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ENCHANTING BEACH & RIVER VIEWS FROM TOP FLOOR OF TRES REGALOS, NEAR CROCS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Small, Deluxe Complex, Two King Bedrooms, Two Baths, Sleeps Four, Large Balcony

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We welcome you to 502 S, our top floor deluxe beach front condo in Tres Regalos. Upon arrival, the gate guard will register you and direct you to the planted parking area.  Walking past the salt water pool, you will find yourself just steps to the ocean, at the northern most end of Jaco Beach. The condo grouping has only thirty units, so the feeling is intimate. After an elevator ride to the fifth floor, you will see captivating views.

The friendly staff are available to assist you with transportation arrangements, independent sightseeing directions, and the full list of activity tours described in THE 502 BOOK. Inside the condo, you will find two full sized well appointed bedrooms with King sized beds, and two baths. Marble and glass showers, full vanities.  You will find a fully equipped kitchen; stainless dishwasher, stove, side by side refrigerator with ice dispenser, microwave, blender, and coffee maker. Meals can be taken sitting on bar chairs at the black granite counter or sitting in tropical wood chairs at the balcony table. You may prefer eating on the balcony, as it has a great view of the beach as well as the jungle clad mountains and a small river. There is always something or someone to see, as joggers, surfers and fishermen come down to the end of the beach and return.

TRES REGALOS is next door to Crocs Resort and Casino. If you need to try your luck while having a cocktail, just walk out on the sand, turn left, and enter their beach entrance.

Turning to the right and crossing the river at low tide will take you to Monkey Beach, where natural jungle growth comes down to a small beach cove.

Jaco is a very safe, clean and fun beach town. Main street, with its many shops and restaurants, is a fifteen minute walk or a cheap taxi ride away. Maybe walk to town on the beach, stop for a beer, dine and return by taxi. You can dine in luxury at Italian, Asian or Continental restaurants at Los Suenos, or try the many fine restaurants in the main part of Jaco. They are all listed in The 502 Book. My favorites are Grafitti and Wishbone.

Quiet central air conditioning keeps the inside comfortable for your return from walks, and makes sleeping a dream. The flat screen TVs are hooked up to cable. Bring your iPod or CDs for the stereo. Computer users will enjoy the wireless internet connection, which reaches to every room. You will find a safe for your valuables. By planning to make use of the washer and dryer, you can pack fewer clothes.

The jacuzzi and pool were built with Coralina Stone, giving them a natural look. By using salt water filtration, chlorine is avoided, and your skin will feel GOOD. The pool area offers plenty of shade as well as sun.

Fresh vegetables and fruit are found at local markets or the nearby high end Automercado, where you can also pick up deluxe precooked entrees. Fresh fish is found at several supers in town or you may buy one from the rock fishermen at Monkey Beach. For those who want to experience world class sports fishing, chartered boats can be hired at Los Suenos Marina. Grill your catch or ribs by the pool while enjoying a cold drink.

For those who enjoy filling their days with activities, a long list of recommendations are to be found in The 502 Book, or just ask Forest.

More Details

Owner
FOREST
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, ENGLISH
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

About FOREST

We came to live in Costa Rica after living in Asia for a few years. We are in love with Costa Rica; both the central valley and the beach. Ticos have to be the happiest, friendliest people in the world and it is fun to live among them! Ask for my articles on why Ticos are happy.

FOREST purchased this condo in 2013

Why FOREST chose Jaco

Tres Regalos is on the very north end of Jaco Beach, so is away from the main area, yet near enough to easily get to all the shops, services, and eateries. MAS POR MENOS is the best super in town. Jaco is the nearest good beach town from the Central Valley, traveling on CR's only autopista. It is also next door to Crocs Resort and Casino, which has three restaurants and other attractions. Tres Regalos is ten minutes drive to The Automercado, an upmarket supermarket, and Los Suenos, the most luxurious golf course condo enclave and marina in Central America. The charter fishing fleet sails from Los Suenos.

What makes this condo unique

In front of the condo is a fine long beach for walking, bike riding, running, surf fishing, surfing, boogey boarding, and of course, swimming. The salt water pool and whirlpool are very beneficial for the skin. You will enjoy crossing a stream to Monkey Beach, where you may find yourselves alone. Yet, you are only five minutes from the pool and shower.

For those who wish to be more active, the jungle and sites of Manuel Antonio are one hour away, and the volcanoes at Poas and Lake Arenal can be reached in a few hours. Carara National Biological Reserve is one half hour, and Monteverde Cloud Forest is two hours away. Charter fishing boats can be hired at Los Suenos wharf, ten minutes away. Los Suenos also has three fine restaurants, with fine dining and a golf course, where you can exercise your credit card!

SEE ALSO OUR CASITA FOR RENT IN THE CENTER OF COSTA RICA IN THE CHARMING TOWN OF ATENAS. VRBO Listing #794508 YOU CAN RESERVE WITH FOREST AND DO A COMBINATION OF STAYS, BEACH AND COFFEE COUNTRY.

Amenities

Barrio Los Faroles Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • 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:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Full vanities, good shaving lights, euro and american electric outlets.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , PREMIUM MATTRESS
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , PREMIUM MATTRESS
  • Both bedrooms have end tables with lamps, chairs, fans, and large closets. Bedroom #2 has the safe.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
In Jaco, Costa Rica, you can enjoy going local, talk to anyone, drink the water, enjoy the beer, buy, cook and eat anything. All safe. You can enjoy the many restaurants in Jaco or dine world class at three of the finest restaurants in CR at Los Suenos. You can be active with tours and activities every day or swim and relax by the pool and on the beach. It's up to you! Enjoy!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

ENCHANTING BEACH & RIVER VIEWS FROM TOP FLOOR OF TRES REGALOS, NEAR CROCS
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
5

Thw condo unit fit our needs perfectly, great location and a nice quiet getaway.

  • 5 of 5

From this condo unit we experienced fabulous sunsets every night from our balcony. The unit is roomy enough for two couples to enjoy the place. The kitchen was ok, we mainly used it for breakfast. I'd certainly recommend this unit to anyone as it met all of our needs. There is no dining table inside the unit but we most often snacked and played cards on the outside table on the deck. Overall a great experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your 5 star review, Jennette, and I look forward to reserving for your return visit to your condo on the tropical Central Pacific of Costa Rica! Your host, Forest
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5

If you're not staying at Tres Regalos 502, you're staying at the wrong place

  • 5 of 5

Forest is one of the best hosts you could ask for. You will not be without information as he will provide some of the best emails prior to travel as you could ask for. He's always and email or phone call away. The view is amazing, you can see ocean, beach, river, and rain forest all from one chair on the balcony. The accommodations are great, beds large and comfy. The fully stocked kitchen didn't get used much by us, but it's there if you prefer to cook your own meals. Don't miss out and stay anywhere else. Pura Vida!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchisimas Gracias for your glowing review, Jason! You made my day and motivate me to continue trying to give my guests the information they need to make their time in Jaco and Costa Rica memorable. Maybe see my new email outlining a Five Stop Easy Tour of things to see along my favorite scenic road, ending in Alajuela. I hope to welcome you to the Tropical Pacific again, soon! Your Host in Costa Rica, Forest
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to CR was amazing. The condo was the perfect home base to start our adventures. The views from 502 are absolutely stunning. Forest is a wonderful, caring and very informative owner. Donald (recommended by Forest) picked us up and drove us back to the airport. He is delightful, courteous and reliable. Worth every penny. Will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fine review, Jennifer. It was my pleasure to meet your family and to show you around my home base here in Atenas. Perhaps you will want to consider Atenas in your retirement planning. In the meantime, I will look forward to making a future reservation for you at your condo by the tropical sea. Your Host, Forest
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5

Sharing my secret spot.....

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience from begining to end. Forest is an excelent host who stays in touch with advice and information regarding your stay. 502 s is a pleasure to stay in with balcony views of the beach, river , and mountain that will keep you transfixed until the final moments of daylight. My wife and I had a wonderful time and plan on a future return. The condo is modern with large bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen is well apointed and supplied. The salt water pool is delightful for afternoon drinks and relaxation. We felt right at home throughout our 9 day stay. I will be recommending this unit to friends and family in the future. Thanks for a great vacation Forest.

Regards,

Alexi

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchisimas Gracias for the fine review, Alexi! You and yours are always welcome to enjoy a relaxing stay at Tres Regalos by the tropical Pacific. I am planning updates for the pleasure of my guests, while keeping the same reasonable rates. You are clever to know that the Green Season offers its own rewards, such as happy plants, fewer people, and walks in the warm rain.
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5

The Perfect Get Away....10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

This was by far better than we expected. From the moment we touched base with Forest on renting his condo till the day we left to come back home, Forest has been the perfect host. He was in constant contact with us regarding things to see and do as well as any info we needed regarding staying in his condo. The condo itself is absolutely wonderful. Perfect balcony view of the ocean, pool and Monkey beach. Bedrooms and bathrooms are large and spacious as well as kitchen and living room. Loved having the washer and dryer. And the kitchen is plenty stocked enough with dishes and small appliances. There were a few hiccups with a few minor problems in the condo which Forest addressed immediately, so no problems there. He is quick to rectify any problems at all. We look soooooo forward to returning to Costa Rica and also to this condo. It is a nice quiet location, with views to die for, close to all amenities with a casino next door. The grounds and pool are well kept as well as 24 hour security which I found left me feeling very safe. Would be very hard to find something better with a more accommodating Host...Thanks for a wonderful holiday Forest...Cheers

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias for your appreciative review, mis amigos! By planning a longer stay, you were able to fully relax into life by the tropical sea. Smart! Tres Regalos 502S awaits your return.
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5

Perfect Month in Jaco

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in to 502, we knew we had made the right choice. The view will stun you. The pictures just don't do it justice, and trust me, after a month of being there I tried to capture it! The most pleasant surprise is how private it is. I personally think it's the best unit in there! Great view to the pool and river as well as daily Macaw sightings. The unit is very clean and well appointed. Beds are very comfortable and rooms are larger then they appear. Laundry was great to have too. The location of Tres Regalos is what appealed to me in the first place and even more after staying there. Jaco can get quite busy in the middle of town and it was great to be at the far end of the beach. If you need something quick, just go next door to Crocs! Decent prices, top notch service and a conveniently located ATM. Better yet, walk down the beach a few blocks and got to Claritas for the Whole Red Snapper. Cabs are cheap so don't forget to check out Lemon Zest for a wonderful dinner, Wishbones for Caliches Pizza and HANDS DOWN the best strawberry marguerita you can find. If Surfing is your thing, the beach is so long that it has different sized waves for any skill level. We're beginners so we opted to take a cab to the far end of the beach to rent boards from Tiger at the Tiki bar. Highly recommend going there for board rentals. Great ambiance, showers and washrooms.

As for Forest... He was always just an email or phone call away. Speedy responses and always there with a solution or suggestions. He also had a great book with tons of information to review if you prefer that to Google/tripadvisor which is what I lean to now days.

Cons: Croc next door is a pro, and a con. On weekends, the music is quite loud but if you close the door to the bathroom, you won't hear it. Same with power washing the pool every morning from 6am-7am or so.

It's a bit far from town(which I loved) but I can see if you're not into walking like we are, you might be spending quite a bit on cabs although going to the middle of town is about 1500 colones ($3US). All depends on your budget.

Living room furniture isn't great BUT we never sat there. We were ALWAYS on the deck outside loving every second.

If you're considering this unit, rent it. I have no problem recommending this to friends and family and look forward to returning there if we are blessed enough to return to Jaco.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Querido, Josee, It was a pleasure to read your good writing, and my pleasure to have you as a guest for a whole month. How smart of you to know that it takes a month to fully relax into the tropical seaside life. I hope you are truly renewed for your busy life as a top realtor! It will also be my pleasure to welcome you for another month when you feel the urge to return. Maybe try the Green season. Your Host, Forest
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
JUAN SANTAMARIA, San Jose, COSTA RICA
Car: recommended

IF YOU WANT A GREAT COMBINATION VACATION, SEE ALSO OUR CASITA FOR RENT IN THE CENTER OF COSTA RICA IN THE CHARMING TOWN OF ATENAS. VRBO Listing #794508 DO A COMBINATION OF STAYS, BEACH AND COFFEE COUNTRY, WHERE MOST TICOS LIVE.

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Rates & Availability

Barrio Los Faroles Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
EARLY GREEN SEASON
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
$3,000
 
 
LATE GREEN SEASON
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
$2,800
 
 
PRE HOLIDAY SEASON
Nov 16 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
$3,000
 
 
PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,200
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $60
Tax Rate 13.0%

To make a deposit or other payment, you may use PayPal by going to www.PayPal.com . Sign in and Click on “Send or request Money”. When another page opens, select “Send money to friends and family”. By following this method, the fee should be avoided, although PP keeps changing their format. If you prefer to select the “Pay for goods or services” option, please add in the 4% fee. In either case, you enter in my email address (wm_forest@yahoo.com ) in the box and click “NEXT”. Then enter the amount and click “SEND”.


Payments sent to or from CANADA are no longer considered foreign. Yeah!
Either way, Paypal sends us a record of the payment, and I will also acknowledge it. OR
EMAIL wm_forest@yahoo.com OR CALL.
USA: 408 345 6986 (MAGIC JACK, CAN LEAVE MESSAGE)
COSTA RICA: (506) 2446 9079

LONGER TERM STAY RATES AVAILABLE BY CALLING OR EMAILING.
GRACIAS, FOREST

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