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Private Custom Home with Pool, Minutes to Esterillos Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,640 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Property Manager
Frances Ball
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 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 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.

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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Parrita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • each bathroom has a full view of the garden and mountains, a walk in shower, and private water closet.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
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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Private Custom Home with Pool, Minutes to Esterillos Beaches
average rating of 4.76 based on 26 reviews

Amazing wildlife. ..monkeys, birds, coati. So naturally perfect to view costa rica

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with very spacious accommodations. Huge kitchen, seemed to have everything

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain top house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton, ON

Amazing private home with so much to do!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san Jose

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: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
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.




Additional information about rental rates

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

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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