About the property
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 6 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
Welcome to CASA BLANCA in Esterillos.
This beautiful, new single story house sits on a private hilly setting in a gated community with 24/7 security. Just minutes from the finest beaches in Costa Rica. The home has three bedrooms and sleeps seven. The gracious king master suite has walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower and a private patio. Enjoy the spacious front queen bedroom and the queen/single Costa Rican bunk bed suite facing tropical forest on the side of the house. Both guest bedrooms share a common bathroom.
Kitchen features natural wood cabinets and granite counters with all modern stainless appliances and center island with seating. Enjoy breakfast in the breakfast nook or at the huge rustic teak table on the sheltered terrace. Both overlook the pool. The living room – dining room is extra spacious for entertaining or relaxing. All rooms have individual A/C.
Playa Esterillos is a wonderful, secluded stretch of beach on the Central Pacific.Esterillos means “little estuaries”. Playa Esterillos is divided into 3 areas. Esterillos Oeste, Centro and Esterillos Este. Esterillos is a small beach community with private homes, vacation rentals and a few small hotels and bars offering fine dinning and amenities.
Pura Vida. Enjoy your time in Costa Rica while staying at our house; Casa Blanca. Also see local attractions in this listing.
Keywords: private, luxurious, house, private pool, gated community, single level, handicap accessible, near ocean
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Some Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
Casa Blanca has an active Owner who personally oversaw all aspects of construction and personally chose the decor and furniture for the entire casa. Property Manager resides nearby and is on call 24/7 to assist our Guests.
Gerald purchased this House in 2010
Why Gerald chose Cantón Parrita
Where else could you have a majestic wild Macaw land on your terrace just 6 feet from where you are sitting or see a troop of Squirrel (Titi) monkeys or Capuchin monkeys in the canopy right next to the house? Our casa is very private with no neighbors within view. 24/7 security oversees the entire project allowing for ease of mind.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Clean home amongst monkeys to unplug
It is refreshing to arrive at Casa Blanca and be totally disconnected. You can choose to purchase a Simm card to access internet if that’s important to you and bring any dVDs you want to rent. There is complete privacy on this property and the pool is a welcome refreshment to the heat of the day. The view of the jungle from the patio is so beautiful and we were visited by the endangered “titi” monkey troop, pizotes, iguanas and many birds that inhabits the area. The town is Esterillos (Oeste, Centro, or Este) are sleepy surfing towns with decent food and a great beach.
Note that the majority of the Costa Rican adventure activities (Manuel Antonio national park, canopy walk, zip lining, rafting, etc.) are an hour+ drive south. It is also of note that you cannot walk to restaurants or the beach from this property so a car is required.
Great horseback riding on Esterillos beach and the property managers were available, helpful and kind.
The owner really cares about the property and has set up the house to accommodate families with a well-equipped kitchen (water, coffee, tons of plates, pots, pans, etc) and lots of great big beach towels!
The home is beautiful and very secluded and quiet!
We had a great stay at Casa Blanca! The home is a drive to most everything, and the drive from the main gate to the house is a trek too. However, once you are at the home, you are rewarded with a very quiet setting to better hear the birds and frogs! There is limited cell coverage at the house and if you wish to have WiFi - you need to bring a laptop which we did not have. As a result, we did a lot of reading and playing cards while at the house.
Thank you for taking your time to write a review. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and it is appreciated how some of the small Issues that occur in rural Costa Rica were handled with understanding.
Many infrastructure systems in this country are nowhere near the standards of N. America. Hope you visit again in the future.
Property was good, secluded but close to activities, lots of wild life. Really high ceilings and beds are comfortable. It is on about 450 acre property that appeared to have at most 20 houses built but all access roads with street lights were built. Neighbors are nowhere near, which was really nice. Bit of a drive from the highway, but roads are in good shape.
Owner charged extra for electricity that is taken out of the "refundable" damage deposit. He does this to make the place look cheaper than it actually is when booking. This didn't show up on the mobile app when booking and was a surprise extra at the end. It is listed if you book on the website.
The patio next to the pool is VERY slippery and dangerous when wet. We used whatever mats we could find to make a safe path.
Killed 4 scorpions over our stay (3 inside the house and 1 on the patio), I'm sure there are more.
Completely ran out of water for the house one night, was restored by property manager by about 1030 am.
Microwave broke but was replaced within a couple days and a kettle was brought over.
On Rafa's boat tour he smears bananas paste on people and then the wild monkeys lick it off them... Not good to train wildlife to do this. There are many signs around Costa Rica saying not to feed the wildlife.
Get a Kolbi prepago Sim card if you have an unlocked phone, got 4g reception outside and through a few rooms in the house. Movistar does not work at all at the property. No wifi available at the house.
Your review is appreciated. Suggestion re slippery terrace corrected with help of 3M special tape. Tile had been previously treated with micro abrasion but tape will be better.
Electricity deduction: no attempt is being made to deceive. Not my fault that HomeAway app Is not as clear as website which describes all extras in the notes following pricelist.
Screenshot was sent to you when charge was questioned. This is first time in six years that we have received such a complaint. If guests are environmentally aware and use power conservatively, we often reduce the charge to reflect this. Electric is not a profit center for us!
Your water problem was due to a toilet left running all night which drained our huge reserve water tank. Problem corrected next morning.
Scorpions, ants etc. exist in most hot humid countries. We are surrounded by lovely tropical forest. We have been here all of January and have seen one tiny baby scorpion.
RAFA monkey tour is a highlight to most guests. Rave reviews. We list that tour in our helpful info and the choice is yours.First complaint ever about everbody’s friend Rafa.
We try very hard to provide a Quality Guest Experience and are often complemented for our extra effort.
Away from it all but close enough to venture out
Gerald’s place was located in a gated community with abundance of wildlife. We encountered various resident animals during our stay, including howling monkeys, alligators, sloths, kudamundi among others. Beaches, restaurants and hikes were easily accessed via 10 min car ride.
The house itself is spacious. We had plenty of room to roam. Kitchen is equipped enough to make a small meal. Beds were fairly comfortable. We didn’t use the pool as it is more of an oversized tub than a pool.
Be aware of your energy consumption as Gerald adds usage charges. It’s a shame because the house gets very damp and muggy without using a/c... which you’ll be charged for in the end. :( Also, WiFi barely works. In fact, we gave up trying after a day because the signal is too weak. Even though Gerald shared with us his SIM card, the signal hardly worked. We had much better luck connecting at the local restaurants.
The location is secluded, yet close to attractions. Spacious and well appointed, the pictures don't do the house justice. The sounds of the jungle and occasional visitors thrilled the kids who spent a lot of time in the pool. Could not have been better. Very highly recommended.
Thank you for your great review. Because we have real privacy and no visible neighbors in our large project, we do get to see interesting animals, birds and butterflies who sometimes visit with curiosity quite close to us. They usually stay away from more crowded, populated home sites.
The area around us is tropical forrest and not jungle. I smiled when you wrote about the kids being thrilled with some of the occasional animal sounds (like chattering monkeys and squaking birds). Guess they would make the same sounds in the jungle as they do in our surrounding forrest as they travel accross the visible canopy.
Future guests should know that we do have paved, finished roads from the highway right to our front door.
Hope you visit with us again in the near future. Gerald K., owner.
The house is very large, the pool is very nice with children.
It should be noted that the house is a little isolated. It is located in a large complex, however it is very quiet and pleasant. You will not have the choice of having a car to get there.
Gerald is a very friendly host who will do anything to help you. We had a lot of hints about the house and the activities to do around.
We went around the boat with the monkeys, it was magical and I highly recommend it.
Thank you for spending time at our home in Costa Rica. A good review is always appreciated as I work hard to give my guess a great experience and a good taste of the area.
Esterillos is a little gem located 20 kilometers south of Jaco featuring endless beaches with lots of fun waves to surf or to play in. Other Activities: bird watching, zip lining, rain forest tram, zip lining, mangrove/monkey tours, horseback riding, national parks, volcanos, white water rafting.
Rates & Availability
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Pls. Note: NO extra fees are charged for cleaning and taxes. PRICES ARE US$$, Weekly rate is offered for 7 nights or more. Late Arrival 8-10PM - $40 fee. NO ARRIVALS AFTER 10PM eCheck, direct deposit, credit card accepted (fee may apply for $CAN) 100% REFUND IF CANCELLED 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DATE. Exception: Christmas, Easter. SERVICE FEE fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund. No rental refund if cancelled within 15 days of occupancy unless suitable rental replacement found.