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Beachfront Villa on Magnificent Deserted Beach. Private Lap Pool

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Pool area with Rancho and private lap pool.

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Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Playa Bandera estate description

Beachfront villa with lush, private grounds and every amenity located on a magnificent undiscovered beach on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, midway between Jaco and Manuel Antonio. You'll feel as if you're in your own private resort as you experience all the home has to offer. Traditional Spanish hacienda styling combines with tropical flair to create a welcoming retreat you'll never want to leave.

Three generously sized and well-appointed bedrooms plus three full baths provide ample room to sleep up to 10 people, where the sounds of surf will lull you to sleep each night. The three bedrooms feature one king bed, one queen, and two doubles, plus a pull out sofa in the living room, providing plenty of privacy for everybody. The bathrooms feature large, walk-in showers. One bathroom includes an open air double shower where bougainvillea cascades over the wall to greet you.

Kitchen, Dining & Living Rooms, Pool Area, Grounds: The gourmet kitchen, outfitted by a 'foodie', and furnished with brand new stainless steel appliances, provides plenty of space to create your own culinary masterpieces. Extensive collection of dishware, serveware, flatware and linens. The large living room provides a generous space to relax for everyone. Handmade custom hardwood furnishings throughout the house, including a solid teak table and chairs that seat ten in the dining room.

Relax beside the private lap pool with a good book, nap under palm trees in a hammock, enjoy sunsets or an early morning walk on the 4 mile beach just outside the door. A rancho, the covered bar and barbeque area by the pool, provides ample outdoor entertaining space. Outdoor fountains at the entry and by the pool add to the atmosphere. Another rancho by the beach completes the picture.

Nearly two acres of manicured and lushly landscaped grounds overflow with gorgeous tropical plantings, orchids and palm trees to provide you with a serene and private getaway.

Adventures Await You: Numerous adventures await you close by. Beach activities include surfing, swimming, body surfing, boogie boarding, fishing and shelling. Nearby are zip-lining, sportfishing, golf, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, tennis, boating, horseback riding, canyoning, and hiking.

View the abundant wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. Flocks of pelicans soar on the breezes overhead. Parrots chatter as they dart through and feast on fruit each morning. Butterflies and hummingbirds are frequent visitors and the grounds are landscaped with plantings designed to attract them. Monkeys, sloths and iguanas live close by and pass through the property regularly. Various species of sea turtles nest on the local beaches, and if you're lucky, one of the sea turtle conservation organizations may be doing a baby turtle release during your visit that you can participate in. Grey whales also migrate past out in the deep water at certain times of the year.

Other Information: The home is convenient to San Jose and the Central Valley, with close proximity to several of Costa Rica's spectacular national parks: Manuel Antonio, Carara, and a bit further away, Marino Ballena.

The small, authentic Costa Rican town of Parrita is close by.

Many good restaurants are located a short drive away in either direction. The house also features high speed Internet and a Wi Fi network. A flat screen TV combined with a Roku box, as well as a well-stocked games cupboard provide indoor entertainment options.

Make sure to check out our website, www.villalafiacacr.com for lots more information and photos.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Concierge
      • Housekeeper
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome
      • Limited Accessibility:

        Once inside, the entire main floor, which includes two bedrooms, is quite accessible. There are stairs required to reach the second story master bedroom, several steps at the front entry, and three steps down to reach the pool area. There is only a single step at the back door, making this the most accessible entrance. ...moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

      • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

        Pull-out couch in Living Room...moreless

      • Master Suite: 1 queen

        Custom built hardwood bed...moreless

      • Guest Room 2: 2 double

        Custom built hardwood beds...moreless

      • Guest Room 1: 1 king

        Custom built hardwood four poster bed...moreless

      • La Fiaca has three generously sized bedrooms equipped with comfortable beds with high quality mattresses, high thread count sheets and plenty of pillows- everything you need to relax and fall asleep to the sounds of the surf. The upper floor master suite features a queen-sized custom-built hardwood bed, dressing area, large en suite bathroom, plus a screened veranda with comfortable seating and a desk which overlooks the grounds and the ocean. Two guest bedrooms are on the main floor. One features a king-sized four poster bed with pineapple finials, custom-built of hardwood, and a campaign desk. The other features two custom-built hardwood double beds. Each bedroom features large, comfortable rattan easy chairs, plus built-in teak shelving units for storage of your belongings and luggage....moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      • Master Bath: toilet, shower, bidet

        ...moreless

      • Main Floor Bath: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • Pool Bath: toilet, shower

        Open air double shower...moreless

      • Three generous bathrooms with large walk-in showers, custom tilework, and custom-built teak cabinetry. One bathroom includes an open air double shower with bougainvillea cascading over the wall to greet you. Imagine showering with the sky above you!...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Also nearby: Canopy tours (Zip lines), Ultralight aircraft tours, sea kayaking. Brand new large beach palapa/rancho, Additional entertainment amenities are planned. Charcoal BBQ Grill: Built in brick barbeque with sink, counter space, and bar area in the covered 'Rancho' adjacent to the pool. Perfect for entertaining! Beachfront: Just steps outside the door through a palm grove to the beach where you will find four miles of mostly deserted beach. Oceanfront: We are right on the Pacific, so you will enjoy the sound of surf day and night Cooking Utensils Provided: Lots of cooking utensils and tools provided in this 'foodie's' kitchen! Complete selection of dishware, flatware, linens and serving pieces. Full Kitchen: Brand new stainless steel appliances: Gas range & oven, side by side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher. Lots of smaller appliances. Refrigerator: New side by side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and ice/water dispenser....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Lending library of books provided. You can pick up a vacation read, or drop off the books you don't want to carry home. We also have tropical and latin- themed cookbooks for inspiration....moreless

          • Books For Adults
          • Games:

            Fully stocked games cabinet with dozens of games provided....moreless

          • Games For Kids
          • Music Library:

            i-Pod docking station and speakers for your i-Pod, i-Phone or other device....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Roku box provided for movie, games, music, and other entertainment which stream from the Internet....moreless

          • Stereo:

            i-Homes provided for your use. You bring the i-Phone or i-Pod with the music you prefer, or connect your laptop...moreless

          • Television:

            Flat screen TV provided...moreless

          • Toys:

            A selection of toys for the pool and the beach are provided....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Rain Forests
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Volcano
          • Water Parks
          • Waterfalls
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach:

            Just steps outside the door through a palm grove to the beach where you will find four miles of mostly deserted beach....moreless

          • Beach View:

            Just steps outside the door through a palm grove to the beach where you will find four miles of mostly deserted beach....moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Just steps outside the door through a palm grove to the beach where you will find four miles of mostly deserted beach....moreless

          • Near The Ocean:

            Our villa is right on the ocean...moreless

          • Ocean View:

            We are right on the Pacific, so you will enjoy the sound of surf day and night....moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            We are right on the Pacific, so you will enjoy the sound of surf day and night. ...moreless

          • Town:

            The charming and authentic town of Parrita is a short drive away...moreless

          • Waterfront:

            Just steps outside the door through a palm grove to the beach where you will find four miles of mostly deserted beach....moreless

          • Waterfront:

            We are right on the Pacific, so you will enjoy the sound of surf day and night. ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Paragliding
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Custom built hand-carved solid hardwood table with newly upholstered chairs seats ten comfortably. ...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Activities Guide
          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Broadband Access:

            High Speed DSL Internet available. ...moreless

          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer:

            Brand new front loading dryer - full capacity...moreless

          • Dialup Access
          • Filtered Water
          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            We love to do yoga and pilates outside on the grounds in the open air....moreless

          • Free Long Distance:

            Free US calls on our VOIP phone. Seattle area code....moreless

          • Garage
          • Hair Dryer
          • Internet:

            Wi-Fi Internet provided. ...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided:

            Luxurious high thread count sheets on all beds. Plenty of bath and beach towels....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Living room with space for everyone to gather faces the beach and grounds....moreless

          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Mosquito Magnet
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking:

            Special guest parking area provided...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Separate gravel parking area for guests ...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Shampoo
          • Sofa Bed
          • Telephone:

            Free calling within Costa Rica on the local phone. ...moreless

          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided:

            Ample and luxurious beach towels and bath towels provided. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Brand new front loading washer - full capacity...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Wireless network...moreless

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Catering Available:

            Our caretakers will be happy to prepare meals for you, if desired. Ask for a quotation....moreless

          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffeemaker with permanent gold filter. No need to purchase the paper kind. We also have an espresso maker for those of you who cannot be without your latte! ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Plenty of cooking utensils and tools provided in this 'foodie's' kitchen! Complete selection of dishware, flatware, linens and serving pieces, plus specialty cooking tools....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Amply supplied with plenty of beautiful dishes, glassware & serving pieces. Most of our guests say they have never seen another rental house like it!...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            A rare feature in Costa Rica!...moreless

          • Freezer:

            Part of side by side refrigerator/freezer combination...moreless

          • Grill
          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen:

            Brand new stainless steel appliances: Gas range & oven, side by side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher. Lots of smaller appliances....moreless

          • Microwave:

            New stainless steel microwave...moreless

          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Pantry is well stocked, and left that way for your convenience. We like to operate on the honor system. We merely ask that if you use it, you replace it!...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New side by side stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and ice/water dispenser. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Brand new stainless steel professional grade gas stove and oven with second warming oven below....moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster:

            Wide slot toaster for your convenience...moreless

          Outside

          • Barbecue
          • Beach Chairs
          • Beach Towels
          • Binoculars
          • Boat:

            Boats available for charter at nearby marinas- Pez Vela Marina in Quepos or Los Suenos Marina at Playa Herradura....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Pool terrace and expansive outdoor space adjoining the house. Two outdoor dining tables, plus the bar area....moreless

          • Golf:

            Golf is available nearby at La Iguana 18 hole, par 72 golf course at Los Suenos....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Two acres of manicured grounds with swaying palm trees overhead adds to the magic. A tiled bench on the grounds provides a peaceful hideaway....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Built in charcoal barbeque grill with surrounding bar, called a 'Rancho' in Costa Rica, makes the perfect entertaining spot....moreless

          • Patio
          • Porch / Veranda:

            Screened veranda off the master bedroom provides the perfect place to lounge and survey the grounds....moreless

          • Screen Porch / Veranda
          • Small Cooler
          • Tennis:

            Tennis is available a short drive away at Los Suenos resort and also in Quepos....moreless

          • Terrace
          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
          • Walkway To Water
          • Water Sports Gear:

            Pool toys and rafts for use in the pool, and boogie boards for use in the surf are provided....moreless

          • Wood Deck

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

          • Outdoor Pool
          • Private Pool:

            Luxurious lap pool with built-in underwater bench perfect for relaxing or swimming. Beautifully landscaped pool terrace with chaise lounges...moreless

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas/New Years 2014
                  Dec 13 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,912
                  High Season
                  Jan 5 - Mar 26, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $364
                  $2,184 $6,552
                  Easter, 2015
                  Mar 27 - Apr 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,912
                  High Season
                  Apr 6 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $364
                  $2,184 $6,552
                  Green Season
                  Jun 1 - Nov 20, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $333
                  $1,976 $5,928
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $333
                  $1,976 $5,928
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Minimum stay 7 nights during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter weeks. Minimum stay 3 nights otherwise.

                  Cancellation policy per terms of rental agreement. Available by contacting owner during booking process.


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                  Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                  Location

                  20 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Jose or Quepos
                  0.25 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ruta de Alex
                  82 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Puntarenas
                  37 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Los Suenos
                  4.5 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 34
                  0.25 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Ruta de Alex
                  Playa Bandera
                  Nearest Beach
                  Playa Bandera

                  Car: Recommended

                  Convenient to Manuel Antonio, Jaco, San Jose. Many attractions nearby, and tons to do right on our own beach!

                  Other Activities: Swimming, surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, beach fishing, beachcombing, beachwalking, wildlife viewing, and bird watching are all available on-site.

                  Also available nearby: canopy tours & zip lines, sportfishing, ultra-light flights, golf, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, mangrove tours, wildlife viewing, bird watching, hiking, snorkeling & scuba diving, canyoning, shopping, health/beauty spas.

                  For more information, photos and videos, see our website, see link below.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: We hadn't planned on purchasing a home in Costa Rica when we found this house - it just spoke to us! We totally fell in love, and things gradually evolved from there. We live in Seattle, so it is wonderful to have a place to escape our grey winter skies, which we do at every opportunity.

                  Why the Owner Chose Playa Bandera:
                  We had made several trips to Costa Rica when we started to look at property. The country has so much going for it: stunning beauty everywhere, friendly people, amazing wildlife, not to mention its stable democracy and everything that goes with that. We were captivated. Of all the places we looked, we liked Playa Bandera the best. It is still relatively undiscovered, and one of the few beaches where the road passes behind the houses, instead of in front of them which makes a big difference. We love that for most of the year, we can walk on this incredible, utterly perfect beach on a brilliant sunny morning and see two or four other people, at the most. The house was a real 'fixer' when we found it, but it had 'great bones' and we could really see the possibilities! We spent an entire year with a full time construction crew returning her to her former glory - and then some! - addressing every conceivable detail. It was truly a labor of love. We repaired and painted walls, ceramic tile, wrought iron, etc. We replaced nearly all the lighting. We had handmade furniture built. It was an incredible project and a wonderful experience. Now La Fiaca is our own little piece of paradise. We are excited to share it with others, whom we hope will fall in love with the place the way we did.


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                  Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish

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                  Photos

                  • Pool area with Rancho and private lap pool.

                    Pool area with Rancho and private lap pool.

                  • Gourmet kitchen and dining area. Custom-built table seats 10

                    Gourmet kitchen and dining area. Custom-built table seats 10

                  • Enjoy lounge chairs beside the private lap pool

                    Enjoy lounge chairs beside the private lap pool

                  • Villa La Fiaca, a beachfront home with extensive grounds

                    Villa La Fiaca, a beachfront home with extensive grounds

                  • Rancho adjacent to pool has a bar and charcoal barbeque.

                    Rancho adjacent to pool has a bar and charcoal barbeque.

                  • Enjoy surfing right on our beach. Bilingual instruction is available

                    Enjoy surfing right on our beach. Bilingual instruction is available

                  • Living room with multiple seating areas

                    Living room with multiple seating areas

                  • Seafood lovers enjoy the bounty, including fresh lobster

                    Seafood lovers enjoy the bounty, including fresh lobster

                  • Sunset is one of the most beautiful times of the day

                    Sunset is one of the most beautiful times of the day

                  • Baby sea turtle release

                    Baby sea turtle release

                  • The house at dusk

                    The house at dusk

                  • Fresh fish just off the boat is a regular treat

                    Fresh fish just off the boat is a regular treat

                  • Spanish fountain greets you at the front entry

                    Spanish fountain greets you at the front entry

                  • Main floor bedroom features king-sized four poster bed

                    Main floor bedroom features king-sized four poster bed

                  • Beautifully landscaped grounds, and cobbled path leading to the beach

                    Beautifully landscaped grounds, and cobbled path leading to the beach

                  • The master suite features queen bed, screened veranda, and dressing/bath area

                    The master suite features queen bed, screened veranda, and dressing/bath area

                  • Four miles of deserted beach await you on Playa Bandera, steps outside the door

                    Four miles of deserted beach await you on Playa Bandera, steps outside the door

                  • Roomy and comfortable living room accommodates everyone

                    Roomy and comfortable living room accommodates everyone

                  • Enjoy sunset on the beach

                    Enjoy sunset on the beach

                  • Second guest room on main floor features two doubles

                    Second guest room on main floor features two doubles

                  • Participate in a nearby sea turtle conservation program

                    Participate in a nearby sea turtle conservation program

                  • Baby sea turtle release

                    Baby sea turtle release

                  • Enjoy delectable tropical fruits and vegetables every day

                    Enjoy delectable tropical fruits and vegetables every day

                  • It's easy to spend an entire afternoon napping on one of our hammocks

                    It's easy to spend an entire afternoon napping on one of our hammocks

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english, french, Some Spanish
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
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