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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view

Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Mar 17, 2015
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.

The Castle offers many booking options for groups of two to thirty people. When

you rent the Castle, your rent the entire property exclusively for you and your group.

Regardless of the size of your group, you get our full service staff including Chef,

and Concierge.. I makes it a real vacation for you and your guests.

Our rates vary on the time of year and the size of your group, but even with all

our amenities you are likely to pay less than if your were booking hotel rooms at

Costa Rica's best hotels. And you don't have to go out to dinner at high priced

restaurants when you have your own executive Chef prepare three meals a day

to your choice...the freshest of ingredients.. fine meats, fish and shrimp, fresh local

vegetables and fruits..something different every day..

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 large multi room suites and 8 spacious 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.

The 'Castle' is your own private resort. with your own private staff including our Castle

Manager, Ana, Chef Minor, sous chef, concierge, bartender and a full house staff.

Chef Minor will prepare meals for you as you choose, provisioning the finest meats

and fish, fresh vegetables and fresh local fruit...Our guest are always thrilled with

the selection and presentation from our kitchens.

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, Resort

More Details
  • Sleeps 30
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens 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:
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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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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view
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-9033758759
Esparza Puntarenas
Poolesville
5

Royal treatment ... even if you're not so royal!

Royal treatment ... even if you're not so royal!
  • 5 of 5
Fantastic getaway. The food was top shelf - staff attentive as needed. Evening entertainment ranged from local musicians to fantastic fireworks. Pitch and putt golf on the property tests your pitching from high. Loved it. Would return in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view
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-9033758759
Esparza Puntarenas
-
5

A Great Escape & Luxury Environment

A Great Escape & Luxury Environment
  • 5 of 5
Took a large group of business associates and El Castillo met every need for logistics from San Jose, business meetings and personal fun, all in an extremely relaxing and safe environment. WIFI kept us connected as needed and plenty of areas for gathering. Lots to do on the compound- golf (chipping), tennis, huge pool & hot tub, water volleyball, water slide- great games/team building. The mountain/valley views were peaceful and the fireworks they arranged were fantastic. Close to the beach and other adventures but once there, it was hard to leave. The staff were excellent, attentive and communicated very well, they made us feel at home. The chef prepared wonderful meals in several locations on the compound. This was a fantastic venue for pleasure or business- plenty of space for privacy. I have already booked later this year with the family. Highly recommended and actually a great value for all you get.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • 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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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view
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-9033758759
Esparza Puntarenas
-
5

A week at the Castle...Castillo de Esparza

  • 5 of 5
The Castle was a magnificent get away with great company. Chef Minor prepared wonderful meals exquisitely presented. Our personal fireworks show was absolutely the best ever, and the nightly entertainment at the cocktail hour was unique and very enjoyable....very Costa Rica! The Castle was filled with history, and the accommodations were superb. The staff was professional and always very attentive. The activities were many, chipping greens, tennis, huge swimming pool with volleyball, and my favorite...lounging. The Castle-again next year!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view
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-9033758759
Esparza Puntarenas
Rhode Island
5

A five star experience in every way!

  • 5 of 5
I traveled to the Castillo with friends this fall and we all had a marvelous time. From the moment we arrived until the moment we departed we were so impressed with the staff and with the property. There is so much to do at the Castillo that we didn't even have time to visit the beautiful beach which we understand was nearby. We spent our days lounging in the pool on comfy floating beds, playing water volleyball, zipping down the water slide, on the tennis/basketball courts, doing yoga on the putting green-like grass, getting massages (so awesome!!), eating 3 delicious meals and enjoying cocktails poolside. This was a truly magical vacation for all of us and we'll never forget it. Can't wait to go back and would highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • 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, Romantic Getaway
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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view
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-9033758759
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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Official Site of El Castillo de Esparza Luxury Resort Villa, Pacific Ocean view
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p294054vb
-9033758759
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

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 northern beaches of Guanacaste Yet we are only 5 minutes away from the closest beach.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaria (San Jose) at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Esparza at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Puntarenas at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Highway Interamericana at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Esparza at 0.75 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Dona Ana at 4 Kilometres Car: not necessary

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

Availability

From $2,785 Per night

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.
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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
  • Resort
  • Rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • 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
  • 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 3 - 1 king, Deluxe
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, Deluxe
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Bedroom 1 Grand Suite - 1 king, Large two room suite with King Bed,, large bath
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen, ensuite bath
  • Bedroom 2 - Grand Suite - 1 king, Large three room suite with large bath
  • 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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