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Lenora Gates

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Villa Esperanza - Luxury Beachfront Villa In Tropical Paradise

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Los Pargos House Rental Photos and Description

House ocean front , 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths (Sleeps 10) 5 bathrooms (3 full 2 half)

The front entrance to Villa Esperanza boasts a drop dead view of the infinity edge pool connecting you to the crystal Pacific Ocean. With over 6,000 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, this home provides beachfront luxury and comfortably accommodates 10 people. The circular dining room boasts 30' ceilings, gourmet kitchen, 2 family & TV areas (with Satellite) 2 outdoor dining areas, wireless internet and games area with ping pong.

For foodies, you will love the gourmet kitchen with unique granite counters, island with cook top & bar sink, wall oven, microwave, french door refrigerator, dishwasher, large pantry and BBQ / grill. The local farmers markets and fishermen provide fresh and tasteful products including local fruits & vegetables, fresh lobster, tuna, mahimahi, shrimp - the list goes on. For those of you that want to relax and be pampered just let us know and a *private chef will be available to serve you and yours guests.

Facing the beach and incredible views are 3 master style bedrooms with king beds, pillow top mattresses, crisp linens and sliding doors onto the terraces. The 4th bedroom has 2 sets of bunks - each with double beds facing east to Howler Ridge. All bedrooms equipped with AC.

Large shaded terraces skirt the waterfront side of the villa where you can enjoy your morning coffee while listening to the howler monkeys, watching the whales breach and the local fishermen heading off to their secret fishing spots. For the sun lovers and sleep iguanas, lovely terraces surround the infinity pool.

This Spanish colonial villa provides old world charm with new world luxury and conveniences. Featuring a stunning lava rock turret and circular, floating staircase highlighting slabs of exotic guanacaste wood and stunning ironwork railings throughout the property.

*Private chef, daily maid service, drivers and tours available with advance notice and at additional costs.

Esperanza: Spanish interpretation 'anticipation - hope'

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lenora Gates (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Lenora Gates

We live in Vancouver and have enjoyed the luxury of having a vacation spot in Whistler for 15 years, which we successfully rented on VRBO when we weren't there skiing or golfing. In 2006 during our first visit to Costa Rica we discovered Playa Negra and heaven on earth. Now that we have completed the construction of our new vacation home (completed Dec 2012), we are enjoying the warmth of the costa rican sun and the hospitality that Costa Rica has to offer. We have built Villa Esperanza with much care and attention to detail to ensure our guests are beyond comfortable and not left wanting - the only problem is - you won't want to leave. The home is built to accommodate a single family or can be easily shared by 2 family's and or friends.

Why Lenora Gates chose Guanacaste

Playa Negra offered the perfect, tranquil beachfront get away - away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic life, while having amenities such as shopping and restaurants close by. Who could resist the incredible beach and the crashing waves.

What makes this house unique

Luxury Villa - View - Beach You only need to walk onto the terrace to check out the world class surf. There are endless activities in the immediate area depending on how active you want to be or, you can stroll the beach looking for the perfect seashell or the not so perfect one. Relax on the terrace or in the infinity pool and watch the most spectacular sunsets with the zen of crashing waves.......chill after a full day on the water or maybe some personal time with your fishing rod......

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)
Villa Esperanza - Luxury Beachfront Villa In Tropical Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
British Columbia
5

One Word: PHENOMENAL

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely astonishing property, location, interior and exterior. It was the getaway of a life time and I really hope to be back. The hosts have the house set up with everything you could want or need and more. Immaculate daily cleaning and service. Locals are so nice! The sunset's are absolutely breathtaking. The POOL! So so beautiful.

We stayed in March, and I'm late giving this review but 5 stars isn't enough. 12/10. The pictures shown are incredible, for sure, but still don't do the place justice. You really need to see it and experience Villa Esperanza for all its true beauty.

Close enough to Tamarindo to go into town, have dinner, and come back - but also far enough to have peace, quiet and privacy. Amazing food nearby = walking distance. Definitely recommend walking the beach to the hotel restaurant (for breakfast, lunch and dinner!).

Amazing Smoothies and breakfast just up the road at a place called Jalapenos, you can walk the beach and go up through the hotel road.

Getting to watch the surfers all day long, right from the pool deck was so, so cool! (if you're into photography you will love this part!)

Also go check out Lola's Restaurant at Playa Avellanas. AMAZING food, staff there is awesome too! This beach is where I tried surfing :)

The photos don't show the totally private beach you get, just footsteps below your pool deck!

If you're a star gazer... oh man!

We'll be going back ASAP :)

Thank you Villa Esperanza !!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So so glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise with big fun! It was a total pleasure to host your first costa rican experience and glad to hear you will come back as there is still lots more to see and do! Pura Vida.
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West Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Best vacation of our lives

  • 5 of 5

Right from the driver at the airport, to arrival at Villa Esperanza, you know you are in for a wonderful vacation. This Villa is so well appointed and every guest room is like a master suite with Ensuite! The infinity pool is a daily staple and the expansive ocean views are breathtaking. The sound of the rolling surf is 24/7 and food for the soul. So many local hangouts like Lola's, Playa Negra Resort surfers beach, Daveena's restaurant with Michelin starred chef from Paris as well as nearby surfing beach town Tamarindo with beach front bistros and hotels. This is paradise and works for chill days or fun activity days. Beach front and sandy walks right outside your door! Highly recommend the magic of Villa Esperanza, it was our best vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise and we welcome you back soon. Loved spending time in the ocean, eating, drinking with you and glad your were able to relax, regroup and refresh. Pura Vida
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Quebec City, Canada
5

Heaven on Earth.....

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Where to start.....the sound of the waves rolling up on the beach as we relaxed by the pool or the infinity view of the sun sinking into the ocean, La Villa Esperanza has it all! From the time we first made an inquiry about spending our honeymoon in Costa Rica both Lenora and Mary made sure every detail was looked after from the time we booked until we flew back to Canada, and by far exceeded all of our expectations! A perfect location that allowed us to explore the local culture and take in activities during the day and relax in luxury as the sun set into the ocean in front of us every night! A honeymoon we will not soon forget.....Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric & Alexandra it was our pleasure to have you include Villa Esperanza in your honeymoon plans and pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We truly want our guests to experience beautiful costa rica and our little slice of paradise. We are always open to suggestions as to how we can ensure our guests have a 5 star experience and hope you will choose Villa Esperanza for your vacation in the future.
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denver colorado
5

Heaven or really close

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were impressed and it just kept getting better. The house is amazing and is furnished not as a rental but as I would for my own full time home. although the restaurants locally are incredible we did not want to leave the house. sitting on the ocean with views forever and non-stop wave action just below the pool and patio, we bbq'd, cooked and hung out in the many area's the home offers. With little light in the area the sky at night is a show stopper with more stars than I can remember seeing except for a 7 day boat trip off Australia. What can I say, we had a vacation to take to the 70's chair for reflection and will be sending many friends here in the future. We will no doubt be back next year for two weeks for more great memories. Cheers! Jake & Rocio

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are so glad you enjoyed your time at Villa Esperanza. We strive to ensure our guests have a 5 star experience and appreciate all of their feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Pura Vida
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West Kelowna, BC, Canada
5

E² = MC... Expectations Exceeded = Memories Created

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home without the daily cares; a true get-away and most relaxing vacation ever! Was it because of the company we kept?

Or was it the unforced luxury and blissful privacy of this beautifully appointed home? Perhaps the large and exceedingly comfortable bedrooms with on-demand air conditioning? Very likely the infinity pool just meters away from the endless surf and the soothing sound of waves crashing onto shore.

Or was it because everything tasted better, especially the wines shared and the meals foraged and prepared together?

And if you don’t feel like cooking in, then there’s the exquisite food and ambience at nearby Villa Deevena; possibly the best cuisine and easily the friendliest service in all of Costa Rica a mere 5-minute drive away!

While our tans will fade, the memories will last a lifetime. Or until we return?

PS: Some of us had an amzing day of horse-back riding (incl. lunch) with Molly Allen Neiderberger - beaches, hidden trails & tropical dry forest.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoy your time in Villa Esperanza and Costa Rica. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Pura Vida lg
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5

This place Rocks!!!

  • 5 of 5

I run a sportfishing outfit in the area and have lots of clients stay here... Amazing home, great service, loads of happy customers. Amazing spot and a great value!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Liberia - Daniel Oduber Quiros Internation Airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Villa Deveena
Car: recommended

Additional activities: boogie boarding, paddle boarding, dolphin watching, sunset cruise, zip trek, ATV, turtle watching, nature tours river or jungle, bird watching, yoga, walking the beach in search of shells and discover the tidal pools.

Playa Negra Restaurants:

Our favorite is Villa Deveena for fine french dining in a secret oasis setting. For casual dining try Cafe Playa Negra or Hotel Playa Negra. A must do is lunch at Lola's which is only 5 minutes to the north in Avenallas.

Junquillal is a 10 minute drive (5Km) to the south and has a small but fairly well stocked grocery store for basic items, including spirits.

Tamarindo is the main town in the area and is 20 - 25 minutes to the north. You will find larger grocers, banks, many beach side restaurants, bars, surf and gift shops.

Gas stations are few and far between so you must plan in advance - Santa Cruz, 30 / 35 minutes south east has gas stations. There is not a lot to see here but there are grocery stores and basic services.

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Rates & Availability

Los Pargos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Apr 4 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Low Season
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Peak Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,000
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 4 2017 - Sep 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Note that rates are quoted for a party of no more than 6 people. The home can accommodate 10 or more. Contact the owner for additional increased rate information for a larger group.

The reservation is not confirmed until a deposit in the amount of 50% of the total cost is received which is refundable for a 48 hour period after which will be non-refundable in the event of cancellation. 30 days prior to arrival the balance of the rental is to be paid in full and is refundable for a period of 48 hours after which will be non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

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Amenities

Los Pargos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room on 1st floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder room on 2nd floor
  • 3 full bathrooms and 1 guest bathroom off of the pool area and on the 2nd floor off of the living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 4 double , 2 sets of bunks each with full bed
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 have private ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 3 & 4 share large bathroom with double sinks, separate shower and toilet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Private chef, daily maid service, drivers and tours available with advance notice and at additional costs.

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