ENCHANTED VILLA (VILLA ENCANTADA) - A LUXURIOUS TROPICAL GETAWAY

Duncan Calhoun

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
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ENCHANTED VILLA (VILLA ENCANTADA) - A LUXURIOUS TROPICAL GETAWAY

Tamarindo Villa Rental Photos and Description

A stunning 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath Villa with exclusive features and amenities

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. 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.

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.

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 (Viilla).

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Duncan Calhoun

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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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.

Duncan Calhoun purchased this villa in 2012

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.

Enchanted Villa had us when we first walked in. The pool is breathtaking. The Villa and all the architectural details found both inside and out speaks to the quality of the workmanship and the care the Villa is given. Villa Encantada is close enough to everything when you want more activity, and off the beaten path and private when you don't. It's the best of both worlds.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 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.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Enchanted Villa (Villa Encantada) - A luxurious tropical getaway
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
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Enchanted Villa (Villa Encantada) - A luxurious tropical getaway
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Durham NC
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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!!
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Enchanted Villa (Villa Encantada) - A luxurious tropical getaway
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Calgary, AB, Canada
4

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
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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!
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Enchanted Villa (Villa Encantada) - A luxurious tropical getaway
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Tamarindo Guanacaste
Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
5

EXPECTATIONS FULLY MET !

  • 5 of 5
Having previously experienced the exceptionally fine hospitality of Russ and Duncan at their lovely Hudson NY B&B, we had great expectations of Villa Encantada. In a nutshell - the place was perfect and all our expectations were fully met. Russ and Duncan were responsive and attentive to our needs and our several questions, providing some good recommendations and ideas as well.

We had read a few reviews that mentioned that the villa was ,"at first", a bit hard to find. This was not our experience at all. Simply follow Russ and Duncan's driving instructions in their comprehensive information package. We did and we located RPM 's offices and the Villa with absolutely no problem. Yes, the last stretch into the Langosta Beach area is a dusty, bumpy gravel road; but hey this is Costa Rica, and the last few kilometres is no different than most unpaved secondary and local Costa Rican roads.

I love to cook ( indeed I am a bit fussy and particular) and the kitchen proved to be well supplied and operationally efficient. The outdoor grill added to my culinary revery. We were a family of 5 adults ( 2 couples and 1 single) and everyone was delighted with their own bedroom with separate en suite bathroom. Each proved quite private giving us our own space while sharing the rest of the villa. The well maintained pool and courtyard is private, quiet, beautiful and shaded by several tall palms. With temperatures reaching 40C it was an oasis that we enjoyed several times each day.

The property managers (RPM) were very helpful to the point of pre-arranging an airport taxi that was waiting for us on our arrival at Liberia airport. Their staff attended twice each week and they were prompt at attending to some ceiling boards in one of the upstairs bedrooms that had been loosened by a Tamarindo squirrel. Likewise, we thoroughly enjoyed the membership at the Langosta Beach Club ( great setting) where the food is very good (French chef) and the concierge (Maggie) and her brother (Olivier) provided enthusiastic and knowledgeable recommendations when booking day excursions for us. [ As an aside, choose the nearby Tamarindo estuary river boat tour with Victor Hugo ( that's his real name) over the more expensive, full day Palo Verde trip on the Tempisque River].

In summary, we had a wonderful holiday at a wonderful villa. We have no hesitation in recommending Villa Encantada. Thank you Russ and Duncan.

Pura Vida,

P&G
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: P&G: We are so thrilled you and your family so enjoyed our wonderful Villa Encantada and we thank you SO very much for the exceptional review! All aspects of your stay seem to have gone flawlessly well, and we are glad you got to see some of the local wildlife too : ). We are so happy to have RPM as our property managers and we're so glad you found everyone at the Langosta Beach Club so incredibly friendly and helpful (we think the complimentary membership to LBC is a real perk to staying with us!). We hope that if your travel plans bring you back to Costa Rica you will once again stay at our Enchanted Villa. Thanks again and Pura Vida!
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Enchanted Villa (Villa Encantada) - A luxurious tropical getaway
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+1 518 828-1710
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Canada
5

A BEAUTIFUL HOME

  • 5 of 5
We weren't sure what to expect but we were very happy with our stay. The building was comfortable and the pool area was a wonderful oasis for us.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Greg: Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay at our beautiful Villa Encantada. We're very happy you enjoyed your vacation in Costa Rica and hope that if your travel plans bring you back you will once again stay with us. Thanks again and much appreciation!
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Enchanted Villa (Villa Encantada) - A luxurious tropical getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322182
+1 518 828-1710
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5
We took our entire family of 6 plus my mom down to CR for the first time. I was nervous about renting a house in a foreign country, but could not have been happier with my decision. The house was everything the pictures showed - AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN AND JUST PERFECT. We had 4 kids between the ages of 10 to 17. They all fell in love with it. The pool kept the little guys occupied and the bigger kids loved the easy access to the beach. It was very difficult to find the first day, but after that, it was well worth the struggle. We would definately go back and have already recommended to several of our friends! The owners of teh property were fantastic to work with as well. They went above and beyond!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: S: We thank you so much for the phenomenal review and are so thrilled that our Villa Encantada so highly met with all your family members' needs from the little ones on up. We've tried to create a comfortable, home like atmosphere that still conveys the beauty and warmth of Costa Rica. Hopefully you will plan another trip down to paradise again and, when you do, we hope you will once again stay at our Enchanted Villa. Thanks again so very much!
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Enchanted Villa (Villa Encantada) - A luxurious tropical getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p322182
+1 518 828-1710
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

REAL GETAWAY......

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely loved this villa! Even though it was a bit difficult to find it at first, it was well worth the wait! Six of us wanted to get away from our crazy lives to a nice place and be somewhat disconnected for a week. Found this place and from there, it was like magic!

We immediately began settling in just like a local, found our way around the area and had one of the best 'real' vacations I've ever had! We did venture out, but this villa has everything one needs to just chill if you want to. It's close enough to town and right across the street from the beach.

I highly recommend it for families or friends. Security includes a post at night besides the camera at the door. We didn't have any issues at all. Love the kitchen and grill area PLUS the inside/outside bathrooms! Very nicely decorated, so we felt at home right away.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Elaine: Two reviews from one stay - we thank you SO much for it! I guess it says something about the property and the vacation that six months later you still remembered all the details. We're so happy you and your family and friends had such an amazing time at our Villa Encantada and got to experience all that Playa Langosta and Costa Rica has to offer (loved the pics of you guys ziplining!). We're also glad you had time to chill at the Villa, too, and that all the amenities and services we provide so greatly met your needs.

We hope that if your vacation plans include another visit to Costa Rica, you will once again stay with us at our Enchanted Villa. In addition, as a travel agent we hope you will refer people to our Villa if they are looking for a great get away to Costa Rica. Again, thanks for the sensational review!

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Liberia International (LIR)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Langosta Beach Club
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Langosta Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Langosta Beach Club
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.

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Tamarindo Villa Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $1,525/Week
  • 13% sales tax IS included in all rates above.

    Three day minimum stay required, includes maid service 3 times x 2hours weekly. Daily maid service available for nominal extra charge.

Amenities

Tamarindo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , garden adjacent to shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , garden adjacent to shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , garden adjacent to shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , or King width when together
  • Each bedroom features its own private bathroom / shower with adjacent open air garden. All beds are high quality. Bedroom 3 can be 2 Twin Size or a very comfortable King width bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • reefs
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website: