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Luxury 2 Bd/3 Ba Beach Condo Steps from the Ocean

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 4-6 Sleeps On The Beach

Macaws Ocean Club Resort is located on the south end of Jaco Beach. The resort has 25 units, 24 hour security, is family oriented and each unit is individually owned. The ocean is a short walk down a pebbled path via private access. We offer an air conditioned, fully equipped, second floor, 1350 sq ft unit. The master bedroom has a new king size bed. The master bath has a massive double vanity and shower for two. The second bedroom has a new queen size bed with luxury linens and a private bath with shower and a 32" flat panel Tv. The living room has new stylish furniture, a queen size sleeper sofa and a large flat panel TV. Dining is on the patio, seats 6 and overlooks the pool. The kitchen has granite counter tops, a dishwasher and all of the appliances to make your stay seem like home including a washer and dryer. The unit is beautiful, comfortable and I know you will love your stay. We place a great deal of emphasis on cleanliness and comfort. Our guests are assured that they will have both at an affordable price. Please note that when staying for 28 days or longer the electric usage is not included in the rents. If you are arriving between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday you must pick up the keys at Jaco Walk Plaza #61. It is located on Pastor Diaz across from Calle Alice Street. The building has a large sign that says TOURS on top. The keys will be waiting at the security gate for you if you arrive after business hours.

Property Manager
Deb Gempeler
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

About Deb Gempeler

I'm a retired Captain of a maximum security prison in Wisconsin. My husband, Rick, is a retired supervisor of the Dodge County Sheriff's Department but he is still working a part time job as Police Chief of a small community. After I retired from the state I became more involved with our rental properties and managing other people's rentals as well. Both Rick and I grew up in small towns in Wisconsin and make our home in Beaver Dam, WI. He was the youngest person in the state to obtain his Master Cheese maker certification and worked in that field for 13 years before going into law enforcement. He can tell you much more than you'd ever care to know about cheese if given the chance. He was awarded his private pilot's license over 20 years ago and we've enjoyed many cross country trips over the years. Any time left is spent with our 3 grandchildren; Abbey, Johnny and Lilly.

Deb Gempeler purchased this condo in 2013

Why Deb Gempeler chose Jaco

A client suggested that we try Costa Rica ... and here we are! It's the only tropical place we've been to that doesn't break the bank. It's easy to get around, the fruit and vegetables grow year round, and there are so many things to do in the area.

What makes this condo unique

We wanted a place that was close enough to the activities but quiet enough for relaxing and safety was big concern. The complex has only 25 units, built in a circle and facing each other. It's a kick sitting on the balcony enjoying a cold beverage and getting to know the neighbors. Our unit is #16 on the 2nd floor.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Jaco in Cantón Garabito

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3-full bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • In #16, the master bedroom has king size bed with a walk in closet, large flat panel TV and private bathroom. The guest bedroom has a queen size bed with private bathroom. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We can provide transportation from the San Jose Airport and we are happy to customize your vacation with us. Whether you prefer to relax, sight see or tackle Sport Fishing or Zip Lining; we can assist you. Just let us know what you're interested in at the time of booking.


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Luxury 2 Bd/3 Ba Beach Condo Steps from the Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Comfortable, clean, great location, helpful onsite personnel, safe & secure

  • 5 of 5

Macaws was a wonderful place to call home for 2.5 weeks. As soon as our reservation was accepted we were provided with information on booking airport transfers and given a list of 'Things to know & do' from Deb. The condo is well appointed with all the comforts of home.

We found the kitchen to be well stocked with food prep & cooking items. The bedrooms and bathrooms had all the necessary supplies including a hair dryer :) Air conditioning is provided in all rooms and easy to use. Having a washer & dryer was a big advantage. The condo is in a well secured building and the on site staff were always quick to help. The circular courtyard surrounding the pool offered us the opportunity to meet many of our neighbors and other visiting guests and we went away having made many new friends. The beach was easily accessible by taking the short walk to the back of the property and following the path. We also took advantage of the outdoor showers to rinse off after our swim.

We enjoyed many of the tours offered by the tour company (Costa Rica Rentals). Ana was helpful & a pleasure to deal with. On our tour of the coffee plantation we had a guide named Raul. He was FANTASTIC! We requested him again for a tour the following week. We would highly recommend asking for him by name when booking tours.

Deb, the owner, was a pleasure to work with. She has thought of everything to make a stay at Macaws feel just like home. The list she provided with the places to go, and how to find things was invaluable! We referred to it often. We would definitely recommend staying here. We will be travelling back to Jaco!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carmen, Thank you for taking the time to write the great review. I will definitely put Raul's name in the material I provide for future guests. It's the people we meet that make a vacation memorable.
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The place exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The pics really don't do the place justice. Loved the place...will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan! You were a great guest and we look forward to you returning. Deb
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A great stay at the Macaws!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Macaws! The property was well maintained and clean. The employees were very friendly and helpful, although we had a language barrier; they didn't understand much English. The actually condo is beautiful and well laid out. The owner, Debbie, was very helpful as she provided through email lots of helpful information on sights to see, restaurants to go to etc. Any questions I had prior to our trip, she answered. We would definitely recommend this property to friends! The only issue that may be addressed Is that the wifi connection is only accessible in living room area and on deck.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacqueline! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the time at Macaws. You are correct - the best signal is on the balcony. I've been able to get a good signal at the snack counter also. I generally do that in the evening when I want to Skype without the "neighborhood" hearing my conversation. I haven't tried it during the day. Thanks for the comment. I will figure out how to let people know to go on the balcony for the best signal.
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Macaws is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was an absolute delight! We decided that the end of the ‘rainy season’ would be a good time to go and we were right! If you're looking for smaller crowds and lots of peace and quiet it's a great time. We arrived on November 29th and departed December 7th. It was cloudy most of the time rained lightly off and on during most of our stay and rained really hard one day (I loved it!). We swam in the pool while it was pouring down rain! The sun came and went and I was glad when it went! It was super hot when the sun came out. The condo was absolutely fantastic!!!! It was spacious (bigger than it appeared in the photos) and very clean! The balcony/dining area was so nice....the ceiling fan out there kept it very comfortable. We loved looking out over the pool. I only cooked a couple of meals but it was great having a fully stocked kitchen at my disposal. The unit is beautifully designed and decorated. The master suite was perfection…so calming and spacious…the bed was comfortable for me…the bathroom was divine! The air conditioning worked perfectly and having a washer and dryer was such a plus. We utilized Costa Rica Holiday Rentals at Deb's recommendation and were extremely happy with their service! They booked our horseback riding trip and our rainforest tour both of which I highly recommend! We are already planning our next trip to Costa Rica! And if you’re planning a trip to Jaco, THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for the great review. I look forward to your return trip!!
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Fabulous vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Macaws. The unit was immaculately clean and we loved having access to a washer and dryer. Jaco is hot and somewhat humid and both got a workout! The unit is spacious with everything one could possibly need. We enjoyed eating our meals on the balcony overlooking the pool and palm trees. The unit is a very short walk to the beach. There is an outdoor shower for getting the fine sand off after ocean swimming. The beach is perfect for people of all ages. The water is shallow so safe for youngsters. We didn't take surf lessons but it appeared that this beach was excellent for first time surfers. Downtown is a short drive away or $2 taxi. Jaco is situated between two national parks, both worth visiting, Carara to the north and Manuel Antonio to the south. The hike across from the gas station is well worth doing. We saw scarlet macaws and roseate spoonbills fly by. The owner kept in touch with us to make sure we were going to have a great stay. And we did!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the unit and location. And I really appreciate the recommendations for restaurants. Please come back again! Deb
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay in Jaco. The condo is clean, well-furnished, and the property staff is friendly and helpful. I stayed here with a friend who surfed every morning. It was convenient for him that the backdoor of the property opened to the beach. Deb, the owner, is extremely helpful and responsive if you have any questions or run into any problems.

I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to rent a place instead of staying at a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jerry! We hope you decide to stay with us again. Deb
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Juan Santamaria International, San Jose (SJO)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
On Pastor Diaz Street
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mariotte Inn (La iguana Golf Course)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
with in walking distance
Car: not necessary

Miles of ocean front beach for morning / evening stroll to downtown Jaco and great ziplining adventures during the day.

The keys must be picked up at Jaco Walk Plaza #61 (downtown) Pastor Diaz Ave, Jaco. If you are not arriving until after business hours the keys will be waiting for you in the Guard Station.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Jaco, Costa Rica

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Rates
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £428.58
Cleaning Fee £53.57

$600.00 security deposit / $75 non-refundable cleaning fee requested at the time of booking. Security deposit will be properly returned after electric meters are read (if renting by the month) and verification of no damage. Tenant will reimburse the owner for utilities if paying the monthly rate. Credit Card fees will be deducted from the security deposit. Personal checks or cashier's checks are accepted if booked directly through owner and is no less than 30 days notice. The security deposit will be returned within 30 days if the stay was less than 28 days. If the stay is 29 days or longer the security deposit will be returned after the utility bill deductions are made. The guest will be provided a copy of the utility bill. It's important to note that if you are booking quite far out this site will revert back to the standard rate NOT the actual rate. Be mindful to watch the rate displayed for the time of the year you are booking. I will honor that rate, even if it's the following year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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