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Martha Usztan

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, ukrainian

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

23 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.


More Details
  • 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
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 23 traveler reviews

Spectacular Ocean/Beach Views, Mtn. Top, 5 Star Luxury, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Wow! Wow! And Wow!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is simply stunning! Big, beautiful and very well equipt. Had absolutely everything you could need and then some! The house was very clean and the pictures really don't do it justice . We had 3 families and they all raved about the accomidations. Very clean and every thing was in good working order. Huge DVD movie library and family games . Milagro property management was great also. Foster was our contact and he was excellent. He arranged all of our tours and activities. The booking process was seamless and simple. The owner was a pleasure to work with. We are already planning our return next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed your stay
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United States

Beautiful house but lacking a few basics

  • 3 of 5

As anyone can see from the pictures, this house is beautiful. Costa Rica is a very poor country with lots of tiny one room houses surrounded by security bars and barbed wire so this house with the security system and security gate was definitely an oasis for us where we felt safe. Everyone is different in what they want and expect in a vacation home. If you are traveling with no children and want luxury and beautiful views...this house is for you. It is absolutely stunning...however, I would have preferred a little less luxury and a few more basic comfort items. We were limited to 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom and one roll of paper towels. There was not a hair dryer in the house so be sure to pack one. We had plenty of bath towels but only one hand towel and no wash rags. There were two coffee pots, but both of them sucked...they brought us a new one but it was too small, so we had to buy vinegar to run through the large one to clean it. When they say you will be charged for extra electricity...they mean it! We turned the air up every time we left the house and basically only turned it down when we were there. They allow 1400 kw per week for a 7,000 sq ft. house, but to be fair, they do state this in their contract...I just didn't pay that much attention because I really had no idea what 1400 kw would get me for a week in a very large mistake. I wouldn't even consider bringing small children here. There was tile/marble everywhere inside and out...very beautiful, but also very slippery. We were there at the beginning of rainy season so slipping on the tile was definitely a concern. The decor was also beautiful, but again, not for children. One of the men in our party walked by an end table and barely grazed it making the glass top wobble and the large sculpture almost fall over...we caught it in time, but very scary to think about small children running around. Also, the outside spiraling staircase had a handrail, but nothing between the bars to keep small children from falling right out...add that to the slippery tile steps and it is alarming to think about. I know that all the reviews on this property were just glowing and there is no doubt that this house is beautiful. If you are looking for luxury and amazing views for adults...this is the house for you...but don't forget to pack a hair dryer, soap, shampoo, extra toilet paper, laundry detergent and don't forget your mosquito repellant!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hmmmm, thank you for your input. I will immediately address your concerns with my concierge. In regards to the hair dryers, unless bolted to the wall, they tend to mysteriously disappear. I do hope you enjoyed your stay in Costa Rica.
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Spring, Texas

Gorgeous Villa

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family of nine. Each couple had their privacy when needed with each having their own bedroom and bath. When we all met for family gatherings, the villa accommodated us without being crowded since the home is so spacious and open. The view from the pool and from each room was incredible. It was truly more than we expected. It was so nice to come home to this place after our daily events and excursions out into Costa Rica. We plan on returning to Costa Rica and reserving this villa again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was our pleasure.
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Unforgettable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can't begin to express the beauty of this home and region. This was part of our groups first visit while it was our fourth visit to Costa Rica. The ease of booking with Martha and infomation provided to us and the excellent concierge service by Frazer from Milagro management was top notch. We were a group of 11 ranging from 6-68. We had more than ample space. The views were spectacular! We cooked breakfast every am. Everything you needed from coffee makers to blenders was available. We came home after every excursion to relax in the pool with the great views! We rented cars and ventured out on the excursions Frazer booked for us with ease. We went to Borenquin for horseback riding, zip lining, hot springs and a little mud bathing and lunch. We even drove through a river (not required) Frazer also booked a sailing cruise with Spirit of the Ocean tours. We swam with a sea turtle, touched an octopus, and saw monkeys on the beach. Got into a bad storm on return but crew were very safety conscious and we made it back safely. We ate at Aqua sport two nights-fish tacos were great and so was the service by Louis. Ginger restaurant was amazing, the tapas style dishes were delicious. Highly recommend you visit this restaurant. We drove to Tamarindo and surfed with Igauna surf, all participants had never surfed before but looked like pros at the end of the 2 hour lesson. We ate at Father Roosters in Playa Ocotal, beautiful black sand beach. We had a grand time during our week stay. Would most definitely rent again. Thank you to Martha for sharing your beautiful home with us and Frazer for all of your help. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, you did allot. That is what Costa Rica is about, experiencing nature and the Pura Vida life style.
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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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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
Green Season
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Ironman week
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $100 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 .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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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