About the property
- Villa2200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
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- Apr 23, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Owner chose Playa Langosta
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very friendly owners and management staff. Could not have asked for a better experience!
Richard: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Villa Encantada! With all the great places to choose from in the Playa Langosta area, we happy you chose to stay with us. When your travel plans bring you back to the area we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Until then thanks so much and Pura Vida!
Enchanted Villa, Costa Rica..#lapuravida
My family of 6 had a wonderful time staying at the Enchanted Villa at Langosta Beach in tamarindo! The Villa is so charming and had everything we needed for a week vacation! The pool is beautiful and refreshing! A great area to lounge. The villa is very close to all the restaurants and shops. We rented a golf cart and it was very easy tto get get around. The Langosta beach is just across the street and is a great place to watch the sunset and exploring. The Tamarindo beach is not too far by foot. We also took advantage of the Langosta Beach Club membership and enjoyed the amenities there. We had a great time and will most likely stay here again in our next visit!
Thanks so much for the great review! We're so happy you all enjoyed your stay at our Villa Encantada and that you took advantage of all the great features of both the property and the surrounding area. The complimentary membership that is included with every guests' stay is exclusive to guests who book our properties in both the Cerca del Mar and Courtyard Villas developments and we're glad you had such a fun time there as well. It's wonderful to hear that you will be staying with us again - that'll give us a chance to earn that 5th Star! Until then, thanks so much and Pura Vida!
Beautiful, well-appointed villa
The villa was stunning, private and including useful touches like beach chairs, a cooler, beach towels and a complimentary membership to the Langosta Beach Club etc. The location was a short walk to the beach and close enough to walk into Tamarindo too. Coming home to the villa felt like you were entering your own private paradise. The outdoor grill and well-stocked kitchen made it easy to relax and stay put for meals as well. The house was laid out so each of the bedrooms has privacy and their own bathroom which made traveling with a group of 6 feel spacious. I would highly recommend Villa Encantada to anyone.
Jessica - thanks for the awesome comments. We've tried to think of everything we would want on vacation and provide that to our guests, especially the "little' things that some people don't include. Complimentary membership to the Langosta Beach Club is an exclusive perk for guests booking either Villa Encantada or Villa Tranquila, and we're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it! Coming home to the private pool is amazing and your own oasis - we totally agree. As we say in our headline privacy and comfort is key and glad you found everything exactly as advertised and more. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you SO much for the amazing compliments!
Nicely Appointed Private Villa
The villa was nicely appointed with furniture and decorations and the kitchen well-stocked with equipment, but no pantry items except some salt, sugar packets, and coffee filters. It was clean and supplied with plenty of towels, beach towels, and sheets. The showers were cool, no hot water. The pool/outdoor area was fabulous and lush - we totally enjoyed having a private pool. Nice eye-opener in the morning. There were howler monkeys the first two mornings we were there, which was absolutely the coolest thing (but then again, there was also caca in the pool once). The outdoor maintenance person, Jacinto, was super helpful and his smile was always ready and sincere. There was a guard outside.
We rented a golf cart, since town was a long, hot, dusty walk or bus ride.
The website said daily maid service was provided, but we only had maid service once on the fifth of ten days. Place was dusty and I ended up having to mop, dust, change sheets, do laundry, take out trash out, clean toilets, etc. The pool guy also came the fifth day and again the seventh day. Otherwise, RPM, the management company, was VERY helpful and always courteous and prompt. They helped us arrange tours and shuttles, such as a tour to Palo Verde, which was a highlight of our trip.
The Langosta Beach Club membership is a plus and helped us on our first days as we were getting oriented. The food and drinks were good, but spendy, but so was just about everything. Definitely don't eat at the airport. We paid $36.00 for two sandwiches with drinks and fries because we didn't have time to eat before we had to check out of the villa at 10am09.
The welcome letter said we would need to buy our own toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap, bath soap, etc. Actually, most of it was there, so we brought a bunch of stuff in our luggage to avoid buying a whole bottle of dishwashing liquid or laundry detergent. It ended up taking up unnecessary room and weight in our luggage.
We had an emergency when the knob on the range, which was stripped, got stuck and we couldn't get the gas pilot light off. We called and the emergency person responded right away and turned off the power at the electric panel. We didn't have air conditioning because it was on the same circuit, nor could we use the range. Nobody came to fix it afterwards.
The villa was nice, beautiful, and relaxing - a better value for a larger family or multiple couples. I expected more for the price.
It seems most of your stay was better than your three star review would indicate. What most concerns us is that you had issues during your stay that you never gave us the opportunity to have corrected.
Our "Welcome Packet" highlights what is an isn't provided (the VRBO listing does as well) and possibly you didn't read it thoroughly which led to some misconceptions on your part. For example we mention that soap, shampoo, etc. is not provided but can be purchased locally (at essentially the same price you would pay at home) so there was no need to pack those, and we clearly state that Housekeeping is provided every other day (the same day as the pool cleaner).
Regarding the pantry you emailed us to ask what our favorite spices were because you learned to cook Creole when you were in Belize and we told you about our favorite Sofrito Criollo and the AutoMercado (grocery store) where you could get everything you need. Again, were you unclear on any of this we would have been more than happy to answer your questions.
Normally the LBC is only a 10 minute walk from the Villa, but obviously with an elderly father that took you longer. Glad you had the golf cart!
Again, while we're happy to hear you enjoyed the majority of your stay (and that it was great value for your family) and that RPM was responsive to your needs, we're sorry you had some issues. Please give future property owners the opportunity to correct any problems before going online and writing a less than perfect review, it will be greatly appreciated.
Lovely home with everything you need. Pool is fantastic and great location. Would definitely return
Loved being able to walk to beach, have pool at house, see wild animals. house was wonderful
Thanks so much! Glad you guys had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back!
Perfect Pad in Paradise!
My wife and I stayed at Villa Encantada with our two teenage children. We could not have asked for a better home base for our Costa Rican adventure. The villa is located just outside of Tamarindo in Playa Langosta. The location allowed us to enjoy everything Tamarindo had to offer without being neck deep in the action. There is just enough commerce directly around the villa to keep you happy (small grocery, tapas restaurant, breakfast place) but not enough to make it feel commercialized.
The villa itself is wonderfully kept and beautifully decorated. It had everything we needed for our stay (including a washer and dryer - allowing us to pack light). The giant pool and outdoor shower were great amenities. The bedrooms were spacious, comfortably air-conditioned and each had their own full bath. The kitchen was upscale and well appointed. The housekeeping staff came several times during the week and kept the place sparkling. They even replaced the beautiful local flowers provided in the living areas. We felt truly pampered.
The beautiful Playa Langosta beach is directly across the street - a mere two minute walk down a lovely nature trail. It was a great place to watch the sun come up and/or go down. You can also walk the beach all the way into Tamarindo - a real treat.
By far our favorite amenity was the complimentary membership to the Langosta Beach Club that is included with the villa. We made it our first stop and enjoyed it all week. The pool and beach were great - lots of shade to go with the surf and sun. The staff was very attentive (especially Fabricio) - keeping us well fed and watered each day. They have a great little gym onsite. They helped arrange excursions for us. They even a howler monkey onsite for our last day - what more could you ask for?
Communication from the owners before and during our stay was helpful and pleasant. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in Costa Rica.
Thank you Duncan and Russ for sharing your wonderful home with us. We're already planning our return visit.
We're so happy to hear how much you all enjoyed yourselves at our Villa Encantada. We've tried to provide a relaxing and comfortable home for our guests with all the amenities you could want, although we can't take credit for the howler monkeys!. As you mention our location is ideal for getting into Tamarindo for dinner, shopping, surfing and more. But if you just want to lounge by the pool or take a stroll on the beach it's all right there at your fingertips. We love to hear that you felt pampered and will make sure to pass along your wonderful comments to our property management company, which does an excellent job of maintaining the property when we aren't there. We love the Langosta Beach Club and are so happy to be the only property in the Circa del Mar development to offer this amenity - it's a real perk! We're happy to hear you are planning a return visit and we hope you will once again choose to stay at our Enchanted Villa. Thanks again and Pura Vida!
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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