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Stephanie Craig

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Best in Jaco! Oceanfront Penthouse with Private Rooftop Balcony!

28 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Jaco Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

How about this for your next dream vacation? Spectacular views of Jaco Bay, Costa Rica as the sun sets over the horizon... Swimming in the 80 degree ocean waters... or trying to catch a wave in the 4-6 foot breakers... All of this is waiting for you in our fabulous ocean view penthouse condo at Bahia Encantada - 2007's Costa Rican Property of the Year! This is one of only four TRUE penthouses in the complex - meaning that it is on the top floor WITH a private, covered roof top balcony!

Large sliding glass doors open from both the master bedroom and the dining room to a large balcony - overlooking palm tree-lined Jaco Beach. A circular staircase rises from the balcony to the private, covered rooftop terrace - presenting a magnificent view of the entire Jaco Beach! Enjoy sunsets with family and friends while sipping a cool beverage and sampling fresh cheeses, fruits and veggies - all produced locally and available from the Farmer’s Market, (every Friday)!

While the outdoors is certainly gorgeous, the inside is even better! You will be delighted to find high-end upgrades throughout this spectacular penthouse! Your spacious, fully equipped kitchen comes complete with stainless appliances - including a refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, elegant wood cabinetry and service for six! We care about the health of our guests! That is why our penthouse suites are the only two in this complex with ozone machines to ensure mold-free units! You may pamper yourself by hiring our own housekeeper to tidy up the penthouse each day so that you don't have to, although a complimentary 'mid-stay' cleaning is included in every reservation of 7 days or more! If you choose to dine out, we have a list of great restaurants! Local food is all within walking distance or a very short taxi drive!

You won't be disappointed to find that all three of the large bedrooms have king sized beds! There is a large 42 inch flat screen TV in the living room and two more flat screen TV's in the bedrooms as well as a DVD player. This place doesn't miss a thing!!!

Let your family know how much fun you are having because all calls to the US and Canada, (local calls too) are all FREE! In order to ensure the best Internet connections, we have installed private boosters for our guests. We even provide a cell phone for your pleasure during your stay with us! For your convenience, phone numbers for taxi service, medical care and physicians are also included in our personal directory.

There is no need to rent a vehicle during your stay with us. We offer personal transportation to/from the airport at a very reasonable rate. Our favorite tour companies will pick you up directly at the penthouse. Walking is safe and fun. If you choose not to walk, taxis are plentiful and cost $2.00 - $3.00 most anywhere in downtown Jaco!

Ready for some adventure? Zip line tours through the rain forest; white water rafting; motor scooters; ATV rentals and tours; and horseback riding are all easy and convenient to schedule. Golf and sailfish excursions are only fifteen minutes away at the Los Suenos Resort! It’s your vacation! Do it your way!!!

In order to accommodate our larger parties, this owner proudly offers an additional 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath, penthouse condo with rooftop balcony next door for parties of up to 12 people!!! We also reward our faithful return customers with a 5% discount to show our appreciation for your patronage!

So, isn't it time to give us a call and book that dream vacation? For an additional charge, we even offer transportation to and from the airport with advance reservations. With rates like these, you need to book early because we fill up quickly! It will be our pleasure to help turn your dream into reality - give us a call today! Stateside: 919-581-6848 Costa Rica (local): 8745-3679,

Keywords: 2007 Property of the Year, Bahia Encantada, penthouse, condo, vacation rental, townhouse

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephanie Craig (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Stephanie Craig

Have you ever had Moose Tracks Ice Cream? Our owners - Wally and June Blume - are the developers of this flavor and many others which can be purchased in several grocery stores from coast to coast in the US. They have been coming to Costa Rica since 2005 and purchased their condos at BE in 2007. They love the beauty of Costa Rica and the gentleness of the people here. "You can plan to be as busy or as low key as you’d like, which is the beauty of vacationing here. It is a thrill to wake up every morning and see the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Jaco Bay. It is like a symphony for your eyes". They own several companies and their lives tend to be pretty busy in the US, so they love their time away here in Jaco. Wally plays golf and they both love to read and spend time with friends and family here. Since their time in Jaco, they have friends from different cultures as they enjoy people they have met from all over the world. They love being able to reconnect from year to year and catch up on their lives.

Stephanie Craig purchased this condo in 2007

Why Stephanie Craig chose Jaco

Wally and June used to go to Florida every year to escape the snow from the Mid West. The weather in Florida became pretty unpredictable and they spent several winters in Key West with temperatures in the mid 50’s. They have friends who had been coming to Costa Rica and suggested they try it. The first year here made believers out of them and they’ve continued to return. They’ve traveled to many places in the world. They love the fact that they can enjoy this climate while not having to travel so far from home. There are so many activities to enjoy here that there is something for everyone. They have had friends come to visit who love bird watching. From their balcony, they saw 44 varieties of birds and were thrilled. It isn’t unusual to sit on the balcony and see Macaws in pairs or groups fly by. They are so colorful and absolutely beautiful as they do “a fly by” in front of the balcony.

What makes this condo unique

There are many beautiful condos in Jaco - and this is certainly no exception. In all of Jaco, there are not too many penthouses, and of those, not many of them have an additional balcony and views like this! So, we think that the best features of this ocean view penthouse are the views from the covered rooftop balcony! A spiral staircase will give you access from the main balcony to this covered rooftop balcony, where you will enjoy INCREDIBLE views of Jaco Beach and the Pacific Ocean to the west AND a majestic mountain range to the south... STUNNING!

Another unique feature is the full tub in the master bathroom. Bathtubs are very unusual in Costa Rica and this one is BEAUTIFUL!!!

While you are here, you will have the opportunity to have personal, personal, personal service! While you are in our home, it is important to us that you FEEL at home.

Welcome!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our extended family of eight stayed in two Bahia Encantada penthouses. To start with Stephanie and John are a delight! The condos are super clean and updated. The interiors are nicely furnished. The complex is well maintained and the pool is spotless and just beautiful with several areas to swim in of different depths. There is even a separate children's pool and swim up bar area that makes for the perfect picnic spot. John and Stephanie let you know from the start that they are there to help make your stay wonderful and they mean it. My daughter hurt her ear at a prior location and John and Stephanie drove us to a pharmacy and got her the proper care she needed and then kept checking that she was okay. The beach area is beautiful and fun to watch surfers and search for shells. The waves were too rough for swimming or children this weekend, but that's okay because the pool is great.
Jul 2016
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Reviews

4.8
based on 28 traveler reviews

Best in Jaco! Oceanfront Penthouse with Private Rooftop Balcony!
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
5

Amazing place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

Everything you see in the pictures is exactally what you get. Thie penthouse was fantastic, pool is amazing, great location about 1/2 mile/$2 taxi ride from downtown Jaco. Property managers, Stephanie and John are so personable and meet you when you arrive, take you to your condo, give you the basics and a map of Jaco so you know how to get around. They know the area well and the information they give upon arrival was more than helpful as this was our first time in Costa Rica This is a gated property with 24/7 security and a phone call away directly from your condo - they called our Taxi when needed and it would be there within 5 mins.

Clarita's Restaurant and Beach Bar was so convenient and right next to the property on the beach. We would walk over (in our bathing suits directly from the pool/beach) and enjoy lunch and/or an afternoon cocktail or two. The staff is super friendly and prices are very reasonable. John and Stephanie have a notebook in your condo with about 20 favorite restaurant suggestions and we tried several, all were great, our favorites were Clarita's, Taco Bar and El Hiracco (sp).

I give John/Stephanie, this property and this great local town of Jaco' 🌟󗰼󗼟🌟 🌟🌟󗰼󗼟🌟󗰠star rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Ashley. We enjoyed having your family and are so glad that your vacation was all you hoped it would be! Come back and see us soon!
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this condo. It was accommodating for 4 of us, clean and loved the rooftop deck where we enjoyed morning coffee and sunset drinks.

Stefanie and John couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful from start to finish,

We will be back, and will recommended this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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santa ana costa rica
3

Nice condo with a few annoyances

  • 3 of 5

The condo was beautiful and spacious . The managers of the condo could not have been more welcoming or helpful. It had everything you would need . The draw backs were the roosters waking you up every morning at 4am and the noisy Tico bar located right below . I realize that is out of control of the condo owners. If you can get past those things, this is a great place.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kent. We are so sorry to hear that the roosters were a problem for you. We do have one bedroom where they can sometimes be heard. While Jaco is a tourist town, it is still also a part of a unique mixture. We have beach, farms, jungle - as well as the modern amenities - thus the roosters! :) While the roosters don't bother most people, they can be a problem for light sleepers, which is why we provide ear plugs - just in case. We regret that they didn't work for you. The bar on the other hand is a different story. Since we received your review, we have filed a complaint with the municipality - as has the complex. There is a noise ordinance in town and loud noise must be stopped after 10 PM. We appreciate you letting us know. We hope that you will still have great memories of our beautiful Jaco and that you will come back and see us again. If you do, you may want to consider our other condo, (#395145). It is next door and very quiet!
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5

Pure perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in March, 3 couples, our first time to Costa Rica. This condo and property couldn't have been any better. The place itself is exactly as seen in the photos. They are not out of date at all. What you see is what you get. The location is perfect, as it is a simple 10-15 walk or a cheap $3 cab ride to downtown Jaco. There is also a convenient little store right out front of the gates, and a delicious soda (Raquels) that we frequented. Beachfront, there is Clarita's Beach Bar also next door, which is a very cool little hangout, with good food and great service. Best pizza ever! The pool area at the condo is also perfect, lots of loungers, beautiful view, many very nice friendly people to meet. Like I said this place had it all, was just plain and simply perfect! I would not hesitate to return or recommend to others. John and Stephanie were great to deal with, and very quick to respond in any way needed. Jaco Beach is my new favorite holiday destination, and Bahia Encantada is the only place to stay. Looking forward to many happy returns!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your vacation Michele! Come back and see us again soon!!!
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Smithfield NC
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this condo! Awesome views and accommodations! The property managers were amazing. They made you feel right at home. Want to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and sure do look forward to seeing you again soon!!!
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raleigh, nc
5

United States

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best places that I have eve stayed for many reasons: beauty, views, accommodations, and the hospitality of the managers. Very safe and secure also. The property managers are so helpful, giving you service above and beyond! Loved the condo as the beds were so comfortable. Great air conditioning and penr house view is just amazing. The pool is beautiful just as in the pictures. The condo has everything that you need!!! It was so amazingly clean!!!! And, the Costa Rican residents are so kind and welcoming! Love their coffee and food! The cheap coffee is better than any coffee that I've tasted in the states. It felt like home away from home! I would only stay at this condo if I were going to Costa Rica because of the managers. They are one of the main reasons that I felt so at home. You know that even though you are in another country, you have someone there who is willing to help!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for your great review. Your party was an absolute delight! It was a pleasure to meet and serve you all and we can't wait to see you all again soon. Many blessings!
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
SJO: San Jose
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Claritas
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Caldera Highway #34
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Claritas
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Play Jaco
Car: not necessary

ATV rentals, Biking/bicycle rentals, Birding tours (Guided – Professional guide contact number in the condo),

Boogie boarding, Crocodile tours, Eco tours, Monkey and Snake tour, Restaurants (A list of the best restaurants in Jaco with numbers with our personal recommendations in the condo), Supermarkets: (A list of our recommendations in the condo), Surfing (Some of the best in Costa Rica), Taxi services (A contact lList is in the room), U.S., World Class Sailfish fishing, Zip line tours, Car rentals (Contact information in the condo), and even a Medical laboratory!

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Rates & Availability

Jaco Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Green Season 2016
Mar 28 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$244
$1,499
 
 
Bargain Season 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,349
 
 
High Season 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$314
$1,949
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$449
$3,099
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$314
$1,949
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$449
$3,099
 
 
Green Season 2017
Apr 17 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$244
$1,499
 
 
Bargain Season 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,349
 
 
High Season 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$314
$1,949
 
 
Christmas Peak Season 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$449
$3,099
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$219
$1,349
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $50
Cleaning Fee $50

Note: Taxes INCLUDED in our low prices!

1/2 rent + Security Deposit, ($50) = Amount due to reserve penthouse.
1/2 rent + Cleaning Fee = Amount due 1 week prior to arrival.

Cleaning fees:
3-7 Days: $50
7-30 Days: $85

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We offer our own Property Protection Insurance Coverage. A non refundable Security Deposit of $50, covers the renter for $1000 worth of liability.

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Amenities

Jaco Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds: 3 King sized beds with pillow top mattresses and 600 luxurious thread count sheets!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Decorated accommodations with upscale furniture, Garbage disposal, 3 King sized beds, 3 Flat screen TV's - including (1) 42', DVD Player, FREE Hi-Speed Internet - with private boosters!, Counter-top seating at kitchen bar, Balcony table - seating six, Portico, Four balconies, (2 Ocean & 2 Mtn. views!) Large Private, AND another covered rooftop terrace!

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