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Incredible Price!! Incredible Villa!!You Will Fall in Love

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

****Please note that this villa is a 2nd floor unit****If you have any physical impairments that would prevent you from climbing 1 flight of easy to climb stairs, please do not rent.

Esterillos Oeste is the ideal vacation destination community of choice in Costa Rica. Starting out as a small fishing village on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Esterillos Oeste is rapidly becoming the most desirable beach in Costa offering dark sand beaches, small fishing boats on the beach, green palm trees overhanging the beach, a sea turtle preserve and a consistently good surf break with many other world class breaks within a few minutes drive. This is truly a paradise!

This Villa is located about 75 feet from the ocean, 20 minutes south of Jaco on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is a 1 1/2 hour drive from the International Airport in San Jose and it is in a very small development named Rocamar Villas. There are four buildings and a guard's quarters along with a beautiful pool. All owners are absentee owners and there is a good chance that you will have it all to yourself. A full time security guard is present and we are fenced and gated. A large statue of the mermaid 'Serena' stands in the ocean to look over the fisherman and yes... you can buy fish right off the boats and grill them on your roof top observation deck. Our two favorite places for food and drinks are the Almendros and El Vagos...both are great.

Our Villa has 1 large bedroom (queen size bed) and two baths with showers. We also have large custom futon. Marble floors, granite counter tops, fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room in our villa makes for a comfortable, easy vacation. For your use we have air Conditioning, cable TV, high speed computer service, wifi, and fishing equipment.

The property is maintained 24 hrs a day by our security/ pool guy/ grounds keeper. Your comfort and safety are never compromised at Rocamar Villas.

Keywords: vacation villa, vacation rental, costa rica, beachfront, beachfront rental, oceanfront, oceanfront rental

More Details

rick shiver
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About rick shiver

Rick lives in Daytona Beach, Fl, A retired firefighter that loves to surf and fish has found costa rica to be a perfect fit.

rick shiver purchased this villa in 2005

Why rick shiver chose Esterillos Oeste

In 2002 I visited Costa Rica and fell in love with the people and culture. I found myself returning again and again. Tiring of hotels and restaurant food, I decided to buy. My first visit here, a scarlet Macaw landed beside me and began eating almond off of the picnic table. I knew that this would be my second home.

What makes this villa unique

Sunrises at around 5AM. Grab a cup of coffee and sit on our rooftop deck to watch the beach come to life. We have THE BEST view of the beach and beautiful, birds, iguanas and surrounding area. The surf out front is great. A 1 hour walk to Punta Mala (bad point) is an experience you will treasure forever.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Amy and I can't say enough good things about the villa and Esterillos Oeste. The villa was clean and bright and the grounds where phenomenal. You were right, Tracy didn't speak a lick of english, but was super friendly and we managed to get exactly what we needed from her. I guarantee, no matter where you travel in the world, there is no place that will have the array of characters found in Esterillos Oeste, both tico and gringo! We had an absolute ball...everyone was friendly and helpful. Brett gave me my first surf lesson, which makes me a proud member of the Soda Mary Surf Team! Amy's highlight was the Chicle Canopy Tour and her Mahi Mahi at Los Almendros (probably the best meal we have had in months)! We took your advise and got in the rental car and explored. We drove as far south as Playa Ventanas, where we saw what I would consider the most beautiful beach I have ever been on. Thanks so much for allowing us to take part of your "piece of paradise", we had the time of our life!"
Jan 2010
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Esterillos Oeste Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
big screen TV, fishing equipment, marble floors, granite counter tops, roof top beach front observation deck


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average rating of 4.631579 based on 21 reviews
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Great view, pool & just steps to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

great price, great condition, great views!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Kenneth. so glad you enjoyed your stay with us
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Wonderful comfortable space. Easy access to pool and beach. Rooftop deck a great view.

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this condo two years in a row and plan to return. Clean and grounds are well maintained. A safe environment in a gated secure area and caretaker on property.

AC in unit, good hot water pressure and basic amenities make it a homey experience. Minute to beach access, beautiful views from roof deck make thus a welcome rental. Owner is accessible by email and helpful. Caretaker does not speak English but is friendly and we managed to communicate our needs. She is quick to respond to any needs. It is close to four local restaurants, great location beteeen Jaco and Quepos for sightseeing. Parrita is a short drive for shopping and in Esterilios Oueste the small market around the corner has everything you might need.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a GREAT place!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Esterillos Oeste (OE)and RocaMar Villas! Meeting several of the locals really made our stay special. Laura gives the best massage ever! Shannon bakes amazing cinnamon rolls and bread! Dolvek and Ella are a delightful Polish couple who stay 3 months every year and were so much help! Many locals come buy selling fish. The ceviche we bought was the best we've ever had! Rick and Ginny's villa is very comfortable! There are only 7 units in RocaMar. It's gated, very safe, and pristeenely kept up by the caretaker, Tracy. The pool is fabulous and extremely clean at all times. At first it seems very odd to see the bed in the kitchen area, but that frees up a very nice TV/lounging area. The air conditioners work great! The WiFi and TV work great! Rick and Ginny provide lots of towels and bedding and a great washer/dryer. The kitchen is very small, but has everything you need if you WANT to cook. There are very few spices, etc. so if you're going to cook a lot you'll need to bring your own. (Also bring/buy foil, plastic wrap, baggies, paper towels, and trash bags.) The highlight of this particular villa is the covered rooftop patio. We spent every evening up there watching the waves crash, some mornings with coffee, and a few great naps or reading in the large hammock. We liked the hammock so much we bought a similar one to take home! They also have a large bench up there you can move to face the ocean. The beach is beautiful and you can walk as far as you want to. We especially enjoyed walking past the Serena mermaid statue and then soaking in the shallow warm tide pools on the way back! Our only criticism would be that there were 7 dogs there when we got there! (One family had 3 little dogs that barked constantly when they were away from the villa.) We don't hate dogs, but we don't have pets and it was a bit annoying to be awakened every morning by barking dogs rather than waves or birds or monkeys. Also, we found out the hard way that you need to watch where you step. Rick was a wonderful owner/host and always answered questions promptly. We would definitely return to EO and this villa! The Pura Vida lifestyle is contagious and we hope to keep the attitude going when we get home!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 had a great time. The house has everything you need. The town is nice, the beaches are awesome, the Scarlet macaws hang out in all the trees surrounding the property, and the roof top deck is the best seat in town. We used the deck a lot during our stay. We bbq and my husband surfed right in perfect sight from the roof top deck. The beach to the right of the condo was succlued and private while to the left was a very busy and public beach. Best of both worlds! I loved that the town is not too touristy. We bought snapper right off the beach just caught. Great way to bring in the new year!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for visiting RocaMar. We are always thrilled to read our reviews. Please come stay again.
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Best spot on Esterillos Oeste

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Rick's place before and as always were sad to have to go home. Awesome beach view from the terrace. Spent most of my time up there relaxing on the hammock.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected

  • 2 of 5

The location is excellent, but the unit is a bit run down (Hot water comes and goes, making showering or even washing dishes difficult.) and the beach is almost inaccessible because of erosion. The property manager does an excellent job of maintaining the grounds and pool, but cannot help with directions, dining recommendations, etc. because she speaks virtually no English. This will not be on my recommended list.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: please note all of the excellent reviews that we have received. Also that the water system in CR is is not the US. As for speaking with Tracy, it probably a good idea to learn some Spanish before is going to a country that speaks Spanish or communicating with the locals can be a problem. Pura Vita
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surfing, scuba diving


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner'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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