tranquil beachhouse near Jaco & Manual Antonio

“ Excellent ”
21 Reviews
Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Cottage
Per night: $75 - $85
Per week: $600 - $700
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Jaco vacation cottage rental
Directly on the ocean, there's always a breeze and some of the best surf in Costa Rica at our newly renovated beach house in Playa Esterillos Centro. Walk the deserted beach, surf or watch birds, fish, bike ride, rent a 4-wheeler, horseback ride, or just do nothing while you snooze in a hammock. Enjoy dinners on our large covered patio, marvel at the breathtaking sunsets and sleep soundly in our air conditioned bedrooms. Tastefully decorated, with 2 bedrooms, modern gourmet kitchen, large bathroom with shower and hot water, 15 ft. covered furnished stone patio, outside shower, charcoal grill and internet, our house is one of only 5 on our dead-end dirt road. Get away from it all while still only 20 mins. from Jaco and 40 mins from Quepos. Cleaning services provided.
Area Information
Esterillos Centro on Costa Rica's desirable Central Pacific coast is a quiet little beach town minutes from Esterillos Oeste home of several discos, quaint restaurants and a small but fully stocked supermarket and 20 minutes from the bustling tourist town of Jaco famous for its surfing, hotels and restaurants. About 40 minutes to the south are Quepos and Manual Antonio National Park where great restaurants, casinos and one of Costa Rica's most beautiful national parks offer a change of pace from the lazy days at our cottage on the beach. Find everything you need in Paritta 10 to 15 mins. from our house or wait for the local fish and fruit vendors who often show up at our door. We also provide many exciting adventure tours including zip line, monkey tour, horseback riding, river rafting, atv trips into the mountains, fishing and snorkeling.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2014 Apr 24 2015 - - $700 $2,000 1 Week
Apr 24 2015 Dec 01 2015 $75 $85 $600 $1,600 1 Night
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Deposits: 50% to reserve $50 security deposit
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Housekeeper
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Deck
  • Oceanfront
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Restaurant
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (13 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (15 miles)
  • Boating
  • Surfing
  • Shopping Area
    (13 miles)
  • Casino
    (20 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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California U.S.A.


We have stayed at this property 3 consecutive years. It is away from the noise and crowd, oceanfront and perfect. It is close to Quepos, Jaco, Las Caletas, Los Suenos, just to name a few. Can you imagine having your morning cup of coffee listening to the ocean waves or actually getting in it? YOU CAN!! and the water is warm!! We love this "Casita" and will continue to stay there God willing.

Pamela Benepe

Owner's reply: love love right back at you! Hasta pronto. Pamela

Robert Barnabo

Dallas, Texas

Great location & views

This is the second time we've stayed at this beach house. We really enjoyed our stay again. The home is located on a secluded oceanfront dirt road. It's about 25 mins south of Jaco & Los Suenos. I recommend a sunset dinner at Villa Caletas. The Rafa Tour is an amazing journey of the mangroves and experience with his family of monkeys. Mistico is a must too. Alma del Pacifico Beach Restaurant is 10 mins south and has great food! Book your adventures with Claudia, the manager.

Pamela Benepe

Owner's reply:

Twice is not enough!! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. All my best Pamela and Claudette

Judy Hickman

Santa Eulalia, Costa Rica

Location! Location! Location!

Location is definitely the best thing about this rental. We loved being on the beach in a very quiet location. We spent our days reading while sitting in the loungers on the front porch. We also loved being able to bring our dogs with us. Finding a pet-friendly rental is difficult indeed. The three things I think would improve the property is a better shower head, hot water in the kitchen, and a microwave. Thank you for two wonderful days :)

Pamela Benepe

Owner's reply:

Many thanks for your review. As I am constantly looking for ways to improve the property, I very much appreciate your input. I especially take ideas for improvement to heart and will address your concerns.
Come again anytime and take advantage of our returning client discount. Thanks again, Pamela

Holly Atwell

Winston-Salem, NC

Private Oasis

There's so much to say about this place. Between the tide changes, the waves breaking, the birds singing, there's not much more that one needs to feel at peace with one's self. The neighbor's are the best, charter boat captain, horse rental's, fresh seafood, excellent restaurant connected to the filling station 1/2 a mile away. Secluded beach as far as you can see. We will be back and couldn't have asked for a more memorable vacation on our first visit to Costa Rica!

Pamela Benepe

Owner's reply:

Hollly...I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing you again next year when we can offer our returning client discount. Pura Vida! Pamela

Beaureg Jack

Montreal, QC, Canada

If you're looking for tranquility, serenity, peace

Pros: We just got back from spending a month in what turned out to be a little paradise. if you want peace and quiet in a small fisherman's village, look no further. The house is about 50 feet from the beach, you can see the ocean while preparing your sunset rhum punch. If you're into eating fresh fish, the local fisherman is about 300 feet from the house and can supply you every day with freshly caught red snapper. We have been all over Costa Rica and have rented beach houses on a lot of different beaches and all I can tell you is that this house is different. The quietness of the surroundings makes it very special for us. The place is managed by a French Canadian woman who really takes to heart the well-being of her customers. At one point, I called her complaining about a water faucet that was not working properly, within 5 minutes, her handyman was at the house evaluating the problem and within the hour he was back with a replacement faucet, we were really impressed. She is an extremely helpful woman and will answer any request you might have in a very quick manner. Just before leaving, we made a reservation for another month next year. Cons: If you are looking for action and want to go out and party every night, this place is not for you.

Pamela Benepe

Owner's reply:

So glad to hear your experience was great and look forward to your return next year!
All my best

Marce Brenes Malespin

San Jose, Costa Rica

Relaxation at its best!

We spent a few days of complete rest, watching the sea from our porch. Very comfortable cottage. We hope to return soon.

Pamela Benepe

Owner's reply:

Wonderful to hear from you Ana and to know you enjoyed your few days at our cottage. And, when you return let me know so we can give you our return client discount. Pura Vida Pamela Benepe

Jessica Douglas

Brooklyn, NY

Perfect Vacation

My sister, mom and I had such a lovely time down at your home in Costa Rica! It was perfectly relaxing with morning swims, afternoon reading on the porch and evening walks on the beach. It was a great jumping off point for other excursions as well. The car rental, and all the logistics actually, were incredible easy and smooth. You have a very special place down there.. thank you for sharing it!!

Pamela Benepe

Owner's reply:

Thank you Jessica for your kind words. And, of course you are welcome anytime. All my best Pamela

robert barnabo

Arlington, TX


Excellent house, location, beach, neighbors. We would love to spend more time here again! Claudette is the manager and will arrange and advise you on anything you would like to experience. Home run with this beach house!!! Thank you Pamela for making this a great rental!! I'll Be Back!!! Robert B.

Pamela Benepe

Owner's reply:

So very pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Come back again and enjoy a free night on us!! Best Pamela

Laura Sappio

New Jersey

Like a Dream

My boyfriend and I stayed at this beach house for about ten days at the end of March. It was a dream vacation for us. A perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. My favorite spot was sitting in the hammock reading my books. We rode the gardeners horse on te beach at sunset one day. All the neighbors were super nice and informative. Perfect tour guides. This was a very safe area and a beautiful little sanctuary. I would reccomend to anyone interested in some R & R and some culture. Thank you SO much Pamela. We had a great time!

Jenny Roberts

Bethesda, MD

Fabulous week in Esterillos!

We LOVED our week at Pamela's place in quiet, beautiful Esterillos. My husband, our 11-year old twins, and I played in the ocean, searched for crabs near the estuary, rode the neighborhood horse, lounged in the hammock, ate at the restaurant a few doors down, and enjoyed the lovely, peaceful front porch of the house for our meals. We also had a great time on the monkey tour and zipline adventure; it was so convenient to have Claudette right on the road to set that all up. Thanks for introducing us to this wonderful place!

Charlie Berube


great beach cottage, as advertised

We spent a week there last January and really enjoyed it so much we will spend two weeks there this January.

Catalina Alfaro

Boynton Beach, FL USA


we had an amazing time in this beautiful cottage, quiet sunsets, horseback riding, surfing, we loved every minute of our stay. We plan to visit again. Thanks Pamela!!

Dina Magaril

New York, NY

Semana Santa vacation on tranquil beach

My boyfriend and I stayed in this quaint beach house over easter break. The weather was perfect, a balmy 95 degrees every day with a light wind that was perfect for lying in our hammock and enjoying the gorgeous ocean views. We rented a 4wd and drove up and down the coast. The house is close to some small supermarkets and to Jaco, Manuel Antonio and Quepos. We recommend eating at the local favorite "Los Almendros." Our favorite parts of the vacation were spent on our beautiful private beach. Even during Semana Santa there were never more than a dozen people there. The neighbors (there are only 5 houses on the beach) were all very friendly. There is a small restaurant literally next door, but we spent a lot of time cooking and enjoying meals on the beautiful patio. We hope to come back soon!

Jake Edwards

Easton, Ct USA

Incredible Vacation!

My friends and I had such a great time at your house, Pamela. The beach is your own personal haven and the sunset views are beautiful every day. The house has a great feeling of seclusion, but is close enough to all outside activities. All of these made for a wonderful and relaxing vacation that my friends and I won't soon forget.

Alissa Daidone

Easton, CT

I must be dreaming!

Those were my words everytime I stepped out the front door to the magnificient views of the Pacific. Endless beauty for miles. A great place to do everything, or nothing at all. Swimming, fishing, hanging with the monkeys at the amazing Manuel Antonio Park and flying through the jungle on a zip line were some of the many activities that we enjoyed. The great thing is that they were all within a 45 minute drive! Mangos picked from the tree in the backyard for breakfast every morning,along with a morning swim in the ocean,and a gentle rocking by the hammock every evening were the icing on an already perfect cake! I will continue to dream of Costa Rica until I return again soon. Pura Vida!

Lynn Belardo


Living the Life!

Looking out the front door and seeing the Pacific gently crashing onto a beach just steps away. Sitting on a stone patio listening to the sounds of nature surrounding your world. Meeting a host of warm and wonderful people in the everywhere you look. Knowing a little piece of heaven. Just 20 minutes from bustling Jacó, and 45 minutes from National Park Manuel Antonio, Canopy tours, boats to Isla Tortuga, and so much more. A beautiful combination of having activities when you want them and then going "home" to your quiet place at the beach. It is totally "living the life".

Erin Frigerio

Peapack, NJ

I wish I could go back today!

What I would do to be back on that hammock swinging while watching my husband surf the perfect waves. We loved staying at this great rental house on a very quite dead end street right on the ocean! If I close my eyes and turn the heat up, I can still hear the birds and crashing of waves.

Nina Endrst

New York, NY


I can honestly say this was the most relaxing, amazing vacation I have ever been on. Friendly people, beautiful atmosphere, and the house has breathtaking views you are right on the ocean. You truly feel as though you are a part of the culture when you come here, it is quaint comfortable and I cannot wait to go back!!

Hannah Zold

Richmond VA USA

Slice of Heaven

We had a wonderful time at the house. I can't think of a better place to spend a week in Costa Rica. It was so relaxing. The perfect get away. The location was great too- Enough activities close by but also the perfect escape to sit back and relax on a hammock. A week wasn't enough- next time I am going to have to stay longer!!! Truly a slice of heaven

Patti Butler

Easton, CT

It doesn't get better than this!

I think the fact that this was our 7th visit since 11/2006 says it all! Always an amazing place to stay. Have been to many beaches in Costa Rica and this by far is the best location for peace and comfort. Lovely home Pamela!Can't wait to book our next visit.

Cori Picinich

North Wildwood, NJ USA

Great Week!

Thank you Pamela, your property was beautiful. My husband and I enjoyed our stay and would like to bring our children next Thanksgiving week '08. I will make a reservation after the new year. The community was fantastic as well. Claudette and Roberto were excellent hosts.

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