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Beachfront Villa on Magnificent Deserted Beach. Private Pool Near Manuel Antonio

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Beachfront villa with lush, private grounds and every amenity located on a magnificent undiscovered beach on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, midway between Jaco and Manuel Antonio. You'll feel as if you're in your own private resort as you experience all the home has to offer. Traditional Spanish hacienda styling combines with tropical flair to create a welcoming retreat you'll never want to leave.

Three generously sized and well-appointed bedrooms plus three full baths provide ample room to sleep up to 10 people, where the sounds of surf will lull you to sleep each night. The three bedrooms feature two king beds and two doubles, plus a pull out sofa in the living room, providing plenty of privacy for everybody. The bathrooms feature large, walk-in tiled showers. One bathroom includes an open air double shower where bougainvillea cascades over the wall to greet you.

Kitchen, Dining & Living Rooms, Pool Area, Grounds: The gourmet kitchen, outfitted by a 'foodie', and furnished with stainless steel appliances, provides plenty of space to create your own culinary masterpieces. Extensive collection of dishware, serveware, flatware and linens. The large living room provides a generous space to relax for everyone. Handmade custom hardwood furnishings throughout the house, including a hand crafted solid teak table and chairs that seat ten in the dining room.

Relax beside the private lap pool with a good book, nap under palm trees in a hammock, enjoy sunsets or an early morning walk on the 4 mile beach just outside the door. A rancho, the covered bar and barbeque area by the pool, provides ample outdoor entertaining space. Outdoor fountains at the entry and by the pool add to the atmosphere. Another rancho by the beach completes the picture.

Nearly two acres of manicured and lushly landscaped grounds overflow with gorgeous tropical plantings, orchids and palm trees to provide you with a serene and private getaway.

Adventures Await You: Numerous adventures await you close by. Beach activities include surfing, swimming, body surfing, boogie boarding, fishing and shelling. Nearby are zip-lining, sportfishing, golf, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, tennis, boating, horseback riding, canyoning, and hiking.

View the abundant wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. Flocks of pelicans soar on the breezes overhead. Parrots chatter as they dart through and feast on fruit each morning. Scarlet macaws stop by the property, enjoying their favorite almond trees. Butterflies and hummingbirds are frequent visitors and the grounds are landscaped with plantings designed to attract them. Monkeys, sloths and iguanas live close by and pass through the property regularly. Various species of sea turtles nest on the local beaches, and if you're lucky, one of the sea turtle conservation organizations may be doing a baby turtle release during your visit that you can participate in. Grey whales also migrate past out in the deep water at certain times of the year.

Other Information: The home is convenient to San Jose and the Central Valley, with close proximity to several of Costa Rica's spectacular national parks: Manuel Antonio, Carara, and a bit further away, Marino Ballena.

The small, authentic Costa Rican town of Parrita is close by.

Many good restaurants are located a short drive away in either direction. The house features high speed Internet and a Wi Fi network. A flat screen TV combined with a Roku box, as well as a well-stocked games cupboard provide indoor entertainment options.

More Details

Owner
Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage

We hadn't planned on purchasing a home in Costa Rica when we found this house - it just spoke to us! We totally fell in love, and things gradually evolved from there. We live in Seattle, so it is wonderful to have a place to escape our grey winter skies, which we do at every opportunity.

Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage purchased this house in 2010

Why Laura Shifflette & Michael Passage chose Parrita

We had made several trips to Costa Rica when we started to look at property. The country has so much going for it: stunning beauty everywhere, friendly people, amazing wildlife, not to mention its stable democracy and everything that goes with that. We were captivated.

Of all the places we looked, we liked Playa Bandera the best. It is still relatively undiscovered, and one of the few beaches where the road passes behind the houses, instead of in front of them, which makes a big difference. We love that for most of the year, we can walk on this incredible, utterly perfect beach on a brilliant sunny morning and see two or four other people, at the most.

The house was a real 'fixer' when we found it, but it had 'great bones' and we could really see the possibilities!

We spent an entire year with a full time construction crew returning her to her former glory - and then some! - addressing every conceivable detail. It was truly a labor of love. We repaired and painted walls, ceramic tile, wrought iron, etc. We replaced nearly all the lighting. We had handmade furniture built. It was an incredible project and a wonderful experience.

Now La Fiaca is our own little piece of paradise. We are excited to share it with others, whom we hope will fall in love with the place the way we did.

What makes this house unique

We love the nearly deserted beach, the privacy of our grounds, the amazing trees that grow on the property. We adore our private pool, and spend a lot of time there. We love the fountains. We added the large Spanish fountain outside the front door, which we adore, and which has become Villa La Fiaca's trademark. It adds a special touch. We love the style of the house- Spanish Hacienda with some tropical flavor thrown in...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful, relaxing getaway with the ocean and beach so close. Very private and comfortable home with everything you could want. Enjoyed relaxing by the pool, the sounds of parrots and the daily fresh coconut drink. The little French restaurant nearby was so enjoyable! La Fiaca has everything you may need. Can't wait to come back.
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Parrita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , bidet
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , shower
    Pool Bath - toilet , shower , Open air double shower
  • Three generous bathrooms with large walk-in showers, custom tilework, and custom-built teak cabinetry. One bathroom includes an open air double shower with bougainvillea cascading over the wall to greet you. Imagine showering with the sky above you!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull-out couch in Living Room
    Guest Room 2 - 2 double , Custom built hardwood beds
    Guest Room 1 - 1 king , Custom built hardwood four poster bed
    Master Suite - 1 king , Custom built hardwood four poster bed
  • La Fiaca has three generously sized bedrooms equipped with comfortable beds with high quality mattresses, high thread count sheets and plenty of pillows- everything you need to relax and fall asleep to the sounds of the surf. The upper floor master suite features a king-sized custom-built hardwood bed with pineapple finials, spacious dressing area, large en suite bathroom, plus a screened veranda with comfortable seating and a desk which overlooks the grounds and the ocean. Two guest bedrooms are on the main floor. One features a king-sized four poster bed with pineapple finials, custom-built of hardwood, a campaign desk, The other features two custom-built hardwood double beds. Each bedroom features large, comfortable rattan easy chairs, plus built-in teak shelving units for storage of your belongings and luggage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Also nearby: Canopy tours (Zip lines), Ultralight aircraft tours, sea kayaking. Brand new large beach palapa/rancho, Additional entertainment amenities are planned. Charcoal BBQ Grill: Built in brick barbeque with sink, counter space, and bar area in the covered 'Rancho' adjacent to the pool. Perfect for entertaining! Beachfront: Just steps outside the door through a palm grove to the beach where you will find four miles of mostly deserted beach. Oceanfront: We are right on the Pacific, so you will enjoy the sound of surf day and night Cooking Utensils Provided: Lots of cooking utensils and tools provided in this 'foodie's' kitchen! Complete selection of dishware, flatware, linens and serving pieces. Full Kitchen: Brand new stainless steel appliances: Gas range & oven, side by side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher. Lots of smaller appliances. Refrigerator: New side by side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and ice/water dispenser.

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Beachfront Villa on Magnificent Deserted Beach. Private Pool Near Manuel Antonio
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5

Pura Vida Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a one week stay at Villa La Fiaca. It is hard to put into words just how incredibly perfect our time at the house was. The house was clean and comfortable, and the grounds have obviously been maintained with loving care.

The caretakers, Rosa and Santiago, were just wonderful. They were there to welcome us with fresh coconut water served in coconuts with a straw, and Rosa cooked us a wonderful meal after one of our days out exploring Manuel Antonio National Park.

Aldo, the property manager was also an incredible resource to our little group, making us feel welcome and at home. He helped us find activities to do and places to eat, acted as a guide on both of the hikes we went on, and set up two separate zip-line tours for different members of our group. We will definitely be staying in touch with him in hopes of returning soon and having a friend to spend time with.

The weather was perfect. Not to hot, not too humid, and with pleasant thundershowers in the evenings that provided great photo opportunities on the beach (which we had almost entirely to ourselves for the entire week). The mosquitoes were quite obnoxious, but with an ample supply of bug spray and citronella candles, we survived.

We saw as many wild creatures as we ever could have wished to. Lots of mammals and lizards at Manuel Antonio (though it was quite crowded), and several frogs and other reptilian species seen at Rainmaker. If you go to Rainmaker, it is nice to get in early before the heat of the day, before the crowds arrive. Hike in, take some photos, jump in the waterfall, then return to the main office to see what Perro Vida has on tap and devour a delicious lunch that the ladies will prepare for you if you let them know when you buy your ticket.

All in all, an incredible, life-changing experience. We would all do it again in a heart beat. Never have I, in my entire life, felt so saddened to leave a place.

Thank you so much for making your home available to those who need to find that little piece of their soul again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is beautiful and well maintained with plants and flowers not seen elsewhere.

  • 5 of 5

The Villa La Fiaca was a delight , start to finish. We had 9 family members celebrating

an anniversary and we had a blast. The long beach just outside the back yard was very secluded. You can hear the ocean waves from the Villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay! We hope you will come back to visit us very soon!
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Amazing 8 days in CR

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from our vacation and we loved the home. The beach was private, the pool was perfect, and Melvin was a great caretaker. He kept us supplied with fresh fruits and cerveza. We are all wishing we were back in CR.

All the information provided came in handy for our visit. The drive to the house was beautiful, although crazy avoiding all the motos and bikers. LoL!

We were a little hesitant about not having air conditioning, but it truely wasn't bad. Evenings provided cool air for sleeping.

We would definitley recommend Villa La Fiaca to anyone looking to visit, and are hoping to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time on the beach, walks every morning just after sunrise, swimming in the pool, afternoon naps in the hammocks, and wandering the lush landscaped grounds. We enjoyed preparing delicious meals in the kitchen and dining with friends on the pool terrace. We visited lots of great attractions in the area. All of the information provided was very helpful. How wonderful to go to sleep to the sounds of the surf. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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5

Amazing, peaceful getaway in a fabulous villa!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I both want to thank you for our amazing holiday in your home in December 2016. It was a truly memorable and relaxing vacation. Our time at the villa was peaceful, quiet and the perfect place to spend time together. We played games, I played ukulele, we swam, ate, explored Parrita and Quepos, etc. it was truly memorable. Angel and I went horse back riding in the jungle - very cool. The boys went surfing on the beach. The beach was truly the most beautiful beach I have been on and I have travelled to many beaches. We only saw three or four people in the distance our whole time there. I went for a long run and enjoyed running along the waters edge. I saw two surfers in the distance and was greeted by some friendly dogs. Very tranquil.

Thank you for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. We had an amazing time and plan on returning to explore more of Costa Rica in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as it was described , beautiful , tranquil & inviting ;)) Thankyou so much for allowing us to stay .

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Los Alamendros
Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
San Jose or Quepos
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
Pito's Que Comemos
Nearest Ferry
82 Kilometres
Puntarenas
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
Highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Pito's Que Comemos
Nearest Beach
Playa Bandera
Car: recommended

Convenient to Manuel Antonio, Jaco, San Jose. Many attractions nearby, and tons to do right on our own beach!

Other Activities: Swimming, surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, beach fishing, beachcombing, beachwalking, wildlife viewing, and bird watching are all available on-site.

Also available nearby: canopy tours & zip lines, sportfishing, ultra-light flights, golf, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, mangrove tours, wildlife viewing, bird watching, hiking, snorkeling & scuba diving, canyoning, shopping, health/beauty spas.

For more information, photos and videos, see our website, see link below.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Minimum stay 7 nights during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter weeks. Minimum stay 3 nights otherwise.
Cancellation policy per terms of rental agreement. Available by contacting owner during booking process.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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