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Exceptional Tuscan Villa: Elegant Estate Property for Reunions/Family/Friends

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

8,000 Sq Ft Luxury Villa With 6 Bdrms, 5 Baths, Billiards Room, Dining For 30

4 Master Suites with King beds and en-suite master baths the size of most people's master bedroom, includes jetted tubs in 3 and showers in all four. 2 guest bedrooms - 1 queen bedroom and one large bedroom with 4 single beds for kids. Billiards room, piano - (must be requested for access and use), large pool, BBQ, dining for 30. Huge kitchen for entertaining. Access to private golf course, Private Beach Club & Fitness Center, tennis center, equestrian center and over 6 private beaches. Wonderful restaurants on the beach nearby and in Tamarindo. A private chef, cook, massage, daily housekeeping can be arranged at low additional cost. This villa is perfect for weddings (additional rooms available at the JW Marriott 3 blocks away), family reunions, and friend reunions and gatherings. We can arrange for cribs, high chairs, and yes, we are children friendly. Whatever your level of service, our house manager can provide for you at the level you require. You decide what you need, we can arrange it for you, sometimes at additional cost though, depends on your desires.

Property Manager
Pam & Rick Stanley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, English and Spanish spoken by our house manager.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2017

About Pam & Rick Stanley

We are a wholesale independent industrial distributor selling fasteners and shop supplies in Denver, Colorado, USA and have been in business 43 years now. One day we hope to retire to Casa Tesoro. In the meantime, we visit Costa Rica and Casa Tesoro every month for 7-10 days in between rentals and we insure that the house is kept to the highest standards this way.

Pam & Rick Stanley purchased this villa in 2014

Why Pam & Rick Stanley chose Guanacaste

This property serves as an estate home for our family, vacation home, and eventual retirement property, one day when we decide to retire from the business. In the meantime, we come down for a week every few months or so, as we enjoy the property and the area, as does our family. Very close to the beaches, all the special amenities of the Hacienda Pinilla resort such as a private golf course, private tennis center, private beach club and fitness center, nearby restaurants at the JW Marriott Resort less than 300 yards away. Tamarindo is so very close (10 minutes) for shopping, more restaurants, gas stations, banking, all of the things you would need while here.

What makes this villa unique

This villa is the estate home we always dreamed of for our own family gatherings for vacation and holidays. The roominess, classic elegance, and amenities of the home are amazing to behold. The pictures do not do it justice. You have to live the experience of this home to appreciate the lifestyle in paradise we have enjoyed. We have invested over $250,000.00 in upgrades to the estate in the past 2 and 1/2 years. Nothing was left to chance. We were proactive in every issue to insure that any potential problem was thought of so that you have nothing to think of, except having a wonderful time at our home. We continue to invest in new things and ideas for Casa Tesoro each and every month. It is our retirement home. It is our home to pass on to future generations and we want to make sure you have a wonderful experience at Casa Tesoro, as our valued guest and hope that you will come back, as so many of our guests do, as they have "experienced" other homes in Costa Rica, that are not as well maintained as our home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My friends and I stayed at Casa Tesoro for a week in October of 2015. We absolutely loved this house. We went horseback riding, zip lining, surfing, paddleboarding, played golf and tennis, worked out at the fitness center at the private beach club, all nearby. What a week. Best ever.
Oct 2015
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Tamarindo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , en suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , en suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Serves the Queen room and 4 single bedroom
  • 4 Master en suite bathrooms, 1 Guest bathroom for the Queen room and the 4 single bedroom for the kids.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite bathroom/Main floor off the pool deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , en suite bathroom/Main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , en suite bathroom/2d floor with balcony overlooking pool
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , en suite bathroom/2d floor with balcony overlooking pool
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Beautifully apportioned and decorated as the Pineapple Room
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , The kids room...away from the adult bedrooms.
  • 4 Master Suites w/ large en suite bathrooms that include jetted tub (3)and shower (4). 1 Queen bedroom. One large room with 4 single beds (the kids room). Central Air conditioning (5 brand new) and individual room air conditioning (mini splits). Large windows. Beautiful furniture of high quality. Wonderful décor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Chef services, catering, and daily housekeeping services are optional- middle of the week service provided. The house manager can show you many activities in the area along with brochures. The Hacienda Pinilla development provides the guest access to private club golfing, private beach club and fitness center, 6 deserted white sand beaches, equestrian center to ride horses on the beach, or on the ranch property, private tennis center, and many restaurants within a mile of the home at the private beach club ($10.00 guest fee) and the JW Marriott Beach Hotel - fee for pool which is also fabulous for drinks at a beachside restaurant, for watching incredible beach sunsets. The beach that is 5 min walk away is also EXCELLENT for watching sunsets and you can bring your own drinks and pupus. Many chairs and tables there for exactly that purpose. The little special things about this area, make your vacation experiences in paradise, so special and memorable. It truly is a vacation resort.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Exceptional Tuscan Villa: Elegant Estate Property for Reunions/Family/Friends
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

The House is INCREDIBLE!!!

  • 5 of 5

It's rare when the pictures of a rental home UNDER sell the property. That's the case with this home. As beautiful as the pictures make this home, it's nothing to the real thing. Absolutely stunning and soooooo spacious. All of the furniture including the beds are very comfortable and I wanted to steal the sheets to bring home with me. This is an OUTSTANDING home and I would definitely rent again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am in 100% agreement with this review and I thank them for submitting the review. I have invested over $250,000.00 in upgrades in the house since many of these pictures were done. Yes, I agree, the home is MUCH nicer than the pictures done 2 and 1/2 years ago. The house is kept in pristine condition for my family and "yours". We go down to Casa Tesoro for 7-10 days per month to make sure that everything is kept that way always. We love the Casa Tesoro estate as well as our family and friends who accompany us on our trips. Rick & Pam Stanley
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Great Family Reunion Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

We ALL loved your home! I set up a family vacation for my siblings and their families and this home meet all our needs. There were 15 of us and there was plenty of room.

The home has everything you need for a weeks vacation . The kitchen is wonderful! Extremely large and fully equipped. The kitchen and dinning room tables are large and we all fit comfortably. The bedrooms are beautiful- large and the beds are comfy! But the best part of Rick and Pam's home is the pool and patio! We spent many a day enjoying the lovely backyard area.

I would definitely recommend having a car as the house is located a little remote.

I highly recommend this home - I'm sure you will truly enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. Casa Tesoro is about 10-15 minutes from Tamarindo and a large vehicle is a good idea for each large rental party to get around for their excursions in the area, to the grocery store and other shopping in Tamarindo, and just going to all the amenities in the 4,500 acre resort development of Hacienda Pinilla such as horse back riding, zip line, golfing, tennis, fitness center, dinners and pool and beach time at the Beach Club, hiking, bike riding, visiting the JW Marriot for a day as well. Well, you get the drift. Rent a large vehicle for your group. You won't be sorry. You do not want to be limited by lack of transportation. The house is indeed EXTREMELY roomy with VERY large rooms. The pictures absolutely do not do the house justice. I remember when I bought it, after I saw the house for the first time, I thought the exact same thing regarding the pictures. The beds are certainly comfy in the EXTREME. I sleep 10 times better there at Casa Tesoro than anyplace on the planet, and I travel often for business and pleasure. The kitchen is truly a wonder and has everything you might ever need to cook. The kitchen now has 3 blenders!!! I get carried away sometimes in my enthusiasm for Casa Tesoro. I want to provide a very special experience for our renters and I want this experience to be something they look back on with the finest and greatest delight, for the rest of their lives. That is my hope and I will do everything possible to attain for our guests.
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Incredible estate home

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Costa Rica many times. There is only one thing to say about Casa Tesoro. Best property ever in Costa Rica. Incredible time there.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
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Ventura, California, US

Girls week.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the most wonderful week at Rick and Pam's breathtaking villa. I would highly recommend this home as a peaceful, comfortable retreat. It's close to amazing beaches, horseback riding and zip lining. The Costa Rican people are very welcoming and friendly. The wildlife is amazing-especially the monkeys. The home is well stocked and you won't need to bring anything. Just stock up at the local grocery store in Tamarindo. We felt like royalty here. We even tried the personal French chefs one night as the owners' recommendation. What a treat! We are definitely coming back. Thank you, Pam and Rick, for sharing your beautiful home with us. And don't be worried about what you hear about the rain. It was beautiful every day.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Folks just seem to enjoy Casa Tesoro and Costa Rica. What else can one say. Great house, great country.
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Beautiful Property with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Casa Tesoro lived up to all of our expectations and even more. As a group of 15 graduate school students, we were looking for a place with all the amenities in a beautiful location that would be a lap of luxury, and Casa Tesoro is that place. First, the owners, RIck and Pam, are absolutely wonderful. From the moment we agreed to rent the location, Rick sent us contact information, popular sites to see, chef information, and all the useful information one would need when visiting a foreign country for the first time. In addition, he made sure our arrival and departure went as smoothly as possible by providing shuttle information, having the house manager waiting for us upon arrival, and informing the guards at the gate that we were coming. Moving on to the house, Casa Tesoro is honestly one of the most beautiful properties we have seen, and is absolutely impeccable. Upon arrival, the house was clean and everything was ready for us. During the week, the owners had the pool cleaned for leaves, house cleaned (included) and had the property manager check up on us to ensure all was going well. The rooms themselves were beautiful along with the bathrooms and all the common rooms were incredible, especially the kitchen (most comfortable couches I've ever sat on). The only thing that I would provide a word of caution on, is to ensure that you have a rental car if you plan on visiting town frequently as cabs are somewhat unreliable if you order one to the house; otherwise, the JW is a 10 minute walk and has hourly shuttles into town. Definitely hoping to rent Casa Tesoro again and would HIGHLY recommend it to everyone

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate this review very much. Thank you very much to this group and you folks are ALL welcome back anytime to Casa Tesoro. God bless each of you.
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Costa Rica Lover

  • 4 of 5

I debated writing this for months but feel I must to protect fellow travelers from having the same situation happen to them....We have been to Costa Rica 4 times and my family rented this house for 2 weeks in Novemeber. This house is utterly amazing and beautiful for sure. It had all of the amenities you would ever want and I would highly recommend it. HOWEVER, BE VERY AWARE that even though you are in a double gated community with security; we along with another house next to us were robbed at 5am while everyone was sleeping. The whole back of the house is doors and windows and someone in our party accidentally left one unlocked after 10 days of being there and getting complacent I guess. The owner definitely told us to lock doors and set the alarm at night but we felt so safe in the community and didn't expect anything bad to happen. We lost $25,000 worth of computers, cameras and jewelry and the POLICE NEVER EVEN CAME to take a report. Very scary and frustrating. The house has outdoor cameras but the perpetrator just held up a towel over his head as he came in and out 3 times to load up our loot. Just beware that even though you may feel safe in the gated should use every precaution and heed the owners warnings about locking up and setting the alarms every night.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wholeheartedly agree with the comments made by this family who rented the Casa Tesoro estate. No one ever has any issues at Casa Tesoro, unless they fail to double lock the doors and turn on the alarm at night, or if you leave. We have gone to great lengths and expense to provide for the safety of our renters and their belongings, but personal responsibility falls into place to make yourselves safe as well as your belongings. The double locks, the state of the art security system, the camera system, the 2 guard gates for our community, the armed security of our community, will only be as good as your vigilance to protect your family and your belongings if you ignore good common sense while on vacation. No other house is as well protected for security purposes in Costa Rica, but if you walk around in a daze and think that paradise has no dangers, you will be sorely disappointed when bad things happen to you or your family due to your own negligence. We have warned every rental group since this incident and showed each party the video of the burglary in advance of their coming to Casa Tesoro, and there have been no issues since that time, because of the renters accepting personal responsibility for their time in Costa Rica and being able to use the technology and resources provided by this ownership for the safety of their group and belongings. We have been extremely proactive for the security of Casa Tesoro and our guests. Don't be lulled into a false sense of security anywhere you vacation. You will be sorely disappointed if you do. One last comment. the police were called and a report was filed. the video was provided to the police department. Nothing has ever come of the police involvement. No one has ever been charged for this crime. This happened to our family 2 years ago, when one family member walked outside to the pool deck and carelessly didn't lock the door when she came in. That is how we incurred a loss as well for burglary that never should have happened if our family had been responsible for our own security. If the double locks are not locked and the alarm not turned on, do not be surprised to have a loss anywhere in Costa Rica, or anywhere else for that matter. Thank you. Rick & Pam Stanley. Owners.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
JW Marriott
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Club (access allowed)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
JW Marriott, right on the beach - THE BEST SUNSETS
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: necessary

This villa is located in the private resort development of 4,500 acres called Hacienda Pinilla. You will have access to the private golf club, the Hacienda Pinilla private beach club and fitness center, the equestrian center for riding on the beach and the working ranch, the private Tennis Center, and 6 white sand beaches as close as 5 minutes away, some as far as a mile, or so. It is less than10-15 minutes from Tamarindo and all the wonderful restaurants and shopping you would need. You would need to rent a car at the airport in Liberia, about an hour away. There are many activities including zip lines, golf, tennis, fitness workouts, snorkeling, diving, swimming, horseback riding on the beach and the ranch, beachcombing, deep sea fishing, surfing, bike riding, volcanoes, rain forests, wildlife and bird watching, and exploring Costa Rica. The Hacienda Pinilla resort development has every amenity you can imagine and this villa is the best of them all. I guarantee it...


Rates & Availability

Tamarindo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 8 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jul 1 2018 - Nov 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 18 2018 - Dec 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 7 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 8 2019 - Jun 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Once booked and paid, there is no cancelation for this estate home. Bookings in Costa Rica are booked far in advance and difficult to replace at the last minute. Do not book unless you know you are 100% sure that you will be using your booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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