Spacious, comfortable luxury, relaxing pool, blue ocean views
Curt and Christina Trafton
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About Curt and Christina Trafton
We were looking for a very special place when we started to think that it might be time to retire. Coming from New Mexico the ocean had always had a big allure and we found ourselves and our daughters searching out the sunniest places closest to the warm waters of the Pacific in the winters whenever we had time off together. If there was no snow in New Mexico for skiing…then there were the beaches of the Pacific. At some point we knew we wanted to invest and become full time residents of Costa Rica. After many trips searching along the costal roads of CR we found this view and lot, close to the most spectacular and diverse beaches of Guanacaste yet still very private, The construction project took three years. Some of those years the rivers flooded and no material could come through. Sometimes our crew carried material through the rivers. Anyway you look at it, this home represents a labor of love and perseverance. The area is rural and tranquil and the communities nearby are very special. Imagine how special it must be that 200,000 nesting turtles think it is the best place for their children? Our home was built by the engineering and design firm , Ingedesa. What a fabulous young couple and engineering firm! They specialize in high end concrete construction. Our home is engineered for a zone one earthquake and since the home sits on a high ridge overlooking the pacific ocean and the Rio Rosario basin the engineering was crucial to the success of our project. Ingedesa has gone on to build at the New Daniel Huber airport in Liberia and so from the moment you step off your plane in Liberia you will see their work. We are very fortunate to have had such great builders and such a great crew on our project. We hope that you will enjoy our home as much as we do.
Curt and Christina Trafton purchased this Villa in 2005
What makes this Villa unique
During the summer June thru end of August we offer these special discounts: 1 month ...........$4500 2 months .........$7500 3 months .........$9000 These are great turtle viewing months at the nearby Ostional national turtle refuge.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Two words: Freaking Amazing
A remarkable house with and incredible views. Super groovy location. Away from the masses convening with the Howler Monkeys. Awesome pool. Beautiful amenities. It was one of those moments that was actually better than expected. The pictures don't do it justice. Hosts were wonderful. One special note: Plan to arrive with plenty of day light. Getting to the house is a fun adventure on its own.
Jeff and family,
Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We hope you all had a great time and know that you are welcome back anytime. Now that you know the way, it should be much easier the second time. Thank you again, Christina and Curt.
Superb property and outstanding staff!
Christina and Curt are exceptional hosts and their property is beautiful. Their staff is outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Charming and stylish villa with fantastic view and very nice host
We stayed at Curt & Christina‘s villa for 7 days after our tour through Costa Rica, and truly enjoyed every moment. Great view from the patio over the ocean & forest, and the breakfast and sun set there with the family were memorable. The house is well designed, the spacy kitchen, atrium with fountain & plants, half-open shower facing the garden and the pool with mosaic floor were among our favorites spots. My son spent most of his time in the pool, while the howler monkeys were cheering him on the trees. The household is well equipped, so one can enjoy the nature with a very good level of comfort of modern life. Curt provide very detailed instruction on both driving direction and the house, so we could found it easily and feel like at home after first few hours. We witnessed the super clear star sky, meteor rain and also thunderstorm on the horizon during our stay. The nature is just amazing there. It is about 15min drive to the turtle nesting beach in Ostional and we went there 5am in the morning, saw the last batch of turtles nesting and leaving for the ocean, a very touching moment in life. We felt truly embraced in nature and grace and it was a great place to rest, enjoy and dream.
Even better than expected!
Home was even more beautiful than the photos. Entire living room "wall" (were actually doors) opened to the patio so it felt like one open air room. We traveled with toddlers and teens and everyone enjoyed the pool, the views, sunsets, monkeys, and nearby surfing beaches. Nosara area and surrounding beach towns are all located on dirt roads so a 4x4 is definitely handy. Our stay even coinsided with the turtles laying their eggs on the beaches in Ostional (10 min away). Curt and Christina were incredibly kind and helpful. We had use of their wonderful housekeeper and they offered to purchase some groceries for us in advance. They had pool toys, boogie boards, a beach blanket, cooler, yoga mats, board games, a local cell phone and Netflix which our teens informed us had a much better selection than in the states. We were lacking for nothing! We were happy we chose to stay near the Liberia airport the first night as our flight arrived around 4:30pm, sunset is around 5:45pm and it's a 2-1/2 hr drive to the house fr Liberia. I wouldn't want to navigate the trip in the dark for the first time. My favorite moment each day was waking up, opening the huge kitchen window which overlooks the ocean (the outdoor dining table was right below it), listening for the howler monkeys, and making my freshly ground coffee in their stainless steel french press - doesn't get much better (can you tell we're from Seattle ;)) Pura Vida!
Beautiful location & home! Curt was extremely attentive to any questions we had & stopped by a few times to go over directions & the amenities at the house. Maid service was provided 3 times during the week & Gaby did an excellent job keeping everything clean & neat. Beautiful beaches not far from the house.
Everything about this rental experience exceeded my expectations. From my first contact with the owners they were extremely responsive and helpful with assistance in travel planning. Six of us arrived on Christmas day to a delicious prepared meal and a refrigerator carefully stocked with all of our requests. The next morning the owners gave us a tour of the area pointing out all of the beautiful beaches, restaurants and shops. They provide a cell phone so at anytime assistance is available. The villa itself is beautifully designed and takes full advantage of the views and the natural setting. Furnishings are all of the highest quality and the kitchen is fully equipped. The pool and deck areas were perfect for relaxing after days at the beaches. The house was spotless and the pool and gardens were in excellent condition. One of the best surfing beaches in the area is only 10 minutes away. I would not hesitate to book this beautiful property; you will fall in love with Costa Rica!
Your easy going and fun seeking attitude made it a pleasure to help in every way we could. We hope you are serious about returning. We would love to see you all again.
Thank you for the care you took of our home and thank you for such a positive review.
Curt and Christina
Located near the nesting sea turtle reserve of Ostional, and minutes from world class surfing there is every kind of beach to explore. Walk along the dark sands of Ostional or boogie in the bright sands of the beaches of Peladas/ Guiones. Zip line tour Ms Sky not to be missed. Paddle board through mangroves or sip Mojitos at la Luna on the beach.. Wonderful horse back tours and fishing tours are available . Massage and yoga are big favorites of the vacationers coming this way and there is tennis and miniature golf nearby. Most people visit all the nearby beaches for fun and variety. Surfing and surf lessons are great and there is every kind of wave break in the area. Instructors are wonderful and teach to your level. Bird watching is excellent and the monkeys are always around. Help out at a local sanctuary if you are inclined or watch them cruse through the trees. Plentiful tropical fruits are available and cold coconut juice from fresh coconuts are offered for sale at many locations "pipa fria", don't miss this favorites of the local population .Restaurants offer many choices of cuisine and pricing. There is a diverse selection of restaurants and all require a short drive. Local fish, sushi, burgers, pizza, and traditional Costa Rican food as well as Italian, Swiss and deli shops and just about any kind of cuisine including homemade ice cream, and pastry shops are here. Ask your hosts for recommendations and we will help you find whatever you are looking for.
Bird watching is definitely recommended and it won't be hard. The forest is full of birds, and along the rivers and the ocean the species flourish. Bring your binoculars to get the best look. We keep a bird book here for our guests as well as a mammal reference book and a tree guide in the library for your convenience. If you have some special plans that need made to help you enjoy the area, we are here to help. Just let us know what it is you would most like to do and we will help you arrange whatever we can. Most tours require reservations in advance and at the high season, December through March they are essential. The turtles are most prominent from May to December with August, September and October being the very best viewing months. We are here to help you have the best experience you can while in Costa Rica. Pura Vida