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Beautiful Mountain View Home Close To Pristine Beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Patricia Strus
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Bad Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 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.

Amenities

Brasilito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Mountain View Home Close To Pristine Beaches
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
4

Relaxing

  • 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: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Oasis

  • 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: Jan 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: Jan 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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5

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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5

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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Rates & Availability

Brasilito House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$148
$886
$2,657
 
 
Semana Santa/Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$158
$948
 
 
High Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$148
$886
$2,657
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$127
$764
$2,293
 
 
High Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$148
$886
$2,657
 
 
Navidad/Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,248
 
 
High Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
$148
$886
$2,657
 
 
Nightly Rate
Mar 13 2018 - Mar 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$148
$886
$2,657
 
 
Semana Santa/Easter
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$158
$948
 
 
High Season
Apr 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$148
$886
$2,657
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$127
$764
$2,293
 

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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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Basilito
Car: recommended

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