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Luxury Casa on Quiet, Private Estate close to beaches and shopping of Tamarindo!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 4 bathroom with Large Pool on secure grounds -sleeps 8

Surrounded by tropical gardens and wildlife this is a great place to unwind at the end of a long day of sightseeing!

***This property has 2 accommodations that can be combined to sleep 14 persons: The Villa and The Casa***

THE CASA: 3 well appointed bedrooms, all with their own ensuites, that will sleep a total of 8, plus the option of renting the attached bunkbed room for an additional 2 guests. It boasts a large chef's kitchen, a grand formal dining table overlooking the garden and pool with seating for 12 (plus a hardwood kids table), a spacious salon with seating for 12, a breakfast table on the terrace under the grape arbour, a private pool and the pool Rancho -complete with a wood fired brick oven, dining table and comfortable conversation area!

THE VILLA: A spacious room with a large 4 post king bed and a double futon for additional sleeping area with a total occupancy of 4 persons. This suite also has the option of renting the attached bunkbed room when available to bring the total number of guests to 6. The beautiful hardwood deck through the double sets of french doors offers a shady place to dine in comfort while overlooking the private tropical gardens and orchards. Here you will find an indoor/outdoor kitchen, with the tools you will need to put together a fabulous meal! 5 burners, a fridge, coffeemaker, 2 sinks, and plenty of counter space in the open air! The Villa has one bathroom, featuring a beautiful custom stone and tile shower with built in bench. This Villa offers privacy and comfort with a garden view. (Please note: the Villa does NOT include use of the Pool or Rancho)

(The Bunkbed room has double locking doors at each end, much like a hotel room, and can be rented as part of the Villa or Casa)

All rooms in this grand home are well built with excellent soundproofing to ensure a restful sleep! All bedrooms have air conditioning for night time comfort. Constructed with the use of many reclaimed original colonial pieces -the home has an air of sophistication and gives you a feeling of historical opulence.

The surrounding tropical gardens offer peace and privacy, as well as the opportunity to see the wildlife of the area! You will likely see Howler monkeys, many varieties of tropical birds such as parakeets and Amazon Parrots, plus frogs, iguanas and others! At night spectacular lights illuminate the garden and pool area for your evening activities.

The property is in a safe community, and is fenced and gated, with security onsite day and night for peace of mind. There is plenty of parking for guests. Friendly onsite managers are happy to help you with anything you might require during your stay, and twice weekly housekeeping/cleaning is included. If you prefer any additional services, right up to an all inclusive type of holiday, please enquire for more information.

Located in Villareal, this home is situated about 5 minutes from Tamarindo for your nightlife, shopping and surfing lessons. We are also in close proximity to the many other beautiful beaches of Guanacaste such as Aveillanas, Conchal, Playa Grande, Brasilito and Flamingo. Watch the amazing journey of the turtles only a short drive away! There are many tours and adventures to be had in this vibrant area. The home is located 1 hour from the Liberia airport and transportation can be easily arranged if need be.

More Details

Rob & Angela Nessel
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Rob & Angela Nessel

The owner of this home built it with love, as it is his vacation home. He owns a thriving hotel in Nicaragua (, and is originally from France.

Onsite managers from Canada currently manage this property, and its bookings, as well as enjoy tending to the unique needs of our guests.

Rob & Angela Nessel purchased this house in 2007

What makes this house unique

This property has options to rent for groups of 2 to 14 persons.


Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Toilet 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Optional Bunkbed room ($40 additional) - 2 twin/ single
  • Possibility of a 4th bedroom attached off of Bedroom 3 with a set of bunk beds for additional $40/night fee.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Parasol
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Luxury Casa on Quiet, Private Estate close to beaches and shopping of Tamarindo!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Very beautiful house. Near all there is to do in Tamarindo and near by beach towns!

  • 4 of 5

Angela and Rob were great! They made sure vey welcome! Pool was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wylie Texas

awesome property! close to beach and activities. Great hosts. great time!

  • 5 of 5

The property was great! Rob and Angela were great. ..lots of good local tips and info. I cant think of anything that we needed or wanted, except for more time. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who is going to Guanacaste.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cant wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a week in February and absolutely fell in love with the property. Rob and Angela were absolutely lovely and so helpful, they even rescued my parents after they got lost in Tamarindo :) The property itself was clean and stocked with everything you need for your stay. The pool and the cabana was probably our favorite part of the house and we spent most of our days there doing canon balls and chopping coconuts down to make yummy drinks, we even had a group of monkeys stop by for a visit! overall we loved our stay here, the property is HUGE and we had plenty of room for all 8 of us, the location was also perfect, secluded and private yet 5 min drive into Tamarindo, best of both world. Cant wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Quite simply stunning house and property! I cant imagine paying for a hotel when you could have a castle like this! Once you are inside the gate you are greeted by a tropical oasis! The pool and cabana are amazing! Crystal clear, clean water and luxurious surroundings. We saw monkeys, parrots and iguanas while sipping cocktails at the pool. We couldn't believe what a deal we had stumbled upon!

The kitchen is stocked with everything you could ever want including fresh fruit upon your arrival. The sweetest pineapple, Mango and bananas I have ever tasted. All provided by the owner. we were greeted at the gate by the house guard and keeper Cesar who provided us with all information about the area and a real sense of security! No need to lock anything up here!

I don't know what to say except if this property is open grab it! I felt like we were staying at a true 5 star resort or better because we had it all to ourselves.

Thank you to Ettiene and Cesar for their impeccable attention to detail! Hi Cesar! if you are ever in Minnesota you have a place to stay but you'd be trading down :)

I give this property 10 out of 5 stars!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the house, after a very informative drive from the airport (the driver was incredible and filled us in on a lot of Costa Rican history and current info), we were shocked and amazed at the beauty of the house. We toured the home and found it to be just magnificent. The owner was there to greet us and for the entire week, he and his staff were so hospitable and accommodating. We loved the property, the pool, the chef's kitchen. We cooked a lot and hung out by the pool a lot. It is a fair ways from town and the beach, but whenever we needed, the property manager, Cesar, would either loan us the car or call for a cab. We certainly recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet and relaxing vacation. Thank you Etienne, for all you did for us. Oh, and we loved having a dog around, "Kiss". We miss her already!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much Jeff and Co.we want all customers like you.The house is open for you when you want and we hope seen you soon.Regards.Etienne
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Beautiful, well appointed home at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

This property is like a home away from home. It is safe, luxurious and even the amazing pictures do not do it justice! The house is breathtaking and very well appointed.

It has been meticulously maintained, is very clean, and the caretakers keep the grounds pristine while always being discreet. Having Luis, the caretaker, around if we needed him was very reassuring yet we always felt full privacy for our family.

The owner was friendly and very welcoming, even treating us to a few little extras when we arrived (which was so refreshing after a long trip!)

The area is ideal as a home base for exploring. It is close to Tamarindo, but far enough away to still be very quiet and relaxing. It is near many basic amenities as well as the road junction to adventure off and explore the many beaches nearby.

This is a great place to visit with a family as it is gated and secure, has a well laid out floor plan, has interesting wildlife to observe on the property, and a fabulous pool and poolside cabana for all to relax in or have a meal in after dark.

I would highly recommend this rental, and would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank tou so much,we hope seen you next year !!!!
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Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Liberia, or Tamarindo
Car: recommended

400 meters from the small village of Villareal by car or foot for supplies and groceries.

Very good surfing close by as well as: horseback riding, forest tours, jetski rentals, canopy zip-lining, wild animal sanctuary, turtle nesting, yoga, markets/vendors, bars, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates based on 8 people, additional $40/night charge to add the optional bunkbed room to increase the party size to 10 (inquire for availability.
Possibility to increase party size to 14 people with rental of other Villa on the property.
Air conditioning at night included, daytime use will incur additional fees.

25% non-refundable deposit to book (via Paypal). Balance due on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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