Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
El Pelicano Beach House
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Not enough words
Not enough words to describe this experience.
First of all, we got lost coming from San José (completely our fault). On the way I contacted Sergio and he was so helpful and understanding. He provided us with guidance throughout the way and even waited on us at the main road, he wanted to make sure we made it home safely. At the house he gave us a tour and made sure we didnt have any questions before he left, even said that we could reach out to him if anything came up. Was very kind and friendly. I will always be grateful.
The house was great! We were able to cook meals for the family in a kitchen that was fully equiped with everything we needed. The rest of the house is very spacious and very nicely decorated.
The yard is very nice, very clean and has a beautiful garden and pool- a great way to end the day! We also made friends with "chucho" and he was very friendly and helpful. Brought us some coconut water and also some fresh coconut (my all-time favorite). The neightbors are very friendly and willing to help.
Overall, I have nothing but good things to say, we are very pleased and happy we found this place and will definitely come back. We are leaving with great memories and made good friends along the way.
Peaceful, restful beach house
Our family of 5 (including three teenage boys) was very comfortable in this sweet beach house. We found the home delightful, with everything we needed to cook meals and function for two weeks. The outdoor amenities (plunge pool, cabana, etc) were a wonderful addition. Beautiful beach felt very private as we seldom saw other people. The caretakers, Sergio and Maria, were welcoming and accommodating, and were able to put us in touch with a wonderful surf instructor and fishing guide, as well as provide information about town and sites. The boys spent every day practicing their surfing skills. We loved seeing macaws in the trees above us, and looking for monkeys on our daily walks. There is no air conditioning in the house, but we didn't need it as the house is built to maximize airflow and it stayed cool. We slept and functioned very comfortably, even when using the stove to cook. We loved our time at El Pelicano and hope to return soon - in our two short weeks it felt like home.
Peaceful, beautiful location, wonderful people.
I stayed here with my two young daughters for a month. The house is typical, nothing fancy but everything you need. The property manager and caretaker are amazing and above average and so warm and kind. We loved it and plan on staying here again. For potential travelers, I would like to offer a heads up that although stated there is no washing machine, the nearest laundromat is about a one hour drive each way. And although a fantastic beach, parents of little ones heed the tide times, as this is a very turbulent beachfront. Overall, highly recommend, beautiful location, beautiful people and a great place to feel like a local.
I cannot say enough about this property - it was exactly what my family was looking for. The house is clean, well laid out and has all you need. The property is lovely - the pool, outdoor shower/bathroom, and gazebo - right outside the house are all really nice. The beach is amazing - in a week we saw one person the entire time. The little thatched gazebo on the beach is perfect to stay out of the sun but still sit by the beach. Our kids loved going back and forth between the beach and the pool and hanging in the hammocks. The property is somewhat off the beaten path (which is what we wanted!) but good to know it is a 15 minute drive on a dirt road from the main highway. We hope to go back someday!!
great location super beach
The cozy cabin was great for the 4 of us (all adults). It was just as pictured and described. It was a little remote for the likings of our 2 adult children, but for us, it was great. It was a secluded beach with great dark sand. You could walk miles in either direction. The water was warm with some waves which was great for swimming! although not so great for surfing. The location was good as it was close to Jaco, Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The Rainmakers hike was fantastic as was the craft beer at the end of the hike. All in all we had a great time at El Pelicano. Hope to return!
Rustic house, but beautiful beach
The location of this house and the outdoor are really nice. We were alone all week on the beach, which is really clean. There's an umbrella and toys for kids that are provided, which is nice. The little pool is also nice for the kids and when the tide doesn't allows us to swim in the ocean.
The people that welcomed us are really nice and available. The guard is also really sympathetic.
However, the house is rustic. The kitchen is basic and with opened cabinets, so we had to clean everything we use for the first time. There's no hot water in the kitchen. We also had to provided some basic things in our opinion: hand soap, garbage bags, toilet paper... The toaster and BBQ were also out of order, which is not so good when it's really hot (no AC) and you don't want to open the gaz stove.
The location is central, count 20 min to the city, 1 hr to Jaco and 1h15 to Manuel Antonio.
Thank you, Joanie, for your wonderful feedback. We value it very much as it helps continuously improve our guests experiences.
We are so glad you enjoyed our home and our fantastic beach. It is so rare to find such a beachfront home at such affordable prices. Thank you for making us aware of the toaster and BBQ. Both have been replaced. We have spoken to the maids and asked they leave basic supplies more consistently. Apologies for any inconveniences.
Since your stay we are happy to announce that we have made new improvements to the house such as a new bathroom and we have added satellite TV.
PURA VIDA! :)
El Pelicano Beachhouse Management
Zip line tour just up the road, whitewater rafting adventures, Manuel Antonio National park, surfing
at Jaco beach, steps to tasty restaurants and exciting boogie boarding right on your beach. Superb
location - centrally located for all your day trip needs! Need help organizing activities? Feel
free to ask. More than happy to recommend!