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Tranquil & luxurious hilltop home off the road less travelled

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Private & Exclusive. Panoramic Ocean Views. Pristine Jungle Forest

Did you ever wish you could push the pause button on your life? To take time to catch your breath, take in your surroundings, stop racing through every moment!

From the moment you arrive at Hacienda Isabella, you can take comfort in knowing you can genuinely adopt the pace of nature.

Your alarm becomes the warm embrace of the sun rising and the sounds of the monkeys calling and chattering to one another. You enjoy your breakfast on the terrace in the company of breathtaking panoramic views of the jungle and Pacific Ocean. You feel as if you could be the only person on the planet with unobstructed views reaching out to the horizon.

You may spend your days savoring the serenity of Isabella or may decide to venture out to discover more Costa Rican adventures, from Canopy tours or horseback riding in the wild, to surfing or relaxing on the beach.

Your evening ends admiring the captivating sunsets that never cease to amaze.

Before you head indoors, peak up and witness the most incredible blanket of stars in a jet black sky. And by now you truly understand the meaning of 'Pura Vida'.

'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference' - Robert Frost

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Fabrice & Miho
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Fabrice & Miho

Bonjour! My name is Fabrice Beaux. A French American, I moved to Hawaii and lived there for 25 years. I have been touring world wide as a pro windsurfer for the last 20 years and have finally settled down in Costa Rica. I want to share what I believe to be a one of a kind dwelling place & Nature's true Luxury. I look forward to accommodating you at my Hacienda Isabella.

Fabrice & Miho purchased this house in 2013

Why Fabrice & Miho chose Costa Rica

A Luxury Adventure! Blue skya, amazing beauty scene in the landscape, local animals through out the property; prestine, untouched forest reserve bordering our property, private.

What makes this house unique

-Postcard-worthy Sunsets

-Private Hiking and local animal viewing.




Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)


Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

Quite often when you arrive at a holiday location it fails to live up to expectation. Hacienda Isabella is the opposite of that and exceeds expectations in every way. It was our first time in Costa Rica and we could not have chosen a better place to stay.

This truly is an exceptional location, and most definitely off the road less travelled. If you want seclusion but to be somewhere that is within easy reach of a whole host of activities then this beautiful haven is ideal - but 4WD vehicles are a must!

You could never leave the house, and fabulous swimming pool, and have an excellent stay, but this being Costa Rica there is so much to do whether it is zip lining, horse riding, visits to the volcano or strolls along beautiful beaches. And as for the sunsets they have to be seen to be believed.

Fabrice and Miho are excellent hosts and were able to help us with everything from a flat car battery to organising unforgettable days out.

We cannot recommend this location highly enough. You are guaranteed an unforgettable holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cette maison est grandiose, pièces spacieuses, et très fonctionnelles.

La terrasse est superbe avec une vue exceptionnelle.

Les propriétaires sont très accessibles et disponibles.

Nous recommandons grandement cette maison de vacances.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week for 10

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here July 9-16, 2016 ... we were 3 kids and 3 adults from NY and 2 kids and 2 adults from CA, so 10 in all. The house is true to the pictures and really, really lovely. There is a dirt road that is horrible (rent 4 wheel drive vehicles, it's rough going) that connects the house to the paved road and the rest of the world, it's a 10 minute ride up and down, it's rough but worth the inconvenience. The big supermarket (almost like those in the US) is a solid 40 minutes away in Taramindo, but worth the trip. Alex answered all my questions before our stay via email (I had a lot of them and he always answered promptly) and Fabrice came right over the couple of times we had a problem during our stay. The house is in a very remote location, there's truly nothing around - the pool is lovely as is the layout of the house - perfect for a quiet and relaxing stay!!! There are beaches 5-8 minutes away once you reach the paved road, they're great! The kitchen here is decently equipped for most cooking needs and there's a propane grill out back as well. We used Pura Adventures for ziplining and they were great (they also have horseback riding), we did a great jungle cruise through Palo Verde Boat Tours (it was a 45 min drive to pick up the guide, then another 30 minutes on dirt roads to the river and we did a wonderful catamaran sail/snorkel/swim day (this was a 45 minute drive to Taramindo - contact Jeff at Marlin Del Rey for deets and pricing). Each bedroom at the house has its own AC and stays cool but the main part of the house only has fans and it gets hot during the day - and there are bugs flying everywhere - just FYI - it's Costa Rica and bugs are the norm though. Everything was spic and span clean when we arrived and the cleaning gal came each weekday - the house was great for a large crowd that just wanted to relax - the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were roomy - we had a really terrific time overall. Thanks Alex and Fabrice! PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay at Hacienda Isabella

  • 5 of 5

Hacienda Isabella is an awesome place to stay. The house is vast and comfortable and the pool is great. Just walking around the property allowed us to experience the rich variety of plants and animals we were expecting to see in Costa Rica. Fabrice and his crew are very easy-going, discreet, and accommodating. Although secluded, the property was easy to get to and close enough to local restaurants, stores, and beaches. As we had hoped, the sunsets were amazing. This is the way to truly experience and enjoy Costa Rica!

Gilles Martin

Orlando, Florida

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed you stay and look forward to hosting you again soon. Alex
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  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for what we needed - big enough to give two families lots of space, a great kitchen for cooking, a pool for the kids and fabulous views. It is removed from crowds and exceptionally tranquil. It allowed us to pace our two-week holiday perfectly - a mix of days driving to beautiful nearby beaches for wave hopping and surfing, outings to Rincon De Las Viejas and Nosara, paddle boarding in Junquillal Estuary, and just relaxing by the pool and doing yoga at Hacienda Isabella. Fabrice provided a Costa Rican cell phone, which was perfect when we were on the road or for organizing day trips.

Note that the road up the house is steep and many of the local roads to get the best beaches are not in the best of the shape. Make sure to rent a 4X4!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll Be BACK!

  • 5 of 5

How do you describe perfection? Eight days at Hacienda Isabella over Thanksgiving week, with 4 adults (parents and a set of grandparents) and 4 kiddoes (aged 5 to 14), well, life just doesn't get any better. A beautifully appointed and well-arranged, spacious house on a glorious hilltop overlooking the wide Pacific at Playa Junquillal, surrounded by nature as only Costa Rica presents it . . . we are already anxious to return!

If you're reading this, you've probably already seen the photos and videoed walk-through of the premises via HomeAway's VRBO site. You've seen the invitingly lit infinity pool for 24-hour swims and the in-place computer with Wi-Fi features, sound system, and cell phone. You've taken note of the many comfy bedrooms and luxurious baths, the beautifully furnished living areas, indoors and out.

But what you don't see is the lovely drive and welcoming front parking area, punctuated with rich plantings and colorful Guanacaste parrots, which surround this secluded house. You barely gain a glimpse of the tasteful outdoor water features, softly adding their music to the brief baritone serenades, at dawn and dusk, from the not-too-distant troop of howler monkeys, nor can you truly appreciate the luxurious comfort of the plentiful seating, inside and out-of-doors, that all offer "million dollar" views of teak-rich jungle, gradually sloping downwards to the vast Pacific Ocean.

Indoors, wide floors are of pristine tile and local teak, as appropriate. The kitchen and baths are fully supplied with every amenity, all appliances are new and in place (stainless side-by-side fridge and range, coffee-maker, microwave, slow-cooker, blender, also cookware and utensils and dishes galore --- everything from the full-size washer and dryer to the hair dryers in each bathroom), each item of top quality. Daily housekeeping service is, of course, provided. There are even thick beach towels and various-sized surfboards provided for guests' use.

For any sort of gathering, for honeymooners, for families and good friends, Hacienda Isabella really does make everyone welcome. It provides quick, convenient access to pristine beaches and various eateries, while the ziplines, bicycle tours, and horseback riding at Canopy Pura Aventura is a mere 10-15 minutes' drive from the house. Tamarindo is likewise quite close (about 30 minutes' drive), so whether you have just a few days or plan a much longer stay, Hacienda Isabella is Where You Want To Be!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Semana Santa2017
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas&New Year2018
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Semana Santa2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

*Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

** Christmas and New Year's week can only be book together with a minimum of 10 nights at the nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Guanacaste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , His & Her sink and hair dryer
    Pool Side Room 2 Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , a sink and hair dryer
    Pool Side Room 1 Bath Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , a sink and hair dryer
    Guest Bedrooms Shared Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , a sink and hair dryer
    Living Area Bathroom - toilet , a sink and hair dryer
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Pool Side Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Pool Side Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Guest Bed Room 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Stereo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Pool cleaning included

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