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Encantada Ocean Cottages

Bedrooms 7
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Small Boutique Beachfront Hotel - 7 Individual Cottages w/ Lofts - Sleeps 30

Encantada Ocean Cottages is a boutique, beachfront hotel which offers a variety of accommodations in 7 individual units. We are the ideal Costa Rican destination for relaxing getaways, fun-filled vacations, yoga retreats, surf camps, weddings, family reunions, or team-building retreats.

Encantada Ocean Cottages is located in Esterillos Este. The quaint, friendly community is just 90-minutes from the San Jose airport on the Central Pacific Coast and 30-minutes from Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations: Jaco, Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. The 7 units can either be rented out individually or for groups. Each is unique and able to accommodate 2-5 people; the property sleeps 30 people.

The property consists of multiple accommodations:

1 Oceanfront Villa, 1 Two-Bedroom Villa, 4 Poolside Cottages, and 1 Private Retreat. All rooms equipped with hot water, A/C, fan, Wi-Fi, desk, mini-fridge and safe deposit box.


Rates per night are based on double occupancy with continental full served breakfast included. All prices expressed in U.S. dollars excluding additional local taxes (13%)

Additional persons add $20 per night. Peak season – Dec 20-Jan 5 and Semana Santa (Holy Week) – additional persons add $30 per night.

Low season: May 1st - Nov 31st. High season: Dec. 1st - April 30th

Oceanfront Villa: Relax in a private oceanfront villa.

- Sleeps up to 4

- 2 king beds in a spacious room, 1 bathroom

- Fully equipped kitchen with hot plate, coffee maker, refrigerator, dinnerware and flatware

- Private Patio

- Low season: $150 based on double-occupancy

- High season: $170 based on double-occupancy

Two-Bedroom Villa: Great for families or 2-couple vacation

- Sleeps up to 5

- 2 bedrooms, 2 baths

- Master bedroom with 1 king bed and 1 twin bed

- Second bedroom with 2 twin beds

- Fully equipped kitchen with stove, coffee maker, refrigerator, dinnerware, flatware

- Private patio

- Low season: $140 based on double-occupancy

- High season: $160 based on double-occupancy

Poolside Cottages: 4 private cottages; choose from 2 lay-outs.

- Sleeps up to 4 or 5 depending on unit

- Layout Queen: 2 queen beds and 1 twin bed in loft, 1 bathroom

- Layout King: 1 king bed, 1 twin daybed and 1 twin bed in loft, 1 bathroom

- Low season: $115 or $135 based on double-occupancy

- High season: $135 or $155 based on double-occupancy

Private Retreat: Perfect couple or single person get-away

- Sleeps up to 2

- Upstairs poolside room with 2 twin beds / or convert to 1 king bed

- Private balcony with hammock

- Low season: $100 based on double-occupancy

- High season: $120 based on double-occupancy

Group Rates based on double occupancy $1100 for Full Property Rental. 15 Guests. Each additional guest is $20 per person.

Activities for Everyone – Stress-free relaxation or action-packed adventure

The secluded chocolate-sand beach reaches stretches for miles and offers an infinite variety of experiences you’ll treasure forever. In the morning, wake up to the sound of surf, then spend a relaxing day taking long walks, hunting for seashells, or laying on the beach, and end the day watching a beautiful Costa Rican sunset. For more action, horseshoes, badminton, surfboard and boogie board rentals and surf lessons are available on site. Local companies offer, horseback riding on the beach, canopy zip line tours, mangrove island and rain forest tours. Massage and tour bookings available on site.

We have a restaurant, pool & beachfront yoga rancho available on-site. We also offer daily yoga classes, surf and boogie board rentals and surf lessons.

Make Encantada Ocean Cottages your home in Costa Rica. Su casa en la playa (your home on the beach)

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Nome Lakin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017


Esterillos Este Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 32 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
    Full 3 -
    Full 4 -
    Full 5 -
    Full 6 -
    Full 7 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Cottage 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Pool Front
    Cottage 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Pool Front
    Cottage 7 - 1 king , Over pool with private deck space and hammock
    Cottage 1 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Garden View
    Cottage 2 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , Garden View
    Cottage 6 - 2 king , Beach Front Villa with Kitchette
    Cottage 5 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , Small House (2 seperate bedrooms) with Kitchenette
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 15 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Activities on site or nearby include surfing, yoga, swimming, horseback riding, rainforest hiking, waterfalls, massage, kayaking, snorkeling/diving, ATV tours, fishing, wildlife viewing, white water rafting, shelling, biking, sight seeing, sailing, restaurants and bars.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Peachful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great location to avoid hordes of tourists and all it's trappings, yet close enough to beach restaurants and bars. Onsite restaurant is the best choice for breakfast and dinner. Good surf for beginners, and the best walking beach. Sunsets are fabulous. Hammocks are very relaxing looking onto the surf. Good sized pool, well maintained.

The manager and staff are extremely friendly and accommodating, we even returned after our stay to use the beach and hammocks, welcomed by the manager. everyone tries very hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

We hope to return some day as this was our favorite place from Jaco to Uvita.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston-Salem NC

Happy Vacationers

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire place and had 18 people. The pool and the outside eating area were where we spent most of our time. The setting was beautiful! The managers Mikey and Diana were awesome. They cooked us delicous meals and bent over backwards to help us with tours, answering questions, etc. They were always happy and fun. We will miss them. The rooms themselves were rustic. Just some simple touches would make such a difference. Overall we have travelled quite a bit and this will go down as one of our very favorite vacations!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Colorado

Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

Every other Christmas Grandpa carries on a tradition of uniting our entire family at a special destination. (Lucky!) This year we visited Encantada. Highlights included having individual cabins for each family and common areas we could share. We would all go off on day excursions, or relax around the attractive grounds or on the beach. We looked forward to gathering poolside to share adventures and eat dinner together on the dining porch. Staff is hardworking, friendly and helpful with the local culture and activities. Having evening meals prepared is worth it and delicious, but it is fun to opt to borrow the kitchen as well. The beach was one of the best. Mid-day we could look both directions and see only a handful of people. Surfing and boogie boards for the waves. (Keep in mind many of the extras have extra charges.) Volleyball and Bocce ball on the sand. And a hammock around every corner. Sunsets are incredible! Your wake-up call is handled by the native birds. Amenities in cabins vary. Don't expect a hotel suite - this is casual and very basic. Warm water and AC is available in most cabins. Know before you go that refrigerator space is limited. We liked the fact that it's away from resort areas and has a private feel, yet there are beach-side cocktails and restaurants near by, and towns and tourist activities within easy drives. (Cars are a must.) We recommend this as a venue for groups, families, reunions, getaways. Rent the whole place!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London Ontario Canada

Great place for a group gathering

  • 5 of 5

My family of 22 stayed at Encatada for 1 week for a family reunion December 2011.

It is great place for a group as you have the entire resort to yourself! We spent mornings jumping the waves and body surfing in the ocean. We used the boogie boards and took some surfing lessons with Alfredo. The beach is amazing for long walks and collecting shells, beach volleyball and soccer. The sunsets are beautiful. Most afternoons were spent in the pool talking and laughing and having a few cervesas. Evenings we gathered in the large dining area (covered and open air). We listened to music, played our annual chess tournament and cards. Anyone needing to stay in touch could access their WiFi.

Katrina and her staff prepared most of our meals. The food was absolutely amazing and we wished we had arranged for her to do all our meals. The other meals we ate at the local restaurants. They were good but Katrina's were better.

The cabins are basic. They were clean and the sheets and towels are clean and there was daily housekeeping. The air conditioner in one cabin could not keep up to the heat, the showers were older and one did not have hot water. That being said, the only time spent in the room was to sleep and that we all did well. I want you to know that the cabins are basic and rustic. Not to put you off but so that you know what to expect.

Katrina was extremely helpful during our stay. She booked 2 excursions and made reservations for our restaurant dinners. Everyone loved the zip lining and seeing the monkeys in Manuel Antonio park. We had a half hour break at the park to swim but all of us said we would rather be back at our own beach (Encantada) because it was so much better! Being a large group for the excursions, Katrina arranged for transportation to come to pick us up right at Encantada. Katrina was always available to assist with anything we needed and answer any questions we had. We felt we had a local friend to help us. Last but not least about Katrina, we had a medical emergency and Katrina was very knowledgeable and helpful in getting us the emergency care needed. For those concerned about the medical system, the emergency care in Jaco and the medical care at the hosptial in San Jose were A1.

Book Encantada if you are looking for a beautiful beach, amazing food, great pool and a relaxed environment where you can enjoy vacationing with your friends and/or family group. We would not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Encantada is the ideal place for a family reunion or group getaway. Our cottages are simple, spacious and clean, and most can sleep between 2 and 5 guests comfortably. As mentioned, we are happy to assist with any arrangements you may need, from transportation to tours. We are also available to cater meals. We love nothing more than to have happy guests. So we appreciate that the review mentions that the cottages are rustic. We want our guests to have realistic expectations of our property. Encantada is our home, and we hope our guests feel at home here too. We are so pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay with us.
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
San Jose (Juan Santa Maria)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Esterillos Este
Car: recommended

Activities on site or nearby include surfing, yoga, swimming, horseback riding, rainforest hiking, waterfalls, massage, kayaking, snorkeling/diving, ATV tours, fishing, wildlife viewing, white water rafting, shelling, biking, sight seeing, sailing, restaurants and bars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates: From $100 - $1,100 per night. Single Rooms - Entire Property. Price depending on season.

Rates per night are based on double occupancy with full served breakfast included. All prices expressed in U.S. dollars excluding additional local taxes (13%).

Additional persons add $20 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.