The region of Northern Costa Rica known as Guanacaste is home to countless ranches. Nestled in between these pastures is the oasis appropriately named "Casa Turf Safari". Surrounded by a flowing river, native flora and fauna, and of course open pastures, Casa Turf Safari is home base for all of your golf and surf tours, centrally located 45 minutes from Liberia International airport and minutes away from the the beach town of Tamarindo and manicured golf course, Hacienda Pinilla.
Tropically designed, the house and property was recently built 2008, sparing no detail. Imagine entering Casa Turf Safari, with a full size golf putting green, swimming pool, outdoor bar lounge with kitchen and BBQ area, comfortable living spaces, all while surrounded by a flowing river and monkeys playing in the trees. It is like summer camp for adults. Amenities include:
- Two bedroom, two bath tropically designed air conditioned bedrooms house (sleeps 4-6 people)
- Hi-speed internet and cable TV
- Full modern kitchen
- Indoor-outdoor stereo system
- Wash and dryer
- Swimming pool
- Full size golf putting green
- Outdoor bar lounge with kitchen and BBQ grill
- Private gated entrance and alarm system
• House 2755 sq. ft.
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• Safe box
• Massages and spa
• Private chef available
• Filtered water
• Towels provided
• Linens provided
• Ceiling fans
• Hair dryer
• Soaps basic
• Security system alarm
• Restaurant dining guide
• Jacuzzi in the swimming pool KITCHEN
• Coffee grinder
• Coffee maker
• Iron & board
• Cooking utensils
• 4 ring stove
• Toys, table and child seats
• Seating for 6 people
• Washing machine
• Clothes dryer
• 2 Bathrooms with double sink, Toilet,
Combination Tub/Shower, Bidet ENTERTAINMENT
• Stereo system with Ipod dock
• Toys kids
• Satellite or cable
• DVD / CD
• Internet wireless broadband
• Private swimming pool with jacuzzi
• Outdoor grill charcoal
• Patio stone / concrete
• Terrace / balcony
• Deck wood
• Porch / 3 beach chairs
• Non smoking only
• Long term renters welcome
• Children welcome
• Full concierge service
• Chef service
I just returned from a week stay here with my husband, in-laws and niece, and we had such a great time! The villa is represented perfectly in the pictures – clean, modern, comfortable. The rooms are spacious, have their own adjoining bathroom, and very quiet. Our 6 month old niece was in the next room and we didn’t hear her once. The pool is perfect for the hot afternoon and the rancho is a great outdoor space to gather all day. This is a great option if you are travelling with small children or a few couples. You also have the added bonus of hearing howler monkeys nearby and we actually had a group of 12 pass through the trees just metres from the property – I don’t think you’d get that at a resort!
Enrique and his wife, Natalie, were outstanding hosts during our stay! They helped us book excursions, make a dinner reservation, and Enrique even came by on our last morning to help secure our luggage to the roof of our rental. We felt very safe in the area and having Enrique and Natalie nearby was an added bonus. I really can’t say enough about their hospitality!
I definitely recommend the Rincon de la Vieja day tour with LB from Adrenaline Tours; he’s friendly, knowledgeable and has great contacts there so he can plan the tour around other groups and make sure you miss the crowds. I would also recommend hiring Camille and Pascal, two French private chefs, to cook you a gourmet meal at the house – absolutely delicious and very cost effective for the area. Enrique so willingly helps you book both! We also had the cleaning services come in every other day which is a great way to help out the local residents and doesn’t cost you much.
All in all, we had a wonderful time in a beautiful home and that made for an authentic stay in Costa Rica. Thank you, Enrique and Natalie! Pura Vida!
We stayed in Enrique's beautiful villa and had a wonderful time! He and his lovely wife Nathalie were very pleasant but gave us our privacy. When we wanted to get back to civilization, the beaches and city of Tamarindo were a 10 minute drive away. Having the Automercado close was convenient and we were able to cook up some great meals to eat outside in the rancho living area. Enrique was always available for any question we had and made great recommendations for food and activities. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer - we definitely recommend staying here when in Costa Rica. Pura vida!
I can't say enough good things about my trip to Tamarindo and it was largely due to Enrique's hospitality, kindness, and his amazing property. Communication is quick and easy throughout, from the moment you request to book online up until you say farewell. Best part is that Enrique hooks you up with the locals so you get an authentic experience and get to hang with the best crowds in town--think of it as your friend who relocated to Costa and wants to show you the best time in their hometown.
The house is spacious, clean, comfy, and the outdoor living area is ace.
Enrique booked our car for the week, took us to pick it up, showed us the local supermarket, booked ziplining/ATV riding/sailing/etc for us throughout the week. On the last day, I ended up making a wrong turn down a dirt path and got my car stuck in the mud. After not knowing any other options, I called Enrique and instead of not answering or just saying 'oh well' he came and bailed me out within a few hours (and with a smile)--no small feat considering it took 13 guys to get the car out all together! Long story and random, minor detail to our amazing trip, but worth mentioning to illustrate the magnitude of Enrique's good character.
I will be back, hopefully within the year. Don't sleep on this vacation and this property!
My partner and I stayed at Enrique’s villa for 5 nights at the end of the rainy season. It was undoubtably one of the best places we stayed in Costa Rica. The villa itself is beautiful, large and the dining/outside area has that wow factor. Exactly as in the pictures. It has beautiful stylish touches - and it felt homely and inviting. A perfect place to unwind and relax, taking in the wonderful birds and wildlife whilst soaking in the pool.
Enrique was able to organise a private chef for our stay – which was great, AND we had a massage by the pool one afternoon.
Given the price of an average hotel in Taramindo/Costa Rica, this is just outstanding value for money. Location is great – 5-10 mins drive away from the beaches, far enough away to feel secluded and off the beaten track. What really stands out is Enrique’s communication and knowledge of the area. He had amazing contacts and was able to arrange day trips and spa days for us with little notice. This villa is 6 stars. Thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting Costa Rica especially those who are looking for a romantic getaway. Thanks so much.
It was an absolute pleasure renting from Enrique, the house was perfect and everything I'd hoped for, from helping us with our car rental to setting up an amazing excursion, Enrique made sure it was a perfect trip. The house is beautiful, well kept and very clean. The location is perfect, although a car is needed. I can't wait to come back again, I highly recommended renting from Enrique, he makes sure your trip will be flawless! Thank you so much!
The house is beautiful and all that you see in the photos however you should definitely be prepared for somewhat of a "camping" atmosphere. We were a bit shocked with the amount of bugs inside the house harmless or not it was just a bit challenging to get used to. In the end everything worked out well since Enrique's wife Natalia came to the house and did her best to deal with the bug situation. She was a pleasure to deal with and gave us a lot of helpful information during the stay.
Ester, I cannot do another thing that laugh at you comments. If anybody could believe from them that you where in an bug infested house!!!!!!!. And really... Camping!!!, wow that will be an expensive way to Camp, with AC running all day, and in a more than half a million tent!!!!!!!!
If you see a couple of aunts travelling through the rancho, and flipped out, then Costa Rica is definitely not your place. In any place in the world,in the country side, you'll find some insect, outside, but inside? The villa has screens in every window!!!!.Unless you left them open...
I guess some people of your party where terrified by ANY insect, in that case, they should choose New York or any other city infested with other kind of insects....... I said this and just leave it for any reader to make their own conclusions.
In any case I had a good laugh!!!!!!!!!!. all the best. Enrique & Natalie.
This is a SPECTACULAR rental; far superior to a 5 star hotel. It is spacious (3 bedrooms), architecturally compelling, superb amenities (pool, grill, Wi-Fi, etc.), and located in the real Costa Rica, not simply in a tourist hub. That said, it is still 10 minutes from a great beach (Playa Avellana) and a fabulous restaurant (Lola's.) For that matter, it is only 10 minutes from Tamarindo too. The hosts (Enrique and Natalie) are wonderful; they created customs tours for my two daughters (23 & 19) and I, and they had excellent suggestions for swimming, surfing, hiking, and places to eat. I plan on coming again and again, and have recommended this home to all my friends. It is a gem!
Where to start! My girlfriend and I planned our first trip (certainly not our last!) to Costa Rica and chose to stay at Enrique and Natalie's amazing home.I'm accustomed to staying in high end boutique hotels and resorts and this home met our needs.Close approximation to the beaches of Tamarindo and Avellanas (a must stop at Lola's!) with only an hour to Liberia airport.
Enrique was very prompt with his communications and helpful through out the trip as he has local contacts and connections. We took heed of his recommendations for places to eat/go and came away absolutely thrilled. The home was very clean and spacious with the BBQ being a hit as we went to the Auto Mercado to purchase food ahead of time. The A/C in the home worked really well when it was warm out and the rancho was great to lay out by day or night.
With this being Costa Rica, make sure you rent a 4x4 to get around as the road conditions can change to dirt at a moment's notice.
You'll feel very safe at the home and even Morgan, Enrique's dog, will greet you from time to time.
The pool was great to cool off in if you decide to make it a late morning or a midnight dip.
All in all, we had a great time and hope to go back soon!