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Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 6-8

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeper sofa, sleeps 6-8

BEACHRONT. PRIVATE JETTED INFINITY POOL. FREE WIFI. NEWLY REMODELED KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS!

NO VRBO/HOMEAWAY BOOKING FEES!

Villa Las Olas is a beachfront home in a secluded and secure development of 40 privately-owned villas. A private, jetted pool, Italian stone and wood patio, and 'next to the forest' location (end villa) distinguishes Villa Las Olas for its luxury and its privacy. At the same time, our home provides everything you need for a comfortable and easy stay. Its spacious dimensions provide ample room for larger groups, but are still intimate enough for traveling twosomes. Two of the three generously sized bedrooms are ocean-front, which makes our set-up ideal for more than one couple. The newly remodeled and fully equipped kitchen provides options for meals and entertaining, and the convenience of a full-size washer and dryer is great for families with children and for adults who travel light. The three light-filled newly remodeled bathrooms are all ceramic with high end fixtures and finishes. Furnishings are fresh and tropical, but also practical and child-worthy.

The villa is air-conditioned (mini-splits in each of the bedroom for individual control), and each room has screens and an overhead fan to enjoy the pleasant ocean breezes and sounds of this tropical paradise.

The master bedroom has a King bed, a balcony with rocking chairs that overlooks the ocean, full closet, cable television and an attached private full bath. All of the furnishings are new. The second bedroom is also ocean front, and has two full beds, cable television, a dresser and full closet. It is a large and airy room. The third bedroom has two twin beds that can convert to a king, a dresser, space for the infant 'Pack and Play' bed and changing table, cable television, and a garden view. All furniture in this room is new, as well.

The main level has a very open lay-out with French doors to the pool and beach from both the living room and the dining room. The living room includes a comfortable sleeper sofa, two matching chairs, and cable television. The dining room seats six. The kitchen includes a breakfast 'bar' that seats four, french door refrigerator with ice maker, cook top, built-in oven, dishwasher and microwave. All appliances are stainless steel and manufactured by KitchenAid and GE.

Whale-watching, world class fishing and diving, as well as good old wave bobbing, snorkeling and boogey boarding are available just steps from the pool and patio of our home. The sea provides constant entertainment, be it the delight of seeing silver rays fly out of the water and whales breech or, closer in, watching brown pelicans dive for their lunch. Our kids loved the lively tide pools and making temporary pets of hermit crabs. We love sitting on our deck overlooking the sea with our morning Costa Rican coffee, and waiting for the green flash as the evening sun sinks below the horizon.

Our on-site concierge is available to help you make arrangements for your Costa Rican adventures. Ziplining, hot springs, wildlife tours and cloud forest visits are popular, but don’t forget the cooking schools, horseback rides, paddle-boarding and beach-side massages! Of course, you never need to leave home for the best snorkeling around – it’s right outside your door! So is the best food in the area. The romantic and open-air beachside setting of the our restaurant is the perfect backdrop for its delicious, innovative and beautifully presented selection of North American and Costa Rican dishes. And our chefs are happy to deliver your meals to the villa and to prepare your catch after a long day of fishing!

If yours is a working vacation, fear not. FREE WIRELESS BROADBAND is available throughout our home AND the outdoor patio, and cellular service is exceptional. Our reception office can assist with basic office needs. No one will know you have escaped to paradise.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT MAINTAIN OUR CALENDAR ON LINE. You may receive an automated response from VRBO saying our home is available. Please do not make plans until we respond. We endeavor to get back to all inquirers within an hour! We apologize for this inconvenience and potential confusion, but it is important for the security of our home in Costa Rica and home in Minnesota.

More Details

Owner
LaRaye
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About LaRaye

We're a recently-retired couple who visited this property for many years. Now that we have more time to spend in Paradise, we bought and when we are not there ourselves, we are happy to share our home with friends and respectful guests who want to experience a bit of Costa Rica's magic.

LaRaye purchased this house in 2017

Why LaRaye chose Costa Rica

We love what the property offers -- beautiful ebony beach with fantastic swimming, snorkeling and tide-pooling; professional and friendly staff; great food in a romantic setting; wonderful pools; and a casual vibe. But mainly, we enjoy the unique serenity and privacy of our home's location -- while the fun beach town of Coco is just three miles away if we want more activity! The festivals in Coco are great fun -- from the Tope' in January to the Festival of Lights in December.

What makes this house unique

We love Costa Rica and our home and we want you to as well, so we seek to provide exemplary service to our friends and guests. This includes prompt replies to all of your inquiries, a comprehensive "help" document for planning your stay, and furnishing our home as our home -- not just as a rental property -- because it is our home! We are the only development on our beach so the privacy is quite notable -- and our beach has been awarded "Blue Flag" status for our efforts to keep it beautiful! Our on-site concierge, restaurant, and 24-hour security staff is unique among rental properties, and our team treats everyone like they are family. The services in the nearby town of Coco are superb, and include a variety of groceries and markets, skilled medical and dental providers, and restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines.

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Picante Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Vista Ridge Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Picante Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Outside your villa
Car: not necessary

This is a secluded and very secure development of only 40 homes. Ours is the only development on a very private ebony beach provides world class snorkeling, calm waters for swimming, and fascinating tide pools that are full of sea life. The grounds are immaculate and feature a large grassy lawn between the villa and the beach, beautifully maintained blooming shrubs and flowers, and mature trees. The wildlife is abundant -- howler monkeys frequently munch the leaves from the trees in front of the villa, green parakeets chatter as they dart from one tree to another, blue green mot mots show off frequently, and the occasional blue jay, iguana and gecko can be spotted. If you can tear yourself away from the beach and your private pool, the nearby town of Coco is lively, fun and safe. Golf at Vista Ridge Golf in Sardinal, or go a bit further to Hacienda Pinillas or the Four Seasons. Spend a half-day deep sea fishing and bring yellow fin tuna, grouper and snapper home to the chef at the property's on-site restaurant for special treatment. Great diving can be arranged by our reception team, as can sail boat and catamaran adventures. Venture inland to Volcan Arenal or Rincon de la Vieja and take in ziplines, volcanic mud baths and hot springs, white water rafting and horseback rides in the high country. Drive the 'Monkey Trail' to beaches to the south, including Ostional for early morning turtle hatching or Avellana and Negra for their surfing. All this within 25 minutes of the airport!

Amenities

Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled master BR en suite with high end finishes.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled second floor bathroom; high end finishes.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Newly remodeled powder room located off foyer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Oceanfront, attached full bath, balcony, television
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Garden view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Oceanfront, television
  • Queen-size sofa bed in living room, new Graco Pack-and-Play infant/toddler bed is provided. Every bedroom has its own mini-split air conditioner, ceiling fan and large screened windows for individualized comfort. Cable television is available in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 6-8
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews
5

Wonderful visit to Bahia Pez Vela

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic family vacation at Bahia Pez Vela a few weeks ago. LaRaye's notes absolutely made a difference in planning the right activities that we enjoyed and Cesar helped schedule everything. We did not rent a car as most of the outings we planned included transportation from the villa. Highly recommend the Palo Verde tour scheduled through the resort with Shaman tours as well as fishing with Flota Nativa. Flota Nativa picked us up on the beach behind the resort and between our two trips we came back with enough mahi mahi for two big meals and pictures of roosterfish we caught and released. Her recommendation of La Mesa de Monique y Andre in Liberia was also one of the highlights of our trip.

The house is perfectly located on the edge of the resort with its on pool. We enjoyed the privacy and space as well as being able to cook some of our own meals. We ate at Picante frequently and enjoyed our meals there too. Particularly during the week the resort was very quiet and peaceful. Overall we enjoyed the entire experience and highly recommend this villa for anyone who wants a quiet getaway with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share this generous and informative review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and perfect for kids. So nice to have so many conveniences right at our finger tips. The kids loved the pool and my husband and I loved the privacy of the pool. We never even used the resort pool. The beach was calm--perfect for our 7 year old. There was a sugar ant problem, which I understand is just what happens at the beach. It was a bit of a nuisance, but we just kept all of our food in ziplock bags. Otherwise, we loved every minute. The evening sunset/snorkel sailing tour was gorgeous--we booked this through the resort staff. We also did a fun kayaking/snorkeling tour through the resort which was really fun. I would definitely recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson Arizona USA
4

Very beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

Home is gorgeous and equipped with everything. Pool is maintained daily and we were in it every day. Views were like something out of a magazine. Walk to restaurant had the best food of any restaurant we tried. Would be 5 stars except for location. Time of year we went is very slow in toursist so in restaurant we would be the only ones there. It was a six - seven mile taxi ride to town and again not many tourist. Now that sounds nice but our group likes a little more action.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and your kind words about the quality of our home, our pool, our restaurant and the fabulous views from our beachfront setting. We are sad that you were unhappy by the lack of action during your low season visit. We are very careful accurately to describe our home and community for what it is -- a secluded, private, beautiful and safe beachfront gated community of only forty homes that is a three mile drive to the beach town of Playas del Coco. We are similarly careful to respond to questions promptly and accurately so that potential guests can make the right lodging choice. Consequently, we are disappointed, indeed, that we did not earn your five star rating. Thank you for staying in our home. Happy trails to the Gypsy Girls!
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Huntsville
5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5

My family had to be dragged kicking and screaming away from this villa and the only thing that stopped us from staying longer is that is was booked for another lucky family.

We are a family of four (kids are 12 and 10). The villa is actually better than the photos show. The rooms are spacious and clean, the bathrooms are modern. The view of the ocean right across from the pool is spectacular.

If I had to complain about something it was that I couldn't get the drain plug to fit into the sink. About half way through the trip I realize it was for the other sink!

I was worried about going to a villa instead of an all-inclusive because I didn't want to spend my time cooking and cleaning. In hindsight, it was the best thing we ever did. We had a pick up at the airport and stopped at the grocery store before we headed to the villa and we were able to select what we wanted, not what a resort wanted to feed us. The prices at the grocery store are equivalent to what you would pay in our grocery stores, and it was a bit confusing with the exchange, so plan your meals well.

There was also a cleaning service included for once during our stay, so a quick make of the beds was all we really needed to worry about.

Usually we go on excursions, but here, we were quite happy to relax by the pool and walk the beach and snorkel right out front.

We did visit the resturant on the property and the food was fantastic. The Wednesday night entertainment was a lot of fun.

LaRaye was also great to deal with. Quick response to any questions and a provider of much information.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay -- and got a chuckle about the kitchen double sink! One sink has a drain and the other a disposal -- different plugs! We hope you'll be back!
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 10 day family vacation at Laraye's villa with our 3 kids (ages 3, 7 &10). An ocean front villa with an ocean front private pool can't be beat. The kids enjoyed both the pool and ocean immensely. The forest side of the villa provided howler monkey viewings. Kids loved that too. The villa is perfectly comfortable and the recent updates are beautiful. Felt like we were still in the US when in the home. Great appliances, A/C in all rooms, drink the water, etc. And the owner is great - super responsive and gives you all the information you could possibly need. This was a change from our typical vacation (Caribbean) and we loved it. We did two fantastic private excursions (Borinquen & Palo Verde) with Manny Fennel of Eco Journeys. See review on TripAdvisor. And don't miss the pizza at La Caveja in Playas del Coco. We highly recommend this villa. We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Laraye, for sharing your home. This was our best family vacation yet.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday! Thank you for the tip on Manny -- a good reference like yours is invaluable! Thank you for taking the time to post a review and happy new year!
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5

Great Time With Friends

  • 5 of 5

Went with group of friends, but have also already suggested the property to several families. I've been to Costa Rica several times and this truly is a unique property. The updated bathrooms and well stocked kitchen make it one of a kind. Completely agree with the review of Michael F. Really enjoyed the privacy of being on the edge of the resort, and visits from the monkeys. Also loved being able to snorkle just off the resort beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review! We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay! Come again, please!
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $350

* HomeAway/VRBO Booking and Service Fees do NOT apply to our home. This SAVES our guests 5%-15% of the total rental amount!
* Sales Tax does not apply to stays of 30 or more days. Please disregard instant Quotes for such extended stays.
* Instant quotes may not be accurate. Please contact us and we will provide an accurate quote promptly.

A deposit of 50% of rental fee is required to confirm the reservation.
All remaining sums due 30 to 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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