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Villa Esperanza - Luxury Beachfront Villa In Tropical Paradise

Los Pargos, Costa Rica
  • House6000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

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'


Lenora Gates

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
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 Los Pargos

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......


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          120' of waterfront & beachfront, with path leading directly to the beach
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
          120' of oceanfront & path to beach


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      All bedrooms have AC units. There is also AC in the kitchen and 3rd floor reading / media area.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      TV and comfortable seating area that connects with the kitchen.
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishwasher
                          Quiet, stainless interior
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Large gourmet kitchen with granite counters and ample sized island. Equipped with everything you should require as we are a family of foodies.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Kitchen is fully equipped to serve dinner for 12 or more. We are family of cooks and have ensured the kitchen is well stocked
                        • Oven
                          Wall oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Condiments located in refrigerator. Cooking oils and some dry items (rice etc well stored and available for use
                        • Refrigerator
                          Double, french door refrigerator, bottom drawer freezer
                        • Stove
                          Stove top (propane) located in island
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Formal dining area with a table for 12. A bar with 4 bar stools that connects kitchen/family area. Patio dining for 6 on the 2nd floor patio and picnic table for 10 on pool level patio.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                  There is a selection of hard and soft copy books and magazines.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  The ping pong table can be set up in the first floor salon / TV area or just outside the large sliders on the patio under the overhang.
                                • Games
                                  Ping Pong Table, cribbage, bachgammon, scrabble, dice, domino's and cards
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  DVD / surround sound can be linked to an ipod or other music device
                                • Television
                                  There are 2 TV areas, one on the first floor that connects out to the pool area and the other is in the 2nd floor family room that connects with the kitchen.
                                • Video Library
                                  There are some CD's contained in the TV unit.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Balcony's off of the entire living area on the 2nd level. In addition to the outside dining area there are 4 rocking chairs to enjoy morning coffee and or sunsets
                                    • Boat
                                      Deep sea fishing charters or sunset cruises need to be booked in advance or at time of arrival
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large sunny patio's surround the infinity pool and also covered areas protected from the sun
                                    • Golf
                                      Hacienda Panilla / Marriot within 15 minutes and Conchel to north about 30 / 35 minute drive
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Plenty of covered outside living area where you can enjoy the view but protected from the sun
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The property is fully landscaped including a private path to the beach.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      The BBQ offers gas on 1 side and charcoal on the other. Conveniently located just off of the kitchen.


                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              Infinity edge pool connecting the pacific ocean

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • whitewater rafting


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

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      10 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Amazing and luxurious home!

                                                                      Leah L.Thomasville, GA

                                                                      Our family of 11 spent our spring break at this lovely home. It was the perfect set up for three couples and our children. LOVE the bunk room. We hosted our nephew's baby dedication and couldn't have asked for a better place! Mary was wonderful to set up the actives and made sure our trip was in order. Loved Michelle, the chef, who prepared fresh and delicious meals to accommodate various tastes and preferences. Loved Villa Esperanza and Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

                                                                      Incredible retreat in perfect surroundings.

                                                                      Laurie D.

                                                                      If you are looking to Costa Rica, look no further! This Villa is perfection. Spanish architecture with old world flair, gorgeous and well appointed immaculate suites which exude warmth, class and charm. We loved the rocking chairs at sunset, the enormous round table for dinner, walks on the beach, frosty drinks by the pool...... and gazing out to the surf and wild horses from the infinity pool.

                                                                      Mary who is the Property Manager is simply incredible, she organized every pick up from the airport to all of our excursions. From spa day's at Spa de Eros, to snorkeling and sunset sails, dinner reservations at Daveena's (a must do) to day trips. She arranged for Chef Pascal & Camille to cook us incredible meals, morning and night.

                                                                      We've stayed in some of the best resorts and hotels in the world and her attention to detail was beyond the best of the best. This is a first class vacation in a phenomenal setting and I can not thank the owners enough for making our experience one that we shall never forget. It was beyond perfection Xxx

                                                                      One Word: PHENOMENAL

                                                                      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 !!

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Best vacation of our lives

                                                                      Katherine M.West Vancouver, BC Canada

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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

                                                                      Heaven on Earth.....

                                                                      Eric and Alexandra Quebec City, Canada

                                                                      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!

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Heaven or really close

                                                                      jakedenver colorado

                                                                      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

                                                                      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


                                                                      Los Pargos, Costa Rica

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      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.

                                                                      10 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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