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Last updated: 11/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (sleeps 6 )

!!!!NEW UPDATE!!!!! We have been working at a feverish pace to get the new villa "Mar Azul Zen" ready for the 2017 season. I have attached some of the recent photos to give you an idea of the layout. Stay tuned for photo updates as they come in.
Between 1995 - 1997, during my travels to Costa Rica, I came upon a parcel of land in the early stages of development. I had searched from the tip of the Nicoya Penninsula to Playa de Coco for the ideal location to build my dream home and possible a few units for friends that would occasionally want to come down. When I happened on Villa Mar Azul I knew I had found my location. Situated in the foothills just above the sleepy little town of Huacas Mar Azul Zen is for the person that wants to experience the true Costa Rica. Although we have Wifi, Air conditioning through out we would not be considered a 5 star resort. If you prefer to be waited on hand and foot Mar Azul Zen is not for you. Primarily for the reason that we are trying to attract the traveler that would prefer to steer clear of all the trappings a mega resort affords. See, you just can't get the real local feel in the resort setting. And I truly believe you will go home much more relaxed when you live the Pura VIda pace in a boutique resort setting such as Mar Azul Zen. But don't take my word for it peruse the photos, watch the video and make the decision for your self. You will leave refreshed and reinvigorated your first or your tenth stay, I assure you.



Keywords: A secluded villa in a jungle setting with monkeys, iguanas & many species of birds. Relax where time stands still. Go zip lining, water rafting, Volcano treking or just lay underneath the waterfall cascading into the pool. The choice is yours with many attractions nearby including white sand beaches. Or you might just find the seclusion, and a massage, at our jungle location pleasing to the body and soul.

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking not allowed in unit...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Master: 1 king

    Beautiful spacious master bedroon with adjoining bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    1 Queen...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    The family room has a DVD surround sound system incorporated w the TV which you can pick up Netflix & YouTube for your viewing pleasure....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    You are located in a mountainous tropical setting. Seclusion is key and tranquility assured. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    All rooms have seperatly controlled AC units. We ask that you turn off all units while not occupying the Villa...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The outdoors is your fitness center. We highly recommend you get out and hike. It is the best form of exercise and the dogs are always up for a walk. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Solar!...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless Internet available. Free of charge...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Gravel parking area in front of unit. Available space for up tp 3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Property phone available for emergency calls only ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The Villa has washer & dryer facilities on the property and is free to guests...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your laptop and always be in touch. I have a iPhone with Skype downloaded and am never out of touch when my phone connects w the wifi....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully stocked with plates, utensils,microwave, dishwasher, microwave and juice blender. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Our 180 balcony is a perfect location to watch the setting sun and be able to view birds, monkeys & other wildlife indegous to this area...moreless

  • Boat:

    Sunset Cruise or fishing trips can be arranged. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Next to the pool is 2 covered decks for lounging around poolside during the day and watching sunsets in the evening. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf courses nearby. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Up stairs from the Villa is a large lanai with a 180 degree view of the surrounding valley & ocean view off in the distance. We highly recommend viewing the sunsets from this vantage point. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A BBQ is located poolside...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The pool is located in a unique & private setting. There is a waterfall that cascades down the hillside & flows into the pool offering a soothing back massage...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rates
Nov 19 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
Semana Santa
Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2017
8 night min stay

$1,800
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$130
$900 $3,627
* 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
  • Cleaning fee $55

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Liberia Intl. Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Punta Tranquillo
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Brasilito

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I have always loved to travel to foriegn destinations. It wasn't until I started going to Central America that I really found my calling. Being a So Calif native and surfing all my life it was the perfect destination to plant some roots. Mar Azu lZen is tucked away on the hillside overlooking the town of Haucas and the La Garita Valley. You are surrounded by wildlife with the Howler Monkeys waking you in the morning. Our security system consists of 2 dogs and a caretaker. Outside of that you will be at one with the natural setting of the jungle. Please come join me and experience the true Costa Rica.

Why the Owner Chose Huacas, Costa Rica:
Mar Azul Zen is not on the beach but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist enclaves nearby. I wanted to design a retreat for small groups to be at one with nature. The tourist town of Tamarindo is 10 mins to the south and the towns of Brasilito & Playa Flamingo are just 10 mins to the north all offering restaurants and shopping. Playa Grande, with its white sandy beaches and beautiful surf is 15 mins to the west. You will find Haucas to be a very pleasant town made up of restaurants, markets, a pharmacy and curios shops for those hard to find locally handcrafted items.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The seclusion adds to the laid back feel of living off the grid. I find myself completely relaxed during my stays and the afternoon siesta becomes a daily ritual to look forward to. In the evening a light dinner at Punta Tranquillo, the resturant at the bottom of the hill, is not to be missed. Make sure and try the ceviche. All in all if you are coming to Costa Rica for the nightlife I can recommend many other locations that will suit your needs. But if you like the natural setting, uncrowded beaches and the ocasional massage on our 180 degree view veranda you have found your Shangra La.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

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Photos

  • Sunset by poolside

    Sunset by poolside

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Hall Bath

    Hall Bath

  • Extra Bedroom

    Extra Bedroom

  • Beautiful pool with waterfall. Note seat in pool under waterfall.

    Beautiful pool with waterfall. Note seat in pool under waterfall.

  • This photo was taken in the trees on our property

    This photo was taken in the trees on our property

  •  Rancho's at pool side. Time to relax.

    Rancho's at pool side. Time to relax.

  • Guard dogs day off

    Guard dogs day off

  • Recent yoga retreat at the Villa

    Recent yoga retreat at the Villa

  • The view from our veranda will take your breath away

    The view from our veranda will take your breath away

  • Volcano Arenal. 3 hr drive from Mar Azul

    Volcano Arenal. 3 hr drive from Mar Azul

  • See you around the pool

    See you around the pool

  • New Kitchen

    New Kitchen

  • Hallway leading to 3 bedrooms

    Hallway leading to 3 bedrooms

  • Master bedroom w adjoining master bathroom

    Master bedroom w adjoining master bathroom

  • Your privacy guaranteed

    Your privacy guaranteed

  • Typical road, Playa Conchal.
5 min's from property

    Typical road, Playa Conchal. 5 min's from property

  • $15 for the hammock, $1 for the beer and the view? Priceless

    $15 for the hammock, $1 for the beer and the view? Priceless

  • Toby

    Toby

  • Jackie

    Jackie

  • Ariel view of property.
Dry Season

    Ariel view of property. Dry Season

  • Mar Azul Zen is in a very secluded location bordering the rain forest

    Mar Azul Zen is in a very secluded location bordering the rain forest

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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