Villa Encantadora Ultra Luxury Oceanview Home
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Playa Hermosa house description
Nestled on the majestic hillsides that surround the Bay of Hermosa in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, sits Villa Encantadora 'Charmer'. You will find yourself much more than charmed by this 4500 sq. ft. home. The 4 spacious bedrooms, most with stunning views, are accompanied by the Villa's 4 beautifully tiled bathrooms. This 2 story home spaciously separates the sleeping quarters to allow its' inhabitants privacy. The common living areas: living room, dining area, and kitchen view upon Hermosa Bay through a continuous wall of glass maximizing the glorious view of the Bay and Pacific Ocean. From the vistas of the living areas and bedrooms you will partake in sunsets that are simply nothing short of spectacular. Each evening Encantadora will beckon your return from your daily activities to once again capture Nature's magical display.
Outside: Opulence abounds throughout the entire property. The Infinity Pool visually merges into the Ocean and provides cooling relief from the continuous sunshine. The comfortable covered patio provides shade for reading or lounging while permitting unobstructed views. The separately covered grilling area is surrounded by a sunbathing open stone patio which spaciously flows to the the pool's step down entrance. A stainless steel gas grill anxiously awaits preparation of your 'daily catch'. There is an outdoor shower for washing off any sandy memories of your day at La Playa. All this and much more abounds the perimeter of the Villa.
Inside: Inside you will find a full sized and modernly equipped American Kitchen. Stocked with all the appliances and utensils needed to prepare any meal you might desire. There are stools and a eat on countertop avoiding the necessity to eat at the spacious 8 chaired dining table. Music fills the Villa from a embedded stereo speaker system. Comfortable seating abounds in a grand expense of luxurious space. High Speed Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the Villa and grounds. TV, DVD, Internet and all the modern electronic conveniences can be found at the Villa.
Beachfront Golf: As with all Beachfront Properties Rentals, Renters of 'Encantadora' will have golf privileges at Papagayo Golf and Country Club at reduced rates. Daily space is limited to 4 rounds of golf and subject to availability. See your Beachfront representative for further information.
- 4500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Rain Forests
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Dining Area
- Paper Towels
- Alarm Clock
- Iron & Board
- Wireless Internet
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Activities Guide
- Local Activities Guide
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Housekeeper Included
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Large Cooler
- Tennis Court
- Gated Community
- Beach Towels
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
We stayed in this Villa in Feb 2009. We are a family with 3 young children and we traveled to Costa Rica with another family with 2 children. Villa Encantadora is stunning and well appointed; it accomodated our two families perfectly because there were 2 bedrooms in one part of the house and a 2 bedrooms + TV room in another part of the house. The property description was accurate and was more elegant in real life than I anticipated from the pictures. It was definitely clean and well taken care of. Both the owner and concierge provided great customer service before the vacation as we were planning our trip and during it. The pool was perfect... beautiful (especially at sunset) and the depth & temperature with a wide expanse of steps going into the water was easy for us and our kids. The property is located in the back (top of the hill) of a gated community so we felt very safe the whole time we were there. Our favorite excursion was to hire someone to take us by boat to a private (no road access) beach and our favorite restaurant was Ginger's. I have already recommended this property to friends and I would stay there again in a heartbeat. We can't wait to vacation in Costa Rica again!
- Guest Mom of 3 girlies (Barrington, IL )
- Date of stay 02/11/09
- Review Submitted 03/10/09
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
.My husband and I, along with 4 close friends, just returned from our trip to Costa Rica. I only wish we could have stayed another week. The Villa is absolutely beautiful. It sits high on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We sat on the veranda and watched the birds and butterflies and listened to the ocean waves in the distance. At night we were mesmerized by the most gorgeous sunsets that you can imagine. The home had everything we needed and more. We packed some frozen meat in our suitcase and since Houston is only a 3 hour flight it was still frozen on arrival. We cooked almost every evening meal on the outdoor gas grill that has a full kitchen. I did learn the day before departing that you can buy fresh fish and shrimp on the beach. Next time we will take advantage. Most restaurants on the beaches have delicious, fresh seafood. The maid, Yevette, was wonderful and cleaned and did laundry, including our clothes, upon request. I really appreciated the concierge, Tim, giving us our privacy but always available when we needed something. I would, definitely recommend using Mountain Outdoor Adventures for private tours. Rafael and Julio took us on several private tours. They were extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun. They felt like a part of the group rather than our guides. We took a boat ride from the beach with Captain Al. He took us to a white, sandy beach where we collected shell and snorkeled. He was a real character. The people of Costa Rica are so warm and friendly. I never felt unsafe. By the way, my husband is very hard to please and he loved everything about the Villa Encantadora. When we return to Costa Rica it will be our home away from home. PURA VIDA!
- Guest Wendy (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 07/29/10
- Review Submitted 08/07/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
Playa Hermosa Paradise
Playa Hermosa Paradise
We stayed at Villa Encantadora with 9 people. including family and friends. This is the second time we've stayed at this home, the first being in 2007. As before, Beachfront Properties took great care of us. Gus is a very conscientious, dependable concierge and Elsy took great care of things around the house. We had been to the house before so we called Gus from the car rental office and he met us at the house with the keys. He had even brought cold beer to greet us with. The house is beautiful and well-furnished and maintained. Our favorite activity was lounging around the beautiful infinity pool. We also enjoyed the beach at Playa Hermosa, surfing in Tamarindo and the Congo Trail canopy tour. We knew of many restaurants from our previous trip so we made sure to visit our favorites, Ginger and La Finisterra. We also ate at Villa del Sueno, Hotel Velero, Papagayo Seafood (in Playa del Cocos) and Aqua Sport. However, the best meal we ate was the lunch that Elsy prepared for us. We also ate homemade guacamole and margaritas every evening as we watched the sunset. This house is perfect great for large groups and all ages. We had ages ranging from 18 months to 53 years and everyone had plenty to do. I highly recommend, Playa Hermosa, Beachfront Properties and Villa Encantadora.
- Guest Jeff (Southlake, TX, USA)
- Date of stay 05/23/09
- Review Submitted 06/08/09
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Our family had a wonderful stay at Villa Encantadora. After a busy week in La Fortuna and Monteverde, VE provided a relaxing end to our Costa Rican adventure. The views, infinity pool, and outdoor spaces were spectacular. Slide open all of the glass doors which line the back of the house, plug in your iPod, grab a cool drink, and hang out in the pool. It was so beautiful at VE, it was hard to leave to go to the beach. Our favorite time was late afternoon/early evening enjoying the sunsets. We had three excellent meals out (Ginger, Cafe de Playa, and at Villa del Sueno) but we also enjoyed a couple of great dinners at home after stocking up at the very nice AutoMercado in Playa del Coco. The beautiful home was very nicely furnished and comfortably spacious for our family of five. Villa Encantadora exceeded our expectations and will happily recommend it to friends.
- Guest Al from Chicago (Chicago area)
- Date of stay 04/03/09
- Review Submitted 04/23/09
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
My husband and I traveled to Playa Hermosa after a week of hiking through the Costa Rican rain forests. Villa Encantadora was our last stop and far exceeded our expectations. The view of the Pacific Ocean, which can be seen from most rooms, was spectacular. Each evening, we enjoyed drinks on the porch or swam in the Infiniti pool while the sun set. This became a tradition. Inside, there is a large, modern kitchen with comfortable seating for meals. The entire house is spotless, and handsomely equipped, giving guests the feeling of being pampered. We slept well and most bedrooms enjoy the privacy of their own bathrooms. The evidence of nature abounds from the sounds and sightings of howler monkeys to exotic birds attracted by the plantings near the house. The house is located in a gated community. The beach is within walking distance. Nearby towns are easily accessible by car and offer a wide selection of reasonably priced restaurants with a variety of ethnic cuisines. Our day trips included an unforgettable boat trip to the nearby islands (visible from the house) allowing exploration of caves on shore and underwater reefs rich with exotic fish, sea urchins, and living shells. In general, the weather was good for the end of summer/early fall, though we did experience the zip lines in the rain (one day)! By the time we had reached the house, our clothes had dried. Our week was much too short and would strongly recommend a two week stay. It’s a great house for family get-togethers, multiple couples, or girlfriend getaways. The house is large enough for privacy yet has many cozy areas for smaller gatherings. Villa Encantadora is on our list for a return vacation – as soon as we can getaway! Pura Vida! Judy & Steve
- Guest Judy & Steve (Laurel, MD USA)
- Date of stay 09/12/08
- Review Submitted 11/13/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
What a Beautiful Interlude!
What a Beautiful Interlude!
My wife and I were privileged to stay in this great villa with its extraordinary views and assorted amenities. I'm not given to waxing eloquent about most things, but must admit everything about Villa Encantadora was the best -- the furnishings, the attention to detail -- everything was provided to making our stay luxurious and comfortable. We were able to enjoy restaurants, bars, sports, beaches, or to be as private as we wanted to be, which was mainly our reason for this getaway. Would we come here again? You bet!
- Guest PaulGregory (Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.)
- Date of stay 08/26/08
- Review Submitted 11/12/08
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Adair Arlen Finds a Writer's Paradise
Adair Arlen Finds a Writer's Paradise
As a writer, words cannot adequately express the thrill of the wonderfully pleasant experience Villa Encantadora has to offer, from the elegantly furnished, spacious rooms themselves to the quiet charm of the gardens. My husband loved the golf course(s), which he found to be all he'd hoped for and, of course, the beaches are superb. The owners have provided a spectacular villa replete with stunning views. It goes without saying that this property is clean and well-maintained. And, of course, I plan to feature Villa Encantadora in a book I'm presently writing; my hero deserves to find a relaxing holiday in an exquisite location.
- Guest Adair Arlen (Lacombe, Louisiana, USA)
- Date of stay 02/08/08
- Review Submitted 11/12/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
Great House, Use the safe
Great House, Use the safe
Overall, we had a great stay. We did get broken into and had our computer and various other electronics stolen, but other than that, it was nice. After having several thousands of dollars stolen in the break-in, we got the keys to the walk-in safe. I would suggest getting those keys upon your arrival and lock up anything of value, especially electronics. I'm glad we stayed two weeks, because the first week the house ran out of water each day for several hours. The second week, they apparently fixed the problem and we had no more water issues. The house is beautiful. The view was great. Elsi, the housekeeper was wonderful and cooked breakfast daily for us. If you want to arrange any tours, I would do it immediately upon your arrival so that you get to do all you want. The Tahini Boat cruise and the Papagayo Zip Lining were far and away the two best things we did. Tamarindo surfing was also nice. Restaurants: La Finesterra and Ginger's were our 2 favorite restaurants.
- Guest Chris & Kristen (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 07/04/08
- Review Submitted 07/18/08
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Manager response: It is true about the break in. In 3 yearrs of renting this is the first and we hope the only time this happens. The keys to the safe are available to all renters. We are so sorry that this took place but very happy that Chris and Kristen otherwise enjoyed their trip and most important loved the house.
WOW! Having just returned from our visit in Playa Hermosa at the Villa Encantadora, we can only hope that it is always occupied. The photos posted for the villa don't even come close to the actual beauty, privacy, and quality of this Villa's true offering. Elsy even helped us cook the "guyo pinto" typical Costa Rican dish. Gus had great activity suggestions, especially The Tahini Catamaran snorkel & sunset sail with dinner. It was just fabulous! The transaction with the rental property was efficient and accurate. We highly recommend this property.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/01/08
- Review Submitted 04/09/08
The house was great, we had 4 kids and they took over the top floor. It was perfect. Guss and Elsy were wonderful as well and very helpful.Thanks so much for helping to make such a great vacation!!
- Guest Holly B. (Denver, Co.)
- Date of stay 11/01/07
- Review Submitted 11/26/07
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Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2013
3 night min stay
Extra Nights: $442
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- Nearest Airport: Liberia International Airport at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: beach at 1 Kilometres
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Evening Lights Transform the Villa
Living Room View over Pool of Hermosa Bay
Dining Table with View over Hermosa
Three Single Bedrroom with Two Trundles sleeps 5
Master Bath Suite's Private Shower and Toilet
Kitchen's Passthrough Window to BBQ Area
Patio View of Outdoor BBQ Kitchen
Nightime is Magical
From the Terrace of the Second Floor Queen Bedroom
View of the Villa from the Back
Sunsets from the Pool
Living Room towards Dining Area and Kitchen
Kitchen view to Living Room
Looking from Dining Area back to Kitchen
First Floor Queen Bedroom
Fully Equipped American KItchen
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Central Pool Patio View
Master Bedroom's Terrace
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