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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: Feb 28, 2015
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.

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
  • Linens 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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12 Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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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
Alaska
4

Make sure the clubhouse is open when you book here

  • 4 of 5
We decided on this house after having stayed at the JW Hacienda Pinilla Marriott property, one of my favorite hotels in all of Costa Rica. The house was furnished and styled just like the JW and is beautiful. It is also "oversized" so an NBA player would be comfortable in the furniture and showers. We used the BBQ outside. There were a lot of bird droppings on the outdoor patio table and chairs (perfect perch), so we just used the pool then came inside. We were concerned about a bees nest growing next to a door and the owners had someone come within minutes to remove it and clean up leaves/bugs from the pool (hey, its the tropics). Guests used the bikes for a morning ride.

The house is located in a residential development, but many of the lots are either not sold or not built upon. This means the house is a bit isolated, but we felt safe. The house is probably better for people who need a quiet vacation. Like anything in Hacienda Pinilla, it is about 20-ish minutes to a grocery store/market, so you have to plan ahead. My group wanted fresh tortillas and bread for breakfast, so whoever got up first drove to buy them. We played music and games in the evenings and enjoyed the pool and outdoor lighting.

The only real problem we had, was that we had splurged on this house in order to take advantage of its proximity to the beach and the nice clubhouse facilities for group activities...AND the owner failed to tell us the clubhouse was closed until AFTER we checked in and AFTER we said we were on our way to the clubhouse. The house was advertised as having access to the clubhouse and beach 5 minutes away, but it didn't have either. The owners arranged to get us into Langosta Beach Club - a good 30+ minute drive away. It was pretty frustrating having paid top of our budget for a house with beach access, then to find it didn't have beach access. The owners offered NO refund or discount for the huge inconvenience this caused us - traveling with a 6 month old on a tight eat-sleep-diaper schedule doesn't leave enough time for a scream-free drive across town for a beach club. We had been counting on the beach access advertised with the house 5 minutes away instead of Langosta Beach (about 30-35 minutes away I think). Anyway, buyer beware. Maybe you'll have a clubhouse and beach, or maybe you won't.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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

Why stay anywhere else?

  • 5 of 5
If there were 6 stars, I would give it 6.

We spent 10 amazing nights at the Casa Santaluz this past January. Pictures don't do this house justice. The house is kept extremely clean and new with an open design. There is a huge chef's kitchen, a dining room that seats 10 and plenty of room to relax. The bedrooms are spacious and had no trouble comfortably sleeping our group of 11. If you like to cook (which we do), the kitchen, including the stainless steel BBQ near the pool, is equipped with everything you need to prepare a king's feast. The pool area and surrounding landscaping are nothing short of stunning.

The team of Bruce, Cheryl and Jen at Las Mareas de Tamarindo/Stay in Tamarindo were amazing to work with and provided us with everything we needed for a hassle free vacation. When renting a property, we are always dismayed at how many basic necessities other owners require us to purchase. You literally spend half your time back and forth at the market. Not the case with the Stay In Tamarindo team. The house was stocked with all the little extras such as extra towels, linens, paper towels, toilet paper, soap, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, garbage bags, etc. Additionally, in the garage we were happy to find bicycles, surf and boogie boards, beach chairs and a huge extra freezer.

The house is within the gated community of Hacienda Pinilla, which is about a 10 minute drive from Tamarindo. Within the community, you are about a 3 minute car ride to the beach club, tennis courts and a very nice golf course. (A car is probably a needed necessity) The beach club has a beautiful large infinity pool, poolside bar, excellent gym, changing rooms, restaurant and access to a pristine quiet private beach. We used the beach club about half the days and opted for the serenity of the house's pool on the other days when we were not touring.

The location is rather secluded, but for us, is was perfect. If you are looking for crowded beaches, a noisy pool area and a lot of "hussle and bussle", this may not be your place. But, when the snow starts falling in the northeast of the United States, when temperatures are in the single digits every day and you are looking for a quiet place to get away, a place that guarantees perfect weather (90 Degrees and NO RAIN in Guanacaste from November until April), is close enough to the busy nightlife of Tamarindo and within reasonable distance to all the amazing sites of Costa Rica, this is the place!
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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

Specacular house!

  • 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:
We couldn't have asked for a better house for 12 of us. The location was so peaceful and quiet and the owner couldn't have been easier to work with! Hacienda Pinilla is always our destination of choice for Costa Rica. So much to see and do.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 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

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Owner very easy to deal with and responsive. Beautiful property with hotel like amenties. Everything as advertised.
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 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
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

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

From $350 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$641
$4,487
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 5 2015
3 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 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$428
$2,996
$12,840
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jun 16 2015 - Aug 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$641
$4,487
$19,230
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
$10,500
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,997
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$428
$2,996
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,750
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$641
$4,487
$19,230
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
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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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