Relaxing Retreat for Beach and Costa Rica Sightseeing
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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Apr 17 - Dec 10, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 11 - Jan 7, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min 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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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.
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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front view of house
living room area open to screen porch
kitchen with modern appliances, teak counter on pass-through and granite counter
custom ironwork with toucans and butterflies on screened porch
custom tilework in master bathroom
front door and gardens
screened porch opens to backyard and pool
hand crafted in Costa Rica
Playa Esterillos, in its beautiful natural state
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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