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Beachfront Spanish style home perfect for large families or groups of friends.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Relax in the pool or walk the secluded beach in this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home.

This is one of the original beachfront homes in Esterillos Oeste. Built in a traditional Spanish style it still has the original, custom arched shuttered windows. See us on Airbnb..

There are 4 bedrooms with A/C: one room with a queen-size bed, two rooms with double beds, one room with two sets of twin-size bunk beds, all with ceiling fans. There are three bathrooms, all have showers.

The kitchen has a full size refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, and pots and pans as well as dinnerware, glassware and silverware.

The living area and dining area downstairs have ceiling fans. There is an additional living room upstairs. There is TV available with Satellite with a mixture of Spanish and English channels.

Just steps from the front door is a pool, a covered Rancho for outdoor grilling and an entertainment area with plenty of seating. This family friendly hacienda has beautiful views of the sunset over the ocean and lush vegetation. Maid service, massages, and tours can be arranged by the friendly and helpful property managers.

There is a small guest house at the back of the property where the gardener and housekeeper live (this is a private residence that is not part of the rental).

More Details

Property Manager
Danny Bishko
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Danny Bishko

Our brother and sister-in-law moved to Costa Rica 12 years ago. They kept encouraging us to visit and finally, in 2012, we were able to come to Esterillos Oeste for 10 days. We have traveled to many countries and stayed in resorts. Nothing prepared us for the unforgettable experience of staying in this quaint fishing village! We walked to the beach, to the grocery store, to restaurants, and to local bars. We went zip lining, on a cruise to Tortuga Island, and horseback riding. The best, and most interesting, thing about our stay is that we did not want to go home. Period. We loved the people and the relaxed way of life. We loved the variety of things to do close by. We had never felt this way about any of our travel destinations before and we decided right then to make our goal to retire in this village!

We live in Pennsylvania and started coming to Esterillos Oeste for a month during our coldest weather. We brought family and groups of friends to share this unique experience. Everyone had a wonderful time and plan to come back. Perhaps we caught the Pura Vida fever but we never wanted to be anywhere else!

Danny Bishko purchased this house in 2014

Why Danny Bishko chose Esterillos Oeste

We had been looking at this home every time we came down for a visit. We loved the original features such as the arched shuttered windows. Casa Trasmallo had been owned by a famous writer from San Jose. He had been an ambassador to the United States and was an honorary Fellow at Columbia University. He brought his family to this beach home during the 1980's and after his death his family continued to use the house as a favorite getaway. It was named Trasmallo after the net which was used by local fishermen. We think of the name as a special type of net that brings people of all walks of life into its shelter.

What makes this house unique

I remember walking by this house one day and watched as children splashed in the pool, someone was cooking on the bar-b-que and a few were lazily swinging in hammocks under the rancho. I thought of my own family and I could see us all there enjoying our day. We loved the arches on the covered front porch and the shutters in the arched windows. What we loved the most was the serenity and beauty of the gardens and outdoor spaces. It seemed that everything about it said 'relax'. We knew this was the perfect place for us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Esterillos Oeste in Cantón Parrita

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please care for the property as you treat your own home.
  • Electricity is very expensive. Please turn off a/c units when not in use. Always lock doors & windows and set alarm when you leave the house.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two full bathrooms upstairs. One master bath and one for the other two upstairs bedrooms. A smaller bathroom downstairs, all bathrooms have showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beautiful teak bed made by a local craftsman
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , New mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Bunk Bed , 2 bunk beds sleep 4 people total
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , New mattress
  • Bedroom #2 is downstairs. All other bedrooms are upstairs.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beachfront Spanish style home perfect for large families or groups of friends.
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

great house, loved the location and privacy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in CR. (except for the last day, which it rained all day :(

The Trasmallo property was excellent. Clean. AC in all rooms. Great pool with outside shower.

We recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Escazu, Costa Rica

Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

Our three generations, ranging in age from 8 to mid seventies, all tremendously enjoyed this place. Has all of the essential comforts without needless glitzy luxury of many tourist spots. Each room with new, quiet, air conditioner or option of open windows and fans; well-equipped kitchen which even has sharp cooking knives and good cutting boards [no dishwasher if that matters to you, but good clothes washer and dryer and plenty of water, including 5-gallon dispenser for easily available drinking water jugs]; constant sea breeze; outdoor layout better than you can tell from the current photos: good places to sit outside even if it rains; wonderful roomy pool for kids and adults, next to spacious and always shady ranchito with large picnic table and room for extra hammocks; a separate grilling area with beautiful long wooden serving table; plenty of chairs inside and out; spacious lawn between front porch and front wall with lockable gate, which increases security and privacy while allowing full view of ocean across the dead-end access road with little traffic; friendly nearby small supermarket, well supplied; remarkably good local restaurants within walking distance; few, mainly Costa Rican, vacationers and local people on beach and road; secure due to distance from main road, tasteful solid bars over open windows, and general layout + modern security system + caretakers’ presence when you leave; vegetation attracts macaws and other birds, and situation of house makes even nearest neighbors unnoticeable; tide pools at far end of beach make for good snorkeling at low tide; long beautiful beach great for biking and running. This is one of the nicest places we have found during nearly 40 years of life and family vacations in Costa Rica. The managers, Kate and Dave, were very responsive and helpful. The VRBO/HomeAway communications could be improved – I did not like the threatening automated messages issued well before the second payment was due, implying that the reservation was not secure.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, Costa Rica

Beautiful, simple, and fulfilling!

  • 5 of 5

My four friends and I rented Casa Trasmallo to escape from the noise and stresses in the city. It surely did not disappoint. The beach was empty, very calm and relaxing... and only steps away from the house and the beautifully cared for grounds. The property managers were personable and very prompt with information, payment and greeting us there. In fact, they remained available for questions regarding the area, etc. We will continue to rent Casa Trasmallo for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tres Rios, Costa Rica

Relaxing stay within steps of the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this charming Tico style beach house steps from the beach! There is a mini supermarket within 1000 meters and fresh fish sold by vendors nearby!

Everything one needs to cook and relax poolside is available, even drinking water( sorry we're a family of water guzzlers!)!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Trasmallo. We hope you and your family come back and see us again when you can get some time away.
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Lynnwood, Wa

Best getaway

  • 5 of 5

This charming house had it all.Clean, secure, all the kitchen amenities, pool, and right across from the beach. Loved the little town it was in. Best restaurant we found in the country.The caretakers are so sweet and genuine and took great care of us. All the bedrooms had individual air conditioning units and it even had a washer and dryer. Couldn't have asked for anything more...3 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, cable TV , front porch where we hung out and watched a beautiful lightning storm one nite. We helped some locals push their boat out to sea and were able to see their amazing catch when the boat came back in.. fresh lobsters and crab! Wished we could have stayed here our entire time in Costa Rica. Close to Manuel Antonio and not far from San Jose. Would definitely recommend this to anyone! Thanks to Mike for taking us to the surf board rental guy right down the road and meeting us on the Highway to escort us to Trasmallo.Will defintiely return and stay here if we can ever get back to Costa Rica.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. This is why we live here. This is why the owners of the house plan to retire here. It's our little piece of paradise and we love to share it with people. I think you felt that way too. We hope you will come back and stay with us another time. Pura Vida!
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Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 6 from Canada..we had a fantastic time. The house was everything we needed. The local restaurants were great. Food was awesome. Lidia and Marcus were great keepers of the property. We had a local fisherman take the guys out fishing and then cooked all the fish for us over the BBQ. Big thank you to Mike and Martha. They met us the Friday and took us over to the house. Great people. Lewis ended up hiring a local band and DJ that had the us rocking on the Wednesday night. We invited some our new friends from the area and had a great time. The cabana worked wonders during the bit of rain we had that night. Everyone brought a dish and we had a great feast. I'm sure everyone will remember us for quite sometime. If you want a great place to go with great food and an awesome pool...go to Trasmallo...thanks Kate and Dave for all your emails and getting us all set up for our stay...cheers from Larry, Christine, Lewis, Debbie, Tracey and Sharon

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great time at Casa Trasmallo and wish we could have been there to enjoy the night of music. We hope you will come back and vacation again with us soon. Pura Vida!
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
San Jose
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Los Almendros
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
La Iguana @ Marriott Los Sueños
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Hwy 34
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Rancho Coral
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Playa Esterillos
Car: recommended

Esterillos Oeste is just a 1 and 1/2 hr. trip to the airport. It is 20 minutes from the city of Jaco which is a tourist haven with a casino, restaurants of all types, tour packages, shopping, bars, entertainment and an abundance of night life.

Just 1/2 hr. to the south is the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Tour guides are available to show off an abundance of wildlife, flowers and trees. You can see two types of monkeys, sloths, turtles, and a variety of beautiful and colorful birds. You can hike thru the park on your own and its white sand beach is great for swimming and snorkeling.

Other activities near Casa Trasmallo include monkey tours, zip lines (some of the longest in the world), deep sea fishing boat rentals, horse back riding, snorkeling and diving tours, and jungle tours. ATVs are also available for rent in Jaco.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Esterillos Oeste, 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
Christmas Holidays
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.42
Pet Fee £76.14

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We accept reservations based on receipt of deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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