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Deb Gempeler

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Luxury 2 Bd/3 Ba Beach Condo Steps from the Ocean

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Puntarenas Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 4-6 Sleeps On The Beach

Macaws Ocean Club Resort is located on the south end of Jaco Beach. The resort has 25 units, 24 hour security, is family oriented and each unit is individually owned. The ocean is a short walk down a pebbled path via private access. We offer an air conditioned, fully equipped, second floor, 1350 sq ft unit. The master bedroom has a brand new king size bed and a 40' flat panel Tv. The master bath has a massive double vanity and shower for two. The second bedroom has a new queen size bed with luxury linens and a private bath with shower and a 32" flat panel Tv. The living room has new stylish furniture, a queen size sleeper sofa and a large flat panel TV. Dining is on the patio, seats 6 and overlooks the pool. The kitchen has granite counter tops, a dishwasher and all of the appliances to make your stay seem like home including a washer and dryer. The unit is beautiful, comfortable and I know you will love your stay. We place a great deal of emphasis on cleanliness and comfort. Our guests are assured that they will have both at an affordable price. You will also enjoy 20% discount with the use of my business card at several establishments.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deb Gempeler (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Deb Gempeler

I'm a retired Captain of a maximum security prison in Wisconsin. My husband, Rick, is a retired supervisor of the Dodge County Sheriff's Department but he is still working a part time job as Police Chief of a small community. After I retired from the state I became more involved with our rental properties and managing other people's rentals as well. Both Rick and I grew up in small towns in Wisconsin and make our home in Beaver Dam, WI. He was the youngest person in the state to obtain his Master Cheese maker certification and worked in that field for 13 years before going into law enforcement. He can tell you much more than you'd ever care to know about cheese if given the chance. He was awarded his private pilot's license over 20 years ago and we've enjoyed many cross country trips over the years. Any time left is spent with our 3 grandchildren; Abbey, Johnny and Lilly.

Deb Gempeler purchased this condo in 2013

Why Deb Gempeler chose Puntarenas

A client suggested that we try Costa Rica ... and here we are! It's the only tropical place we've been to that doesn't break the bank. It's easy to get around, the fruit and vegetables grow year round, and there are so many things to do in the area.

What makes this condo unique

We wanted a place that was close enough to the activities but quiet enough for relaxing and safety was big concern. The complex has only 25 units, built in a circle and facing each other. It's a kick sitting on the balcony enjoying a cold beverage and getting to know the neighbors. Our unit is #16 on the 2nd floor.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Luxury 2 Bd/3 Ba Beach Condo Steps from the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Fabulous vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Macaws. The unit was immaculately clean and we loved having access to a washer and dryer. Jaco is hot and somewhat humid and both got a workout! The unit is spacious with everything one could possibly need. We enjoyed eating our meals on the balcony overlooking the pool and palm trees. The unit is a very short walk to the beach. There is an outdoor shower for getting the fine sand off after ocean swimming. The beach is perfect for people of all ages. The water is shallow so safe for youngsters. We didn't take surf lessons but it appeared that this beach was excellent for first time surfers. Downtown is a short drive away or $2 taxi. Jaco is situated between two national parks, both worth visiting, Carara to the north and Manuel Antonio to the south. The hike across from the gas station is well worth doing. We saw scarlet macaws and roseate spoonbills fly by. The owner kept in touch with us to make sure we were going to have a great stay. And we did!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the unit and location. And I really appreciate the recommendations for restaurants. Please come back again! Deb
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay in Jaco. The condo is clean, well-furnished, and the property staff is friendly and helpful. I stayed here with a friend who surfed every morning. It was convenient for him that the backdoor of the property opened to the beach. Deb, the owner, is extremely helpful and responsive if you have any questions or run into any problems.

I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to rent a place instead of staying at a hotel.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jerry! We hope you decide to stay with us again. Deb
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5

What a great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo and the area was very nice. The condo is very nice, clean and the staff at the complex are polite. The short walk to the beach (50m) is simple. I loved the beach and found it very relaxing. I surf so many of the days I would just walk with my board to the beach and go surfing.

I would recommend this place to anyone and I will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you decided to return again this year!
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5

Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation we ever had!! My husband and our 2 adult daughters gave up xmas to vacation in Costa Rica. Best decision ever! We had a great time in Jaco mostly due to the owner of the condo, Deb. Our vacation would not have been as fun and budget friendly if it weren't for her. She knows this area well. She sent me very detailed emails about all things Jaco and the condo. She helped with transportation to and from the airport, had a great info on local tourist areas, money/baking, cabs, shopping, safety, food..... I could on and on. Her unit is awesome, comfortable, equipped with everything you need. Close to downtown Jaco, you can walk or take a $2 cab ride. Her contact person Ana at Costa Rica Holiday Rentals was super helpful with bookings tours. Easy beach access and the gentlemen working the security gate were so helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this condo if you want to come to Jaco! We surfed, Zip lined, saw sloths, howler monkeys, bats etc at Manuel Antonio(rented a car for a day from 2-Go rent a car for $54. They were great ), jet skied, took an island tour to Tortuga Island with Princess Tours:) and sat on Jaco beautiful beach! Just an Awesome vacation!!

Thanks again Deb, it wouldn't have been the vacation is was without you! Wouldn't change a thing!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

Have to start this review talking about the wonderful owners of this condo. Deb was the reason we had such a great time in Jaco! Here knowledge of the area, culture, people, banking system, restaurant's, supermarkets. tourist sites, how to get around....... I could go on and on. She gave budget friendly advise on touring and sight seeing too. She should write a vacation blog:) Thank you for taking the time with all the emails with so much info and for arranging our transportation with Ana(Who is super helpful too) with Costa Rica Holiday Rentals. I felt I already knew the area before I even got there. Her condo is beautiful, comfortable, kitchen was well equipped for any kind of meal, beach towels etc. and it had wifi which helped my 20 something's be able to connect occasionally. The beach is in back of the condo. 2 minute walk to a secure entrance. The Security people at the front gate were great and super helpful and friendly. We travelled a little to other areas and the transportation is so easy via bus or taxi. The condo is very close to downtown. Many shops, restaurants and supermarkets. Super location and easy to get around. Best vacation ever. Recommend Princess tours to Tortuga Island, drive or take a bus to Manuel Antonio, great zip lining close by, surf schools right on the beach. we rented chairs from Hotel 8?? right next door on our beach days. Highly recommend Jaco and Deb's unit if your planning a vacation to Costa Rica! Thanks again for helping us with our vacation to Costa Rica! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen, Thank you so much for your kind words. I love sharing information about Costa Rica with our guests. Please come back again. Deb
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5

Safe a Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place, felt like a private beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Juan Santamaria International, San Jose (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
On Pastor Diaz Street
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mariotte Inn (La iguana Golf Course)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
with in walking distance
Car: not necessary

Miles of ocean front beach for morning / evening stroll to downtown Jaco and great ziplining adventures during the day.

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Rates & Availability

Jaco Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,550
 
 
High Season 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$193
$1,250
$3,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$995
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $600

$600.00 security deposit / $75 non-refundable cleaning fee requested at the time of booking. Security deposit will be properly returned after verification. Tenant will reimburse the owner for utilities if staying 29 days or longer. Credit Card fees will be deducted from the security deposit. It is generally a fee of $23.00. Personal checks are accepted. The security deposit will be returned within 30 days if the stay was less than 28 days. If the stay is 29 days or longer the security deposit will be returned after the utility bill deductions are made. The guest will be provided a copy of the utility bill.

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Amenities

Puntarenas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3-full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • In #16, the master bedroom has king size bed with a walk in closet, large flat panel TV and private bathroom. The guest bedroom has a queen size bed with private bathroom. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We can provide transportation from the San Jose Airport and we are happy to customize your vacation with us. Whether you prefer to relax, sight see or tackle Sport Fishing or Zip Lining; we can assist you. Just let us know what you're interested in at the time of booking.

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