About the property
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- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)
Please visit Villa Mayana’s website for detailed information. The web address is below.
Villa Mayana is nestled high atop the 75-acre Achiote Private Reserve providing magnificent ocean views while being just steps from the beach. The luxurious estate provides guests with the comforts of a five-star resort, while maintaining privacy for the ultimate Costa Rican vacation experience. Located on Costa Rica’s pacific coast between Dominical and Uvita and directly across from Hermosa Beach, Villa Mayana’s location makes it convenient to numerous outdoor activities, gourmet restaurants, shops and local entertainment. Villa Mayana can be accessed via a 17 minute commuter flight from San Jose to Quepos, or a 2.5 hour drive from San Jose. While guests can enjoy the privacy and stunning views that come with being situated on the Costa Rican mountainside and amidst the lush rain forest, there is no need to spend valuable time driving on rough, unpaved mountain roads. The properties’ manicured, tree-lined driveway allows easy access to the main costal highway in just seconds.
Villa Mayana was designed by world renowned architect Enrique Barascout, and the creators utilized natural sustainable materials that make the estate blend with the abundant, tropical environment. From the stone tile flooring to the ultra comfortable furniture, most finishes and furnishings were imported from Bail. The estate was completed in 2010 and was featured in the March 2010 issue of "Su Casa," Central America's premier architectural magazine. The 270 degree views of the rain forest and Pacific Ocean that can be seen from the bedroom suites and the central living area are simply breathtaking. The fully equipped estate features both imported and locally made furnishings to provide its guests with ultimate style and luxury, while ensuring comfort and relaxation.
The estate is divided into East and West wings which converge onto the central living area featuring 30 foot thatched ceilings and overlooking the 3,000 square foot free form, infinity-edge swimming pool crafted from hand-cut Javanese stone tile. Each wing has two (2) master suites for a total of four (4) master bedrooms. Each bedroom has a huge private bathroom with double sinks and both indoor and outdoor showers. The expansive bathrooms were constructed with imported stone tile and luxury finishes. The bedrooms in each wing are connected by a living room with a king sized day-bed. There are four (4) flat panel TVs with satellite cable and DVD players throughout the bedrooms and livings rooms. Access to the central living area is through covered walkways floating over a 2,000 square foot reflection pond. The main living area contains the large kitchen with island bar for casual dining, large dining table made from a gigantic local Guanacaste tree, outdoor seating area, and living room with large flat panel TV. The lower level (pool area) has casual seating for sunbathing, as well as ample seating options in the shade. In addition to the gourmet kitchen on the main level, there is a full kitchen and dining table on the pool level. Just a short walk from the pool is a natural fire pit area where guests can relax under the stars and away from any visible light. In addition to wrap-around balconies off all bedrooms, there is a private terrace on the West side of the estate overlooking the rainforest and dramatic coastline.
Villa Mayana’s guests will be greeted upon arrival by the on-site concierge that is available to coordinate or arrange any services or activities throughout the stay. Guests can request the fully equipped kitchen be stocked prior to arrival with groceries and beverages of choice. A cook and necessary staff will be provided throughout the stay along with daily cleaning and laundry service. Should guest choose to explore the local restaurants and cuisine, the on-site concierge will provide recommendations and make reservation arrangements as requested. Further, the concierge will be available prior to guests’ arrival for consultation and arrangement of activities such as on-site spa services, horseback riding, canopy zip-lining, surf lessons, SCUBA diving/snorkeling, fishing, whitewater rafting and much more. Numerous nearby beaches are accessible by foot and neighboring towns can be accessed by a short car ride. Guests can take a hike through the rainforest to a private waterfall on the reserve. Local flora and wildlife, including monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds, and parrots can be seen simply from sitting by the pool.
Villa Mayana’s private setting, its extraordinary resources and breathtaking panorama make it a perfect venue for vacations with family and friends, intimate wedding or special gatherings and events. Special arrangements to suit your exclusive needs may be provided upon request.
Keywords: Luxurious, House, Estate, Magnificent, Private Pool, Infinity Pool, Architecture, Large, Private, Big, Huge, Well-Appointed, Deluxe, Lavish, Luxury, Concierge, Exclusive, Wildlife, Magnificent Ocean View, Steps from Beach 4 Indoor Showers, 6 Outdoor Showers, Uvita, Dominical
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WHAT AN AMZING HOME/ STAFF / Experiance.. we loved every minute!!!
If I could give them 100 stars I would! Our family takes an annual vacation, we've been all over the world & this house & the staff are by far our favorite so far! Our family is large. Villa Manaya holds 16 people, so I reached out to the owner Rick to see if we could do 20 people. As luck would have it, he told us about another rental home next door, the Lattice house. Both homes are beautiful & they share a drive away. Its a quick drive from one to the other, you could even walk if you wanted, IT WAS PERFECT. The houses are both managed by a woman named Anna! Our family loved her. She was SO helpful, always there when we needed her & just an all around pleasure. She gave us directions, shopping locations, she suggested multiple tours & we did a bunch of them. All of the tours she recommend were outstanding w/amazing guides. AND I haven’t even got to the most delicious part yet !! DONALD the CHEF, he comes w/ the rental & he is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! The food was so good & the fresh juices he made 3 times a day, we felt like we were at a gourmet restaurant every night. We could hardly finish a meal w/o getting excited about what the next meal would be. B/c we rented both homes we paid a little extra for him to cook for everyone,HE WAS SO WORTH IT! the maids were great the house was always clean & they did our laundry. We added maid service to the lattice house as well.. Now to the house itself. WOW, When we walked in we were all blown away by how beautiful it was. it looks great in photos but in person, even better. The water features, wood floors, the pool, the kitchen, the rooms ,the outside showers & the views …we never wanted to leave. The owners even left games in the office for us to play. As a matter of fact, one game presented a question about who you would like to be if you could be anyone & one of our guests answered that she'd like to be the people moving into the house the next week. We did the hike on the property to the waterfall. It was beautiful. Anna made us a hand drawn map to get to the falls, truth is we didn’t even need it, it was clearly marked & the paths were very well groomed. Every morning there were Toucans just outside our balcony Monkeys in the trees. We saw wild boar, birds of all kinds & there was a Sloth that hung out in the tree in the front yard everyday for most of our trip! This was the perfect vacation !!! Thank you so much to ALL the staff and the owners for helping us in so many ways.We are so grateful!
Villa Mayana - Fantastic Vacation
13 of us stayed at Villa Mayana for 8 days and had one of the best vacations you can imagine. The Villa was even more beautiful than the photos. The view was something we will never forget. The staff were amazing. And our vacation experience was perfect. We can't thank Rick, Ana, and Donald enough for all they did to make this trip one of our Top 5 vacations of all time. We'll be back sometime in the future.
Recently stayed at Villa Mayana with a group of friends & family. The house was as stunning as the pictures depicted. The property is nestled up in the forest canopy, with incredible views of the Pacific and Playa Hermosa. The grounds are spacious and well-manicured, providing a tranquil and lush aesthetic. The staff was very personable and accommodating. Roberto and Ya prepared excellent meals for us with special attention to fresh and local ingredients. Ana, the concierge was extremely responsive and thorough leading up to our stay, providing all the necessary information and travel plan coordination. She continued to assist us on a daily basis (along with Kit) with restaurant selections, activities and local attractions. I've rented nice houses across the Caribbean before but they haven't come close to the quality of food preparation and service that we were treated to at Mayana.
We all left a little happier heading back to the Northeast.
The other reviewers have done a much better job than I can ever do of describing the property and the experience. Rarely am I at a loss for words-but put most simply-- it was the best vacation ever! The house alone was enough to make me come back. However, it was the staff that helped make the vacation the best ever. Ana, Roberto and the team roll out the red carpet. We sincerely lacked for nothing the entire time we were there.
Thank you for the chance to stay here and thank you for creating heaven on earth.
Idyllic Spot for Family Vacation
My husband and I couldn't have been any happier with our choice to secure Villa Mayana for our 1-week family vacation in August ‘14. Not only was it an idyllic spot for a restful yet adventurous week, but we also chose this home for the location of our intimate, family-only wedding. All 15 (11 adults & 4 kids, 2-12) fit very comfortably between both wings of the house and had an unreal week. I'll start by saying we were a bit nervous picking a place we had not seen first for the spot of our wedding, but the photos really do a great job depicting reality-in fact, I don't think they do it justice! We were fortunate to see the property during our 1 planning trip in May and were blown away. We were also a bit nervous about the in-country flights and chose to do 1-way driving and 1-way flying during our initial visit. We think flying to/from Quepos is the way to go!
Ana, the house manager, who also doubled as our wedding planner, was nothing short of amazing. She planned all of our activities from zip-lining to white-water rafting to the hike around the private reserve, in addition to coordinating both a masseuse and a yoga instructor to come to the house. She connected us with Citrus for our rehearsal dinner and Bamboo Taco Truck for a beach day with tacos! She was always available to us-both before and while we were there. Ana was incredibly resourceful and organized when it came to the wedding. Message me if you want a full planning review.
Roberto, the chef, was so accommodating when it came to different diets and food requests. Every meal was delicious! He's got a great personality and we really felt like he was part of the group by the end of the week. Adolfo, Roberto's assistant, was wonderfully hospitable. There is an awesomely oversized wood table, which allowed the entire family to eat together for every meal. This was one of our favorite things about the house.
Nelson, the gardener who doubled as our hiking guide, was so helpful the entire week both around the house in the rare case something needed to be fixed and during the wedding day. He was super patient with us during the hike too! The cleaning staff was on point and always had a friendly smile around.
We echo the prior reviews-this will be a dream vacation. We feel lucky the owner, Rick, built this stunning property and opened it up to us for such an important time in our lives. We would not have changed a thing-it was stress-free and perfect! Happy to be contacted with questions.
Gorgeous Secluded Villa with a Spectacular View
It is hard to imagine that this place is even more beautiful in person by looking at the pictures on the website. Pictures on the website are beautiful but do not compare to what you see and experience in person!! What a magical experience it was, when we first walked through the main part of the villa and saw the spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean! We are seasoned travelers and have rented various villas in different parts of the world. Villa Mayana is definitely one of our favorites. We were a group of 16 people (8 adults and 8 kids) and our entire experience at Villa Mayana was superb! Many different amenities were available at the villa too which helped make our whole experience there seamless. The villa staff was fantastic and Ana the villa manager was instrumental in helping organize our stay there. We are so thankful that we were provided a local cell phone to use while we were away from the villa. It came in handy in a few situations when we needed to get in touch with Ana. She was always accessible. We also hired a private chef (highly recommend). Our chef Roberto cooked delicious meals- everyone in our party including the children loved his food. He was also very accommodating. His wife Zaida was also there to assist. They are both very sweet people and worked so hard. We highly recommend the Villa Mayana experience. What an amazing trip our party had!
Numerous nearby activities can be arranged by the on-site concierge. Popular activities include on-site spa care, horseback riding, canopy zip-lining, hiking, white water rafting, private surf lessons, fishing charters, etc. Walking distance to local beaches. Dinner reservations or catering arrangements can be made for guests. Please inquire about hosting your intimate wedding or special event at Villa Mayana.