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Oceanfront Penthouse H5 Private Rooftop Balcony Tax Included! PEACEFUL PARADISE

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6) Families Welcome * Sales Tax included!

Spectacular ocean view of Jaco Beach, Costa Rica as the sun sets over the horizon... Swimming in 80 degree ocean waters... crystal clear pool... trying to catch a wave in the 2-6 foot breakers... great air conditioning when you get home... All of this is waiting for you at our fabulous oceanfront penthouse condo at Bahia Encantada - 2007's Costa Rican Property of the Year! Our complex is beachfront property. 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! To top it off, local sales tax is INCLUDED in our rate - not added at the end - saving you 13% over most of our competition!!!

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 beach view of the entire stretch of 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)! Our guest bedrooms have lovely mountain views.

While the outdoors of the villa 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 kid friendly, no smoking 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 and FREE WiFi 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!

Monthly rate, (for Bargain Season only) INCLUDES electricity and taxes!

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 / Golf rental 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, beachfront, beach view, oceanfront, ocean view, mountain view, golf, golf rental, villa, kid friendly, no smoking allowed, pool, Internet, WiFi, air conditioning

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Property Manager
Stephanie Craig
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 this condo at Bahia Encantada 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.

Stephanie and John met Wally and June in 2009 when the Craig's moved to Costa Rica full time. We had very similar life and business philosophies, so it was an easy decision to begin working together in 2012. We love what we do - representing the country we love, taking care of our fantastic guests and being property managers!

Stephanie Craig purchased this condo in 2007

Why Stephanie Craig chose Barrio Los Villalobos

This complex is direct ocean front! It has three large adult and one children's pool.

Clarita's Bar and Grill is located steps away on the beach and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - one of our guests favorite spots!

Sunsets, sunsets, sunsets!

What makes this condo unique

From the balcony, one guest counted 44 varieties of birds! 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. Guests have seen dolphins and whales in season.

One can see the entire view of Jaco Beach and the sunsets are incredible! The breezes are beautiful and relaxing. My favorite treasure is during Green Season. Guests can steal away to the private, covered roof top balcony and watch their own light show over the ocean. It is magnificent!

Finally being the penthouse, we are on the top floor. We never have any noise above us. Since we own both penthouses on this floor, (the only two) we have room for parties of up to 12 guests AND our guests have the entire floor!

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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Barrio Los Villalobos Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ‘Prostitutes’/prostitution is not allowed at any time. Non- compliance will result in your being asked to leave immediately with no refund!
  • No bachelor parties or similar
  • Maximum Occupancy six people - including children.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Rain shower head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Rain shower head
  • 2.5
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
Decorated accommodations with upscale furniture, Garbage disposal, 3 King sized beds, 4 flat screen TV's, FREE Hi-Speed Internet - with private boosters! Counter-top seating at kitchen bar, Balcony table - seating six, Portico, Four balconies, (2 ocean & 2 Mountain views!) Large Private, AND another covered rooftop terrace! Keywords: Activities nearby; Airport transfers; Balconies; Bedding/Linens; Child Friendly; Coffee maker; Convenient Location; Food Options; Housekeeping available; Internet; Kitchen; Laundry; Lift / Elevator; Free Parking; Pool; Security; Small Appliances; TV / Cable; Views


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average rating of 4.794872 based on 43 reviews

Fantastic place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here and it was amazing. Steph and John were easy to communicate with during the booking process and there to help every step of the way when getting settled in and getting checked out. We spent hours on the two balconies because the views were spectacular! Would highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very happy that your stay was everything you were hoping for! It was great meeting you all and we hope to see you again one day soon!
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Fantastic view and first class condo!

  • 4 of 5

This condo is perfect; the location is great, the penthouse view is fantastic, 3 comfortable bedrooms, comfy living room and very nice and updated kitchen. John and Stephanie could not have been any nicer, attentive to our needs, helpful before and during our stay. The only reason I could not give it 5 stars was due to the roosters living in the yard below the condo. Unfortunately, a couple of us could not sleep well once they started making noise around 3 am. Stephanie provided ear plugs, but I have a hard time wearing those to sleep. If you have the master bedroom, it is not bad at all, but those of us in the 2 other bedrooms could hear it all too well. I told Stephanie about this and she appreciated our feedback and stated she was going to look into a solution. Again, she and John are first class people! If you are a deep sleeper and/or have the master this condo! :-)

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry that the roosters interrupted your sleep, but am very happy that everything else in the condo was perfect for you. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us about suggestions on how to make the situation better for our guests who are either light sleepers or don't want to wear earplugs. As we discussed, Costa Rica is a beautiful country. Jaco is a tourist town where you get the best of native Costa Rica and many of the amenities and comforts of North America. We have small farms that 'bump up' against modern condos up and down Jaco Beach. The novelty and uniqueness are what draw so many people to our lovely area. We still need to adjust to a few inconveniences - roosters being one of them. For most, it isn't a problem. For lighter sleepers, it certainly can be. We asked you if you thought a 'white noise' machine would help. You all thought it would. As soon as you left, we ordered two from the States - one for each bedroom where you can hear the roosters. They also play other sounds as well. I am expecting them early this week. Again, we apologize that the roosters disturbed your sleep. We appreciate your candor with us in helping us find a solution. We do hope that you will come back and try the machines out in the future. We will be happy to offer you 10% off any future stay, (other than Christmas or Easter Week) for your trouble. It was a pleasure serving you all. Hope to see you again soon. Blessings, Stephanie and John
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Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful with a great view. John and Stephanie were very helpful and friendly. The condo had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the penthouse. What a terrific family you have. Thank you for coming and know that it was our pleasure to serve you!
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place. Very comfortable, amazing view, loved the pool and going to Clarita's. Stephanie took great care of us and made so many wonderful recommendations. We spent each late night out on the porch playing cards and listening to the ocean. Easy walking distance to the town each day either by sidewalk or on the beach and so many great places to eat and things to do. Everyone was wonderful and we laughed at our own personal alarm clock each morning. Thank you again for a wonderful stay - would highly recommend your place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send such a nice review. So glad that you all had a great time - you were all such fun! We hope you will come back and see us again soon!
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Awesome, comfortable and secured condo. Beautiful veiws and centrally located.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 ( daughter age 11 and son age 13) really enjoyed our week stay at the condo managed by John and Stephanie. They're awesome, friendly people and walk you through the condo and make suggestions on places to eat, tours to take and information like what day is the local farmer's market. There' also a phone at the condo where you can make local and U.S. calls for free. John and Stephanie also provide you with a cell phone to take any where in Costa Rica. We rented a car but I recommend just using a taxi as most of the streets don't have signs and it's easy to get lost or find the place your're looking for. Taxi's in costa rica are really cheap.The condo itself is beautiful with great views and an easy walk to downtown (about 1/2 mile). The condo is a 3 bedroom and each room has a king size bed. It's very clean! It's also very secure and there's are security guards at the gate and by the pool. We felt very safe and my wife and daughter actually walked downtown by themselves serveral times to go shopping. The people we encountered in Costa Rica were awesome and treated us like their best friend. We recommend taking the Mangrove Monkey Tour as well as the Crocidile Tour. Our favorite day was spent on Tortuga Island. It is a must tour and John and Stephanie are able to get you 10% off the normal tour rate. The Tortuga tour was $135 a piece but was well worth it. It included breakfast, lunch, snorkling, hiking and all the margaritas you could drink. My wife and daughter also took a horse back tour through the jungle and the beach which was awesome. We already miss Costa Rica and will definitely be back. Thanks John and Stephanie for all your help! It was the BEST vacation we have ever had! PURA VIDA!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that your vacation was everything you hoped it would be. That is our goal! Your family was a pleasure and it was so much fun seeing your pictures. I put them on our Facebook page. Have you seen them? Check out: Kingdom Condos in Jaco, Costa Rica to see them! Thank you for such a nice review! Please come and see us anytime!
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Beautiful condo on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying in this condo. Stephanie and John were both extremely pleasant and helpful each time. They had just gotten new Wifi installed, and when we told them at check out that it was spotty, they assured us they would get someone out the same day and encouraged us to call right away if anything was amiss the next time. The condo is very clean, well maintained, well stocked with helpful items, and the views are great! Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebecca. Thank you for such a nice review. As promised, we had the IT man come today. It seems that the complex needed to update their software and that affected all of our systems. It is resolved and ready to go. Thanks for letting us know! Can't wait to see you and your sweet family soon!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
SJO: San Jose
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Clarita's - steps away
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Los Suenos
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Caldera Highway #34
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Clarita's - steps away
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Jaco Beach - steps away
Nearest Point of Interest
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City Cinema
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Los Suenos Golf Course
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Los Suenos Resort and Marina
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Kentucky Fried Chicken
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Villa Caletas Restaurant
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Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge
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Auto Mercado Shopping Center
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Playa Blanca
Nearest Point of Interest
CIMA Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Arenal Volcano
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Manuel Antonio National Parque
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Pizza Hut
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Bus Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Claritas Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Jaco Taco
Nearest Point of Interest
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85

Note: Taxes INCLUDED in our low prices!

Cleaning fees: $85

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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