About the property
- House3500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Prepare to unwind, decompress, and connect with nature at our wonderful beachfront residence, Casa Cay, located in the beautiful Guanacaste region of Costa Rica inside the 4,500 acre beachfront golf resort of Hacienda Pinilla.
Casa Cay consists of two structures - The Living House and The Sleeping House - that are separated by a sparkling pool and terrace. The Sleeping House has a master suite on the second floor with private terrace, king bed and ensuite bathroom. There are also three bedrooms on the main level. (****Please note, as all the bedrooms at Casa Cay have exterior doors and are connected only via exterior walk-ways, the configuration of Casa Cay may not suit groups with small children.)
The heart of Casa Cay is the Living House with its expansive great room surrounded by windows on 3 sides for beautiful views and plenty of tropical light. The central living area offers a huge custom seating section, Balinese dining table with seating for 10, and gourmet kitchen with center island and additional seating. The flat screen television and wireless internet access are available if you want to maintain contact with civilization as you know it. On the second floor of the Living House you will find a spacious master suite with private terrace, king bed, walk-in closet and huge ensuite bathroom with tub and separate shower.
The attention to detail at Casa Cay is evident throughout. All rooms offer direct access to the outdoors. Intricate craftsmanship, the use of indigenous wood and stone, and the incorporation of concrete and glass tiles is evident throughout this special home. The entire complex is centered around the ocean view vanishing edge pool, with outdoor dining area and lush tropical landscaping, and is completely private.
Casa Cay was designed and furnished to capture the quintessential essence of the Costa Rican experience. Situated on a beachfront lot in the exclusive 4500 acre working ranch that is Hacienda Pinilla, this home offers complete privacy yet is only minutes from restaurants, nightlife, and a multitude of outdoor activities. Major jet airline access is available at nearby Liberia International Airport, 1 hour away. The charming coastal fishing village and surfing destination of Tamarindo is a short 15 minute drive from the home and offers a gourmet grocery store, outstanding international cuisine, shopping, and vibrant nightlife.
Hacienda Pinilla, the largest privately held landholding in the area, has become a vacation destination in its own right. The working ranch, with three miles of virgin Pacific beaches, a championship 18 hole golf course and clubhouse, tennis facilities, and award winning equestrian facility has something for everyone. The recent addition of the flagship J.W. Marriott Five Star resort on Playa Blanca at Hacienda Pinilla ensures that a full service spa and several world class restaurants are only 3 minutes away! Hacienda Pinilla and the J.W. Marriott are able to arrange a myriad of activities including surf lessons, world class deep sea fishing expeditions, scuba diving & snorkeling, river rafting, canopy tours, naturalist guided hikes, and bird watching experiences .
Hacienda Pinilla has recently opened a beautiful Beach Club. The Beach Club is located on Playa Avellanas and is a few minutes drive or 15 minute walk from the house. The Beach Club offers a large vanishing edge pool, restuarant / bar, and a spa. Full details of the Beach Club and the Hacienda Pinilla development can be found on their web site.
Keywords: Casa Cay, Hacienda Pinilla, Beachfront Home, Costa Rica
Kelsey Mora or Lisa Simmons
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This property was totally amazing. We had 4 couples and everyone was pleased with their bedroom situation. The house is fully stocked with everything needed plus some. So many beautiful things about this house as you can see from the pictures. The property was very clean and well-maintained. We were arriving late the first day but that wasn't a problem as they had a key lock box for us and even went to the grocery store (I emailed a list of things we wanted) and stocked the refrigerator for us so there was plenty of alcohol and food for the first few days. All of the staff were very friendly and accommodating with all of our needs/wants. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We would highly recommend this property. I can't wait to go back. Thank you to the owner, property manager, and staff for a wonderful vacation. As far as attractions we went horseback riding which took us up the mountain back down to the beach which was a ton of fun and is located only a couple of miles down the road from the house within the community. Several of the men went golfing right down the street within the community. We ate at the restaurant in The Mariott and the food was amazing, also in the community. We visited the beach club and hung out on the beach section which had waiters/waitresses to serve you and their food was also good and located within the community. We visited the well known Lola's but I will say the roads are really rough to get there - also located in the community. As you can see there are a lot of things to do right in the community even just hanging out around the pool at your house. We did venture outside of the community and did a ATV ride up to the zip lines. We also took a charter boat fishing trip on the Capulla which I highly recommend them if you are into fishing. I hope you enjoy your vacation in Costa Rica as much as we did.
Best House with Ocean views!
This house was spacious and spectacular. It was one of the nicer houses in the gated community. Plenty of room for everyone. Infinity pool was so nice to cool off in while looking at the ocean. Best vacation ever!
We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation in Costa Rica at Casa Cay. We hope to see you again soon!
Wonderful House & Property; Only Small House Issues; 1 Big Costa Rican Issue
Overall, Casa Cay was a wonderful, wonderful property for our stay in Costa Rica. The house offers a perfect set up with areas to all be together separate areas too. The house has very nice and comfortable furnishings and decor and contained so many useful things (beach chairs, a boogie board, noodles for the pool, etc.). The condition of almost everything was good and not tattered nor overly worn (exceptions noted below). I have just a few suggestions/improvements; these are small things but I'd like to offer them:
1) More and better silverwear.
2) The grill didn't light properly; we had to light it with a match (which is not very safe).
3) There were holes in some towels.
Unrelated to the house but certainly related to our stay, I'd like to mention some inconsistencies with the cleaning service. The cleaner (I'm forgetting her name at the moment) was super -- she did everything we asked for and was very, very pleasant. However, we were told the price was $5 per hour in an email before we arrived, only to be told is was $6 per hour when we arrived. Also, the cleaner told us herself she worked a total of 14 hours during her 3 days of work only to be told when we paying on our last day that she 16 hours (per Maria, who is in charge of the cleaner). While we are not talking about a lot of money (the difference between $5/$6 per hour and 14/16 hours), it doesn't feel good to think that one is perhaps being taken advantage of. I am not looking for any repayment; I would simply encourage the people you chose to work with to always be very honest and of very high integrity as guests notice these things.
Lastly, we had a very serious issue with the police that I would like to inform you of. While driving to the airport on our last day, we were pulled over by the police and given a $500 ticket for my younger daughter being IN HER SEAT BELT in the front seat. She had been vomiting into a bag from being car sick and being in the front seat helped her illness. We explained this to the police officer but he gave us the ticket anyway. I do not have an issue with being given a ticket for breaking Costa Rican law, however the amount is HIGHLY UNREASONABLE and amounts to extortion. The car rental agency told us that we could have given the officer cash ($20?) and he would not have given us a ticket. This is a very bad situation for Costa Rica and your tourism industry. Know that WE IN NO WAY HOLD YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS EVENT but potential guests should know this.
I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay in Casa Cay and found it to be a perfect floor plan for a group, well decorated and equipped. The owner actually just arrived after you with new towels and I will ask the maid to remove any old ones.
I wish you had let me know about the cleaning as we would certainly have honored the quote. In fact, I would be happy to Paypal you the $26 discrepancy (14 x $5 = $70 and I think you paid $96) for the cleaning if you send me your info in a private message. I will also speak to Maria about this.
Thank you for sharing your experience about the road block. The Costa Rican government has strict seat belt and car seat laws to protect children. The car rental agency should have given you a car seat, and travelers with children under 12 should request a car seat when they rent a car.
We hope that you decide to stay with us again and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Best wishes and pura vida!
Lisa - Owner Ocean Lyrics Vacation Rentals
This is a wonderful property for a large group! We were 4 adults and 3 children (ages 10, 13 and 15) and Casa Cay was perfect for us. The house was gorgeous- just as the pictures indicate. Everything was clean, and in excellent condition, both inside and out. We enjoyed the open concept kitchen-dining-living room, as well as the 2 spacious suites. The pool area was beautiful and so relaxing. My favorite part of the house was actually exploring the tide pools. While you cannot swim off the beach, we did find a very large tide pool (to the left when you get to the water) that had a man made dam which was the perfect place to sit and relax each night while watching the sun set. We were a little concerned before we went as there were no recent comments on any of the Casa Cay sites. No need to worry- you won't be disappointed!. Well maybe- the monkeys only came around twice for a brief visit.
Fantastic stay and awesome house
We just completed a week long stay with two families (10 total, kids 8-13) and loved the house.
The house is very much as represented in the pictures & video. Very up-to-date and modern. Everything was in working order and was well maintained. The layout is perfect for two families, with two very spacious master suites. The kitchen and great room are perfect and plenty large for all 10 of us to hang out comfortably. the house wraps around the central pool area, which was in use full-time with the kids and adults.
- great pool and indoor/outdoor space (great room opens up to the outdoors, weather permitting)
- modern touches (flat screen tv, cable, speedy wifi, bose stereo system, etc.)
- very safe, private location (two security gates to get to property, manned 24hrs/day)
- nearby beach club (5 min drive away), which had a great pool, killer beach, workout room and a very good restaurant.
- small market 5 min drive away with the basics you may need
- golf courses right there (we did not play, but looked really nice)
- horse stables 5 min drive away (we did this. great staff and horses. rode along the beach)
- tennis courts are a 5 min drive away and looked nice (we did not play)
- JW Marriott is a 5 min drive away (can walk there via beach in ~15-20 min) and has a few restaurants available
- house mgmt. team (maria & josh) were very attentive and helpful with any questions
- the beach in front of the property is not swimmable. more tide pools for walking/exploring. this likely would have been a consideration for us in selecting the house, but in hindsight, was not a big deal (the beach club beach is incredible)
- you will need a car, as the house is a bit remote (tamarindo ~20 min drive away, main market was ~20 min drive away, beach club is not walkable)
- there were some bugs/mosquitos at night...bring some spray
- bikes at the house were not in great working order
we also brought in a private chef for a few dinners and breakfasts (frank at bellyfedbetter.com). Frank was awesome and he even did grocery shopping for us for a nominal fee (even had the house stocked for us upon our arrival). very highly recommend.
we used swiss travel for a couple excursions which were very fun (sensoria and something called the adrenaline tour). they arranged for transportation to/from the house in a very nice van. highly recommend.
overall a great trip and really great house!
Awesome stay at Casa Cay
We stayed at Casa Cay during Christmas week. Our family consisted of 3 generations and we all found the house perfect - there is a main house that is a great gathering spot for the family. Upstairs is a huge master suite with nice views. The guest house has 3 bedrooms downstairs and then another master suite upstairs. The configuration allows for everyone to have their space and privacy.
We used the beach club often and really enjoyed it - the beach is one of the best in the area. Wide sandy beach, nice waves and not crowded. If you like long walks, i highly recommend the beach walks. You can go out the front of the house and walk either to Playa Avellanas in one direction or to Playa Langosta in the other direction.
The house was well taken care of and very clean. The rental company was very professional and checked us in and out and at the last minute, was able to arrange transportation for some of our party from Liberia.
Overall we highly recommend this home and this rental company.
Our beautiful home is ideally situated beachfront in famous Hacienda Pinilla - a 4,500 acre beachfront golf community with 3 miles of beaches, 18 hole Audobon certified Mike Young golf course, equestrian facilities, J.W. Marriott Hotel, and beachfront club with spa, pool and restaurant. We are conveniently located just 15 minutes south of vibrant Tamarindo beach, and 45 minutes from the International Airport at Liberia.