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Beautiful custom home with private pool, waterfall, tropical garden


Property Details

Updated: Sep 1, 2016
3 bedroom, 4 bathrooms, Sleeps 6

The “Villa Corteza” can easily accommodate 6 people. The house has 3 bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom located upstairs with sitting area, color TV and bath. Enjoy the queen/full Costa Rican bed suite. The two guest bedrooms downstairs share a common bathroom. The home was completely remodeled in 2011 and has been professionally decorated.

The fully equipped kitchen features Teak wood cabinets and all modern appliances and breakfast bar with seating. Enjoy breakfast inside or poolside under the patio overlooking the pool and lush yard. The living room and separate dining room is spacious for entertaining or relaxing. Guests can watch TV, read, watch movies or listen to music. A CD player, color TV and DVD player let you enjoy your own music and movies. All rooms have individual air conditioning.

Outside amenities include a private pool with waterfall. The covered terrace includes a wood-fired pizza oven, granite cook island, lounge chairs and gas grill for barbeques and outdoor eating, full bath/shower as well as an outdoor shower. In addition, there is an upstairs deck for lounging in the hammocks as well as a “pilapa” with deck chairs for relaxing or taking a siesta.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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7 Reviews

based on 7 traveler reviews


if we could give 6 stars we would

  • 5 of 5

Slice of Heaven

Bo and Debbie are the ultimate hosts, we joked about not wanting to give a positive review because others might take the time slot we want to return to this wonderful home.The pictures don't do it justice, we enjoyed our week long stay with family and the pool area was our favorite place to hang out. This pool area is great with a washroom facility as well as wood fired pizza oven (ask Bo and Debbie for the recipe) and barbecue area. We walked to Esterillo beach area in 20 minutes with a 2 year old on a stroller (make sure you have a good stroller the road is very bumpy). The beach was great and the 5 year old amassed a large shell collection. Also in Esterillos there are a few restaurants as well as a convenient store/small grocery store has pretty much everything you need. Jaco is close by car with large grocery stores, the fresh fruit/ fish etc is amazing and we had many adventures with both grandchildren looking at the wild life and fawna. Bo was very helpful in addressing all of our concerns and was prompt in answering all of our requests. Tingo the property manager is a great help and looked after our needs. We had a wonderful holiday and look forward to going back. Bo and Debbie Thank you for sharing your home and making our vacation a huge success.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We strive very hard to make your Costa Rica vacation memorable. Look forward to your next stay. Bo and Debbie
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Tropical Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice, relaxing, tranquil, and comfortable is what abodes this villa. We enjoyed our month stay with friends and the pool area was our favourite place to hang out. This area is well appointed with a washroom facility as well as barbequing area. The Esterillo beach area is a good 20 minute walk. The beach was great with miles and miles of good walking and as a bonus if you like to pick shells there are many to pick from. Also in Esterillos are a few restaurants as well as a convenient store/small grocery store has pretty much everything you need. The tranquility and private setting of the 3 bedroom spacious Villa Corteza was well appointed with a manicured lot that boast many lush tropical plants. Laundry facilities was a bonus as we stayed for a month. Most of our friends were all inclusive travellers and now have turned a new leaf, renting Villa Corteza was an enjoyable experience. Bo was very helpful in addressing all of our concerns and was prompt in answering all of our requests. Tingo his property manager was a great help and resourceful to all our needs. We had an amazing holiday and look forward to going back. Thank you for sharing your beautiful vacation home.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Villa Corteza for your vacation home! We do our best to provide all of our guests with the very best Costa Rican experience possible! We are so glad you found our home relaxing, beautiful and best suited to enjoying your stay!
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Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 traveled with another family of 4 to Costa Rica and we very much enjoyed our stay in this Beautiful vacation home that looks even more amazing in person than in the pictures!

The Home: The pool area was by far our favorite hang out! The landscaping was amazing! The pictures don't show that each room has a trundle bed (roll-away bed) so our group of 4 adults and 4 kids fit very comfortably. The property manager Tingo was incredibly helpful for anything we needed.

Location: For privacy this house was perfect, it felt like a private luxury getaway. If you like to get out and about though the property was a little too far from the beach to walk (with small children) so I would suggest getting a rental car which is great for day trips to nearby locations.

Rental Car: We found out that cars can be rented from Jaco for less than at the airport. We took a private bus from the airport, had it stop at a grocery store to stock up, spent a few days lounging and enjoying the house and then took a taxi to Jaco to rent a car.

Beaches: Esterillos Beach (5 min drive) was beautiful and not too populated, we saw lots of scarlet macaws there, Jaco (15 min drive) was more commercial and a nice place for a little shopping. Manual Antonio (40 min drive) was so cool and had lots of neat restaurants (one that it an an old plane you can go in and one that is like a cruise ship that has a pool you can swim in while you wait for your food) The National Park was fabulous to see, lots of wildlife and a protected beach that was incredible. The public beach at Manual Antonio was a great location too, white sands with lots to do and see.

We had small kids so we were not able to do any excursions but our family liked to get out and about and took day trips everyday after our first few days and the other family decided not to rent a car and stayed at the house most of the time and both families that travel differently had an amazing time at this great property.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gives us great pleasure that our guest love our home as much as we do. The setting and landscaping around the pool was what sold us on Villa Corteza in 2011. The small village of Esterrillos Oeste is quaint and like you envision Costa Rica. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again.
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, the property, and the peaceful setting. My whole family enjoyed the well appointed house, the awesome pool and the outdoor eating and relaxing area. So much we never made it to the beach! It was great to be able to prepare our own meals whenever we were ready.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the 5 Star review!!! It is so important to Debbie and I that all of our guests enjoy our home and beautiful Costa Rica as much as we do! Thanks again! Bo & Debbie
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Beautiful home in tropical surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Our grown up family of four spent Thanks Giving at Villa Corteza. The house is beautiful, is spotlessly clean and has everything you could possibly need. The outdoor area is amazing, the gardens are lovely and well kept. We had coconut milk from the palms with our breakfast! The property has a large pool and water feature and was well maintained like the rest of the villa. Tingo the manager was there to greet us and show us all the facilities and was available at any time if required. Bo and Debbie the owners were great to deal with and very helpful with directions and local places of interest.

We visited many places during the stay. Manuel Antonio National Park was a full day and very nice. We saw white faced monkeys, sloths, peccas and many more wild animals. We all enjoy coffee so we visited El Toledo coffee plantation near Atenas, it was a one and half hour drive but well worth it, you get to see the plants from their humble beginnings right through to the finished product.

If we get the chance to go back to Costa Rica we would definitely stay at Villa Corteza again and highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. Both Debbie and I are focused on providing a Quality home for our guests and we like to go the extra mile to insure their visit to Costa Rica is all that they hope it will be. Thank you so much! Bo and Debbie
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Something for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house from 12/25/13 to 12/31/13. The house had everything need for all ages. My 4 year old son loved the pool which was 3.5 feet deep. We spent mornings with coffee, lunch from the grill and pre-dinner drinks out there. Never found pizza dough, so you may want to try and bring your own to use the wood fire oven by the pool. My 70 year old father liked the privacy of the master suite to read and do sudoku. He was unable to get the television to work up there, but the downstairs television allowed him to watch three Sunday football games in English. The house had two great lower bedrooms. The location to the Pacific highway allowed us to hit the great national parks quickly. The beach was 5 minutes away. It was the best beach we had ever been to. There were people there sound all kinds of activities, but it was never crowded. There are great restaurants 5 minutes away. The place next to the gas station Sin Rival had great breakfast and the beach restaurant owned by the Canadian woman had awesome fish and Thai dishes. The house had all the cooking and dining comforts needed. The house did have some water pressure issues due to the tourism season, but the reserve tank never left us dry. The house did say that it had a DVD player, do we brought some kids movies, but there was not one. The rooster next door also was a bit annoying since he could not tell time, but we survived. Overall, the pool, location to sites and the beach were the stars, but we felt that the house and the amenities really made the entire package complete. Patrick was a tremendous neighbor, but understand that he has a life and family, so be prepared to solve small problems yourself. When we come back and we will, we hope this house is still a place we can call our home in paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Joes at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Vargos at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Los Suenos at 18 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 34 at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Los Alemendros at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Esterillos at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Location: Esterillos Oeste, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Central America (Villas Xihu gated community) View Map

Accomodations: House, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Keywords: Private custom built home with pool just minutes to the beach in a secure gated community. Unbelievably relaxing and peaceful.

Villa Corteza is a beautiful custom built home located in a hilly private gated community just minutes to the beaches of Esterillos and Jaco. It is completely fenced with a private electric gate for your privacy. The lush landscape offers the tropical Costa Rican atmosphere. The home is located approximately a half mile from the beach and the quaint town of Esterillos. There are ample restaurants close by. It is 15 miles south of Jaco (famous for surfing) and 25 miles from Manuel Antonio and the rainforest park.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rainy Season 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fresh Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rainy Season 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50

Payment due in cash upon check-in.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • Beach


  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1850 sq. ft.


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


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 double


  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Beautiful waterfall in pool and large Rancho with a wood fired pizza oven,granite cook island and gas BBQ Grill. Beautiful Teak wood through out home and Rancho..

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