Don’t Play It by Ear: Guide to Selecting the Ultimate Costa Rica Luxury Vacation Rental

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There are many things to consider when selecting the perfect luxury vacation rental for your high-end Costa Rica experience. Location, amenities, size, and price point are relevant when selecting any vacation rental but what details should you look for in an ultimate high-end Costa Rica villa? Consider questions such as “Is this a Costa Rica villa with chef?”, “Can I walk to the beach from the villa?”, and “Does this place have everything I need to truly enjoy this luxury vacation rental or do I need to bring or rent everything?”

This guide to selecting the ultimate high-end luxury vacation rental in Costa Rica will show you what to consider and why Casa de Luz should be at the top of your list. It’s easy vacation planning that’s music to your ears!

Welcome to Paradise: Choosing the Perfect Location

Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica is one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. This popularity means there are plenty of things to see and do nearby, not to mention plentiful shopping, nightlife, and dining options, but its popularity means it can be loud and crowded. Casa de Luz is located right next door to Tamarindo, at peaceful Playa Langosta, which is just a five-minute drive from the busy beach town of Tamarindo.

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You are literally just steps away from the beach when you stay at our luxury vacation rental. This means you are steps away from watching the sunset on the beach every night. Steps away from world-class surfing. Steps away from dipping your toes in the Pacific Ocean and exploring the tide pools anytime you want. You won’t need to pack the beach toys and chairs into the car because it’s right there! It also means every room in the villa faces the sea.

Ocean Eyes: Ocean Views for All

What is the one thing everyone seeking the high-end Costa Rica vacation experience requests? Waking up to an ocean view. Casa de Luz features eight bedrooms, including five king suites with spectacular ocean views. Ideal for six couples and their kids, this beach mansion can accommodate 24 people with its bunkroom and transformer room. There is even a separate courtyard cabin that sleeps two and has a mini kitchen. Out of 24 guests, 22 can wake up to that stunning ocean view from their room. 

Got more people to accommodate? We can arrange rooms at the five-star B&B next door which can sleep 16 more guests! This is also a great spot for breakfast on Sundays when our awesome house moms get their day off.

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Any Way You Want It: Personalized Service

Whether your idea of the ultimate high-end vacation means a Costa Rica villa with chef services or help planning and booking the best tours in the area, our concierge team can arrange it. VIP services are standard at Casa de Luz and include daily breakfast prep and clean up, complimentary coffee, daily housekeeping and groundskeeping services, and help making any and all reservations to accommodate your group. 

One of our guests’ favorite aspects of staying at Casa de Luz is the concierge service, which is much more personal than a five-star resort. Shortly after booking your stay, you will be directly connected with your personal concierge, Rafa, who will ensure every need is handled from questions about the property and the surrounding area to booking tours and airport transfers. Our concierge will also be there to check you in and provide a tour of the property upon arrival.

There are optional services you can request to really turn your high-end vacation experience up a notch! We’re talking private transportation, booking tours, event and party planning, food and beverage shopping, babysitting services, and even private butler services. Our most requested and appreciated optional service has got to be our private chef. In fact, most of our group bookings choose to hire our private chef, who is available to shop for and cook one or two gourmet meals a day from your chosen menu. They make the best fresh tortilla chips and guacamole you’ve ever tasted! Perfect for sunset happy hour by the pool. Who wouldn’t feel special in a Costa Rica villa with a chef?

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That’s the Way You Need It: Everything you Need

The centerpiece of the large courtyard is the villa’s private pool. From here you can see the beach, but more importantly, you can hear the waves crashing on the shore, lulling you into relaxation – Costa Rica style! The beach is directly outside the back gate, which is self-locking with a number code for each of our guests. Every successful pool party and beach day needs some gear and we are happy to provide it all! Beach chairs, cooler, umbrella, beach towels, and lots of snorkels, masks, and fins. Plus, we have a large selection of floaties and outdoor games like corn hole for a fun day in the sand.

The villa itself has everything you need for the ultimate high-end vacation, including a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, hair dryers, private parking with a garage, extra pillows and blankets, high-speed internet, and everything else you expect a high-end luxury rental villa to have. We even have a specialized water filtration system, despite all tap water being perfectly safe to drink.

Nothing Compares to Luz: Five-Star Reviews

Last but not least, it’s important to check the reviews when selecting the perfect vacation spot. If you want the five-star experience, you have to stay at a five-star villa! Here’s what some of our past guests had to say:

“I cannot say enough about this property meeting and exceeding our expectations. We are a family of nine, consisting of grandchildren (11 and 13), and our adult children. This house was perfect for all three generations. The location is far enough away to be peaceful, but close enough (5-min by car, 15-20 min walk) to take advantage of all the restaurants, grocery stores, and nightlife. This property provides a lot of space for everyone…but the highlight had to be the dinner prepared for us at the house by the local chef…such a treat to eat a delicious meal without leaving our home away from home.”

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“We took 14 friends to Costa Rica and all I can say is this house is the PERFECT venue…beachfront, beautiful, and big. The host/concierge Rafa is the MAN!!! From the point you book your stay, he basically quarterbacks your entire trip!!!… The house staff was amazing, the house was always clean and food and drinks during the day constantly coming out, whether it was breakfast, ceviche, fun drinks, and immaculate dinners. Staying at this place truly allows you to just book your flights and forget the rest. Leave it to Rafa and his team at ‘Stay at Tamarindo’ to coordinate the trip of a lifetime.”

Book your trip and let the team at Casa de Luz orchestrate everything, from reserving your tours to composing your delicious meals. You will feel like a VIP when you stay at our luxury vacation rental in Costa Rica and we guarantee Casa de Luz will strike the right chord with everyone in your group!

By Jennifer LaCharite