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Walk to beach or enjoy private pool in this new 2500 Sq/ft 3 bedroom 3 bath home

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Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Newly built and decorated home with private pool and garage in a gated community

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Private Pool with covered outdoor dining area.

Welcome to Casa Marcelo! This beautiful, spacious, and comfortable vacation rental house is in the secured, gated community of Costa del Sol. Walk to the secluded tropical beauty of rich vegetation and palm trees that adorn the pristine volcanic black sand of Playa Bejuco beach.

Casa Marcelo is located in the Central Pacific region less than two hours from San Jose’s international airport. It’s also just 30 minutes away from the popular tourist town of Jaco to the north and 30 minutes from the famous Manuel Antonio National Park to the south.

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house is ideal for families, couples, and small groups. The home features an open floor plan with a large kitchen, living and dining area for entertaining friends and family. The back of the home opens up to a large covered patio area and private pool. This newly built home is modern Mediterranean style, with amenities such as individually controlled air conditioning in every room, wireless high speed internet, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, and washer and dryer.

The well equipped kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, custom-built cabinetry, cookware, dishes, utensils and a kitchen island with bar stools. It’s a perfect place to enjoy your meals. You may also enjoy a family dinner in the dining room with seating for six. The living room has comfortable seating, a 37-inch high-definition TV, cable television, and high-speed Internet access.

Enjoy lounging on the large covered patio while being cooled by ceiling fans. Relax while being surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, fruit trees and your own private pool. The patio is the perfect spot to drink your morning coffee, enjoy visiting hummingbirds, read a book, or just listen to the soft roar of ocean waves.

The beautiful mosaic tiled private pool invites you to do nothing but refresh and relax. At night enjoy the ambiance of the beautiful illuminated pool while looking at the starry night sky. A conveniently located outdoor shower is great for rinsing off sand or just cooling off.

The Master bedroom has a King size bed with an over-sized bathroom with a shower and walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a Queen sized bed with a large closet, and private bathroom.The third bedroom has two twin beds with ample closet space and, a private tub/shower combination bathroom.

The attached garage features a remote controlled garage door opener and has direct access to the kitchen area.

In addition to the amenities in the private home, the private gated community has two public swimming pools, a pool bathhouse, tennis court, BBQ rancho with Free Wi-Fi, and 24 hour security.

Take a dip in one of the tropical community pools; prepare some fresh catch on the grill in the large BBQ rancho, or enjoy a game of tennis on the community court. One of the most popular things to do is take a leisurely stroll along the uncrowded and beautiful Blue Flag-awarded beach of Playa Bejuco. Dig your toes in the black sand while hunting for colorful sea shells or just lay in a beach hammock and enjoy the ocean breezes. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture and share the magnificent sunsets and other experiences at Casa Marcelo.

For the adventurous, there are lots of nearby activities to keep you busy! Surfing, hiking, canopy tours, monkey tours, crocodile boat tours, horseback riding, ATV tours, golfing, and river rafting are just a few. The sport enthusiast will love the fishing options available nearby in Quepos and Los Suenos Marina.

Want to vacation in paradise? Stay at Casa Marcelo to experience Pura Vida!

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Property Manager
Dan Parkins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Dan Parkins

I'm currently a Washington D.C. area resident, but originally from Costa Rica. It's been at the top of my bucket list to eventually return home to this beautiful and eco-tourism country where they live and breathe Pura Vida. I moved to the U.S. as a young child with my family, but I’ve always known that someday I’d return.

Dan Parkins purchased this house in 2014

Why Dan Parkins chose Puntarenas

I love Costa Rica and want to share the experience of this beautiful country with others. Casa Marcelo is situated in the Costa Del Sol community, within walking distance to Playa Bejuco, a blue flag designated beach. From the property, you can walk to the brilliantly clean, black sand beach, lounge in the backyard pool, or mingle with other residents in the community pools and other common areas. Costa Del Sol is a safe gated community located in the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is just 200 meters away from the beach which is a nice place to practice surfing or just working out your tan. The place is surrounded by forest and lots of nature amenities like Lapas (macaws), and other exotics birds which make Costa del Sol the right place to stay while you are in holiday.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of Casa Marcelo are not only due to its location, but also the style of the home. Where else can you harvest Star Fruit, limes, bananas, and other exotic fruits from the neighborhood trees? To the south you are only about 40 minutes from beautiful Manuel Antonio rain forest. To the north, only a 30 minute drive separates you from the vibrant Jaco nightlife and great surfing beaches of Hermosa.

Synonymous with relaxation, the airy and open beach house plan is designed to take advantage of the abundant sunshine, sea breezes, and warm climate. Every room of the house is blessed with large ceiling fans. An open floor plan also allows for a pleasant breezeway that diminishes the need to use the available air conditioning.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Walk to beach or enjoy private pool in this new 2500 Sq/ft 3 bedroom 3 bath home
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Gorgeous House, Gorgeous Location. Wonderful Owner to work with.

  • 5 of 5

This home is a dream to vacation in. The open floor plan is very spacious and nicely decorated. The photos on line represent it very well. The kitchen is nicely appointed and easy to cook in. The bedrooms are very large and nice, as are the bathrooms. Air conditioning is available in all of the rooms and the house was very comfortable in 90+ degree F outside temperatures. The house was very clean and the grounds were well kept. The backyard has a covered table and grill along with the pool. We found ourselves in the pool every evening to relax and cool down after a busy or not so busy day seeing this beautiful country. The beach is a short walk and there is plenty to do within a short drive. I wholeheartedly recommend this place!

One further note. We traveled to Costa Rica on Christmas day. We were concerned that we wouldn't find any stores or restaurants open. After we expressed our concerns, the owner and his local caretaker made sure there was some food in the house when we arrived. That is above and beyond as far as I'm concerned. The owner is originally from CR and his Tico roots show in how he treats his guests.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ya he estado en esta casa dos veces y siempre me gustaría quedarme por más días... La casa tiene todas las comodidades necesarias y está ubicada en un hermoso residencial el cual es muy seguro y está cerca de la playa (Bejuco). Definitivamente volveremos, agradezco a Danny por todas las atenciones!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es un gran sentimiento cuando puede agradar un invitado la primera vez que visita a Costa Rica. Es aún más divertido cuando uno impresiona a un Tico en su propia tierra. En Casa Marcelo tratamos a los huéspedes que vuelven con aún más atención. Nos esforzamos para nunca obtener complaciente con nuestros clientes, especialmente cuando lo hacen un punto para volver. =========================================== It’s a great feeling when you can please a cautious first time guest to Costa Rica. It’s even more of an enjoyment when you impress a Tico in his own land. At Casa Marcelo we treat returning guests with even more attention. We strive to never get complacent with our guests, especially when they make it a point to return.
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Marcelo is an awesome house to stay, it has everything you need and its super confortable and clean! We loved out stay here, the private pools is a great plus. Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time in Costa Rica!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay at Bejuco,Costa Rica. The house was beautiful just as the pictures depicted The location was peaceful. I our arrival we discovered a neighbor living across the street is from the town next to ours in California. Small world.

Our time in Costa Rica was spent doing all kinds of adventures from surfing to climbing waterfalls. Zip lining and riding ATVs. This was a great location to access all these activities. Looking forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful home in a convenient and gated community

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of staying in this beautiful home for our 8 night vacation in Costa Rica. The home is very spacious and offers all of the conveniences of home, including a nice pool to cool off in. Having a full size washer and dryer also allowed us to minimize the amount of clothes we brought. Everything was very clean and provided us a very relaxing vacation. The Bejuco location was also very convenient for trips to Jaco in one direction and all of the attractions towards Manuel Antonio National Park in the other. But, not too convenient to others as we had the beaches pretty much to ourselves most of the time. The owner was also extremely responsive via email to any questions we had, making sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our trip. I would highly recommend this home to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that location is one of the best features of Casa Marcelo. While vacationing, excursions from home should take the family less than 45 minutes travel. Otherwise, everyone will be exhausted from the drive. Besides, there’s no fun spending your hard earned vacation in the car. Casa Marcelo offers a thirty minute driving radius to a myriad of amazing adventures. Where else can you can zip line in the morning, return home to take a dip in the pool, and still have time to venture out to a monkey or crocodile tour? Then you can top off that same day by watching the most amazing sunset just a 300 yards away from home.
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Great time in Bejuco!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a week in June, the start of the rainy season. We only had one day where we couldn't use the pool due to weather, so I was happy with that. The house is beautiful - looks exactly like the photos although the rooms are bigger than they appear. Being just the two of us, we obviously had plenty of room, but there's more than enough space for several couples or a family. The master bedroom is apart from the other two, but all three are spaced well for privacy.

We LOVED having our own private pool! We didn't even venture down to the community pool at all - no need. I loved the hammock and made great use of it while reading the four books I finished during our trip. There are four lounge chairs and plenty of beach towels. Having the washing machine was very handy as I washed our towels every few days. There were also plenty of towels in the bathroom and kitchen. I've rented places before that were lacking in towels, this was not at all the case here!

The kitchen was stocked with pretty much anything you might need to cook (other than the food, of course!). Lots of silverware, plates, glasses, plastic cups for poolside...really, the only thing I might have been able to use was a garlic press, but a knife did the trick.

The house is within a gated community with 24 hour security. We had little interaction with anyone other than a wave and a smile, but it seemed to be a friendly place. The neighborhood is very well kept up. The pool and yard crew came by one day and were in and out in under an hour. The beach is a short 3 minute drive or a bit longer by foot. There are a couple grocery stores nearby so you can get pretty much anything you need within a 2 minute drive.

We ate at the restaurant at the beach, Sunsets at the Playa Bejuco Hotel and it was very good. We also ate at Pavillion and Pelican restaurants in nearby Esterillos Este, as well as a couple of the little "soda" restaurants. We didn't have a bad meal the entire week! We took a drive down to Manual Antonio National Park and had a tour with Johan Chaves. It was fantastic and we highly recommend him.

We had great communication with Dan prior to our trip. He obviously cares a lot about his home and it shows. We would absolutely recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in Costa Rica!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You can be sure our next guests will have a garlic press. :) It’s always great to hear that our guests enjoyed their time at Casa Marcelo. We are continuously striving to add features and services for our guests to enjoy. We encourage our guests to also include any suggestions for making their stay even more pleasurable. Although it's rarely been used, my guests know that I'm available 24 X 7 via text and email. I've been fortunate to have such wonderful guests who seem to care about Casa Marcelo as much as I do. I treasure each of these relationships and love sharing the Pura Vida that is Costa Rica.
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Nearest Airport
92 Miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Hotel Delphin
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Bejuco Beach
Car: recommended

Walk to black sand beach or splash in own pool

10 minute walk to Playa Bejuco restaurant

10 minute drive to Hotel Del Fin restaurant

30 minute drive to Jaco Town; Clinica Prosalud, Platinum Gym, Mas Y Menos Grocery, Morgan’s Cove Tennis

35 minute drive to Los Suenos Golf Course

30 minute drive to Horseback riding, Surfboard rentals, Sports fishing

90 minute drive to Whitewater rafting

Beach Access:

The house is 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to Playa Bejuco, a long black sand beach for swimming

20 minute drive to Playa Hermosa ideal for surfing


Rates & Availability

Bejuco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter / Santa Semana
Mar 19 2017 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Electricity Fee $.27/KWH $0

Did you know that Costa Rica is primarily hydro powered? In an effort to do our part in keeping the country powered with almost 100% renewable energy, we encourage the reasonable consumption of air conditioning. As such, we encourage renters to reduce their carbon footprint by charging separately for electricity. The current rate is $0.27/KWH and usage is based on readings from on premise meters. You have the option of leaving the electricity fee with the property manager or having it taken out of your security deposit (recommended).

The property manager will ensure your access, provide contact information and answer any questions on using the facilities as well as suggestions for dining and other leisure activities.

Ask me about private chef services. This additional service includes your own chef to prepare delicious sweet and savory local dishes. For pricing and availability, please let us know well in advance.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bejuco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1: Master - toilet , shower , Walk-in closet and hairdryer
    Bathroom 2 : Guest - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3: Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 : Master - 1 king , En-suite bathrm with shower, walk-in closet, AC, Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2: Guest - 1 queen , Air conditioning & Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3: Guest - 2 twin/ single , En-suite bathroom with tub/shower, AC & Ceiling fan
  • Huge bedrooms with own bath and plenty of closet space
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Only a five minute jog from your front door, enjoy and early morning run along the black sand beach or simply stay within the community stopping only to harvest a few exotic fruits from local trees. Return home and rinse off in the outdoor shower before relaxing in the backyard pool. For the true eco-tourism adventure, visit Manuel Antonio Park. Enjoy one of the most impressive landscapes of the world. The park has several coves with many white sand beaches and lush foliage amidst great mountains and forests that reach the beaches. Additionally, it is located in the tropical forest. It has a large land and marine biodiversity with beautiful coral reefs. For those times when you just need a different type of experience, check out the newly opened Crocs Casino Resort in nearby Jaco. Enjoy Las Vegas-style amenities like: Full casino, Fitness center, Salon, Luxury spa, Dance club, restaurants, Oceanfront bars, Retail store, and more.

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