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Paradise Found Quiet Beachfront with Pool/ Great Family House

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths sleeps 6 to 8

Near the end of a kilometer-long palm tree lined beachfront dirt road lies Paradise Found. This rustic beach house, less than two hours from the San Jose International Airport, invites you to unwind Costa Rican style. 

The two-story three bedroom home is steps away from the deserted sands of the Central Pacific Coast of Esterillos Este.  The jungle estuary borders the backyard. 

The downstairs boasts an open floorplan with equipped kitchen, eating area, lounge area and half bath.  A large wraparound covered porch serves as the perfect place to gather and/or dine alfresco.

The three roomy upper bedrooms, all open onto the upper lanai where guests can slip from their bedroom to relax in a rocking chair or hammock and enjoy spectacular ocean views or be mesmerized by the surf as it rolls along the shore.  

The bedrooms include:  a queen suite with private bath and hot shower,  a queen and full sized suite with private bath and hot shower, and a double bed suite with two double beds.  

There is a separate cabina for two with a full-size bed and half bathroom.  This is not included in the rental. Special arrangements can be made to additionally rent this ‘owner’s unit’  with the main residence.

There is plenty of room to park your car on the property within the wooden gates for added peace of mind.

Wake up to the sounds of the surf and the calls of colorful birds. Enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunsets right from your front door. Walk the endless beach. Surf, boogie board, fish.  Rediscover nature.  All of this and more, away from the  commercialized tourist stops in Costa Rica.

Reconnect with your family or friends as you eat your meals together inside or outside on the covered porch (you just might be treated to an incredible lightning storm) or just relax with a book by the pool.  You may be lucky enough to view families of white faced monkeys leaping high overhead in the backyard. (Peeled bananas are a good enticement.)

Local caretakers live in a separate cabina on the property. Jennifer will prepare delicious Costa Rican meals for a nominal fee. Son Daniel speaks English and can help you navigate your way around Costa Rica.

After enjoying time in the pool or warm waters of the Pacific Ocean rinse off in one of two outdoor showers; one with an ocean view, the other with jungle views. 

On Esterillos Este Beach there are several restaurants within walking distance: from under a mile to a little over a mile stroll along the sand. Both fine and casual dining are available. There are a few small markets in the villages of Esterillos Oeste and Bejuco, about a 10 minute drive.  There are larger markets in Parrita, and Jaco located within a 20 minute drive on the paved highway.

Massages, canopy/ziplining, whitewater rafting Manuel Antonio National Park, Mangrove Monkey Tour, Sunset horseback riding, golf, fishing, hiking and more can all be found less than 45 minutes away.  

Make your reservations today and start living the Pura Vida!


More Details

Bradford and Mary Carl
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Bradford and Mary Carl

My husband, my three children and I love the beach - from surfing, to relaxing with a good book. We live in the central coast of California and have enjoyed traveling all over the world. One of our favorite places is our simple home on the beach of this lovely stretch of Costa Rican sand!

Bradford and Mary Carl purchased this house in 2005

Why Bradford and Mary Carl chose Parrita

We purchased our home on the beach after falling in love with Costa Rica. The weather, the people, the scenery, were all so beautiful...and this location on Este Esterillios felt like we had gone back to a purer, simpler time of life. Our family and friends from Germany to California have enjoyed spending many carefree hours here and we have been happy to share our 'rustic paradise' with people from all over the globe.

What makes this house unique

If you are looking to step back in time and reconnect with friends, family and nature, this is your place. The beach is generally secluded and we are off the beaten path of frenetic tourists. This is one of the few places you will be lucky enough to enjoy both breathtaking sunrises and stunning sunsets from the same brown sand beach!


Parrita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3)
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Overhead fans in each of the bedrooms


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Paradise Found Quiet Beachfront with Pool/ Great Family House
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews
Nashua, New Hampshire

Tranquility and beauty

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned home from Costa Rica and already miss the peace we found in Esterillos. Paradise Found is truly that. From the wonderful house, to the quiet road and neighborhood, to the miles long pristine beach it's a truly beautiful place. Most mornings were spent sitting on the front porch with our coffee and the caretaker's puppy Bolita, followed by a long walk on the beach sometimes with Bolita keeping us company and making us laugh.

Jennifer, the caretaker, and her family were present but never intrusive and though our Spanish-speaking skills are sorely lacking I think we managed to communicate okay. Their son Daniel, who speaks English very well met us the first afternoon and helped us get settled in.

The house comes with pretty much all the basics needed. The only thing I could possibly have wished for was air conditioning in the bedroom. Days were hot, low 90s and nights didn't cool until early morning hours. Fans certainly do help with the heat but the humidity was also very high. But, as I write this I realize that if there was AC I would have missed the sounds of the waves crashing and the smell of the ocean air.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise definitely found!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four couldn't of had a more perfect week long stay in Costa Rica!! We truly felt like we found paradise every single day there!! The playa is heaven on earth! The sand is so soft that we could walk barefoot for miles/kms. We enjoyed watching both the sun rise and the sun set on the same beach!! We have beautiful memories and pictures of monkeys in the backyard eating the banana's we left out for them to just lounging by the pool with not even a cloud in the sky!! The weather was perfect! Very warm and sunny! Perfect escape from the cold winter up north!! The caretakers Jose, Jennifer and son Daniel were so personable! Up early to make sure the property was well maintained. Daniel even guided us on the mangrove monkey tour. His puppy Bolita is also super friendly and adorable! We enjoyed taking her with us on our beach stolls!! This was the perfect getaway from it all location but still just a short drive from everything you could need. Although we never wanted or felt like we needed to leave the property! It had everything we were looking for!! Pura Vita from the Arguello's!! xoxo

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found perfect name for this home🏝🐒🐢🐴🌞

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of seven and stayed 6 nights.

If your looking for a private beachfront this is the place. Had some amazing experiences monkeys in the backyard, baby turtles making their way to the ocean and did some horse back riding on the beach. They grounds keeper son Daniel was extremely helpful with the language barrier, and help use often with anything we needed. Five minutes to restaurants and grocery stores. We stayed from January 31st/February 6th the weather couldn’t of been better 31-33 never seen a drop of rain. Thanks you for letting use experience your home in paradise:)

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Wonderful and peaceful oceanfront

  • 5 of 5

Paradise Found had everything we needed to make our stay perfect. There were even a few surfboards we were able to use. It was well worth the modest fee to have Jennifer cook dinners for us. Only regret is that we didn’t plan to stay longer. Curt and family

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach living at its best!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Paradise Found. Very roomy and comfortable house in a quiet non touristy area. Awesome outdoor living areas! Appreciated use of boogie boards and surfboards. Great caretakers who were there when we needed them and son Daniel speaks great English! Quiet beach where you could walk to a couple of restaurants. Nice grocery store super close by in new shopping center. Better than we expected. Plan to revisit next summer and stay longer! Deb and Bill

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love it here.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning fee $50

Rates are for 4 people. Additional people are $20 per day. Pets, if approved, are $10 per day with a cleaning deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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