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Worth The Splurge: 10 Luxury HomeAway & VRBO Rentals In Costa Rica

Updated Feb 05, 2017

There are two main things that make Costa Rica such a worthy place to visit: its pristine beaches and its lush rainforests.

Situated in Central America, this country is a great destination choice for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Even for luxury travelers, Costa Rica has so much to offer because of the exclusive villas and holiday homes scattered across the country. To give you an idea of your next grand vacation, here’s a list of some of the best HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals in Costa Rica, which are surely worth the splurge!

1. Contemporary-style home in the jungle (from 249 USD / night)

Guests can bask in Costa Rica’s year-round tropical climate by staying in this modern home set amid the heart of the jungle. It has four bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 12 people, but its best feature is the breathtaking view from the property’s infinity pool. Rooms have glass sliding doors, while the rest of the house is mostly made of local materials. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen located adjacent to a bar. This vacation home is perfect for family vacations and also for personal events like reunions.

Exquisite Ocean Tropical Modern Home

Address: Mal Pais, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 12

Price: from 249 USD / night

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2. Exclusive villa with hillside and bay views (from 1,142 USD / night)

Casa Mono Loco, located inside the Los Suenos Resort and Marina, was designed by famous Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher. It is an exclusive villa distinguished by its open-air layout and breathtaking views of the bay and the hillside. Here, it is common to be awakened by the sounds of macaws and toucans inhabiting the botanical garden maintained by the villa’s staff. They also have a private chef who can prepare your requested meals while you enjoy taking a dip in the infinity pool or relaxing on a lounge chair. The villa has three rooms, which can accommodate a total of eight people.

NEW - Marina View Villa for 8 Guests, Infinity Pool, BBQ, Tennis Court, Housekeeping + Parking

Address: Puntarenas Province, Herradura, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 8

Price: from 1,142 USD / night

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3. Teak wood home near the beaches (from 171 USD / night)

With its great location near Costa Rica’s most famous beaches, Avellanas House is basically a slice of a tropical paradise. The accommodation has three bedrooms, equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your stay comfortable, like air-conditioning, cable television, queen-sized beds, fresh towels, and linens. Rooms have access to a spacious balcony overlooking the gardens and the swimming pool. Of course, there is also a dining room and a kitchen where you can cook your own meals. The house is mostly constructed from teak wood, a feature that gives it a rustic and authentic Costa Rican feel.


Address: Alameda 5, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

< Number of Guests: 6

Price: from 171 USD / night

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4. Contemporary home with a recreation room (from 1,631 USD / night)

Casa Del Mar, with its luxurious contemporary style, offers Costa Rica’s finest vacation experiences. The private villa is set in Playa Hermosa, where you will see dramatic ocean views right from the bedrooms. There are six rooms in total, as well as a covered terrace with loungers, an al-fresco dining area, and a covered rooftop deck. The place is also ideal for a barbecue gathering, since it has a gas grill and even an iPod dock for entertainment. If you wish, you can also use the home theater system or play games in the recreation room.

Beachfront Casa Del Mar Beachfront with Pool and Entertainment Room + Housekeeping

Address: 50 Metros Al Este de la Escula Publica, Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 12

Price: from 1,631 USD / night

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5. Deluxe villa overlooking the ocean (from 1,933 USD / night)

Casa Oceano, as its name suggests, brings guests closer to the sparkling blue waters of Costa Rica. It has a spacious patio and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, as well as six bedrooms and four bathrooms. The decor has a bright and modern theme that complements the beauty of the outdoors. Air-conditioning units and ceiling fans are installed in the villa, but nothing beats the fresh breeze coming from the ocean when you open your windows. Other recreational amenities include a home theater, an iPod dock, and a computer with wireless internet access.

Casa Oceano- exquisite beachfront infinity pool- alfresco shower, near golf

Address: Tambor, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 12

Price: from 1,933 USD / night

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6. Romantic hideaway in Guanacaste (from 310 USD / night)

Nestled beneath towering palm trees, Villa Oceanis offers the perfect romantic hideaway in Guanacaste. The two-bedroom vacation rental has an outdoor dining area where you can take your loved one for a romantic meal while facing the beach. For adventurous guests, take advantage of the snorkeling equipment available in the villa. Meanwhile, for those who just wants to relax, hammocks and daybeds are surely going to be useful. Other features of the villa include a gas grill, satellite TV, wireless internet access, and air-conditioning.

Charming oceanfront Villa Oceanis with pool, daily housekeeping & short walk to Playa Blanca beach

Address: Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 4

Price: from 310 USD / night

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7. Posh rainforest villa near the Pacific Coast (from 426 USD / night)

Casa Buendia is a modern architectural gem located on forested land just above Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast. It is accessible via a private footpath, with amenities such as a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a garden courtyard, and a fully-equipped kitchen with granite counters. The adjacent dining area and living room have double-height vaulted ceilings, while the bedrooms on the upper floor feature balconies with breathtaking views. The garage can accommodate up to three vehicles. In-house spa treatments, a maid service, and gourmet food preparation are available upon request.

Posh Rainforest Villa Overlooking Costa Rica's Pacific Coast: Casa Buendia

Address: Escaleras, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 8 to 10+

Price: from 426 USD / night

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8. Upscale retreat with a sunken lounge area (from 1,658 USD / night)

Situated between Flamingo and Brasilito, Casa Symbiotica is a luxurious retreat with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. It is strategically located near to beaches, restaurants, shopping venues, and outdoor activities. The spacious four-bedroom vacation home features an infinity pool, a large covered veranda, a workout room, and a media room. Its main recreational feature is a sunken lounge area, with 11-foot-high (3.4-meter-high) pocket doors leading to an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Up to three families can stay here at a time. Other amenities include a luxury kitchen, two car garages, a laundry room, and a powder room.

Amazing Hillside Villa with Infinity Pool, Daily Housekeeping + Laundry Service

Address: Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 14

Price: from 1,658 USD / night

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9. Tropical home for an intimate vacation (from 763 USD / night)

Surrounded by a refreshing tropical landscape, it wouldn’t be hard to forget the city life when you’re at The Palms. It is a luxury villa featuring exquisite marble and hardwood flooring, as well as vaulted ceilings. Meanwhile, touches of native materials around the house give it balance and a homey feel. The property has two bedrooms that can accommodate up to four people. There is also an upper level balcony perfect for intimate gatherings. The rental fee comes with the services of housekeeping, bellman, and 24-hour security. Other facilities guests can enjoy are outdoor pools, a fitness room, and a golf course.

Beachfront Villa The Palms #2 with Shared Pool & many other Amenities

Address: Villas Las Palmas, Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 4

Price: from 763 USD / night

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10. Stylish villa for active holiday-goers (from 767 USD / night)

Holiday-goers will never get bored while staying at Casa Ramon. The stylish accommodation is situated near Dominical and Playa Hermosa, which have easy access to both rainforest and beach activities. With a total of six bedrooms and an open contemporary design, it looks spacious even for a maximum of 14 guests. There are pools and unheated jetted tubs, as well as a yoga area and an outdoor kitchen with grill and refrigerator. Meanwhile, indoor amenities include a home theater and air-conditioning. The villa’s color scheme is dominated by shades of white, cream and tan, making the whole space pleasing to the eyes.

Unique Tropical Villa with Pool, Hot Tub, Butler and Fantastic View + Housekeeping

Address: Dominical, Costa Rica

Number of Guests: 12

Price: from 767 USD / night

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Be closer to nature in Costa Rica

Many luxury vacation rentals in Costa Rica give guests a chance to experience nature at its finest. Aside from the comfort and the accessibility, this is what makes the HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals worth the splurge!

This article was originally published on Sep 25, 2016
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