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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza - Luxury Mediterranean Villa

Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza - Luxury Mediterranean Villa

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 16, 2014
Villa, 10 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 20-30)

The most prestigious, luxury villa in Costa Rica is now available for rental. This secure, private estate is perfect for romantic getaways, family reunions, corporate retreats, incentive travel and weddings.

El Castillo offers different rate packages depending on

the size of your group...from 4 to 34 guests. Rates

start at only $1715 per night for two to four couples.

Your stay includes the service of twelve professionals

including a Chef, sous Chef, house staff, laundry, bilingual guide bartender, property staff, Concierge, and General Manager Henry Denzler.

The villa features 2 huge suites and 8 bedrooms. It can easily accommodate groups of up to 30 people or an incredible private getaway for two ! Luxuriate in the private pools, large hot tub, waterslide, golf and tennis court. A private spa is located within the walls and more!

One of the most famous landmarks in Costa Rica is the Manor House of El Castillo. A noted German architect created the various spaces using Costa Rican hardwoods and artisans.

Scroll Down to just above our photos and click the link connecting you to our virtual tour.

For further information please review our website at:

www.elcastillodeesparza.com or call us directly

at 561-705-6050 (U.S. phone number)

Keywords: Estate, Castle, Retreat,Villa

More Details
  • Sleeps 30
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I grew up in the Midwest and have had a corporate life and entrepreneurial experience. Now just getting ready to enjoy retirement.....well at least less stressful activities.

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Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

I just wanted to let you know what a great time we had at your home last week. The home is so beautiful and the staff is incredible. What great food and great service! We really appreciate all that Hank and the rest of the staff did to make our stay so perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, amazing home with us for the week and providing us with such and great opportunity to share a perfect vacation with friends. With thanks, Tammie
Nov 2013
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Esparza Puntarenas
Plymouth, Mn
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
I went to stay at the castle with a group of 10 people. We had such an amazing stay. We stayed for over a week. From the moment we landed at the airport we felt very accommodated by the castle and staff. There were so many activities at the castle. We would wake up and play tennis then use the pool to swim or start up a game of water volleyball with friends. There was also a separate pool near by which had a really fun water slide for any age. The castle also had a chipping green, giant chess game, and a hot tub. It was beautiful to sit and relax as well as swim up to the bar to be waited on by such wonderful, respectful, and helpful staff. They are there to ensure you have a great stay! The food was superb. Presentation and taste was impeccable. Every meal was fresh and enjoyable. The staff was very flexible with time and place with meals inside the castle. The staff recommended taking a trip the beach, zip line in the forest, and a crocodile tour. All were excellent recommendations and would recommend anyone else to do the same things. However, there are more activities outside the castle in which you can do! Overall, I am definitely coming back to the castle. Not only is there so many activities and the staff was wonderful, our stay had great value for our money spent. Well worth every cent!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Esparza Puntarenas
Providence, Rhode Island
5

No Better Place to Relax - Great Staff - Beautiful Historic Property - Plenty of Fun Things to Do

  • 5 of 5
First let me share with you that the best way to book this wonderful property is directly with the owners as we did. This privately owned estate is managed flawlessly by Mr. Henry "Hank" Denzler; who made sure from our first inquiry that each of our visits would be exceptional.

We arrived at San Jose Int'l a little after noontime and emerged from customs to be greeted by Hank who had us loaded into the Castillo vans and on our way. It should be noted that Hank will arrange the commute by helicopter to the estate's helipad if you prefer.

We drove up the winding road to the front gate which opened to reveal El Castillo de Esparza which as you can see from the photographs is magnificent and really more impressive in person. Anna, the head of staff, opened the front door leading into the grand foyer where the entire staff of 10 were assembled to greet and welcome us with tall glasses of rum punch. Not a bad start to what was going to be a great 5 day retreat for 7 guys looking to escape and recharge.

Our group hails from across the USA and Europe. We are blessed with wives who encourage what we like to refer to as "The Global Economic Conference". The El Castillo de Esparza is easy for all of to reach with direct connections into San Jose from many hubs in the states.

After settling into our rooms - with 10 bedroom/suites spread through the main house and guest cottages, there is plenty of choice; we convened cocktail hour at the swim-up bar. The bartender and head waiter, Joshua, is quick to learn your preferences and invisibly attendant to your needs. Relaxing at the pool we began solving the global economic conundrum in earnest - the conference had begun!

At around 5PM we showered up and headed to the game room located on the open mezzanine in the main house to shoot a game of pool and enjoy Chef Minor's hors d'oeuvre offering. Dinner is served on the main outdoor portico deck looking out across the bay toward the bright orange setting sun.

The food served at El Castillo de Esparza is all delicious owing to both Chef Minor's knowledge of local sources of fresh everything! In the course of our visit we enjoyed numerous seafood dinners, local beef, incredible salads, grilled veggies, chilled soups and amazing desserts. Breakfast menu starts with fresh local fruit, fresh juice followed by your request to the chef for anything!

During our stay Hank arranged many excursions but we were always happy to return to our luxurious home base.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Esparza Puntarenas
Boston MA
5

Amazing vacation with friends

  • 5 of 5
El Castillo is amazing. From the minute we arrived, we were greeted with champagne and fabulous hors d'eouvres. The staff was attentive and helped us plan an amazing week. We went zip lining, croc tours and beach and saw crazy wildlife - the monkeys were the highlight.

The resort has a private pool and hot tub which is great if you just want to spend the day relaxing. We were even presented with lunch in the pool side patio. After lunch, we needed some exercise so we would venture to the waterslide.

There was never a lack of activities. One of our favorite parts of the day was having cocktails on the veranda as the sunset overlooking the ocean.

Can't wait to come back!!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Esparza Puntarenas
Barrington, RI
5

Extravagant Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
I've visited the Castillo numerous times and upon every visit I wonder why i don't return more often. The staff and service is terrific and they are available for your convenience all the time. Food is upscale with the new kitchen, and amenities are top notch. The room villas are beautiful, and equal to if not better than the nicest hotels. You can design your own vacation with luxurious downtime on the Castillo grounds with poolside cabana/bar, or tour the countryside and enjoy the wildlife and many activities. It is literally a paradise for a large group of close family/friends to get away in total luxury and privacy.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza - Luxury Mediterranean Villa
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Esparza Puntarenas
Delray Beach, Florida/ USA
5

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5
Wow what a wonderful escape and exotic property to spend 2 weeks in! We all had once in a lifetime (well, we will be back again) experience and spoiled ourselves rotten. But the staff, amenities and local area was mainly responsible for the spoiling, Polite, professional staff that were as attentive as we needed, facilities that truly made us not want to leave and accommodations that met every expectation.
We canopy zip lined at a nearby outfit and had a blast, explored local villages and towns, shopped local markets, toured coffee plantation. Spending time at the pool and lounging around decompressing were our favorite activities and the environment encourages that feeling. I personally have traveled to over 75 countries and this Castle and Costa Rica were superb experiences. Owners take great care in offering a stunning property, meeting all needs. Do it.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza - Luxury Mediterranean Villa
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p294054vb
-9033758759
Esparza Puntarenas
United States
5

El Castillo de Esparza

  • 5 of 5
Our visit to El Castillo was an unforgettable experience from the moment we stepped foot off the plane. What makes El Castillo special is not only the ornate and meticulously decorated spaces, but the staff who works there. During our entire trip of seven days, the staff would drop everything and make accommodations to take us on our choice of excursions, even at the last minute. Everyone truly goes the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable. The drinks, the incredible food, the music, the company…they truly exceeded any expectations we had prior to our trip. The key is that the staff is detail-oriented. From the moment you awake, your curtains are drawn and fresh sheets are on the bed. Every morning a gorgeous breakfast would be waiting for us on the beautiful terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Throughout the day, they oblige at any moment to make you a snack (we highly recommend the guacamole) or an alcoholic beverage. The dinners prepared by Chef Minor were absolutely phenomenal, consisting of three courses. We highly recommend Minor’s famous Azteca Soup, as it was unforgettable. As night falls, the bed is subsequently turned down and the curtains drawn. Day after day, no detail was looked over.

Not only are there several activities to keep you busy outside the castle (eg. Crocodile River Tours, exploring the Monkey Beach, Volcano view, etc.), but there are so many activities to do at the property. We could have spent all day playing volleyball in the pool, challenging each other to tennis tournaments, playing cards on the veranda, learning to play pool with a gorgeous view of the terrace framing the experience, or selecting a movie from hundreds of choices available in the home theater room.

El Castillo de Esparza is a true gem in the heart of Costa Rican activity. We will never forget the experience or the friends that we made on our celebratory adventure.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

Costa Rica, aptly described as the Switzerland of Latin America is truly a land of Pura Vida ! The biodiversity is incredible and with more than 30 micro climates, the variety of activities is incredible. Our villa, located on a mountain close to the Pacific coast enjoys warm days with cooling breezes and does not have the intense heat you find close to the beaches. Yet we are only 5 minutes away from the closest beach.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaria (San Jose) at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Esparza at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Puntarenas at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway Interamericana at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Esparza at 0.75 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Dona Ana at 4 Miles Car: not necessary

Canopy Tours, ATV Tours, Crocodile Tours. Bungee Jumping, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling and many more.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
8 night minimum stay
$30,000
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 3 2016
8 night minimum stay
$30,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,785
$19,500
$65,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Please see our website for complete rate information as group size can affect the rate. We are very flexible on payment schedules if the booking is longer than 6 months in advance of your arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

Amenities

From the Owner

We can arrange private carnivals within the property, custom designed firework displays and an array of local entertainment, including some of the top Costa Rican groups, all on the grounds of the villa. Should you choose to arrive by helicopter, we feature our own heliport.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bathroom 7
  • Bathroom 8
  • Bathroom 9
  • Bathroom 10
  • Bathroom 11
  • 10+

Bedrooms

  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 Grand Suite - 1 king, 2 room Suite
  • Bedroom 2 - Grand Suite - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king, Deluxe
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, Deluxe
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 165 foot water slide to a separate pool. Tennis Court, Basketball Net, 2 putting greens with 6 holes, Spa, Exercise equipment. Al fresco dining in our Rancho by the pool.
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