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Oceanfront Nirvana at Playa Negra

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 6, 2016
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

Hidden among the trees on a private piece of beach on Playa Negra is a luxurious house with five bedrooms with three king-size and two queen-size beds—Villa Caramar.

The living area is a twenty-two-foot high atrium with a stainless steel bridge linking the two sides of the second floor above. The first floor has two master suites with two bathrooms,inside and outside showers, and library with computer, Wi-Fi, and books. The media area has television and DVD player. The dining area features a long trestle table seating ten to twelve people. The kitchen offers Sub-Zero refrigerator, extra fridge, DCS stove, granite counters,dish washer, and wine cooler.

On the same level as the first floor is the pool deck which overlooks the ocean. It features a trapezoidal swimming pool with a double infinite edge plus deck chairs, loungers, table,and grill. Monkeys and birds visit the pool on a regular basis. On the lower level is a gym and ping pong room.

Ten to eleven people can enjoy Villa Caramar—there are five wonderfully-sized bedrooms. On the second level of the villa the bedrooms have spectacular views of the ocean and the surf break at Playa Negra from a wrap-around teak deck.

Villa Caramar is only thirty minutes from Tamarindo and an hour and ten minutes from the International Airport in Liberia.

We offer daily maid service and, for an extra fee, a cook. (Let us know in advance.) There are supermarkets nearby in Tamarindo and local markets in Playa Negra.

Here are the details:

Over 6000 square feet of living area

5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths—3 king-sized beds, 2 queens

Library and Media Area

Daily maid service

Air conditioned

On the beach at the fifty meter line

Minutes to restaurants and the surf break

Two car garage plus parking area

Laundry service available

Cook optional for a fee

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  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

10 Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

5

Beautiful house and location! Pure Vida!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a weeklong stay at Villa Caramar. We shared the house with 3 families and had 6 adults and 5 kids total. We had more than enough space for everyone without ever feeling like we were on top of each other. The pool was wonderful for the kids to pop in at any time of day. Plenty of strolls along the beach and up to Hotel Playa Negra for drinks. The surf can be tough (we had a good scare with the older boys, who are very strong swimmers) but if you watch the tides, there is definitely surfing within walking distance.

We loved watching lightening through the floor to ceiling windows at night, watching the hermit crab migration to the beach each evening, looking for monkeys and iguanas and just relaxing. Gina was wonderful and helped us with any questions we had! Maria was great as well and it's so nice having housekeeping while on vacation in such a beautiful place. We rented a car and I'm very glad we did. We made a few trips to Lola's in Avellanas and enjoyed AMAZING breakfast burritos at Surf Cafe in Junquillal. We navigated the dirt road networks just fine.

The house itself was well appointed, clean, the air conditioning worked great, and we weren't missing anything we needed. This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we definitely experienced pura vida. Playa Negra is a wonderful community and we enjoyed lots of take out pizza from La Vida Buena and an amazing dinner at Cafe Playa Negra. We had a reservation at Villa Deveena our last night but were enjoying the pool at sunset so we canceled (something to save for next time!).

Thanks for such a seamless trip Jon! We look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great House! Tough Surf...

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from an 11 day visit to Villa Carramar. It was our third trip to Costa Rica (first trip to Playa Negra) and we shared the house with our dear friends totaling 10 people. Full disclosure - we came here for a surf vacation but during our stay, the largest swell of the year made it too dangerous for us to surf several of the days we were here. It would have been epic if we were more skilled but as it was, we had to drive to nearby Avellanas (15 min away) to get smaller waves. There was plenty of room at the house for everyone and we really enjoyed the open character. The pool was also great...kids loved it! We also enjoyed seeing the monkeys in the mango trees and all the forage around the house - very cool.

Big picture takeaway from my perspective - 4x4 vehicle is a requirement (we nearly got stuck and nearly hit a fence on the drive to the property) during this time of year when the rains are frequent, the beach is very rocky and not exactly user friendly for kids, and getting supplies was an ordeal causing a lot of time in transit. Also, during our stay, the house underwent some required maintenance (roof replacement) that was quite noisy at times.

Gina was great! She helped us contract a cook for our stay and I highly recommend anyone going to ask for Alexandra (she goes by Shenita). She cooked some really great meals! But like I said, you have to be prepared to make a few runs to the grocery store during your stay (45 min away) as Playa Negra is lacking on supplies. If you want to eat out, Hotel Deeveena is an excellent place (it is $$$$, so be prepared) as well as Jalapeños. If you want to rent surf equipment, I can't say enough good things about Javier at Pargos Surf Adventures (http://pargosadventures.com), he's great! Overall, I'd recommend this location for people with excellent surfing skills that don't mind walking a bit and/or driving to the break. I will also say that the owner, Jon, was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of Villa Caramar. There are always temporary conditions that are beyond an owner's control--a large swell, rain, or conditions of the roads. However, a couple of comments: there's a very large sandy beach two minutes from the house with no rocks at all, which is perfect for kids. Five minutes from the house we have a small grocery store / liquor store. Ten minutes away we have a decent size market. Playa Negra has a bunch of excellent restaurants, including a Peruvian place, a pizzeria, a burrito spot, and a beachfront bistro. Surfing spots for all levels of skill dot the coast--from Marbella up to Tamarindo and Playa Grande. Avellana is a five-minute drive from the house., offering another great wave. A half-hour away is Tamarindo, offering sixty restaurants. There's lots to do in and around Villa Caramar, though sitting on the pool deck and relaxing in front of the Pacific Ocean is one of my favorite things to do,
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5

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Jon's house for a long weekend recently. I had an amazing time. Every morning I woke up to the waves crashing outside of the window. My favorite moment every morning was to sit by the beautiful pool and have my coffee in complete relaxation. Gina, the caretaker, was very helpful and set up daily adventures for us such stand up paddle boarding and massages.

The house is clean, beautiful, wonderfully air conditioned, well appointed with art, DVDs, cable, and lots of books.

I also really enjoyed using the remote controlled floor to ceiling shades and TV lift in the bedroom.

Ive stayed at five start places all over the world and I have to say this was luxurious and so relaxing.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina
5

Perfect Rest and Relaxation Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation began the moment we entered the grand living room with ocean views through floor to ceiling glass with an amazing double infinity pool all on the same level. Most importantly, everything worked! WiFi enabled music and Internet and phone so everyone could chill out while being connected to the outside world when desirable. Beautiful grounds for a little walk by day and incredible stargazing from the pool at night. Our favorite times were in the dining room and outdoor grill area adjacent to pool enjoying great food in comfort. It was a quick ride into town for a day trip. We are looking forward to our trip back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Villa Caramar has the most exquisite view. If you can't relax here, you can't relax anywhere. The home is spacious, well appointed and exceedingly comfortable. Surprisingly for such a remote location, we found amazing food, a fantastic massage therapist and yoga on the beach. We highly recommend a stay at Villa Caramar.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dream Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this home immensely. The view was incredible, the location impeccable and the house felt like home. It has a casual, elegant feel with lots of room. My son commented that this home felt like it was "ours". Jon was easy to deal with and Gina was very helpful and friendly. The maid and gardner were also very nice and professional.

Short walk to the Playa Negra hotel to eat, and also highly recommend 1/4 mile drive to Villa DeVeena for dinner.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Tranquil spot on one of Costa Rica's most famous beaches--you can relax in the infinite edge pool or walk out the house for a walk on the beach to great swimming and surfing. Always wonderful weather and spectacular sunsets

Activity and Interests

canopy tours, waterfall tour, volcano tours,surfing lessons,boogey boasrding,surfboard rentals

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Aug 29 2016 - Nov 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
High1
Nov 16 2016 - Dec 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$7,000
 
 
Xmas New Tear
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
High2
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,000
$7,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Monkeys and birds visit the house virtually every day, but the foot traffic on the beach in front of the house is minimal--a few local fishermen, a couple of surfers or maybe some horseback riders. Yet we have a fantastic French restaurant right nearby and a couple of wonderful oceanfront bars and eating spots.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 6000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2)

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • gymnasium, media room

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