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Esterillos Oeste is the ideal vacation destination community of choice in Costa Rica. Starting out as a small fishing village on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Esterillos Oeste is rapidly becoming the most desirable beach in Costa offering dark sand beaches, small fishing boats on the beach, green palm trees overhanging the beach, a sea turtle preserve and a consistently good surf break with many other world class breaks within a few minutes drive. This is truly a paradise!
Our Villa is located about 75 feet from the ocean, 20 minutes south of Jaco on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is a 1 1/2 hour drive from the International Airport in San Jose and it is in a very small development named Rocamar Villas. There are four buildings and a guard's quarters along with a beautiful pool. All owners are absentee owners and there is a good chance that you will have it all to yourself. A full time security guard is present and we are fenced and gated. A large statue of the mermaid 'Serena' stands in the ocean to look over the fisherman and yes... you can buy fish right off the boats and grill them on your roof top observation deck. Our two favorite places for food and drinks are the Almendros and El Vagos...both are great.
Our Villa has 1 large bedroom (queen size bed) and two baths with showers. We also have large custom futon. Marble floors, granite counter tops, fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room in our villa makes for a comfortable, easy vacation. For your use we have air Conditioning, cable TV, high speed computer service, wifi, and fishing equipment.
The property is maintained 24 hrs a day by our security/ pool guy/ grounds keeper. Your comfort and safety are never compromised at Rocamar Villas.
Keywords: vacation villa, vacation rental, costa rica, beachfront, beachfront rental, oceanfront, oceanfront rental
Rick and Ginny live in Daytona Beach, Fl and own and operate several umbrella/chair rental concessions for 6 month each year. The other 6 months we stay at our villa in Costa Rica. We enjoy sharing our villa with others so they can experience the wonders of this beautiful country.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2005
In 2002 we visited Costa Rica and fell in love with the people and culture. We found ourselves returning again and again. Tiring of hotels and restaurant food, we decided to buy. Our first visit here, a scarlet Macaw landed beside us and began eating almond off of the picnic table. We knew that this would be our second home.
Sunrises at around 5AM. Grab a cup of coffee and sit on our rooftop deck to watch the beach come to life. We have THE BEST view of the beach and beautiful, birds, iguanas and surrounding area. The surf out front is great. A 1 hour walk to Punta Mala (bad point) is an experience you will treasure forever.
"Amy and I can't say enough good things about the villa and Esterillos Oeste. The villa was clean and bright and the grounds where phenomenal. You were right, Tracy didn't speak a lick of english, but was super friendly and we managed to get exactly what we needed from her. I guarantee, no matter where you travel in the world, there is no place that will have the array of characters found in Esterillos Oeste, both tico and gringo! We had an absolute ball...everyone was friendly and helpful. Brett gave me my first surf lesson, which makes me a proud member of the Soda Mary Surf Team! Amy's highlight was the Chicle Canopy Tour and her Mahi Mahi at Los Almendros (probably the best meal we have had in months)! We took your advise and got in the rental car and explored. We drove as far south as Playa Ventanas, where we saw what I would consider the most beautiful beach I have ever been on. Thanks so much for allowing us to take part of your "piece of paradise", we had the time of our life!"
Our stay at RocaMar Villas was one of the standout pleasures of our life. Situated in a small (7 units) gated compound, a very short walk to the beach and surf, this place is actively maintained, and very comfortable. As with any tropical housing, there are the routine issues to contend with (anything allowed to be hung and wet will develop mildew quickly, pay attention to the degree of cleanliness and the closure of all doors/windows to deny unwonted insect visitors, and geckos) any location this close to the equator. The nearby SuperSol mini-mart was able to fulfill most of our needs, though the drive to Jaco ($30USD roundtrip) every few weeks is likely needed. In addition there is a "good humor man," in addition to a man hawking eggs from his truck, and others similarly passing by, just outside the compound, selling fruits, vegetables, ceviche, and breads. The many hours we spent in the chaises under the umbrellas, dunking in the cooler (relatively) water swimming of the swimming pool is a delight. This quiet, private, serene facility is ideal for us with lots of opportunity to read, lounge, walk the beach, body surf, and generally unplug (though there is wi-fi and US TV available, if that's what you want) and unwind. Caveat: If you're looking for glitz, throbbing night life, para-sailing, or any of that sort of activity, they are available a short drive distant, but not locally. There are a few small-ish restaurants nearby (walking distance), and we had a LP gas fired two burner stove on our rooftop rancho, plus a charcoal grill. Speaking of the rancho - this too was a source of great serenity. We started off almost all our days drinking our morning coffees and watching the surfers, the natural beauty, of the view, the pace, the surrounding vegetation (almond trees, mango trees, and more). From our unit it was only a 20 minute beach walk to opportunities to see the monkeys and sloths indigenous to the area. As we said to each other many, many a morning: Thank you, God, for yet another day in paradise! There is a caretaker/maintenance person/font of wisdom and connections with the local area, general go-to person, living on site. The only reason I give it a 4 instead of 5 stars is that though part of the charm of the place is the seclusion, the isolation, they can be downsides as well. None-the-less, I give a hearty endorsement to RocaMar Villas for a once in a lifetime experience, and as proof, we are already making plans to return soon.
This villa is our new favorite place in the world. We could not have been more pleased with the accommodations, the beach, and the town. The pictures online don't capture just how beautiful it all is in person. Rick and Ginny were excellent and we thank them dearly for introducing us to it all.
Starting at the top: the private roof-top terrace. Nice breezes, amazing views. The floor plan was a little unusual but worked for us. Condo pool was very nice and so was Tracy, the "caretaker". Beach was just steps away and nearly empty. Our first evening we saw 8 other people on the beach. And it is MILES long. The weekend got "busy". Major holiday for CR and now there are maybe a hundred people spread out over the busiest couple of miles. We had great boogie boarding and saw surfers getting good rides. Rented boogie boards from Bret and had good meals at two of the local restaurants. The washer and dryer was very handy and I think we managed to use all 15 of your beach towels. This trip was just with my wife but I would love to bring the whole family down and rent 2 or 3 units. Rick, could you add a microwave to make it easier to heat the water for tea and the "leche" for my coffee? If we promise to come back?
We stayed for 6 nights at Rick and Ginny's condo. It is clean and well maintained a great value. The neighbor's were great, especially Ingird. Several great places to eat in town. You are only 20min to Jaco if you want the city life. We would definitely stay here again!
This is a slice of heaven! It is just steps from a gorgeous and somewhat private beach. The villa easily sleeps 4 and the 2 private bathrooms make it easy to share. The villa is well equipped for cooking. The recently finished rooftop deck was where we hung out every day! The shade roof was a welcome relief from the sun, if necessary. The restaurants and mercado, within walking distance, makes it also easy without a car. The only negative is that the pool water was way to warm. It was not the least bit refreshing. We found this to be the case at all of our more southern stops. Friendly and safe, as well. We will be back!
My boyfriend and I stayed here for two weeks. We had the best time. Great location, great price, very clean, very friendly family that lives there to takes care of any of your needs. We really enjoyed the private pool and how the condo is it just a few steps to the beach. We will definately rent from Rick and Ginny again.Thank you for a great time....
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