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Costa Rica Rentals

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Costa Rica Rentals

If a hotel or resort feels too busy for you, consider a house rental instead. Idyllic scenery and views, onsite amenities, exciting nearby adventures, privacy, serenity, and personalized service make a vacation rental in Costa Rica the perfect option for your next getaway.

In such a chaotic world, Costa Rica rentals are seen as a reprieve from all your worries. In such a setting, relaxation naturally takes over. Watching wildlife interact from your window or balcony becomes a type of meditation. Feel your shoulders drop and your smile break through. Breathe in the fresh air.

Take a look at our stunning Costa Rica villas and beach house rentals in some top destinations. There’s nothing quite like having your very own rental all to yourself to make you feel like you are at home in this luxurious paradise. Some are completely independent for ultimate privacy while others are in secluded parts of larger resorts with added amenities that you would enjoy access to.

Costa Rica’s beaches, forests, mountains and valleys offer so much variety in terms of weather, nature, wildlife, and even climate. With so many microclimates, and each one home to unique species and known for different leisure activities, it’s easy to forget that the entire nation is smaller than West Virginia.

Overwhelmed by Choice? Let Costa Rica Experts Help

This combination of small size and many options makes Costa Rica perfect for day trips. Simply choose your favorite home base and explore from there. Although, come to think of it, maybe it’s not so simple to choose among so many wonderful destination ideas.

That’s where our experts step in to help. While we love all the areas we recommend, we fully understand that certain areas will have more draw for your particular group depending on what you imagine experiencing on your trip. We’d love to get to know you and point you in the direction of the best hot spot for you as well as introduce you to some great rentals available in the area or areas that best suit your group’s needs.

That’s where rental properties as part of Costa Rica vacations can offer the perfect accommodation to suit everyone, from intimate honeymooners to extended families abroad for their annual reunions, and everything in between. Girls getaways, bachelor parties, and groups of adventure seekers will find rentals to meet their every wish.

Which Costa Rica Rentals Are the Best for Me?

Most vacation rentals in Costa Rica have a three-night minimum stay, so you’ll want to choose your favorites with two basic criteria in mind:

1) Your comfort

Look for a vacation rental that meets your requirements, not only for the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, but also for amenities (a stocked library and an infinity pool, anyone?). Some offer extras like a private deck off the master for added privacy. Some have large, open great rooms with surround sound perfect for entertaining.

Think about how you’d be most comfortable, both inside and out, as you picture yourself staying in each rental on your shortlist. What do you dream of when thinking about your luxury vacation home in Costa Rica? Do you see yourself grilling poolside? Enjoying the creations of a private chef? Relaxing in a jacuzzi?

2) Location, location, location

Map out all your planned day trips, then look for vacation rentals in Costa Rica that are central to all of them. An area like Monteverde is ideal for having many activities in town, but it’s not great for day trips outside of town, because it’s isolated. It’d be best to stay here a few nights and then move on to another homebase.

Guanacaste, as another example, is a nice base for day trips to a variety of beaches, the rainforest, a volcano, etc. For your sanity, try to keep one-way drive times to a maximum of 2.5 hours.
If you are still concerned or have questions (mountain home, or beach villa? Arenal or Tamarindo?), let a local expert explain the benefits of luxury rentals so you can take an informed decision that’s right for you.

Costa Rica Rental Hotspots

Vacation rentals in Costa Rica are peppered throughout the country, but a few hotspots are worth serious consideration:

Jaco and Herradura Beach Vacation Rentals

This developed beach town is extremely well located. Just 75 minutes from San Jose, it’s an excellent base for exploring both inland as well as along the Central Pacific coast. The road conditions here are excellent, making travelling a breeze. You can easily do a day trip to Manuel Antonio, the Central Valley, or a national park or take some adventure tours right there in Jaco.

Jaco town has a vacation and party vibe. Being able to go home to your own place after the party is a huge benefit. Jaco boasts more restaurants than you can possibly try. Additionally, there are so many beaches lining the area, some best for couples, others for those with young kids, and yet others for surfers.

You’ll find excellent options for Jaco vacation rentals, among them the ultra-exclusive rentals at Los Sueños Resort. This large resort features several options, from spectacular ocean-view condos for two, to large and luxe villas suited to large family vacations and group reunions. The property has a specialty spa and a fitness center. They provide everything from fitness counseling to makeup services, massages, facials, saunas and more. Spa packages are inspired by Costa Rica’s healing rainforests.

Single family villas and condos with one to three bedrooms are offered at the Los Sueños Resort and Marina. A stay there grants you access to a private 4.6 acre beach club which has a free-form swimming pool, swim-up bar, jacuzzi, elevated white sand beach, yoga pavilion, soccer field, children’s play area, and an activity and yoga pavilion. The club is home to Al Fresco Restaurant, with an open kitchen, wood-fire pizza oven, and patio dining with marvelous vistas.

Manuel Antonio Condos and Luxury Villas

Consistently rated as one of the nation’s most popular destinations, Manuel Antonio is also a top choice as part of our Costa Rica vacation packages. It’s an excellent base for explorations of the southern Central Pacific, from Uvita and Ballena National Marine Park up to Jaco. Casa Playa Vista and Los Altos are our favorite Manuel Antonio vacation rentals—and they’re also some of the most breathtaking ones, both the rentals themselves and the views from them, found anywhere in the country.

Los Altos, for example, sets its condos at treetop level to offer guests stunning views as well as closeups with cute wildlife. Their rentals have top-notch kitchens, high speed internet, and even a direct phone line. The food service here is amazing and can be delivered to your home away from home or even to the private black sand beach. Transportation is provided between the rentals and beach, which is only accessible to guests. Spend the day there having a picnic, taking a dip, or exploring every inch of the secluded hideaway. There’s no need to change out of pajamas to have an exquisitely prepared breakfast or leave the beach to enjoy lunch. After a day of relaxation or adventure, whichever you prefer, you can relax in your own luxurious space.

A luxury villa on a secluded, lush hillside or a villa rental complete with an infinity pool are some of your choices in Manuel Antonio, which also offers stylish condos and unique jungle bungalows.

One-Bedroom Condos to Luxury Mansions—Guanacaste Has It All

Perched on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coast, the golden crescent of Papagayo encircles an aquamarine bay—a retreat to calm waters and quiet afternoons on golden sands. It’s the perfect choice for adventures along the coast, into Rincón de la Vieja, and even up to Nicaragua. And just south of this idyllic retreat sits Villa Buena Onda, a vacation rental that includes personal concierge service, all-inclusive five-star cuisine, and top-notch amenities, close to some of the area’s best beaches, like Hermosa Beach.

Then there’s Conchal Beach. There’s a reason everyone raves about Conchal Beach, or “Shell” Beach; it’s beautiful! The coast’s white sand often glints pink as the sun’s rays reflect off the rounded shell bits that sprinkle the beach. Reserva Conchal offers the privacy of your own home while granting access to 5 star hotel features, such as a spa, beach club, fitness center, golf course, and international cuisine.
Resorts and all-inclusives are almost exclusively found in Guanacaste. The area’s top resort, the Westin Conchal Beach, offers up many types of vacation rentals in Costa Rica, from couples’ condos to spacious villas.

It’s not only all-inclusive but eco-friendly as well. Set in the North Pacific Riviera of Guanacaste, it is complete with a lagoon-style pool, impressive fitness center, and a soothing spa with every type of healing and rejuvenating treatment you can dream of. There’s also a kids club the little ones will ask to go back to day after day. There’s something for everyone at this ideal Guanacaste rental location.

Finally, why spend long hours trying to plan for yourself, stressed out by info overload? RELAX and let our agency handle the details. Our 100% local experts live, work and play right here in Costa Rica. We have decades of experience that makes us uniquely suited to give you insider tips & tricks on the best places to visit and stay.

Destination Guides

In our experience, for seven-day trip to Costa Rica, we recommend visiting two destinations. If you plan to stay longer than that, you can enjoy three or even four destinations. Take a look at our Travel Guide below to see which locations suit you best.

Expert Advice on Costa Rica Vacations


Destination Guides