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Oceanfront Nirvana at Playa Negra

Los Pargos, Costa Rica
  • Villa6000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 - 14 nights

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Hidden among the trees on a private piece of beach on Playa Negra is a luxurious house with five bedrooms with three king-size and two queen-size beds—Villa Caramar.

The living area is a twenty-two-foot high atrium with a stainless steel bridge linking the two sides of the second floor above. The first floor has two master suites with two bathrooms,inside and outside showers, and library with computer, Wi-Fi, and books. The media area has television and DVD player. The dining area features a long trestle table seating ten to twelve people. The kitchen offers Sub-Zero refrigerator, extra fridge, DCS stove, granite counters,dish washer, and wine cooler.

On the same level as the first floor is the pool deck which overlooks the ocean. It features a trapezoidal swimming pool with a double infinite edge plus deck chairs, loungers, table,and grill. Monkeys and birds visit the pool on a regular basis. On the lower level is a gym and ping pong room.

Ten to eleven people can enjoy Villa Caramar—there are five wonderfully-sized bedrooms. On the second level of the villa the bedrooms have spectacular views of the ocean and the surf break at Playa Negra from a wrap-around teak deck.

Villa Caramar is only thirty minutes from Tamarindo and an hour and ten minutes from the International Airport in Liberia.

We offer daily maid service and, for an extra fee, a cook. (Let us know in advance.) There are supermarkets nearby in Tamarindo and local markets in Playa Negra.

Here are the details:

Over 6000 square feet of living area

5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths—3 king-sized beds, 2 queens

Library and Media Area

Daily maid service

Air conditioned

On the beach at the fifty meter line

Minutes to restaurants and the surf break

Two car garage plus parking area

Laundry service available

Cook optional for a fee

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Owner

Jon

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
70%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french, german, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 02, 2018
Why Jon chose Los Pargos

Tranquil spot on one of Costa Rica's most famous beaches--you can relax in the infinite edge pool or walk out the house for a walk on the beach to great swimming and surfing. Always wonderful weather and spectacular sunsets

What makes this Villa unique

Monkeys and birds visit the house virtually every day, but the foot traffic on the beach in front of the house is minimal--a few local fishermen, a couple of surfers or maybe some horseback riders. Yet we have a fantastic French restaurant right nearby and a couple of wonderful oceanfront bars and eating spots.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2)

      Bathrooms

      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
          • Oceanfront

            Meals

              • Guests provide their own meals

                General

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment
                  • Garage
                  • Internet
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                    Kitchen

                      • Kitchen
                      • Catering Available
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                        Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 10 people

                            Entertainment

                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Ping Pong Table
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                              • Video Library

                                Outside

                                  • Balcony
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill

                                    Suitability

                                      • smoking allowed
                                      • wheelchair accessible

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Private Pool

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Staff

                                                Attractions

                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • massage therapist

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                Notes

                                                                  • gymnasium, media room

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: Noon

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    12 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful4.9/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    An A+ Experience

                                                                    Ali S.

                                                                    I rented this home for a private retreat I was holding. It was a beautiful home and we enjoyed the location and all the amenities. Gina arranged an amazing chef, several outings - surf lessons, horseback riding, ziplining, a cooking lesson - and was there for all our questions.

                                                                    I would rent this place again in a heartbeat! I've already recommended it to friends.

                                                                    Costa Rica Birthday Celebrations

                                                                    Tina P.

                                                                    Celebrating my 40th birthday at Villa Caramar was simply perfect. We rented the house for a week and when it was time to go, it felt like we had just arrived. The house was spacious and comfortable - the AC throughout the house worked perfectly. The WIFI didn't work flawlessly, but Gina worked diligently to restore WIFI service as quickly as possible. While the inside of the house was great, the outside infinity pool and ocean front views were a hit. We spent every day in the pool! The sunsets were priceless. The ocean waves were beautiful and the sound at night was so relaxing. The beach is more rocky than some may prefer, but with the infinity pool steps away, no one wanted to lay on the beach anyway. We had a chef come to the house (PasCam) to prepare our first and last nights' dinners. Pascal and Camille were fantastic and so professional. Highly recommend! One afternoon, Catherine, a massage therapist came to the house and each of us had private massages. It was such a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Lola's Restaurant was one of our hot spots - we would have liked to have tried more local joints, but mid-October is not yet 'in season' so many were closed. I recommend stocking up on food/drink at the Auto Mercado in Tamarindo to avoid hunting down places to eat. We ziplined and went horseback riding with Pura Adventure coordinated through TPV. Gina, the home caretaker, was so fun. Maria, the house keeper, was terrific. Booking the house was easy; finding the house was a bit challenging, but once you get the hang of the area, it's easy peasy. Rent a 4x4 - - you will need it, at least in October. Enjoy Costa Rica at Villa Caramar - you won't regret it.

                                                                    Beautiful house and location! Pure Vida!

                                                                    Alexandra F.

                                                                    We just returned from a weeklong stay at Villa Caramar. We shared the house with 3 families and had 6 adults and 5 kids total. We had more than enough space for everyone without ever feeling like we were on top of each other. The pool was wonderful for the kids to pop in at any time of day. Plenty of strolls along the beach and up to Hotel Playa Negra for drinks. The surf can be tough (we had a good scare with the older boys, who are very strong swimmers) but if you watch the tides, there is definitely surfing within walking distance.

                                                                    We loved watching lightening through the floor to ceiling windows at night, watching the hermit crab migration to the beach each evening, looking for monkeys and iguanas and just relaxing. Gina was wonderful and helped us with any questions we had! Maria was great as well and it's so nice having housekeeping while on vacation in such a beautiful place. We rented a car and I'm very glad we did. We made a few trips to Lola's in Avellanas and enjoyed AMAZING breakfast burritos at Surf Cafe in Junquillal. We navigated the dirt road networks just fine.

                                                                    The house itself was well appointed, clean, the air conditioning worked great, and we weren't missing anything we needed. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we definitely experienced pura vida. Playa Negra is a wonderful community and we enjoyed lots of take out pizza from La Vida Buena and an amazing dinner at Cafe Playa Negra. We had a reservation at Villa Deveena our last night but were enjoying the pool at sunset so we canceled (something to save for next time!).

                                                                    Thanks for such a seamless trip Jon! We look forward to visiting again!

                                                                    Great House! Tough Surf...

                                                                    Jay F.

                                                                    We just returned from an 11 day visit to Villa Carramar. It was our third trip to Costa Rica (first trip to Playa Negra) and we shared the house with our dear friends totaling 10 people. Full disclosure - we came here for a surf vacation but during our stay, the largest swell of the year made it too dangerous for us to surf several of the days we were here. It would have been epic if we were more skilled but as it was, we had to drive to nearby Avellanas (15 min away) to get smaller waves. There was plenty of room at the house for everyone and we really enjoyed the open character. The pool was also great...kids loved it! We also enjoyed seeing the monkeys in the mango trees and all the forage around the house - very cool.

                                                                    Big picture takeaway from my perspective - 4x4 vehicle is a requirement (we nearly got stuck and nearly hit a fence on the drive to the property) during this time of year when the rains are frequent, the beach is very rocky and not exactly user friendly for kids, and getting supplies was an ordeal causing a lot of time in transit. Also, during our stay, the house underwent some required maintenance (roof replacement) that was quite noisy at times.

                                                                    Gina was great! She helped us contract a cook for our stay and I highly recommend anyone going to ask for Alexandra (she goes by Shenita). She cooked some really great meals! But like I said, you have to be prepared to make a few runs to the grocery store during your stay (45 min away) as Playa Negra is lacking on supplies. If you want to eat out, Hotel Deeveena is an excellent place (it is $$$$, so be prepared) as well as Jalapeños. If you want to rent surf equipment, I can't say enough good things about Javier at Pargos Surf Adventures (http://pargosadventures.com), he's great! Overall, I'd recommend this location for people with excellent surfing skills that don't mind walking a bit and/or driving to the break. I will also say that the owner, Jon, was a pleasure to work with.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for your review of Villa Caramar. There are always temporary conditions that are beyond an owner's control--a large swell, rain, or conditions of the roads. However, a couple of comments: there's a very large sandy beach two minutes from the house with no rocks at all, which is perfect for kids. Five minutes from the house we have a small grocery store / liquor store. Ten minutes away we have a decent size market. Playa Negra has a bunch of excellent restaurants, including a Peruvian place, a pizzeria, a burrito spot, and a beachfront bistro. Surfing spots for all levels of skill dot the coast--from Marbella up to Tamarindo and Playa Grande. Avellana is a five-minute drive from the house., offering another great wave. A half-hour away is Tamarindo, offering sixty restaurants. There's lots to do in and around Villa Caramar, though sitting on the pool deck and relaxing in front of the Pacific Ocean is one of my favorite things to do,

                                                                    Simply Amazing

                                                                    I stayed at Jon's house for a long weekend recently. I had an amazing time. Every morning I woke up to the waves crashing outside of the window. My favorite moment every morning was to sit by the beautiful pool and have my coffee in complete relaxation. Gina, the caretaker, was very helpful and set up daily adventures for us such stand up paddle boarding and massages.

                                                                    The house is clean, beautiful, wonderfully air conditioned, well appointed with art, DVDs, cable, and lots of books.

                                                                    I also really enjoyed using the remote controlled floor to ceiling shades and TV lift in the bedroom.

                                                                    Ive stayed at five start places all over the world and I have to say this was luxurious and so relaxing.

                                                                    Perfect Rest and Relaxation Holiday

                                                                    R&R HolidayNorth Carolina

                                                                    Our vacation began the moment we entered the grand living room with ocean views through floor to ceiling glass with an amazing double infinity pool all on the same level. Most importantly, everything worked! WiFi enabled music and Internet and phone so everyone could chill out while being connected to the outside world when desirable. Beautiful grounds for a little walk by day and incredible stargazing from the pool at night. Our favorite times were in the dining room and outdoor grill area adjacent to pool enjoying great food in comfort. It was a quick ride into town for a day trip. We are looking forward to our trip back next year!

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Los Pargos, Costa Rica

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                                                                    12 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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