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'Casa De Paraíso'Private Oceanfront' 5% OFF DEC/JAN WKS!

'Casa De Paraíso'Private Oceanfront' 5% OFF DEC/JAN WKS!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 28, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Costa Rica is a place of spectacular beauty and you can enjoy your stay in this cozy oceanfront house. We are located in a small, quaint fishing village called Tarcoles. You can wake up and have that first cup of delicious Costa Rican java while watching the sun rise over the mountains. In the evenings, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax on the roomy front porch as you watch the sun disappear into the ocean. You will frequently see colorful Scarlet Macaws flying from tree to tree as you lounge by the private pool. There is a covered veranda that wraps around the entire house.

You can walk out the back door and pick fresh fruit from the multitude of fruit trees such as mango, banana, plantain, lime, coconut and breadfruit. As well, you can watch the macaws having breakfast in the almond trees at the front of the house. You can take a dip in the sparkling pool, enjoy a siesta, or curl up with a book in our hammock. For entertainment take a drive to Jaco, located 20 minutes from the house, where you can enjoy browsing in the many shops for treasures made by the local artists. There you'll find beautiful hand-made bowls, wall hangings and jewelry made from the native wood. You can also enjoy local cuisine at one of the many restaurants, or have a drink at the Funky Monkey Bar.

A newly built shopping plaza is a 10 minute drive from the house. There you'll find a modern grocery store that carries many of the popular and familiar brands that you can find at home. There is a Subway and a Pizza Hut, as well as a pharmacy, video store and even a Radio Shack.

Keywords: House

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

Wife/Husband relocated from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and moved to Tarcoles.

We love it here!

Would not choose to live elsewhere in CR.

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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola Becca and Family!

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and kind words.

We appreciate very much that you took the time to do this for us.

It means a lot to us that our guests come to our home and Village and feel at home, safe and enjoy themselves.

You were all very low maintenance, your children are charming and very easy-going as was shown by the friends they made and you are all missed!

Hope to see you all back this way one day.

Regards from Patri and all your new found friends, Maria, Gino, Ramon, Frankie and on and on.
Jun 2012
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'Casa De Paraíso'Private Oceanfront' 5% OFF DEC/JAN WKS!
-(506) 2637-0840 (Costa Rica C.A)
Jaco Puntarenas

Returning Home . . .

  • 5 of 5
I am and will continue to be a repeat guest at Casa De Paraiso. If you've read any of the other reviews, I truly believe that I and others have captured the true essence of this beautiful vacation getaway home located among the authentic and genuine Costa Ricans.

From the moment I arrived I felt as if I were returning home, welcomed by Patri, Gino, his wife Maria and their family, along with others from the village.

The house is furnished with everything you could need to truly feel that you are in your own home away from home. You can simply relax and vacation without having to go anyplace else or you can make this beautiful house and surrounding village your base as there are many activities and tours nearby.

The only negative I can think of is that my time there is always too short and this year I had to leave my sweet Callie, a beautiful calico kitten I rescued, behind. Although I know she is in the best of hands with Patri looking after her.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
'Casa De Paraíso'Private Oceanfront' 5% OFF DEC/JAN WKS!
-(506) 2637-0840 (Costa Rica C.A)
Jaco Puntarenas

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
This was our third year staying at Case De Paraiso; staying for 1 month. It felt like coming home. Everything one would need is supplied with the house and anything that is not there, is available either within a short walk to the village stores, or a short drive to a neighbouring village. We love the people and the culture here and are can't wait to come back for another month!! Patri is always available to answer our questions or give us advise; never further than a phone call away - a true gem!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
'Casa De Paraíso'Private Oceanfront' 5% OFF DEC/JAN WKS!
-(506) 2637-0840 (Costa Rica C.A)
Jaco Puntarenas

Missing Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5
Loved the stay at Casa De Paraiso. There are always things that are not perfect with the place you stay (hated the towels), but everything else far outweighed the negative. Patri was so helpful and hospitable. She helped us book an excursion, helped with an overcharge from that excursion and gave lots of helpful advise to more enjoy our vacation and Costa Rica. The Casa is close to so many things but away from all the hustle and bustle. A short walk to the fish coop and we had fresh fish for several of our meals. Outstanding day with Gino and Maria for our Tico tour on Christmas day.
The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. The pool was excellent. There is nothing better than to sit out on the patio everymorning and evening enjoying the fresh outdoors and the sound of the ocean close by. The property is very private and lush. I had fresh lime every day picked out of the tree in the yard. We had an abundance of wild life surrounding the place. We woke every morning to the sound of birds! Would go back in a heart beat. Kinda spoils hotels stays. Why stay in a hotel when you can have all the comforts of home!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Annette and Richard!
WOW, thank you for the lovely review.
With guests like yourselves, you make our job easy! Not to mention that it was a pleasure to have had you stay with us, that you were open to experience the "real" Costa Rica and not the one you hear about in gated communities or resorts.
All of us feel as if we have made new friends and all here send their warmest Gracias and hopes that you both will come back again to stay and spend time with us.
Until we meet again, Patri, Ramon, Maria, Gino and Nima
'Casa De Paraíso'Private Oceanfront' 5% OFF DEC/JAN WKS!
-(506) 2637-0840 (Costa Rica C.A)
Jaco Puntarenas
Bend, OR

Beautiful home in Tarcoles

  • 4 of 5
Thank you for sharing a wonderful property with us. Patricia was delightful to work with and graciously assisted with a variety of our requests including rental cars, tours, a referral to a dentist, and help locating a fax machine. Ramon attended to the pool and garden each day, and the home was very comfortable. Gino and Maria are extremely friendly, and our children were regularly invited by their kids to play in a local pick up football (soccer) game.

Earlier reviews suggested that you do not need a car. This is likely true if you are to stay for a week or less, but our family rented the house for a month, and we appreciated having a vehicle to drive to Jaco for the beach and groceries. (The beach view from the front of the home is pretty, but this is not a swimmable beach due to litter and crocodiles.)
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
'Casa De Paraíso'Private Oceanfront' 5% OFF DEC/JAN WKS!
-(506) 2637-0840 (Costa Rica C.A)
Jaco Puntarenas
Budd Lake, NJ

Finally, The Perfect Place To Stay . . .

  • 5 of 5
This was my 3rd visit to Costa Rica, my 2nd to the Tarcoles area, but my first time staying at “Casa De Paraiso.” Gino had showed me the property and home last year and I actually arranged my vacation so that I could accommodate the availability of the house. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by how well stocked the house was with everything you could possibly think of for actually living in the house and doing all of your own cooking while there; utensils of all varieties, pots and pans, dishes, wine glasses, ice already made, plenty of towels, soap, dish detergent, laundry detergent, filtered water, charcoal for the grill, foil, baggies, sugar, a clothesline with clothespins as well, etc. They have truly thought of everything. Patri and her staff go above board to give their guests the feel of a 5 star accommodation while still staying in the quaint and authentic fishing village of Tarcoles.

Having already made friends with Gino and Maria last year, I felt like I was coming home and was welcomed as family when I arrived.

The house is secluded enough that you can enjoy your privacy, yet close enough to the center of the village so that all your immediate needs can be satisfied within walking distance and the larger grocery stores are only about a 10 minute drive away. If you fish with Gino, you can prepare all of your own meals daily from your fresh catch of the day or you can purchase fresh fish from the local co-op, only about a 2 block walk away. And their prices are more than reasonable.

Beautiful tropical fauna surround the property on all sides and the luxury of picking your own fruits on a daily basis is awesome. You can also expect daily visits from a variety of birds, iguana’s and of course, the dogs are pleasant company as well.

My stay this year in Tarcoles was all that I could have hoped for, and more and I am already booked to come back again next year as I will be a regular visitor to this beautiful and tranquil place. I have fallen in love with their people, their culture and their village. Their hospitality and friendliness is honest and genuine. A fantastic place for people of all ages seeking as much or as little adventure as you want to make out of your stay in the area. Pura Vida !!!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Robin! I am also very grateful to Gino that he brought to me such a wonderful guest. We are a local Tico rental but do our best to make sure guests do now want for anything if at all possible. We always ask for suggestions in how we could have made it better and next March when you come back, you will have some barbecue utensils! Your comments about our Country, Village & its people are wonderful. One always hears the negative but not enough do we here the positives. Robin we await your return next March and will all be waiting eagerly for our friend to return. Gracias y saludos, Patri, Gino, Maria, Ramon, Krissi, Smokey & Sammie (your four legged amigos).
'Casa De Paraíso'Private Oceanfront' 5% OFF DEC/JAN WKS!
-(506) 2637-0840 (Costa Rica C.A)
Jaco Puntarenas

We Found Paradise!`

  • 5 of 5
My family of five stayed here for two weeks and from the moment we walked through the front door we knew we had found the right place for us. Not only was the house, pool and yard immaculate, the house came with Patri. From the daily check-ins, tour recommendations and reservations Patri went above and beyond what we expected. We have stayed in rental properties before and never received this kind of attention. Highly recommended was the tour with Gino; what an incredible experience that was followed by an awesome dinner prepared by his wife, Maria - this was without doubt a highlight of our trip, we felt we experienced the Real Costa Rica. Tarcoles is a wonderful community where we were able to walk to both stores and restaurants. The Mangrove Birding Tour is minutes away and is amazing, lots of birds and crocs to be seen. Patri set everything up for the Tranopy ZipLine tour for us and it was a blast and close to the house - don't miss out on this one! Nelson and Ramon take wonderful care of the property and took the time to teach us about the many fruit / nut trees on the property. We flew into Liberia and Patri coordinated our car rental with Vamos Car Rental; excellent service all around. We highly recommend Vamos and will be using them again. We already miss our daily visits from all the pups especially Sammie, Chrissy, Smokes, Karahe and Forest. Thank you for the wonderful vacation - our countdown has begun for our next trip to Casa de Paraiso! See you all again in 2013!!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We really like being in an area typical of Costa Rica and have been actively involved in the Village for the past 17 years.

Activity and Interests

Area: We are only a 1 1/4 hr. drive from the airport in San Jose and, as we are in a central location, it is easy to take many tours and excursions.

Scarlet Macaws in your garden! Iguanas, goats, cows too! Horseback riding, atv tours, visit Central Pacific's tallest waterfall, Carara National Park (see 300 species of birds, monkeys, black and green frogs and trees over 500ft tall). If you are feeling active, there are several surf shops that offer 1st timers lessons and you can catch your first wave like I did. There is also fishing, hiking or challenge yourself with Zip Line canopy tours, hiking to the waterfalls, biking, crocodile tours, butterfly farms and plenty of wildlife viewing.


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • After Renter Clng Fee $40
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

50% Deposit to reserve - $250 Security Dep - Bal/SD/Cleaning Fee due 30days BEFORE
$s based on 4 person occupancy or less (Max6). Extra persons $30 each per night.
There's an additional 13% rental tax which will be added to total.
We accept deposits/payments via PayPal, Credit Cards accepted!
You do not need to be a member to use PayPal.
10% discount for seniors (From 60 years), & repeat guests.

From $695 USD/wk.

All prices quoted are in US Dollars.

We accept credit cards or bank transfer through PayPal (you do not need an account to use this option).

OR if in Canada, payments done through Interac Email Bank Transfer.


From the Owner

Getting to truly experience a stay in the 'authentic' Costa Rica! Not the touristy areas, being exposed and immersing yourself in the way of life in a Fishing Village and making lifelong friends!

Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village


  • botanical garden
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • English and Spanish speaking manager available daily from 7a.m. to 6p.m. - After hours, emergencies only please! The Agent, Patri will assist you with any of your needs eg. tours, car rentals, groceries, cook, etc.
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