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Private Home, Pool And Rancho, Close To The Beach, 90 Minutes From SJO Airport

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Peaceful Home With Rancho And Private Pool

My delightful Grandson has called his church "Happy House" from the time he was 2 years old. At nearly 5 years old now, it's still "Happy House" to him, his name for the church he loves, where he can read a book, be surrounded by wonderful, peace loving people, be reflective, quiet and secure; a true haven, a sanctuary and a place where wonderful happy memories can be made. I cannot think of a better name for my home and I hope you and your family, or a special loved one, will love it too!

Casa Feliz, a 2,000 square foot, 3-story home, was built by a local builder. Finishes in the home are in gorgeous 100% native teak. The home is meticulously cared for and furnished with everything you need to enjoy a vacation to remember.

Situated on a 15,000 square foot lot that is well manicured with native flora and fauna and mango trees that offer fruit in season and fantastic shade... (With hammocks provided during High season.) Our favorite spot is the Rancho and Pool. The Rancho (BBQ area), is 100% native teak. You'll find everything you need is right here;  sink, small refrigerator, BBQ grille, a decent sized table with comfortable chairs to relax the day away, enjoying good friends or family poolside. Not to mention, a great bonus feature of a half bathroom/toilet/sink in the Rancho. The Rancho walks right out to the beautiful above ground pool with enough chairs provided for serious sunbathers. An outdoor shower next to the driveway, perfect to rinse off your salt and beach sand before heading inside or before using the pool.

While all levels of the home are not wheelchair accessible, we hope it will meet your needs.

There's so much to do in this area and close by. Ask my Rental Management team: Kate and Dave for advice, or just venture out on your own and enjoy all that Pura Vida has to offer!!

More Details

Property Manager
Kate & Dave Treadway (Property Managers)
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Kate & Dave Treadway (Property Managers)

I am truly pleased with my new home in Esterillos Oeste. Having once been married to a Tico man and raising our two children to adulthood in the United States, we have remained very close to our Costa Rican family through the years and have always done our best to visit as often as possible. We did our best each time, to make every moment count, whether in and around the capital city of San Jose or in the mountain area of Heredia. And we always loved our trips to the beach even though it was a bit of a drive back then without La Costanera Sur.

Kate & Dave Treadway (Property Managers) purchased this house in 2015

Why Kate & Dave Treadway (Property Managers) chose Xihu Villas

After being away for 10 long years, which we agreed was much too long; a trip to visit our family in Costa Rica in Dec 2014/Jan 2015, for 3 glorious weeks and visits to the beaches along the Central Pacific Coast, had my son and I talking about eventually owning a home in Costa Rica for us as well.

So, fast forward back home to one of the worst New England winters ever on record, especially February/March 2015!! That's when I knew it had to be sooner rather than later and got busy scouring the Internet for just the right property that our family could gather for more and more great times in years ahead. A quieter, less crowded place by the beach; not too far from our Costa Rican family's residences. This property that is now Casa Feliz or Happy House! I originally thought this home was out of my price range, but I couldn't get it off of my mind somehow and when it was reduced in price, my heart nearly skipped several beats! This was the one; I knew it in my heart right away!

I was so very fortunate to find the most wonderful, honest realtor who made the whole home buying process in another country, seem to go so effortlessly. I will always be grateful to him for answering the multitude of questions from myself in the US and my Tico family who viewed the property as my eyes and ears. My realtor connected me to some of the areas top notch professionals to manage and maintain my home and today I can say without hesitation; I couldn't be happier that now this wonderful piece of real estate, this piece of paradise is all mine!

And yes, I want to share it with families who just like ours, enjoy spending great times together and making lifelong memories. My hope is that my sweet relatives; my Tico family, will enjoy it often as they live fairly close. But, there will be many times available for you and your family as well to make your own great memories. For now, my full time residence is in the United States, though I definitely plan to get to Esterillos more often.

What makes this house unique

Esterillos Oeste, a quiet and tranquil area with close proximity to beaches, nearby public transportation, wildlife, turtle reserves, surfing, zip lines, fishing, marinas, national parks and more! Residents in this private community neighborhood of Villa Xihu (Vee ya See Chu) prefer their lives this way, undeveloped and natural. Just about one mile to the incredible Esterillos area beaches that are so secluded you truly won't believe it! No high rise hotels here folks! Some days you can walk along collecting seashells and just admiring the beauty around you, for what seems like forever without seeing another human soul. Do watch for the beautiful scarlet macaws as they fly over making their daily jungle visits. The area offers a fully stocked grocery store and a few area restaurant treasures that offer very qood quality food for a very fair price. If you're looking for souvenirs and more of a wilder time, head to Jaco, just about 20 minutes to the North. Here it is bustling with activity, restaurants, shops and nightlife. Use caution here, just as you would do so in any busy and bustling area, especially after dark.

From Esterillos, travel about 35-40 minutes south to the beautiful and very well known tourist area of Manuel Antonio and Quepos. With the National Park, the beaches, the fishing, the great restaurants; you are sure to have a wonderful time in this area as well.

Amenities

Xihu Villas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Rancho - toilet
  • There is also a shower next to the pool where you can rinse off any sand when you come back from a long walk on the beach or surfing.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Air conditioner, ceiling fan, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Air conditioner, ceiling fan, small bureau
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , upstairs, air conditioner, ceiling fan, windows on 3 sides
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Air conditioner, ceiling fan, closet
  • There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor, each with a double bed. Two of the bedrooms here have closets, while one has a small bureau for your essentials. All 3 bedrooms share the common full bath /tub/shower. A small room with windows on 3 sides on the 3rd floor level, offers a twin sized bed and its own full bathroom/tub/shower. All bedrooms have fully working air conditioners that are well maintained. Fans throughout the home and open or screened windows, keep the home at a comfortable temperature.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Residents in this private community neighborhood of Villa Xihu (Vee ya See Chu) prefer their lives this way, undeveloped and natural. You may see monkeys, lizards, iguanas, squirrels, or coati mundis in the community. Scarlet Macaws fly over in the morning and again in the late afternoon. Some of the activities you can enjoy while you are staying at Casa Feliz are canopy zipline tours, horseback riding to a water fall, hiking to tres piscinas where you can jump from one pool to the next, hiking to a waterfall at Rainmaker, take a catamaran to Tortuga Island for the day, take a mangrove tour where monkeys come on to the boat to say hello, and more. We're only 4 hours from Arenal Volcano. If you're looking for souvenirs and more of a wilder time, head to Jaco, just about 20 minutes to the North. Here it is bustling with activity, restaurants, shops, casinos and nightlife. Use caution here, just as you would do so in any busy and bustling area, especially after dark.

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Private Home, Pool And Rancho, Close To The Beach, 90 Minutes From SJO Airport
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Great Home in Esterillos!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a large family. We slept 7 people comfortably. Kate and Dave were great, very attentive and accommodating. The pool is a nice touch, giving kids something to do in the evenings. There is AC throughout the house, which is pretty rare for Costa Rica. Definitely appreciated in July.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Jaime. We are so happy you enjoyed the house and had a wonderful vacation. We hope you can come back and stay with us again. Pura Vida! Kate & Dave
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The property & home were beautiful. Dave & Kate were very helpful in giving us ideas on things to do in the area. We enjoyed our stay & would recommend this property to our friends planning a trip to Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy you had a great time celebrating your friend's special birthday. We hope you can come back and see us again. Pura vida!
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5

Beautiful property, wonderful management!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Feliz was amazing! The house is gorgeous and well maintained, and Dave was incredibly helpful getting us settled in and comfortable with the area. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent choice for vacation and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Well keep. Very open and spacious. Terrace and pool are next to each other which mades property very attractive to sit in the morning early pm and have BBQ and drinks.

Beach close by; only 2-3 minutes down the road. Made it easy to got and take a cooler and sit at the end of the beach and see the magnifecent sunsets of Esterillos.

I'll see myself keep coming back for rental on this property for long time.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful place for 2 days . it's just perfect in many ways, is close to the beach , super markets are close and you can also visit nearby beaches that are only 30 minutes away driving .

The place is fully equipped , has a very nice kitchen, 4 very comfortable bedrooms , a garage (for 1 car but it has enough space for 3 cars at leats ) a very nice pool with a little rancho next to it, perfect for a nice grill !

We had excellent customer service.

This place is super recomended .

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Feliz! The beach is closer than you realize, only a couple minutes away by car. You can also buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen right on the beach when they come in from fishing early in the morning. Surf lessons are available from a local surf instructor. You can walk a long way in either direction and sometimes even see monkeys. We enjoyed meeting you and we hope you will come back and stay at Casa Feliz again and again. Pura Vida!
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Map

Nearest Airport
67 Miles
SJO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Surf Mi
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
La Iguana Golf Course, Herradura
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 34
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Los Almendros
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Esterillos Oeste
Car: recommended

Casa Feliz is a 2000 sq ft, 3 story home, situated on a 15,000 sq ft lot. Built by a local builder, having built several other homes in the area as well, the home is finished in gorgeous 100% native teak. The home is meticulously cared for and furnished with everything you need to enjoy a vacation to remember.

This 15,000 sq ft lot is well manicured with native flora and fauna and mango trees that offer fruit in season and fantastic shade. There are so many natural areas to explore on the grounds, but I imagine you will spend most of your time in the newly built Rancho and Pool. The Rancho (BBQ area), with just 2 steps up is quite spectacular! Again, in 100% native teak, everything you need is right here; great bar area with stools, sink, small refrigerator, BBQ grille, a decent sized table with comfortable chairs to sit around eating, drinking tropical favorite drinks, chatting, playing cards, or just enjoying music and the company of good friends poolside. Not to mention, a great bonus feature of a sweet half bathroom/toilet/sink in the Rancho. No need to return to the inside of the house when nature calls. The Rancho walks right out to the beautiful above ground pool with enough chairs for serious sunbathers. An outdoor shower is right next to the driveway as you pull up to the house, so that you may rinse off your salt and beach sand before heading inside or before using the pool.

All around you, there is so much to do; it would be impossible to mention it all. I will trust that you do your homework ahead of time and whether asking my Rental Management team: Kate and Dave for advice, or just venturing out on your own, enjoy all that Pura Vida has to offer!!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

This is a family home in a quiet community. Absolutely no outside guests are permitted on the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.