Casa Amarilla Paradise!!!! - Your Private Beachfront Villa
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Jaco house description
Escape to the privacy of your own beach front villa in a tropical paradise on the Pacific Ocean. This ideally located villa is situated on the beach in a small fishing village where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunsets over the Pacific. Each morning you may experience our natural alarm clock - the Scarlet Macaws as they fly in to feed off our almond trees. Cool off in our private pool surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. Go for long walks on the beach, stopping for lunch or a thirst quenching drink at one of the local restaurants. Buy fish from our local fishermen and cook your own food on the barbeque. Finally after a long day relax on the front porch, sea wall or under the rancho to watch the spectacular sunsets light up the ocean.
We are centrally located in a small fishing village on the Pacific coast within easy driving distance of ecoparks, volcanoes, and many other places of interest. Jaco Beach a tourist and surfing town with good restaurants, souvenir shops and miles long beach is only 15 minutes away.
PLACES TO SEE NEAR THE HOUSE: Villa Lapas SKY WAY is a union of natural trails and hanging bridges throughout wonderful centenary trees * JUNGLE CROCODILE SAFARI exposes a unique natural wonder * Explore the Legendary BIJAGUAL WATERFALL riding or hiking through the mountains with its breathtaking ocean views * PACIFIC RAIN FOREST AERIAL TRAM includes a guided nature walking tour to discover the forest's hidden secrets and a true flight on the Aerial Tram gondolas * HORSEBACK RIDING only 4 minute drive.
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: A three-bedroom bungalow, relaxing living room with Cable tv and DVD PLAYER with a selection of movies, Stereo with CD player,lovely fully equipped kitchen with dinning area. There are plenty of pots, pans, dishes, beach towels etc.
Extra Services: An English speaking Property Manager is available to assist you with car rentals, tour arrangements, pick up from and back to the airport and housekeeping or maid services.
Experience Costa Rica from the luxury of your own private villa CASA AMARILLA.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Dialup Access
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Porch / Veranda
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Surf Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Rain Forests
- Whale Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Our week spent at Casa Amarilla was wonderful. From the great caretakers to the fully furnished home. Our party included two couples and this home had plenty of room for all of us! Prior to our arrival we received detailed driving instructions that were most accurate. We did encounter a road closure on the new highway that delayed our initial arrival so be sure to check ahead on your arrival date for any possible road closures. This was our first visit to Costa Rica and a few things stood out. First and foremost is the friendliness of all the people we met. Everyone we met were more than happy to help this group of gringo's find their way around the area. The next welcome surprise was the sheer beauty of the area, from the frequent visits from the Macaws to the gorgeous sunsets each evening. One of the greatest days we had was with Tico Style Tours where we met Gino and his lovely wife Maria. In one day we visited Gino's private beach, went fishing, snorkeling and enjoyed fresh fruit and lobster on the beach. We ended the day with a beautiful oceanview sunset and a great dinner prepared by Maria and delivered to Casa Amarilla. Last but not least we would like to thank Patri for all the great information and ideas she provided prior to and during our visit that helped make our vacation a most comfortable and relaxing time. We hope to return to Costa Rica in the near future for a much longer visit Pura Vida Mike & Karla
- Guest karla R. (Mathis)
- Date of stay 12/29/13
- Review Submitted 01/17/14
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
We stayed for 2 weeks in Mar and this was the best trip so far. We could not ask for anything more. There was 5 of us and it was more than roomy. The house is layout was great, We spent most of our time by the pool drinking margaritas. Certain areas where well shaded from the hot sun. Jennifer the owner through email and telephone was extremely pleasent and helpfull. The best part was Jarra and Elbi the caretakers our amigos, they went over and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The fresh shrimp,lobster and red snapper were devine. This house combined with Jarra and ellbi is a must if you want a perfect vacation. We also got to know Angie at crocodile man tours and her husband Rodrigo who was our personal guide on several tours. Kevin at Pacific horse back riding was a great guide, funny and speaks good english. Please give a treat to Freddy, Paloma, Coco, Pinta and Miyu, our home away from home pets. Thanks for the great holliday Burt and Gina
- Guest Poco (Quesnel B.C. Canada)
- Date of stay 03/03/13
- Review Submitted 03/26/13
Owner response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed our second home as much as we do. It's true that Jarra & Elbi do everything they can to make things enjoyable. I am sure you noticed how knowledgeable Jarra is about Costa Rican environment and animals. We learn something new each time we visit. Hopefully you saw the fantastic Scarlet Macaws feeding off the almond trees on our property. We usually time our morning coffee for their early arrival each morning. They never fail to thrill us with their flying antics. As for the home away from home pets they will certainly get some extra treats when we see them next. Thanks again Jennifer
Casa Amarilla is Paradise
Casa Amarilla is Paradise
Beautiful Location - Fabulous House - Excellent Management! Six of us (3 couples) stayed at Casa Amarilla the week of Feb 9, 2012. Couldn't have asked for anything better! The location had easy access to any type of adventure. It was close enough to Jaco (hustle & bustle) but far enough away to enjoy the beauty of the real CR. The house came supplied with everything needed. Grocery shopping was 15min. away as was any restaurant. We did a few day trips but always made sure we were back for the beautiful sunset from our patio. Patri and Jarra made sure we had everything needed. Patri organized 3 outings for us - horseback riding & fishing with Gino & a great Valentine Dinner. You can walk down the beach to Tarcoles and have a real Tico breakfast! Other than that - a car is a must.
- Guest Leslie (USA)
- Date of stay 02/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+.
Owner response: WOW! Your review is wonderful and we thank you very much. As guests you were all so open to experience all that Casa Amarilla and Costa Rica had to offer. That is always the start of a meaningful vacation and that is what you did. We do hope that we might have the pleasure of your company again sometime in the future. Until then, all of us want to let you know we appreciated having had the opportunity to meet you all. Patri, Elbi and jarra
Our experience at Casa Amarilla was simply perfect!!! We found the peace we were looking for with the ocean for background. Any questions we had was answered quikly and absolutely nothing happened to disturb our vacation. A lot to visit around like Jaco, Carara national park, and the crocodile Safari jungle is on our top list of activities. Thanks again for sharing your little paradise
- Guest Jacinthe (Quebec,Canada)
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: THANK YOU We are happy that your vacation was all you hoped it would be. You were so relaxed and low maintenance you made our jobs that much easier. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed it so much that YOU ARE COMING BACK. That is what all of us here at Casa Amarilla hoped to hear. We are looking forward to your next visit in Feb 2014. Your Costa Rican friends, Patri, Elbi and Jarra
Let me start with Patri, the property manager, is great! I really enjoyed my time visiting with her and she is a wealth of information on all things Costa Rica.We have been to Costa Rica multiple times so are familiar with some CR "issues".Other reviews are mostly true, but there are issues with the house and location that I wish I had been aware of when making this decision.Luckily, this wasn't a vacation so much as a business trip, otherwise I would be needing a vacation from this trip.It's true, the house is clean and tidy, the bedrooms are accommodating enough with air units, all of the basic needs are there, but some of the comforts are lacking, even down to the living area furniture.However, the bathrooms leave much to be desired. NO paper down the toilet, thus, a small trash can next to the commode to dispose of the paper.Another writer mentioned the small second bath (which is actually the "master bath"). It's VERY small-think RV.In both of the bathrooms there is glass block for the windows, so you are not able to open for ventilation.In fact, it is very hard to get any kind of cross breeze through the home due to the miniscule window openings. Even with the ceiling fans, this can make for a very hot, humid interior (and that's coming from a Florida native), even when there is a beautiful breeze outside.There are many cracked and broken tiles in the large shower in the main bath making it look run down.During our stay we lost water pressure completely and only had dripping water for 2 days.My husband was able to rig up the intake outside to rectify the problem until Patri was able to get someone out, but it was the needle on my haystack.No hot water to washer- think about that when you lie on the sheets and use the towels, which explains why I had to rewash our towels that stunk horribly upon first use. A previous reviewer mentioned the "lorries" and the constant noise caused by them.It was not an exaggeration, the trucks(semis) coming down the hill are directly overhead when they hit their air brakes.This is a constant, with exception of 4 hours in the middle of the night. It is a shame because the property is directly on the beach.The waves crashing sound so peaceful,except that every 3rd or 4th wave is accompanied by an airbrake overhead behind you.The house needs to have a little bit of money put into it to make it comfortable in addition to being funtional, but that probably won't happen until the land concession issue is solved.
- Guest Lori (SWFL)
- Date of stay 01/10/13
- Review Submitted 01/24/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers.
A Little Piece of Heaven!!
A Little Piece of Heaven!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Amarilla for 3.5 weeks, after spending 2 weeks in Jaco. For most of the time we were 2 couples (in our 50's), but were 3 couples for a few of the days - even then we found the house and yard to be spacious and comfortable. We had a car to tour and were not looking for nightlife - so were happy with the 'away from the action' location. First, the house - it is well cared for and had everything we needed - lots of dishes, cutlery, pots, coffee pot, microwave, blender, wifi, outdoor grill, washing machine, clothesline, (and even enough laundry soap, charcoal briquettes & drinking water to get us started - thanks Patri!). The bedrooms were comfortable and we greatly appreciated the air conditioning. The ensuite bathroom was small, but it was nice to have a second bathroom. The outside area is what we really enjoyed - the yard is spacious, beautifully landscaped and well tended to (by Albi and Jarra). The pictures on the website don't do it justice! We looked forward to the daily visits by the scarlet macaws to feast on the almond trees in the yard We seldom missed having a drink (or two!) by the oceanside wall, as we enjoyed the sunsets and watched the fishermen head out for the evening. The pool is not large, but did the trick in cooling you down when needed. We can't comment on swimming conditions around the house because we opted to explore the coast and check out different beaches along the way. Patri (Property Manager) was very helpful and always available by either phone or email. She frequently dropped in (with her adorable dogs) just to make sure everything was going well, and anything she promised was always delivered quickly. We greatly enjoyed our visits with Jarra and finding out more about the area - his English was better than our Spanish, but often we would have to resort to charade-like gestures!! Loved having Freddie (cat) and Pinta (dog) come to visit. We had a rental car before arriving at Casa Amarilla because we intended on touring around, but given its location I would strongly suggest having a car. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, but no grocery stores and taxis are not in the immediate vicinity. Without a doubt we would not have enjoyed our stay nearly as much without a car. Hope to be back again!
- Guest Marie (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 01/30/12
- Review Submitted 06/07/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Good Morning Marie & All! Thank you for the wonderful review and also for being such low maintance & easy going guests. You were all very pleasant to have with us at Casa Amarilla and hope it will not be the last time. Will certainly pass along your kind comments to Elbi and Jarra, they will be most appreciative. Also agree with your comments about the car. It does make the vacation a much more easy one. Again, we are all very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hoping in the future to once again be gifted with your return. Regards your new amigos in CR!
50th Birthday Spent in Paradise
50th Birthday Spent in Paradise
Perfect location on the Beach in Tarcoles with great Sunsets . Beautiful Home & well maintained Landscaped Property. Patri, Jara, & Elba who look after the Home made us feel very welcome & safe.Hiking Carara National Park was only 15 minutes excellent. !0 minute from Home Crocodile & Bird Watching . Make sure you go with Gino on Tico Style Tours, Fishing, Snorkling, Hiking , & lunch on a quite Beach. Don't Miss the Sunsets @ Villa Caletas the Food & Drinks are Pricey but well worth it . Jardin Pura Vida great Gardens & lots of Maccaws. The Biggest Town Jaco is only 20 minutes away. Best place to shop for Food & Drink is Mas Y Menos. Lots of Restaurants, Shopping, & Clubs. Rainforest Arerial Tram & Ziplines totally safe & lots of fun. 11/2 hours away is Manuel Antonio National Park is crowded but is definately worth seeing . The Kitchen & Charcoal grill made for easy cooking @ Casa Amarillo. Being animal lovers all the Dogs & Cats in the area were friendly &well mannered. Also fresh seafood @ the local fish coop was Great. 2 words best describe the entire experience PURA VIDA . Can't wait to get back to Costa Rica !!!!!!!!!
- Guest New Mexico Mike (Rio Rancho, NM, USA)
- Date of stay 03/30/12
- Review Submitted 04/17/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: WOW, thank you so much for such a glowing and wonderful review! I will certainly let Elbi and Jarra know as well as I am going to copy Gino! You were very easy going and low maintenance guests. Your ease at fitting into our laid back way of life in Tarcoles was truly appreciated by all of us. It is always special when you have guests who are open to experiencing the real Costa Rica. We certainly all hope that you will one day make it back this way. Also thank you from the DonRinti Refuge for your donation to our cause. Freddi, Pinta, Porphy and Doggie all miss you too. Take care until we meet again, Patri, Elbi, Jarra and Gino Your new friends in CR
Great vacation / excellent stay
Great vacation / excellent stay
We (2 persons) stayed at Casa Amarilla for about 2 weeks in March 2012. The house has a great seaview and a very nice garden. Everything is clean and in good condition. Patri was always helpful and arranged everything we wanted. Elbi and Jarra keep everything clean and tidy. Although we both do not speak any Spanish we enjoyed our "talks" with Jarra. They even invited us to their home and we had a really nice dinner. We were very well looked after so that we could have a relaxing stay at Casa Amarilla. We would definitely come again. Only two things were a bit annoying, the lorries using their brakes (noisy) and the mosquitos in the evening. Dear Patri, Elbi and Jarra:Thank you for everything!!!! Some words for the German readers: Wir kommen aus Deutschland und haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Wer Natur liebt und die Herzlichkeit der Menschen schätzt, wird sich sehr wohl fühlen.
- Guest D+S (Hennef / Germany)
- Date of stay 03/10/12
- Review Submitted 04/17/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hola Dorothee y Sven! Thank you for submitting this very nice review. Wish we could have done something about the lorries and those pesky mosquitos. This was the first time in many years I can remember them bothering guests. We promise to try harder next time. You were both a delight to have here and we all, me, Elbi, Jarra and of course all your four legged friends hope to see you all back here again one day. Hope it is not too long away. Your new found friends in Costa Rica.
Beautiful View right on Pacific
Beautiful View right on Pacific
My family of five spent a week at Casa Amarilla at the end of July and had a lovely time. The 3 cute bedrooms and two bathrooms gave us plenty of indoor space, while the outdoor patio area with small pool directly next to the beach provided us a view which is literally too pretty for words. The property manager, Patri, checked in on us once in a while to be sure everything was fine and to offer information if needed, and there was a nice man who took care of the pool each morning, as well as a woman who thoroughly swept the entire patio area each day. The patio area is also beautifully landscaped with all kinds of tropical foliage, and there are huge almond trees where scarlet macaws often came to feed -- what a cool experience to behold! All necessary cookware and dishes were available, and they even had a large tank of drinking water for house guests and laundry detergent to use in the laundry room -- thoughtful touches. I would recommend having a rental car if staying at this house as it gives you the freedom to travel to the nearby towns and restaurants, and perhaps check out the Crocodile Bridge ten driving minutes away or maybe Jaco, which was about 20+ minutes south (not a terribly worthy town to visit -- but lots of nice souvenir shops and some decent eateries to try). Also, the beach on which the house is located is made of rocks and seemingly best for looking at. Therefore having the refreshing little pool out back is a nice thing to have (especially with our 3 young children). The driveway heading down to the house is a bit harrowing and rugged, probably due to heavy rains and such, so a 4x4 helped out with that; but overall, Casa Amarilla provided us with a great Pacific coast stay, and did I mention the VIEWS??? Wow. A peaceful place to stay...
- Guest Claudia F. (Bloomingburg, New York)
- Date of stay 07/25/11
- Review Submitted 08/18/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hola Claudia, Ryan, Ayla, Arley & Sorin! Thank you for the glowing review and we truly do appreciate it. You and your family were very low maintenance, fit in wonderfully to the atmosphere, GRACIAS for loving and inviting in our dearly beloved older cat, Freddi and also our resident hound dog, Pinta. Your taking over the feeding was an especially loving gesture! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at Casa Amarilla and that you embraced the Costa Rican experience. We agree with you full heartedly that our dirt road down from the highway does need some urgent attention and we are working on it, your comments are appreciated. We hope that one day in the future you and your family might come back to this area. Take care & regards from CR, Patricia, Jarra (Pool/Guard) & Santos (Maid & grounds person).
I had the wonderful opportunity to vacation with 4 friends in Costa Rica at Casa Amarilla. It was a great house for us. Casa Amarilla provides a relaxing home for your vacation. The patio and backyard was prefect for resting and meals. The ocean sunset views are amazing and you are within walking distance of swimming beaches. Patri,house manager, is an amazing resource. Patri purshcased house supplies for us, arranged cleaning and pool services. She also arranged of our trips for us which included zipline and locals full day tour (fishing, snorkeling, boar tour, fresh lobster on a secluded beach, nature walk and a home cooked meal). Casa Amarilla is 15 minutes from a spectacular 5-hour round trip waterfall hike 20 minutes from full stocked grocery store 30 minutes from Jaco and tourist beaches and shops 30 minutes from zipline I enjoyed this vacation and this house.
- Guest Native_Enigma (Colorado )
- Date of stay 05/07/11
- Review Submitted 08/18/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Hola Carly, Chanda, Darcy, Natalie and Nicole! We are most appreciative of your glowing review and thank you for same. It is always satisfying to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves in our Village and that you all felt welcome with our way of life. Gino, also wanted me to say "Gracias" for your great endorsement of his "Tico Style Tour" and hopes you will come back again. All our staff, Jarra, Elbi and Santos also send their "Saludos." You were all so down to earth, easygoing and open to embracing the Costa Rican way of life. OH, the owners and staff at Outback Jack's also send their hellos. Until we meet again (hopefully), Saludos & Regards from Patri and All.
High Season Dec-Apr .. $980/week .. $155/night (5 night minimum) Low Season May-Nov.. $790/week .. $125/night (5 night minimum) Rates are based on 4 adults. Additional adults pay $70 extra per week. 10% discount for repeat clients and seniors(60 years & over). Special pricing available for long term stay. A deposit of 1/2 required upon booking and the balance, plus a $300 security deposit to be paid 20 days prior to arrival. Rates are subject to change
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- Nearest Airport: Jaun Santamaria San Jose at 40 Miles
Year Purchased: 1999
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Front view of the house
Rancho & the garden
Sunset on the Pacific taken from porch
Macaws eating Almonds from our trees
View of Pool & Ocean
Kitchen with view of garden and Living room
Horseback riding 4 minutes from Casa Amarilla
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