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Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course Home for a Group of 14 People

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Beautifully landscaped Home in Hacienda Pinilla, an exclusive Golf and Beach community.

This spectacular estate sits alongside the 5th hole of the Mike Young designed Golf Course. Butressed against three miles of pristine shoreline within the Guanacaste province in northwest Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean, Hacienda Pinilla is a 4,500-acre luxury beach resort and gated residential community situated within a dry tropical forest and a vast wildlife refuge.

There are six separate and beautiful Guanacaste beaches to relish and explore. Casa Vista Verde is centrally located among this Costa Rican world-class golf course, tennis courts, hotel, surf spots, scuba diving, stables and restaurants, which are available to residents and tourists. The three miles along the Pacific coast of Guanacaste bordering Hacienda Pinilla have become a strategic point for surf lovers, one of the most popular water sports in Costa Rica.

An excellent golf course virtually “in your backyard” completes the exclusive atmosphere for lovers of this sport. This is a true, 6,800-meter masterpiece by Mike Young, who has designed some of the finest golf courses in the southern United States. His characteristic emphasis on detail led him to build a course where each hole was designed to conform to the slopes and contours of the natural landscape of Hacienda Pinilla. The frequent risk/reward situations offer different challenges every time you play and the trees, apart from offering refreshing breaks, also represent natural obstacles.

The white sand, mingled with small shells, and the shade of palm trees enhance the warm environment at Hacienda Pinilla. In addition, surfers will find great waves they can ride. With the ocean breeze caressing your body as you catch every new wave, it’ll be hard not to appreciate this natural reserve with its peaceful display of a wide diversity flora and fauna along the coast.

Casa Vista Verde features six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and spacious living areas. And every room was designed to provide an unforgettable view. All bedrooms have remote controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans.

On the first floor you'll find an open floor plan, which includes a large living room, bar and three bedrooms. All open to a large swimming pool.

Upstairs, each of the bedrooms have remote control air condition. The masterbedroom suite is a honeymooners dream. And to make Casa Vista Verde as comfortable and familiar as home, you'll find a full kitchen, washer/dryer, cable television, VCR, DVD player, air conditioning, CD stereo, and high speed internet. Walk out unto the wrap around balcony and enjoy the spectacular sunsets or a good read. Horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, bicycle riding, massage, yoga, a kid's camp, surfing, whale watching and sightseeing are available locally. Right next to the swimming pool is a separate guest house with one bedroom in the second floor.

Enjoy the pool and the attached rancho style BBQ area, with fully equipped outside kitchen.

Dining out can be what you want it to be. Eat at one of several great restaurants in Tamarindo. Or, If you like to have the flexibility of snacking at home, the staff can stock up on your favorite foods. Many familiar American brands are readily available in Tamarindo.

Keywords: This spectacular estate sits alongside the 5th hole of the Mike Young designed Golf Course. Butressed against three miles of pristine shoreline within the Guanacaste province in northwest Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean, Hacienda Pinilla is a 4,500-acre luxury beach resort and gated residential community situated within a dry tropical forest and a vast wildlife refuge.

More Details

Property Manager
royce mitchell -
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2016

About royce mitchell -

Throughout the past 10 years I have traveled all over the world and back again.. Plenty of adventures up and down the coasts, above and beyond many mountains and yet I kept coming back to Costa Rica… Call her my first love.. 23 years old with eyes wide open I stumbled upon this tranquil paradise with zero expectations and left with a heart and mind filled with Awesomeness! It was a game changer for me, thought I was complete when i moved from my home town in Ohio to the warm beaches of San Diego… Well, I wasn’t… so I made plans to move to Costa ASAP… Took me about 5 years but I pulled it off.. In the process I came back down a few times a year exploring everywhere I could, chasing waves,checking out volcano’s and being a funny tourist wherever I saw fit.. One trip while hanging in Avellanas, Guanacaste the waves went totally flat and I had my fill of fishing, heard that there was a golf course literally across the river… So I went and checked it out. Hacienda Pinilla is what I found… 4500 acres of land with access to a few of my favorite surf spots, along with a public golf course that may as well be private as there is never a need for a T time due to the lack of play.. What a dream.. Decided to buy a membership to the course to guarantee I would keep coming back to play.. As time went on I snooped around some more and realized that this just might be the place I could call home when I decided to make the jump.. Well, I did it. In 2008 I made the jump and got myself a home here. 2010 I met the love of my life and the rest is history. It’s been a few years of having fun and enjoying what life has to offer and then some. Since inception of the Awesomeness Collection by Ricante we have had such amazing feedback from all that have enjoyed our sauce that it seems natural to invite the world down to our special piece of Awesomeness here in Costa Rica.

royce mitchell - purchased this estate in 2004

Why royce mitchell - chose Guanacaste

Why not our property..... The home is spectacular, the beach access is a stone throw away... Me and my wife are your personal tour guides into what ever your looking for that Costa Rica has to offer... If you need anything more then that.. We cannot help you. Pura Vida

What makes this estate unique

Other highlights include a private pool surrounded by beautiful palm trees perfect to relax with family and friends, a pool side covered terrace and being a part of Costa Rica´s premier gated community. Hacienda Pinilla is a gated community immersed in acres of amazing natural landscape that includes residential areas, a JW Marriot hotel, a private Beach Club and Spa, 18 hole Mike Young designed golf course, an equestrian center and 3 miles of Costa Rica´s most beautiful beaches. At Hacienda Pinilla you´ll have no trouble discovering the mysteries of nature´s attractions. Rivers, lakes, beaches and wildlife refuges are part of this residential development, home to a wide variety of birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals ranging from toucans and butterflies to frogs, turtles, iguanas and monkeys. Along it´s three miles of Pacific coastline on the Guanacaste Peninsula, Hacienda Pinilla boasts 3 beautiful beaches, including two of the best surf spots in Central America and Playa Langosta, awarded the Blue Flag certificate for its beauty, clean water and superior services. Both Casa Ricante and its sorroundings ensure a memorable vacation to relax, surf, swim, play golf….Enjoy! An additional benefit of renting this property is having access to Casa Vista Verde's Concierge Services. This service is provided to enhance your vacation rental experience. We have some of the best connections and itineraries for you to enjoy during your vacation rental time. We can assist in a variety of needs such as providing for a driver, personal chef, express market, errand running, custom designed tours, restaurant recommendations and reservations and airport pick up, among others. Our mission is to ensure you have the best, most memorable vacation possible.


Tamarindo Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course Home for a Group of 14 People
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Adventure

  • 5 of 5

The place is gorgeous! Exactly like the photos. The entrance is grand and the house is huge!! It was so comfortable. I'm going to break this review down into as many sub-sections as I can so that reviewers can have an overall perspective of the property.

I stayed for a week with 8 other adults. All 5 bedrooms were utilized. There are 4 in the main home, and 1 little casita (think guest house) behind the home on the property.

PROS: The grandeur and the beauty was a huge plus for our group. Location was great close to beaches, on a golf course, centrally located to other towns. HOWEVER, rent a car or golf carts - depending on what you plan to do on vacation. The compund/reserve that the golf course is located on is huge, so going to the beach house, etc can be a long walk. Going off the reserve is not possible without a car. The home is in Tamrindo beach but closer to Playa Avellana, which is gorgeous and known for its surfs! Another bonus pro, the house is technically not handicap accessible; however, my friend who has limited mobility and uses a wheel chair was able to stay in one of the bedrooms on the lower level of the home, with entrance through the garage with no problems. He was able to comfortable get around the interior and exterior of the home in his chair.

Royce was so easy to work with! Totally accommodating and very responsive to any questions or needs we had!

CONS: It is a Caribbean location be prepared for things outside of your control, like random losses of water or power. (We can be so spoiled with life's luxuries) The home advertises as coming with house keeping everyday, but be flexible in your interpretation of that. Remember, you're in a villa, a private home, not a hotel! Keeping that theme in mind, pack all toiletries and other necessities you may need. The home had very limited selection of seasonings and condiments for food. We had to buy everything, food in Costa Rica is not cheap.

But with these as the only cons, I'll take it! Already planning a return trip :)

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newport Beach, California

Pura Vida!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed six nights in this great home for our parents' 50th wedding anniversary. It easily accommodated ten of us and the four grand kids could not have had a better time. Definitely worth getting the four seater golf cart. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 and two other families stayed at this incredible house for our spring break from school. We had a total of 14 staying at the house and everyone was comfortable. The house had everything we needed and the location was perfect. The game tables were great for the kids. It was so easy to get to the beach and beach club and the food and service there was amazing. One of the best things about the house was the service that we received from the managers, Debbie and Royce. Debbie was so helpful and everything she recommended was a huge success with all three families. This was a great help to us since it was our first time to Costa Rica. Royce was also very responsible with a couple of minor maintenance issues that we had at the house and took care of everything right away. I would highly recommend this house for your Costa Rican vacation.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

great family trip

  • 4 of 5

We had two families (10 people) that shared this house for a week. It was a beautiful and spacious house and the kids (ranging from 9 yo to 16 yo) absolutely loved it. The outdoor pool area and outdoor kitchen are really nice but we didn't use them much because it was really windy the entire time we were there. There were a couple minor plumbing issues and things that didn't work but the manager Royce was really responsive. He was also a great resource for surfboard rentals and general information about the area. We saw him out in the surf a lot and he and his wife were very friendly; even bringing us a gift of his tasty Ricante hot sauce. The house is not walking distance to the beach but it's a short drive to the Beach Club right on the sand where you can hang out all day, use the pools, showers, eat and drink at the restaurant and bar. My 9 year old loved the house so much he wanted to spend an entire day there and not go to the beach. The Hacienda Pinilla complex is great. There is a JW Marriott on property which is good for dining and several beaches and great surf breaks nearby. For families that want nice accommodations in a tropical locale with great surf this is a good option.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in Pinilla

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 and two other families (13 in total) recently stayed at this awesome house in Pinilla. The house and location met all our high expectations of a property in Pinilla. Close to beach access, beach club, restaurants and a bunch of amenities around the area. The golf course is right behind the house. Tamarindo (very famous beach and surf town) is a close drive away, so restaurants, night life and supermarkets are around the corner.

Our party really enjoyed the pool and outdoor rancho, which is fully equiped with a BBQ, fridge, microwave, etc. Pool table at the lower level was also a big plus.

The house is huge and it offers several living areas to enjoy. Highly recommended for large families or gorups of friends. Overall a great stay. We will definitely come back!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pura Vida Paradise

  • 4 of 5

Perfectly located in the Hacienda Pinilla, this huge home served me and my guests well during our stay. The home was very comfortable and the amenities were more than you could ask for during your vacation. For example, the outdoor pizza oven was over the top!! Proximity to the private beach club is a huge bonus and the waves right out front are plentiful when it's on...We truly enjoyed our stay and even when we had an issue, management was quick to respond. I will never forget the good times enjoyed at the Casa Vista Verde. Two Thumbs up and double shakas!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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