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New home secluded and quiet yet close to everything - surf, golf, beach club

New home secluded and quiet yet close to everything - surf, golf, beach club

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 21, 2014
This 5,000 sq ft newly constructed home is located within Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste. Less than one hour south of the Liberia International airport, just 10 minutes south of Tamarindo lies the tropical beach and golf paradise of Hacienda Pinilla.

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CASA SANTA LUZ DEL MAR is a 5,000 SF Spanish colonial inspired residence located in a wonderful and quiet residential beach front community a short 10 minute drive to Tamarindo. Or as we like to say, close enough to enjoy the spectacular nightlife, international cuisine and great shopping, but far enough away to enjoy the tranquility and privacy of some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches without the crowd of a popular tourist destination.

Those who stay at CASA SANTA LUZ DEL MAR enjoy complete privacy and luxury, in an authentic Costa Rican hacienda surrounding. Lush tropical grounds with a large infinity pool and spacious outdoor living with all the comforts of home make this recently built estate home one of Hacienda Pinilla's most desired properties. Enjoy the proximity to the beach, golf course, beach club and all that Hacienda Pinilla has to offer.

Our staff is available to cater to your every need, with concierge and tour planning, to housekeeping and everything else you need to ensure your vacation is indeed a vacation to remember, we are here to serve.

Casa Santa Luz del Mar embodies the tropical indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

The main living areas and master bedrooms open up to the spacious outdoor living area and saltwater pool. Relax pool side enjoying an occasional encounter with your only neighbors, the resident howler monkey troop and yellow head parrots that pay an occasional visit to say hello and remind you you are in the tropical paradise of Costa Rica. Venture outside Casa Santa Luz and find everything you need for the perfect vacation right at your back door, Hacienda Pinilla is a private Costa Rican oasis!

This home has three bedroom suites with private bathroom and two additional bedrooms that share a spacious bathroom. Two master bedroom suites open to the rear pool area and include king size beds. The remaining three bedrooms offer 3 queen size beds. There is a very spacious living area that includes and oversized kitchen with everything you would expect in a luxury kitchen and two large dining areas. An oversize family room with 60' plasma with DVD and large dining room and a small den with 36' plasma and dvd player for the kids.

GREAT SURFING DESTINATION!

Guanacaste is the destination of choice for surf travelers. Hacienda Pinilla, where this house is located, is ground zero for surf spots. This is a 4500 acre community with several miles of coastline and it occupies all the land between Tamarindo and Avellanas. Little Hawaii, a big playful right hander is the closest. the famous Lolas is just 4-5 minutes to the south, Play Negra is just 10 minutes away, and Langosta is 5 minutes to the north to just name a few of our waves. Depending on tide, wind and swell direction one of the many breaks in this community is going off at most times. Contact the owner prior to your visit for a detailed guide on where and when to surf. Also if you need boards or lessons for surf while you are here these can be coordinated and provided easily.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Bruce and Cheryl Mckillican have lived in the area for the last 11 years with their three children. We love Costa Rica and particularly like the lifestyle offered within Hacienda Pinilla.

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Reviews

business
New home secluded and quiet yet close to everything - surf, golf, beach club
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3736494
+1 -754 223-0031
Tamarindo Guanacaste
3

Great house, but no beach access during our stay

  • 3 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The house is spacious and clean. We couldn't find garbage bags, or paper towels in the closet indicated by house notes, so we bought our own. Kitchen glasses had a big rectangular sticker residue on 8 glasses, but everything else was nice in the kitchen. Bird poo on the outside patio seating, so we didn't use it. BBQ worked great! Every problem we reported was immediately resolved (garbage disposal, garage door, pool, toilet running). They also added a pack n play for our baby. However, the reason we chose Hacienda Pinilla, was for the beach access, and club house pool area. After we arrived, we were told the club house was closed for October and the rental managers arranged for is to have beach access about 30 min away in Langosta Beach Club. The two facilities are not comparable and it was so inconvenient we only went to the beach once in 5 days. After flying 30 hours to cr, driving 4 hrs to Guanacaste, then finding out we went all that way and couldn't enjoy the facilities, it was a major disappointment. I would call and triple check that the club house would be open if we ever rent in Pinilla again.
The house was a bit isolated with empty lots surrounding it. Nice as long as you like being all to yourself. We had a group of 8 and we made the hourlong rt drive to get fresh bread and tortillas for us daily.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry the Beach Club was closed during your stay at Casa Santa Luz. It came as a surprise to us as well, we just purchased this home in February and the notices and newsletters regarding the Beach Club were still being sent to the old owner. We have since learned that the Beach Club will close every year in October as do many restaurants and activities in Guanacaste. We paid for a private cabana at the Langosta Beach Club for your group but you are right in that it is not a convenient drive or as nice as the Beach Club in Hacienda Pinilla.
There are lots of house supplies including paper towels and garbage bags in the 2nd smaller hall closet, I'm so sorry you did not see them and had to buy your own. I do not like my guests to have to buy necessary household supplies and try and make sure that all those necessary items are available. A new market has opened right next door to the Las Brisas community and is located in the Hacienda Club. They are stocking many basic items including beverages, snacks, eggs, coffee, etc. and will be open Wed. - Sunday. They do not have fresh bread yet but I will definitely give them that suggestion.
We tend to go through allot of glasses, they break easily on the tile floor. I try and always have at least 20 on hand and the 8 new ones I purchased had hard to remove stickers. I purchased alcohol for the cleaning crew and asked them to remove the residue but I guess that was missed.
There is allot of wildlife in Hacienda Pinilla and the birds have really taken to our yard and pool. I have the patio furniture regularly cleaned but if no one is at the house the birds will come right back and roost on the furniture. I was recently given a tip by another property owner to use fake owls on the patio to deter the birds which is a nice humane way to deal with the problem. Now I just have to find fake owls in Costa Rica!
We would love to make this up to you and realize you had to travel a long way to enjoy Costa Rica and Hacienda Pinilla.
Please email me and let me know if you would like to return to the house, we will offer you a discount for your inconvenience or a partial refund because the Beach Club was closed.
We enjoyed getting to know you, you were very nice guests and we would love to have you back.
Sincerely,
Cheryl and Bruce McKillican
business
New home secluded and quiet yet close to everything - surf, golf, beach club
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3736494
+1 -754 223-0031
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Minnetonka, Minnesota
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
This house had everything we were looking for: lots of space, clean pool, great location, helpful ownership. Would rent again in a heart beat.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
New home secluded and quiet yet close to everything - surf, golf, beach club
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3736494
+1 -754 223-0031
Tamarindo Guanacaste
Minneapolis, MN, USA
5

Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5
In summary, this place was great and HIGHLY recommended! The purpose of our trip was to see what 'living in Hacienda Pinilla would be like as we just purchased property in an adjacent community. From beginning to end, we had everything we needed - space, food, towels, security.

Upon our arrival we were greeted at the main gate by the property owner and escorted to the property. The community is gated with an access code and well paved. The pictures are great, but the house was even better. Prior to our arrival we arranged to have fresh fruit and beverages stocked in the kitchen - so glad we did. The mangoes and papaya were HUGE and the beer was cold.

The ceilings are huge and create such a feeling of openness; there was plenty of room for us - 7 Adults, 3 Children - across the 5 bedrooms and pull out bed. Each room was very big and the beds are extremely comfortable. Linens clean and soft - much like staying at an expensive hotel or what you would want on your own bed. Each room has its own AC control so everyone can be happy and comfortable at night. In addition, the two living areas allowed for kids to watch movies and adults to also have their own space. Not really possible in a hotel.

The garage was stocked with a bunch of goodies - bikes, noodles for the pool, boogie boards, even a basketball hoop. The house had great beach towels and the washer and drier was so helpful after a few days of early morning runs in the community. Again, so helpful.

The pool in the house was VERY clean and nice. It was so nice to have a place to cool down or hang out if you didn't want to leave the house. Such a big plus with active kids that needed lots of activities to burn off the energy.

The amenities of Pinilla are also great. We took a few trips to the Beach club, went to Playa Langosta, and the JW and La Posada for dinner. Each was about 5 mins away by car and perfect. Everything was very accessible for everyone on our trip - from 83 to 4 yrs old. We already have our list of things to do for the next visit and will likely be renting this house again.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
New home secluded and quiet yet close to everything - surf, golf, beach club
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3736494
+1 -754 223-0031
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5
Spent a very relaxing week here August 2014. The house is situated in a quiet, guarded, gated community. We felt quite safe while visiting. There were resident howler monkeys in the trees and iguanas visiting the backyard. The house is quite large with a gourmet kitchen which we used for large dinners. The master bedroom and bath were very large and the other 4 bedrooms good sized. Soap s provided in the bathrooms, but you have to bring your own shampoo and conditioner. There are beach towels provided. The living room and dining areas were open and had sliding door access to the patio, pool and backyard. The pool was clean and the water temp was 86F. There was a gas grill which we used one night for steaks. There was a short 5 minute drive to the golf course, stables and beach club. The private surfbreak was awesome and uncrowded. We plan on reserving the same week next year. We have no problem recommending this property to friends or family.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
New home secluded and quiet yet close to everything - surf, golf, beach club
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3736494
+1 -754 223-0031
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5
Spent a very relaxing week here August 2014. The house is situated in a quiet, guarded, gated community. We felt quite safe while visiting. There were resident howler monkeys in the trees and iguanas visiting the backyard. The house is quite large with a gourmet kitchen which we used for large dinners. The master bedroom and bath were very large and the other 4 bedrooms good sized. Soap s provided in the bathrooms, but you have to bring your own shampoo and conditioner. There are beach towels provided. The living room and dining areas were open and had sliding door access to the patio, pool and backyard. The pool was clean and the water temp was 86F. There was a gas grill which we used one night for steaks. There was a short 5 minute drive to the golf course, stables and beach club. The private surfbreak was awesome and uncrowded. We plan on reserving the same week next year. We have no problem recommending this property to friends or family.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
New home secluded and quiet yet close to everything - surf, golf, beach club
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3736494
+1 -754 223-0031
Tamarindo Guanacaste
5

Pristine home in the quietest part of Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
One of the nicest homes in the safest, most pristine areas of Costa Rica. Our friends and family had one of the best trips of our lives. The pictures of this home are very accurate -- it's really that beautiful. The house was immaculate, and the service provided was excellent. We surfed, fished, and enjoyed the natural beauty of costal and inland activities. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

From the Owner

A property can look good, and this one does but how it feels may be the best indicator of quality. This house has a great feel. It is new and modern in all features with a classic colonial look. The house itself is in a protected quiet and secluded place and yet it offers easy movement to all the favorite destinations, like The beach club, The golf course, Only a 5 minute drive to the famous Lolas in Avellanas. Still it is located within Hacienda Pinilla and can enjoy the amenities and privacy it offers.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tamarindo at 7 Miles Nearest Barpub : Beach club or the J.W. Marriott at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Hacienda Pinilla at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The beach club at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Avellanas at 1 Miles Car: not necessary

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Sep 23 2014 - Nov 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Nov 23 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$428
$2,996
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$641
$4,487
$19,230
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$7,000
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$428
$2,996
 
 
Seasonal Rate
May 1 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$428
$2,996
$12,840
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$641
$4,487
$19,230
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 16 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$10,500
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Attractions

  • festivals
  • rain forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking

Floor Area

  • 5000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
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