Secured in a gated community, this luxury villa is fitted with everything you need, or want. The natural beauty of the grounds, the pool, and the in suite bedrooms add to the realized dream of Costa Rica. Eugene, and his wife ,Sary, treated us like friends, as well as valued guests. They acted as concierge , guide, and assisted in transportation. Wait to book tours and activities until you speak to Eugene. His experience is most helpful, and the rates are more reasonable.
Consider the catering that can be made available. We enjoyed a true "Costa Rican" dinner on our last evening, and our only disappointment was that we failed to do it sooner.
While we were a group of seniors, this Villa experience would be terrific for all ages and guests with varied interests.
Villa Tranquilla is an amazing place to stay. I highly recommend staying here. I took my family to Costa Rica for a vacation and stayed here on this property and will definitely go back to this house. The Property Manager was very helpful in recommending places and site to go see. The private beach was amazing!!! He also helped out with giving recommendations of tours on a daily basis. The African Safari tour was the highlight of the trip. THe animals came and literally ate out of your hands as we were riding. Giraffes, Zebras and many other animals.
The house had all the amenities that we could ask for. The pool was great and they had grills to cook on when we wanted to cook. The rooms all had smart TV's and they all are there own private villas. My kids loved having there own rooms with all the amenities. The golf course was very convenient and the house is on the 18th fairway. The house is very quiet and located in a gated community. Can do morning/evening walks and enjoy all the beautiful landscapes that Costa Rica has to offer.
I definitely plan on going back to this house again.
Fantastic house for big group or multiple families! The house manager, Eugene and his wife went above and beyond to make our trip a success! Can not say enough about them, they were fantastic, and really know the area and all the ins and outs of the area. House is very clean and well maintained. I highly recommend you speak with Eugene prior to the trip to get organized with chef, maid service, logistics, planning activities, etc... We were a group of 15 (4 families) and we had plenty of space, and got plenty of rest, as the house is well built, and you can't hear through the walls. Be prepared for the location of this house; you are very isolated. We were guided to rent golf carts which was a waste of time and money as you can't really go anywhere with them except the JW Marriott and the Beach Club. Can not drive them on the beach or off property. Also, to use the JW Marriott and Beach Clubs pools, restaurants and beaches there is a per person cover charge. You DEFINITELY will want to rent vehicles to get into Tamarindo and to beaches with no charge. Tamarindo is a very cool surf town, and overall a great spot to vacation.
The greatest comment resides in our eagerness to book again for another excursion in Costa Rica. We had an amazing time. Five stars for the accommodations and five stars for the level of service.
My wife planned her brother’s destination wedding in Costa Rica and this house was the venue. As great as an ocean/beach wedding would be, the house was better as the backdrop and also served us well for the entire week. Roughly twenty people stayed there comfortably with guests arriving and leaving at different times. The house has private suites within and was very roomy. The place was clean and well maintained. It was located minutes from the beach that is tucked away from all the public crowds as found in Tamarindo. The house is also closely situation to the JW Marriott which provides some excellent dining options for eating out. Wifi was reliable and located in every room and never had a problem connecting. It was perfect even down to the small family of harmless iguanas that lived in the landscaped portion of the property.
As great as the accommodations were, something needs to be said for the personal service that Eugene and Mariela provided. Hosting a wedding, we had several unique requests that we required assistance with. The wedding, the entire week and the lack of issues are a credit to their assistance. The wedding and the days leading up and afterwards were all made possible because of their hard efforts to accommodate us and our special needs. Eugene and Mariela went above and beyond and were completely professional and pleasant to work with. We cannot thank them enough. We now look forward to scheduling the next family and friends trip to Costa Rica without any hesitation on where we plan to stay.
We took 16 members of our family to Costa Rica and stayed at Villa Tranquilla in Hacienda Panilla. The villa was incredible - the eight private bedroom suites, 10 bathrooms and two large family areas were beautiful and comfortable. The property came with a daily maid service and available catering services. The grounds were large and beautiful, as was the pool. We were four minutes from the beach and beach club ammenities and surrounded by a beautiful golf course. We will rent this villa again when we take another family vacation to Costa Rica.
Villa Tranquila was the destination for our family reunion that included 17 people. The 3 acre Villa located right on the golf course fairway was perfect. Everyone was very pleased with the beautiful property and accommodations. The 8 spacious and comfortable bedrooms included their own bathroom, sitting room, beach towels, bathrobes and mini-refrigerator. All the rooms in the house were cleaned daily, including the pool and the BBQ grill - wonderful. Our hats off to Eugene, the property manager, and Sary for taking such good care of us. They helped with grocery shopping the first day and made several suggestions on things to do in the area. We especially liked going to the National Park which included horseback riding, tubing down a river, a zipline through the canyon and mud painting at the hot springs - quite an adventure! Lunch was also include. A short drive from the villa, is an amazing private beach with shade, beach chairs and gorgeous water. There are tide pools to explore and a bay with sand and surf and plenty of sea shells. It truly is a beautiful beach, especially at sunset. The property also comes with 4 bikes that you can ride for miles on the golf cart paths. There are so many things to do and we took advantage of as many as possible in order to make our vacation truly memorable. It is our pleasure to recommend Villa Tranquila and hopefully we can make a return visit in the future.
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We had an excellent stay and Eugene and his wife could not have been nicer and more hospitable. I would recommend that groups either have a car or golf cart as the beach is about a 5 to 7 minute ride from the house. Hope to make it back soon!