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Costa Rican Beach House Rental in Puntarenas

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Pool and House Sunset From the Beach Birds at the House Fishing Trip BBQ Hut Front of House

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Last updated: 03/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Puntarenas villa description

Welcome to Casa Rector Beach House. This house is located one and a half hours west of San Jose (the Pacific side of the country). The house is approximately seven miles away from Puntarenas, a popular city in Costa Rica. The family-owned house is on a lot of property about two plus acres in size. The house includes six bedrooms: five of which contain their own bathrooms and one which connects. The rooms combined can accommodate twelve. The home is perfect for a group or for multi-families. The bedding and linens are supplied. The top floor of the house included the eating area and a full kitchen, stove, refrigerator, microwave, and utensils. Located on the property you can find six different types of fruit growing and many exotic flowers. The property also has a large, freshwater, ceramic tiled, in ground pool which is lighted by Sam Lighting.
I hope you read the comments that were left from past guests because it tells you much about our house


More Details: The pool is 3 ½ feet deep on the shallow end and 6 ½ feet in the deep end. Picnic tables and a barbecue hut are located around the pool. The beach is located at the edge of the property, we consider it our backyard. Once at the beach you can walk several miles in each direction. A gardener/guard is on the property at all times to ensure a clean and safe time. A cook or babysitter can be provided for an extra charge. The way the house is rented: we rent the whole house to the same renter whether it is a group or just a single family. December through April is the prime season. For more information please contact me. More pictures can be sent upon request.

Property Type

      • Villa

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Daily Maid Service

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

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          • Bedroom 6: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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          • all bedrooms have their own baths and air conditioning

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Cable TVs in every room, Stereos, DVD, full kitchen, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, cooking utensils, linens, washer and drier, private pool, charcoal BBQ hut, two dogs on the property....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable:

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              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Family

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Zoo
                  • Churches
                  • Rain Forests
                  • Restaurants
                  • Volcano
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront
                  • Oceanfront
                  • Beach
                  • Resort

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Paragliding
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Swimming

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair

                  General

                  • Telephone:

                    No charge for local calls Must use calling card to call the U.S....moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    As of July 1 2007 wi-fi...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included

                      Kitchen

                      • Blender
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Stove
                      • Grill
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Refrigerator:

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                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Kitchen

                      Outside

                      • Barbecue
                      • Balcony
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Gated Community
                      • Patio
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool
                      • Outdoor Pool
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Great Pool

                        Great Pool

                        • Guest mickey (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
                        • Date of stay 01/01/07
                        • Review Submitted 02/09/07
                        We had a wonderful time at the house. The best part about the place was the pool. It was clean, beautiful and right outside your bedroom door! They had pool toys and towels to use. The listing was quite accurate. The pictures were very helpful. I was impressed with the fact that the house had a crib and a highchair for our kids. The house keeper and cook were very kind and made us feel right at home. We had a large group and the house fit us perfectly. With all the seperate rooms, each couple had their own room for privacy. The lot was right on the beach, which was beautiful at night. The waves turned up the sand a little but it was still great. The location was a little difficult to get to places but only because of the traffic around the country. My only suggestion would be to have a list of local restuarants and good tours. It would be helpful to have a pitcure to send to people for the last turn to the house. The house was perfect but the location was not ideal for our travel desires. We had a great time. I would definately tell others to go, escpecially if they have a big group. Thanks for everything!

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                      • Great Family Vacation spot - Central Location

                        Great Family Vacation spot - Central Location

                        • Guest Robin (San Carlos, California)
                        • Date of stay 08/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/23/13
                        My family rented this property for the week We had 4 adults and 3 kids ages 2-9. The place is spacious and great for kids as they loved swimming in the pool everyday. The location is very central to explore locations nearby (Manuel Antonio, Montezuma, Los Suenos). The caretakers were wonderful and very helpful. For an additional $25/day we were able to have home cooked meals which was a treat. The home is a bit on the older side but very clean, safe and comfortable as long as you are not expecting luxury (if so you should stay at a resort and pay the price!) Great place to have a family reunion and hang out with family members. We used Varsso Travel for our excursions and they would come to house and drive us where we needed to go so you don't even need to rent a car unless you want the freedom to venture off on your own.

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                      • Amazing vacation

                        Amazing vacation

                        • Guest vacactionqueen (Connecticut)
                        • Date of stay 05/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/21/13
                        12 adults just arrived home from our amazing Costa Rican vacation and I wanted to right a review to express what a great time we all had. The house is roomy for 12 adults, each couple having their own bathroom really made traveling together in such a large group easier. The hosue is nicely laid out with common areas upstairs and downstairs to gather for eating/playing games/hanging out. The pool is AWESOME! Great to lounge by or jump into after a day gone on an excursion. The weather was very humid while we were there and it was great to end our evening swimming in the pool. Arturo was always aviable with pool towels and he was cleaning/skimming the pool early each morning and making sure it was sparkling clean. I cannot say enough good things about Maribel and Artuor the caretakers of the home/cook. Maribel cooked all our meals for us, which was so much easier than getting 12 people to a restaurant everyday. Her cooking was fantastic. She cooked local food as well as whatever we requested. The both really made us feel at home and we were sad to have to leave them behind. Rich the owner of the home was always avialble to answer any questions I may have, he gave great suggestions and was a complete pleasure to work with. We also used varso travel to handle all of our excursions, it was much more convinent than having to rent multiple cars to get such a large anywhere. They picked us up right at the house and we had a great time on each tour we took. I would reccomend Casa Rector to any family of any age to enjoy a group vacation!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                      • Amazing Family Retreat

                        Amazing Family Retreat

                        • Guest Elaine (Seattle, WA)
                        • Date of stay 12/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/30/12
                        We just returned from 10 days at this wonderful resort. Our family of 14 including 6 adults and 8 kids ages ranging from 7 to 17 had the perfect vacation centered around this family friendly house. The layout is like a small hotel with 5 suites. All the rooms can accomdate anywhere from 2 to 3 people and there are amazing indoor and outdoor common areas. Room for those who want their own space and for those who want to be together. The large dining table makes communal dinners fun and festive and also serves for a place to gather and play games. The pool area is amazing and the backyard complete with a volley ball net is large and inviting. The house backs up to the ocean where you can hear the waves crash at night and there are boogy boards available to play with in the ocean. We paid an unbelievably small fee to have the caretaker's wife, Maribel make our meals and it was sooo worth the money. She is an expert chef satisfying those of us that are more adventurous as well as kids and those that prefer more American cooking. She also did our laundry. Arturo, the caretaker is hard working and made sure our trip went smoothly. He kept the pool and grounds immaculate, went to the fish market to pick up fresh fish for dinner, ensured we were safe and well taken care of. Maribel and Arturo were like family by the end of the trip. We also used Varso travel to take us on our excursions, they are a family owned company, very honest and very reasonable. We did 3 all day excursions with them and they took care of us like family. Definitely the way to go vs. renting your own car especially if you have a large group. I highly recommend meeting with them on your first day to plan out your vacation. We could not have found a better place to have our family reunion and i highly recommend it for anyone but especially for large groups.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                      • An AMAZING honeymoon experience!

                        An AMAZING honeymoon experience!

                        • Guest shelly887 (Orange County)
                        • Date of stay 10/10/11
                        • Review Submitted 10/26/11
                        Our honeymoon EXCEEDED all of our expectations. We literally had the time of our lives. I'm sure you have heard this a hundred times, but we simply cannot say enough about Maribel and Arturo. They were the sweetest and kindest human beings we've ever encountered. Her cooking was AMAZING! They both went ABOVE and BEYOND what we expected. We had a really amazing experience on our trip. We were doing some exploring and wound up getting our car stuck in the mud at the bottom of a large hill in VERY rural town inland of Jaco (pretty much the middle of nowhere) and a man came out of his shack to help us. He called some friends who came down with a wench and one had a very old tractor. They spend 4.5 hours inching our car up the hill of mud in the pouring rain and wouldn't quit. When we offered money as a thank you they all refused and said the did it out of their hearts. Our rental car company wouldn't even come out to get us or help us b/c they had no idea where we were. We were so humbled by their help that it literally has changed our entire outlook on life and we couldn't be more grateful for such an amazing experience and life lesson. Our car, clothes and shoes were trashed with red mud and Arturo cleaned out the car (it was coated in mud) without us even asking. Ryan went to go help him out and Arturo insisted we enjoy our vacation while he cleaned the car. Arturo even cleaned our our filthy shoes. The house was beautiful and incredibly clean. The pictures didn't do the property justice! We are already planning a trip back to Casa Rector in 2012 with some friends and family! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. Also Varso Travel worked out great. We'll definitely use them again. We used them for a tour to Arenal volcano hot springs and really enjoyed the trip.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                      • We would come back!

                        We would come back!

                        • Guest Kelsie K. (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
                        • Date of stay 07/14/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/14/11
                        Our overall experience was fantastic! Rich, the owner, was very attentive, even down to the detail of providing for a ride for us from the airport. Initally taken back by the less than ideal curb appeal, Casa Rector more than lived up to our expectations. The oceanside view was as beautiful as the picture on the internet. The parrots and the puppies (Bronco & Coco) only made the stay better! They were perfect stand-ins for our pets at home! Maribel and Arturo were delightful to work with, and Maribel's cooking could open a restaurant! Arturo's concern for our well being was top notch. We utilized the high chair for one of the babes in our rather large entourage of 12. We loved the privacy that the separate bedrooms provided as we were traveling as a family group. We had four couples, two singles, and two babies. The house accomodated us perfectly, as it also had a shared, screened-in veranda for eating and hanging out! The pool was very well maintained, and we spent so much time there. We didn't spend as much time on the beach at the property as we had planned, because the surf was more rough and brought in more debris, which made the water murky. We still enjoyed body surfing though! We followed Rich's recommendation of not renting a vehicle in country, and instead went with Varso Travel Agency, who provided excellent curbside service. We did enjoy the tranopy rainforest tour in Jaco, which was ok for our babies, as long as you have someone to watch them when the rest of you zip-line! :) We were disappointed in the total expense required for a day on Tortuga Island. Be prepared to pay for absolutely everything, including the use of the bathroom! The island itself was amazingly gorgeous! All in all, we had a phenomenal time in Costa Rica, especially our time at Casa Rector! By the way, never fly Spirit Air! :)

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • I can only give it 5 stars???

                        I can only give it 5 stars???

                        • Guest Nita (Denver, Colorado)
                        • Date of stay 04/07/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/24/11
                        I wish I could give it 10 stars. What an amazing place. There were 14 of us. We stayed two weeks and didn't want to leave. The house is great. The yard is spectacular. The pool is the best. The ocean is right outside the yard. And the best part of all, the family that lives on the property. Maribel cooks all of your meals (for a mere $20 per day), Artur is a very gracious host to the guests, Bronco and Coco are fantastic guard dogs and the girls are super sweet and helpful (Mariel, 18 and Madelin, 10). Artur is very vigilant regarding the guests. He goes to the bus stop with you to make sure you get on the right bus, he tells the taxi driver where to take you, he watches you while you play on the beach to make sure that the locals don't bother you and he secures all of the belongings that you left outside overnight to ensure that they don't disappear. The area is not as touristy as some of the neighboring towns, which makes it nice. Varso Travel (right down the street from the house) is very eager to meet your needs; they are very nice and willing to take you anywhere you want to go (don't hire them for a fishing trip as they are not knowledgable fishermen and you'll be basically on your own--except for the ride). Maribel will even go to the grocery store with you to make sure you get everything that she'll need to prepare your meals. This family made our vacation so spectacular; we wanted to take them home with us. I can't say enough about the hospitality of the hosts and the owner. The property description and pictures accurately depict the amenities. It is very clean and extremely well cared for. I recommend this property to anyone considering vacationing in the area. Two pieces of advice (neither reflecting the house or the owner/hosts, just the area in general): hold on tight to your belongings, the locals will steal the shirt off your back; and american currency is accepted just about anywhere you will shop but if there is even the most slight tear in the money, they won't take it. Happy vacationing; I plan to return for sure!!!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                      • Amazing Place!!!

                        Amazing Place!!!

                        • Guest Chad (Milwaukee)
                        • Date of stay 07/15/10
                        • Review Submitted 10/22/10
                        I went for 10 days in July and loved this place. The rooms were great, food was excellent, and the beach and pool were fantastic. I will be returning to Casa Rector!!! Not only is the house unbelieveable, the location is convenient. There is a tourist place down the block that knows Casa Rector and treats you accordingly. We did a lot of activities and it was hassle free thanks to the staff at Casa Rector. I highly recommend this place...it is a steal for the price!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                      • Sure stay in Costa Rica

                        Sure stay in Costa Rica

                        • Guest Krohn (Milwaukee)
                        • Date of stay 07/15/10
                        • Review Submitted 10/22/10
                        Traveling with a group of friends and this was our first excursion to Costa Rica. While we did some research Rich and his team where extremely helpful, knowledgeable and went above and beyond in making sure our stay was comfortable and well, quite frankly, AWESOME! The residence is perfect for those wanting to relax and chill by the pool/beach. Arturo and Maribel (on site staff) made our stay even that more enjoyable. If you are planning to travel to Costa Rica, this is the spot to stay, you'll thank yourself later! Definately looking forward to returning. - Jason

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

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                      • Wonderful 50th Anniversary

                        Wonderful 50th Anniversary

                        • Guest Bill and Jane (Bartlesville, Oklahoma/U.S.)
                        • Date of stay 07/29/10
                        • Review Submitted 08/11/10
                        Casa Rector was an ideal place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary (and our youngest grandaughter's first birthday) with all of our children and grandchildren (ranging in age from one year to 20). All of us had a thoroughly enjoyable time that included riding the waves at the beach, relaxing in and around the beautiful pool, visiting the town of Puntarenas, taking tours arranged through Varso Travel, and enjoying the meals prepared by Maribel and the constant attention and help of her and her husband, Arturo. The location was convenient, the house and property were clean and well maintained, and all of our needs were well supplied, but it was the people (and dogs) that made the experience special. From the owner, Rich Rector, to Maribel, Arturo, their daughters and two dogs (Branco and Coco), all went well beyond expectations to insure we had a wonderful time together at the house and in Costa Rica. The folks at Varso Travel were also helpful and accommodating. It was a memorable experience for all, and we have many pictures of the group to remind us until we can return for another visit in the future.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $285
                      $1,995
                      green
                      May 1 - Aug 30
                      2 night min stay
                      $265
                      green
                      Sep 1 - Nov 30
                      2 night min stay
                      $265 $265
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                      dry
                      Dec 1 - Apr 30
                      3 night min stay
                      $285

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                      Location

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                      • Nearest Ferry: Puntarenas at 7 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: cr1 at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: behind the house at Puntarenas
                       

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                      • Pool and House

                        Pool and House

                      • Birds at the House

                        Birds at the House

                      • Front of House

                        Front of House

                      • Sunset From the Beach

                        Sunset From the Beach

                      • Fishing Trip

                        Fishing Trip

                      • BBQ Hut

                        BBQ Hut

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                      6 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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