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Paradise Found Quiet Beachfront with Pool/ Great Family House

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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!

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/XGdHBPD8NMp

 

More Details

Owner
Bradford and Mary Carl
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2017

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 Puntarenas

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!

Amenities

Esterillos Este House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Overhead fans in each of the bedrooms

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Paradise Found Quiet Beachfront with Pool/ Great Family House
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
5

We love it here.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for a relaxing spring break trip with the family.

  • 5 of 5

Great location away from the crowds at Jaco or Manuel Antonio. The beach is right across the dirt road in front of the house and is very remote. Most of the time, I didn't see any other people on the beach as far as I could see. The shallower waves were perfect for the kids to boogie board. If you're a more experienced surfer, they were breaking about 6 ft high a little further out. There were boogie boards and surf boards in the garage that we could use. After returning from the beach, it was nice to have an outdoor shower and pool. The charcoal grill in the back worked great for burgers and chicken. The kitchen had everything we needed. Loved laying in the hammock listening to the waves crash.

We stocked up at Walmart in San Jose before driving down. However, there was also a new, smaller supermarket just a couple of miles from the house that had everything you could need. It's in a shopping center with a coffee shop and some restaurants.

Overall, it's a good quiet location on a beautiful beach. Kids loved it. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and Secluded Home on Friendly Stretch of Beach

  • 5 of 5

We cannot speak highly enough of our stay at Paradise Found! Though it is a bit farther than you'd expect from a supermarket and restaurant, it truly is in a fantastic location. We had the entire beach to ourselves every day of our stay, and loved having the pool to come back to and cool off in the shade. Many nights we sat on the porch and enjoyed the cool breeze while chatting and playing cards. We learned that both the Hotel Alma and the Hotel Pelicano (our favorite--Mikey and Diana are amazingly kind people. Tell them the gals from the University of Florida said hi!) were both in walking distance (about a mile down the beach) for dinner and beachside drinks. Our only recommendation would be to look into renting a car! PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great!

  • 4 of 5

This was a great vacation beach house for our family. The beach is so quiet and peaceful that most days we only saw a few other people, and to have our own pool as well as the beautiful beach was awesome. The caretaker, Mark was very helpful booking ziplining, taking us to a waterfall and giving surfing lessons. The house is big and comfortable and, as long as you have a car, its in a great vacation. Perfect vacation home if you're looking for a quite and relaxing place.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unfortunate circumstances

  • 5 of 5

We unfortunately never got to stay at this property, but were booked for the end of January 2016. I am in early pregnancy and am having complications so we had to cancel our trip. However, the customer service here was outstanding during the booking process and cancellation. She was understanding, and we received a refund back. Not all of our properties during our 2.5 week stay did this. We were very greatful and when the time comes to go back we will definitely book here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Paradise found! It was the perfect Costa Rican getaway house with all the necessary amenities from cookware to beach towels! No air conditioning, but ceiling fans in every room kept the house cool. Nice veranda out front to escape the hot sun and look out at the beach a few yards away. Lovely clean pool was refreshing and a great place to sip cocktails in the evening. Several restaurants close by including Los Pelicanos-our favorite! Short drive to Jaco for grocery stores, bank, gift shops etc. Great house for familiies and or group of friends. Mark, the caretaker and his sweet family live on the premises and are there to answer questions or give advice. We can not wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
113 Kilometres
Juan Santamaria International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Monterrey Del Mar Hotel
Nearest Golf
36 Kilometres
Marriott Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Route 34
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Monterrey Del Mar Hotel
Nearest Beach
Esterillos Este
Car: recommended

There are great hikes and nature viewing in the area, including Tres Piscines, Rain, Maker and Manuel Antonio National Park to name a few. Great restaurants are very close, too: The Monterrey Del Mar Hotel (walking distance 1 km), The Alma, The Pelicano, Los Alamondres and Varga!

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Rates & Availability

Esterillos Este House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
May 1 2016 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,125
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$205
$1,350
 

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.

Personal check. Deposit into Banco de Costa Rica. Paypal

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.
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