The 3500 square feet villa is on a very private, 2/3 acre lot with ocean and rain forest views. The beautiful swimming pool is partially shaded by a picturesque "Corteza Amarillo" tree.
The villa has "Almond Wood" hardwood floors in the living area including bedrooms. The full kitchen has black granite counter tops. All appliances, pots, silverware, china and coffeemaker are included in the kitchen. The gazebo has both gas Bar-B-Q and 4 burner cook-top with ocean views. Master bathroom has 2 large bowl sinks, jet powered spa, bidet and large windows with a view of the rain forest. The house a large, flat screen TV, amplifier with whole house, surround sound, speaker system. The house has 10 fans and air conditioning. The large master bedroom has a king bed and the second spacious suite has a full bath with two queen beds.
The house is on a hill top with wonderful 120 degree views of Nicoya bay and the hilltop location gives one a unique sense of Privacy with no neighbor to look in. The subdivision is 3 miles from the ferry station but it is advisable to rent an SUV so short day trips to Nicoya, Samarra, Carillo, Tambor, Paqueras ( Tortuga island snorkelling ) can be done.
Renters have access to a near by grocery and liquor store. The store also provides DVDs and books free of charge.
Concierge service is also included. The "Roma del Mar" development has 2 private beaches and a private pier for fishing.
There are numerous beaches close by (Playa Blanca 5 kms away) and a golf course at the Tambor Bay.
A one time payment of $100 is required for cleaning the villa both before and after the rental. All day maid for cooking is available through the manager and a massage specialist manicurist/ pedicurist available - reservations through management.
. The internet access and the router is free.
Location Description: Playa Naranjo, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (next to Cabo Blanco on (website hidden) map), Central America. Fly to Liberia Airport (Code: LIR). Two hours drive from Liberia aiport and 5 minute drive from Puntarenas/Playa Naranjo Ferry.
Up to 2 children are allowed. Renters need to drop trash in the dumpster next to the grocery store. Free wireless internet is available with no password. Surround sound and Netflix access is also available.
This is the first time I used Airbnb and hit the jackpot. Raj was a perfect host from afar. This property is exactly as you see in the photos. I would call it a "Slice of Heaven". I was a little concerned visiting Costa Rica for the first time and staying in a remote area but we were well taken care of. Arlene, the property manager, is fantastic and speaks English. She booked excursions for us. I would definitely book the boat trip snorkeling then on to Tortuga Island with lunch! That was our favorite. Also plan on doing some cooking, the kitchen has everything needed and the market is very convenient. We woke up for the sunrise every morning and did yoga on the deck. A few things that we didn't realize as a "first timer"; The time of year, we were expecting to see GREEN but arrived the last week in March (Dry season) mostly brown. It was still wonderful and NO Bugs. Just not the rain forest I envisioned. However, we were able to see lots of birds, the Karen Morgensen Reserve was green and the hike to the waterfall was fun, we had monkey sightings and admired several varieties of butterflies. Birds visit the pool for a drink. We enjoyed the Parrots flying by the villa and the iguana's roaming. We used US dollars which everyone accepted, and it was fairly easy to calculate. $1.00 = 500 colones. OH.. Don't forget to book a massage with Anja, she was fantastic. It was like a dream on the deck with the view.. (Get the body scrub too) Raj will forward her information to you, I suggest you book it via email directly with her. I wish I booked 10 days instead of 7, the villa was so beautiful I wanted to stay and relax. There is a bit of construction going on, however except for a few trucks going by you can't hear anything.. No worries. Check out the Black Pearl restaurant on the water, but plan on cooking too. Find out when the store receives fresh fruit/veg deliveries and the pastry truck comes once a week too. This is not a "Resort", we very much enjoyed the beauty in a quiet setting without the touristy vibe. We loved our experience and Raj was the best host. Thank you Raj and Airbnb! Pura Vida!
This was the vacation of a lifetime! We (a family of three, Mom and two twenty-somethings) highly recommend this villa to anyone who isn’t afraid of being off the beaten path and wants to experience the real Costa Rica. A one to two hour drive from most anything touristy, this insanely beautiful and spacious house is your own private piece of paradise. The views are absolutely astounding, the privacy can’t be beat, and the amenities are truly first class. One of our favorite features was that the whole house, inside and out, was wired for sound, so you can plug in your iPod and play your music, really enhancing the relaxing atmosphere and without fear of bothering the neighbors.
You can walk down to the beach from the house, but it’s a little rocky there. Take a ten minute drive to Playa Blanca and enjoy a sandy swimming beach that the locals enjoy. Driving was fun and really gave us a taste of what life in Costa Rica is like, so if you are more traveller than tourist, that’s a plus! Make sure you take time to enjoy the house, but also take some adventures to beaches, ziplines, etc. You really don’t need to stop in Nicoya at the Maxi Pali for groceries, the shop at Roma del Mar is stocked well. There aren’t many local restaurants, but the ones that are there are phenomenal.
Raj and Arlene were very communicative and extremely helpful—made me feel very comfortable planning this trip - an absolute pleasure to work with. Don’t miss out on this amazing place!
We had a wonderful time at the villa. Our favorite part was swimming in the pool and gazing out at the incredible views. If you are looking for a relaxing hideaway in a beautiful location, this is the place for you.
Our stay at Raj's villa was absolutely perfect. The accommodations were everything we could have asked for and more. Raj kept in communication with us during our stay to make sure everything was ok and offered many great suggestions. I look forward to another trip back to Costa Rica and to his beautiful place.
Honeymoon in Paradise. This listing looked too good to be true. When we arrived, we felt the same way... it is truly paradise here. The closest beaches to get to were not that great, but it didn't matter because we hardly wanted to leave the villa anyway. This was our first visit to Costa Rica and it seemed like this location is a bit quiet and not a lot of tourists (which is what we preferred). Through Roma del Mar, there are several tours/activities that can be booked. This was a very simple process; we did the snorkel tour and 1/2 day ziplining. Both tours were excellent! Arlene was excellent to work with and the check-in process was quick and easy. The house was very clean and comfortable and we felt safe. This was an excellent choice for a rental; very relaxing and serene. I highly recommend this listing and Raj is an excellent host who will provide you with a lot of useful information to help you trip go smooth!! *definitely need a SUV with 4-wheel drive to get to this house! (we had a little suzuki and it was perfect).
What an amazing place - we had such a great time in Raj's Villa!!! We stayed there the last week of our 3 week adventure in Costa Rica and it was the most beautiful and relaxing place to stay. The villa is even more beautiful than the pictures! There is a grocery store just down the road, beautiful beaches close by. Raj was very helpful in advance of our arrival with great tips and advice. We would definitely come back!!!
We had a wonderful time in this very beautiful Villa. The pool and especially the view are spectacular and we enjoyed every single minute. We cooked and barbecued outside and went to the nearby beach. It was a Perfect time in a Perfect surrounding.
We love being in Costa Rica and enjoy beautiful views, Infiniti pool and many beaches (website hidden) is very safe, people are friendly; love hiking, volcanoes, zip lines, monkeys, and fresh fruit/fish.