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Beautiful 3 BR Ocean Front Villa at Playa Ocotal, CR

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,862 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Villa 19 is especially well situated within the beautiful Los Almendros complex at Playa Ocotal, a beautiful secluded beach resort on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The view from our patio, living room and master bedroom are stunning with inspiring sunsets and views of miles and miles of coastline. Only steps from our home is one of the complexes 3 swimming pools which itself offers panoramic ocean views. Also adjacent to our villa is a covered deck with barbecue facilities. The unit has covered parking and additional parking is adjacent.

A few steps from the main entrance and you are on Playa Ocotal, a beautiful, protected beach with areas of both black and white sand. This is a safe beach, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, relaxing and family activities. Diving and fishing are readily available and can be arranged through the Los Almendros office. The popular 'Father Rooster' restaurant is located on the beach only steps from Los Almendros entrance. There are numerous places to dine in nearby (3 miles away) Playa Coco.

One can relax in this paradise enjoying the scenery and sounds of the ocean leaving all worries behind or one can opt for an active vacation and enjoy some of the many activities described below.

Our villa is air conditioned and recently renovated throughout. The totally new kitchen is complete with appliances and utensils. Groceries can be purchased in nearby Coco. The newly refurnished living room features unobstructed ocean views, cable TV with DVD, telephone, wireless internet, and a desktop computor. The 3 bedrooms also are air conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans. The master bedroom opens onto the patio though a sliding glass door. All three bedrooms offer ocean views and the calming sound of incoming waves. The Master bed is equipped with a band new Tempur Pedic mattress!!!

Los Almendros is a safe, beautifully landscaped beach front development. At 43 units it has a small, friendly feel. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable. Laundry and maid services are available. A large percentage of the visitors here are not new - a testimony to the lure of Los Almendros. Los Almendros has Ocotal's lowest beachfront rental rates and highest customer satisfaction rating.

Within close proximity to Los Almendros many other activities are available. Fishing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and other ocean tours depart daily from Playa Ocotal. Closeby you will find golf, surfing, canopy tours, shopping, river rafting, horseback riding and many other activities. Within 3 hours is located the majestic rain forest of Monteverde and even closer is the famed Arenal Volcano, Lake and Hot Springs. Fishing and other tours can be arranged though the Los Almendros front office. Immediately adjacent to the front office is Rocket Frog, which specializes in arrange snoring and diving trips for guests.

I encourage you to view the Los Almendros de Ocotal website for an excellent review of the many activities available with spectacular photos of the area.

When we return from a visit to Los Almendros we feel relaxed and renewed. Here we can find the right mix of rest/relaxation and outdoor activities/excitement. Hope you too can enjoy this magical place!

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Cantón Carrillo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1862 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Features new Tempur Pedic Mattress and ocean views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , All new furnishings with new luxurious mattress; Pool access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , All new furniture, beds, and mattresses; Pool access
  • All bedrooms offer great views and the pacifying sound of waves. The master bedroom features Tempur Pedic mattress, ocean views and balcony entrance. Guest bedrooms feature easy access to garden and pool area. All bedroom furniture, beds and mattress are brand new.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Combination safe provided; Beach chairs, ice chest and umbrella provided;


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful 3 BR Ocean Front Villa at Playa Ocotal, CR
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful views from the deck, easy access to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo, with our two adult sons the setup was perfect. The master bedroom is on the main level with two bedrooms downstairs, which is still above ground.The deck is large and has an excellent view of the ocean and surrounding mountains. Getting to the beach was quick and easy. Father Roosters is also very close and had good food. The staff at Los Almendros was very helpful with booking tours. We loved staying here and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kind words like yours make us feel good about the work involved to keep up a high standard. I'd like to give thanks to the excellent team at Los Almendros including our housekeeper, Adriana, our reservation specialist Stefani, and our new manager Nicole, all of whom are dedicated to maximizing quality and the enhancing the experience of our guests. We're not there - we reside in Texas - so we are highly dependent upon this team - and we're proud of them! We get down twice each year to survey the villa and do what's necessary to keep it updated, clean, well-stocked and functioning smoothly in all respects. We're lookinging foward to such a trip at the end of June - and just hope to have a little fun and see a little more of wonderful Costa Rica on the side.
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Hermoso lugar

  • 5 of 5

Hermoso lugar

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely an Amazing Vacation Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this condo in Los Almendros. It is an amazing place to stay. The inside space was very roomy and well supplied with what we needed. The owners and staff were very accommodating and the security is excellent. We liked the well supplied, large and functional kitchen that allowed us to cook our own meals from time to time. We were steps away from a great swimming pool and within a short walking distance from a most beautiful cove where we snorkeled, hiked and enjoyed the atmosphere. Perhaps the best part was the awesome sunset views over the Pacific from a well situated and large balcony. I highly recommend this condo for a relaxing and care free stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it.

  • 5 of 5

Love the place, will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View, view, view, and convenient to beach and dive shop!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing view of the ocean and sunsets. We dove almost every day, and the convenience to Rocket Frog Divers (who I highly recommend) was really nice. Everything in the house worked great, owner and property management were very helpful. Easy checkin and good security. Highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments. We have made a practice of eliciting and listening to suggestions from our guests. As a result of this feedback, we've recently added ceiling fans on the patio so that the air will circulate as guests relax and enjoy the views/sunsets.
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

This condo was perfect for our family of 6. We enjoyed the pool, beach, Coco and father roosters. We were able to do slot of fun activities and enjoy Costa Rica. The staff at Los Almendros were amazing. The best condo in the complex. I highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brett for the kind words. Isn't the staff wonderful! Los Almendros is indeed a special place in a special country.
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Property Manager

Scott and Meyling Sanford
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Scott and Meyling Sanford

I am a retired physician. My wife Meyling was the office manager in our office in Odessa, Texas. Meyling is from Nicaragua. She studied forestry engineering there prior to coming to the US. We now have moved to the hill country of Texas were we enjoy bicycle riding and travel. Meyling and I first met in Costa Rica so it is a very special place for us. We continue to visit Costa Rica frequently and can't seem to get enough of the wonderful country. Sometimes we just visit our villa to relax and rejuvenate and other times we use it as a home base to explore something new in this amazing country.

Scott and Meyling Sanford purchased this villa in 2003

Why Scott and Meyling Sanford chose Cantón Carrillo

My wife and I met in Costa Rica, so it has special meaning for us. Our house gives us a great reason to Visit Costa Rica frequently and serves as a base to explore this amazing country. Each time we get to visit our villa at Los Almendros, we use it as a spring board to see something new in this wonderful country of Costa Rica. We appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve and add new amenities. Our latest additions include a wireless network and a desk top computer. Also we've just completed a complete renovation of the villa with new kitchen and new furnishings throughout the villa. Los Almendros is blessed with having an excellent management - they are anxious to help guests in any way. Playa Ocotal is small and intimate beach good for family and couples. Activities abound. Playa Coco - only 10 minutes away - has restaurants and shopping. The Liberia International Airport is only 40 minutes from Los Almendros.

What makes this villa unique

We love to visit our Villa at Los Almendros. It offers all the benefits of an ocean front villa - the pacifying sound of the waves as you drift off to sleep, myriads of beach related activities, romantic sunsets, cookouts with friends and family, etc. It offers us comfortable easy living and gives us a great respite from the responsibilities of daily life in America. Playa Ocotal offers some of Guanacaste's best snorkeling and world class diving and fishing is at your disposal. Our villa is only steps away from a great swimming pool and from the beach in. Dining is readily available on the beach at Father Rooster.


Father Rooster's Restaurant & Bar
Rocket Frog Divers
Citron Restaurante
Villa Italia
Lizard Lounge -- CLOSED
Papagayo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Airport
30.6 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport , Costa Rica
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Father Rooster
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Papagayo Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Father Rooster
Nearest Beach
Playa Ocotal
Car: recommended

Los Almendros is located on Playa Ocotal, a safe, protected, private beach. The surf is generally calm. This is an ideal family/romatic beach. Rocket Frog, which has an office at the complex main office, will assist you in arranging snorkeling and diving. Diving lessons are available. Father Rooster, a beach front restaurant and bar, is only steps from the complex. In a short drive you can reach multiple beautiful national parks (including Rincon de la Vieja), the spectacular volcano and lake at Arenal, and the highly proclaimed cloud forest at Monteverde.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

1) No smoking allowed. One small pet allowed.
2) A 25% deposit is required to make a reservation.
3) Final (75%) rental payment is due 14 days prior to check-in date.
4) Renter is entitled to one covered parking spot. Extra uncovered parking is available immediately adjacent.
5) Cancellation policy: There will be no refund of the deposit if the guest cancels or if the balance is not paid on time.
6. Maid service is provided once each week free of charge.
7. Extra towels are available upon request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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