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Secluded Home in Rainforest, A Few Steps from Beach, & A Few Minutes to Town


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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 3
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Secluded Home in Rainforest, A Few Steps from Beach, & A Few Minutes to Town

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


Jaco House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

This private home on the coast of the Pacific Ocean (2 Minutes Directly Across from the Beach) is 2 stories, offering privacy between levels, spectacular ocean views, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, full kitchen downstairs with granite countertops and bar, kitchenette upstairs with granite countertop, refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, microwave and breakfast table, living room, custom swimming pool and full laundry room. Located on almost an acre, with a private driveway and surrounded by a lush rainforest with no neighboring homes close enough to disturb your privacy, you'll enjoy the spacious patio and 'botanical gardens' in peace and privacy. You'll thrill in the native trees and plants (pick your own bananas when in season) and wildlife that visit regularly, including toucans, macaws, parrots, colorful iguanas (harmless) and, occasionally, monkeys. A custom pool (December 2006) affords a luxury retreat from the day's activities.

Casa De Mariposas sits on almost an acre, has no contact with the street or public and is completely private and secure. We have a 24 hour Security/Manager who lives in a 'guest house' separate and down the hill from the main house and at the driveway entrance. This makes concern for the security of children a non issue as they 'roam' the patio and grounds.

Because Casa De Mariposas is isolated slightly off the coastal road with no other homes to see you, you feel you're in the middle of a rain forest completely isolated and very private yet the beach is just across the coastal road. You are ten minutes from the town of Jaco by walking along the beach or three minutes by vehicle.

The main house is completely protected by walls, terraces, artistic wrought iron fencing and gates. When you enter the front gate you are on a spacious patio that surrounds the front and sides of the house with separate patio tables, pool, glass blocked outdoor shower and plants and trees.

An added bonus as guests of Casa De Mariposas is the full use of The Club Del Mar across the street including their large pool and Spa. It is a private resort and can arrange all the activities you may want such as fishing, ATV's, zip lines, surfing (lessons, rentals etc.) etc. Their dining and lounge are 5 star and the staff will treat you like Kings and Queens as guests of Casa De Mariposas.

Casa De Mariposas has WiFi, Internet service and phone service to the USA. The entire house has 'state of the art' air conditioning and is completely furnished with all linens etc.

First floor -

Living room with large TV, Stereo, DVD and surround sound

Open granite bar to kitchen

Full kitchen with refrigerator, cook top (gas), microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender. All granite counter tops

Bedroom with Queen bed and sliding closet; pull out twin mattresses

Full bath

Second floor -

Master bedroom with King, flat screen TV with DVD, walk in closet; pull out twin mattress

Bedroom with Queen and sliding closet; pull out twin mattress

Kitchenette with table for six, refrigerator, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker and Espresso maker

Full bath

Full wrap around balcony with Ocean views and sounds of the waves

The house is mainly all custom native wood inside with a spectacular ceiling upstairs.

You can choose from the many adventures that await you, including the thrill of a canopy tour or zip line, ATV adventures into the rainforest with waterfalls, rivers and wildlife, world class fishing, beaches - including some of the best surfing available in the world, snorkeling, hiking, golf, horseback riding (beach or rainforest), motorcycle rental, and, of course, the best places to eat!

A must on your schedule is a visit to Quepos and the World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park, less than 45 minutes from Casa De Mariposas. You don't have to choose between the rainforest and the beach because the park offers both. Packed with the most unbelievable animals, birds and flora, you'll walk the well maintained trails and come face to face with several species of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans, parrots, macaws and dozens of other animal life, all in their unrestricted and natural habitat. Walk to any of the four white sand beaches and explore the tide pools or relax on the beach when not enjoying the blue ocean waters (85 degrees).

Don't be surprised if a family of friendly squirrel monkeys with a baby or two come and visit while you lay on the beach! For the coffee lover, don't forget on the way back to stop at Cafe Milagro located on the front street as you enter Quepos for steaming hot fresh coffee beans made the old fashion way. (Beware! Once you have Cafe Milagro coffee you will be hooked for life.) We are happy to assist you in planning your itinerary and booking your adventures. Our goal is for you to create lasting memories of your visit to Costa Rica.

Thank you for visiting Casa De Mariposas!

Maid and chef service available on request.


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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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About Owner

My husband, Les, went with some buddies to Jaco Beach, and they fell in love with this property. I grew up in Florida, and I used to feel sorry for the people who saved up all year to spend their Christmas vacation in Florida and there would be a cold snap. I've been to the property during December and the ocean water is 85 degrees! You never have to worry when you book in Jaco Beach. It is so unique and gives you the complete experience of the rainforest and the ocean. The home has magnificent native wood features, port holes throughout, - it's just so charming.

Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why Owner chose Jaco

It is so unique and gives you the complete experience of the rainforest and the ocean. The home has magnificent native wood features, port holes throughout, - it's just so charming. And the location is fantastic, just across from the beach and a short walk or drive into the town of Jaco, with all its fantastic restaurants, night life, grocery store and shops.

What makes this house unique

The views are spectacular, the location is the best, and the house is totally unique. What could be better?

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: Gianni Nasonte

Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:33 PM

To: Cobra Vacations

Subject: Re: Casa De Mariposas paid invoice

Dear Les,

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help. Had a great time at your house and I look forward to coming back!

Many Thanks,

Jun 2014
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Secluded Home in Rainforest, A Few Steps from Beach, & A Few Minutes to Town
average rating of 4.733333 based on 24 reviews

Great times at Casa Di Mariposas

  • 4 of 5

I must say that I had a great time staying at this house. The description fits this house perfectly. You have the benefits of seclusion, while still having the beach and town just a short drive or walk away. There were a total of 6 of us and we never felt on top of one another in this house. I've never seen or stayed in a house like this. It is built into the rainforest and there is an abundance of wildlife around the house that makes your stay even more interesting. Les, the owner of the property was extremely helpful answering all of my questions and setting up transportation from San Jose. Maria, the house keeper was also extremely helpful to us and super polite! You can not beat this house for the price, and I will most likely be staying here when I go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful home with ocean view

  • 5 of 5

The owners were helpful and very nice. The house was beautiful and was a short walk to the beach. I definitely recommend this home to anyone who is looking to stay in the jaco area.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful house!

  • 4 of 5

House was fantastic, large bedrooms and bathrooms. the two caretakers, one on site and one a phone call away if needed, were friendly and helpful. House was very clean. There were 6 of us staying here and we never felt like we were 'on top' of one another, lots of room. We used the facilities of Club del Mar Resort, and the owner was very nice too us. We had the best of both worlds, a beautiful house and use of a resort and minutes from the ocean. Would definitely recommend it. The only downside is the traffice noise, but apparently Les and the owner of Club del Mar are trying to convince Jaco officials to slow the traffic down. Jaco is a great vacation spot, lots to do, we arranged horsebacking riding, zip lining, visited Manual Antonio national park (beautiful beach), and rented a vehicle and drove into the mountains and visited a coffee plantation. All in, a fantastic holiday. Thanks Les, Maria & Alex!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Adults and Babies all had time and space for fun.

  • 5 of 5

The architecture is unique and we loved taking pictures throughout the property. The high wood ceiling is beautiful Bathroom and shower space excellent for honeymooners and for baby tubs. The ramp was quite a challenge to drive up to so we had transportation generally leave us by the stairs. Really get the feel of being in a rainforest. No mosquito attacks. Pool is clean and warm. Kitchen nicely equipped and 2 refrigerators were perfect. Balcony offers amazing views. We left cute ladybug and bumble bee infant floating devices we hope other families will enjoy.

Truly unlimited access to Club Del Mar facilities whose staff is very hospitable and pleasant. Food also good but pricier than nearby delicious Soda y Marisqueria Alta Mar.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mount Pleasant, SC USA

Casa de Mariposa

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we went with two other couples, this house was perfect. It was clean, efficient and met all of our needs. I can be a little over orangized when travelling but the owner was extremely helpful in answering all of my questions in great detail and the welcome letter is great giving you tips on what to do and not do which was great. We used the transportation service that the owner recommended and they were awesome as well. There is a person on the property that was very helpful, checking in on us each morning, cleaning the pool and taking care of anything that we needed or asked for. You can walk to town but you can also just go across the street to the resort and ask them to call you a cab which made things very easy. Downtown Jaco is very nice, the people were very helpful and always pleasant, Whaoos is a must. I would most certainly stay here again and would recommend it to anyone visiting Jaco. Everything was great...........

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Fort Worth, Texas

Awesome Villa!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This villa was absolutely breathtaking!! It was even better than described!! The only complaint we had was the noise level from the road. We are used to it being illegal for trucks to use their jake brakes, not so for Costa Rica apparantly. The noise did make it hard to relax and sleep late on vacation. But other than that, I can't say enough good things about this house. The price is very reasonable. Alex was so wonderful!! We tried to be self sufficient and not bother him. The one time we tried to call our own taxi, we never did get them to understand we needed a large taxi for 6 people. Alex was invaluable to us!! He called the taxi service for us many times, was available anytime we had questions, helped us with the grill, kept the pool nice and clean, and gave us suggestions and tips on where to eat reasonably, and just generally did everything we asked of him. Club Del Mar was incredible!!! The beach breathtaking!!

Les, the owner, was very helpful and gave more info on the house and Jaco, Costa Rica than we ever thought we would need. We were concerned when our plane was delayed, that our transport would leave without us. One call to Les and he assured us the van would be there, and it was.

I can't say enough good about this villa, Alex, and the owner Les.

I would recommend this place to anyone traveling to Costa Rica!!

Thanks so much Les and Alex for an incredible vacation!!!!

Rhesa Green

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Beach
Jaco Beach

You have the best of both worlds at Casa De Mariposas - complete privacy of the villa and ultimate convenience. You'll have your toe in the ocean in a few minutes and just a 5 minute walk on the beach takes you to the center of town!

Your adventure begins at the newly remodeled accommodations of Casa De Mariposas - Spanish for 'House of Butterflies'. There are sixty native species in Costa Rica, many of which you will see on the property.

An added bonus is that our guests are also welcome to the facilities of the Club Del Mar Resort, an exclusive private resort directly across the coastal road from Casa De Mariposas. The Club offers a wonderful Lounge, fine dining, pool, and Spa where you can book a relaxing facial or massage.

Other Activities: shopping, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing, spa


Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Jaco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 10 2014 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Dec 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Notes For parties of more than 4 please call for rate.
Call for weekly, monthly and small group rates..
$200-$400/nt. based on number in group.
Jun 01-Nov 30 .. $200-$400/nt. based on number in group. Call for weekly & monthly rate
Honeymoon Specials Available.
NOTE; Cancellation must be received 30 days prior to reservation for deposit to be returned.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Jaco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 pull out twin mattresses
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Our security/maintenance staff lives in the guest house on the property. He is happy to assist you! State of the art Panasonic air conditioners in each room.

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