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Luxury, Privacy and Just Steps to the Beach!


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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Luxury, Privacy and Just Steps to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Tamarindo Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enchanted (in-‘chant-ed): Charmed. Captivated. Beguiled. Bewitched.

The charms of Costa Rica, the captivating natural beauty, the beguiling black sand beaches, and the bewitching sunsets over the Pacific Ocean are all yours to savor and enjoy. However you define it a vacation at Villa Encantada will create lasting memories you, your family and friends won’t soon forget.

At over 2100 square feet Villa Encantada's Moorish design provides you with the perfect combination of space and luxury. Immaculately appointed interior and lush exterior tropical gardens enhance the beauty of the property and bring Costa Rica's flora and fauna right to you. In addition cast stone architectural elements and fountains, native handcrafted hardwood details and Moroccan inspired tiles create the atmosphere for a truly enchanting vacation!

The ideal location for that much needed getaway:

The Villa is perfectly situated across the street from the quiet, secluded Playa Langosta, which invites you to walk for miles on unspoiled beaches, find a driftwood log in the shade along the tree-lined shore to sit and admire the soaring Pelicans or marvel at the spectacular sunsets.

The Villa is conveniently located a short distance to a full service grocery store, many outstanding restaurants ranging from fine dining to family-friendly, world-class surfing and water activities, and a whole lot more.

So much to do, so little time!

The town of Tamarindo, a short walk from the Villa, features numerous restaurants, shops, clubs, a casino and just about everything you could want in a vacation destination. Guests of Villa Encantada have exclusive membership to the Langosta Beach Club and all the facilities available including a full gym, yoga studio, private cabanas and full service restaurant. Additionally, let the concierge at the Langosta Beach Club create the perfect outing for you and your guests: Enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving? Up for a good round of golf? Why not a thrilling ziplining adventure through one of the local rainforest canopies? Or just sit back and relax on a sunset champagne cruise. The options are virtually endless.

Your peace of mind matters:

Tamarindo also offers readily available ambulance, medical and dental services and pharmacy in case any unexpected emergency arises. There is a security guard on site at the Villa and a secure intercom system to monitor guests to the property.

Your own private pool - who could ask for more?

Surrounded by the property's 10 foot high walls and lush tropical gardens, the Villa's oversized pool (the largest in the Villas Cerca del Mar development) features glass tiling inspired by the Pacific, an ornate wall mounted fountain and shaded deck with plenty of seating for both lounging and al fresco dining. The best feature is that the pool is yours exclusively - swim at your own discretion.

Keep it clean.

Each of our 3 guest rooms comes with its own private bathroom. The master bathroom features a walk in shower and double vanity, both guest rooms have indoor/outdoor showers and single basin vanities. All a spacious, well lit and airy.

When the day is done...

A good night's sleep isn't far away. Turn off the air conditioning, open the screened windows and let the tropical breezes and ocean surf lull you to sleep. Luxurious bed linens, fluffy pillows and blankets create the perfect ambiance for a wonderful rest. Awake refreshed and rejuvenated - ready for another day in paradise. Each bedroom comes with its own en suite bathroom including an open-air shower and adjacent tropical garden.

Master Bedroom (first floor) features a queen size four poster bed crafted of the finest locally sourced hardwoods and comfortable euro-pillow top mattress. Floor to ceiling glass panels separate the bedroom from a completely private rear terrace surrounded by lush gardens, bubbling fountain and comfortable lounge chairs.

Guest bedroom #! (second floor, front) looks out over the Villa's pool and offers guests a queen size bed featuring a euro pillow top mattress and supremely comfortable bedding. In addition guests can relax in a choice of several seating options while enjoying the interior tropical gardenscape. Finally guests can venture through the glass doors and onto a the handcrafted stone balcony overlooking the pool and gardens. In the morning it's a great place to sit and enjoy a cup of Costa Rica's finest coffee or in the afternoon the best spot to take in the spectacular sunsets over the Pacific. Of course the private bath is also another wonderful feature of this guest room.

Guest bedroom #2 (second floor, rear) offers the convenience of twin beds (which can be pushed together) and the same premium bedding and linens as the other guest rooms. An oversized picture window looks through the Villa's wonderful trees through to the hillsides beyond.

Living and dining - perfect together!

Upon first entering Enchanted Villa guests are welcomed into the open plan living/dining/kitchen area. Floor to ceiling windows surround the space on either side, allowing for plenty of air and light into the space. This floor plan is ideal for enabling everyone to join in great conversation.

In the living room comfortable upholstered seating, complements all the comforts of home including a flat screen plasma television, CD/DVD player (so bring your favorite CDs and DVDs), and a state of the art surround sound system. Adjacent to the living room the dining area features a round teak dining table handcrafted from local hardwoods. The built in table leaf enables six guests to sit comfortably around the table.

The heart of the house...

Enchanted Villa offers a modern gourmet kitchen fully equipped with top of the line stainless steel appliances. A double filtered water dispenser on the refrigerator door ensures safe drinking water for all guests. The teak island, with butcher block top, is a great spot for friends and family to gather to prepare a meal together.

The inside out.

Just off the kitchen/living/dining area is the outdoor grill area, featuring a chef's gas grill and seating for 4, all surrounded by lush flowers and plants. Adjacent to the grill area is a wet bar so you're never too far from a cold drink.

Conveniently located a little ways down the hall guests will find the half-bath.

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2006
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About The Owner

After living 22 years in New York City we needed a change and moved two hours north to Hudson in upstate New York. in 2009 we opened The Croff House, a 5-room luxury bed and breakfast, and we quickly became the top rated property in town and for three years after the top rated property in New York as well. We're very proud of our accomplishment with The Croff House and hope to provide and equally superior experience to our guests at Enchanted Villa.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2012

Why The Owner chose Tamarindo

Having visited a few areas in Costa Rica both on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts we were amazed each time at the friendliness and welcoming nature of the Tico's (what the locals are called). Tamarindo has a great vibe - shops, restaurants, nightlife and great beaches, but it still holds on to it's Costa Rican charm: no Starbucks, Gaps or McDonalds here!

Playa Langosta is just a short walk from the Villa. The calm and tranquility of the area was immediately evident; being able to hear the ocean from the Villa was an added bonus.

Becoming members of the stunning Langosta Beach Club we thought our guests would love too. Everything is brand new, it's an awesome facility, and the staff is fantastic. With a fully equipped gym, yoga studio, private beach, full restaurant/bar and more what's not to love?

Best of all? Costa Rica is so EASY to get to and it's totally affordable. The Liberia International Airport was only opened in 2012 and most carriers fly direct from their major hubs. Great weather. Friendly people. Easy to get to. Fantastic food. Easy on the wallet. Lots to do. It was an easy decision.

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 37 traveler reviews

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Luxury, Privacy and Just Steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

A Magical Oasis in a Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

A stay at Villa Encantada is simply a magical experience. As you arrive, the beautiful Mediterranean architecture gives you a glimpse of what is to come. Entering the private courtyard you are welcomed to a luxurious oasis boasting a magnificent private pool with a refreshing fountain surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Several sitting areas provide you with choices of sun or shade complete with ceiling fans, stereo speakers, comfortable cushioned furniture and lighting perfect for romantic evenings.

Upon entering the Villa itself there is an open plan concept featuring a well appointed chef's kitchen, large dining table and comfortable living area with flat screen cable TV and music system. The plush furnishings, warm colors and custom made tile and woodwork create a most comfortable environment. Moving through the Villa there is a convenient half bath and an outdoor dining area complete with high end grill. In the rear is the private and magnificent Master Suite complete with a walk in closet/dressing/laundry area and a huge shower with screened access to the private rear garden. Upstairs are two additional, well appointed bedroom suites, one with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool, that complete a very well designed floor plan.

The Villa is in the very desirable Playa Langosta area surrounded by high end properties. The beautiful beach, great for walking, exploring and enjoying magnificent sunsets, is just a short walk through a land preserve. All the necessities such as a food and beverages, breakfast/lunch/dinner are again just a short stroll away. A longer walk or a short drive brings you to the bustling town of Tamarindo with all the beach activities and nightlife you could want. Close enough to enjoy and far enough to maintain peace and quiet!

One of the benefits not to be missed is complimentary access to the Langosta Beach Club. Within walking distance (also by the beach at low tide), it is a great spot to enjoy the beach, spa and gym, cocktails at the bar and poolside dining. Highly recommended.

Russ and Duncan have created a Magical Oasis that made our Costa Rican trip a truly enchanted experience. We are anxiously looking forward to our return visit. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack and Mary Ellen: What a phenomenal review! We cannot thank you for he awesome praise and superlative compliments. Most importantly, we are thrilled you guys had such an awesome time at our Villa Encantada. All of the features of the property are what made us fall in love with it the first time we saw it. We're so very happy that all the appointments we've included made your stay so memorable from the kitchen, to the grill, to the guest rooms/suites to the spectacular private pool. It all makes for the perfect vacation getaway. As you mentioned, the Langosta Beach club membership is a perk that is only available to renters of our Villa in all of the properties of Villas Cerca de Mar and it is a wonderful perk at that. You also hit the nail on the head in mentioning the Villa's location being close enough to the action in Tamarindo but far enough away to be tranquil and relaxing. We hope if your travel plans bring you back to Costa Rica that you will once again consider staying at our Enchanted Villa. Until then, thanks a million and Pura Vida!!
North Andover, Ma, US


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I with our two sons and two of there friends spent a full week at this home in Langosta. The house was PERFECT. From the moment you walk through the wall you are greeted by such greenery, a running water fountain, a crystal clear pool and gorgeous accessories. The living space is airy and bright. The kitchen was well stocked and we used it extensively as well as the grill. Each bedroom is so uniques with showers that given you an outdoor feeling.The membership gives you a hotel feel with the experience of a house. The staff at LBC is great they help with everything from transfer to excursions. Just down the street visit Mattys for breakfast and beach provisions. We loved Green Papaya and Dragon Fly. Lola's is a must and when picking a snorkeling excursions use Antares. Duncan and Russell please buy a place in the Greek Islands so that we can rent that next !

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike: Thanks so much for the spectacular review! We're so glad you all enjoyed our Villa Encantada so much. When we first walked through the front door we fell in love with the place just like you did. We've tried to create a home away from home, with everything you might need and are so happy to hear you weren't wanting for anything. The membership to the Langosta Beach Club is such an added bonus to renting our Enchanted Villa and is something we offer exclusively in all the Villas of Cerca del Mar. Thanks for sharing your recommendations with future guests, too. While we would love a place in the Greek Isles, we think we'll just stick with our Villa in Costa Rica - it's hard to improve on (near) perfection. Once again, thanks so much and Pura Vida!
United States

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to say that we had a great time. The villa is well appointed and had plenty of room for 6 adults, tastefully decorated and the kitchen was well stocked with utensils, cookware and china. Even though it was considered the rainy season, it never rained all day. The pool in the morning, beach club in the afternoon and then the beach across the street for sunset. The membership to Langosta Beach Club was awesome and their staff and food was amazing, we spent a good amount of time there. One of the recommendations in the book was breakfast at a B&B just down the street Sueno del Mar, it's a must, we liked it so much the first time we went back on our last day. And the host Susan is a wealth of knowledge on the area. The management company RPM was delight to deal with, from check-in, to even setting up a day trip to the zip-line. All in all one of the best vacations I have taken. Russ and Duncan thanks a bunch, you have a beautiful place in Playa Langosta.

Pura Vida,


  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter: Thanks so much for the awesome review! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed our Villa Encantada so much and all the amenities we provide our guests so greatly met your needs. The complimentary Langosta Beach Club membership is a great perk - one that is only available to people renting our Villa in the Cerca del Mar complex. RPM is a great asset and we are so pleased they were able to contribute to the great time you had in Costa Rica. We hope you will once again consider a vacation the Playa Langosta area and, if you do, you will once again choose to stay at our Enchanted Villa. Thanks again!

Mini Paradise in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible place! All the reviews were 100% correct. This is a mini paradise...from the moment you walk in the enclosed tropical garden with with the inviting pool just takes your breath away. We were three adults and three children and the house was perfect for us. The rooms were beautiful, each one with its own charm! We chose the first floor one with my husband and found it private and luxurious... Every morning, I would turn on the outside fountain and enjoy the tiny sacred space behind the bedroom. The two teenage girls had the upstairs bedroom overlooking the pool and though they did not spend alot of time in the room, found time to relax and enjoy the space. I am a cook so I took well advantage of everything in the kitchen which I found well stocked and perfect! The company that oversees the property were great - taking care of little inconveniences in a timey fashion. I have nothing but good things to say - Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful environment to spend our vacation. We also loved the Beach Club were we went every afternoon- the people there are also committed to making sure that we enjoyed our stay. Russ, Duncan thank you for everything and you should be very proud of the space that you offer. I know that I personally have very high standards and your place did not dissappoint me!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cristine: Thank you so much for the awesome review! We're so glad you found our little slice of paradise so fantastically met your needs and that you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much. We realize that there are many rental options to choose from in the Playa Langosta/Tamarindo area and we personally enjoy the fact that we are close enough to "the action" but far enough away that we are able still have our privacy. We're glad you enjoyed the complimentary membership to the Langosta Beach Club as well - one of the perks that is exclusive to renting Villa Encantada. We hope that if your travel plans bring you back to Costa Rica, you will once again stay at our Enchanted Villa. Once again our sincerest appreciation for the amazing praise!
Durham NC

A lovely Costa Rican hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa that worked perfectly for our party of six adults without a car. We spent many happy hours around the secluded pool, and for a change, walked 15 min to the Langosta Beach Club for a different pool, gorgeous scenery, great food and drink and events, all handled by a friendly staff. The villa was clean and well-appointed, with plenty of kitchenware for the ambitious cook. Tamarindo is a 20-25 min walk, and there are lots of inexpensive and great restaurants and bars there. If you are coming during rainy season you will want a car or will use taxis a lot, but they are $5 each ride, so it won't break you! Overall, just an excellent trip. The owners were a joy to work with!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen: Thanks a million for such a spectacular review! We're so very happy that you and your family had such an awesome time at our Villa Encantada and that the property, the area and Costa Rica so highly lived up to your expectations. We think we've found "our corner of paradise" and are glad you agree. It's so wonderful that you were able to enjoy the Langosta Beach Club, an exclusive perk of renting our Villa, and that you found Tamarindo so easily accessible. We hope that next time you are looking for another wonderful vacation you will once again consider staying at our Enchanted Villa. Until then thanks again so very much! Pura Vida! p.s. - So happy that your daughter got engaged during your stay!!
Calgary, AB, Canada

Great place

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this villa at the end of March. It’s great to have your own pool to lounge around by. The villa is at the far end of town which is quiet and wonderful. It sits right across from a great beach to watch the sun set. Everything worked well in the villa, and it is also very quiet, when you are in your room you hear nobody else. The walk to downtown is about 15 mins, and it’s great to have access to the beach club. Dealing with the owners was fabulous, they were very quick to communicate and answered all of our questions. Overall it was a great stay here, I would not hesitate to recommend their villa. Tamarindo is a laid back little town, great for just hanging out.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves so much in our little corner of paradise at our Villa Encantada. We strive to ensure all of our guests have a 5-Star experience from pre-trip planning through their return home, so if there is anything we could have done additionally please let us know. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. Pura Vida!


Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Liberia International (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Langosta Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Langosta Beach Club
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Langosta
Car: recommended

An exclusive amenity to guests renting Enchanted Villa is a complimentary membership to the Langosta Beach Club included in the rental rate. Guests can enjoy all the facilities the Beach Club has to offer including a full fitness center, yoga studio, poolside cabanas and chaise lounges, and a groomed beach. At the Beach Club guests can also enjoy the full service restaurant and bar. This is an amenity offered only to select guests and Enchanted Villa is the only property in Cerca del Mar offering this amenity.

In addition, guests of Enchanted Villa have the use of the concierge at the Beach Club. Utilizing their vast network of providers they can customize a wide range of activities and interests. Whether a half-day or full-day let them help you discover the fun and excitement that is Costa Rica.


Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Tamarindo Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season #2
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Low Season #1
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Pre Holiday
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Holiday
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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Tamarindo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two guest rooms feature queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) One guest room features two twin beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Complimentary membership to the exclusive Langosta Beach Club is provided to all guests of Enchanted Villa. This amenity is only offered at this property.

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