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Amazing 12 Acre Private Estate Close To Manuel Antonio And Domincal.

Sharon Haigh

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Sharon Haigh

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2015
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Amazing 12 Acre Private Estate Close To Manuel Antonio And Domincal.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Playa Matapalo Estate Rental Photos and Description

5 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Ocean View, Infinity Pool, 2 Master Suits, Close To All

NOTICE: If this listing is reserved during the time you would like to visit Costa Rica please take a look at it's sister property. (616352)

Located 20 minutes south of the Quepos airport in the exclusive Hills of Portalon Estates, Vista Del Fuego offers breathtaking views that are among the finest available anywhere in the world. At an elevation of 500m (1,500 ft.), there is a constant breeze that keeps the air fresh and the temperature pleasant. Views of Manuel Antonio Park in the North and Punta Dominical in the South encompass a sweeping 45 km. vista of rivers, tropical rainforest, palm trees and several of Costa Rica's premier beaches. Views from the estate include a dramatic panorama of the Savegre River. In the distance it is possible to see beaches at Parrita, the Nicoya Peninsula, the Osa Peninsula and even Caño Island. Visitors to the 4.9 hectare (12.1 acre) estate can spend days simply relaxing by the pool, drinking Costa Rica's finest coffee and watching spectacular sunsets. Once you feel refreshed, adventure waits around every bend. Try an exhilarating zip line tour at nearby Hacienda Baru or ride horses through primary rainforest, savanna and mile upon mile of empty beaches. The world class beaches of Playa Matapalo are only a few quick kilometers down the road. Photos of the house and grounds can only begin to give you a glimpse of the wonders that await you here. The villa comfortably sleeps 10 people in five rooms. Completed in November, 2007 by Patrick Heinen of HEG Engineering, Costa Rica's premier home builder, Vista Del Fuego provides 300m (3,300 ft) of luxurious living on three levels and an oasis-style swimming pool. Spectacular artwork, created especially for Vista Del Fuego by Paul and Susanne Leasure after a visit to this beautiful country, adorns the walls.

4 wheel drive is an absolute must for any Costa Rica adventures. We have a very steep 200 meter approach on the dirt public road leading to our home that can be very intimidating to drivers with little off road experience. Most roads in the southern zone of Costa Rica are not paved, and conditions can change with the weather, so a 4 x 4 is the only way to ensure smooth travels. Experienced local taxi drivers and small shuttle buses (12 passengers) have no problems reaching our property. So please rent a 4 x 4, or hire a professional driver!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sharon Haigh (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2015

About Sharon Haigh

Hola, Costa Rica lovers!

My name is Jesse Castro, I live in Boulder Colorado with my wife Ann and our 8 year old daughter Lennon. Originally from La Jolla, Ca and growing up in the ocean, Colorado after 6 years comes up a bit short on tropical sunsets! Pictured above is me and my mother Sharon who followed us to Colorado to be near her only granddaughter. Sharon is a true California girl and jumped at the chance to partner with her son on a vacation home in one of our favorite spots in the world.

Sharon is an executive with a fortune 500 company, specializing in corporate education, while my wife and I have been in the high end salon business for many years. Her a top hairstylist and me well... serial entrepreneur, adventurer, and 'Chief Bottle Washer'. We currently own a successful salon in Boulder Colorado.

Being able to experience the contrast between the Rocky Mountains and the amazing South Pacific region of Costa Rica has made us feel blessed beyond belief. It is our absolute pleasure to share our beautiful 3 home estate with friends and family in this magical region of the world. We invite you to feel welcome in our little slice of paradise!

Sharon Haigh purchased this estate in 2012

Why Sharon Haigh chose Playa Matapalo

This property has the perfect combination of privacy, security, and accessibility to the regions best beaches and attractions of the Pacific region. Perched on a high lot (1500') above the Pacific Ocean, the breezes and sunset views combine into tropical nirvana. Ten degrees (F) cooler than the beach and yet just a few kilometers away with an eagle eye view of the breaking surf. 'The Hills of Portalon' is a private 350 acre Eco-development, with just 27 home sites and more than 150 acres dedicated to rainforest protect.

What makes this estate unique

Vista Del Fuego is positioned perfectly to act as a private and secluded home base to countless adventures in the 'Southern Zone' of Costa Rica. The estate is located just 20 minutes south of Manuel Antonio and 15 minutes north of Dominical. It sits on a west facing hillside inside a secure gated property and abuts primary rainforest. The property has a seasonal stream running through the center adding to the ambiance.

On the 12 acre estate sits two exquisite homes with 9 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. This would make a tremendous spot for special events; such as weddings, yoga retreats, or just a big family get together.

Come enjoy this magical property! Pura Vida!

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us! Unbelievable view...Plenty to do here! We saw monkeys, sloths, iguanas, parrots, toucans, snakes and [more]... We would love to return to this paradise with our young daughter next time...We did and saw more than I can write here. Costa Rica is a beautiful country & the 'Ticos' are warm and friendly. Thanks again for a lovely stay..."
Jun 2012
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Amazing 12 Acre Private Estate Close To Manuel Antonio And Domincal.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Great house with a great view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with our daughter and her family. We were off to a different adventure every day. Each was within a half an hour from the house. The caretaker helped us reserve outings in advance, and the owner was extremely helpful in suggesting beaches, restaurants and things to do. When we had minor problems the caretaker responded immediately. We would definitely stay there again. Do rent a 4x4 for the access road.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. In Costa Rica 4X4's are readily available and come in handy for many adventures. The access to the house results in unparalleled vistas.
Eagle River, WI
5

Awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 12 loved the house! The home is beautiful and the pool is wonderful! Some of us went fishing out of Quepos and caught 2 sailfish! We saw huge blue butterflies around the home. But you do absolutely need a 4x4 to get up and down the mountain!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay Sharon
Seattle, WA
5

What a beautiful home! Wildlife retreat away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this villa from January 25 - 28. The house is beautiful...lots of room for our party of 5 adults (girls getaway). I think that two or three families could stay here comfortably as well.

David (caretaker who lives down the hill) was a savior! He doesn't speak very much English, but we were able to get the point across if something was up.....and some things did come up; a bat in my bathroom, removal of a dead poisonous toad outside our garage (I drove over it accidently), changing a flat tire on our SUV, and the garage door coming off a bracket one evening. He helped us so much...really nice guy too.

The road up to the villa is no joke! You will need an SUV...make sure you check the air pressure so it can handle the rocks.

We saw wildlife outside the villa; toucans flying by, toads, lots of beautiful birds, and a coati (tropical raccoon).

Only little thing would be...a few more amenities (i.e. laundry detergent/dryer sheets, a few more spices/oil, and a few more storage containers for leftovers to name a few)....and fixing the ice machine and water in the fridge. We wanted to use the blender to make some blended ice cocktails, but we had no ice.

Overall, the house is beautiful...the property is nice to walk about, and the pool was refreshing in the late afternoon or early morning after sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Amazing/ awsome/tranquil/private/.....centrally located

  • 5 of 5

Just got home yesterday. Words cannot describe the amazing vacation our group of 10 had.

The rental was more amazing than the pictures. It was a peaceful beautiful home to return to after the daily adventures we had. The property manager /conceirge, Marlon, reserved activities for us. We gave him a list of things we wanted to do and he took care of the rest. Trust him to do this and you will not be disappointed. We snorkeled, went horsebackriding, rode 29 miles of ATV trails, whitewater rafted on the river close by the house. Every company Marlon booked for us was top notch and a great value.I really cannot say enough. Left a couple

of days for the beaches of Manuel antonio.

The owner Jesse was happy to answer any questions I had before we arrived. He was very accesible.

The property maintenance manager, David was there daily to keep the pool perfect and take care of other detais.

The only small suggestion I would make, reserve activities and get the details (directions and times) all at once in an email and save it to an offline device. Internet /wifi can be spotty,best to have all the info for excusions at once rather than depend on daily emails from Marlon.This is just a very minor thing , all 10 of my group HIGHLY recommend this property for your Costa Rica dream vacation!

P.S. Get a 4x4. It is a necessity : )

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Haymarket, VA
5

Beautiful Home - fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here for an extended family vacation and loved every minute of it. The house was beautiful and very well equipped. We spent a lot of time relaxing by the pool and enjoying the gorgeous views. The landscaping was beautiful and very well maintained. The road leading to the property is not for the faint of heart, but once you got there, you felt like you had your own little piece of heaven! Marlon (concierge) was very helpful and accommodating. Both he and Jesse (owner) gave great advice on places to go and restaurants to try. Fantastic property!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Property was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I took my family for a Thanksgiving trip to Costa Rica. The property and the views were absolutely beautiful.I know everyone talks about the road leading up to the house, but for me it was part of the adventure and it became second nature after the first time. We did the Canopy Safari zip lining tour and had an amazing time. Marlon, the concierge set us up with a reservation at the Nauyaca Waterfall horseback tour and also recommended the Charter restaurant for dinner. Everyone had a great time. David, the caretaker was there for anything we needed and kept the pool nice and clean.The owner Jesse recommended going to Matapalo Beach which is very close by and you can drive right up to the shoreline and park. We walked the beach and collected numerous sand dollars that were in the sand. We had a great time hanging out in downtown Quepos and went to a sports bar (Double Hook Bar & Grill) to watch the NFL games and were surprised to find out it was owned by a gentleman that lives in our home town (West Palm Beach).Manuel Antonio beach was very cool and if you're looking for any souvenirs you will see numerous people selling their goods right on the beach. You want to make sure you go to the Happy Lobster which is only about 3km from the main road entrance to the property. The food is terrific and the prices are fair for the amount of food they give you. We did so many other things and I could go on and on. Overall, this was a trip we will definitely do again, there are still so many things we want to do. Thank you Jesse, Marlon and David. The property is absolutely gorgeous.

The Kozlowski Family,

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Quepos
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Dominical
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
34
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Dominical
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Matapalo

NOTICE: If this listing is reserved during the time you would like to visit Costa Rica please take a look at it's sister property. (616352)

Only 15 minutes from Quepos Airport, Only 20 minutes from Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Only 15 minutes from Playa Dominical. Only 2 miles from the town of Matapalo and its beautiful quiet beaches. Numerous tourist attractions in the area including: World Class Sport Fishing, Rafting on the Rio Savegre, Numerous nature tours and canopy zip-lining, Waterfall hikes and horseback riding, a multitude of nice restaurants and hotels, Ultra-light airplane tours at the Quepos Airport,

The animal rescue/rehab center for Rio Savegre, New 400 slip marina in Quepos is now open!

Portalon Information:

Portalon is a small pueblo consisting mainly of Costa Rican families and a small mixture of North Americans and Europeans. A laid back friendly atmosphere prevails. With a backdrop of jungle covered hills and bordering the Portalon River, it offers an abundance of tranquility and serenity. Here you become aware of a relaxing energy which seems to rejuvenate and invigorate your entire body. You can hike or horseback ride to nearby waterfalls. The town of Matapalo and its beautiful beaches are only within 2 miles. Matapalo will be a future high growth area for hotel and resort development. The famous Savegre River and rafting is only a few miles away. The towns of Quepos to the North and Dominical to the South are within 10 minutes. Access is easy with the Quepos Airport only 15 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Playa Matapalo Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
High Season 2016
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Spring Break 2016
Mar 12 2016 - Apr 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes This property is for sale and we have the right to show this property during your stay. Our Realtor will arrange for convenient time frames if necessary.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Playa Matapalo Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Marble counters and high end finishes
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Jack and Jill bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , on suite bath w/ jacuzzi tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , jack and jill bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , On suite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • All rooms have on suite bathrooms except #5, which has a queen size bed with no closet, and is ideal for children or as overflow for guests beyond 10 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Vista Del Feugo has almost every amenity you can think of, and if there is something else you require, our good friend and property concierge Marlon Rodriguez will arrange it for you; private chef, massage, tours, drivers, the sky is the limit. Marlon will meet all guests upon arrival at the house for a welcoming introduction and walk through tour of the estate as well as answer any questions they may have about the area. Marlon is from the Dominical area, and has all the connections and contacts to arrange just about anything your heart desires.

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