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Property Details

Updated: May 12, 2015
3 Bedrooms 3 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 8

Welcome to 'Villa Marbella' Located in the exclusive gated community of Palm Beach Estates. A newly constructed fully furnished 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom home. Villa Marbella is nestled between the beach and a mangrove estuary where wildlife is abundant and protected . It not unusual to see and hear Howler monkeys, parrots and other tropical birds on the property or in the surrounding areas.

Each bedroom has its own attached bathroom, ceiling fans and air conditioners. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a bathroom with double vessel sinks. The upstairs back bedroom also has a queen bed with and additional pull out twin and features a huge trapezoid window facing the jungle and estuary beyond. The 'Master' upstairs bedroom has a king bed, 2 ceiling fans, television, two vessel sinks in the bathroom and french doors opening up to a Juliette balcony.

Located at the top of the stairs is a small open office area with a futon where one adult or 2 children can sleep and is also equipped with air conditioning. The open gourmet kitchen comes fully stocked and has granite counters with all stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. The living room has a large flatscreen TV and a DVD player. You can relax in the serenity of the outside covered patio overlooking the free flowing pool and lush gardens, or you can soak up the sun on the extended exposed decking wrapping the poolside.

The house is ideal to accommodate 6 or 8 guests.

The house has an extra large lock up room to secure all your valuables along with an ADT security system.

Playa Grande is a part of Las Baulas National Park where the world’s largest leatherback turtles nest every year. If you are an early riser and on a morning beach walk you might catch baby turtles freshly hatched making their way to the ocean. The area is also known for world class surfing, fishing, horseback riding, zip lining, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, golfing, sunset sails and more. Playa Grande is a very laid back 3.5 miles white sandy beach, where you can take long walks or just relax with a cold drink while watching one of our spectacular sunsets. On many occasions you might be the only person on the beach!

Villa Marbella is a 2 minute walk to 3 restaurants and a small convenient store and if you want to venture a little further then within a 5 minute drive into the north of Playa Grande you can find several more restaurants, pizzeria's, bars and 2 surf shops. If other services are needed Tamarindo is only 25 minutes by car or during the day you can walk down the beach and catch a water taxi across the estuary. Tamarindo is a little tourist town that has all the amenities such as supermarkets, banks, church's, car rental, restaurants, bars, discos and more!

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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13 Reviews

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Nestled in Nature Vacation Villa
Playa Grande Guanacaste

Can't wait to go back !

Can't wait to go back !
  • 5 of 5
We rented Villa Marbella for New Year holidays. Our first impression was stunning. All the pictures you can see, are not representative of that fabulous house. It’s a beautiful, well though villa. We were 8 guests and never feel crowed (3 big rooms, with separate complete bathroom).
The backyard is so private, you feel like you are alone. A micro-climate is produce by all the vegetation, so you feel comfortable even in the hottest hours of the day (beach can be really hot).
And for nature lover, exotics birds, monkeys, and lots of wild life can be seen from that back yard, while sipping a glass of wine. The estuary is located just behind the property, that a plus value.
The location of the area is great, calm and secure. In walking distance there’s restaurants, a little store, surf camp and of course the beautiful relaxing beach. If you want to be in the party zone, you just have to take the boat taxi to Tamarindo 
The experience was a 5 stars for sure. The amazing villa, the ambiance of the area, and the exceptional hospitality of Steve and Priscilla.
We sure look forward to go back and bring more friends.
Anik and Phil
December 2014
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Nestled in Nature Vacation Villa
Playa Grande Guanacaste

Pura Vida! Life is good and our stay was great!

  • 5 of 5
The photos are good but the house is even better in person! Just like being at home without the snow! Locals showed great hospitality at Seven, Wilmart, Great Waltini's at BulaBula, Frijoles Locos surf shop, estuary tours and water taxis to Tamarindo. The only thing missing was our own boogie boards, beach chairs & umbrella (expensive to rent at surf shop) and a king bed in email level. Didn't miss the snow though! Pool is great cool down in the afternoons. Very relaxing. Great buys at duty free at airport- take advantage of that! See you next year Steve!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Nestled in Nature Vacation Villa
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Ottawa, Canada

Melissa M

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home, very clean well maintained. Was our 5th time in Playa Grande, the house and it's location are perfect. Short walk to the beach, convenience store and one of three restaurants. Looked forward to the pool after a few hours baking on the beach! Steve the owner was more than helpful. Can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nestled in Nature Vacation Villa
Playa Grande Guanacaste

Great House in Playa Grande

  • 5 of 5
I have stayed in Playa Grande several times and this was my first time at Casa Marbella. The location is perfect as it's a 5 minute walk to the beach, right around the corner from Bula Bula (best breakfast!) and Wilmart (where you can pick up basic groceries or anything else you may need for the house). The house is spacious, beautifully decorated and gets tons of natural light. If you like to cook the kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, strainers etc but there are also many restaurants close by to the house. The backyard is a relaxing place to lay out and enjoy the pool and keep an eye out for birds and iguanas. Overall the house is spotless and beautifully maintained. I would recommend this to my friends and would definitely come back next time I'm in Playa Grande.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Nestled in Nature Vacation Villa
Playa Grande Guanacaste
Gilbert, Arizona and La Guacima, Costa Rica

I am in LOVE with Marbella

  • 5 of 5
The owners of this property have thought of everything. We were in the home 5 nights and had everything we needed to make meals, sleep comfortably, watch TV, listen to music, lounge around the pool and just be together.

The house is well appointed and comfortable. There were plenty of dishes and flatware for 2 families. We all had the space and privacy we needed to relax. The entire house and grounds are well kept and very pretty.

There is a trail behind the house that leads towards the estuary and Bula Bula and there is a little store and restaurant that is a quick walk out the front door. We drove to the beach everyday, but it would only be a short walk.

There are quite a few choices at Playa Grande and Marbella is the best one. We had an amazing time and the ease and comfort of the property made it all the better.

The owner, Steve, was communicative and easy to work with. His property manager, Alyssa was the same. Alyssa kept in touch with me prior to arrival then helped us get acquainted with the house once we arrived. She got me in contact with a private chef, Frank and masseuse, Margie. Both were amazing. A house keeper came after a couple of days to tidy and clean up. We live in Costa Rica and didn't need transportation and were aware of local activities, but Alyssa can help with car rentals and tours.

The photos really don't do the property justice. It is more amazing than the photos reveal. The owners, property manager and house spoiled us and I can't see any reason to stay in a hotel or anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 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
Nestled in Nature Vacation Villa
Playa Grande Guanacaste


  • 5 of 5
First and most important is that both Steve and Priscilla (owners) are great to deal with. The house is not only beautiful, but also in perfect conditions and fully equipped; nothing is missing to have a very pleasant vacation…. They have a great arrangement with next door family in case you need help with cleaning and laundry which was well appreciated…… Nearby convenience store for those unexpected needs. Very well located in beautiful Playa Grande……. Excellent choice!!! Hope to go back soon!!!
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Daniel Oduber, LIR at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hotel Restaurante Bula Bula at 0.09 Miles Nearest Golf : Reserva Conchal at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hotel Restaurante Bula Bula at 0.09 Miles Nearest Beach : Playa Grande at 0.25 Miles Car: not necessary


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Green Season
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00

Damage deposit will be returned within 7 days.
Inquire for Holidays pricing. Holidays include Semana Santa, Christmas and New Years and are rented for one week min. Sat. to Sat.
To add on the Apartment: $105 extra per night for Christmas/New Years and Easter/Semana Santa weeks.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 12, 2015


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean


  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 3 - toilet, shower
  • Half 1 - toilet
  • Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
  • Full 1 - toilet, shower, Double Sinks
  • Full 2 - toilet, shower, Double Sinks


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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