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Enchanting Villa Overlooking Pacific Ocean

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This secluded villa on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific is surrounded by thousands of acres of virgin forest and is perfect for three couples or a large family. The main house has two master suites, 3 1/2 baths & a small media room. The living area opens to a “Lake Como” style veranda that looks down on a beautiful cove and also has spectacular mountain views….as does the open air covered dining area. The large pool is set between the casita and the main house. The casita has the identical views with the third bedroom/bath and is complete with kitchen & sitting area. If you are looking for a real getaway that is totally private with fantastic views, you will not find anything better. There is a guarded entry at the entrance to the project and a 4 kilometer scenic drive to the house. We are located half way between Nosara & Samara and only 3 kilometers from the small fishing village of Garza. The private beach inside the project is just a 1 kilometer walk down the hill from our house. If you like tennis, horse back riding, surfing, canopy rides, or playing bridge it’s just a 25 minute drive to Nosara. There are several small quaint restaurants in Garza, but many in the near by tourist towns of Nosara and Samara. Get away from the tourist scene and have a secluded and romantic setting only minutes from restaurants and fun activities. The regular price includes both the main house and the casita. Contact owner if you are wanting to rent only the main house. There will be a caretaker on the property and maid that comes twice weekly and a resident dog. To best see the beauty & privacy go to URL Video.

More Details

Owner
Jim and Linda Wall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Jim and Linda Wall

Jim is a retired architect and builder from California and Linda is a retired teacher and mortgage banker from Texas.

Jim and Linda Wall purchased this villa in 2008

Why Jim and Linda Wall chose Guanacaste

We actually saw this property on horseback ten years before it came up for sell. We fell in love with the fantastic view of the ocean and the cove. The project is so unusual because of the large lots (2+ acres) and the underground utilities, both very unusual for this area. It is just so private and secluded with a white sand beach inside the project that has no public access.

What makes this villa unique

We designed the house to capture the spectacular views and prevailing breezes from the ocean. We enjoy the privacy of our location and the beach that has no public access. We have monkeys in the trees on occasion and frogs croaking at night in the rainy season. There are beautiful sunsets and sunrises. We know we have the best of Costa Rica. It is really paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review # 14465546 "Enchanting Villa Overlooking Pacific Ocean"



unforgettable holiday

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We spent 12 days in this marvelous villa in a vast tropical forest estate with ocean views.

A paradise with views of the cliff and with a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, the villa has been designed and furnished with taste and attention to every detail. With a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable outdoor seating dinners to enjoy delicious moments become immersed in all this peace and in harmony with the wildlife of the forest and the roar of the ocean waves that feel to be down in the bay. Every evening we had a visit from a very nice and quite harmless armadillo who came to visit us showing his splendid armor worthy of a medieval knight. Everything around an entomologist would have bread for his teeth! They feel, and in the dry season you can see many monkeys and then many pizotes. Then we had the company of Sylvie, a sweet little dog who will be missed. An unforgettable experience was the horseback ride with Jackson, in the forest and then on the beach (ask at the gate). Priceless Tito, the ever-present guardian factotum, who has made us enjoy every evening of the hydromassage pool.

If one day I will return to Costa Rica, we'll return to Villa Ventana Pavones.
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Canton of Nicoya Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Pool shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Perfect for 3 couples. One bedroom up, one bedroom down, and one separate in the casita with kitchen & sitting room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Nosara has the perfect beach for swimming and surfing. You don’t have to share our private beach with tourist but it is not good for swimming or surfing. It does have Palm trees for shade and a fresh water stream in the rainy season. There is lots of white sand for the kids to play.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Enchanting Villa Overlooking Pacific Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Absolute perfection! Exceeded all of our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

This property is every bit as fantastic as pictured and described (and beyond!). The other reviewers did a fabulous job going into detail about the amenities here so I'll be brief.

My 11 year old daughter, husband, and I stayed here during the early part of the rainy season and it was phenomenal. Sunshine during the days followed by spectacular thunderstorms at night. The jungle was lush green with tons of flowers and we had the pleasure of seeing a tribe of howler monkeys each day along the driveway as we left and returned to the villa.

Tito took excellent care to prepare the pool each morning and we took advantage of this wonderful amenity every day. It is a saltwater pool so no yucky chemicals. The water temp was perfect and it was a welcome oasis from the heat. The views are unreal.

The house feels off the beaten path in a wonderful way but is only a short drive from many great restaurants, shops and the beaches of Nosara. We enjoyed Guiones for the surfing. We drove to Samara one day and paddled sea kayaks out to a small island for some snorkeling.

It was a perfect family vacation and after exploring the surrounding area, there is no doubt that we will try to stay in this villa again on our next trip to CR.

The owners were communicative and helpful. Tito was delightful and made us feel well taken care of. Daisy is a sweet lady with a sunny disposition. We found everyone we met in the town to be friendly and helpful. Already looking at dates for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sunset and sunrise views - and monkeys!

  • 5 of 5

Unforgettable! If you want a home with easy beach access, close to town, this is not for you. If you want an adventure and a one-of-a-kind setting, this is it. I am not a morning person, but quickly became one at this home. Waking up in the master bed, you can look right out to the sunrise. Howler monkeys announce the upcoming sunrise, and it is amazing to sit with a cup of coffee on the patio, overlooking the mist in the valleys and the ocean.

The house is well-stocked, and the pool is a great addition. Tito helped with everything - including finding our friend who got lost hiking the first day. He doesn't speak English, but we were able to communicate with google translate on our cell phones. Daisy, the house cleaner, was great and very sweet. Our friend found what was a plantain, and when we asked Daisy what it was, she not only told us but fried some up for us. Delicious!

The road to the house is not for the faint of heart. 15 minutes on rough roads with many switch backs, but that's part of the adventure. The nearest town is Garza, about 5 minutes from the bottom of the driveway. Nosara and Samara (our favorite) are also relatively close and worth visiting. Prepare to drive across a river on the way to Samara!

This house is so remote, there is plenty of wildlife. We watched howler monkeys climb through the trees every day. Birds are everywhere. Coatis come right up to the edge of the patio and forage every morning. I'll admit I was hesitant to sleep with the doors open at night, but the breeze was worth it (just be sure to keep the lights off). At night, there are more stars visible than you can imagine.

After leaving, we stayed at a home on a beach with paved roads nearby. I didn't realize how much I appreciated this house until we left. It really is magical and a one-of-a-kind property. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. All the reasons you mentioned is the reason we love to be there. It is the perfect way to visit Costa Rica.
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New Jersey
5

A unique experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this beautiful villa. But our first impression was a little scary. We arrived at the Villa after nightfall. The 4 kilometer drive up the approach road was daunting; Switchbacks and steep inclines. We were wondering if the decision of renting this house was a mistake. Then we arrived at the Villa; a pretty glowing jewel set upon the cliff top. The house is light and airy. French doors upstairs and down, open wide to the sounds and views of the jungle and sweeping views of the Pacific. The house is nicely appointed with comfortable furnishings inside and out. The grounds, pool, jacuzzi and Casita are beautifully maintained.

We were greeted by Tito, a pleasant and hard working caretaker ( who bent over backwards to help in any way) and the house dog, Silvie. Both, pleasant surprises. The house felt like a home.

Sunrise is the most special. Just before dawn, the Howler Monkeys start their serenade. You wake to the sunrise over the tranquil Pacific; the Villa is cool, breezy and inviting. Due to how the Villa sits on the land, you actually get sunrise and sunset. For sunset you take your cocktail behind and above the Casita and sit in a sitting area, whose purpose is sunset.

The Villa is somewhat isolated. You will need a four wheel drive to negotiate the local roads and the driveway. If you are OK with a little 4 wheeling, this house is right for you. 20 minutes to Samara, 20 minutes to Nosara; both are easy drives. Garza, 2K from the entrance has a great swimming beach and a couple of local restaurants on the beach.

Overall, the Villa was a wonderful experience. Just be sure that this kind of setting is what you are looking for, and you'll have a great time!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. You captured the essence of why we love our home there. It is a true get away and the perfect way to enjoy Costa Rica.
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5

The villa is everything they say it is in their listing! We've had a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The place is fantastic! The roads are rough but you get used to them. Be sure to use only the fluorescent lights in the kitchen and the led lights in the wall sconces at night or you will have a lot of visitors of the insect variety! We enjoyed our stay here immensely! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Vacanza indimenticabile

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo trascorso 12 giorni in questa meravigliosa villa in una grandissima tenuta di foresta tropicale con vista sull'oceano.

Un vero paradiso con panorami sulla scogliera e con la piscina dotata di idromassaggio, la villa è stata progettata e arredata con gusto e attenzione a ogni particolare. Con una attrezzatissima cucina e con comodi tavoli all'aperto le cene diventano momenti deliziosi da godere immersi in tutta questa pace e in armonia con la vita selvaggia della foresta e con il ruggire delle onde dell'oceano che si sentono da giù nella baia. Tutte le sere abbiamo avuto la visita di un graziosissimo e del tutto innocuo armadillo che è venuto a farci visita mostrando la sua splendida corazza degna di un cavaliere medievale. Qui tutto intorno un entomologo avrebbe pane per i suoi denti! Si sentono e nella stagione secca si possono vedere molte scimmie e poi molti pizotes. Poi abbiamo avuto la compagnia di Sylvie, una dolce cagnetta che ci mancherà. Una esperienza indimenticabile è stata la passeggiata a cavallo con Jackson, nella foresta e poi sulla spiaggia (chiedere al gate). Impagabile Tito, il guardiano factotum sempre presente, che ci ha fatto godere tutte le sere dell'idromassaggio in piscina.

Se un giorno ritorneremo in Costarica, non mancheremo di ritornare a Villa Ventana Pavones.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina
5

Wonderful private villa

  • 5 of 5

Two and a half couples spent a week in this exceptional and private house. The house and grounds were spotless. The location on a ridge well above the Pacific provided vistas during the days and a cooling breeze at night. It is about a 4 kilometer gravel drive with some serious grades so a 4X4 is a good recommendation. Enjoyed monkeys in the trees next to the house, 4 white horses rolling in the sand on the beach,with coatis as well as iguanas along the road. Beautiful pool and landscaping between the house and casita. Great sunsets from behind the casita. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed nightly open air dining on the second floor open grill and dining area. Palm trees on the beach provided shade and comfort. Evening stargazing at the beach was a treat.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar & Beach Area w/ quaint restaurants
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Barco Del Amor & Hotel Garza Restaurants
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Our own private beach: Pavones
Car: necessary

Located inside a 1300 acre project, we are 4 kilometers from our gated entrance at the main road. It is so quiet here that the only outside noise would be from the birds & monkeys waking you in the morning. A short walk down the hill from the house you can experience a totally private beach that has no public entrance.We moved to Nosara 18 years ago when it was just a quiet little town. We fell in love with the beauty of the landscape, the friendly people, and the peaceful life style. With all the development and now a year round tourist season, it is no longer that quant little town. So we found an ideal location outside of Garza with the beauty and quaintness we appreciate. The lots are 2+ acres, cannot be subdivided, have underground utilities, and are surrounded by virgin forest. There are balmy breezes off the ocean and it’s nice not to have to contend with the dust from the dirt roads. We enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of a tourist town and still having all the amenities with less than a 30 min. drive. The only sounds are from nature and the ocean waves hitting the shore. Overlooking the ocean and within walking distance of a totally private beach is so special. We have great sunsets and sunrises. Our spectacular view was just icing on the cake. Our home is secluded and private and inaccessible to uninvited guests with a locked and manned entrance. If you value your privacy and security, it is the perfect location.

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Rates & Availability

Canton of Nicoya Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
$2,500
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Casita ONLY
Jul 24 2019 - Aug 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
$150
$700
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. You can rent only the main house and owners will stay in the casita or you can only rent the casita and owners will stay in the main house. Inquire about pricing.

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.
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