Enjoy the sunset from your private balcony overlooking the ocean. Located just North of the JW Marriott Hotel, this fully furnished 3 bedroom villa is the perfect place to stay while vacationing in Costa Rica. Great surfing nearby, full access to the Beach Club in Hacienda Pinilla, 20 minute beach walk to Lola's Restauarant in Avellanas, close to Tamarindo, and only an hours drive from the International Airport in Liberia. Full service concierge service provided by on-site property manager who has been living in the area for 10 years. All of your vacation needs are attended to with great care.
Keywords: villa, golf vacation, ocean view, swimming pool, BBQ, tennis, surf
Our family of 5 stayed in this condo at Hacienda Pinilla the week of 4/4/2015-4/11/2015. This was our second trip to Pinilla but our first stay in this condo. The condo was well equipped for our needs and a fabulous location. My seven year old loved the fact that there is a pool right outside the front door of the condo! I would highly recommend Hacienda Pinilla as one of the best places to stay if planning a trip to Costa Rica. Other reviews mention on property activities in Hacienda like horseback riding, golf, and the beach club with great service and food. The JW Marriott is next to the condo but very high priced and the food is average at best. My sons surf and we surfed everyday at playa Avellanas near Lola's. There are great dining options off the property as well such as Lola's, The Beach Box, Mauna Loa and Hotel Mediteranneo. Tamarindo is only a short drive. We had a personal chef come the first night we arrived at the recommendation of the property manager. It was excellent, one of the best meals we had while there, so be sure to ask about that option if you book here! Overall, a great condo and location and I would highly recommend this condo to anyone coming to Costa Rica.
We had a wonderful vacation and this villa was perfect for our family. My college-age children each had their own bedroom and bath and my husband and I had the spacious master suite. The furnishings are all lovely, French windows and doors across the entire unit upstairs and down offer the most beautiful view of the Pacific. The terrace downstairs and the balcony upstairs have quality furnishings as well as a relaxing hammock! We watched the most beautiful sunsets right out our back door. The beach club is great but we also enjoyed walking to the local beaches. We enjoyed both the first class golf course and the well maintained and lit (so you can play when the sun goes down) tennis courts. It is a short and pleasant walk to the JW Marriott if you want the amenities of a large resort. Best of all was the assistance of the wonderful lady who manages the property. She gave us the best recommendations for restaurants and activities and went above and beyond for us arranging our car rental and a few private tours and experiences. Make sure you walk down the beach to Lola's for lunch, don't miss the Beach Box which is also by Playa Avellana and serves the best burritos we have ever had!! Another great restaurant is Villa Deveena. Its a little off the beaten path but well worth the drive! But we had many great meals at places in Tamrindo like Patagonia (steaks), Dragonfly, and Pangas Beach Club. You have to rent a car and I would recommend an SUV. Lots of dirt roads or roads with pot holes, etc. Part of the adventure!! There is a fully stocked supermarket in Tamarindo only a 20 minute drive from the villa. The Costa Rican people were warm and friendly and we felt very safe the whole time we were there. We can't wait to go back!!!
We arrived last Saturday to this Costa Rican Utopia and don't want to leave! Hacienda Pinilla is a waterfront area just south of Tamarindo. The beach club is great for drinks during the sunset and dinner. There is a golf club and a stable. The JW Marriott is on the property offering a pool and several restaurants, in addition to a gift shop. I suppose you never have to leave the compound.
This Villa is perfect for our family. There is plenty of room to stretch out. There are 3 bedrooms: 2 up and 1 down. There is an upstairs livingroom/tv area. Downstairs is a large living area/dining area/kitchen. The kitchen is decently equipped for a quick meal. The unique feature to this Villa is there is a great view of the Pacific from the back of the house; Not all of the Villas have this view. Across the driveway is a pool and gym, which we all visited daily. The entire family has really enjoyed this Villa.
There is a great woman who runs the Villa. She is a wealth of knowledge! Restaurants, activities, doctors etc! I had a few questions for her before we arrived, and she replied quickly!
Some other things that might be helpful: There is a grocery store in Tamarindo that has anything you need. You need a car to get around. The Costa Rican people are so genuinely kind and helpful. Most speak some English but really enjoy it when you try to speak Spanish!
We try to eat off the property: the Marriott has very expensive food with mediocre taste. The beach club at Hacienda Pinilla is really good! Witches Rock surf camp in Tamarindo has a great restaurant, eat at Joes, where you can sit near the beach and eat some great food! Best meal we had. Volcano brewery is near there also. Lola's is walking distance from the beach club, and easier to walk than drive if you are able., and has some great food!
It was a great house in a great place with terrific people running it. We are sad to leave tomorrow, but know we will be back!