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Owner

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 6-8

30 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeper sofa, sleeps 6-8

BEACHRONT. PRIVATE JETTED POOL. FREE WIFI. NEWLY REMODELED KITCHEN.

Villa Las Olas is one of four beachfront homes in a secluded and secure development of 40 privately-owned homes. A private, jetted pool, Italian stone and wood patio, and 'next to the forest' location (end villa) distinguishes Villa Las Olas for its luxury and its privacy. At the same time, our home provides everything you need for a comfortable and easy stay. Its spacious dimensions provide ample room for larger groups, but are still intimate enough for traveling twosomes. Two of the three generously sized bedrooms are ocean-front, which makes our set-up ideal for more than one couple or family. The newly remodeled (April 2015) and fully equipped kitchen provides options for meals and entertaining, and the convenience of a full-size washer and dryer is great for families with children and for adults who travel light. Furnishings are fresh and tropical, but also practical and child-worthy. Beach towels, boogie boards, and buckets for sand castles are provided!

The villa is air-conditioned (mini-splits in each of the bedroom for individual control), and each room has screens and an overhead fan to enjoy the pleasant ocean breezes and sounds of this tropical paradise.

The master bedroom has King bed, a balcony with rocking chairs that overlooks the ocean, full closet, cable television and an attached private full bath. The second bedroom is also ocean front, and has two full beds, cable television, a dresser and full closet. It is a large and airy room. The third bedroom has two twin beds that can convert to a king, a dresser, space for the infant 'Pack and Play' bed and changing table, cable television, and a garden view.

The main level has a very open lay-out with French doors to the pool and beach from both the living room and the dining room. The living room includes a comfortable sleeper sofa, two matching chairs, and cable television. The dining room seats six. The newly remodeled and fully-equipped kitchen is spacious, airy and well lit. It includes a breakfast 'bar' that seats four, french door refrigerator with ice maker, High end cook top, built in oven, dishwasher and microwave. All appliances are stainless steel and manufactured by KitchenAid and GE. Directly off the kitchen is the laundry with a full washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board, and a safe for your valuables.

Whale-watching, world class fishing and diving, as well as good old wave bobbing and boogey boarding, are available just steps from the pool and patio of our home. The sea provides constant entertainment, be it the delight of seeing silver rays fly out of the water and whales breech or, closer in, watching brown pelicans dive for their lunch or lively tide pools, and making temporary pets of hermit crabs. We love sitting on our deck overlooking the sea with our morning Costa Rican coffee, and waiting for the green flash as the evening sun sinks below the horizon.

Our on-site concierge is available to help you make arrangements for your Costa Rican adventures. Ziplining, hot springs, wildlife tours and cloud forest visits are popular, but don’t forget the cooking schools, horseback rides, paddle-boarding and beach-side massages! Of course, you never need to leave home for the best snorkeling around – it’s right outside your door! So is the best food in the area. The romantic and open-air beachside setting of the our restaurant is the perfect backdrop for its delicious, innovative and beautifully presented selection of North American and Costa Rican dishes. And our chefs are happy to deliver your meals to the villa and to prepare your catch after a long day of fishing!

If yours is a working vacation, fear not. FREE WIRELESS BROADBAND is available throughout our home AND the outdoor patio, and cellular service is exceptional. Our reception office can assist with basic office needs. No one will know you have escaped to paradise.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We're a recently retired couple who visited this property with our children over spring break for more than 10 consecutive years. Our children always insisted it was better than Disney and better than Hawaii! Now that we have more time to spend in Paradise, we bought and hope to keep making memories with our adult children.

The Owner purchased this house in 2014

Why The Owner chose Costa Rica

We love what the property offers -- beautiful ebony beach with fantastic swimming, snorkeling and tide-pooling; professional and friendly staff; great food in a romantic setting; wonderful pools; a casual vibe; and close proximity to the fun town of Coco and the new airport.

What makes this house unique

Beach front spacious two level home with a private jetted infinity pool and access to the development's two additional pool complexes. On-site concierge, restaurant, and 24-hour security staff caters to all our needs as if we were family. Fishing boat and dive tour operators pick us up on the beach in front of our home! But mainly, we enjoy the unique serenity and privacy of the resort and our home's location -- while the fun beach town of Coco is just three miles away if we want more action!

Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 6-8
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Unbeatable location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using VRBO, and it couldn't have been better. LaRaye's Villa is amazing, and she walked us through everything. She responded to emails almost immediately, and checked in with us frequently.

We loved having a private pool. We also enjoyed snorkeling right off the beach and exploring the tide pools. The Villa was clean and comfortable, with plenty of room for our party of 6 (three adults and three children ages 13, 11 and 9). The newly remodeled kitchen is great for cooking in, as well as eating or just sitting at the peninsula counter. The wifi worked well, which our kids were appreciative of.

At Cesar's recommendation, we did an Adventure Tour to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin, which was about an hour and a half away. It included white water tubing (and it really was white water--they had had a lot of rain, so the river was high), zip-lining, horseback riding, and hot springs. We had a great time.

Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. The grocery store in town had everything we needed, and it was very clean. We decided not to rent a car this trip. If we go back (and we hope to!), we will rent a car so that we can explore the area more. A taxi into town was $10 each way.

We knew we were going during the rainy season, and that certainly was true. It rained every day, usually in the afternoon. On the plus side, everything was very green and lush. We had plenty of books and movies to keep us entertained.

We saw lots of wildlife right at outside our door. The birds and butterflies were plentiful. We saw a pack of at least 10 howler monkeys pass by one morning. There were crabs on the beach, and our boys loved watching them. We also had a racoon (we named him Carl), who visited us multiple times a day. We were very careful not to leave food outside unattended.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shermans Dale, PA. USA
5

Bahia Pez Vela #4 - Best Villa in the resort

  • 5 of 5

We booked early and I’m glad we did as we were able to stay for 13 days. This Villa is absolute heaven plus it is just steps from the beach. LaRaye was very easy to work with and stayed in contact and sent notes for all things covering the trip to Costa Rica and the villa. The notes were very detail and spot on with recommendations and things to do. The villa has its own pool with therapeutic jets and lights for night time swimming. The villa has everything you will need you just need to add the food and your set. The resort has a very nice pool and restaurant. The resort pool was never crowded and if you don’t feel like cooking the resorts restaurant has excellent food and was never crowded. Cesar the on-site concierge was very helpful in arranging taxis or setting up deep sea fishing for us. He checked on us a few times to see if we needed anything and helped with getting boarding passes printed. We chose not to rent a car as people walk in the streets but a 10 dollar taxi ride took you to all the stores and Coco which worked out for us just fine. We snorkeled right by the rocks on the left of the cove and saw all kinds of fish. The Howler monkeys came right by the villa in the trees and unless you know what they sound like, they could be kind of scary. Fortunately we had the best tour guide Manny form Costa Rica Eco Journeys http://guanacastejourneys.com/#_=_ who showed us the howler monkeys earlier and explained all about them so we were watching for them in the trees by the villa. Also if you would like a massage in LaRaye’s notes is information for Betty, I had the best massage I have ever had on the beach. It was so good we had her come back the following week. The villa has Wi-Fi which worked fine but during the second week the modem stopped working. We called Cesar and he got right on it and informed LaRaye. The Wi-Fi was up and running the next day and LaRaye sent us a $50.00 gift certificate for the inconvenience for the resort restaurant. This was very much appreciated but not necessary as it was not that big of a interruption. But this is the kind of person LaRaye is, you will be working with a very thoughtful person. I cannot say enough positive things about this resort or Villa #4 we had a great time and plan on coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Alaskan adventure in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for seven nights and we were so disappointed we were not able to book it for our entire 11 night stay. It's exactly like described and the pictures are a good reflection of the villa, very clean. We loved it here and would definitely go back again. The private pool was great as it was pretty hot some days and was nice to be able to cool off right on the deck. Cesar and the others were great at helping us navigate around, rent paddle boards and book excursions. We went on the all day excursion that included zip lining, horseback riding, lunch buffet, tubing the river and finished with the hot springs. It was pretty awesome. The villa had all the amenities you'll need. We had the shuttle van stop at the grocery store on our way from the airport when we first arrived. I would suggest you email Cesar ahead of time to request airport pick up and drop off. The community pool is really great too. It was not very crowded when we were there. The restaurant/bar located on the premises was nice too, we had read not so good reviews, but we thought it was good. If you want to try snorkeling we found the area right off the beach north of the villa where the rocks gut out into the water was a great place. We rented paddle boards for $50/day and they brought them right to the villa. The water is pretty calm in the cove area so paddle boarding was fun even for beginners. The howler monkeys gather in the trees right outside around the back pool area. Scared us at first as they sounded like a howling monster of some sort. The raccoons are pretty brave, coming around every night wandering the pool area, so just be aware. The process for booking and paying for the rental was flawless and LaRaye was great at keeping in touch.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mississauga, Canada
5

Pura Vida..perfection!

  • 5 of 5

A quick glance through the many 5 star reviews on this site would convince any traveller that this is where you want to stay while in CR. The Villa is immaculate, very well appointed and perfectly situated. The pool a few steps from your back door and the beach only a few steps further. Your children will love exploring the tide pools at low tide and the snorkeling is simply awesome! We stayed at the start of low season and practically had the resort to ourselves with "private" dining at Picantes, the on-site restaurant. The staff throughout the resort, including Caesar and Jackie at reception, Caeser and Juan in Picantes and even Wilbur from maintenance couldn't be more friendly and helpful. LaRaye, the owner, is exceptionally organized and a pleasure to deal with. Emails were responded to almost instantly. Be warned, however, as she will inundate you with the most complete package of information that I have ever experienced. Including every detail related to the villa as well as where to shop in CoCo, a long list of places to eat (LaRaye; add Java Café, yummy homemade whipped cream on your Frappuccino ) and a longer list of places to go and things to do. Definitely, make the trip to Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort. All in all a fabulous 2 weeks in our favorite destination.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richboro PA
5

Great way to celebrate 50!

  • 5 of 5

This Villa was all you want! LaRaye was very easy to work with and had some great info.

Having your own pool was great. The Kitchen has just about everything you needed. Even the neighbors were nice.

I would recommend massages from Betty. She was the best. Having a car will give you freedom to travel to all the neat places near by. Just be careful as people just walk right down the middle of the streets.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Brian. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay -- and your birthday. I will share with Betty your high praise. She'll be delighted to hear it!
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5

Fantastic House with great ammenities!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and 2 couples were lucky enough to have found this gem to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

From start to finish LaRaye was very easy to deal with and she provided very detailed information to make our week very relaxed and stress free.

Having our own pool that was steps from the beach was incredible and will be hard to beat! The house was very well appointed and had everything that someone would need.

The location was quiet but close to Playa Cocoa for any restaurants or groceries, although Father Roosters was all you would need! We also enjoyed the restaurant on the property. Great snorkeling and swimming!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, Kim. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay!
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Picante Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Papagayo Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Picante Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Outside your villa
Car: not necessary

This is a secluded and very secure development of only 40 homes. The very private ebony beach provides world class snorkeling, calm waters for swimming, and fascinating tide pools that are full of sea life. The grounds are immaculate and feature a large grassy lawn between the villa and the beach, beautifully maintained blooming shrubs and flowers, and mature trees. The wildlife is abundant -- howler monkeys frequently munch the leaves from the trees in front of the villa, green parakeets chatter as they dart from one tree to another, blue green mot mots show off frequently, and the occasional blue jay, iguana and gecko can be spotted. If you can tear yourself away from the beach and your private pool, the nearby town of Coco is lively, fun and safe. Golf at Papagayo Golf in Sardinal, or go a bit further to Hacienda Pinillas or the Four Seasons. Spend a half day deep sea fishing and bring yellow fin tuna, grouper and snapper home to the chef at the property's on-site restaurant for special treatment. Great diving is can be arranged in Coco, as can sail boat and catamaran adventures. Venture inland to Volcan Arenal or Rincon de la Vieja and take in ziplines, volcanic mud baths and hot springs, white water rafting and horseback rides in the high country. Drive the 'Monkey Trail' to beaches to the south, including Ostional for early morning turtle hatching or Avellana and Negra for their surfing. All this within 25 minutes of the airport!

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Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
High Season 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
High Season 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Green Season 2017
May 8 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$475
 
 
Tween Holiday
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $350

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Please inquire about availability, as we do not maintain a calendar on this site. We reply immediately!

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A deposit of 50% of the rental fee is paid to confirm the reservation. Remainder, damage and security deposit and cleaning fee due 30 to 60 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bathroom for master bath. Ceramic tile.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on bedroom level of the home. Ceramic tile.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room located off foyer.
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Oceanfront, attached full bath, balcony, television
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Garden view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Oceanfront, television
  • Queen-size sofa bed in living room, new Graco Pack-and-Play infant/toddler bed is provided. Every bedroom has its own mini-split air conditioner, ceiling fan and large screened windows for individualized comfort. Cable television is available in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Large supply of beach books, Costa Rica guide books, and brochures for local attractions. * On-site concierge to arrange for all of your tour and travel needs and to answer your questions. * On-site pool side restaurant and bar -- very romantic. * Five minute drive to a new world class grocery store in Coco -- a quintessential beach town with loads of local color and a large number of good restaurants, fun bars, well-stocked souvenir shops, and a casino. * Beautifully maintained grounds, with abundant flowering bushes, shade trees, and seating-- and a grassy lawn for kids' play and sports. * Maid service (optional). * Great base for trips to National Parks (Palo Verde, Santa Rosa, Guanacaste), volcanoes (Rincon de la Vieja, Arenal), white water rafting, zip lines, Monteverde Cloud Forest where you can see the rare and exotic Resplendent Quetzal , Nicaragua, and other beaches. Don't miss Gualtil, a small community of artisans who create traditional Choretega pottery.

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