Imagine waking to the gentle sounds of distant surf, the eerie echo of howler monkeys and the flutter and song of tropical birds. Imagine opening your eyes and seeing a hallucinatory view of mountains and islands meeting an ocean as blue and bright as the sky and Indigo butterflies floating past. Imagine rising from bed and walking through architectural spaces designed with such care and detail that every view is extraordinary and you feel as if you are truly walking in a world of celestial beauty.
Both my landscape architect husband and my backgrounds were strongly influenced by beauty, art, and high quality craftsmanship. I grew up being privileged enough to travel around the world while staying in fabulous places. We fell in love with the natural beauty of Costa Rica the first time we saw it. Finding this spot with its location and views was a dream come true. We wanted to create a legacy of a beautiful restorative place where family and friends can truly retreat.Read More
We welcome Lupita Corales as Casa Holmes’ house manager. After building with her husband their own elegant home nearby and having run two businesses related to the vacation industry Lupita agreed to run Casa Holmes for us. We are thrilled since she is local, has a tenacity for care and details and desires to do an outstanding job. Please see the other seasoned services that she and her husband Ricardo can provide to make your vacation that much more enjoyable. You will not find anyone more professional and with integrity than these two.
Lupita is ready to help with any needs you may have from helping with airport pick ups, best restaurants, rental cars, etc.. We recommend 4 wheel drive. Cars are often at a premium in high season so it is best to book in advance. Please do not hesitate to contact her.
Breakfasts Optional. Contact manager if interested.We have personally hired all the chefs we have listed below. The quality of the dishes are superior.
All chefs use fresh ingredients and are flexible in terms of working with people’s allergies and dietary needs. We have found through past experiences it is far preferable for our guests to contact and work directly with the chefs. This gives the best results. This is why we ask you to contact them directly. Don’t miss out on trying the local ceviche, patagones, etc.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 011 (506) 84561663 Sandra provided us an outstanding appetizer meal focusing on local specialties. She is informative and a great personality. She also did a cooking class and dinner which we along with our guests thoroughly enjoyed. She has menus to offer and has said she is willing to work with people’s budgets.
email@example.com An Excellent Chef Team of 5 men from Papagyo Penninsula Chef4U. Chef Nicolas provides a unique treat of a fabulous meal. Chef Nicolas has also done a cooking class for our family and friends. He accommodated to various things certain people wanted to learn, including preparing octopus, while building a unique sumptuous menu (We have many good chefs in the family). It was a wonderful experience for all. I highly recommend this approach for those who enjoy learning, whether you are a novice or quite proficient. Besides it is a fun way to connect with each other.
LAR Transportes and Vargas Tours are established businesses that have set the standard for this area. We are here to assist you with all your travel plans from beginning to end.. We understand every minute counts! We're ready to welcome you at the airport and take you to your private residency or hotel and help you organize exciting activities . For individual or larger groups, family reunions or business functions we provide affordable and reliable transportation from Liberia or San Jose International Airports to the different locations in the area. All transfers on arrival, departure and during the entire trip are conducted under the highest standards of service. Information and assistance during private transfers are provided by bilingual drivers whose standard of excellence will exceed your expectations. Let us know your desire of places to visit and activities you like to include in your itinerary and we gladly send you the information. Services we provide:
The amount of activities you can do while in Guanacaste are unlimited : -Zip lines for all size and level of experience - hiking to volcanoes - rain forest - hanging bridges - national parks - secluded waterfalls - hot springs - horseback riding - snorkeling and sunset trips - ATV jungle and beach tours - nature and bird watching tours, Chocolate tours, sloth and frog sanctuary, beach hopping transportation, cultural and historical customized tours.011 + (506) 2697 1356 or 011 + (506) 8896 3148 More Information
We would like all our guests to know that if you or your family want to improve your knowledge of the Spanish language for business, cultural or personal use we have a great opportunity for you! Ana is one of the most talented teachers we know; our background and passion is education. She can come to Casa Holmes to do tailor-made lessons for you or your group. 8810 3458 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmen Otero, will come to Casa Holmes to give our clients massages. Carmen’s skill set and kind personality set her apart. She comes highly recommended from locals, some of whom are in the health field. We can attest that she gives some of the best massages we have ever had. At times her schedule can be quite busy so we suggest you contact her in advance. 011+ 506-8319-0624Book your massage!
The house was the perfect landing spot for us, a sort of base camp and rejuvenator between our mini-adventures. We really loved the experience and will likely look to enjoy it again! Many thanks as well to Kenia who was so helpful with the small odds-and-ends that round off a great experience; she helped on several occasions with connections and advice that helped us with the assistance you just wouldn’t know to ask for until the need arises. Not to be overlooked was the fantastic meal Chef Dean and team prepared- a true highlight and delicious celebration dinner!
Want to thank you for letting us rent your beautiful home. Life was so simple while we were there with absolutely no unforeseen frustrations. The location was excellent and the pool was divine. We will have pleasant memories for a long time. Accommodations were great for our grandbaby and it was wonderful to watch her develop in one week's time. She loved the crib and the pool and the bougainvillea on the deck. I will write a review as well, but I wanted to personally thank you.
Your home was spectacular in every way. We enjoyed your hospitality so much. And Tim loved his breakfast cake!! Thank you again for your warm welcome! What a glorious magical place! ….We’d love to come back someday. Thank you again - we all enjoyed Casa Holmes!
We are packing up and are getting ready to leave your beautiful vacation home. Thanks so much for the hospitality and gifts for the girls, Your staff is wonderful and we utilized Rocio 3 nights. We hope to return as we really enjoyed our stay.
My husband and I spent a week at Casa Holmes celebrating his birthday. The house is spectacular. Steve and Lisa (property managers) were both welcoming and helpful. We booked a tour with Vargas Tours to Monteverdi and were impressed not only with the beauty of Costa Rica, but the knowledge of our guide Franco of all things Costa Rican, Central American and the flora and fauna of this beautiful country. We found travel fairly easy and the local area charming. Massages by Carmen were the icing on the cake. Nita is so welcoming and responsive to any questions. The house itself has everything you need and, while certainly daunting, the driveway is manageable! Highly recommend this amazing home and lovely area.
Casa Holmes is everything we were looking for to relax and celebrate. We have rented a number of homes as vacation destinations but your home is the best of all. It is as much your warm and welcoming approach as it is the beauty of the home that has made it our favourite.
Just wanted to tell you we had a very nice time. Your home is looking very lovely. Thank you for the lovely welcome package… By the way the masseuse was very good. We had her come 3 days. She is very sweet and good at what she does.
We had a fantastic stay at Casa Holmes February 23-28, 2015! Even the great pictures on the website cannot capture how beautiful and unique the house is and how spectacular the view is. The property managers, Wes and Lisa, are extremely helpful with advice on the area. There is a local massage therapist who is very talented and who will come to the house. It was very difficult to leave this relaxing, luxurious property to return to the snow and ice at home. We would definitely book this property again!
Best Birthday Ever! I stayed here 2/2015 to celebrate my 50th birthday with 9 members of my family and it was an amazing vacation. The house was clean , indescribably beautiful and the views are the best! We rented an SUV with navigation and had no trouble getting around to see local sights and neighboring beaches.The grocery store is very close and modern. The homeowner and the house managers took excellent care of us…..It takes exactly 30 minutes to get here from the Liberia airport which is small, modern and easy to get through customs and immigration. The downtown area is a 20 minute walk and is like a street party every night!
Amazing experience . As others have stated, the view is absolutely breathtaking and the sunsets spectacular. …….The home owner is incredible helpful and knowledgeable, and the house managers are wonderful resources as well. Costa Rica is beautiful and exotic and the people warm and friendly. Lovely, lovely, home and fabulous week. Thank you the wonderful family memories that will last us a lifetime :)
Can not say enough wonderful things about our stay at Casa Holmes. Highly recommend. The Glass House was superb and the views were stunning. The owner is extremely helpful and responsive.
The Costa Rican architect Victor Cañas designed the house. Cañas is on of Costa Rica’s premier architects and his renown extends throughout Latin America. He describes himself as a “tropical modernist” and he is known for his sensitive understanding of the site.