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Come to Paradise!! Gorgeous Luxury Villa with Breaktaking Views!!!!


Property Details

Updated: Aug 26, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 9-10)

Villa Tranquila is a detached home that sits on 3/4 acre nestled against a mountain in the peaceful gated preserve of Roma del Mar. Enjoy the spectacular scenic nature of the jungle with over 800 species of birds, playful monkeys, and beautiful flora. The weather is perfect year round with an average temperature in the mid '80s.

Gorgeous views of the Gulf of Nicoya are yours from nearly every room in the villa. Enjoy your favorite music from the surround sound system with a stereo and CD player throughout the house and pool area. Experience the breathtaking panorama across the infinity edge pool looking out across the Gulf to the mountains of the Central Valley of Costa Rica.

A gourmet kitchen with granite counters and native teak wood cabinets with stainless steel appliances will thrill the chef in you.

The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, and utensils, along with a refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, cooktop stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher, all the conveniences of home. The villa is also furnished with a washer and dryer, air conditioning in all bedrooms, kitchen, and living room, 50' flat screen TV, DVD player and high speed WiFi internet. Satellite TV is provided at no extra charge. Beach towels are also provided.

Get fresh seafood from the local fishermen or shop in the local mini-supermercado just a couple of minutes away. Go fishing off the dock or in the surf. Enjoy watching the sunset on the pool deck with your favorite beverage after a day on a canopy tour of horseback riding and zip lining or a boating excursion with great snorkeling to Isla Tortuga. Our onsite property manager can help you plan your adventure excursions and help make sure your holiday is relaxing and enjoyable!

Enjoy a massage, pedicure, or manicure right there at your villa by a local therapist. Get a maid or babysitter for just $25 a day. Bedding includes a king-size bed in the master bedroom, a queen in 2 different bedrooms, two twins and a futon in the 4th bedroom.

You will surely treasure your unforgettable PURA VIDA vacation in Costa Rica!!!

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We purchased this home pre-construction because we love the natural beauty of the area. The people at Roma del Mar are amazing and so helpful, and we wanted to belong to the family here. We truly feel at home!

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time here in Costa Rica! Your villa is beautiful and perfectly accommodated our large family. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch each morning while sipping coffee and taking in the spectacular view.

Restaurants we enjoyed: El Paso and Oasis. We heard great things about La Perla Negra, but they were closed for the season.

Fun activities: Surfing in Samara and a great beachside restaurant at Gusto Beach. We did the zipline tour and crocodile tour - both were incredible. Anja came to our villa for a spa day while the boys went offshore fishing. Anja was great - the boys didn't catch any fish, but did see whales. We went to Isla Tortuga, which is beautiful. Thomas and Vickie picked us up and we snorkeled on the way to Tortuga. We even saw whales again! We hiked to the waterfall at Karen Mogenson Reserve. The waterfall was beautiful. Afterwards, we hiked up to the top of the waterfall - really long uphill hike, but worth it. We met a father/daughter at the top and they gave us a tour of their restaurant, beehives, and biology building. There is so much to do here!

Jenny and Lars were wonderful hosts to Roma del Mar. We are sad to be leaving and hope to come back soon! Pura Vida!


Ellen & Jim

Birmingham, AL USA
Aug 2014
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7 Reviews

based on 7 traveler reviews


Beautiful location, relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were wowed from the moment we opened the door. This villa is beautiful, spacious, and the views are spectacular. We vacationed with two young children, my husband and I, as well as his parents. The layout of the home was ideal for vacationing with a group. The home is well equipped with everything you need inside, and the outside area is the icing on the cake. We went on several adventures such as zip lining, an exciting tour on the Tarcoles river, and hikes in the rainforest that we will never forget but we also all enjoyed spending a few lazy days around the pool and cooking fresh fish, fruits and vegetables on the grill and large kitchen. The full home speaker system was a favorite as well. The attention from the rental manager was top notch. She was helpful in getting our adventures booked, communicating the ferry schedules and even delivering a lighter for the grill when our lighter ran out. The owners were always available to answer questions and this trip has gone down as one of our all time favorites as well as our first time traveling internationally with the children!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re delighted you had such a wonderful time at our villa! We tried to think of everything our guests might need when supplying it with household items. I’m very glad to hear the onsite property manager was helpful with your excursions. Sounds like you had an adventurous time there with both the kids and grandparents! We hope you’ll consider another vacation to our villa sometime in the future. Thanks again for staying with us!
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What a place to spend our 25th wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely incredible with the pictures on line not doing the home and the views justice. The home was well stocked and very easy to move in for the week and enjoy ourselves immediately. We had the opportunity to take the snorkeling and fishing trip and had a great time, spent a few days driving to nearby towns for different beaches and shopping and just had an incredible time sampling the local food and spend the rest of time in the incredible pool

If you want to relax and get away from it all this is the place

We can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your time at our villa! The gorgeous view is the main reason we chose this particular lot on which to build our home. We tried to maximize those beautiful views from nearly every room in our villa when building it. It sounds like our hosts took good care of you getting the snorkeling and fishing excursion put together. I'm also glad you got a chance to experience some of the different beaches, shopping, and restaurants in the area. At the end of the day, though, our favorite activity is always to relax by the pool and enjoy the scenery! We hope you'll come visit us again on your next trip to Costa Rica! Pura Vida!
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Chicago Area - United States

Wow - THIS really is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely AMAZING! The pictures do no justice - it is much larger, and much nicer in person. I know - I tried taking tons pictures and it for some reason they never really show how awesome everything is.

We are highly seasoned Costa Rica travelers - and this is definitely 'off the beaten path' even for us. The view is absolutely amazing, day AND night. You can see more stars than I personally have ever seen. Unfortunately, we did not see much wildlife on the property, but did hear the howler monkeys a couple times.

The hosts Arlene and Adrian were EXTREMELY helpful. We personally felt as though they truly wanted to help, at anytime. We had a few situations that were addressed well past 8pm - and they were still friendly and helpful.

The ONLY thing we did not like was that there was a limited amount of activities to do unless you drive a little bit - which we were well aware of. What did not help, and at no fault of anyone at Roma Del Mar, was the construction through Santa Cruz caused a 20 minute delay each way, and the road to Paquera was in REALLY bad shape, even for a seasoned Costa Rica driver. Eventually though, I'm sure these 2 issues will be fixed.

I could write a novel on how awesome the house is - the layout was perfect, the pool was well maintained and perfect, the furnishings were really nice, the bed was firm, yet comfortable, there were plenty of pillows and towels, there is a 'secret' outdoor shower which is super cool, there is plenty of seating all over, the whole house sound system was awesome, and overall, the whole atmosphere from the house to all the people, was just amazing.

We had a great time at the house and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Mark! We're glad you and your family enjoyed our home. Especially're happy to hear you were well taken care of by our onsite hosts. Arlene did say you had done many of the things on our "adventure" list since you are a seasoned traveler already of Costa Rica, but we are glad you enjoyed the many features and amenities in our home. We took the time to work with the architect for a floorplan that maximizes the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Nicoya and amenities that would chose to make our vacation at home relaxing and enjoyable. We hope you'll journey back to our little slice of paradise soon!
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New York

Most Fantastic Relaxing Vacation Spot on Earch

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week over the holidays. We were really trying to get away from it all (and the cold) and it was the most perfect getaway place on earth! We never wanted to leave. Quiet, and relaxing with a beautiful pool and the house is large, clean and has modern conveniences like internet or TV ( not that I recommend using those while in Costa Rica). It's a short drive away from adventures and wildlife parks - although make sure to rent an SUV as the roads are mostly unpaved.

This is the perfect place for a family, couple or a group of friends to spend time together, enjoying the beautiful views and weather that Costa Rica has to offer. The beach nearby is very beautiful and quaint as well.

The best vacation we've ever taken!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have a hard time leaving there too! We're happy you and your friends enjoyed our villa. Depending on where you travel, the roads can be a little challenging, and we would also recommend renting a 4-wheel drive SUV. We hope to have you all back sometime soon for your next getaway in paradise!
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Destin, FL

Rick and Tammy from Florida

  • 5 of 5

WOW...that sums up our 2 week vacation at this property or in the "Jungle!" We wanted to get away and have some true R & R with privacy and we found it here in Costa Rica. Janet and Chris, the owners are a blessing to work with, have a wonderful, comfortable and inviting home..."Thank You" for sharing. Lars and Jenny, their care takers are splendid, making the statement "Ask and you shall receive" come true! We loved the open and airy feeling plus we had all the ammenities of home...a modern day "Treehouse!" The views of the Gulf of Nicoya from the covered patio were wonderful and were the perfect place for massages from Anja! The infinity pool was the perfect place to cool off and again the Gulf views were fabulous. The beach was about 1/2 block from the house and it was clean, quiet and very private. Being coffee lovers, the Diria Coffee Plantation, about 1 hour away, was an educational experience and we will never look at coffee the same way again...unbelievable the time and work it takes to produce coffee beans! We loved the Howler Monkeys and parrots, too! To help when visiting, we would recommend knowing some basic Spanish because that is Costa Rica's lanauage. We look forward to our return and would recommend this property. Thank you Janet and Chris for sharing with us this amazing property.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are more than welcome, Tammy and Rick! We are thrilled you had a great time at Villa Tranquila . . . our special “treehouse” (we love that description!)! Thanks for the tip on the Diria Coffee Plantation. We’ll have to put that on our list of “must do” excursions next time we are there. We would love to share our home-away-from-home with you again in the future, so just give us a call!
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Malvern PA

Best vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I was so happy to find this home in this location which is not a typical tourist area. Playa Narjano is one of the best places in Costa Rica if you want to be part of the country. We loved hanging by the pool and hiking all over the grounds and beyond. I loved going to the local market for food and being part of the country and culture! This place is off the beaten path and we felt so pampered in the house!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I are so glad you enjoyed your vacation! The things you mentioned - one being "not in a typical tourist area" - is one of the biggest reasons we love Playa Naranjo! I'm glad you enjoyed our villa as well. We hope to have you and your family visit again soon, Chris!
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From the Owner

We absolutely LOVE coming to Roma del Mar in Costa Rica. It is in a GORGEOUS area. We love just relaxing and enjoying ourselves in such a peaceful nature setting.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : LIR at 100 Miles Nearest Ferry : Playa Naranjo landing from Puntarenas at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Roma del Mar Car: necessary


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Holidays
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Housekeeping $115

- Christmas & Easter Weeks - Flat rate of $2500
- Rates do include cleaning and tax.
- RATES DO NOT INCLUDE ELECTRICITY USAGE CHARGES AT 22 cents per kilowatt. Electricity usually runs $20-$50/day additional.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • Full 1 - toilet, shower
  • Full 2 - toilet, shower
  • Half 1 - toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda


  • Guests provide their own meals

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