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

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


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

Claudia Scott
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, English
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cantón Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • soap
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , en-Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Shares Bathroom with Bedroom #3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Shares Bathroom with Bedroom #2
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Fabulous location and house.

  • 5 of 5

Beachfrontt!!! Loved the direct access to beach, beautiful sunsets, monkeys in the trees, and the house with lounging daybeds, hammock and outdoor dining. Nice grounds and pool, that was practically private. Walk to other beaches, village and dining. Would love to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Costa Rica Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Communication was very good. The house was very clean and it is close to a private beach. If you are coming from San Jose expect a long drive. The driveway is a little difficult to maneuver and locate but once you find the driveway it is not to bad. Do not expect to watch TV as most of the channels are Spanish and very snowy. The TV in the spare bedroom was missing and I notified the owner. The AC in the bedrooms do keep it cool but the family room can get warm with no AC. The pool was clean and warm. Over all the stay was nice and we did not stay inside much. My family enjoyed the home and the stay. We had 4 adults and one 10 year old and it was comfortable and had plenty of room.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Potrero!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! Our family of five had an amazing time. Great location. Beautiful walks on the beach, excellent snorkeling, incredible sunsets. Lovely villa. My favorite part was the dinners. We went out to eat in Potrero every night, for seven nights, at a different place every time, and never had a bad meal or experience. Only one dinner did we see English speakers. We really felt immersed in the Tico culture and food and just loved it. We went kayaking and zip lining and never were more than 25 minutes from this villa. Roads are horrible so it was nice not to have to drive far. Saw Monkeys and lots of cool birds. Lots of iguanas around the villa, fun to watch. Read three books. Just a great, relaxing vacation at a wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what the Dr. Ordered!

  • 5 of 5

I recently suffered a heart attack and, as a result, had to rethink a lot of the things about my stress-filled life. My wife and I came to Costa Rica for some much needed rest and relaxation and to have the time and space to reevaluate many things in our lives. Well, I don't know how much has been resolved......but we did get to rest and see life from some totally different perspectives. Just sitting on the front porch and listening to the waves and watching the spectacular sun sets was worth it all. We spent days strolling the almost deserted beach, lay on our backs on that same beach at night wand watched shooting stars in a startlingly bright sky, swung in a hammock under a mango tree watching the monkeys over my head. Yes, life is good and this was just what my Dr. ordered.....time away from my reality and time to recharge my batteries and my heart. We loved this Villa and it will always hold a special place in our hearts. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harris, MN USA

Very nice, on the beach, wonderful staff

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Villas Estival. The staff who maintained the property and provided housecleaning services were exceptional. The property was across a small dirt road from a public beach that was not well used. so we had plenty of privacy. The interior was very nice and the bedrooms were air conditioned, but not the entire house. The pool was very nice and well maintained. Our only complaint and this is a suggestion for the future; the property is advertised as three bedrooms. Actually the third bedroom is quite small and is located in the rear of the house.

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!!

  • 5 of 5

I don't know if I can properly express what a wonderful experience we had at this property. The bed in the master bedroom faces a huge view window facing the ocean and just lying there looking at and listening to the waves is so relaxing and special. We spent a great deal of time on the front area on day beds facing the beach and watching the monkeys playing in the mango tree in front of the the way.....the mangos from the tree were the most delicious ever! During the week days, the beach was practically deserted and very private. On the weekend more people came but they were families enjoying their time together. Monkeys, Iguana, parrots, exotic birds, soaring palm trees, blue skies and perfect rainless days.....a swimming pool and the brightest stars. We went to the beach a couple of nights with our children and just lay on our backs and looked at the stars, so bight without the intrusion of city lights.

The staff on the property were helpful and quick to address any requests or issues we had. We barely got out of our bathing suits the entire stay and although we had intended to do a lot of exploring, we barely left the property.

I highly recommend this Villa for your vacation and suggest that if you want to stay during the winter months you make your reservation very early as it rents quickly. Actually we have decided to come back in the month of July when our children are out of school in the States and, as a family, we are going to to the local Spanish Language school to learn Spanish and give the kids a "step-up" for their language requirements in high school. How better to learn a language than with both the classes and the environment! Looking forward to it.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Cantón Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
2 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season: Fall
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$264.34

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.
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