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Beach+Surf W Luxury Amenities: Spa,Pvt Pool, Golf -Rated #1 Hotel Punta Islita

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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3 mastersuites,each w/full pvt.bath.Full Kitchen w/granite,sleeps 8+,pvt.pool,

Featured in FROMMERS 2012 GUIDE TO COSTA RICA exclusively, 'romantic and luxurious' this villa is in unspoiled and pristine Punta Islita. An idyllic location- warm water & uncrowded surfing waves,parrots,howler monkeys-the villa is an one of the few villas at Hotel Punta Islita close to the beach. Comfortable, luxurious,1 level living. Play golf, tennis, kayak, fish,surf, w/ zero crowds.Perfect for families, Amapola has aprox.1 acre of nearly level land. 25' pvt.pool-wireless internet everywhere in and around villa.. A few minute level stroll on pvt. path takes you to the beach. EcoLuxury, professional management by Hotel Punta Islita,daily maid service, gourmet meals,world class spa. You will find true Costa Rican warm hospitality. Enjoy plush cotton robes for every guest in every BR., DVD, TV,SAT,Wi-Fi in a small gated community. Escape the hustle+bustle of north shore crowds, & pursue your pastimes in peaceful luxury.Hotel swim pools, fitness center,spa,dining,fishing,zip line,birding, surf school, horse back riding,pvt. phone,concierge services,Travel & Leisure rated #1 Resort. The villa sits on an acre of trees and flowers, with a circular driveway. Hotel shuttles take you everywhere in the resort, right from your door. Rental fees are subject to a 13% I VA tax

Fishing : If you like the convenience of a fully stocked kitchen, groceries can be delivered to villa Amapola. Your catch, if you go on one of the great fishing trips, can be prepared for your dining pleasure, in a gourmet variety of ways. Two boats are available to guests of Amapola for deep sea or shore/reef fishing. They are part of the fleet of the Hotel Punta Islita, and can be booked for half day or full day trips, and are billed separately from the lodging. The fishing is outstanding-catching 3 marlins,(blue, stripped and white -a hat trick)plus 2 sailfish is not uncommon in these waters, in a half day trip. There are also 2 tennis courts are surrounded by tropical birds and lime, lemon, orange, and grapefruit trees-it is gorgeous setting-1 court has lights for an after sunset rally.

Transportation: The hotel provides ground transportation within the village. A golf cart can to rented right at the main desk for simple quick rides to town, local resturants or the beach, from the villa. The front desk can also arrange for a rental car to be delivered to you for your personal trips and excursions to the many beautiful local beaches and pristine dry rain forest areas in the surrounding towns.


Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/11/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Pvt.full bath w/ additonal outdoor garden shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    Pvt.full bath w/ additonal outdoor garden shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Pvt.full bath w/ additonal outdoor garden shower...moreless

  • Designed by noted Costa Rica architect,Ronald Zurcher,(designer of the Four Seasons, Papagayo,)the villa is designed for comfort and beauty.All three big bedrooms have large marbled tiled full baths with and additional choice of taking showers outdoors in the unique garden walled outdoor shower which are open to the sky.. Each one has been designed for zen peacefulness. A bamboo garden graces the guest room which has water views. All three interior showers are very easy to step into for those with bad hips or knees-, the elderly or infirmed, its just 2 inch step down into the super large showers. The master suite ,guest house is separate, unique and romantic. It's 4 steps from the main house to this adjacent bedroom with private full bath, a four poster bed ,draped in a dreamy cotton fabric,.It has an ocean view, love seat and is blissfully airy. All the villa furnishings are teak and made by a local artist and are beautiful .No wonder it's on Conde Nast/Travel Leisure BEST....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    plus a garden shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    plus a garden shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    plus a garden shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet


  • The two sofas in the living room can be made up into two additional single beds giving you sleeping room for 10....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The par 3, 9 hole Golf courses has a clubhouse,pro shop for club rentals etc.,small restaurant and patio with big screen all sports TV, a 5 minute walk from villa Amapola. There are two spas, one on the beach for massage just a short walk away from the house, and the other big main spa, up the hill, which is tucked away and within the 'tree canopy'-it is a hidden sanctuary. For full spa services-hair, nail, skin,+complete massage services- Cleopatra's milk bath in an outdoor private tub,or avocado honey hair treatment.This spa, has many treatment rooms opens to the beauty of the tree canopy-hanging orchids,toucans,and all types of hummingbirds and flowers.Horse back riding is wonderful on strong,well cared for,gentle horses.Tours include a beach ride, sunset mountain ride, Punta Islita+ Corozalito.Throughout the surrounding forest /valleys look for the colorful 'lollisigns',the moon,'c',starfish,'*' and spirial'@'symbolizing,Love,Health,+the Eternal Return. A true Shangra-...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    This is an indirect waterfront, with just some flat pasture land between the villa and the beach...moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Gated Community
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 8, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

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  • Tax Rate 13%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/11/2016
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Overlook and listen to the Pacific Ocean,this southern coastal area of Guancaste,is still unspoiled, with Resort Service and Amenities, such as full room service menu's, daily maids and babysitting.Within 10 min. you will ride world class surf. The beaches have miles of sand,shells and turtle nesting sites,& are wild & beautiful. Surfers advised to get a 4x4 to remote surf sites. For Family travel to north to Samara, Nicoya,or south to Pta. Coyote,and Mal Pais,4x4 not need.Both 'Nature Air' and 'Sansa Air' both fly from San Jose or Liberia International airports to a local airstrip -its a 15 minute drive to the villa/Hotel from there-Arrangements with the hotel can be made to pick you up for $20.and take you to the villa. Longboarders need to rent a car- for the surf school/lessons are boards are provided free+boggie boards.This region is blessed with dry air,Tropical Dry Forest,which has lower relative humidity. Average daytime temp.year round is 85,and70 degrees at night-water 8

Other Activities: Some of the best reef and deep sea fishing at your doorstep.Access is easy,pick up on the beach.Full or half day,Jungle 'zip'line is awesome.Golf too.


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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/11/2016

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  • Romantic creative tropical pleasures

    Romantic creative tropical pleasures

  • overlooking field+ pasture/'islita'-little island

    overlooking field+ pasture/'islita'-little island

  • The upper level palapa at villa Amapola

    The upper level palapa at villa Amapola

  • The pool and outdoor dining area at sunset

    The pool and outdoor dining area at sunset

  • Punta Islita beach. Outstanding pizza lunch

    Punta Islita beach. Outstanding pizza lunch

  • teak furniture is all handmade by local artist

    teak furniture is all handmade by local artist

  • Entry gate to villa

    Entry gate to villa

  • Hidden valley of Punta Islita + the Pacific beach

    Hidden valley of Punta Islita + the Pacific beach

  • 'Meaty slab'/ Carmaronal,10 min.from villa Amapola

    'Meaty slab'/ Carmaronal,10 min.from villa Amapola

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