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Steve Julius

Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Nestled in Nature Vacation Villa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Playa Grande holiday villa

3 Bedrooms 3 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 8

Welcome to 'Villa Marbella' Located in the exclusive gated community of Palm Beach Estates. A newly constructed fully furnished 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom home. Villa Marbella is nestled between the beach and a mangrove estuary where wildlife is abundant and protected . It not unusual to see and hear Howler monkeys, parrots and other tropical birds on the property or in the surrounding areas.

Each bedroom has its own attached bathroom, ceiling fans and air conditioners. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a bathroom with double vessel sinks. The upstairs back bedroom also has a queen bed with and additional pull out twin and features a huge trapezoid window facing the jungle and estuary beyond. The 'Master' upstairs bedroom has a king bed, 2 ceiling fans, television, two vessel sinks in the bathroom and french doors opening up to a Juliette balcony.

Located at the top of the stairs is a small open office area with a futon where one adult or 2 children can sleep and is also equipped with air conditioning. The open gourmet kitchen comes fully stocked and has granite counters with all stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. The living room has a large flatscreen TV and a DVD player. You can relax in the serenity of the outside covered patio overlooking the free flowing pool and lush gardens, or you can soak up the sun on the extended exposed decking wrapping the poolside.

The house is ideal to accommodate 6 or 8 guests.

The house has an extra large lock up room to secure all your valuables along with an ADT security system.

Playa Grande is a part of Las Baulas National Park where the world’s largest leatherback turtles nest every year. If you are an early riser and on a morning beach walk you might catch baby turtles freshly hatched making their way to the ocean. The area is also known for world class surfing, fishing, horseback riding, zip lining, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, golfing, sunset sails and more. Playa Grande is a very laid back 3.5 miles white sandy beach, where you can take long walks or just relax with a cold drink while watching one of our spectacular sunsets. On many occasions you might be the only person on the beach!

Villa Marbella is a 2 minute walk to 3 restaurants and a small convenient store and if you want to venture a little further then within a 5 minute drive into the north of Playa Grande you can find several more restaurants, pizzeria's, bars and 2 surf shops. If other services are needed Tamarindo is only 25 minutes by car or during the day you can walk down the beach and catch a water taxi across the estuary. Tamarindo is a little tourist town that has all the amenities such as supermarkets, banks, church's, car rental, restaurants, bars, discos and more!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Julius (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2015

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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 13 traveller reviews

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Nestled in Nature Vacation Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Can't wait to go back !

  • 5 of 5

We rented Villa Marbella for New Year holidays. Our first impression was stunning. All the pictures you can see, are not representative of that fabulous house. It’s a beautiful, well though villa. We were 8 guests and never feel crowed (3 big rooms, with separate complete bathroom).

The backyard is so private, you feel like you are alone. A micro-climate is produce by all the vegetation, so you feel comfortable even in the hottest hours of the day (beach can be really hot).

And for nature lover, exotics birds, monkeys, and lots of wild life can be seen from that back yard, while sipping a glass of wine. The estuary is located just behind the property, that a plus value.

The location of the area is great, calm and secure. In walking distance there’s restaurants, a little store, surf camp and of course the beautiful relaxing beach. If you want to be in the party zone, you just have to take the boat taxi to Tamarindo 

The experience was a 5 stars for sure. The amazing villa, the ambiance of the area, and the exceptional hospitality of Steve and Priscilla.

We sure look forward to go back and bring more friends.

Anik and Phil

December 2014

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Pura Vida! Life is good and our stay was great!

  • 5 of 5

The photos are good but the house is even better in person! Just like being at home without the snow! Locals showed great hospitality at Seven, Wilmart, Great Waltini's at BulaBula, Frijoles Locos surf shop, estuary tours and water taxis to Tamarindo. The only thing missing was our own boogie boards, beach chairs & umbrella (expensive to rent at surf shop) and a king bed in email level. Didn't miss the snow though! Pool is great cool down in the afternoons. Very relaxing. Great buys at duty free at airport- take advantage of that! See you next year Steve!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Ottawa, Canada

Melissa M

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, very clean well maintained. Was our 5th time in Playa Grande, the house and it's location are perfect. Short walk to the beach, convenience store and one of three restaurants. Looked forward to the pool after a few hours baking on the beach! Steve the owner was more than helpful. Can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great House in Playa Grande

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in Playa Grande several times and this was my first time at Casa Marbella. The location is perfect as it's a 5 minute walk to the beach, right around the corner from Bula Bula (best breakfast!) and Wilmart (where you can pick up basic groceries or anything else you may need for the house). The house is spacious, beautifully decorated and gets tons of natural light. If you like to cook the kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, strainers etc but there are also many restaurants close by to the house. The backyard is a relaxing place to lay out and enjoy the pool and keep an eye out for birds and iguanas. Overall the house is spotless and beautifully maintained. I would recommend this to my friends and would definitely come back next time I'm in Playa Grande.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Gilbert, Arizona and La Guacima, Costa Rica

I am in LOVE with Marbella

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this property have thought of everything. We were in the home 5 nights and had everything we needed to make meals, sleep comfortably, watch TV, listen to music, lounge around the pool and just be together.

The house is well appointed and comfortable. There were plenty of dishes and flatware for 2 families. We all had the space and privacy we needed to relax. The entire house and grounds are well kept and very pretty.

There is a trail behind the house that leads towards the estuary and Bula Bula and there is a little store and restaurant that is a quick walk out the front door. We drove to the beach everyday, but it would only be a short walk.

There are quite a few choices at Playa Grande and Marbella is the best one. We had an amazing time and the ease and comfort of the property made it all the better.

The owner, Steve, was communicative and easy to work with. His property manager, Alyssa was the same. Alyssa kept in touch with me prior to arrival then helped us get acquainted with the house once we arrived. She got me in contact with a private chef, Frank and masseuse, Margie. Both were amazing. A house keeper came after a couple of days to tidy and clean up. We live in Costa Rica and didn't need transportation and were aware of local activities, but Alyssa can help with car rentals and tours.

The photos really don't do the property justice. It is more amazing than the photos reveal. The owners, property manager and house spoiled us and I can't see any reason to stay in a hotel or anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

First and most important is that both Steve and Priscilla (owners) are great to deal with. The house is not only beautiful, but also in perfect conditions and fully equipped; nothing is missing to have a very pleasant vacation…. They have a great arrangement with next door family in case you need help with cleaning and laundry which was well appreciated…… Nearby convenience store for those unexpected needs. Very well located in beautiful Playa Grande……. Excellent choice!!! Hope to go back soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Daniel Oduber, LIR
Nearest Barpub
0.09 Miles
Hotel Restaurante Bula Bula
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Reserva Conchal
Nearest Restaurant
0.09 Miles
Hotel Restaurante Bula Bula
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Playa Grande
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

From US$250 Per night

Rental Rates for this holiday villa In Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
1 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit US$300.00
Notes Damage deposit will be returned within 7 days.
Inquire for Holidays pricing. Holidays include Semana Santa, Christmas and New Years and are rented for one week min. Sat. to Sat.
To add on the Apartment: $105 extra per night for Christmas/New Years and Easter/Semana Santa weeks.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Half 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
    Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double Sinks
    Full 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double Sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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