About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8 -14)
Casa de Abuela is a custom home especially designed for the rainforest. The bedroom wing has two bedrooms downstairs and two with private entrances upstairs. All have air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms.
The great room has an island kitchen, large table that seats 12 and a TV/seating area. It is also air conditioned. The front porch is perfect for morning coffee while the hammock on the back porch is great for afternoon naps.
The beach is a five minute walk from the property and has been designated as one of the cleanest beaches on the Pacific coast. It has natural jetties with tide pools that are great for children to explore. And there are several local surfing instructors for the more adventurous of you.
The neighborhood was built 15 years ago and has primarily American and Canadian residents. Many live there most of the year and all are friendly and helpful.
Manuel Antonio National Park is 45 minutes away. Zip lining, rainforest preserves, monkey tours and deep sea fishing are within a half hour drive.
Keywords: pool, rainforest home, beach home
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Shirley Linde
I built Casa de Abuela in 2005 not realizing what a risky venture I was undertaking. The entire adventure, however, has turned out to be a life-changing experience. So many things that could have gone wrong didn't and of the ones that did we managed to "make lemonade out of lemons" every time. My goal was to have a place where I could bring my children and grandchildren to experience one of the most one of the most beautiful places in the world. At this point, we all agree that Casa de Abuela has been that and more.
Shirley Linde purchased this House in 2006
Why Shirley Linde chose Esterillos Oeste
I am retired and spend my summers at Casa de Abuela. The Pacific Ocean keeps the region cool at night and the rains keep it cool during the day. It is a beautiful Aarea of the world with mountainous jungles crashing into the majestic Pacific.
What makes this House unique
It is extremely safe, private and quiet in this community with great bird watching and the joy of watching the monkeys and other wildlife that live in the rainforest around the house..
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Nice Rainforest Retreat Close to the Beach
This was a nice location for my husband to host his company retreat while my young son and I, plus one other child in our group, could visit the beach during the daytime when the crew held their meetings. The house is at the top of a hill apart of a quiet neighborhood. It’s ideal having a vehicle that can handle the steep hill on a dirt road, but we did see smaller cars making it up the hill. We all loved being close to the beach to swim in the warm Pacific waters and to explore the tide pools, but it was a longer walk with the steep hill than we thought (about 7-15 minutes).
At the house we all enjoyed the swimming pool, the two patio areas, and appreciated the large kitchen to make dinners at night. The house was clean and we were thankful for air conditioning in all the rooms to get respite from the heat and humidity. Just know to be sure to bring your own beach towels, coffee, shampoo & body soap. Many vacation rentals we’ve rented prior included these small details, but a quick run to the store at the bottom of the hill helped us solve that problem. There is a washing machine on site to use, but drying clothes is via clothesline. We loved having the resident Iguana’s entertaining us in the mornings on the roof. We also enjoyed the geckos in the evenings, watching cutter ants hard at work, and seeing occasional parrots and scarlet macaws flying overhead. We were surprised to have cattle visit us along two sides of the property while they migrated through rainforest to graze. Sadly, we didn’t see any monkeys. The community was welcoming, even when most of us didn’t speak Spanish very well.
When we had an issue with our sink, the managers, Dave and Kate, were quick to respond and fix. Sadly there was a further issue with the same sink to be addressed, but since we were leaving the following morning, we told them we were okay with using another sink. We knew renting this property there was two bedrooms outside/upstairs from the main area of the house, but it was a bit disjointed for me. It would be more ideal if both of the downstairs rooms by the main area had the bunk beds with the double beds for the parents with kids, and upstairs had the two single bedrooms with the double beds for everyone else.
Overall, we had a lovely time and it was great having a place in Costa Rica where some of our group could bring our young children, and the others in our group could work, but all of us could experience a little Pura Vida.
So glad you had a great time. And thanks for the feedback.
Love the house
Great place for a family
Very nice common area and swimming pool. Went there with the family (children included) and had a great time.
So glad you had a great time. Looking forward to having you again.
So nice, we booked it again
The reviews, description and photographs are accurate. The walk to the beach was a little longer for me.
The setting is private, the house is like having your own boutique hotel.
You experience Costa Rica with the comforts of home.
Two of the bedrooms are down stairs and entered by the breezeway. The other two bedrooms are upstairs and accessed by an outside staircase.
The porches and pool allow for seperate gathering places.
The bathrooms and bedrooms are clean and neat.
The family room is just plain comfortable.
The property manager quickly addresses any problems. Air conditioner quit cooling, he had it repaired the same day.
Bottom line, I have booked a second trip and I am taking my children and grandchildren.
So glad you and your family enjoyed Casa de Abuela. Looking forward to having you back for the holidays.
Wonderful home for a group near the beach
We had a group of about 13 people in town to help a church with some local outreach and construction, and so we had singles and couples of all ages. We found this lovely home to be ideal because of the four separate bedrooms -- some with bunk beds that would accommodate four in a room with a private bath. The best part is the large kitchen and family room area where we gathered for some really nice meals. We also had a lot of fun relaxing after a day of work in the warm swimming pool surrounded by tropical vegetation. The porches on the pool side and the other side of the home are also fun places to sit and hang out (or swing in a hammock).
The location is a short drive from the town of Esterillos. It might be a bit of a hike uphill for some people, but downhill is an easy walk to the beach. The beach is uncrowded, and we saw an amazing sunset one night while we strolled and looked for shells. We also had some good pizza at Rancho Cerro in the town.
Shirley was great at getting back to us right away with any questions. Then when a circumstance meant we might need to stay one more night, she even offered to change her personal plans to use the home to accommodate us. We would LOVE to come back again to this home.
So glad your group came to help the wonderful people of Costa Rica. And I appreciate your kind words.
Other sights in Costa Rica about four hours from Esterillos Oeste: Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Resplendent Quetzal National Park, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast. There are many exciting things to do from Oeste, all within an hour or less drive from the house. For example, you can go to Manuel Antonio, one of the finest national parks in CR, go white water rafting, ride the 'zip' lines over the rain forest, go deep sea fishing, or take a monkey tour in a mangrove swamp. And best of all, the road to and along this part of the coast is good all the way from San Jose to Esterillos Oeste and Quepos, a very important fact in a country where many roads are dirt and require a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$300 will be held as security deposit and is completely refundable once the property has been inspected.