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Custom Home, Swimming Pool, 5 Minute Walk to Beach

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Casa de Abuela has complete privacy and a wonderful view of the rainforest.

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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Casa de Abuela is a custom home with a swimming pool overlooking the rain forest. It is a five minute walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on the central Pacific coast. The property is located in a neighborhood that overlooks Esterillos Oeste and consists of 10 - 12 custom homes with people that mostly live here year round.

Esterillos Oeste is a typical Costa Rica fishing village where fishermen still roll their boats on logs into the surf. It is located on Playa de Esterillos, a long curving beach that rarely has more than a few surfers and scattered sun bathers lying in the sand or playing in the tide pools..

The house features a bedroom wing and a ‘great room’ separated by a two story open air hall. There are four bedrooms, each with its own private bath and air conditioning. Two of the bedrooms accommodate a family of four with a double bed and a set of bunk beds, all made by a local carpenter of Costa Rican cedar. The upstairs bedrooms also have external entrances for privacy.

The hall is over two stories high, providing cool breezes even on the hottest day. The great room has a cathedral ceiling and three sets of double doors for air circulation. One set leads out on to the large front porch, providing a perfect setting for morning coffee and bird watching. The kitchen area has a large island for cooking and serving. The dining area has a table that seats 12. Like the bedrooms, the great room is air conditioned with furniture made of Costa Rican cedar.

If you'd like some excitement or a night on the town, it's a 15 minute drive to Jaco, the Las Vegas of Costa Rica. It has casinos, fine dining, sushi restaurants and jazz bars. You can also get a massage and shop for souvenirs. Or if you're interested in a romantic dinner watching the sunset over the Pacific, Villa Caletas is the perfect spot, just up the road from Jaco.

Keywords: pool, rainforest home, beach home

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural:

    Casa de Abuela has complete privacy and is located at the end of Calle Canada (named for all the Canadians that live on the hills above the village)....moreless

  • Village:

    Esterillos Oeste is a small fishing village with small grocery stores, bars, surfing shops and restaurants....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large table made from Costa Rican cedar that seats 10 - 12 people....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    There are separate units in each bedroom and one main unit in the Great Room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    electric...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Extra towels and sheets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    The neighborhood is very secure ensuring cars are safe parked on the street around the property. There is parking for FOUR cars only....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Typical top load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Large cooking island with stools encourages interesting conversation to keep the cook company....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season 2016
Apr 1 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

2016/17 Holidays
Dec 1 - Jan 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$300
$2,100

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

2017 High Season
Feb 1 - Apr 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$300
$2,100

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

2017 Semana Santa
Apr 8 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,100

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$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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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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Location

  • Manuel Antonio National Park

    "One of the best national parks in Costa Rica, it's less than an hour from Casa de Abuela. T..."

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  • Arenal Volcano

    "About four hours from Casa de Abuela, the Arenal Volcano National Park has beautiful hot spr..."

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  • Parque Nacional Palo Verde

    "Wonderful place to take a boat ride to see howler monkeys and six-foot iguanas."

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  • Marriott Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort

    "Beautifully done, relaxing and quiet. Great place to have a drink or a pleasant dinner."

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100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
San Jose, Costa Rica
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Hotel La Sirena
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Marriott Los Suenos
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Los Almendros
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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..


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Casa de Abuela has complete privacy and a wonderful view of the rainforest.

    Casa de Abuela has complete privacy and a wonderful view of the rainforest.

  • The pool and rainforest as seen from the house.

    The pool and rainforest as seen from the house.

  • Front entrance to Casa de Abuela.

    Front entrance to Casa de Abuela.

  • Double doors leading into the Great Room

    Double doors leading into the Great Room

  • Great room kitchen area with island for cooking.  Great spot to hang out.

    Great room kitchen area with island for cooking. Great spot to hang out.

  • Kitchen sink and cooking area.

    Kitchen sink and cooking area.

  • Sofas in Great Room

    Sofas in Great Room

  • One of two bedrooms with double bed and bunk bed. Private bath attached.

    One of two bedrooms with double bed and bunk bed. Private bath attached.

  • Bathrooms located in suite to each of the four bedrooms.

    Bathrooms located in suite to each of the four bedrooms.

  • Resident rufus-tailed hummingbird that drops by every morning.

    Resident rufus-tailed hummingbird that drops by every morning.

  • Iguana that lives on the roof and comes down to eat during the day.

    Iguana that lives on the roof and comes down to eat during the day.

  • Beach at Manuel Antonio National Park, a 45 minute drive from the property.

    Beach at Manuel Antonio National Park, a 45 minute drive from the property.

  • Swimming pool and seating areas in the back yard

    Swimming pool and seating areas in the back yard

  • Bedroom wing with 4 bedrooms, each with a private bath.

    Bedroom wing with 4 bedrooms, each with a private bath.

  • Front porch seating area. Great for coffee in the morning & happy hour at 4.

    Front porch seating area. Great for coffee in the morning & happy hour at 4.

  • One of the many garden spots that surround the house.

    One of the many garden spots that surround the house.

  • Island cooking facilities  with additional electric appliances.

    Island cooking facilities with additional electric appliances.

  • Great room seating area opening on to hall and bedroom wing.

    Great room seating area opening on to hall and bedroom wing.

  • One of two bedrooms with double bed and private bath.

    One of two bedrooms with double bed and private bath.

  • Upstairs master bedroom.

    Upstairs master bedroom.

  • Neighborhood monkey checking out us humans.  Very curious about what we're doing

    Neighborhood monkey checking out us humans. Very curious about what we're doing

  • Blue crowned mot-mot visiting the front yard.

    Blue crowned mot-mot visiting the front yard.

  • View of Esterillos Oeste beach from the road to Casa de Abuela.

    View of Esterillos Oeste beach from the road to Casa de Abuela.

  • Resplendent quetzal at Los Quetzales Natl Park in the mountains 3 hours away.

    Resplendent quetzal at Los Quetzales Natl Park in the mountains 3 hours away.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, spanish
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