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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

Private & Exclusive. Off the road less travelled. Private Hiking Trail.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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!


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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(16 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil villa with panoramic ocean and jungle views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Great Home with Amazing Patio Away from the Crowds

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Fabrice was so nice and very welcoming. We went with another couple and were so glad it had 2 king beds. We spent every night and morning out on the porch and in the pool. It was such a beautiful view and we could hear the monkeys all around us. It was nice that there was a BBQ grill because we bbq'ed every night. It was really nice to have housekeeping each day. It is about 20 minutes from town and very quiet and away from the other tourists. The roads are pretty steep to get to the house and are dirt roads. The beaches Fabrice recommended were our favorites of the trip and were close to the house. He also suggested very good restaurants that we loved. The only negative experience we had was that the power went off twice in the five day stay making the rooms really hot for sleeping without the a/c but obviously that is out of anyone's control. The only other thing I can think of is that you need to watch out for the scorpions. We saw a few there during our stay. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone and we cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, great location, friendly hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pura Vista for 4 nights and had an amazing time. The view and home are even better than the pictures...we enjoyed incredible sunsets from the pool every night. Fabrice and Miho were great hosts, very responsive and greeted us on the first day to offer recommendations and answer any questions we had. It was our honeymoon and my Mom contacted them as she wanted to do something special for us - Fabrice and Miho went shopping for her and set up flowers, snacks and local fruit for us to be surprised with when we arrived - incredible hospitality!

The location was great, close to great beaches, activities and restaurants. We would highly recommend Miho's sushi dinner. It was delicious and a great way to enjoy an amazing meal while watching the sunset. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, private and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa de Shira for 10 days with 4 adults and 2 infants under 6 months old. The inside of the villa was the perfect size and layout for 2 small families, the en suites in each bedroom were key, as well as the bedrooms being on either side of the villa (perfect so the babies didn't wake each other). The kitchen was stocked with many of the basics, some spices, oils, sugar. Good quality pots and pans, lots of dishes, everything was very clean. But it was the covered patio where we spent most of our time, with breathtaking views and total privacy, it was perfect. Being high in the mountains, the breeze helped us to be able to be outside with the kids for the majority of the day, except between 2-5 when the sun was hitting the patio straight on, so there was no shade. My only recommendation would be to have some sort of permanent umbrella or pull down shade on one section of the patio for that specific purpose. But thankfully the A/C in the bedrooms helped to keep the little ones cool during this time! The house cleaner and pool cleaner were amazing bonuses, both were extremely professional, discreet and thorough. Getting to the villa was an adventure (especially driving there from the airport in the dark!), so having the recommended 4x4 vehicle is a must. The washer and dryer were great, as was the supply of beach towels! Fabrice came to meet us the morning after we arrived (we got in late the night before, but arrived to the villa with lights on and a friendly note!) It was nice to know he and Miho were close and available if we needed, but they did not overstep. They seem like lovely people. I would highly recommend Villa de Shira to friends and family, and hope to go back one day. My only advice; watch out for the scorpions!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westchester New York

Beautiful sunsets

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great 3 night stay here. Fabrice and Miho were super friendly and very helpful to all of our questions. They also give you a booklet of things to do etc in the area which was very useful. The location of the house is perfect for the most amazing sunsets while you’re swimming out back in the clean infinity pool. The house is very spacious and clean. Very well equipped. Thank you guys!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views from this wonderful, private home.

  • 5 of 5

The house has fantastic views of the ocean from the hilltop property. It’s a private setting with no other homes in sight.

The house was accurately described, clean, and well maintained. A housekeeper came daily. Fabrice was really helpful offering advice when asked.

The restaurant recommendations Fabrice made were great: Los Tuquitos, and Villa Deeveena. There are a number of beaches within a 20-30 min drive that were all fantastic.

I would definitely recommend the property to others and will be back sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thank you for your great review. You were also great guests. We are always happy to assist our guests in any way we can to make their vacation experience special. We look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to return to Costa Rica. Happy new year! Fabrice & Miho
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Aylmer, QC

Tranquil location with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Well designed house with a superb patio and pool area overlooking the Pacific ocean. Perfect setting for viewing the sunset. The location was quiet and private. The bedrooms are more than large enough and each have their own bathroom so there is solid privacy for two couples to vacation in the same home. The owners, Fabrice and Miho, were excellent...very attentive, helpful and personable. We have vacationed in many VRBO's across CR and the only small negative of this place is that there is not much of a common living room. There is a futon and a coffee table and that's it. For us as a single couple, it did not affect us but it may be more of an issue for two couples staying in the same place. I really do see this as a minor negative. Overall it was a great stay, great place and great hosts. Thanks Fabrice & Miho!

Jeremy & Nathalie

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeremy & Nathalie, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. We really appreciate all your kind words. Pura Vida Fabrice & Miho
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia, International Airport
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

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.

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