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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 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. The master bedroom has a king bed and the spacious second bedroom has a double/single bunk bed and another single bed. 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. Reservations of two weeks or longer include weekly maid service. For others daily or weekly maid service is available.

Patricia Strus
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Bad Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 numerous beaches, 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.

Pre-arrival Groceries

Send me a list and I will stock your supplies for you before you arrive. 15% surcharge applies.

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. 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
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Quiet time 10 p.m. to 7a.m.
  • This is a family orientated property. If you are looking for a party place, this is not your property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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Wonderful home and very Gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa Verde for 6 weeks, Jan/Feb 2018 and absolutely loved this wonderfully relaxing space. The home is very open and inviting. The interior, walls and floors are very light colored and the many skylights made it very bright The kitchen is fully supplied with all you need to cook your meals. There is a nice work island, and a huge refrigerator. The furniture is beautiful Costa Rican made, extremely comfortable and very sturdy. We so appreciated that we did not have to sit on plastic chairs for our stay. The back patio/pool area is where we spent alot of our time. The pictures are very true to life. I loved sitting there in the morning to drink my coffee, watch all the colorful birds and listen to the howler monkeys. There's so much to see and do in Costa Rica and Patricia was so helpful giving us travel tips. She is a wealth of information. The beaches in the Brasilito area are beautiful. I hope you have as much fun as we did !

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed your time at Casa Verde and in Costa Rica. I enjoyed hosting you a great deal. Thank you for sharing your extensive experience in Central America with me. Your reviews of local restaurants and attractions and suggestions for improving my guests experience were much appreciated. I hope you come back someday soon!
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Perfect for a family of 5

  • 5 of 5

As a family of five it is always difficult to find the right place. For us, Casa Verde was the perfect place. It is located away from the action, but central to get to all the nice beaches in a quiet area. The house is well build with wonderful woodwork and a nice detail iron frame on the outside for security on the windows and doors . Everything what we needed was in the house. The house is clean with a above standard kitchen. The pool has a depth of 5 -7 feet which was great for swimming in the evening for our kids.

The owner was through the whole process from booking to leaving the house super easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Casa Verde with your lovely family. It was a pleasure to meet you! Good luck on all your adventures.
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  • 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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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Don Brasilitos
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Westin Reserva Conchal
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Playa Basilito
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $307.97
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.