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Beachfront house! Playa Bandera, Parrita, Costa Rica - Free WIFI. Try surfing!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Enjoy your private beach front house. This is right on the BEACH!!!!

Beautiful property with serene rustic cottage right on the beach Playa Palma aka Bandera! Close to the quaint town of Parrita just 20 mins from Quepos & Jaco!

Enjoy the serenity, mature palm and fruit trees and breaking waves of the ocean

at the foot of the house.

The first question people ask: 'How close to the beach?'. Our property is on the beach. The house 50 meters to the water. You get the luxury of a beach, low traffic, high pleasure. There are monkeys in the trees, parrots in the morning and lots of beautiful Costa Rican nature right outside our door. Try some private surf lessons. We can help arrange

I have a couple of things I really enjoy when I am there: walking the beach, and relaxing in the pool watching the iguanas, the birds, squirrels, sloths, parrots and monkeys. They are a real treat to watch when they do come by for a visit.

I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the property. Please read the reviews, they give a really nice picture of what our property is like.

Pura Vida,

El Pelicano Staff

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Parrita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Bath House - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Indoor bath - toilet , shower , Hot water tank exclusive to shower only
  • Easy walk in shower, spacious bath with lots of storage space. Fully renovated in Fall 2016.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    MASTER - 1 queen
  • Each room comes with a dresser drawer | mirror, side tables with lamp. Over head fans in each room.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Sleeps 6 comfortably, fresh water plunge pool, FREE WIFI, a hot water shower, linens and towels provided, equipped kitchen, local telephone, and satellite TV All the basics for an enjoyable peaceful vacation in this adorable Costa Rican style cottage.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beachfront house! Playa Bandera, Parrita, Costa Rica - Free WIFI. Try surfing!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Peaceful, beautiful location, wonderful people.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my two young daughters for a month. The house is typical, nothing fancy but everything you need. The property manager and caretaker are amazing and above average and so warm and kind. We loved it and plan on staying here again. For potential travelers, I would like to offer a heads up that although stated there is no washing machine, the nearest laundromat is about a one hour drive each way. And although a fantastic beach, parents of little ones heed the tide times, as this is a very turbulent beachfront. Overall, highly recommend, beautiful location, beautiful people and a great place to feel like a local.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolute heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this property - it was exactly what my family was looking for. The house is clean, well laid out and has all you need. The property is lovely - the pool, outdoor shower/bathroom, and gazebo - right outside the house are all really nice. The beach is amazing - in a week we saw one person the entire time. The little thatched gazebo on the beach is perfect to stay out of the sun but still sit by the beach. Our kids loved going back and forth between the beach and the pool and hanging in the hammocks. The property is somewhat off the beaten path (which is what we wanted!) but good to know it is a 15 minute drive on a dirt road from the main highway. We hope to go back someday!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location super beach

  • 5 of 5

The cozy cabin was great for the 4 of us (all adults). It was just as pictured and described. It was a little remote for the likings of our 2 adult children, but for us, it was great. It was a secluded beach with great dark sand. You could walk miles in either direction. The water was warm with some waves which was great for swimming! although not so great for surfing. The location was good as it was close to Jaco, Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The Rainmakers hike was fantastic as was the craft beer at the end of the hike. All in all we had a great time at El Pelicano. Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic house, but beautiful beach

  • 3 of 5

The location of this house and the outdoor are really nice. We were alone all week on the beach, which is really clean. There's an umbrella and toys for kids that are provided, which is nice. The little pool is also nice for the kids and when the tide doesn't allows us to swim in the ocean.

The people that welcomed us are really nice and available. The guard is also really sympathetic.

However, the house is rustic. The kitchen is basic and with opened cabinets, so we had to clean everything we use for the first time. There's no hot water in the kitchen. We also had to provided some basic things in our opinion: hand soap, garbage bags, toilet paper... The toaster and BBQ were also out of order, which is not so good when it's really hot (no AC) and you don't want to open the gaz stove.

The location is central, count 20 min to the city, 1 hr to Jaco and 1h15 to Manuel Antonio.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joanie, for your wonderful feedback. We value it very much as it helps continuously improve our guests experiences. We are so glad you enjoyed our home and our fantastic beach. It is so rare to find such a beachfront home at such affordable prices. Thank you for making us aware of the toaster and BBQ. Both have been replaced. We have spoken to the maids and asked they leave basic supplies more consistently. Apologies for any inconveniences. Since your stay we are happy to announce that we have made new improvements to the house such as a new bathroom and we have added satellite TV. PURA VIDA! :) El Pelicano Beachhouse Management
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Fantastic and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to rent this home. It was a wonderful experience both times. Sergio and Maria were extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. The beach was perfect but it was also nice to just lay back in the hammocks or the pool!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so please you enjoyed your stay at El Pelicano. It was doubly special for us that you chose to return too our piece of paradise. Until next time. Pura Vida!
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Great oasis perfectly located with the best beach!

  • 5 of 5

You will find this great little oasis of a place where nature meets the pacific ocean. Hands down one of the best beaches I have ever seen surrounded by beautiful palm trees. Although it takes 2.5 hour drive by car from San Jose, once you get to this little paradise, the scenic drive is worth every minute. The house has all the amenities it needs and more. Beds were extremely comfortable and although the house doesn't have any AC, you absolutely sleep great as every room is equipped with large overhead fans. This beach house is strategically located between 2 great cities which provides you ample opportunities to experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer. Jaco has great shopping & restaurants and Quepos is the gateway to their National landmark "Manual Antonio National Park". These 2 cities couldn't be any different so highly recommend both to get a true flavor of what they have to offer. Make sure to stop at the local restaurant in Playa Palma and chef Pito Luis will cook you the best meal on the Pacific side of Costa Rica.... a must do! All in all, I highly recommend this beach house, it provides everything you need at a very affordable price. Best value in the area by a long shot! As they say in Costa Rica... Pura Vida "good living"!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

El Pelicano Beach House
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Nearest Airport
87 Miles
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Casa Blanca
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Coastal Highway #34
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
(Playa) Bandera Beach (aka Playa Palma)
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hiking the Rain Maker.

* Deep sea fishing..

* Touring Manuel Antonio.

* Mangrove tours,.

* Zipline adventure..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walking the beaches..

* Hiking in the jungle..

* Surfing, body boarding...

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Visit the national parks.

* Visit the volcanoe.

* Play in the ocean.

* Relax in the pool..

Zip line tour just up the road, whitewater rafting adventures, Manuel Antonio National park, surfing

at Jaco beach, steps to tasty restaurants and exciting boogie boarding right on your beach. Superb

location - centrally located for all your day trip needs! Need help organizing activities? Feel

free to ask. More than happy to recommend!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $79.63
Pet Fee $79.63
Damage Deposit $398.15

Christmas week $2000
New Year's $1500
Easter $1500
Security deposit requested. 50% required to confirm reservation.

Manager'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.