Esterillos House Rental Photos and Description
Relax in the pool or walk the secluded beach in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home.
This is one of the original beachfront homes in Esterillos Oeste. Built in a traditional Spanish style it still has the original, custom arched shuttered windows. There are currently 4 bedrooms, all with A/C, two with queen beds and ceiling fans , two bedrooms with three twin beds with fans and A/C, and three baths in the main house. The guest house has two bedrooms and one bath. Caretakers are living in the guest house. She is a masseuse and he provides transportation to and from the airport. Each bedroom and living area have ceiling fans. Just steps from the front door is a pool, a covered Rancho for outdoor grilling and an entertainment area with plenty of seating. This family friendly hacienda has beautiful views of sunset over the ocean and lush vegetation. Maid service, massages, and tours can be arranged by the friendly and helpful property managers.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
Dave and Kate Treadway
Our brother and sister in law moved to Costa Rica about 9 years ago. They kept encouraging us to visit and finally, in 2012, we were able to come to Esterillos Oeste for 10 days. We have traveled to many countries and stayed in resorts. Nothing prepared us for the unforgettable experience of staying in this quaint fishing village! We walked to the beach, to the grocery store, to restaurants, and to local bars. We went zip lining, on a cruise to Tortuga Island, and horseback riding. The best, and most interesting, thing about our stay is that we did not want to go home. Period. We loved the people and the relaxed way of life. We loved the variety of things to do close by. We had never felt this way about any of our travel destinations before and we decided right then to make our goal to retire in this village!
We live in Pennsylvania and started coming to Esterillos Oeste for a month during our coldest weather. We brought family and groups of friends to share this unique experience. Everyone had a wonderful time and plan to come back. Perhaps we caught the Pura Vida fever but we never wanted to be anywhere else!
We had been looking at this home every time we came down for a visit. We loved the original features such as the arched shuttered windows. Casa Trasmallo had been owned by a famous writer from San Jose. He had been an ambassador to the United States and was an honorary Fellow at Columbia University. He brought his family to this beach home during the 1980's and after his death his family continued to use the house as a favorite getaway. It was named Trasmallo after the gill net which gave local fishermen the ability to increase their income. We think of the name as a special type of net that brings people of all walks of life into its shelter.
I remember walking by this house one day and watched as children splashed in the pool, someone was cooking on the bar-b-que and a few were lazily swinging in hammocks under the rancho. I thought of my own family and I could see us all there enjoying our day. We loved the arches on the covered front porch and the shutters in the arched windows. What we loved the most was the serenity and beauty of the gardens and outdoor spaces. It seemed that everything about it said 'relax'. We knew this was the perfect place for us.