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Martha Usztan

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, ukrainian

Spectacular Ocean/Beach Views, Mtn. Top, 5 Star Luxury, Hot Tub

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 28 nights

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Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms 4 1/2 bath, overlooking beach and ocean,deluxe accommodations

Located in Mt. Paraiso. This upscale community is on the mountain ridge overlooking the beach, volcanoes and ocean.

We provide 24/7 security and personal concierge service.

As you drive up to this exquisite custom home, you are greeted by palm trees and lush gardens. As you step in through the front doors, your gaze is immediately drawn through the house to the ocean and volcanoes beyond. Our home has 5 large bedroom suites, 2 rooms on the main floor, 1 queen and 1 king (master), walkout level has one with 2 long twin beds, and two with king beds. Each are steps away from the 45 ft. infinity pool that boasts a hot tub. Imagine, night time, sky full of stars, sitting in the hot tub after a day of fun, sipping a drink!!! Next to the pool is a hand painted tropical jungle Rancho with wet bar and washroom. The upstairs a gourmet kitchen, large great room with cathedral wood ceilings, cable TV, wireless internet, laundry, 2 bedrooms and large balcony with barbecue. The lower level has a custom kitchenette, 3 bedrooms, living area with cable TV and large balcony that extends to the pool. There is a phone in the house for your use.

Lots of activities await you, great fishing, zip lining, surfing,white water rafting and tubing, hiking the dormant volcanoes, walk the hanging bridges at the top of the forest canopy, surf, scuba, volcano mud bathes and hot springs, to name a few. Our concierge can arrange a cook to wow your palette, and help to rent a car. I will provide you with a list of all the area activiites and tours. Some you can see by yourself. Or my concierge can offer and book a full selection of tours for you.

There is a reason why the Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, Allegro and RIU resorts are located here. We are 20 minutes from Liberia airport and close to all the beauty Costa Rica has to offer.


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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martha Usztan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, ukrainian

About Martha Usztan

We are a custom home builder in the US that used our knowlege and love of the outdoors to create this wonderful villa that immerses you into another culture and way of life.

Martha Usztan purchased this house in 2007

Why Martha Usztan chose Guanacaste

FABULOUS PANORAMIC VIEW that takes you to another world. All day long, at the top of this mountain, you look at the beach, ocean, volcanoes and mountain ridges.

The stars are magnificent.

What makes this house unique

The villa has all the amenities of a 5 star resort. Lots of space 5,000 sq. ft., privacy, beautiful tropical gardens (monkeys and parrots) and large long lap pool with hot tub. The house is furnished with local art and furniture providing a cultural experience. Yet, the modern conveniences of TV, cable and internet are provided.

Just read our reviews.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Spectacular Ocean/Beach Views, Mtn. Top, 5 Star Luxury, Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Celebrating 60

  • 5 of 5

Martha`s mansion in Guanacaste is every bit as awesome as the pictures portray. A perfect spot for 5 old school buddies to relax and enjoy life. As much as there is to see and do in the close proximity we found ourselves more often than not just chilling by the amazing Infinity pool(much larger than I had anticipated),or playing cards under the lanai. We cooked our own breakfast each day. The kitchen was well equipped, all bathrooms had walk-in showers, the décor and artwork was very tastefully done and the housekeeping crew did a great job cleaning.

Milagro Concierge management company was very easy to work with and very responsive during our stay. Frazer was there to meet us at the house and gave us a quick rundown and Alison stopped by the next day to help us out with any sightseeing/tours that we were interested in. Kudos to both.

Rusby our driver for the stay was the star of the show. He surpassed any expectations I may have had. He was much more than just a chauffeur. Born and raised in Costa Rica he is extremely knowledgeable . I could go on forever about what a great impact he had on our trip.

We may all return someday with our wives. Marthas mansion would be the perfect place for 5 couples to relax and still have plenty of privacy and elbow room. I will always remember the view of the bay from her house. Outstanding trip!! Thanks again Martha

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You, we try and make our guest's stay memorable. Martha
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Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, Canada

5 very satisfied Canadian couples

  • 5 of 5

This house was even better than we expected! As stated in other reviews, this home was even more spectacular than depicted in the pictures. The location was perfect for a quick trip to the fantastic beach at Playa Hermosa or to the more active town of Playa del Coco. It was very helpful having the concierge to have some shopping done before our arrival as well as booking some tours for us. There was plenty of room by the pool or on the deck for the 10 of us to be together to visit and also enough separate areas to be comfortable whenever someone wanted some alone time. There was a bit of an issue with the hot tub but this was dealt with as quickly as possible so we were able to enjoy it. We really enjoyed the visits at this property by the monkeys, iguanas and many birds! Overall, this was a fantastic place for 10 friends to spend two weeks in Costa Rica. Thank you for making your wonderful home available to rent.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make our guest's experience a wonderful memory.
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Harrisonburg, VA

Incredible house with expansive views!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the size and location of this house. The pictures on the website simply don't do it justice. There was plenty of room for everyone in our group and the huge kitchen made us want to prepare a few meals while we were on vacation. The beds are comfy, the bathrooms are huge and the pool was perfect. The location is ideal. Could not have picked a better house for our group!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying at "The Palms" in Playa Hermosa. The house is amazing. The village is wonderful. On top of everything the concierge that comes with the house is great. Exceeded all of our expectations. The house is huge, with more than enough space for two families.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My group of 9 stayed at this location recently and we were SO impressed! Laura, from the management agency Milagro, went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. And the house, WOW! The master bed and bath were quite large, the infinity pool was spectacular. The upstairs is very impressive, especially the kitchen and large grill. The downstairs was almost like another house - a sitting area, 3 bedrooms, outdoor seating, etc. The house was stocked with just about everything we needed, especially the kitchen. This is a nice, gated community, we felt very safe. It is up a hill so you will need a vehicle but it was worth it! The only issue we really had was the hot tub temperature but Laura addressed that as soon as we pointed it out. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely gorgeous house. Our family of 7 (kids ages 30 - 23) stayed there the week after Christams. House is in great location, impeccably maintained, with 5 large bedrooms; infinity pool; hot tub; huge kitchen and family room; multiple decks/patios; etc. Great for lounging in the pool, swimming in nearby beaches, or taking trips to rainforest, etc. Very responsible and responsive local management company located 2 minutes away to assist with any details.Highly, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We aim to please.
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Car: necessary

Playa Hermosa is a 1.5 kilometer secluded beach frequented by residents and tourists staying at the beach. It is warm with mild wave action, sandy bottom and perfect for swimming. Sports activities available on the beach. Across the water are the Four Seasons, Hilton and Allegro Resorts.A new luxury yacht marina village has just been built. Fine dining with great atmosphere and upscale entertainment is present. For casino,disco, more restaurants and night life, tourist shops, visit Playas Coco 10 minutes away.

No rain falls from mid Nov to April 30th, Dry,sunny, breezy , Temperature range - 75-85 June - Nov, 80-95 F from Dec. to May.

Other Activities: zip line, hot springs, mud baths,white water rafting and tubing, jet skis, bird watching, hiking volcanoes, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, sailing, fishing


Rates & Availability

Playa Hermosa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Aug 24 2016 - Oct 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Pre Holiday
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Pre Christmas
Dec 11 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly rentals include one mid week full cleaning
No charge for children 3 and under. Age 13 and over is considered an adult.
Extra cleaning charge of $ 250 for groups of 10 or more for up to one week and $ 300 for two weeks.
Damage Deposit for 10+ occupants is $500
Monthly rental does not include any cleaning. This will be provided by Milagro Mgt. as requested by renter for an extra charge
A stay request that includes both Xmas and New Years will have a premium fee added depending on the length of stay.
Monthly rates are for May to October only. We include utility use of $800 for electricity and $200 for water .

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Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Share w/ Bed #4
    Living Area - toilet , Share
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Bedroom 3 and 4 share a full bath and pass thru vanity. These are adjoining suites, yet can be separated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , pack n play for child, long singles, attached bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , private balcony, overlooks pool and ocean, bathroom attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , private bath, walk out to pool & gardens, balcony,great view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Main level with attached private bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , main level, bathroom ,door to patio,overlooks ocean & pool
  • Two queen blow up beds are available for extra guests. Sofa chair folds out to a single bed. Air conditioning in all bedrooms. Play pen can be used as a bed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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