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Beautiful 3 BR Ocean Front Villa at Playa Ocotal, CR

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,862 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Villa 19 is especially well situated within the beautiful Los Almendros complex at Playa Ocotal, a beautiful secluded beach resort on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The view from our patio, living room and master bedroom are stunning with inspiring sunsets and views of miles and miles of coastline. Only steps from our home is one of the complexes 3 swimming pools which itself offers panoramic ocean views. Also adjacent to our villa is a covered deck with barbecue facilities. The unit has covered parking and additional parking is adjacent.

A few steps from the main entrance and you are on Playa Ocotal, a beautiful, protected beach with areas of both black and white sand. This is a safe beach, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, relaxing and family activities. Diving and fishing are readily available and can be arranged through the Los Almendros office. The popular 'Father Rooster' restaurant is located on the beach only steps from Los Almendros entrance. There are numerous places to dine in nearby (3 miles away) Playa Coco.

One can relax in this paradise enjoying the scenery and sounds of the ocean leaving all worries behind or one can opt for an active vacation and enjoy some of the many activities described below.

Our villa is air conditioned and recently renovated throughout. The totally new kitchen is complete with appliances and utensils. Groceries can be purchased in nearby Coco. The newly refurnished living room features unobstructed ocean views, cable TV with DVD, telephone, wireless internet, and a desktop computor. The 3 bedrooms also are air conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans. The master bedroom opens onto the patio though a sliding glass door. All three bedrooms offer ocean views and the calming sound of incoming waves. The Master bed is equipped with a band new Tempur Pedic mattress!!!

Los Almendros is a safe, beautifully landscaped beach front development. At 43 units it has a small, friendly feel. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable. Laundry and maid services are available. A large percentage of the visitors here are not new - a testimony to the lure of Los Almendros. Los Almendros has Ocotal's lowest beachfront rental rates and highest customer satisfaction rating.

Within close proximity to Los Almendros many other activities are available. Fishing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and other ocean tours depart daily from Playa Ocotal. Closeby you will find golf, surfing, canopy tours, shopping, river rafting, horseback riding and many other activities. Within 3 hours is located the majestic rain forest of Monteverde and even closer is the famed Arenal Volcano, Lake and Hot Springs. Fishing and other tours can be arranged though the Los Almendros front office. Immediately adjacent to the front office is Rocket Frog, which specializes in arrange snoring and diving trips for guests.

I encourage you to view the Los Almendros de Ocotal website for an excellent review of the many activities available with spectacular photos of the area.

When we return from a visit to Los Almendros we feel relaxed and renewed. Here we can find the right mix of rest/relaxation and outdoor activities/excitement. Hope you too can enjoy this magical place!

More Details

Property Manager
Scott and Meyling Sanford
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Scott and Meyling Sanford

I am a retired physician. My wife Meyling was the office manager in our office in Odessa, Texas. Meyling is from Nicaragua. She studied forestry engineering there prior to coming to the US. We now have moved to the hill country of Texas were we enjoy bicycle riding and travel. Meyling and I first met in Costa Rica so it is a very special place for us. We continue to visit Costa Rica frequently and can't seem to get enough of the wonderful country. Sometimes we just visit our villa to relax and rejuvenate and other times we use it as a home base to explore something new in this amazing country.

Scott and Meyling Sanford purchased this villa in 2003

Why Scott and Meyling Sanford chose Playa Ocotal

My wife and I met in Costa Rica, so it has special meaning for us. Our house gives us a great reason to Visit Costa Rica frequently and serves as a base to explore this amazing country. Each time we get to visit our villa at Los Almendros, we use it as a spring board to see something new in this wonderful country of Costa Rica. We appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve and add new amenities. Our latest additions include a wireless network and a desk top computer. Also we've just completed a complete renovation of the villa with new kitchen and new furnishings throughout the villa. Los Almendros is blessed with having an excellent management - they are anxious to help guests in any way. Playa Ocotal is small and intimate beach good for family and couples. Activities abound. Playa Coco - only 10 minutes away - has restaurants and shopping. The Liberia International Airport is only 40 minutes from Los Almendros.

What makes this villa unique

We love to visit our Villa at Los Almendros. It offers all the benefits of an ocean front villa - the pacifying sound of the waves as you drift off to sleep, myriads of beach related activities, romantic sunsets, cookouts with friends and family, etc. It offers us comfortable easy living and gives us a great respite from the responsibilities of daily life in America. Playa Ocotal offers some of Guanacaste's best snorkeling and world class diving and fishing is at your disposal. Our villa is only steps away from a great swimming pool and from the beach in. Dining is readily available on the beach at Father Rooster.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Playa Ocotal in Cantón Carrillo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1862 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Features new Tempur Pedic Mattress and ocean views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , All new furnishings with new luxurious mattress; Pool access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , All new furniture, beds, and mattresses; Pool access
  • All bedrooms offer great views and the pacifying sound of waves. The master bedroom features Tempur Pedic mattress, ocean views and balcony entrance. Guest bedrooms feature easy access to garden and pool area. All bedroom furniture, beds and mattress are brand new.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Combination safe provided; Beach chairs, ice chest and umbrella provided;


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful 3 BR Ocean Front Villa at Playa Ocotal, CR
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful views from the deck, easy access to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo, with our two adult sons the setup was perfect. The master bedroom is on the main level with two bedrooms downstairs, which is still above ground.The deck is large and has an excellent view of the ocean and surrounding mountains. Getting to the beach was quick and easy. Father Roosters is also very close and had good food. The staff at Los Almendros was very helpful with booking tours. We loved staying here and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kind words like yours make us feel good about the work involved to keep up a high standard. I'd like to give thanks to the excellent team at Los Almendros including our housekeeper, Adriana, our reservation specialist Stefani, and our new manager Nicole, all of whom are dedicated to maximizing quality and the enhancing the experience of our guests. We're not there - we reside in Texas - so we are highly dependent upon this team - and we're proud of them! We get down twice each year to survey the villa and do what's necessary to keep it updated, clean, well-stocked and functioning smoothly in all respects. We're lookinging foward to such a trip at the end of June - and just hope to have a little fun and see a little more of wonderful Costa Rica on the side.
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Close to town, but far enough to get away, breath taking view, easy beach access

  • 5 of 5

Sleeps 6 easily, sits low enough to avoid climbing hills but high enough for beautiful morning and evening views. There is a fantastic restaurant next door if you don’t want to cook, the town has a perfect auto Mercado for all of your needs, including gluten free. The office staff is great at setting up trips or giving directions. A family of monkeys live in the trees nearby and can be seen and heard daily. Bird watchers will enjoy seeing Magpies, Momits and kiskadee. I will definitely return. I miss it already.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a fabulous time😍😍

  • 5 of 5

Our ladies trip to Costa Rica was wonderful. The villa at Playa de Ocotal was great! There was plenty of room for the six of us. We loved being so close to the pool. Also the walk to the beach was short and not difficult. We loved seeing and hearing the monkeys right across the street. Also birds visited us on the balcony every morning. The staff in the office were very accommodating. In addition we made friends with the neighbors in the two villas next door who were very helpful in suggesting places to visit and restaurants. We would definitely return here!!! Thanks😍?😍?

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Betty, We are delighted to hear you had wonderful time. Hope to have you again. Scott and Meyling
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Perfect Vacation in Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

We could not imagine a better location or accommodation. The house is perfect, lots of room, bright, fresh, with every convenience and with a view that is amazing. the pool is right beside the house and the ocean is spread out in front. The best restaurant in the areas is 5 minutes walk. We would highly recommend this house, it was a great start on a perfect vacation for us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was in a perfect location- beachfront, million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beachfront property at Playa Ocotal. The view from the deck and watching a variety of birds and small wildlife every morning and evening were highlights of our time in Costa Rica. The property had a million dollar view from the deck and a short walk from the beach and the property's largest swimming pool.

At night we heard the eerie sounds of Howler Monkeys and the last morning there, we found them in some trees a couple hundred yards down the beach. The beach was great for beachcombing and snorkeling and was also fine for swimming in the refreshing clear and clean water. Just a short walk away we enjoyed dining at Father Rooster's beach restaurant, and a short drive away we found good dining and shopping in Playa Coco.

This property was a 30 minute or so drive from Liberia Airport. WE would definitely stay here again. It was perfect for 2 couples and had a third bedroom as well.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, We are gratified to hear that you and your party enjoyed you stay with us. We are very lucky indeed to have an abode in such a paradise. Last time we were there the monkeys walked across the street towards Los Almendros, walked by the swimming pool, one with baby in tow, and then climbed the trees to make their way up the mountain. Also we enjoy having Father Rooster near by. Hope you get to return to Costa Rica again one day. Scott and Meyling
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Hermoso lugar

  • 5 of 5

Hermoso lugar

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Father Rooster's Restaurant & Bar
Rocket Frog Divers
Citron Restaurante
Villa Italia
Lizard Lounge -- CLOSED
Papagayo Golf & Country Club
Nearest Airport
30.6 Kilometres
Liberia International Airport , Costa Rica
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Father Rooster
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Papagayo Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Father Rooster
Nearest Beach
Playa Ocotal
Car: recommended

Los Almendros is located on Playa Ocotal, a safe, protected, private beach. The surf is generally calm. This is an ideal family/romatic beach. Rocket Frog, which has an office at the complex main office, will assist you in arranging snorkeling and diving. Diving lessons are available. Father Rooster, a beach front restaurant and bar, is only steps from the complex. In a short drive you can reach multiple beautiful national parks (including Rincon de la Vieja), the spectacular volcano and lake at Arenal, and the highly proclaimed cloud forest at Monteverde.


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
Low Season, 2018
2 Apr 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season 2, 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas Week
24 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 1, 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter Week
15 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

1) No smoking allowed. One small pet allowed.
2) A 25% deposit is required to make a reservation.
3) Final (75%) rental payment is due 14 days prior to check-in date.
4) Renter is entitled to one covered parking spot. Extra uncovered parking is available immediately adjacent.
5) Cancellation policy: There will be no refund of the deposit if the guest cancels or if the balance is not paid on time.
6. Maid service is provided once each week free of charge.
7. Extra towels are available upon request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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