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'Casa De Paraíso - Private Casa/Pool! 1 DAY ONLY 15% Off All Week Bookings!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Costa Rica is a place of spectacular beauty and you can enjoy your stay in this cozy oceanfront house. We are located in a small, quaint fishing village called Tarcoles. You can wake up and have that first cup of delicious Costa Rican java while watching the sun rise over the mountains. In the evenings, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax on the roomy front porch as you watch the sun disappear into the ocean. You will frequently see colorful Scarlet Macaws flying from tree to tree as you lounge by the private pool. There is a covered veranda that wraps around the entire house.

You can walk out the back door and pick fresh fruit from the multitude of fruit trees such as mango, banana, plantain, lime, coconut and breadfruit. As well, you can watch the macaws having breakfast in the almond trees at the front of the house. You can take a dip in the sparkling pool, enjoy a siesta, or curl up with a book in our hammock. For entertainment take a drive to Jaco, located 20 minutes from the house, where you can enjoy browsing in the many shops for treasures made by the local artists. There you'll find beautiful hand-made bowls, wall hangings and jewelry made from the native wood. You can also enjoy local cuisine at one of the many restaurants, or have a drink at the Funky Monkey Bar.

A newly built shopping plaza is a 10 minute drive from the house. There you'll find a modern grocery store that carries many of the popular and familiar brands that you can find at home. There is a Subway and a Pizza Hut, as well as a pharmacy, video store and even a Radio Shack.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017


Canadians relocated from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and moved to Tarcoles.

Would not choose to live elsewhere in CR.

PATRI purchased this house in 2007

Why PATRI chose Puntarenas

Love being in an area typical of Costa Rica and have been actively involved in the Village for the past 20 years.

What makes this house unique

Getting to truly experience a stay in the 'authentic' Costa Rica!

Not the touristy areas, being exposed and immersing yourself in the way of life in a Fishing Village and making lifelong friends!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola Becca and Family!

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and kind words.

We appreciate very much that you took the time to do this for us.

It means a lot to us that our guests come to our home and Village and feel at home, safe and enjoy themselves.

You were all very low maintenance, your children are charming and very easy-going as was shown by the friends they made and you are all missed!

Hope to see you all back this way one day.

Regards from Patri and all your new found friends, Maria, Gino, Ramon, Frankie and on and on.
Jun 2012
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Tarcoles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
English and Spanish speaking manager available daily from 7a.m. to 6p.m. - After hours, emergencies only please! The Agent, Patri will assist you with any of your needs eg. tours, car rentals, groceries, cook, etc.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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'Casa De Paraíso - Private Casa/Pool! 1 DAY ONLY 15% Off All Week Bookings!
average rating of 4.78125 based on 39 reviews
Federal way wa

Great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

4 of stayed a week! The house had everthing you needed! Cute little fishing village with a fish co op were we bought fresh fish and shrimp! Patri was very helpful in arranging everything we needed! She was amazing especially since she speaks English! I would recommend this place for those who want off the beaten track! Car is a must but there is a bus that stops and goes into jaco!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa De Paraiso 155295

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing to wake up in the morning to the sound of Beautiful Macaws in the tress that surround the house. The pool area is really nice.

What really makes this a great experience is Patri, the property manager. She cares about her guests and wants them to have a great experience. She arranged a amazing fishing excursion for my husband. Whatever your interests are, you are in good, caring and competent hands with Patri.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Tarcoles Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this villa for over 14 years. We were again here in November and feels like home. Everything is in place, clean, flowers in the rooms, towels made up of animals such as swans. All bedding, dishes, towels supplied. Patricia is the property manager and does an excellent job of making you feel welcome and is there to help for groceries, booking excursions, helping with taxis, etc. We love the freedom of being able to walk outside and pick a mango off the tree, or a cashew fruit, walk to the corner store, or walk to the restaurant, there is also at the end of the road fresh fish to buy. The Macaws are always present in the almond trees, iquanas roam freely. Renting a home you really get to experience the feel of Costa Rica. We love it, and cant Thank Patricia and staff for a fabulous 10 days again this year. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Returning Home . . .

  • 5 of 5

I am and will continue to be a repeat guest at Casa De Paraiso. If you've read any of the other reviews, I truly believe that I and others have captured the true essence of this beautiful vacation getaway home located among the authentic and genuine Costa Ricans.

From the moment I arrived I felt as if I were returning home, welcomed by Patri, Gino, his wife Maria and their family, along with others from the village.

The house is furnished with everything you could need to truly feel that you are in your own home away from home. You can simply relax and vacation without having to go anyplace else or you can make this beautiful house and surrounding village your base as there are many activities and tours nearby.

The only negative I can think of is that my time there is always too short and this year I had to leave my sweet Callie, a beautiful calico kitten I rescued, behind. Although I know she is in the best of hands with Patri looking after her.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying at Case De Paraiso; staying for 1 month. It felt like coming home. Everything one would need is supplied with the house and anything that is not there, is available either within a short walk to the village stores, or a short drive to a neighbouring village. We love the people and the culture here and are can't wait to come back for another month!! Patri is always available to answer our questions or give us advise; never further than a phone call away - a true gem!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missing Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Loved the stay at Casa De Paraiso. There are always things that are not perfect with the place you stay (hated the towels), but everything else far outweighed the negative. Patri was so helpful and hospitable. She helped us book an excursion, helped with an overcharge from that excursion and gave lots of helpful advise to more enjoy our vacation and Costa Rica. The Casa is close to so many things but away from all the hustle and bustle. A short walk to the fish coop and we had fresh fish for several of our meals. Outstanding day with Gino and Maria for our Tico tour on Christmas day.

The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. The pool was excellent. There is nothing better than to sit out on the patio everymorning and evening enjoying the fresh outdoors and the sound of the ocean close by. The property is very private and lush. I had fresh lime every day picked out of the tree in the yard. We had an abundance of wild life surrounding the place. We woke every morning to the sound of birds! Would go back in a heart beat. Kinda spoils hotels stays. Why stay in a hotel when you can have all the comforts of home!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Annette and Richard! WOW, thank you for the lovely review. With guests like yourselves, you make our job easy! Not to mention that it was a pleasure to have had you stay with us, that you were open to experience the "real" Costa Rica and not the one you hear about in gated communities or resorts. All of us feel as if we have made new friends and all here send their warmest Gracias and hopes that you both will come back again to stay and spend time with us. Until we meet again, Patri, Ramon, Maria, Gino and Nima
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Area: We are only a 1 1/4 hr. drive from the airport in San Jose and, as we are in a central location, it is easy to take many tours and excursions.

Scarlet Macaws in your garden! Iguanas, goats, cows too! Horseback riding, atv tours, visit Central Pacific's tallest waterfall, Carara National Park (see 300 species of birds, monkeys, black and green frogs and trees over 500ft tall). If you are feeling active, there are several surf shops that offer 1st timers lessons and you can catch your first wave like I did. There is also fishing, hiking or challenge yourself with Zip Line canopy tours, hiking to the waterfalls, biking, crocodile tours, butterfly farms and plenty of wildlife viewing.


Rates & Availability

Tarcoles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Electrical use per week $90
After Renter Clng Fee $40
Tax Rate 13.0%

From $695 USD/wk.

All prices quoted are in US Dollars.

We accept credit cards or bank transfer through PayPal (you do not need an account to use this option).

OR if in Canada, payments done through Interac Email Bank Transfer.

50% Deposit to reserve - $250 Security Dep - Bal/SD/Cleaning Fee due 30days BEFORE
$s based on 4 person occupancy or less (Max6). Extra persons $70 each per night.
There's an additional 13% rental tax which will be added to total.
We accept deposits/payments via PayPal, Credit Cards accepted!
You do not need to be a member to use PayPal.
10% discount for seniors (From 60 years), & repeat guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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