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Wonderful villa for family and friends - so much space and the views are amazing

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 12,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

This 6 suite villa is guarantees privacy and an amazing vacation experience.

Please note: we are happy to agree a lesser rental price for smaller (8 or less) groups of guests. Just ask us for a quote.

If you are looking for a gorgeous property that is guaranteed to provide you with the ultimate in tropical luxury, mesmerizing views from a beautifully designed sun-terrace, and total privacy, then you have found it here!

Living in Villa Durazno is like having your own luxurious Boutique Hotel; it is a 12,000sq ft two story villa set on top of a hillside overlooking Panama Bay, and just a 20 minute drive from Liberia International Airport. Despite its capacity, Villa Durazno greets you with a feeling of calmness and cool comfort. It has unique detail, extensive use of natural materials and exquisite furnishings throughout.

The villa has 6 individually designed en-suite bedrooms (3 classed as master-suites), a huge salon/reception area, a large west-facing sun-terrace, an aquarium infinity pool, a professionally equipped kitchen, a BBQ/Rancho area, a games room and a large double garage. A/C and wi-fi are throughout.

Although the villa sleeps up to 12 people in luxurious surroundings, we are happy to take bookings for smaller groups for lower rental fees. Please contact us stating the number in your party and we will provide a relevant quote.

You will also have the real advantage of access to an Estate Manager who can arrange transport, spa treatments, chef and bartender services, excursions and any other activity that will help to make your trip to Costa Rica one you will never forget.

There are number of beaches a short drive away, as well as bars, restaurants, a cinema , golf courses and supermarkets. Opportunities to swim, snorkel, sail, fish, walk and trek are plentiful, as are opportunities to experience the diversity of the local tropical wildlife - bird life in particular is abundant and monkeys, humming birds, parakeets and other tropical birds are common visitors to the villa's gardens.

Villa Durazno offers you top class luxury, location, service and privacy. Guaranteed.

More Details

Property Manager
David
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

Why David chose Cantón Carrillo

Total privacy, seclusion and luxury. It has unrivalled views over Panama Bay. It is only 20 minutes from Liberia International Airport, and has beaches, volcanoes, hikes, sports, a cinema, bars, restaurants and shops all within a 30 minute drive.

What makes this villa unique

The villa offers a mix of privacy in each of the 6 suites, as well as large social/communal areas to gather and enjoy the views, the infinity pool, dining on the sun terrace or cooking in the huge kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our group of 12 had a wonderful time at Villa Durazno, made all the better by David, the estate manager. He took care of every single one of our needs (although there weren't many) in a very timely fashion - we were quite fortunate that he was on the property all the time, in the casita next to the home. The home itself was immaculate: gorgeous view of the ocean, lovely infinity pool & jacuzzi, comfortable lounge areas outside and inside the home, spacious enough for everyone to have privacy when they needed it, etc. I believe the home is a 6 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath and I think I heard someone saying it was 12k sq. feet. I wasn't in charge of the reservation so I'm not sure of the exact square footage but it was pretty massive. Every room was a master suite, even though only 3 bedrooms were considered as such. There was air conditioning in every bedroom, and a central AC unit so you were never uncomfortable with the heat. One more quick note about the home: GORGEOUS, every detail of it. You will feel so spoiled staying there. Christmas was the perfect time to go - not too hot, and the mosquitos are kept at bay. I would love the opportunity to visit again Villa Durazno and the Guanacaste area of Costa Rica. We were definitely sad to go, but will certainly be keeping in touch with Dave.
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Cantón Carrillo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Includes walk-in wardrobe
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Includes walk-in wardrobe
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Includes walk-in wardrobe
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Includes walk-in wardrobe
  • All 6 bathrooms are individually and uniquely designed providing luxurious comfort for all guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Panama Suite - 1 king , Luxurious en-suite bathroom including outdoor shower
    Pacifico Suite - 1 king , Luxurious en-suite bathroom
    Tropical Suite - 2 double , Luxurious en-suite bathroom
    Aquarium Suite - 1 king , Luxurious en-suite bathroom
    Royal Palm Master Suite - 1 king , Luxurious en-suite bathroom
    The Den - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En-Suite bathroom
  • All of the bedrooms have luxurious en-suite family bathroom facilities
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Let our property manager help you to plan your perfect vacation. We can personalise your Costa Rican experience with our knowledge of the local area and the fantastic opportunities that are nearby. These might include: Action/Adventure: Zip Lining White Water Rafting Deep Sea Fishing Golf and Tennis Trekking/ Horse Riding Surfing and Paddle Boarding Relaxation: Spa Treatments available in the home Private Chef available by arrangement

Reviews

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Wonderful villa for family and friends - so much space and the views are amazing
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
5

Perfect for our group of 9!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Durazno was the PERFECT choice for our group of 9 adults (4 couples and one single).

1: THE HOME/PROPERTY The house was large and well appointed with plenty of room to stretch out in privacy or gather as a group for laughs, meals, and friendship. The view from the pool and sun deck can not be matched. We looked at several other homes during our stay, and as far as views and privacy, this home beats the others hands down! Each of the bedrooms has it's own GORGEOUS en suite bath and 4 have stunning views. The two back bedrooms downstairs lack the view but are nicely appointed and large in size.

The only thing we found to be lacking which was not evident when booking was THE HOT TUB IS NOT FUNCTIONAL. This was a disappointment for our group, but certainly did not take away from our overall experience. I would urge the home owners to fix this issue for the price point when renting the entire villa. I know it's expensive to get parts/repairs in Costa Rica, but your renters would appreciate it! There was also a television missing in the downstairs living area.

2: PROPERTY MANAGER

David, the property manager, lives in the casita behind the main house and was instrumental in ensuring perfection for our group. I was the primary contact/coordinator and we were in constant contact regarding the rental itself, activity suggestions, and many general questions answered. During our stay he went ABOVE AND BEYOND when we had an issue with securing a rental car at the airport (The company required a $2500 hold on a credit card for their $11/day rate) One quick email to David and he had us on our way and was kind enough to help us transport back to the airport the following day to secure another car!

Our group also travels "on the fly" with no solid itinerary and he was quick to respond with suggestions and assistance for last minute bookings!

The tour he helped me set up for my husband's 50th birthday was OUTSTANDING! a local tour company with which David is familiar picked us all up from the villa and took us for a day of Zip Lining, horseback riding, volcanic hot spring and a mountain water slide. Everything was included in the affordable price of the trip and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Wonderful way to spend the day!

David and his dog Sam are always near by and never intrusive. We had an issue with plumbing in our bedroom (the shower pressure was AWFUL) and when we alerted David, he and my husband grabbed a few tools and fixed it in 5 minutes!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all your comments! Your group were a pleasure to have staying at the villa and you’ll all be welcome back anytime. I have raised the issue of replacing the hot tub pump and heater with the owners and the downstairs TV is back where it should be after being repaired! Thanks for your understanding.
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5

Amazing property with total privacy and views to savour

  • 5 of 5

The suite we stayed in was 5 star for sure - our own balcony, outdoor shower, a/c and a four poster bed. We loved the sun deck and great infinity pool. The property manager Dave knows Costa Rica really well and was able to advise us on the local secrets that you probably wouldn't find on your own. We cannot recommend this villa highly enough - if you get a chance to stay there you will be blown away. Excellent!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

We were an extended family of 11, age ranging from 10-77 staying at the villa for one week. Plenty of room for everyone especially the teenagers. Pool and view was the star attraction along with the wild life that surrounded the property from the howler monkeys in the trees just out back, the birds and butterflies taking a sip from the pool and even the insects. Plenty of space in the bedrooms and the common areas. Decor was exactly like those in the photos and Dave the onsite property manager was really helpful with suggestions of activities, beaches, restaurants and scorpion killing. The home was located in a gated community with security presence. The surrounding towns are small but we found everything necessary for a great experience. Plenty of beaches and activities to choose from and if you needed recommendations or someone to book something for you, Dave was on hand. Kitchen was well supplied with plates and cutlery for home cooked meals. The only thing missing may have been more serving bowls for large families but other than that everything else was provided even beach towels. Cleaning was once during our week which for us was enough. Paved drive leading up the home was much appreciated. The driveway does have a steep incline so becareful, but the two car garage was great on those hot days. The home was easy to get to and the area was not hard to navigate. All in all a wonderful once in a lifetime experience for everyone. If you have a large family or several couples with kids looking to stay at a nice and large home this should be on your list.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Durazno in March 2015 and had an absolutely fabulous time and couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

The Villa is everything we wanted and more, set in a private hillside location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a perfect viewing platform to admire the vista and watch the amazing sunsets over the bay.

Dave the property manager, ensured, that from meeting us at airport until we left. Nothing was too much trouble, from making dinner reservations, suggesting where to go and what to see, to booking a boat for the afternoon with a brilliant skipper who knew the best deserted coves, where to snorkel and he even managed to coincide our ride back in alongside the dolphins as the sun was setting.

The villa is extremely spacious, yet intimate and furnished to a standard you would expect in a luxurious home. We made full use of the fantastic outside space; from lazing in the infinity pool and jacuzzi to just relaxing on one of the many loungers dotted around the terrace.

Check out the AquaSport bar down on the beach - fabulous food, drinks, atmosphere and service, for something a little more formal try Gingers fusion restuarant - Dave will point you in the right direction.

We will defiantly be back….Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing! Loved every minute.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa in a great location, perfect for relaxing or hanging out with friends and family. Highlights include; an incredible infinity pool, sound system, luxury sun loungers, gorgeous sunsets and Sam the dog! The manager (David) is amazing too. He has excellent knowledge of the local area and is happy to organise all activities and trips. The villa is a short drive from the beach. I highly recommend a trip to Aqua Bar for fish tacos and chilli guaros at sunset. Overall, very impressive and definitely worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A spectacular piece of tranqulity

  • 5 of 5

We – a party of 8 – stayed at this beautiful villa for a week in September 2012 and were amazed by the experience. We were looking for somewhere for a group of friends just to catch up and switch off from the outside world, and Villa Durazno fitted the bill perfectly. We were able to relax in the elegant luxury of what is a huge property as soon as we got there - a short journey from the airport – and the longer we stayed the more relaxed we became! The terrace and pool are the perfect setting to catch some sun, watch the local birdlife and see the spectacular sunsets out across the bay.

The bedrooms are more like studio apartments and the lounge, dining and kitchen areas were perfect for some extended meals and ‘social’ occasions!

We did venture out on a few occasions though…..and the local area has some very good restaurants and the local hotels and Coco offer a friendly bar scene for our crowd.

We have already booked to go back to the same place at the same time next year and cannot recommend it highly enough if you are looking for a beautiful get away venue .

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Durazno, and we look, forward to hosting your group next year too.
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Map

Ginger
"Great restaurant a ten minute drive from the Villa. Set on a raised outdoor decking. "
Aqua Sport
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Liberia International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Playa Panama
Car: recommended

The villa is located in the hilltops overlooking the Papagayo peninsula and the Panama Bay. There are numerous beaches, restaurants and bars within a short drive of the property. Coco and Hermosa are the closest small resorts, and are again both short drives.

For the more adventurous visitors, there are opportunities to go white water rafting or zip-lining or paddle-boarding along the beautiful coast. There are beautiful golf courses close by and the chance to go sailing/fishing in some of the world's most beautiful ocean waters are right here.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Property Damage Protection $99

The rates shown are designed to be guides only. The villa comfortably sleeps 12 people but we are happy to rent to smaller groups, therefore rental prices will depend upon the number of guests, and so can vary. Please contact us for a specific quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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