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Mermaid View Villa's Private Oceanview Home With Lap Pool & Panoramic Vistas

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Incredible Master Bath With Spectacular Ocean Views

This Spanish style home with 3300 square feet of living space has an upper deck looking down miles of shoreline to Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica's most visited National Park. It consists of three bedrooms and four full bathrooms, large living area and kitchen, huge patio and dining area with outdoor speakers and bbq area with a jenn-air grill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, laundry room, and an infinity lap pool.

Sights from Villa Sirena include a multitude of birds including hundreds of scarlet macaws, a variety of humming birds, toucans, parrots, tanagers, ducks, and the daily great kiskadees. Besides birds, other sightings have been whales,

monkeys, sloths and iguanas.

This private and fully gated villa is truly a place to witness and enjoy!

Guest Access

Guest have private full access to lap pool, laundry room, and entire home. The property is fully gated with an electronic security gate. High speed internet, weekly maid service, and all utilities are included.

The Neighborhood

A short five minute walk will take you to miles of serene beaches with plenty of waves to play in. If you are a surfer, we have the most consistent and cleanest breaks. Many other beach activities are only a short walk away including horseback riding or just lounging on the beach in a chair with an umbrella.

More Details

Property Manager
Brenda Cole
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Brenda Cole

Pratt & Brenda Cole have been married for over 40 years. They live in Salt Lake City, but have had a lifetime of adventure, traveling the world, racing cars, crossing oceans on sailboats, scuba diving, and living life to the fullest. She loves people, gourmet cooking, and entertaining. He is an adrenalin junkie who thrives on fast cars, challenging adventures, and problem solving. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Brenda Cole purchased this house in 2014

Why Brenda Cole chose Puntarenas

When we decided to take our life on the seas and transform them into a land based adventure, we considered all the places we had visited while living on our boats, and while traveling through Mexico and South America. What we loved the first time we, (by chance), drove into Esterillos Oeste, was the quiet & the quaintness of this little fishing/surfing village. It reminded us of what we had always loved in the non-touristy towns we had encountered in our travels. There was a genuineness, and friendliness in the people we encountered. Then when we visited Villa Sirena, and experienced the view, the sounds of the ocean, the everchanging coastline, and the tranquility of the property, we knew our search was over. We had come home.

What makes this house unique

When we had decided Costa Rica would be our home, we spent several weeks pouring over real estate listings and visiting properties from the northern part of the Nicoya Peninsula to the Southern towns of Dominical & Ojochal. There were several homes of interest, but when we began to honestly evaluate the properties, Mermaid View Villas stood out from all the rest for several reasons. (1)The quaintness of the village. (2)The proximity to Jaco and it's prevalence of good restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. (3)The ever-present cool ocean breezes that flow through the house. (4) The closeness to Manuel Antonio, the most visited National Park in Costa Rica. (5) The absolutely spectacular beach within easy walking distance. Walk one direction on the beach and you have beautiful, breaking waves with a steady stream of surfers. Walk the other direction, you have 7 miles of protected coastline where turtles nest, monkeys are in the trees, and brilliant macaws are your walking companions. (6) Delightful, on property, care takers, Desirae & Kealy, who are there to answer questions, solve problems, and make suggestions about where to go and what to see to make your vacation absolutely memorable. (7) Walking through the front door, you are met by the most fantastic view on the planet...the beach, the waves, the tidepools, the statue of La Sirena, and the coastline, all the way to Manuel Antonio!


Los Alamendros
"Absolutely the BEST dining option in Esterillos! Great Asian options, fresh seafood, deligh..."
Manuel Antonio National Park
"Wonderful nature reserve...monkeys, birds, reptiles, great guides! And a beautiful beach for..."
El Chiringchingo
Playa Hermosa
"Excellent surf beach. Local competition every Friday & Saturday at 4 p.m. at Backyard Bar. "
Brett's Board Rentals and Surf Shop
"Best surf lessons in the area. Brett has been giving lessons and renting boards here for the..."
Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
San Jose International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Surf Mi
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Esterillos Oeste
Car: recommended


Esterillos Oeste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Full his/hers master bath with 2 showers, 2 toilets, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful stone walled shower & hand painted sink.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Beautiful stone walled shower with chandelier.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful master bedroom, private deck with panoramic views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main floor guest room with sitting area.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs guestroom with ocean & garden view.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Mermaid View Villa's Private Oceanview Home With Lap Pool & Panoramic Vistas
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Toronto Canada

Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property, clean and beautifully furnished. Lots of room for 6 adults! The managers on the property really looked after us well. Only a 10 minute walk to the beach and the beach is miles long!! Note the walk back to the house is up a fairly steep hill. The other issue about location on "Canada Hill" as it is called, was more concerning. The locals burn their garbage daily (we even saw plastic in their burn piles!) where they live in town by the water and the smoke drifts upwards. It felt like we were breathing toxic fumes for hours. Sadly it often made it hard to enjoy the vista and pool area.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Gosh, we had a spectacular time at Mermaid View Villa! Everything about it was simply perfect - the home is incredibly beautiful, inviting, and relaxing. We lounged in the pool a lot and took strolls on the beach! And we didn't mind cooking or doing dishes with such a gorgeous view! We saw toucans, macaws, and had daily visits from the friendly iguana! The location was perfect -- it gave us a sense of life in Costa Rica. And we had beautiful adventures nearby - Rainmaker, Manuel Antonio, zip lining, and surfing! Brett, at the local surfing instructor, got our seven-year old son up on his first try. He loved it. We all loved it! The only problem with it was that we had to leave!! Many, many thanks to Brenda and Desirae for being excellent hosts. We hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allentown, NJ

Beautiful and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and had a fantastic time in Costa Rica. The grounds are secure and the property is out of this world. We all loved the lap pool and it was unbelievable to be able to see the ocean from the pool as well as almost every area of the house including the shower. We loved eating outside every night. There are tons of extras in the house making it a dream to stay in. As it was quite humid when we we there we did use the air conditioning in the bedrooms at night. There is a breeze during the afternoon but the early morning and later evening are humid. Our only suggestion would be to put a unit downstairs that way when you are watching tv is is more comfortable. Thanks for a wonderful haven away!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Out of this world beautiful house, grounds & views

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous, centrally-located incredible villa, with the most gorgeous decorations and surfaces. The pictures give an idea of how beautiful it is, but it's even more beautiful in person. The climate here was perfect for swimming and lounging. The tile and wood throughout the house, along with a wonderful hilltop-cross breeze, keeps it cool inside, making sleeping quite comfortable. Very comfortable beds and spacious and luxurious guest and master suites. There were 4 of us there, but easily could have slept 6. We cooked in several times, enjoying the large kitchen and big, wooden patio table. There were plenty of delightful nearby eating options as well. Wifi worked well.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathy! I am so glad you and Bill enjoyed Villa Sirena! I hope you plan a return trip soon. Brenda
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  • 5 of 5

We,(my husband and I) stayed for one week with my daughter(20 months old) and another couple of long time friends of ours. We had a great time. There were a few things that had to be fixed when we arrived but Desirae did her best to get them fixed as soon as possible.

The views are spectacular, the pool is awesome, the master bath is indescribable, taking a shower and taking in that view has to be experienced!! Eating out on the porch was great we loved the lazy susan, could not have done without that. Everything in the listing is true about the area and the location, you can't pick a better spot in Costa Rica to spend your vacation! We will do it again in the near future, my advise go longer then 1 week. Book this place you will not regret it!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada


  • 5 of 5

what a dream house....all the facilities were tops, amazing view, nice relaxing set up with beautiull pool, great for big familly with many rooms. just a short drive from so many amazing activities including one of the best surfing beaches (at walking distance)

and if any question or special need, Desirae is there to help you any time of the day =)

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nic & Gang, So glad you enjoyed your vacation and the house. Having your home away from home so centrally located is a big plus when your time is somewhat limited. I knew you would love Desirae! She is a real asset! Hope you will come again! Brenda
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Damage Insurance $99

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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