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Ideal Get-Away in a Tropical Garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 200 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2 to 6)

A not to be missed Costa Rican experience. This home is a private getaway surrounded by a spectacular tropical garden with banana trees, star fruit trees, and papaya trees.

There is a large private pool for you to cool off in and enjoy.

Completely furnished with style, this home is designed for indoor as well as outdoor living with decks around the pool area and off of the kitchen.

In the afternoon, one can relax in the hammock in the rancho located by the pool.

Two of the bedrooms have access to the pool and the third bedroom has a view of the front garden. The 3 bedrooms are equipped with AC if you want to use it , otherwise ceiling fans are located throughout the home.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped for preparing your meals and there is a large BBQ in the rancho for grilling.

The neighborhood is quiet and very safe, with many families from different backgrounds reside there.

The house is located just a 15 minute walk from the beach and the center of town where you will find many restaurants such as Italian to sushi, as well as typical Costarican, seafood, etc.. There are many boutiques, souvenir stores and three grocery stores to choose from for your shopping needs.

The town tour operators offer various activities like zip lining, surf lessons, horseback riding or sport fishing, boating water sports. You can book tours and day trips ..

There is public transit if you want to explore the country or want go for day trips like visiting Manuel Antonio National Park or taking a tour to Tortugero Island on a catamaran

My house is a perfect hide-away to relax or to use as a base to explore the Pacific Coast area. It is a place you will always want to return to.

Maid service is available once a week

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

Why The Owner chose Jaco

After visiting Jaco Costa Rica during my holiday in Costa Rica, I found Jaco to be the perfect place for me. I always dreamed of living in a warm and tropical place. Close to the capital San Jose, Jaco is easy to get to and from the airport. There are two national parks close by, Manuel Antonio is just a 45 minutes drive and park Carara just 20 minutes from Jaco. The river Tarcoles has the most and the largest crocodiles gathering in Central america. My daughter and her family have been vacationing in this town for 19 years.I hope you will enjoy everything Costa Rica has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The beach is a short 10 minutes walk from the house.We enjoy our morning walks on the beach.

An other walk we love to take is up the mountain, if we go early enough we often see the white face monkeys and the beautiful Morpho butterfly.

The marina is just 10 minutes driving from Jaco in Herradura, there are several super market that offers all the products needed to prepare any gourmet meals.

Every morning we take our coffee in the garden among the tropical plants, it is so peaceful and relaxing.


Barrio Ricos y Famosos House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bedroom 1 has view of the pool and garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , bedroom 2 has view of the garden and pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , view of the front garden and equipped with AC
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Ideal Get-Away in a Tropical Garden
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful place, great location just a short walk to the beach. The yard is an oasis.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this home to stay at..

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wow, this place was perfect. The garden and pool area are awesome. We are a family of six and the villa was a perfect size. There's four different eating areas, three alfresco and formal. The villa is close to everything including restaurants, grocery stores, beach, etc. There's a great fruit vendor on the left side of the road towards downtown with extremely good prices and produce. We squeezed fresh oranges at the villa every morning (yes, the villa has a juicer). You don't need to rent a car. We used Hugo Transport in Jaco to shuttle us to and from the airport and we did a few excursions which included transportation. It was a total hassle free holiday not having to drive. Danielle, the owner was great to deal with. Rebecca, the property manager met us at the villa when we arrived and was also very helpful. The villa is also very safe. I usually never go back to the same place (too many places yet discovered) but I would return to CR and stay this villa again. Totally perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking such good care on my home. I am happy to hear you had a great holiday and your time in Jaco was a memorable one. You are welcome back anytime. All the best to you and your family Danielle
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Wow! amazing house!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment that we arrived at the house to the moment that we left it was an amazing experience! The house pretty much has everything you need or can imagine that you might need. Rebecca the housekeeper was very informative and very helpful to work with. I really can't think of one thing to complain about it was an amazing experience, not to mention that the house is beautiful. Thank you so much!!

Vivian and Justin

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nature Lovers Dream

  • 5 of 5

If there is "heaven on earth" this is the place! The property surrounding this home is what made this such a memorable vacation for us.

I can tell you that the pictures of the interior of the home itself are completely accurate. We had my sister-in-law with us for a portion of our trip, and the layout of the two poolside bedrooms on opposite sides of the home, each with their own bathrooms were great for our individual privacy.

There are ceiling fans in every room, and I can honestly say that having just the fans (no A/C) was enough to keep us comfortable. Don't let the lack of A/C keep you from considering this home.

Now for the backyard...Danielle has done a masterful job in creating a true "Garden of Eden" experience. My sister-in-law and I would lay in the pool and marvel at the variety of flowering plants, and it seemed like every day we'd discover something we hadn't noticed before! The current pictures of the outside of the property could use updating as it's so much more lush than what is pictured. The is a fantastic flowering white bougainvillea over the covered patio leading to the pool, there is a bright yellow hibiscus-type flowering vine that is running up and along the the pool-side barbeque area. I could go on, and on.

The lush garden (I keep using the word "lush", but it's so true) invites countless varieties of birds - imagine waking each morning to them singing to each other! We even saw a lizard eating the red hibiscus at the far back of the property, and there was an iguana that liked to hang by the pool and sun himself.

We did not experience any mosquitoes like one of the reviews commented on. As a matter of fact, we slept with only the mosquito netting over the bedroom door at night, and left the kitchen and living room doors open all day, neither of which have screens. We never so much as saw one bug in the house.

A note on Jaco itself - the three of us found that the walk to the beach took us about 25 mins one-way. There is a little tienda about a block from the entrance to the subdivision (barrio), and a great fruit market about 2 blocks beyond that. Further down the road is a bakery that has fantastic bread that we bought fresh daily. The Caribbean restaurant at the entrance to the barrio is a winner as well!

Rebecca is a very personable and welcoming manager, and was always available when we had questions for her. From the first day to the last, we enjoyed our stay here and hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Québec, Canada

Une famille comblée

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné 3 nuits dans cette magnifique villa. Le jardin est vraiment merveilleux. Les voisins ne sont pas visible et la quiétude règne. L'intérieur est très bien décoré. Le tout à un prix plus que raisonnable.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Touch of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Costa Rica,but it will definitely not be our last! The house was a "home" and everything it was advertised to be! Peaceful and quiet but a quick walk to town! The kitchen was fully equipped, the best we have ever experienced! Rebecca was very helpful and gave us suggestions for things to see and do, as well as locations of markets, banks etc! Danielle gave us many suggestions prior to our arrival in Costa Rica such as rental car information and sights to see! Definitely looking forward to returning!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
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Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Jaco Beach

Playa Jaco is the closest beach from San Jose the Central Valley and is one of the most visited coastal destinations in Costa Rica. The beach is a 2.5 mile (4 km) strip which offers world renowned surfing and more. Activities include surfing, swimming, deep sea fishing, ATV tours, bicycle rentals, horseback excursions, crocodile safari, national parks and reserves, boat and kayak excursions, white-water rafting, canopy tours and popular night life. With all there is to offer it is no wonder Jaco is as popular as ever.Manuel Antonio National Park is within driving distance of Jaco as it sits majestically, 43 miles (69 km) to the south. Punta Leona Wildlife Refuge (Refugio de Punta Leona) is another place visitors have a good chance of seeing wildlife, which is located along the drive north from Jaco towards the town of Tarcoles.


Rates & Availability

Barrio Ricos y Famosos House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
basse saison
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
high season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas, New Year, Easter
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

A 10 dollar fee is added per day for any additional guests. The pricing for the rental is based on two guests
All taxes are included
Christmas, New Year and Easter weeks are a flat rate of 285 dollars a night, minimum 4 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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