Both houses are bright, clean and comfy, the guest house is brandy new. Both pools are less than two years old.....but you won't be spending much time inside. This is Costa Rica paradise at it's best. Live among the locals, ex-patriots, surfers and tourists from all over the world. Just a few steps to the pristine uncrowded beach, just a few blocks to the grocery store, restaurants and bars in Esterillos Oeste. Sit in or explore the tide pools at mid tide, and climb out to the famous Esterillos mermaid statue at low tide on the smooth volcanic reef behind the house. Listen for the (loud) flock of Scarlet Macaws that eat almonds regularly in the trees on the beach behind the house! If you come at the right time of year (May-ish), mangos are falling off the trees everywhere! In the mornings, wake up just before the sunrise, and listen to the chorus of birds, welcoming the new day. Take a walk on the secluded beach and watch the sun come up. In the evenings, watch the sunset on that same beach or take a leisurely walk to town and enjoy some of the great food, and drinks at our local establishments. Safe to walk around, day or night. On the weekends, catch a local band playing in the bars and restaurants, enjoy the local color and unique people that live, work and visit Esterillos. Jump in the car and drive about 20 minutes to Jaco for casinos, bars and nightlife, beach tourist shops, bakery, butcher shop, massages and wonderful restaurants. World famous surfing in Playa Hermosa, or for those less experienced, rent a surf board in Oeste, and surf on the beach behind the house. Surf lessons are available in town at Brets Boards. Horse back riding with Discovery Horse tours, ATV tours, Manuel Antonio National Park only 45 minutes away, Crocodile Tours, Zip Lines, Fishing and Boat Charters, Mango Monkey tours, all a short driving distance away.These two houses are next door to each other. They can be rented separately/individually for small groups, or together for larger groups. Please see listing numbers 809708 and 929906 for full details, multiple interior and exterior photos and descriptions about each house, and to view the calendars/availability. The main house (Casa Los Pelicanos), is beachfront, 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, with rooms overlooking the large pool and the beach. The smaller house (Casita Los Pelicanos), is next door to the main house. If rented together, you and your guests have full access to both houses, and all amenities. If rented separately, only the main house direct beachfront access. However, the guest house is only steps from the beach via beach path next to property. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Again, if you would like to rent either of these houses together or separately, individually, please check their respective listings for availability.
We had the whole property for our family. The main house was very comfortable and perfect for beach living. The apartment was perfect for our teenage children to relax and sleep in between trips to the beach, pool or other Costa Rica adventures that our family took. The beach was just outside the gate. The water was amazing temperatures, surfing up the beach was a must and if you go in September and October there’s a turtle farm that protects the turtles coming in to lay their eggs and monitors the release of their young when they hatch. There are amazing wild macaws that fly into a nut tree every morning and evening for their meals. Lizards and iguanas adventure the property and woods around. The Costa Rican people are amazing ensuring we see the true beauty of their country. The property managers are located at the surf hotel in town. They were there to direct us to local sightseeing adventures, educate us about their country and community and fix the internet when it went down. We love to stay in a home when we travel so our family can experience the true communities of their world. Thank you to the owners and property managers for making our stay in Costa Rica so rich and fulfilling.
This property is fantastic! The property managers are professional, excursions are exciting and reasonably priced. This is our second time staying at this location in and we will be back.
We had an amazing time at this property. It's nestled right in the small beachfront village of Esterillos Oeste and is right on the beach, only separated by a beautiful shady grove of coconut palms. We were right in the flight path of screeching Scarlet Macaws that hang out in the surrounding mango trees. We were awakened every day by the beautiful calls of many different birds. The plants and trees on the property are absolutely beautiful! The feeling here is real, native Costa Rica. Not plush in the cushy resort sense, but very comfortable with everything we needed and walking distance to several restaurants and a small grocery store. We were even adopted by a little local dog who decided we were her family for the week. The owners as well as the property managers Felipe and Danny were fantastic and were super responsive to help us with whatever we needed. We had the big house and the little house for 6 of us (plenty of room for more) so everybody had plenty of privacy and space. Already looking forward to the next time here!
My parents, brother, husband, 3 kids, and I just returned from a week's stay in Esterillos Oeste, and it was incredible. The house ended up being great for our family. I didn't have a good sense of the layout from the listing, but the main "house" is a motel-style building containing just the 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, but note that the third bedroom (on the far right in the pics) does not actually connect to the other two inside. It was pretty hot last week, and the a/c in the rooms couldn't totally keep up, but with the fans going, it ended up being fine. The kitchen, or "rancho," is a completely separate structure with a large shaded patio for dining. It's right off the beach, so between the shade and the breeze off the beach, it was pretty comfortable even when it was 90 degrees outside. The guesthouse is behind the main house; it's a more modern structure with better a/c and a small living area, but it's all upstairs above the owner's garage. So, there's not much indoor living space. But, no one goes to Costa Rica to sit around indoors; we just spent 100% of our time outside. The main pool is beautiful, with a nice breeze off the beach, and shade in the afternoon. There's a gate leading from the pool/rancho area through a small grove of palm trees straight to the beach, which is wide and stunningly gorgeous. The surf is a little rough for small children to swim, but they can dig and splash in the shallow part for hours. And the local mermaid is almost a straight shot from the house. Esterillos Oeste itself is small and fairly quiet - we had the beach to ourselves most days - but there was a small supermarket just up the street with the essentials, and two restaurants just a short stroll down the beach (we recommend the Hotel Rancho Coral!). It's only 20 minutes south of Jaco which has a bigger grocery store, and we made a day trip to Manuel Antonio, which is about an hour drive. Felipe, the property manager, was *super* responsive all week (even though his wife had a baby in the middle of our stay!) and couldn't have made us feel more welcomed. Thanks for a wonderful family vacation!!
We can not say enough about our trip to Esterillos Oeste and this beautiful beachfront property!!! This property was perfect for our group of 10 ( 6 adults and 4 boys ages 10, 12, 12, &15). We rented both houses which accommodated our group with extra space as well. We spent the days exploring and enjoying our time between the beach out front and the pool. We grilled at night or enjoyed tasty dinners at the local restaurants within walking distance. There was a store just up the street that provided us with everything we needed!! The boys loved the waves out front and even took surfing lessons from Brett's Boards ( a must). We rented a private boat with a crew and took a day trip to Tortuga Island (another must!) We had abundant wildlife ( iguana's, macaw's, cows, humming birds and even a cat we named bullseye ). The weather was PERFECT!! and the locals were super friendly! The property manager Felipe was attentive to our every need! Thank you David and Nancy for sharing your paradise with us! We will be back! Megan and Friends
My family and I had an amazing 10 day vacation in Esterillos Oeste. The home we rented was clean, charming, large, and literally right on the beach. We could walk into town to the store and for great dining options, as well as hang on the beach all day surfing, boogie boarding, and swimming. The house had two pools and plenty of room for the 5 of us. The property manager Felipe did an excellent job of setting us up on tours and advising us on activities and local restaurants. Overall a fabulous experience and we can’t wait to do it again
Our group of 6 adults and 4 kids (ages 6-10) found this property ideal for our week of surfing and relaxing. The compound is right on the beach by the mermaid, which is an excellent area for novice surfers and surf casting. The property owners and managers were very quick to respond and exceptionally accommodating to all our requests.
Second time staying here - we love it! Group of 7 stayed with plenty of room