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Paradise ON the Beach...sunsets, Wifi, Cable TV, Pool, Perfect!

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4.6 / 5Exceptional
13 reviews


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Penca Beach
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Danta Beach
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pura Vida Ride
    7 min drive

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  • Paradise ON the Beach...sunsets, Wifi, Cable TV, Pool, Perfect!

    Room Amenities

    • 1200 sq ft
    • 3 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area

Las Catalinas

This vacation home is located in Las Catalinas. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Penca Beach and Flamingo Beach. Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and Diamante Eco Adventure Park are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Penca Beach - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Playa Potrero - 19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Danta Beach - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pura Vida Ride - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Flamingo Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) - 63 min drive

About this property

Paradise ON the Beach...sunsets, Wifi, Cable TV, Pool, Perfect!

Villa Romantica is located directly ON THE BEACH!!! Playa Prieta, is the most beautiful, undiscovered, almost private beach to be found in this area. There are no other homes in front of Villa Romantica, no roads, no paths, only a lush green lawn with Mango and Palm trees leading to the sand beach and the glorious warm waters and gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean. Villa Romantica is located within the gated and lushly landscaped Villas Estival, a community of 12 private Villas, and our Villa is THE ONLY one located directly on the beach. Other properties may claim to be beachfront property and they may be up a steep hilly road, across a busy road, near a very public beach, etc. but Villa Romantica is actually the only home located directly on all of Playa Prieta. The beach is tree lined offering support for swaying hammocks and shade for reading, relaxing or snoozing. We provide comfortable beach chaises and fluffy oversized beach towels for your comfort. Sit or eat on the covered lanai and view the ocean, waves, islands and sunsets. Or take in the views from the living room or master bedroom. The entire house and lanai are tiled in cool travertine and the walls, furniture, upholstery and cushions are all the color of a delicious, rich scoop of French Vanilla Gelato. (Speaking of Gelato, some of the best gelato this side of Verona is sold within walking distance in a shop owned and run by a gelato shop owner from Verona who decided that life 'is a beach' and now calls Potrero home.) The two large bathrooms are both a special treat. The entire high roof of the bathrooms has been replaced with Lucite and Cana Brava offering clear views of the beautiful blue sky during the day and the stars at night. While showering indoors, you will feel as though you are in the outdoors, yet with complete privacy (and no bugs). The air-conditioned bedrooms are quiet and peaceful. The Master bedroom features a high Queen sized bed from which you can enjoy views of the beach and sea. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with vessel sink, large custom glass shower and wonderful natural light from the ceiling. The second bedroom features a queen sized bed as well as a twin bed which is set up as a lounging couch. There are sliding doors from both of these bedrooms leading to a private patio and the outdoor shower. The third bedroom has two twin beds as well as air conditioning and a ceiling fan. The kitchen is completely equipped with all the cooking utensils and serving pieces you would need. There is a dishwasher, microwave, stove with oven, large refrigerator, of course, a double sink and there is a charcoal grill available for your use. Top this all off with maid service and you too will call Villa Romantica, 'Paradise Found'. Indeed...Life IS a beach.

Property manager

Claudia Scott

Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Spanish



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Property is also known as

  • Paradise ON the Beach...sunsets Wifi Cable TV Pool Perfect!
  • Paradise ON Beach...sunsets Wifi Cable TV Pool Perfect House
  • Paradise ON Beach...sunsets Wifi Cable TV Pool Perfect
  • Paradise ON the Beach...sunsets Wifi Cable TV Pool Perfect!
  • Paradise ON Beach...sunsets Wifi Cable TV Pool Perfect House
  • Paradise ON Beach...sunsets Wifi Cable TV Pool Perfect House
  • Paradise ON the Beach...sunsets Wifi Cable TV Pool Perfect!

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

2 twin/single beds

Bedroom 2

1 queen bed

Bedroom 3

1 queen bed, 1 twin/single bed

Property amenities


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower only


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor

5/5 Excellent

All about location for us!

This home had everything we needed, it is a bit outdated but that did not impact our stay. The beach is in my opinion the best we discovered the short span of beaches from las catalinas to tamarindo. And only few steps away from this home's porch, a grass area then the beautiful beach. Take beach chairs if you can, we didn't have any and winged it with towels only. Not only it is the best beach it feels like it is all yours, most days we had to ourselves and other days shared to with maximum of 5 other families. You do need a car for this area, and we had one that made going in for groceries and necessities a ease hence not a problem if we were missing somethings. My favorite small restaurant was Soda Marvell, and the Pizzateria. My favorite fish restaurant was in Playa Brasillito - Camaron Dorado, we ordered the seafood special for 4 of us and it was delicious. We only did fishing which was not the best day of fishing :( and scuba that was excellent with Pacific Diving. All the best Everyone.

5/5 Excellent

Great Outside Living!

The home was wonderful especially the outdoor living space. We could see and hear the ocean from the back patio. To get to the ocean we had only to walk across our back lawn.

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous time

We went with our grandsons who spent all day body surfing at the beach. Lovely place. Friendly and helpful staff.

4/5 Good

Beach front Hide a way

Loved our stay in this beach front hide a way. We felt like we were the only property on the grounds because of our location. This villa is in front of all the others so you do not see other renters until they walk the path to the beach. The beach feels very private. Many of the local families bring picnics and stay for the day. Lots of trees on the beach to help you stay out of the intense sun. We explored the rock formations at low tide, seeing numerous estuary sea creatures. The pool and grounds are nicely maintained. A security guard is always on duty and patrols the grounds thru the night. For excursions, we used the Lazy Lizard tour group right up the road. Very convenient. The villa itself was comfortable for the 3 of us. Only the bedrooms are air conditioned, so it can get very warm and humid in the other living areas. We stayed in our bathing suits most of the week and could stand under the outside shower to cool off. The beds are very comfortable. You can hear the ocean at all times, which is so very relaxing. We really enjoyed the outside covered porch areas. The fans are not very effective, more ornamental in nature. The kitchen met our needs. We primarily cooked breakfast an a few dinner meals. The dishwasher did not clean the dishes. Needs some repair. I tried to report this to the property manager, but could never get an answer when I called and was not given a VM option. The hall bathroom door locks you out from the outside if you close the door, but we could use a house key to open it. Minor issues for a fabulous week. We would rent this unit agin. The people of Costa Rica are wonderfully welcoming!

4/5 Good

Costa Rica Beach House

Communication was very good. The house was very clean and it is close to a private beach. If you are coming from San Jose expect a long drive. The driveway is a little difficult to maneuver and locate but once you find the driveway it is not to bad. Do not expect to watch TV as most of the channels are Spanish and very snowy. The TV in the spare bedroom was missing and I notified the owner. The AC in the bedrooms do keep it cool but the family room can get warm with no AC. The pool was clean and warm. Over all the stay was nice and we did not stay inside much. My family enjoyed the home and the stay. We had 4 adults and one 10 year old and it was comfortable and had plenty of room.

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