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Casa Amarilla /Pool - 10% Off All Week Bookings!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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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More Details

Patricia Holmer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Puntarenas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
Air Conditioning in 2 bedrooms, Cable TV with DVD player, Stereo with CD player, Clothes Washer, Charcoal Grill (BBQ)and Rancho (Gazebo)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)



  • 5 of 5

NOT ENOUGH GOOD CAN BE SAID ABOUT THIS PLACE!!! The house is charming, clean and has everything you need, the proximity to Tarcoles/Jaco/SJO is perfect. You can walk into Tarcoles, buy fresh fish every day at bargain prices, and enjoy a beer and excellent ceviche at Chepes. Some of our group did Jose's Crocodile River Tour and loved it. The sunsets every day are breathtaking. Patri is SO helpful and gracious, promptly responsive when we had any questions. Jarra, Elbi and Gerardo that maintain the property regularly clean up the gardens and look after the pool, and are outstanding. Incredibly safe, secluded little piece of paradise. Beautiful beach walks either direction. We've stayed here 2 years in a row and will be back again next year. This place, and these people, are gems, PURA VIDA. <3

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful little oasis right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The property is about an hour from the airport and is just as described. The pool is a plunge pool, not meant for swimming laps. There is a small town within minutes for groceries and Jaco is only 20 minutes away.

Caretakers came and cleaned the pool and grounds every day. Plenty of clean linens were available. The beds were comfortable. The only time we were in the house was to cook or sleep. We had the beach completely to ourselves. The location of the house is perfect for viewing beautiful sunsets every night. Patri was very helpful but gave us our privacy.

The highlight of our vacation though, was Jarra and Elbi, the caretakers. They were so helpful and friendly, even with the language barrier they were patient and caring. We even shared a few dinners at their casa and ours. We were taken on in a mountain hike where we could see the entire coast, just as the sun was setting. Amazing country! Amazing people! They are now amigos of ours and we will miss them! We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Amarillo

  • 3 of 5

My cousin & I spent 10 great days at Casa Amarillo. It was a good location from which to do some fun excursions and we really enjoyed just hanging around on the grounds reading and playing cards when we weren't sightseeing. Watching the Macaws was another favorite pastime. Patri was very helpful when we called on her, and the caretakers worked regularly to keep the pool and grounds clean. While we didn't spend much time inside, I do think it could use a bit of TLC and upgrading. I would have given it a 3.5 star evaluation if that were possible.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing home in the "real" Costa Rica

  • 5 of 5

Casa Amarilla is a beautiful oasis and a great place from which to start your adventure. Only about 1.5 hours from the airport (follow Patricia's directions and you shouldn't have any problems), the casa is right on the beach with a beautiful yard. In the morning, drink you coffee on the patio and watch the scarlet macaws having breakfast in the almond trees surrounding the pool. If your an early riser, around 6am you can walk out and watch the neighborhood fisherman bring in his catch and clean it while surrounded by 30 or so pelicans. It is a beautiful walk in either direction, with the village of Tarcoles to the right and a fun beach front restaurant to the left.

The house is very comfortable and well stocked for you stay. Jarra is very friendly and fun to talk to, even if you don't speak Spanish! If you like dogs, then this is the house for you. The neighborhood dogs are all very friendly and well behaved and love nothing better than to join you on a walk on the beach.

The neighbors are a little loud and like to stay up late but they are friendly and having a good time. We felt like their music just added to the ambiance! We would definitely stay here again and for a longer time.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Amarilla is an absolute gem, we couldn't have been more thrilled with our choice. Everything was exactly as described, and we swam in the ocean right outside the house - the water was so warm! Patri, Jarra and Elbi were so helpful, answered all of our questions immediately and Jarra cut coconuts for us and taught us how to BBQ fish in a banana leaf, delicious! The property was clean, had everything we needed and was very quaint. The location was ideal, quiet but only half an hour to Jaco, close to the fishing village for anything we needed. We were going to do the crocodile tour but ended up saving the money and seeing lots just standing on the bridge instead! Every time we went anywhere, we were so glad to be coming back to our little paradise at the end of the day. I would DEFINITELY recommend this spot, and we will be back! Thank you Patri!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We really liked this place!

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of this place was to arrive around 4:00 p.m. on a hot 90 degree afternoon. After bringing all our stuff in and sweating profusely, we saw the pool, decided to try it right then and there, and found ourselves in heaven. We got to love this place so much that we preferred to stay here rather than see the local sights. But we did take in the Carera Wildlife Refuge just down the road, and the crocodiles under the Rio Tarcoles Bridge. We are not fancy people and the house was comfortable for us. The life in this quiet fishing village was great to see, and we had a lot of opportunity to watch the scarlet macaws overhead eating the almonds in the trees. We preferred to do our shopping in the small villages to the north and south of us. Yes, the road nearby can be loud but that did not bother us. The neighbors on the weekend did play their Costa Rican music a bit loud, but that is part of the ambiance. The perfect day for us was to run our errands in the morning, then come back to the house to spend the afternoon in the pool, gazing out at the scenery across the bay. At night, the bay was lined with the lights from the fishing boats. Our tranquil week here was very different from what we had at home and that was what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Green season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Electrical Use $90 + Tax
Extra person per week $70 + Tax
Cleaning $40
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

50% deposit required to confirm reservation and balance will be due 30 days before arrival.

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