Unique Villa & Private Infinity Pool; Walking Distance to Beach
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Playa del Coco villa description
'Sails' is a spectacular 3 bed/3 bath villa, designed by Victor Canas, one of Costa Rica's most renowned modern architects. Each room offers exceptional ocean views over the Gulf of Papagayo and its islands and El Ocotal beach is a 3 minute walk away.
The open floor plan gives a feeling of spaciousness, tranquility and privacy. The whole glass front can be opened up to access the terrace and the fabulous out-sized infinity pool. Lush tropical gardens surround the terraces and are home to exotic birds and visiting howler monkeys.
Each bedroom has its own bathroom, a/c, fan and a private balcony/terrace. A tempered glass bridge gives access to the master bedroom. High speed internet access is available.
El Ocotal is an exclusive and secure gated community surrounding an award-winning crescent beach. It is just 1.5 miles from the bustling fishing village of Playas del Coco and 30 minutes from Liberia International Airport and capital city of Guanacaste.
The Main House or the Guest House?: The house is a wonderful place to spend a few days, but if you would prefer something smaller, or less costly, then the Guest House could be for you. It has its own separate entrance and three bedrooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen with two burner stove, toaster oven, microwave and refrigerator. Each of the rooms opens onto a private deck and all have views on the ocean, which is just a three minute walk away.
As a visitor in the Guest House, you have full access to the swimming pool, where beach towels, loungers and a shower are provided.
The rooms can be rented separately or in any combination. Please email for availability.
Planning your trip: If this is your first visit to Costa Rica and you would like some advice or assistance with your planning, please do not hesitate to ask. As well as suggesting local places of interest that you might like to visit, we can help with your car rental requirements or organize a pick-up from the airport.
Catering & Special Events?: If you would like to organize a special event, then we can certainly help with this. We know excellent restaurants in the neighborhood and can help you arrange delivery of meals as required.
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- The Master Bedroom, accessed by a glass bridge, has a 270 degree view over the ocean and the surrounding hillsides, as well as a private balcony with seating to enjoy the views. There is a walk in closet area off he en suite bathroom. The second bedroom has a private 'Julietta' balcony and ocean views as well as an en suite bathroom. The third bedroom is downstairs and furnished with a queen sized futon. There are large sliding windows giving access to a private terrace. The bathroom is just adjacent to this bedroom. The cable TV is in this room. All rooms have a/c and fans. There are 2 twin sized mattresses for additional guests as well as a second queen-sized futon. All rooms have air conditioning, fans and cable TV....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Audio Tape Player
- Rain Forests
- Coin Laundry
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Equestrian Events
- Whitewater Rafting
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Surf Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Dining Room
- Parking Off Street
- Ceiling Fans
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Basic Soaps
- Washing Machine
- Mosquito Magnet
- Air Conditioning
- Laundry Soap
- Iron & Board
- Wireless Internet
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Grinder
- Cooking Utensils
- Beach Towels
- Beach Chairs
- Gated Community
- Wood Deck
- Lawn / Garden
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
Relaxing week with Tarzan "the Wonder Dog"
Relaxing week with Tarzan "the Wonder Dog"
My wife and I and another couple spent our mornings snorkeling at two great beaches, both walking distance from the house, swimming with large schools of fish, rays, eels, and skates. Farther out we spotted dolphins and, though we didn't see them, people we talked to spotted a whale breaching in the bay. We spent our afternoons relaxing and enjoying the wonderfully warm temps by and in the fabulous pool. Joining us each morning for breakfast was Tarzan, a most polite and friendly host. Tarzan would share our breakfast, walk with us to the beach, and return to laze around the pool. He also enjoyed snack time each afternoon. He earned his snacks by being a faithful guard dog and easy going companion for us dog lovers. Owners, Cynthia and Patrice, were nearby, which was a plus. After greeting us on our arrival, they left us to our privacy, but were accessible when we had questions or needed help booking a day trip to Palo Verde ( a highly recommended trip). Also nearby was Juan, the gardener/guard, always friendly and quick to lend a hand when needed. Another plus was Francis, who came in to clean three times during the week and made sure we always had fresh towels and clean linens at midweek. The pool was also cleaned twice during our stay. "Sails" is a perfect house for relaxing or taking in the activities around the area. The view is fantastic and the variety of birds and animals that visit the property is astounding - parrots, parakeets, kiskadees, jays, mot mots, vultures, howler monkeys, iguanas, terasaurs, etc. Within walking distance or a very short drive are many great restaurants and bars. Our favorites were Father Rooster's on the beach and Coconuts and Las Olas in Playa del Coco. The house has everything one needs to enjoy a perfect vacation. We will return.
- Guest Douglas T. (Columbus, NE)
- Date of stay 02/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/01/13
My wife and I and our family stayed in this villa for a week over New Year's. Hopefully I can relate what a brilliant experience it was in under 2500 words. From the first communication with Cynthia to the tearful goodbye at the end of the week, absolutely everything was brilliant. All of my questions were promptly responded to, and the payments details were a breeze. The villa easily housed three adult couples and three year old twins. The kitchen, bathrooms, dining room, and living room were well appointed and had everything we needed. Not sure I ever sat in the living room as we spent so much of the time around the pool. Sipping a Costa Rican coffee and listening to the many species of wildlife in the morning, while gazing over the most incredible view, just doesn't get any better. On one of the mornings there were a group of howler monkeys playing in the tree over the pool. The twins thought it was great to have to have their own private zoo right at the villa. It was an easy trek to the beach, even for the tots. Special mention has to go to Tarzan "wonder dog" for his leadership and companionship for those trips to and from the beach. Returning to the villa, it was certainly refreshing to be able to jump into a clean infinity pool or enjoy a cold Imperial while lounging in a chaise. We ate lunch at Father Rooster's several times before returning to the villa after a morning of beach. My youngest daughter and her fiancee walked to Picante and had an incredible meal(he gave her the ring there). There are a number of restaurants in Playa del Coco but we chose to shop in town and prepare most meals in. I like to cook and managed to put on a New Year's Eve dinner including beef tenderloin, seafood pasta, salad, fresh pinnapple with rum, for eleven persons (our friends joined us) and enjoyed outside around the pool. The oldsters stayed in to celebrate the New Year by star gazing and tending tots while the youngers were able to enjoy the Latin American tradition in town. We did a sorkel trip to the islands and caves. Snorkelling was good but the highlight was the pod of dolphins playing in the wake was very exciting. Again the twins thought this was amazing. Thanks to Cynthia and Patrice and of course Tarzan for making our family so wecome and providing us with a 11/10 experience. We will never forget this trip of a lifetime. I could recommend this property to anybody including my mother-in-law. Pura Vida!
- Guest Cookie and friends (Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/10/13
Amazing Christmas Adventure
Amazing Christmas Adventure
We recently got back from an awesome stay at Renaud House over the Christmas Holidays. The pictures do not show just how amazing the house is. Glass, light, and comfortable spaces. Sliding glass doors in many of the rooms for indoor-outdoor living. We woke up each morning to a panoramic sunrise over the ocean. And you can't beat the infinity pool! The location was perfect for us, as we took the opportunity to explore the area and do different activities. Playa De Coco has a good mix of restaurants, shops and bars. Playa de Ocotal is just a short walk down the hill, with the local beach bar, Father Roosters. For sailing and snorkeling, we recommend the Sea Bird, and Diego at Star Paddle took us out on a great Christmas morning paddle. And for a big adventure, you can't miss the zip line, rafting, horseback riding and hot springs at Hacienda Guachipelin. Homeowners Cynthia and Patrice were really helpful in suggesting and arranging several of our family's activities, and checked in a few times to make sure we had all we need. And our kids fell in love with Tarzan, the dog. Great hospitality all around. We hope to be back again soon!
- Guest Eliza R.
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/07/13
Owner response: It's lovely to have a family who enjoy the house and gardens as much as we do, and who had so much fun visiting all the area. We're glad it was a warm and memorable Christmas holiday!
Relaxing stay in Playa Ocotal
Relaxing stay in Playa Ocotal
Thank you Cynthia and Patrice for a wonderful stay at your magnificient home at Playa Ocotal. The house and the terrace are spectacular and the huge infinity pool much appreciated even if we are only 5 minutes from the beach. The place is peaceful and your luscious gardens so well maintained by Juan. Even Tarzan (the dog) was a big plus for us as we are animal lovers. He is so sweet and a pleasant companion for our walks on the beach. We look forward to visit you soon. This has to be our best vacation spot ever.
- Guest Danielle G.
- Date of stay 02/09/12
- Review Submitted 02/24/12
We didn't want to leave this beautiful house!
We didn't want to leave this beautiful house!
We recently returned from a Girls' Vacation with 3 other ladies. This home is even more beautiful than the site's photos can capture. Everything is perfect - the home, the pool, the garden, and yes, even the dog. We are dog lovers and he was a very special added attraction - what a sweetheart! Every room is well appointed, clean, and bright. Juan the gardener made us feel pampered and safe and secure. Waking up every morning in the master suite to a spectacular view is a memory I will always cherish - I would definitely go back to this home. One of our favorite restaurants is Piccante's which is a very short drive away. If you go at night we advise taking a flashlight - there are no street lights and walking can be dicey. The manager Dany and the staff there are absolutely delightful and make you feel so at home. There is also a fun bar on the beach in Ocotal called Father Rooster where we enjoyed drinking, eating, and watching the sunset. We enjoyed shopping in the town of Coco and had a delicious dinner in a hotel/restaurant called the Palms. We went to Rincon National Park and walked around the volcano which was fun. We enjoyed Playa Famingo which is a nice beach to spend the day and later have a tasty lunch in a restaurant called Marie's. In a nutshell: Great house, the owners and neighbors are very gracious and accommodating, Costa Rica is a beautiful country and I hope to return some day to do all the things we didn't fit in to our week. Thank you so much Cynthia, Patrice, Ed, Lorrie, Juan, Dany, Francis, and Tarzan the Wonder Dog!
- Guest Mary G.
- Date of stay 11/12/11
- Review Submitted 12/07/11
My family recently spent a glorious three weeks at this stunning home. The home is every bit as spectacular as the photos indicate. It is well appointed, impeccably maintained, and is located in a beautiful setting. It is a very short walk to the beach and several fun restaurants. The the property receives regular visits from a host of beautiful birds and howler monkeys. It is a short drive to the quaint village of Playa del Coco, and conveniently located close to many beautiful beaches, national parks and volcanoes. The owner, Cynthia, was very gracious and helpful to us in ensuring we enjoyed our stay. She assisted with everything from the car rental to recommendations of restaurants, and worthwhile attractions and activities. She is supported by a wonderful team including Juan, the caretaker, Francis the housekeeper and of course, Tarzan the wonderdog. Juan and Francis are very pleasant, honest, trustworthy and aim please. Our next visit to Costa Rica will undoubtedly include a stay at this fabulous home. And, we highly recommend this property to anyone planning a vacation to Cost Rica. Jeff and Doreen, and Taylor (age 22) and Mackenzie (age 19).
- Guest Jeffrey L. (United States)
- Date of stay 03/20/11
- Review Submitted 05/14/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
This house, the view, the owners and the community of Ocotal are outstanding!! We can't say enough positive things about are 8 days at 'Sails Ocotal' as there isn't room to describe it. But briefly...the house was perfect for 3 couples, and Cynthia was incredible with her recommendations and assisting with arrangements for excursions. We wish we could go back every year, and if we do, we will make sure to stay at Cynthia and Patrice's gorgeous property. Honestly, the pictures on this site do not even do it justice - it really is that gorgeous and the service is that good! In addition to the assistance we received with choosing, negotiating, and booking various excursions (which included help organizing a surprise 5-yr anniversary vow renewal), the accomodations were also excellent thanks to the regular maid service, pool cleaner, and Juan the friendly gardener/security guard. We will also miss Tarzan the magnificent tour guide dog. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us Canadians!! Other features of note: we say monkeys in the trees 20 feet from us 3 out of the 8 days. Father Roosters is OK food, but we recommend Coconutz in Coco for standard Amerian/Canadian cuisine. El Ocotal restaurant has OUT OF THIS WORLD views but is pretty pricey and the menu was limited compared to other fine dining options in Coco, such as Citron which was delicious. The adventure day at Hacienda Guachepelin is incredibe: zip lining, horseback riding, tubing, rock climbing, swimming in a waterfall, and mud bath & hot springs all in one day. Don't miss out on the waterfall! Snorkeling is a 5-min walk from the house and is really good from the south side of the beach, especially on a clear day. Nothing else to say except that WE LOVED IT!!! I hope we are fortunate enough to return to your house one day. Thanks again Patrice and Cynthia!
- Guest Travelin Canucks (Winnipeg, MB,Canada)
- Date of stay 02/24/11
- Review Submitted 03/05/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you! We have to say that these were great guests and we really enjoyed meeting them, and helping a little with the renewal of vows on the beach (and trying to keep it a secret from the groom!) It was a lovely day! Hope you all make it back one day.
The Most Beautiful House!
The Most Beautiful House!
We returned from wonderful Costa Rica last week. My boyfriend, his three kids, and I spent 6 nights at this beautiful Ocotal house. The house itself is spectacular - very clean, comfortable, open and well equipped. I just loved waking up to those beautiful views! The swimming pool is amazing. The location is perfect and very safe. The town of Coco is about 10-minute car ride away. There are shops and restaurants. There are several good restaurants in the area. We really liked a place called Picante - just 5 minuts from the house. The Ocotal beach is about 10-minute walk. The beach has black sand. We made arrangements for a 4-hour boat and snorkeling tour right there on the beach - saw whales, dolphins, turtles, and many different fish. Costa Ricans are very nice and friendly. It helps if you speak a bit of Spanish. Cynthia and Patrice - the owners of the house - are wonderful. They are very knowledgable about the area and activities and are willing to anser all your questions and help with plans and making arrangements. Per their suggestion we did an Adventure Day - ziplinging, horseback riding, tubing, hot springs. We also did a boat tour and saw monkeys, snakes, all kinds of birds. I highly recommend this property. It's even more beautiful than the pictures above. The house is an architectural gem!
- Guest Viola (Chicago)
- Date of stay 02/17/11
- Review Submitted 02/28/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
Amazing House, Amazing Owners
Amazing House, Amazing Owners
Overall the house itself is incredible. Great views to wake up to, great modern open house. The infinity pool is perfect for a refreshing morning dip, or a relaxing mid-day swim. The 3 bedrooms in the house easily sleep 3 couples, or even 8 single people because they have 2 mattresses and 2 folding cots to sleep on. We went for an Adventure Day at Hacienda Guachipelin, which is about an hour drive, and definitely worth it. The house is about 30 minutes from Liberia, so worth flying into there, since it's about a solid 4 hour drive from San Jose airport. The owners are very helpful and friendly to coordinate logistics and suggest activities. A few additional points to know - the beach that is walking distance is pretty small, but there are nicer beaches about 20 minutes by car, and a great surfing beach (Tamarindo) about an hour away by car. The Internet is certainly sufficient for most needs, but it may be slow if you are going down for a working vacation (as we did). Overall highly recommended, and I hope to return.
- Guest Ariel (Boston)
- Date of stay 12/04/10
- Review Submitted 12/14/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children.
We have just returned from Costa Rica and staying at this incredible home. The pictures can not come close to capturing the panoramic scene before you or the architecture of the house. We did feel safe with the community the home resides and Juan's constant guard was appreciated as well. It was a bit of a surprise to have the dog so comfortable in the home especially since he needed grooming badly to address his overpowering order and fleas. This was the perfect location for exploring all the different beaches along the coast. Ed the neighbor was wonderful with his restaurant picks and helpful maps. If you are comfortable with basics amenities and an unbelievable pool with tremendous bird watching this is the place for you. Just remember to keep all food in the refrigerator or you may be surprised in the morning!
- Guest Happy in Colorado (Denver, Colorado)
- Date of stay 10/29/10
- Review Submitted 11/13/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thankyou! Tarzan (the dog) will be dealt with immediately on our return! He is amenable to criticism and firm commands however, and really knows he is meant to stay outside...
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Facing the villa from the large infinity pool
Dining Room and Kitchen from the Living Room
Glass bridge, staircase & interior garden
Enjoy the views from the Master Bedroom & balcony
Enjoy tranquility in the family room
Volcanoes from the Balcony
Enjoy the wonderful infinity pool and terraces
Relax in the spacious living room
Glass Bridge leading to Master Bedroom
Master bedroom and mountain views
The terrace, gardens, and Tarzan the wonder dog
Ocotal's Award winning crescent beach