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Pristine Villa--Ocean, Mountain & Rainforest Views--Playa Bejuco Beach Area

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Clean, Unworn Condition, Fine High-End Furnishings,, 3BR/3BA, sleeps 6

ABOUT THE RESORT?

Del Pacifico is a master-planned community designed by internationally famous architects whose Spanish Colonial Revival Style is woven into the entire development- including thick stucco walls, clay tile roofs, decorative iron railings, massive square pillars, arches, colonnades and mosaic tile domes and Olde World herringbone brick roads wind throughout the resort's extensive grounds of stately palm trees, lush tropical landscaping and manicured lawns and hedges.

The Resort's master plan is comprised of 3 areas--1) Esterillos Town Centre, 2) Villas Del Pacifico Condominium Complex and 3) A Custom Home Community.---all protected by 24/7 Security Guards.

Villas Del Pacifico (VDP), situated on rolling hills in the middle of the complex, is the VERY BEST LOCATION in the entire Resort. In addition to gorgeous landscaping, manicured shrubs and exotic trees and flowers, guests can enjoy---two(2) free-form mosaic tile swimming pools, a jetted hot tub, a wading pool, an outdoor pool shower, a water fountain and pond---along with nearby bathrooms and changing rooms. Adjacent to the main swimming pool is a veranda-style Rancho or Pavilion providing a perfect place for hosting parties, having cookouts, playing cards or leisurely reading or lounging.

ABOUT THE LOCATION:

Del Pacifico is unlike any other place in Costa Rica--strategically located on rolling hills with spectacular views of the palm splashed coast of the Pacific Ocean one side and a scenic rainforest on another side. The Resort is enormously popular with guests because it is "city close" to Jaco and Parrita and "country quiet" from crowds, congestion and traffic noises--a perfect place to rest, relax and renew. It is the perfect launching place for sightseeing day trips throughout the area

ABOUT THE RESORT?

Del Pacifico is a master-planned community designed by internationally famous architects whose Spanish Colonial Revival Style is woven into the entire development- including thick stucco walls, clay tile roofs, decorative iron railings, massive square pillars, arches, colonnades and mosaic tile domes and Olde World herringbone brick roads wind throughout the resort's extensive grounds of stately palm trees, lush tropical landscaping and manicured lawns and hedges.

The Resort's master plan is comprised of 3 areas--1) Esterillos Town Centre, 2) Villas Del Pacifico Condominium Complex and 3) A Custom Home Community.---all protected by 24/7 Security Guards.

Our area--Villas Del Pacifico (VDP), situated on rolling hills in the middle of the complex, is in the VERY BEST LOCATION of the entire Resort. In addition to gorgeous landscaping, manicured shrubs and exotic trees and flowers, guests can enjoy---two(2) free-form mosaic tile swimming pools, a jetted hot tub, a wading pool, an outdoor pool shower, a water fountain and pond---along with nearby bathrooms and changing rooms. Adjacent to the main swimming pool is a veranda-style Rancho or Pavilion providing a perfect place for hosting parties, having cookouts, playing cards or leisurely reading or lounging.

Located directly below the Rancho is the complex Management Office. Complex Administrator, Sandra Castaing, is available to answer questions, give directions, make reservations, and provide maintenance assistance for resort guests.

THINGS TO DO:

The resort is on Interstate Highway 34 and is in close proximity to myriads of good restaurants and tourist attractions--including Quepos Marina for Sports Fishing and White Water Rafting trips,, Manuel Antonio National Park, Rainmaker Park, Whale's Tale Snorkeling, Ocean Whale -Watching, Waterfall Tours, Zip Line Adventures, Canopy Tours, Eco, Vanilla Bean and Alligator Farms and finally the Nicoya Peninsula by Ferry Boat for its white sand beaches, deep blue Ocean waters and experience quaint coastal communities, waterfalls and lots of vendors of local artworks. Oops..horseback riding tours are RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the complex and within walking distance if you don't happen to have a car at the moment.

HOW TO GET THERE:

The Del Pacifico Resort is located in Esterillos Este in the Province of Puntarenas in central Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean Highway less than two (2) hours drive from the Airport on new and/or well maintained and marked highways on Interstate Freeway 27 and Interstate Highway 34. You can get there by rental car or by Shuttle Taxi. I use Dollar-Rent-A-Car for my car rentals for their great rates and fine customer service. One-way Shuttle Taxi Service to or from the airport for up to 6 persons will cost $130 per trip. I can arrange a car rental or shuttle taxi for you.trip.

On the way to the Resort you will view Costa Rica's beautiful countryside, drive past quaint villages and colorful custom villas, small locally-run soda buffets,, tourist shops, the alligator bridge, and dozens of fruit and vegetable stands along the road. .

ABOUT CASA FELIZ:

Casa Feliz (Unit 11) is a 3BR 3BA luxury villa occupying the entire 2100 sf second story of a stand alone bldg. in the Villas Del Pacifico Condominium Complex. The 2nd story architecture enables Casa Feliz, to have 10 foot high ceilings and 25' high vaulted skylights over the kitchen and master bath areas which flood these areas with awesome natural light in the daytime..

Upper level units also provide guests with UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of the Pacific Ocean and magnificent sunsets to the West, long-range mountain views to the East and, and rainforest/jungle views to the North from these higher elevated windows and/or balconies. Enjoy cool ocean breezes from the master balcony throughout the day.

From the moment you walk through the front door, you'll be surrounded by very fine furnishings and artwork, custom bedspreads, drapes and swags, area carpets of wool and sisal, granite, stainless and amenities galore.

ABOUT THE LOCATION:

Del Pacifico is unlike any other place in Costa Rica--strategically located on rolling hills with spectacular views of the palm splashed coast of the Pacific Ocean one side and a scenic rainforest on another side. The Resort is enormously popular with guests because it is "city close" to Jaco and Parrita and "country quiet" from crowds, congestion and traffic noises--a perfect place to rest, relax and renew. It is the perfect launching place for sightseeing day trips throughout the area

THE CONDO'S INTERIOR...OR SKIP THIS AND GO DIRECTLY TO PHOTOS. A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

From the landing at the top of the stairs as you enter the condo's foyer, a large oil "beach landscape" painting on the left wall welcomes you to fun, relaxing times ahead. Straight ahead in the foyer is a custom glass and wrought iron table and matching mirror. (See photos.)

From the foyer you walk into the great room comprised of livingroom, dining room, and snack bar areas. The flooring in this area is a combination of teak wood and Italian ceramic tile. (See photo.))

A low- level cocktail table in the living room is surrounded by a fine Italian leather sofa, a matching love seat and two Costa Rican rocking chairs creating an intimate conversation nook or a place to recline, play games, watch your a movie on the DVD or your favorite TV shows on the large 42" TV. (See Photo.)

Floor to ceiling double glass doors open up living room onto the Master Balcony furnished with a weatherproof woven wicker loveseat and matching side chairs complete with upholstered weather-proof cushions and throw pillows. A glass-topped coffee table finishes out the ensemble--perfect for morning coffee serenaded by songbirds or afternoon cocktails. The balcony also has a new propane gas grill, (See Photo)

The dining room has a beveled-edge glass-topped table and 6 side chairs all made of woven wicker and rattan with a palm motif. The buffet and matching mirror behind the table provides storage for place mats, napkins, napkin rings and fancy flatware for special .entertaining. (See Photo.)

A breakfast/snack bar on the dining area side separates the dining area from the kitchen.. Six (6) suede upholstered swivel arm bar stools provide seating for alternative eating.(See Photo.)

Floor to ceiling double glass doors from the living area open up onto the Master Balcony. The balcony has a woven wicker loveseat and a pair of matching side chairs complete with upholstered weather-proof cushions. A glass-topped coffee table finishes out the ensemble--perfect for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails while watching the sunset on the Pacific. (See Photo.)

The Master Bedroom has a king-sized bed, matching marble-top night stands with matching reading lamps, complete with an armoire closet and a pair of luggage stands for suitcases.

Floor to ceiling double glass doors open the Master

More Details

Owner
Lillian Bickel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, I speak basic Spanish--or use cmpr. translation.
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2017

About Lillian Bickel

Hi All:

My name is Lillian Bickel, I'm a retired business owner and grandmother of eight.. I live in the popular mountain and lake resort community of Dillon, Colorado about 90 miles west of Denver on Interstate 70. Although I was born and raised in Louisiana, Colorado has been my home for the last 45 years.

As the retired owner of a family-owned national finance business headquartered in Boulder, CO, my professional skills include retail installment financing, sales and marketing, organizational dynamics and portfolio investing.

My education includes a BS degree from the University of Louisiana and graduate work at the University of Colorado.

As a Christian and a person of faith, I am very involved with my home church family and leadership. I have led and/or served on missionary teams in several foreign countries over the past decade.

My hobbies include-- gardening, swimming, weight training, duplicate bridge, hiking and keeping up with my eight grandchildren.

My condo is listed on VRBO/Home AWay. You can pay for your rental by credit card through VRBO/Home Away. As an absentee owner, Sandra Castaing, our complex Manager, assists me with onsite management during guest stays. Sandra can provide you with sight-seeing tips, shuttle driver referrals, reservations, and answer most of your questions.

Lillian Bickel purchased this villa in 2008

Why Lillian Bickel chose Parrita

I travelled to Costa Rica in 2008 looking for a vacation home in. Within 4 months I became the proud owner of Casa Feliz. I was most impressed with the Developer's vision of a "Master-Planned Community" designed by renowned architects woven into rolling hills with plans for a Regional Town Center, an 18-hole Golf Course, Custom homes. Luxury Villas, Quaint hand-laid Brick Roads and Lush TropIcal Landscaping. I fell in love with the "developer's vision" and am became the proud owner of Casa Feliz 60-days after my first visit to the Resort.

Our central location on the Pacific Coast Highway is another reason I purchased my condo. Guests can use Del Pacifico as their home base and travel from one end of Costa Rica to the other in one (1) day..

The bus stop is across the highway and right in front of the Town Centre. Backpacking guests can walk down from the condo, jump on one of CR's fine public buses and go anywhere in the country for a few colones.

I was particularly impressed with the quality of construction--thick stucco-clad walls, clay tile roofs, ornate iron trip, ceramic tile stairways, teak and italian tile flooring, majestic balconies, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, dishwashers, garbage disposal, 10ft- high ceilings, ceiling fans, air conditioning, etc., etc.

Del Pacifico is "City Close and Country Quiet." It's close enough to Jaco and Parrita, but far enough away to be a quiet, restful retreat from the noises and the bustling crowds.

The proximity to Bejuco Beach is another reason I bought my property. Bejuco Beach is one of the most spectacular, yet undiscovered, beaches in all of Costa Rica;and truly one of the greatest places in the world for morning walks and evening sunsets

What makes this villa unique

Unique Benefits of Casa Feliz:

1) Pacific Ocean Views--You are are situated on the 2nd floor of a stand alone building located high on a hill providing unsurpassed ocean views, evening sunsets and the roaring sounds ocean waves.

2) Proximity to Complex Amenities---We are on the 2nd ridge of the complex--a short walk to the Complex Pool, the Management Office, the Resort Supermarket and Restaurants. The MBR Balcony has great visual and verbal access to the community swimming pool, wading pool, hot tub, the Rancho/Pavillion and the tropical gardens below. .

3) Sights and Sounds of CR Songbirds--The master balcony outside the Great Room is surrounded by 30 foot high tropical trees, populated by tropical canaries, parakeets and colorful MacCaws, can only be experienced from the master balcony of "Condo 11." The balcony is a my favorite spot in the early morning to relax in the "cool" morning breezes with a steaming cup of Costa Rican coffee enjoying the sights and sounds of the multitude of songbirds who have a fondness for the many branches of the adjacent shade trees.

4) Proximity to Bejuco Beach---This relatively undiscovered beach, only 5 minutes away, is spectacular and goes on for miles and miles with picturesque palm trees. It's contamination free "Blue Flag" designation makes it a #1 for wading in the surf, jumping waves, shelling or building sand castles.

5) Proximity to Tico restaurants and fresh from the ocean seafood menu delights.

6) Low Occupancy: Due to the large number of absentee owners in the complex, it would not be unusual for you and/or your group to have the entire pool complex and the Lanai Pavilon to yourselves for the majority of your stay.

7) Tropical Forest Views--Casa Feliz is the first building on the middle ridge next to the cobblestone road. On the north side of the road is a tropical rain forest that can be enjoyed from the Casa Feliz's main balcony or stairway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As a person who has stayed at Casa Feliz for more than 5 times over the last 5 years, I am honored to be able to post this review. Having visited several rentals in the complex, Lillian’s place is by far the finest and best choice for persons interested in the quality location offered by staying at the resort.



From the moment one enters the front door, to the day you depart, you will enjoy all of the benefits of Casa Feliz’s expensive designer furnishings, superabundant kitchen supplies, high quality mattresses, fine Egyptian linens, plush towels, and amenities galore, all at a price equal to or lower than a single 2-person hotel room in Alajuela, Jaco, or Bejuco beach. The owner responsive and helpful as well as the onsite manager, and all resort personnel.



Having said this, the upper level location provides unsurpassed views of the complex’s verdant landscaping, , the Pacific Ocean to the West, the Jungle/Rainforest to the North, and vast Mountains to the East. From both of the West-facing balconies, one can hear the rrrrroar of the ocean in addition to delighting in the warbles of songbirds every morning and viewing beautiful Sunsets every evening. Consider all of these things before reserving a lower-level unit.



I could go on and on about the central location for tourist attractions, the close proximity of Bejuco Beach, and the onsite Esterillos Town Center complete with Supermarket, Restaurants, Ice Cream Parlor, Health Club, Beauty Parlor, Clothing Store, Furniture Store, and a Real Estate Office all within walking distance from the condo.



And last, but not least, I’ve seen all the sights. My favorite activities are early morning beachcombing, relaxing in the hot tub, floating in the pool, soaking up the sun on a deck chair.



Jacque Stafford

Grand Junction, Colorado

February 2017 (most recent stay)
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Parrita Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Luxurios rock masonry 5-pc. bath serving Master BR
    Bathroom 2 - Private bath serving Master Guest BR Suite.
    Bathroom 3 - Shared bath serving Twin BR, Great Room and Kitchen area
  • Bathroom 1--- is a 5-piece bathroom with a glass-enclosed jacuzzi tub and unique rock masonry trim in the shower and above a long, mirrored double vanity serving the Master BR as an Ensuite. Overhead skylight Bathroom 2--- is a private 3-piece ceramic tile 3/4 bath with a large glass-enclosed walk-in shower serving the Master Guest BR as an Ensuite. Bathroom 3--- is a 3-piece bathroom slightly smaller than Bathroom 2s with a large ceramic tile walk-in shower and vanity. It doubles as a Powder Room for the Great Room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , See photo.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , See Photo
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , See Photo
  • Bedroom 1--- has a King-Sized bed with matching marble-top night stands, lamps and a large Armoire/Chest closet. Bedroom 2--- has a Queen-Sized bed with matching nightstands, lamps and a closet w/built-in drawers. . Bedroom 3--- has Twin beds with a night stand, lamp, a double dresser and a closet w/built-in drawers. All beds have high-quality, pillow top like new mattresses and hypo=allergenic pillows for your sleeping comfort. for you All of the bedrooms have custom made-bedspreads with matching drapes, sheers, blackout shades, Sisal rugs, in addition to double glass doors leading out to decorative iron balconies. The Master BR balcony has two cushioned wicker-woven chairs and a cocktail table, From balcony is close enough to observe activities in the swimming pool, and even talk to family or friends in the pool. In the evenings play to sip on your favorite cocktail and enjoy the rays of red and gold as the sun gets lower on the horizon and sets on the Pacific Ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Casa Feliz, Unit 11, is directly above Unit 9 which occupies the entire ground floor of a supremely located stand alone building located in the middle of two complex swimming pools. Views from the second story condo are unsurpassed. The master balcony is surrounded by tropical trees, oftentimes filled with tropical birds and bird songs. Arrangements can be made in the Manager's Office for Shuttle Services, Car Rentals, and Massages.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

A great find

  • 5 of 5

Casa Feliz was delightfully surprising from the time I pulled into the front gate and was met by a friendly, smiling guard. The grounds are breathtaking as you drive up the curving access, but they are nothing compared to the apartment itself. It is beautifully appointed, with something lovely to look at everywhere you turn. It has all the amenities you could want--a fully equipped kitchen, very comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, and living room that makes you not even want to go out exploring! The deck offers a splendid view of the ocean horizon, the beautiful pool, the surrounding tropical vegetation complete with nesting birds. And the location! It is close to many sightseeing options, dining choices on and off the property, adventures, surfing, off-road exploring, fishing and more. If you run out of anything you need, there is a small grocery store right on the premises. The only real drawback with this site is that sooner or later your time runs out and you have to go back home to face reality.

Getting there: it is an easy drive from San Jose or from the airport. The bus can stop right in front, but you really need a car to get around. There are two spectacular marinas close by in case you want to park your yacht and go inland for a few nights! The town of Parrita is very close and welcomes visitors to annual festivals, parades and other activities.

Really, I would rather not tell you about it and just keep it to myself. Except the place is so well designed that you are not at all bothered by people in other units. You can enjoy your privacy, and there are rules about noise levels, to keep everyone happy. So I guess I will tell you about it anyway and wish you a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Betty for your kind words. I, of course, love Casa Felize and agree with your every word--especially about my condo and its furnishings. Thanks again. Lillian
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5

A Bit of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Feliz for a week and had a wonderful time. The home emits just that "happiness" it is a peaceful, family oriented place perfect for relaxing. At the same time it is within close proximity to the bustling town of Jaco and the beautiful national park of Manuel Antonio. A perfect place for day trips to the beaches. The property is nestled amongst lush tropical vegetation and fauna. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mitzi, for the your complimentary review of Casa Feliz, our resort and the special places in the surrounding area. It is truly an undiscovered "Bit of Paradise." I am fortunate to have had you as guests. Tell all your friends. You'll be "happy" you did. Mrs. "B"
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5

Casa Feliz was beautiful, from the moment we opened the door we were very happy.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Clean and well equipped. Good views and helpful staff working there.very spacious for our group. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lousiana
5

Fantastic lodging for a great R & R "get away"

  • 5 of 5

Very luxurious, yet economical, “Casa Feliz” (Del Pacifico resort) proved to be an outstanding choice by three old friends and me for our three week Costa Rica trip in February 2015. We’ll return!!!

The beautiful furnishings and interior appointments of Casa Feliz exceeded our expectations, as did the lovely ocean views from the 2nd. floor balconies. When not “out and about” or otherwise enjoying this lovely area, we enjoyed some really great R & R both inside the condominium and outside around the pool and hot tub.

A bus stop on Hwy. 34 directly in front of Del Pacifico made it easy for us to access shopping, dining and lots of fun destinations, both near (Parrita, Jaco, Parque Manuel Antonio) and far (Nicoya Peninsula and Monteverde and next trip, Oso Peninsula) without the costs and liabilities associated with rental vehicles. Of course, taxis and other transportation are readily available.

Lovely and comfortable, Casa Feliz is exactly as described by its responsive and accommodating owner/manager Lillian Bickel.

The four of us went to Costa Rica for a relaxing, rather than hurried vacation, and that is just what we got!!! RELAXATION!!! I highly recommend Casa Feliz as your luxurious and comfortable home "away from home."

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family of Five, Young Kids, Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Feliz for five days and had a fabulous time -- we loved it! We're a family of five and our children range from 5 years to 8 months. The house was setup perfectly for our family; spacious, comfortable, plenty of room to unpack suitcases, and situated in a wonderfully quiet community. Two smaller families could stay there with ease.

We spent our days visiting with friends who have their own beach house in Esterillos Este, going back and forth between the ocean and their pool. At the end of each day, nothing felt better than coming back to Casa Feliz, hot and exhausted, and enjoying refreshing showers, air conditioning, and letting the kids settle down in a cozy bedroom free from bugs. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you would need, including tupperware. It was easy for us to drive the ten minutes to the nearest grocery store and stock up for the stay.

The balconies have great views and are for perfect for morning coffee and reading. Because we were often out with friends, we didn't make as much use of the community pool as we would have liked, but it really is fantastic, with a shallower kiddie pool that our kids loved.

Additionally, Lillian was great to work with. She's very quick and responsive with communication and took a sincere interest in making sure we had a good stay. We would happily go back to Casa Feliz and easily recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Craig, CO
5

Beautiful and surfers delight

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful getaway in a beautiful location! Imagine this, a view and sound of the ocean from the balcony as well as the pool, wading area and hot tub located right below. Being from Colorado I especially appreciate the lush tropic floral gardens and thick green landscaping while listening to the tropic birds. The unit is quiet but other guests or home owners are also present for the chance to have social interaction. My personal favorite activity in Costa Rica is as a beginner surfer. With the help of instructors the surf was easy enough for me to get up on the surf board (60 plus year old women) but challenging enough for the World Championship of surfing to be held in the area. I was able to find quality surfing instructors both at the local beach and in neighboring Jaco. Surfing is much like skiing; you can find “green” waves and “black diamond” waves just a short distance away depending on wind, tides, and bottom structure. Riding the zip lines over the rain forest with the view of the ocean approaching was also one of my favorite days. Located on site is a stable with horses and tack for a ride on the trails where I overlooked the ocean, rolling hills and saw and heard monkeys calling. Often in the evenings, we’d travel to a local restaurant where we dined on local fish delicacies and fresh fruits and vegetables. One year of the two I stayed at this condo, we chose to travel by local bus both to and from the airport and visit the neighboring towns for groceries and activities. I always felt comfortable and safe and enjoyed the local Costa Ricans. I am a non- Spanish speaker, but the locals went out of their way to make me feel welcome. I highly recommend this condo for a peaceful getaway. I traveled with a group of 5 women once and two of us on another stay and found the accommodations to be beautifully decorated, very functional and clean. I vote “yes” for this being a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
88 Miles
Juan Santamaria Airport, San Jose (1:45 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
Esterillos Town Centre - inside complex
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Los Suenos Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
Interstate Highway, 34 - in front of complex.
Nearest Restaurant
Esterillos Town Center - 5 restaurants onsite
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Bejuco - across Hwy. 34 -1 kilometer away
Car: recommended

Casa Feliz is a designer condo occupying the entire 2100 square foot second story of the stand alone building in the Del Pacifico Resort directly above Unit 9 Both units have the same floor plan, the same finish outs, sleeps six people and has similar rates; but the interior furnishings are quite different. The upper balconies of Casa Feliz; however, has magnificent views from it's 2nd story elevation.

Del Pacifico is in the Province of Puntarenas strategically set in the rolling hills of the Esterillos Este countryside in the splendor of exotic Costa Rica rain forests and palm-fringed coasts of the Pacific Ocean.

To get to the Resort you will drive 1:45 minutes from the airport in San Jose by rental car or shuttle on Interstate Highway 27 and Pacific Coast Highway 34 on new and/or well maintained highways. Along the way you will have breathtaking views of the countryside, and drive past quaint villages, custom villas, Tico, tourist shops and many roadside fruit and vegetable stands. Stop and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables if time permits.

Casa Feliz is ideally situated between the the towns of Jaco (18 Km to the North) and Parrita (10 Km to the South). Jaco is a popular tourist town and Parrita is a quaint Costa Rican town. Both towns provide all of the services you might desire..

Surfing is a big sport in the area. You can join locals and visitors alike on Saturdays at the Backyard Bar in Jaco drinking Mojitos and viewing surfing competitions. Few guests know that there is a great Farmer's Market on Fridays in downtown Jaco on Friday's--a great place to stock up on fruits and vegetables again..

About 40 minutes south of Casa Feliz the Sports-Fishing town of Quepos. Just south on the outskirts of Quepos is the enormously popular Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica's most celebrated spots

Casa Feliz is ideally located for " day trips" to popular attractions in the surrounding area including--ziplining, canopy, whale-watching and waterfall tours, snorkeling, kayaking, deep-sea fishing and fly fishing. A 2-3 day trip to the Nicoya Peninsula enjoying its white sand beaches, deep blue ocean water, its picturesque coastal communities and indigenous people should also be considered.

Situated just across the highway from the Del Pacifico Resort is Bejuco Beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in all of Costa Rica. The beach stretches for miles. With palm-fringed beach on the one side and crashing on the other side, make it truly a place to embrace. Relatively undiscovered by locals and tourists, one can walk for hours and pass only a handful of people while you meander along the surf. You can wade across a shallow inlet at the north end you will likely have the beach all to yourself. A little known fact is that Bejuco Beach has the coveted "Blue Flag Beach" designation for its debris-free shores and sanitary waters.

My favorite times to visit the beach are early morning and late afternoon. Early morning visits are good for beach combing, shelling and breakfast at the Delfin Resort Hotel's beachfront restaurant watching the waves come crashing in. Late afternoon visits are specifically to capture glorious sunsets on the Pacific Ocean. For guests, this is absolutely a "Mist Do."

If you like horseback riding, immediately south of the Resort is a Costa Rican Riding Stable with experienced guides and horses for all skill levels. Late afternoon rides heading deep into a tropical rain forest crossing streams, winding through trees and vegetation, then climbing up high hills for awesome views of the ocean and scenic vistas. The ride then crosses highway down a dirt road to the beach just in time for the another memorable red/orange sunset . If you are an experienced riders can the guides will let you cantor on the beach or romp in the ocean surf if desired.

If you like dining out, the area has a number of great local restaurants specializing in fresh seafood dishes. Fried Red Snapper, fresh off the fishing boats, is my personal favorite. Remarkable local restaurants are sprinkled along the way from Parrita in the south to Jaco in the North. Lists of recommended restaurants are available in the condo.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100

Note: Maximum occupancy for Casa Feliz is 6 persons. Minimum age for adult guests is 28 years old.

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.