Posted on 4/30/2024

The Perfect Itinerary: An Indulgent Day at Our Costa Rica Luxury Vacation Villas

As you awaken in the soft embrace of luxury linens, the promise of a perfect day unfolds at our lavish Costa Rica luxury vacation villas. The first rays of sunlight peek through the curtains, inviting you to embark on a journey of total tranquility, ultimate indulgence, or holistic wellness – whatever your heart desires and for any reason you’re here.

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The perfect day begins well before the day itself: As you peruse your short list of vacation villas, focus not only on their amenities and location, but also on their service level. While many homes deliver luxury architecture and amenities, a true luxury experience comes down to the details.

At Stay in Tamarindo, our luxury homes are included in our exclusive 5-star Concierge Service, which offers a dedicated concierge who will host and guide you before, during, and after your stay. From planning and any needs you have before your trip to check-in processes and communication throughout, your concierge will be your right-hand friend throughout.

Our 5-star concierge services include:

  • Kitchen Stocking: We are happy to arrange for stocking your fridge and pantry (at the guest’s expense) prior to arrival, to ensure convenience and peace of mind.
  • Transportation: Whether you need a rental car or simply a quick airport transport (including via helicopter!), we’ll arrange it.
  • Tours: Your concierge is the expert in all things local. She can help you weigh your options, evaluate the best choices, and plan the absolute dream trip.
  • Private Chef: Crave something special but don’t want to share your meal with an entire restaurant? We have the solution! More details, below.
  • Spa Services: Your concierge can even arrange for in-home spa services. More details, below.

Our highest level of service, our Elite Service adds an exquisite layer of service and comfort to select rentals. Indulge in the ultimate luxury of daily pampering and a worry-free Costa Rica luxury vacation experience, which includes:

  • Daily Housekeeping: Housekeeping is available Monday to Saturday, exclusive of holidays.
  • Laundry Service: Your housekeeper will take care of your daily laundry needs.
  • Daily Breakfast Preparation: Your housekeeper will prepare a delicious, traditional Costa Rican (or alternative) breakfast.
  • Snack & Cocktail Preparation: Your housekeeper is also available to prepare snacks and refined cocktails throughout the day. Poolside service, always available!

Please note for all food and drink service, the guest will stock the food. Remember your concierge is available to arrange for kitchen stocking prior to your arrival.

Wake to Sunrise Yoga

Sunrise yoga at our Costa Rica luxury vacation villas is a serene and luxurious experience that combines the tranquility of your private setting with the breathtaking backdrop of an expansive ocean vista or natural paradise. Imagine practicing yoga and deep breathing on a spacious terrace or deck overlooking the shimmering waters of the ocean or the dense jungle, as the sun rises above the horizon.

Guests typically gather at the villa's outdoor space, where yoga mats are laid out, and soft music may play in the background to enhance the ambiance. (If you’ve booked one of our oceanfront villas, swap to the pool terrace for the sand!) We are happy to arrange for a skilled yoga instructor to lead the session, guiding you through a series of movements designed to awaken the body, cultivate mindfulness, and foster a sense of inner peace.

As the sun slowly ascends into the sky, its warm rays illuminate your surroundings, casting a golden glow over the scenery and creating a truly magical atmosphere. The rhythmic sound of birdsong, jungle ambiance, and crashing waves serves as a soothing accompaniment, heightening the overall sense of relaxation and connection with nature.

Start your day with a moment of tranquility and reflection, setting a positive tone for the day ahead. Experience the beauty of the natural world in this intimate setting, while also enjoying the comforts and amenities of your luxurious retreat. It’s a perfect way to green the morning.

Relax in Your Private Villa

Every vacation deserves its moments of leisure, and your private villa offers the perfect sanctuary for unwinding.

When you're on vacation, we're firm believers in reserving at least a day for ultimate indulgence and total relaxation. Whether it’s sleeping in or ordering in brunch (this is where our Elite Services come in), lounge around in your pjs or catching some rays, vacation should always include some planned time to do nothing at all.

And if you’ve rented a private villa that has its own resort amenities (ex. a movie theater or pickleball court) or within a greater resort community, you can also relax just outside your private villa.

For example, we offer several Costa Rica luxury vacation villas nestled within the expansive beauty of Hacienda Pinilla, a sprawling 4,500-acre estate. Alongside the lavish amenities provided by Hacienda Pinilla – including a lavish Beach Club, a prestigious par-72 golf course, tennis courts, and picturesque hiking and biking trails – each neighborhood boasts its own distinct offerings: secluded ocean-view pools, bubbling hot tubs, al fresco entertainment sun-drenched terraces, cozy entertainment lounges, hammock gardens, and more.

Indulge in Spa Treatments

When relaxation beckons, discover the luxury of spa treatments, delivered within the comfort of your vacation home. (Just ask our knowledgeable concierge to set it up for you!) Whether it's a soothing massage, a refreshing pedicure, or any other pampering session – picture yourself unwinding on your pool terrace or amidst the serene beauty of your ocean-view gardens while enjoying these indulgent experiences.

Treat yourself to an array of spa experiences, from full-body pampering sessions to rejuvenating massages, all while serenaded by the soothing melody of ocean waves and chirping birds. Choose from a comprehensive menu of customizable spa services, including manicures, pedicures, facials, body wraps, scrubs, and a variety of therapeutic massages. Whether enjoyed beside your private pool, within the serene ambiance of your living room, or overlooking the ocean from your beachfront abode, the choice is yours to make.

Typically on the menu:

  • Hot Stone Massage: This deeply relaxing massage therapy involves the use of heated volcanic stones placed on key points of the body and used by your therapist to massage muscles. The warmth of the stones helps to release tension and promote deep relaxation, while the gentle pressure of the massage soothes the body and calms the mind.
  • Aromatherapy Massage: Combining the benefits of therapeutic massage with the power of aromatic essential oils, aromatherapy massage is designed to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. Choose from a variety of essential oil blends, each with its own unique properties and fragrance, to customize your massage experience.
  • Hydrating Body Wrap: This indulgent spa treatment involves enveloping the body in a nourishing blend of moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter, coconut oil, or hydrating botanical extracts. The body is then wrapped in warm blankets to allow the skin to absorb the rich nutrients, leaving it feeling soft, smooth, and rejuvenated.
  • Spa Manicure: Your hands are soaked in warm water infused with essential oils or moisturizing ingredients to soften the skin and cuticles. The nails are tended, before enjoying a nourishing hand scrub or exfoliant to reveal softer, smoother hands. A relaxing hand massage follows, using moisturizing lotions or oils to hydrate the skin and improve circulation. Finally, the nails are polished with a high-quality nail lacquer or gel polish, leaving them looking polished and pristine.
  • Spa Pedicure: Similarly, a spa pedicure begins with a soothing foot soak to soften the skin and relax tired muscles. The nails are then trimmed, shaped, and buffed, and a gentle foot scrub or exfoliant is used to slough off rough skin and calluses, followed by a hydrating foot mask or moisturizer to nourish and soften the feet. A relaxing foot massage is performed to promote circulation and relieve tension, using moisturizing creams or oils to keep the skin supple and hydrated. Finally, the nails are painted with a professional-grade nail polish or gel for a long-lasting finish.

Explore Nature's Wonders

One of the joys of staying at our Costa Rica luxury vacation villas is that you don’t have to schedule every experience; some reside just outside your door!

Immerse yourself in Costa Rica's breathtaking natural beauty and step out onto the beach, a backroad, or nearby biking and hiking trails. Winding through verdant forests, rugged coastlines, and traditional cattle ranches, these trails and path offer a blend of scenic vistas, natural terrain, and secluded tranquilitywaiting to be discovered on foot or by wheels.

Not in the mood to expend much energy? You can still get outside (take the golf cart or car, if you’d like) and find a beautiful view. Up your enjoyment and ask Concierge Cris to arrange for a picnic to take with you!

Elevate Your Culinary Experience with a Private Chef

For those moments when dining out just doesn't appeal, when you crave the intimacy of sunset drinks on your balcony or appetizers by the pool, we have the perfect solution: our esteemed private chef service. Welcome to a realm of unparalleled luxury and personalized culinary experiences right at your doorstep.

Because, let's be honest, what's more indulgent than Costa Rica all-inclusive private villas? It's the addition of your very own private chef, ready to transform your vacation home into a gourmet haven. Picture this: a culinary expert who not only caters to your preferences but also sources the freshest local ingredients to craft mouthwatering dishes tailored to your tastes. In essence – pure culinary delight, whenever and however you desire it.

Our cadre of private chefs excel in every aspect, from catering to all your meal needs – be it hearty Tico disheslaid-back taco bars, or exquisite multi-course feasts – to accommodating various budgetsculinary preferences, and group sizes. And yes, even the pickiest eaters are covered. Consider this your invitation to indulge, whether it's a special evening or throughout your entire vacation.

Wind Down to the Wonders of Stargazing

When was the last time you stopped to gaze up at the celestial canvas, tracing the patterns of Orion's Belt or catching the twinkle of Mars in the night sky? Welcome to our Costa Rica luxury vacation villas, where serenity and space abound (and ambient light is low), granting you the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the cosmos.

On clear evenings, immerse yourself in the breathtaking spectacle of stars painting the sky with their radiant brilliance. With constellations and planets shining so vividly, you'll feel like an astronomer in your own private observatory. Don't forget to enhance your stargazing experience with a handy app (check your App store; there are many options!), allowing you to effortlessly identify celestial wonders with just a point of your phone.

Where to Stay

Stay in Tamarindo is proud to offer a wide array of luxury vacation homes, including our Costa Rica all-inclusive private villas. Here are two we’d like to highlight:

7 Beds | 7 Baths | 24 Guests

Yearning for a refreshing dose of Vitamin Sea? Look no further than the beachfront oasis of Casa Costa Blanca – an epitome of luxury and your ultimate sanctuary! Perched where the ocean meets the sky, enveloped in the vibrant energy of the Pacific and caressed by golden sunbeams, this is luxury living at its finest.

Casa Costa Blanca boasts two lavish master suites, a charming separate casita, and spacious double living rooms, ensuring ample space for relaxation and enjoyment. Step outside to discover a paradise of palm-thatched outdoor living spaces, including an expansive infinity pool, a sun-kissed ocean-view terrace, a heated Jacuzzi, and an outdoor rancho complete with a barbecue grill, all set against the backdrop of some of the most breathtaking ocean vistas in the country.

To elevate your experience even further, our in-house "vacation mom" takes care of every detail, from crafting delectable cocktails to preparing daily breakfast and lunch, and providing attentive housekeeping and laundry services. It's the epitome of having it all, even if just for the duration of your getaway.

Playa Grande | 4 bedrooms | 4 baths | 12 guests

Greetings, beach aficionados! If the soothing symphony of waves beckons, then Casa Colibri is your answer. Nestled against a backdrop of shimmering sands, this enchanting oceanview retreat boasts a magnificent private pool overlooking the boundless sea – a spectacle that truly captivates, especially as the sun dips below the horizon.

Picture yourself unwinding with your preferred beverage, immersed in this tranquil haven. It's akin to having your own exclusive resort experience, right at your fingertips.

But wait, there's more! We've gone the extra mile to ensure that this sanctuary is equipped with everything you need for a stress-free escape. From the ocean-view kitchen, fully stocked with essentials, to the snug beds and swaying hammocks inviting relaxation, every detail has been meticulously arranged. Whether you're an adventure seeker eager to conquer the waves or simply yearning for a leisurely day under the shade of palm trees, Playa Grande promises endless possibilities. And the cherry on top? It's all just a few steps from your front door!

Plan the Ultimate Indulgence at our Costa Rica Luxury Vacation Villas

At Stay in Tamarindo, we really are different. We really do care about you. And we really will go the extra mile.

We’re going to work hard for you. We’re going to follow up with you. And we’re going to do everything we can, to ensure that this is not just your Best Trip Ever, but also Everything You Want It to Be.

We hope to transform the way you vacation. We want to deliver the best everything you’ve ever experienced – including the best value. And we want you to go home completely fulfilled, whether you came to relax for a week straight or packed your days full of every adrenaline-soaked, high-adventure activity you could fit in.

So go ahead, give us a try. Embrace the experience. Live your best life. And now, book your best-ever vacation. It all starts with getting in touch with our concierge, Cris!

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