Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
El Pelicano Beach House
- english, french
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Camping is prohibited on, or in front of property.
Travelers must register pets. Pet fees apply.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
5 night stay minimum
CHECK-IN HOURS: Check-in is from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. A $50USD fee will be charged for check-ins after 10:00 pm. Funds will be drawn from deposit.
No parties, camping or group events allowed. Maximum 6 renters are allowed on premises. Any violation will result in cancellation & removal.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Paradise on the Beach
El Pelicano is a lovely 3-bedroom house on a huge piece of property with many palm trees. The house is very comfortable and well-appointed, with a full kitchen with everything you need. The plunge pool is wonderful at the end of a hot day, to sit in and relax with a cool drink and watch the monkeys. An absolutely pristine, quiet and stunning beach is a mere 200-metre walk through the private yard - there are so few people on this beach it's like having a private beach all to yourself. The people and neighbours you do see from time to time are several metres away and are always friendly with a wave or a chat. Don't spend your money at the nearby Manuel Antonio park (although that is a gorgeous park) - we had a troop of capuchins hanging out in the yard every day. They got more and more used to seeing us and tolerated us better each day. The property is remote - which is what we wanted. It's a short 15-minute drive (on a gravel road with a few challenging areas) from the town of Parrita, which is a lovely small town that has everything you need. Quepos is half an hour drive away, and Jaco about 45 minutes. Quepos has a fantastic farmers market on Saturday mornings - a great place to stock up on all your fruits and veggies. We can't say enough good things about this house and its location. If you want a peaceful, private, quiet holiday, then this is the place for you. Sergio, the property manager is readily available to help with anything you might need. He came and met us on the highway so we wouldn't get lost, but it really isn't all that difficult to find. The instructions were terrific. Chucho, the property's caretaker (he lives just down the road) was wonderful as well, coming by to check on the pool and pointing out monkeys and bringing us fresh coconuts. Our stay was so peaceful and stress-free. We will definitely be going back in future. El Pelicano is truly paradise.
A week in paradise
This house is in a beautiful location but be prepared to travel the 12 to 15 minutes on the dirt road to get there. I would recommend renting a vehicle with high clearance which would make this trip much faster but it's not required. The pool was a great benefit to cool down during the day but the beach is only 2 minutes away with a short walk through the private property. The town of Pirrita had wonderful local food and the people were very friendly. Pirrita is a very small town but if you are looking for some exciting night life Jaco is only 50 minutes away. The national park of Manuel Antonio is a must see and is only an hour south. Another amazing part of this house / property is the amount of wild life in the backyard. We saw monkeys and sloths during our stay. Over all this is a great location and a wonderful place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a very peaceful and relaxing trip to Costa Rica.
Our stay was okay. We booked 8 days but ended up leaving early.
Pros - beautiful bathroom and spacious kitchen, great outdoor gazebo, pool was a must because the surf was too big to swim in the ocean, beach was great for walking, host Sergio was kind and helpful. There is a fantastic seafood restaurant up at the highway that we enjoyed a few times.
Cons - the property felt a bit run down. Lawn chairs were broken and dirty, pool net was broken and ripped and the pool toys were mildewy, we had to buy a new kitchen sponge and dish soap and wash all of the dishes before we could use them. This could be an excellent stay if it was given some TLC. I feel the photos in the listing were taken a long time ago. The property is really big and the beach is very long to walk on and had incredible surf.
It was fine but did not meet my expectations and I won’t return.
The closeness to a nearly secluded beach is what makes this property special. We had a great time playing in the waves- which are big but fun (you don't need to go deep to have fun- the waves were strong even at knee-deep water). We tried a few yummy restaurants nearby and made a trek to Manuel Antonio which wasn't too far away. Thanks for the great time!
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.
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!