About the property
- Villa5000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
4 BDRMS/3.5B, Panoramic Views, Pool, XLarge Rancho, PingPong, RoofTop Terrace.
LARGE HOME, EXCLUSIVE LOCATION, VIEWS, BEACHES AND ACTIVITIES, COMPLIMENTARY CONCIERGE SERVICE
A V A C A T I O N I N I T S E L F !
This COLORFUL and GRAND Villa is in a PEACEFUL setting and enjoys Spectacular PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS. Play PING PONG or sway in a HAMMOCK under the shade of the GREAT RANCHO. 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...!
CASA EXOTICAis a beautiful and large home (over 5,000 Sq Ft) that sits on top a quiet hill on a 400 acre PRIVATE GATED RANCH. The interior is SPACIOUS, full of LIGHT and ELEGANT, with black teak floors. The rooms are extra large and with tall ceilings.
This home has PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE OCEAN, RAINFOREST AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS and .... Light breezes keep both the home and its surrounding SEVERAL DEGREES COOLER than lower altitudes!!! CEILING FANS IN EVERY ROOM also keep the house naturally cool most of the day. A CENTRAL A/C system is there, just in case, but you'll find it's hardly ever needed.
You'll have PLENTY OF ROOM to relax and enjoy inside, outside and on top! The ROOF-TOP TERRACE is great for yoga and perfect for watching and listening to the BIRD SHOW every morning and evening---Green Parrots, toucans, wild ducks, McCaws and many more. See more online at PuraVidaCasas
B E D R O O M D E T A I L : C A S A E X O T I C A
1. GUEST SUITE: Downstairs - King (580 Sq Ft)
2. MASTER SUITE: Upstairs - King
3. Bedroom 3: Upstairs - 2 Queens + 1 Twin
4. Bedroom 4: Upstairs - 1 Queen
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ OUR TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS & HOUSE RULES BELOW.
PANORAMIC VIEWS: Casa Cielo Azul is the first of a group of 6 homes on a private ranch OVER LOOKING THE OCEAN AND THE RAIN FOREST and enjoys magnificent 360 degree VIEWS!
This EXCLUSIVE HOME is surrounded by beautiful GARDENS with PRIVATE POOL & waterfall . This is a RELAXING, PEACEFUL SETTING. You'll also love the shady PALAPA and the fun teak PING-PONG table that also doubles up as a great dining table for 16! Perfect for parties!
This EXCLUSIVE SETTING is ideal for FAMILY & FRIENDS, for WEDDINGS and RETREATS --Yoga, Fitness, Motivational..... LARGER GROUPS can also rent the TWO NEIGHBOR HOMES. Visit us Online at PuraVidaCasas .
NEAREST BEACHES AND ACTIVITIES:
Playa Bejuco, is only 1+ mile from the house and there is a wide selection of TOURS & ACTIVITIES, within a very short distance.
Playa Bejuco--Just 1+ mile in front ;
Playa Esterillos Este--2 mi North ;
Playa Esterillos Oeste -- 4 Miles North ;
Playa Hermosa 11 Miles North ;
Playa Jaco--16 Miles North;
Manuel Antonio National Beach Park--25 mi South.
Our COMPLIMENTARY CONCIERGE & MANAGER, Chloe, will be there at check-in to welcome you. She lives minutes away and will be on hand if you need her for anything throughout your stay. She speak fluent English, Spanish and a little french. She will assist you both before and during your stay in setting everything up, including transport, tours and activities, chef or cook services, massages, surf lessons etc... She has arranged for SPECIAL RATES for our guests and has selected the most reliable providers.
GREAT GET-AWAY & CLOSE TO ALL THE FUN: Casa Cielo Azul is in Esterillos Este, on the Central Pacific coast, about 1.5 HR drive from the San Jose airport, (SJO). See transport options below and is at the mid-point between the two touristy towns of Jaco and Quepos/Manuel Antonio (18 & 25 miles respectively). This is a much QUIETER AND MORE RELAX SETTING and is perfect for day trips! There are lots of TOURS AND ACTIVITIES all around, and after a fun filled day, you'll love coming back to this exclusive, peaceful setting, some days, you may not even want to leave "home" RELAXING AT CASA CIELO IS A VACATION IN ITSELF!
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, the Del Pacifico TOWN CENTER, with a GROCERY STORE, shops and RESTAURANTS is just half a mile down the road, at the main entrance to the ranch.
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: You will need a car
1. AIRPORT TRANSPORT AND CAR RENTAL with ZUMA:
Zuma will pick you up at the airport (SJO) in your car and will drive you directly to their office in Jaco. From there, you'll only have to drive the remaining 22 miles straight to the house. This is the easiest option and will save you time and money... plus you won't get lost trying to get out of San Jose!!
* We have negotiated a special rate with Zuma for our guests. Also, note that the mandatory INSURANCE is INCLUDED in Zuma's quoted rate. All other rental companies add expensive and compulsory insurance fees on top of their quoted rated that almost doubles the cost, even if you are paying with Amex.
2. AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE : Great for larger groups. They'll pick you up at the Airport. Then you can
a) have your Zuma car delivered at the house..
b) have the shuttle driver chauffeur you during your stay**.
H O U S E R U L E S : Please READ ALL 9 RULES carefully to ensure your save and pleasant enjoyment of the house.
1. SMOKING: Guests MAY SMOKE OUTSIDE the home as long as smoke does not enter inside and cigarette butts are disposed of properly. SMOKING INSIDE THE HOME IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED and will result in a charge against security deposit.
2. QUIET HOURS: 10pm-6am. Please, show respect to potential neighbors (if any) by observing our quiet hours, meaning no loud music or noises outside the home and/or in covered terraces and ranchos during those hours. Any nuisance complaint during quiet hours may result in forfeiture of security deposit.
3. POOL SAFETY: As in most Costa Rican homes, THE POOL AREA IS NOT FENCED UP. By booking with us, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE AWARE of that fact and that YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY for any accident even resulting in loss of life, and that you WILL NOT HOLD OWNER AND/OR ITS AGENTS RESPONSIBLE wether by negligence or not.
4. ELECTRICITY ALLOWANCE: Our guests’ comfort is important and we also strive to maintain affordable rates so many people can enjoy our home. Electricity is expensive in Costa Rica, and to ensure that guests be responsible with their electricity usage, Guests are given a comfortable and reasonable USAGE ALLOWANCE for their stay averaging 60KW per day. Most guests do not exceed that, but should you go over, any usage over the allowance will be charged at the rate of $0.70/KW payable at checkout.
5. EVENTS: EVENTS MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO BOOKING.
An event consists of any party of over 15 persons on the premise, including house guests and visitors.
Maximum guests allowed: 25, including house guests and visitors.
Charge per visiting guest: $40 per person, per day.
Visitors may not stay overnight.
Event Fee: $500 - includes:
. 1 Event support staff (to move furniture, help with eventualities throughout evening)
. P. A system
. Post cleaning service - Common areas and outdoors. Kitchen cleaning is responsibility of chef or catering service.
6. PETS: MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO BOOKING. Only house trained, well behaved 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. $100 PET FEE included in quote.
7. SHORT STAYS (3 Nights or less): Short Stay Bookings can only be approved within less than 30 days prior to arrival.
8. USE OF INTERNET: Downloading of illegal materials (Pirated files) is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and will result in forfeiture of entire security deposit and possible legal action.
9. USE OF PREMISES: Premises may not be use for any act of prostitution, wether legal or illegal in Costa Rica, and/or for any act of exploitation of minors.
Thank you for your cooperation.
We look forward to having you stay at our home and wish you a fun and memorable vacation.
Pura Vida Casas
Choe, Booking Manager & Concierge
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 08, 2018
About Katrina Murdoch
Katrina is from Paris France, her sense of Style and color is beautifully displayed throughout Casa Exotica. 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. Their oldest son, Daniel, now lives in Costa Rica with his family. They manage the home and assist the guests with all their trip planning both before and during their stay. The entire family fell in love with the scenic beauty and tranquility of Costa Rica and in particular with the Del Pacifico Ranch where they decided to build their own vacation home. Now all of the family and hundreds of friends enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica in this fun and beautiful Vacation Home. They want to extend a warm welcome to Casa Exotica to you as well! Pura Vida! George and Katrina
Katrina Murdoch purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Katrina Murdoch chose Cantón Parrita
PEACEFUL AND RELAXING + VIEWS! If you are looking for an exceptional location, away from tourist crowds and noisy neighborhoods.... with magnificent views and easy access... this is the place! SPACIOUS, COOLER AND FULL OF LIGHT: This home is very spacious, with windows and views in every rooms. It also stays COOLER than down below thanks to the gentle breezes at the top of the hill. CONVENIENT LOCATION: only 1.5 hour drive from main airport in San Jose (SJO) , good roads. Plus, eventhough we are in a rural setting, there is a convenient TOWN CENTER. with grocery store, shops and restaurants just half-a-mile down the road, at the entrance to the ranch. ENDLESS BEACHES : The nearest beach, Playa Bejuco, IS RIGHT IN FRONT, just slightly over a mile a wa. The ocean Views are beautiful and are particularly spectacular during evening lightning storms! Great surf beaches, fun for boogie boarding too.... CLOSE TO ALL THE FUN: Because we are right between the towns of Jaco and Quepos/Manuel Antonio which are both busy tourist centers, we enjoy a wide variety of tours and activities, all within a few miles.
What makes this Villa unique
EXTRA SPACIOUS ROOMS - LOTS OF LIGHT AND COLORFUL ELEGANCE - EXCLUSIVE & QUIET SETTING - PRIVATE POOL & LUXURIOUS GARDENS - PING PONG - AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS & BIRD WATCHING - ROOF TOP TERRACE WITH DAY BED AND GREAT RANCHO (GREAT FOR YOGA!) - AND BEST OF ALL.... ALWAYS GOOLER THERE THANKS TO THE GENTLE BREEZES!!!..... COMPLIMENTARY CONCIERGE SERVICE _________ GRAND VILLA, beautiful inside and out. The large Covered Rooftop terrace is great for bird watching, yoga, sunrises and sunsets, or just taking a nap after a massage! 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 Exotica is super 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 beach. 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful rooftop, gorgeous views, lovely gardens, off the beaten path near a beautiful beach...
Wonderful place to be with family, loved Chloe’s responsiveness!
Everything we could ever imagine and more
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.
Had a wonderful time. The rental was as decribed. The excursions recommended were fun. We have 3 teenagers and we were all very comfortable.
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!
Wonderful family reunion vacation
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.
A VACATION IN ITSELF- Relaxing setting
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.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. ELECTRICITY ALLOWANCE: Our guests’ comfort is important and we also strive to maintain affordable rates so many people can enjoy our home. Electricity is expensive in Costa Rica, and to ensure that guests be responsible with their electricity usage, Guests are given a comfortable and reasonable USAGE ALLOWANCE for their stay averaging 60KW per day. Most guests do not exceed that, but should you go over, any usage over the allowance will be charged at the rate of $0.70/KW payable at checkout. Not included in quoted rate. $500 EVENT FEE: EVENTS MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO BOOKING. fee included in quoted rate when client appropriately checks event box. $40/EVENT PER VISITOR FEE NOT INCLUDED IN QUOTED RATE. An event consists of any party of over 15 persons on the premise, including house guests and visitors. Maximum guests allowed: 25, including house guests and visitors. Charge per visiting guest: $40 per person, per day. Visitors may not stay overnight. Event fee includes: . 1 Event support staff prior to and during event (to move furniture (Guests are not to move furniture themselves), help with eventualities throughout evening) . Use of our P. A. system (1 Mike) . Post cleaning service - Common areas and outdoors. Kitchen cleaning is responsibility of chef or catering service. $100 PET FEE: PETS MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO BOOKING. included in quote when client appropriately checks pet box. Only house trained, well behaved 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. $125 MANAGEMENT FEE: This helps cover the cost of cleaning and check-in/check-out which are the same regardless of the length of the stay. Therefore, this fee acts as lowers the average per night rate for longer stays.