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Private Custom Home with Pool, Minutes to Esterillos Beaches

Parrita, Costa Rica
  • House2640 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Casa Aloha is an exquisite custom built home located in a private gated community overlooking the jungle but just a few minutes to the beaches of Esterillos. Enjoy your morning coffee sitting out by the pool while watching the scarlet macaws, Toucans, Guans and an assortment of wildlife that incude Kodamondai, monkeys, and sloths. The quiet and traquil location is a favorite for everything that you came to Costa Rica to see, and it's right there at your front door. Our on site property manager will make sure that your experience at Casa Aloha brings only smiles. You can literally walk for miles in both directions on the beach. The west end of the village offers a unique lava reef visible at low tide and host the famous mermaid statue.

Each bedroom features a King Size bed with superior pillowtop mattresses for a comfortable slumber and private baths with views of the garden. There is a self inflating Queen-size air mattress available as well. The bedrooms are separate master suites located on opposite ends of the home. The home was lovingly decorated by the owners and you can see special touches throughout the house, including decorative baskets made completely from Royal Palm, driftwood, and shells found on the local beaches. Peaceful and completely private, this property is truly a wonderful place to spend your vacation.

Sunbathing, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, hiking and long walks on the beach are just a short drive away.

Esterillos is one of those hidden gems that many people describe as Hawaii 60 years ago.

Keywords: Private custom built home just minutes to the beach with pool, jungle and mountain views in a secure gated community. Extremely comfortable and tranquilo

Property Manager

Frances Ball

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Mar 17, 2018
About Frances Ball

We moved from Hawaii several years ago and it we missed the lifestyle of living near the beach and seeing the Mountains. As artist we wanted to be closer to nature and away from commercial development. When we found this property we were amazed at how wonderful the wildlife blended in harmony with the surrounding homes. We wanted to be able to go to the beach for morning walks and then retreat into the privacy of a mountain home. Casa Aloha will amaze you with the combination of Ocean, Sky , Mountain, Birds and Wildlife all making for a 'Paradise Found'.

Frances Ball purchased this House in 2010

Why Frances Ball chose Cantón Parrita

The beaches of Esterillos are some of the best beaches in the country. We enjoy surfing and boogie boarding and the nature is just incredible. We truly believe that the developers were extremely careful not to disturb the natural environment in Costa Esterillos Estates. This means that everything we came to see in a rainforest is exactly as nature intended it to be. There are no distractions from the beauty of the mountains and the multiple panoramic ocean views are breathtaking at sunset. It has been a wonderful place for a retreat.

What makes this House unique

The monkeys are right off the pool deck and are great entertainment. I get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy the toucans. I spend all day with them. I am missing them now. And then there is all the other wildlife, the iguanas, and the birding, the coati mundi, and more. It's such a great house! The garden brings us such joy as well as the views and the sunsets. You can literally walk for miles in both directions on the beach. The west end of the village offers a unique lava reef visible at low tide and host the famous mermaid statue.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, each bedroom is a King size suite with private bath/closet
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Large walk in closet will accommodate queen inflatable bed
      • King size beds (2), Queen size air mattress available(2) Each bedroom has 13 feet of ceiling to floor glass windows allowing for a full view of the mountains, garden and pool deck. Located on opposite sides of the house, you can enjoy privacy exiting your bedroom to the pool. The two queen air mattresses inflate in under 5 minutes by plugging into the wall socket. Both mattresses are normal full/queen size beds. Sheets, pillows and blankets are available for all 4 beds.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 3
      • each bathroom has a full view of the garden and mountains, a walk in shower, and private water closet.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          our view of the mountains between the central pacific coast and San Jose is what really makes this home special.....panorama with birds constantly flying overhead.....sometimes 20 feet over the pool
        • Near The Ocean
          we are only 5 minutes to several beaches in Esterillos, ESTE, CENTRO AND OESTE . Bejuco is about 10 minutes up the road. Jaco is another great beach for beginner surf lessons and kayaking.
        • Ocean View
          Up the hill from casa aloha you will be able to see the ocean and view wonderful sunsets.
        • Resort
          ALMA BEACH RESORT IS A GREAT place to hang in the hammocks and watch the sunset. It is located only 5 KM from the house and we frequent this resort for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the tiki hut
        • Village
          You can literally walk for miles in both directions on the beach. The west end of the village offers a unique lava reef visible at low tide and host the famous mermaid statue.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      plenty of pillows and sheets. we have two inflatable beds..they self inflate with power cord so it's very easy to have two extra beds in the hosue.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      AC unit in every room ...well maintained and will provide comfortable air conditioning .
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      yoga mats and equipment. Full Gym is driving distance, about 15 minutes.
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      a WIFI internet box is included, but WIFI is limited . SD stream from the smart TV or laptop. You can purchase a (KOLBI) tourist sim card at the airport baggage. Restaurants have unlimitet wifi.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      seating for 7 persons...very comfortable..and scenic...the sloth tree is right outside the sliding glass door so you can watch the activity of the sloth and monkeys..birds ....from the living room...
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      cell phone that makes local calls is in the house for emergency and contact with the property manager. Kolbi offers a tourist sim card at the airport baggage for purchase in your international phone
                    • Towels Provided
                      we have lots of pool and bath towels....and dish towels.
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          drip coffee maker and expresso maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          plenty of dishes and utensils. we like to cook too.
                        • Dishwasher
                          dishwasher is available for use. Dishwaher supplies are not included.
                        • Kitchen
                          complete dining room with everything you need to set a lovely table. we have a complete set of dishes, and glassware, silverware, pots and pans....dishtowels, coffee maker, etc...
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          full size fridge.. icemaker
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          both a toaster oven and a regular toaster


                            • Dining
                              we have everything that you need to set the table with table cloths...linens, napkins, silverware and glasses. There is a china cabinet with bar glassware, martini, margarita, beer steins
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  we have books ....not a lot..but some.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Many dvds are available in the house for viewing
                                • Games
                                  monopoly, uno, rummy cube....we have a bunch of card and board games for the kids and adults.
                                • Television
                                  Television is provided for streaming only on our smart tv....or your laptop. No regular service is available
                                • Video Library
                                  we have a pretty large video library.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      spacious patio by the pool furnished with a table/umbrella set with 4 chairs, two chaise lounge chairs and two lightweight adirondack chairs that we like to move around for fauna viewing.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      there is a thatched tiki hut with two wooden adirondack chairs and a bar with stools. we love to watch birds and monkeys from this place. you just never know what's going to show up.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      lovely garden with hummingbirds and butterflies.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      we have a charcoal grill in the tiki hut.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking allowed outside only. No smoking allowed in the house.
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          there are 10 steps...with a platform in the middle....it's not a very steep decent...inside the house the doors are wide enough for a wheel chair....and the house is all one level

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              the view is so incredible from this pool you may never want to leave. we have an umbrella over hanging so you can get out of the sun and still be in the pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • marina
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • If you are looking for something that is unique and natural, then this is the house for you. We have a completely private home sitting on the edge of the rainforest mountain just 5 minutes above Esterillos Beach. This gated community prides itself with being 'in harmony with nature'. I must admit, when I am at Casa Aloha I feel completely in harmony with everything. Quiet and scenic, the birds and animals are frequently sighted just feet from the house. The house is completely furnished in comfortable furniture, decorated with natural palm baskets and tropical paintings. The large walk in closets provide ample space for storage of your luggage and can also be used as a room for inflating the queen size mattress if necessary. The house comfortably sleeps 6 •

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                                      Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      27 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Privacy and Wildlife Galour at an Amazing Value!!!

                                                                      Roman D.Dallas

                                                                      We were very impressed with this house overall. It was just my girlfriend and I, so we only used one room; but the house was still a perfect size for just the two of us (not too much space). While the home could use some updates in terms of furnishings/decor, it was fine for us. The furniture was comfortable and functional and the kitchen very well equipped. The ONLY thing we were missing was trash bags. We had to re-use small shopping bags for our garbage. Perhaps we missed something though. Frances, the property manager was very thorough with his e-mails. I will say that his communication came off as 'copied and pasted'. He could use a little more of a personal touch with his e-mail communications. The introduction e-mail includes a FIVE PAGE document, that much of which consists of things you need to do or not do while at the house (a rule book). It was a little daunting. Also, previous posts regarding the 'Wi-Fi' offered are accurate. It is quite spotty and inconsistent. The 'rule book' mentioned that this is to be expected in CR, but I have stayed in many...much more rural locations in CR over the years and have experienced adequate and consistent internet. I think it has more to do with cost and choosing to use the 'Wi-Fi' device that they do.

                                                                      The wildlife situation here is impressive for what is obviously a developed neighborhood. A lot of thought went into not disturbing the nature around and within the development. We saw a troupe White Face Capuchins one morning directly from the back yard/pool area, MANY toucans, humming birds, and green parrots. No resident sloth as mentioned in the 'rule book'; perhaps he has moved on.

                                                                      This house, although located within a development....is VERY private. You see no neighbors while inside or in the back of the house and the mountain views are GORGEOUS! These aspects are very important to us. The pool was spotless and worked great. A pool boy showed up upon our arrival asking for keys to the pump room and after a bit of working through the language barrier, he ended up figuring it out (nothing in the 'rule book' about this). Also, the house has a very musty smell that did not seem to go away (we just got used to it). This should be addressed or explained. Overall, a great experience and would certainly recommend. This would have been a 5-star review were it not for the off-putting odor. I operate a hotel for a living and a neutral or pleasant odor is paramount for guests.


                                                                      Ricahrd W.Maryville

                                                                      The house was great the double master bedrooms was wonderful along with the kitchen as we talked the air conditioner drains leaking down the walls needs to be resolved along with some of the supplies as we talked before the safe’s are very nice as well

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      I think we have those leaking a/c drains fixed now....when it's super hot like it is right now.....they get tiny bubbles in the drain lines....and then it's hard to get the bubble to release .....our AC guy Christian is a pure gem....what would we do without him?

                                                                      I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in casa Aloha.....the privacy of the bedrooms is one of the features in the house that I really enjoy the most. It's perfect for two couples.

                                                                      Amazing wildlife. ..monkeys, birds, coati. So naturally perfect to view costa rica


                                                                      Beautiful home with very spacious accommodations. Huge kitchen, seemed to have everything

                                                                      Beautiful mountain top house

                                                                      Joe C.

                                                                      Casa Aloha is a beautiful house in the most remote area. This is the perfect place to go unplugged and relax. It reminds me a lot of Hawaii. Plenty of room for a family or two couples. The house is well equipped and the beds are comfortable. Only 20 minutes to Jaco but only 5 minutes to local restaurants and beaches. I would highly recommend this house. Frances is very easy to work with as well.

                                                                      Amazing private home with so much to do!

                                                                      funinsunHamilton, ON

                                                                      We visited Casa Aloha in Jan 2016. We loved every minute of it. Frances was great with communication when we were booking, and then we started getting email contact from Arvin about a week before arrival. Arvin was amazing! We arrived a bit late (9pm or so) after a rather interesting drive from San Jose. Arvin had recommended daytime driving but we chose to get to the house ASAP! The roads were a bit crazy but we were happy we drove. Arvin met us at the front gate and showed us to the house and gave us the grand tour. It was just as the photos showed, which was beautiful! Very spacious, clean and well laid out. Arvin took us out to breakfast the next morning to show us the local beaches, restaurants and grocery stores. Arvin also helped us set up our tours - the crocodile tour first, after which we were able to buy fresh caught fish in the little village - a real treat for dinner! Arvin had recommended Villa Calletas for an outstanding sunset and he was right, and also helped us connect with Henry for a tour of Manuel Antonio Park which again was outstanding. Henry used his telescope to show us all the amazing creatures from tiny spiders, lizards, monkeys and sloths, and we were able to get close up photos on our phones using his equipment. The beaches in the park were beautiful and not crowded. Another tour recommended by Arvin (which he enjoyed with us) was the monkey tour with Rafa! We ended up alone on this one and the monkeys were so neat to have so close. We took a mini trip from the house to Arenal Volcano - spent an night at the Volcano Lodge and Springs, where we enjoyed the pools and hot springs with a view of the volcano from our room. The next morning we did the zip line with Eco Glide which was again so great! After zip lining we visited La Fortuna Waterfall which of course turned out to be breathtaking, and a must see.

                                                                      When we were at the house, we thoroughly enjoyed the pool and landscaping. Every morning we would get up and have our morning coffee overlooking the hills, My husband took surfing lessons and we also did the most amazing horseback ride down the beach during the sunset which truly was one of the most amazing experiences we have had. Check out CR Beach Barn! Of course all of these tours were suggested by Arvin and we highly recommend his suggestions. We stayed with our 2 girls aged 11 and 13 and Arvin (and his magic tricks) really made the vacation. Thank you Arvin and Frances!!

                                                                      Quiet, peaceful, perfect for 2 couples

                                                                      Christopher L.

                                                                      This house is in a beautiful secluded spot that is very quiet and peaceful.

                                                                      It's also bigger than it looks in the pictures, and is laid out perfectly for 2 couples. There are essentially 2 master suites, each approximately the same size with its own large bathroom, and a living room and kitchen in the middle. We did not use the kitchen, but it looked to be fairly well equipped if you'd like to cook your own meals.

                                                                      Arvin, who was managing the house, was perfect. He was willing to do as much or as little as you wanted - anything from just offering a few suggestions for restaurants by email to setting up tours with "monkeys sitting on your head if you want". Couldn't have asked for anyone more accommodating!

                                                                      I'll also say that this house is located in a gated community with 24 hour security (including one guard who rides around on a motorbike), and when we were there, the house had additional precautions to make sure that sliding glass doors were secure, etc. That was definitely nice to have.

                                                                      One note - our Verizon and AT&T devices worked fine on the ICE network while we were there so we didn't try out the USB stick they had for Internet, but the house does not have WiFi. There is also no cable or satellite television service, but we don't really watch TV much so we didn't really miss it, but then again, we may be unusual since we were there on Super Bowl Sunday and didn't even try to find a place to watch the game....

                                                                      All in all it's a great place for a quiet, remote getaway, about a 2 hour drive from the San Jose airport.


                                                                      Parrita, Costa Rica

                                                                      The beaches of Esterillos are undeveloped and pristine. Known as one of the best surfing, bodyboarding and fishing beaches in costa rica, you will be amazed at the uncrowded expanse of beach covered with shells and driftwood. We rarely see another person on our morning walks. In the development there beautiful views at every turn. The wildlife is abundant and frequently monkeys will appear in our front yard. Toucans, Green Parrots and Aracari can be heard singing in the trees just above the house. We find ourselves spending the late afternoons watching for Scarlett Macaws as they return to the mountain after feeding in the Almendros trees at the beach.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Rates are based on up to four persons, each additional person add $20.00 per night. All reservations require payment in full and are non-refundable unless suitable rental is found for that rental period. Only the persons and total number of persons authorized on the original rental contract will be able to enter the development and home. Reservations for holiday dates require full payment in advance and are cancelable only to 4 months prior to reservation start date.

                                                                      27 Reviews
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