|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The most prestigious, luxury villa in Costa Rica is now available for rental. This secure, private estate is perfect for romantic getaways, family reunions, corporate retreats, incentive travel and weddings.
The Castle offers many booking options for groups of two to thirty people. When
you rent the Castle, your rent the entire property exclusively for you and your group.
Regardless of the size of your group, you get our full service staff including Chef,
and Concierge.. I makes it a real vacation for you and your guests.
Our rates vary on the time of year and the size of your group, but even with all
our amenities you are likely to pay less than if your were booking hotel rooms at
Costa Rica's best hotels. And you don't have to go out to dinner at high priced
restaurants when you have your own executive Chef prepare three meals a day
to your choice...the freshest of ingredients.. fine meats, fish and shrimp, fresh local
vegetables and fruits..something different every day..
Your stay includes the service of twelve professionals
including a Chef, sous Chef, house staff, laundry, bilingual guide bartender, property staff, Concierge, and General Manager Henry Denzler.
The villa features 2 large multi room suites and 8 spacious bedrooms. It can easily accommodate groups of up to 30 people or an incredible private getaway for two ! Luxuriate in the private pools, large hot tub, waterslide, golf and tennis court. A private spa is located within the walls and more!
One of the most famous landmarks in Costa Rica is the Manor House of El Castillo. A noted German architect created the various spaces using Costa Rican hardwoods and artisans.
The 'Castle' is your own private resort. with your own private staff including our Castle
Manager, Ana, Chef Minor, sous chef, concierge, bartender and a full house staff.
Chef Minor will prepare meals for you as you choose, provisioning the finest meats
and fish, fresh vegetables and fresh local fruit...Our guest are always thrilled with
the selection and presentation from our kitchens.
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For further information please review our website at:
www.elcastillodeesparza.com or call us directly
at 561-705-6050 (U.S. phone number)
Keywords: Estate, Castle, Retreat, Villa, Resort
I grew up in the Midwest and have had a corporate life and entrepreneurial experience. Now just getting ready to enjoy retirement.....well at least less stressful activities.
Henry Denzler purchased this villa in 2004
Costa Rica, aptly described as the Switzerland of Latin America is truly a land of Pura Vida ! The
biodiversity is incredible and with more than 30 micro climates, the variety of activities is incredible. Our villa, located on a mountain close to the Pacific coast enjoys warm days with cooling breezes and does not have the intense heat you find close to the northern beaches of Guanacaste Yet we are only 5 minutes away from the closest beach.
We can arrange private carnivals within the property, custom designed firework displays and an array of local entertainment, including some of the top Costa Rican groups, all on the grounds of the villa. Should you choose to arrive by helicopter, we feature our own heliport.
I just wanted to let you know what a great time we had at your home last week. The home is so beautiful and the staff is incredible. What great food and great service! We really appreciate all that Hank and the rest of the staff did to make our stay so perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, amazing home with us for the week and providing us with such and great opportunity to share a perfect vacation with friends. With thanks, Tammie
I traveled to the Castillo with friends this fall and we all had a marvelous time. From the moment we arrived until the moment we departed we were so impressed with the staff and with the property. There is so much to do at the Castillo that we didn't even have time to visit the beautiful beach which we understand was nearby. We spent our days lounging in the pool on comfy floating beds, playing water volleyball, zipping down the water slide, on the tennis/basketball courts, doing yoga on the putting green-like grass, getting massages (so awesome!!), eating 3 delicious meals and enjoying cocktails poolside. This was a truly magical vacation for all of us and we'll never forget it. Can't wait to go back and would highly recommend!
I went to stay at the castle with a group of 10 people. We had such an amazing stay. We stayed for over a week. From the moment we landed at the airport we felt very accommodated by the castle and staff. There were so many activities at the castle. We would wake up and play tennis then use the pool to swim or start up a game of water volleyball with friends. There was also a separate pool near by which had a really fun water slide for any age. The castle also had a chipping green, giant chess game, and a hot tub. It was beautiful to sit and relax as well as swim up to the bar to be waited on by such wonderful, respectful, and helpful staff. They are there to ensure you have a great stay! The food was superb. Presentation and taste was impeccable. Every meal was fresh and enjoyable. The staff was very flexible with time and place with meals inside the castle. The staff recommended taking a trip the beach, zip line in the forest, and a crocodile tour. All were excellent recommendations and would recommend anyone else to do the same things. However, there are more activities outside the castle in which you can do! Overall, I am definitely coming back to the castle. Not only is there so many activities and the staff was wonderful, our stay had great value for our money spent. Well worth every cent!
First let me share with you that the best way to book this wonderful property is directly with the owners as we did. This privately owned estate is managed flawlessly by Mr. Henry "Hank" Denzler; who made sure from our first inquiry that each of our visits would be exceptional.
We arrived at San Jose Int'l a little after noontime and emerged from customs to be greeted by Hank who had us loaded into the Castillo vans and on our way. It should be noted that Hank will arrange the commute by helicopter to the estate's helipad if you prefer.
We drove up the winding road to the front gate which opened to reveal El Castillo de Esparza which as you can see from the photographs is magnificent and really more impressive in person. Anna, the head of staff, opened the front door leading into the grand foyer where the entire staff of 10 were assembled to greet and welcome us with tall glasses of rum punch. Not a bad start to what was going to be a great 5 day retreat for 7 guys looking to escape and recharge.
Our group hails from across the USA and Europe. We are blessed with wives who encourage what we like to refer to as "The Global Economic Conference". The El Castillo de Esparza is easy for all of to reach with direct connections into San Jose from many hubs in the states.
After settling into our rooms - with 10 bedroom/suites spread through the main house and guest cottages, there is plenty of choice; we convened cocktail hour at the swim-up bar. The bartender and head waiter, Joshua, is quick to learn your preferences and invisibly attendant to your needs. Relaxing at the pool we began solving the global economic conundrum in earnest - the conference had begun!
At around 5PM we showered up and headed to the game room located on the open mezzanine in the main house to shoot a game of pool and enjoy Chef Minor's hors d'oeuvre offering. Dinner is served on the main outdoor portico deck looking out across the bay toward the bright orange setting sun.
The food served at El Castillo de Esparza is all delicious owing to both Chef Minor's knowledge of local sources of fresh everything! In the course of our visit we enjoyed numerous seafood dinners, local beef, incredible salads, grilled veggies, chilled soups and amazing desserts. Breakfast menu starts with fresh local fruit, fresh juice followed by your request to the chef for anything!
During our stay Hank arranged many excursions but we were always happy to return to our luxurious home base.
El Castillo is amazing. From the minute we arrived, we were greeted with champagne and fabulous hors d'eouvres. The staff was attentive and helped us plan an amazing week. We went zip lining, croc tours and beach and saw crazy wildlife - the monkeys were the highlight.
The resort has a private pool and hot tub which is great if you just want to spend the day relaxing. We were even presented with lunch in the pool side patio. After lunch, we needed some exercise so we would venture to the waterslide.
There was never a lack of activities. One of our favorite parts of the day was having cocktails on the veranda as the sunset overlooking the ocean.
Can't wait to come back!!
I've visited the Castillo numerous times and upon every visit I wonder why i don't return more often. The staff and service is terrific and they are available for your convenience all the time. Food is upscale with the new kitchen, and amenities are top notch. The room villas are beautiful, and equal to if not better than the nicest hotels. You can design your own vacation with luxurious downtime on the Castillo grounds with poolside cabana/bar, or tour the countryside and enjoy the wildlife and many activities. It is literally a paradise for a large group of close family/friends to get away in total luxury and privacy.
Wow what a wonderful escape and exotic property to spend 2 weeks in! We all had once in a lifetime (well, we will be back again) experience and spoiled ourselves rotten. But the staff, amenities and local area was mainly responsible for the spoiling, Polite, professional staff that were as attentive as we needed, facilities that truly made us not want to leave and accommodations that met every expectation.
We canopy zip lined at a nearby outfit and had a blast, explored local villages and towns, shopped local markets, toured coffee plantation. Spending time at the pool and lounging around decompressing were our favorite activities and the environment encourages that feeling. I personally have traveled to over 75 countries and this Castle and Costa Rica were superb experiences. Owners take great care in offering a stunning property, meeting all needs. Do it.
Canopy Tours, ATV Tours, Crocodile Tours. Bungee Jumping, Deep Sea Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling and many more.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
19 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
8 night minimum stay
27 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Notes||Please see our website for complete rate information as group size can affect the rate. We are very flexible on payment schedules if the booking is longer than 6 months in advance of your arrival.|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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