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Property Details

Updated: May 5, 2015
Estate, 4 bedrooms + Guest House with 2 bedrooms, sleeps (12-16)

Here is Your Ocean Front Vacation Home, comfortable, luxurious & very welcoming, equipped with all the amenities & a sense of 'being away from it all' you can never expect from a hotel room. 10 ft wall around the estate for privacy and relaxation. Swim in your private pool and walk right up to your own private 30 ft bar and kitchen and pour a cold cocktail and have a bite to eat. There is plenty of room for friends and family to play and relax. You wont want to leave once you have gotten here.

Main House has 4 bedrooms and guest house has 2 bedrooms. Large Private Bar with sinks, fridge, gas grill and more.

Private pool, 2 spas (not heated)

Groundsman lives on site.

Property located about 1hr 15 min from San Jose Airport. 40 min to Jaco. 25 min to town of Orentina for shopping and restaurants.


More pics at our website

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  • Sleeps 16
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are from the USA and have been visiting and enjoying the amazing country of Costa Rica for over 15 years and want to invite you to have as much fun and relaxation as we have.

Our many years of experience and enjoyment can be passed on to you from our house to the people who will be serving you during your stay. We welcome you with open hearts and arms.

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Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews

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Ocean Front Costa Rica Beach Sanctuary
+1 -609-517-2078
Puntarenas City Puntarenas


  • 1 of 5
I am a frequent renter of VRBO properties, however this was my first time to rent outside the US. I recently stayed at the Bella Vista property also known as the “Beach Sanctuary” with a group of girls in March/April 2015. The last review posted for this property was from 2013, so I want to share my recent experience with this property. The dirt road to the property is 30 minutes long and that is after the hour and 15 min drive from San Jose airport. It contains crossing a creek of water, rocks, hills, bumps, ditches and livestock animal crossings, so a 4x4 is highly recommended or hire Jose the driver as there are no addresses in Costa Rica and the property is hard to find. The place has a bad insect problem, even after spraying and keeping all food and beverage in the fridge, we still woke up to ants, roaches and bugs everyday. The front door and only entry into the rental is a sliding glass and wood door that never opens or closes properly and has a huge gap that could possibly let larger insects, pests or reptiles in. When you close the door shut, it automatically locks and a key is needed to unlock and reopen, which is an inconvenience and hassle with only one key provided and always making sure someone is inside or the outside the rental to pass the key under the door to unlock and open. The electricity went out twice on us and the water went out once. The wifi connection is horrible and hardly worked. The privacy gate pictured in the ad is not there. Anyone walking by can see inside the property. The neighbors can see straight into the backyard if your in the pool or laying out since they have a 2-story as well. Both neighbor properties are multi-family mini motels with camping availability. So they always had renters and were loud. The guest house is not 2 bedroom, its a studio with a king bed and bunk bed. The bar downstairs does not have a fridge. The groundskeeper has frequent guests over (3 of the 7 days we were there), so much for peace & privacy. The water pressure is very low. The house sways every night when the waves crash on the land and the walls and foundation have huge cracks and the railing is deteriorating. There are safe's but no instructions or manuals on how to use them. The contact person posted on the wall to call if we have questions is not accurate as we had call and was told they no longer work for the property. The property has been neglected and needs some attention. The pictures need to be updated on VRBO.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: We always work at making our renters stay as enjoyable as possible. I was in contact with the leader of this group during their stay and they only had 1 issue of the groundskeepers friend visiting him the day they arrived. I spoke with Alisa after this review and she said it must have been one of the other girls with her as she enjoyed her stay.
To clarify some issues in this review I told them ahead of the booking time that the road to the house is long and bumpy and prepared them for this.
The house does not sway from the waves on the beach as it is made of solid steel beams and concrete as the swaying sometimes are from mini earthquakes that happen from time to time in Costa Rica along with the water and electricity going out all over Costa Rica at times and is unavoidable.
We have had great reviews and 2 weddings at our house this year with no complaints.
Come here to unwind and relax away from the business of life. If you want the Ritz and expensive service there are those places as well but most of Costa Rica is not like that.
I hope this helps.
Ocean Front Costa Rica Beach Sanctuary
+1 -609-517-2078
Puntarenas City Puntarenas

All In One Wedding Location

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic 2 weeks here with our closest friends and family for our wedding. It was perfect! We were married by the pool and had a party at the bar. The home is private enough not to care about making too much noise but not so private that your feel unsafe. Our driver Jose was awesome and booked some of our activities. Our house manager/guard Victor was the best! We couldn't have been happier. Some of our Costa Rica family have stayed there since February because they loved it so much. We can't wait to go back! Chris was very helpful and helped make our event perfect. The bar was huge! The covered patio was well furnished. The beds were comfortable and we had hot water and A/C which is a luxury in Costa Rica. Our group was 12 people. It was comfortable for a large group and very affordable when you split the cost. We loved everything about it...not a single complaint other than we had to leave too soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Ocean Front Costa Rica Beach Sanctuary
+1 -609-517-2078
Puntarenas City Puntarenas
Mission Viejo, California

Costa Rica vacation

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at the house for 9 days in July. The house is WONDERFUL - backyard is AMAZING. The location was a little farther away from civilization than I expected (about an hour or more away from most attractions) but I didn't mind because the main thing I wanted to do in Costa Rica was relax by the pool & swing in the hammock - which is just what I did most of the time! There is an on-site security guy which is nice to know you are safe & you have a personal driver - Jose - that is great too. He is very knowledgeable about the area & tells you the best places to see within your budget. The owner of the property is very helpful before you arrive to answer any questions you have. Property was very clean & well maintained. Another surprise for us - there is no hot water - showers are room temperature - but the weather is so warm, the shower is a nice cool-down after a hot day in the sun. A/C in every room in the house is a bonus too. I would recommend this house for anyone wanting a relaxing get-away. If you want night-life, bring it with you because this is a nice quiet location as far away from nightlife as you can get. Very relaxing. Would definetly stay at the Costa Rica Beach House if we ever come back to visit. :-)
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We look forward to you coming back and wanted you to know we just needed to adjust the water heater for the shower heads so there is hot water now : )
Ocean Front Costa Rica Beach Sanctuary
+1 -609-517-2078
Puntarenas City Puntarenas
New Jersey

beautiful house with all the privacy and quiet I wanted.

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for renting me your awesome house. It was everything I was looking for. I have a high stress job and I needed a place to unwind and relax. I wanted a tranquil environment and that is what I got. It was so peaceful and quiet. At night all I could hear was the soothing sounds of the ocean waves. During the day, I would sit on the balcony and read my book and listen to the birds and the sounds of the ocean. We would walk the beach during low tide and we found a beautiful cove that could only be reached during low tide. Not to mention the sunsets, it looked as if the sky was on fire. It was really something we don't see much of back home.
Jose, the driver, was great. He spoke English and he took us places we would never have found on our own. We had dinner in Jaco one evening. We went zip lining one day. Now that was fun. I also toured the coffee plantation & the volcano. He also took us food shopping at the Walmart after he picked us up from the airport. So we had everything we needed for our weeks stay.
Victor, your care taker, was very friendly. Even though he only speaks Spanish, I was able to communicate with him using my translator on my Ipad. He was very nice & helpful and he kept the grounds and beach clean.
I don't think I have ever slept so soundly as I did in your house. I hardly used the air conditioner as the ocean breeze at night was perfect.
My wife spent time sun bathing by the pool and I swear, she is part seal because she was always in the pool or the ocean. I can't tell you about the night fun because she would kill me but let's say, I felt like a teenager again.
The internet was useful to Skype home with and I even though there was great cellular signal, I decided to keep the phone off so the office couldn't bother me. My family could get me on Skype.

Chris, you are lucky to have such a beautiful house on the ocean. I look forward to visiting Costa Rica again and you know where I will be staying.....Baja Mar. I think next time I go I will try some off shore fishing. Jose says I will really enjoy that. I might even invite a few of my buddies down since you have 4 bedrooms and the 2 bedroom cottage. Maybe a guys trip or invite my relatives to join us.

If anyone reading this is considering going to "the Sanctuary" please take my word for it, you will really enjoy this house. It is off the beaten path but it is worth the ride. And if you need a driver and tour guide, ask for Jose.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Ocean Front Costa Rica Beach Sanctuary
+1 -609-517-2078
Puntarenas City Puntarenas
Cleveland, Ohio


  • 5 of 5
I vacationed at the CR Beach Sanctuary with some friends. We planned ahead and booked most of our trip thru a great Tourism Company referred to us....tour adventure costa rica.
Our preplanning proved worth while immediately upon exiting the airport in San Jose, as we had our driver awaiting us. As we did not get in until after midnight, this proved very helpful, as did our driver, Jose. The drive to Bahamar (Puntarenas) was about an hour and gave my friends and I the perfect opportunity to reaquaint ourselves. The property is located right on the beach, but well off the beaten path- which is exactly what we were looking for. Upon arrival to the CR Beach Sanctuary, we were greeted by the grounds keeper, Victor, who resides on the property. As we were all excited to see the amenities, we ventured into the house which proved that it was everything advertised and more. The moonlit view of the ocean from the balcony was breath-taking. The property was great for socializing, with a centrally located kitchen and living room which bordered the balcony's sitting area. Granite/Stainless kitchen, new furniture, etc. made for a great mix. The balcony, which overlooks the pool and ocean, completely wraps the house on all sides- which provided great views all around. In addition to the pool, the lower level of the property has 2 separate hot tubs, outdoor showers and a full bar and outdoor lounge area. We made the most of the CR Beach house for the entirety of our trip and enjoyed it immensely. It is quite obvious the property is well maintained by staff.
Our excursions consisted of sightseeing, fishing, fishing, sightseeing. All 4 were absolutley fantastic. Kudos to the team Macushla who performed outstandingly. Based at Los Suenos Marina, Capt. Johnny and crew worked tirelessly for our benefit and exceeded our expectations to say the least. We landed 7 Sails and 2 Dorado (Mahi-Mahi). If the crew wasn't busy rigging gear or directing catches, they were working, cleaning or cooking our fresh catch of mahi. Of the 15 charters I have taken, this was by far the best! We took another charter on a sister boat (Tres Amigos) 2 days later and it too was fun. We caught 8 sails and 1 Mahi.
With each of our guided adventures with our pal Jose, we were in great hands. Returning to the Sactuary upon completion of our visits to the nearby rainforest, river/crocodile watching, volcano, etc was always a bonus!
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 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
Ocean Front Costa Rica Beach Sanctuary
+1 -609-517-2078
Puntarenas City Puntarenas
Lake Harmony, PA

Secluded Oceanfront Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Just as the name says. The house is located in a secluded town and is directly on the beach. We loved the privacy to just relax without the hustle-bustle of the city. You can swim in the ocean or the pool. We grilled our food outside with the sound of the ocean (not traffic) in the background.

When we wanted to explore, they have good references for tours of the volcanoes and rainforests, honest taxi drivers, fishing trips, and local restaurants. However, when we were done, we could return to the peaceful tranquility of the house. The property manager takes care of everything.

We will rent there again next year.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

This property will give you the sense of being away from all of the 'noise' in todays world. You can have complete privacy or within a short time you can experience night life and shopping and when you are done you can continue or bring the nightlife back to the house and party all night! The private bar, outside kitchen, private pool, hot tubs and beach are yours to enjoy the whole time with all your friends or just by yourself. Why share everything with other tourist? Have your own Sanctuary and make your own rules!

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


From $325 Per night

Rental rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
Dec 25 - Jan 1
7 night minimum stay
Easter Break
Apr 15 - Apr 27
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $99.00
  • Cleaning fee $100.00
  • Pet Fee $100.00
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked. $100.00 cleaning fee will be added to all rentals.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 5, 2015


From the Owner

Your stay here is unique in the sense that you can have your own privacy with whomever you choose and make your own rules. Stock the house with your own booze and food or head out to the nightlife and restaurants. One of the only private homes directly on the ocean with your own Pool, hot tubs and Bar. You can also hire your own chef or bartender to enjoy things YOUR WAY!

Property Type

  • estate


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • 5


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Detached Unit
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, 1 bunk bed
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Guest house has 1 queen and 2 twins, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in living room, Bunk Beds (1) guest house


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


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