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Peaceful Paradise: Oceanfront Penthouse w/ Rooftop Balcony: Sales Tax included!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) * Local sales tax is INCLUDED!

How about this for your next dream vacation? Spectacular ocean view of Jaco Beach, Costa Rica as the sun sets over the horizon... Swimming in 80 degree ocean waters... crystal clear pool... trying to catch a wave in the 2-6 foot breakers... great air conditioning when you get home... All of this is waiting for you at our fabulous oceanfront penthouse condo at Bahia Encantada - 2007's Costa Rican Property of the Year! Our complex is beachfront property. This is one of only four TRUE penthouses in the complex - meaning that it is on the top floor WITH a private, covered roof top balcony! To top it off, local sales tax is INCLUDED in our rate - not added at the end - saving you 13% over most of our competition!!!

Large sliding glass doors open from both the master bedroom and the dining room to a large balcony - overlooking palm tree-lined Jaco Beach. A circular staircase rises from the balcony to the private, covered rooftop terrace - presenting a magnificent beach view of the entire stretch of beach! Enjoy sunsets with family and friends while sipping a cool beverage and sampling fresh cheeses, fruits and veggies - all produced locally and available from the Farmer’s Market, (every Friday)! Our guest bedrooms have lovely mountain views.

While the outdoors of the villa is certainly gorgeous, the inside is even better! You will be delighted to find high-end upgrades throughout this spectacular penthouse! Your spacious, fully equipped kitchen comes complete with stainless appliances - including a refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, elegant wood cabinetry and service for six! We care about the health of our guests ! That is why our kid friendly, no smoking penthouse suites are the only two in this complex with ozone machines to ensure mold-free units! You may pamper yourself by hiring our own housekeeper to tidy up the penthouse each day so that you don't have to, although a complimentary 'mid-stay' cleaning is included in every reservation of 7 days or more! If you choose to dine out, we have a list of great restaurants! Local food is all within walking distance or a very short taxi drive!

You won't be disappointed to find that all three of the large bedrooms have king sized beds. There is a large 42 inch flat screen TV in the living room and two more flat screen TV's in the bedrooms as well as a DVD player. This place doesn't miss a thing!!!

Let your family know how much fun you are having because all calls to the US and Canada, (local calls too) are all FREE! In order to ensure the best Internet/WiFi connections, we have installed private boosters for our guests. We even provide a cell phone for your pleasure during your stay with us! For your convenience, phone numbers for taxi service, medical care and physicians are also included in our personal directory.

There is no need to rent a vehicle during your stay with us. We offer personal transportation to/from the airport at a very reasonable rate. Our favorite tour companies will pick you up directly at the penthouse. Walking is safe and fun. If you choose not to walk, taxis are plentiful and cost $2.00 - $3.00 most anywhere in downtown Jaco!

Monthly rate, (for Bargain Season only) INCLUDES electricity and taxes!

Ready for some adventure? Zip line tours through the rain forest; white water rafting; motor scooters; ATV rentals and tours; and horseback riding are all easy and convenient to schedule. Golf / Golf rental and sailfish excursions are only fifteen minutes away at the Los Suenos Resort! It’s your vacation! Do it your way!!!

In order to accommodate our larger parties, this owner proudly offers an additional 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath, penthouse condo with rooftop balcony next door for parties of up to 12 people!!! We also reward our faithful return customers with a 5% discount to show our appreciation for your patronage!

So, isn't it time to give us a call and book that dream vacation? For an additional charge, we even offer transportation to and from the airport with advance reservations. With rates like these, you need to book early because we fill up quickly! It will be our pleasure to help turn your dream into reality - give us a call today! Stateside: 919-581-6848 Costa Rica (local): 8745-3679,

Keywords: 2007 Property of the Year, Bahia Encantada, penthouse, condo, vacation rental, townhouse, beachfront, beach view, oceanfront, ocean view, mountain view, golf, golf rental, villa, kid friendly, no smoking allowed, pool, Internet, WiFi, air conditioning

More Details

Property Manager
Stephanie Craig
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Stephanie Craig

Have you ever had Moose Tracks Ice Cream? Our owners - Wally and June Blume - are the developers of this flavor and many others which can be purchased in several grocery stores from coast to coast in the US. They have been coming to Costa Rica since 2005 and purchased their condos at BE in 2007. They love the beauty of Costa Rica and the gentleness of the people here. "You can plan to be as busy or as low key as you’d like, which is the beauty of vacationing here. It is a thrill to wake up every morning and see the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Jaco Bay. It is like a symphony for your eyes". They own several companies and their lives tend to be pretty busy in the US, so they love their time away here in Jaco. Wally plays golf and they both love to read and spend time with friends and family here. Since their time in Jaco, they have friends from different cultures as they enjoy people they have met from all over the world. They love being able to reconnect from year to year and catch up on their lives.

Stephanie and John met Wally and June in 2009 when the Craig's moved to Costa Rica full time and became quick friends. In 2012, the Blume's invited us to manage their penthouses for them. We had very similar life and business philosophies, so it was an easy decision. Since that time, we have had the incredible privilege of working for the the best employers one could imagine! We love what we do - representing the country we love, taking care of our fantastic guests and being property managers!

Stephanie Craig purchased this condo in 2007

Why Stephanie Craig chose Jaco

Wally and June used to go to Florida every year to escape the snow from the Mid West. The weather in Florida became pretty unpredictable and they spent several winters in Key West with temperatures in the mid 50’s. They have friends who had been coming to Costa Rica and suggested they try it. The first year here made believers out of them and they’ve continued to return. They’ve traveled to many places in the world. They love the fact that they can enjoy this climate while not having to travel so far from home. There are so many activities to enjoy here that there is something for everyone. They have had friends come to visit who love bird watching. From their balcony, they saw 44 varieties of birds and were thrilled. It isn’t unusual to sit on the balcony and see Macaws in pairs or groups fly by. They are so colorful and absolutely beautiful as they do “a fly by” in front of the balcony.

What makes this condo unique

There are many beautiful condos in Jaco - and this is certainly no exception. In all of Jaco, there are not too many penthouses, and of those, not many of them have an additional balcony and views like this! So, we think that the best features of this ocean view penthouse are the views from the covered rooftop balcony! A spiral staircase will give you access from the main balcony to this covered rooftop balcony, where you will enjoy INCREDIBLE views of Jaco Beach and the Pacific Ocean to the west AND a majestic mountain range to the south... STUNNING!

Another unique feature is the full tub in the master bathroom. Bathtubs are very unusual in Costa Rica and this one is BEAUTIFUL!!!

While you are here, you will have the opportunity to have personal, personal, personal service! While you are in our home, it is important to us that you FEEL at home.


Guestbook comments from the manager

Our extended family of eight stayed in two Bahia Encantada penthouses. To start with Stephanie and John are a delight! The condos are super clean and updated. The interiors are nicely furnished. The complex is well maintained and the pool is spotless and just beautiful with several areas to swim in of different depths. There is even a separate children's pool and swim up bar area that makes for the perfect picnic spot. John and Stephanie let you know from the start that they are there to help make your stay wonderful and they mean it. My daughter hurt her ear at a prior location and John and Stephanie drove us to a pharmacy and got her the proper care she needed and then kept checking that she was okay. The beach area is beautiful and fun to watch surfers and search for shells. The waves were too rough for swimming or children this weekend, but that's okay because the pool is great.
Jul 2016
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Barrio Los Villalobos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ‘Prostitutes’ are not allowed at any time. Non- compliance will result in your being asked to leave immediately with no refund!
  • No bachelor parties or similar
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Rain shower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Rain shower head
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds: 3 King sized beds with pillow top mattresses and 600 luxurious thread count sheets!
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Decorated accommodations with upscale furniture, Garbage disposal, 3 King sized beds, 4 flat screen TV's, FREE Hi-Speed Internet - with private boosters! Counter-top seating at kitchen bar, Balcony table - seating six, Portico, Four balconies, (2 ocean & 2 Mountain views!) Large Private, AND another covered rooftop terrace! Keywords: Activities nearby; Airport transfers; Balconies; Bedding/Linens; Child Friendly; Coffee maker; Convenient Location; Food Options; Housekeeping available; Internet; Kitchen; Laundry; Lift / Elevator; Free Parking; Pool; Security; Small Appliances; TV / Cable; Views


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Peaceful Paradise: Oceanfront Penthouse w/ Rooftop Balcony: Sales Tax included!
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 38 reviews

True Beachfront Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If you've come across this listing, book it asap! My group and I (2 couples and 1 single; ages: 30-50) had a truly perfect getaway vacation. We stayed for 6 nights in the G-5 condo at Bahia Encantada last week. Let me tell you, the view from the rooftop balcony is worth it all! Stephanie and John are great. They are so helpful in making sure you've got everything and are enjoying your time there. As 5 people sharing one space, we never felt crowded! One concern I had, as my first time in Costa Rica, was security. This was never a thought at Bahia Encantada. There is a front gate with a full time security guard as well as a full time pool area guard (since the pool is right on the public beach). These guys were so friendly and helpful with any request we had. There is a restaurant right next door called Clarita's which is a MUST! It's so convenient on the longer exploration days to just walk over and catch some dinner and the sunset. I can't say enough good things about our stay! Absolutely unforgettable!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you had a such a great vacation! Thank you for such a nice review. We look forward to seeing you all again - you were a pleasure!
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Beautiful condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying in this condo. Stephanie and John were both extremely pleasant and helpful each time. They had just gotten new Wifi installed, and when we told them at check out that it was spotty, they assured us they would get someone out the same day and encouraged us to call right away if anything was amiss the next time. The condo is very clean, well maintained, well stocked with helpful items, and the views are great! Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca. Thank you for such a nice review. As promised, we had the IT man come today. It seems that the complex needed to update their software and that affected all of our systems. It is resolved and ready to go. Thanks for letting us know! Can't wait to see you and your sweet family soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Stephanie and John are great people to deal with and a joy to meet ! Very helpful with any questions you have . They go out of there way to make sure you have a great experience. The place is everything it shows in pictures. It's spectacular !

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We love having guests like you and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Amazingly perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bahia Encantada for 12

Nights in January 2017. The condo is amazing - looks just like the pictures. We loved sitting on both balconies which have awesome views of the beach, ocean, sunset. The kitchen is set up great for cooking your own meals and is so close to All of the restaurants in Jaco if you'd rather eat out. Property Managers John and Stephanie were very responsive. We didn't experience any challenges during our stay but they were available for any small questions, making us feel right at home. The location was perfect, we honestly can't say enough about this property. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Jenn - so glad you enjoyed your stay! You guys were great and we can't wait to see you when you come back!
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Clermont FL

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I would like to say thank you to Stephanie and John for everything. They make you feel welcome from the beginning to the end. When you arrive at the condo you are greeted down stair with open arms and they take you to the condo. The condo is exactly the way you see it in the picture. As for the view it is amazing and the location was perfect. Staying at this condo made me feel at home. Any problem you have John was there right away to help you as soon as possible. The town is very close by so you can walk to the town or just pay a small taxi fee of $2 to $3 to and from the town. Security is 24 hours at the gate which make you feel safe. Another thing that stand out was the way Stephanie give you a personal cell phone to walk with to call local numbers and a house phone to call any where in the US for free. There lot of activities to do and lots of food to eat. One of the places that we ate at that was great is the TACO BAR which we ate there twice. The people in Jaco are very friendly and nice and make you feel welcome to the town. My family and I had such an amazing time in Costa Rica that we wasn't ready to come back.

Thank you,

Stephanie and John

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bev! It was a pleasure meeting your sweet family! We love when families join together and rent both penthouses. Aren't reunions the best???!!! We love these events. They make us feel like we have done something good! We are thrilled that you had such and nice time and look forward to seeing you all again soon!
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Tulsa, OK

Beautiful beach condo

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at this condo. There were 5 of us spanning three generations and its' three bedrooms were perfect. We really enjoyed the rooftop balcony for listening to the surf. What a relaxing way to spend some time. We used the condo as a base location for exploring the surrounding area. There are plenty of restaurants and souvenir shops in Jaco. Manuel Antonio is about 1.5 hours away. To reach the national park it is an easy drive; also easy to travel for rafting, ziplines and other activities. John and Stephanie are so friendly and were great to work with. Our biggest complaint was the noise from Clarita's and other bars (bad karaoke) that lasted past midnight and early morning roosters.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dorene. Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that you had such a nice time. I do regret the noise. During your stay, the World Surf Games began their festivities and the WHOLE town exploded in celebration. We had the same problem with noise in our complex - as did all of of Jaco. I do hope that the experience of seeing such great talent balanced out the inconvenience. Please come see us again when it is a LOT more quiet! :)
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
SJO: San Jose
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Clarita's - steps away
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Caldera Highway #34
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Clarita's - steps away
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Jaco Beach - steps away
Nearest Point of Interest
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City Cinema
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Los Suenos Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Suenos Resort and Marina
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Kentucky Fried Chicken
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Caletas Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Auto Mercado Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Playa Blanca
Nearest Point of Interest
CIMA Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Arenal Volcano
Nearest Point of Interest
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Manuel Antonio National Parque
Nearest Point of Interest
Pizza Hut
Nearest Point of Interest
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Bus Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Claritas Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Jaco Taco
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

ATV rentals, Biking/bicycle rentals, Birding tours (Guided – Professional guide contact number in the condo),

Boogie boarding, Crocodile tours, Eco tours, Monkey and Snake tour, Restaurants (A list of the best restaurants in Jaco with numbers with our personal recommendations in the condo), Supermarkets: (A list of our recommendations in the condo), Surfing (Some of the best in Costa Rica), Taxi services (A contact lList is in the room), U.S., World Class Sailfish fishing, Zip line tours, Car rentals (Contact information in the condo), and even a Medical laboratory!


Rates & Availability

Barrio Los Villalobos Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Bargain Season 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Peak Season 2017
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Green Season 2018
Apr 9 2018 - Jul 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Bargain Season 2018
Aug 1 2018 - Dec 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2019
Jan 3 2019 - Apr 13 2019
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2019
Apr 14 2019 - Apr 21 2019
3 night minimum stay
Green Season 2019
Apr 22 2019 - Jul 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
Bargain Season 2019
Aug 1 2019 - Dec 17 2019
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2019
Dec 18 2019 - Jan 3 2020
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $50
Cleaning Fee $85

Note: Taxes INCLUDED in our low prices!

Cleaning fees: $85

We offer our own Property Protection Insurance Coverage. A non refundable Security Deposit of $50, covers the renter for $1000 worth of liability.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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