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'Casa De Paraíso - Private Casa W/ Private Pool! 10% Off Easter Week Bookings!

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Private Pool, relax in the sun or under the terrace. Enjoy Scarlet Macaws &


Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Costa Rica is a place of spectacular beauty and you can enjoy your stay in this cozy oceanfront house. We are located in a small, quaint fishing village called Tarcoles. You can wake up and have that first cup of delicious Costa Rican java while watching the sun rise over the mountains. In the evenings, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax on the roomy front porch as you watch the sun disappear into the ocean. You will frequently see colorful Scarlet Macaws flying from tree to tree as you lounge by the private pool. There is a covered veranda that wraps around the entire house.

You can walk out the back door and pick fresh fruit from the multitude of fruit trees such as mango, banana, plantain, lime, coconut and breadfruit. As well, you can watch the macaws having breakfast in the almond trees at the front of the house. You can take a dip in the sparkling pool, enjoy a siesta, or curl up with a book in our hammock. For entertainment take a drive to Jaco, located 20 minutes from the house, where you can enjoy browsing in the many shops for treasures made by the local artists. There you'll find beautiful hand-made bowls, wall hangings and jewelry made from the native wood. You can also enjoy local cuisine at one of the many restaurants, or have a drink at the Funky Monkey Bar.

A newly built shopping plaza is a 10 minute drive from the house. There you'll find a modern grocery store that carries many of the popular and familiar brands that you can find at home. There is a Subway and a Pizza Hut, as well as a pharmacy, video store and even a Radio Shack.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Over 21, please....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We ask that all guest respect this policy of NOT smoking in the house. You have a beautiful and spacious area outside in which to do so....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    As long as your pet can get along with resident 'pets' we have no problem. But please note the property is not entirely fenced in....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • English and Spanish speaking manager available daily from 7a.m. to 6p.m. - After hours, emergencies only please! The Agent, Patri will assist you with any of your needs eg. tours, car rentals, groceries, cook, etc....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Botanical Garden
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Beach is in front of the house and you can walk in both directions no less than 3 to 5 hours. Rocky in places & sandier in others. We always recommend where it might be cleaner to swim on our beach....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains along the Costanera, Route 54 behind the house...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    We have a lovely view of the ocean and glorious sunsets from our front porch....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Can easily add 2 chairs inside, outside has a built in ceramic table that will fit easily 12 maybe more persons around....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC in the bedrooms only!...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Highspeed now available so bring your laptop!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Used with maid service....moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Parking on patio under roof if height limitations are compatible. Otherwise, private parking in front of house provided....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    1 Beach towel per guest, bed, kitchen & bath linens all provided....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone available for $20 per week. Local calls only!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local numbers only. You should set up a calling card before leaving or you can buy international calling cards. You can use SKYPE!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    2 bath towels per person, 1 beach towel pp....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Maria, a local neighbour has been cooking for our guests for the 2years and all have been more than delighted! Read reviews for Maria & Gino 'Tico Style Tours.'...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    totally equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    totally equipped...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Stove/Oven (propane)plus 2 burner propaner cooker, microwave, blender, coffee maker, toaster oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Walk around patio area with 2 cement tables and benches. Children friendly, cook inside or out and always in touch with children at the pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ, 1st bag of charcoal & starter complimentary....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$995 $3,700
Green Season
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$895 $3,200
Low Season
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$795 $2,600
High Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
$995 $3,200
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$895 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Electrical use per week $90
  • After Renter Clng Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 13%


From $695 USD/wk.

All prices quoted are in US Dollars.

We accept credit cards or bank transfer through PayPal (you do not need an account to use this option).

OR if in Canada, payments done through Interac Email Bank Transfer.

50% Deposit to reserve - $250 Security Dep - Bal/SD/Cleaning Fee due 30days BEFORE

$s based on 4 person occupancy or less (Max6). Extra persons $70 each per night.

There's an additional 13% rental tax which will be added to total.

We accept deposits/payments via PayPal, Credit Cards accepted!

You do not need to be a member to use PayPal.

10% discount for seniors (From 60 years), & repeat guests.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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Area: We are only a 1 1/4 hr. drive from the airport in San Jose and, as we are in a central location, it is easy to take many tours and excursions.

Scarlet Macaws in your garden! Iguanas, goats, cows too! Horseback riding, atv tours, visit Central Pacific's tallest waterfall, Carara National Park (see 300 species of birds, monkeys, black and green frogs and trees over 500ft tall). If you are feeling active, there are several surf shops that offer 1st timers lessons and you can catch your first wave like I did. There is also fishing, hiking or challenge yourself with Zip Line canopy tours, hiking to the waterfalls, biking, crocodile tours, butterfly farms and plenty of wildlife viewing.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Canadians relocated from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and moved to Tarcoles. Would not choose to live elsewhere in CR.

Why the Owner Chose Tarcoles, Costa Rica:
Love being in an area typical of Costa Rica and have been actively involved in the Village for the past 20 years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Getting to truly experience a stay in the 'authentic' Costa Rica! Not the touristy areas, being exposed and immersing yourself in the way of life in a Fishing Village and making lifelong friends!

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Private Pool, relax in the sun or under the terrace. Enjoy Scarlet Macaws &

    Private Pool, relax in the sun or under the terrace. Enjoy Scarlet Macaws &

  • Lanai area.

    Lanai area.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Ensuite bathroom

    Ensuite bathroom

  • Macaws playing in the neighbour's tree.

    Macaws playing in the neighbour's tree.

  • River beside ocean

    River beside ocean

  • Jaco Beach

    Jaco Beach

  • Surfing at Jaco Beach

    Surfing at Jaco Beach

  • Tarcoles local crusine.

    Tarcoles local crusine.

  • Serene Tarcoles Beach.

    Serene Tarcoles Beach.

  • Jaco local crusine.

    Jaco local crusine.

  • House from the front

    House from the front

  • View in front of Property

    View in front of Property

  • Roomy, fully equipped kitchen

    Roomy, fully equipped kitchen

  • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

    Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Resident Iguana

    Resident Iguana

  • Fishing boats down the street in 
front of the fish market!

    Fishing boats down the street in front of the fish market!

  • Marriot Resort Marina in Herradura

    Marriot Resort Marina in Herradura

  • Fishing boat at sunset in front of the house.

    Fishing boat at sunset in front of the house.

  • Beautiful Jacob Beach.

    Beautiful Jacob Beach.

  • Fishing, sun bathing area on Tarcoles beach.

    Fishing, sun bathing area on Tarcoles beach.

  • Have fun shopping in Jaco.

    Have fun shopping in Jaco.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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