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Property Details

Updated: May 16, 2015
Villa, 7 Bedrooms, 7.5 Baths (Sleeps 18)

Come experience Costa Rica's most luxurious ocean view villa. Villa Santaluz offers you a vacation of a lifetime in a serene, tropical atmosphere.

Enjoy this 7 bedroom tropical paradise complete with daily maid and concierge services. Villa Santaluz provides all the comforts of home in a spectacular jungle like setting with amazing views of the the Pacific Ocean. Close to shopping, restaurants and night life.

Relax, get pampered and let the warm tropical breezes caress your skin as you enjoy this private resort.

Villa Santaluz is perfect for families, weddings, and large groups. It sleeps 18+ comfortably and has all the amenities of a 5 star resort in the privacy of your own villa.

Nestled on a private hilltop, Villa Santaluz offers you the best of Costa Rica: crystal clear waters, spectacular sunset views to the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Papagayo, lush tropical surroundings and excellent cuisine all in a luxurious and secluded private villa. Unwind in our tropical pool or relax under the stars in complete privacy, serenity and security.

Villa Santaluz is located in Playas Del Coco, just twenty minutes from Liberia (Daniel Oduber) International Airport - (LIR) and just minutes from dining, attractions and nightlife! Our Guanacaste region boasts warm weather year round, close proximity to several beautiful beaches, national parks & reserves, and local attractions.

For our adventurous guests, our concierge can suggest a full array of tours and activities from wildlife viewing by boat to swinging through the treetops on a canopy tour... or if you prefer to relax, try our wonderful therapists for an in room massage! We can arrange fishing, snorkeling, scuba, horseback riding, river rafting.... just about anything you can imagine!

This vacation resort villa is located in a private, gated community called Coco Bay Estates.

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Mike and Nancy LaCaze came to Costa Rica 6 years ago to build their dream home and start a vacation rental business. Mike, owner of a real estate brokerage firm in San Diego, had his eye on Costa Rica from the beginning.

Nancy, an interior decorator and artist knew she had found paradise ad couldn't wait to get started on building their 5 star, 7 bedroom suite, all inclusive villa. 'After our first trip to Playas del Coco and Coco Bay Estates, there was never any doubt about the love affair Nancy and I had found with the beauty of the land and the beauty of the development of Coco Bay Estates where we chose to build the magnificent Villa Santaluz.

Dramatic views, beautiful quality and finishes and a well designed floor plan doesn't come close to describing how we feel each and every time we walk through our front door. You'd be hard pressed to find a better view in the entire world. We look forward to meeting you. Sincerely, Michael & Nancy LaCaze, San Diego, California.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gina,

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to send you a note to tell how wonderful our week was in Costa Rica and Coco Bay. We had a wonderful time. We were busy exploring, zip lining, boating and enjoying each others company.

We absolutely LOVED the house. It is beautiful. It fit our needs very well. Ana and Carlos were nice as can be. It was so nice to have my whole extended family stay comfortably in one house. I will for sure recommend this Villa to anyone I know that will be traveling to Costa Rica.

Thanks for all of your patience and guidance through the whole process.

Wishing you all the best.

Dec 2013
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Villa Santaluz - Magnificent Ocean View Villa
+1 -580-579-2247
Playa del Coco Guanacaste

High school reunion

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic!!!! Can't say enough about the pleasant and accommodating owner (throughout the ENTIRE planning process of arranging 15 people from all over the country), the incredible staff, the villa itself 5-star, and the view!! I'm a world traveler with the philosophy to never see the same place twice-- until I stayed at Villa Santaluz. I cannot wait to go back!!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Villa Santaluz - Magnificent Ocean View Villa
+1 -580-579-2247
Playa del Coco Guanacaste

Great Birthday for Steve

  • 5 of 5
We selected Villa Santaluz as our destination resort to celebrate my birthday. We took our adult children, grand children and friends. The house was perfect for a large group. The pool area had fantastic view, each bedroom was like staying in your own personal suite, the full time staff was extremely helpful providing hotel like services and the owner was very helpful in seeing that our entire stay was a fantastic experience. We used a driving service as recommended by the owner and this was an excellent decision. Mike, the owner, helped us to arrange several excursions and his local knowledge was invaluable. The extra amenities that came with the rental of the fitness and beach club were a real bonus. We had under 10 children and they loved every minute of the stay. If you are looking for a great vacation spot that will handle a large group you won't be disappointed with Villa Santaluz.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • 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
Villa Santaluz - Magnificent Ocean View Villa
+1 -580-579-2247
Playa del Coco Guanacaste
Poway, CA

Lori B

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Santaluz with 3 other couples and we had a wonderful time. Carlos and Anna were fantastic and Claudia(the chef) was great. We at all our dinners at the house and most breakfast meals as well. The rooms were spectacular and the pool was sparkling clean EVERY day and a great temperature. We also used their recommended driver, Raphael, and we had him for the whole week to take us to and from town as well as to and from all of our excursions. I would highly recommend using Raphael as it can be difficult to get around and the rules of driving are different than in the US (there are NO rules!). The house was always clean and Mike, the owner, was very helpful in answering all of our questions that we had and helped us with anything we needed. We went zip lining at Canon, and also went on the river cruise. Would highly recommend them both. A fantastic vacation rental for anyone but if you have a large group it is the best!!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Villa Santaluz - Magnificent Ocean View Villa
+1 -580-579-2247
Playa del Coco Guanacaste
Des Moines, IA

Villa with a view!

  • 4 of 5
House was gorgeous with a wonderful view. The housekeepers (Anna and Carlos) were also great and very helpful. The driveway was a challenge as it is very steep and a car is absolutely needed. The bottom of the car scrapped cement on every trip up the driveway. The pool was beautiful, but a little too chilly and maybe because they just changed the water. I would recommend as the people, view, and house set up was AWESOME!
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


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From the Owner

We chose to build a vacation rental in this location because of the beauty of the land, the people and their culture, and the amazing private community of Coco Bay Estates.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Liberia International Airport at 25 Miles Nearest Barpub : Father Rooster at 0.25 Miles Nearest Golf : Papagayo Golf at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 1 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Pisces at 0.01 Miles Nearest Beach : Playas del Coco at 0.25 Miles Car: recommended

Playas del Coco Costa Rica is beautiful. If offers adventure such as zip-lining, white water rafting, ATV riding, volcano tours, golf, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, nature hikes, ATV rides and paddle boarding. This warm and tropical environment is safe, friendly and a fantastic place to spend your vacation.


From $750 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

2014 RATES:
Base weekly rate of $5,250 is for 6 adults. Rate varies depending on number of people in your group, season, and number of days rented. Please inquire for rate quote.

Holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter) have a premium rate; please call for pricing.

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Updated: May 16, 2015


From the Owner

Enjoy a culinary cuisine like non other. Guests can choose to rent the villa with chef services that come with our all inclusive 3 gourmet meals a day. Come in from playing tennis, snorkeling or exercising in the fitness center and we'll show you what a 5 star vacation is like.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 6500 sq. ft.


  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, tub, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet, tub, shower, double sinks
  • Bathroom 8 - toilet, powder room


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, King Size Suite
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, King Size Suite
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 bunk bed, Kids bunk room with separate boys/girls bathrooms
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, Interchangeable king, can be made into two twin beds
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king, King Size Suite
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 king, King Size Suite
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 king, King Size Suite
  • Every bedroom is a master suite with its own private bathroom. One suite offers no television for those guests who prefer this. The bunk room offers TWO private baths for boys and girls.


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Villa includes membership to a state-of-the-art fitness and tennis center, ocean front beach club, yoga pavillion and large 37 meter tropical pool. Also includes access to private beach club on the shores of Ocotal.

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