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Your own private beach at the Pelican House | Courtesy of Allison
Your own private beach at the Pelican House | Courtesy of Allison
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The Most Incredible Airbnb Rentals in Costa Rica

Picture of Jenn Parker
Updated: 25 August 2017
Costa Rica has an impressive selection of accommodation available for all types of travelers and budgets. There are spectacular eco lodges, romantic boutique hotels, family-owned bungalows, and inviting hostels, as well as Airbnb and private rentals. While there are hundreds of Airbnb options in Costa Rica, here are seven extraordinary ones to help further inspire a trip to this paradisal country.

Luxury villa with ocean view in Uvita

This Balinese-inspired, three-bedroom villa offers guests an awe-inspiring 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean from an elevated and lush private property. This stunning villa is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your time in this utopian location above the famous Whale’s Tale beach. The rental comes with housekeeping and full concierge services. From here, you are within an easy five to 10 minute drive from Dominical, Uvita, and Ojachal, where you will find a variety of dining options and activities.

The heart of the house is in the kitchen
The heart of the house is in the kitchen | © Courtesy of Regina and Nils

Tucana in Esterillos Oeste

Tucana is an elegant villa in Esterillos Oeste that will instantly feel like home. This three-bedroom villa is complete with a full kitchen, barbecue, ping pong table, salt-water pool, palapa-covered yoga terrace, and plenty of hammocks. The house is only a short 820 yards (750m) from the beach, but is tucked up in the rain forest where your only neighbors are monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds. Situated between Jaco and Manuel Antonio, Tucana is conveniently close to a variety of nature and adventure activities, restaurants and bars, and other amenities.

Home away from home
Home away from home | © Courtesy of Chloe

Ocean view villa surrounded by rain forest

Located just a five-minute drive to the beach, 12 minutes to Dominical, and 25 minutes to Manuel Antonio, this brand new contemporary villa is conveniently located, but still holds onto a secluded feel. This villa has it all: 180-degree ocean view, rain forest surroundings and residents (monkeys, sloths, hummingbirds, and butterflies), an infinity pool, and modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and peaceful. This is a nature-lover’s dream home.

This is paradise
This is paradise | © Courtesy of Naama

The March House

The March House is a tastefully-luxurious beachfront house in the charming town of Mal Pais on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. This four-bedroom home was designed with natural airflow in mind, so it is a real treat to open everything up and just enjoy the fresh ocean breeze throughout the house. There is a rancho with two day-beds and a dining area, and hammocks tied between the trees in your private yard. The home comes with your own personal concierge service so you can easily set up all of your nature and adventure activities and tours.

Your luxury beachfront home awaits you
Your luxury beachfront home awaits you | © Courtesy of Yan

Modern villa near Playa Avellanas

If you are looking for a safe and serene sanctuary where you can retreat to after spending the day at the beach, or in the forest on a nature or adventure tour, this exquisite villa is a perfect choice. It is located close to the picturesque Playa Avellenas and a short drive to Tamarindo, which is where you will find the majority of your dining and nightlife options. This villa has its own private pool, rancho, and barbecue. It is here that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while staying in your own private home for a similar price to renting a medium-sized hotel room.

It’s all yours
It’s all yours | © Courtesy of Nathalie

Pelican House

The Pelican House is a two-bedroom home in front of an often-deserted beach on the Osa Peninsula. This beautiful home is perfect for honeymooners or small families. You will feel like this is your own private slice of heaven. The beach out front is perfect for swimming, there are gorgeous ocean views from every room in the house, and perfectly-positioned hammocks on the patio. Scarlet macaws and squirrel monkeys will be your only neighbors. The Osa Peninsula is bursting with wildlife and rich tropical rain forest. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas and activities and tours can be easily arranged.

Doesn’t get much better than this
Doesn’t get much better than this | © Courtesy of Allison

Casa Rustica

Casa Rustica is an adorable and elegantly-designed one-bedroom beach home in Palm Beach Estates in Playa Grande. There are two identical homes that share the lot, so it is even possible to rent both and create your own private retreat. The home is ideal for couples and small families who want to be surrounded by nature, close to the beach and the surf, and within biking distance to several restaurants, bars, and other amenities.

Cute and comfortable
Cute and comfortable | © Courtesy of Sharr