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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Esterillos house description
Colorful home on a large one acre lot in a gated community near the seaside village of esterillos oeste, close to both manuel antonio and jaco and all the adventures . Not a crowded touristy place!
Casa tucana: features a large great room with a spacious open floor plan and tall cathedral teak ceilings, a covered patio complete with bbq & teak ping pong table (also great for dinning outside). This home offers forest & valley views with complete privacy. Step right in to the large salt water pool or lounge on the teak deck or on the palapa day-bed. You'll also enjoy doing yoga on the roof top terrace, or relaxing in a hammock under the palapa. The interior is tastefully decorated in colorful custom designed furnishings (french designer) . This home is ideal for families and has a very happy feeling.
Relaxing and fun: salt water pool (15' x 40' x 3-6'deep) is surrounded by stone/grass and a teak deck for watching monkeys. Lounge chairs as well as a palapa covered day bed-- a great spot for reading!
Roof-top terrace with palapa, hammocks and another day bed.... Is perfect for yoga.
Ping pong - teak ping-pong table (also doubles as outdoor dining table) is a great hit (punintended!) with all kids of all ages!
Ammenities: this house is fully equipped with high quality appliances and custom furniture
Satelite tv comes with ipod dock to watch all you favorite shows and news and play your favorite music (bring your ipod) --
Laundry (washer//dryer) all bedding and linens provided - beach towels provided and more...
3-g internet - stay connected. Bring your laptop. --
Gated security: gated community with 24/7 security. Casa toucana is on the largest 'owner's lot', four times the size of regular lots. It is in a corner facing out to a beautiful green valley. A lush green vegetation 'curtain' also provides privacy.
Stay cool naturally: green design to keep you cool naturally!
The house stays naturally cool thanks to the high cathedral ceilings, the tall tower and thick palapa roof . Ceiling fans in all rooms and air conditioner in the bedrooms too (hardly needed). Cool cement floors also add freshness.
- Vacation Rental
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Casa tucana is near the beachside village of esterillos oeste. It is on the central coast, right between the area's two tourist towns of jaco and manuel antonio. This less crowded location is close to all the adventures. The beautiful black sand beach at esterillos oeste has been voted one of the top 5 beaches in costa rica with great surf reef, sand bottom tide pools and hardly a soul! You can even walk towards the turtle sanctuary. The beach is lined with almond trees which provide shade and attract majestic mccaws. Esterillos oeste is also famous for its mermaid statue bravely facing the surf. The village offers a quaint setting with strong local flavor, fun restaurants, a grocery store, bakery, butcher shop.... Casa tucana is in a gated community on a large 1 acre corner lot with privacy and valley views, monkeys........moreless
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Haven't stopped planning our return trip
Haven't stopped planning our return trip
Thank you to Pura Vida Casas and the Murdochs for making our vacation outstanding! This is the kind of place you return to again and again. To start, everything was taken care of for us; from the rental car and driving from the airport to Casa Tucana to cell phones to planning our excursions to our first batch of groceries. Daniel and Chloe called or texted us daily to make sure our needs were met and accommodated us as our plans developed. We chose the more casual Casa Tucana, because of its location near the beach. With five of us ranging from ages 13 to 75 this was perfect. We could walk or ride bikes to the beach, swim in our pool and lounge on the roof-top deck while others drove off chasing surf if the local beach wasn't pumping. The house is surrounded on nearly 3 sides with undeveloped forest and jungle. Because of this we saw as much wildlife while sitting on our decks as we saw in the national parks. We even had a resident sloth living in our tree who we named Jerry. Fascinating and our new favorite animal! The house is located in a sleepy settlement on the usual Tico pot-holed side roads and yet still an easy and beautiful drive north to Jaco or south to Quepos. Perfect for us to slow down and shift into the local vibe. We have told many people about this rental and only wish we could communicate more fully the ease and pleasure we experienced. We haven't stopped planning our next trip back. Pura Vida all the way! Thank you:)
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/06/13
- Review Submitted 11/03/13
Some considerations before you book Casa Tucana
Some considerations before you book Casa Tucana
Casa Tucana is a gem of a house with an amazing backyard view. We stayed there for 9 nights and enjoyed most all of it. At night we enjoyed the nightly songs of the Tink Frogs and all the other insects that come out and sang for us. We also enjoyed the great number of butterflies in the backyard, as well as a family of monkeys that traversed thru the trees on our last day. The pool was truly a must after a long day out and about. The house is also close to a cozy little surfing village and far from the tourist billboards you get from planting yourself in Quepos or Jaco. There are however a few points to consider before booking your stay at Casa Tucana. What I was initially attracted to was the centralized location between Quepos and Jaco. The owners described the location on HomeAway.com as 15 minutes from Jaco and 15 to 20 minutes from Quopos. The reality is that it's 15 to 20 minutes from Jaco and 45 to 50 minutes from Quepos. The house was also to be cleaned mid-week. About mid-week, the owner showed up at 5:00pm to do some cleaning. This was a terrible time to clean as we just returned home from a long day and were all settling in, unpacking, and getting ready for dinner. He told us he was headed south to go surfing the next morning. We asked to have someone return the next day and got the ‘nod’ that someone would return. No one came to clean. Another surprise was the toilets do not flush toilet paper. You must instead manage a small bucket of trash next to the bowl. After a few days of stinky bathrooms you get the hang of it. I can’t say that this isn’t common in most rental homes but if you’re considering other homes, it’s a good question to ask. Due to the location, you’re definitely going to want a car. And if you’ve been able to manage finding this house, navigating to its location, and thinking through what you want to do, you certainly can book your own excursions. The owners will gladly book your excursions for you but in doing so, you’ll pay more. There are many options for all the zip lines, nature walks with or without guides, water falls tours, fishing, surfing lessons, etc. And working directly with the provider, you can negotiate the best price. This also holds true for stocking the house with food prior to your arrival. The first night you can simply dine out and pick up a few items for the morning within a 2 minute drive toward the beach. All in all, I’d give our stay at this home 3 stars.
- Guest Brian B.
- Date of stay 07/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Very nice property, poorly managed
Very nice property, poorly managed
We stayed at this property after Christmas into the New Year. It was perfect for our family of 8--grandparents, adult children and 3 grandchildren. It is situated about a 15 minutes walk from the beach in a quiet little subdivision. The house itself is lovely with very usable spaces inside and out. The photos accurately portray the property. That said, there were definite problems with the management, which I concluded was poor communication between the owners, the local manager and the people who maintain the property. The local manager had obviously not been told that we would be arriving so early (even though I had told the owner this) so the house was not ready. The man who cleans the pool was never told we were coming so the pool was green with algae for about 2 days while we were there until he showed up for the regular weekly cleaning. He was very embarrassed about the pool.. The same can be said for the gardener, as he hadn't done any of the outside work. There was not enough toilet paper nor trash can liners. Our trash was overflowing as there was no outside container and we didn't want to put the trash out in just a liner due to the animals. We were told that the house would be cleaned halfway through our stay, which would have been at 4 days. When no one had shown up on the 6th day, we cleaned the house--inside and out--ourselves. Finally on the 7th day the housekeepers showed up unannounced. As we had already cleaned there wasn't much for them to do. We were told that there would be certain amenities (such as a DVD player and an Ipod dock). Neither were there, although when we pointed that out to the manager, he did buy some and bring them by within a few days. The inside cushions on the sofa were very dirty. Upon out return, I emailed the owner to let her know what had happened and was assured that this had never happened before. Esterillos Oeste is a wonderful little town. We loved the beach there--very flat, wide and long. The ocean was perfect for our grandkids. There is also surfing. Our favorite restaurant was Los Almendros which is located right in town. Fresh, delicious food.
- Guest maestrajill (Carbondale, CO USA)
- Date of stay 12/27/12
- Review Submitted 02/12/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Exotic Costa Rican bliss
Exotic Costa Rican bliss
My wife and I love Costa Rica and have been there many times and have toured the whole country. We have stayed in a wide variety of accomodations from hotels, resorts, beach hostels and homes. On the top of the list is this place, not only for its prime location for fun outdoors activities and beautiful lush scenery, but what a home. It's is perfectly situated for quick trips to either Jaco and the infamous Playa Hermosa or south to the lush beaches of Manual Antonio. However, the beaches out front are among some of the most private desired stretches of cost in Costa Rica with some great surf right there. Many would think it would be more appealling to be right on the beach yet having done it both ways, this home, though it is only a few minute drive to the beach, sit enthroned on a beautiful hill overlooking the entire coast from Jaco to Manual as well as equally gorgeous views of the rainforest to the back. It gives you great variety and helps you to enjoy all the different beauties Costa Rica has to offer. The sunrises and sunsets from the many patios and terraces will take your breath away. Having your own residence gives you the peace and tranquility that living in the bustling tourist cities doesn't give you. That and its very comfortable to lounge around in absolute privacy. The home itself is very comfortable and well designed and provides a great time for a family or group of friends. I highly recommend this home to anyone who is travelling to Costa. We love it so much that we have since brought both friends and family on several trips and now consider it our home away from home. Pura Vida and enjoy.
- Guest Daniel and Chlo (Pismo Beach, CA)
- Date of stay 06/01/09
- Review Submitted 02/24/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
$300/nt - $550/nt $1800/wk - $3,200/wk RESERVATION DEPOSIT: 50% to confirm / $1,000 refundable Security at check in Costa Rica Hotel Tax may apply ~~~~~ This is a NON SMOKING home. ~~LARGER GROUPS: we have 2 other homes nearby - See website: www.PuraVidaCasas.com VILLA OCEANA: 5 bdrms - sleeps 11-12 - CASA EXOTICA: 4 bdrms - sleeps 11-12 -
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About the owner: I am from France and live in in California with my Husband (a surfer) and 6 kids (all surfers!) I'm a dancer myself! We wanted a family home, close to the beach, good surf, and beauty inside and out
Why the Owner Chose Esterillos:
Esterillos Oeste is charming, not a crowded touristy place. The house is close to the beach (3/4 mile) in a gated community. We are on the largest corner lot, very private and facing a beautiful fields
The Unique Benefits at this House:
THe best thing is the Salt water pool. we also love doing Yoga on the roof top terrace or reading under the Palapa bed.... The teak ping pong table is fun and practical too (dinner outside). We see Monkeys in the trees at the bottom of the property. It is quiet and private.
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Large SALT POOL with stone & Grass deck and Teak deck
Lush vegetation, Palapa roof keeps house cool
Relax on top terrace, great for Yoga and reading
Open Floor Plan - Lots of light
Colorul Kitchen, Quality Appliances
MASTER SUITE - King Size Bed
GUEST BEDROOM - Two Queen Beds
COVERED PATIO - BBQ AND PING PONG....
Light and Colorful - High Teak Ceilings -
Large SALT POOL, right off your bedroom
Great Room Opens to Covered Patio
LIVING ROOM AREA - large cement couch, Satelitte TV with iPod dock
Master Bath - Cement floors and counter tops
OTHER GUEST BEDROOM - Two Queen Beds
Back side - Pool, palapa bed, very private
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