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Stunning Private Villa (up to 35% Discount Available)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Contemporary House On Large Rainforested Acreage

Spectacular ocean view villa perched in the coastal hills of central costa rica, defining tropical luxury. This contemporary 3 bedroom estate rests above 60 acres of private rainforest, with stunning unobstructed views to the mountains and the pacific coast. Within a completely private setting, this is a nature lovers paradise, conveniently located just minutes to the best attractions resident to the manuel antonio region of costa rica. The villa features an infinity pool, modern kitchen, grill and spacious outfoor patio surrounding the indoor living area. The villa features glass walls both on lower and upper levels, with 360 degree views that photographs cannot do justice. Trails have been built throughout the property that lead through the rainforest where guests can swim in the rivers and below waterfalls on the property.


Owner
Steve Harding
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 1, 2017

About Steve Harding

I am a geologist by background, born and raised in canada where i continue to live and work today. I along with my family live in beautiful nova scotia in eastern canada. I first traveled to costa rica in the early 1980's and fell in love with the people and place and hoped at that time that someday I would be able to spend more time in this special place.

Steve Harding purchased this villa in 2008

Why Steve Harding chose Puntarenas

I first saw the property in 2008 and fell in love with everything about it. The property is a magical blend of contemporary luxury, complete privacy, unparalleled views and easy access to all activities and amenities.

What makes this villa unique

The house sits high above the rainforest with views that are indescribable - whether looking out across the infinity pool towards the ocean or gazing towards the mountains from the balconies that surround the house. The villa is encased in glass, so the incredible vistas are also always around you even when inside the home. The ultra-contemporary style of the villa makes for very unique spaces and feeling, blending with the outdoor canvas.

The immense attraction for me came with the pure sense of privacy one feels at the villa. There is nothing other than nature and geography visible from the property, sounds only those that are natural. The proximity is very close to amenities, but once at the villa, all seems intimate and peaceful. The large acreage (60 acres) of rainforest is truly amazing, dissected by rivers and natural pools and waterfalls to swim in and below. For the hundreds of guests we have now had stay at eden estate, all have been captivated by the beauty of the villa and property.

Amenities

Parrita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , shared en suite
  • All bedrooms are on the second level with large balconies that look towards the ocean and rainforest.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
5

Perfect location to enjoy "real" Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Eden Estate with my two children for their spring break. The villa and its location could not have been better. When we first saw the pictures on line both my kids said "that is the place". We were looking for a natural setting to enjoy the real Costa Rica. This place sits on top of the ridge line with 360 degree vies in all direction and is 4-5 miles from a paved road and a mile from the nearest neighbor. The views and the surrounding ran forest are too good to be true with trail on the property to explore, WE greatly enjoyed the beautiful pool that looks out over the forest below towards the ocean. Bedrooms are very comfortable and air conditioned with views again from every room. We grilled out on the back porch a number of times as well looking out over the rain forest. We did a number of activities that were lined up by Luis, the concierge and he can provide great ideas and help to make your vacation even better but again we also were able to enjoy spending time at the villa and the pool as it is a really spectacular and unique setting. Parrita is about 15 minutes away and Quepos and Manual Antonio are about 20-30 away so a great location overall. Again my compliments to the owner for his prompt replies and assistance and can not say enough about Luis for his help.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible. We stayed for a long weekend back in March and were not disappointed. The directions were perfect and the drive up the mountain was exciting. The views from the top of the property are awesome. The house is great and Luis the property manager is fantastic. He goes out of his way to make you feel at home. This place ranks as one of the best places we have ever stayed in Costa Rica. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (including our three twentyish/teenage children) spent a week at Eden Estate at the beginning of 2017. The house suited our needs perfectly, large without being overwhelming, and very functional. The surrounding property was stunning. It is private and surrounded by lush jungle, with all the attendant sounds and sights. The surrounding property has trails and watercourses, complete with monkeys and colourful birds. While there is so much to explore on the property, there is equally as much within a half hour drive. We spent time in Manuel Antonio National Park and at the local beach swimming and surfing. We also took some time to explore Quepos and Parrita. The family rated this our best vacation ever. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Yes, this place is for real.

  • 5 of 5

We spent seven amazing nights at Eden Estate in summer 2014. The property really is as breathtaking as the pictures portray. The house sits on a ridgetop surrounded by jungle, with lush mountains on one side and the ocean in the distance on the other. The setting must be experienced to be understood- the sounds of the jungle, the constant changing weather, and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets are all yours.

The house itself is stunning. Nearly all glass, 360 degree views of the surroundings are provided. The large pool affords you a view of the nearby hills and the ocean in the distance. The architecture is stark and contemporary with many windows to take advantage of the constant hilltop breeze (only the bedrooms have A/C). The only thing that could be improved about the home is the furniture- the lounge chairs outside and couch are uncomfortable.

Exploring the property, we spotted many kinds of frogs, birds and insects on the challenging hike to the river. If you are observant you will spot monkeys in the woods, and these are wild monkeys unlike the ones you will see in town. Speaking of town, Quepos is about a 25 minute drive. Not a problem for our group as we enjoyed the adventure of being a bit isolated and cooking for ourselves. A 4x4 is essential to get up the driveway- watch out for the neighborhood cows!

If you want to reconnect with nature in a setting that is almost too beautiful to believe, this place is for you. Eden Estate was an experience we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unbelievable

  • 5 of 5

When we first read about this place, we thought it sounded too good to be true, but Eden Estate exceeded our wildest expectations.

An impeccable house, unbelievable design, situated in a pristine location away from the hustle and bustle of the neighboring towns. You have a rainforest wilderness at your disposal which unto itself is worth the stay. Completely private, we had a chance to see Costa Rica away from ”tourist central” and in a stunning setting, with only the sounds of nature around us. Complete comfort inside and out, glass everywhere and a wrap-around cement perimeter that allows for the best vantage to experience the pool and outdoor relaxation. We have traveled to many locations and done numerous homestays, this place tops everything. A 360 degree view into the nearby mountains, out across the coastal plain to the ocean, sitting well above the forest with breezes throughout the day. We used the air conditioning only once!

The property is managed by a local palm oil expert who was attentive to our every need and request. He was never intrusive, living off the property, but does everything and more imaginable to make your stay an enjoyable one. Fluent in English and Spanish, a truly wonderful person.

We would highly recommend the villa to any and all visitors as long as there continues to be room for us on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Off the path, great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the home after a week there. It's a beautiful house on top of a mountain top with great views to the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. Getting to the house is fun and exciting - it's a steep climb and you MUST have a four wheel drive! Once you make the last turn after the long climb you see the beautiful house and it's a "wow".

The house is 5 star and is wonderful all around. It's glass on all sides and has a very open feel. Our 5 person family fit perfectly. There is a table for 6 in the kitchen area and an outdoor table for 6 with amazing views of the rain forest - that's where we ate all of our meals.

Each morning Luis (property care taker) arrives early in the morning and cleans the pool and looks things over. He's a wonderful and friendly wealth of information that is the perfect addition to the home.

A few minor items to be aware of; there are no shades on the windows and the sun rises around 5am and there isn't a lot of furniture in the home - wasn't a problem for us, but don't expect comfy sofas and chairs. Also, like most homes in the area there is inky AC in the bedrooms - plan to leave the home open, there are plenty of windows and sliding doors (with screens) to open.

Last item - there is a hidden gem of a place to eat in Parrita... Look up Pito's in the restaurant section on Trip Advisor! You probably won't find it otherwise!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Parrita Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$403
$2,632
$5,583
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$479
$2,791
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$367
$2,313
$5,184
 

Additional information about rental rates

Travelers may be able to receive a much as 35% off the listed rates by contacting the owner by email. Detailed directions to and from the property will be emailed in advance and we will provide information on local activities, recommended restaurants, etc. if of interest to guests. We have a fantastic caretaker, fluent in English and Spanish, who can also provide guidance and support as needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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