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Costa Rican Beach House Rental in Puntarenas


Property Details

Updated: Oct 18, 2016
6 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom Villa, Sleeps 14 A/C and wi-fi

Welcome to Casa Rector Beach House. This house is located one and a half hours west of San Jose (the Pacific side of the country). The house is approximately seven miles away from Puntarenas, a popular city in Costa Rica. The family-owned house is on a lot of property about two plus acres in size. The house includes six bedrooms: five of which contain their own bathrooms and one which connects. The rooms combined can accommodate twelve. The home is perfect for a group or for multi-families. The bedding and linens are supplied. The top floor of the house included the eating area and a full kitchen, stove, refrigerator, microwave, and utensils. Located on the property you can find six different types of fruit growing and many exotic flowers. The property also has a large, freshwater, ceramic tiled, in ground pool which is lighted by Sam Lighting.

I hope you read the comments that were left from past guests because it tells you much about our house

More Details: The pool is 3 ½ feet deep on the shallow end and 6 ½ feet in the deep end. Picnic tables and a barbecue hut are located around the pool. The beach is located at the edge of the property, we consider it our backyard. Once at the beach you can walk several miles in each direction. A gardener/guard is on the property at all times to ensure a clean and safe time. A cook or babysitter can be provided for an extra charge. The way the house is rented: we rent the whole house to the same renter whether it is a group or just a single family. December through April is the prime season. For more information please contact me. More pictures can be sent upon request.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

Puntarenas , 00000, Costa Rica (310299)

Date of Stay

March 12, 2015

Helpful votes:2/2

This was by far one of the most memorable vacations I have had. Upon arrival to the home we were greeted by the man of the house, Authoro (forgive me if I misspelled). He greeted all of us en Español of course then showed us inside. As soon as those big blue doors opened I saw that gorgeous pool with the colorful lights beaming from underneath. I dropped my bags in my AIR CONDITIONED room and jumped into the cool pool (which complimented the extreme heat). When I got hungry for a snack I found some pretty awesome sandwiches and sliced fruit in the fridge. Days following, each time I got in the pool there was a fresh towel waiting for me. Now, Maribel... She is the woman of the house. She took care of all of us; breakfast and phenomenal dinners (I got the recipe to that shrimp). This beautiful woman also went shopping for us on top of cooking. We had a stereo upstairs and downstairs which made every day feel like a party. The huge net which replaced glasses windows kept all the bugs out. Oh and before I forget... The best part is the PRIVATE beach in the back. Jesus Christ... Private entrance, clean sand and water... I WAS IN LOVE. Like I said, a wonderful vacation.

Mar 2015
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77 Reviews

based on 77 traveler reviews

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Great Pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the house. The best part about the place was the pool. It was clean, beautiful and right outside your bedroom door! They had pool toys and towels to use.

The listing was quite accurate. The pictures were very helpful. I was impressed with the fact that the house had a crib and a highchair for our kids. The house keeper and cook were very kind and made us feel right at home. We had a large group and the house fit us perfectly. With all the seperate rooms, each couple had their own room for privacy.

The lot was right on the beach, which was beautiful at night. The waves turned up the sand a little but it was still great.

The location was a little difficult to get to places but only because of the traffic around the country.

My only suggestion would be to have a list of local restuarants and good tours. It would be helpful to have a pitcure to send to people for the last turn to the house.

The house was perfect but the location was not ideal for our travel desires.

We had a great time. I would definately tell others to go, escpecially if they have a big group.

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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14 3

WOW! It couldn't get any better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We were very well taken care of. We enjoyed the cook (Marybell) and the caretaker (Artuso) of the property. Breakfast every day was SUPER for our group of 14. We ate dinner there every night. It was always ready when we showed up. We set up most of our tours with Varso Travels. They provided a 24 passenger van for the group the whole 10 days. They even picked us up at the airport and took use back. All this was done at an unbeleivable rate. If you want to see the REAL Costa Rica, let Micheal and his father take care of you while you stay at the most reasonable lodging in the county.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your home! Arturo and Maribel were amazing! Everything was comfortable and inviting. We pretty much just stayed by the pool, watched movies, and walked on the beach. Unfortunately, the mosquitos were out in full force, but nothing a little bug spray couldn't handle. Maribel's cooking was impressive! We had her prepare every breakfast and dinner! She is so proud of your home and her care taking responsibilities. Arturo is equally as proud of the home and his responsibilities. We even managed to convince them to play a game with us on our last evening.

I love the instant hot water for the showers! I'll be looking in to those for my home! If we make a return trip to Costa Rica, I will definitely be contacting you again! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macomb, Mo

Home Sweet Home

  • 5 of 5

We sit here knowing we have to leave tomorrow and it breaks my heart. Marybell and Arturo have made this the best part of our vacation and we feel like we are leaving family. This Villa is comfortable, welcoming and relaxing. The food is delicious the hospitality warm and gracious.. They have both catered to our every need with a smile and laughter. I will also miss sweet Coco and Lucky who accompanied me on my daily walks on the beach. You are so lucky Mr. Rector to have these two wonderful, loyal and dedicated people. Marybell is so proud of this home and keeps it impeccable and Arturo takes beautiful care of the ground. They make you want to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Trip with the Guys!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have scripted this better for our first trip to Costa Rica. Rich made arrangements with Varso Travel to pick us up at the airport (and that was at midnight). Michael with Varso spoke English and took us right to the house. Arturo met us at the house at around 2 am in the morning and was very friendly. The next morning, Maribel made us a wonderful breakfast and later went to the grocery store to pick us up our food. We had her cook breakfast and dinner every day, which was awesome. Couldn't get a better pool. The location is very quiet and away from Jaco. Jaco has better waves but we enjoyed the relaxation in the evening since we had major activity/fun during the day. Thank you Rich for making it such a wonderful first experience. Eric

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Naples fl


  • 5 of 5

Accommodating friendly nice pool and clean

Towels furnished. Great place to unwind.

Maribel and artero made sure we were comfortable maribel shopped and cooked for us also did laundry Had a rental car and artero

Kept it clean.yard neat and clean. Ziplining 40 mins away. Town of jaco one hour new hotel has a casino great very helpful


  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Ferry : Puntarenas at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : cr1 at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : behind the house Car: recommended

From the house it is very easy to make plans for sightseeing, fishing, rafting, and viewing the rain forest and volcanoes. A major hotel with a casino is located one mile from the house where all tourism plans can be made. The town of Jaco is a half hour by car south. It attracts many surfers for the beach's large waves and also tourists for its excellent restaurants and shops.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

2 day weekend rental all year 290.00 night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort


  • churches
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, shower


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • all bedrooms have their own baths and air conditioning


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Cable TVs in every room, Stereos, DVD, full kitchen, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, cooking utensils, linens, washer and drier, private pool, charcoal BBQ hut, two dogs on the property.

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