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'El Chante' - the Most Beautiful House in Costa Rica, 5-Bedrooms, Sleeps 13

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El Chante features six individual Balinese bungalows across a sprawling property with lush gardens

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Last updated: 12/06/2013

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tamarindo house description

Overlooking the point where Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande intersect through the Tamarindo Estuary, El Chante is a tropical haven with sweeping ocean views that epitomizes any nature or surf lover’s idea of paradise.

A pioneer in luxury and sustainability, El Chante is inarguably the most beautiful – and eco-friendly – private house in all of costa rica. Each exquisite detail is placed with the utmost care and concern for the surrounding natural environment.

From an open-air architectural design eliminating the need for air-conditioning to recycled water irrigating the gardens, El Chante is a luxurious vacation rental you can feel good about.

Amid lush greenery and colorful fruit trees lay El Chante’s six distinct guest bungalows – each one just waiting to be discovered. Nestled in the trees, five of the bungalows act as individual bedroom suites, complete with their own private porch, master bath and bedroom decorated with authentic balinese furniture, wood carvings and traditional art.

Dip your toes in the infinity-edge pool or stroll through rich costa rican jungle up to the main bungalow, which features a state-of-the-art kitchen, open-air living room, dining area and entertainment cabina. Or, perhaps simply lounge in your personal villa and soak in pure seclusion that elicits a truly intimate connection to nature as you take in breathtaking ocean views of the waves pounding the sands of Tamarindo Beach.

At El Chante, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds: privacy and luxury set among nature with the comfort of knowing all the amenities, activities and excitement of downtown Tamarindo is right in your backyard.

We invite you to join us at El Chante and experience for yourself a one-of-a-kind paradise in Tamarindo. Indulge your senses and take pleasure knowing you’ve chosen the only house in costa rica built at the pinnacle of luxury, which simultaneously fosters a sustainable relationship with nature.

So come, escape to El Chante, a world apart with every convenience, comfort and care equipped to create memories guaranteed to last a lifetime…

Eco luxury -

Unlike anything that exists in the Costa Rican market, El Chante is a pioneer in sustainable luxury. Built in harmony with nature, El Chante is designed to make a minimal impact on the natural environment and instead, to work with and give back to the land surrounding it.

Sustainable features:
• In-house water treatment plant where all water used at El Chante is recycled and used to irrigate the gardens.
• Lush gardens built around large, natural trees that purify the air quality and keep the grounds cool.
• Composting system where extra organic waste and leftover food is used for fertilizer in the gardens.
• Open-air architectural design to promote ventilation, thus minimizing the need for ac and energy consumption.
• Constructed from locally harvested plantation wood.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Booking Possible
          • Lunch - Booking Possible
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Car Available
          • Chauffeur
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 13-14

          • Pan Dulce Master Bungalow: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Private entrance, patio, office, safe, mini-fridge & bath...moreless

          • Uluwatu Family Bungalow: 1 king, 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Private entrance, patio, desk, safe, mini-fridge & bath...moreless

          • Guest Bungalow Sapo: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Private entrance, patio, office, safe, mini-fridge & bath...moreless

          • Guest Bungalow Guethary: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Private entrance, patio, office, safe, mini-fridge & bath...moreless

          • The Crack Guest Bungalow: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Private entrance, patio, office, safe, mini-fridge & bath...moreless

          • Each bedroom is its own, private bungalow with private entrance, patio, full bathroom, desk, storage space, mini-fridge and coded safe. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            Half bath in main bungalow...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Master bed full bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Uluwatu bungalow full bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Sapo bungalow full bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

            Guethary bungalow full bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

            The Crack bungalow full bath...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Forests
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Rain Forests
          • Reefs
          • Restaurants
          • Volcano
          • Waterfalls

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Ocean View
          • Water View
          • Mountain View

          sports and adventure activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Paragliding
          • Rafting
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Skiing
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Wind-Surfing

          breakfast meal type

              • Booking Possible

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Open-air dining room with large wooden table, seats 14....moreless

                  • Seating for 14 people

                  dinner meal type

                      • Booking Possible

                      General

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Living Room

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen:

                            State of the art kitchen with industrial cooking equipment, fully equipped. Prep kitchen/storage and cold room downstairs. ...moreless

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster

                          lunch meal type

                              • Booking Possible

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Decks and patios throughout - ocean views...moreless

                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                Poolside lounge gazebo and yoga/massage studio nearby...moreless

                              • Balcony
                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Lush gardens built around large, natural trees that purify the air quality and keep the grounds cool. ...moreless

                              • Water Sports Gear

                              Pool / Spa

                                  • Private Pool:

                                    Infinity-edge lap pool with ocean views...moreless

                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer
                                  Jul 17 - Aug 17, 2014
                                  4 night min stay

                                  $25,000
                                  Low Season
                                  Aug 18 - Nov 21, 2014
                                  4 night min stay

                                  $15,000
                                  Thanksgiving 2014
                                  Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $25,000
                                  Low Season
                                  Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                                  4 night min stay

                                  $15,000
                                  pre-Christmas - season
                                  Dec 16 - Dec 19, 2014
                                  4 night min stay

                                  $30,000
                                  Christmas/New Year's
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $35,000
                                  High Season
                                  Jan 5 - Mar 27, 2015
                                  4 night min stay

                                  $25,000
                                  Easter Week
                                  Mar 28 - Apr 5, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $30,000
                                  Low Season
                                  Apr 6 - Jun 1, 2015
                                  4 night min stay

                                  $15,000
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $3,750

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  25% Deposit due at the time of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to check in.


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                                  Location

                                  42 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Liberia International Airport
                                  0.2 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Tamarindo Beach

                                  Car: Not Necessary

                                  Located at the heart of Costa Rica’s Gold Coast Beaches, Tamarindo is the region’s most vibrant and dynamic beach town. Made famous for its unparalleled surf and laidback beach culture, Tamarindo draws thousands of visitors from around the globe to its shores every year.

                                  Once an untamed fishing village, Tamarindo has grown into a miniature metropolis with a thriving and culturally diverse community of locals and foreigners alike. Tamarindo’s allure captures the spirit of many visitors who find it hard to leave after experiencing the consistent surf, year-round warm weather and healthy outdoor lifestyle encompassed by the Costa Rican phrase, “Pura Vida.”

                                  There’s something for every budget, background and taste in Tamarindo. Whether you’re looking for a 5-star restaurant or traditional local street food, Tamarindo has it all. The perfect combination of city balanced with nature, Tamarindo caters to anyone who craves an authentic Costa Rican experience with the comfort of knowing modern amenities can be found just around the corner.

                                  Gift shops, international restaurants and beachfront bars line the bustling main streets of Tamarindo keeping the town full of life and energy even in the low season. Running parallel to the main street is Tamarindo Beach, a vibrant playground where you will always find sunbathers, surfers and beachgoers playing volleyball or hanging out in the sand. Flanked by Langosta Beach to the south and Playa Grande to the north, Tamarindo Beach is an easy walk to some of the area’s best hidden beaches and untapped surf spots.

                                  It’s no surprise that an abundance of wellness, nature, beauty and healthy living has classified Tamarindo and much of the Guanacaste region as being located in the “Blue Zone” – a place where happiness and life expectancy is among the highest in the world.

                                  Less than a 5-minute walk to Tamarindo Beach and downtown, El Chante offers views of golden sands and azure waters with the dynamic town center as your backyard. Located in the quiet, northern end of Tamarindo, El Chante is close to the action, but secluded enough to avoid hearing any loud noises from the street. Also on this edge of town is access to the area’s best right-hand surf break. Even if you’ve never picked up a board before, El Chante is central to multiple surf spots suited for all skill levels.

                                  Further north of the property lies Las Baulas National Marine Park, a nesting ground for the indigenous giant leatherback sea turtles. Rich in wildlife, the area is home to an abundance of exotic species such as monkeys, iguanas and tropical birds.

                                   

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                                  • El Chante features six individual Balinese bungalows across a sprawling property with lush gardens

                                    El Chante features six individual Balinese bungalows across a sprawling property with lush gardens

                                  • Infinity edge pool with stunning ocean views of the Pacific Ocean

                                    Infinity edge pool with stunning ocean views of the Pacific Ocean

                                  • Unspoiled, panoramic view from the house - Tamarindo Estuary, Playa Grande & Las Baulas National Marine Park

                                    Unspoiled, panoramic view from the house - Tamarindo Estuary, Playa Grande & Las Baulas National Marine Park

                                  • Fully equipped, state of the art kitchen in the main bungalow for entertaining and hosting beautiful, catered meals. Prep kitchen also available downstairs

                                    Fully equipped, state of the art kitchen in the main bungalow for entertaining and hosting beautiful, catered meals. Prep kitchen also available downstairs

                                  • Living area

                                    Living area

                                  • Pan Dulce master bungalow

                                    Pan Dulce master bungalow

                                  • Uluwatu Family Bungalow features a kids' sleeping nook with bunk beds and a twin-size bed for the children

                                    Uluwatu Family Bungalow features a kids' sleeping nook with bunk beds and a twin-size bed for the children

                                  • Balinese daybeds and lounge chairs are scattered across the wooden decks and patios

                                    Balinese daybeds and lounge chairs are scattered across the wooden decks and patios

                                  • Bathroom with natural, Balinese accents.

                                    Bathroom with natural, Balinese accents.

                                  • Guest Bungalow Sapo with king-size bed, closet space, desk and private bath

                                    Guest Bungalow Sapo with king-size bed, closet space, desk and private bath

                                  • Bathroom

                                    Bathroom

                                  • Guest bungalow with Balinese furniture

                                    Guest bungalow with Balinese furniture

                                  • Infinity-edge lap pool with Balinese-style, thatched roof bale and lounge area

                                    Infinity-edge lap pool with Balinese-style, thatched roof bale and lounge area

                                  • Balinese lounge beds around the pool

                                    Balinese lounge beds around the pool

                                  • Open-air living room at sunset

                                    Open-air living room at sunset

                                  • Kitchen

                                    Kitchen

                                  • Open air dining room table overlooking the Tamarindo Estuary and Las Baulas National Marine Park. Seats 14.

                                    Open air dining room table overlooking the Tamarindo Estuary and Las Baulas National Marine Park. Seats 14.

                                  • Balinese daybed on the master bedroom patio overlooking the Pacific

                                    Balinese daybed on the master bedroom patio overlooking the Pacific

                                  • Multi-Media room featuring flatscreen TV, games, etc.

                                    Multi-Media room featuring flatscreen TV, games, etc.

                                  • Uluwatu Family Bungalow's open-air bathroom blends with nature

                                    Uluwatu Family Bungalow's open-air bathroom blends with nature

                                  • Private entry to the Uluwatu Family Bungalow

                                    Private entry to the Uluwatu Family Bungalow

                                  • A view through the lush gardens to neighboring bungalows - The grounds feature local fruit trees and native plant varieties

                                    A view through the lush gardens to neighboring bungalows - The grounds feature local fruit trees and native plant varieties

                                  • Guest Bungalow Guethary - doors open onto a patio to relax in harmony with nature

                                    Guest Bungalow Guethary - doors open onto a patio to relax in harmony with nature

                                  • Guest bungalow with sliding doors & garden patio

                                    Guest bungalow with sliding doors & garden patio

                                  $2,143 - $5,000 per night (USD)
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                                  5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 14

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                                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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