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5,000 SQ FT VILLA, ON A HILL, CLOSE 2 BEACH, GENTLE BREEZES, families & retre

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4B/3.5B, panoramic Views, Pool, Shade Palapa, PingPong, Rooftop Daybed..

This COLORFUL and GRAND Villa is in a PEACEFUL setting and enjoys Spectacular PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS and REFRESHING BREEZES to keep you cool naturally!!

Play Ping-Pong or sway in a hammock under the shade of the GREAT PAPALA. Cool off in the PRIVATE POOL. Do some YOGA and Watch peaceful sunrises and sunsets from the COVERED ROOFTOP TERRACE with its super fun day bed...! This home is A VACATION IN ITSELF!

EASY ACCESS to all tours and activites. House manager will assist you with: Airport transit, activities and tours, Cook services, catering, Massage, Surf Lessons & More!

Casa EXOTICA is an exclusive setting for family and friends. GREAT FOR RETREATS, WEDDINGS ETC...

CONVENIENT LOCATION: 1.5 hr from SJO airport, Halfway between Jaco & Quepos

Space

The home is on a GATED RANCH with HORSES and 24/7 SECURITY. There is a TOWN CENTER half-a-mile down the private road with a grocery store and restaurants.

Please visit our website for more information on our homes and associated services: www.PuraVidaCasas.com

Please real ALL THE HOUSE RULES prior to booking and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. .

1. POOL SAFETY: If traveling with YOUNG CHILDREN, note that, as in most Costa Rican homes, THE POOL AREA IS NOT FENCED UP. By making a reservation with us, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE AWARE of that fact and that YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY for any accident even resulting from loss of life, AND DO NOT HOLD OWNER AND/OR ITS AGENTS RESPONSIBBLE wether by negligence or not.

2. QUIET HOURS: 10pm-6am. Please, show respect to potential neighbors by observing our quiet hours, meaning no loud music or noises outside the home and/or in covered terraces and ranchos. There are only 6 homes on top of this ranch ridge. If we receive a complaint during quiet hours, you may lose all or part of your security deposit.

3. SMOKING: Guests MAY SMOKE OUTSIDE the home as long as smoke does not enter inside. However, SMOKING INSIDE THE HOME IS PROHIBITED and may result in a substantial charge against the security deposit. Please dispose of all your cigarette butts in appropriate ashtrays.

4. ELECTRIC ALLOWANCE: Our guests’ comfort is important to us. We also all need to be conscious of electricity usage as Costa Rican rates are very high. Our guests are encouraged to be reasonable in their electricity usage in order to avoid additional charges for usage over the electrical DAILY ALLOTMENT OF 60 KW per home. Any OVERUSAGE WILL BE CHARGED a due payable at checkout at the rate of .60 US Cents/KW.

5. EVENTS: Event are allowed with APPROVAL PRIOR TO BOOKING and may result in additional charges. Up to 16 People allowed. Extra charges will apply. Additional guests may NOT stay overnight.

6. PETS: Pets are allowed but MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO BOOKING. Only well behaved, house trained and non-threatening pets are allowed. The property is not fenced up and has access to neighbor homes. Guests must be able to maintain their pet on the property and are encouraged to bring a harness and lead. There is a $100 PET FEE that will be collected at check in.

7. WEEKENDS & SHORT STAYS (2-3 Nights): Bookings for short stays can only be approved within less than 21 days prior to arrival.

PURA VIDA,

George and Katrina, Owners

More Details

Property Manager
Katrina Murdoch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Katrina Murdoch

Since our very first trip to Costa Rica, we fell in love with the scenic beauty and tranquility of Costa Rica. We loved our vacation so much, we decided to build our own vacation home there. Now all of our family and friends can enjoy the beauties of all of our Costa Rica Vacation Homes. We extend that welcome to you, our new Costa Rica friends!

Casa Exotica's relaxed and elegant MIDEASTERN style, with its striking black teak floors and turquoise accents, is elegant and comfortable and reflects its owners, Katrina and George. Katrina is from Paris France, her sense of Style and color is definitely visible in the house decor. George is a Surfer from California. His relaxed style is also very evident throughout the house. They raised 6 children and love reuniting everyone for a truly relaxing and magical time in Costa Rica.

Pura Vida!

George and Katrina

Katrina Murdoch purchased this villa in 2005

Why Katrina Murdoch chose Puntarenas

At over 5,000 Sq Ft, Casa Exotica features a Large Open Floor plan with a spacious ROOFTOP TERRACE complete with Day bed and also a GREAT PALAPA RANCHO. with TEAK PING PONG/DINING TABLE and HAMMOCK.. THE PRIVATE POOL and SOCCER FIELD at the bottom of the property add to the fun. The setting is TRANQUIL on a PRIVATE GATED RANCH. You will enjoy Casa Exotica’s 360 OCEAN and RAIN FOREST VIEW. It is conveniently just a few miles away from the crowds of Jaco or Manuel Antonio and very CLOSE TO THE BEACH and to ALL THE ACTIVITIES which our house manager will be happy to assist you with. This home has received our personal attention to make your stay there memorable and pleasant. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

What makes this villa unique

GRAND VILLA, beautiful inside and out. Our large Covered Rooftop terrace is great for bird watching, yoga, sunrises and sunsets.

You'll enjoy the shade and the refreshing breezes in the shade of the Large Palapa . This is a perfect place to relax and play, always cool and pleasant.

Perfectly located in Tranquil PLAYA ESTERILLOS: 1 Mile to the Beach

San Jose: 80 miles

Jaco: 16 miles

Manuel Antonio: 22 miles

Close to: Beach, Zip lines, River Tours, Quad rides, Fishing, Horse rides, Restaurants, Shopping etc.

Private Gated Ranch with 24/7 Security

Spectacular Panoramic Views of Ocean, Mountains and Rainforest

MUCH COOLER: You'll find this home and property are always cooler that lower areas near the beacj. All of our Casas are well ventilated with fans and lots of windows and, rarely needed, a central AC system.

See our website for available Services: www.puravidacasas.com

NACIONALES_ INVIERLE A NUESTRAS TARIFAS DESCONDATAS PARA NACIONALES.

Amenities

Esterillos Este Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Grand Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Guest Master Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Kids Bathroom
    Downstairs 1/2 - toilet , Guest 1/2 bath
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , By pool
    Top Terrace - outdoor shower , Roof Top Terrace by Jacuzzi
    Top terrace 1/2 - toilet , jetted tub , Roof Top Terrace by Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Roof Top Terrace by Jacuzzi
  • Travel Light. We provide: Quality Bed and Bath linens, Towels: Bath, beach and Pool. Hair dryers, handsoap beach chairs Rain Umbrellas, , Kleenexes, TP, Kitchen necessities & basic condiments. ..... GUEST SAFE in Master Bedroom ..... Laundry Room: Washer/Dryer, Ironing Board and laundry detergent ..... Playing balls, Ping Pong Balls Please bring your own First Aid Kit. Child High chair & crib available upon request. SatelliteTV WIRELESS INTERNET
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 king , Large Suite w/ Balcony & Terrace
    Guest Suite 2 - 1 king , 1st Floor Suite w/ Balcony
    Large Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps up to 5 Great for Kids
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 w/ North Facing views of rainforest
    Sleep 1 extra in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , SOFA BED in Living room can be used as Extra Twin
    DAY BED ON ROOFTOP TERRACE - OPEN AIR, COVERED TERRACE WITH DAY BED
  • Throughout Casa Exotica you'll find tasteful Mid and Far East Furniture, striking black teak floors, high ceilings and lots of light all of which gives this luxurious home a comfortable and relaxed elegance! DOWNSTAIRS: SPACIOUS OPEN AREA (KITCHEN, LIVING + DINING) + Twin Sofa Bed in Living Room LARGE GUEST SUITE (King bed) with Balcony & Terrace + Bathroom w/ jacuzzi tub LAUNDRY ROOM (W/D iron...) ENTRY with guest bath UPSTAIRS: GRAND MASTER SUITE (King Canopy Bed) + Bathroom (Jacuzzi bath); Balcony & Large Terrace w/ Hammock and lounge chairs LARGE BEDROOM (Sleeps 5 - 2 Full beds + 1 Twin bed ) + Balcony ADDITIONAL BEDROOM (Sleeps 2 - Queen Bed) GUEST BATHROOM (Jacuzzi bath) ROOF-TOP: LARGE TERRACE with JACUZZI & shower, WET BAR, Hammock GARDEN: PALAPA GRANDE - Maroccan sitting area, large Ping pong table, Hammock PERGOLA : Moroccan dinning Table PRIVATE POOL: always perfect temperature
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Our local manager will be happy to assist you with car rental, airport transportation, activities and special services (massage etc). They have negociated discounted rates for you. They have screened the vendors to assure you a professional and safe experience. One of the best things about Exotica, after the views, is that the HOUSE STAYS NATURALLY COOL thanks to the gentle breezes and ceiling fans too. . Just in case, there is a central A/C systems. Have a wonderful time at CASA EXOTICA. Pura Vida!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

5,000 SQ FT VILLA, ON A HILL, CLOSE 2 BEACH, GENTLE BREEZES, families & retre
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Santa Barbara, CA
5

superb home Felt like

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I and 8 other couples stayed at both Casa Exotica and Villa Oceana, (the home next to it-same owners). We had a fabulous time. We had seen pictures beforehand, but the homes were much grander in reality. They are impressively beautiful both inside and out. The decor is elegant and casual, a perfect mix for a vacation home. We loved the Pool, the Palapa, the terraces, and the spectacular views. There's everything you need in the home, and more. We played Ping Pong, Volleyball, swam, rested and explored a lot too. There are so many fun things to do all around: horses right there by the house, Zip lines, beaches..etc. We spend a wonderful day in Manuel Antonio, also shopped in Jaco, but whatever we did, it was always so nice to go back to an absolutely beautiful, spacious home. The soft breezes at the top of the Hill kept the homes much cooler and we hardly ever had to use the AC. Casa Exotica and Villa Oceana are very unique in style and both are perfectly suited for a fabulous Costa Rica vacation. We had such a great time, we sent our son there too for his honeymoon and hope to go back ourselves some day.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick and Lynne. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves so much at our home. We've had large "couples" retreat there ourselves with friends, it is a blast. Do come back! Katrina & George
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5

Everything we could ever imagine and more

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this home. Everything right at our finger tips. Couldn't have had a better time. Great people to stay with.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
4

Casa Cielo

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time. The rental was as decribed. The excursions recommended were fun. We have 3 teenagers and we were all very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pensacola FL
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed in the Casa next door (same owners & managers), Casa Cielo. All of their homes are just beautiful, and very similar. Ours was a 4 bedroom, with 2 master suites and 3 full size baths, with 2 half baths. Each home has a private pool and hot tub along with a rooftop deck perfect for enjoying a glass of wine while watching the ocean sunsets! They are wonderfully decorated, clean, spacious and very well equipped! My husband is a cook, so most dinners were enjoyed there, the kitchen is open to the living area and outside,making it perfect for all to socialize! Chloe provided cell phones for us once we got there with her and Daniel's cell numbers programmed in. They were available to us the entire time, booking tours, dinner recommendations, reservations and directions! We love the location also, the homes are very private and protected. Located in between Jaco and Manuel Antonio made for plenty of fun all around us to chose from! We have been to Costa Rica before, but will now, never stay anywhere else! Make sure you inquire about all their properties! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful family reunion vacation

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful vacation. A chance for cousins to spend quality time together while having the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. Chloe is the perfect host. She organized all of our excursions and meals and driver and made us feel like family. We were two families staying together and the two master suites made it easy to coordinate the rooms. The large room for multiple children was fun for all of the cousins and the extra bedroom was perfect for the teenager that needed some time to herself.

The house is roomy, clean and well appointed. The kids had a great time playing ping pong every day along with some fun games of basketball and soccer.

Chloe helped us organize a perfect vacation before we even arrrived. She arranged for a daily driver for us, booked our daily excursions and prepared our breakfasts each day and many of our dinners. The meals were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing at home.

The beach is just a quick drive away and is perfect. It is very quiet and doesn't attract the tourist traffic that we so often encounter Christmas week. And the kids as well as some of the adults even learned to surf under Dan's attentive instruction.

We would highly recommend the all-inclusive approach as having a driver was very helpful and the meal preparation and housekeeping was terrific!

Each and every one of the excursions were terrific; from Manuel Antonio to the waterfall rappelling, zip lining, white water rafting and horseback riding. We enjoyed our stop in Jaco for dinner and loved the special appetizers and drinks to watch the sunset at Villa Calletas (spelling?)

Chloe's attention to details and follow up cannot be beat. She is a gem!

Thanks for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A VACATION IN ITSELF- Relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

This home was great for our large family. The house and the grounds are beautiful, and the location is absolutely fabulous. We felt like the king of the hill... very exclusive property. If you are looking for a truly relaxing experience, away from the crowds, this is the place! (would not recommend it if you are looking for the party scene)

The setting with all around vistas and the pool is beautiful and so peaceful... Some days we didn't even want to leave. Just being there was heaven. The beach is about 1 mile away, we walked to it a couple times, but best to drive- only 3 minutes.

Eventhough it is in a remote location, we did do a lot of things (Zip lines, Monkey tours, Manuel Antonio, Tortuga Island, kayaking, Jaco, horses, massages, restaurants). The owners' are from California. Their son Daniel lives nearby, and runs everything. He was very friendly and resourceful and understood our needs. He helped us with all the activities.... even gave us surf lessons and took us to hidden waterfalls.

Super fun, super relaxing vacation. Perfect home for families and nature lovers. Would love to make this a regular destination.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Quepos (28 miles) or San Jose (80miles)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Del Pacifico Town Center
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bejuco
Car: necessary

Easy access from airport in San Jose (SJO) (1.5 Hr on good roads.) Take Freeway to Orotina, then follow main coastal highway to Jaco. Continue another 16 miles till you see the large Town Center on your left. Enter at Guard Gate and drive straight up the dirt road for 1/2 mile till you see the house.

Only 16 Miles to the popular town of JACO and popular only 22 miles to MANUEL ANTONIO Nal BEACH PARK You'll get to experience the best of both... without the crowds! NEAREST BEACHL Bejuco, only 1 mile away - miles of soft sand and hardly a soul! - Close proximity to activities -- Zip lines, Sport Fishing, Horses, Surfing, Monkey tours, etc... Several Restaurants nearby - CHEF/COOK Service available too! .... BREATHTAKING VIEWS & REFRESHING BREEZES ! PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS.

THis is a quiet and very exclusive setting, very relaxing, yet close to all the fun!

Other Activities: All inclusive dining options, Kayaking, River Rafting, Ultra Light Zip Lines, Canopy Tours, Mangrove Forests, Bird Watching, Rain Forest Quad Excursions, Botanic Garden, Waterfalls

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Rates & Availability

Esterillos Este Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
THANKSGIVING 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
XMAS/NYE 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
$725
$5,075
 
 
SEMANA STA 2018
Mar 21 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$473
From
$499
Fri,Sat
$3,145
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $120
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

NACIONALES: POR FAVOR INVIERLE NUESTRAS TARIFAS DESCONTADAS PARA NACIONALES.

Please READ ALL OUR RULES carefully.

1. POOL SAFETY: If traveling with YOUNG CHILDREN, note that, as in most Costa Rican homes, THE POOL AREA IS NOT FENCED UP. By making a reservation with us, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE AWARE of that fact and that YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY for any accident even resulting from loss of life, AND DO NOT HOLD OWNER AND/OR ITS AGENTS RESPONSIBBLE wether by negligence or not.
2. QUIET HOURS: 10pm-6am. Please, show respect to potential neighbors by observing our quiet hours, meaning no loud music or noises outside the home and/or in covered terraces and ranchos. There are only 6 homes on top of this ranch ridge. If we receive a complaint during quiet hours, you may lose all or part of your security deposit.
3. SMOKING: Guests MAY SMOKE OUTSIDE the home as long as smoke does not enter inside. However, SMOKING INSIDE THE HOME IS PROHIBITED and may result in a substantial charge against the security deposit. Please dispose of all your cigarette butts in appropriate ashtrays.
4. ELECTRIC ALLOWANCE: Our guests’ confort is important to us. We also all need to be conscious of electricity usage as Costa Rican rates are very high. Our guests are encouraged to be reasonable in their electricity usage in order to avoid additional charges for usage over the electrical DAILY ALLOTMENT OF 60 KW per home. Any OVERUSAGE WILL BE CHARGED a due payable at checkout at the rate of .60 US Cents/KW.
5. EVENTS: Event are allowed with APPROVAL PRIOR TO BOOKING and may result in additional charges. Up to 16 People allowed. Extra charges will apply. Additional guests may NOT stay overnight.
6. PETS: Pets are allowed but MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO BOOKING. Only well behaved, house trained and non-threatening pets are allowed. The property is not fenced up and has access to neighbor homes. Guests must be able to maintain their pet on the property and

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