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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french

Luxury, Privacy and Just Steps to the Beach!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Guanacaste Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enchanted (in-‘chant-ed): Charmed. Captivated. Beguiled. Bewitched.

The charms of Costa Rica, the captivating natural beauty, the beguiling black sand beaches, and the bewitching sunsets over the Pacific Ocean are all yours to savor and enjoy. However you define it a vacation at Villa Encantada will create lasting memories you, your family and friends won’t soon forget.

At over 2100 square feet Villa Encantada's Moorish design provides you with the perfect combination of space and luxury. Immaculately appointed interior and lush exterior tropical gardens enhance the beauty of the property and bring Costa Rica's flora and fauna right to you. In addition cast stone architectural elements and fountains, native handcrafted hardwood details and Moroccan inspired tiles create the atmosphere for a truly enchanting vacation!

The ideal location for that much needed getaway:

The Villa is perfectly situated across the street from the quiet, secluded Playa Langosta, which invites you to walk for miles on unspoiled beaches, find a driftwood log in the shade along the tree-lined shore to sit and admire the soaring Pelicans or marvel at the spectacular sunsets.

The Villa is conveniently located a short distance to a full service grocery store, many outstanding restaurants ranging from fine dining to family-friendly, world-class surfing and water activities, and a whole lot more.

So much to do, so little time!

The town of Tamarindo, a short walk from the Villa, features numerous restaurants, shops, clubs, a casino and just about everything you could want in a vacation destination. Guests of Villa Encantada have exclusive membership to the Langosta Beach Club and all the facilities available including a full gym, yoga studio, private cabanas and full service restaurant. Additionally, let the concierge at the Langosta Beach Club create the perfect outing for you and your guests: Enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving? Up for a good round of golf? Why not a thrilling ziplining adventure through one of the local rainforest canopies? Or just sit back and relax on a sunset champagne cruise. The options are virtually endless.

Your peace of mind matters:

Tamarindo also offers readily available ambulance, medical and dental services and pharmacy in case any unexpected emergency arises. There is a security guard on site at the Villa and a secure intercom system to monitor guests to the property.

Your own private pool - who could ask for more?

Surrounded by the property's 10 foot high walls and lush tropical gardens, the Villa's oversized pool (the largest in the Villas Cerca del Mar development) features glass tiling inspired by the Pacific, an ornate wall mounted fountain and shaded deck with plenty of seating for both lounging and al fresco dining. The best feature is that the pool is yours exclusively - swim at your own discretion.

Our newly installed fountain patio is the perfect place to stretch, do yoga, meditate or simply read a book.

Keep it clean.

Each of our 3 guest rooms comes with its own private bathroom. The master bathroom on the first floor features a walk in shower and double vanity, and we recently completed a renovation to create a second master bathroom on the second floor. All a spacious, well lit and airy.

When the day is done...

A good night's sleep isn't far away. Turn off the air conditioning, open the screened windows and let the tropical breezes and ocean surf lull you to sleep. Luxurious bed linens, fluffy pillows and blankets create the perfect ambiance for a wonderful rest. Awake refreshed and rejuvenated - ready for another day in paradise. Each bedroom comes with its own en suite bathroom including an open-air shower and adjacent tropical garden.

Master Bedroom #1 (first floor) features a queen size four poster bed crafted of the finest locally sourced hardwoods and comfortable euro-pillow top mattress. Floor to ceiling glass panels separate the bedroom from a completely private rear terrace surrounded by lush gardens, bubbling fountain and comfortable lounge chairs.

Master Bedroom #2 (second floor, front) looks out over the Villa's pool and offers guests a queen size bed featuring a euro pillow top mattress and supremely comfortable bedding. Guests can enjoy the handcrafted stone balcony overlooking the pool and gardens. In the morning it's a great place to sit and enjoy a cup of Costa Rica's finest coffee or in the afternoon the best spot to take in the spectacular sunsets over the Pacific. The newly created Master Bathroom features an oversized shower with an open air skylight and a double vanity crafted locally.

Guest bedroom #1 (second floor, rear) offers the convenience of twin beds (which can be pushed together) and the same premium bedding and linens as the other guest rooms. An oversized picture window looks through the Villa's wonderful trees through to the hillsides beyond.

Living and dining - perfect together!

Upon first entering Enchanted Villa guests are welcomed into the open plan living/dining/kitchen area. Floor to ceiling windows surround the space on either side, allowing for plenty of air and light into the space. This floor plan is ideal for enabling everyone to join in great conversation.

In the living room comfortable upholstered seating, complements all the comforts of home including a flat screen plasma television and a Sonus Wifi speaker system to enjoy your favorite music. Adjacent to the living room the dining area features a round teak dining table handcrafted from local hardwoods. The built in table leaf enables six guests to sit comfortably around the table.

The heart of the house...

Enchanted Villa offers a modern gourmet kitchen fully equipped with top of the line stainless steel appliances. A double filtered water dispenser on the refrigerator door ensures safe drinking water for all guests. The teak island, with butcher block top, is a great spot for friends and family to gather to prepare a meal together.

The inside out.

Just off the kitchen/living/dining area is the outdoor grill area, featuring a chef's gas grill and seating for 4, all surrounded by lush flowers and plants. Adjacent to the grill area is a wet bar so you're never too far from a cold drink.

Conveniently located a little ways down the hall guests will find the half-bath. Across from the half bath guests can enjoy our newly installed fountain patio, the perfect place to stretch, do yoga, meditate or simply take in a good book.

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french

About The Owner

After living 22 years in New York City we needed a change and moved two hours north to Hudson in upstate New York. in 2009 we opened The Croff House, a 5-room luxury bed and breakfast, and we quickly became the top rated property in town and for three years after the top rated property in New York as well. We're very proud of our accomplishment with The Croff House and hope to provide and equally superior experience to our guests at Enchanted Villa.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2012

Why The Owner chose Guanacaste

Having visited a few areas in Costa Rica both on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts we were amazed each time at the friendliness and welcoming nature of the Tico's (what the locals are called). Tamarindo has a great vibe - shops, restaurants, nightlife and great beaches, but it still holds on to it's Costa Rican charm: no Starbucks, Gaps or McDonalds here!

Playa Langosta is just a short walk from the Villa. The calm and tranquility of the area was immediately evident; being able to hear the ocean from the Villa was an added bonus.

Becoming members of the stunning Langosta Beach Club we thought our guests would love too. Everything is brand new, it's an awesome facility, and the staff is fantastic. With a fully equipped gym, yoga studio, private beach, full restaurant/bar and more what's not to love?

Best of all? Costa Rica is so EASY to get to and it's totally affordable. The Liberia International Airport was only opened in 2012 and most carriers fly direct from their major hubs. Great weather. Friendly people. Easy to get to. Fantastic food. Easy on the wallet. Lots to do. It was an easy decision.

What makes this villa unique

An exclusive benefit to renting our Villa Encantada is the complimentary membership for all guests to the Langosta Beach Club, which provides a full service restaurant, bar, infinity pool, gym and fitness classes. In addition guests can learn to surf and waveboard right from the beach in front of the Beach Club.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)
Luxury, Privacy and Just Steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
5

Luxury in Tamarindo/ Langosta

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and two teenage children stayed for nine days. This three bedroom is excellent and well taken care of. Multiple strong air conditioners, great pool, housekeeper, pool guy, security outside watching car and place.

Not right on the beach, ie across the street, thought we drove one mile daily to hang out

At Langosta Beach Club (included with villa) which has infinity pool and nice mellow sandy beach with surfboards and kayaks to rent and great food for purchase. There were some iguanas and monkeys. Lots of activities, good restaurants and shops nearby. Overall a great experience at Enchanted Villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim: We're so happy you guys enjoyed your stay at our Villa Encantada! We realize there are so many choices in the Tamarindo/Langosta area that it can be hard to decide but we think our location right across from the ocean, the Villa's wonderful private pool and, especially the complimentary membership to the Langosta Beach Club (available only to guests renting our Villa in the entire Villas Cerca del Mar development) make that choice a lot easier. We glad you took advantage of all of that and more. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with future travelers and, once again, for staying at our Enchanted Vila - Pura Vida!
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 4 adult children just returned from Costa Rica, staying 5 nights at Villa Encantada. When we first arrived, we were all so impressed. As each day passed, we just kept liking and appreciating your place more and more.

The Villa is beautifully decorated and fully equipped. There was nothing I could think of that wasn't there at our disposal. It's perfect for 3 couples or a family with children. The pool feels like a private oasis. It is private and wonderfully tropical. It was equally refreshing at early morning, mid day or late night.

The villa is located across the street from beach access, but not really a swimming area, it's too rocky. However, the sunset is amazing, so bring a cocktail and enjoy. The Langosta Beach Club is about a 10 minute walk down the road. We saw many many monkeys each day while strolling to the Club where you can swim, surf, eat, drink, walk. It is a great perk to have access to the Club. We spent many hours enjoying it's beauty.

The people of Costa Rica are very accommodating and friendly. The town of Tamarindo is small, laid back and very safe. We all felt very comfortable there. I'd also like to highlight how efficient and responsive RPM, the management company , was to us. Well done.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone. We travel a lot, we have rented many times. I would rate this property at the top of our list.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick: Thanks so much, once again for renting our Villa Encantada. There's really not a lot to add that you didn't cover. We have tried to think of everything a guest might need to make their stay wonderful. Complimentary membership to the Langosta Beach Club is a perk available only to guests of Villa Encantada in the entire Villas Cerca del Mar development, and we're so glad you took full advantage of it. We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience not only at the Villa, but in Tamarindo as well. If your travel plans bring you back to Costa Rica, we hope you will once again consider staying at our Enchanted Villa. Thanks so much and Pura Vida!
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5

Beautiful house so close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the home with our 3 children and it wasn't enough time. Having our own pool was the best. The kids were in it constantly. We didn't really cook, but the kitchen was very nice and well stocked. It was also nice to have 3 1/2 bathrooms in the house with 5 people. RPM-the management company- was amazing. We also enjoyed using the Langousta Beach Club. Jimmy was our favorite waiter on the beach. The owners were wonderful to work with! I highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a tropical getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We love our home in Costa Rica and love sharing it. We're so happy you guys and your kids loved it as much as we do.The exclusive membership to the Langosta Beach Club is a perk only guests renting Villa Encantada get to enjoy and we're so glad you had such a great time there!
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5

Amazing place to stay in Tamarindo/Langosta

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 nights here and couldn't have been happier. House was in great shape, pool was perfect, beds were comfortable, and kitchen has everything you could need. About 12 howler monkeys even hung out with us one day in the trees above the pool. The management company (RPM) jumped to meet our every need (whether it was arranging airport transportation, taxi's into town, or to cajole an uncooperative icemaker). Make sure to try the pizza at El Sapo (truly some of the best pizza ever), and definitely check out the estuary at tide change...very interesting. We truly enjoyed this house...return trip is already being plotted...

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled you enjoyed our Villa Encantada so much! The Langosta area has so much to do, see and taste that it makes for the perfect vacation getaway. As you found one week is not enough to get it all in! We hope that your future plans will include once again staying with us at our Enchanted Villa. Until then, thanks for the spectacular review and Pura Vida!
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5

exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Saturday and after only two days we are relaxed, happy, and delighted with our choice to stay at Villa Encantada. The owners provided us with all of the information we needed to prepare us for our trip (and were a pleasure to communicate with), and the property is better than we could have hoped. Although it is in a complex with other units it feels like a private home, with many outdoor nooks and lounging spaces (I counted five so far but haven't found them all!) the pool and grounds are private are GORGEOUS, the beach club is a pleasant change of scenery (the minty slushy lemonades are a big hit with my two teens), the home is clean, nicely decorated, and equipped with everything one would need. We might never leave!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to our Villa Encantada to much and that we were able to provide you with the information you needed to get ready for your vacation. We've tried to include everything to make your stay memorable, including all the modern conveniences of home like high speed WiFi and a Sonus sound system. The complimentary membership to the Lanogsta Beach Club is a perk available only to guests that book our Villa, and we're so happy to hear you (and the girls!) enjoyed that as well. We hope that if you are considering a return visit you will once again choose to stay at our Enchanted Villa. Thanks so much for the great review! Pura Vida!
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5

A Magical Oasis in a Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

A stay at Villa Encantada is simply a magical experience. As you arrive, the beautiful Mediterranean architecture gives you a glimpse of what is to come. Entering the private courtyard you are welcomed to a luxurious oasis boasting a magnificent private pool with a refreshing fountain surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Several sitting areas provide you with choices of sun or shade complete with ceiling fans, stereo speakers, comfortable cushioned furniture and lighting perfect for romantic evenings.

Upon entering the Villa itself there is an open plan concept featuring a well appointed chef's kitchen, large dining table and comfortable living area with flat screen cable TV and music system. The plush furnishings, warm colors and custom made tile and woodwork create a most comfortable environment. Moving through the Villa there is a convenient half bath and an outdoor dining area complete with high end grill. In the rear is the private and magnificent Master Suite complete with a walk in closet/dressing/laundry area and a huge shower with screened access to the private rear garden. Upstairs are two additional, well appointed bedroom suites, one with a wonderful balcony overlooking the pool, that complete a very well designed floor plan.

The Villa is in the very desirable Playa Langosta area surrounded by high end properties. The beautiful beach, great for walking, exploring and enjoying magnificent sunsets, is just a short walk through a land preserve. All the necessities such as a food and beverages, breakfast/lunch/dinner are again just a short stroll away. A longer walk or a short drive brings you to the bustling town of Tamarindo with all the beach activities and nightlife you could want. Close enough to enjoy and far enough to maintain peace and quiet!

One of the benefits not to be missed is complimentary access to the Langosta Beach Club. Within walking distance (also by the beach at low tide), it is a great spot to enjoy the beach, spa and gym, cocktails at the bar and poolside dining. Highly recommended.

Russ and Duncan have created a Magical Oasis that made our Costa Rican trip a truly enchanted experience. We are anxiously looking forward to our return visit. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack and Mary Ellen: What a phenomenal review! We cannot thank you for he awesome praise and superlative compliments. Most importantly, we are thrilled you guys had such an awesome time at our Villa Encantada. All of the features of the property are what made us fall in love with it the first time we saw it. We're so very happy that all the appointments we've included made your stay so memorable from the kitchen, to the grill, to the guest rooms/suites to the spectacular private pool. It all makes for the perfect vacation getaway. As you mentioned, the Langosta Beach club membership is a perk that is only available to renters of our Villa in all of the properties of Villas Cerca de Mar and it is a wonderful perk at that. You also hit the nail on the head in mentioning the Villa's location being close enough to the action in Tamarindo but far enough away to be tranquil and relaxing. We hope if your travel plans bring you back to Costa Rica that you will once again consider staying at our Enchanted Villa. Until then, thanks a million and Pura Vida!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Liberia International (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Langosta Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Langosta Beach Club
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Playa Langosta
Car: recommended

An exclusive amenity to guests renting Enchanted Villa is a complimentary membership to the Langosta Beach Club included in the rental rate. Guests can enjoy all the facilities the Beach Club has to offer including a full fitness center, yoga studio, poolside cabanas and chaise lounges, and a groomed beach. At the Beach Club guests can also enjoy the full service restaurant and bar. This is an amenity offered only to select guests and Enchanted Villa is the only property in Cerca del Mar offering this amenity.

In addition, guests of Enchanted Villa have the use of the concierge at the Beach Club. Utilizing their vast network of providers they can customize a wide range of activities and interests. Whether a half-day or full-day let them help you discover the fun and excitement that is Costa Rica.

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Rates & Availability

Tamarindo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$360
$2,175
 
 
Low Season #1
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,850
 
 
Pre Holiday
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$355
$2,175
 
 
Early Holiday
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$430
$2,625
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,650
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$455
$2,800
 
 
Semana Santa
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
High Season #2
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$460
$2,800
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$320
$2,150
 

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Amenities

Guanacaste Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two guest rooms feature queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) One guest room features two twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Complimentary membership to the exclusive Langosta Beach Club is provided to all guests of Enchanted Villa. This amenity is only offered at this property.

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