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Property Details

Updated: May 16, 2015
3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeper sofa, sleeps 8-10


Villa Las Olas is one of four beachfront homes in a secluded and secure development of 40 privately-owned homes. A private, jetted pool, Italian stone and wood patio, and 'next to the forest' location (end villa) distinguishes Villa Las Olas for its luxury and its privacy. At the same time, our home provides everything you need for a comfortable and easy stay. Its spacious dimensions provide ample room for larger groups, but are still intimate enough for traveling twosomes. Two of the three generously sized bedrooms are ocean-front, which makes our set-up ideal for more than one couple or family. The newly remodeled (April 2015) and fully equipped kitchen provides options for meals and entertaining, and the convenience of a full-size washer and dryer is great for families with children and for adults who travel light. Furnishings are fresh and tropical, but also practical and child-worthy. Beach towels, boogie boards, and buckets for sand castles are provided!

The villa is air-conditioned (mini-splits in each of the bedroom for individual control), and each room has screens and an overhead fan to enjoy the pleasant ocean breezes and sounds of this tropical paradise.

The master bedroom has King bed, a balcony with rocking chairs that overlooks the ocean, full closet, cable television and an attached private full bath. The second bedroom is also ocean front, and has two full beds, cable television, a dresser and full closet. It is a large and airy room. The third bedroom has two twin beds that can convert to a king, a dresser, space for the infant 'Pack and Play' bed and changing table, cable television, and a garden view.

The main level has a very open lay-out with French doors to the pool and beach from both the living room and the dining room. The living room includes a comfortable sleeper sofa, two matching chairs, and cable television. The dining room seats six. The newly remodeled and fully-equipped kitchen is spacious, airy and well lit. It includes a breakfast 'bar' that seats four, french door refrigerator with ice maker, High end cook top, built in oven, dishwasher and microwave. All appliances are stainless steel and manufactured by KitchenAid and GE. Directly off the kitchen is the laundry with a full washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board, and a safe for your valuables.

Whale-watching, world class fishing and diving, as well as good old wave bobbing and boogey boarding, are available just steps from the pool and patio of our home. The sea provides constant entertainment, be it the delight of seeing silver rays fly out of the water and whales breech or, closer in, watching brown pelicans dive for their lunch or lively tide pools, and making temporary pets of hermit crabs. We love sitting on our deck overlooking the sea with our morning Costa Rican coffee, and waiting for the green flash as the evening sun sinks below the horizon.

Our on-site concierge is available to help you make arrangements for your Costa Rican adventures. Ziplining, hot springs, wildlife tours and cloud forest visits are popular, but don’t forget the cooking schools, horseback rides, paddle-boarding and beach-side massages! Of course, you never need to leave home for the best snorkeling around – it’s right outside your door! So is the best food in the area. The romantic and open-air beachside setting of the our restaurant is the perfect backdrop for its delicious, innovative and beautifully presented selection of North American and Costa Rican dishes. And our chefs are happy to deliver your meals to the villa and to prepare your catch after a long day of fishing!

If yours is a working vacation, fear not. FREE WIRELESS BROADBAND is available throughout our home AND the outdoor patio, and cellular service is exceptional. Our reception office can assist with basic office needs. No one will know you have escaped to paradise.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We're a recently retired couple who visited this property with our children over spring break for more than 10 consecutive years. Our children always insisted it was better than Disney and better than Hawaii! Now that we have more time to spend in Paradise, we bought and hope to keep making memories with our adult children. We are delighted to share our lovely home with you, and we will work hard to assure that you enjoy it as much as we have!

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20 Reviews

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Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 8-10
+01 -612-860-6438
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste
Hill City, South Dakota, USA

South Dakota

  • 5 of 5
This was out second consecutive year staying at this villa. We enjoyed last year so much that we booked 2 weeks this year. And we enjoyed it just as much. LaRaye provided excellent information on all aspects of out stay. We went on a couple of excursions away from the villa. The concierge took care of the bookings and the excursions were outstanding.
It is really a unique villa in this area in that it has its own pool and is only steps from the ocean. It is a relatively isolated/quiet area. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 8-10
+01 -612-860-6438
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Best birthday party ever

  • 5 of 5
Five women, all having a special birthday this year, stayed in this wonderful villa that was everything the listing and photos said it would be....and more! The owner was way beyond helpful not only in familiarizing us with everything we needed to know about our accommodations but also was our main "go to" person for ideas about exploring the area. Everything suggested (from massage on the beach to restaurants to cooking school) was first class. I noted that it would be a perfect place for families with small children, too, because it felt very comfortable to explore. The resort staff, as well as everyone we met on our stay, were so kind and helpful. Although there is a resort pool which is very nice, we never used it because we enjoyed our own private pool. Only 3 or 4 villas have their own pool and we enjoyed it immensely. I would highly recommend this particular villa; some of the others are high on hills and ours was right near the water and beach. Wonderful to sleep with the sounds of waves. Pura Vida!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 8-10
+01 -612-860-6438
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste
Chicago, Illinois

I'm a hero in our family for booking this home!!!

I'm a hero in our family for booking this home!!!
  • 5 of 5
Everyone agrees this is our best vacation rental ever. Our teenagers loved the beach -- which is right outside the door and the proximity to the hopping little town of Playas del Coco. I loved the private pool -- what a great place to have coffee in the morning and cool drinks at sunset -- great seating and fabulous views of the sea. (I also loved the new wooden deck on one side of the pool. It looked like a dance floor!) My husband, a contractor, could not get over how well maintained the home was. (He also got out of work mode long enough to enjoy some fishing with other fellows at the resort and - gasp! - zip lining!) The home is furnished immaculately and tastefully throughout. It also had a lot of new furniture (and LaRaye reports there is more coming) made by a local wood worker. My husband says the fellow knows wood! Bed linens felt new and crisp, towels were crystal white and abundant, beach towels were big and soft! The kitchen is extremely well equipped -- more tool toys than I have in my own. Pool toys and boogey boards are provided and were appreciated! The resort restaurant is just a short level stroll from your door. The ambiance is truly romantic given its proximity to the beach and sea breezes, and the food was excellent and varied. Really cannot say enough about the service and the quality of the food! LaRaye provided detailed information about everything from the airport, to finding the villa, to settling in quickly to the villa. She also provided spot-on tips about things to do in the area and restaurants to check out. My daughter and I truly enjoyed the cooking school she recommended -- we learned a few new tricks and enjoyed the fruits of our labor seaside in a lovely setting. We also enjoyed fabulous massages from her recommended masseuse. As a family, we journeyed about an hour and a half to the slopes of Rincon de la Vieja volcano, and enjoyed horseback riding, waterfalls, hot mud baths, and zip lining at a resort LaRaye recommended. And my son and husband thought they had died and gone to heavy when LaRaye's local contact was able to get them on the Four Seasons golf course -- rated as one of the best in the world! Now ... do you understand why I am a hero?
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 8-10
+01 -612-860-6438
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste
Fairfield, CT

Wonderful villa rental!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about our vacation rental. It was everything imagined, and more. The owner is extremely helpful and provides excellent advice to make vacation plans. The entire staff at the resort were friendly and professional. The short walk to the beach was amazing, as were the private and community pools. Staying in Playa Ocotal was an excellent choice because it is central for day trips to several beaches and national parks. I highly recommend this villa.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 8-10
+01 -612-860-6438
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

Best location in Bahia Rez Vela!

  • 5 of 5
Villa Las Olas is the best villa in a wonderful resort. Our week stay was too short. Like others mentioned: the villa is very well-stocked, beds and other furniture very comfortable, great base for outings, the private pool is awesome and the resort pool is 3 villas down.

This particular villa has the best location in the resort, trees on one side and landscaped privacy between it and the villa next door. While we were there the resort seemed pretty empty, very few people at the restaurant, resort pool and beach. That was wonderful for us! The beach is so close that we didn't bother to bring towels with us, just walked back up to the villa and plopped down on very comfy patio furniture. Snorkeling was so easy time of day; just put on your mask and stick your face in the water anywhere. There were always fish to see. Around the rocks at either end of the beach was most populated but plenty to see in the middle too. There was only one afternoon that the water was a bit murky.

I had read that it was rainy season at the time of our visit but we only got rain once while zipling about an hour away from the resort. Zipling was great anyway! As was an ATV tour and a wave-runner tour. The wave-runner tour was particularly good because the bay was wide-open with very few boats. So I wasn't worried about how wild my 20yo was driving; he only took one spill.

The on-site restaurant is good. Get a smoothie by the pool, but if you order food walk upstair and eat at the tables. These birds that look like giant blue-jays are very agressive. While my 11yo was holding a plate of fries one landed on her head, scared the daylights out of her!

We also like Father Roosters (very close) and we really liked Ginger (25 minutes away). Make a reservation for Ginger; it's small and gets busy. They have a great selection of tapas.

In the evenings we were visited by raccoons. They are taller and sleeker that the ones I've seen in the States. After petting one that someone had as a pet while we were on the ATV ride I was tempted to feed them. I bet a lot of people do cuz they seemed very comfortable literally lying around within 5' of us in the yard. Instead we took lots of pictures of them.

I would go back to this resort and this villa and I will recommend both to my friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Villa with Private Pool, 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 8-10
+01 -612-860-6438
Playa Ocotal Guanacaste

The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
I don't have much to add to what has already been said in other reviews. For our group (5 adults & 1 child) the villa, pool and ocean provided the perfect vacation. My review can be summed up by my son's statement upon arrival. "Dad, we have found paradise!"
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We love what the property offers -- beautiful ebony beach with fantastic swimming, snorkeling and tide-pooling; professional and friendly staff; great food in a romantic setting; wonderful pools; a casual vibe; and close proximity to the fun town of Coco and the new airport. We visited for at least a week every year for more than a decade, and after the first visit could never get our children to consider a different spring break location! We felt lucky to be able to purchase Villa Las Olas. We always admired its large infinity pool, beachfront location, lush gardens, and welcome privacy. The view of the sea from the quiet stone patio cannot be beat. The home comes with unique evening entertainment -- we love watching the howler monkey family that comes to the trees late in the afternoon to dine on leaves! We are enjoying our new home immensely!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Picante Bar and Restaurant at 20 Metres Nearest Golf : Papagayo Golf Club at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Picante Bar and Restaurant at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : Outside your villa at 5 Metres Car: not necessary

This is a secluded and very secure development of only 40 homes. The very private ebony beach provides world class snorkeling, calm waters for swimming, and fascinating tide pools that are full of sea life. The grounds are immaculate and feature a large grassy lawn between the villa and the beach, beautifully maintained blooming shrubs and flowers, and mature trees. The wildlife is abundant -- howler monkeys frequently munch the leaves from the trees in front of the villa, green parakeets chatter as they dart from one tree to another, blue green mot mots show off frequently, and the occasional blue jay, iguana and gecko can be spotted. If you can tear yourself away from the beach and your private pool, the nearby town of Coco is lively, fun and safe. Golf at Papagayo Golf in Sardinal, or go a bit further to Hacienda Pinillas or the Four Seasons. Spend a half day deep sea fishing and bring yellow fin tuna, grouper and snapper home to the chef at the property's on-site restaurant for special treatment. Great diving is can be arranged in Coco, as can sail boat and catamaran adventures. Venture inland to Volcan Arenal or Rincon de la Vieja and take in ziplines, volcanic mud baths and hot springs, white water rafting and horseback rides in the high country. Drive the 'Monkey Trail' to beaches to the south, including Ostional for early morning turtle hatching or Avellana and Negra for their surfing. All this within 25 minutes of the airport!


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Green Season
May 4 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday 2015
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Easter 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Mar 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
High Season II 2016
Mar 28 2016 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Green Season 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $350.00

A deposit of 50% of the rental fee is paid to confirm the reservation. Remainder and damage and security deposit due 30 to 60 days prior to arrival.

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From the Owner

Beach front spacious two level home with a private jetted infinity pool and access to the development's two additional pool complexes. On-site concierge, restaurant, and 24-hour security staff caters to all our needs as if we were family. Fishing boat and dive tour operators pick us up on the beach in front of our home! But mainly, we enjoy the unique serenity and privacy of the resort and our home's location -- while the fun beach town of Coco is just three miles away if we want more action!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2100 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, En suite bathroom for master bath. Ceramic tile.
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Located on bedroom level of the home. Ceramic tile.
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, Powder room located off foyer.
  • 2.5


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Other (See Description)
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Oceanfront, attached full bath, balcony, television
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single, Garden view
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, Oceanfront, television
  • Queen-size sofa bed in living room, new Graco Pack-and-Play infant/toddler bed is provided. Every bedroom has its own mini-split air conditioner, ceiling fan and large screened windows for individualized comfort. New bed linens, including a spare set, are provided for comfort and convenience. Cable television is available in each bedroom.


  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * Large supply of beach books, Costa Rica guide books, and brochures for local attractions. * On-site concierge to arrange for all of your tour and travel needs and to answer your questions. * On-site pool side restaurant and bar -- very romantic. * Five minute drive to a new world class grocery store in Coco -- a quintessential beach town with loads of local color and a large number of good restaurants, fun bars, well-stocked souvenir shops, and a casino. * Beautifully maintained grounds, with abundant flowering bushes, shade trees, and seating-- and a grassy lawn for kids' play and sports. * Maid service (optional). * Great base for trips to National Parks (Palo Verde, Santa Rosa, Guanacaste), volcanoes (Rincon de la Vieja, Arenal), white water rafting, zip lines, Monteverde Cloud Forest where you can see the rare and exotic Resplendent Quetzal , Nicaragua, and other beaches. Don't miss Gualtil, a small community of artisans who create traditional Choretega pottery.

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