OCEAN VIEW - 300 METERS TO BEACH - APARTAMENTOS IGUANAS

Marga and James

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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OCEAN VIEW - 300 METERS TO BEACH - APARTAMENTOS IGUANAS

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Three Quaint Apartment, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Apartamentos Iguanas is situated in a peaceful, private & safe hideaway location in Esterillos Oeste, just 20 minutes South of Jaco Beach and 45 minutes North of Manuel Antonio.

We offer 3 quaint, tranquil, ocean view units. They're fully furnished and include a/c, cable TV, kitchen (complete with dishes, pots, pans and utensils) oven, range, microwave, refrigerator, rice cooker, blender and a toaster. All three units have a queen size bed that sleeps two adults with an additional full size bed that pulls out from underneath and sleeps two children or one adult comfortably (a tight fit for two adults). The bottom unit also has an additional small bedroom with a dresser and a full size bed. Air mattresses, pack and play crib and/or highchair are available upon request.

All units have access to the pool with a choice of two outdoor showers one by the cabinas and the other pool side. To the left side of the pool is a large, covered, ocean view BBQ area. To the right side of the pool is a two story zen tower for bird watching, meditation or a good game of cards. Just 10 feet down the hill from the pool is a secluded Ranchero complete with seating, electricity, BBQ and running water. Perfect for additional outdoor dining and hangout space. A private path will lead you to the beach which is just a short 5 minute walk from the property. There is one general store and a handful of restaurants and bars all within walking distance. And when your stomach is full, you can walk through miles of tide pools during low tide. If you’re up to it you can keep walking to Punta Judas which spans a quarter mile out into the ocean which hosts a protected turtle reserve. Once the tide starts coming in, grab your surf board, head out and enjoy the world renowned surf.

Toward the end of the day grab a chair, kick your feet up and relax in the ocean breeze with the beautiful iguanas and tropical birds on your covered balcony while overlooking the splendor of Esterillos Oeste beach through the tropical trees of paradise.

Directions from San Jose International Airport (Juan Santamaria, SJO)

The drive from the San Jose airport (Juan Santamaria International Airport) to Jaco will take any where from 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes and is fully paved with the new highway in place. We suggest exchanging at least $5 US dollars into Costa Rican colones for the tolls on the highway. Ask any rental car agents or taxi drivers to send you off in the right direction, which should be west on Route 1, past the airport. Drive defensively and be aware when two lanes become one, 'CEDA' means 'Yield'.

Note: The first 13 km uses the same 'old' route to Manuel Antonio. GPS devices might not be updated and will likely still have the 'old' route so do not rely on them to follow the complete recommended route.

Once on Route 1 - follow signs to San Ramon, and continue straight ahead for about 10 km. After the second bridge crossing, get in the right lane and take the next exit (Route 3) for Jaco / Quepos / Manuel Antonio. There is also a sign here for Punta Leona and Atenas. Turn left at the stop sign, crossing back over Route 1.

Follow Route 3 for about 3 km. Look for a large Christian church on the left and then a soccer field and make a left on the road immediately after it. You are on the road to Turrucares. There are no signs and it's a secondary road, so don't think you've made a mistake. It's currently the best connection to the toll highway from the airport.

Drive for another 3 km through this somewhat winding road. Once you arrive at the highway intersection turn left BEFORE the highway. Again, there are no signs here yet. Be careful as it's a narrow two-way gravel access road. After some 300 meters you will arrive at a roundabout. Make a right following the highway signs to Orotina / Atenas.

Drive on the highway through 2 toll booths. Then, take the next right exit to Route 34, follow signs for Jaco / Quepos. This exit forms a loop and then you bypass a roundabout to continue straight to Jaco (another 36 km).

Follow Route 34 (also called Costanera) for a while and you will cross over the Tarcoles River Bridge - there are usually a few cars parked before/after the bridge since it is a popular viewing point for the crocodiles lurking in and around the river.

Shortly after this you will see the ocean on your right hand side and then you will pass Punta Leona. Roughly ten minutes later you will pass the entrance to Los Suenos on your right side and then Plaza Herradura Shopping Mall will be on the right hand corner with Automercado supermarket and different shops and restaurants (perfect time to stop for some groceries).

Next you will see signs for entering Jaco on the right hand side.

KEEP STRAIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY, DO NOT TAKE ANY OF THE EXITS INTO JACO.

After driving thru the outskirts of Jaco the road follows a wide uphill curve to the right. Here you find a viewing point overlooking Jaco and Jaco Bay. Once you pass this point the road turns to the left, from here it will be twenty minutes to Esterillos.

Playa Hermosa – Great surfing!

Esterillos is broken up into three towns, in order from North to South (traveling from Jaco to Esterillos). Esterillos Oeste, Esterillos Central & Esterillos Este. You will be taking the first entrance into Esterillos Oeste. You’ll travel roughly 1 km into town where you will see a restaurant and a small super market (Super Sol) on your right. Take a right just past the super sol. This paved road winds to La Sirena Hotel which will be on your left side. From there you will go 100 meters and turn right up a dirt hill (Canada Hill) which bends to the right as you reach the top. You will see a sign for Apartamentos Iguanas along with two brick pillars. Turn right down a long driveway and you have reached paradise. Enjoy your stay!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Marga and James

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We are family owned and operated. Very hospitable, friendly and accommodating to our guests. Marga and Russ Hanks own and occupy the property. Son James helps maintain the property and Daughter Krista manages the online inquiries from the states. Thanks for taking the time to look at our listing.

Marga and James purchased this apartment in 2005

Close to the beach with a beautiful ocean view and yet the property is still very large and secluded.

You can't beat the beautiful private trail leading down toward the beach!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Ocean View - 300 Meters to Beach - Apartamentos Iguanas
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Esterillos Puntarenas
Heredia, Costa Rica
5

IT IS A GREAT PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed there for 5 days and it was great. It is clean and quiet, near to the beach (walking distance).
The owners are lovely. They take care of the place with a lot of love and dedication.
It is a place to have a change for resting and enjoying the beauty on Costa Rican weather and nature.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Delaware
5

DON'T WAIT TO BOOK THIS ONE!

DON'T WAIT to book this one!
  • 5 of 5
My Husband and I recently returned from two glorious weeks. These apartments are very well maintained by the owners - no 3rd party person to deal with. Great location just a short walk down to the beach or easy drive to Jaco, Manuel Antonio and other surrounding towns and access to more beaches then you can visit during your stay. One nearby beach is a great place to find Sand Dollars. Marga & Russ were fabulous host. Always available for any questions or needs but not intrusive to our personal time away. HIGHLY recommend this beautiful property to anyone looking for a rental in this area.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Esterillos Puntarenas
5

A LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE..

  • 5 of 5
This property is exactly as it says here... the pictures don't do it justice as the landscaping and relaxing spaces are just gorgeous. The owners provide just the right blend of attentiveness and just letting you enjoy the beautiful property, including the clean, relaxing pool area. The area is breathtaking and not so touristy, exactly what I was looking for; it's easy to walk around the town (although the hill is steep) , and the stretch of beach is unique, complete with wonderful tide pools to wade and sit in. And the shells.. spectacular (despite the fact that they seized them from me in airport security :-(, so don't try to have them in a carry-on). Even sitting just outside the apartments was fun as critters are abundant, including a parrot, tons of iguanas, and other beautiful birds. The only slight suggestion I might make is that the kitchen could be a bit better equipped as food preparation was sometimes a bit of a challenge. Do listen to their restaurant recommendations! Los Almendros was excellent! I heartily recommend this place to anyone who wants a true Costa Rican experience, not just another resort.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Esterillos Puntarenas
Georgetown SC
5

WONDERFUL ACCOMMODATIONS AND VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed 9 days and loved every minute of it . The property was even better than described. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained and the owners' photos don't show some the improvements that have been made, like the poolside gazebo with fantastic ocean views. The ocean view apartment is absolutely immaculate, spacious and very comfortable. The bedroom has a/c but we didn't need it because of the ocean breezes and ceiling fans. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and the bath is beautifully tiled. Colorful flowers and shrubs cover the yard and sloping paths that go to the road to the beach-about a 5 minute walk. The beach is endlessly long and very wide at low tide, just spectacular for morning walks or jogs. The town is very small and quiet with very friendly and helpful Ticos. There is one well stocked store and several good restaurants. Jaco is 20 min away and Manuel Antonio about 45 min. The owners, Marga and Russ,are super friendly and very helpful and will go out of their way to insure your needs are met. They even invited us to share their fresh grilled fish dinner poolside. If you want a beautiful property with ocean views and beach and a very quiet and relaxing atmosphere, then don't pass this one up!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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5

PURA VIDA! EVEN BETTER THAN THE PHOTOS SHOW!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our two sons with families that included 4 grand-children (ages 6, 5, 4 years and 20 months) all converged on Apartamentos Iguanas for one week in April from various parts of the United States. There were 10 of us total, and we rented all 3 cabinas which was perfect as each of our family had their own separate space. The owners, Marga and Russ, were exceptionally accommodating and tolerant of kids and the messes they make! From the pot of coffee that awaited us the morning after we arrived late to the teak wood high chair made especially for our toddler's visit, everything we needed was supplied. The apartments themselves are comfortably furnished and the kitchens well-stocked, which was important for us because with 4 little ones, we mostly cooked on site. We made good use of the BBQ next to the swimming pool to grill dinner in order not to heat up our cabinas. Having air-conditioned bedrooms was really important for our sleeping comfort. Also having a swimming pool for the kids was critical as the surf down at the local beach was too rough for our little ones to swim. The beach is not far away--it was an easy walk even for our toddler. While it is possible when tide in out to swim in large reef-protected pool on the beach, the timing was not quite right for us to do that. One of our son's is a surfer and was able to rent a board from a local shop and enjoy the surf on one day that it wasn't too "brava". The owner's son James was kind enough to accompany our son on his first surfing experience on the Esterillos Oeste beach. My only recommendation to the owner's was that they improve the quality of their photos for their listing sites--the existing photos really don't do this property justice as it is so much more beautiful than even than the images show. We found the location in the quiet, community of mostly Ticos perfect as it was close enough to everything we wanted to do, but were far enough from Jaco that it didn't feel too touristy.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Esterillos Puntarenas
Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a month in an upstairs unit. The property is lovely, very well cared for, and ideally situated for a lazy, warm, break from winter. Great beach, small grocery store, restaurants, etc., all within easy walking. We cooked in and ate out about 1/2 and 1/2. Read, played cards, drank Imperial beer, walked the beach, swam in the ocean and the wonderful pool, and enjoyed the company of our first rate hosts Marga, Russ, and James. Sweet!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Apartamentos Iguanas
Car: not necessary

Esterillos Oeste is a very unique place. The beach goes from sand to lava flows out to a point called 'Punta Judas'. There you can walk along the beach and explore baby turtles hatching in a protected turtle reserve. If you look up at the trees in the jungle you will see Monkey's, Macaws, Sloth's, and a slew of other wildlife.

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Availability & Rates

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Esterillos Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
Jun 16 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$70
$420
$1,470
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Jun 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$85
$510
$1,785
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$70
$420
$1,470
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Remaining balance is due upon arrival in USD or Colones. Above rates are for two adults only. Additional adults are $10 per night. Additional children (age 2 to 13) are $5 per night. Children below 2 years old are free. A maximum of 4 people allowed in upstairs units. A maximum of 6 people allowed in bottom unit.

Cancellation Policy

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

Esterillos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Below pricing applies to two adults, each additional adult is $10,each additional child age 3-14 is $5, kids under 3yrs are free. Some exceptions may apply. Each Unit has a Queen bed with an additional Full size bed that pulls out from underneath. Please Note: The full size bed sleeps two children or one adult comfortably; it's a tight fit for two adults. Air Mattresses available upon request., Baby Cribs (1) We have one crib available 28' Long by 24' Wide that will fit an Infant.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
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