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Beautiful Mountain View Home Close To Pristine Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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 Guanacaste

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Mountain View Home Close To Pristine Beaches
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

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: Nov 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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So peaceful

  • 4 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at Casa Verde in late October of 2016. What a peaceful, relaxing place to stay! Patricia was the most gracious hostess, with many recommendations, that helped us with our stay there. The pool is excellent, providing the Pura Vida lifestyle. We are already planning our next stay to this wonderful "green house". Thank you so much Patricia! Hope to see you next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you at Cass Verde and I hope to see you again soon!
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very quiet, peaceful and clean

  • 5 of 5

It was a very nice stay... peaceful and quiet.. just what we wanted.. there was a couple minor issues that they took care of immediately!!! I want to stress that they are there to please...

They were available for any issues or questions about the home and area.. the pool was at times dirty, because the winds were high and there was debris in the pool, as that would happen any where.. but they cleaned the pool immediately and it was no issue.. we cut down coconuts from the trees for fresh coconut water, which was amazing!!! we highly recommend this beautiful home.. we hope come back... they were amazing hosts!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and for your kind words. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you had a great time in the area. Come back soon! Those Papagayo winds were something else, weren't they?
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Spacious, well maintained, comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Verde was the perfect spot for us to rendezvous with our daughter and son-in-law. The vacation home provided ample space for us to spread out and after each of our Costa Rican adventures, it was great to come home to comfort, space, and of course, that wonderful, cooling pool in the back garden. The house is not only well maintained, it is also well stocked. We enjoyed cooking the majority of our meals there.

Nick and Pat are outstanding hosts who assisted us with many of our preparatory needs as well as advised us about places to visit and things to do. It is clear that they are proud of their vacation home, and they enjoy interactions with their guests. Thank you, Nick and Pat. We had a wonderful week in paradise.

Gail Paquin, Yellowknife, NT Canada. January 2016

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Gail and family! It was wonderful to host you at Casa Verde!
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Immaculate Brasilito paradise

  • 5 of 5

Casa Verde exceeded all our expectations on our first trip to Costa Rica. This like new villa is stunning with its guanacaste wood ceilings, well equipped kitchen and beautifully finished bathrooms. The pool and Rancho within the well maintained mature gardens was our primary source of relaxation I between trips.

The owners provided first class service helping us ar any opportunity given to guide us on our local and far a field travels.

Local tourist sites and activities abound, we would and have highly recommended this world class rental to our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those very kind words. We hope our paths cross again!
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Beautiful property with a great family feel

  • 5 of 5

You can't go wrong with Casa Verde. Nick and Patricia are about as welcoming and caring a couple as you will find, anywhere. We stayed 3 months in Casa Verde and enjoyed all of it. The house is beautifully designed and decorated. It's in a 3 house "complex" that creates an instant community feel with other travelers. It's well located in Brasilito with very close beach access. We had an amazing time there. We can't recommend it and them enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Basilito
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Brasilito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Semana Santa/Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Semana Santa/Easter
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $296
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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Brasilito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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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