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Beachfront Paradise Villa with Swimming Pool Plus Bungalow

Beachfront Paradise Villa with Swimming Pool Plus Bungalow


Property Details

Updated: Feb 18, 2015
Villa, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

We started coming to Costa Rica around six years ago, on a surf trip. We loved it so much, and the surfing was so beautiful (for our entire family), and the people so warm, and the land and sea and sky so blissful, we searched for a house of our own, so we could come back over and over again. We found this house in the sweetest little town/village - Esterillos Oeste - which hasn't been overrun by tourism or development. The town boasts two sweet beachfront bar/restaurants. A great 'gourmet' restaurant. A little surf shop. And small market. The tourism is quite limited to those renting beach houses. And the locals (in the water, and out) are about the friendliest people in the world.

The house sits right on the sand. With palm trees out the front door. We've landscaped the place with lush gardens of ginger and orchids and palmettos. There are four huge bedrooms, some with kings, some with queens, and one with two twin beds. Each one, air conditioned. Downstairs there is a full kitchen and a bar area as well as a sitting room with a day bed. There are three bathrooms in the big house. A dining room inside, and a picnic table dining area on the covered patio (with hanging candle chandelier). Outside, in back is a beautiful pool with separate child wading pool. And a covered rancho with bar and bar-b-q.

One of the nicest parts of the house is the separate bungalow. Just far away and private enough. But still part of the villa. It's own little kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom suite. With sliding glass doors that open onto the pool area.

The whole house is beach friendly. Don't be afraid of tracking sand inside. It's all tile. White and brilliant Azul. We made the house as welcoming and relaxing as we could for our own family and friends. You and yours will love every minute you spend here. There is a local couple - Lydia and Marco - who care for the house. Gardening, cleaning, even cooking if you like. They are as beautiful as the house is.

Pura Vida. Pure Life. It lives at Casa del Suenos. (House of Dreams)

Keywords: paradise on the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica great surfing swimming pool plus bungalow

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our family just finished spending a year, away from our home and work in New York, at this house in Esterillos Oeste. So we had time to do a lot of nice things to it. Lush planting surrounding the house. A new 'deck' on the pool. Rebuilding the lanai over the bar-b-q and bar. Art all over the place. And then practical things like a new water and washing system. Things that make the house feel more beautiful and work a little better. Meanwhile, the place holds the power of 'pura vida' - 'pure life' - that it inherits from the village it lives in. Oeste is just a little paradise. Touched just enough by civilization to have a couple cool beach bars with wondrous people, a little convenience store that doubles as a video rental store, a surf shack with a great teacher (and friend - Brett), and a terrific local restaurant called Alemendos (run by or friend Karen). This is paradise. Great folks. Great surfing. Great food. Great love. Great life. I can't wait until our kid goes off to college, just so we can move back. Stay now, before the house gets lived in full time again.

Speaks:: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our family came to visit us here in CR so we decided to go to the beach for a couple days. This home was perfect for us! The kids spent the whole time swimming in the ocean and in the swimming pool. It was very relaxing and we had a great time! We'll definitely be back.
Feb 2014
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6 Reviews

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Beachfront Paradise Villa with Swimming Pool Plus Bungalow
Esterillos Puntarenas
Boston, Mass

Met all our expectations and more

  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a place to just unwind and relax and this home was perfect. Our biggest desicion was if we wanted to swim in the pool first or the ocean. The beach front setting was just what we needed and listening to the waves at night was awesome. We were able to buy fresh fish right on the beach when the local fisherman came in and cook them right on the grill by the pool. Would definitely return for another stay.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Paradise Villa with Swimming Pool Plus Bungalow
Esterillos Puntarenas
Folsom CA

Property was not maintained at standards expected for a vacation home rental

  • 2 of 5
We spent two of our three weeks in Costa Rica at this home. The photos are true to what you find. The garden is amazing. The pool and beach front are absolutely lovely! However the home had MANY frustrating and even hazardous issues. In general, the power goes out a lot in this community and the water sometimes runs brown despite the community achieving a new water rating. Some of the restaurants never seemed to open. Los Alemandros and Brett's surf school were fantastic and so is the Pura Vida Church there! We had no power for the first 24 hours so no air and no refrigeration. Many of the fans are out of balance and noisy. One was fixed while there at our request. Another one finally gave out and threw a metal blade across the room my kids were in. The hot water came out of the faucet scalding resulting in 2nd degree burns covering my husband's hand. There are numerous keys for all the doors and windows - rather than one or even two lock sets. So locking up at night or just to go to the beach across the street is a major process. Some of the window locks stick or do not move. Petty theft in the town left us feeling burdened and uneasy - with warnings from management and experiencing even our children's shoes being taken from the house by the back door. The living room furniture is very uncomfortable. There were cobwebs and gecko poop that weren't cleaned prior to our arrival. The Cabina was musty and had lots of ants when we opened it after we called for help getting the lock to work. During our stay, our baby sitter and children were locked out of the main house because the proper key didn't work and the lock was stuck. The management came to spray the locks and we found ant spray to spray where ants enter but this can be done before paying clients arrive. Part of the stove did not work. Also, if you are renting this house know that toilet paper and trash bags are not regularly supplied. We were given just enough to begin our stay but no replenishment. We bought our own trash bags and TP. Kate, who manages, was wonderful. Kate and Dave responded immediately by having someone come to balance a fan, replace light bulbs that had been out all week, have cleaning done, etc. Lydia and Marcos who come by to clean are wonderful too! It's too bad the issues of the house overshadowed our weeks - we would have loved to spend more of our vacation surfing and enjoying family than wrestling with house related issues.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Beachfront Paradise Villa with Swimming Pool Plus Bungalow
Esterillos Puntarenas

Wanted to stay forever

  • 5 of 5
Just got back from a week at this absolutely beautiful villa.

The property mangers Dave and Kate were extremely helpful and knowledgable. The pictures do not do this place justice - you have to see it for yourself!

I highly recommend this to anybody who is looking to get away from it all and RELAX.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Paradise Villa with Swimming Pool Plus Bungalow
Esterillos Puntarenas
Camp Hill, PA

Nice place, loved the beach and our neighbors the Macaws

  • 5 of 5
We had 6, ranging from 11 to 71 staying at the house. Plenty of room inside, nice backyard, we dipped into the pool each day. Every day we heard a rooster next door and scarlet macaws. Turns out several macaws lived in the trees right in front of the house. Beautiful birds.

Beach was beautiful - it has a change of 11 feet from high tide to low tide, so we were able to experience a full range of activities on the beach. Hardly anyone there. Walked down to the mermaid statue, where people were surfing.

The house stayed cool and comfortable. Just a great way to be at a beach, and the price was right.

There are a couple of fine restaurants in Esterillos Oeste - ask Dave to point them out. Also, only about 40 minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park. Handy locatin.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Paradise Villa with Swimming Pool Plus Bungalow
Esterillos Puntarenas
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada

Absolute paradise on the beach!

  • 5 of 5
My wife, young daughter, mother and mother-in-law all accompanied me on our amazing trip to Costa Rica, and Casa Del Suenos. This home, and the town it is in, is absolute paradise. We drove ourselves from San Jose airport, and following the directions from Dave and Kate, met them at exactly the expected time. They were very helpful, both before and during our stay here, and even arranged a fishing trip with a local fisherman, which I would highly recommend. The pictures on here of the home do not do it justice, as in reality, it is far more beautiful. The home is well maintained, and perfectly located. The backyard has lots of privacy, and we really enjoyed the pool! With both a shallow end and a deep end separated by a wall, it is perfect for children and families. My daughter is almost 3, and she learned to swim while we were there! This is also an excellent jumping off point for day trips. We were able to easily drive to Manuel Antonio park in less than an hour, spent an afternoon wandering through Jaco beach, drove to the mangroves for a monkey tour. Do the monkey tour, if nothing else, it's awesome! We also went zip lining at an incredible place nearby with 13 runs! The local restaurants were also fantastic. Being such a small town, I was unsure of how they would be, but I was incredibly impressed by the food and service. Las Heliconias has an amazing menu full of some of the freshest food I've had anywhere. Try the chimichangas! El Vago has wonderful pizza, and is a neat little surf side joint. The Mini-Super has virtually everything you will need for your stay, it's like a grocery store and convenience store in one, and the staff is so friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip, and managed very well even without knowing any Spanish.I would absolutely recommend this home to anyone wishing to experience the paradise that is Costa Rica, and we will definitely be returning ourselves! I can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beachfront Paradise Villa with Swimming Pool Plus Bungalow
Esterillos Puntarenas
Powell, WY


  • 5 of 5
We just spent a week at La Casa del Suenos and it was perfect. The house was plenty large enough for everyone to have their own room and the bungalow was perfect for my husband and I. We loved the "private" beach. There was no one else there for the entire week. We were able to walk to the market and ate at a fun restaurant in the village. A scarlet macaw came and sat in the restaurant and posed for pictures while we were there. There were many of them roosting in the tree outside. It was great to have laundry facilities so we did not have to pack too much. I appreciated NOT having TV while we were there, but there was a Beverly Hillbillies DVD in the player that we enjoyed at night. The kitchen was great and the outside table very nice to have. We bought fish at the place across the highway and other necessities at the market in the village as well as in Jaco,which was very close. We were able to drive to whatever we wanted to do and return every night for dinner and swimming. The beach was perfect and we all enjoyed playing in the waves and boogie boarding every morning. Dave and Kate were very helpful with all of our questions beforehand and when we arrived as well. They arranged massages, manicures and pedicures with Ericka before we arrived and she is wonderful. Dave even gave us a ride into Jaco to pick up our rental car. We got to watch a couple of local soccer games and watch the fishing boats and surfers. The only thing we had to get used to was the sound of the almonds falling on the roof of the bungalow at night! We did have a few "critters" visit us if we forgot to close the door when we came in! This was a perfect place for us to stay for the vacation we were looking for. Private, close to activities and well-equipped. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words.
It is very satisfying to know that good folk like you love the house.
The more beautiful spirits left behind,
the more beautiful it is for the next ones to be there.
Just imagine how lucky we are to come home there after you've left your kindness behind.
Please come back.
I know the house, the village, and the sea will be happy to see you again.
All our best love to you and your family.


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : walking distance at 0.25 Miles Nearest Golf : Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 34 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : walking distance at 0.25 Miles Car: recommended

Surf with local greats or get lessons in the village. Fish with the local fisherman, or get aboard a sports charter. Swim in the ocean out the front door, or the in-ground pool in out the back. Laze in the shade of palm trees out in front, or on a chaise in the lush seclusion of the back yard. The separate bungalow makes an ideal 'getaway', or private quarters.


From $245 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Semana Santa
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 5 2015
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Green Season
May 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Cleaning fee $50

Children under age 6 stay for free.

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Updated: Feb 18, 2015


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage


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

Location Type

  • Beachfront


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Den
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • On the most beautiful secluded beach, with some of the best waves, in Costa Rica. Three different breaks within walking distance. Short board and long board. Surf shop, with instructor, in town.

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