Hus, 3 soveværelser, 2 badeværelser, (6 sovepladser)
Doug & Andrea Krahn
Pool / spa
Service på stedet
We do allow smoking on our beautiful deck!
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Minimumsalder for den primære lejer:21
Maks. antal gæster:6 (Sovepladser til 6 voksne)
100% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 60 dage inden ankomstdato. 50% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 30 dage inden ankomstdato.
This is our 7th Xmas in Jaco, our first house Albacore. It was amazing, we had a fantastic trip. The house was awesome, it had everything we needed and more. The pool lovely and with the beach across the street- we couldn’t ask for more! We hope to be able to come back to stay again!
Thank you so much for your stay and your review! You were awesome guests! We hope to share Casa Albacore with you on your next trip to Jaco!
We stayed at Casa Albacore with 2 friends and had a wonderful time. There was plenty of room for our group and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The pool was well cared for and warm. A few tiles were old but it did not impair our ability to enjoy the pool. The beach is directly across the dirt road and is beautiful. The waves are strong and there is a riptide that can become very dangerous, so inexperienced swimmers and young kids should be wary. The location is ideal, close to Jaco for shopping, and in walking distance (20min) to local bars and restaurants.
The upstairs balcony is lovely, I spent much time reading in the hammock, sleeping and watching the waves.
The neighbourhood was ok, construction was going on, but was not bothersome.
The air conditioning was nice and needed. It was hot!
Our hosts were very attentive and helpful. We had a power outage (not uncommon were told) and power crews were out helping immediately.
We had a wonderful vacation and would definitely return.
Beautiful location for our family vacation
We had a very enjoyable stay at Casa Albacore. You could not as for anything more in terms of the property and communication.
The home was well prepared with everything needed for a lovely family vacation.
There was an outage of internet just prior to our arrival and the owners made sure that it was fixed immediately the next morning.
The location was perfect for our day trips to Manuel Antonio and Isla Tortuga. Also we had a great experience arranging tours through Angie. The ATV tour and CostaCat cruise was fantastic.
We also truly enjoyed just lounging at the pool and on the upstairs deck, and pretty much spent an entire afternoon and evening just enjoying the scenery.
We did not spend much time at the beach, as a few stormy weather days made the waves quite large, but we loved watching the expert surfers from our rooftop view.
We enjoyed the availability of the hotel a few doors down for quick “typical” Costa Rican breakfasts, and late night nachos. We also took quick rides into Playa Hermosa and Jaco for dinners and shopping.
We felt safe and secure in the home, with the alarm system, on site safe for valuables, and the overnight security guard who was very visible.
I do not have anything negative to report about the home at all, and Doug and Andrea were perfect hosts.
Thanks for a wonderful Costa Rican vacation!
This home is really beautiful. My family and I had a great time here.
Wonderful Property - Wonderful Owners!!
Casa Albacore, what a beautiful property to spend two weeks relaxing by the beach. We had a wonderful time and you couldn’t ask for owners that were more responsive and easy to work with. Thank you so much Andrea & Doug for renting us your lovely home. They provided lots of local information, information on renting a car, where to shop, where to eat, and even had a contact for a great local guide, Angie, that took us on a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. Which was very fun day, an easy hike to see the rainforest with lots of wildlife, ending up at a spectacular cove where there were no waves and swimming was a must!
The house and grounds are lovely and so well cared for. Beautiful, lush and green with trees and colorful plants, the pictures do not do it justice. The house is spacious, clean and very comfortable. There is everything you need to have a comfortable stay. There is great air conditioning throughout the house. Having a washer and dryer is also big plus.
If swimming and being in the ocean are what you are looking for, look no further. The beach is right across the street and it is wonderful, the water is warm and clear, no rocks or seaweed, which is such a plus. Coming from Southern California, where our local beaches have a ton of rocks and seaweed, it was a delightful to be able to swim in those conditions. You do need to use common sense and don’t go out to far if you are not an experienced swimmer. But almost all of the days we were there, it wasn’t a problem. The waves were small and pretty gentle.
The pool is surrounded by hedges which is nice for privacy. It is cleaned every morning and the water was very warm, making swimming at any time of the day or night very comfortable. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the pool. The upstairs deck is also a big plus you get with this rental. It’s a great place to unwind, watch the sunset and listen to the wonderful birds that are all around.
The location of Casa Albacore is rural with lots of open space. There’s a restaurant two doors down, at the Hotel Tramonto. Which is nice if you want to stay close to home, or have an ice cold beer while enjoying the sunset on the beach. The closest town to the north was Jaco, about 10 minutes away, and a little past there, Herradura. That’s where we shopped and went to the bank. Both are very small with beach town vibes.
All in all we had an amazing time in Costa Rica at Casa Albacore. Thanks so much, again!
Rest and Renewal in Paradise
We stayed at Casa Albacore for almost a month, and we are heartbroken to have left. We had a chance to meet Doug and Andrea in person, as they stopped by to welcome us, and they are amazing! Their local knowledge helped in concrete ways, from suggesting reputable tour operators, to recommending good grocery stores and restaurants. Together with their house manager, we had access to help with whatever we needed -- they were just a WhatsApp message away!
The house is more spacious than any of the pictures can capture. We are a family of 6, and we had plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The kids could each find a quiet place to do their schoolwork, while we enjoyed some quiet space up on the incredible roofdeck. The house is in great condition, clean, and air conditioning in every room made life so comfortable. I will miss peaceful mornings up on that roof, reading books in hammocks, overlooking the ocean, swinging in the Costa Rican breeze. Sigh.
If you're looking to play in the ocean, we did encounter some strong riptides... but only because we were out deep. Stay shallow and it's fine for smaller kids. Swimming is best as the tides are coming in (lower chance of riptides). The waves were huge and even our 6'5" son was thrown around like a ragdoll, which he loved!
The surf break is fast and steep, so if you're a beginner surfer (like me!), a better option is to drive to nearby Jaco -- and there are a ton of surf lessons going on with absolute beginners all up and down the beach. You can drive right onto the beach and park in a few places. I did take my board out in front of Casa Albacore, but it was a little much for my skill level and my longboard. Definitely a shortboard, experienced surfer's spot. I spent my time surfing in Jaco.
Back to the house: the gardeners were there every day to water the yard, clean and refill the pool, and to rake the lawns and gardens. The security guard patrols from dusk to dawn. We felt safe and secure and cared for the entire time we were there. We did appreciate having a rental car to get into Jaco for groceries, and you can get away without a 4x4 if you're staying local or staying on the main roads. We did rent a land cruiser to drive up to Monteverde, which was definitely needed!
In all, the house and the hosts were everything we could have asked for. Thank you, Doug and Andrea, for sharing a piece of your lives with us. We loved every moment
Mindre end 1. 5 timers kørsel fra San Jose lufthavn. Nyd den rolige og smukke Hermosa-strand og naturreservatet omkring huset. Hermosa Beach er en verdensklasse surfing strand og er fantastisk strand at spille i bølgerne. 6 miles af smukke sandstrande at spille på om dagen.
Når du er klar til mere spænding og natteliv, er byen Jaco mindre end 10 minutter ned ad vejen. Det er virkelig det bedste fra begge verdener. Tilføj det til regnskove, naturreservater, eventyrsport, fiskeri og dyreliv, som Costa Rica har at byde på, og det er virkelig en ferie for livet.