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Tranquil Beachhouse directly on the ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Directly on the ocean, there's always a breeze and some of the best surf in Costa Rica at our newly renovated beach house in Playa Esterillos Centro. Walk the deserted beach, surf or watch birds, fish, bike ride, rent a 4-wheeler, horseback ride, or just do nothing while you snooze in a hammock. Enjoy dinners on our large covered patio, marvel at the breathtaking sunsets and sleep soundly in our air conditioned bedrooms. Tastefully decorated, with 2 bedrooms, modern gourmet kitchen, large bathroom with shower and hot water, 15 ft. covered furnished stone patio, outside shower, charcoal grill and internet, our house is one of only 5 on our dead-end dirt road. Get away from it all while still only 20 mins. from Jaco and 40 mins from Quepos. Cleaning services provided.

Esterillos Centro on Costa Rica's desirable Central Pacific coast is a quiet little beach town minutes from Esterillos Oeste home of several discos, quaint restaurants and a small but fully stocked supermarket and 20 minutes from the bustling tourist town of Jaco famous for its surfing, hotels and restaurants. About 40 minutes to the south are Quepos and Manual Antonio National Park where great restaurants, casinos and one of Costa Rica's most beautiful national parks offer a change of pace from the lazy days at our cottage on the beach. Find everything you need in Paritta 10 to 15 mins. from our house or wait for the local fish and fruit vendors who often show up at our door.

We also organize many exciting adventure tours such line, monkey tour, river rafting , atv tours, horseback riding, fishing etc.

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Property Manager
Claudette Labrie
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Esterillos Centro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/hot water
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Air-conditioning in the bedrooms and movable floor fans. One inflatable mattresses with pump. 2 boogie boards. Beach chairs and towels.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Tranquil Beachhouse directly on the ocean
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews

Right on the beach! Quiet town, Esterillos Centro.

  • 4 of 5

This is a small, simple beach house that is right on the beach in a pretty quiet area. You have a small dirt road to cross and you are right on the sand. The price is excellent for basically having the beach to yourself. The neighbor and the neighborhood have quite a few free roaming dogs so if you are not an animal lover, you may want to look elsewhere (then again nearby towns also have free roaming dogs!) =D. We went during August so the ocean was quite mixed up. However, right in front of the hotel nearby is considered a good surf spot. The spot right in front of the house is pretty good for swimming but I recommend bringing boogie fins because of the strong currents. There were boogie boards available when we stayed, which was quite nice. We rented longboards from Brett in Esterillos Oeste (also a good surf spot), nice guy. The hotel/restaurant within walking distance has a pool table and great food. First time trying snook/robalo! House is not too far of a drive from Jacó or Manuel Antonio. Some advice: I highly recommend bringing good mosquito repellant. Also, you are very close to an estuary which is nice to walk through. Pamela and Claudette are very pleasant to talk to. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, Costa Rica

I will return!

  • 4 of 5

First, no matter what I say after this, "expect me back". The interior of the house was well maintained, clean and adequate space for two people. It was excellent to work with Paula the owner and Claudette the caretaker. They were both very responsive to every email and phone call. I wanted a quiet get away and that's what I got. The kitchen had everything that we needed to prepare meals and though we did forget some minor things, they were easily found within a five minute drive. The ocean was literally a stone throw away, which was the best part of the stay. The sound of the ocean and the ocean breeze was so relaxing and tranquil. The internet worked great, so I could lay in the lounge chair on the large exterior covered porch and enjoy NFL games and the atmosphere of the ocean simultaneously. If I had anything to recommend for improvement would be the bed in the master bedroom. It's a small room, so I know it would be difficult for a larger bed to fit, but the pillows on the master bed did not smell so fresh and my feet hung out over the foot of the bed. We did meet Dan the neighbor a very pleasant chap from Ohio, I will not hold that against him and his mellow dog Donna. It became funny that Donna always knew when to show up for meal time. :) All in all, I loved my stay and definitely looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and want to come back! The humidity and sea air often cause a "moldy" smell which we will continue to monitor both in the linens and throughout the house. Again...many thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon. Pamela and Claudette
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada

If you're looking for tranquility, serenity, peacefulness ...

  • 5 of 5


We just got back from spending a month in what turned out to be a little paradise. if you want peace and quiet in a small fisherman's village, look no further. The house is about 50 feet from the beach, you can see the ocean while preparing your sunset rhum punch. If you're into eating fresh fish, the local fisherman is about 300 feet from the house and can supply you every day with freshly caught red snapper. We have been all over Costa Rica and have rented beach houses on a lot of different beaches and all I can tell you is that this house is different. The quietness of the surroundings makes it very special for us.

The place is managed by a French Canadian woman who really takes to heart the well-being of her customers. At one point, I called her complaining about a water faucet that was not working properly, within 5 minutes, her handyman was at the house evaluating the problem and within the hour he was back with a replacement faucet, we were really impressed. She is an extremely helpful woman and will answer any request you might have in a very quick manner.

Just before leaving, we made a reservation for another month next year.


If you are looking for action and want to go out and party every night, this place is not for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words and look forward to seeing you next year. Pamela
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Rocky Mountain House, AB.

The truth and nothing but...

  • 4 of 5

All-in-all, this is a great place and we had a great vacation. It is MUCH more economical than a resort ROOM, much more spacious than a ROOM. Our 3 year old absolutely loved the beach, the patio and the neighbor's dog (Donna). we enjoyed driving to other towns and beaches when the view needed to change. The accommodations need a little repair and replacement of some items but you get more than you pay for (beachfront resorts are much more expensive and you have NO privacy) - and this is a good bargain. A GREAT deal at Christmas and I thank Pamela, Claudette (and Dan too) for a great time.

Costa Rica "ecological' stuff was a total let down but the people we met were genuine and friendly. We will return.

Pura Vida

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocky Mountain House, AB.

The truth and nothing but... part 1

  • 4 of 5

The good stuff: Beach front (across dirt road/ path) with hot sand at low tides(kids love to run and play in the shallow water and wet sand) and decent surf waves (snorkeling or diving 15 to 30 min drive - no shortage of options) or fishing from the beach (better luck on a boat), short drive to restaurants/bakery/ groceries/ fruit stands (many towns within 15 minutes), comfy hammock and hammock chair on the porch, quiet location, local families enjoying the beach (children for you children to play with), brand new tiled charcoal BBQ (Thanks Pamela & Claudette), a good neighbor Dan and his dog Donna (great information on where everything is and to book fishing trips on a Panga with - Dan, not Donna), outside shower and hose with great pressure to rinse the volcanic sand from you and your stuff (or fill water guns for water fights!), friendly locals (the bakery up the highway at the gas station is a MUST), jungle tours a short drive away (Claudette can set you up fast),washing machine (small but effective - hang clothes to dry - more on that later), kitchen equipment works (fridge is cold, stove is hot) for making breakfast and light meals, ice cream man make almost daily visits... Costa Rica is awesome - relax and enjoy it.

Now, the not-so-good stuff: Shower water pressure is very poor (I even bought a new shower head because the other was plugged so bad - it must be the water supply lines to and from the water heater), the toilet and kitchen sink drain slowwww (clogged lines and full septic tank are the culprits - call Roto-Rooter soon), your fresh laundry has to be hung outside to dry (takes long in the high humidity, the clothesline is an old wire and needs to be raised or your clothes lay on the grass and we had someone steal some expensive clothes & beachwear when we had to leave it out overnight because it was still wet - not the accommodations' fault), cockroaches in the bathroom (need lots of sticky strips - not a surprise because it IS the tropics, bugs are common, didn't bother us - we just smash 'em and throw them out), the mattresses are lumpy and a bit hard (we're used to that in the tropics but a foam topper would help), the air conditioners are noisy (but they work well so turn them on before you go to bed and turn them down to sleep), the yard light is too bright (helped the thieves, not the renters who are trying to sleep - use motion detector LEDs), blankets and towels could use replacing, the living room 'furniture' should be tossed.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments both good and bad. In early January we fixed the water pressure problem and the toilet [which was a water problem not septic which was recently cleaned]. The clothes line will be tightened. The mattress does have a topper for those who like a softer mattress. The mattress was bought about a year ago. The AC's are new and we will see if the noise problem can be addressed. I like your idea about the LED sensor and will look into that. Next time I am in CR I will look for a new couch. Also, we did buy many new towels recently as they get lost frequently. Most importantly, I want you and all our clients to know your comfort and satisfaction with our home is very very important to me and I will continue to fix the problems which sometimes arise in order to make your stay there as perfect as possible. My best, Pamela
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Franklin MO

Fantastic Location!

  • 2 of 5


1. This beach house is in a fantastic location. The beach begins just past the gate. Most days, I shared the entire beach with less than five other people. Seashells!!!

2. The property manager, Claudette, is very friendly and helpful. We got in very, very late and she was kind enough to wait up for us.

3. The neighbor is a swell guy and quick to share his beer. He has a great dog by the name of Donna. Donna likes to hang out on the porch and welcome the new guests. Love her!!

4. There is an outdoor shower to wash off the remnants of the beach before you head inside.

5. The house gecko, customary in Costa Rica, was quaint. The iguana on the roof was fairly shy. We did manage to get a couple of pictures.


1. This house is lacking a couple of items. There is no microwave. There is not a dining table. (There is a plastic table and chairs outside.) There is no dishwasher or garbage disposal either, though I don't think they are common in Costa Rica.

2. This house needs a serious cleaning and new coat of paint in every room. The number of cockroaches was frightening. (I am told the cockroach thing is to be expected in Costa Rica.) The showerhead needs to be replaced or cleaned. It is so clogged that there is hardly any water pressure to rinse the shampoo out of your hair thoroughly. There appears to be permanent soap scum on the shower tiles. The cleaning lady came twice during our ten day stay, and the soap scum remained.

3. The only comfortable furniture was located outside on the porch. That would be the hammocks and chaises. The sofa and chair are worn down and soiled. The beds are very hard. The bed sheets were worn and thin.

If you are young and want a place to sleep at night, without regard for comfort or modern conveniences, this place is for you. We are in our forties and prefer clean and comfortable accommodations. It really would not take much to make this place so much better.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm very sorry you had those inconveniences. You are right, we are taking into consideration and we are changing most of the items you mentioned that are not working properly. Since this house is only a few steps from the beach all the furniture suffers from the Salty Ocean breeze. The bathroom is affected as well by the sea sand, salted water from previous customers and the salted air also affect the overall. Garbage disposals and dishwashers are not common in Costa Rica and mostly not available. We are here to help you to spend a good time, Costa Rica is a wonderful country and sadly we do not have all the commodities from northern en countries
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Juan Santa Maria SJO
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Esterillos Oeste and esterillos Este
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: recommended

4 Wheeling Tours and Hang-Gliding at Esterillos Oeste, Backgammon, Boogie-Boarding or Just Grab a Book to Ride Out the Relaxing Hours Listening to the Waves, Excellent Oldies Rock Radio Station, Reliable Rental Car Connection.

Zip-line, Monkeys tour in the mangrove, rainforest, surf lessons.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $1

If you cancel your reservation before 60 days, you will have the full refund .
If you cancel your reservation before 30 days, you will have 50% refund and if you cancel your reservation after 30 days, no refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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