Playa Grande villa rental - Villa Olivia, Located ON the Beach.
Villa Olivia, Located ON the Beach.
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps26
  • 6 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay nights
 

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5 BR/ 6 BA sleeps 6 - 26 (with Casa Mirage #203273)

Villa Olivia is a fabulous mulit-level oceanfront vacation home exquisitely situated on the pristine sandy beach of Playa Grande. The mediterranean style layout of this Costa Rican beach house emphasizes open spaces and large verandas to accommodate large families, groups of friends, reunions and weddings. Furnishings and decor are contemporary and comfortable, many custom-made from local hardwoods.

A refreshing open air courtyard offers each bedroom a private entrance. Terrazzo tile floors flow throughout the interior and spill out across the spacious beachfront verandas. Tropical gardens all with palm trees and palm trees and coconut trees create an intimate atmosphere.

Included in the rental rate is wireless internet, room cleaning every third day and evening security. A private cook is available at an additional cost.

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Bedroom 1: 2 twins

Bedroom 2: queen

Bedroom 3: queen

Bedroom 4: queen & twin

Bedroom 5: queen, twin, & single futon

Villa Olivia offers a perfect and uncomplicated oceanfront vacation, specifically designed for friends, families, or groups. With our other oceanfront villa located next door, Casa Mirage, we can accommodate 26 guests.

Playa Grande “big beach” is truly one of the most unique, unspoiled vacation spots in Costa Rica. Located only an hour drive from the Liberia Airport (LIR) its 2 mile-long crescent shaped coastline of warm blue waters and honey colored sand forms the Las Baulas Marine National Park. A sanctuary for the nesting giant leatherback turtles.

Go explore the estuary in a canoe, spotting birds, iguanas and crocodiles basking on the sun-drenched riverbanks. Snorkel Playa Conchal made up of billions of crushed shells. Attend a weekend fiesta, featuring bull riding, traditional food, marimba music, and dancing. Tee-off at the course designed by Robert Trent Jones which meanders through a rolling terrain with breathtaking ocean views. To end the day sail along the shoreline as dolphins frolic beside you.

For thrill seekers and nature lovers alike enter the realms of the forest via a canopy tour. Get your adrenalin pumping inner tubing or riverafting on the Rio Negro. Visit Rincon De La Vieja to enjoy great hiking, waterfalls, boiling mud pots, sulpher vents and a large diversity of wildlife species. Get in the action of deep blue water fishing, targeting sailfish, marlin, yellowfin tuna, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish, and snapper. Experience the rich Guanacaste folklore and ancient Chorotega Indian traditions of pottery making in village of Guatil.

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We are a family of 'water babies' born and raised on the beach shores of Santa Barbara, CA. (Of course the grand kids also have this ocean gene). Once my children (Julie, J.C, and Mark) became of an age when we could all travel my husband and I would take them during summer vacation on a surf safari to an exotic destination somewhere in the world. This was not only for fun, but to spend quality time with each other as well as to expose and educate them about different cultures and customs.

On a surfing safari to Costa Rica in '91 we instantly fell in love with the country, the kind and hospitable people, and the natural habitat. It was a paradise!! Long story short after returning to the States and raving to family and friends about this oasis a friend said he had the perfect property for our family in Playa Grande.

My husband flew down a month later and purchased the property for me as my 50th B-Day present! Over the past 17 years both my family and friends lives have been significantly enhanced by the beauty of the 'Tico' people, the natural wonders that surrounds us and the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle. This means Pure Life, an expression of contentment, happiness, and satisfaction with ones life. It's this philosophy that ranks Costa Rica as one of the happiest places in the world!!

We invite you along with your family and friends to visit and enjoy the surf, sand, sun, & experience the 'Pura Vida' life.

fabulously situated upon the pristine white sandy beach of Playa Grande. Imagine surfing directly out the back door, scanning the trees for howler monkeys, sea shelling along the beach and gazing at the stars. In the privacy of your villa take delight swinging in a hammock, indulging in spa treatments, or simply smiling at a sunset.

96 Reviews of Property 173266 In Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
average rating of 5.0 based on 96 reviews
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Santa Barbara, California
5

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I have stayed in both Villas several times and can only say "This is Truly Paradise"...thank you for such a wonderful, relaxing holiday. I recommend t...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2007
I have stayed in both Villas several times and can only say "This is Truly Paradise"...thank you for such a wonderful, relaxing holiday. I recommend this for a family holiday or a very special intimate occasion. Pam Geremia, Santa Barbara, California
Helpful votes: 2/4
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
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Playa Grande Guanacaste
Washington D.C.
5

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Our group of 21 just returned from our 5th time to Villa Olivia and Casa Mirage and I don't think we'll ever stay anywhere else!!! We love these homes. We love the beach. Julie, Maranela, Kimberly and the rest of the staff are amazing and super easy to work with. Kimberly cooked us an incredible meal once again. We are all so happy to call this our second home. Every year, I bring a group of friends down to Playa Grande. The group changes from year to year and everyone is amazed with this place, this country and these homes. We feel so lucky to be able to come year after year. I highly recommend both of these properties. Just don't book when I'm planning on coming or we'll have a serious problem!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Escape From It All... (Trip Advisor)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Escape From It All.... Off The Beaten Path

What an amazing week we had at Villa Olivia. This property literally sits right on the beach. Every day we woke up at 5am to the sound of howler monkeys (yes you can hear them over the a/c in the rooms), had coffee on the veranda and never changed out of our bathing suits. The Villa is perfect but it is fairly remote so you either need to rent a car (we did not have one) or hook up with Kimberly the housekeeper/cook who will make you the most amazing meals. We had her cook for us for most breakfasts and dinners while we were there (extra change) and its worth every penny. We enjoyed our meals on the veranda without having to put on shoes or change out of our swim attire. Playa Grande beach is spectacular. Seashells everywhere and we even found 2 sand dollars. The house itself was perfect for our group of 9 people with each bedroom having a/c and its own bathroom. Night time brought lots of crabs so make sure to shut your doors. We took a full day tour with Don Myron grant from Get Lost in Costa Rica (it was fantastic) and we went zip lining, rafting, mud baths and to the waterfall. We also did a sunset sail through Don on the Manta Ray Catamaran and it was epic (reviews to follow). As far as the house goes, pack a few bathing suits, lots of suntan lotion, a beach cover up and your sense of adventure. Enjoy walking to Taco Star, drink Imperial on the veranda while watching glorious sunsets and let Kimberly and Marianela (the Property Mgr) take care of you...I promise you won't be sorry. Ps: If you are looking for a place to go where you will be served cocktails with an umbrella in them by a pool boy this isn't it. We miss it already and we just got back yesterday! Pura Vida.
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Perfect Spot On The Beach (Trip Advisor)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Our family of 6 would highly recommend Villa Olivia and Playa Grande. We felt so lucky to have picked this spot, and would return for sure. Marianella and Kimberly and the other staff members were wonderful and helpful, and we loved Corina Corina (the guard dog) as well. The location is really fabulous. We had all kinds of people asking us where we found this gem. The bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms and comfortable beds and aC. The patio with 6 rocking chairs and 2 hammocks was a favorite spot to chill. We had Kimberly cook for us several times, and she made delicious meals. The house was very clean and everything worked perfectly. The waves directly out in front of our house were great for boogie boarding--but do watch for the riptide. This would be a great place for bigger families, or a couple families as well. It was perfect for us.
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
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800 444-5089
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"National Treasure" (Trip Advisor)

"National Treasure" (Trip Advisor)
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Our family had the privilege of spending a week at Villa Olivia in February 2013. From the moment you walk in, you sense you have stepped off the train of tourism, and arrived in one of the special places on the planet. There are less than a dozen houses on miles of beach. The recent history of under-development has preserved the ancient history of Leatherback Turtle nesting along the beach.We had the rare privilege of witnessing a hatch right outside the door! Surf lessons for the kids were excellent.Local restaurants were great. One night the housekeeper cooked the fish we caught in the surf. The only downside...leaving!
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
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Wonderful Wedding Venue

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Thank you Julie for sharing your wonderful home away from home with us. It was absolutely perfect to be next to the newlyweds throughout our stay. Beach volleyball, surfing, shelling, swimming, fishing, & much camaraderie up & down the beach, as there were 46 guests scattered around Playa Grande. The rehearsal dinner at Villa Olivia was great & as far as I could tell created no additional work for Kimberly.

We did meet Marianella on Saturday, which was helpful since it was somewhat challenging prior to Saturday attempting to communicate with Kimberly, who was eager to accommodate as long as we could make ourselves understood. The dishwasher does not work & I'm not sure who we told about that but you may want to make sure a repair is addressed before your next tenants arrive.

My son found my camera after an urgent email to him, so I'm relieved, since our trip was documented on it.

Know that we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Villa Olivia & will recommend it to anyone looking for a similar dwelling.

Best,
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Outstanding, Fantastic, Incredible! (Trip Advisor)

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Hi Julie,
Outstanding, fantastic, and incredible, are weak adjectives to describe our stay at Villa Olivia. Immediately on arrival you can feel the Love that permeates the place. We can't thank you enough for sharing that which must provide a deep sense of personal history, family, and pride for you. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will remember it forever. Exceptional!
All the best,
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A True Family Vacation Fun, Adventure, Relaxation

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Villa Olivia, Costa Rica was a vacation with family and friends that offered beautiful accommodations,a huge sandy beach, glamourous sunsets, terrific adventure opportunities with Alex, our personal jungle tour guide kindly arranged with the help of property manager Marianella, German bakery truck delivery, local beach front Taco Bar and surrounding restaurants for delicious food. We think one of the best features were the rocking chairs on the patio to sit & sip Cuba Libre while watching the ocean waves roll in.
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
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Wonderful Experience! (Trip Advisor)

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our extended family (grandmas, college kids, baby boomers) just returned from Villa Olivia. It was a wonderful experience. The staff made us feel like family! The pictures do not do the property justice. It literally sits on the Pacific Ocean...the sunsets are amazing, the beach pristine and the house spacious and with many amenities. We were treated each day by Costa Rician cuisine prepared by Kimberly. Definitely have her prepare meals for you...she is a sweetheart and an incredible cook!
Julie - thanks for sharing your beautiful home and amazing staff. We will definitely return!
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Spectacular Oceanfront Multi-level 5 BR/6 BA Villa! •Sleeps 13•
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p173266
800 444-5089
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Northern Virginia
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Our extended family (grandmas, college kids, baby boomers) just returned from Villa Olivia. It was a wonderful experience. The staff made us feel like family! The pictures do not do the property justice. It literally sits on the Pacific Ocean.....the sunsets are amazing, the beack pristine and the house spacious and with many amenities.
We were treated each day by Costa Rician cuisine prepared by Kimberly. Definitely have her prepare meals for you.....she is a sweetheart and an incredible cook!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway