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Exquisite Luxury 6 bed Home, Infin Pool, Oceanfront Com, Hacienda Pinilla w/golf

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,800 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 13-14)

Casa Marbellla is a gorgeous 6500 sq ft upscale luxury home located 3 minutes walk to one beach of 5 in Hacienda Pinilla, one of Costa Rica's best exclusive gated private oceanside residential communities, home of the 5 star JW Marriott . This 4500 acre wild life refuge property has 3 miles of secluded pristine beaches, great surfing, world class golfing, tennis courts, pickleball and an outstanding horse back riding facility. Nearby there are tons of things to do world class fishing, zip line, ATV, scuba, turtle watching and monkey sightings even in our back yard. Tamarindo is 15 minutes away offering outstanding dining, cafes, eco tours and shops. This residence features travertine marble floors throughout, 4 master bedrooms, a bed/study for 2 and a small single room.. The masters are identical suites adjoined by beautiful balconies. overlooking the pool and the hacienda .This amazing home includes 5 full marble bathrooms, Jacuzzi tubs, Nautilus room. 2 living rooms, dining room, gourmet kitchen, infinity pool, wine cellar, laundry room and 2 car garage.

There is a full website description of this wonderful exclusive resort named Hacienda Pinilla at offering 5 secluded beaches along 3 miles of beautiful shoreline. In addition we have some of the best surf breaks in Costa Rica, right next to our BEACH CLUB on Avellanas Beach. The Beach club , free to kids , adults free with drink purchase, offers a spa, upscale changing rooms, lockers and a gym for workouts and yoga. Beyond the Beach club is a riding facility offering lessons and riding on the beach of Playa Langosta one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, as well as trails throughout the ranch into the tropical forests to see the Howler monkeys.Furthermore we offer a world class 18 hole golf course leading to another beach, tennis facilities with coach or clinic and night play, bird watching on this wildlife nature reserve refuge, and a fresh fish, salad and pizza restaurant LOLAS on the beach within12 mins walking distance on PLAYA AVELLANAS, our best Surfing beach by the Beach Club. Our other favorite beach for tranquil days, lounge chairs and palapas with smaller surf and long strolls is PLAYA LANGOSTA.. not to be missed and always a favorite.

The JW Marriott is withn 3 minutes drive from the house open to visitors, pool and spa use is extra, offers a few restaurants and bars to enjoy.

Keywords: Luxury Home

More Details

Diana Salcedo
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Diana Salcedo

We love the outdoor life, great dining on the beach, warm ocean , fabulous boogey boarding, surfing, outdoor riding excursions, playing tennis, playing golf, zip lining,warm breezy temperatures and lots of adventure. This home and location is a paradise, perfect for our family's passions and joys.

Diana Salcedo purchased this villa in 2006

Why Diana Salcedo chose Tamarindo

We built this home to enjoy our vacations together with family and friends and have others enjoy it too. We are a very active family. The surrounding areas have so much to offer us from surfing and boogeyboarding to Golf, open trails horseback riding , tennis, pickleball, a pro, beautiful private beaches to walk and relax on. Everything we love doing is right here less than 5 minutes away.

What makes this villa unique

There is plenty to do here. Surfing, boogey boarding every day, fishing, diving, snorkeling, sunset cruises, swimming in warm clean clear water on beautiful empty beaches, tennis and golf, delicious fresh fish and steak in inexpensive outdoor beachfront restaurants , wonderful friendly people.. in a very upscale safe private beautiful environment away from all the crowds. What more can one wish for?

And inexpensive daily maid service to take care of us.!!!


Tamarindo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No noise after 10:30 pm that could affect neighbor's sleep.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Two bathrooms have a tub and a shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed or 2 twins..+ a trundle with 2 twin beds, sleeps 4
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , very small twin room off kitchen with own bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , ensuite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , no ensuite bathroom
  • Master bedrooms have flatscreen TV's and Netflix capability 4 bedrooms are ensuite/adjoining bath 2 bedrooms have separate bathroom next door. 5 total baths.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Golf cart available for rent $275.00 regular season $300.00 peak per week.


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Exquisite Luxury 6 bed Home, Infin Pool, Oceanfront Com, Hacienda Pinilla w/golf
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews

Excellent property with space for everyone

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here recently for 1 week as a multi-generational family (10), with the ages ranging from 10-73. Prior to our arrival, communication about the house and other aspects of our stay were responded to very quickly and everything was seamless. Cynthia met us at the house and did a brief walk-through, pointing out how to use the TV, sound system, etc. She left her text and was available to answer any questions that came up. The house is in an area that is being developed so there is some noise, but there were a bunch of birds around as well as monkeys that would cruise the treetops nearly every morning (usually letting us know they were present ~5:30am with their howls).

The bedrooms are huge, the beds are nice, and there is plenty of common space to hang out in. We cooked most evenings and there are enough pots/pans/utensils to get any job done. As well, there is a small gas grill (an upgrade on this front would be nice, but it certainly works) in the back that we cooked mahi fillets and chicken on. We usually started our day in the pool around 6am or so and usually finished our day in the pool as well. Beach Club access is nice for a change of pace and it costs $10 but that is recouped by ordering drinks (food as well, but we never made it past the drinks page) and the $10 applies to your bill. I would strongly recommend some of the nearby beaches like Langosta (essentially empty and a great 2 mile walk) and Avellana ("busy" but beautiful) - great waves. There is also a beach within walking distance of the house (near the yellow pillars to the north) which has cool tidal pools etc. Plus, check out Lola's restaurant (Avellana) - beautiful extra-casual beach restaurant with extremely fresh seafood. Also, on the way to town, stop at the fruit stand for fresh and very reasonably priced fruit/produce (about 75% cheaper than AutoMercado).

We also rented the golf cart which was nice to have as it is an easy spin down to the Beach Club or the JW and fun for the teenagers to drive people back and forth. Overall, this was a great house for everyone and we had a great time experiencing a little pura vida at Casa Marbellla!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased your family and group had a wonderful time. We love to hear that families make the most of this beautiful location , enjoying the beaches wildlife restaurants and activities. We hope you recommend your friends and revisit . Diana
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Def not the view we expected. Bldg crews directly behind and across the street, no privacy and loud!

  • 2 of 5

The house is very nice. There is some general maintenance needed, such as there was an exterior door behind the kitchen with large exterior gaps all around it, leaving a pillage of ants and other flying insects throughout the house. Electricity is also questionable with several blackouts, I guess common with this area, but frightening for small children in a strange house. The lighting leaves much to be desired esp in the vanity areas and closets. No ice maker in Frig. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were spacious. I really think had it not been for the constant noise of construction all around, this would have been much more relaxing. But as the owner didn't divulge this, we were stuck with unusable decks and views. The pool was nice and maintained well. The Beach Club was nice and fun for the kids. We didn't see any monkeys in the trees but plenty of iguanas. Plan on spending some time driving to town as the roads must be navigated around gigantic potholes, at least 30 minutes to Tamarindo. The owner also doesn't allow toilet paper discarded in toilets, which was gross, r/t sewage issues I guess. A very redeeming quality of this trip was the property manager, Cynthia. She was absolutely the best. Easy to understand and helped with the ant situation and sewage smell. She also contacted the building contractor behind our home to thwart their working on Saturday, leaving us at least TWO DAYS w/o noise. A very big thanks to her.....:) Navigating to this property was very time consuming and stressful. We were not given much direction with the maps we had.

Also prepare to be stopped by Costa Rican Security with AK 47's as we were. Guess we looked like drug lords... All in all, I probably wont return to this country, but I appreciate the learning experience... I think.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The home guest specified that was causing some noise was two months behind schedule and is NOW COMPLETED AS OF JULY 15, 2018. Our guests were under the impression that there is a view of a lake from the house which is not shown or mentioned. We have views of the garden , and are steps, 3 minutes walk to a charming beach , wonderful tide pools for play and sunsets.. Regarding the building near our home, the new neighbor assured me that this home would be completed by late May so I was not to know that Karla would be affected. The disappointments, complaints unfortunately were completely beyond our control, and this is Costa Rica, a third world country where electricity cutoffs at certain times of year are common due to weather but last very short periods of time. Unpaved roads of which there is one for about 1 mile does get potholes at certain times of year.. due to rain . Police checks are a good thing to keep the country safe, and nothing to be alarmed about.. Regarding the fridge, there IS an ice maker, and it's inaccurate and unacceptable to say we do not allow toilet paper in the toilets.. hygiene products and diapers are a different matter which have clogged our toilets. The ants were dealt with right away , they came in due to the beginning of the rain season, as well as a temporary odor , which was taken care of that same day. We have never had any complaints about directions to the house and communication with our manager was available at all times . Our feeling is that this guest was not prepared for a Costa Rican vacation and faulted us with her review about issues of which 90% was beyond our control.
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Mesa, AZ

Great house and location for large group, with room to spread out.

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from our family trip to Costa Rica. We had a great time, the house was a perfect place to relax and spend time together. We needed a large space for 7 adults and 6 children ages 13 -17 months. We had room for those who needed space to themselves once in a while, but plenty of room to come together to play games or watch a movie. Anyone who didn't participate had another living room for relaxing and visiting. The pool is nice, cool and refreshing when it is so warm outside. There is lots of room outside for sunbathing and visiting.

Communication with Diana was great & helpful. Cynthia (concierge) was wonderful, responded to every question we had and helped us plan a great trip to a volcano and hot springs area. She was very helpful when our littlest one got ill, needed some medical attention and pointed us to a local English speaking pharmacist, (the pharmacist realized the baby needed a Dr, they made a call to the local Dr (close by) to explain and the Dr waited for us. He examined the baby and prescribed the medications she needed, and we returned to the Farmacia where the pharmacist filled the RX and then wrote out in English the directions).

The home was well supplied with bath towels and beach towels. The kitchen was well supplied for a large group and a gas grill on the patio. There is a crib, pack & play and a seat that serves as a high chair if needed for an infant.

The golf cart is available for rent and came in handy going back and forth to the beach and the beach club. The beach club is nice and has both sand and surf, the ability to shower off and use the large pool. Although they charge $10 per person, that amount can go toward food or drinks at the bar. Children under 12 are free. We really enjoyed the time we spent there.

The AutoMercado grocery in Tamarindo had lots of options for food, especially if you have children who might be picky about eating certain things. It has many American brands.

If you go 2 things I would definitely recommend taking:

1) BUG SPRAY for your body and USE IT EVERY time you go to the beach. WE all got many bug bites and they itch like crazy. (take the afterbite stuff too)

2) lightweight clothesline and clothespins for swim suits and towels (especially when coming back from the beach)

FYI the neighborhood is expanding, but the sounds of construction were not too annoying, and they have a fence so you still have some privacy. Thanks for helping us make memories to last our lifetime!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelle for your positive review. We are so happy your group and family had an awesome time despite the worry with the baby getting ill. We are so pleased our manager and pharmacist were able to help and resolve your concerns and refer you to a good pediatrician.. So yes, bug spray is a must especially at dusk . We forget that we are in the tropics and bug spray, hats and sunscreen are very important as well as water bottles that have a 24 hour cold keeping factor. We always take ours so we always have cold water on hand. We hope you return again to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!! Diana and Peter
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United States

Beautiful property, perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Casa Marabella is a wonderful property and a great setting for a large group seeking a well equipped and spacious vacation rental. Owner Diana and property manager Cynthia both did everything possible to make our family vacation (8 adults, 1 child) in Hacienda Pinilla an outstanding experience. The house is as advertised: two enormous master bedrooms with king beds on the second level plus a small double bedroom; two king/queen bedrooms on the main floor and a very small single bedroom off the kitchen. The two master bedrooms have "ensuite" bathrooms, while the two larger bedrooms on the main level have a "Jack and Jill" bathroom that those bedrooms share. There is a full bath across the hall from those bedrooms so as many as four bedrooms can have their own private bathroom facilities. The dining adjacent to the kitchen easily seats 10 people, and although we did not use it, there is a formal dining room that seats 6-8. The kitchen is spacious with tons of counter space and cabinets with just about everything you need in the way of dishes, glasses, plates, utensils, cookware, etc. There were a variety of spices that have been accumulated from prior renters, and while it won't include everything you might need, you have most of the basics at your disposal. The pool area is nice, although we didn't use it very much as our group preferred the Beach Club location. Additionally, there is an enormous home being built on the lot behind Casa Marabella and construction workers are present six days a week - as a result, privacy in the pool area was not as great as we would have liked. The property is a short walk away from a nice (smaller) beach that is great for exploring in the morning as the tide pools form when the tide recedes. This is not, however, a swimming beach. The beach located adjacent to the Beach Club is fabulous - wide sandy stretches of beach, warm and clear water, great waves for surfing and for body surfing. The Beach Club itself is quite nice, with a large pool, beach bar and restaurant. Although there is a $10 per person charge to use the Beach Club facilities, you are able to apply that fee to offset the cost of drinks and food you buy at the Beach Club. We found the food to be quite good, and the cost of food and drinks not excessive - we were easily able to offset our entry fees on the days we used the Club. Lastly, we hired the cooks to make dinner 5 of our 7 nights - they were great to work with and we loved the food! Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our spacious home and Beach club as well as the other beaches and surroundings.The house next door will be completed by June 2018 so we are hoping that is the case. We try our utmost to make sure you love the house, the amenities and that everyone has fun. Thank you for describing our home in detail so others can make an informed decision. Many thanks again Diana
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East Coast

Amazing house and super helpful manager on site!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home in a wonderful gated area. Close to beautiful beaches and many activities. Cynthia, the house manager, was so helpful in setting up tours and catered dinners at the home for our entire stay. I would recommend this Home to all families.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay here was nice!

  • 4 of 5

I brought my husband here to stay in this great house for his birthday. The chef was awesome and our driver Ivan I couldn't say in words how wonderful he was in taking us to all the places we needed to go. The house is gorgeous however we didn't have the pleasure in having Cynthia due to she was out of town and did her best in assisting us from a far. We had a couple of issues though Cynthia handled them very well and we appreciate it so much.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your husband's birthday was a great success in Costa Rica and you all had fun. The chefs are really wonderful and therefore we are happy you chose to use one for your special occasion. The driver is also awesome and quite a find should you need one for any side trips to volcanoes , ziplines and other exciting adventures. Pura Vida Diana and Peter
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Liberia Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
JW Mariott restaurants
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Bonita
Car: necessary

Set in a secure private gated 4500 acre tropical forest horse and cattle ranch with 6 private beaches, private golf, private free luxury beach club with bar and restaurant, spa and beautiful changing rooms with lockers on a surf beach with board and kayak rentals available. Riding stables and facilites available for lessons and trail rides.This resort also has one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Langosta,and one of the best riding and golf facilities in Costa Rica.Just outside gates within 10 minutes is a newly opened Zipline Park named Pinilla .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

````CLEANING $75
Property Damage Protection $59

Taxes of 13% are included in your rental. BOOKING IS THRU NIGHT OF 13TH CHECK OUT 14TH.

Extra fee $20 per night for use of airbed ( for extra person)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.