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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

LARGE VILLA, 5 Bedrooms (4 in Main House + 1 Detached Unit), 4.5Baths, Sleeps 12

Villa Oceana is a LARGE and SPACIOUS home in an Exclusive Location ONLY 1.2 HRS FROM SAN JOSE (Brand new freeway- excellent roads) -

Villa Oceana is RIGHT ON THE COAST, NEAR THE BEACH IN ESTERILLOS, a small fishing village. It is a SHORT DISTANCE FROM MANUEL ANTONIO (24 Miles South) and only a short drive TO JACO, another busy touristy place (18 miles North). That way, you will get to enjoy the best of both worlds, go explore for the day. You'll love coming ack to a SERENE SETTING on a GATED RANCH with 24/7 SECURITY.

You will love to relax in Villa Oceana's elegant and comfortable EUROPEAN STYLE DECOR - This hill-top estate has its own LARGE PRIVATE POOL and SOCCER FIELD and ROOF TERRACES etc..... Sitting on a HILLTOP, you'll love the SPECACULAR PANORAMIC OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS and the light BREEZES will also keep you much cooler than lower altitudes so you'll hardly have to turn the A/C on! the home is very CLOSE TO SEVERAL OF COSTA RICA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES with miles of deserted shores!. The Del Pacifico Ranch has a beach house for our guests ar Bejuco Beach which is only 1/2 mile away! You'll also be able to RIDE OUR HORSES ride there at Del Pacifico and on the beach!

TOTAL OF 5 BEDROOMS/SLEEPS 12: Main House: 4 BDRMS/3 baths/2 half-Baths/SLEEPS 8-9 -- Separate Studio: 1 BDRM in loft/Sofa-Bed downstairs/1 Bath- shower/kitchen/SLEEPS 2-3; Central A.C, POOL, WHIRLPOOL, Outdoor shower-Satellite TV, WiFi Internet and more. Everything you need is there (Bedding, bath & beach towels, toys, games etc... )

Rate Includes CONCIERGE service, Mid-Week MAID SERVICE ( Daily srvc available - please inquire). Other on-site services available: massage; sushi chef, cook etc... Manager will assist you with activities and services.

PERFECT LOCATION: 1.5 hr from SJO - TRANQUIL setting - halfway between popular town of Jaco & famous Manuel Antonio (abt 20 min each).. - EASY ACCESS to nearby activities: Horses, Surfing,Golf Sport Fishing, Snorkeling; Zip lines; Kayaking; Banana boats; Canopy tours; Crocodile tours; Bird watching; Mangrove forests, Quad rides in rainforest; Waterfalls; Botanic gardens; Nature hikes; Flying & Para-gliding; Tide pools; Shops; Restaurants!

Costa Rica & Villa Oceana are waiting for you!

Keywords: Family Home, Villa, House, Estate, Home

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About The Owner

HI, we're George and Katrina Murdoch. We love to surf and soak in the sun so Costa Rica was a natural. We build and decorated this home ourselves. We loved it so much down there, we build two homes (check with us for more availabiities in our other home). We love sharing them with others. Katrina is from a very artistic family in Paris France so she enjoyed putting a lot of her natural flair in the decor.

Because we have a large family (6 kids) a very busy lifestyle and lots of fun loving friends, we wanted a place that would be truly relaxing for families and large groups of friends.

Our guests always say they got more than they expected, that's the way we like it! You will too....

Pura Vida, George and Katrina

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

Why The Owner chose Puntarenas

We looked at a lot of locations and fell in love with the Del Pacifico Ranch because it is so pristine and calm, yet still close to both the busy towns of Quepos/Manuel Antonio and Jaco. Being the first buyer there, we were able to select a prime lot with the best views. The added bonus was the refreshing breezes which will keep you a few degrees cooler. Katrina fell in love with the European influence of the architectural design. She knew she would be able to let all her creativity and french taste fly there.... and she did! We hope you will enjoy the beauty, inside and out!

What makes this villa unique

By far, the BREATHTAKING ALL-AROUND VIEWS, the early morning bird shows with dozens of green parrots and wild ducks. The feeling of being on top of the word, yet so CLOSE TO THE BEACH, and minutes from restaurants and fun activities. There are also HORSES at the ranch which our guests get to ride into the rainforest and onto the beach. The POOL is a great place to stay cool. For the kids, the SOCCER FIELD and tree swing is an added bonus. SPACIOUS AND LIGHT rooms with TASTEFULL DECOR. THe best thing is that after a day filled with activities, you want to go back home because it is so beautiful there, inside and out. In fact, some guests said they were happy just staying there some days.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We shared Villa Oceana with another family, it was great! The kids loved it… the pool, horses, views, bird shows, Zip lines, River tours, Quad rides… and colorful restaurants. It was a short 15 min. walk to the beautiful beach, and we were also glad that there were hardly any insects. We followed the owners’ advice to leave all doors and windows open most of the day and we did stay cool WITHOUT the AC most fo the time! We will come back! Becky & Jeff M. and Dawn & Marc McC, CA. July 09
Jul 2009
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Parrita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) In Master Suite upstairs, Queen size Beds (1) In Guest Suite downstairs, Double Beds (1) In Detached Guest Studio -, Twin or Single Beds (5) Kids Bedroom #1: 2 Twin beds (can make a king) Kids Bedroom #2: 2 Twin Beds + 1 additinal Twin Mattress , Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request - no charge, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin Sofa Bed in living area of separate Studio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Private Soccer Field down below.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 27 reviews

Gorgeous home! Great Location perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Oceana was simply the BEST! The house is spacious and absolutely gorgeous, beautiful decor, very comfortable and personal. Far nicer than other homes we've stayed in! The pictures don't do it justice! We were so impressed! The VIEWS were amazing! We loved how we didn't have to use the AC much since the house was cool naturally with the light breezes... We had so much fun in the large pool... .. We loved the area too! There's so much to do and it was actually great to be able to choose to go either towards Jaco or towards Manuel Antonio, more variety... The people at Del Pacifico (the ranch where the house is) were very nice and helpful. We loved riding the horses right there in the rainforest and onto the beach! The house manager also helped us with activities, maids etc...We absolutely loved staying in this beautiful home adn recommend it highly! Staying at Villa Oceana made our Costa Rica experience even better! It was hard to leave! Definitely a great vacation home for families!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you like staying at our home. I agree with you, it is so grand, the pictures don't do in justice... you just have to see for yourself! Glas you like the location, it is truly an advantage to be out of the busy center like Jaco and Manuel, yet so close to them both! Hope you come again.... Pura Vida, Katrina
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Perfect for our group

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of people stay in this home and the one next door. The houses are BEAUTIFUL! There were plenty of beds for everyone and there are many activities at the homes like swimming, ping pong, star gazing from the rooftop and just relaxing in the hammocks. A great time was had by all. Looking forward to another stay sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best lemonade ever!!

  • 5 of 5

After our daughter's wedding got cancelled, we were looking for some place where we could make lemonade out of lemons. And boy, did we! First off, Chloe was great to work with, answering all of our questions, giving suggestions about various activities, and giving practical advice about how to get around, where to buy groceries, rent a car, etc. We were a group of 11 adults and 3 children. The Oceana house was perfect for us. In addition to the beautiful view and breezes, we loved the pool, the covered patio, and the soccer field. We decided to use the driver and van rather than rent our own van and we were thrilled with that service. Our driver, Ronald, was fabulous. Always on time, patient and helpful. We all fit in one van - car seats and all. We did rent a smaller car which was helpful for runs to the store or for shuttling people/babies to and from the beach. We used the catering service for two of our meals. It was so nice to come back to a delicious and plentiful meal after a day of activities. Chloe introduced us to some local women she uses as babysitters who spoke English and Spanish. They were so good with the children. Chloe made the reservations for activities that catered to our needs. We wanted more adventure than the standard tourist activities so our activities included a class IV river rafting run, the Superman zip line in addition to the canopy zip line, surfing, hiking to Tres Pilas and then cliff jumping into the pools, and going on the Rain Maker night tour in the jungle. Daniel, Chloe's husband, and his friends were excellent surf instructors who even climbed the coconut trees and gave us all agua de pipa to drink. Our biggest frustration was that some of the activities took longer than expected primarily because of drive time. With small children this was hard. Also, some of the activities included meals which we didn't realize until we got to the activity. This trip was the adventure of a life time. We'd love to come again and will stay at Pura Vida if we do. Thank you Chloe and Daniel. You're the best!!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for groups

  • 5 of 5

We recently came to pura vida casa for a company work away with 19 people and had an amazing stay.

Chloe and Dan we're incredible hosts, Organizing all forms of logistics including chef prepared meals for the team, activities like zip lining and surfing, transportation everywhere, any frankly anything else we asked for all with a smile. This was critical for a group of our size and made the trip run smoothly.

The houses are beautiful and meticulously cared for. They easily accommodated our group and frankly the master suite was so nice that I felt a little sheepish taking it. The Internet, while not fast by any means worked which was huge for us.

The beach is literally 3-5 min car ride away and it's great for lounging and surfing.

Would we come back again? Yes in a heart beat. Great homes and great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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STUNNING HOMES, perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Best views in Costa Rica! these homes are on a private ranch, very quiet. Black sand beaches go for miles without hardly a soul there. PERFECT FOR FAMILY RETREATS AND LARGE GROUPS.

It was only a short drive to all the tourist attractions and tours. The managers, Daniel and Chloe (US) , were SUPER HELPFUL AND NICE - took care of everything from car rental to activities, private cook etc.... Daniel is a great surf instructor!

The homes have a definite EUROPEAN look and feel, very tasteful, large rooms, plenty of light and COOL (didn't use the AC!)

This is a GREAT DEAL... would have paid a lot more for less in Manuel Antonio itself. If you want a PEACEFUL vacation, THIS IS THE PLACE. Will recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mercer Island

Amazing Costa Rica Villa with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Chloe and Daniel really go over the top to make your stay comfortable and make all the arrangements for your excursions, and transportation needs. Our family of 12 stayed quite comfortably and enjoyed surfing, zip-lining, waterfall repelling, white water rafting, boat tours, and sometimes just kicking back in our private pool!

The property was well maintained, clean, and well appointed. The interior was well decorated, very comfortable and the floor plan worked out great! The main floor Master Bedroom was perfect for our 83 year old father. Three generations played in the surf and sand and had a wonderful time!

We cooked at home for the most part - the kitchen had everything we needed for a Christmas Eve Dinner on down to making breakfast or snacks for around the pool. We used the catering service for our New Year's Eve Party and it was superb.

Have realistic expectations about the internet in a third world country and remember to eat (and grocery shop) like a local and you will have a great time.

Wonderful place for a wedding, to renew your vows, an anniversary or honeymoon. We had a trip of a lifetime! Pura Vida!!

Captain Kurt and Dana Morgan

Seattle, Washington


  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soda Restaurant Cerca Del mar
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Del Pacfico Shopping Center under construction
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Super Market
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2 more Restaurants
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Butcher Shop
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Restaurant - Los Almendros
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Restaurant El Barco
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La Sirena
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Several restaurants
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Del Pacifico Beach Club House
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Surf Shop
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Surf Shop
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los suenos Resort & Marina
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Villa Caletas
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Crocodile River Tours
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Carara National Park
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PuraVida Botanic Gardens & Waterfalls
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Tarcoles Bridge
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Mangrove Tours
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LDS Church

Zip Lines, wild life river tours (birds and crocodiles!) , Water Falls, Island trips, Monkey tours....., National parks, Banana boats


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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