Elegant 6BR home- on seaside hill, tropical garden, views, infiniti pool, etc
CCOLIN - You will be mesmerized by the magnificent views from every room of this Mediterranean-style oasis reminiscent of an Italian hill town. This elegant compound, designed by a prominent Manhattan architect, consists of four clustered buildings and an infinity pool sited in a luxurious tropical garden. Enjoy the sunset over Tamarindo Bay from the shaded outdoor living room and al fresco dining under the pergola with adjoining spacious grilling area. Surrounding the pool on the terrace level below, sun and shade lounging is afforded in the jasmine-scented garden is surrounding the pool (with underwater benches) is flanked by the lounge chairs of a jasmine-scented garden and a separate bougainvillea-covered palapa. Underwater benches in the pool offer a particularly appealing viewpoint.
The vaulted-ceilinged indoor living room, furnished in an eclectic style integrating elegant art and antiques with a comfortable upholstered sofa and armchairs, enjoys the same sweeping view as the indoor dining room, which is adjoined by a spacious state-of-the art kitchen appointed with Brazilian marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a gas oven with six burners.
You can hear the surf from each of the ocean-view bedrooms. The luxurious master bedroom, with Juliet balcony, king-sized bed and flat screen TV, adjoins a large master bath where the strata-tiled shower overlooks the ocean view. A spacious dressing area leads to a sixth bedroom/study with views of Playa Tamarindo and Playa Langosta. The lower level of the main house consists of a second living room (with flat scene TV), two bedrooms (one with a queen-sized bed and chaise lounge, one with a double bed), a large bath with glass enclosed shower. All rooms are appointed with Travertine floors and Guanacaste hardwood doors and are fully air conditioned.
Wake to birdsong. So far we have counted over ninety species from the terrace. Check the surf. A family of monkeys often grazes in the trees across the road from the house and whales are sometimes sighted passing the point below. Our caretakers, Andy and Cynthia, who live in an apartment over the garage at the entrance of the property, are a great resource for local information, provide concierge services upon request, and ensure the security of the property.
Additional amenities include: security system, coffee maker, nearby bank, nearby internet cafe, close to town, near beach, nearby medical services, cd player, nearby grocery, cookware, local fiestas, maid service, nearby restaurants, nearby atm, golf course, nearby tennis courts, washer & dryer, nearby fedex....Read more
Left on 12/05/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 5, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
Driving up the steep pothole ridden road to Colina del Mar, I was beginning to have some doubts as to our stay. But as soon as we arrived, Andy and Cynthia were waiting for us with a gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean and the river behind them. All the fatigue from the travel seemed to fall away as we enjoyed the peaceful beautiful views on an outdoor comfortably furnished covered patio.
The house, or cottages, are beautifully and simply decorated. Everything was clean. We were celebrating my 40th birthday with my kids and extended family aging in range from 8 to 72 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed. There was enough privacy where we all had our own space and plenty of room in the outdoors to enjoy each others company. I highly recommend it.
Left on 07/06/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 6, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Stayed at colina del mar with a group of 8 buddies. It was the perfect spot! When I found out there are onsite care takers, I was a bit apprehensive to stay here because we can get a bit rowdy. However, Andy and Cynthia (caretakers) were super cool and accomodating. They did not mind noise or our excessive partying. The view was amazing and the house was very well kept. Only takes a few minutes to walk into town down a steep hill. Taxi ride back up is around $5-10(wouldn't recommend walking up). Would sleep 6 couples comfortably so everyone gets there own room. 8 people is good if you don't want to share beds. Will be back for sure
Thanks for the nice comments. It is ture that the house is highly located on the hill and walking back to the house is a hard climb.... however the location is worth it with one of the most spectacular ocean views in the whole resort!!!
“Wonderful, unforgettable experience”
Left on 03/21/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | Susie RiggioReviewed Mar 21, 2011Stayed Feb 2011
Casa Colina del Mar was really great. It is a beautiful house where no detail has been overlooked. The view is incredible, the home is luxurious but still comfortable. The caretakers were very helpful and responsive. We had meals prepared by Bathsheba from Costa Rica Catering and also Sunset Catering. Both experiences were tremendous and something I would definitely do again. Its really nice to have an amazing meal prepared that you can enjoy barefoot and not have to clean up! I look forward to my next trip :)
Left on 07/15/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 15, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
We traveled to Costa Rica for our 25th wedding anniversary and our stay at Casa Colina Del Mar was everything we expected and more. The view is better in real life than any of the the photos. The pool is a haven. I would recommend having Bathsheba from Costa Rica Catering come and do your meals. That allowed us to keep enjoying the house every evening while experiencing fabulous food.
Left on 07/15/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | John C.Reviewed Jul 15, 2010Stayed Jun 2010
My family and I recently stayed in Casa Colina del Mar. We had a wonderful and relaxing time. The onsite property caretakers are wonderful, caring and responsive people. My family and I spent hours in and around the property's amazing pool. Never have we enjoyed a more wonderful view and beautiful rental vacation home. The lovely home and fantastic caretakers are reason enough to return again and again. We felt at home and with family.
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