10 Best Airbnbs With Chef In Costa Rica - Updated 2024

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Take a trip to Costa Rica and explore its many attractions and activities. Located in Central America, it boasts lush natural landscapes, stunning beaches and beautiful national parks. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the pristine beaches in Guanacaste Province such as Tamarindo, Playa Hermosa and Playas del Coco. Wildlife enthusiasts should head to Rincon de la Vieja National Park. It features cascading waterfalls and diverse ecosystems. If you’re vacationing in San Jose, the capital city, it has many architectural landmarks and world-class museums worth exploring. After an action-packed day, you might crave a good meal in the comfort of your accommodation. A feast prepared by a top-notch chef is even better. Scroll down for the best Airbnbs with chef in Costa Rica.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to an in-house chef. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Casa Amarillo, Provincia de Puntarenas (from USD 1130)

This modern vacation home in Provincia de Puntarenas is ideal for having terrific adventures in Costa Rica. Stellar features include an infinity pool, a private hot tub and a spacious deck for entertaining friends.

The property offers access to a nearby beach, making it perfect for beach and nature lovers. Delight in a stress-free holiday as you make the most of the rental’s private chef services, available for hire. Previous guests recommended the top-notch chefs who cooked all meals and strictly followed diet restrictions at their request.

Stayed at this property?
Playa Hermosa, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
21.32 km (13.3 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
50 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 12 Beds 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
pool and views are breathtaking
to alleviate this i recommend installing wifi extenders
the view was breathtaking the house was beautifully designed spacious clean and comfortable
the pool was our groups favorite place
the cleaning crew came every morning to clean the home up
the chef was incredible and so were the cleaning crew security guards and drivers
jackie kept the house clean during our entire stay
the property is spacious clean and has everything you could possibly need to relax on your stay
jacky did a great job cleaning our rooms and getting us what we needed
the host is an amazing concierge
the staff was super helpful and caring
the house manager is very helpful
all of the staff was very helpful
the service and hospitality of sheddie and his staff members were the best ive encountered
great location at only 10-15 minutes from the jaco strip
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2. Magnificent mansion with outdoor dining area, Guanacaste (from USD 1530)

Take your vacation to the next level when you book this magnificent mansion in Guanacaste with a private gourmet chef. Chef services are included in the booking rate, and guests enjoy three delicious meals daily from an accomplished chef. There are also vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options on the menu. Do note charges apply for the ingredients.

Nothing spells relaxation better than waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and dining on local fruits and homemade delights in the outdoor dining area. Additionally, the property has a full-time concierge to arrange local tours for a memorable time.

Stayed at this property?
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
142.9 km (88.8 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
6 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 20 Beds 16 Guests 8 Bedrooms 10 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
eugene & sary are amazing hosts i recommend this house highly
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3. Peacock Country Estate, Alajuela Province (from USD 698)

Peacock Country Estate in Alajuela Province is a super spacious country residence with a 5-acre (2.02-hectare) garden featuring fruit-bearing trees. Aside from the well-appointed bedrooms, the property has an expansive pool and multiple patios to lounge with friends.

Guests will love the additional services of a full-time concierge and private chef. You’ll never have to worry about meal preparation as the local chef will delight you with plenty of fresh farm food and meals specially made to suit your palate. Even halal and kosher meat is available at this rental to meet the needs of discerning guests.

Stayed at this property?
Mirador, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
79.8 km (49.6 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
85 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 13 Beds 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was hit or miss but otherwise a perfect vacation
the pool is beautiful and surrounding land is expansive and serene
also the roof over the great room (formerly the courtyard) leaks in several spots
there is a lot of space so our group of 9 was comfortable
we loved the fruit trees in the garden the full kitchen a nice pool etc
the house is clean comfortable and the kitchen is well-stocked with glasses/dishes/cookware
perfect set up and very clean
the house is very clean and the grounds are just incredible
the home was very clean and communication was easy with noehlia
the swimming pool was always clean thanks to the caretaker checking on it daily
the owner is very warm and friendly and showed us around the property
christian lives on site and is so friendly and helpful
the hosts are very good at communicating with you
the owner's pet chihuahua sam loved spending time with us
host has excellent communication
if you’re staying near la fortuna it’s a great location
it is great for large groups and is close to everything
the restaurant within walking distance was delicious and so reasonably priced
the location was close to town and the pool / sand volleyball court were awesome
it was close to la fortuna but much more peaceful
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4. Luxurious ocean-view villa, Puntarenas (from USD 1843)

If you’re looking for a spacious rental for a large family or group of travellers, this beach getaway in Puntarenas is ideal. The luxurious villa boasts immaculately furnished bedrooms and a large balcony overlooking awe-inspiring ocean views.

The booking rate includes the services of a private gourmet chef who prepares breakfast and dinner. Lunch is available at an additional fee. Vegetarian meals are available upon request. Guests can make their meal selections from the chef’s menu and inform the concierge before their arrival. Take note that guests have to reimburse food costs incurred based on the receipts presented by the chef.

Stayed at this property?
Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
65.95 km (41.0 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
5 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 13 Beds 16 Guests 8 Bedrooms 10 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
the staff are all great people
the staff is awesome chef javier cooks amazing food highly recommend his services will staying
the chef is phenomenal and the host service is amazing
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5. Spectacular holiday home with infinity pool, Provincia de Guanacaste (from USD 514)

Panoramic sea views and a gorgeous infinity pool to soak up the sun make this holiday home in Provincia de Guanacaste a spectacular getaway. Spacious enough to accommodate eight guests, the property has beautifully furnished bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances.

If you are not keen on cooking during your downtime, book the services of the private chef who shops for groceries and prepares delicious meals upon request. Previous travellers were impressed by the chef’s culinary expertise and assistance as an on-site concierge. Do note that additional charges apply.

Stayed at this property?
Playa Flamingo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
146.92 km (91.3 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
25 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is super nice and the view from the top deck is unbeatable
the house was very clean and well stocked and had everything we could have wanted
also fresia’s travel / activity recommendations were extremely helpful
the house is beautiful and about a 10 min walk to the beach
its in a great location has an amazing view and is super close to the beach
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6. Beautifully decorated ocean-view villa, Provincia de Puntarenas (from USD 225)

Make your vacation experience perfect at this beautifully decorated villa with ocean views in Provincia de Puntarenas. Perks include a private chef, a tour guide and a full-service concierge to attend to all your needs during your stay. For an added fee, guests can enjoy a fuss-free holiday without worrying about preparing their meals. The hired chef will prepare meals upon request so guests can enjoy a peaceful retreat.s.

After a sumptuous feast, stroll around the vicinity and take in the sweeping panorama of valleys, mountains and sea in the distance. The property has a private pool and a gorgeous garden with outdoor furniture to relax with the family.

Stayed at this property?
Savegre, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
85.21 km (53.0 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
33 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool had a breathtaking view
incredible view all bedrooms have comfortable bathrooms living room and dining space súper confortable and enjoyable even when raining
the view of the ocean is beautiful from the pool it was just stunning
the pool was warm and lovely
this house is amazing very clean comfortable and safe
this home is gorgeous clean and comfortable
our hosts were very responsive to any questions we had
the host wil is great and took us on several awesome excursions
you’re property managers are great too they were very informative
very kind and skilled
our house host jorge was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful in setting up anything we wished to do
the location is perfect
we found it the perfect location to be right in between quepos and dominical
the pictures do not do the house or the location justice
it is a great location between domincal and manuel antonio
it’s in a great location with easy access to beaches dominical and quepos
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7. Tropical paradise with green pasture, Provincia de Alajuela (from USD 199)

Wake up to the sights, sounds and scents of nature in this tropical paradise on a fully operational dairy farm in Provincia de Alajuela. In addition to immaculately decorated interiors, the property has a fully fenced private backyard and an outdoor pool with poolside sun loungers to relax in the lap of nature.

The host provides a complimentary in-house travel concierge to help guests with activities and tour arrangements. The private chef’s service comes for an additional charge and is highly recommended. Previous guests were impressed by the excellent and satisfying meals made by him.

Stayed at this property?
San Cayetano de Venecia, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
77.14 km (48.0 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
138 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had an especially good time with the music equipment at the pool
he is very friendly and cleans the pool every once in a while
we enjoyed the lovely outdoor living area with the pool the hammock and the ceibo tree
the pool was amazing and the outdoor seating was comfortable
everything was clean and new
the house is clean
bathrooms and showers are clean and modern
the home is super clean and well equipped for a small
jose was a wonderful host
jose was a perfect host
the host and his family are friendly and informative
josé is a great host
jose is a great host and communicated responsively
great location lots to do around this area and incredibly relaxing
a nice spot to get away to somewhere relaxing quiet and peaceful
all in all this place was definitely the highlight of our trip
a great place to relax in privacy
this was the best place we stayed at in costa rica the location was amazing so quiet and relaxing
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8. Luxurious mansion near the beach, Provincia de Guanacaste (from USD 1853)

Enjoy a magical escape in this impressive mansion with luxury amenities in Provincia de Guanacaste. Take refreshing dips in the stunning outdoor pool surrounded by lush greenery before relaxing in elegant bedrooms with plush bedding.

Are you keen on trying delicious local cuisine? Take advantage of the services of a private chef who can prepare delicious meals to whet your appetite. The culinary expert provides three pre-planned meals with beverages each day. The services of a chef and bartender are optional. Do note that extra charges apply.

Stayed at this property?
Sardinal de Carrillo, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
143.37 km (89.1 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
5 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 16 Guests

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
the on-site staff were incredible and so kind
special shout out to heidi and her team for being so hands on and helpful
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9. Beachfront villa with breathtaking sea views, Guanacaste Province (from USD 1438)

Recharge and rejuvenate the senses during your vacation at this beachfront villa in Guanacaste Province. The property has a private chef who serves two local meals daily from Monday to Saturday. Chef services are included in the rental rate, so you’ll never have to lift a finger to cook or wash the dishes later. Take note that additional fees apply for ingredients and food expenses.

Capture the lovely sunset by the beach or head to the nearby shops, bars and eateries for a grand time outdoors.

Stayed at this property?
Potrero, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
145.88 km (90.7 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
10 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 8 Beds 14 Guests 7 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
the hosts were very nice and communication was fast and easy on whatsapp
we were extremely happy with this location and the house itself
we especially loved the restaurants/markets within walking distance such as hemmingway's and la forketta
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10. Stylish residence with fully equipped kitchen, Puntarenas (from USD 1220)

Spacious, warm and inviting, this stylish residence in Puntarenas comes with a professional chef. Guests can request any delectable dish or allow the chef to whip up authentic local cuisine. Best of all, the seafood is locally procured and freshly served. You’ll get to savour locally grown and freshly picked fruits and vegetables too. Just take note that charges apply for three meals per day per guest. Discounts are available for large groups.

Additionally, the hilltop property has well-furnished interiors, a fully equipped kitchen and luxurious amenities for a memorable stay.

Stayed at this property?
Cabo Matapalo, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
213.67 km (132.8 mi) from Jose´s Crocodile River Tour
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 12 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rooms were very clean kitchen complete with everything you might need and nice resting areas
the on site staff are lovely and talented
an absolutely one of a kind experience to stay in an upscale beautiful eco home within the jungle
the proximity to the beach (2 minute walk) made it incredible for us to enjoy it
i can't say enough about the location - it was peaceful and full of wildlife
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Have an enjoyable time in Costa Rica

There are so many things to experience in Costa Rica. Outdoor adventures, destination dining and friendly people make Costa Rica a memorable holiday destination. Why cook while you’re on holiday? Leave the task of grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning to a private chef. Find your hassle-free getaway from this list of the best Airbnbs with chef in Costa Rica.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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