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Paradise ON the beach...Sunsets, WiFi, Cable TV, Pool, Perfect!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, sleeps 6

Villa Romantica is located directly ON THE BEACH!!! Playa Prieta, is the most beautiful, undiscovered, almost private beach to be found in this area. There are no other homes in front of Villa Romantica, no roads, no paths, only a lush green lawn with Mango and Palm trees leading to the sand beach and the glorious warm waters and gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean. Villa Romantica is located within the gated and lushly landscaped Villas Estival, a community of 12 private Villas, and our Villa is THE ONLY one located directly on the beach. Other properties may claim to be beachfront property and they may be up a steep hilly road, across a busy road, near a very public beach, etc. but Villa Romantica is actually the only home located directly on all of Playa Prieta. The beach is tree lined offering support for swaying hammocks and shade for reading, relaxing or snoozing. We provide comfortable beach chaises and fluffy oversized beach towels for your comfort.

Sit or eat on the covered lanai and view the ocean, waves, islands and sunsets. Or take in the views from the living room or master bedroom.

The entire house and lanai are tiled in cool travertine and the walls, furniture, upholstery and cushions are all the color of a delicious, rich scoop of French Vanilla Gelato. (Speaking of Gelato, some of the best gelato this side of Verona is sold within walking distance in a shop owned and run by a gelato shop owner from Verona who decided that life 'is a beach' and now calls Potrero home.)

The two large bathrooms are both a special treat. The entire high roof of the bathrooms has been replaced with Lucite and Cana Brava offering clear views of the beautiful blue sky during the day and the stars at night. While showering indoors, you will feel as though you are in the outdoors, yet with complete privacy (and no bugs).

The air-conditioned bedrooms are quiet and peaceful. The Master bedroom features a high Queen sized bed from which you can enjoy views of the beach and sea. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with vessel sink, large custom glass shower and wonderful natural light from the ceiling.

The second bedroom features a queen sized bed as well as a twin bed which is set up as a lounging couch. There are sliding doors from both of these bedrooms leading to a private patio and the outdoor shower.

The third bedroom has two twin beds as well as air conditioning and a ceiling fan.

The kitchen is completely equipped with all the cooking utensils and serving pieces you would need. There is a dishwasher, microwave, stove with oven, large refrigerator, of course, a double sink and there is a charcoal grill available for your use.

Top this all off with maid service and you too will call Villa Romantica, 'Paradise Found'. Indeed...Life IS a beach.

More Details

Owner
Claudia Scott
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Liberia, Guanacasta, Costa Rica (LIR)
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Las Brisas
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sol y Mar
Car: recommended

We are located on the 'Gold Coast' of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste, on the the Nicoya Peninsula, Pacific Coast.

The house is ON Playa Prieta, in the town of Potrero, in a gated community of 12 houses on 6 garden acres called Villas Estival.

Potrero is an authentic Costa Rican village in the midst of the region’s rustic ranch land; you might see cowboys herding their cattle past the town square’s soccer field. There are small restaurants, bars and groceries in the village.

Locally there are many activities including fishing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding, canopy tours, ATV adventures.

Playa Flamingo is a short 10 minute drive away, with restaurants, shops, nightlife, marina, cruising, deep sea fishing and resort activities. The beach town of Brasalito is another 5 minutes away with more nice restaurants and is a real Tico village. The Conchal Resort and golf course is near here.

Within 30 minutes is Tamarindo and Playa Grande, one of the surfing capitals of the world. There you can surf, take lessons, eat, shop, or just lie on the beach.

From the beach, it's a 1hour drive to the cities of Liberia or Santa Cruz, 11/2 hours to Buena Vista Lodge on Rincon de la Viejo volcano with white water rafting, hot mud baths, thermal springs and much more, 2 hours from the Nicaragua border, and 3 hours to Arenal Volcano, or to the Monteverde Rain Forest.

Amenities

Cantón Santa Cruz House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , en-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Shares Bathroom with Bedroom #3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Shares Bathroom with Bedroom #2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

Fabulous location, ON the Beach. Beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location, ON the Beach. In a gated community with service staff, this beautiful house was the closest to the beach. Great covered porch with daybeds for relaxing and viewing, and outdoor dining. Screened porch as well.

Wonderful shared pool that was never crowded.

Nicely decorated, with comfy sleeping for four adults and two children. Air conditioning in all bedrooms.

We will definitely try to come back here.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pacific Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the most relaxing and comfortable vacation we have ever had as a family. The beach is directly in front of the Villa and the wonderful day beds at the front of the house are perfect for lounging around all day and most of the night. I have to admit to not wanting to leave the day bed and just stay there all day reading on my kindle. We had thought we would take a lot of side trips, and although we could have, we ended up spending most of the time right at the house and at the beach. There is a large communal pool which we had to ourselves most of the time. There is also a children's play set, (swings, see-saw, climbing things, etc.) that helped the younger ones use up some of their ever present energy leaving me to relax.

Small local restaurants are within walking distance and larger ones within a five minute drive. There are small local "super markets" where you can buy the essentials to make breakfast and other meals. The staff is very friendly and helpful and there is a guard on duty 24 hours a day as well as camera surveillance for anyone, (like me!) who wants that extra measure of comfort in terms of safety. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We Shall Return....wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I booked Villa Romantica to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary....a romantic stay...with our grown son, his wife and our granddaughter! So much more to celebrate! It was a great choice and we are already talking abut making a return visit in February.

The Villa is in a safe gated community of 12 Villas scattered over 6-7 acres of gardens. Most of the villas surround the swimming pool but Villa Romantica is located directly facing the beach with much more privacy and fantastic views. The sunsets are phenomenal. My wife and I would wake early and enjoy our coffee out on the front daybeds watching the monkeys playing in the Mango tree right in front of the house.

All the bedrooms have air-conditioning but we chose not to use it and to enjoy the ocean breezes and the sound of the waves which "rocked" us to sleep each night. The house was well furnished and equipped with whatever we needed, and sheets and towels were changed during our stay. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend it. As I said....we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Most Perfect Family Beach Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a marvelous vacation in Costa Rica and the highlight was staying at Villa Romantica which is directly on the beach. My husband and I would get up before the children and sit out on the daybed with our coffee and count our blessings as the monkeys frolicked in the Mango tree right in front of us. The beach is a long sandy beach and there are beach lounge chairs that can be taken down to the beach for your comfort. There are also plenty of shade trees along the beach which were important to me as I can't take too much sun. There is a pool and a smaller "kiddie" pool but I have to admit to never leaving the beach area. There is air conditioning in all the bedrooms but with the breeze from the ocean, we left our windows open and listened to the waves all night. It was relaxing, well equipped and decorated and we have already put in our reservation for next summer and our kids are campaigning for a winter trip as well. Nothing quite says we are satisfied as much as a return visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

Complete R&R

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect ending to our stay in Costa Rica. Most days the beach was empty so it was like we had a private beach. Same for the community pool, we had it to ourselves! There may have been one other villa being rented out during our time here.

The kitchen is eqipped with basic utensils, pots, dishes, and glasses.

The bedrooms are the perfect size. We had 3 adults and 3 small children and we all slept comfortably. We have a 1 year old and Claudia had a pack n play available. (There was no high chair but we were fine without). The bathrooms were really nice and were stocked daily with shampoo and soap.

The house looks exactly as advertised.

Claudia was available by e-mail and responded to all my needs.

You can't beat the location or price. Playa Prieta ended up being one of our top favorite beaches among the ones around the area.

We also enjoyed the gelato that was recommended by Claudia (we went twice).

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

This property was as described.

  • 4 of 5

There are several villas to choose from at this location and this property was closest to the beach. Some of the villas were more modern than this one and we actually like the layout of some of the other properties as they had better gathering spaces for big meals but this one has the beach view that we wanting. The owners were very responsive to our questions and provided excellent directions to the property. There were few guests at the villas during our stay and we often had the beach completely to ourselves. We snorkeled, swam in the rolling waves and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets. Our kids loved the monkeys hanging out in the tree in the yard. We watched the birds and lizards every morning as the day was warming up. Great location with many local beaches close- including Sugar Beach which has a bar and restaurant we enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Christmas, New Years are a minimum of one week.
Refundable Security Deposit required at a minimum of $200 or 20% of the rental amount.
Rent, security and tax payable 50% on booking and in full 30 days before occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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