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LuxuryVilla with pool

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One of the finest home you will find in the area...

Built in 2011, one of a kind luxurious estate located only 300 meters from the palm-fringed Caribbean.

This African-inspired designer villa, aptly named Residencia Kenia, has been crafted with a meticulous attention to detail. Masterfully incorporated into the surrounding jungle, Residencia Kenia boasts a private pool inspired by the dark sands of Playa Negra, luxuriant designer landscaping, an open-air design including a lounge for relaxing, entertaining or dining, 3 bedroom suites, a massage/hammock platform adjacent to the pool, an office, and a gourmet kitchen. Newly incorporated, a soon-to-be green house that will provide fresh organic vegetables for visitors' consumption.

Two bedrooms privately located in separate wings of the main house offer en-suite bathrooms, walk in closets, and king-sized beds. The master bathroom adds a large double vanity, dressing area, separate shower, and an in-ground outdoor jacuzzi for unwinding in style or relaxing to the jungle sounds by candlelight. For guests wanting a bit more privacy, the third en-suite king-sized bedroom is located in a poolside bungalow. All beds are equipped with mosquito nets.

The center of the house is a massive open-air dining and entertaining area, including a comfortable lounge, full-size billiards table, and dining for 8. The lounge and dining room communicate with a fully equipped gourmet kitchen offering a four-burner commercial grade gas range oven, dishwasher, mixer, refrigerador and freezer, blender, toaster, coffee pot and icemaker.

Amenities include Wi-Fi Internet, a safe, and a washer & dryer. For active guests, the rental includes 6 beach bikes (free use) and the house has 3 mountain bikes for rent. Live-in staff housed in a separate caretakers quarters provides security, housekeeping , landscaping and host.

A full petimeter fence ensures privacy and security though it's camouflaged by lush landscaping. Private parking is accessed by a remote-controlled electric gate.

Residencia Kenia was designed for style, comfort, convenience, and privacy. The temperature inside stays comfortable day and night as it was specially designed to stay cool using concrete construction and an open-air design to catch the Caribbean breezes. You have to see the house to appreciate the quality textiles, artistic design, and luxurious simplicity incorporated throughout the property.

For an unsurpassed Caribbean vacaction, please visit us at Residencia Kenia.

Please note that the maximum occupancy is 6 guests and an additional cradle is available for one baby

Details about the house and the area:

Costa Rica has a tropical climate and is known for its biodiversity. The main characteristics of a tropical area are high humidity throughout the year, lush vegetation and tropical insects. Please be aware that you will probably encounter some of those during your stay!

High humidity makes moisture an issue. We opted for an open-air built house and natural palm roof allowing a constant ventilation avoiding moisture and bringing a cool temperature inside the house. Consequently, the house does not have glass windows, air conditioning and no front door.

About security:

Security might be an issue in the area.

The house is surrounded by a full petimeter fence and access is made through an electric wooden gate. There is a full time guard living in a caretaker house inside the petimeter. The house is located in a residential neighbourhood so it is not totally isolated. The 3 bedrooms can be locked with keys, and the office has a safe, to which you will get keys and code.

Please do not hesitase to ask any more questions, we will be happy to answer!

CHECK IN TIME: please note that there is a $30 extra charge for check in after 7:00 pm.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Kenyi

Stefan is a French citizen that has lived in Costa Rica for 10 years. He is the master mind of Residencia Kenia, every detail was chosen by him.

He has developed other projects at the Pacific and Central Valley of Costa Rica, but his main business is a company that imports wallpaper, wallcovering, fabrics, carpets and accesories for home decoration from France, Belgium and Italy.

He married a Costarrican woman two years ago, and together they are determined to make their businesses a source of good income for the people that works for them, but also to give a unique touch to every service they offer.

Kenyi purchased this villa in 2011

Why Kenyi chose Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

The Caribbean side of Costa Rica is magnificent. It is green all year long, it is full of amazing tall trees and vegetation that makes you go "wow". The ocean water has the perfect temperature to go in and never want to go out of it.

You can be under a shadow or taking a sun bath and have the ocean a few steps away. You can also take a nap on the sand or read a book with the sound of the waves as a background.

Puerto Viejo is a charming town, a mix of local cultures and refreshed for years by the inmigratioin of people from all over the world that wanted peace and kindness in their lives in a place where you just love to be, free of steriotypes and open to quality living.

What makes this villa unique

If you like beauty and good taste, Residencia Kenia is the place. When you are there you feel you can live there forever and cannot do better.

Its open but private space makes every spot the perfect place for getting together or to enjoy solitude.

With the tropical weather of Puerto Viejo, even the rain brings an awesome atmosphere while inside the house, because you enjoy the outdoors laying down on the bed, seatead on a couch or a hammack.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Cantón Talamanca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Hot shower Shampoo, rinde and soap produced locally from the ylang-ylang flower Hair Dryer Bath towels Hand towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King-size bed Egyptian cotton sheets Mosquito net Side tables Big dressing mirror Balcony with view to the landscape garden Roof and floor Fan
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Nothing short of fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Kenyi, thank you so much. You place made our family vacation absolutely wonderful. Our flight was delayed getting there. The airline lost my luggage and our drive down to Puerto Viejo was long due to terrible traffic. The minute we walked into your house our issues just melted away like they never existed.

I read other reviews that said the pictures do not show it justice and they are absolutely right. The place is amazing. As I am from Africa, the first thing I fell in love with was the African decor and architecture. The open air feel is truly special. You feel like your so in touch with nature. You wake up in the morning to the sounds of varies species of birds and Howler monkeys in the distance.

Your caretaker Juan was super helpful and made sure he was available 24/7 to make you feel secure.

The access to the beach was great. The house however was so nice it made it hard to leave. The pool was well used while we were there.

There is so much to do in the area that we left the house everyday for a potion of the day but all of us were so thrilled to come home to our oasis for the week. We had pool tournaments every night. The pool table was a nice touch and kept us well entertained in the evening.

All in all your house was a huge success and you Kenyi were a wonderful host.

Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

All the best and can't wait to be back.


  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, the pleasure was for us to host you and your family. It is very rewarding to read such beautiful thoughts...I felt very emotional when I read it. Thank you! I can only tell you that we achieve our goals when we feel our guests connect with what we want to express through the house...our staff...and all the booking process. Residencia Kenia will not stop improving and surprising, so we would love to have you back...and surprise you again. Best regards, Kenyi
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What an Outstanding Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Traveling with another couple for the first time and having been the one to book the home, my wife and I were naturally apprehensive as we got closer and closer to Kenyi’s home as to what we would find. Well, as soon as Juan (the house manager) opened the gate and we saw the home, we knew we had made an excellent choice. Then, upon actually entering the home we were delighted at the style and design and how well appointed it was. And very clean to boot. During our stay the home was our oasis and we as much enjoyed just hanging out in the open air living space and at the pool as going into town or to the nearby beaches. Kenyi set up a wonderful chef (Gino) for us to prepare dinner one evening, which was fabulous. A complimentary breakfast was also served one morning. When it rained at night it was wonderful to hear the rain as we sat in the living room or as we were in bed. Although there was mosquito netting for the beds, I never felt I needed it as I never got bit once! My wife did experience a couple. We exclusively used the bicycles on the property for our mode of transportation. Would definitely recommend this beautiful home to anyone. Kenyi herself was also always available for any questions we had. It was the highlight of the trip for our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING house, like being in paradise. Perfect vacation. Never wanted to leave.

  • 5 of 5

The house, grounds and pool are even better than the pictures! Everything about this property is simply stunning. From the moment we arrived, we were in paradise. Juan and Evelyn were great. They made sure we had everything we needed and helped in any way they could. The welcome breakfast was delicious. The kitchen had everything needed for us to cook many of our meals. The house was so beautiful, it made us not want to leave. But when we did, the towns we explored, Puerto Viejo, Cocles and Manzanilla were so amazing. Beautiful beaches, good food and gracious people. We had the most wonderful vacation and could not have been happier with our choice to stay here. We hope to come back. Pure paradise. Pura vida.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachelle, how nice to have been part of your vacation, it was wonderful to host you and your family. Thank you for giving us such great credit, your comments feed our desire to keep the house and our staff as amazing as you perceive it. Be back again!
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Three couples enjoyed our stay this February. Each room was private and unique. Beds were comfortable. We loved the outside space including the pool table and comfy outside furniture. The owner Kenyi was easy to work with and very responsive. The caretaker Juan was great and we were even provided breakfast the first day! Juan even updated the bicycles for us during our stay. Great restaurants within walking distance. Beautiful beaches and bike trail on the beach. Close to Puerta Viejo but not too close. The pool was refreshing. We enjoyed everything about our stay. Love the Caribbean side of Costa Rica!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, We appreciate your appreciation and kind words. Our team is happy to be helpful and reacheable for you, we understand our guests make a long journey to get there, so we want to provide comfort, kindness, understanding, assistance and support. We wish you will always have good memories about your vacation at Residencia Kenia. My best regards, Kenyi
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Stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love this gorgeous villa, which offers an amazing oasis in the heart of the Puerto Viejo area. Secluded and safe, it is an excellent base from which to explore or simply relax. The lovely owner, Kenyi, has thought of everything, and was super communicative at all times during the rental process - up to and after arrival. The open spaces of the villa allow for both collective gatherings or privacy, depending on what is required. The pool is most refreshing on hot days & a great area to relax while gazing up at toucans & other birdlife. The beach is a short walk (5 mins) or bike ride (2 mins) away, and town is only a 20 minute beach stroll. Photos are accurate & good, but don't reflect the true beauty of this home, it's superb decorative 'touches' or the care that is taken with absolutely everything. This is the second time I've stayed here, and I would highly recommend it to others seeking a much higher standard of accommodation than is usual in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Wow, this property is amazing. The caretaker, Juan, was super friendly and helpful. The pool was nice and the rooms were great and spacious. The outdoor area had a grill, seating area and pool table. Plus, the bikes and green house are a nice touch. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to know you enjoyed the house and the "eco friendly" concept we offer. The green house is in a process for improvement, but we will push it until it provides us with everyday fresh legumes just across the door. Thank you for coming and would love to have you back.
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £148.52

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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