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Tranquilo Azul Studio - w/ AC comfort - Sleeps 2

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio Azul is just minutes from the beach and located in a quiet neighborhood.

North American comfort describes Studio Azul, one of two rental units at Tranquilo, just minutes from the beach in the desirable Canada Hill neighborhood. Studio Azul sleeps up to 2 and the other unit, Studio Verde, sleeps up to 4 (see listing for Tranquilo Verde Studio). Both studios come equipped with a fully loaded kitchenette, quality queen size mattresses, fully screened, and AC, just to name a few. Tranquilo Studios will provide you with ease and comfort upon your return from fun filled days at the beach, numerous nature/adventure tours within driving distance, enjoying some ping pong, or just lounging at the main house’s pool with its ocean views. Maximum stay is 21 days. Original owners for the past 14 years from California, live on the property and are available to assist with your vacation needs. They also are always looking for a good game of beach volleyball.

Just minutes by foot to the beach and village of Esterillos Oeste, you will enjoy great year around surf, giant tide pools, and lush vegetation. Wildlife is abundant in the area with White Face Monkeys, Scarlet Macaws, Green Parrots, Coatimundis, Poison Dart Frogs, Morpho Butterflies, Iguanas, a Turtle Preserve, and much more. You can literally walk for miles in both directions on the beach and most days not run into a single soul and have this amazing nature all to yourself.

Located in the hills of this fishing village, where you can daily witness fishermen taking their boats from the sand through the surf, the village of Esterillos Oeste offers ‘typical’ restaurants, Trip Advisor’s highest rated Los Almendros restaurant, a few surf shops with board rentals and lessons, and two small grocery stores.

If you'd like to spice things up or in need of a little more action, Playa Jaco, just 20 minutes north of Tranquilo Studios, is known as the Las Vegas de Costa Rica, which offers casinos, fine dining, sushi restaurants, night clubs, and jazz bars. Spa treatments and souvenir shopping are also highly sought out activities in Playa Jaco as well. Or head south 45 minutes to Manual Antonio and the National Nature Preserve and more.

You can also enjoy the many activities and tours that Costa Rica and the area have to offer, such as: Canopy/Zipline Tours, Horseback Riding, Monkey Tours, Coffee Plantation Tours, Volcano Tours, Sportfishing, Kayaking, Golfing, Waterfall Tours, ATV Tours, White Water Rafting, and so much more!


More Details

Kristy y Kurt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Kristy y Kurt

In 2003, we traveled to Costa Rica with our daughters who were then 12 and 9. We all fell in love with Costa Rica, especially Esterillos Oeste, so we boldly decided to take a life adventure and moved to CR in July of 2004. We purchased our property, built our house and two vacation studios, and lived there full time until 2009. In July 2009, we returned to California for our daughters' further educational needs. Seven years later in late October 2016 after our youngest graduated from university, we were finally able to return to living full time in this beautiful part of Costa Rica. We are always looking for beach volleyball players too!

Kristy y Kurt purchased this studio in 2004

Why Kristy y Kurt chose Esterillos Oeste

One day while living in Costa Rica with our daughters, we were asking each other what we loved about living here. There were many great answers, but the one from our youngest, who was then 12, was the best. She said, 'I love that every day brings a new surprise from nature; you just never know what you are going to see!' So true were these wise words from our youngest; from a crocodile trying to cross the road during a nightly storm, or a tiny fingernail sized baby gecko being born, or the Scarlett Macaws flying overhead on their daily route from almond tree to almond tree. The nature here never stops amazing and thrilling us. It's always an adventure! And being beach people, who surf, boogie board, play beach volleyball, and shell hunt, we love the beach of Esterillos Oeste with its tree lined border that houses white faced monkeys, year around great surf, and so much more. Last, but not least, the locals (ticos and gringos) that call this place home and those passing through while on vacation make Esterillos Oeste a truly special place.

What makes this studio unique

Besides the the comfort of each studio, the pool, the ease to the beach and town, the cool people (ticos and gringos), the great surf, and the abundant wildlife, you are going to love that this property houses a LARGE back up water tank with a pressure pump so that you will never go without water which is not always a given in Costa Rica.


Esterillos Oeste Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Azul bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , On demand hot water throughout studio - no suicide shower!
  • There is also a cold water outdoor shower at the studios and at the pool
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen , Orthopedic mattress
  • 1 Queen Size Orthopedic Mattress
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
For added security each studio has a laptop size safe for valuables. Fully wrought iron gates/windows and property gate.


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Tranquilo Azul Studio - w/ AC comfort - Sleeps 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific experience. Kristy and Kurt are amazing hosts and the studio was everything we could ask for. We enjoyed the view of the ocean and the cooling off in the pool. We really liked getting a feel for the town and life in Costa Rica. There's plenty to do there in Esterillos Oeste well as attractions in nearby towns. It was excellent. 6 stars out of 5!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim and Dave for being such great renters. You two are truly lovely people! We so enjoyed getting to know you and sharing some of the the things that we love about Costa Rica. We hope you will visit Tranquilo again some day. Pura Vida! <3
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Tranquilo Studios- review of a satisfied Canadian

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a week at Tranquilo studio Azul. Spacious, modern, clean ,safe and fully equipped made my stay very comfortable.

The spectacular view of the ocean from the infinity pool was my favorite area to hang out. If you like an intimate, quiet. friendly place, go for it.

On site owners Kristy y Kurt are most generous and ensure all is good.

Tranquilo is perched on a hillside known as Canada Hill.....what else can I say!!!! I ll be back

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New favorite spot

  • 5 of 5

We've been taking weekend getaways to the beach for years, and this is the nicest, and most affordable place we've found yet. Modern, spotless, friendly, comfortable. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at Casa Tranquilo, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

A really great place to stay.... incredibly beautiful with everything you could possibly need....views over the ocean are truly stunning from every aspect of the back garden, most of the rooms in the house and from the private infinity pool where you can gaze out to the ocean. The highlight for us has been watching the whales, from the ocean view patio, when they migrate! The landlords are very caring too and nothing is too much trouble to make it a perfect stay - what more could you possibly want?! There are two cabinas down the hill at the bottom of the long driveway and all we can see are the tops of their roofs amongst the tropical gardens. Due to the layout of the property, Casa Tranquilo is extremely quiet. You will fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean and wake up in the morning to the sounds of the jungle! It is also very close to the beach and other amenities. We have been very happy here and will be sorry to leave. We would highly recommend Casa Tranquilo. It is a truly unique place and every day is like living in paradise amongst the beautiful lush gardens.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Face Monkey Tour, Canopy/Zipline Tour, Turtle Preserve (October - early December are high season for catch and release of baby turtles), Waterfall Tour, Crocodile Tour, Casinos and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Studios Azul's rate is for 2 guests. Studio Azul and Studio Verde (sleeps up to 4) can be booked together for larger families needing 3 beds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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