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Official Site of El Castillo De Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean View

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Last updated: 12/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-18 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:10
  • Bathrooms:11
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Villa, 10 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 20-30)

The most prestigious, luxury villa in Costa Rica is now available for rental. This secure, private estate is perfect for romantic getaways, family reunions, corporate retreats, incentive travel and weddings.
The Castle offers many booking options for groups of two to thirty people. When
you rent the Castle, your rent the entire property exclusively for you and your group.
Regardless of the size of your group, you get our full service staff including Chef,
and Concierge.. I makes it a real vacation for you and your guests.

Our rates vary on the time of year and the size of your group, but even with all
our amenities you are likely to pay less than if your were booking hotel rooms at
Costa Rica's best hotels. And you don't have to go out to dinner at high priced
restaurants when you have your own executive Chef prepare three meals a day
to your choice...the freshest of ingredients.. fine meats, fish and shrimp, fresh local
vegetables and fruits..something different every day..

Your stay includes the service of twelve professionals
including a Chef, sous Chef, house staff, laundry, bilingual guide bartender, property staff, Concierge, and General Manager Henry Denzler.

The villa features 2 large multi room suites and 8 spacious bedrooms. It can easily accommodate groups of up to 30 people or an incredible private getaway for two ! Luxuriate in the private pools, large hot tub, waterslide, golf and tennis court. A private spa is located within the walls and more!

One of the most famous landmarks in Costa Rica is the Manor House of El Castillo. A noted German architect created the various spaces using Costa Rican hardwoods and artisans.

The 'Castle' is your own private resort. with your own private staff including our Castle
Manager, Ana, Chef Minor, sous chef, concierge, bartender and a full house staff.
Chef Minor will prepare meals for you as you choose, provisioning the finest meats
and fish, fresh vegetables and fresh local fruit...Our guest are always thrilled with
the selection and presentation from our kitchens.

Scroll Down to just above our photos and click the link connecting you to our virtual tour.

For further information please call us directly
at 903 497-7677 (U.S. phone number)

Keywords: Estate, Castle, Retreat, Villa, Resort
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/12/2016

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 30
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 20-30

Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 165 foot water slide to a separate pool. Tennis Court, Basketball Net, 2 putting greens with 6 holes, Spa, Exercise equipment. Al fresco dining in our Rancho by the pool....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library:

    CD players all IPOD friendly....moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (8) Blue Ray player available as well....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games:


  • Video Library:

    More than 500 movies in our library....moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Classic Spanish setting....Central Park and Church surrounded by various shops....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Located in and view of the first tier of mountains east of the Pacific Ocean. There are beautiful views of the Gulf of Nicoya, and the sunsets right in front of your from our verandas....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View of the Gulf of Nicoya and Pacific Ocean from everywhere on the property. The sunsets are spectacular from our verandas....moreless

  • Resort:

    The entire Castle is a resort. Large resort pool, with swim up bar, tennis courts, Jacuzzi, water slide, spa with massage in our tower, golf greens, chipping and putting.. and a full service staff...moreless

  • Rural:

    It is a short drive through the country side from the San Jose airport to Esparza. Along the new highway, you will see majestic mountains and farms. A rural feel, but close to everything....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Individually Climate Controlled...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free to the U.S. and Canada....moreless

  • Garage
  • Linens Provided:

    Our staff cleans your room and makes the bed,,,,,all while you luxuriate by the pool....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Our staff will have your laundry washed, dried, pressed and back to your room the same day !...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Our chef will prepare meals and snacks to your specifications to include cakes for special occasions. Included in pricing....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    (2) 2 pools. One pool exclusively used for our water slide....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Next to the main swimming pool....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
15 - 20 persons
Jul 5 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
$24,000 $90,000
Christmas / New Years
Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2018
18 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$19,500 $65,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13%


Please see our website for complete rate information as group size can affect the rate. We are very flexible on payment schedules if the booking is longer than 6 months in advance of your arrival. Costa Rica requires a 10% gratuity added to the rental rate.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 12/12/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Juan Santamaria (San Jose)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway Interamericana
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Playa Dona Ana

Car: Not Necessary

Canopy Tours, ATV Tours, Crocodile Tours. Bungee Jumping, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling and many more.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: I grew up in the Midwest and have had a corporate life and entrepreneurial experience. Now just getting ready to enjoy retirement.....well at least less stressful activities.

Why Espíritu Santo, Costa Rica:
Costa Rica, aptly described as the Switzerland of Latin America is truly a land of Pura Vida ! The biodiversity is incredible and with more than 30 micro climates, the variety of activities is incredible. Our villa, located on a mountain close to the Pacific coast enjoys warm days with cooling breezes and does not have the intense heat you find close to the northern beaches of Guanacaste Yet we are only 5 minutes away from the closest beach.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We can arrange private carnivals within the property, custom designed firework displays and an array of local entertainment, including some of the top Costa Rican groups, all on the grounds of the villa. Should you choose to arrive by helicopter, we feature our own heliport.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/12/2016

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Aerial


  • Formal Entrance...Welcome to the Castillo !

    Formal Entrance...Welcome to the Castillo !

  • Main Salon...upper and lower levels

    Main Salon...upper and lower levels

  • Seating of many !

    Seating of many !

  • Lower balcony with view into Main Salon.

    Lower balcony with view into Main Salon.

  • View from lower balcony

    View from lower balcony

  • Formal Dining Separate tables.

    Formal Dining Separate tables.

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • VIP Suite.

    VIP Suite.

  • One of two bedrooms in Manor House.

    One of two bedrooms in Manor House.

  • Exterior Guest House 2.

    Exterior Guest House 2.

  • View of Rancho, Swim up Bar and Jacuzzi from Pool Perimeter.

    View of Rancho, Swim up Bar and Jacuzzi from Pool Perimeter.

  • West facade from golf greens and pool area.

    West facade from golf greens and pool area.

  • Two level Main Salon from Entrance.

    Two level Main Salon from Entrance.

  • One of several seating areas in the main salon.

    One of several seating areas in the main salon.

  • Main Salon view out to lower balcony from bottom of stairs.

    Main Salon view out to lower balcony from bottom of stairs.

  • Lower Balcony and Main Salon.

    Lower Balcony and Main Salon.

  • Fully functional antique piano and seating area.

    Fully functional antique piano and seating area.

  • Formal Dining...Group Seating.

    Formal Dining...Group Seating.

  • Master Suite Bath

    Master Suite Bath

  • Master Suit Sitting Room.

    Master Suit Sitting Room.

  • Typical of three in Guest House One.

    Typical of three in Guest House One.

  • Massage level of our 3 story tower spa.

    Massage level of our 3 story tower spa.

  • View of grounds including Pool, Jacuzzi, Golf greens and tennis court.

    View of grounds including Pool, Jacuzzi, Golf greens and tennis court.

VRBO #294054

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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