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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 6 / Sleeps 13 / Villa
Bedrooms: 5  Bathrooms: 6  Sleeps: 13  Type: Villa
Ultimate Oceanfront Location, Villa Olivia
TripAdvisor property ID 2297016

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Book this 5 bedroom villa in Playa Grande today! A total of 13 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, deck, and air conditioning among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 29 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1900 to as high as $7100, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 18, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Julie G.
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Calendar last updated:
18 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Playa-grande Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Sea view
  • Secure parking
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Satellite TV
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Tennis court (shared)


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (29)

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“We walked into paradise!”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2015

I just returned from a 10 day stay in Villa Olivia and Casa Mirage. I took my entire family, 27 total. The ages were from 8 to 78 (me). My goal in my later years is to "make memories". All I can say is the most special memories were made in Playa Grande. The view from the villas were amazing. We saw the most beautiful sunsets ever. The surfers said it was fabulous and not crowded. The boogie boarders had a blast, the includes me. I even got a few good waves for body surfing. Now to the "jewel" of all. Kimberly. She cooked every nite for 27, plus a few nights 6 more friends came to dinner. She is a sweetheart and excellent cook. We'd make a menu up for 3 days at a time & then grocery shop for her and sometimes with her. She is particular on the quality of the food. Has to be fresh! My children hired an excellent photographer to take photos of the family. It was their thank you to me. I'd gladly share names and contact information for tours, drivers, etc. We feel we found honest & fair people. Our catamaran outing was outstanding. Kimberly suggested that one. As you can tell, I could go on and on. Loved every minute of every day and I do hope to return.

“Absolutely Fabulous Vacation”

Reviewed 17 Feb 2015

We took our parents for their 50th anniversary. The Villa was perfect for our family of 13 people (7 adults, two teens and 4 kids), and was so clean and beautiful. Marianela, and the staff on the grounds were helpful, attentive and so accommodating. The highlight for us was having Kimberley and Vanessa prepare the delicious meals which freed us up to relax, surf, boogie board, turtle and bird watch and enjoy lots of great family time. Drinking our delicious coffee first thing in the morning overlooking Playa Grande was the best part of the day!

“A awesome family vacation to a little bit of paradise!”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2014

Our visit to Playa Grande and Villa Olivia was absolutely wonderful! Costa Rica and the Villa was everything we had hoped it would be! Costa Rica is a beautiful and lush country with so many things to experience or you can do nothing but relax on the amazing beach right outside your back door!! ( great for shelling-just do not pack them in your carry on bag!) Our accomodations at Villa Olivia were exactly as described! We were a family of 5 with 3 adult children so having a separate bedroom and bathroom for all was perfect! ( I do not think the seperate bedrooms would work for families with young children.) The open air kitchen and living area inside and out was great for meals and family time. The view of the beach and the Pacific Ocean from the house was breath taking! You have to have Kim prepare at least one dinner for you during your stay! Kim prepared 2 authentic meals for us and they were superb! She was the best! If a massage is in your future then give Teodora a call. There were 3 family members who had 1 hour massages and they were so very pleased and she comes to the house!! All the staff were very friendly and most accomodating and it was so much fun trying to communicate with them in Spanish. We did 3 excursions, Estuary Canoe Trip and ATV booked thru Hotel Tortugas and ALL Day Adventure Tour booked thru Frijoles Locos Surf Shop. All the trips were amazing and so much fun and well worth the money! This trip and Villa Olivia was everything that we had hoped it would be. Great family time in an amazing country while staying in a beautiful Villa! Nothing more to say than : Gracias and PURA VIDA!!!!!!!

“National Treasure”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2013

Our family had the privilege of spending a week at Villa Olivia in February 2013. From the moment you walk in, you sense you have stepped off the train of tourism, and arrived in one of the special places on the planet. There are less than a dozen houses on miles of beach. The recent history of under-development has preserved the ancient history of Leatherback Turtle nesting along the beach.We had the rare privilege of witnessing a hatch right outside the door! Surf lessons for the kids were excellent.Local restaurants were great. One night the housekeeper cooked the fish we caught in the surf. The only downside...leaving!

“Family Dream Trip!”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2012

The minute you pick up the phone and talk to owner Julie Gordon, you know you're in wonderful hands. Not only is the house an oasis, the staff are so friendly and warm that by the end of the stay we felt like family. If you are looking for the perfect relaxing get-away, it does not get any better than Villa Olivia. The house was perfect for our family of 5 with every comfort necessary. Julie and Marianela (house manager) created what we called the "Magic Black Binder", it is a thoughtfully compiled simple resource on how to create the perfect Costa Rican vacation! The highlights of our trip besides relaxing, surfing, swimming and boogie boarding on the beach, were horseback riding at Casagua Ranch, the Palo Verde River Boat Tour, and adventure Day at Rincon de la Vieja. (All found in the "Magic Black Binder!) We are forever thankful to the Gordon family for sharing their slice of paradise, and allowing us to create lasting family memories. We will absolutely be staying at Villa Olivia again!

“A true family vacation of fun, adventure and relaxation!!!”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2012

Villa Olivia, Costa Rica was a vacation with family and friends that offered beautiful accomodations,a huge sandy beach, glamourous sunsets, terrific adventure opportunities with alex (our personal jungle tour guide kindly arranged with the help of property manager Marianella), German bakery truck delivery, local beach front Taco Bar and surrounding restaurants for delicious food. We think one of the best features were the rocking chairs on the patio to sit & sip Cuba Libre while watching the ocean waves roll in.

“Wonderful experience!”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2012

Our extended family (grandmas, college kids, baby boomers) just returned from Villa Olivia. It was a wonderful experience. The staff made us feel like family! The pictures do not do the property justice. It literally sits on the Pacific Ocean...the sunsets are amazing, the beach pristine and the house spacious and with many amenities. We were treated each day by Costa Rician cuisine prepared by Kimberly. Definitely have her prepare meals for you...she is a sweetheart and an incredible cook! Julie - thanks for sharing your beautiful home and amazing staff. We will definitely return!

“another great trip”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2012

my wife and i along with a few friends just spent another great week here. we loved our first trip here so much we came back. the house is very comfortable and worked well for a few families. we ate dinner everynight together outside and had many laughs. the beach is great and so relaxing. it was a shame we didnt have more time. thanks julie and to her very helpful staff.

“Perfect Beach Vacation”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2012

Overall a great vacation destination. Staff was very accommodating but unobtrusive, location is right on the beach and couldn't be any better. Highly recommended.


Reviewed 27 Jan 2012

Recently returned from the 4th trip I've planned to Playa Grande at Julie's Villas. I really cannot even describe how amazing this place is. The house is ridiculously nice and well maintained. The beach is like being in heaven. Can't say enough about this place. Just don't book in early January...cause that's when I go!

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