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Simple Luxury at an Affordable Price! In Playa Palo Seco

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Parrita Condo Rental Photos and Description

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!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Steve Epperson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, I can use Google Language Tools for any language
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Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Simple Luxury at an Affordable Price! In Playa Palo Seco
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews

Nice clean retreat near the beach

  • 4 of 5

This place was a nice clean retreat for two. We enjoyed watching the iguanas fall out of the trees, walking on the beach, and being in close proximity to Manuel Antonio. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

My spouse and I stayed at this lovely little villa for two weeks and could not have been more pleased. If the house had been house smaller, in some stage of disrepair, and dirtier, and I still would have been satisfied, so it really exceeded my expectations and the price was perfect. The house itself is charming and comfortable, with AC, internet, and other luxuries, including a washing machine which was very helpful. As a couple who preferred to do our own cooking, the kitchen was a blessing--fully stocked with pots, pans, sharp knives and other implements, a large fridge with ice trays, functional stove and oven, and plenty of room to move around. Everything was clean well cared for and felt relatively new. The large windows in the sun porch were wonderful for wildlife spotting and letting the light in. The location of the villas was far enough off the beaten path to suit our desire for seclusion but close enough to town and city centers that we never had to go too far for needs like groceries, banks, tourist spots, etc. The Palo Seco beach is extremely close to the villas (about a 2 minute walk) and is beautiful, clean, and good for swimming (just watch for those rip tides), and the lovely pool at the villas was always open and was great for late night swims. The owner of this particular apartment was always accessible and helpful, providing accurate and detailed directions and information about the villa and surrounding areas, and the staff of the villas were always friendly and available for any needs we had. If we ever stay in that part of Costa Rica again we will absolutely try to stay here. We had a phenomenal trip due in no small part to our comfortable stay. I really have no complaints.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Amazing Stay in Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the condo the week of Christmas for our honeymoon. The condo is off the beaten path, safe, and still walking distance to the beach. Also includes a pool. Condo was clean and kitchen was equipped with plenty of utensils. We cooked most breakfasts and dinners at the condo. Loved that Palo Seco is secluded but still close distance to more tourist areas like Manuel Antonio. Highly Recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, the villa is clean, confortable, fully equiped and just all we needed to enjoy a week away from the crowded towns.

The community is really nice, just a few other neighbors, great pool area, 24h security.

Just steps from the Pacific ocean, great beach and some minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park.

All the information provided by Steve was really usefull and the comunication was always fast and great.

If somebody is looking for a great place to spend quiet vacations at a great price in a confortable and secure place, just go there.

Thanks for all Steve and hope to visit your villa again someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Great property, very quiet and secluded area

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and spacious Villa. Easy 2 min walk to the beach, you can see the beach when outside the house.

Nice modern decor, well stocked kitchen. Bedroom has TV with built in DVD and there were some games, books and info about the area. Beds were super comfortable also. The AC was able to keep the bedroom cooled off at night. Bedroom is between the kitchen and screened porch so doesn't have any outside windows.

Owner was super helpful and provided lots of accurate and useful information ahead of the arrival.

We had a use of bikes and boogie board for free for the whole stay and even had a beach chairs and shade umbrella in the Villa.

Place is very popular with retirees, everyone else staying there we saw was 65+. They all were very nice and nobody complained about our noisy 4 year old splashing away in the pool. Over all we and didn't see too many people in the complex. Few days we had the pool to ourselves, the most there was maybe 12 people in the common area.

Monkeys came by several times right behind our porch, some people feed them so they were looking for more.

Internet at the pool/common area was fast and reliable. They are some lawn games and shuffle board to use there too.

Super quiet and secluded, recommend a car if you want to explore the area. Road between Dominical to the south and Jaco to the north is newly paved and in great shape.

Playa Palo Seco was deserted most of the days, some mostly local people showed up over the weekend but it is very nice beach.

Over all we had awesome time and I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Great place at a great price

  • 4 of 5

The property is beautiful, peaceful and quite, excellent if you are looking to relax and enjoy nature.

The listing is very accurate and Steve provided a great customer service, quick responses to my questions and sent a detailed document with tips to ensure I knew exactly what to find in the Villa, which was very helpful.

Playa Palo Seco is at walking distance from the villa, and about 3-4 beaches are just a 15-20 mins drive away.

The villa is very well equipped and maintained. I would recommend it to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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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

Parrita Condo Rental Rates

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Dry Season 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Green Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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

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Parrita Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 633 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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