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Near Pristine Beach, Salt Pool, Ping Pong. Book 5 Nights, Get 3 Adl Nights Frd

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Spacious rooms, high ceilings - Colorful and Fresh.


Last updated: 07/09/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bdrm/2 B House, Sleeps 6-10 - SALT Water Pool - Ping Pong - PRIVATE 1 ACRE

CASA TUCANA is a colorful home on a PRIVATE ACRE LOT in a gated community, near the village of Esterillos Oeste and it's PRISTINE BEACH rated one of the TOP % BEACHES IN COSTA RICA! THis is a fabulous location, at the mid-point between Jaco and Manuel Antonio (15 & 25 Miles reps.). This is a TRANQUIL SETTING, not a crowded touristy place, yet very close to all the adventures tours.

Our EXCLUSIVE ON-SITE CONCIERGE SERVICE can set everything up for you so you can just relax (car & cell phone rental, tours, massage, cook services, surf lessons, jet ski experience etc…) .

The interior is tastefully decorated in colorful custom furnishings by french designer.
Casa Tucana features LARGE ROOMS with open floor plan. The house stays NATURALLY COOLER thanks to the high cathedral ceilings, the tall central tower, cool cement floors and the thick palapa roof. There are Ceiling fans in all rooms and AC in the bedrooms too (although hardly needed).
the KITCHEN is well equipped with quality appliances -- Gas Cooktop, ice maker fridge/freezer, MW, Toaster, coffee maker, blender, large sink..etc.

The COVERED PATIO DECK complete with sitting area, outdoor table, BBQ & largeTeak PING PONG table (also great for large group meals). is also a cool place to watch the RAINFOREST & VALLEY VIEWS with complete privacy. Monkeys and Sloths are common visitors at a safe distance.
The SALT WATER POOL is non chlorinated. It is surrounded by a Stone/Grass deck and also a Teak deck with lounge chairs and a Palapa day-bed for reading in the shade.
The ROOF TOP TERRACE is a great place for morning Yoga (2 mats at house), or for relaxing in a HAMMOCK under the palapa.

Cable TV also receives English movies & news and comes with DVD PLAYER and IPod dock to watch and play your favorites.
Cable Internet with WiFi delivers fast, reliable service. You can rent local cell phones from us (recommended to stay connected everywhere you go)

LAUNDRY ROOM: comes with Washer/Dryer, large Utiity sink and Ironing board. Laundry supplies provided. All WHITE BED LINENS are provided - TOWELS (Bath, Pool & Beach) are also provided for out-of-country guests (NOTE: local guests must bring their own towels)

Casa TUCANA is IDEAL FOR FAMILIES WHO WANT TO ENJOY THE REAL COSTA RICA in comfort and ease. and has a very cozy and happy feeling.

Enjoy Pura Vida!…. Approveche!

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 07/09/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 925 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    Tall ceiling, Fan -AC-Desk-2 closets-Shared Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

    Tall ceiling, Fan -AC-Desk-2 closets-Shared Bath...moreless

  • Master Suite: 1 king

    Master Ste: Desk-Fan/AC-Dresser-Closet-2sinks-Shower/Tub...moreless

  • 1 King size beds, 4 Queen size Beds

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks large triple closet...moreless

  • Shared Bath: toilet, shower

    1 sink...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Set to receive english channels too (News, movies) ...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    For babies - Ask manager...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Indoor table sits 8. Outdoor Teak table sits up to 16 with Benches. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    In Bedrooms only as well as Ceiing fans - Natural Ventilation tower and ceiling fans maintain house freshness naturally. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large Capacity - Front Loader...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Cable with Wifi - Fast and reliable...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All white linens, always Day Fresh. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open Floor plan with Kitchen and Dining area. Large Couch, TV, DVDs, Games...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 Car - Covered parking ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, Pool and Beach towels provided for out of country guests. Local guests must bring their own. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large Capacity- Front loader...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes. ...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Well Equipped: Fridge/Freezer w/ Ice Maker, MW, BLender, Coffee Maker, toaster, Large Sink, lots of pans, plates, glasses, Utensils etc…....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Bicycles:

    Ask manager for details on rental rates. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered Patio complete with sitting area, BBQ, Large Teak Table (Sits up to 16 - doubles as Ping Pong Table) ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Roof top terrace has Palapa with Hammocks. Great for morning Yoga or sunset drinks....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Well landscaped yard. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Surf boards and boogie boards can be rented out from manager- ask for details ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Salt Water Pool - Non Chlorinated! Soft water, you can open your eyes, no need to rinse after. Outdoor shower to clean from beach first. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.4
from 9 traveler reviews
$300/nt - $550/nt    $1800/wk - $3,200/wk
RESERVATION DEPOSIT: 50% to confirm / $1,000 refundable Security at check in
Costa Rica Hotel Tax may apply  ~~~~~   This is a NON SMOKING home.
~~LARGER GROUPS: we have 2 other homes nearby - See website:
VILLA OCEANA:  5 bdrms - sleeps 11-12 -
CASA EXOTICA:  4 bdrms - sleeps 11-12 - 

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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Jose
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Los Almendros, El Tropo
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Esterillos Oeste

Car: Recommended

Esterillos Oeste, on the central coast, is a CHARMING fishing village with a great beach for SURFING as well as swimming in the NATURAL POOLS. This UNCROWDED location is conveniently located midpoint between the area's two touristic towns of Jaco & Manuel Antonio and is close to all the TOURS AND ACTIVITIES. The beautiful black sand beach at Playa Oeste has been voted one of the top 5 beaches in Costa Rica with GREAT SURF REED, sand bottom tide pools and hardly a soul! You can even walk towards the TURTLE SANCTUARY. The beach is lined with almond trees which provide shade and attract majestic McCaws. Esterillos Oeste is also famous for its mermaid statue bravely facing the surf. The village offers a quaint setting with local flavor, a couple RESTAURANTS, a GROCERY STORE.... Casa Tucana is in a GATED COMMUNITY on a large 1 ACRE CORNER LOT with privacy and valley views, monkeys…… The house is well equipped, its green design brings FRESHNESS throughout the day (AC available but hardly needed) and has a non chlorinated, SALT WATER POOL, a PING PONG TABLE (handmade Teak- also serves as outdoor dining table sits 14-16) , and a lovely LOWER GARDEN, with majestic King Palms.

The managers conveniently live next door and provide full concierge service. they can arrange for a COOK, MASSAGE SURF LESSONS, TOURS etc… and will also help you with CAR & CELL PHONE RENTAL.


Owner info

About the owner: 10 years ago, we FELL IN LOVE with Costa Rica's wonderfully relaxing and colorful setting. Katrina is from Paris, France and George is from Lathbridge, Alberta. We reside in Santa Barbara, California. George is a surfer, and so are our six grown children (California won over Paris!) We live there 3-4 months out of the year and our oldest son Daniel and his Wife Chloe and their two kids now live full time in Costa RIca. They help take care of our homes and our guests. We wanted a FAMILY VACATION PLACE even NICER THAN SANTA BARBARA, CLOSE TO THE SURF and AS BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE, as its surroundings.

Why the Owner Chose Hills of Esterillos, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica:
Esterillos Oeste is a charming village with strong local flavor, and very peaceful atmosphere, unlike the more crowded touristy towns of Jaco and Quepos. The house is close to the beach (3/4 mile) and is part of a gated community. We are on the largest corner lot, very private and facing a beautiful fields. The close proximity to both Jaco and Manuel Antonio makes this location ideal for tourist who don't want to feel like they are tourists, but still want to experience all there is to do in the area. The best feature of Esterillos Oeste is its beautiful beach, Playa Oeste. You'll hardly see a soul, expect for a few fishermen, on its miles and miles of endless shores. THe surf is great, for both novice and expert surfers (we can give surf lessons) and if you want calmer waters, you can swim in the warm (82-85F) natural pools near the Sirena (Mermaid) statue on the Oeste Jetty. Morning walks on the beach will take you to the Turtle Sanctuary, and warm evening breezes will envelope you as you watch the sunset's mirrored reflection in the wet sand. This particular house is great because it is on a large lot (1 acre),, we built a Salt Water Pool to cool off, and landscaped the property all the way down to the majestic King Palms down below.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best thing is the BEACH! We particularly love Playa Oeste, it is great from all surfers, from beginners to experts, and fun for kids with it's natural pools with clean sand bottoms. (some as big as an olympic pool) Playa Oeste has been voted on of Costa Ricas TOP 5 Beaches! THe next best thing is the SALT WATER POOL. The water feels soft, you can open your eyes and no need to rinse afterwards. We also love doing Yoga on the ROOF TOP terrace or reading under the PALAPA BED by the pool.... The teak PING-PONG table is fun and practical too (dinner outside). The bottom of the property is a SECRET GARDEN, with magnificent mature King Palms. We see Monkeys there almost everyday. It is quiet and private and shady!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 07/09/2016

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  • Spacious rooms, high ceilings - Colorful and Fresh.

    Spacious rooms, high ceilings - Colorful and Fresh.

  • Lush vegetation, Palapa roof keeps house cool

    Lush vegetation, Palapa roof keeps house cool

  • Relax on top terrace, great for Yoga and reading

    Relax on top terrace, great for Yoga and reading

  • Open Floor Plan - Lots of light

    Open Floor Plan - Lots of light

  • Colorul Kitchen, Quality Appliances

    Colorul Kitchen, Quality Appliances

  • MASTER SUITE - King Size Bed

    MASTER SUITE - King Size Bed

  • GUEST BEDROOM - Two Queen Beds

    GUEST BEDROOM - Two Queen Beds



  • Large SALT POOL with stone & Grass deck and Teak deck

    Large SALT POOL with stone & Grass deck and Teak deck

  • Large SALT POOL, right off your bedroom

    Large SALT POOL, right off your bedroom

  • Great Room Opens to Covered Patio

    Great Room Opens to Covered Patio

  • LIVING ROOM AREA - large cement couch, Satelitte TV with iPod dock

    LIVING ROOM AREA - large cement couch, Satelitte TV with iPod dock

  • Master Bath - Cement floors and counter tops

    Master Bath - Cement floors and counter tops

  • OTHER GUEST BEDROOM - Two Queen Beds

    OTHER GUEST BEDROOM - Two Queen Beds

  • Playa Oeste

    Playa Oeste

  • Back side - Pool, palapa bed, very private

    Back side - Pool, palapa bed, very private

VRBO #406426

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017

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  • Response time Within a few days
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  • Calendar last updated 07/09/2016