Relaxing Retreat for Beach and Costa Rica Sightseeing

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our quiet comfortable home provides a perfect getaway to the popular Pacific Coast region of Costa Rica. Use this as your base for sightseeing, adventure trips, surfing expeditions, or just enjoy some rest and relaxation around the pool and the house. We have created a 3 bedroom, 3 bath destination that is perfect for family and friends to share and enjoy.
The house is located in the Hills of Esterillos development and offers wireless internet, satellite TV, a local cell phone, and a full-size washer and dryer. Our private backyard pool has a concrete deck for sunning and there are two outside showers for rinsing off sand, salt, or pool water. To ensure your comfort and convenience, there is a back-up water tank for times when municipal water is in high demand and affects availability. With a large dining room table, a screened porch for enjoying the evenings and a well-furnished veranda off the master bedroom for morning coffee, you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy the gentle breezes, the mountain views, and the rainforest wildlife directly in the backyard. There are several onsite parking spaces at the front of the property which is situated on a hill.

Our partner in the house is a local Tico (Costa Rican) contractor who finished the house and arranges all the maintenance. He will arrange for someone to meet you at the house when you arrive and answer any questions during your stay or before your arrival. He can also help with tours and other arrangements and locations of things you would like to do and see.

Best of all is our local beach, Playa Esterillos. This gem of untouched natural beauty offers miles of undeveloped beach for walking, surfing and local fishing with surprisingly few visitors. When the tide goes out, it leaves perfect tidal pools for exploring and safe swimming. The La Sirena mermaid statue stands proudly in the ocean while the scarlet macaws make their daily visit to the jungle along the shore. The town of Esterillos Oeste offers a small, fully-stocked grocery, several restaurants and a really nice laid-back friendly atmosphere.

Costa Rica offers biodiversity that is fascinating. Our location provides easy access to two of the National Parks, Carara and Manuel Antonio. Just north of Carara is the Tarcoles River where visitors often line the bridge to see the crocodiles sunning on the riverbank. South of us is Quepos and the marina which provides world-class deep sea fishing. Manuel Antonio, with its beautiful beaches and amazing wildlife is close by and is a must-see in the area.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults over 21 only....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Chlidren need to be supervised at all times outside around the pool. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom upstairs: 1 double, 1 bunk bed


  • Bedroom downstairs: 1 queen


  • master bedroom: 1 king


  • There is a king bed in the master bedroom upstairs and the master bedroom opens through French doors to a large veranda....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Each bedroom upstairs has an on suite full bathroom with a shower. Master bath also has double sinks, a large walk-in closet and extra storage space. Downstairs bedroom has full bathroom directly across from it and also serves as the guest bathroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • If you don't choose to rent a car, our local partner can arrange airport transportation to house and a driver with small van during your stay. He can also help with any tour reservations for fishing, ziplines, tours, etc. He is Tico (Costa Rican) and very familiar with the Pacific Coast area....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Lovely view of hills/mountains from upstairs veranda....moreless

  • Village:

    Our house is 3/4 of a mile from the little town of Esterillos Oeste and the beautiful, mostly local beach of Playa Esterillos where you can walk for miles, surf, or play in the tidal pools....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Beautiful glass and stone dining table with 2 large benches on the side and chairs at head and foot of table. Benches could fit 3 adults or 4 children comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    AC units in each bedroom with remote controls for ease of use at night. CANNOT BE USED TO AIR CONDITION ANY OF THE HOUSE OUTSIDE OF THE BEDROOMS....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Basic linens and pillows provided for all beds....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very comfortable leather couch and loveseat with rustic coffee table....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is room to park up to 3 cars in the gravel area in front of the house. This is on the property, not on the strett....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Assorted bath towels are in each bathroom and extras are on shelves in upstairs hall....moreless

  • Washing Machine:



  • Coffee Maker:

    With timer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Both ceramic and plastic plates, glasses and bowls, all silverware and assorted cooking utensils....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and 6-burner propane gas stove. ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Beautiful veranda off master bedroom with comfortable seating and great views....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Enclosed patio is screened with pass through to kitchen offering teak stools for seating. Teak high top table with stools in screened patio seats 4....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaping has been chosen to attract hummingbirds and butterflies and is maintained regularly....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    small portable BBQ grill ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Pool has steps and handrail for easy entrance. Sun deck includes 4 chaise lounges which can be repositioned for sun or shade. Maintenance done regularly....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Apr 17 - Dec 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$900 $1,800
Xmas Season
Dec 11 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $100
  • 4+ guests, add'l elec $75
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


Because electricity rates are high and vary with usage, any parties having over 4 people will be charged an additional $75 per stay to cover the cost of the additional electricity. More than 6 people will be charged an additional $100.00.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Surf Mi
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pacific Coast Highway 34
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Playa Esterillos

Car: Recommended

Our house is located in a small development just off Hwy 34, the Pacific Highway that runs along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Nearest airports are San Jose, about an hour and a half, and Quepos, about 45 minutes. Less than an hour from the house are two of CR's amazing National Parks, Carara and Manuel Antonio, both of which hold an abundance of wildlife and plant varieties. Birdwatching with a guide at Carara will help you discover some of the 420 species in the region. Manuel Antonio is home to 3 of the 4 monkey species in CR and sloths and they can often be seen there. We would highly recommend a guide in each park as they provide high-powered telescopes and a wealth of knowledge they are happy to share with you. Manuel Antonio also provides great beaches for swimming and sunning.

Another fun trip in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area is a sustainable organic rainforest spice farm, Villa Vanilla. From vanilla beans to peppercorns, they have an abundance of interesting plants growing along their beautifully landscaped trail. The Spices of the World tour and refreshments, made from their spices, are very unique.

Adventure tours abound in the area with ziplines, deep sea and inland fishing, parasailing, surfing, ATM trails and kayaking. These can be booked online before you arrive or in Jaco and Quepos. Our partner in Costa Rica can help you with this before you arrive or after you are at the house.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: My husband and I live in West Chester in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Costa Rica is our favorite winter getaway. We have two adult sons who also enjoy it as much as we do. I first visited Costa Rica on a school trip with my younger son in 2007. I fell in love with the people, the culture, and the fascinating wildlife, birds, and diverse climates in this amazing country. We returned several times exploring developments and eventually purchased land here.

Why Hills of Esterillos (Hills of Esterillos, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica):
Our house meets all our criteria for the perfect place to go and relax: a small community, a semi-gated development for security, close proximity to a beach, the ability to finish it the way we wanted, adequate room to invite friends and family, and a modern kitchen. We then added a pool and a screened porch which we have loved using. We purchased our house as a concrete block structure in 2011 and it was finished by our partner, a Tico (Costa Rican) contractor who we met during our prior trips here. His extensive knowledge about building and maintaining structures in a tropical environment has been invaluable so the house is well built and maintained through his diligent efforts. He will arrange for someone to meet you at the house upon your arrival to be sure you are situated comfortably. He can answer any questions before you come or when you are here.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are lovely breezes almost constantly which makes it so nice to sit on the veranda or by the pool or on the screened porch. The views of the mountains on one side and the tropical jungle literally in the backyard are so fascinating. While we are perfectly located to take advantage of all there is to see and do in Costa Rica, you may find you are just tempted to stay at the house or wander down to Playa Esterillos and stroll your days away on the beach!

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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  • front view of house

    front view of house

  • living room area open to screen porch

    living room area open to screen porch

  • kitchen with modern appliances, teak counter on pass-through and granite counter

    kitchen with modern appliances, teak counter on pass-through and granite counter

  • custom ironwork with toucans and butterflies on screened porch

    custom ironwork with toucans and butterflies on screened porch

  • custom tilework in master bathroom

    custom tilework in master bathroom

  • front door and gardens

    front door and gardens

  • screened porch opens to backyard and pool

    screened porch opens to backyard and pool

  • hand crafted in Costa Rica

    hand crafted in Costa Rica

  • Playa Esterillos, in its beautiful natural state

    Playa Esterillos, in its beautiful natural state

VRBO #682763

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Relaxing Retreat for Beach and Costa Rica Sightseeing

Hills of Esterillos (Hills of Esterillos, Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica) #682763

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