Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Marbella Private Beach house

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Gorgeous view, Quiet home, Private beaches, Abundant wildlife

Located very close to Marbella, this small and lovely 2 bedroom home is located atop the hills right on the beach of Pitahaya. Named Casa Aventura for it's adventurous vibe, it has a 280 degree view of the beaches closes by. Early morning sunrises are perfectly enjoyed outside in the seating area or hammock paired with local coffee, listen as monkeys have conversations around you. Wildlife is abundant in the dry forest of Guanacaste, prepare to see hummingbirds, vultures, pelicans, and many other species of birds, butterflies, iguanas. Cook a typical Costa Rican meal in the kitchen space or head to a closely located restaurant in Marbella, Playa Azul (Vera Cruz) or San Juanillo which is a fishing village and beautiful bay to explore. There are two air conditioners, one for each bedroom, with comfortable queen sized beds, doors that open up to the property and bathrooms. The Master bedroom (roughly the same size as the other bedroom) has an attached bathroom that leads to an outdoor shower, tucked away for privacy but open aired to listen to the waves from the beach. Snorkel the bay, horseback ride the beach, fish off the rocks or with our friends at Paski's, or drive to one of the tours our property management team has booked for you. There's nothing you can't do while you are with us, but if you're the type who wants to just relax in a quiet space and get away from the hustle and bustle of life, that is perfectly possible too.


Cantón Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Master bedroom has private bathroom, second bedroom has unattached bathroom. Both bathrooms lead to outdoor shower. Private bathroom has an indoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master suite with private bathroom, queen bed, Air Conditioning, closet space, and indoor shower. Second bedroom has same features, but without the private bathroom.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
The perfect spot to make a yearly tradition with a family or group of friends. The area of Guanacaste, especially Marbella, Pithaya and San Juanillo are beautiful spots to return year after year and encourage others to visit and fall in love with Costa Rica.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Marbella Private Beach house
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Amazing privacy & views!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a private, ocean-front escape, look no further! This 2 bedroom villa boasts amazing views & total privacy!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Loved the privacy! Want to come back again one day. The property management group were excellent- very helpful and accomodating!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Stafford Springs, Ct

An incredible stay at an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Casa Aventura for 10 days for our honeymoon and it was amazing! The house was more perfect than we expected it to be. The bedroom we stayed in was super comfortable with an attached full bathroom and further attached private yet outdoor shower. Linens, pillows, soaps/shampoos and a hair dryer were stocked up in the rooms. Most mornings we made breakfast and coffee in the kitchen that was stocked with pots, pans, silverware, napkins etc (essentially everything we needed but the food we bought at the market!) and ate overlooking the beach right outside the front door and called our son using Facetime thanks to the included WiFi Then we could take the short one minute walk to the beach to explore and relax! We rented an ATV, through the help of Jessica and Zak, for the week to get around. It was nice being able to travel and explore on our own (and cheap) so we would highly encourage you do this!

We loved going to the Surf Inn, they have great drinks (chile guaro shots- you have to try them!), a pool table, darts, a swimming pool and a full menu! We also spent some time at San Juanillo where there are a couple cafes to go to and another beach. At this beach we did whale and dolphin watching! Finally we went to Nosara which was a really cool place. Tons of little shops, cafes, bars, and beaches. We also did Zip Lining here at Miss Sky Canopy (the longest zip line course in the world!) and it was absolutely amazing. The staff were super nice and made us feel very comfortable as we zipped over the forest and waterfalls.

Overall, I think one of the coolest things was just being so immersed in nature. The house isn't next to a bunch of neighbors or even by the road. You cross a beach (which my husband loved doing on the ATV) and go up a small trail (like a driveway of sorts) and it opens up to this great open space surrounded by trees and water. It's perfectly private and relaxing. We even saw monkeys eating mangos right off the trees while we lounged on the hammock.

I honestly cannot say enough great things about our stay and cannot wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing Beachfront Property!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most amazing properties we have ever experienced! Away from the hectic city scene, we enjoyed amazing serenity at this beach house. Surrounded on three sides by the warm Pacific, we began each day on the beach. The property management team greeted us at the property when we arrived and made themselves accessible for questions during our whole stay. The only disappointment was when we had to say goodbye to Casa Adventura!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful Sunsets, Relaxation and some Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Case Adventura has beautiful views in a 270 degree panoramic setting on a hill above the ocean. Plenty of privacy from your hammock or house itself, facing the ocean. Good air conditioning was in the bedrooms that cooled the entire house (Costa Rica is hot here this time of year). The monkeys came a couple of nights in the trees just behind the house which was cool! We had a 4 wheel drive rental which is mandatory from my viewpoint in this area as its pretty rustic and caca access is from the beach. Jessica and Mike (property mgmt.) were wonderful to help us get situated, even providing an internet connection for us which is necessary even on vacation!! We took a great fishing/ECO trip with Mike on his boat a little south down the coast and saw some great wildlife including green Ridley turtles, which were cool too. Mike does diving trips too which we hear are great but we just ran out of time.....The Tiki bar food and drinks are wonderful, on an awesome beach just up the road. The Surf Inn in Marbella is also great for lunch as the Pizzas are awesome. So we had privacy, but could get out for some bar fun too. PS - WhatsApp works well (free) with internet to communicate in Costa Rica...

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for taking the time to review Casa Aventura, Debra. We loved having you and your husband. Come back again and see the changes we will be making to the property in the future. We have big plans! Already installed a brand new refrigerator this week! :) Take care
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very scenic, very private

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful little house on a hill looking down a a little bay. We loved the views, we had a 270 degree view of the sea from a hill several hundred feet above the beach. The privacy was great, there was no one within a quarter mile, and that was just a small house for the caretaker. You can spend the entire day there without seeing anyone but people on the beach half a mile away, great for a romantic retreat. The house was clean and the management company was very helpful. The caretaker or his wife would look in on us every day or two, bring us a gift of tamales and take our trash.

One downside was getting there. You have to drive several hundred yards along a beach and drive through a small stream and then drive up a hill to reach the house. You definitely will need 4 wheel drive and be OK with driving cross country if you're going to rent this house.

The only other downside was using the internet. I used my Verizon cell phone as a modem and that cost me close to $20/day. I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Jessica

Senor Marcos likes the fun to be found in Costa Rica. A day without 3 adventures isn't a day at all in Costa Rica.

Jessica purchased this house in 2000

Why Jessica chose Cantón Santa Cruz

This is the best location we've seen in Costa Rica. People who visit (after yelling at us for not telling them we had such a great property) are blown away by the views and the privacy of this spot. (see the pictures)

What makes this house unique

Practically-private beaches on both sides. Local monkeys to keep you amused. Ridiculous sunsets. Everything you need within a short drive north or South.


Tiki Hut
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
5 minutes south to San Juanillo
Nearest Beach
Playa Pitahaya
Car: recommended

Located near the small coastal town of Marbella, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the Beachfront 'Sunset Cabina' is a comfortable, private getaway with truly world class views. From monkeys, to whales, to the nearby turtles at Ostional, this is authentic Costa Rica and the ideal place to make memories.

Local Surfing is top notch! You can rent surf boards from Tiki Hut, less than 3 mi from property. Also check out their extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

Available for shorter stays at $250 per night. Glad to share local insights and connections to make the trip even more enjoyable. Four wheel drive vehicle required to access beach house by automobile. Must drive on the beach and take high tides into consideration for coming and going!!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.