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Beachfront Spanish style home perfect for large families or groups of friends.

Beachfront Spanish style home perfect for large families or groups of friends.


Property Details

Updated: Dec 22, 2014
Relax in the pool or walk the secluded beach in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home.

This is one of the original beachfront homes in Esterillos Oeste. Built in a traditional Spanish style it still has the original, custom arched shuttered windows. There are currently 4 bedrooms, all with A/C, two with double beds and ceiling fans , two bedrooms with three twin beds with fans and A/C, and three baths in the main house. The guest house has two bedrooms and one bath. Caretakers are living in the guest house. She is a masseuse and he provides transportation to and from the airport. Each bedroom and living area have ceiling fans. Just steps from the front door is a pool, a covered Rancho for outdoor grilling and an entertainment area with plenty of seating. This family friendly hacienda has beautiful views of sunset over the ocean and lush vegetation. Maid service, massages, and tours can be arranged by the friendly and helpful property managers.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our brother and sister in law moved to Costa Rica about 9 years ago. They kept encouraging us to visit and finally, in 2012, we were able to come to Esterillos Oeste for 10 days. We have traveled to many countries and stayed in resorts. Nothing prepared us for the unforgettable experience of staying in this quaint fishing village! We walked to the beach, to the grocery store, to restaurants, and to local bars. We went zip lining, on a cruise to Tortuga Island, and horseback riding. The best, and most interesting, thing about our stay is that we did not want to go home. Period. We loved the people and the relaxed way of life. We loved the variety of things to do close by. We had never felt this way about any of our travel destinations before and we decided right then to make our goal to retire in this village!

We live in Pennsylvania and started coming to Esterillos Oeste for a month during our coldest weather. We brought family and groups of friends to share this unique experience. Everyone had a wonderful time and plan to come back. Perhaps we caught the Pura Vida fever but we never wanted to be anywhere else!

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1 Reviews

Beachfront Spanish style home perfect for large families or groups of friends.
+506 -2778 7152
Esterillos Puntarenas

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed here and had a wonderful time. We spent a lot of time in the pool and at the beach. We loved seeing the macaws fly over the house every day. We also saw a sloth.

The house is located near the end of a quiet road so there isn't much traffic. There are several bedrooms to choose from and even one downstairs so my mother-in-law didn't have to climb the stairs. We loved grilling outside but we also enjoyed eating out on those nights we were too tired to cook. Los Almendros has wonderful food!

The most difficult decision we had all week was whether to go swimming in the pool first or the ocean first. It was nice being able to boogie board right out front of the house.

When we were making our reservations the property managers were very helpful and answered all our questions. They helped us make reservations to go on the zipline and horseback riding. We also took a boat to Tortuga Island one day that was a lot of fun. One day the guys went fishing with a local fisherman and caught fish for our dinner. We were able to grill it on the BBQ and it was delicious!

We will definitely be back with the rest of our family. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We had been looking at this home every time we came down for a visit. We loved the original features such as the arched shuttered windows. Casa Trasmallo had been owned by a famous writer from San Jose. He had been an ambassador to the United States and was an honorary Fellow at Columbia University. He brought his family to this beach home during the 1980's and after his death his family continued to use the house as a favorite getaway. It was named Trasmallo after the net which was used by local fishermen. We think of the name as a special type of net that brings people of all walks of life into its shelter.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Jose at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : Surf Mi at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 34 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Los Almendros at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa Esterillos at 25 Metres Car: recommended

Esterillos Oeste is just a 1 and 1/2 hr. trip to the airport. It is 20 minutes from the city of Jaco which is a tourist haven with a casino, restaurants of all types, tour packages, shopping, bars, entertainment and an abundance of night life.

Just 1/2 hr. to the south is the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Tour guides are available to show off an abundance of wildlife, flowers and trees. You can see two types of monkeys, sloths, turtles, and a variety of beautiful and colorful birds. You can hike thru the park on your own and its white sand beach is great for swimming and snorkeling.

Other activities near Casa Trasmallos include monkey tours, zip lines (some of the longest in the world), deep sea fishing boat rentals, horse back riding, snorkeling and diving tours, and jungle tours. ATVs are also available for rent in Jaco.


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Updated: Dec 22, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Jun 23 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
High season
Dec 22 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Dec 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable damage deposit $300

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


From the Owner

I remember walking by this house one day and watched as children splashed in the pool, someone was cooking on the bar-b-que and a few were lazily swinging in hammocks under the rancho. I thought of my own family and I could see us all there enjoying our day. We loved the arches on the covered front porch and the shutters in the arched windows. What we loved the most was the serenity and beauty of the gardens and outdoor spaces. It seemed that everything about it said 'relax'. We knew this was the perfect place for us.

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2400 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Two full bathrooms upstairs. One master bath and one for the other two upstairs bedrooms. A smaller bathroom downstairs, all bathrooms have showers.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Beautiful teak bed made by a local craftsman
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, New mattress
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double, New mattress


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals
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