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Casa Zenn

Beach villa with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

From £522 per week

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Villa to rent in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Beautiful open-plan hill-top villa with two ensuite bedrooms, large outdoor terrace, private pool and hammock/yoga/bbq rancho.

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

We are surrounded by nature with gorgeous ocean and countryside views and incredible sunsets. Perfectly positioned only 1 mile from the ocean we are just a short drive from the beautiful beaches of Langostino and Playa Zancudo and only 20 minutes from the world famous surf at Pavones. No neighbours to be seen! The space is entirely private so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of our beautiful property. Monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots and hummingbirds are frequent visitors to the mature trees and flowers that surround the lush garden. Plenty of space, comfortable seating inside and outside Casa Zenn and a fully equipped kitchen and living room with TV and games (including ping pong) and separate dining room make this the perfect place for two couples, family, or friends to stay. Both bedrooms are ensuite one with superking bed, one with queen bed. Plus sofa bed if needed. Fully equipped kitchen including oven, blender, fridge/freezer, microwave, french press coffee etc... Hot shower in the master bathroom. Pool has no fence so any children entirely at guests risk.

Whether it's bird-watching, jungle walks, mangrove/sea kayaking, paddle-boarding, horse-riding, snorkeling and boat trips, sports fishing, whale-watching, surfing or yoga you are after we can arrange it all from Casa Zenn to save you the hassle. Just ask, we are here to help and make your trip a once in a lifetime experience. We can also help to arrange all transport around this beautiful country including airports. Here at Casa Zenn we take our food very seriously and are delighted to offer all guests delicious home-made international cuisine and cocktails, just ask Tom or Hollie for more details.

We love the peace and quiet that comes from living off the beaten path. We are also a mere 5 minutes drive to the nearest beaches and 10 minutes to the beautiful community, restaurants, bakery and bars of Playa Zancudo. Pavones surf break is 20 minutes drive (board rental available in Zancudo & Pavones).


13 other reviews

Patrick & Alecia Dodds Feb 2020

Out of dozens of vacation rentals in Central America over the years this may be the best in every category. Monkey viewing from the pool, check. Toucan alarm clock, check. Snoozing in the hammock for sunset with no bugs, check. Private nature trail with dozens of birds, lizards and critters I have never found before, check. Thomas and Holly were a delight. Be sure to try their dinner at least once.

Debbie Bateman Feb 2020

Many homes keep the world out; Casa Zenn welcomes it in. The walls serve only to frame windows in every direction, letting in sea breeze and the sound of the surf. Everywhere we looked we saw lush greenery, flowers, butterflies and birds. Through screen windows that were forever open, there was no boundary to the sounds outside. Squawking parrots, howling monkeys, songbirds and the other worldly call of cicadas at dawn… in the constantly changing soundscape, we grew quiet within, humbled by the glorious diversity of life all around us. The yard offered a clear view of the surrounding canopy and the ocean below. We caught parrots preening, monkeys hurling themselves across open spaces, toucans strutting along branches. We spent our mornings quietly walking the long, rugged road that led up the hill to the casa, lingering with every encounter. On a nature tour, you get to see wildlife and that's wonderful. Casa Zenn offers the time and space for prolonged observation. I devoted entire afternoons to single species of butterflies. A tree frog sleeping in the shadows of the patio, hummingbirds flitting through hibiscus, the cultural norms of squirrel monkeys, the eating habits of white-faced capuchin, the untraceable flight pattern of blue morpho butterflies… all this is holy although I know no religion. Within the bigger world we could never make, as humans we are small. Thank you Thomas and Hollie for sharing this special place, for being consistently thoughtful and helpful, and for being the warm hearted souls that you are.

Bernd Reinmann Dec 2019

Very warm welcome, we had even a Christmas tree! We live in Costa Rica permanently, but found this place is special. Great views to the ocean, nice garden, refreshing pool and a rancho with BBQ and hammocks. The house was comfortable and fully equipped with everything you need.

Michael & Judy Richards Dec 2019

Casa Zenn is The Dream and is, in every way, a perfect example of the Costa Rican Experience. Hollie and Tom are consummate hosts who saw to our every need. Their home is extremely comfortable, light and airy, up a little hill to catch a refreshing breeze and with stunning views across the forests to the Golfe Dulce, the Pacific ocean and the distant mountains. Breakfast and dinner were feasts in themselves. The pool and grounds are exquisite and perfectly maintained, with their own area of jungle with exotically colourful flora and fauna. The Capuchin and Squirrel monkeys are an amazing sight to see in the trees close by. Zancudo is an excellent village with the waters of the Golfe nearby, a day at sea with dolphins, arranged by Tom, was not to be missed.

Nicolas Barros Nov 2019

The place is a true lush paradise of vegetation and wildlife, we could observe a huge variety of birds and mammals in their natural habitat. The bedroom is very comfortable and includes a wonderful sea view. You cant miss the food of the place, we were really surprised by the amount of flavors and exotic species they use, and best of all, it is very reasonably priced. We had to extend are stay because we felt at home, thanks Thomas & Hollie for being tremendous hosts. We look forward to visiting you next year! N&N

Bradley Fowler Oct 2019

We stayed for 3 weeks in this beautiful, well-kept property situated in the jungle. The house has a welcoming layout with a large living room. The bedroom and private bathroom are comfortable, spacious, and very clean. From the garden, we saw amazing wildlife. We saw Squirrel monkeys, Capuchin monkeys, Tucans, Scarlett Macaws, and lots of Parrots while enjoying the swimming pool and the terrace. The property even has a short jungle walk. The meals Tom and Hollie prepared for us were exceptional and we recommend getting breakfast and dinner at least once. Tom and Hollie are also very attentive hosts and make you feel very comfortable. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely book again if we are ever in the area.

Danjela Bell Jul 2019

My partner and I stayed at Casa Zenn for a whole week and it was such a great experience. We were greeted by Tom and he was the most helpful host. Casa Zenn felt more like a home than any other place we have stayed at. The view was beautiful, the pool refreshing after little jungle walk on the property (no sloths for us, maybe next time), monkeys coming to visit, toucans flying around. We did not want to leave. Tom, thanks for being so awesome! Pura vida!

Alexander Don Léoncio Niño-Corp Jun 2019

If you're in the area or even just looking for a getaway to disconnect from everything, Casa Zenn is the spot to go. It's the road less traveled tucked away just off of the SW coast perched atop one of the higher lookout spots available. Facing the coast, hidden just enough by a bit of jungle Casa Zenn's views, botanics and pool are the best way to lounge your way into sunset. While staying here, my girlfriend and I spent every meal on the covered outside patio whether sheltering from rainfall or watching the vibrant wildlife (monkeys, sloths, toucans and more) make their rounds through the trees or overhead. Tom and Hollie were wonderful as well providing us the know-about of the area with maps, books and personal knowledge on anything, everything Costa Rica. Only a short drive if heading to the beach yet far enough to be exclusively between yourself and nature made this the perfect haven for us. Wasn't wildly familiar with this area of Costa Rica as it's not as traveled as the central to NW coast but definitely made the right decision coming here. Lastly a perk, if you surf. One of the worlds longest lefts, Pavones sits just 45 minutes north of the lodge.

Amber K-S Apr 2019

Without doubt this was my favorite holiday of all time. We travelled from London with our 1 year old son to stay at Casa Zenn. The owners, Tom and Hollie had asked us before we arrive what kind of trip we wanted, they had organised some amazing trips for us as well as leaving us with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the wildlife in the garden! We saw monkeys, frogs, toucans, parrots and other amazing birds. The house itself has everything you could possibly need to have a wonderful stay. The beds are spacious and very comfortable. If it's really hot there are extra fans to keep you cool. I'll never forget being woken up by the sound of birds every morning. Another highlight of our stay at Casa Zenn was the food. Every meal that Hollie and Tom prepared was made fresh. It was healthy and so delicious. They use local ingredients and can cater for your every foodie wish! My favourite were the fish tacos - they went directly to the fisherman to buy the mackerel and whipped up an incredible feast for dinner. If you stay, make sure you sample lots of their cooking! On our son's first birthday, we were taken on a boat trip where we saw dolphins playing along side the boat. There were so many of them, it really was a trip of a lifetime! Casa Zenn is like a little taste of paradise and we couldn't recommend it highly enough!

Jen Petch Mar 2019

Beautiful. Loved it here. Stayed for 3 nights and it was an unforgettable experience. I think about it all the time! Miss it so much! Amazing hosts! Awesome food! Beautiful views!

Stephen Beasley Mar 2019

Birds, monkeys, and butterflies are abundant throughout the day. We enjoyed coffee on the patio watching the squirrel monkeys playing in the palm trees!

David Gasper Mar 2019

Such a zenn place! The Finca style, open feel and great features create a fantastic space. Open the doors and you’re surrounded by one of the best birding environments you could hope for. So many tucans, birds of prey, sea birds, song birds... it has it all. How i miss coffee on the terrace and watching the monkeys pass by. A wonderful place to stay in nature!

Jennifer Beasley Feb 2019

We loved our Zenn getaway! Thank you for sharing your Casa surrounded by nature. The sounds of nature with the back drop of the sea are truly magical. We also loved the sparkling pool!

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This villa is:

1.5km from the nearest beach 5km from the nearest bar 5km from the nearest restaurant 1km from the nearest supermarket 46km from Golfito airport 8km from Playa Zancudo Port 40km from Golfito Port 354km from San Jose Airport

Local activities

Boat hire 5km Fishing 1.5km Sailling 5km Surfing/sup/kayaking 5km

Sights and attractions

Shopping 30km Jungle 0km

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Outside this villa in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the beach. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 5 February 2020

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 2 August 2021 - 4 April 2022: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 5 April - 11 April 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 12 April 2022 - 4 April 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 5 April - 11 April 2023: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 12 April - 8 December 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 5 April - 11 April 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 May - 8 December 2024: the minimum stay is 4 nights.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 17 September - 16 September and receive 10% off if the booking is for 14 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



2 ensuite bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 1 king size bed and en suite

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Either bedroom or front room


2 bathrooms including 2 en suites

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 7m x 4.5m, Depth 1.6m to 1.6m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, TV Languages in English, Spanish, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Hair dryer, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view


Table tennis

Suitable for

Single gender groups, Pets

Extra information

Boogie boards. Bluetooth hifi for phones/ipods etc... Sky TV with sports package.


Private Owner From Langport, United Kingdom Member since Sep 2019

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Last seen: a year ago

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