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Beautiful Mountain View Home Close To Pristine Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bed, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6. Minutes To The Beach, Luxury, Privacy!

Casa Verde is nestled into a small development at the foot of the mountains between the famous beaches Playa Conchal and Playa Flamingo. The village, Brasilito, showcases Costa Rican beach culture at its best. Just a five minute drive or 15 minute walk to pristine area beaches, this 2 bedroom, 2300 square foot house sleeps six. Beautiful local finishes and art and custom built Sarchi furniture along with the quiet setting make this home a comfortable and beautiful base for your Costa Rican adventure. Common area includes a large pool and rancho in the completely landscaped grounds. Six appliances and air conditioning in all rooms. Daily or weekly maid service available upon request.

Patricia Strus
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Bad Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Patricia Strus

After spending 35 years in the far north of Canada, my husband and I decided to spend our retirement melting the ice out of our souls. Costa Rica, with its varied, but warm climate and infinite variety of plants, animals and things to do was our choice after a year long journey through Central America looking for the perfect retirement location. Nick passed away two years after our arrival, but I continue to live in and love Costa Rica. I live a short walk away from Casa Verde and I am happy to help you make your stay more enjoyable. Whether you need to rent a car, plan some activities or know where to eat, I'm happy to offer you my advice.

Patricia Strus purchased this house in 2014

Why Patricia Strus chose Brasilito

When we first saw this abandoned property it had been stripped by vandals. Even the faucets and electrical wiring were gone. All that was left was the gorgeous woodwork and a lot of potential. We purchased this property and rehabbed it with the idea of renting short term to allow others to enjoy this unique part of Costa Rica. It's close to the hubbub of Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo, but located just outside of quiet Brasilito, allowing our guests to have the best of everything. Easily accessible are the varied area restaurants, surfing, the new sailing club and every activity you can think of. And now, completely rehabbed and part of a small charming development, the house has reached its full potential. I am proud to offer it to you.

Special Touches

If there is anything we can do to make your stay more special, please let us know. For a small surcharge (10%) to cover gas, we can arrange to have your kitchen stocked with food and liquor. We can get you the best rib eye steaks in Costa Rica, organic produce, really anything. It's stressful when the first thing you have to think about is where to find milk or beer. In addition, if you are celebrating a special occasion and would like to arrange for some special surprise, please ask. I love to shop and make special times for people.

What makes this house unique

Wake every morning to the sun rising over the mountains. Enjoy the area beaches...if you don't like one, there is another close by. Enjoy the surf pounding on the rocks and washing over the sand. Snorkel right from shore. In season, visit the turtle hatching beaches. Enjoy the luxurious amenities of our home and explore Costa Rican culture.

Find the Local Artisans

I am transitioning the decor of the home to be completely furnished with items from Costa Rica. As much as possible everything in our home will be produced here in Guanacaste. Your soap is produced in Tamarindo. My plan is to encourage you to support local artisans by either visiting their places of work and shops or by purchasing the items in the house. Even our furniture was custom manufactured in Sarchi, an area of Costa Rica famous for producing exquisite furniture with local hardwood.

Explore Brasilito and Beyond

The tour operators I recommend are ones I have used myself. I want your dollars to support local business, not big business. Please ask me if there is something you would like to do. I can help you arrange anything from a fishing trip to an excursion to nearby national parks. If you want to learn to paddle board or surf, I know the guy(or gal) who can give you lessons. I know a chef who will cook the local cuisine for you in your home. Monteverde? Manual Antonio? Need to rent a car or a golf cart? I can help. Wherever you want to wander, i will help you get there. Chances are I know the person who can give you the best time along with the best price.


Brasilito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Mountain View Home Close To Pristine Beaches
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We always have a wonderful at Casa Verde! Private, secure and relaxing. Patrica is a wonderful hostess with lots of information about the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Susan! As always, it was a pleasure to have you visit Casa Verde.
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Exactly What We Were Looking For

  • 5 of 5

If you want privacy, security, a wonderful house and owners who are only there if you need them (and then right away!), Casa Verde is for you. The house is one of three surrounding a clean, well-maintained pool, within 3 minutes of Playa Brasilito, 6 minutes from Portrero and Playa Flamingo, and 20 minutes from Playa Tamarindo. There are 30+ restaurants within 10 minutes, and multiple grocery stores. The house itself is well-furnished, clean, and has enough ceiling fans that we never used the air conditioning during our month-long stay. Patricia and her posse were extremely helpful, answering questions and giving advice. Very non-intrusive. We opted for the cleaning service which I would recommend for a stay longer than a week. All in all, a most excellent experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed hosting you very much and hope, if you return to our area, you will stay with us again.
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  • 4 of 5

Always a great place to stay! This our second time at Casa Verde and we intend on going to stay again, if we can. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Pool is ideal for cooling off after a hot day at the beach. Kudos to Patricia as she is a great hostess!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property with lots of room to spread out and relax. We spent a month travelling across Costa Rica and this was my wife's favorite place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful grounds and private

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Verde from 1-3 through 1-15-2017. The house is beautiful and spacious. We liked staying in Brasilito because it is a tiny town with cool local restaurants. You need a car to get to Tamarindo, the popular surfing spot but it is only a 20 minute ride. Also beautiful is Playa Flamingo, where you lounge on the beach and walk a few yards to Coco Loco, eat a fabulous dinner and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. You may want a four wheel drive as there are many dirt roads if you go exploring

Our host, Patricia, could not have been more accomodating and knowledgeable. May I recommend that you let her shop for groceries for your first breakfast until you get the lay of the land. She graciously stocked a complimentary six pack of beer and a bottle of chardonnay for our arrival! I almost forgot to mention how delightful the pool was in the afternoon after returning from the ocean! Also if one of your family members is learning to surf, look no further than Aloticos Tours and have Chris teach you ...private lessons...very affordable. Thank you, Patricia! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! Your family was a delight to have at Casa Verde. I love to help people explore and enjoy Costa Rica. Please come back soon!
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One of the highlight of our trip Costa Rica. We'll always stay at Casa Verde while in CR.

  • 5 of 5

We ate most of our meals in house. Loved large kitchen. Open living room and large dining area. The pool was a daily dip a nicely refreshing option. Pat was helpful and knowledgable about places to visit and sites to see.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I have some for you, too. You were a pleasure to host and I hope you return soon. Pura Vida!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Basilito
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $307.27
Tax Rate 13.0%

Monthly rates include electricity to a maximum of $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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