The SpaceLet's put it this way-- when the final day of your stay arrives, you just won't want to leave!
Our home has many great features. There are comfortable accommodations for 8 (5 beds total). The house is air-conditioned, safe and secure. The pool and grounds are beautiful, including some fruit trees and a variety of flora & fauna.
There is also a recently remodeled "casita" (the 4th bedroom) in the back of the property that features a bathroom and its own patio. Great for the parents or anyone in the group wanting a little extra privacy. The house also includes a washing machine should that morning hike get a little muddy...
Wifi available should you want to connect (hopefully not too often). A crib can be provided upon request.
There is a front yard with lush grass and a swimming pool to relax by. There is also a backyard underneath the edge of the forest-- perfect for watching for Capuchin monkeys. There is a family of Capuchins that live behind our home. If you're lucky, you just might spot them around dusk or dawn. You can leave a few bananas on the fence line and see what happens!
Our beach is right in front of the house. It is technically a public beach, like all beaches in Costa Rica, but you would never know it. You have it all to yourself. The black, volcanic sand is very fine and soft like velvet. You might find some sand dollars and pretty shells, but there are rarely any discomforts. The beach is unique in that there isn't much rock or coral in the water. Not only does this mean a safe and comfortable swim, but it also means clearer water, devoid of any large predators.
You won't believe how warm the water is all day long. There are perfect, medium sized waves-- attractive to the novice and experienced surfer alike. Also great for boogie/bodyboarding and just jumping around in. I have traveled the world and I can objectively say this is one of the best beaches I have ever been lucky enough to enjoy.
And then, there is the sunset. The sunsets in Esterillos Este are the kind of sunsets that can rejuvenate the soul. All the colors in the rainbow will dance in front of you as the Sun nears, and dips below the horizon. On the other side of the day is the sunrise, reflected in the perfect mirror that is left in the sand after the tide rolls out to sea.
Our beach is the perfect vacation away from stressful lives. A place where you can be free, a place where you can reconnect with what is most important-- family, friends, and the serenity of nature. Guest AccessYou will have access to the main house (6-7), guest house (2), yard, beach, pool, washer/dryer, wi-fi, and a couple wonderful restaurants are just a short walk down the beach. Interaction with GuestsI am here to make sure everything is perfect during your stay at our beach home! I am committed to you having a delightful time in Esterillos Este. It truly is paradise.
We will mostly communicate via e-mail, though we can share other contact information. I am happy to offer recommendations (restaurants, parks, activities, etc) for your adventure. I know of many things to do in the area, both near and farther from the house. I can help set up surf lessons/rentals, or fishing trips through some local friends. You will also meet our property manager. He lives close by and will greet you on your first dat and help you get settled in. He is also a great resource for things to do in the area.
Before confirming your reservation, we can chat about your group and what you are looking for in your vacation, and I will give an honest assessment of our home/property based on your needs. During your stay you can e-mail me if you need anything and I will do everything in my power to help out.
We look forward to sharing our little paradise with you! The NeighborhoodWe love how quiet and peaceful our beach neighborhood is. The people you do meet are always pleasant. It is also really convenient having hotels and restaurants down the beach-- far enough away that you do not notice them, but close enough for a relaxing sunset walk on the beach (5-10min) to dinner.
There are a ton of activities in the area surrounding Esterillos. Zip lines, butterfly/reptile farm, ATVs, fishing, scuba/snorkel, crocodile tours, waterfalls, restaurants, not to mention the national park, Manuel Antonio, is a 45 minute drive away and makes for a great day trip. Having that said, all past guests do agree- the best things to do are right outside of our front door!
Esterillos Este is centrally located. It is a quick drive to Jaco or Manuel Antonio, yet secluded enough so that you can truly relax and be free. Getting AroundEsterillos Este is about a 20 minute drive from Jaco, a popular surfing beach town, and about 40 minutes from Manuel Antonio state park.
I recommend a rental car from Jaco, though taxis will come pick you up in Esterillos Este if you want. Some rental car companies will even pick you up at the airport in your rental car and bring you to Jaco when you arrive. From Jaco our home is relatively short, easy drive along a single main road (route #34). If you do go with a rental, you may want to opt for a small suv (as opposed to a sedan) as our beach road is a little bumpy. All part of the adventure.
Those options are available to you if you wish to explore, though many people would be perfectly content staying on the beach. It all depends what you would like to do with your vacation. Have fun! Other Things to NoteFeel free to message me with any questions or requests. Please note that our dog, Peaches, lives on the property to protect the house. She is very sweet and friendly- you'll love her. I also have a youtube video available that features our house if you want a more in-depth look. Simply navigate to YouTube and enter the following phrase into search: "Casa Costa Rica - Tranquil Beach Home for Rent"