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4000 Square Foot Luxury Beachfront Villa with Infinity Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Experience a dream-like setting on 20 acres of picturesque Salinas Bay, five km north of Costa Rica, with sandy beaches and a beautiful volcanic reef. Set amongst lush rain forests, this 4000 square foot home showcases the panorama of nature around it.

This luxury villa has three master suites and sleeps eight-ten. Designed in a clean Mediterranean style with a two-tier infinity edged pool, a large sun porch, indoor/outdoor dining and a two minute direct walking path to the private beach where the intimate setting is breathtaking. Each bedroom is equipped with down comforters and pillows, egyptian cotton sheets and towels, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. Bathrooms include custom tile, local beach rock and imported fixtures. Custom kitchen includes all amenities and appliances, including wine cooler with an optional full-time staff.

This home comes with a vast array of optional all-inclusive benefits provided for our guests. Amenities include fresh local fruit served daily, choose fresh local fish and lobster served upon request, choice of cocktails, snacks served daily, daily housekeeping, all meals prepared to order with your own private chef, fully stocked kitchen and bar and ongoing re-stocking of food and beverages. This luxury villa is privately owned, meticulously decorated and professionally managed.

Local Treasure International currently has four homes available for rent, check back for seasonal specials. Each home comes with optional full time staff and options include all meals, snacks, local cocktails, beer, and rum.

Casa de los Suenos is a part of Costa Paraiso Resort. A few investment opportunities still remain. For additional information, please email us.

Please check out the video tour on our website at Local Treasure International.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing 30 days prior to expected date of arrival. If cancellation of a guaranteed reservation is not received by the required date, you will be charged for two night's accommodations.

Rental Deposit:

A 50% deposit is required upon booking. Should you choose to cancel, 25% of deposit will be refunded. Remaining balance to be paid 30 days prior to check-in.

Reservation is guaranteed once deposit is paid. Rates vary by season and day. Check for monthly rental specials. Special rates and promotions may be available. Check out our website at localtreasureinternational for additional info.

Keywords: Luxury Villa

More Details

John Rootes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

What makes this house unique

We love this home because it really takes you away from it all with the peaceful and serene setting. The virtually private sandy beaches are priceless. The food is amazing - lots of fresh fish, lobster, shrimp, homemade plantains, fresh fruit and juices, etc. The staff really takes care of you and makes it a true vacation. I love bringing my kids down and really being able to spend time with them and not having to focus on cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. A day trip to nearby Coco Beach and La Flor Turtle refuge is a great way to spend the day - we take the surf and boogie boards, check email there, have lunch and swim in the ocean. We also love to take out our 30 ft. fishing boat Sancho and catch fresh mahi mahi, go snorkeling and swimming and just take in the scenery - sea turtles and dolphins are often seen. This is also fun in the evening where we do sunset cruises and fish in the bay. It is an amazing vacation for us year after year - always unforgettable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Julie,

We had an absolutely amazing trip. Veronica was amazing and we had a great time fishing and riding. We've been to a lot of places but your house was without a doubt the coolest. I hope we make it back at some point. good luck with the development!

Jan 2011
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Rivas Department House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) pack n play available
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Optional all- inclusive offering of all food, snacks and beverages, plus optional full-time staff to cook and prepare all meals, laundry service, etc. Custom bathrooms and imported fixtures, ceiling fans, air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, 24-hour on-site security.


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4000 Square Foot Luxury Beachfront Villa with Infinity Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 17 reviews
Salt Lake City, UT

Remote tropical paradise!

  • 5 of 5

John, the owner, was very helpful with all of the preparations. The house, location, and pool are as beautiful as advertised. The staff was wonderful. We reserved the meal preparation services and were not disappointed. Delicious! Definitely pay for the food stock or come fully supplied with chow. The house is, to quote our local shuttle driver, really, really far away. From San Juan, it is an hour's drive down a maintained dirt road and another 30 minutes along winding up and down 4x4. None of the roads are well marked and we would never have found the place without our local driver from Adelante Express. We reserved pangas from the local town Pochote that motored us up to Playa Coco and Escameca. That was fun. We did not reserve a 4x4 vehicle in advance and had difficulty getting one in San Juan. It is nice to drive up to Playa la Flor or Coco or Escameca for a day. But traveling any further North was a drag. We went to San Juan one day just for kicks. Plan on lounging around this beautiful home a plenty.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas, United States

spectacular views, high adventure

  • 4 of 5

Without a doubt, the house and surrounding views are spectacular. And Veronica, Jose and Lester treated us like family ... they really made sure we were well taken care of. We had delicious meals, and Veronica was extremely accommodating for any special meal requests (which we appreciated with two young kids).

The pros: rugged beauty, plenty of hiking opportunities, phenomenal sunsets and views of Costa Rica across the bay, lots of downtime for relaxing, fishing trip (including an escort by a pod of 10+ dolphins and successful catch of white tuna), fresh lobster and seafood prepared nightly by Veronica, delicious traditional breakfasts, turtle watching on the private beach and a bonfire.

The cons: As others have stated, the house is very remote and on very bumpy dirt roads. If you are an adventurous sort, this is a great experience; but if you like more creature comforts, you might consider somewhere less remote. The biggest drawback for us was the military stop that we had to go through on the road to and from the house each time we left to explore other nearby areas. We were consistently hassled, and it was an unsettling experience, to say the least.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unacceptable- More like Survivor than a Vacation

  • 1 of 5

There were major issues we were not made aware of that would have influenced our decision to stay at this property. We feel these issues were a significant misrepresentation and were undisclosed.

The home is literally infested with ants, bugs, insects, spiders, wasps and even rodents from time to time. One night we walked in to the main part of the house where we found feces on the floor from some animal. Every night before we could get into bed we had to literally sweep the bugs off our beds (inside out). When we awoke from sleep, we had to do the same. We couldn't walk around with our bare feet because of bugs on the floors. Rosa did sweep the floors most days, but only in the mornings, so by the end of the day the floors were covered with living and dead insects and ants. We don't live like that in our homes and certainly didn't expect to on our only vacation of the year. Unfortunately, housekeeping was only a once-a-day occurrence.

The AC in the upstairs bedroom was barely acceptable (had to keep running 24/7) and did not work for 3 of the days we were there. It was fixed but then began leaking condensation on the bed underneath and further compounded the bug issues. Our sheets were changed 1 time during the stay, and that on the preceding last night of our vacation.

The home did not initially have a TV or DVD player as had been promised and for which we planned by bringing a collection of disks to view. When we asked the owners specifically about these items via email they replied “YES. DVD PLAYER AND TV ARE WORKING”. When we arrived there wasn't even a TV nonetheless a DVD player in the home.

We are particular about the food we eat and how it is prepared. For the most part the staff tried best they could with the supplies available to them to prepare something edible for us to eat. While we appreciate the attempts made to introduce us to the native foods, we did not enjoy the way it was prepared. No disrespect to the young woman who 'cooked', she is a 22 year old girl, with no formal training in food preparation- definitely NOT A PRIVATE CHEF. Most everything was questionable quality and did not have enjoyable flavor. We endured it as long as we could. We took to drinking rather than eating.

Quality of meat is suspect at best and is not handled in a way that we believe would be healthy for human consumption.

This is not a vacation and don't recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at villa paraiso for one entire month. We have two young children (1 and 3 three at the time) and they just loved it. The view of Costa Rica from the house is absolutely priceless. We would spend our days walking on the beach, and really relaxing. The house is super comfortable, every bedroom has a private bathroom, the kitchen is well equipped and there are toys for children including everything they need to play on the beach. The staff is very nice and helpful and can cook for you whenever you want….We had so much time on our hands, we decided to bake our own bread and cook most of the time! Access to the beach is quite challenging and I would definitely not recommend this place for people with low mobility. The road to get to the house is also quite a challenge and not for everyone, you need a 4X4 vehicle to get there and the 30Km from the house to San Juan del Sur take about one hour. There are lovely beaches to go to in the area including Playa Coco and the surfing beaches near San Juan and of course, lots of fishing to do – we went with a local fisherman and that was really cool – we saw dolphins in the sunset….again, priceless! To buy food, go to Rivas, the supermarket there is very good compared to the one in San Juan.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN, USA

Casa de los Suenos

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five stayed at Casa de los Sueños DEC 22-29. This home is located in a beautifully remote area about 6 km from the Costa Rica border. The house features loads of space, nice grounds and pool, with friendly and very helpful staff. Veronica and her helpers do an amazing job. Alberto (Jose and Veronica’s nephew) keeps the pool spotless twice per day.

The road to the house is steep, bumpy and rutted- kind of fun in a 4WD, but time consuming. Even though we stayed at the casa during the "dry" season, we had rain on 6 of 7 nights (unusual for the area), making the road slick and difficult even with a 4WD vehicle. A high-clearance (you cross two streams to get to the casa) 4 wheel drive vehicle was a must.

The location was lovely and peaceful. The views of Costa Rica across the Bahia de Salinas are amazing. If you head towards the village of El Pochote, one can catch nice views of volcanoes Orosi and Rincon de la Vieja in Costa Rica. Bath towels were fluffy and abundant. The bed linens were also very good quality. The kitchen was disappointing. Though billed as fully equipped, it wasn’t. The twin ovens were not working, so for Christmas dinner we made do with a toaster oven for cooking. There was no microwave, no dishwasher,no garbage disposal. The clothes washer and dryer were not operating properly. For short periods we had no bathing water in the house. Be aware that you will probably experience electricity outages. Be prepared by buying matches and making sure you know where the electric lanterns / flashlights are at night. There were candles in the house, but no matches. There is no DVD player in the house, but there was a nice selection of DVDs.

Access to the nice private crescent-shaped beach below and just north of the house was both hazardous and inconvenient. A non-stainless steel (!) stairway to the beach is completely rusted through and impassable. This necessitates one having to take the path to the south, invading the privacy of the residents of the adjacent house. Be aware that several of the wooden steps on that path are loose and hazardous.

Fun activities were plentiful- horseback trip to CR (Alberto expertly guided), fishing with Joey, surfing, turtle hatches at Playa La Flor. Try baked goods at "Pan de Vida" in SJDS! Puesta del Sol restaurant in Coco excellent.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Truly paradise... I can't wait to go back

  • 5 of 5

This property is incredible and the strip of oceanfront like no other place in the world! The photos don't do it justice. The view of the ocean and the northern coast of Costa Rica is breathtaking and this villa takes advantage of the view throughout the house. The staff took care of our every need... I am still dreaming about the fresh lobster dinners and pina coladas by the pool. The fishing was great too. They picked us up right in front of the house... we brought home dinner and the staff cooked it up for us. The owners have really thought of everything and the house is well appointed. The home is extremely child friendly too. Our only regret was that we didn't bring more friends to share this place with. The property has several houses and would be fun to go with more families. Next time!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Playa Coco
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Playa Coco

30 ft. sportfishing boat available to rent for fishing and/or surfing charters and sunset cruises. Boat picks you up right in front on the beach. Advance booking required.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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