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Vacation in a luxurious 2,000 square foot private villa in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica.
Casa de Sophie is located in Condominio Costa del Sol; a private community with mountain views and just a short 1 kilometer (.3 mile) stroll to one of the most desirable beaches in Costa Rica. Enjoy all Esterillos has to offer from this tranquil, modern, conveniently located home, surrounded by lush, exotic foliage.
The spacious master bedroom has a king size bed, large closet and a full private bath. The master bedroom also has glass sliding doors leading to the pool at the back of the house. The 2 bedrooms have a connecting full bathroom.
The house has central air conditioning throughout and all of the bedrooms also have individual air conditioners and ceiling fans. The full kitchen has all the modern appliances, dining room seats 6 comfortably, a very roomy living room has glass sliders leading to the patio. All rooms are tastefully furnished and ceramic tiled.
The home is decorated with beautiful artwork all from Costa Rica and each room has its own theme.
Outside the pool is kidney shaped with a sit down area to enjoy that cold Pina Colada after a long day of beach walking. The rooftop deck is huge and has a sink and a BBQ grill to cook and relax out of the hot sun.
The community area has two large pools, a rancho for large parties and a tennis court.
Casa de Sophie is ideally located only 20 minutes south of Jaco, the main vacation destination in the Central Pacific for tourists and locals. Jaco has everything from surfboards and surfing lessons, to massages and manicures. From restaurants, liquor stores and supermarkets, to boutiques and Internet cafes. Almost all tours and activities originate out of Jaco or nearby Los Suenos in Herradura. Everything you could need or desire. The property is located 40 minutes north of world famous Manuel Antonio National Park where you can spend an entire day hiking, scuba diving, shopping, or just relaxing.
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Keywords: House, villa, casita, pool, beach house, rooftop deck, casa, bungalow, single family
I picked Esterillos for our retirement home. I needed an escape and Esterillos really was the spot to be. I still have 3 more years before I can retire so I just visit until that time comes. Please contact me via email with questions or to reserve your stay.
Diana purchased this villa in 2014
I really love the area, the people, the culture and the proximity to everything. Far enough away to be away yet not too far.
We love the fact that there is so much wild life close by. In the mornings you can see monkeys behind the property and from time to time you can see parrots, Scarlet Macaws and several iguanas.
I was already excited to be visiting such an amazing place, but upon my arrival my expectations were greatly exceeded. I couldn't believe how perfectly functional everything was, especially in the kitchen. Everything we could possibly need to prepare our own food was provided, which was very important to us. Access to fresh, local produce was within 5 minute walking distance. The rest of the home was beautifully kept, and a perfect vacation home. A private pool that was maintained daily, a hammock on the roof, a sound system to enjoy our favorite tunes, and wildlife keeping us company provided a true homey paradise. The staff at EcoVida properties (across from the Casa de Sophie properties) was extremely helpful in making our stay seamless. They advised us on tours, and kept us safe by warning us about the ocean riptide. They were very kind and friendly. We felt safe in this budding and beautiful community, and the close proximity to the exquisite and magical beach felt like a dream. With an amazing beach to relax and play in the ocean, fruit and vegetable stands, and freshly caught seafood for sale, it felt like a true immersion in Costa Rican life!
Case de Sophie was an incredible get away home. For a gal that likes to cook, it was so great having such an intuitive kitchen- felt right at home! The private pool was lovely and the upstairs outdoor dining area was a real treat. From the dining hop off into the hammock to relax and food coma your way into a nice sleep. The beach is walking distance from the house. I have seen many beaches but this one stole my heart. The sand is like cocoa bean powder and the water is so clear and warm. Standing in the ocean and looking into the land you can't help but feel as if you were in a painting. The tropical trees surround the beach and the panoramic view is absolutely striking. Beautiful in the most surreal yet peaceful way. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience! The whole experience was wonderful and I surely plan to return to Casa de Sophie- a Costa Rican paradise.
Live like a luxurios Tico! Close enough to have daily local interaction at the mini mart (right outside the gates of Costa Del Sol, try the sweet breads!), the city of Jaco and Playa Herradura (my new favorite town!) and far enough away from the resort life where you feel more immersed in the local life (my personal preference). Enjoy mangos galore anywhere you go! Delish! 3 minute walk to a lovely early formal dinner at Playa Bejuco Hotel. Spend a day walking along Playa Bejuco (7 min walk to the beach) and make sure you stop at Encantadas Ocean Cottages for the BEST Bananas Flamboyas dessert! The staff everywhere is helpful, friendly, and gracious.
The home itself is lovely - open floor plan, updated kitchen and bathrooms, breathtaking views of the pool in the perfectly landscaped backyard. We enjoyed our morning Costa Rica coffee by the bright blue pool each day. The home is very beautiful and luxurious, and there is no lack of warmth felt as it adopts you as its own.
Shannon, the property manager at Ecovida across the street, planned all our activities and transportation. She is very friendly and very knowledgeable. She has more than enough ideas and activities to offer and shares background on each one. She spends her time making sure you feel comfortable with the accommodations and your trip. Prices were more than fair and paid private transportation was worth every colon (CR nation currency) ;)
My favorite activity was the private surf lessons - $50 per person for 2.5 hours and the instructor picks you up!
Truly what a wonderful trip - I can't wait to return to Casa De Sophie (my new second home) and experience more!
Thank you Michael and Shannon!
This morning I am sipping a cup of Costa Rican coffee and remembering the many, many
fabulous memories from my Central American getaway! Casa De Sophie is the absolutely perfect place to stay while enjoying Costa Rica. The home is beautiful, spacious, well-maintained, inviting - with a stunning pool and lovely landscaped backyard. (The entire Ecovida community is beautifully landscaped!) Even spotted a monkey watching me relax poolside! The location is perfect - close to activities yet removed from the hustle and bustle of Jaco. It is convenient to horseback riding/jungle spa, restaurants, shopping, rainforest zip lining, etc. Surfing is available minutes down the road to the wonderful beach (which provides plenty of mesmerizing sunsets!) Want to enjoy the best of Costa Rica? A stay at Casa De Sophie, with its many amenities and beauty, and the accommodating staff at Ecovida will ensure your Costa Rican holiday is PURA VIDA!
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience in this house. This was my SECOND time here, and I honestly can't imagine staying anywhere else in Costa Rica. First off, the house is GORGEOUS and it's so nice to have privacy. The pool is amazing and the rooftop deck is so peaceful - you can even see monkeys in the trees behind the property in the early morning or evening! The rooms are spacious, the kitchen is modern and updated, and the place is very well maintained by the staff at Ecovida, who are some of the nicest people you'll encounter. I also love being able to cook my own food at times, and/or just lounge at night and watch a movie on cable.
As far as the location goes, you're 2 blocks from the beach (an easy walk), there's a small grocery store within walking distance, it's a 10 min drive to Esterillos, where you can have drinks on the beach at Hotel Alma. It's a 30 min drive to Jaco, about 45 minutes to Manuel Antonio National Park, which is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world.
You honestly can't ask for more, and the owner of the home - Michael - is so accommodating, friendly, and helpful. I would recommend staying here to anyone who asked me!
I had such an amazing time in CR at Casa De Sophie! The location is central between Jaco and Manual Antonio. Both great places to experience while in CR. The home is beautiful and the community safe. Just a short walk to the beach and a beautiful private pool to enjoy when you just want to relax. So many fun things to do within a few short miles - white water rafting, snorkeling, surfing, site seeing, ATVing, and much more! I can't wait to go back!!
ATV riding, canopy touring/cabling/zip lining, crocodile tours, monkey tours