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Luxurious Home W/ Private Pool Set in Hills Minutes to Ocean!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, some Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Gerald

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 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.


Parrita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Located near pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , ensuite bathroom w/jacuzzi
    Side Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed 2 + 1
    Front Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 has unique Costa Rican bunk bed. Queen below and Single above suitable for child. Deluxe queen air mattress available if needed. Wall safe in Master Bedroom closet.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Internet access available. No WIFI available. Inquire to owner


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Luxurious Home W/ Private Pool Set in Hills Minutes to Ocean!
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Gerald's Place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Away from it all but close enough to venture out

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home is beautiful and very secluded and quiet!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Nice house

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Wonderful Vacations in Esterillos!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous house owned by a very friendly and customer oriented person. Gerald takes his job seriously providing lots of information! The house is neat, clean and well equipped a true home away. There’s no way to miss anything! Above this, pictures don’t do justice to the beautiful architecture and secluded surroundings. My family felt like we were the only people in miles though pretty safe as the house is within a gated community.

We visit about four to five beautiful beaches within minutes. We went to our favorite one Manuel Antonio National Park that is a little far but definitely worth the ride. We found everything we needed nearby from fresh groceries to five starts restaurants.

Gerald is so detailed oriented that he even reimbursed our damage deposit within a week.

No complains about this house and its owner. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is gratifying to have guests that appreciate our home and the privacy of its surroundings. I personally try very hard to provide a unique, quality experience for my guests.Hope you will visit again. Your recognition of our efforts and positive recommendation to friends and family are the best review we can get. Pura Vida, Gerald, owner
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Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Esterillos Oeste,Centro & Este, Playa Hermosa
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Los Suenos in Herradura
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Costanera (Rt 34 )
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Esterillos Oeste, Esterillos Centro
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Playa Esterillos, Playa Bejuco, Playa Hermosa,
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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 YOU CANCEL 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Exception: Christmas,Easter
No rental refund if cancelled within 15 days of occupancy unless suitable rental replacement found.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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