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Bruce Aldrich

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Exquisite Beachfront Penthouse in Jaco Beach***Discounted 30 %

33 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7 +)

Paradise awaits you in this unique, 2150 square feet, beachfront Penthouse condominium. Watch gorgeous sunsets from your own private 400 square foot roof top terrace, wake up to the sounds of the surf under your window, and walk to many tourist attractions from our front door. Located in the popular beach town of Jaco, with an abundance of restaurants and shops, come find out why everyone falls in love with this beautiful country! Please be sure to see the VIDEO of our Penthouse…the link is at the top of the photo. Thank you.

Our beautiful Penthouse boasts spectacular views from almost every window, and the beach is only steps away. Let Costa Rica mesmerize you right from our living room. Relax poolside, among 4 different pools in our complex. Wander the beach or hike into the rain forest. The complex is gated and has maid service and a security guard on duty 24 hours a day.

Shuttle service from the airport is available, as well as concierge service to plan activities for you. Come enjoy a truly hassle free, beautiful vacation that you and your family will remember forever. We provide added discounts for our return customers.

***** You can see a great VIDEO of OUR PENTHOUSE by scrolling below *******

Thank you. Bruce Aldrich

Keywords: Condominium

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruce Aldrich (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bruce Aldrich

We and our children have been traveling to Jaco Beach for over 6 years and the experience continues to enrich our lives. We have been very blessed with the warm and friendly local community as well as the beauty and majesty of the land. If you never have had the chance to experience this part of the world, then now is the perfect time. If you have already been to this area, please come stay at our awesome uniquely beautiful penthouse.

Bruce Aldrich purchased this condo in 2006

Why Bruce Aldrich chose Puntarenas

We immediately fell in love with this penthouse due to the unique floor plan ---- a 45 foot wide open expanse to view the ocean compared to the typical condo with a 12 foot wide view. Our private rooftop terrace with an unobstructed view of the ocean and mountains is an amazing place to watch the sunset as well as brilliantly clear star gazing at night. We have three HD flat screen televisions, one in each bedroom with DVD players, while the larger television in the main room includes a blu-ray player.

Reviews

4.5
based on 33 traveler reviews

Exquisite Beachfront Penthouse in Jaco Beach***Discounted 30 %
average rating of 4.5151515 based on 33 reviews
Austin, TX
5

Paradise on the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this apartment in La Paloma Blanca for two weeks at the end of December 2013. The place was wonderful. (We had our niece and nephew with us for the first week.) Our 3rd floor apartment faced the ocean and one of four pools, exactly as shown in the listing picture. The wall facing the ocean consisted of four b-ifold glass doors that remained opened day and night for the entire two weeks. Not one fly or mosquito was seen. The main room (living room/dining room/kitchen) was cooled by seven ceiling fans which along with the breeze from the ocean was perfect during the day even with daytime temperatures in the high 80s. The main room had four couches and several rocking chairs lined up along the railing facing the ocean. The bedrooms had air conditioning that worked perfectly. There was a private rooftop deck which gave another amazing view of the Pacific and sunsets. We had two minor problems in the apartment, but we called the office and they were fixed within an hour. The staff is unbelievable: friendly, helpful and always courteous. It was great going without shoes and wearing only a bathing suit for 14 days in a row. My wife and I agree this was the best vacation we ever had. The condo is located about 1 1/2 mile from the center of Jaco (where there is a large concentration of restaurants, bars, supermarket and gift shops). It can be reached by taxi in five minutes.Taxi fare was three dollars with a tip each way! But there are also stores and restaurants located much closer and easily within walking distance. In fact we walked into town on several occasions, either via the streets or along the beach, without any difficulty. We were very sorry to have to return to a 34 degree night in Texas. Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aspen, CO
5

Fabulous vacation with Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We had the great pleasure to stay in this wonderful beachfront penthouse for a week. What a fabulous experience! The condo was perfect. The entire living area has beautiful sliding doors that completely open up to let the ocean breeze and sounds of the ocean in which add to the ambiance. With the combination of multiple fans and the ocean breeze, it was very comfortable at all times. We spent many evenings sitting and relaxing in the multitude of seating options reading and enjoying the views.

The two bedrooms have air conditioning units that cool each room quite efficiently. The mattresses and bed linens were comfortable and clean. There are window treatments in each room for added privacy. Each room has plenty of storage and a nice TV.

The kitchen was extremely well equipped with high end dishes, glassware, and cooking pans. I loved the huge coffee mugs to enjoy famous Costa Rican coffee! The dishes were clean and the water pressure was completely fine.

The expansive, main bathroom with double sinks and walk-in shower was awesome. The second bathroom was a plus. We were very appreciative of the washer and dryer - what an added benefit!

When we were not at the ocean, it was nice to have the option of four different pools from which to choose. Everyone we encountered while there was extremely nice and helpful. The owner was exceptionally helpful during our entire stay with suggestions and contact information. We recommend this unit very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelowna BC
5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved this unit from the first moment. What a comfortable and cozy vibe. It was great having the AC in the bedrooms and the natural rhythm of the weather throughout the rest of the unit. I love a good nights sleep, especially away from my own bed. The linens, the pillows and the texture of the mattresses were impeccable. Just to my liking. Lush towels can make all the difference! There were many components to be impressed by but I would have to say the kitchen was my favorite. I'm a big cook and appreciate the correct tools to execute my beautiful meals. I was supplied with everything I needed to do so. Beauty and the comfort both inside and outside of this location made it a place that I would return to again and again. Thank you for making the space available for others to experience. Making the arrangements for the rental was a breeze and I believe it was worth every penny that we paid!!!! I highly recommend this unit on your next trip to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review !!!! Come back soon. Bruce
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Upper Arlington, Ohio
5

Breath Taking, Luxurious and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The condo was absolutely exquisite and luxurious. The sound of the ocean was relaxing in which it provided a cool breeze. There were over 24 ceiling fans but I often forgot to turn them on as the ocean's breeze provided a natural climate. The beds were immaculate, nice mattresses with high end fabricates. The bedrooms contained air conditioning units, televisiins and amble lightening to read. I cooked the whole entire time as there is a nice inexpensive fish market located in Jaco. The owner had all expensive cooking pots coupled with wonderful plates and glasses. The kitchen sink provided a nice water pressure to prepare the meal and tidy up afterwards. The one bath room was expansive with dual sinks and a rain shower and second bathroom provided an alternative to cleanse off from swimming in the pools or the ocean. The owner provided a nice combination of both bath towels and beach towels, all towels were soft to touch and very new. I would recommend this condo. I plan on returning in January 2016.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we look forward to your return.
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Houston, TX
1

Not nice - did not meet my expectations

  • 1 of 5

No AC, no curtains, and no ventilation means really hot and uncomfortable in the unit with the exception of the 2 bedrooms. We couldn't wait to get out of this place. While there is ample room in the living room to hang out, we never wanted to stay in there since it was soo hot. Total bummer and really took away from having a great vacation. There is no dishwasher and the water pressure is so low, you can't even hand wash dishes in the sink. I don't even want to think how the previous renter washed the dishes on the shelf. Who wants to cook in a hot kitchen and then try to clean up? We went out to eat for every meal.

The owner advertises this place as a 2 bathroom but that's not true. It's only a 1 bath and a half bath. Bathrooms were so hot as well - we barely wanted to take a shower and brush our teeth. Seemed like all other units had 2 full baths, dishwashers, and AC. The linens and bed covering were low quality and were very old/worn. Crappy, old and very uncomfortable mattresses. Awful to lay on and didn’t get much sleep.

The balcony doors didn't lock, stay shut or open properly. The hinges were so old and worn out.

The bathrooms don't have AC either and only have small windows so there was no ventilation. Attached to the bathroom was a closet with washing machine. There was stagnant water moldy smell from the washing machine which prevented us from even using it. It was so pungent. Mold or something growing on various spots of the ceiling.

This is not a nice condo unit - I compared it to other units on same property and is really a step down. The owner says it's "exquisite" but it's not - it's on the low end of everything and old - old dirty furniture, cups/dishes/, etc. The property itself is nice and if I ever return to Jaco, I'd stay at a different unit. I recommend booking through the management company directly. I would not stay in this unit ever again and suggest for anyone to find an alternative place.

I also had another big issue with the owner – during holiday season, he requires “there is a 7 night minimum stay”. Even though I wasn’t’ going to be there the entire 7 nights, I agreed to pay. However, the owner had someone else say in the unit during one of my 7 nights that I paid for. That is not a good business practice and I don’t agree that just because I wasn’t physically there, that he could rent out the room to somebody else for that day. Shame.

If booked, cancel and go elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New albany, ohio
5

George

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing vacation we ever had. The sunrises and sunsets were beautiful. The condo was perfect and the people were so friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Jose, Costa Rica
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Marriott Los Suenos Resort
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
In your front yard ! ! !
Car: not necessary

5 minute hike to rain forest with Zip-line adventure, Championship GOLF Course at Los Suenos Marriott Resort 10 minutes away, wheel-ATV rentals nearby, world class sport fishing, birding, nature hikes, great bicycling.

Our friend Geo Molina owns a SHUTTLE SERVICE and can pick you up at the San Jose Airport. He is very reliable and speaks fluent English.

Here is a list of our favorite Restaurants: Graffiti , The Green Room, Mona Verde, The TacoBar, Lemon Zest, Kaya Grill and Bar, The Poseidon Rest. , Arigato Sushi, Rioasis Pizza and Pizza Pata.

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Rates & Availability

Jaco Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season
Jun 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
 
 
Holiday Season Peak
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jan 15 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,599
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

Please note that there is a 7 night minimum stay during the Holiday Season.
There will not be any taxes when there is a stay of 7 nights or more. There will be a 13 % tax
added to the total for stays less than 7 nights. Any short term stays may be subjected to a cleaning fee. Long Term rentals range from $2800- $4000 per month depending on time of year and are subjected to utilities.
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Amenities

Puntarenas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New Sleeper Couch can sleep 2
  • New King Size Bed in Master Bedroom has a TV and DVD player. 2nd Bedroom has a Queen Size Bed and a Twin Bed with a TV and DVD player. New Sleep Sofa that can sleep 2 and a small sofa sleeper which is suitable for 1-2 children. We also have a large sectional couch. Bedrooms have air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private, 400 square feet roof top terrace with dinning table, chairs for 6+ people plus 2 chaisse loungers. If you desire maid service while you are here it is available at a reasonable charge.

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