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Luxurious Hilltop Home with Incredible Ocean View & Private Hiking Trail

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Private & Exclusive. Panoramic Ocean Views. Pristine Jungle Forest.

Did you ever wish you could push the pause button on your life? To take time to catch your breath, take in your surroundings, stop racing through every moment!

From the moment you arrive at Hacienda Isabella, you can take comfort in knowing you can genuinely adopt the pace of nature.

Your alarm becomes the warm embrace of the sun rising and the sounds of the monkeys calling and chattering to one another. You enjoy your breakfast on the terrace in the company of breathtaking panoramic views of the jungle and Pacific Ocean. You feel as if you could be the only person on the planet with unobstructed views reaching out to the horizon.

You may spend your days savoring the serenity of Isabella or may decide to venture out to discover more Costa Rican adventures, from Canopy tours or horseback riding in the wild, to surfing or relaxing on the beach.

Your evening ends admiring the captivating sunsets that never cease to amaze.

Before you head indoors, peak up and witness the most incredible blanket of stars in a jet black sky. And by now you truly understand the meaning of 'Pura Vida'.

'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference' - Robert Frost

More Details

Fabrice & Miho
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Fabrice & Miho

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 Luxury. I look forward to accommodating you at my Hacienda Isabella.

Fabrice & Miho purchased this house in 2013

Why Fabrice & Miho chose Cantón Santa Cruz

A Luxury Adventure! Blue skya, amazing beauty scene in the landscape, local animals through out the property; prestine, untouched forest reserve bordering our property, private.

What makes this house unique

-Postcard-worthy Sunsets

-Private Hiking and local animal viewing.




Cantón Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , His & Her sink and hair dryer
    Pool Side Room 2 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , a sink and hair dryer
    Pool Side Room 1 Bath Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , a sink and hair dryer
    Guest Bedrooms Shared Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , a sink and hair dryer
    Living Area Bathroom - toilet , a sink and hair dryer
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Pool Side Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Pool Side Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bed Room 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Stereo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool cleaning included


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxurious Hilltop Home with Incredible Ocean View & Private Hiking Trail
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Grafton MA

All around perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of staying at Hacienda Isabella for 5 days in early April. The house is set atop a seemingly private, unpaved road that offer breathtaking views of the ocean. We had everything that was needed for a fabulous stay. The house is well stocked with linens (including pool towels), kitchen wares and has a modern laundry room. The large lanai is well covered and the deep pool stays cool in the HOT sun. There are plenty of chairs for lounging and taking in the reds, oranges and yellows of the sunset, making for a perfect family photo...of which we took many! We would highly recommend a stay at this beautiful home. Thank you for helping to make our family vacation such a memorable trip!

Warm regards,

Allan and Jennifer Reyes

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a more perfect spot to get away from our busy lives and recharge. Fabrice and Miho are gracious hosts who have thought through everything - from detailed directions to the house, to great recommendations for local food and activities, to binoculars for spotting birds and monkeys. Every day was spent swimming and exploring and every night was spent stargazing underneath the most expansive star-filled sky we have ever seen. We cannot recommend Hacienda Isabella highly enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erin for this great review. We are glad that you guys enjoyed the property. You are welcome back anytime. Pura Vida! Fabrice & Miho
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Absolutely stunning home. Such lovely hosts. Looking forward to coming back in the near future

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning home. Such lovely hosts. Looking forward to coming back in the near future. I came here with a large group of friends, and we fell in love with the home and town.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nima for the kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Hacienda Isabella and Villa Saxo. We look forward to having you again. Pura Vida! Miho & Fabrice
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Amazing stay at Hacienda Isabella!

  • 5 of 5

It is our second time in this wonderful villa and once again, we absolutely loved it. Fabrice, the owner, is really nice and helpful and will make you feel welcomed and at home in no time. The villa is only a short drive away from really nice beaches or you can stay at home and enjoy the beautiful pool, which is always fresh and clean. Bottom line : BOOK YOUR STAY AT HACIENDA ISABELLA! You won't regret it :)

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola Chloe, Thank you very much for the great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Hacienda Isabella. We look forward to see you next year! Pura Vida! Fabrice & Miho
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London, United Kingdom

Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

Quite often when you arrive at a holiday location it fails to live up to expectation. Hacienda Isabella is the opposite of that and exceeds expectations in every way. It was our first time in Costa Rica and we could not have chosen a better place to stay.

This truly is an exceptional location, and most definitely off the road less travelled. If you want seclusion but to be somewhere that is within easy reach of a whole host of activities then this beautiful haven is ideal - but 4WD vehicles are a must!

You could never leave the house, and fabulous swimming pool, and have an excellent stay, but this being Costa Rica there is so much to do whether it is zip lining, horse riding, visits to the volcano or strolls along beautiful beaches. And as for the sunsets they have to be seen to be believed.

Fabrice and Miho are excellent hosts and were able to help us with everything from a flat car battery to organising unforgettable days out.

We cannot recommend this location highly enough. You are guaranteed an unforgettable holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cette maison est grandiose, pièces spacieuses, et très fonctionnelles.

La terrasse est superbe avec une vue exceptionnelle.

Les propriétaires sont très accessibles et disponibles.

Nous recommandons grandement cette maison de vacances.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Liberia International Air Port
Nearest Ferry
31 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Highway 160
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Junquillal, Blanca, Marbella, Avellanas, Tamarindo
Car: necessary

Hacienda Isabella is located within 100 hectares of secure private land with jungle forest, small rivers, small valley's & hills, our family teak plantation. 1/3 of our land is bordering national forest reserve (pristine, untouched jungle/forest reserve with some of the most amazing animals on the planet). You are far away from it all to experience a peaceful atmosphere, yet if you want some activities, then beaches, surfing, eco-tourism, golf, our favorite French Cuisine, night life & more are all within a half hour to hour drive....But honestly, you are going to want to stay home for the view, animal watching, & serene atmosphere.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

*Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

** Christmas and New Year's week can only be book together with a minimum of 10 nights at the nightly rate.

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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