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Tranquil villa with panoramic ocean and jungle views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Brand New Villa with a pool! Enjoy Costa Rica's rich Nature

Life is thriving, sun is shining, good life! Welcome to Villa de Shira, the sandcastle in the sky!

Standing proudly on a hilltop, in the lush jungle, Villa de Shira boasts amazing panoramic views that stretch out to the Pacific ocean.

Nestled among all of nature's luxuries, guests will enjoy being completely submerged in the jungle life, while enjoying all of the modern comforts and amenities of the home.

Dine on the beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking your private infinity pool. Surrender to the magical sunsets every evening.

Let us help you coordinate all of your Costa Rican adventures, for example horseback riding, canopy tours, surf lessons, ATV rides...

Our wish is to help you push the pause button on your life and to truly embrace the 'Pura Vida' for the duration of your time with us.

Your castle awaits...

Fabrice and Miho

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About The Owner

Bonjour! My name is Fabrice Beaux. A French American, I moved to Hawaii and lived there for 25 years. I have been touring world wide as a pro windsurfer for the last 20 years and have finally settled down in Costa Rica. I want to share what I believe to be a one of a kind dwelling place & Nature's true Luxery. I look forward to accommodating you at my Villa.

Why The Owner chose Cantón Santa Cruz

Stay home for the view! A non-commercial, fresh atmosphere. Villa de Shira is a new home! The villa sits on a hill with an outlook slightly above the surrounding nature. The view includes a 180 degree Pacific Ocean view with National Forest, local monkeies, parrots, butterfies (June-September), & local birds.

Between December & April the sun literally sets directly in from of Villa de Shira.

What makes this villa unique

The architecture of my villa is very original in appearance, like a sandcastle in the sky. The view and placement of Villa de Shira is incredible. I invite you into the luxury of Nature!


"Bistro style food. Right on the ocean with great Atmosphere & amazing colored sunsets!!!"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia, International Airport
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended


Cantón Santa Cruz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , His & Her sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Shower (clear glass framing) & His & Her Sinks
  • Only the Master Bathroom has a bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , .
  • The Master Bedroom & Guest Bedroom are fitted with En Suite Bathrooms, & their own private entrances, in addition to their main living area entrance. The ocean, pool side, & lush nature is visible from the comforts of each room's beds.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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(10 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil villa with panoramic ocean and jungle views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa de Shira. To say it was amazing is an understatement! The house was perfect for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is well stocked for in house meals, which is important to us since we love to cook, even on vacation. Another nice touch was the supply of spices and oils already available (unusual in a rental). The bedroom A/C was great for sleeping but during the day, the mountain breezes and the ceiling fans kept the house very comfortable.

Each morning began with coffee on the deck listening and watching the howler monkeys frolicking in the trees and the many birds that visited on a regular basis. After a day of exploring, afternoons were spent floating in the pool enjoying the jungle and ocean views. Sunsets at Villa de Shira are the most beautiful we have experienced in Costa Rica or anywhere we have been.

Fabrice and Miho are the perfect hosts. Available on a minutes notice if needed but otherwise invisible. If you are a sushi fan we highly recommend Miho's sunset sushi dinner. Delicious and plentiful.

There are so many things that are truly special about Villa de Shira that set it apart from other rentals. Fabrice and Miho go the extra mile to provide a true Pura Vida experience.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Pat & Baird

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat and Baird, Wow, thank you so much, your review means a lot to us. We get great satisfaction when our guest have such a wonderful stay. Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your experience at Villa de Shira with nice and all positive review. We hope that you will get the chance to come and visit us again. Pura Vida Fabrice and Miho
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Villa Shira was a great spot for us to live the Pura Vida while visiting Costa Rica! Its location is serene with lots of privacy and gorgeous views of the jungle and pacific ocean. The house is well fitted with all you could need to enjoy your stay and having A/C in both bedrooms was a nice touch for sleeping. Fabrice & Miho provided excellent pre-arrival information and directions, as well were amazing hosts throughout our stay...responsive, friendly, and helpful. Fabrice took us around the newly constructed architectural build and we already have our eyes set on someday returning to this beautiful spot. Thanks for your hospitality Fabrice & Miho!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jon, Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa de Shira. You guys are cool and are welcome back anytime. Pura Vida! Fabrice & Miho
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Perfect location, great amenities, breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at Villa de Shira! The views are just as amazing as the photos - we spent hours every morning staring at the ocean, watching the monkeys come by, and hours each night, watching the sunset as the kids swam in the pool, and then laying out under the stars. The location is fantastic! We were close to many great beaches (some almost empty), restaurants (follow their recommendations) and could even go to the busy tourist areas like Tamarindo easily. Fabrice and Miho helped organize activities and reservations for us, stopped by to check on things, and were very responsive. A cell phone was provided for local calls - very useful! The Villa had all the amenities a family could need - beds were comfortable and large, A/C kept bedrooms cool, and kitchen was well stocked. Daily cleaning service was a nice perk. The welcome packet of information was excellent, directions to the villa were well written and easy to follow, and all the recommendations for activities and restaurants were all great. We would highly recommend a stay here for couples or families. 4x4 is a must for the local roads and to get to the Villa. Bring a good camera, enjoy the peaceful silence, and plan on falling in love with Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hope, Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa de Shira and we were part of your family vacation. Pura vida!
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is off the beaten path - and that is just what we wanted! It is an authentic Costa Rican experience (but still close to everything we wanted to do). We enjoyed the beautiful sunsets every night as well as the breezes that come from being in the hills - and being in the hills also meant fewer mosquitos! The house had everything that we needed to make meals and having a daily housekeeper was nice. The pool was always clean and refreshing after a day out! You are close to Playa Junquillal, which is a nice beach and has a little grocery store. Playas Avellanas and Negra are also close. The owners Fabrice and Miho are helpful and know the area if you have any questions. We can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Private Villa With Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

It was the best vacation ever!

Upon arriving at the property we found the most beautiful and well maintained home.

I highly recommend Villa De Shira… Very nice, cozy, peaceful, clean, elegant and well equipped.

The sunsets that can be viewed from the deck are some of the most spectacular that I have seen. From the deck you can talk to the Howler Monkeys and you will see fireflies (Lighting Bug) darting in and out of the numerous trees on this huge property. We spent most of the time at the house sitting on the deck. During the day we went to the beach just 30mn down the road.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet this is the home for you. The views are amazing and our host Fabrice and Miho are very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bruno for staying we us. We look forward to having you back in the near future. Alex
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from villa Shira and loved it. If you are looking for a vacation "off the grid"...then this is it. Villa Shira has all the comforts of home...fully equipped for either a stay put vacation or 25 minutes away from tamarindo where you will find great stores And bars. Playa janquilla is a must with great beaches and a sea turtle sanctuary...and beautiful swimming. A 4x4 vehicle rental is a must as the road up to the villa requires one! A bonus is having the owner right down the road....who is always available for any questions or concerns. Loved having his two dogs visiting us as well. I would recommend this property for anyone looking for that tranquil holiday....or for ones that are looking for adventure. Black Stallion ranch is a must for zip lining or horse back riding combined with a great BBQ. Thanks fabrice...we will return :)

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back on you next Costa Rican adventure. Alex
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

** Weeks of Christmas and New Year should be booked separately. If booked by the same party, minimum of 10 nights at the nightly rate will be applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.