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Peaceful Paradise: Oceanfront Penthouse; Private Rooftop Balcony: Tax Included!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) * Sales Tax INCLUDED!

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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 this condo at Bahia Encantada 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.

Stephanie and John met Wally and June in 2009 when the Craig's moved to Costa Rica full time. We had very similar life and business philosophies, so it was an easy decision to begin working together in 2012. 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

This complex is direct ocean front! It has three large adult and one children's pool.

Clarita's Bar and Grill is located steps away on the beach and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - one of our guests favorite spots!

Sunsets, sunsets, sunsets!

What makes this condo unique

From the balcony, one guest counted 44 varieties of birds! 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. Guests have seen dolphins and whales in season.

One can see the entire view of Jaco Beach and the sunsets are incredible! The breezes are beautiful and relaxing. My favorite treasure is during Green Season. Guests can steal away to the private, covered roof top balcony and watch their own light show over the ocean. It is magnificent!

Finally being the penthouse, we are on the top floor. We never have any noise above us. Since we own both penthouses on this floor, (the only two) we have room for parties of up to 12 guests AND our guests have the entire floor!

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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Amenities

Barrio Los Villalobos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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
  • Maximum Occupancy six people - including children.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Peaceful Paradise: Oceanfront Penthouse; Private Rooftop Balcony: Tax Included!
average rating of 4.8 based on 39 reviews
5

Awesome, comfortable and secured condo. Beautiful veiws and centrally located.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 ( daughter age 11 and son age 13) really enjoyed our week stay at the condo managed by John and Stephanie. They're awesome, friendly people and walk you through the condo and make suggestions on places to eat, tours to take and information like what day is the local farmer's market. There' also a phone at the condo where you can make local and U.S. calls for free. John and Stephanie also provide you with a cell phone to take any where in Costa Rica. We rented a car but I recommend just using a taxi as most of the streets don't have signs and it's easy to get lost or find the place your're looking for. Taxi's in costa rica are really cheap.The condo itself is beautiful with great views and an easy walk to downtown (about 1/2 mile). The condo is a 3 bedroom and each room has a king size bed. It's very clean! It's also very secure and there's are security guards at the gate and by the pool. We felt very safe and my wife and daughter actually walked downtown by themselves serveral times to go shopping. The people we encountered in Costa Rica were awesome and treated us like their best friend. We recommend taking the Mangrove Monkey Tour as well as the Crocidile Tour. Our favorite day was spent on Tortuga Island. It is a must tour and John and Stephanie are able to get you 10% off the normal tour rate. The Tortuga tour was $135 a piece but was well worth it. It included breakfast, lunch, snorkling, hiking and all the margaritas you could drink. My wife and daughter also took a horse back tour through the jungle and the beach which was awesome. We already miss Costa Rica and will definitely be back. Thanks John and Stephanie for all your help! It was the BEST vacation we have ever had! PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that your vacation was everything you hoped it would be. That is our goal! Your family was a pleasure and it was so much fun seeing your pictures. I put them on our Facebook page. Have you seen them? Check out: Kingdom Condos in Jaco, Costa Rica to see them! Thank you for such a nice review! Please come and see us anytime!
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5

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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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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Awesome

  • 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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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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"Great two for one specials every night!"
El Avion
"Photo Ops, Clean, Good prices!"
Manuel Antonio National Park
"Always a family favorite! Don't forget plenty of water..."
Manuel Antonio National Park
"Always a family favorite! Don't forget plenty of water..."
Juan Santamaria International Airport
"Airport: Modern, quick, efficient - 1 1/2 hours from the penthouse via our personal driver!"
CitiCinemas
"Cinema"
Quiznos
"Fast Food"
Marriott Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort
"Golf"
Los Sueños Resort and Marina
"Marina: Fishing!"
Kentucky Fried Chicken
"Fast Food"
Villa Caletas
"Mountaintop Restaurant - INCREDIBLE view & GREAT breakfast!"
Carara National Park
"Crocodiles: Look over the bridge!!!"
Auto Mercado Shopping Center
"Inka Grill, American-style supermarket, Optical store, Subway, Pizza Hut, Ice Cream Parlor, ..."
Playa Blanca
"Five star white sand beach"
Instituto Centroamericano de Neurocirugía Hospital Cima
"N. American - style private hospital"
Arenal Volcano Inn
Quepos
"Nice, white sand beaches - about 45 minute drive from Jaco."
Pizza Hut
"Fast Food"
Bank/ATM
"There are many..."
Farmacia la Económica
"There are many good ones... most have an English speaking Pharmacist who can diagnose and di..."
Subway
"Fast Food"
Bus Station
"Inexpensive, dependable travel"
Clarita's Restaurant
"This is one of our guest's favorite restaurants. It is located right outside of our gate - ..."
Tacobar Jaco Beach
"Good Mexican food and burgers"
Lemon Zest Restaurant
Crocodile Man Tour
Graffiti Restro Cafe and Wine Bar
Green Room
The Hook Up
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
SJO
Nearest Point of Interest
City Cinema
Nearest Point of Interest
Quiznos
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Suenos Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Los Suenos Resort and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
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
Quepos
Nearest Point of Interest
Manuel Antonio National Parque
Nearest Point of Interest
Pizza Hut
Nearest Point of Interest
Bank/ATM
Nearest Point of Interest
Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Subway
Nearest Point of Interest
TCBY
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Claritas Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Jaco Taco
Nearest Point of Interest
Pharmacy
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $50

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.