Coats, scarves, shoveling snow, scraping ice off your windshield, for many of our VIP Members who live in Canada and the Northern part of the United States, you are already starting to experience all of these lovely parts of winter.

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It is this time of year that many start to plan their trip to Costa Rica and escape forever or, at least for at least a couple weeks. If you are planning a trip you might want to check out some of these amazing vacation rentals, which provide a great value and plenty of space for the entire family or a large group.

But don’t wait too long, these prime properties tend to book fast, especially during the holiday season.

Why is renting a house in Costa Rica so Popular?

This is a nation with a laid-back lifestyle, favorable weather patterns, and the allure of perfect surf spots for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Every year, many new residents want to escape the cold, experience a location with delicious fruits growing on the land, and see just how amazing this area has become after many upgrades in its infrastructure.

Renting a house here on a long-term basis offers the tenant a chance to have their own place in a location that is truly paradise, and see if it truly suits them before buying. Purchasing a home or luxury property is a great choice for anyone deciding to come to Costa Rica, but the option to rent is attractive for many different types of residents.

In areas of the nation that are popular for surfing, many types of tenants could see the value of renting over outright ownership of property here. Even though condominium properties make it very easy to rent out the location while you are abroad, some prefer the option of knowing that when they arrive back to their place, it is all theirs, and no one else has been in their private residence.

This stunning beach front luxury condo in the photograph above and the first two below below is a 3 bed/3 bath, 3,300 sq ft, on the 11th floor of one of the most exclusive beachfront communities in Jaco Beach. Featuring a wrap around terrace that features your own private jacuzzi.

At US$450 a night (or US$150 per couple if there are three couples) it’s an absolute bargain.

Houses For Rent in San Jose, Costa Rica

The Capital of San Jose is known to be a very cosmopolitan and bustling hub, and for this reason is very popular with those looking for houses for rent in Costa Rica. Many various museums, nearby natural attractions such as the Orosi River Valley, and some of the most stunning cathedrals in the world are here for exploring and sightseeing.

For a house in San Jose, you can expect to pay an average price of around $3,000- $5,000 a month. Before anyone quickly exclaims that for this price anyone should purchase property outright, there are a few important factors to consider. Purchase of property in Costa Rica can take considerably longer than signing a lease, and by choosing to have a rental, you can quickly get the lay of the land, and start enjoying the tico lifestyle right away.

While looking for home for rent in San Jose, the lower end of the pricing spectrum still allows you amenities such as ceramic floors, full living room, maid quarters, and granite counter tops. Spacious green areas and terraces along with some properties being in gated areas are extremely sought after features that you can find in these homes.

Houses for rent in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas is another area where many seek houses for rent in Costa Rica. Historic and heritage tours, beautiful waterfalls, and other locations such as the Macaw Sanctuary in Natuwa are all reasons why people love living here. There are also many other extreme activities like zipline and aerial adventure parks here that residents love as part of their recreational time.

In cities such as Playa Jaco, you can find oceanfront houses for rent that feature sweeping views, great locations close to the coast, and large kitchens that are ideal for entertaining many guests. Prices for homes to rent here range from $2,500 a month to around $5,000 a month, and some of these are properties that used to be short-term rentals and are now up for the owner to acquire a six-month to year lease.

An example of a property you can find here is seven miles outside of Puntarenas, and is a 6 bedroom/ 5 bathroom villa that comfortably can sleep around 13 people. Many of these rentals have features such as in-ground pools, and exotic fruit trees right on site.

Homes that are transitioning from short-term rentals are great finds in the Puntarenas area, that all of your family will enjoy coming to for a retreat. New residents are very happy while completing their lease agreement to rent a home here, as it gives them a chance to see if a longer-term commitment such as purchasing is the right move for them and their family.

Affordable Costa Rica Vacation Rentals For Everyone. These luxury condominiums below are perfect for those wanting to be near the center of Downtown Jaco Beach, within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the beach and the new central park.

You can choose from 2 or 3 bedroom condos, starting at just US$139 a night.

Vacation Rentals For a Large Group? This magnificent luxury home above sleeps up to 20 people. This is truly a unique and very luxurious “resort style” development consisting of two homes, two swimming pools and a ton of features, like a swim up bar, pool table, air hockey, and even your own par 3 golf hole.

Located atop the mountain in Los Lomas, giving you spectacular ocean, mountain and valley views all! The two homes are separated by sparkling pools, a cascading waterfall and lush landscaping and is just five minutes from downtown Jaco. From US$1,699 a night.

Houses for Rent in Lost Suenos, Costa Rica

Areas such as Los Suenos are very sought-after for tenants wishing to find houses for rent in Costa Rica that will be a perfect place to stay when you are on the hunt for sand and surf. Many properties in Los Suenos are of the short-term or vacation rental nature, but if you perform a very wide search, you can locate houses for rent by the beach on a monthly basis.

Beach houses for rent in Los Suenos can be upwards in price, but quite worth it: for around $6,000 – $7,000 a month, you are getting the opportunity to stay in a master-planned community that has been offering residents access to one of the nation’s most amazing marinas, that has been open since 2001. Staying here provides the opportunity for you to see the ocean from the viewpoint of a sailboat or motorboat, or enjoy a round of golf on the course here that was inaugurated on the eve of the millennium.

Luxury Homes and Condos in Los Sueños. If you want to be close to world class fishing and an 18 hole championship golf course, the Los Sueños Resort offers luxury homes and condos.

A range of homes are available that are perfect for large groups or families. Smaller groups and couples might prefer a 1 or 2 bedroom condo, which start as low as US$225 a night.

Luxury Houses For Rent in Costa Rica

When renting a luxury home here, you will no doubt enjoy every minute of your time spend whether it is a property that is higher up in the mountains with cooler temperatures, or down on the coast where you can view fantastic sunsets every night. While many luxury homes in Costa Rica are for sale, there is still an ample supply for rent to those that are interested.

Some of these are in locations such as Nosara, where some of the most famous yoga workshops and surf schools in the world are located. ATVs and horseback riding on the beach, views that you’ll remember for a lifetime, and sampling a true taste of Costa Rica without the crowds of places like Waikiki and South Beach are a few of the reasons why luxury real estate is a great choice for those who are looking to rent here.

When you are looking for houses to rent in Costa Rica that offer luxury features, you can expect to pay anywhere from $5,000 a month to $9,000 a month, and even higher when you are dealing with large mansions located in gated communities. If you have the luxury of being located in a gated community, you can rest assured that having security on site and having a built-in network of those who know the area will benefit you immediately.

Having the satisfaction of your own sprawling estate will no doubt leave you excited to wake up every morning just to see what the day will offer. You may want personal chef services, a backyard with a pool and Jacuzzi for you and your guests to enjoy, or an immaculate place as a house to rent in Costa Rica: the extra size and features of a luxury home will provide for you the slice of paradise you have always been dreaming of.

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