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Cottage Style Beach House-Large Private Pool-local cell phone use included

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Fully staffed rustic beachfront house in Puntarenas Costa Rica for rent.

The property is located DIRECTLY on the beach!

Bring the whole extended family or your group of friends down as this house sleeps 16 in seven air-conditioned bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are in a separate building known as 'Cabinas'. Each of the two cabinas has a king size bed and a single bed. The main house has 2 rooms with queens beds, 1 room with a king bed and 2 rooms with 2 twin beds.The house, 'Oceano', sits on the beach and consists of two buildings and the caretaker's house, totalling 4500 square feet on over half an acre of palm trees and tropical gardens! There is plenty of parking and we have two caretakers who will ensure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

There is a large pool with a great charcoal barbeque under a large lanai where you can prepare what you picked up at the fishing docks.

Puntarenas is known to have the most beautiful sunsets in Costa Rica, enjoy. You sleep well listening to the waves break, wake up rested in the morning, brew great Costa Rica coffee and walk out on the beach to watch the fishing boats. Now that is a good start for any day! There is good surfing down the beach, 'Boca Barranca' is a long break that is a stop on the national surf tour.

The largest hospital on the Costa Rica Pacific Coast is located 200 yards from the house and there are several convenience stores, restaurants and atm's within walking distance. There is a four-star hotel with where you can visit the spa. There are tour operators down the street where can book excursions for ziplining, fishing, surfing, sailing and everything else Costa Rica has to offer. Some of the sightseeing tours include wildlife, national parks, boat excursions to Tortuga island, volcanos and more.

The house is located one and a half hour drive from San Jose Airport, (SJO), the area is the nearest spot on the coast from the capital. It can also easily be acessed from Liberia Airport.

The Google Earth coordinates are 9°58'24.29'N 84°44'59.11'W.

So gather your friends and family and go south to the beach house 'Oceano' for good times and adventure.



Keywords: House, beach, ocean, pool

More Details

rupi bhalla
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

my iPad

> On Feb 23, 2017, at 6:36 PM, Lorraine M wrote:


> Karin and Rupi ,

> We have had the most amazing experience here at oceano. I cannot wait to write my review as would give it 10 stars if we could. Ronald and Bernie have been wonderful and we felt so welcomed here.

> We are very sad to have to leave tomorrow but if anyone we know is coming to cR we will recommend here for sure. Thank you for your hospitality and willingness to share your knowledge of your beautiful country.

> Lorraine

Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
San Jose
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Several local restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach

Worldclass Sportfishing, Boca Barranca Surfspot Down the Beach, Nearby Casino, Ziplining, Whitewater Rafting, Eco-Tours,Carnival in February, Fishmarket, Canopy Tours (Hold on), Rainforest Tours, Cruises, Most Activities Arranged By Nearby Tourism Centre


Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • Each room has an ensuite bathroom with large shower, toilet and sink
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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Cottage Style Beach House-Large Private Pool-local cell phone use included
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 46 reviews

Exactly what I was hoping for

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful piece of property that sits on the beach. The pool was so relaxing after a long day of sight seeing. Each bedroom has its own AC and fan which made it very comfortable to sleep. The set up allows for shared time and alone time. We were very pleased with this site. The caretakers are very friendly and helpful to make your stay all that you desire. Ronald saved the day by letting us know that Manuel Antonio was closed on Monday's. I left some important papers after we left and the owner Karin was kind enough to call me about them. It was great to have a place to commune every morning for breakfast and then gather again at the end of the day for either pool time or games. Just at the end of the street are two restaurants and bars. One helped us watch the SuperBowl during out visit. The grocery and convenience store was a few miles down the road. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for that glowing review! We really enjoyed hosting your group. We really hope you can visit us again sometime. It is wonderful to hear that our guests have a good time. Karin and Rupi
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Wonderful Costa Rican beach experience

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples with 5 kids and there was more than enough room. As soon as we arrived, the kids were in the pool, and throughout the entire week it was hard to get them out! After Ronald put up the volleyball net, it was hard to get the adults out of the pool as well! It is just a short walk across the lawn to the beach. It is a black sand beach, so it is not the most picturesque, but the water felt so good and we had a terrific time. We went on 3 days of excursions, and we highly recommend Chico, the guy that Ronald will suggest you use. Every driver/guide who we toured with was professional and highly knowledgeable. We learned so much--especially on the Monteverde tour with Christian.

We only went to one restaurant in town because we had the best cook around in Bernie! Whatever you do, don't miss her cooking! She makes wonderful food, and I would take a meal at the house cooked by Bernie and eaten at our leisure before a restaurant any day. And maybe I shouldn't tell you this, but she cleans it all up too! Bernie is an absolute sweetheart and we all fell in love with her. She made french toast and omelettes, guacamole and pico de gallo, Costa Rican pork chops and lasagna (oh, that lasagna was soooo good!). Be sure to have her make a tres leches cake. Oh my. Heaven.

As far as day trips, I would definitely recommend the Monteverde zip line (through Selvatura, I believe). 2 hours of zip-lining for just $50 ($35 for the kids, age 4-12) was a steal. And our guides knew the perfect restaurant to take us to afterwards. Of course, the monkeys just a few minutes away are a MUST. What an experience! We also thought the crocodile/birds tour was great as well. I didn't think the Tortuga Island day was that fantastic, but the rest of the family seemed to enjoy it quite a bit, and we did get to see dolphins and turtles along the way. We also enjoyed walking down the beach and out onto the pier at the Doubletree Hilton. Bring your deet, though. Lots and lots of mosquitoes in this part of Costa Rica.

As other reviews have already stated, the showers were plenty warm (mine was almost too hot upstairs), the air conditioners in each room worked great, and the caretakers, Ronald and Bernie, were great people. Whenever I emailed questions (which I did a lot, sorry Karin), the owners responded quickly and with detail. They were terrific to work with. I would highly recommend this house to any and all interested in an authentic Costa Rican experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Tapps

Great location, awesome pool right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We only had 3 couples, but you could clearly do 5 couples with some kids. Lots of room, very clean. The care takers are great, willing to help anytime, but invisible to our stay. There was a forest fire up in the hills, we never smelled the smoke, but could see the soot in the pool. They cleaned the pool on a daily basis when this was happening. There is so much to do within an hour of the house we never ventured farther. Definitely get Ronald, one of the care takers, to take you to the monkeys. Very tame fun to interact with (using bribes, bananas of course). I was initially concerned about these heated shower heads, thinking it was going to be a cold shower every day, but that wasn't the case. I never set mine above the 1/2 way point and it bordered on being to hot... We spent almost all of our time at the house sitting on the patio. Some how the winds just channel up through the lot and even at 95F sitting on the patio was comfortable (We are from Seattle, so 95 is extremely hot to us). Any time we wanted to cool down after sitting in the sun, a quick dip in the pool was perfect.

I highly recommend this house - private pool, right on the beach, what more could you ask for?

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Group Holiday 2017

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Bernie and Ronald are fantastic. Loved the meals Bernie prepared for us and really appreciated that she also did laundry!! Ronald was great as well, running to the store, going to the fish market for fresh fish or just about anything else we needed he was there more than happy to help us out. Would definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with is at Oceano. Bernie and Ronald will be pleased to hear that you wrote such nice comments about them. Your group was a pleasure to host. Please come again anytime. Regards, Rupi and Karin
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Amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Costa Rica! The house is really beautiful, very spacious and the swimming-pool is amazing (specially when the weather was very hot). The location is excellent, not only for visiting the main places all around but also for making day-trips to other interesting places in the region (Arenal, Poas, Montverde,...). Karin made our stay in really easy and nice and she was very helpful on our arrival, giving lots of information about the house & the area. The staff were also very helpful. Thank you very much !

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

This home is great for a relaxing vacation away from home. just over an hour drive from San Jose airport, near Puntarenas, with a back yard to the beach. The house has everything you want, and can sleep up to 16, a furnished kitchen, a great outdoor patio and the pool area. we had a great time and service.

I highly recommend this home for a vacation with a large group of family or friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Extra nights beyond 7 are at standard rate or $399 high season and $299 low season
Terms for weeks of: Christmas, New Year or Easter Week (Semana Santa)
$2575.00 per week
$600.00 deposit ; balance payable 90 days before arrival.
All other weeks $400 deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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