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Tranquil villa with panoramic ocean and jungle views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private & Exclusive. Off the road less travelled. Private Hiking Trail.

Life is thriving, sun is shining, good life! Welcome to Villa de Shira, the sandcastle in the sky!

Standing proudly on a hilltop, in the lush jungle, Villa de Shira boasts amazing panoramic views that stretch out to the Pacific ocean.

Nestled among all of nature's luxuries, guests will enjoy being completely submerged in the jungle life, while enjoying all of the modern comforts and amenities of the home.

Dine on the beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking your private infinity pool. Surrender to the magical sunsets every evening.

Let us help you coordinate all of your Costa Rican adventures, for example horseback riding, canopy tours, surf lessons, ATV rides...

Our wish is to help you push the pause button on your life and to truly embrace the 'Pura Vida' for the duration of your time with us.

Your castle awaits...

Fabrice and Miho

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About The Owner

Bonjour! My name is Fabrice Beaux. A French American, I moved to Hawaii and lived there for 25 years. I have been touring world wide as a pro windsurfer for the last 20 years and have finally settled down in Costa Rica. I want to share what I believe to be a one of a kind dwelling place & Nature's true Luxery. I look forward to accommodating you at my Villa.

Why The Owner chose Cantón Santa Cruz

Stay home for the view! A non-commercial, fresh atmosphere. Villa de Shira is a new home! The villa sits on a hill with an outlook slightly above the surrounding nature. The view includes a 180 degree Pacific Ocean view with National Forest, local monkeies, parrots, butterfies (June-September), & local birds.

Between December & April the sun literally sets directly in from of Villa de Shira.

What makes this villa unique

The architecture of my villa is very original in appearance, like a sandcastle in the sky. The view and placement of Villa de Shira is incredible. I invite you into the luxury of Nature!

Amenities

Cantón Santa Cruz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , His & Her sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Shower (clear glass framing) & His & Her Sinks
  • Only the Master Bathroom has a bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , .
  • The Master Bedroom & Guest Bedroom are fitted with En Suite Bathrooms, & their own private entrances, in addition to their main living area entrance. The ocean, pool side, & lush nature is visible from the comforts of each room's beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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5

Beautiful sunsets

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great 3 night stay here. Fabrice and Miho were super friendly and very helpful to all of our questions. They also give you a booklet of things to do etc in the area which was very useful. The location of the house is perfect for the most amazing sunsets while you’re swimming out back in the clean infinity pool. The house is very spacious and clean. Very well equipped. Thank you guys!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic views from this wonderful, private home.

  • 5 of 5

The house has fantastic views of the ocean from the hilltop property. It’s a private setting with no other homes in sight.

The house was accurately described, clean, and well maintained. A housekeeper came daily. Fabrice was really helpful offering advice when asked.

The restaurant recommendations Fabrice made were great: Los Tuquitos, and Villa Deeveena. There are a number of beaches within a 20-30 min drive that were all fantastic.

I would definitely recommend the property to others and will be back sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thank you for your great review. You were also great guests. We are always happy to assist our guests in any way we can to make their vacation experience special. We look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to return to Costa Rica. Happy new year! Fabrice & Miho
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5

Tranquil location with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Well designed house with a superb patio and pool area overlooking the Pacific ocean. Perfect setting for viewing the sunset. The location was quiet and private. The bedrooms are more than large enough and each have their own bathroom so there is solid privacy for two couples to vacation in the same home. The owners, Fabrice and Miho, were excellent...very attentive, helpful and personable. We have vacationed in many VRBO's across CR and the only small negative of this place is that there is not much of a common living room. There is a futon and a coffee table and that's it. For us as a single couple, it did not affect us but it may be more of an issue for two couples staying in the same place. I really do see this as a minor negative. Overall it was a great stay, great place and great hosts. Thanks Fabrice & Miho!

Jeremy & Nathalie

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeremy & Nathalie, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. We really appreciate all your kind words. Pura Vida Fabrice & Miho
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5

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a 2 week stay at Villa de Shira. To say it was amazing is an understatement! The house was perfect for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is well stocked for in house meals, which is important to us since we love to cook, even on vacation. Another nice touch was the supply of spices and oils already available (unusual in a rental). The bedroom A/C was great for sleeping but during the day, the mountain breezes and the ceiling fans kept the house very comfortable.

Each morning began with coffee on the deck listening and watching the howler monkeys frolicking in the trees and the many birds that visited on a regular basis. After a day of exploring, afternoons were spent floating in the pool enjoying the jungle and ocean views. Sunsets at Villa de Shira are the most beautiful we have experienced in Costa Rica or anywhere we have been.

Fabrice and Miho are the perfect hosts. Available on a minutes notice if needed but otherwise invisible. If you are a sushi fan we highly recommend Miho's sunset sushi dinner. Delicious and plentiful.

There are so many things that are truly special about Villa de Shira that set it apart from other rentals. Fabrice and Miho go the extra mile to provide a true Pura Vida experience.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Pat & Baird

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat and Baird, Wow, thank you so much, your review means a lot to us. We get great satisfaction when our guest have such a wonderful stay. Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your experience at Villa de Shira with nice and all positive review. We hope that you will get the chance to come and visit us again. Pura Vida Fabrice and Miho
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5

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Villa Shira was a great spot for us to live the Pura Vida while visiting Costa Rica! Its location is serene with lots of privacy and gorgeous views of the jungle and pacific ocean. The house is well fitted with all you could need to enjoy your stay and having A/C in both bedrooms was a nice touch for sleeping. Fabrice & Miho provided excellent pre-arrival information and directions, as well were amazing hosts throughout our stay...responsive, friendly, and helpful. Fabrice took us around the newly constructed architectural build and we already have our eyes set on someday returning to this beautiful spot. Thanks for your hospitality Fabrice & Miho!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jon, Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa de Shira. You guys are cool and are welcome back anytime. Pura Vida! Fabrice & Miho
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5

Perfect location, great amenities, breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at Villa de Shira! The views are just as amazing as the photos - we spent hours every morning staring at the ocean, watching the monkeys come by, and hours each night, watching the sunset as the kids swam in the pool, and then laying out under the stars. The location is fantastic! We were close to many great beaches (some almost empty), restaurants (follow their recommendations) and could even go to the busy tourist areas like Tamarindo easily. Fabrice and Miho helped organize activities and reservations for us, stopped by to check on things, and were very responsive. A cell phone was provided for local calls - very useful! The Villa had all the amenities a family could need - beds were comfortable and large, A/C kept bedrooms cool, and kitchen was well stocked. Daily cleaning service was a nice perk. The welcome packet of information was excellent, directions to the villa were well written and easy to follow, and all the recommendations for activities and restaurants were all great. We would highly recommend a stay here for couples or families. 4x4 is a must for the local roads and to get to the Villa. Bring a good camera, enjoy the peaceful silence, and plan on falling in love with Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hope, Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Villa de Shira and we were part of your family vacation. Pura vida!
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Lola's
"Bistro style food. Right on the ocean with great Atmosphere & amazing colored sunsets!!!"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Liberia, International Airport
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Marbella,Negra,Blanca,Avellanas,Tamarindo,Junquila
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

** Weeks of Christmas and New Year should be booked separately. If booked by the same party, minimum of 10 nights at the nightly rate will be applied.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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