of miles away from everything.

However, this is a great, convenient location, less than one km off of Costanera highway, very near lots of great gourmet international restaurants (French, Italian, German, Swiss, Indonesian, Estonian . . . ), just minutes from grocery stores and other shopping in Ojochal and Uvita, and a short drive away from the best surfing in Dominical, and many wildlife parks and attractions.

Local Property Manager Minutes From the House!: The local property manager Steve is located just minutes away from the house. He will greet you, show you to the house, make sure that you are comfortable and familiar with your surroundings, then continue to do everything possible to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. He can assist you with booking tours, rental cars, advance or forward travel arrangements, as well as handling any questions or problems that could arise during your stay.

This is sure to be an experience that you will never forget.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

About Owner

I built this beautiful home with a talented local architect and general contractor, completing it in 2009. I'm from New Orleans, and completely fell in love with this part of Costa Rica about fifteen years ago.

Owner purchased this villa in 2009

Why Owner chose Playa Tortuga

This villa is surrounded by jungle and ocean, so it's entirely peaceful and secluded, but also incredibly close and convenient to everything. The jungle hides the few nearby homes from view, so you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. But it's only a five minute drive from the main thoroughfare, and close and convenient to all restaurants, attractions, amenities. It also offers luxury at a bargain price. Why stay in a cramped hotel room or little cabina for the same price when you can have this entire villa with its crystal-clear swimming pool all to yourselves?

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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based on 68 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Ocean-View Mediterranean Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.9558825 based on 68 reviews

Beautiful vacation home by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Overall very positive stay at a beautiful home. Karen was very helpful with helping to plan our trip and activities, and we loved meeting Guener and getting to know him. We took a whale watching trip and saw humpback whales breaching! There were lots of dolphins too. We also had dinner with Birgit and Uwe at the Lookout hotel on the way to Karen's - it's a charming place, and they were lovely German people! But we especially loved the food and the chef at that Fiesta Del Mar on the Costanera just a few minutes from Karen's house .. we ate there two nights in a row! The chef said he had cooked for a Marriott in the states; anyway, he really does an amazing job with fresh fish! We highly recommend that restaurant to your guests. All else was good, and we hope we can come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Your family were delightful guests, and I will definitely try the fish over there!

Georgeous House, gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Karen and Geiner, for a great trip. We loved Costa Rica and were really happy with the area in the vicinity of your house. It had just the right balance of nearby amenities, yet was not crowded and overly touristy. Our favourite beaches were Playa Ventanas and Playa Arco. Not busy at all! We also took a great drive to Boruca to see the mask carvers. The house was great as well! Geiner was friendly and a great help to us. We enjoyed a couple of dinners served up by Pedro and his family. He is a great character and we really enjoyed his company. He even loaned us a cooler for the week! Thanks again for the use of your house. It was wonderful and we had a wonderful family trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Most excellent

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at this lovely place before during the rainy season, a couple of seasons ago. We knew we wanted to come back someday, and we finally got the chance to go, so had another great ten days there! The weather was as expected (some rain every day, but not in the mornings, so we were free to do activities). We had dinner one night at Pedro and Marta's little Cuban place just below Karen's road. Pedro was more than welcoming, the food was great, and the setting magical by the river. We took advantage of the Osa Canopy zipline tour, whale watching, and had a wonderful day trip at Manuel Antonio park. We saw lots more toucans and monkeys (howlers) in the trees around Karen's house than we did last time we were here! Great week, despite some rain. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you guys were able to make it back here. I hope you guys can return again soon!

Great Place, View, Location, and Price

  • 5 of 5

This home is ideally located for privacy with a great view of the ocean shoreline. Just a 5-minute drive into town for groceries, pizza, beach, and more. The pool is perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach or just hanging-out at the house. The upstairs bedroom and balcony are incredibly romantic, and the panoramic view is breathtaking. We had a great time and look forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Rural Retreat in Exceptional Locale

  • 4 of 5

Great house with beautiful vistas, decks and awesome pool. Your descriptions and details of local (world class) eateries were quite helpful. Citris and Mama Y Papas were our favourite Ojachal restaurants. Loved swimming at the Whale Tail in Uvita. Also swam in surf at Playa Tortuga (just below home) and explored the caves. Easy drive up to San Manuel Antonio - great up close and personal with local fauna. We greatly appreciated the rural feel and out of the way location of your home. The tourist scene is not our style. Enjoyed working on our Spanish and did not have any difficulties. Your pool was an essential part of every day and this south Pacific location in Costa Rica is ideal. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Private jungle retreat

  • 4 of 5

The location is perfect. Ventanas beach 5 minutes away. All the best restaurants are 5 minutes away yet you are tucked away in nature. On one early morning we saw 8 Howler monkeys go by in the trees within 100ft of the house. Daily we saw chesnut mandibled toucans, great kiskadees, golden hooded tanagers, Cherries tanagers, blue gray tanagers, hummingbirds and more. One day a very large Iguana in a nearby tree. Blue Morphos while driving up the laneway almost every day we went out. One thing I did like too was seeing the ocean and listening to the crashing waves. I am in the area every year. A first at Karens, but not, probably my last.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
150 Miles
San Jose Internat'l; &15 miles from Palmar airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dozens of fun bars all nearby
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Buena Vista Golf Course in Coronado
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many gourmet jungle restaurants. Citrus, Exotica.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Tortuga, Playa Pinuelas, Playa Ventanas

I first started coming to this beautiful part of Costa Rica ten years ago, and fell in love with the natural secluded surroundings, the gorgeous beaches, and the teeming wildlife. I don't think that there is any part of Costa Rica that quite compares with the Southern Pacific. Ojochal is a charming rustic village containing gourmet European restaurants in the jungle. Uvitia is the nearest larger town, containing banks, grocery store, bars, restaurants and entertainment. Dominical is a surfers' paradise. Fun Hip village for surfers and those who like to watch them, Great beach!

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa


Rates & Availability

From $95 Per night

Playa Tortuga Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 10 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Aug 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Ask about special Last Minute Discounts. Ask about special long-stay discounts for stays of more than 4 weeks. Cleaning fee of $75 added for stays under 7 nights.
Holiday rates apply to holiday weeks: Christmas, New Years, and Easter/Holy Week (Semana Santa): $1400/week.
$200 Damage/Reservation deposit (refundable). 50% due within 120 days of arrival date during Green and Low Seasons, and due with your initial reservation deposit during the High Season. Balance due 30 days before arrival.
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Playa Tortuga Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Jetted Tub in Bath: Tub is large enough for 2, on a raised dais at the top of steps, with huge picture window from which you can see the ocean and the sunset from your bath. Strong massage jets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The downstairs has an open layout, with breezes blowing straight through from the porch through the kitchen, dining area and sitting area, and is tiled throughout. There are two private bedrooms there, one on each wing of the house, each with its own private bath, separate lockable entrance and pool/patio access. All of the beds are big king and queen beds, with new thick comfortable mattresses. The house is fully equipped with linens, towels and more. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances: stove, spacious refrigerator, microwave oven, blender, coffee maker, toaster. It has everything that you need to cook your meals in every day if you choose: pots, pans, cooking utensils, cups, mugs, glasses, wine glasses, silverware, placemats. The laundry area has a full-sized new washer and dryer, open to the cooling breezes and lush foliage outdoors. Other amenities include pool rafts, an iron, a hairdryer, lamps and in all rooms, about twenty ceiling fans throughout the house.

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