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Custom Home, Swimming Pool, 5 Minute Walk to Beach

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Casa de Abuela overlooking the swimming pool.

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa de Abuela is a custom home on a quarter acre lot overlooking the rain forest. It has a large swimming pool and is a five minute walk from one of the best surfing beaches on the central Pacific coast. It is located in a neighborhood that overlooks Esterillos Oeste, a small fishing village nestled on the beach. The neighbohood itself is situated on the top of a ridge and consists of 10 - 12 custom homes, some of which are owned by American or Canadian families that live there permanently.

The house features a bedroom wing and a ‘great room’ separated by a two story open air hall. There are four bedrooms, each with its own private bath and air conditioning. Two of the bedrooms accommodate a family of four with a double bed and a set of bunk beds, all made by a local carpenter of Costa Rican cedar. The upstairs bedrooms also have external entrances for privacy.

The hall is over two stories high, providing cool breezes even on the hottest day. The great room has a cathedral ceiling and three sets of double doors for air circulation. One set leads out on to the large front porch, providing a perfect setting for morning coffee and bird watching. The kitchen area has a large island for cooking and serving. The dining area has a table that seats 12. Like the bedrooms, the great room is also air conditioned with furniture made of Costa Rican cedar.

The yard has been carefully planted with many fruit trees some of which are already producing. There is a lime tree, star fruit, noni, guave, bananas, mango, avocado, cashew, and an orange tree.

Esterillos Oeste is a typical small Costa Rica fishing village where fishermen still roll their boats over the sand into the surf. It is located on Playa de Esterillos, a long, beautiful surfing beach that rarely has more than a few surfers and sun bathers. The beach is a short walk down the hill from the house. If you turn left when you reach the beach, you'll see large waves for surfing and, ironically, natural lava flow breakwaters with tide pools for snorkeling and places for children to play. Walk in the other direction along the beach and see capuchin monkeys as you search for seashells.

If you'd like some excitement or a night on the town, it's only a 15 minute drive to Jaco, the Las Vegas of Costa Rica. Jaco has casinos, fine dining, sushi restaurants and jazz bars. You can also get a massage or shop for souvenirs. Or if you're interested in a romantic dinner watching the sunset over the Pacific, Villa Caletas is the perfect spot, about 10 minutes past Jaco.

Other sights in Costa Rica are not far from Esterillos Oeste: Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs and Monteverde Cloud Forest are about 4 hours away. There are many exciting things to do from Oeste, all within an hour or less drive from the house. For example, you can go to Manuel Antonio, one of the finest national parks in CR, go white water rafting, ride the 'zip' lines over the rain forest, go deep sea fishing, or take a monkey tour in a mangrove swamp. And best of all, the road to and along this part of the coast is good all the way from San Jose to Esterillos Oeste and Quepos, a very important fact in a country where most roads are dirt and require a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

GETTING THERE: Casa de Abuela is easily accessible via a three hour flight from Houston or Dallas to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. It is then a scenic one-hour plus drive on the new highway from San Jose over the mountains to Esterillos Oeste.

We can help you arrange for an experienced driver with a large passenger van to pick you up at the airport and drop you off at the front door of the house. Or you can reserve a car at the San Jose airport from any of the major car rental agencies and drive to the coast. For budget travelers, there is the Quepos bus right outside the airport that will take you to the Super Sol grocery store in Esterillos Oeste for less than $7.00. Please contact us for more details. In addition Budget, National, etc. car rental agencies are available in Playa Jaco if you just want a car for a short time.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views of the mountainous jungles inland....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large table made from Costa Rican cedar that seats 10 - 12 people....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are separate units in each bedroom and one main unit in the Great Room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    electric...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Extra towels and sheets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The neighborhood is very secure ensuring cars are safe parked on the street around the property. There is parking for FOUR cars only....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Typical top load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Large cooking island with stools encourages interesting conversation to keep the cook company....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Nov 15 - Mar 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

There is an additional charge of $10/night/adult for more than four adults.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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Location

  • Manuel Antonio National Park

    "One of the best national parks in Costa Rica, it's less than an hour from Casa de Abuela. T..."

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  • Arenal Volcano

    "About four hours from Casa de Abuela, the Arenal Volcano National Park has beautiful hot spr..."

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  • Parque Nacional Palo Verde

    "Wonderful place to take a boat ride to see howler monkeys and six-foot iguanas."

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  • Marriott Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort

    "Beautifully done, relaxing and quiet. Great place to have a drink or a pleasant dinner."

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Other sights in Costa Rica are not far from Esterillos Oeste: Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs and Monteverde Cloud Forest are about 4 hours away. There are many exciting things to do from Oeste, all within an hour or less drive from the house. For example, you can go to Manuel Antonio, one of the finest national parks in CR, go white water rafting, ride the 'zip' lines over the rain forest, go deep sea fishing, or take a monkey tour in a mangrove swamp. And best of all, the road to and along this part of the coast is good all the way from San Jose to Esterillos Oeste and Quepos, a very important fact in a country where most roads are dirt and require a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

Why the Owner Chose Esterillos Oeste:
I hope to retire soon and spend my summers at Casa de Abuela. The Pacific Ocean keeps the region cool at night and the rains keep it cool during the day. It is a beautiful area of the world with mountainous jungles crashing into the majestic Pacific.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is extremely safe, private and quiet in this community with great bird and wildlife viewing from the porches of the house.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Casa de Abuela overlooking the swimming pool.

    Casa de Abuela overlooking the swimming pool.

  • Our neighborhood monkey that watches us  from the rain forest.

    Our neighborhood monkey that watches us from the rain forest.

  • Front entrance with front porch sitting area.

    Front entrance with front porch sitting area.

  • Gardens along the front stairs

    Gardens along the front stairs

  • Blue crowned mot-mot visiting the front yard.

    Blue crowned mot-mot visiting the front yard.

  • Newly decorated kitchen with cooking island and stools.

    Newly decorated kitchen with cooking island and stools.

  • Large dining table with comfortable seating in the great room.

    Large dining table with comfortable seating in the great room.

  • Open air seating area in the great room.

    Open air seating area in the great room.

  • Down stairs bedroom with double bed.

    Down stairs bedroom with double bed.

  • One of two downstairs bathrooms.

    One of two downstairs bathrooms.

  • Upstairs master bedroom.

    Upstairs master bedroom.

  • Master bathroom, one of two upstairs bathrooms.

    Master bathroom, one of two upstairs bathrooms.

  • Picnic time at the pool with a view of the rain forest.

    Picnic time at the pool with a view of the rain forest.

  • View of the pool from back porch

    View of the pool from back porch

  • Front porch with table and leather rocking chairs

    Front porch with table and leather rocking chairs

  • Iguana that lives on the roof and comes down to feed during the day.

    Iguana that lives on the roof and comes down to feed during the day.

  • View of the rain forest from front porch

    View of the rain forest from front porch

  • View of the open air hall from the kitchen area.

    View of the open air hall from the kitchen area.

  • Built-in couch that also provides extra sleeping area.

    Built-in couch that also provides extra sleeping area.

  • Another view of the redecorated seating arrangement.

    Another view of the redecorated seating arrangement.

  • Armoire for storage in downstairs bedroom.

    Armoire for storage in downstairs bedroom.

  • Downstairs family bedroom with bunk beds, with a similar one upstairs.

    Downstairs family bedroom with bunk beds, with a similar one upstairs.

  • Sitting area in master bedroom.

    Sitting area in master bedroom.

  • View of Esterillos Oeste beach from the road.

    View of Esterillos Oeste beach from the road.

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Speaks: english
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