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Nate B.

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

The Hilltop House The best views, location and amenities

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 10 people. $25 extra pp/n after 8 people.

Spacious and well appointed, The Hilltop House In Esterillos Oeste, Just a 20 minute drive to Jaco, is fast becoming one of the most sought after Costa Rica vacation houses within the beachfront village of Esterillos Oeste. During your stay at The Hilltop, you will likely receive daily visits from scarlet macaws and toucans, as well as a myriad of other wildlife including white face monkeys. The property is set in a quiet and safe area and offers a multitude of outdoor living spaces, including a 3rd floor observation deck and lounging area. Relax in a hammock, enjoy the pool, or perhaps a cool drink up on the beautiful 2nd floor indoor / outdoor entertaining deck. In addition, The Hilltop In Esterillos includes a private, fully appointed 2nd floor suite with quaint kitchen, living room with ocean and jungle views, separate bedroom, and a full bath. A quick drive or short walk down the hill and great surf, quiet beaches, tide pools, local shops, bars, and food awaits. Less than 30 minutes from Jaco / Los Suenos or Manuel Antonio.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nate B. (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

The Hilltop House The best views, location and amenities
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
Cantley, Qc, Canada
3

Nice place

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice place and I would have given it a higher rating but there at least a couple of things that are not as advertised. There is no "blue tooth" stereo system and there is no coffee to get you started.

Also, when I spoke with the manager months before, I had asked if all windows and doors locked and the answer was "yes". When we arrived we noticed that this was not the case. The issue was addressed rapidly. During our 6 weeks stay, quite a few other issues came up which most were addressed within a few days.

If you are travelling with children and/or are not fit, you should seriously consider renting a car to really enjoy this location. We managed without one by using local drivers to get around when we had to go for groceries in Jaco etc... Let me tell you that walking down to the ocean is not bad but coming back up in 35c temperature is a hike! It did get a bit easier after 6 weeks.

So yes, we had a good time and the house offers nice views and a comfort level above average. A little bit more tender loving care would make it a topnotch location.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello. Thank you for your staying in Hilltop House. As any kind of properties small inconvenients can happen sometimes. I did respond to everything in a very short period of time and when something needed to be repair the worker had to do it in his schecule. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I am sure your family also were very confortable having the extra items you requested with prior time as a high chair, kids toys, etc. I was happy to brings this thigs for you and your family to make you feel as home in a different country. Sorry about the blue tooth stereo. It was a small bombox for music in the living room. They are also some extra items that were not in the listing as the bikes, beach chairs to be use that I am sure it was a nice surprice for you. Costa Rica has tropical weather and from January - March is our dry ( summer) season. It can be hot in that time of the year. People love to come here to be away from their winters. I mentioned to you with time you could be more confortable renting a car even if you can walk to the beach and town. I am glad you had a good trip from and to the airport with one of my recommended private transportation service that I assist to coordinate. It is important for me to be sure clients are safe and confortable. It was so nice to have you in the property. I like to have a personal relationship with clients and be sure clients are happy. I really care about my guests and the property very much! It was a pleasure to coordinate the private dinner to celebrate the birthday with your family and friends. I hope you brough with you very nice memories of your stay in Esterillos and Hilltop House. We will be happy to have you back to our loving house. :)
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5

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hilltop house for 5 days in May. This spacious house has everything to offer for a great getaway. The best of both worlds -- relaxing in the tranquil jungle setting with beautiful views yet being close enough to go into town and have a meal or get groceries. The beach is beautiful, the Pacific Ocean is so warm, I was surprised.

We spent a lot of our time on the top deck of the house. The views are awesome from up there. We loved everything about this beautiful house. We can't wait to go back. I've already recommended it to several friends.

Thanks for having us : )

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Hilltop House is Fab

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the house was great. The house was very clean and beautiful. We had a total of 9 guests and everyone had plenty of room. Beds were comfy, and the pool was incredibly clean and well kept.

Renting a car to get around is not necessary. We were able to walk for groceries and the occasional meal out.

The town itself is lovely and sleepy. The beach is very clean and not very populated. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

nice house

  • 4 of 5

I really like the house. The house is better than what you see in The pictures. A lot of spaces to join with your family or friends and a nice pool. The manager is a really nice person. Definitely I would go again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Costa Rica Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Hilltop House was a wonderful setting for our 8 day family vacation in Costa Rica. The house was peaceful, secluded, and had fantastic views! The third floor deck offered a view of surrounding forests and the ocean. It was breezy and beautiful! From our hammocks, we could see toucans, macaws, monkeys, and even a sloth nearby! The second floor had a rocking chair porch with bar and TV/Game room. It was perfect for nighttime fun with the entire family! The pool area was secluded with fences and beautiful landscaping. It offered hours of entertainment after a day of hiking in the area, horseback riding, or visiting the rain forests. The nearby beaches had tidal pools, surfing areas, and wildlife in trees. Ellen and Brent, the owners, were welcoming and helpful. It was an enjoyable experience for the entire group!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montréal
5

Du fun en masse, la place est vraiment hot !!

  • 5 of 5

Wow que ça été plaisant !! Première expérience au Costa Rica et pas la dernière. On a été très bien acceuilli par le proprio Brent. Ça été très facile dès le début des démarches. On est arrivé et tout était prêt comme prévu, aucune mauvaise surprise.

L'endroit est vraiment cool autant pour une famille ou pour des jeunes qui veulent faire le party et partir sur la brosse. À 4min 30sec de marche de la plage ;) c'est vraiment bien situé. On a énormément profité de la piscine qui était toujours chaude. Des chambres bien isolées et climatisées. La petite suite est parfaite pour recevoir des amis comme c'est arrivé dans notre cas. Sinon, une superbe terrasse sur le toit pour faire du Yoga le matin ou pour tout simplement pour regarder la nature et les couchers de soleil dans les hammacks. (couchers de soleil sur la plage vraiment fous, plus beaux jamais vu pour ma part)

L'endroit est très sécuritaire, il y a une gates électrique à l'entrée avec 2 places de stationnement dans le garage. Sinon, on laissait toujours nos guitares dehors même quand on partait à l'extérieur sans le moindre soucis.

Le village de Esterillos Oeste est quand même bien. Il y a un supermarché pour se dépanner et 3 bars pour se rafraichir. 2-3 petits restos sympa, 2 écoles de surf. On a utilisé les services de Brett pour l'occasion qui nous a ammené à Estrillos Este pour surfer, ça été vraiment cool ! On a aussi été à la pêche avec un local de là bas qui tient un des restaurants, c'était très bien aussi. Demandez toutes ces infos à Brent et il pourra vous indiquer le tout sans problème.

Au final, ça été un super beau trip et je le reccommande à tout le monde. À faire et refaire !!

Simon

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
San Jose (Juan Santamaría International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Vago's, The Shake Bar, La Sirena,etc
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Puntarenas to Paquera
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Hotel La Sirena, Los Almendros
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Esterillos Oeste
Car: recommended

Other Activities: surfing, adventure tours, crocodile tors, canopy tours, ATV tours, horseback tours, and so much more. Also take a boat out for the day or half-day to go fishing with the locals. Catch mahi, Dorado or even tuna.

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Rates & Availability

Jaco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Green Season
Apr 11 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,300
$3,500
 
 
peak season
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,300
$5,000
 
 
High Season
Jan 11 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,970
$4,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,370
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $50

$350/night $2100/week $5000/month

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Amenities

Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable and updated linens, pillows and throws, in every bedroom make this home feel like your home away from home.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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