About the property
- House2640 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Casa Aloha is an exquisite custom built home located in a private gated community overlooking the jungle but just a few minutes to the beaches of Esterillos. Enjoy your morning coffee sitting out by the pool while watching the scarlet macaws, Toucans, Guans and an assortment of wildlife that incude Kodamondai, monkeys, and sloths. The quiet and traquil location is a favorite for everything that you came to Costa Rica to see, and it's right there at your front door. Our on site property manager will make sure that your experience at Casa Aloha brings only smiles. You can literally walk for miles in both directions on the beach. The west end of the village offers a unique lava reef visible at low tide and host the famous mermaid statue.
Each bedroom features a King Size bed with superior pillowtop mattresses for a comfortable slumber and private baths with views of the garden. There is a self inflating Queen-size air mattress available as well. The bedrooms are separate master suites located on opposite ends of the home. The home was lovingly decorated by the owners and you can see special touches throughout the house, including decorative baskets made completely from Royal Palm, driftwood, and shells found on the local beaches. Peaceful and completely private, this property is truly a wonderful place to spend your vacation.
Sunbathing, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, hiking and long walks on the beach are just a short drive away.
Esterillos is one of those hidden gems that many people describe as Hawaii 60 years ago.
Keywords: Private custom built home just minutes to the beach with pool, jungle and mountain views in a secure gated community. Extremely comfortable and tranquilo
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Frances Ball
We moved from Hawaii several years ago and it we missed the lifestyle of living near the beach and seeing the Mountains. As artist we wanted to be closer to nature and away from commercial development. When we found this property we were amazed at how wonderful the wildlife blended in harmony with the surrounding homes. We wanted to be able to go to the beach for morning walks and then retreat into the privacy of a mountain home. Casa Aloha will amaze you with the combination of Ocean, Sky , Mountain, Birds and Wildlife all making for a 'Paradise Found'.
Frances Ball purchased this House in 2010
Why Frances Ball chose Cantón Parrita
The beaches of Esterillos are some of the best beaches in the country. We enjoy surfing and boogie boarding and the nature is just incredible. We truly believe that the developers were extremely careful not to disturb the natural environment in Costa Esterillos Estates. This means that everything we came to see in a rainforest is exactly as nature intended it to be. There are no distractions from the beauty of the mountains and the multiple panoramic ocean views are breathtaking at sunset. It has been a wonderful place for a retreat.
What makes this House unique
The monkeys are right off the pool deck and are great entertainment. I get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy the toucans. I spend all day with them. I am missing them now. And then there is all the other wildlife, the iguanas, and the birding, the coati mundi, and more. It's such a great house! The garden brings us such joy as well as the views and the sunsets. You can literally walk for miles in both directions on the beach. The west end of the village offers a unique lava reef visible at low tide and host the famous mermaid statue.
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Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Privacy and Wildlife Galour at an Amazing Value!!!
We were very impressed with this house overall. It was just my girlfriend and I, so we only used one room; but the house was still a perfect size for just the two of us (not too much space). While the home could use some updates in terms of furnishings/decor, it was fine for us. The furniture was comfortable and functional and the kitchen very well equipped. The ONLY thing we were missing was trash bags. We had to re-use small shopping bags for our garbage. Perhaps we missed something though. Frances, the property manager was very thorough with his e-mails. I will say that his communication came off as 'copied and pasted'. He could use a little more of a personal touch with his e-mail communications. The introduction e-mail includes a FIVE PAGE document, that much of which consists of things you need to do or not do while at the house (a rule book). It was a little daunting. Also, previous posts regarding the 'Wi-Fi' offered are accurate. It is quite spotty and inconsistent. The 'rule book' mentioned that this is to be expected in CR, but I have stayed in many...much more rural locations in CR over the years and have experienced adequate and consistent internet. I think it has more to do with cost and choosing to use the 'Wi-Fi' device that they do.
The wildlife situation here is impressive for what is obviously a developed neighborhood. A lot of thought went into not disturbing the nature around and within the development. We saw a troupe White Face Capuchins one morning directly from the back yard/pool area, MANY toucans, humming birds, and green parrots. No resident sloth as mentioned in the 'rule book'; perhaps he has moved on.
This house, although located within a development....is VERY private. You see no neighbors while inside or in the back of the house and the mountain views are GORGEOUS! These aspects are very important to us. The pool was spotless and worked great. A pool boy showed up upon our arrival asking for keys to the pump room and after a bit of working through the language barrier, he ended up figuring it out (nothing in the 'rule book' about this). Also, the house has a very musty smell that did not seem to go away (we just got used to it). This should be addressed or explained. Overall, a great experience and would certainly recommend. This would have been a 5-star review were it not for the off-putting odor. I operate a hotel for a living and a neutral or pleasant odor is paramount for guests.
The house was great the double master bedrooms was wonderful along with the kitchen as we talked the air conditioner drains leaking down the walls needs to be resolved along with some of the supplies as we talked before the safe’s are very nice as well
I think we have those leaking a/c drains fixed now....when it's super hot like it is right now.....they get tiny bubbles in the drain lines....and then it's hard to get the bubble to release .....our AC guy Christian is a pure gem....what would we do without him?
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in casa Aloha.....the privacy of the bedrooms is one of the features in the house that I really enjoy the most. It's perfect for two couples.
Amazing wildlife. ..monkeys, birds, coati. So naturally perfect to view costa rica
Beautiful home with very spacious accommodations. Huge kitchen, seemed to have everything
Beautiful mountain top house
Casa Aloha is a beautiful house in the most remote area. This is the perfect place to go unplugged and relax. It reminds me a lot of Hawaii. Plenty of room for a family or two couples. The house is well equipped and the beds are comfortable. Only 20 minutes to Jaco but only 5 minutes to local restaurants and beaches. I would highly recommend this house. Frances is very easy to work with as well.
Amazing private home with so much to do!
We visited Casa Aloha in Jan 2016. We loved every minute of it. Frances was great with communication when we were booking, and then we started getting email contact from Arvin about a week before arrival. Arvin was amazing! We arrived a bit late (9pm or so) after a rather interesting drive from San Jose. Arvin had recommended daytime driving but we chose to get to the house ASAP! The roads were a bit crazy but we were happy we drove. Arvin met us at the front gate and showed us to the house and gave us the grand tour. It was just as the photos showed, which was beautiful! Very spacious, clean and well laid out. Arvin took us out to breakfast the next morning to show us the local beaches, restaurants and grocery stores. Arvin also helped us set up our tours - the crocodile tour first, after which we were able to buy fresh caught fish in the little village - a real treat for dinner! Arvin had recommended Villa Calletas for an outstanding sunset and he was right, and also helped us connect with Henry for a tour of Manuel Antonio Park which again was outstanding. Henry used his telescope to show us all the amazing creatures from tiny spiders, lizards, monkeys and sloths, and we were able to get close up photos on our phones using his equipment. The beaches in the park were beautiful and not crowded. Another tour recommended by Arvin (which he enjoyed with us) was the monkey tour with Rafa! We ended up alone on this one and the monkeys were so neat to have so close. We took a mini trip from the house to Arenal Volcano - spent an night at the Volcano Lodge and Springs, where we enjoyed the pools and hot springs with a view of the volcano from our room. The next morning we did the zip line with Eco Glide which was again so great! After zip lining we visited La Fortuna Waterfall which of course turned out to be breathtaking, and a must see.
When we were at the house, we thoroughly enjoyed the pool and landscaping. Every morning we would get up and have our morning coffee overlooking the hills, My husband took surfing lessons and we also did the most amazing horseback ride down the beach during the sunset which truly was one of the most amazing experiences we have had. Check out CR Beach Barn! Of course all of these tours were suggested by Arvin and we highly recommend his suggestions. We stayed with our 2 girls aged 11 and 13 and Arvin (and his magic tricks) really made the vacation. Thank you Arvin and Frances!!
Quiet, peaceful, perfect for 2 couples
This house is in a beautiful secluded spot that is very quiet and peaceful.
It's also bigger than it looks in the pictures, and is laid out perfectly for 2 couples. There are essentially 2 master suites, each approximately the same size with its own large bathroom, and a living room and kitchen in the middle. We did not use the kitchen, but it looked to be fairly well equipped if you'd like to cook your own meals.
Arvin, who was managing the house, was perfect. He was willing to do as much or as little as you wanted - anything from just offering a few suggestions for restaurants by email to setting up tours with "monkeys sitting on your head if you want". Couldn't have asked for anyone more accommodating!
I'll also say that this house is located in a gated community with 24 hour security (including one guard who rides around on a motorbike), and when we were there, the house had additional precautions to make sure that sliding glass doors were secure, etc. That was definitely nice to have.
One note - our Verizon and AT&T devices worked fine on the ICE network while we were there so we didn't try out the USB stick they had for Internet, but the house does not have WiFi. There is also no cable or satellite television service, but we don't really watch TV much so we didn't really miss it, but then again, we may be unusual since we were there on Super Bowl Sunday and didn't even try to find a place to watch the game....
All in all it's a great place for a quiet, remote getaway, about a 2 hour drive from the San Jose airport.
The beaches of Esterillos are undeveloped and pristine. Known as one of the best surfing, bodyboarding and fishing beaches in costa rica, you will be amazed at the uncrowded expanse of beach covered with shells and driftwood. We rarely see another person on our morning walks. In the development there beautiful views at every turn. The wildlife is abundant and frequently monkeys will appear in our front yard. Toucans, Green Parrots and Aracari can be heard singing in the trees just above the house. We find ourselves spending the late afternoons watching for Scarlett Macaws as they return to the mountain after feeding in the Almendros trees at the beach.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on up to four persons, each additional person add $20.00 per night. All reservations require payment in full and are non-refundable unless suitable rental is found for that rental period. Only the persons and total number of persons authorized on the original rental contract will be able to enter the development and home. Reservations for holiday dates require full payment in advance and are cancelable only to 4 months prior to reservation start date.