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Beachfront Villa on Magnificent Deserted Beach. Private Pool

Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015
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Beachfront Villa on Magnificent Deserted Beach. Private Pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Playa Bandera Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Beachfront villa with lush, private grounds and every amenity located on a magnificent undiscovered beach on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, midway between Jaco and Manuel Antonio. You'll feel as if you're in your own private resort as you experience all the home has to offer. Traditional Spanish hacienda styling combines with tropical flair to create a welcoming retreat you'll never want to leave.

Three generously sized and well-appointed bedrooms plus three full baths provide ample room to sleep up to 10 people, where the sounds of surf will lull you to sleep each night. The three bedrooms feature one king bed, one queen, and two doubles, plus a pull out sofa in the living room, providing plenty of privacy for everybody. The bathrooms feature large, walk-in showers. One bathroom includes an open air double shower where bougainvillea cascades over the wall to greet you.

Kitchen, Dining & Living Rooms, Pool Area, Grounds: The gourmet kitchen, outfitted by a 'foodie', and furnished with brand new stainless steel appliances, provides plenty of space to create your own culinary masterpieces. Extensive collection of dishware, serveware, flatware and linens. The large living room provides a generous space to relax for everyone. Handmade custom hardwood furnishings throughout the house, including a solid teak table and chairs that seat ten in the dining room.

Relax beside the private lap pool with a good book, nap under palm trees in a hammock, enjoy sunsets or an early morning walk on the 4 mile beach just outside the door. A rancho, the covered bar and barbeque area by the pool, provides ample outdoor entertaining space. Outdoor fountains at the entry and by the pool add to the atmosphere. Another rancho by the beach completes the picture.

Nearly two acres of manicured and lushly landscaped grounds overflow with gorgeous tropical plantings, orchids and palm trees to provide you with a serene and private getaway.

Adventures Await You: Numerous adventures await you close by. Beach activities include surfing, swimming, body surfing, boogie boarding, fishing and shelling. Nearby are zip-lining, sportfishing, golf, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, tennis, boating, horseback riding, canyoning, and hiking.

View the abundant wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. Flocks of pelicans soar on the breezes overhead. Parrots chatter as they dart through and feast on fruit each morning. Butterflies and hummingbirds are frequent visitors and the grounds are landscaped with plantings designed to attract them. Monkeys, sloths and iguanas live close by and pass through the property regularly. Various species of sea turtles nest on the local beaches, and if you're lucky, one of the sea turtle conservation organizations may be doing a baby turtle release during your visit that you can participate in. Grey whales also migrate past out in the deep water at certain times of the year.

Other Information: The home is convenient to San Jose and the Central Valley, with close proximity to several of Costa Rica's spectacular national parks: Manuel Antonio, Carara, and a bit further away, Marino Ballena.

The small, authentic Costa Rican town of Parrita is close by.

Many good restaurants are located a short drive away in either direction. The house also features high speed Internet and a Wi Fi network. A flat screen TV combined with a Roku box, as well as a well-stocked games cupboard provide indoor entertainment options.

Make sure to check out our website, www.villalafiacacr.com for lots more information and photos.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage

We hadn't planned on purchasing a home in Costa Rica when we found this house - it just spoke to us! We totally fell in love, and things gradually evolved from there. We live in Seattle, so it is wonderful to have a place to escape our grey winter skies, which we do at every opportunity.

Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage purchased this estate in 2010

Why Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage chose Playa Bandera

We had made several trips to Costa Rica when we started to look at property. The country has so much going for it: stunning beauty everywhere, friendly people, amazing wildlife, not to mention its stable democracy and everything that goes with that. We were captivated.

Of all the places we looked, we liked Playa Bandera the best. It is still relatively undiscovered, and one of the few beaches where the road passes behind the houses, instead of in front of them, which makes a big difference. We love that for most of the year, we can walk on this incredible, utterly perfect beach on a brilliant sunny morning and see two or four other people, at the most.

The house was a real 'fixer' when we found it, but it had 'great bones' and we could really see the possibilities!

We spent an entire year with a full time construction crew returning her to her former glory - and then some! - addressing every conceivable detail. It was truly a labor of love. We repaired and painted walls, ceramic tile, wrought iron, etc. We replaced nearly all the lighting. We had handmade furniture built. It was an incredible project and a wonderful experience.

Now La Fiaca is our own little piece of paradise. We are excited to share it with others, whom we hope will fall in love with the place the way we did.

What makes this estate unique

We love the nearly deserted beach, the privacy of our grounds, the amazing trees that grow on the property. We adore our private pool, and spend a lot of time there. We love the fountains. We added the large Spanish fountain outside the front door, which we adore, and which has become Villa La Fiaca's trademark. It adds a special touch. We love the style of the house- Spanish Hacienda with some tropical flavor thrown in...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful, relaxing getaway with the ocean and beach so close. Very private and comfortable home with everything you could want. Enjoyed relaxing by the pool, the sounds of parrots and the daily fresh coconut drink. The little French restaurant nearby was so enjoyable! La Fiaca has everything you may need. Can't wait to come back.
Dec 2010
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Villa on Magnificent Deserted Beach. Private Pool
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews
San Clemente, CA
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! We came to Costa Rica to relax and get away from our busy schedules and we definitely found what we were looking for. The home and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The beach was spectacular and we never saw more than 5 or 6 people at any one time. Very secluded. The tide would be way out late at night and you can walk so far out and see a million stars - so amazing. There were a couple of true tropical downpours with thunder and lightning that were spectacular to view from the upper veranda.

Santi, Rosa and Jocelyn, the caretakers were truly wonderful. They took such good care of us and the meals they prepared for us hit the spot. Food in CR is so much more tasty than in the US. We enjoyed the sounds of the surf crashing on the beach, the birds and geckos in the trees outside - well we did have a tiny gecko as our roomate, so not all of them are in the trees :)

Santi brought all of us coconuts that he had opened so we could drink the water inside - said its good for the digestion. We didn't even have to ask him - he just brought them and it was very enjoyable. We even cooked our chicken in the coco water one evening - so yummy!

We will be sure to recommend Villa LaFiaca to anyone who plans to visit the Pacific side of Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Private resort

  • 5 of 5

If you rent this property you will feel like you are in a private resort!

It is so beautiful that I didn’t even want to sleep. Every day I woke up around 6 am and went for a swim in the ocean…beautiful beach!

The property is beautifully groomed; the swimming pool is bigger than what it seems in the pictures.

If you’re wondering about the bathrooms (there are no pictures of them on the website) they are very nice and clean.

The care takers, Santiago & Rosa are wonderful and very helpful. Rosa’s meals were delicious, we had dinner and breakfast.

We always felt very safe there!

I will definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

Elsa

PS – Thank you so much for the espresso machine, Laura! Since I was up so early in the morning, an afternoon espresso was just what I needed to keep me going for the rest of the day.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful well-kept house and gardens and pool. The beach is at the bottom of the garden, and we only ever saw a few people there to watch the sunset. Unspoilt beautiful area. Loved watching the pelicans skim the waves.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. We are so glad to enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. We are so pleased you felt- as we do- that we have a very special corner of paradise here.
5

Villa la Fiaca is heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with my stay at Villa la Fiaca. It's location on the ocean is gorgeous. The house is beautiful and extremely well maintained. From the gourmet kitchen to the fabulous outdoor shower near the pool I loved every minute of it. The caretakers were very helpful. The hammocks are the best. Nothing like enjoying those warm ocean breezes from a hammock when it is cold and rainy at home in Seattle. I would highly recommend a visit here for you and your family.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Villa La Fiaca. We loved having you here, and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. We are so glad you enjoyed everything at the house, including the hammocks and relaxing by the pool. We're also thrilled for you that you saw such a variety of wildlife during your visit to Manuel Antonio National Park: two-toed and three-toed sloths, white face monkeys, howler monkeys, plus lots of other amazing animals. You had a "home run" day, for sure! Pura vida!
5

Beautifully kept up

  • 5 of 5

This property is located right on the beach with amazing views and lots of privacy. It is down a very long dirt road and is pretty far away from most things, but not crazy far. Very doable distances to various places. The distance away provides lots of alone time, which, if that's what you're looking for, this is it! Great barbeque area, lap pool, well appointed kitchen. Lovely home!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful beachfront home, and we hope to welcome you back very soon. We are delighted that you enjoyed the privacy of our magnificent four mile beach and the amenities we are able to offer here at Villa La Fiaca. Pura vida!
5

Fabulous villa on beach with all the comforts!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and immaculate home with all amenities you could ask for on the beach with pool and beautiful grounds. Caretakers are available as you need. Highly highly recommend

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you enjoyed the pool and hope you will remember some of the special touches we were able to provide. Starting with the hour long massage in the open air under the palms, cooled by ocean breezes. Followed by the bonfire on the beach, and launching sky lanterns into the stars at night. We hope you come back and visit us soon! Pura vida!

Map

Los Almendros
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
San Jose or Quepos
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Ruta de Alex
Nearest Ferry
82 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
Highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Ruta de Alex
Nearest Beach
Playa Bandera
Car: recommended

Convenient to Manuel Antonio, Jaco, San Jose. Many attractions nearby, and tons to do right on our own beach!

Other Activities: Swimming, surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, beach fishing, beachcombing, beachwalking, wildlife viewing, and bird watching are all available on-site.

Also available nearby: canopy tours & zip lines, sportfishing, ultra-light flights, golf, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, mangrove tours, wildlife viewing, bird watching, hiking, snorkeling & scuba diving, canyoning, shopping, health/beauty spas.

For more information, photos and videos, see our website, see link below.

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Rates & Availability

From $333 Per night

Playa Bandera Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Apr 6 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$364
$2,184
$6,552
 
 
Green Season
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$333
$1,976
$5,928
 
 
Thanksgiving, 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,912
 
 
High Season
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$364
$2,184
$6,552
 
 
Christmas/New Years, 2015/2016
Dec 12 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,912
 
 
High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$364
$2,184
$6,552
 
 
Easter, 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Mar 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,912
 
 
High Season, 2016
Mar 28 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$364
$2,184
$6,552
 
 
Green Season, 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$333
$1,976
$5,928
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$333
$1,976
$5,928
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes Minimum stay 7 nights during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter weeks. Minimum stay 3 nights otherwise.
Cancellation policy per terms of rental agreement. Available by contacting owner during booking process.

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Amenities

Playa Bandera Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Pool Bath - toilet , shower , Open air double shower
  • Three generous bathrooms with large walk-in showers, custom tilework, and custom-built teak cabinetry. One bathroom includes an open air double shower with bougainvillea cascading over the wall to greet you. Imagine showering with the sky above you!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull-out couch in Living Room
    Master Suite - 1 queen , Custom built hardwood bed
    Guest Room 2 - 2 double , Custom built hardwood beds
    Guest Room 1 - 1 king , Custom built hardwood four poster bed
  • La Fiaca has three generously sized bedrooms equipped with comfortable beds with high quality mattresses, high thread count sheets and plenty of pillows- everything you need to relax and fall asleep to the sounds of the surf. The upper floor master suite features a queen-sized custom-built hardwood bed, spacious dressing area, large en suite bathroom, plus a screened veranda with comfortable seating and a desk which overlooks the grounds and the ocean. Two guest bedrooms are on the main floor. One features a king-sized four poster bed with pineapple finials, custom-built of hardwood, a campaign desk, The other features two custom-built hardwood double beds. Each bedroom features large, comfortable rattan easy chairs, plus built-in teak shelving units for storage of your belongings and luggage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Also nearby: Canopy tours (Zip lines), Ultralight aircraft tours, sea kayaking. Brand new large beach palapa/rancho, Additional entertainment amenities are planned. Charcoal BBQ Grill: Built in brick barbeque with sink, counter space, and bar area in the covered 'Rancho' adjacent to the pool. Perfect for entertaining! Beachfront: Just steps outside the door through a palm grove to the beach where you will find four miles of mostly deserted beach. Oceanfront: We are right on the Pacific, so you will enjoy the sound of surf day and night Cooking Utensils Provided: Lots of cooking utensils and tools provided in this 'foodie's' kitchen! Complete selection of dishware, flatware, linens and serving pieces. Full Kitchen: Brand new stainless steel appliances: Gas range & oven, side by side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher. Lots of smaller appliances. Refrigerator: New side by side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and ice/water dispenser.

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