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Cozy Beachfront Eco Bungalow! Cottage de los Palmas

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Right on the Beach! Ideal for a nature lovers seeking solitude or adventure. Enjoy the privacy of your own space in our eco cottage just steps away from the ocean. Watch Scarlet Macaws fly overhead above our yard stopping to eat from our almond trees! If you have a sharp eye you'll see monkeys high up in the palms enjoying their meal of coconut fruit and milk. Relax on the porch or patio and watch birds, squirrels, iguanas and even the neighbors chickens meander through the yard.

This adorable cottage is situated in a neighborhood setting just beyond farmland and palm plantations. It is nestled among palm trees on a beautiful, secluded property right on the Pacific Ocean. The spacious rooms and kitchen are furnished with all the essentials you need for a simple yet relaxing and enjoyable vacation in spectacular Costa Rica. All rooms are open and airy with ceiling fans. The bedroom is equipped A/C. A screened in porch with overhead fan provides a cool spot to enjoy the ocean views away from the sun. There is even a small reading library!

Just steps out the door is a pristine beach perfect for walking. Walk or jog along the beach for miles in either direction. A 40 min walk south down the beach will take you to an estuary. At low tide walk out TOWARDS the ocean some 200 feet! Chill on the beach in lounge chairs under beach umbrellas. Swim with boogie boards. Watch pelicans, plovers, sanderlings at the beach. The sunsets are one of the most spectacular sights and worth watching from the beach each and every night.

The serenity here is addictive and you may want to spend every day relaxing on the porch or ocean side. But just 10 min away in Parrita you can find cafes, grocery and drug stores. Within 45 minutes you can be in Quepos at the new marina, diving in Manuel Antonio or in Jaco where fishing, surfing, souvenir shops and other tourist attractions abound. And within an hour you can visit Domincal with it's lush forests and waterfalls.

This quaint cottage with it's jungle meets ocean setting is perfect for the adventurous couple or those seeking solitude. A great way to see life in Costa Rica away from the usual tourist congregations. The central location also makes a great home base for a longer stay. Head south along the road beyond Parrita to explore the Osa Peninsula or north to the Nicoya Peninsula.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the location or our cottage. We have been spending several weeks here every year for many years and we cherish the time. This property and ocean are a nature lovers paradise. Our cozy cottage is our second home. We think it will delight you too!

Jan and David

More Details

david richmond
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Our local English speaking property manager can help to find the cottage and get situated. House cleaning, laundry, tour services are additional amenities that can be provided at an extra charge by our local property manager.


Parrita Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
* Large master bedroom with A/C and ceiling fan * Walk in shower with hot water * Equipped Kitchen with ceiling fan * Large Screened in porch with overhead fan * Local telephone *Fully furnished including beach lounge chairs and umbrellas


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Cozy Beachfront Eco Bungalow! Cottage de los Palmas
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A lovely week's stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Jan and David's beach cottage. The beach was empty and beautiful, warm water, mild surf (in January), very beautiful at low tide in particular, plus amazing sunsets every night, all right out the back door. The cottage was perfectly comfortable, clean, nicely laid out. Kitchen facilities were modest, fans and lighting really good, AC in the bedroom which we used only sparingly, plenty of ocean breeze. Having spent a lot of time in tropical settings, we were surprised and pleased at the lack of large insects! But birds, an occasional iguana, gekkos, and red squirrels were all around the lush grounds. We had a small suv, which I recommend, because the roads are rocky/dusty driving in and out. No wi-fi (we went to town for that) and our Verizon only worked on the beach, not in the cabin, so be prepared for beautiful isolation, plus some local trips (e.g. Manuel San Antonio). Aldo the property manager and Rolando, the caretaker, were helpful and available.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewisville NC

A very nice quaint beach cottage nestled on a very private but yet public beach.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very lovely , but for those that are expecting a luxury resort this is not it. It’s very cozy and quaint. It has everything you need. The location is to die for. You can barely see the house from the road or from the beach. The neighbors are lovely the groundskeeper is polite and Aldo is the greatest thing going for that property. He’s very helpful and will do anything for you. The owners, Jan and Dave were extremely helpful and quick to respond with any questions or concerns. The kitchen is well-equipped although there is no microwave and or stove. They have a two burner hotplate which we used quite often and it did the job. The waves are enormous and to be honest with you quite daunting. It’s lovely to sit on the back porch and hear them crashing at night not to mention the beautiful sunsets. If there was one drawback that I really did not like it was that the bed was an air mattress and not a regular mattress. Other than that the place was wonderful.

If you are looking for a quiet peaceful romantic getaway with on the beach living. This is it!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite and peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, it was what we needed, away from the tourists and more of the local flair yet close enough to places for adventure activities. The cottage was quiet and there weren't many ppl on the beach. The owner and property manager were super helpful.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escape to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 10 days at this wonderful little cabin on the beach and we couldn't be more satisfied! We were looking for a quiet, secluded place in a beautiful country away from the chaos of the tourist trap locations and this fit the bill perfectly! Located in a quiet neighborhood of locals and palm plantations, this cabin has everything you need. We were able to immerse ourselves in the local , laid-back culture while enjoying our time to recharge. The cabin is centrally located on the Pacific Coast side which makes it a convenient home base for those who wish to visit some of Costa Rica's treasures. Waterfalls, wildlife, striking coastal vistas, beaches, rich jungles, mountains, plains...the diversity and beauty of this area will leave you breathless. The tourist-type activities are also readily within reach if that's your thing (deep sea fishing, tours, zip lining, horseback riding, scuba and snorkeling, restaurants, bars and night clubs, etc).. We did not speak a word of Spanish so we took a little translator booklet and a google phone app that translates and were able to navigate effortlessly throughout all interactions with the gracious and lovely people of the region. The 'Ticas" , as they are affectionately known, were all very accommodating and especially so because we made every effort to communicate in their language regardless if they could speak English or not....this goes a long way and is very much appreciated. Back to the Cabin. The Kitchen is stocked with all the tools necessary to cook. There is not an oven or microwave but we did not miss them. Hot water was abundant, though we rarely used it. The bedroom has an air-conditioner for a comfortable sleeping environment and a bed with an air-mattress (comfortable, as well). The living room area is roomy and clean with a nice cross-breeze and games and books are available. Step out the back and you enter a screened porch area with rocking chairs...great for reading or relaxing while looking out to the beach and hearing the crash of the surf. Ahhh, the beach. Dark fine, brown sand that feels so good on bare feet, crashing waves great for surfing of boogie-boarding, a nearb estuary and seclusion! (The first 7 days we never saw another soul, the last 3- at the most 10) Owners made everything seamless, and Aldo and Rolando were nearby should we need anything..we did not! Can't go wrong with this one folks. Our only regret was that we didn't have more time.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dayton, Washington

Great little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean property. It is at "the end of the road" making it nice and peaceful. Close to lots of grocery and restaurant options. The busiest I saw the beech was maybe 5 people on a long walk. If you want a place to relax and veg out, this is it

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Right on the beach, a great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was the ideal place for us to get away - unwind, listen to the waves and enjoy the birds (including parrots!). The private back yard leads to a long beach with clean, soft sand and water as far as I could see. Every day during our walks, flocks of pelicans passed us overhead. This place felt like an antidote to beach resorts - no loud banana boats zipping across the water or beach vendors passing by. Relaxation came easy here. The house is very clean and the decor is tile with white paint and turquoise trim - soothing colors that feel more like a home than a vacation rental. The kitchen is laid out well, with good supplies, and the rooms offer well organized space. The A/C and ceiling fans are a nice plus. Just the right size for two. It's a tossup which to recommend more - walking on the beautiful beach or relaxing on the porch. Either way, it's easy to recommend this cottage. Bring binoculars and a camera!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pitos Que Comemos
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hike the Rain Maker.

* Mangrove tours - see Monkeys!.

* Rafting excersions.

* Deep Sea fishing.

* Waterfalls of Dominical.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walking the beach, collect sea shells.

* Beachside sunset with snacks and refreshments.

* Photograph nature.

* Read and relax.

* Hike or drive - EXPLORE!.

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Nearby are rainforest tours, mangrove tours, toucans and monkeys, hiking. Manuel Antonio Park. Mountain excursions with beautiful vistas, waterfalls, fishing.

On site relax on the beach under beach umbrellas. Walk the beach finding sand dollars, sea shells and pods. Photograph beautiful flowers and birds. Let us know what you like to do, we can help you put together an itinerary.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Damage Deposit $1,000

Weekly rate includes allowance for AC use, and electricity.
Seasonal discounted rates.
Holiday rates may be higher.

Monthly rental rates by request
Security deposit required. 50% deposit required with confirmed reservation.
No Smoking, No pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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