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Last updated: 07/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

La Isla Palo Seco house description

The house is fronted by a large teak balcony featuring two hammocks + 4 person dining table - this is the signature location of the house with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. The main living area of the house is located on the upper level; at this level the ocean-view presents itself from all points in the open-concept kitchen, dining and living room areas. Vaulted ceilings, teak beams and numerous windows enhance this area with abundant light and air. The kitchen is well equipped with coffee maker, toaster, pots & pans, cutlery, dishes, glasses, electric stove and fridge. For indoor dining a lunch bar separates the kitchen and living room - there are 6 bar-height, teak chairs. Behind the house is the private pool and rancho with charcoal bar-b-que; a bar in the rancho offers an outside dining option near the pool.

The yard features a huge mango tree, two almond trees, numerous palms and other tropical plants.

Beach, Ocean and Weather are the main attractions at Isla Palo Seco; they are spectacular! Isla Palo Seco is a barrier island, essentially a sand spit, that extends 8 km in length. The sand beach extends the entire length of the Island on the ocean-facing side; approximately 8 km of palm-lined, pristine beach. The ocean water is warm, surprisingly warm. Waves are constant; they are a surfer/boogie boarder's dream. At Dos Gatos we have 3 surf boards (2 long boards and 1 short board) and 2 boogie boards for our guests to use. At high or low tide the beach is breathtaking but if you want to walk the beach low tide is best. At low tide the ocean recedes to uncover a flat, sand strip that extends for more than half of the 100 or so metres between the water and the beach grass and palms. This flat sand is firm and a pleasure to walk. The beach is never crowded with people. Except for weekends and holidays when Tico (Costa Rican) families gather at the beach, it is almost deserted. I once walked the entire length of the Island and encountered only 3 people! The estero located on the back side of the island is extensive and it known for its fishing and sight seeing.

The weather between December 1 and May 1 (summer) is predictable; except for the occasional rainfall in the evening or night - average daytime high temp is 33 c under clear skies and average nighttime lows are 21 c. Even in the green season there is sun on most days from early morning to early afternoon when the clouds roll in with late afternoon showers - the average temps vary only slightly. For more details on climate see www.weather2travel.com/jaco costa rica.

There are several very good restaurants on the beach: 'La Macha 2' is a bar with relaxed atmosphere and good food, 'Beso Del Viento' offers French quesine by reservation, 'Hotel La Isla' has an extensive menu and the newest resort on the Island 'Clandestino Resort' offers more upscale dining at reasonable prices.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            on our last trip the house handled 11 people nicely - 9 adults and 2 children aged 2 and 4 - we have a new play pen and a booster chair on site...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed

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          • 4 bedrooms are air conditioned and they have ceiling fans - in one bedroom is a bunkbed with Queen mattress on bottom and single on top - the 3 other bedrooms are equipped with 2 twin beds in each - when they are placed together they produce a king size bed or they can be split into two singles depending on preference....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • 2 bathrooms - one up and one down (each bathroom has toilet, sink and shower - there is also an outside shower for washing off sand and salt from the ovean...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                3 surf boards - 2 boogie boards...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Surfing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Green
                  May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $160
                  $1,100
                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $185
                  $1,295

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  $150.00 cancellation fee

                  -payment in full 2 weeks prior to arrival

                  NOTE:

                  Dry Season: if 2 or more weeks are booked $1,150.00/ week --- extra nights in addition to 1 week or more = $170.00

                  Green Season: if 2 or more weeks are booked $1,000.00/week --- extra nights in addition to 1 week or more = $150.00


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                  Location

                  Car: Necessary

                  on the back side of the Isla is and extensive estuary; (fishing and touring is available - Manuel Antonio National Park is located 30 km away; with jungle trails, beautiful protected beaches for swimming and snorkling - Jaco is 45 kms away; a surfer town with extensive tourist services - deep sea fishing is available out of Quepos (25 km away) or Herradura (50 km away) - horseback riding is available right on the beach - whitewater rafting can be arranged by our property manager - Sky Mountain zip-lining is about 20 minutes away with the longest lines in Costa Rica and spectacular views of the Parrita River valley

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About: We are a Brady Bunch type family - we have 6 adult children between us and 7 grandchildren - this is our family vacation home! The house was designed to accommodate large groups - if the group is larger than this house can accommodate there are nearby over-flow options.

                  Why La Isla Palo Seco:
                  We were initially attracted to the tropics by the beaches, palm trees and warm breezes. We chose Costa Rica for our vacation home because of its stable government and relative safety - we were attracted to La Isla Palo Seco in particular because of the pristine quiet beach. This is not the place to go for the night life - but if you are looking for a tropical paradise this fits the bill - the house is big enough for family vacations or groups who wish to vacation together with private pool and an essentially private beach! Sunset watching is very popular here - sunsets are different every day and they can be quite spectacular. As you end your day on the balcony (perhaps with a favorite beverage) you will be serenaded by the sounds of the ocean, the breeze in the palms and the cheeping of the gheckos - enjoy.


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                  Photos

                  • surf shop, stairs and downstairs bathroom

                    surf shop, stairs and downstairs bathroom

                  • January 6, 2013 - family group of 16 - 11 in Dos Gatos and 5 @ Villas Las Flore

                    January 6, 2013 - family group of 16 - 11 in Dos Gatos and 5 @ Villas Las Flore

                  • sunset watching is very popular

                    sunset watching is very popular

                  • View from the balcony

                    View from the balcony

                  • The pool from the rear balcony

                    The pool from the rear balcony

                  • sunrise over Manuel Antonio - view from the beach in front of Dos Gatos

                    sunrise over Manuel Antonio - view from the beach in front of Dos Gatos

                  • Deep sea fishing out of Herradura!

                    Deep sea fishing out of Herradura!

                  • The original Dos Gatos!

                    The original Dos Gatos!

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                  Date last modified - Friday, February 07, 2014

                  $160 - $185 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

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