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Frances Ball

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Private Custom Home with Pool, Minutes to Esterillos Beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Esterillos Oeste House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Frances Ball (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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 Puntarenas

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Loved everything.. Perfect......could not have picked a better place to relax and find pura vida ....
Dec 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)
Private Custom Home with Pool, Minutes to Esterillos Beaches
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews
5

Quiet, peaceful, perfect for 2 couples

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great Place to Relax!

  • 3 of 5

The house and the experience was GREAT. The house is very comfortable and well equipated (just... the BBQ). It need some things to improve like the A/C in one room wasn't working well and better maintenance. Overhall I really enjoy the place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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4

The house is nice and secluded.

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice secluded home. It was clean and the pool was completely private. The home is beautiful. I had guests over during the day and the home is plenty large.

I did have problems with the provided Internet connectivity. My phone also did not work at the location.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and Private CASA ALOHA is a great vacation value

  • 5 of 5

This home turned out to be perfect for two couples. Both couples wanted a king suite and that is exactly what this home has. They are on opposite sides of the huge house providing plenty of privacy. The bedrooms open onto the pool deck where you are treated to a panorama of the mountains and rainforest. We enjoyed the birds and iguanas, lots of very lovely plants in the garden, but most of all, the monkeys. They must live nearby because they came everyday and entertained us for hours. It was easy to go to larger towns where they had shopping and tours, but every afternoon we came back to incredible sunsets and total quiet. Nearby were small restaurants where we had many wonderful fresh seafood meals. It was very authentic and natural, and we enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DESTIN
5

a great vacation home in an extremely beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The people that own this home must be in heaven when they come to visit!!! We expected Costa Rica to be beautiful, and have lots of wildlife and adventure waiting for us......but this was way over the top. First of all the pool has a scenic view that can be seen from almost all the rooms in the house. We were able to see birds flying directly overhead while in the pool. The birding from the tiki hut was unreal, they seemed to be everywhere. The surrounding area is very private. you can go for walks on completely flat paved roads up and down the hills where we saw a variety of animals and birds. The house has two wonderful king size beds that are so comfy we hardly wanted to get out of them. there are also two queen inflatable beds for additional guest that fit in the oversized rooms .....so there is plenty of room for six persons. The property manager was very helpful, booked several fun and easy tours. Our deposit was returned several weeks after our visit. I think everyone agreed this was the best vacation we have ever had. WE LOVED CASA ALOHA AND CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good but ........

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed 2 weeks at Casa Aloha in early March 2015. The house & neighbourhood are great. We saw lots of blue butterflies and toucans. The house and pool are very private but close to a couple of beaches (5 minute drive). Our only complaint is that after our stay we never received the damage deposit back and once we checked out & communicated with Frances she said that we did qualify for it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
SAN JOSE
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Monterey and Alma
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
ALMENDROS
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
ESTERILLOS CENTRO
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Esterillos Oeste House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas thru New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$185
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,187
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

housekeepings $40 + Tax
Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are based on up to four persons, each additional person add $20.00 per night. All reservations made within 60 days of arrival 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.

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.
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Amenities

Esterillos Oeste House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • each bathroom has a full view of the garden and mountains.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , each bedroom is a King size suite with private bath/closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large walk in closet will accommodate queen inflatable bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size air mattress available(2) Each bedroom has 13 feet of ceiling to floor glass windows allowing for a full view of the mountains, garden and pool deck. Located on opposite sides of the house, you can enjoy privacy exiting your bedroom to the pool. The two queen air mattresses inflate in under 5 minutes by plugging into the wall socket. Both mattresses are normal full/queen size beds. Sheets, pillows and blankets are available for all 4 beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
If you are looking for something that is unique and natural, then this is the house for you. We have a completely private home sitting on the edge of the rainforest mountain just 5 minutes above Esterillos Beach. This gated community prides itself with being 'in harmony with nature'. I must admit, when I am at Casa Aloha I feel completely in harmony with everything. Quiet and scenic, the birds and animals are frequently sighted just feet from the house. The house is completely furnished in comfortable furniture, decorated with natural palm baskets and tropical paintings. The large walk in closets provide ample space for storage of your luggage and can also be used as a room for inflating the queen size mattress if necessary. The house comfortably sleeps 6 •

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