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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Private residence for up to 6 guests 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths
Puntarenas is approximately a ninety minute drive via a limited access toll road from Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) located in San Jose, the capital city. Most US air carriers provide frequent and convenient service to San Jose from the US. All major car rental companies are located at the airport or we can arrange transportation from the airport and car rental in Puntarenas.
The heart of Villa Cabomar is the open-air atrium between the kitchen and the computer area/laundry. A custom designed spa with water jets and falling water along with a wet bar, and half bath makes the back patio a private respite for relaxing. Villa Cabomar features high-level security measures, including gated parking, electronic entrance gates, and intercom. Native woods, original art and custom made furniture are found throughout the villa. Guests also have access to a fully equipped kitchen and washer and dryer.
Arrive at Villa Cabomar in the afternoon following your flight to Costa Rica. Enjoy a stroll on Paseo de los Turistas to experience the amazing sunset over the mountains on the Nicoya Peninsula. Linger over a dinner of Costa Rican seafood specialties at a nearby restaurant. Spend the next day exploring Puntarenas and relaxing on its endless beach. Awake refreshed and ready for an adventure to one of Costa Rica’s many natural attractions or spend the day relaxing on Villa Cabomar’s private patio next to the pool.
Some of Costa Rica's most spectacular beaches are within easy reach of Villa Cabomar. Ferries to beaches in the southern region of the Nicoya Peninsula - Montezuma, Mal Pais, Tambor - and to beaches in the northern region of the peninsula - Samara, Nicoya, Nosara - leave from the docks one half mile from Villa Cabomar. An great one day excursion is taking the ferry to Paquera and a taxi to Playa Organos, a secluded beach across the Gulf of Nicoya from Puntarenas. Remember to make arrangements with the cab driver to pick you up in time to catch the ferry back to Puntarenas. The ferry is a scenic, relaxing alternative to the long, overland drive on rough roads to these stunning beaches.
The Central Pacific's largest city, Puntarenas sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya. For years, it was the country's principal port, and although a newer port in nearby Caldera handles cargo, Puntarenas now hosts cruise ships and a large fishing fleet anchors in the estuary behind town. Being the country’s most important fishing port, Puntarenas is the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood, such as camarones al ajillo (shrimp scampi), pescado entero (whole fried fish), or ceviche de mariscos (bits of fresh seafood marinated in lime juice with onions, peppers and spices).
Puntarenas is a lively town on weekends, when people from San José fill its waterfront restaurants and bars. A series of open-air 'kioskos' specializing in ice cream and fresh tropical fruit drinks line the beach and is the perfect place to head for dessert or refreshment.
Member since: 2007
- 2736 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Included In Price
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedrooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. Bedrooms are equipped with cable TVs, and alarm clocks with CD players. The second floor bedrooms have balconies and interior windows overlooking central atrium as well as built-in hand-crafted native wood closets and storage units. The master bedroom on the main floor has a walk in closet and patio access. Each bedroom has a private bath with shower and hot water....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- Original artwork by Costa Rican artists decorates the living/dining area and the bedrooms. The kitchen and computer/utility area feature hand crafted native wood cabinets. Gated off street parking is provided and all entrances and windows are protected by custom designed and crafted wrought iron gates. The patio includes a spa pool with water jets and a water spout, and outdoor shower....moreless
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Tourist Attractions
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Puntarenas Beach stretches the length of the town and features a gently sloping beach with gentle surf. Popular pastimes are sun bathing, playing soccer, walking and viewing incredible sunsets....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Security System
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
The kitchen features granite countertops, hand crafted cabinets of native renewable wood and a wet bar. A full-sized refrigerator, stove with oven, microwave, and dishwasher are available. ...moreless
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Large Cooler
- Small Cooler
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Rates are per night for up to 6 people. Rates include full breakfast and hotel-style housekeeping every day except Sunday.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Have you already experienced an all-inclusive resort? Or, you´re not really the resort type?
Villa Cabomar offers a casually sophisticated alternative to the resort experience.
Many of Costa Rica´s most famous attractions are easy day-trips from Villa Cabomar including Monteverde Rain Forest; Jaco Beach, the surfing beach that put Costa Rica on the map; deep-sea sport fishing at Herradura Beach; rain forest canopy (zip line) tours; catamaran tour to white sand beaches on a tropical island; dozens of Pacific coast beaches; the town of Sarchi, the origin of Costa Rica´s famous wood crafts; as well as San Jose, the Costa Rican capital, famous for its National Theater, modeled on the Paris Opera, the Museum of Gold and world-class shopping and dining.
You can book tours to many of Costa Rica's attractions with agencies in Puntarenas. These tours can last from a couple of hours to a full day. Dozens of beaches are accessible within 30 minutes to two hours from Puntarenas.
Other Activities: charter boat rentals
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We built Villa Cabomar as our retirement home and are happy to make it available for your vacation in Costa Rica. We have lived in Northern Virginia for almost 30 years. Martha is a Puntarenas native and a talented artist. Her taste and attention to details can be seen throughout the house - from the original art on the walls, to the custom designed dining room table, and the handcrafted cabinetry made of native renewable wood. Our adult children consider Villa Cabomar and Puntarenas their second home and visit at least once a year.
Why the Owner Chose Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
Villa Cabomar is uniquely private but provides many options for your vacation. Our housekeeper considers guests as family members and goes the extra mile to make your stay in Villa Cabomar relaxing and enjoyable. She prepares and serves a complete breakfast everyday (except Sunday) and provides hotel-style housekeeping so that you always have a clean and orderly place to come back to from your adventures. Puntarenas, the town, is home to numerous moderately priced restaurants, a lively downtown, and a wide, gentle beach that stretches for several kilometers. It is the perfect starting point for tours to the interior of the country, the Nicoya Peninsula with its quirky beach towns and nature preserves, as well as other Pacific Coast beaches. Puntarenas is only 90 minutes from the international airport in San Jose.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Villa Cabomar is unique in that you feel as if you have a home in Costa Rica. You are not sharing its amenities with anyone else. Housekeeping and breakfast are provided so that you can spend your time by the pool, exploring Puntarenas, lying on the beach or seeing the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Having our roots in Puntarenas gives us access to resources that can make your vacation even more enjoyable. We can help you plan tours and ground transportation to and from the airport with a reliable bi-lingual guide with a well-maintained air-conditioned van. We can provide suggestions for destinations that are 'off the beaten path' and transportation alternatives to rental cars. Puntarenas, the major city on the Pacific Coast, provides a taste of the true 'pura vida' (Costa Rican expression for 'good life'). It welcomes visitors from around the world, but remains a city of friendly people who love to share their beach and lifestyle. Villa Cabomar with its inviting interior atrium and cool spa pool in the patio is a welcome respite from the bustle of the town and sightseeing. It is your private oasis.
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Villa Cabomar's patio offers a private place to relax and renew
The plunge pool is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.
The living, dining, kitchen features custom designed, hand crafted dining table.
Housekeeper cleans baths and changes towels daily.
Enjoy Villa Cabomar's open layout for dining
The kitchen features hand crafted cabinetry made of sustainable native wood.
Reading nook by atrium with fresh flowers
The open air atrium offers access to the outdoors from the second floor.
The upstairs front bedroom offers a balcony with view of the neighborhood.
The second floor upstairs bedroom bath offers a walk in shower and ample counter
The newly inaugurated amphitheater on Puntarenas Beach
The door to Villa Cabomar invites you to enjoy a unique vacation experience.
Enjoy breakfast on the patio in Villa Cabomar
The living area features a 39' flat screen TV with cable or bring your apple TV.
The master bath offers a spacious walk in shower with hot water.
Fully equipped kitchen has easy access
The guest bath is adjacent to the living room.
The spacious master bedroom has a queen bed and ensuite bath
Orchids grow in the second floor atrium planter.
The upstairs rear bedroom has balcony access to enjoy cooling breezes.
Puntarenas' unique setting makes it a great base to explore Costa Rica
The Casa Fait - one of several historical landmarks in Puntarenas
The new lighthouse and renovated beachfront promenade and swim club in Puntarena
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