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Spectacular Rainforest Views, Beach Access, Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Shirley Linde
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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..


Esterillos Oeste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Each bathroom is large and has a full-sized shower with sliding doors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4) There are bunkbeds in two of the four bedrooms, Bunk Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Rainforest Views, Beach Access, Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Costa Rica

Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

Very nice common area and swimming pool. Went there with the family (children included) and had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time. Looking forward to having you again.
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Love the house

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brenham, Texas

So nice, we booked it again

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family enjoyed Casa de Abuela. Looking forward to having you back for the holidays.
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Wonderful home for a group near the beach

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your group came to help the wonderful people of Costa Rica. And I appreciate your kind words.
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Tropical Getaway Near the Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fantastic stay at this beautiful tropical getaway home nestled in a rainforest setting. The kitchen and large island were great for cooking up fresh food purchased at the local farmer's market. In the mornings, we would sit outside on the lovely patio with our tea and coffee watching the abundant hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds enjoying the beautiful flowers. After breakfast, we would walk down to take a stroll along the beach to catch a glimpse of the amazing La Sirena statue in the ocean waves and look for the Macaws munching on wild almonds. In the evenings, we would pick limes from the lime tree in the yard and make our happy hour drinks before heading to the refreshing pool. The beds were comfortable with air conditioned rooms. If you look close you can spot Herb, the Iguana, which we named while we were there. I loved that if we needed something, there are two small grocers within walking distance of the home. Other then a great getaway home, the location was perfect homebase for sightseeing of the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
San Jose, Costa Rica
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Hotel La Sirena
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Marriott Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Los Almendros
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Playa Esterillos
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

$300 will be held as security deposit and is completely refundable once the property has been inspected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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