This is a two story luxury and modern villa with a tropical touch, with 3 king-size & air conditioned bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen with granite countertop and wide opening on the pool and terrace side, one air conditioned TV room, one laundry room, one outdoor comfortable living room covered by a palm tree roof rancho, a swimming pool and a 1000 m2 terrace, all surrounded by a luxurious garden overlooking the mountains, fields and the ocean on the background. Great view on sunsets. Open roof terrace on top of the house. Maid and maintenance/garden service included.
- Villa5000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Beautiful Exclusive Hillside Villa, Panoramic View On Mountain, Fields And Ocean
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- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 15, 2018
About Caroline LEMAIRE
I used to be a horse breeder in France. I like all kind of nature: sea, countryside, mountain... i grew up near Paris and my farm was in Normandy, few miles away from the D-Day beaches of WW2. I moved to Costa Rica for the sun and the Nature... but before everything for the people. I travelled more than 30 countries, and Costa Rica is really a place where i feel confortable, thanks to the welcoming of the Ticos...
Caroline LEMAIRE purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Caroline LEMAIRE chose Cantón Santa Cruz
I was looking for a place to live and i fall in love with that house the first time i saw it... It s the perfect combination between confort and wild, between ocean and jungle... The view on the valley and on the ocean kept my breath for a long time when i first look at it. And this is stil what i do every morning when i get up... Looking the costarican nature while drinking my coffee...
What makes this Villa unique
The moment you will enter the house, you will be falling in love with it. Every little spot of the house is a place where you want to chill, or eat, or enjoy a drink or a coffee with an outstanding view on the surrounding nature... The 100square meters rancho is the most special spot of the house where you'll spend a lot of time. The pool right next to it, will allow you to enjoy swimming, or chit chat with your friends, and watch the vast sky and stars at night...
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A spectacular week at this heavenly villa
My husband and I and our two kids (ages 15 and 11) stayed at Villa Kanda in mid-February for 7 nights. We have been back for well over a month, and I am still day-dreaming of this incredible villa and the wonderful time we had there. Caroline was fantastic to work with. She was extremely responsive and helpful when we were planning and making arrangements and was always accessible when we needed her. Caroline communicated with our car rental company (Adobe, which I highly recommend) when our flight to Miami was delayed, causing us to miss our connection to Liberia. On another occasion when we had a problem with the key to the Villa, she and her husband came right over on a Saturday night to give us another key and fix the lock.
The Villa was stunning and extremely comfortable. We spent hours lounging outside by the pool in what is essentially an outdoor living room. Every evening we watched the sunset over the ocean in the distance, and at night we went out onto the terrace off the second floor bedrooms to star-gaze. Although you are only 15 minutes to Tamarindo, you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere with complete peace and solitude.
The beautiful kitchen is stocked with everything that you could ever need and we ate dinner in most nights.
Some of our favorite things we did during our stay: Lunch at Lola’s and then surfing lessons at Playa Avenellas; zip lining and enjoying the barbecue dinner at Black Stallion Ranch; lunch, hiking and enjoying the thermal hot springs at Rio Perdido.
A truly fantastic stay!!
Just finished our stay at Villa Kanda this past week, and of the all of the VRBO properties we have stayed at in Costa Rica over the last 4 years, this one, by far and away, is the absolute best, and believe me, we have stayed at some nice ones. Although outside of Tamarindo by 15 minutes or so, this house will take your breath away once you walk in the front door, as the accomodations have everything you will possibly need. The day and evening views of the surrounding landscape, as you sit under the outdoor canopy by the pool, with make you think you really are in heaven, as it is absolutely gorgeous..I can tell you, as a frequent traveller to Costa Rica, do not hesitate to rent this house for you and your guests, as you would be hard pressed to find anything better. That said, you will need a 4 wheel drive to access this "Casa", as it is up a steep hill, but do not let that hinder your decision, as it is worth the drive. Also, the local Tamarindo airport is close by, so it makes your stay easier, if you fly in from San Jose or Liberia, and all of the rental car agencies are very close to the airport.
As for the grounds of the house, the housekeeper and her husband, who take care of the pool and grounds, are very discreet while working and keep the house in spotless condition, and the property manager, Caroline LeMarie, is always available to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about the house or activities to do in the area.
As I now face another round of snow back in the northeast, I can truly say, I wish we were back there right now...So, if your looking in the Tamarindo area, there is no question, this is the place you need to stay... No hesitation... just do it, and take my word, you will not regret it!!!
Thanks Caroline for a great stay and all our best!!!
Steve & Karen : )
Dear Karen and Steve,
Thank you for your great review on the property. Thank you also for exploring our area trying to get off the beaten pathes and for your instructing feed back on that. It was a pleasure to receive you at the Villa and we sincerely hope to see you again sometimes. All the best!
Perfect home for your stay!
This is an absolutely beautiful home. Caroline was very easy to deal with and got back to me promptly. The views from everywhere on the property are stunning. The house is exactly as pictured and has everything you need. The kitchen is well equipped and it was nice cooking dinner while watching the sunset over the mountains. We had the chef come in and cook dinner our first night, fantastic food with a lot of choices. Yamilith (housekeeper) was unobtrusive and very sweet. She made freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning which was wonderful. A four wheel drive vehicle is absolutely a must, we had no issue finding the property. There are supermarkets close by and beautiful beaches are only 15 minutes away. We will be booking this property again!!
Serene and majestic
We had a magnificent time. The place was amazing. We spent our days either lounging by the pool or off on an adventure and our evenings enjoying magnificent sunsets and a very well-equipped kitchen to cook in.
Villa Kanda near Tamarindo - an absolutely beautiful dream vacation
Our 2 families- 3 adults + 4 children ages 8-13 visited during green season in Aug and opted for Villa Kanda from the gorgeous pics/videos we found online. We got a little lost arriving not being use to the lack of signs we have back in US and hill up the mountain top was steep so a 4x4 is a must. But once we arrived at the gate and stepped out, we were taken away by the lush tropical feel of the entrance and then after stepping inside the foyer, we felt like we were in a dream..it kept going as we kept touring the villa. The view is absolutely breathtaking. If you like to cook, the kitchen is amazing and has everything you need for a holiday meal! I think my husband and I automatically woke up @5:30-6am almost everyday and enjoyed the outdoor space, hammocks & outdoor living room with our coffee.
We booked some tours ahead of time but the house manager, Caroline gave us many suggestions as well as answered every question I had and in prompt timing! She was a delight to work with and even more so in person. She also helped with finding a local affordable pair of chefs that made 2 fabulous dinners for our families. It was exactly what we wanted and was so delicious.
We explored many beaches some near some far but all very different and special in its own way. The kids loved the daily traffic (cows, horses and oxs') along the way to and from the villa along with the friendly locals living in the area below.
We loved being able to get out early to explore or go on tours and then come back early enough to enjoy the house and the pool and kitchen. We didn't even use the indoor living room at all.
The house includes a maid and gardener, Yamileth and Wilder who we couldn't speak English nor us Spanish but we figured it out and they are so sweet. We will miss the daily fresh squeezed orange juice from Yamileth and Wilder even cut some coconuts down for our girls to drink ! Having her help with the laundry was a great plus and she helped cut fruit we bought from the local farmers' market. We can very well do this ourselves but having her help just added to the true vacation life and was great.
I can't speak enough about the house and even better in person. The outdoor living space is where we mostly stayed even though some of us are huge magnets for mosquitos but we sprayed during evenings and during the day. Thank you again so much again for a great stay and hospitality. Regards, The Mui & Burda families
Dear Venus and family,
Thank you so much for your great comments on Villa Kanda. You've picked a beautiful time of year to come and visit Costa Rica. Too many people think the green season is too rainy or that they are too many mosquitoes, but as you have seen, August - like September through November - offers an amazing and luxurious nature all around, with only a few showers here and there and beautiful weather most of the time. And as for the mosquitoes, they are very few and can be avoided by basic measures.
I am so happy that you and the kids have had such a great time. I sincerely hope to see you again anytime and I hope the recommendation on my family's home rentals in France will be useful.
All the best!
This is a gorgeous home. I traveled with my husband and two other couples. We stayed Monday through Friday and had a blast. Caroline, the house manager, is superb. She is very helpful. She provided a couple of recommendations for us including a chef, and ATV and zip lining excursion. She arranged the chef to arrive 2 nights to cook for us. It was great! The rooms are very comfortable, modern and clean. The sun will greet you every morning. We did not sleep in late here! The sun rises early (5:30am) and so did we- the sun also sets early (6pm)- we found ourselves in bed by 10pm every night! We were up with the sun and enjoying the outdoor space while sipping on coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice. We enjoyed spending time in the outdoor living room every afternoon and night. We didn't even sit in the indoor living room (with TV). We didn't turn on one TV while here. We enjoyed listening to the frogs and animals from the back porch. I think we even heard monkeys! The description on the house is correct....this house is for nature lovers. We saw birds, bugs, frogs, and a bat. You definitely hear lots of other animals. There was a cleaning lady and gardener on the property from 6am-2pm, but you will not see them unless you need them. It was nice to go to town during the day and come back to a nice clean house. The house is on a steep hill and you will need a 4 wheel drive. The drive to town was around 15 minutes, but it is well worth the drive to come back to a beautiful house like Villa Kanda. Myself and the other two couples staying at this house all enjoyed this house, especially the nice kitchen and outdoor living space. The view of the mountains in the background and cow fields was gorgeous. The property is very nicely landscaped and the house is gorgeous. We had fun in town every day and came back to relax at Villa Kanda.
Thank you Sara for your review on Villa Kanda. It is very useful for our next guests to know that you can still do a lot in only 4 days! Ziplining, sportfishing, quads, massages... Also having a Chef two nights was an excellent idea to spend even more time relaxing at the house. Same for having our maid cook your bacon/eggs at breakfast. This is what vacation should be like!
Please, visit again. Greetings to all!
There is a wide variety of nice beaches all around within 15 min driving. We have quality restaurants, supermarkets, health service, etc, easily accessible. Plenty of nearby tours and activities are available like surfing, paddle board, estuary tour, volcano tour, ATV, zip-lining, horse back riding, turtle nesting, etc. Home service like Chef or massage is also available upon request.