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Property Details

Updated: Mar 25, 2015
3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Escape to the privacy of your own beach front villa in a tropical paradise on the Pacific Ocean. This ideally located villa is situated on the beach in a small fishing village where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunsets over the Pacific. Each morning you may experience our natural alarm clock - the Scarlet Macaws as they fly in to feed off our almond trees. Cool off in our private pool surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. Go for long walks on the beach, stopping for lunch or a thirst quenching drink at one of the local restaurants. Buy fish from our local fishermen and cook your own food on the barbeque. Finally after a long day relax on the front porch, sea wall or under the rancho to watch the spectacular sunsets light up the ocean.

We are centrally located in a small fishing village on the Pacific coast within easy driving distance of ecoparks, volcanoes, and many other places of interest. Jaco Beach a tourist and surfing town with good restaurants, souvenir shops and miles long beach is only 15 minutes away.

PLACES TO SEE NEAR THE HOUSE: Villa Lapas SKY WAY is a union of natural trails and hanging bridges throughout wonderful centenary trees * JUNGLE CROCODILE SAFARI exposes a unique natural wonder * Explore the Legendary BIJAGUAL WATERFALL riding or hiking through the mountains with its breathtaking ocean views * PACIFIC RAIN FOREST AERIAL TRAM includes a guided nature walking tour to discover the forest's hidden secrets and a true flight on the Aerial Tram gondolas * HORSEBACK RIDING only 4 minute drive.

INTERIOR DESCRIPTION: A three-bedroom bungalow, relaxing living room with Cable tv and DVD PLAYER with a selection of movies, Stereo with CD player,lovely fully equipped kitchen with dinning area. There are plenty of pots, pans, dishes, beach towels etc.

Extra Services: An English speaking Property Manager is available to assist you with car rentals, tour arrangements, pick up from and back to the airport and housekeeping or maid services.

Experience Costa Rica from the luxury of your own private villa CASA AMARILLA.

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

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16 Reviews

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Casa Amarilla Paradise!!!! - Your Private Beachfront Villa
-(905) 731-6501 (Ontario, Canada)
Jaco Puntarenas

Total Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5
Our week spent at Casa Amarilla was wonderful. From the great caretakers to the fully furnished home. Our party included two couples and this home had plenty of room for all of us! Prior to our arrival we received detailed driving instructions that were most accurate. We did encounter a road closure on the new highway that delayed our initial arrival so be sure to check ahead on your arrival date for any possible road closures.
This was our first visit to Costa Rica and a few things stood out. First and foremost is the friendliness of all the people we met. Everyone we met were more than happy to help this group of gringo's find their way around the area. The next welcome surprise was the sheer beauty of the area, from the frequent visits from the Macaws to the gorgeous sunsets each evening. One of the greatest days we had was with Tico Style Tours where we met Gino and his lovely wife Maria. In one day we visited Gino's private beach, went fishing, snorkeling and enjoyed fresh fruit and lobster on the beach. We ended the day with a beautiful oceanview sunset and a great dinner prepared by Maria and delivered to Casa Amarilla. Last but not least we would like to thank Patri for all the great information and ideas she provided prior to and during our visit that helped make our vacation a most comfortable and relaxing time.
We hope to return to Costa Rica in the near future for a much longer visit

Pura Vida
Mike & Karla
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Casa Amarilla Paradise!!!! - Your Private Beachfront Villa
-(905) 731-6501 (Ontario, Canada)
Jaco Puntarenas
Quesnel B.C. Canada


  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 2 weeks in Mar and this was the best trip so far. We could not ask for anything more. There was 5 of us and it was more than roomy. The house is layout was great, We spent most of our time by the pool drinking margaritas. Certain areas where well shaded from the hot sun. Jennifer the owner through email and telephone was extremely pleasent and helpfull. The best part was Jarra and Elbi the caretakers our amigos, they went over and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The fresh shrimp,lobster and red snapper were devine. This house combined with Jarra and ellbi is a must if you want a perfect vacation. We also got to know Angie at crocodile man tours and her husband Rodrigo who was our personal guide on several tours. Kevin at Pacific horse back riding was a great guide, funny and speaks good english. Please give a treat to Freddy, Paloma, Coco, Pinta and Miyu, our home away from home pets.
Thanks for the great holliday Burt and Gina
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed our second home as much as we do. It's true that Jarra & Elbi do everything they can to make things enjoyable. I am sure you noticed how knowledgeable Jarra is about Costa Rican environment and animals. We learn something new each time we visit.
Hopefully you saw the fantastic Scarlet Macaws feeding off the almond trees on our property. We usually time our morning coffee for their early arrival each morning. They never fail to thrill us with their flying antics.
As for the home away from home pets they will certainly get some extra treats when we see them next.
Thanks again
Casa Amarilla Paradise!!!! - Your Private Beachfront Villa
-(905) 731-6501 (Ontario, Canada)
Jaco Puntarenas

Casa Amarilla is Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful Location - Fabulous House - Excellent Management! Six of us (3 couples) stayed at Casa Amarilla the week of Feb 9, 2012. Couldn't have asked for anything better! The location had easy access to any type of adventure. It was close enough to Jaco (hustle & bustle) but far enough away to enjoy the beauty of the real CR. The house came supplied with everything needed. Grocery shopping was 15min. away as was any restaurant. We did a few day trips but always made sure we were back for the beautiful sunset from our patio. Patri and Jarra made sure we had everything needed. Patri organized 3 outings for us - horseback riding & fishing with Gino & a great Valentine Dinner. You can walk down the beach to Tarcoles and have a real Tico breakfast! Other than that - a car is a must.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: WOW!
Your review is wonderful and we thank you very much. As guests you were all so open to experience all that Casa Amarilla and Costa Rica had to offer. That is always the start of a meaningful vacation and that is what you did. We do hope that we might have the pleasure of your company again sometime in the future. Until then, all of us want to let you know we appreciated having had the opportunity to meet you all.
Patri, Elbi and jarra
Casa Amarilla Paradise!!!! - Your Private Beachfront Villa
-(905) 731-6501 (Ontario, Canada)
Jaco Puntarenas

the perfection!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our experience at Casa Amarilla was simply perfect!!!
We found the peace we were looking for with the ocean for background.
Any questions we had was answered quikly and absolutely nothing happened to disturb our vacation.

A lot to visit around like Jaco, Carara national park, and the crocodile Safari jungle is on our top list of activities.

Thanks again for sharing your little paradise
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU
We are happy that your vacation was all you hoped it would be. You were so relaxed and low maintenance you made our jobs that much easier. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed it so much that YOU ARE COMING BACK.
That is what all of us here at Casa Amarilla hoped to hear. We are looking forward to your next visit in Feb 2014.
Your Costa Rican friends, Patri, Elbi and Jarra
Casa Amarilla Paradise!!!! - Your Private Beachfront Villa
-(905) 731-6501 (Ontario, Canada)
Jaco Puntarenas

Objective Reality

  • 2 of 5
Let me start with Patri, the property manager, is great! I really enjoyed my time visiting with her and she is a wealth of information on all things Costa Rica.We have been to Costa Rica multiple times so are familiar with some CR "issues".Other reviews are mostly true, but there are issues with the house and location that I wish I had been aware of when making this decision.Luckily, this wasn't a vacation so much as a business trip, otherwise I would be needing a vacation from this trip.It's true, the house is clean and tidy, the bedrooms are accommodating enough with air units, all of the basic needs are there, but some of the comforts are lacking, even down to the living area furniture.However, the bathrooms leave much to be desired. NO paper down the toilet, thus, a small trash can next to the commode to dispose of the paper.Another writer mentioned the small second bath (which is actually the "master bath"). It's VERY small-think RV.In both of the bathrooms there is glass block for the windows, so you are not able to open for ventilation.In fact, it is very hard to get any kind of cross breeze through the home due to the miniscule window openings. Even with the ceiling fans, this can make for a very hot, humid interior (and that's coming from a Florida native), even when there is a beautiful breeze outside.There are many cracked and broken tiles in the large shower in the main bath making it look run down.During our stay we lost water pressure completely and only had dripping water for 2 days.My husband was able to rig up the intake outside to rectify the problem until Patri was able to get someone out, but it was the needle on my haystack.No hot water to washer- think about that when you lie on the sheets and use the towels, which explains why I had to rewash our towels that stunk horribly upon first use. A previous reviewer mentioned the "lorries" and the constant noise caused by them.It was not an exaggeration, the trucks(semis) coming down the hill are directly overhead when they hit their air brakes.This is a constant, with exception of 4 hours in the middle of the night. It is a shame because the property is directly on the beach.The waves crashing sound so peaceful,except that every 3rd or 4th wave is accompanied by an airbrake overhead behind you.The house needs to have a little bit of money put into it to make it comfortable in addition to being funtional, but that probably won't happen until the land concession issue is solved.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
Casa Amarilla Paradise!!!! - Your Private Beachfront Villa
-(905) 731-6501 (Ontario, Canada)
Jaco Puntarenas
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A Little Piece of Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Amarilla for 3.5 weeks, after spending 2 weeks in Jaco. For most of the time we were 2 couples (in our 50's), but were 3 couples for a few of the days - even then we found the house and yard to be spacious and comfortable. We had a car to tour and were not looking for nightlife - so were happy with the 'away from the action' location.

First, the house - it is well cared for and had everything we needed - lots of dishes, cutlery, pots, coffee pot, microwave, blender, wifi, outdoor grill, washing machine, clothesline, (and even enough laundry soap, charcoal briquettes & drinking water to get us started - thanks Patri!). The bedrooms were comfortable and we greatly appreciated the air conditioning. The ensuite bathroom was small, but it was nice to have a second bathroom.

The outside area is what we really enjoyed - the yard is spacious, beautifully landscaped and well tended to (by Albi and Jarra). The pictures on the website don't do it justice! We looked forward to the daily visits by the scarlet macaws to feast on the almond trees in the yard We seldom missed having a drink (or two!) by the oceanside wall, as we enjoyed the sunsets and watched the fishermen head out for the evening. The pool is not large, but did the trick in cooling you down when needed. We can't comment on swimming conditions around the house because we opted to explore the coast and check out different beaches along the way.

Patri (Property Manager) was very helpful and always available by either phone or email. She frequently dropped in (with her adorable dogs) just to make sure everything was going well, and anything she promised was always delivered quickly. We greatly enjoyed our visits with Jarra and finding out more about the area - his English was better than our Spanish, but often we would have to resort to charade-like gestures!! Loved having Freddie (cat) and Pinta (dog) come to visit.

We had a rental car before arriving at Casa Amarilla because we intended on touring around, but given its location I would strongly suggest having a car. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, but no grocery stores and taxis are not in the immediate vicinity. Without a doubt we would not have enjoyed our stay nearly as much without a car.

Hope to be back again!
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Good Morning Marie & All!
Thank you for the wonderful review and also for being such low maintance & easy going guests.
You were all very pleasant to have with us at Casa Amarilla and hope it will not be the last time.
Will certainly pass along your kind comments to Elbi and Jarra, they will be most appreciative.
Also agree with your comments about the car. It does make the vacation a much more easy one.
Again, we are all very happy that you enjoyed your time with us and hoping in the future to once again be gifted with your return. Regards your new amigos in CR!


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Jaun Santamaria San Jose at 40 Miles Car: recommended

Sport fishing, Golfing, Zip Line, Canopy tours, Birdwatching, Butterfly Farm, Waterfalls with natural pools, Crocodile Tours, Beach Hopping & Snorkling tour, Sailing and Jet Skiing


From $115 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green season
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00
  • Cleaning $40.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Mar 25, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace


  • Air Conditioning in 2 bedrooms, Cable TV with DVD player, Stereo with CD player, Clothes Washer, Charcoal Grill (BBQ)and Rancho (Gazebo)

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