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Casa Amarilla /Ocean View - 10% Off Easter/March Break Wks!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Escape to the privacy of your own beach front villa in a tropical paradise on the Pacific Ocean. This ideally located villa is situated on the beach in a small fishing village where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunsets over the Pacific. Each morning you may experience our natural alarm clock - the Scarlet Macaws as they fly in to feed off our almond trees. Cool off in our private pool surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. Go for long walks on the beach, stopping for lunch or a thirst quenching drink at one of the local restaurants. Buy fish from our local fishermen and cook your own food on the barbeque. Finally after a long day relax on the front porch, sea wall or under the rancho to watch the spectacular sunsets light up the ocean.

We are centrally located in a small fishing village on the Pacific coast within easy driving distance of ecoparks, volcanoes, and many other places of interest. Jaco Beach a tourist and surfing town with good restaurants, souvenir shops and miles long beach is only 15 minutes away.

PLACES TO SEE NEAR THE HOUSE: Villa Lapas SKY WAY is a union of natural trails and hanging bridges throughout wonderful centenary trees * JUNGLE CROCODILE SAFARI exposes a unique natural wonder * Explore the Legendary BIJAGUAL WATERFALL riding or hiking through the mountains with its breathtaking ocean views * PACIFIC RAIN FOREST AERIAL TRAM includes a guided nature walking tour to discover the forest's hidden secrets and a true flight on the Aerial Tram gondolas * HORSEBACK RIDING only 4 minute drive.

INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: A three-bedroom bungalow, relaxing living room with Cable tv and DVD PLAYER with a selection of movies, Stereo with CD player,lovely fully equipped kitchen with dinning area. There are plenty of pots, pans, dishes, beach towels etc.

Extra Services: An English speaking Property Manager is available to assist you with car rentals, tour arrangements, pick up from and back to the airport and housekeeping or maid services.

Experience Costa Rica from the luxury of your own private villa CASA AMARILLA.

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Patricia Holmer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Tarcoles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning in 2 bedrooms, Cable TV with DVD player, Stereo with CD player, Clothes Washer, Charcoal Grill (BBQ)and Rancho (Gazebo)


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Beautiful little oasis right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The property is about an hour from the airport and is just as described. The pool is a plunge pool, not meant for swimming laps. There is a small town within minutes for groceries and Jaco is only 20 minutes away.

Caretakers came and cleaned the pool and grounds every day. Plenty of clean linens were available. The beds were comfortable. The only time we were in the house was to cook or sleep. We had the beach completely to ourselves. The location of the house is perfect for viewing beautiful sunsets every night. Patri was very helpful but gave us our privacy.

The highlight of our vacation though, was Jarra and Elbi, the caretakers. They were so helpful and friendly, even with the language barrier they were patient and caring. We even shared a few dinners at their casa and ours. We were taken on in a mountain hike where we could see the entire coast, just as the sun was setting. Amazing country! Amazing people! They are now amigos of ours and we will miss them! We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was the perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and stayed in the Casa Amarilla and absolutely loved it! It has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, a full kitchen, dining and living area... and the best view! Oh! Did I mention the private beach, patio table, swimming pool and beautiful palm and almond trees? The bedrooms have AC units so the night heat wasn't an issue for us. We slept in one room and put our luggage in the others. Would be perfect for 6 people though- or for a family. Very close to yummy restaurants, a fish market, and lots of activities. Jaco is only 15 minutes away and a great place to shop and eat and lay on the beach. We were so happy with this house and it's privacy. We highly recommend this house for anyone going to this area of Costa Rica. The owner, Patri was so so helpful and nice. And the 'grounds keeper' Jarra and his wife were accommodating and sweet and kept the ground swept and the pool clean.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dirty and bug infested

  • 2 of 5

We were looking forward to our stay at Casa Amarilla. However, we decided to leave within hours of our arrival, but due to the late hour, left the following day. The house itself is an older style home, which suited us perfectly. It was nicely decorated. The bugs and dirt are what drove us away! The floors were extremely dirty. The smell of Raid was overwhelming, and ants, spiders, roaches all throughout the house! Not to mention ant nests in the bottom corners of the wall/floor boards. Also, if the common areas don't have a/c, then some changes should be made to help with air flow in the house. There was no movement of air whatsoever, and because the screens were broken, we also had to close the front door so that the mosquitos would be kept out. The locks on the home made us slightly uncomfortable...bolt style locks. We were advised that the area can be sketchy, and all items should be kept out of sight...kinda common sense stuff, but the bolts added a touch of concern with the safety level of the neighborhood. The macaws in the morning were great to watch. The beach area was also very was unclear as to whether it had washed ashore or if it was just stuff thrown away by the neighbors. There were big trash mounds on the property lines of most homes. I wish I could recommend this property, but unless some major attention to detail occurs, It's not a home away from home that I would recommend.

Patricia worked with us and seemed understanding of our concerns. She refunded us 40% of what we paid.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

NOT ENOUGH GOOD CAN BE SAID ABOUT THIS PLACE!!! The house is charming, clean and has everything you need, the proximity to Tarcoles/Jaco/SJO is perfect. You can walk into Tarcoles, buy fresh fish every day at bargain prices, and enjoy a beer and excellent ceviche at Chepes. Some of our group did Jose's Crocodile River Tour and loved it. The sunsets every day are breathtaking. Patri is SO helpful and gracious, promptly responsive when we had any questions. Jarra, Elbi and Gerardo that maintain the property regularly clean up the gardens and look after the pool, and are outstanding. Incredibly safe, secluded little piece of paradise. Beautiful beach walks either direction. We've stayed here 2 years in a row and will be back again next year. This place, and these people, are gems, PURA VIDA. <3

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Amarillo

  • 3 of 5

My cousin & I spent 10 great days at Casa Amarillo. It was a good location from which to do some fun excursions and we really enjoyed just hanging around on the grounds reading and playing cards when we weren't sightseeing. Watching the Macaws was another favorite pastime. Patri was very helpful when we called on her, and the caretakers worked regularly to keep the pool and grounds clean. While we didn't spend much time inside, I do think it could use a bit of TLC and upgrading. I would have given it a 3.5 star evaluation if that were possible.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing home in the "real" Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amarilla is a beautiful oasis and a great place from which to start your adventure. Only about 1.5 hours from the airport (follow Patricia's directions and you shouldn't have any problems), the casa is right on the beach with a beautiful yard. In the morning, drink you coffee on the patio and watch the scarlet macaws having breakfast in the almond trees surrounding the pool. If your an early riser, around 6am you can walk out and watch the neighborhood fisherman bring in his catch and clean it while surrounded by 30 or so pelicans. It is a beautiful walk in either direction, with the village of Tarcoles to the right and a fun beach front restaurant to the left.

The house is very comfortable and well stocked for you stay. Jarra is very friendly and fun to talk to, even if you don't speak Spanish! If you like dogs, then this is the house for you. The neighborhood dogs are all very friendly and well behaved and love nothing better than to join you on a walk on the beach.

The neighbors are a little loud and like to stay up late but they are friendly and having a good time. We felt like their music just added to the ambiance! We would definitely stay here again and for a longer time.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Juan Santamaria San Jose
Car: recommended

Sport fishing, Golfing, Zip Line, Canopy tours, Birdwatching, Butterfly Farm, Waterfalls with natural pools, Crocodile Tours, Beach Hopping & Snorkling tour, Sailing and Jet Skiing




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Electrical Use $90 + Tax
Cleaning $40
Extra person per week $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

50% deposit required to confirm reservation and balance will be due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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