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Property Details

Updated: May 4, 2015
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath, Sleeps 8 people or more. $25 extra pp/n after 8 people.

Spacious and well appointed, The Hilltop House In Esterillos Oeste, Just a 20 minute drive to Jaco, is fast becoming one of the most sought after Costa Rica vacation houses within the beachfront village of Esterillos Oeste. During your stay at The Hilltop, you will likely receive daily visits from scarlet macaws and toucans, as well as a myriad of other wildlife including white face monkeys. The property is set in a quiet and safe area and offers a multitude of outdoor living spaces, including a 3rd floor observation deck and lounging area. Relax in a hammock, enjoy the pool, or perhaps a cool drink up on the beautiful 2nd floor indoor / outdoor entertaining deck. In addition, The Hilltop In Esterillos includes a private, fully appointed 2nd floor suite with quaint kitchen, living room with ocean and jungle views, separate bedroom, and a full bath. A quick drive or short walk down the hill and great surf, quiet beaches, tide pools, local shops, bars, and food awaits. Less than 30 minutes from Jaco / Los Suenos or Manuel Antonio.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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16 Reviews

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The Hilltop House The best views, location and amenities
Jaco Puntarenas

Hilltop House is Fab

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the house was great. The house was very clean and beautiful. We had a total of 9 guests and everyone had plenty of room. Beds were comfy, and the pool was incredibly clean and well kept.

Renting a car to get around is not necessary. We were able to walk for groceries and the occasional meal out.

The town itself is lovely and sleepy. The beach is very clean and not very populated. Would stay here again!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
The Hilltop House The best views, location and amenities
Jaco Puntarenas

nice house

  • 4 of 5
I really like the house. The house is better than what you see in The pictures. A lot of spaces to join with your family or friends and a nice pool. The manager is a really nice person. Definitely I would go again.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Hilltop House The best views, location and amenities
Jaco Puntarenas

Costa Rica Adventure

  • 5 of 5
Hilltop House was a wonderful setting for our 8 day family vacation in Costa Rica. The house was peaceful, secluded, and had fantastic views! The third floor deck offered a view of surrounding forests and the ocean. It was breezy and beautiful! From our hammocks, we could see toucans, macaws, monkeys, and even a sloth nearby! The second floor had a rocking chair porch with bar and TV/Game room. It was perfect for nighttime fun with the entire family! The pool area was secluded with fences and beautiful landscaping. It offered hours of entertainment after a day of hiking in the area, horseback riding, or visiting the rain forests. The nearby beaches had tidal pools, surfing areas, and wildlife in trees. Ellen and Brent, the owners, were welcoming and helpful. It was an enjoyable experience for the entire group!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Hilltop House The best views, location and amenities
Jaco Puntarenas

Du fun en masse, la place est vraiment hot !!

  • 5 of 5
Wow que ça été plaisant !! Première expérience au Costa Rica et pas la dernière. On a été très bien acceuilli par le proprio Brent. Ça été très facile dès le début des démarches. On est arrivé et tout était prêt comme prévu, aucune mauvaise surprise.

L'endroit est vraiment cool autant pour une famille ou pour des jeunes qui veulent faire le party et partir sur la brosse. À 4min 30sec de marche de la plage ;) c'est vraiment bien situé. On a énormément profité de la piscine qui était toujours chaude. Des chambres bien isolées et climatisées. La petite suite est parfaite pour recevoir des amis comme c'est arrivé dans notre cas. Sinon, une superbe terrasse sur le toit pour faire du Yoga le matin ou pour tout simplement pour regarder la nature et les couchers de soleil dans les hammacks. (couchers de soleil sur la plage vraiment fous, plus beaux jamais vu pour ma part)

L'endroit est très sécuritaire, il y a une gates électrique à l'entrée avec 2 places de stationnement dans le garage. Sinon, on laissait toujours nos guitares dehors même quand on partait à l'extérieur sans le moindre soucis.

Le village de Esterillos Oeste est quand même bien. Il y a un supermarché pour se dépanner et 3 bars pour se rafraichir. 2-3 petits restos sympa, 2 écoles de surf. On a utilisé les services de Brett pour l'occasion qui nous a ammené à Estrillos Este pour surfer, ça été vraiment cool ! On a aussi été à la pêche avec un local de là bas qui tient un des restaurants, c'était très bien aussi. Demandez toutes ces infos à Brent et il pourra vous indiquer le tout sans problème.

Au final, ça été un super beau trip et je le reccommande à tout le monde. À faire et refaire !!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
The Hilltop House The best views, location and amenities
Jaco Puntarenas

So peaceful!!! A great getaway!!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently stayed at the Hilltop House in Esterillos Oeste and have nothing but good things to say about the place/owners. It's pefectly located up on the hill overlooking the ocean and also has beautiful mountain views!! The toughest part is trying to figure out where to lounge!! I definitley recommend to anyone wanting to get away for some r and r.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
The Hilltop House The best views, location and amenities
Jaco Puntarenas
Miami, Florida

Amazing place and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the Hilltop House over Thanksgiving week, with 2 families totaling 10 people.
We had a fantastic time, and the house is even more unbelievable than it looks in the pictures. The layout was great for us, with the side apartment over the garage providing a measure of privacy and independence for a couple or small family, and the 2nd floor of the main house providing a hang-out area for a large group. The kitchen was well equipped and easily handled our party. An amazing feature of the place is the 3rd floor terrace over the side apartment; incredible view and lots of bird life to watch (including the occasional monkeys). There's nothing like starting your day with a cup of Tico coffee and heading up to the rooftop to slide into a hammock or watch birds through the binocs! The beach is a 3 minute walk down the road, and about 10 minutes to the 'center' of town and the main beach there. Esterillos Oueste is a wonderful, laid back little town with friendly people and a decent surfing beach. Make sure to try the Los Almendros restaurant for dinner some night, and hit the Rancho Coral for a great breakfast on the beach.
Our hosts Brent and Ellen were fantastic, always available to help us with tips and advice when needed, but otherwise they clearly go out of their way to be hands off. They take wonderful care of the place and are just special people. You will definitely enjoy this place!
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose (Juan Santamaría International Airport) at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : Vago's, The Shake Bar, La Sirena,etc at 0.4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Puntarenas to Paquera at 80 Miles Nearest Golf : Los Suenos at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hotel La Sirena, Los Almendros at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Esterillos Oeste at 0.2 Miles Car: recommended

Other Activities: surfing, adventure tours, crocodile tors, canopy tours, ATV tours, horseback tours, and so much more. Also take a boat out for the day or half-day to go fishing with the locals. Catch mahi, Dorado or even tuna.


From $350 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green Season
Apr 12 2015 - Dec 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
peak season
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 11 2016 - Apr 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Cleaning $50.00

50% deposit is require to make the reservation. The other 50% can be collected at check in.

$350/night $2100/week $5000/month

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Updated: May 4, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 3250 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable and updated linens, pillows and throws, in every bedroom make this home feel like your home away from home.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Catering available

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