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Simple Luxury at an Affordable Price! In Playa Palo Seco

Bedrooms 1
Space 633 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

This one bedroom villa is only steps away from the unspoiled beach of Playa Palo Seco. The villa is part of an upscale 23 acre vacation property that is beautifully landscaped and includes a well maintained pool and 24/7 security. 'Immaculate' is the best word to describe the property. If you enjoy comfort while communing with nature at a private beach that is unspoiled by development, watching monkeys travel the mangroves behind the condo on their way to the beach every day and unforgettable sunsets, this is the place for you. If you're looking for an affordable place to spend a few nights, weeks or months, this villa is perfect. The villa is located in an ideal location if you want to explore the Central Pacific!

More Details

Steve Epperson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, I can use Google Language Tools for any language
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Steve Epperson

I live in Fort Lauderdale Florida. I'm not able to make it to Costa Rica as much as I like but do really enjoy helping others discover the beauty of Costa Rica.

Steve Epperson purchased this condo in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to thank you very much for the use of your villa. We had a wonderful vacation and stay at Villas Las Flores. Your villa is very well equipped and we lacked nothing. The large fan was a great asset as we were able to leave the a/c off except to cool off at night. Patrick and Miguel were very helpful. The monkeys came to visit most days. We would love to return in the future and will let you know once we have dates sorted out.
Feb 2014
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Parrita Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 633 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is modern with teak cabins and a granite countertop. There is one sink. The shower is a walk in shower that is beautfilly tiled.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can slide together to make a comfortable King
  • The villa features two screened in porches, a very modern bathroom, kitchen and large bedroom. There are two twin beds with new mattresses that slide together to form a comfortable king bed (European style). The furniture and impressive cabinetry are teak and were custom made by local craftsman. The eating area and casual living room are on the back screened in porch which is very typical for Costa Rica. The villa is air conditioned. There is a small bar/restaurant on the ocean just a 5 minute walk from the property. Hotel Clandestino a little further down the beach has a lovely restaurant. Downtown Parrita's restaurants are about a five minute drive away ( a short taxi ride) or there are the tourist oriented places in Jaco to the north and Quepos/Manuel Antonio to the south. Both are accessible by local bus from Parrita. Parrita also has two local groceries and there is an 'American' style grocery in Jaco that you pass coming to the villa from San Jose.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Wireless Internet, Security, Teak Cabinets, Granite Counter tops (in both kitchen and bathroom), Beautifully Tiled floors & Bathroom, Flat Screen TV/DVD Combo & Radio/CD Player, Bikes for rent, English, Spanish and French spoken by management staff


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Simple Luxury at an Affordable Price! In Playa Palo Seco
average rating of 4.75 based on 25 reviews

Steve's villa was all we hoped for...beautiful, clean, comfortable and safe. Will return for sure!

  • 5 of 5

While we have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and southern Mexico, we never selected Costa Rica always considering it a destination but then leaving it on our "Bucket List" for a later time. Now after spending two weeks at Steve's villa, we regret not visiting this beautiful place a long time ago. From the moment we arrived to the time we had to leave, our time there was one of the most enjoyable vacations we have ever spent. The first reason for this is Villas las Flores and Steve's home. On a short gravel road leading from the town of Parrita toward Playa Palo Seco, we found our "home away from home" in a small neighborhood of other villas nestled in a beautiful location near the beach. Patrick greeted us with our key after which we found the villa was perfect for the two of us...a great screened/windowed back patio where we were entertained daily with the presence of iguanas, butterflies, birds, and monkeys in the back yard. The villa, appointed with beautiful tweak wood cabinetry, furniture and ceilings, great kitchen, clean bathroom, handy washer, A/C for sleeping hours, and a big comfortable bed was perfect. A screened front porch became are perch for morning coffee as we greeted our new found friends and neighbors. The grounds in around all the villas were cared for daily and were absolutely beautiful. The swimming pool area was well maintained and inviting...a marvelous commons area and clean restrooms-a big plus for our next trip when our kids and grandkids come with us! The second reason we loved this place was because of the friendliness of both the local folks who maintained the area and others who either owned a villa or were vacationing there as well. Be prepared to meet some of the warmest and friendliest people in the world! The Ticos quickly became some of our most favor people on the planet...more than happy to help in anyway they can and more than willing to let you practice your Spanish, they're simply delightful. The third reason to stay at Steve's villa is its great location for traveling up and down the west coast on good highways with many sodas along the way serving the best fresh seafood you can find! We'll be back, with our family and will definitely stay at Steve's Villa las Flores.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfectly Secluded Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I were very pleased with our stay here at Villa #4 in Villas las Flores. The owner was super helpful with our questions and checkin/checkout. The property is well manicured, and has a beautiful pool. It's also right next to the beach which is a huge plus! Each morning we would have our tea and coffee and watch the monkeys and iguanas in the backyard eating from the cashew tree. They provided a simple and free entertainment for us each morning.

The property has everything you will need: good wifi, hot water, air conditioning, towels, toiletries, dishes, cookware, etc. There is also a restaurant just around the corner for local food. And Manuel Antonio park is a short drive away if you'd like a jungle adventure. We saw sloths, monkeys, deer, and lots of birds in Manuel Antonio. Jaco is also a short drive away and provides more restaurants, shops, etc. But we were very happy just being in a relaxed location like Playo Palo Seco.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Great stay in Parrita

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as promised. In the mornings we got to enjoy the cutest little monkeys playing in the backyard. Initially we had a hard time finding it but other than that it was fantastic! Great value for the cost!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable accommodations

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything you might need for a weeklong stay. Good wi fi, nice pool, very good restaurant walking distance. Somewhat remote and at least half an hour drive to get anywhere. The beach is long, brown sand, no shade and absolutely not good for swimming even with a board provided. Steve is very good and accommodating host. I would think it's a good option if you don't mind driving to activities, or just want to relax by the pool and enjoy walking the beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Small, quiet community, close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Villas las Flores is a beautiful, quiet community located just outside Parrita, Costa Rica. Playa Palo Seco is directly in front of rental house approximately 500 meters. There is a restaurant called Mar Y Sol about 1 minute from the rental and we brought yellowfin tuna that we caught in Quepos and they cooked it for us. The atmosphere is very relaxing and beautiful. I proposed to my girlfriend on this trip on the beach and she was extatic. I highly recommend Villas las Flores to anyone looking for a beautiful, stress free vacation. The owner Steve is very helpful as well as Patrick, the manager on sight. Thank you for the unforgettable experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Great time in a secluded paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Palo Seco over New Year and it was just great. Secluded beaches, few people and an amazing variety of nature, plants and animals. The apartment is very well equipped and clean. Breakfast with Iguanas, Capuchins and many different birds is a wonderful way of starting the day. We can highly recommend the place as well as the service provided before and during the stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Playa Palo Seco (also known as La Isla Palo Seco) is a relatively undiscovered beach 5 minutes from the working class town of Parrita. The beach is very private with black volcanic sand and large surfing waves and is perfect for endless walks or bike rides on the beach. The villa is located in an ideal location if you want to explore the Central Pacific on your own: its about 30 minutes to Quepos/Manuel Antonio & about 40 minutes to Jaco. Dominical is a little over an hour away now that the road from Quepos is completed.

Other Activities: Zip Line, ATV/4 Wheeling, Kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

25% deposit guarantees reservation (refundable up to 60 days prior to occupancy).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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