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Staffed Villa with All-Inclusive Option **Tax Break Special**

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs2
Space 10,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

7 suites, 9 bathrooms, sleeps 20, 10,000 sq feet, 2 acres

'Villa Estrella-Costa Rica' is the perfect vacation spot for family and groups up to 22 guests to experience all the fun,sun and adventure Costa Rica can offer. Please contact us to check availability and discuss a vacation plan customized to your enjoyment and budget needs! Both all-inclusive and selective service plans available. We look forward to hearing from you.

Villa Estrella aptly deserves its name because, in Spanish, “estrella” means “star” and at Villa Estrella , you will enjoy a truly “Five Star” all-inclusive Costa Rican experience, including:

* Outstanding Location and Views: Villa Estrella-Costa Rica is located in the exclusive beach side community of Ocotal in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. This gorgeous, recently constructed villa is situated on a private hilltop that rises from the beach of Ocotal and offers incredibly breathtaking views of the Gulf of Papagayo, distant volcanic mountains and surrounding environment.

*Outstanding Accomodations: Villa Estrella has seven full sized suites that accommodate up to 20 guests. Each suite offers '5-Star' amenities including luxury bedding; separate in-suite air conditioning; full bath facilities; and oversized doors, windows and overhead fans. Of special note, for groups with a sizable number of younger children, Villa Estrella features a larger “group suite” featuring eight separate bunk beds . . . an experience the kids will surely enjoy.

*Mouthwatering Cuisine : If you choose our all-inclusive plan, your stay at Villa Estrella includes three wonderful meals each day prepared by our local Costa Rican chef, as well as snacks and libations throughout the day. All of your meals will be served outdoors in either the shade of the covered patio or in the nearby pavilion with overhead fans gently refreshing you. In advance of your trip to Costa Rica, we will review the proposed menu with you with a goal of customizing meal choices to your group's preferences, including special dietary needs. Meals will be served at the time of your choosing.

*Days of Exciting, Costa Rican Adventures: Villa Estrella is perfectly situated for guests to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, sailing, surfing, body boarding, jungle canopy tours, zip lining, mud baths, horseback riding, volcano hikes, and all the cultural pleasures of nearby local villages, including restuarants, bars, and even a casino.

You have many options on how best to enjoy these fun-filled activities and adventures.! The management of Villa Estrella-Costa Rica will actively assist in every way possible to accommodate your desires throughout your stay. We will review a wide list of exciting options with you; establish a plan together; and it will unfold like clockwork!

*Individual and Group Services Customized to You: Villa Estrella-Costa Rica's outstanding “Five Star” service will start from the moment you begin planning your trip to Costa Rica to the final good-bye at the end of the trip. Our staff consists of seven wonderful individuals including an on-site manager/concierge, chef and assistant chef, bartender/waiter/guest attendant, housekeeper, facility attendant, and night security guard. Transportation driver/guide services are additional.

Villa Estrella-Costa Rica awaits you. The 2012-2017 top rated all-inclusive villa in Costa Rica.

Tax break special for August 2018 - $100 tax credit per guest off 7 night stay. Nightly staffed villa rate for August 2018 is $1,750/night for the 8 bedroom property. Special all-inclusive rates also available.

More Details

Robyn Anderson
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Robyn Anderson

My husband and I built Villa Estrella in 2008 after falling in love with the area while on vacation in Costa Rica. We had rented another all-inclusive villa and had the most wonderful unstressful vacation! Having a staffed villa was the best experience! Since we have a big family and tons of wonderful friends, we knew the area needed and deserved a larger more luxury property and so it started. We built the villa to accommodate large groups in multiple common areas, appointed every bedroom with luxury linens and custom Costa Rican furniture, and trained a staff to serve the best in gourmet cuisine and libations! Our staff has been dedicated to our success and giving each and every guest a truly 5 star experience.

Robyn Anderson purchased this villa in 2008

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all arrived back in USA safely, exhilarated and highly contented from our week at your fabulous villa in Playa Ocotal. I’m sure you get accolades by the hundreds, but please let us add ours as well. The villa is beautiful and wonderfully functional with a view that is stunning. However, the feature that compliments the physical attributes of the villa and makes the total experience” world class” is your amazing staff. I could write a book about each of them and all the special things they did to enhance our stay, but in the interest of brevity, let me just say that they were “the very best” and we parted them as special friends in addition to their being our attentive wait staff. Everyone in our group also enjoyed the four additional .Each activity exceeded our expectations and were perfect extensions to the total Villa Estrella experience. If I may ever be of service to you as a reference or in any other capacity please let me know.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Ocotal in Cantón Carrillo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Fax
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Half Bath 1 - Toilet
    Half Bath 2 - Toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Full Bath, Ocean View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Full bath, Nature View
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Full bath, Nature View
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full bath, Ocean View
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full bath, Ocean View
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Full bath, Nature View
    Bedroom 7 - 8 Single Bed , Full bath, Nature View, Bunk Room
  • Villa Estrella has seven full sized suites that accommodate up to 20 guests. Each suite offers '5-Star' amenities: full bath, luxury bedding, separate air conditioning, separate balconies; over sized doors, windows, and overhead fans. Of special note, for groups with a sizable number of younger children, Villa Estrella features a larger “group suite” featuring eight separate bunk beds . . . an experience the kids will surely enjoy. Full time maid and cleaning service.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Staffed Villa with All-Inclusive Option **Tax Break Special**
average rating of 5.0 based on 265 reviews
Fort Worth, Texas

Villa Estrella experience

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful and spacious home, with lots of amenities. The staff is amazing, catering to every need and the environment is tropical and friendly! There's relaxation for those who need it and activity for those who are so inclined! Such a welcoming place and so interesting too!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pura Vida! Gracias!
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Ft Worth, Texas

Bikini Boot Camp

  • 5 of 5

I just had the pleasure of staying at the World Class Villa Estrella in Costa Rica for a girlfriend retreat. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a kind and caring staff offering refreshing cocktails. Upon stepping into the Villa was a breathtaking view of the ocean from across a spectacular infinity pool. The great room was filled with exquisite birds of paradise florals and an enormous bowl filled with fresh Costa Rican fruit. Our highest expectations for the retreat were to be surpassed from there.

The dining experience was five star and began with a Costa Rican flair breakfast and freshly squeezed juices and the best coffee you will ever drink. We were offered lunch that was fresh and delicious and out of this world appetizers and drinks each afternoon. Dinner was served on the serene patio by professional attentive waitstaff that meet every need. The phenomenal dinners included Chef prepared breads, soups, main dishes and desserts such as sea bass, mahi mahi, key lime pie just to name a few. The Dining experience was a "foodies" dream.

Whether your stay a Villa Estrella is for relaxing such as a massage in the open air or adventure seeking Zip Lining all your expectations can be met here. Arrangements can be made by their knowledgable staff from the airport pickup to the excursions with elite transportation.

I highly recommend Villa Estrella whether it be for a girlfriend or corporate retreat or family vacation. You will leave there with a deep appreciation for the Costa Rican greeting "Pura Vida" pure life a lifestyle that the Costa Rican people and especially the warm hearted staff here embrace.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful and vivid depiction of what it is like to stay at Villa Estrella! Hope to see you back next year for Bikini Boot Camp part 2! Pura Vida!
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Fort Worth Texas

Villa Estrella Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Villa Estrella is Paradise!!!!

I have been several times because this is definitely one of my favorite vacation spots.

When you go to the Villa you do not lift a finger you just sit back and relax. The staff is incredible a full time chef will prepare your breakfast, lunch and dinner and these meals are awesome, plenty of great food. There is also your own private driver, daily housekeepers and bartender. What more could you need? The rooms are great, most of them have a view and many with balconies. There is a huge game room upstairs, which we enjoy in the evenings. Villa Estrella always surpasses my expectation!!!!!! I totally recommend Villa Estrella Costa Rica for your next vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all your great comments! Hope to see you next year! Pura Vida!
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Fort Worth, TX

Bikini Boot Camp!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fabulous week at Villa Estrella. I can't say enough about the the villa, staff, food, amenities and overall experience. This is a great place for a big family get together, girls trip, couples trip, group activity retreat, etc. What stands out to me is the diverse range of activities from floating in the vanishing edge pool to reading a book to having a massage to zip lining to river tubing to fishing and sailing and more. The villa view is truly remarkable, one you just can't get tired of, whether drinking an early morning cup of coffee or a late day cocktail. We had a fabulous and memorable trip and would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pura Vida and all the best for a healthy and prosperous New Year!
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Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Absolutely Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Estrella is a phenomenal property! Gorgeous views, serene setting, elegant yet totally comfortable. We were greeted with warm and friendly service and had amazing meals prepared by the Villa's own chef. Our bartender learned our favorites and exposed us to new favorites. Our driver was happy to take us on a few jaunts and every time we returned to the Villa we were greeted with a specialty beverage and cold refreshing hand towels. We got a lot of exercise hiking up and down the hills to the beach and enjoyed Jazzercise with Suzy as our coach. This was a fantastic trip for our group of ladies ranging in age from 25 to 60 plus. Oh what fun it was and a great memory. I want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to seeing you next year at our annual "Bikini Boot Camp!" Pura Vida!
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Fort Worth, Texas

Memories for a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Villa Estrella is just beautiful! The staff is exceptional and fully trained to make your vacation in Costa Rica a beautiful memory that will last a lifetime! The Villa itself is truly five star accommodations from the rooms to the infinity pool to the wonderful dining experiences. We absolutely loved it and will definitely go again. The neat thing is the activities can be customized to everyone's interests and wishes from open air massages at the Villa, a sail trip by Monkey Island, Paddle Boarding, hiking to beautiful water falls, visiting the volcanoes, golf or Deep sea fishing to name a few! You name it, Villa Estrella can probably arrange it. Their transportation services are truly outstanding so no one ever needs to stress over driving in a foreign country. Did I mention the food? FABULOUS! The Costa Rican people are so warm and welcoming to everyone! Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias and Pura Vida!
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Car: recommended

The views from Villa Estrella are absolutely breathtaking. From its hilltop position, guests look out west and north over the warm blue waters of the Gulf of Papagayo and the coastal peninsula on which the Four Seasons Resort is located. Look directly down at the Beach of Ocotal and you'll see the fishing and scuba charters pick up their passengers in the early morning and return in the mid-afternoon. To the east and south, enjoy the incredible views of volcanic mountains and nearby jungles.

Villa Estrella is perfectly situated for guests to enjoy swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and sailing in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Papagayo. Centrally located in the Guanacaste region, guests can also easily venture out each day in different directions to experience the various pleasures of jungle canopy tours, mud baths, horseback riding, and beaches


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
10 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Fall shoulder
2 Sep 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
11 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Years week
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
6 Jan 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Rates include a Full staff of chef, waiter/bartender, maid, and Concierge. Rates are for the rental of the 7 bedroom main villa. Guests have access to private beach club and gym membership. Guests can add-on an all-inclusive meal. beverage, and driver package or choose selective services. All-inclusive plan is $125 per adult per day and $65 per child ages 4-12 per day plus 14.5% taxes and fees and includes: all meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon appetizers; all beverages - house alcohol, coffee-espresso bar, and all non-alcoholic beverages, driver package of air conditioned Mercedes van and driver and gas for all local transportation - consecutive hours/day plus one roundtrip airport transfer to and from the Liberia International airport. All-inclusive plan subject to entire stay. New Year's week is only offered as an all-inclusive stay at a rate $7,250/night for up to 16 guests and includes the 7 bedroom villa and casita.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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