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Beachfront, Luxury, Private Est Villa in Costa Rica

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8-12)

This 6,000 square foot Mediterranean style estate villa located directly on the beach in South Jaco includes open air private pool, two dining rooms (one located outside and covered between the pool and ocean), patio and courtyards that are within walking steps to the Pacific Ocean. The architecture of the Villa has many Spanish and Tuscan style accents incorporated with the use of Nicaraguan wood, local rock, teak and cypress. The Villa accommodates up to 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, two kitchens making it comfortable for couples to share or large families. The Master Suite includes a King size four poster bed, large, private oversized bathroom with separate bathtub and double-headed shower, direct access to the open air dining area, and 42'' plasma television with DVD and mini fridge. The Master Suite has direct access to the ocean view terrace. The Guest Cottage is a suite all by itself... with a Queen size bed, private kitchenette, living room and large, rock bathroom.

The Guest Suite has a Queen size bed and separate living room area.

The Guest Room has a double size bed and is approximately 300 square feet with private shower under see through roof.

All rooms are built around a free form pool and tropical courtyard. The pool has a direct view of the ocean.

More Details

Property Manager
Dabney Sue Peterson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

Why Dabney Sue Peterson chose Jaco

The owners are Greek and well traveled throughout the world. They have been diligently looking for an international vacation property for several years and looked at several places in Costa Rica. This property had all the amenities, the architecture, the privacy, and the feeling of luxury that they were looking for in a property. The layout of the villa gives each guest a sense of privacy, yet the pool and open air dining area located in the center of the floor plan, encourage a sense of family and community - making it the ideal rental for both couples as well as groups.

What makes this villa unique

We love that the Villa is such a short distance to the main town of Jaco (3 minutes) yet is private and one of the few villas on the beach available for rental. Within a 5 minute walk there are several nice restaurants and bars that are easily accessible. The area of the beach is private yet open to locals.


Jaco Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1) Master suite, Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront, Luxury, Private Est Villa in Costa Rica
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Pure relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My intent was to go some place to relax and celebrate my 70th birthday with my kids and grandchildren and to create a memory for all of us. The villa was just the spot. It's courtyard doors opened up to a wonderful sandy beach with no rocks (which is not the case about 5 or 6 doors north on the beach) and gentle surf which allowed my small grandchildren a perfect spot to learn to boogie board and surf. Having a pool in the courtyard was a welcome alternative to being out in the ocean. Johnathan and Meyling were wonderful at helping us find locations for renting boogie boards, sightseeing, getting us a masseuse when my son-in-law's back went out and they prepared a delicious birthday dinner for all of us (not to mention 2 breakfast buffets that were spectacular). The rooms were actually separate bungalows which made for a separate living area for the 3 families. Meyling was gracious enough to turn the seating area in one bedroom into a sleeping area for two of my little grandchildren. All in all, it was the best birthday celebration ever!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Jonathan and Meyling enjoyed helping you and your family. Glad you had a wonderful birthday. Dabney
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Best Family Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time we had. Dabney, the owner let us come in early (7:00am) Saturday morning, almost a full day ahead of schedule, at no charge. She arranged for a driver to pick us up at the airport which set the tone for the fabulous service we received all week. Jonathan and Meyling were unbelievably helpful. From stocking the fridge at the beginning of the trip, to preparing delicious dinners, to arranging excursions and suggesting fun things to do and good restaurants to dine in. I would recommend visiting Costa Rica, especially with a large family with different interests. There was something to enjoy for everyone and the care and constant attention we received were an added bonus. Definitely a 5 star vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad your family had a 5 star experience thank you
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awesome villa

  • 5 of 5

Just returned with three other couples for a week stay in Villa Encantada. Just a beautiful property to accommodate us. Location,location and on the beach. Not many villas of this caliber on the beach which is absolutely beautiful. Words cannot describe the villa and layout. The pictures just do not do justice. It is one of of most unusual properties our group has stayed in. We absolutely loved it and the owner is just so pleasant to work with. Highly recommend if traveling to Jaco...Forget hotels!! Meyline and Johnathan took care of us in very way.We tried to bring home with us!! She is a amazing cook. Please email if you have any questions and will glad to discuss on phone. You want be disappointed

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best big family vacation place ever.

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I took our children and grandchildren to Jaco and stayed in this villa which is oceanfront. The villa came with a young couple who waited on us. They made beds, did laundry, generally kept the place picked up, cleaned the pool. The husband arranged a charter fishing boat, horse back ride (the guides and horses came to our back door), set up surfing lessons for everyone in our group- again at our back door. The ocean was perfect for us beginners. He also set up a zipline tour. For a little extra the owner lined up a chef and assistant who did all the grocery shopping, cooking, appetizers, drinks, etc. He would do anything you ask. Ask the owner for Jose, the chef. You will be glad you did. We loved the place and hopefully will be back one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The fully walled and gated villa offers unsurpassed serenity and beauty. The sounds of the surf wafting through the villa as you awaken holds promises of another day in paradise. The house staff, Jonathan and Meyling Martinez, are very accommodating and pleasant.

Whether relaxing in and around the pool, located in the center of the villa common area or walking out the front gate to beautiful views of the bay and spectacular sunsets, Villa Encantada, has much to offer.

It is only minutes from downtown Jaco and conveniently close to ATV Mountain Rides and Zip lining thru the canopy of the Rain Forest.

It was truly a vacation that ranks at the top of our destination list.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

Villa Encantada is an absolutely beautiful and breathtaking home that offers everything you can imagine or need during your stay. From the incredibly accommodating house staff; Jonathan and Mayling , to the pool, beach front access and the ultra-private bedrooms. The location is prime and very close to all of the fun activities that the area has to offer. The only problem is that you won't want to leave! We loved every minute of our stay and are already planning our next trip back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa is within walking distance to 'Monkey Island' (locally named) - an uninhabited, undeveloped island accessible by crossing river at low tide. You can explore the island, watch the monkeys, go snorkeling and look for lobsters among the rocks.

Enjoy the thrill of Zip Lines and water rafting that are available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

No smoking. $500 charge per room where smoking is identified.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund