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Jacqueline Franks

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Your Own Private Paradise Including Full-Time Housekeeper/Chef

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Guanacaste House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths, (Sleeps 8)

Accommodation: The casa comfortably accommodates up to 8 in two identical bedroom wings. Each wing has a master bedroom and a secondary bedroom separated by a large shared bathroom. The master bedrooms have a king-sized bed; the secondary bedrooms have a double and a single bed. All bedrooms are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning. All linens and towels are provided.

Great Room: This spacious great room includes dining and entertaining areas. Large screen doors open on to the pool and a panoramic view of the ocean. The dining table comfortably seats 12 and has an adjacent wet-bar equipped with a refrigerator and a wine rack. Breakfast bar for 4 is located on the pass-thru to the fully modern kitchen. The powder room is conveniently located at the front door. The lounge area includes a 42' plasma TV, satellite reception, and a large library of books, movies, and games.

Pool Area: Cool off in the 10m x 5m infinity salt-water pool. Outdoor dining and entertaining are complemented by the barbeque rancho with sit-up bar, and the covered gazebo designed for dining, lounging, and, occasionally, whale-watching. Access to the washroom is convenient to the pool. Pool towels are provided.

Casa Staff: Included in the rental are the services of the casa staff, Ana and Freddy, who have a private apartment in the casa. Ana provides meal preparation, housekeeping, and personal laundry. Freddy maintains the pool and the property. Ana and Freddy are available six days a week. We suggest that you experience one of the several excellent restaurants in the area on Sunday, their day off.

Keywords: Villa

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Jacqueline Franks (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Why Jacqueline Franks chose Costa Rica

We finally found the perfect paradise, adorned with extensive variety of beautiful beaches, flora and fauna unique to this beautiful country.

What makes this house unique

Horseback riding, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, 4-wheeling, whale watching, monkey-watching, bird-watching, butterfly-watching, canopy touring, world-renowned deep-sea fishing are just some of the activities available in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the most amazing vacation at your home. It's absolutely gorgeous and well maintained. And of course, Anna and Freddie were fabulous. We saw whales and a whole family of howler monkeys while relaxing at the pool one day. It truly was a vacation we'll never forget.

Many thanks,best.
Jul 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)
Your Own Private Paradise Including Full-Time Housekeeper/Chef
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews

A wonderful relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from a wonderful ten-day stay at Casa de li Loma and having had a chance to reflect back on our time spent in Costa Rica, I thought I would write a review. When we decided to visit Costa Rica for the first time, we were looking for several things. While we wanted to be pampered, we wanted to get away from the crowds at the typical all-inclusive resort. Casa de li Loma was the perfect getaway for two couples that wanted some pampering and privacy. I love that the only thing you can hear are the waves crashing on the rocks below, the birds, and the occasional monkey; no people, no cars. Ana and Freddie took great care of us. She's a fantastic chef and prepared some wonderful meals for us every day. At Jacque's recommendation, we hooked up with Captain Bob Carson of the Pez Vela a short 30-minute drive north in Playa Garza and had a great day of fishing, bringing home a 45-pound Mahi which Ana cooked to perfection multiple times during our stay. While we did some ziplining and visiting Carillo Beach and Samara, most of our days were spent just relaxing in the pool or under the gazebo. It was a great time to relax and the time went by quickly. Having read most of the reviews, I can tell you they are spot on about the property, Ana, and the area. We can't wait to do it again when we can come back for two weeks!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning, Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

When I see a property with 5 stars, I tend to be skeptical. Surely there's something not perfect in any house. Not this house! Absolutely gorgeous. Perfectly laid out and immaculately cared for. Great information given before traveling. The house was not hard to find with the directions, but I would recommend arriving when it is still light outside. The only detractor is the hill up to the home. We had 8 people in our party, so didn't have an option of an 8-passenger, all wheel drive vehicle. So, we had a 10-ish passenger, stick-shift van. It struggled. My husband got very good at driving the manual transmission in first gear up the hill while I prayed in the backseat. The pool was perfection. The beds were comfortable. I loved the layout: four bedrooms; two with king beds and two with two twins with two large full baths plus a half bath. The kitchen had everything one would need, and the air conditioning units kept us all comfortable at night. There was always a nice breeze going, and the view over the ocean was heavenly. The outdoor grill, poolside bathroom, plenty of outdoor seating for eating and games and naps...all very well planned.

Ana helped us set up a horseback riding tour just down the road from the house. Her English is very good and she was excellent with our children. We (even our 3-year-old twin boys) did the Wingnuts Canopy Tour. Playa Carillo was perfect, with nice sand, a clean, large, uncrowded beach, shaded tables under the palm trees, vendors selling coconuts and shaved ice, small waves that our kids loved, and manta rays skirting around in the sun. We enjoyed lunch in different outdoor "sodas" each day, and then came home in the late afternoon to swim while Ana made dinner. Everything she made was delicious. You decide what you want her to make. The shops in Samara are fun to spend some time in, though prices are the same or more as in the U.S. Bring plenty of sunscreen, because it's hard to find and very expensive. We also went to a butterfly farm in Pueblo Nuevo, which was worth the drive out there. Interesting to walk through the rainforest and learn about butterflies, trees, bats, and termites. We only spent a little time in Liberia because we flew out a few hours after Grandma and Grandpa, but the open-air gigantic restaurant right across the highway from the airport had absolutely delicious grilled meats and fun pina coladas in a pineapple.

This was a great location for a low-key, relaxing vacation. Book it!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property, views, pool and staff!

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing holiday, the property was well maintained and everyone enjoyed the wonderful meals and the property was well maintained. Anna was a wealth of information and was great with all the kids. We would highly recommend the property to others and are hoping to return for another holiday. Horseback riding is close to the property and the cost was very reasonable. Beaches are within 5 minute drive and everyone loved the huge waves. Ziplining at wingnuts is easy to get to on the way to Samara and was a great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johns Creek, GA

Fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and it was just as amazing as the first. The view is fantastic, the pool is perfect, the sunsets more beautiful than the last, and the warm hospitality provided by Anna and Freddie is unmatched. The sense of calm, privacy, indulgence and relaxation is intoxicating. This is a wonderful place that we would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimate relaxation with class.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Casa De La Loma in less than a year. We enjoyed it so much our first time, we immediately made plans to return as soon as we got home from our first trip. We were a total of 7, 4 adults and 3 kids. It's a beautiful home and the property is well maintained. The added bonus is having Ana the housekeeping and Freddie the handyman around. Ana prepares breakfasts and dinners and helped with some lunches. Her cuisine is amazing and we all enjoyed it. It's so nice not to have to cook or do dishes while on vacation. Ana is very welcoming and has help us plan routes to excursions and guided us on places to eat. The mornings were the best. Walking up and having coffee sitting on the patio looking at the ocean and observing the wildlife around was very relaxing. That was the best part of the day for me. We also enjoyed the beautiful pool for hours each day. Being unplugged from our daily huzzle was very nice. We ventured to the next town of Samara a few times for lunches and shopping. We also enjoyed Playa Carillo, the nearby public beach. And we had dinner out one night at the Hula Jungle in Carillo. I highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone and have already done so with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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berkeley, CA

Beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

Great location on the cliffs looking over the pacific ocean. The 'jungle' leading down from the house to the ocean also happens to have several troops of monkeys that swing thru the trees from time to time.

Anna and Freddy, the care takers are wonderful additions to the property. Anna is a very good cook, charming and gracious, she keeps the place feeling homey and clean. The pool over looking the ocean is great. The house, great. Playa Carillo, great. There is not much written about the near by beach but it is very idyllic and highly recommended. Very few people; water can be a little bit rough occasionally; the water temp. is just a couple degrees cooler than the air; All in all very beautiful. Stay at Casa de la Loma you will have a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Punta Islita
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Playa Carrillo

Zip-Line Canopy Tours, Arenal Volcano Tours, Whale Watching, Monkey Watching, crocodile river tours, turtle nesting tours,


Rates & Availability

Guanacaste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Green Season
Jul 2 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy: cancellations submitted 60 days prior to arrival are eligible to deposit refund, less 10% of rental. No refunds on cancellations for Christmas and New Years weeks.

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Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 2 x large baths, including very large glassed shower stall with bench seat, located between the master b/r and secondary bedroom in each wing. 1 x washroom convenient to pool. 1 x powder room at front door.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) 2 identical Master Bedrooms: one in the east wing, one in the west wing. Each Master has a king bed., Double Beds (1) 2 Secondary Bedrooms: one in the east wing, one in the west wing. Each secondary has a double bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Each secondary bedroom also has a twin bed., Baby Cribs (1) Available on request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
-Live-in chef/housekeeper/laundress, and a property/pool maintenance person included in rental fee. -2 master bedrooms, each with a king-sized bed. -2 secondary bedrooms, each with a double and a single bed. -Outdoor entertaining and dining complemented by a barbeque rancho with a sit-up bar, and by a covered gazebo designed for dining, and lounging. -Bedrooms are individually air-conditioned.

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